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The Throw-In: Endings, beginnings, and nine unforgettable moments in MLS history

MLS Soccer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:13pm

I made it longer than a World Cup cycle. I did better than 90 percent of men who served as national team coaches.

At least that’s the way I’m looking at it. This is my final Throw-In column. After four-and-a-half years as MLSsoccer.com’s managing editor, I’m stepping away for a new opportunity. And no, smart guys on Twitter, I’m not taking a gig at Chivas USA. My next challenge is outside the soccer world.

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With Jon Kempin set to start again, Sporting KC's Peter Vermes confident in young goalkeeper

MLS Soccer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:56pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the Eastern Conference lead on the line heading into the final third of the regular season, Sporting Kansas City are likely to give the goalkeeping nod once more to 21-year-old Jon Kempin when they play host to second-place D.C. United on Saturday (8:30 pm ET; MLS Live).

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The Landon Donovan retirement tour rolls on, landing LA Galaxy star classy parting gifts | SIDELINE

MLS Soccer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:35pm

What do you give an American soccer legend as one last parting gift when he's already got — or could probably afford — everything?

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Houston Dynamo creating more quality chances for striker Will Bruin, leading to goals and results

MLS Soccer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:28pm

HOUSTON – The life of a striker is usually predicated upon scoring goals.

When they’re filling the stat sheet, they’re beloved. When they’re not, they come under fire regardless of other factors.

However, there’s an underlying factor that doesn’t fit in. For forwards, their chances are usually dependent upon the play of those around them. Getting quality service in good areas can turn five goals into 15.

No forward embodies this more than Will Bruin.

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American Exports: Jose Torres out, Herculez Gomez travels with Tigres to kick off Liga MX week

MLS Soccer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:22pm

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – US international Jose Torres is out of Tigres’ match against Morelia on Friday with a “bruised right leg,” according to the club.

Tigres didn’t reveal how long Torres will be out for, but striker Herculez Gomez did travel with the team for the game against Liga MX’s 17th-placed team (8:30 p.m. ET, Azteca America, ESPN Deportes).

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Building the Soccer Pyramid: Once a market scorned, Austin sets sights on MLS expansion

MLS Soccer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:17pm

When professional soccer left Austin, Texas, in 2010 for a brighter future in Orlando, fans in one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States suddenly had nowhere to watch the world’s game.

A group of local businessmen are trying to change all that, even if they understand it could be a long, tough road to bring someday bring Major League Soccer’s 24th expansion franchise to the heart of Texas football country.

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Mario Balotelli Reportedly Headed to Liverpool

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:30am
The striker is said to be leaving A. C. Milan and would replace Luis Suárez, who went to Barcelona after being barred from soccer for four months for biting an opponent.


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