SBI 2019 MLS Season Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps – Football Article

In 2019, the Vancouver Whitecaps will celebrate its history while also welcoming a new era. With one eye on the past, nodding at the 40th anniversary of the team’s Soccer Bowl championship, the Whitecaps will turn the page on head coach Carl Robinson’s five-year tenure. Replacing him is Marc Dos Santos who had a promising path to MLS. The Montreal native is only 41 but has been coaching since 2007. His resume includes teams like pre-MLS era Montreal Impact, Palmeiras…

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SBI 2019 MLS Season Preview: Houston Dynamo – Football Article

The 2019 Houston Dynamo are an ambitious team. Although the Dynamo failed to make the playoffs in 2018, a year after reaching the Western Conference Finals, they went on a successful run in the U.S. Open Cup. Houston went on to defeat the Philadelphia Union 3-0 to lift their first-ever Open Cup trophy, and also their first trophy since 2007.  So, it’s no surprise that even though they failed to make the playoffs for the fourth time in the last…

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Loons Abroad, MLS Transfers, and More… – FiftyFive.One – Football Article

News by Chris RB on 18 February 2019 While most of the Loons continue the preseason, goalkeeper Vito Mannone is overseas working on his immigration paperwork. Adrian Heath hopes Mannone will be back by the week’s end, but isn’t sure he will be. The problem with the keeper’s paperwork is unclear. Also of note is that Chase Gaspar and Hassani Dotson have signed deals and are officially on Minnesota United FC’s roster. Rookie keeper Dayne St. Clair is on a…

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how Newcastle’s £20m man conquered the Americas – Football Article

It’s no secret that Newcastle United fans are not happy with the running of their club. Over the last 11 seasons they’ve only qualified for Europe once and have been relegated from the Premier League twice – with a potential third demotion hanging over them this year. When it comes to players, they’ve seen talents like José Enrique, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye go almost as quickly as they’ve arrived. For such a big club, it’s nowhere near good enough.…

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The Taco Kit – FiftyFive.One – Football Article

We Call It Soccer! This week we get into the latest news from MNUFC and MLS which mostly deals with jersey releases! Then we take you through the exciting week of European fixtures that included a phenomenally exciting Bundesliga matchday. Also, Two United Fans has a new website! Take a look at www.twounitedfans.com. You can subscribe to WCIS on the following platforms: iTunes FeedGoogle Play PodcastsStitcher Radio Tags: Bundesliga, jerseys, MLS, MNUFC, Premier League This is only a snippet of…

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MLS transfers: 6 MLS stars with serious interest from Europe – including Manchester City’s new keeper – Football Article

Major League Soccer has long been regarded by many as the ideal location for veteran players coming towards the end of their career. Formed in 1993, the league has attracted the likes of David Beckham, David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Didier Drogba and Sebastian Giovinco, to name a few. However, the recent sale of 18-year-old Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps for a potential MLS transfer record of $22 million suggests that USA’s flagship league is gaining recognition…

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Vela ‘happy’ at LAFC, but isn’t ruling out move to Barcelona – Football Article

Mexican National Team forward Carlos Vela is the face of Los Angeles Football Club and is currently “happy” with the second-year club. Even at 29-years-old, Vela has continued to produce consistently and make a major impact in his debut MLS season. However, happiness alone doesn’t mean he’s definitely willing to stay if other, bigger clubs are interested in him and he hasn’t ruled out a move to Barcelona amidst rumors of a potential January move back to La Liga. “They…

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10 Under 40: The best young American coaches in the game today | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos – Football Article

The German Bundesliga opens its season today. This is the literal height of sporting news on Germany’s annual domestic sporting calendar, of course, but it’s also a matter of European if not fully trans-continental news. Germany is currently No. 2 in UEFA’s coefficient ranking, which ranks clubs’ performance in Europa League and Champions League competitions. It is not a full reckoning of a league’s vitality, but it provides clues and hints as to which leagues are outperforming their contemporaries. The…

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MLS Superdraft, Trades, and More… – FiftyFive.One – Football Article

News by Chris RB on 14 January 2019 The first two rounds of the MLS Superdraft are complete. Minnesota took a goalkeeper at seventh overall, then traded to take a left back eight picks later. In the second round, Minnesota took a box-to-box midfielder. Travis Clark at MLSSoccer.com rated each team’s draft through the first two rounds.   Minnesota United FC continued to address holes in its roster with the signing of Ozzie Alonso on Friday. The signing could pair…

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