WEST COAST STRATEGY
For Red Bulls, traveling is a New York state of mind
Mike Petke: “There's no secret to travel. Listen, at the end of the day, the players have to take care of their bodies. It's not on them, it's on the medical staff as well."
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Last year, Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke got his first game on the sidelines in a wild 3-3 result at Portland. This year, he takes not only a full year of coaching with him into this game, he also has a full knowledge of how to travel.
SOCCER'S RENAISSANCE MAN
Another honor (NYC Soccer Gala) for Machnik, who has been player, coach, referee, commissioner
Dr. Joe Machnik just might be soccer's Renaissance man. Let's face it, he did just about every job imaginable on and off the soccer field, whether it was as a player, coach, referee, league commissioner, CONCACAF and FIFA match commissioner and a major league executive. Complete
PLAYING FOR PASSION, NOT FOR PAY
Lugris remembers a special time with Puerto Rico national team; dedicates NYC Gala honor to Koziol
Twenty-two years ago, Mark Lugris remembered how 10 New York residents trained from 10 p.m. to midnight virtually every night for two months at Queens College for a rare chance to play not just in an international match but in World Cup qualifying. Complete
COSMOS BEST XI Midfielder: Vladislav Bogicevic
Nicknamed the "Maestro" for his ability to orchestrate the Cosmos offense, Vladislav Bogicevic was the team's and North American Soccer League's all -time assist provider with 147, often teaming up with the league's all-time leading scorer, Giorgio Chinaglia.
OFFSIDE REMARKS Chivas USA: an end of an error in southern California
No tears were shed here in New York when it was announced that Major League Soccer had purchased Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes on Thursday. Complete
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CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS MLS expansion: too much of a good thing?
Major League Soccer is expected to announce its 21st club next week, granting Orlando City SC a franchise to begin play in the league in 2015. Complete
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MY TWO CENTS Cosmos, Lewis open door to change in the U.S. soccer landscape
The New York Cosmos may be a second division side, but they flashed top division muscle this past week. Signing Andre Lewis days before the Major League Soccer SuperDraft has forced the Vancouver Whitecaps to come to a loan/transfer agreement to secure the signing of their own draft pick. Vancouver had selected Lewis as the seventh overall pick. Complete
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