UGLY WIN, PRETTY POINTS
Red Bulls do what they have to do to secure a win over the Impact
Sacha Kljestan: “It’s hard to create chances when they’re just sitting back in a block of eight and leaving one guy high."
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For a second straight game it wasn’t the pretty, free-flowing soccer that has been the calling card of this Red Bulls team but it doesn’t matter much, a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night a big step towards any Supporters Shield ambitions.
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Blatter, Platini, Valcke suspended for 90 days
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials of the organization, Thursday were slapped with provisional 90-day bans by soccer's world governing body. Complete
SNAPPING THE STREAK
Cosmos blank Silverbacks on the road, 3-0
The Cosmos snapped their four-game winless streak in a big way as Sebastian Guenzatti, Gastón Cellerino and Leo Fernandes scored in a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks in a North American Soccer League fall season match at Silverback Park Wednesday night. Complete
OFFSIDE REMARKS Wright-Phillips following up Golden Boot season with yet another golden year
After striking for a league-record tying 27 goals in 2014, Bradley Wright-Phillips has accrued 15 more this season. Some observers, fans and media might consider that a failure in comparison, but it is more than a victory for the Red Bulls forward. Only a handful of Major League Soccer scoring championship have been able to follow up a Golden Boot season with another highly productive one. Complete
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CUTTONE’S CONCEPTS Taking the long view with the US National Team
CHESTER, Pa.---Let’s be clear. Results matter in sports. Coaches who don’t get results get fired. It's plain and simple. But there are different kind of results. Yes, winning the Gold Cup, appearing in the final, even winning the third place game should mean something. Same for getting to the Confederations Cup, even though it is a contrived tournament created by FIFA to further clog the calendar and extract money from fans and sponsors. But not winning those competitions (or in the case of the Confederations Cup not getting there) is not the end of the world. Complete
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MY TWO CENTS Ode to NYC FC missing the playoffs
NYC FC has not yet been eliminated from contention from the MLS playoffs, but long-time soccer fan Will Smith penned an ode to the Major League Soccer expansion team. Complete
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IN SEARCH OF . . . . . . the right soccer camp for your children
Trying to find the right soccer camp for your child can entail a lot of hard work. But if you ask the right questions and do the correct research, your son or daughter will definitely enjoy a week or two of their summer vacation and have a pleasant educational experience as well.