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Talking with Tony Tchani: Crew Midfielder Needs to Continue to Improve

By Kevin Koczwara

Last week I wrote about the Columbus Crew’s effective game plan to shut down the New England Revolution through the middle of the midfield for New England Soccer Today. A major player in that stifling midfield was former New York Red Bull and Toronto FC midfielder Tony Tchani.

Tchani was traded twice last year. First he was shipped to New York as part of a package for Dwayne De Rosario and then the Reds sent him to Columbus for Andy Iro and other players. Tchani went to the Crew and quickly found himself shelved with a knee injury, limiting his playing time — Tchani only saw time in a Crew jersey in the team’s one playoff game, he played the full 90 minutes.

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MLS MVP Candidates

By Kevin Koczwara

The MLS Season is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start sorting out annual end of the year awards. The biggest award, and often most misunderstood award, is the Most Valuable Player Award. The award tends to go to goalscorers with gaudy stats rather than player who may be more integral to his team’s success. Well, this year, two of my three picks are holding midfielders because Major League Soccer hasn’t had a real stand-out forward all year.

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Major League Soccer first kick 2011 magic

By Ryan Fleming

Did you see the atmosphere in Vancouver this past weekend? If not, you’re missing out. What a special day for the city and even the country. While it was true bliss for one side, it was utter shame for the other. The 4-2 scoreline saw Toronto on the losing side and more than that, the embarrassed side.

For midfielder Dwayne de Rosario, who happened to score the league’s 8,000 goal in his team’s loss, the Canadian international claimed that his team had “no fight.” Watching the game, Rosario’s words couldn’t have been more accurate. Aron Winter’s team looked lost while his defense looked as sturdy as tumbleweed. The Dutch manager has reiterated that the changes wouldn’t come right away, but the first week is an indicator that much needs to be done in Toronto.

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Ljundberg signing exemplifies Celtic's recent struggles

Freddie Ljundberg could find his way out of the MLS after two forgettable seasons with a move to Scottish Premier League team Celtic. (Courtesy John Goodwin)

By Ryan Fleming

For the last two years things around Parkhead, in Glasgow, Scotland, have been a period to forget for the Celtic faithful – save for the loan spell of Robbie Keane.

An utterly dismal time during the reign of Tony Mowbray, capitalized by a boatload of useless signings that his successor, Neil Lennon, shipped out were of the lowest points.

Lennon followed up by picking up some “talent” whose purpose was to ascertain the team’s place in the Champions League or Europa League. Well, guess not. Celtic crashed, fumbled, or however you want to describe it, out of all European play.

Now with less than a week before the opening of the January transfer window, and Celtic are on the path again for more pointless signings. Signs, at least to the fans stand points are all pointing down.

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