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Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane on the Same Page with Winter Loans

By Ryan Fleming

Their moves back to the Premier League are more than to keep their fitness up. Their moves now pin supporters’ hopes on the backs of these once greats. Theirry Henry and Robbie Keane are in their own respects, two different players with more things in common than one would think.

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A Letter to Hans Backe: Time is Running Out

By Ryan Fleming

 

The New York Red Bulls are in dire times. This statement could have been repeated countless times this season. Each time Hans Backe would have replied, ‘things will be alright and the team would get through it.’ Well, Mr. Backe, this is your last chance.

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FC Dallas, Colorado Looking to MLS Cup

Kosuke Kimura displays the MLS Eastern Conference Trophy after his Colorado Rapids defeated the San Jose Earthquakes last week. (Photo Courtesy Colorado Rapids/MLS)

By Ryan Fleming

Colorado has been there before. Dallas has not.

Dallas posted an unbeaten streak of 19 (20, if you want to count its 1-1 friendly against Inter Milan). Colorado had a mere streak of five – impressive in its own right, but not as dominating.

Come Sunday, dismiss all the numbers, all the stats, the “should-haves” and “did-nots,” and focus on the Rapids and the Hoops. No more analyzing the past, but hanging on the present as both sides battle for the MLS Cup.
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Week 7 MLS Power Rankings

By Ryan Fleming and Kevin Koczwara

1.) LA Galaxy – The Galaxy are running away with the best record in the MLS right now. They have conceded only two goals in eight games and scored 15, a staggering +13 goal differential. They are the team to beat.

2.) Columbus Crew – The Crew have played the least amount of games in the MLS, but they have gotten points out of every game and still aren’t ticking on all cylinders. The Crew can only get better and that should put some fright into their competition.

3.) San Jose Earthquakes – After a dismal season last year, the Earthquakes have made great strides through the first eight weeks of the season. The Earthquakes have been able to put goals on the board thus far this year and standout rookie defender Ike Opara has helped solidify their defense.

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Bradley Has Some Forward Thinking To Do

By Ryan Fleming

The United States Men’s National team had a good thing going for a while. Charlie Davies and Jozy Altidore were set to be the starting forwards while Brian Ching was expected to provide some relief on the bench. If USMNT manager, Bob Bradley, didn’t know how fast things could change, he does now.

The roller coaster, which could describe Bradley’s tenure as manager of the national team, took a steep dive downhill when Davies was severely injured in a fatal car accident on Oct. 13th. The accident left Davies almost crippled, one of the passengers, Ashley J. Roberta, was killed and another passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment after their car struck guardrail.

Lately, there have been rumors about Davies losing his race for fitness with the World Cup just a little more than a month away. Recently, on his twitter, he has been acknowledging words of encouragement, which he is receiving hourly. Davies is now practicing with his club, French side, Sochaux, almost limitless.

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Revolution Missed Chances In LA

 

 

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Kevin Koczwara

The Revolution barely had any time to get their feet on solid ground when the Los Angeles Galaxy pounced on them in the sixth minute with a demoralizing opening goal. Edison Buddle headed the ball into the upper part of the net after a beautiful set-piece cross from Landon Donovan, last year’s MLS MVP.

The match was the season opener for both teams, Galaxy (1-0-0, 3 pts) and Revolution (0-1-0 0, pts) and the last game of opening weekend for the MLS.

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