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Three Irish-Americans Who Might Catch Martin O’Neill’s Eye As The MLS Gets Underway

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MARCH 06: Thomas McNamara #15 of the New York City FC celebrates a first half goal against the Chicago Fire with Ronald Matarrita #22 and Tony Taylor #99 at Toyota Park on March 6, 2016 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The New York City FC defeated the Fire 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The MLS season kicked off over the weekend minus Ireland and LA Galaxy legend Robbie Keane. Kevin Doyle and Chris McCann were flying the flag for Ireland following Keane’s hugely prolific spell in America. Aside from Ireland-born players in the league, there are some Irish-Americans who may hope to force their way into Martin O’Neill’s plans. Although there are a …

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Analysis: Why Is Home Advantage So Important In Football?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: A general view during the opening ceremony prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Picture the scene. 70,000 fans screaming your name, chanting your team’s anthems. They are quick to applaud everything you do and and equally rapid to vilify the slightest indiscretion of your opponent. The crowd roars behind you as you chase down the ball, wait with bated breath as you line up a shot. They will you to success at every …

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MLS Roundup – Week 4: Conferences Starting To Take Shape

Week Four of the 2015 MLS season saw both Conferences beginning to take shape, with the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas now atop their respective leagues. DC United 1-0 LA Galaxy The Galaxy found life difficult without star striker Robbie Keane (who was on international duty), but it did take a moment of brilliance from Nick DeLeon to defeat the Galaxy, setting …

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American Soccer: Foreign Imports Classic XI

Regardless of what you think of North-American Soccer, the MLS and NASL have seen some of the game’s greatest grace their pitches.    Yesterday, news broke that Brazilian legend, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has come out of retirement to sign for NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The goal-scoring icon, more commonly known simply as Ronaldo, took the football world …

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What Now For USA Soccer?

“Well soccer, see you in four years.” This was the sentiment by thousands across America, as tears rolled down Tim Howard’s face in the aftermath of his country’s heroic loss to Belgium. The USA entered the World Cup with few expecting them to qualify from the group. But over the last four games, Jurgen Klinsmann’s team has captured the imagination …

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