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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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Watch: Julio ‘The Beast’ Baptista Shows He Still Has It With Quality Free-Kick

Julio Baptista was one of the brightest young talents in Europe during the mid-2000s with a tremendous spell at Sevilla under Joaquín Caparrós. Baptista scored 47 goals in 79 games for Sevilla between 2003 and 2005 before securing a move to Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid in the summer of 2005. Baptista’s time at Madrid never really lived up to the lofty expectations …

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Exclusive: Interview With MLS Referee Alan Kelly

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 23: Tomas Berger (C) of Plzen receives the yellow card from referee Alan Kelly (R) during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Viktoria Plzen at Veltins Arena on February 23, 2012 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Alan Kelly has gone from being the League of Ireland’s pre-eminent referee, to being voted the top referee in the MLS in 2015. Here, in an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, he speaks to Brian Strahan about his playing days with Cork City, his refereeing background and his solid rise that saw one of world football’s fastest growing leagues, seek …

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Video: This Giovinco Double Nutmeg Would Make Jay-Jay Okocha Proud

Sebastian Giovinco lit up the MLS recently with some sublime skill for Toronto FC.  In the aftermath of some scrappy play, which eventually saw Toronto’s opponents, New England Revolution, give up possession to Giovinco, the former Juventus man managed to not only nutmeg one opponent with a back heel but he was also able to clip the ball through the legs of …

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Gerrard ‘Surprised’ He Wasn’t Offered Coaching Role At Liverpool

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, now at MLS club LA Galaxy, has revealed he was ‘surprised’ that a coaching role wasn’t forthcoming from the club as his departure neared.  The midfield genius opened up about the situation regarding being offered a backroom role at Liverpool in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, saying: “I don’t know if I am going …

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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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Hollywood Comes To Tallaght: Rovers To Face LA Galaxy

Shamrock Rovers will face MLS champions L.A. Galaxy in a pre-season friendly on the 21st of February with a kick-off time of 4pm. Robbie Keane was in Tallaght for the announcement of the match, which is sure to attract a large attendance due to the profile the MLS side has at the moment. Robbie Keane was here @tallaghtstadium to announce our friendly match …

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Lampard Could Continue Stay At Manchester City

Ex-Chelsea man and current Manchester City loanee from New York City Frank Lampard could extend his stay beyond January, according to reports. Speaking at a news conference, ESPN report that Manuel Pellegrini had this to say: “Frank will stay until January because until January he doesn’t have anything to do in the United States because they are not working. In January, …

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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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