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Orlando City Returns To Action With Emotional Pre-Game, 49:00 Remembrance

Tonight’s Orlando City-San Jose MLS match is the first major sporting event in that city since last weekend’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub killed 49 people, and the pre-game ceremony was as emotion-filled as you might expect as players from both teams entered the stadium in “Orlando United” shirts while hundreds of…

Italy Manager On Pirlo And Giovinco Snubs: If You Play In MLS, You Pay The Consequences

Antonio Conte, manager of the Italian national team, has the distinct misfortune of heading into a major international tournament with the worst crop of Italian players in recent memory. So unimpressive is the 30-man preliminary roster he just announced, the bulk of which will make up the squad he takes to France for…

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Bruce Arena Has Some Truly Wrongheaded Shit To Say About Nigel de Jong's Horror Tackle

It’s not surprising that Nigel de Jong managed to mangle an MLS player’s leg with a bone-crunching tackle. But it is impressively in-character that he only waited five games, and when he struck, he got one of the coolest guys in the league. He hasn’t been formally suspended, but he’ll most likely get a harsh penalty…

Attention Thief: MLS Coach Will Buy You New Boots If You Return The 32 You Stole

A shocking crime from great and peaceful nation of Canada: Some as-of-yet unidentified thief reportedly broke into the Vancouver Whitecaps’ training facility Monday night and absconded with a bunch of the players’ boots. Most likely inspired by the surrounding culture, the team’s manager has proposed a very Canadian…