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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 21:  Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina passes through a group of defenders in the first half against the United States during a 2016 Copa America Centenario Semifinal match at NRG Stadium on June 21, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Copa América: La Albiceleste

This a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make the journey […]

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Copa América: The USMNT Replacements

This a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make the journey […]

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 01:  Fans watch overtime play at Soldier Field between Belgium and the USA in a World Cup match being played at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers said 28,000 people attended the watch party at Soldier Field. Belgium won the match 2-1.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Copa América Part 5: La Tri Los Amarillos

This is a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 03:  The United States pose for a team photo before their match against the Colombia during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group match between the United States and Colombia at Levi's Stadium on June 3, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Copa América: USMNT passage through El Grupo De La Muerte

This is a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make […]

28 AUG 1994:  ALEXI LALAS OF THE USA SOCCER TEAM STRIKES A GENERAL CUSTER-TYPE POSE AS HE PREPARES TO DO BATTLE AGAINST ENGLAND ON 7 SEP 1994.  LALAS, A MEMBER OF THE USA's WORLD CUP SOCCER TEAM WHO NOW PLAYS FOR ITALIAN LEAGUE TEAM PADOVA, WILL BE A MEMBER OF THE USA's SIDE TO PLAY IN EXHIBITION PLAY AT WEMBLEY, ENGLAND. Mandatory Credit: Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT

Copa America Part 2: Terms, Philosophy and Legends

This is a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make […]

Seattle Sounders, Jordan Morris

Seattle Sounders still have no alternative to Jordan Morris

The Seattle Sounders looked like they had a good thing going. They had won three out of four, putting behind them a rough start to the season where they won just one out of five. Having lost Obafemi Martins, Lamar Neagle and Marco Pappa, it had the feel of a rebuilding season. Jordan Morris hadn’t […]

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 04: Members of the 'Timbers Army', fans of the Portland Timbers, celebrate after the team scored a goal during the second half of the game against the FC Dallas at Providence Park on April 4, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

The Cascadia Cup: Forged in the Pacific Northwest

The Cascadia Cup was created via the shear will of organized fan groups of the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Seattle Sounders. Originally this competition started in 2004 in the North American Soccer League. How much more grass root soccer can you get? The rules are simple; the Timbers play every Northwest team three times each. […]

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21:  The coaches representing the 16 teams pose for a picture after the 2016 Copa America Centenario - Draw Ceremony at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 21, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Copa América Centenario: Preview for the 45th installment

This is a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make […]

LA Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

LA Galaxy: Where will Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit?

When Zlatan announces he is moving, everything in the soccer world should stop and focus on where he is going. Since we make our living covering everything soccer-related in the Unites States, that means that the fact that Zlatan may come to our soil takes precedence in the news world. Like I said in the […]

FOXBORO, MA - APRIL 2:  Jake Gleeson #20 of the Portland Timbers makes a save against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Portland Timber’s Jake Gleason pulled Jekyll and Hyde performance

Jekyll and Hyde sum it perfectly doesn’t it? It was a game of two halves for the Portland Timbers as they were able to take a lead heading into the half, but two mistakes in the second half doomed the reigning champions. Jake Gleeson kept the Timbers alive in the first half. He palmed away […]

Daniel Steres, LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy: Daniel Steres is just living the dream

Daniel Steres is one of those stories that movies are built around. He was a huge prospect coming out of college, but never picked up a contract with Chivas. Seattle picked him up but he never made an appearance. Trips to the USL gave way to a return to his hometown at LA Galaxy II. […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 6:  Diego Valeri #8 of the Portland Timbers celebrates with Lucas Melano #26 of the Portland Timbers after scoring within the first minute of the first half against the Columbus Crew SC on December 6, 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Portland defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 to claim the MLS Cup title.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Portland Timber’s mutual affection with Diego Valeri continues to grow

How were the Portland Timbers so fortunate to have Diego Valeri, The reigning MLS CUP MVP, be part of their history? It’s because the feeling is mutual. In October of 2014, The Oregonian interviewed Valeri about his journey from Argentina, Europe, back to Argentina and finally to Portland, Oregon. When he returned to Lanus, his […]

Toronto FC, Sebastian Giovinco

Toronto FC built to accommodate Sebastian Giovinco

As the reigning MLS MVP, Sebastian Giovinco has taken on a bit of a role as a poster child of MLS. He is one of the main guys raising the profile of the league. Mainly because his reputation was improved upon when he moved to the Untied States. There are plenty of stars scattered across […]

Quincy Amarikwa, San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes need growth out of Quincy Amarikwa

He has produced arguably the best goal of the year. A sensational volley from far beyond where anyone should ever consider shooting from. But it went in. And… that has been his only goal this year. Lining up next to Chris Wondolowski, Qunciy Amarikwa has a nice set up. He is lined up next to […]

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Portland Timber’s Fanendo Adi no longer a diamond in the rough

David Villa. Bradley Wright-Phillips. Chris Wondolowski. Jozy Altidore. Didier Drogba. Clint Dempsey. Sounds like an MLS All-Star Squad eh? Only one issue. All of those players are looking up at Portland Timbers’ Fanendo Adi, who sits above them all on the top scorers list. Seriously. The guy ended with 19 goals last season. Oh, and […]

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