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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Oct 09, 2019. 11 comments

Germany Rose And Fell With Bastian Schweinsteiger

Germany Rose And Fell With Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger was three different players. The German superstar, who announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, is leaving behind one of the most peculiar careers in recent soccer memory. From a wide player breaking into Germany’s 2006 World Cup side, to one of the best and most idiosyncratic central midfielders in the world, and finally to his farewell run as a center back in...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Sep 22, 2017. 2 comments

MLS Player Knocked Unconscious After Getting Flattened By Keeper 

MLS Player Knocked Unconscious After Getting Flattened By Keeper 

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Masato Kudo was going for a long ball when Matt Lampson lit into him with a vicious hit, flooring Kudo and rendering him temporarily unconscious while trying to scoop the ball up.

Even though neither of these videos are of particularly high quality, you can still get a sense of how hard the hit was. Kudo stayed on the deck for a few minutes and apparently lost...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Aug 18, 2017. 20 comments

Bastian Schweinsteiger Becomes Latest Old Guy To Head For MLS

Bastian Schweinsteiger Becomes Latest Old Guy To Head For MLS

Three years ago, Bastian Schweinsteger was on top of the soccer world. He was starting for the best club and national teams in the world, winning the Champions League for Bayern Munich in 2013 and the World Cup for Germany in 2014. The do-it-all midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern and seven DFB-Pokals, and he left his lifelong club to ride off into the sunset with Manchester...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 18, 2017. 8 comments

Miami, Cincinnati Each Upset MLS Teams In U.S. Open Cup Thrillers

Miami, Cincinnati Each Upset MLS Teams In U.S. Open Cup Thrillers

In U.S. Open Cup action, second-tier clubs Miami FC and FC Cincinnati each played one of the biggest games of their existence. Miami took on newly formed MLS side Atlanta United, while Cincy battled the second-place MLS Chicago Fire—and both came up winners.

In Miami, each team held the lead in different portions of an even match, but the score was tied 2-2 in stoppage time before the ball...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Aug 17, 2017. 17 comments

Reporter Embarrasses Himself And America At Bastian Schweinsteiger Press Conference

Reporter Embarrasses Himself And America At Bastian Schweinsteiger Press Conference

As an American soccer fan, this video of an oblivious reporter quite confidently asking Bastian Schweinsteiger, new to MLS’s Chicago Fire , whether Chicago can be expected to win the goddamn World Cup is almost too painful to sit through.

Schweinsteiger’s confused smile, the media liason scrambling to save the questioner with an error-laden rephrase of the question, the reporter...

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