Colorado Rapids Might Not Exist Without Marcelo Balboa

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On a recent episode of the MLSSoccer.com podcast Extratime, retired Colorado Rapids captain and American International Marcelo Balboa made an appearance as part of the podcast’s MLS team Mount Rushmore series. Balboa spoke about the Rapids Mt. Rushmore, a topic Last Word on Soccer previously explored. He also discussed national team adventured and how MLS […] READ MORE


USMNT’s qualifying failure was due to a historically weak player pool

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Editorial (October 4, 2018) – The United States Men’s National Team qualifying failure for the 2018 World Cup sent shockwaves through the U.S. Soccer community. Blame has usually been directed at people who have spent time at or near the top of the USSF power structure. Perhaps the biggest targets have been then-USSF President Sunil […] READ MORE


One Problem Facing North American 2026 World Cup Bid

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Canada, Mexico, and the United States made a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. There is just one problem facing North American 2026 World Cup Bid, President Donald Trump. Policies and words conducted by this administration stand to play a key role in how the bid turns out. READ MORE



The USMNT Missing the World Cup Could Be A Good Thing

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Opinion (October 13, 2017) – Every website out there is talking about the USMNT and their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. This is understandable, as it is the first time they’ve missed out on soccer’s biggest tournament since 1986. But the suggestions that everyone needs to be fired is not what the […] READ MORE




New York Cosmos Crisis: Team Still Operating, Hasn’t Folded Yet

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The New York Cosmos are still breathing, for now. That is despite news from Pedro Heizer, a South Florida based soccer writer. He gave us this short and ominously vague series of tweets this morning that spelled doom for not only the Cosmos, but for the entire North American Soccer League: Breaking: Cosmos have notified […] READ MORE