How FC Dallas Can Topple Powerhouse Pachuca in CCL Semifinals

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Michael Walker FC Dallas hosts C.F. Pachuca in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals on Wednesday evening. Given Pachuca’s pedigree, both in Liga MX and in the CONCACAF Champions League, they will enter this contest as the clear favorite. The odds may be against Dallas, but […] READ MORE


Dax McCarty Traded to Chicago Fire. Three Things This Means

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Kevin Drastura The New York Red Bulls have traded captain and defensive midfielder Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire. The Red Bulls announced Monday evening that they have sent McCarty to Chicago in exchange for $400,000 in General Allocation Money.  Joining the Red Bulls in 2011, McCarty was a […] READ MORE


Homeward Bound: Why it’s Good NYCFC is not in the CCL

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Seconds after Roman Torres’ penalty kick hit the back of the net in Ontario, my twitter feed exploded with regret. Not for Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and the rest of the reds. But for NYCFC, who, many were trying to tell me, were the real losers on […] READ MORE



New York Red Bulls 2016 Season Review

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Roy Emanuel The 2016 season for the New York Red Bulls was one that featured twists and turns unlike many in their history. Highs and lows were aplenty, but a familiar frustration in the MLS Cup playoffs once again reared its ugly head to finish off a promising season. […] READ MORE


The Portland Timbers CCL Season Died So Their Playoff Chances Could Live

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Last Word On Soccer, Joe Hojnacki The Portland Timbers are out of the CONCACAF Champions League after a 1-1 draw against Saprissa eliminated them from the tournament. This should come as a disappointment, as the Timbers certainly had a talented enough squad to win their group and find themselves playing some competitive soccer before the […] READ MORE


New York Red Bulls Advance In The CCL: What It Means For 2017

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Roy Emanuel The New York Red Bulls booked their first ever trip to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday evening. A rain-soaked scoreless draw against Antigua GFC in Guatemala City was enough for New York to clinch Group F in the competition and move into the knockout round. […] READ MORE