Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: NYCFC Fun Facts

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Prime Minister, novelist, and closet footie fan Benjamin Disraeli once said that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. And never was that more true than in this compendium of curious NYCFC Fun Facts we’ve uncovered. Or manufactured. Or something. They’re all true, of course, but whether […] READ MORE



The Portland Timbers Attack Needs Depth

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Fanendo Adi. Diego Valeri. Darlington Nagbe. Sebastian Blanco. David Guzman. Diego Chara. These six names are the cornerstone of a Portland Timbers attack that claims to be one of the league’s best. And, when all goes right, they are. Those six are responsible for 13 of Portland’s […] READ MORE



Portland Timbers Defense Surviving Despite Injuries

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The 2017 MLS season has only just begun, but the Portland Timbers defense is already falling victim to the injury bug. Caleb Porter recognizes this and knows the defense is going to be an issue while the starters heal. “We have three of our four backs that […] READ MORE


MLS Week Two Talking Points: Welcome Back Cubo Torres

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki It was a very cold week in MLS. Indeed, the New England Revolution-Orlando City match was cancelled due to cold and high winds in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Minnesota United, on the other hand, had no such qualms about the weather. Their first ever MLS home game was the […] READ MORE


Last Word SC: MLS Decision Day 2016 With Lots Of Guests

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki (October 21, 2016) – Greetings American Soccer Fans! The end is nigh as Decision Day 2016 is upon us. This week on Last Word SC Radio, we’re doing a full break down of MLS Cup Playoffs race to get you ready for the most […] 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


This Weekend’s MLS Playoff Clinch Scenarios

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Last Word On Soccer, Joe Hojnacki (Editorial) – This weekend will see some major moves in the MLS Playoff picture. With spots up for grabs across both conferences, keeing track of the MLS Playoff clinch scenarios can get a little confusing. This Weekend’s MLS Playoff Clinch Scenarios Eastern Conference With two matches left, three Eastern […] READ MORE