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Predicting a Winner: LA Galaxy Face NE Revolution for the MLS Cup

It’s finally here, and it’s the final everyone was hoping for. This Sunday at 3 p.m. the upstart New England Revolution will take on Landon Donovan’s LA Galaxy to decide the MLS Cup Final.

There may not have been a hotter team in Major League Soccer down the stretch than the Revolution. Since the addition of U.S. International Jermaine Jones in August, the Revs are a cool 11-1-2. We’ve watched the careers of Charlie Davies and Lee Nguyen seemingly rise from the depths of soccer purgatory. This is a fun squad to watch. Continue reading Predicting a Winner: LA Galaxy Face NE Revolution for the MLS Cup

MLS Playoff Weekend: Exploring the Conference Finals

After a thrilling weekend, the final two teams in the race to the MLS Cup have been decided. This Sunday the LA Galaxy will play host to the New England Revolution in a game that will crown the new MLS Cup champion and conclude the 2014 season.

Fortunately for Major League Soccer (and all us writers), this past weekend has been full of compelling storylines and captivating narratives that we all get to talk about. It has also set the stage for an exciting final, chock full of stories of its own to explore.

For me, this has been one of the most entertaining playoff races in quite some time and, as a neutral, I found myself discovering more and more reasons to pull for each of the four teams. Although two of the four teams have been eliminated, there are still plenty of questions left to be answered and many story arcs left to be resolved. Here are some of my favorite talking points that have developed from these Conference Finals.  Continue reading MLS Playoff Weekend: Exploring the Conference Finals

The Weekend in Soccer…(11/10/14)

It was a quiet weekend for Orlando City news. The club held its Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon, presented by Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, on Saturday at the Rosen Plaza Hotel—providing a day of bingo, champagne, mimosas and prizes from Tiffany’s for those in attendance.

The Orlando City Foundation is doing good work in the Orlando area, making the world a better place for the children of Central Florida.

In other news, Tommy Redding and Tyler Turner left to join the U.S. U-20 team on its trip to Spain, in preparation for U-20 FIFA World Cup qualifying in January 2015. The U-20 team will compete in three matches in Marbella while overseas. The U.S. will take on Russia (U-21), the Republic of Ireland and Canada.

Continue reading The Weekend in Soccer…(11/10/14)