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Grant Czubinski
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Dennis Shay: America's Goalkeeper Patriarch
Note: Due to the use of term association football during the late 19th century and the subsequent rise of the term soccer to refer to the same game thereafter, I use the terms football and soccer interchangeably within this article.  Additionally, this is n...
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The U.S. Open Cup and Washington D.C.'s Golden Age
In 1985, the U.S. National Team (USMNT) failed to qualify
for yet another World Cup, extending the country’s absence from the tournament to
twenty-six years, while the shuttering of the North American Soccer League (NASL)
left the country without a singular...
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Going Green
Puskas (top, third from left) lining up with Ferencvaros during Mexican tour 1947 Source:  tempofradi.hu = In July 1959, Ferenc Puskas and reigning four-time European
Cup champions Real Madrid stopped in New York City to showcase their version
of the world’...
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Do You Believe in Taylor Kemp
This article originally appeared on  www.8by8mag.com When in August D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen intoned to the media, “We believe in Taylor Kemp,” the remark seemed to reflect Olsen’s aspirations for the 2nd year fullback more than they did present rea...
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MLS Next: A Signal of Future Club Autonomy?
If you haven’t heard by now, Major League Soccer has a new identity. And, like almost anything involving MLS, it hasn’t come without controversy. After an early morning announcement, fans flooded Twitter with their opinions on the league’s new logo, which i...
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Northern Guard Supporters celebrate a goal at their home ground Cass Technical High School in downtown Detroit. This story originally appeared on  http://8by8mag.com They poured out of Harry’s Bar by the hundreds and filled the street, singing in full voice...
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Liverpool's 1946 American Odyssey
This story originally appeared on  8by8mag.com Source:  LiverpoolFC.com In 1946, Liverpool F.C. came to the United States for “American malts and ice creams” and a few games of football, too, in the club’s first European preseason tour of the United States....
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World Cup Hopeful Team America and the Case for RFK: Part Two
You can read the first part of this article HERE . A
Faulty Foundation As the players prepared for their preseason tour,
Team America’s brass hurriedly constructed a marketing plan with a publicly
stated budget of $300,000 to $400,000. The team’s front offi...
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World Cup Hopeful Team America and the Case for RFK: Part One
A number of journalists
and writers have penned articles about Team America and the team's place within
American soccer history and the North American Soccer League. With this
article, I intend to shine more light on the problems that plagued Team America
f...
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