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A Look Back At Kenny Cooper With FC Dallas (15 Pics)

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After spending four years with his hometown team FC Dallas, MLS All-Star foward Kenny Cooper was sold yesterday to Germany’s 1860 Munich.

Cooper was the all-time leading scorer in FC Dallas history and was voted the teams MVP in 2008.

Fans will certainly be sad to see him go so let’s take a look back at Kenny Coopers career with FC Dallas in pictures after the jump!

Note: who is the other guy in picture #9? Most awkward celebration ever? Continue reading

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AT&T Jumps In Bed With The USMNT

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Realizing that soccer’s popularity in the U.S. is on the rise and that 2010 FIFA World Cup hysteria is on the way AT&T has signed a multiyear agreement to become the official communications services sponsor of U.S. Men’s National team.

As part of the deal with the MLS and U.S. Men’s and Women’s Nation teams, AT&T will provide exclusive content for fans on wireless devices, personal computers and TVs. Offerings will include behind-the-scenes looks at the sport, player profiles and interviews and post-game highlights.

This is just another example of how sponsors are anticipating a growth of interest in the MLS and U.S. Men’s & Women National teams over the coming years.

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Kyle Beckerman…In 1998!

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For Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake’s central midfielder and team captain, this is his shining moment, getting a callup from the U.S. national team for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup for his efforts in helping lead RSL from certain destruction to hope for a bright future.

Saturday night in Philadelphia, he solidified his place as only he could, with his flowing dreadlocks and inspired play leading the way to a second -half game tying goal–his first international goal–that all but crushed the hopes of Panama, bringing the U.S. back from what looked like certain defeat in the Americans’ 2-1 win Saturday. <via examiner.com>

Kyle Beckerman has come a long way since these photos were shot at a youth tournament last decade! Back then he was crushing opponents on a local scale and now he is doing it on the National level.

The best picture of the set has to be Beckerman celebrating a goal with his opponents walking away dejected in the background. It was a sign of things to come.

Does anyone know if any of Beckerman’s former youth teammates play in the MLS?

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What Is Up With Red Bull Arena?

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When driving along route 280-East in Harrison you’ll pass the construction site of the New York Red Bulls future home.

So what is going on with Red Bull Arena anyway? It seems as if the Red Bulls should have been playing in their new stadium years ago. I’ve  talked to people at the Red Bulls, scoured the net for info and found some pictures to give you an update.

After the jump, Red Bull Arena revealed and 16 photos! Continue reading

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Is David Beckham The Anti-Hero The MLS Needs?

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David Beckham’s well publicized feud with Landon Donovan has made him one of the most hated athletes in America.

In last night’s friendly against AC Milan Beckham got into a scrap with Galaxy fans who were heckling the superstar. The Offside Rules has attained video of Beckham nearly jumping into the crowd to confront members of the Galaxy’s Riot Squadwatch the video here.

Many would argue that the Galaxy’s Beckham experiment has failed miserably but over the last month the eyes of America have been geared toward the sport to see what will happen next. Even if the subject of discussion involves bashing one of the world’s most notable athletes MLS fans seem more emotionally attached to the sport than ever.

I’ve asked a few professional soccer players whether or not they believe the exposure and emotion created by the David Beckham saga might actually be good for the MLS and the response is unanimous, 100% yes!

As the old adage says, “any publicity is good publicity” and at this point any exposure is good exposure for the MLS. Let’s just hope Beckham has what it takes to keep up his polarizing ways and continue being the villainous anti-hero the league needs.

Photos below: Galaxy’s friendly vs A.C. Milan (click thumbnail to view full sized)

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How Beckham Blew It In The US

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When David Beckham came to L.A. he was supposed to push MLS to new heights. Instead he failed as a leader and alienated his most important teammate.  Read this article from the upcoming July 6th issue of Sports Illustrated that  goes inside the failed Beckham experiment.

And while you’re at it check out “David Beckham Through The Years,” 18 photos of Beckham from his rise in 1992 through the present.

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Abbey Clancy Was Added To Our WAG Power Rank Database

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Watch Rwanda vs Egypt World Cup Qualifier Online

On July 5th Rwanda’s Amavubi Stars will play a do-or-die match against the the Egypt Pharaohs in the Group C qualifier for the 2010 World Cup. Even though this is going to be an important match don’t plan on being about to watch it on US television. 1,500 channels on DirectTV and they won’t be covering the game – burn! Fear not though because Sports View Today tells us how you can still easily watch Rwanda vs Egypt 2010 FIFA World Cup Online!

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Gago Gives It Up For Kaka

Kaka was introduced to at least 50,000 Real Madrid fans at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday wearing Fernando Gago’s No. 8 shirt. The Argentina midfielder wore the number for the past two seasons but was more than happy to cede his number to the recent €65 million ($92 million) acquisition. Gago sounds like he is a good sport…and also knows his role on the team.

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The Great Debate: Is Team USA Important In America?

After reading a satirical article by The Onion regarding the US National team, JustFootball.com begs the question, “Does mainstream America still hate soccer? If so, why?”

While The Bleacher Report tells us that the heart and ruggedness displayed by the national team in the Confederation Cup makes this the most important team in US soccer history.

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Top 10 Goals on the 2009 Confederations Cup

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