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Bradford Jamieson IV living the Dream

Posted: July 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm   /   Development, The Buzz

Sitting on the bench at StubHub Center, Bradford Jamieson IV had a flashback to when he was a kid, perched in the stands at a Galaxy game. As the confetti of a Galaxy victory fell, he stood trying to snag the falling pieces of paper, like a dog trying to catch snowflakes. He told himself […]

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Freddy Adu signs with Serbian Club

Posted: July 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Adu is set to sign with Serbian club FK Jagodina, sources close to Adu have confirmed to Sporting News/Goal USA. The former U.S. youth national team standout and U.S. national team playmaker has been without a team since leaving Brazilian club Bahia last November. Adu has spent time on trial with English club Blackpool, Norwegian […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm   /   The Buzz

Has the time finally come to slap a Do Not Resuscitate bracelet on soccer’s prospects for popularity in America? If it were up to me, the answer would be no, because soccer players are among the strongest, fittest, most strategic athletes in the world. But, for various reasons, the sport itself does not seem destined […]

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Argentina-Brazil Rivalry Too Hot for Brotherhood

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm   /   Latin America, World Cup

This World Cup has seen Latin American soccer fans cheering for each others’ teams. Not Argentines and Brazilians, whose rivalry remains stubbornly in place. Quarrels between fans of South America’s two biggest countries have broken out in stadiums as supporters taunt each other. Police intervened in Belo Horizonte where Argentina fans and host Brazil threw […]

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Boateng and Muntari sent home by Ghana

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 10:52 am   /   Africa, The Buzz, World Cup

Ghana’s players departed the World Cup finals £1.7m richer after receiving the appearance money that they claimed they were owed, but with their reputations severely damaged following a series of controversial off-the-field events that overshadowed Thursday’s 2-1 defeat by Portugal. With Germany beating the USA in the other Group G fixture, a 2-1 victory would […]

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US National Team Includes Sons of Immigrants

Posted: June 15, 2014 at 12:35 am   /   US System, World Cup

The U.S. national soccer team plays its first World Cup game on Monday against Ghana. For a country where immigration reform is a such a hot button issue, it’s interesting to note that a number of the team members have parents who immigrated to the U.S. Jozy Altidore was born in New Jersey to parents who came to […]

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Let The Games Begin

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm   /   UrbanStreetSoccer, World Cup

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the World. One of the worlds most highly-anticipated sports events kicks off today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games have been mired in controversy due to the high-profile protests against the billions of dollars being spent in the face of extreme poverty. Nonetheless, the FIFA 2014 World Cup is happening. The […]

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Barras Bravas Argentina

Posted: June 9, 2014 at 1:28 am   /   Culture, UrbanStreetSoccer

Barras Bravas… the first time the term was used was in the 60’s by a Argentinian newspaper, La Razón, to name the group of people that in an organized way go to a football match. Normally, the words Barras Bravas are followed by words like violence, mafia, hooligans.. But who are the Barra Brava ? The […]

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The Problem of Soccer in the US

Posted: May 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm   /   Development

Lackeys of Youth Soccer, That ‘Arrogant’ Sport By SHARON VAN EPPS The edict from my daughter’s soccer team manager arrived Monday morning: A state cup match had been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in Vancouver, Wash., a two-and-a-half hour drive from our home in Seattle. Families were expected to travel and check into a hotel Saturday […]

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Dream Town: Trailer

Posted: May 7, 2014 at 11:05 am   /   Culture

  A look at soccer in Ecuador Source: Remezcla Like UrbanStreetSoccer on Facebook. Follow UrbanStreetSoccer on Twitter @UrbanStSoccer

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