Take Me Out to the Ballgame, my weekly MLS attendance report, will not post on Monday after Week 8 as I will be otherwise occupied. I will post it along with Week 9 sometime around April 29 or 30.
- Through 7 games Sporting KC have yet to yield a 2nd half goal
- Through 5 games New England have yet to yield a 1st half goal
- Through 7 games Dallas has conceded 7 goals, all in the 2nd half and 6 in the final 15 minutes
- MLSSoccer: MLS introduces intra-league loan system for first time in league history
- Graham Parker: Can MLS escape the violent side of soccer’s globalization?
- Kyle McCarthy: Recent revelations about the top Mexican earners obscure the financial differences between Liga MX and MLS
- Dave Zeitlin: Is the Philadelphia Union’s Amobi Okugo the future of the US national team defense?
- medium.com: Perception versus reality in Major League Soccer – Thanks to Drew Epperly for pointing me to this.
- Earl Reed: Quantifying early 2013 MLS season ugliness
- US Soccer Players: Soccer Specific in San Antonio and Pittsburgh
- Bill Archer: Sepp Blatter: Shocking the World
- No Short Corners: An unlikely lesson on youth soccer in the U.S.
- Goal.com: Time to change the Liga MX relegation system?
- Barney Ronay: Passing of Andrea Pirlo ends an era, his natural habitat all but gone
- Jakarta Casual: The Painful Logistics Of Watching Football In ASEAN
- Goal: The Mental Game
- Forbes: Peter Siemsen, President of Fluminense Football Club, ‘We Will Buy a Soccer Team in the USA’
- Guardian: Cardiff City weren’t promoted last night. Cardiff City died last summer
- Who Ate All the Pies: Croatian Coach Arrested And Fired After Stealing Player’s Credit Card To Buy 36 Bottles Of Jagermeister
- 200%: Football Clubs & Exploitation: The Rise Of Internship In The Professional Game
- Richard Jolly: QPR likely to be stuck with their overpaid failures if they are relegated
- ESPN FC: Scottish reconstruction plans defeated
- Jonathan Wilson: The Copa Libertadores and differing stories for Ronaldinho and Riquelme
- ESPN FC: Parachute payments to increase
- SI.com: Agents increase cut of transfer deals
- J. Hutcherson: NBC Raises the Stakes with Premier League Coverage
- ESPN FC: UCL cash ‘hits Bundesliga competition’
- ESPN FC: Premier League wages rise, losses fall
- BBC News: Argentine football fans beat players after cup exit
- Copa Libertadores: Brawl mars Copa Libertadores clash between Grêmio and Huachipato
- Stephan Uersfeld: Hoeness: Step up anti-extremism fight
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