Sunday, December 13, 2009

And University of Virginia takes the 2009 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship!!!

The penalty shots did it... nice save by Virginia's goalie and careless shots by Akron to put the championship in the hands of the University of Virginia- 4:3..

A disaster for the all-season undefeated Div I Akron. Both teams were incredible, but there can only be one winner. Thumbs up for University of Virginia, 2009 NCAA Men's Soccer champions!!!
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And The Winner of the 2009 NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup is...

Just less an hour from now the fate of two teams in this year's NCAA  Men's College Soccer championships will be determined. Will the all-season undefeated Akron do it one more time...

or will Virginia tame them at their game in this final engagement?  Today, at 1pm EST, this mystery will start to unfold!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

What Happened To the "Big Dogs" of Men's College Soccer this year?

It's hard to believe that all big names in Division I Men's College Soccer are not going beyond the NCAA Third round. What happened to Brown, Notre Dame and St. John's programs?...Well, Wake Forest, Akron and, hopefully, UCLA(still playing UC Santa Barbara right now) will keep the presence of the traditional programs alive in this year's championship. Definites for the Quarter Finals are now Drake, Tulsa, Akron, Wake forest, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. The finals of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship- 2009 will take place December 13th 2009. *For more about the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer championship, visit NCAA website at http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-soccer/division_i1.html .   Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!!!

For even the smallest things in your life that make a  difference, give thanks...

Now and always... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

COLLEGE SOCCER- St. Louis University( SLU) Men's Soccer Team are the 2009 ATLANTIC-10 Champions!!!


At Rhode Island University, today, St. Louis University won the Atlantic-10 Championships against Dayton University with a  2-0 score. First goal scored by No.5, Michael Robson, at the 58 min. 38 sec. mark and the second goal scored by No. 10, Mike Roach at the 87min. 34 sec. mark.       





Watch out for the NCAA championships... soon!!! (Visit www.ncaa.com for updates.)
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Is The New England Revolution About to Surprise the MLS league like Sky Blue FC surprised WPS League, 2009?

 Like Sky Blue FC in the Women's Professsional Soccer League 2009, it's very possible that regular season struggling New Engalnd Revolution will

go ahead and win this year's MLS finals ... well, that's my prediction. What do you think?
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I ENVISION AN INTERNATIONAL /WORLD SOCCER MUSEUM...

I envision an international Soccer museum some day. Why not? There are several great national Soccer museums in different countries, but we are yet to see the museum that will encompass the Soccer  diverse spectrum across the world...
Many countries scramble for the rare opportunity to host the World Cup or even most recently voting for which country would host the 2016  Olympic games took place, an award that went to Brazil. I am of the view that one country or entrepreneur that chooses to take on this challenge of building the world's  International Soccer Museum will have undertaken one of the most phenomenal ventures the world has ever imagined!!! What the museum would comprise of? Believe me, the ideas are infinite; but first, who will grab and take off with this vision? The world is waiting!!!
* Here are some famous national museums just to mention a few... National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum http://www.soccerhall.org/ (NewYork, USA); estádio do Pacaembu (São Paulo, Brazil); the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park( Glasgow, Scotland), etc... Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Soccer WAGs... How about Soccer HABs?

I have heard enough of Soccer or other Sports WAGs, but hardly anybody ever talks about the Soccer or Sports HABs (Husbands And Boyfriends). Does it mean that 
Soccer or Sports husbands' and boyfriends' roles are so insignificant that they are not worth mentioning or are these men shy about their role that they'd rather not be featured in the spotlight? JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Is there A Future Beyond Just being A Soccer Player?

Like many athletes, this question may or may not linger in the back of Soccer players' minds...
but what more is out there for a Soccer Player? This is a personal reflection issue and a subject open for discussion... 
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

ANITA ASANTE ( US Professional Soccer Player ) takes on Discussion Topic 1- "ROLE OF FAMILY IN A SPORTS PERSON'S LIFE..."

(Article by Anita Asante: #5 Sky Blue FC and England International Defender.)
Family is important in every one's life and I feel especially important in mine. I guess I just started recognizing the importance of the support I received from my parents and siblings, now that I have grown up and matured with age. As a kid growing up, ("Football" as the Sport is called in Europe) was first thing on my mind the moment I returned from school.All I wanted to do was throw my trainers on and hang out with the boys for a competitive game of Street Football in our local courts...  

I sometimes sit back and think; "Wow, aren't I lucky that I have parents that support my ambition in Football?" I am fortunate enough that I was allowed to accrue cuts and bruises while taking on and getting kicked by boys...my dad not "batting an eyelid' and my mum probably hoping this was just a phase. However, when my big opportunity came at fourteen to play in the U 16's Arsenal Centre of Excellence, I jumped at the chance with my dad equally pleased that I was going to play for the team he supported. My mum, at this point was nervous about what role she would have to fulfill in terms of shuttling me around to-and-from training and matches especially because she would rather not have to drive outside a 10-mile radius from our home.

People may wonder why my parents' support for me would at all be questionable. My first answer to this is; I am a female  playing Football, which in the earlier days of my participation was considered unusual. (Many, a girl, in the English cities, suburbs and the countryside might be thinking they were the only girl remotely interested in Football, let alone playing with a majority of boys!)
Secondly, my parents are Ghananian and have grown  up with the traditional and cultural views that mostly uphold that women should stay at home, look after her children and husband, or alternatively, focus on Education  and not consider chasing dreams in Sports- especially Sports dominated by men. I have lived a life where these views have not crept into my childhood, nor in my adult life sofar. My parents recognized my talent, passion and drive, and put in as much effort as I did. Without them I would not be in the position I am now...that of posessing a master's Degree in Politics and of being a professional  Soccer Player in the Women's Professional Soccer League in the USA. 

 Of course my family had doubts and fears...the same fears that most parents hold about their childrens' future. Those fears started off as, "I hope she doesn't get hurt playing with the boys,or get into trouble" and then developed into "what future can can she have playing football... she needs to focus more on her education". In the end my ability to balance both studies and my Football with the support and of my parents assured them that I could manage both. I have many exciting, funny and sad stories through my football experiences, but so do my parents. They enjoyed watching me play and they established friendships with other "Soccer" parents.

I must mention my brother's and sister's role in supporting me because it is easy for them to get lost in the foray of my Football highs and lows. There is no doubt in my mind at all that my brother Andrew, the second oldest sibling, may have felt sidelined or even overshadowed by my Football events at times, but funny enough Andrew always knew more about what I was doing than I did. For example, I would have to ask him who I was playing on the weekend or who scored the goals in our game or got substituted, the list goes on... ridiculous I know. So, I guess you can see why I was happy for him to be around. He was  and is still is hub of information and memory!
I think I've rambled on enough. My family has always been there through the ups and downs. They are always my biggest footy critics, but have also been my reliable "mode" of transportation... just kidding! I know one thing for sure without them I would not be living the dream. ***To interract with Anita Asante on Facebook, click on the link...http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102186445515&ref=mf
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Monday, August 24, 2009

WPS LEAGUE 2009 FINALS' Video


Sky Blue FC (New Jersey) won this championship after beating Los Angeles' LA Sol 1:0, Saturday August 22nd 2009. Two new teams join the 2010 championships... which one will prevail above the rest? Something to look forward to!!! Click Here to Read More..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Go Sky Blue FC!!! They just won the First Ever WPS Championship(2009)...UNBELIEVABLE!!!

It's amazing how a fourth seed team can upset an all regular- season "giant" to take the championship( never mind a unique team with a coach-player)... this is INDEED WPS History!!! Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, August 20, 2009

KRISTEN GRACZYK( US Professional Soccer Player) takes on Discussion Topic 1- "ROLE OF FAMILY IN A SPORTS PERSON'S LIFE..."

(Article by: Kristen Graczyk, #13Defender, FC Gold Pride, WPS)

It’s interesting how the role of family can change throughout one’s life in Sports. Initially, at a young age, I relied on my parents in many ways. Most important, of course, was to get me to and from practices. Being that I was 10, I couldn’t yet get around and was at the mercy of my parents to get me to practices and games. This explains why I was late most of the time...

As I got older I relied less on them physically taking me to practice and more on being there to help me make the big decisions; which team to play for, which coach to play for, where to go to college etc. The interesting thing about my parents, as with most parents I’m sure, is that it bodes well for me to listen to them, they are always right. Sure enough, I ended up at one of the top universities in the country, the University of Connecticut, and had the best four years of my life!

The one thing that has stayed consistent with my family (my younger brother included) is that they have always supported me. From the time I was 10 to-date, my parents have been at every single one of my soccer games and have been the first to give me a hug following the game, win or lose. They are my biggest supporters; not in the controlling, telling me what to do, how to pass or shoot the ball type of way. They know their role as my parents and I can’t thank them enough for being there for me!

The role of my family in my soccer career is immeasurable; it’s easy for me to say that without my parents and my brother’s support I would not be where I am today. They are my biggest fans and the first people I lean on when I need advice, a good laugh or most importantly, a hug after a long day on the field. I play because I love the game, but I also play for them because they are as much invested in this as I am.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finally, we will have our first Guest Bloggers- this Friday, 08/21/2009!!!

Every week we will feature one or more guest bloggers. This has been in preparation for a while and now we are ready to take it away!!!

Look out this Friday, 08/21/2009, for our first surprise!!! Our first topic... "The Role/Importance of family in a Soccer player's life"...
***Feel to share your views after reading the articles by Guest bloggers. By the way your can submit an article via e-mail to fdk08m@soccerfloflo.com and after we have proof-read it, we will feature it as an guest-blogger article. The article should be about 500-800 words maximum and NOT disrespectful in any way. This does not mean that it cannot be controversial; Even if it is controversial, it should still maintain the aspect of respect.
*This goes for readers' comments, too.

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Women's Pro Soccer Commissioner, Tonya Antonucci, on WPS League State of Affairs (Tuesday,08/18/2009)

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

FC SKY BLUE sends WASHINGTON FREEDOM home... It's only the beginning of Soccer Drama in the WPS League!!!

Sky Blue FC astoundingly sent Washington Freedom packing after a 2-1 win to advance the Super semi finals against St.Louis Athletica. Now this is hot! LA Sol should watch out for Sky Blue FC considering the momentum they have gained over the season... LA might be in for a great surprise!!! *Watch this video, below, of the game between the two teams (courtesy of womensprosoccer.com) Click Here to Read More..
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Womens Pro Soccer League PLAYOFFS TONIGHT!!!

Today the Womens Pro. Soccer League 2009 playoffs begin. FC Sky Blue will face Washington Freedom in the first round of the playoffs before the winner advances to the semi-finals with the St. Louis Athletica. It is unbelievable that less than a year ago this league was just in the making and now we have the "Real Deal"... atleast the first year has been successful and very organized!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BOSTON BREAKERS FACE THE LA SOL SUNDAY!!!

A game to anticipate and be anxious about... The Boston Breakers face the formidable LA Sol this Sunday, August 9th at 6pm at Harvard Stadium. No doubt both teams harbor most of the US Soccer top-seed and that makes it fun. LA sol has one advantage... whatever the result , they have nothing to lose; at least until they face the semi-final winner in the playoffs. The Boston Breakers, on the other hand, may have to play two games before they can face LA Sol. again in the finals, if they make it. (We all hope they do.)

In the meantime, it's the spirit, the thrill and the warm anticipation of this weekend's encounter between these two teams right here in Boston that makes one sleepless 'til Sunday!!!!
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

MOMENTS FROM THE SATURDAY GAME BETWEEN BOSTON BREAKERS AND FC SKY BLUE YESTERDAY...


The game ended in a tie 0:0 between both teams, Boston Breakers and FC Sky Blue.


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

SOCCER HEAT- WAVE RISING IN MASSACHUSETTS THIS WEEKEND!

It all begins with the Womens' Pro game tonight starting 6:00pm at Harvard Stadium, in Cambridge. Boston's own, the Boston Breakers, face New Jersey's FC Sky Blue in yet another match whose outcome will significantly affect either teams' current standings in the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league. This will be the last time the two sides play each other before the playoffs next month.

From Cambridge to Foxboro, tomorrow... Yes; the two Italian Serie A teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan, show off their glamour at the Gillette Stadium at 5:00pm . Here in the heart of Boston, one can already see the fans from all-over the United States, Canada and some Latin American as well as Carribean countries flocking in and browsing around. You can tell because most of them are wearing either AC Milan or Inter Milan Shirts and keep asking for directions around. (When one gets to talk a little more with them, they'll immediately tell you they are here in Boston because of tomorrow's game.)

Can't get to the Stadium tomorrow? Just enjoy the game in the comfort of your own home or with buddies at your favorite hang-out place...TV Sports channels, ESPN2 HD, ESPN2 and Fútbol, among others, will be bringing this game to you LIVE starting 5:00pm EST!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

INVITATION TO FEATURE ARTICLES/ BLOG POSTS...

Do you have interesting ideas and views on Soccer? It's time for you to share them with other SoccerFloFlo fans by submitting a simple article that will be featured as a blog post on this blog...short, precise and clear is all it takes. Depending on how many articles are waiting, your article will be posted in the order it was recieved. E-mail your articles to us at fdk08m@soccerfloflo.com . We will give full credit to the articles' writers, so provide with brief personal details you want us to include on the post. Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, July 12, 2009

BOSTON BREAKERS AND FC SKY BLUE AT HARVARD STADIUM TODAY...BE THERE!

The two Women Soccer teams meet this evening at Harvard Stadium here in Cambridge, Mass. Who takes it to the next level? Just be there today at 6:00pm to watch the two teams, Boston Breakers and the Jersey girls, FC Sky Blue retake on each other!!! Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Historical July 26th at Gillette Stadium- Massachusetts!!!


AC Milan ( Associazione Calcio Milan)




VS Inter Milan ( FC Internazionale Milano)!!!


The two big European giants, AC Milan and Inter Milan, have to decided to get "friendly" at the Gillette Stadium here in Massachusetts!!! How friendly can two great rivals get on foreign ground?Don't ask me for the answer. For many Soccer lovers
(even critics and sceptics) this will be a thrilling experience. Lots of anticipation surrounding not only the game but the celebrity attraction.

Planning to go? Good luck on the traffic and parking. Food??? Great food and drinks are a guarantee at the Gillette Stadium; and food shortage? That's not in their vocabulary... JUST SHOW UP!!!
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Monday, June 29, 2009

3-2 Loss By the US to Brazil? It's just the Beginning And Not The End!!!

That the United States made it to the final of the Confederation Cup and managed to stand up to Brazil with two goals is such an outstanding perfomance! It is sad that the US lost by just one goal, but even then, a great landmark was reached in the History of this team; so here's to the 2009 Confederation Cup Ist Runners up... it's just the beginning and not the end!!! Click Here to Read More..

Saturday, June 27, 2009

COULD THE US' LATEST INTERNATIONAL SOCCER SPOTLIGHT ATTACT MORE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP FOR THE SPORT BACK HOME?

Given the United States' latest international achievements and presence- not only in the Confederation Cup final with Brazil, but also in the World Cup 2010- one cannot hesitate to hope and speculate that all these events will enhance the image of the Sport back home. Soccer is still one of the lowest paying Sports on the side of players compared to other Sports and this is most likely due to its low Corporate Sponsorship base other factors held constant. Hopefully the US team's international performance will give Corporate Sponsors morale to invest in the Sport here in the US. Looking forward to that dynamic move! Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RHETORIC... " WHAT IF ALL WOMEN SOCCER PLAYERS WERE MODELS...?"







...Just restating someone else's question... "What if all women Soccer Players were models?" That is the question the presenter of these pictures posed... Views about this are unlimited... share your opinion!!!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Revolution Vs Kansas Wizards

Game ended 1:1. Revs. Managed to contain game despite losing one player who was Red-Carded in the first half! Salute to the Revs!!! Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, June 21, 2009

HAPPY FATHERS' DAY!!!

Happy Fathers' Day to all Dads out there!!! Click Here to Read More..

Friday, June 19, 2009

US WOMEN'S PRO. SOCCER LEAGUE HEATING UP!!!

Despite the mixed feelings that surrounded the newly formed US Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS), sceptics are about to be proved wrong because the league is taking off in full gear. It is very likely that this time it's growth is irreversible. Willing to start "simple" and "small" (considering its realistic budget coupled with its low, manageable number of teams) are some of the most brilliant strategies this league has undertaken.
With the current rapid increase in the young female Soccer talent at all school levels in the US, the WPS offers great career opportunity and prospect in the short and in the long run.
There is a definite future for the WPS!!!
* Learn more about the WPS at http://www.womensprosoccer.com/.
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Monday, June 8, 2009

"Buying and Selling" Tension... Euro Teams!!!

It's "buy and sell" time again. For most European teams and fans, this is one of the most crucial decisions to be made. It could cost or redeem a team depending on how wisely they make their transactions. Real Madrid, Man. United, just mention a few... are some of those teams whose decisions are about to make a big difference- positive or negative. We are watching!!! Click Here to Read More..

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TOP 100 SOCCER WAGs... PRESUMABLY...









It's all in the eyes of the beholder.... What's your opinion? Click Here to Read More..

Monday, May 25, 2009

Smokin' Soccer Ball !!!

A SMOKING SOCCER BALL...Get out of its way!!!
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Any More Hope for the N.E Revolution this Season?

The Revs keep tumbling down and down this year. Is there any hope for a ‘resurrection” or should we just say “Amen” and that’s it for 2009? Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!!

IMAGINE A WORLD WITH NO MOTHERS! There would be no Soccer anyway; so why even bother to think about it? Anyhow, great tribute goes out not only to Soccer moms but to all "Mother Figures" in the Soccer realm... fans, players, wives of soccer professsionals, promoters, journalists, marketeers, managers, coaches, analysts, and the like.
***I dare persuade all the Soccer boys to stop the ball for One minute in tribute to all the phenomenal women who keep you going!

Happy Mothers' Day- enjoy this poem... (click here) "MOTHER" !!! Click Here to Read More..

What's Your Opinion???

Some people have argued that soccer is more appealling when more "style" is added to it as depicted by these images...true or false? You reserve all the RIGHTS to your opinion!!!
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Soccer makes more Sense???

To some or many, Soccer has infinite meanings and forms . These might just be some of them...



Whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





























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Deal or No Deal for LA Galaxy's DAVID BECKHAM?

MLS recieving $10M for David Beckham to stay with AC Milan just for the remaining part of the Italian season; why not? I think MLS made a good deal on this and the great thing is Beckham gets to return and play for the rest of the MLS season. What better strategy could be undertakien? Wise move MLS... very economically smart!!! Click Here to Read More..

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo... He may need a "Savior"...

It's amazing how this great Soccer player could end up in such a dilemma at such a crucial time in his career. He himself is not sure about his own feelings about his future with Manchester United... I hope he doesn't wake up to a shocking surprise! Click Here to Read More..

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MLS Has More Momentum This Year!

This year's MLS teams are alot tougher than I have seen them in the past and that is exciting. Although there's increasing vandalism among the players, one can observe the dynamic increase in tenacity, momentum, tension and unpredictability in most of the games which gives the Sport a greater appeal now than in the past. I hope this continues to grow as the season goes by! Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, April 5, 2009

US Women's Soccer League Future?

I was just thinking about the new US Women's Professional Soccer league and its prospects. There's as much pessimism about it as there is optimism. Rome was not built in a day and it's only wise not to despise humble beginnings. The underground hard work will eventually pay off. It's a matter of patience and time. Click Here to Read More..

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WARMING UP FOR WORLD CUP?

South Africa 2010 is only a few months away. The whole world cannot wait for the golden moment! It is even more exciting that, for the first time, the African continent will host this event. This cannot be taken for granted. Soccer, like other Sports, is one of the most international binding forces. It brings people from all backgrounds in one accord, in such an astounding way. Could this be a signal to Africa that the world is challenging the African people to come out of their small world of "divisionism" into the recognition of Peace, Renewal and Empowerment? Arise, O African nations, to this great call... your freedom lies nowhere else, but in your very hands- you either embrace it or continue to struggle against each other in vain. Harken to this beckon!!! Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Is Major League Soccer (MLS) paying Attention?

Great! The 2009 Major League Soccer( MLS) season is here. Who knows what this year holds? New team Seattle gave a grand entrance by taming 2008 finalists, the New York Red Bulls. Thumbs up for the New England Revolution!


The sad thing, though, is that the league is growing at a far slower rate than that of the supply of new Soccer talent. As a result the contract deals for players are rapidly falling in value. In addition , many drafted young players are still out of contract. Does MLS have any immediate solutions to this problem before the Sport loses its valuable talent? Most of this talent comprises of young college graduates who have real lives to lead. At the present going rate of pay, there's no incentive to continue persuing a Sport that will take them nowhere in life.
Even teams of the other two Divisions, United Soccer Leagues' (USL1 and USL2), are limited on the capacity of their rosters. Besides, due to the increase in MLS division discharges, other divisons are considering former MLS players before new players and getting rid of some of their previous players. The pay being is really absurd. How about the players with families... how are they expected to survive on monthly pays that are averaging $2000 a month without accomodation included? Is there there a way to regulate minimum pay limits for these players?



Forces of demand and supply, alone, should not be the single determinant of the pay and treatment of players. Soccer players are real people with real lives to lead, and they do face real economic challenges.

It's time for Major League Soccer to consider alternatives to the current crisis, before the young and upcoming Soccer talent gives up hope on, and consideration of the Sport.
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Want to take Soccer to another level? Join the party right now!

It's time to talk Soccer... veteran stars, players, fans, agents, managers, promoters, league-managers, name it- even critics...welcome to the table!!! Dining with those minds that appreciate and love, but also those minds that actually despise the Sport with such a passion!

It could never get more exciting...


How about the young, up-and-coming Soccer stars? This is your chance to share your views, concerns and questions and to also learn from a diverse spectrum of experts. One hint of caution; do not let go of your judgement stand!




You think you have what it takes to bring Soccer to another level? Share your views, comments and ideas right here and right now.


Welcome aboard!!!
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