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Video: First goal of 2011 MLS season is a good one, courtesy of the Galaxy’s Juninho

March 15, 2011

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First goal of the 2011 season is a gem from the Galaxy's Juninho

Here’s your obligatory video of the first goal of the 2011 MLS season (after the jump). Lucky for us, it happens to be a damn good one.

The Seattle Sounders and 36,000-plus faithful played host to David Beckham, Landon Donovan and the rest of the L.A. Galaxy Tuesday night, kicking off the 2011 MLS season live on ESPN’s “MLS First Kick 2011” special.

Unfortunately, it was a pretty drab match until the Galaxy’s 22-year old Brazilian midfielder, Juninho, blasted this screamer past Kasey Keller in the 58th minute to give L.A. a 1-0 lead. The goal would prove to be the difference in the match. Fairly nice start to the season, I’d say.

Curiously enough, Juninho actually claimed “Goal of the Week” honors last season at the Sounders’ expense, and it won’t be surprising if this strike garners the same attention.  Hopefully a sign of things to come for Major League Soccer this season and beyond.

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U.S. Soccer Officially Announces 30-Man Preliminary Roster For World Cup 2010

May 11, 2010

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Bob Bradley announced 30-man preliminary roster for World Cup 2010

Sorry, kids, “The Bob” left out Freddy Adu.  No Santino Quaranta either — despite that lovely piece ESPN did on him last week during the D.C. United-Kansas City match — and, of course, sad as it is, Charlie Davies couldn’t quite get fit in time to make the trip to South Africa.

There’s still one final cut to go.  This list of 30 has to be trimmed to 23 on June 1st, and, though there’s probably only a handful of truly “open” spots, I’m sure nearly every player on here will have a chance to make an impression during USA’s World Cup warm-ups against the Czech Repulic (May 25th, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN) and Turkey (May 29th, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN 2).

We plan on taking a slightly more in depth look at the U.S. squad once the final roster is determined, but for now you can find the 30 players set for training camp after the jump…

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A Fantastic Football Fortnight Looms…

May 20, 2008

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No, not our Football, nearly everyone else’s.  And it’s not technically a fortnight I suppose, closer to a month really, but I’m a sucker for alliteration.  Make the jump to see what’s on tap in the coming weeks, one of the most saturated periods for quality soccer in recent memory.

The US National Team has some huge games coming up Euro 2008 kicks off in June Champions League Final on Wednesday...

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Do they win?  Great!

April 19, 2008

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Trey Wingo

Everyone loves a winner, right?  Not in the world o’ sports, my friend.  Ask Cubs fans.  Evidently Mr. Wingo didn’t get the memo.

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MLS set to kick off today

March 29, 2008

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League, Fox Soccer Channel strategically schedule nationally televised “MLS First Kick” doubleheader in direct competition with tonight’s Elite Eight games.  Many thanks, assholes…

Why?

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