MLS SuperDraft 2015: Mock Draft, Date, Time and Live Stream Info

When Major League Soccer is generating major headlines, one can almost guarantee it's due to the arrival of some aging European star with a global fanbase and a desire to keep playing even when the top leagues are no longer interested. This leads to charges of the MLS as being a "retirement home" for fading legends, but that idea undermines all the work the league has done to give homegrown players a chance to succeed and improve the quality of competition. Stars alone don't make a team in which 11 players need to think and move as one to succeed. For those looking to see how the future of the league is shaping up stateside, look no further than the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, in which the top collegiate players find new homes in the professional ranks.  Two new franchises—Orlando City SC and New York City FC—join what could be a banner year in the league's history. Orlando and New York go one and two in this year's draft, and the players drafted on Friday will be key to shaping the debut franchise's respective legacies.  It's an exciting time for United States soccer, and there is always a little extra buzz following a World Cup ...
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MLS Cup Final 2014: TV Schedule and Predictions for Galaxy vs. Revolution

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be at the center of the American soccer universe on Sunday, as perhaps the most iconic player in U.S. soccer plays out his swan song in the 2014 MLS Cup final.Landon Donovan—the all-time leading scorer in the history of both MLS and the U.S. national team—will walk out onto the pitch at StubHub Center in Los Angeles for the last time as a player. Having already played his last game for the Stars and Stripes, the MLS Cup final serves as an opportunity for the player whose career is most associated with the growth of soccer in the United States to go out on top with another MLS championship. Standing in his way are the New England Revolution, an athletic, hardworking team spearheaded by insatiable midfielder Jermaine Jones—a fixture on the U.S. national team—and Lee Nguyen, an attacking midfielder wrapping up a career year with his club. The Revolution clinched a berth in the final with a 4-3 aggregate win over Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls. It is their first trip to the Cup final since 2007.The Galaxy defeated the Supporters Shield-winning Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference finals on away goals (2-2 aggregate). It's ...
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MLS Cup Final 2014: Early Predictions for Revolution vs. Galaxy

It's not often that a sports legend has the chance to go out on top. When one of those opportunities comes around, you don't want to miss it. Los Angeles Galaxy star and U.S. soccer hero Landon Donovan is one game away from winning the 2014 MLS Cup and wrapping up an amazing playing career with a final piece of silverware. Donovan, who is the all-time leading goalscorer in MLS history, announced he would retire from the game at the end of the 2014 season back in August. Standing in his way are the New England Revolution, a resolute squad that boasts midfield stars in Jermaine Jones—a U.S. national team stalwart—and Lee Nguyen, who slotted home 18 regular-season goals this year. The Galaxy are in the final thanks to a second-half goal from Juninho in a 2-1 road loss to the Seattle Sounders—winners of the Supporters' Shield—that leveled the scoring on aggregate at 2-2 and sent Los Angeles through via the away-goals rule. New England defeated the New York Red Bulls 4-3 on aggregate in their two-leg Eastern Conference Final. The second match was a dazzling affair, a 2-2 draw at Gillette Stadium that could very well have been the final game for Red Bulls and ...
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MLS Cup Playoffs 2014: Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy Score and Twitter Reaction

Real Salt Lake did their best to press a home-field advantage in the first leg of their Western Conference Semifinals matchup against the Los Angeles Galaxy, who benefited from a brilliant performance by goalie Jaime Penedo to secure a 0-0 draw. The Galaxy finished the season five points ahead of Real Salt Lake and were hoping to come away with a crucial away goal at Rio Tinto Stadium.  Real Salt Lake relayed the biggest key to the game for the team, which centered on the potent attacking trio of Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes and Landon Donovan: However, it would be the home side that featured the majority of the attacking flair, playing the ball forward smoothly and crisply while forcing the Galaxy to rely almost solely on the counterattack to generate any semblance of offense. The game got off to a fairly quiet start, the booming drums in the stands notwithstanding, as both teams sized each other up. Keane got off the first shot of the match in the fifth minute, but goalie Nick Rimando made a clear-cut save. The strike would be one of only three shots on the night for the Galaxy. Much has been made of Donovan's decision to retire from the ...
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