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Two badly botched PK calls -- but the MLS remedy is misguided

Well, not that brilliant a weekend for MLS refs. Specifically, a couple of dead-cert penalty kicks not called. If you assume -- which we always do, I think -- that a PK means a goal, then these were arguably game-defining calls, given that both games were won on one-goal margins by the team that profited from the miscalls.
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Soccer, from the Heart

A small book, the classic "slim volume" if you like ... but Brian Glanville's "The Man Behind the Goal" weighs in as a massively important contribution to any telling of the phenomenon that is soccer.
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How long for Nigel de Jong?

So the talk is now focused on what sort of punishment the MLS Disciplinary Committee will settle upon Nigel de Jong.
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Fernando and Joe Hart share the blame for Man City fiasco

The recent tragic, disastrous and possibly hilarious screw up by Man City that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score a totally unexpected goal for PSG is worth scrutiny.
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One Nation, One Team -- a tainted slogan for U.S. Soccer

I, like you, have to live with the daily insults to our intelligence provided by the public relations and marketing and advertising brotherhood. Their commercials, their advertisements, their slogans, their buzzwords. Above all, with their relentless stupidity.
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