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Will the MLS merge with Liga MX?

Despite commonly held misconceptions, soccer is a popular sport in the United States. Over 24 million people regularly play the beautiful game, and 15% of whom are registered players. In 2018, the analytics company Gallup reported that soccer was the fourth most-watched team sport in the country, behind American football, baseball, and basketball. Its top-flight league, known as Major League Soccer (MLS) is the fastest growing professional soccer league in the world. Its creation came about as the US held…
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Major League Soccer to restart season on 8th July

After three months of no live-action in the MLS, the league is set to make a comeback on 8th July. The first game will be staged in Disney World, Florida, without any audience, though it will air live. The reason for the selection of Florida is to have neutral ground for easy control of all the twenty-six teams. This decision was made by football officials in a bid to ensure the safety of the players, coaches, and other supporting staff.…
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Long distance travel blues?

Does traveling long distances to away games have an influence on results? Common sense and the latest statistical analysis seem to be at odds. In my last blog I looked at the vagaries of the fixture computer as it sent teams the length and breadth of the country for midweek fixtures. The piece was written from a fans perspective, so I thought it would be interesting to look at the issue from the club’s angle, as I wondered whether all…
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