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More on MLS Salaries

From the NY Times, Salaries Provide Window Into M.L.S. For years, it had been assumed that the league’s eight teams operated under a strict salary cap, with maximum salaries set at $280,000 and minimums at $25,000. The facts are quite different. As a single-entity operation, where the league negotiates and owns all player contracts, exceptions …

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Soccer Salaries

Bet you make more than these pro-athletes. Soccer America is listing the salaries of MLS players circulated by the player’s union. While similar figures have been available in other sports, this is the first time American soccer fans are seeing them. Previously, the players were organized in an association and were suing the league over …

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A Wider World Cup in 2006

FIFA has agreed to broadcast the next World Cup in widescreen format. That is, the letterbox format used in movies. It sounds like a perfect ploy to get soccer fans around the world to upgrade their television sets. If its not broadcast in High-def though, I can’t imagine the extra image room adding much to …

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Adu for DCU

Already I’ve had 3 coworkers talk to me about DC United’s new signing for next season – 14-year old Freddy Adu. It’s great that this kid is already generating so much buzz for the team and league. He’ll be joining Bobby Convey and Santino Quaranta who also signed with United while teenagers, 16 to be …

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MLS future looking brighter

As a DC United and MLS fan, I was pretty worried about the league two years ago when it decided to contract its 2 Florida based teams. It’s incredible how things have changed since then! The year we had another soccer-specific stadium openened in LA, another breaking ground in Dallas, and plans for the same …

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Winning Eleven Soccer

Stupid region controls on video games. Why can I import the Japanese version of Winning Eleven 6 for the Gamecube but not the European version of International Superstar Soccer 3? Looks like I’m either going to have to move out of the USA, where instead we get crap soccer games like SEGA Soccer Slam and …

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