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Interview
February 28th, 2015

Life On Major League Soccer’s Minimum Salary

As a rookie with the Columbus Crew in 2014, Ross Friedman was paid less than $40,000. One of his teammates earned more than 15 times that. Friedman joins Bill Littlefield to share what it’s like to experience income inequality in Major League Soccer.

Only A Blog
February 11th, 2015
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Passed Over By MLS, Miguel Ibarra Gets Shot On U.S. National Team

Midfielder Miguel Ibarra made his first U.S. Men’s National Team start against Panama on Sunday. He got the chance despite playing in the second-division North American Soccer League.

Commentary
December 17th, 2014

Remembering A World War I Truce On Christmas Eve — 100 Years Later

Bill Littlefield reflects on a remarkable World War I ceasefire that featured a soccer game between German and British troops.

In The News
December 6th, 2014

MLS Cup Preview: Revolution Vs. Galaxy

While the Revolution seeks its first MLS Cup, the Galaxy is hoping to send retiring star Landon Donovan off with his sixth title. Bill Littlefield has more on Sunday’s matchup.

Commentary
December 3rd, 2014

Playing Surface Controversy Continues Ahead Of Women’s World Cup

The official draw for groups for the 2015 women’s World Cup is scheduled for Dec. 6. Meanwhile, the dispute over plans to use artificial turf at the competition is ongoing. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.

Featured Book
November 29th, 2014

‘The Game Of Our Lives:’ English Football Preserves Urban Identities In The UK

Author David Goldblatt’s new book “The Game of Our Lives” seeks to explain soccer’s central place in the British psyche. Goldblatt joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.

In Depth
November 22nd, 2014
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Future Murky For Brazil’s Arena Da Amazonia

The Brazilian state of Amazonas borrowed $160 million to build a new World Cup stadium. Now that the competition’s over, many are concerned about the stadium’s future. Can it bring in enough money to pay off the debt? Sam Schramski reports from Brazil.

Interview
November 22nd, 2014

Final Four Teams Vie For MLS Cup

Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders are going for the unprecedented triple: the Supporters’ Shield, U.S. Open Cup, and the MLS Cup. Can they do it? Bill Littlefield speaks with Don Ruiz of the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. to find out.

Feature
November 15th, 2014
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Eibar Thrives As Soccer's Ultimate Underdog

Located in Spain’s verdant Basque Country, Eibar shocked the soccer world in May when it became the smallest town to send a team to Spain’s top league — ever. Now, SD Eibar prepares to take on Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid. From Barcelona, Ian Mount has the story.

Commentary
November 12th, 2014

Nearing Retirement, Landon Donovan Puts Soccer In Perspective

Whenever a future Hall of Fame player is retiring, people pay attention. Bill Littlefield has been playing close attention to Landon Donovan’s comments recently, and he likes what he’s hearing.

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