Petke has no concerns over replacement refs
Mike Petke on the replacement refs: "You know, obviously I never thought I'd find myself saying this about referees but I will probably have to be a bit more patient in this game."
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There will be replacement referees for the opening weekend of MLS and Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke isn't spending anytime worrying about the men who will call the game.
NO CHAMPIONSHIP THIS TIME
USA loses to Sweden, fails to reach Algarve Cup final
For the second straight match at the Algarve Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team dominated in possession and scoring chances, but fell short in a 1-0 loss to Sweden that knocked the USA out of contention for a place in the championship game of the tournament Complete
WEST COAST STRATEGY
For Red Bulls, traveling is a New York state of mind
Last year, Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke got his first game on the sidelines in a wild 3-3 result at Portland. This year, he takes not only a full year of coaching with him into this game, he also has a full knowledge of how to travel. Complete
COSMOS BEST XI Coach and bench
One of the winningest coaches in North American Soccer League history, Eddie Firmani coached the Cosmos on two occasions, and was the only coach in league history to win three championships.
OFFSIDE REMARKS Chivas USA: an end of an error in southern California
No tears were shed here in New York when it was announced that Major League Soccer had purchased Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes on Thursday. Complete
Lewis Column Archive
CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS MLS expansion: too much of a good thing?
Major League Soccer is expected to announce its 21st club next week, granting Orlando City SC a franchise to begin play in the league in 2015. Complete
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MY TWO CENTS Cosmos, Lewis open door to change in the U.S. soccer landscape
The New York Cosmos may be a second division side, but they flashed top division muscle this past week. Signing Andre Lewis days before the Major League Soccer SuperDraft has forced the Vancouver Whitecaps to come to a loan/transfer agreement to secure the signing of their own draft pick. Vancouver had selected Lewis as the seventh overall pick. Complete
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BEATING THE HEAT Graham Zusi talks hydration
Over the past several months, U.S. National team and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi has had to play in places like Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and R.F.K. Stadium on a sweltering June day, as well as at elevation in places like Denver and Salt Lake City, so he's become somewhat of an expert on hydration.