SOME SAVING GRACES AT RIGHT TIME
Nielsen makes sure RSL pays the penalty with 2 vital stops
Jimmy Nielsen: ďThis trophy here means a lot to me. Itís a proud moment. I came here four years ago with the goal of being a champion. Now Iím standing with this, itís a very proud moment."
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Life sure can work in mysterious ways. For most of the 120 minutes of regulation and extratime at MLS Cup Saturday, Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen hardly looked like the imposing and dynamic goalkeeper he usually is. On several occasions he looked like he was in slow motion, thanks to the sub-freezing temperatures.
READY TO CLOSE ONE DOOR, OPEN ANOTHER
Kreis sounds like someone ready for a new challenge as NYC FC beckons
The season and most likely his tenure at Real Salt Lake did not end as he intended, but Jason Kreis appears ready to start a new challenge. Complete
THE PENALTY PHASE
How MLS Cup was won by Sporting Kansas City
Here's a blow-by-blow of the MLS Cup penalty-kick shootout. In a record, marathon,10-round tie-breaker, Sporting Kansas City prevailed over Real Salt Lake, 7-6. Complete
COSMOS BEST XI Andranik Eskandarian
One of the quickest and most reliable defenders in North American Soccer League history, Andranik Eskandarian also became one of the most popular players in Cosmos history, remaining to this day a well- known and well-liked figure in metropolitan area soccer circles.
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 The man who managed to silence Maracana
Long-time soccer fan Vish Murthy writes about a man who managed to silence all of Maracana in the 1950 World Cup final. Complete
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