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My Two Cents

My Two Cents

March 22, 2014
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The Starting XI: Fan Will Smith has some observations of Red Bulls, NYC FC, Cosmos
Local soccer fan Will Smith makes 11 observations about the Red Bulls, NYC FC and the Cosmos.



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What did you think of the Red Bulls' opener?
It's been a few days since the Red Bulls dropped their opening match of the season in Vancouver, we haven't heard one word from a Red Bulls fan.


January 22, 2014
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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.


January 19, 2014
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MLS reserve and USL Pro musings
Long-time Red Bulls fan Chris Brandon Whitaker has some opinions of his own abut the MLS Reserve-USL Pro league merger.


January 8, 2014
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Part II: A few reasons how promotion/relegation system could be a success in the United States
With soccer growing in popularity domestically as well as interest in the European/South American leagues and international tournaments still on the rise, the professional leagues in the United States still have many questions that need to be answered.


January 7, 2014
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A few reasons why promotion/relegation system could be a success in the United States
BigAppleSoccer.com writer talks about the benefits of the promotion/relegation system and why it should be used in the United States.


December 15, 2013
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All I want for Christmas
Soccer fan Will Smith has put together a list of Christmas gifts that Santa should bestow on area soccer and it's supporters.


December 8, 2013
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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.


December 6, 2013
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Handshake of inspiration: my tribute to Nelson Mandela
Former MetroStars assistant coach and Portuguese assistant coach Dan Gaspar, now an assistant on the Iranian national team, remembers when he met Nelson Mandela.


November 29, 2013
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What the Cosmos need this off-season
The New York Cosmos finished the North American Soccer League as the leagueís best team after hoisting the Soccer Bowl trophy on Nov. 9. Although the club reached the heights of old with another championship, there is still work to be done this off-season to improve the squad.


November 27, 2013
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What are you thankful for in soccer this year?
With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, we'd love to hear from you on whatever you are thankful for this holiday season.


November 17, 2013
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Some thoughts on improving NASL's split season format
The North American Soccer League playoff format isnít what we are used to seeing in terms of North American sport. However, it keeps the league in a unique position in which it is doing something no one else is. However, in order to grow the league, a few changes should be taken into consideration.


November 11, 2013
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The Red Bullsí Analyst on relapse
Chris Brandon Whitaker writes The Red Bullsí Analyst column monthly, providing ďAnalysis for a team & therapy for fans," tackles the issue of relapse after last Wednesday's elimination from the MLS Cup playoffs.


November 7, 2013
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Ode to another playoff defeat
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith shared this little ditty about the team's latest playoff disappointment.


October 18, 2013
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Oh, the hypocrisy of it All
Long-time soccer fan Will Smith feels some fans are two-faced when it comes to U.S. pro soccer and the New York Cosmos.


October 14, 2013
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The Red Bullsí Analyst on loss aversion
For this monthís session, the Red Bullsí Analyst will process the teamís recurrent problem with avoiding losses rather than winning games.


October 8, 2013
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Some things this fan would like to see in the long term of MLS
Long-time soccer fan Will Smith makes a list of some improvements to MLS that he would like to see over the next decade.


October 1, 2013
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Petke is the pulse of the Red Bulls
Red Bulls fan Alan Alcalde talks about how rookie head coach Mike Petke has changed the face of the Red Bulls.


September 3, 2013
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The Red Bullsí Analyst on mimicry
This is the latest edition of Chris Brandon Whitaker' The Red Bullsí Analyst column monthly, which provides ďAnalysis for a Team & Therapy for Fans."


August 27, 2013
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Red Bulls outside midfielders, DPs are not making the grade on a mediocre team
Long-time Red Bulls supporter Bill Balduino feels the team's two outside midfielders and designated players are not making the grade.


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