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D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo | MLS MatchCenter: First off, here's the MLS preview of tomorrow's game against Houston. It's supposed to be 80 degrees on Saturday, so you should really peel yourself away from whatever it is you find yourself doing on a Saturday evening and get your tail to RFK anyway.
NYCFC gives up late goal, settles for 1-1 draw with Union - NY Daily News: Thursday night's game between NYCFC and Philly ended like a D.C. United game, with a super late score that swiped points from someone.
Watching N.Y.C.F.C. at Yankee Stadium - The New Yorker: Very nice piece from a New Yorker dissatisfied over the years with the Red Bull experience and settling in as an NYCFC fan. Excerpt: "'Yeah, baby,' a man in front of me called out after a long cross from the corner, and I chortled at the naked-city rightness of it. Why was I enjoying this so much—more, I think, than I would have a Yankee game?"
Major League Soccer – "Major" Is Merely Fantasy Until The Officiating Improves - Oregon Sports News: Sour grapes from a Timber fan, or no?
American Soccer is Surprisingly Huge Overseas - International Business Times: As stars from Europe head to MLS, Europeans start tuning in.
Can Russian Soccer Resolve Its Racism Problem Before 2018 World Cup? - Radio Free Europe: A new report by an NGO finds 200 racist acts at Russian soccer matches between 2012 and 2014.
Pele enjoying second golden age of New York soccer - NY Daily News: Pele on Qatar: "They will make it very nice." "They" being indentured servants.