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"At 17, you just want to train with the first team, then you get greedy, want to get in the team and win trophies, but of course I didn't think I'd still be playing at this age." Manchester United midfielder and Premier League Best Player in 20 Seasons award winner Ryan Giggs

Other Sources

2012 Meet The USASA: Eric Wynalda’s Cal FC from Thousand Oaks, CA – from's Gerald Barnhart: “Even if we lose, we are gonna continue to move forward.”

Bruce Arena discusses Galaxy, MLS, player development, his future, his son the coach and White House visit – from The Washington Post's Steven Goff: "The way the league is, you’ll never have a consistently good team in the league."

Dynamo want visitors to feel heat – from The Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz: "The heat is our advantage," Dynamo forward Brian Ching said.

Making fans love soccer is Impact's goal – from The Montreal Gazette's Pat Hickey: it was a sign of improvement and that this was a game the Impact might have lost earlier in the season.

De Klerk’s ‘promotion’ takes the fiery assistant off the sidelines – from The Toronto Sun's Kurtis Larson: "He’s one that everyone can learn off of.”

Roy Hodgson's decision to take Gary Neville to Euro 2012 with England makes sense in so many ways – from The Telegraph's Henry Winter: Neville doesn’t “do” fear.

Alex McLeish "took the rap" for Aston Villa players – from BBC Sport's Pat Murphy: owner Randy Lerner donned his pragmatic businessman's hat and acted swiftly.

ROBBEN'S A MAN ON A MISSION – from MIO Stadium's Simon Kuper: his was probably good for him.

The Champions League: A Gamble That Paid Off Big – from The NY Times' Rob Hughes: Billionaires now run the teams most likely to win the Champions League….

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@Ourand_SBJ – John Ourand: MLS national TV numbers: ESPN2's Philly-Red Bulls game pulled 275K viewers on Sunday; NBCSN's DCU-Houston had 120K on Saturday. 


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