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Dream|Start Soccer post: “Get to Watching the U.S. Women’s National Team”

Dream|Start Soccer blogger Afton Cohen has written a post to give some context surrounding the relative scarcity of women’s soccer on TV.  The future looks bright, though.  Read her article here.

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The Dream|Start team has thrown down the gauntlet

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Recently I was fortunate enough to connect with soccer enthusiast, blogger and founder of the Dream|Start Soccer blog Joe Howard.  Joe is the Editor in Chief of Dream|Start, leading a team of soccer bloggers who are essentially pouring fuel on the small (but growing) fire of American soccer passion as it sweeps throughout the nation.

They’re not only writing about the soccer scenes in America and abroad for current soccer fans, they are deftly making the beautiful game more accessible to an uninitiated American audience who is poised to become the next generation of rabid soccer fans.  And if that weren’t enough, they’ve thrown down the gauntlet for both the avid fans and uninitiated alike: “Be a supporter ALL THE TIME, not just every four years… [be part of] changing the game forever in the States.”

Lucky for us at Midwest Soccer, they’ll be generously sharing some of their content here.  So from time to time you’ll see their awesome work gracing our site.  Of course that shouldn’t stop you from bookmarking the Dream|Start Soccer blog and/or signing up for their email list.

Regardless of how (or where) America’s love affair with the beautiful game ignites and burns, you’ll find the Dream|Start crew at the base of the fire fanning the flames of revolution.

Man City to face Olympiacos in Minneapolis!

Isn’t it time you get up close and personal with the likes of Rooney, van Persie, Benzema, Gervinho, Nani, Ronaldo, Totti and more?  (Well you’re in luck, friend!  A link to tickets is below.)
This summer the Guinness International Champions Cup will be storming across the U.S. featuring the likes of AC Milan, AS Roma, Inter, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Olympiacos, and Real Madrid.  This year’s format will consist of round-robin group play and then a final.
Check with your local state association and the main tournament site for more information about matches in your area.
If you’re anywhere near Minnesota drop everything, get those travel arrangements made, and find your way to Minneapolis where Manchester City will clash with Olympiacos on August 2nd at TCF Bank Stadium, in the heart of the University of MN’s Minneapolis campus.  Friends of the MN Soccer Association can get ticket discounts through their Facebook page, their main website, and here:

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP

GUINNESS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP  |  JUL 24 AUG 4.
MANCHESTER CITY VS OLYMPIACOSTCF BANK | SATURDAY, AUGUST 02
On behalf of the Minnesota Soccer Association, we would like to offer you 10% discount off tickets to this summer’s International Champions Cup. For individual tickets, click the link below and use the code REFEREE.  Get tickets here!

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For groups of 15 or more, please contact Andrew Puzyk at 646-582-2392 or e-mail apuzyk@releventsports.com.

Now past Ghana, is the USMNT overhyped?

Our esteemed colleague Gianfranco Borroni recently shared an article (by Ryu Spaeth, published in The Week) that pulls no punches.  As the residual celebrations from the win over Ghana fade away, I think it’s fair to ask that we absorb the article as objectively as possible, and then start asking ourselves if we’re willing to buy into Mr. Spaeth’s argument.

The new place to “Talk your (futbol) talk”

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The brainchild of the highly esteemed Gianfranco Borroni, Midwest Soccer Forums has recently gone live!  With the World Cup fast approaching there is no better time to visit the forums to share the passion, and perhaps catch the brilliance of Gianfranco’s deep knowledge of the game.

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