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Beckham makes pitch for Miami MLS franchise

David Beckham speaks during a news conference, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Miami. Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former English national team captain. The plan announced Monday would have an open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. The capacity could be as low as 21,000 or as high as 35,000. AP

David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the Major League Soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Football: Sporting KC tops Real Salt Lake to win MLS Cup

Photo: Sporting Kansas City's Most Valuable Player Aurelien Collin holds the MLS Cup after defeating Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup final soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Aurelien Collin scored the equalizer in the second half, then drove home the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City a dramatic victory over Real Salt Lake in the Major League Soccer Cup final on Saturday.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

LeBron on MLS in Miami: ‘We’re working on it’

Miami Heat forward LeBron James.  AP FILE PHOTO

LeBron James spoke out again Wednesday about his involvement with David Beckham and the retired superstar’s plan to bring an MLS team to Miami.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Football culture makes it so hard to be gay says Rodgers

Former MLS and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers says he is gay. In a post on his personal website, Rogers writes: "Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. ... Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay." AP FILE PHOTO/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette

Former Leeds winger Robbie Rodgers admits the macho culture of football makes it impossible for gay players to stay in the sport once they have revealed their homosexuality.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Keeper Cudicini set for LA Galaxy switch

Carlo Cudicini, who was with Tottenham since 2009, is set to be sold to Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS. AP FILE PHOTO/Sang Tan

Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini appears destined for the United States after Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have reached an agreement to sell him to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Azkals keen on US training

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AZKALS Jason Sabio (left) and Rob Gier tackle Indonesia’s Irfan Bacchdim in last night’s match at Rizal Memorial Stadium. August dela Cruz

A 15-day training camp in the United States in August highlighted by two international friendlies and a match against Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire is close to being finalized for the Philippine Azkals.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Football,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Beckham pay cut nearly 40 percent

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David Beckham. AP Photo

David Beckham is no longer Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player after his salary was cut nearly 40 percent in his new contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Posted: May 26th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Beckhams’ charm wins over fans; LA Galaxy conquer Filipinos

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David Beckham: We'd love to come back. Photo by Mark Giongco

Filipino football fans may have gotten the thrill of seeing live how it’s like to “Bend it like Beckham,” but there’s more to the international sporting icon’s talent that awed the Filipinos.

David Beckham—who flashed his trademark curling shot in the opening goal of the Los Angeles Galaxay’s 6-1 rout of the Philippine Azkals on Saturday— certainly had more than his talent to charm the country.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PH football books mainstream ticket

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The Philippines Azkals turned football into a sport with a major cult following. But with the visit of David Beckham and the LA Galaxy, the sport has taken giant strides in popularity, heralding its entry into mainstream entertainment in a huge way.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

LA Galaxy go out of their way to put smile in orphans’ faces

Landon Donovan help outfit the kids with hearing aids. Photo from Los Angeles Galaxy Twitter account (@LAGalaxy).

Amid the shrieks of football fans, a quiet time with the kids became the best moment for the entire Los Angeles Galaxy.

The members of the Major League Soccer (MLS) champions squeezed into their tight schedule a special trip to various local orphanages and foundations Saturday morning before the anticipated clash versus the Philippines national team.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Azkals’ dream match with Galaxy: Filipinos face their idols

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The Philippines Azkals, a team that hardly merited a second look even from its Southeast Asian rivals a year ago, face the newly crowned Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy in an exhibition match that underlines the rapid rise of the sport in this basketball-crazy nation.

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Timing is awfully wrong, but Aly Borromeo still relishes the moment

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Borromeo vs Donovan on the pitch may have to wait. Photo by Mark Giongco

While this may be the season of the sports fan, the timing could not have been any worse where Aly Borromeo is concerned.

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Beckham wants to play for country in Olympics

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Although talks are rife that David Beckham may just be playing one of his final games with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the English star still won’t drop a hint.

Posted: December 1st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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