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Patrick_the_Ruminator

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I am the sole content provider for One-Handed Grab, editor for LAG Confidential, staff writer for Crystal Ball Run and a FWAA member. Also a PhD holder in Political Philosophy. Follow me @TheRealPSJ.

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MLS+ to provide TV and digital content

MLS announced on June 18 that MLS+ has been created as a content and distribution group to produce television shows, digital series, mini-documentaries, mobile applications, lifestyle features, user-generated content, viral video stunts and more.

Marcelo Sarvas snubbed as MLS AS fan vote opens

LA Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas was snubbed by media voters as he was not one of the Galaxy's six nominees for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game. Sarvas was denied an opportunity to be voted on by fans despite a very good season thus far.

Vote Landon Donovan for MLS Goal of the Week

Landon Donovan's wonderful volleyed goal against Real Salt Lake is nominated for MLS' Goal of the Week for Week 15. Voting is open now online or by text for Donovan and the rest of the nominees.

Donovan's impact not enough vs RSL

Landon Donovan wore the captain's armband and scored for the LA Galaxy on June 8 against Real Salt Lake but the Galaxy fell 3-1. Donovan's solid output was the sole bright spot for a team missing key producers.

Zardes' impact of little help in loss to Revs

Gyasi Zardes led the Galaxy in Match Impact Rating against the New England Revolution. Unfortunately for LA, Zardes wouldn't have finished in the top three for the Revs in their 5-0 win on June 2.

Robbie Keane had massive impact vs Sounders

In Robbie Rogers debut with the LA Galaxy, Robbie Keane put on a show with a first half hat trick and an assist in a 4-0 rout of the Seattle Sounders. Keane's Match Impact Rating shows how off the charts he was in the match.

Taking stock of Magee and Rogers

Mike Magee was the LA Galaxy's Mr. November. Robbie Rogers has big shoes to fill in that respect, but during the regular season, Rogers has provided clutch goals at nearly the same rate. Perhaps the move to LA will elevate Rogers' playoff performance

MLS 2013 salaries and Match Impact Rating

Mauro Rosales of the Seattle Sounders is one of the biggest bargains in MLS in 2013 going by his league-leading Match Impact Rating. LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan cracks the Top 10 in both MIR and compensation. We break down the bargains and busts.

Report: MikeMagee traded to Fire for Robbie Rogers

According to a report by Steven Goff of the Washington Post, LA Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee has been traded to the Chicago Fire for the rights to midfielder Robbie Rogers.

Keane, Donovan lead Galaxy in salary, MIR

The LA Galaxy's two designated players, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan, lead their team in both salary and Match Impact Rating. While neither player is a bargain, they are both performing well which is expected with the salary they command.

Keane, Villarreal solid in loss vs. Red Bulls

Robbie Keane and Jose Villarreal did the most to help the Galaxy avoid a losing effort against the New York Red Bulls on May 19. If not for a late goal caused in part by an indecisive goalkeeper, the Galaxy might have had a draw in the match.

Donovan in form, makes big Impact vs. Union

LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan tallied one goal and two assists in a spirited performance against the Philadelphia Union on May 15. His Match Impact Rating was in the triple digits and should raise some questions about his future with the USMNT.

Gyasi Zardes Makes Quite an Impact vs Whitecaps

Gyasi Zardes scored a goal and took three shots during his 23 minutes of action against the Vancouver Whitecaps on May 11. The performance isn't indicative of what he would have done during an entire match but showed him to be a tantalizing prospect.

Galaxy Fail to Make Offensive Impact vs Dynamo

The Galaxy did not find the scoreboard or much in the way of offensive impact as the Match Impact Ratings show for their 1-0 loss on Sunday to the Houston Dynamo.

Artificial Turf in North American Soccer's Future?

Is artificial turf going to be the surface of the future in North American soccer? Charles Boehm's longform piece in MLS Soccer.com's The Word series looks into those prospects. Whether or not one likes artificial turf, it is here to stay for now.

Dempsey bested by defenders in MIR

Clint Dempsey scored the only goal for the U.S. on Feb. 6 vs. Honduras but a pair of defenders for Los Catrachos, Juan Carlos Garcia and Maynor Figueroa, both turned in better Match Impact Ratings in the World Cup qualifier.

RGIII on playing hurt: 'I'm the best option'

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III described himself as the best option for the team after Washington's 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday at FedEx Field.

Heat defeat Wizards, 99-71

The Wizards fell on the road to the Heat, 99-71. Kevin Seraphin led the Wizards with 14 points and Miami's LeBron James led all scorers with 24 points.

RGIII asked Mike Shanahan to keep playing

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Robert Griffin III asked him to keep playing after halftime and was cleared to play by team doctors.

Aaron Murray to return to UGA in 2013

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray will return for his senior season. The junior quarterback tweeted his intention to return on Sunday evening.

Redskins lose RGIII, fall to Seahawks, 24-14

The Redskins had success with Robert Griffin III early and led 14-0 but fell 24-14 to the Seahawks in the Wild Card round as he became ineffective with a knee injury. A fourth quarter tweak of the knee took Griffin out of the game for good.

RGIII leaves game in 4th quarter with knee injury

Robert Griffin III left the 4th quarter of the NFC Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks with a knee injury after trying to recover a bad snap. He has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Kansas hangs on against Temple, 69-62

The Temple Owls gave the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks a scare on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse but Kansas prevailed 69-62.

Redskins lead Seahawks, 14-13, after third quarter

The Washington Redskins lead the Seattle Seahawks, 14-13, after three quarters of the NFC Wild Card game between the teams on Sunday at FedEx Field.

Redskins lead Seahawks, 14-13, at halftime

The Washington Redskins lead the Seattle Seahawks, 14-10, at halftime in an NFC Wild Card game at FedEx Field. Robert Griffin III had a pair of touchdown passes for the Redskins while Russell Wilson had one touchdown pass for the Seahawks.

Bill O'Brien stays at Penn State: blogger reaction

Bill O'Brien has decided to remain the head coach at Penn State, spurning offers to be an NFL head coach. Our Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries reacted to the news.

Redskins lead Seahawks, 14-0, after first quarter

The Washington Redskins lead the Seattle Seahawks, 14-0, after the first quarter of play at FedEx Field on Sunday. Robert Griffin III has a pair of touchdown passes for the Redskins.

Sixers continue West Coast swing to start 2013

The Sixers have a pair of games against the Lakers (Jan.1) and Suns (Jan. 2) to begin 2013. The Sixers defeated the Suns and lost to the Lakers in the previous meetings between the teams this season.

Wizards start new year with Mavs, Pacers

The Washington Wizards will start 2013 off with games against the Dallas Mavericks (Jan. 1) and Indiana Pacers (Jan. 2).

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