FC Dallas celebrate their U.S. Open Cup title

Three changes the U.S. Open Cup needs to become more fun, competitive

The U.S. Open Cup is an awesome tournament that no one really knows about. So here are a few needed changes for the nation-wide competition.

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WordPress 4.8 a great setup for cool things to come

Sure, WordPress 4.8 doesn’t break any major ground, like the WP REST API in 4.7, but it’s another solid, quality release from the volunteers who work in core. And it sets up greater things down the road.

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Slower WordPress cycle best for moving forward

After WordPress 4.7 dropped in December, Matt Mullenweg announced that he would be taking over and core wouldn’t have a strict timeline for major releases. Now as 4.8 is about to drop, is this slower development cycle worth it?

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Reported MLS vs. Liga MX would be a win for everyone

Last week, Liga MX owners agreed to a tournament between their teams and MLS teams to be held in the fall. If it happens, it’ll be a win-win for everyone.

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MLS Thoughts: Curt Onalfo might have found spark for Galaxy

Curt Onalfo has taken a lot of blame after taking over the reigns for the LA Galaxy. But his move last week should start earning his some praise.

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No need to worry about Cristian Colmán … yet

Cristian Colmán came to FC Dallas on a $2 million transfer fee and scored 30 minutes into his competitive debut. But he has yet to score MLS play. Still, there’s no need to worry about the Paraguayan striker yet.

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MLS Thoughts: Sebastian Giovinco is back

Sebastian Giovinco had a slow start to the season. But he’s tallied four goals and an assist in the last three matches. That’s scary for the Eastern Conference.

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MLS Thoughts: Bastian Schweinsteiger makes his debut

The Chicago Fire signed Bastian Schweinsteiger on March 21. But it only took the German 17 minutes to make an impact on the team. Now, can he lead them to the MLS Cup (but not the World Cup)?

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World Baseball Classic proves sport needs more international competitions

As the United States won the World Baseball Classic for the first time, the tournament finally found an identity for itself. And we learned we need more international baseball.

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MLS Thoughts: Portland Timbers a real contenders this year

Portland struggled last season, failing to win a single road match in their MLS Cup title defense. But this season has been very different. The Timbers sit atop MLS with nine points and ten goals. And they look ready to make another MLS Cup run.

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