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Loss To Costa Rica not too much of a concern for U.S.

International Soccer

The 12-match winning streak finally came to an end. And by an end, I mean a screeching halt. The United States fell hard to Costa Rica 3-1 in San Jose, Costa Rica and brought the Americans down to earth for the first time since the start of the year. The U.S. was never in the game and it sets them back a bit in World Cup qualifying. But there's absolutely no reason to press the panic button just yet for this team.

MLS right in staying with summer schedule

MLS

It's no secret that Major League Soccer is different from the rest of the word football/soccer leagues. From the level of play to the pay structure to even the types of stadiums played in, the differences are quite obvious. One difference is pretty glaring: the summer schedule.

Toyota Stadium from the west side as FC Dallas and Orlando City play

FC Dallas off to a great start, but wary of how they finish

MLS

If there's one team that really epitomizes the struggles of sports teams in the DFW area, it has to be FC Dallas. The MLS side of North Texas has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the past five or six seasons with, like every other team in this area, more downs than ups. In 2010, the "Hoops", as they are/were known for their jersey design up until this season, lost to Colorado in the MLS cup thanks to an own goal in extra time. An own goal. That my friends, is as low as it gets.