Ten 2014 MLS Season Highlights & MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

2014 MLS Season Highlights & MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule
The 19th season of Major League Soccer (MLS) is in the books, and now it’s time for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The 2014 MLS regular season kicked off with 19 total soccer clubs; sixteen in the United States and three from Canada. Overall, there were quite a few memorable moments in the 2014 MLS season. Let’s take a look at some highlights below, plus, keep scrolling down for a rundown of the upcoming MLS Cup Playoffs schedule.

Highlights from the 2014 MLS season (in no particular order)

1. Thierry Henry joined MLS in 2010. In 2014, he made his 100th MLS regular season appearance for the New York Red Bulls.

2. On October 4, 2014, Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy broke the MLS all-time assist record (136) when he surpassed Steve Ralston for the assist title. Donovan would finish the season with 136 career regular-season assists.

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The Ticketmaster Ticket Countdown Clock Is Here

Ticketmaster's Ticket Countdown Clock Presale and Onsale Tickets

Scoring tickets for that must-see event just got a little easier. For the first time ever, Ticketmaster is providing a general onsale and presale ticket countdown clock on event pages so you can stay in the know about the tickets you want.

Ticketmaster’s desktop web pages will feature a new countdown timer for upcoming presales and onsales, making it easy to get down-to-the-second updates on when you can purchase or preorder tickets. Stay ahead of the clock and check out these countdown tips and tricks.
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5 Ticket Buying Tips to Avoid Counterfeit Football Tickets This NFL Season

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With NFL season heating up, nothing can throw cold water on your live football experience like getting turned away on game day because of a counterfeit ticket. If you purchased your seats through Ticketmaster or one of our official partners, you’re good to go — your ticket’s barcode is verified and unique to you. For the rest of you, proceed with caution — it’s a jungle out there with a lot of pitfalls to be aware of. Don’t blow your hard-earned cash on a fraudulent ticket — avoid getting duped with these handy tips.
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Your Kids Will Rule the Block with These Disney-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Disney Character Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Ghosts, goblins, ghouls! What are your little ones thinking of being for Halloween this year? From costumes inspired by The Lion King and Frozen to Disney On Ice and The Little Mermaid, we’ve seen it all at our family events, and we’re always excited to see what comes through the door each year.

Here’s a look at some creative outfits inspired by your favorite characters.
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Are we poised for a WILD World Series in 2014?

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Can we say ”Year of the Wild Card?” The Kansas City Royals have swept their way through the postseason and the San Francisco Giants find themselves in a very familiar spot. Both coming from post season underdogs to playing for the crown…how sweet it is!

In the regular season, the Royals and the Giants each finished with under 90 wins; 89 and 88 respectively. The Royals and the Giants met just once during the regular season with the Royals sweeping the series and outscoring the Giants 16-6.

Check out some additional facts about the upcoming 2014 World Series
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No Tricks, All Treats: Our Halloween 2014 Event Picks

No Tricks, All Treats: Our Halloween 2014 Event Picks
Halloween falls on a Friday this year, meaning you can treat yourself to all the festivities you want without having to worry about getting your gory costume makeup off in time for an 8am meeting with the boss. Thank you, spirits!

Due to the excellent timing, there are more incredible Halloween-related events than ever to take advantage of this year. There’s almost TOO much good stuff — from festivals like the BOO! Halloween Massive in NYC and the Voodoo Music + Art Experience in New Orleans to concerts like Queens of the Stone Age in LA and Bassnectar in Peoria, the sheer number of options is enough to leave you scared stiff.

But don’t let out a blood-curdling scream just yet — to help with your Halloween planning, we’ve put together a list of great Halloween events happening in October across the North America. We’ve even added in a few Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) events happening throughout the weekend on Nov. 1 and 2. Check out our picks to find the right event for you — or whoever you’re dressed up as.

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NBA Playoffs 2014 Recap & End of Season Review

NBA Playoffs 2014 Recap & End of Season Review

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 NBA Season, let’s take a look back at the last year. The NBA Playoffs 2014 were one of the most gripping in recent memory.

Bradley Beal, of the Washington Wizards, became the first player since Magic Johnson in 1980 to have three playoff games with at least 25 points before his 21st birthday. San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and his fiancée had a baby—and then shortly after Parker showed up to Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks and dropped 23 points.

Aside from the impressive performances of the players, there were even more events surrounding the NBA Playoffs 2014 that left us wishing they’d never end.

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Cassette Store Day 2014

Cassette Store Day 2014

The music industry is in a constant state of change, and it’s easy to forget about the past. With the internet and ever evolving mobile and web technology, it’s become effortless for someone to introduce a friend to new music. All it takes is a simple share, email or click to the cloud. Nowadays, no face to face exchange ever needs to even happen. Digital is a beautiful thing, but there is something to be said for the way “music used to be”.

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See How Ticketmaster Concert Fans Are Getting More Social

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Live events and social media have gone hand-in-hand since well before your mom and dad joined Facebook.

If you go to YouTube right now, and type in “concerts 2005″ (the year YouTube launched), you’ll find several videos featuring full-length concert coverage. If you take a peek at one of your friend’s timelines, odds are, you’ll uncover at least a selfie or two of them attending a live event. And, if you follow your favorite musician on Twitter, you’re likely to have seen them tweet while on tour.

Starting to see a trend?

Well, we sure have. According to our recent Ticketmaster Live Analytics study, live event social media “engagement is up, up, up” for concert fans. No surprises there, but through this study we uncovered some interesting facts about how concert fans use social media and how you can use that information to your advantage.

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