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MLS Playoffs: Who has the best chance of getting out of the second leg alive?

Sometime in the afternoon last Sunday, MLS was at its most predictable. Two home teams had sneaked by visiting favorites with 1-0 scores. In Los Angeles’ case, this was only by dint of a whole Rube Goldberg series of events … Continued

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MLS Playoffs: Who has the best chance of getting out of the second leg alive?

Sometime in the afternoon last Sunday, MLS was at its most predictable. Two home teams had sneaked by visiting favorites with 1-0 scores. In Los Angeles’ case, this was only by dint of a whole Rube Goldberg series of events … Continued

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All you need to know about the MLS Conference Semifinals

MLS playoffs roll on with a whole bucket of games this weekend.

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All you need to know about the MLS Conference Semifinals

MLS playoffs roll on with a whole bucket of games this weekend.

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Here’s why the West’s former best are now trying just not to lose

Can Darlington Nagbe and the Portland Timbers rediscover their 2015 magic?

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Here’s why the West’s former best are now trying just not to lose

Can Darlington Nagbe and the Portland Timbers rediscover their 2015 magic?

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MLS: How the Red Bulls and NYC FC turned their seasons around

Learn how NYC FC and the New York Red Bulls have turned their MLS seasons around.

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MLS: How the Red Bulls and NYC FC turned their seasons around

Learn how NYC FC and the New York Red Bulls have turned their MLS seasons around.

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Is Jozy Altidore back? Is he enough to push Toronto over the top?

Toronto travels to Philly and the LA Galaxy venture out east to face NYCFC in the biggest MLS games of the weekend.

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Is Jozy Altidore back? Is he enough to push Toronto over the top?

Toronto travels to Philly and the LA Galaxy venture out east to face NYCFC in the biggest MLS games of the weekend.

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MLS Transfer window is closed, Colorado and Philly look to be the winners

Find out the winners and losers at the close of the MLS transfer window!

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MLS Transfer window is closed, Colorado and Philly look to be the winners

Find out the winners and losers at the close of the MLS transfer window!

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The All-Entertainment Team for the MLS All-Star Game

The roster of MLS All-Stars who are going to take on Arsenal is set. It is largely who anyone predicted. They will be wearing very blue uniforms. They will likely lose to the perennial contender for 4th place in the EPL. … Continued

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The All-Entertainment Team for the MLS All-Star Game

The roster of MLS All-Stars who are going to take on Arsenal is set. It is largely who anyone predicted. They will be wearing very blue uniforms. They will likely lose to the perennial contender for 4th place in the EPL. … Continued

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Jordan Hamilton, Wil Trapp, and all the other reasons to watch MLS in the second half

When a stateside soccer fan is coming down from the high of Portugal’s improbable run to European domination, or Chile gleefully chomp their way through the Copa America Centenario, they are faced with an important, nearly existential question: is MLS … Continued

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Jordan Hamilton, Wil Trapp, and all the other reasons to watch MLS in the second half

When a stateside soccer fan is coming down from the high of Portugal’s improbable run to European domination, or Chile gleefully chomp their way through the Copa America Centenario, they are faced with an important, nearly existential question: is MLS … Continued

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Copa America has MLS players (and fans) partying like it’s 1994

It’s a week before the Copa America kicks off in Levi’s Stadium and America’s biggest soccer summer since 1994 hits. The rosters are set, the players are in training camps, but before it begins there’s still one lurking question. How … Continued

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Copa America has MLS players (and fans) partying like it’s 1994

It’s a week before the Copa America kicks off in Levi’s Stadium and America’s biggest soccer summer since 1994 hits. The rosters are set, the players are in training camps, but before it begins there’s still one lurking question. How … Continued

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Why Real Salt Lake is better than your favorite team

Two facts. The first is that, statistically speaking, you are not a Real Salt Lake fan. Second; RSL has yet to lose this season. We can conclude, from this that your team is not as good as the Utah club, and that … Continued

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Why Real Salt Lake is better than your favorite team

Two facts. The first is that, statistically speaking, you are not a Real Salt Lake fan. Second; RSL has yet to lose this season. We can conclude, from this that your team is not as good as the Utah club, and that … Continued

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De Jong’s tackle overshadows MLS’ great D-Mids in

It was less of a tackle, more of a stab. Nigel De Jong was late to the ball and came down on Darlington Nagbe’s left ankle instead. De Jong, who is Los Angeles’ new midfield destroyer, will receive a healthy … Continued

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De Jong’s tackle overshadows MLS’ great D-Mids in

It was less of a tackle, more of a stab. Nigel De Jong was late to the ball and came down on Darlington Nagbe’s left ankle instead. De Jong, who is Los Angeles’ new midfield destroyer, will receive a healthy … Continued

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This week in Major League Soccer: San Jose’s Quincy Amarikwa leads a populist revolt

Through two weeks, Major League Soccer’s season has been a socialist-loving, parity-heavy league. An entire league with the on-field fervor of #OccupyWallSt and a Bernie Sanders rally rolled into one. The league’s rich are getting eaten alive! West coast kingpin/purported … Continued

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This week in Major League Soccer: San Jose’s Quincy Amarikwa leads a populist revolt

Through two weeks, Major League Soccer’s season has been a socialist-loving, parity-heavy league. An entire league with the on-field fervor of #OccupyWallSt and a Bernie Sanders rally rolled into one. The league’s rich are getting eaten alive! West coast kingpin/purported … Continued

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While you were sleeping: Warriors lose to the Lakers, Mascot flip gone horribly wrong

Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching the Democratic Debate. Warriors lose to … Continued

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While you were sleeping: Warriors lose to the Lakers, Mascot flip gone horribly wrong

Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching the Democratic Debate. Warriors lose to … Continued

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The SiriusXM MLS season preview: Portland, Columbus face new challengers in Toronto FC, NYCFC, FC Dallas and Vancouver

An argument: MLS is the most entertaining league in America. Not because the skill level is through-the-roof or because soccer is a special snowflake, but because MLS is giddily making it all up as the league kicks off its 21st … Continued

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The SiriusXM MLS season preview: Portland, Columbus face new challengers in Toronto FC, NYCFC, FC Dallas and Vancouver

An argument: MLS is the most entertaining league in America. Not because the skill level is through-the-roof or because soccer is a special snowflake, but because MLS is giddily making it all up as the league kicks off its 21st … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Steven Gerrard to Leave Liverpool

Imagine yourself a kid with the ball at your feet. You close your eyes and envision yourself playing for your favorite team in the biggest of moments. You score a goal. Your team lifts the trophy. For yourself, for the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Steven Gerrard to Leave Liverpool

Imagine yourself a kid with the ball at your feet. You close your eyes and envision yourself playing for your favorite team in the biggest of moments. You score a goal. Your team lifts the trophy. For yourself, for the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thierry Henry’s legacy to MLS

After four years, 51 goals and 42 assists, Thierry Henry’s time with the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer has ended. Henry made the official announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. Henry is arguably the best Designated Player … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thierry Henry’s legacy to MLS

After four years, 51 goals and 42 assists, Thierry Henry’s time with the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer has ended. Henry made the official announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. Henry is arguably the best Designated Player … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: MLS conference semifinals wrap-up (11/3)

LA Galaxy 5 (5) – Real Salt Lake 0 (0) In the first leg, these teams played to a scoreless draw. This could have been Landon Donovan’s last game. Major League Soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer – in the both … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: MLS conference semifinals wrap-up (11/3)

LA Galaxy 5 (5) – Real Salt Lake 0 (0) In the first leg, these teams played to a scoreless draw. This could have been Landon Donovan’s last game. Major League Soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer – in the both … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: MLS playoffs wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s MLS playoff action.

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SiriusXM FC: MLS playoffs wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s MLS playoff action.

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/27/14)

El Clasico Recap Real Madrid 3 – Barcelona 1 The two biggest clubs in Europe. The highest of star power. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, James. And yet it was Pepe and Karim Benzema — far from slouches — who stole the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/27/14)

El Clasico Recap Real Madrid 3 – Barcelona 1 The two biggest clubs in Europe. The highest of star power. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, James. And yet it was Pepe and Karim Benzema — far from slouches — who stole the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/20/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Crystal Palace 1 No Diego Costa? No problem. Chelsea won without their top striker, the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer. Jose Mourinho’s side proved it has the depth necessary to hoist the trophy when it’s all … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/20/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Crystal Palace 1 No Diego Costa? No problem. Chelsea won without their top striker, the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer. Jose Mourinho’s side proved it has the depth necessary to hoist the trophy when it’s all … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thank you, Landon

I believed in Landon Donovan because he truly embodied the U-S-of-A as well as any soccer player I’ve ever seen. He played his best when the lights were at their brightest. I believed in Landon Donovan because I grew up … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thank you, Landon

I believed in Landon Donovan because he truly embodied the U-S-of-A as well as any soccer player I’ve ever seen. He played his best when the lights were at their brightest. I believed in Landon Donovan because I grew up … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/6/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 0 Stop reading if you’ve heard this before. Chelsea won. Diego Costa scored. For the record, Cesc Fabregas’ pass was even better than the soft-touch finish. Still here? Good, because you’re going to be … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/6/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 0 Stop reading if you’ve heard this before. Chelsea won. Diego Costa scored. For the record, Cesc Fabregas’ pass was even better than the soft-touch finish. Still here? Good, because you’re going to be … Continued

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Frank Lampard: “I’m going to become a New Yorker for the next couple of years.”

Chelsea FC’s tours in the United States over the past decade fostered Frank Lampard’s interest in the country and Major League Soccer as a prime destination, according to the England international midfielder. “I love America having been out here for … Continued

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Frank Lampard: “I’m going to become a New Yorker for the next couple of years.”

Chelsea FC’s tours in the United States over the past decade fostered Frank Lampard’s interest in the country and Major League Soccer as a prime destination, according to the England international midfielder. “I love America having been out here for … Continued

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Clint Dempsey reflects on his journey to US Men’s National Team captain

Nacogdoches, Texas might be the last place you’d expect to find a professional soccer player, yet the small town in a football and baseball crazy state is home to US Men’s Soccer Team captain, Clint Dempsey. “It’s not always easy … Continued

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Clint Dempsey reflects on his journey to US Men’s National Team captain

Nacogdoches, Texas might be the last place you’d expect to find a professional soccer player, yet the small town in a football and baseball crazy state is home to US Men’s Soccer Team captain, Clint Dempsey. “It’s not always easy … Continued

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Tim Howard, Everton aiming for top four spot

Twice a year, fans in Liverpool, England get to experience the thrill of the Merseyside Derby. Tuesday, Liverpool got the better of U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard and Everton, 4-0. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, … Continued

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Tim Howard, Everton aiming for top four spot

Twice a year, fans in Liverpool, England get to experience the thrill of the Merseyside Derby. Tuesday, Liverpool got the better of U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard and Everton, 4-0. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, … Continued

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Michael Bradley embracing pressure of MLS return

Michael Bradley, the leader of the US Men’s National Team, has returned to Major League Soccer from Europe. Another step in the evolution of a player who first broke into professional soccer at the age of 16, and who now … Continued

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Michael Bradley embracing pressure of MLS return

Michael Bradley, the leader of the US Men’s National Team, has returned to Major League Soccer from Europe. Another step in the evolution of a player who first broke into professional soccer at the age of 16, and who now … Continued

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MLS commissioner Don Garber excited about direction of league

On the day Major League Soccer held its annual SuperDraft, the league’s commissioner, Don Garber, sat down with Counter Attack hosts — and founding MLS players — John Harkes and Tony Meola, to talk about the dramatic growth of the … Continued

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MLS commissioner Don Garber excited about direction of league

On the day Major League Soccer held its annual SuperDraft, the league’s commissioner, Don Garber, sat down with Counter Attack hosts — and founding MLS players — John Harkes and Tony Meola, to talk about the dramatic growth of the … Continued

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Matt Besler, Peter Vermes reflect on Sporting KC’s MLS Cup win

Saturday afternoon, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake 1-1 (7-6) for their first MLS Cup since 2000. The game ended in penalty kicks, as the final field position player, Lovel Palmer, hit his penalty off the cross bar — one shot before … Continued

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Matt Besler, Peter Vermes reflect on Sporting KC’s MLS Cup win

Saturday afternoon, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake 1-1 (7-6) for their first MLS Cup since 2000. The game ended in penalty kicks, as the final field position player, Lovel Palmer, hit his penalty off the cross bar — one shot before … Continued

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Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando preview 2013 MLS Cup

Third time is indeed the charm for Sporting Kansas City. After the Houston Dynamo knocked them out of the Major League Soccer playoffs the previous two years, Sporting KC upended the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs with a 2-1 victory … Continued

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Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando preview 2013 MLS Cup

Third time is indeed the charm for Sporting Kansas City. After the Houston Dynamo knocked them out of the Major League Soccer playoffs the previous two years, Sporting KC upended the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs with a 2-1 victory … Continued

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Orlando City SC to join Major League Soccer in 2015

Orlando has the Magic, Disney World and the best USL PRO team in the country. What more could they want? How about a Major League Soccer franchise. Orlando City SC will become the 21st MLS team, beginning competition in America’s top … Continued

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Orlando City SC to join Major League Soccer in 2015

Orlando has the Magic, Disney World and the best USL PRO team in the country. What more could they want? How about a Major League Soccer franchise. Orlando City SC will become the 21st MLS team, beginning competition in America’s top … Continued

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Sporting KC, Houston Dynamo again battle for spot in MLS Cup

Once again, Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo are battling it out for a place in MLS Cup. Sporting KC overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against the New England Revolution Wednesday night with a 3-1 win at home, thanks … Continued

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Sporting KC, Houston Dynamo again battle for spot in MLS Cup

Once again, Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo are battling it out for a place in MLS Cup. Sporting KC overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against the New England Revolution Wednesday night with a 3-1 win at home, thanks … Continued

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Tim Cahill brings never-say-die attitude for coach Mike Petke

Captain Clutch. The best Socceroo of all time. MLS MVP? With his knack for scoring game-saving goals, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill might bring home some personal hardware this year. “When you play against the big teams, that’s when the … Continued

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Tim Cahill brings never-say-die attitude for coach Mike Petke

Captain Clutch. The best Socceroo of all time. MLS MVP? With his knack for scoring game-saving goals, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill might bring home some personal hardware this year. “When you play against the big teams, that’s when the … Continued

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Matt Besler, USMNT defender, leads Sporting KC to MLS playoffs

The date: March 26, 2013. The venue: Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. The match: U.S. Men’s National Team’s third World Cup qualifier of the Hex. Matt Besler may have been the reigning MLS Defensive Player of the Year, but it wasn’t … Continued

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Matt Besler, USMNT defender, leads Sporting KC to MLS playoffs

The date: March 26, 2013. The venue: Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. The match: U.S. Men’s National Team’s third World Cup qualifier of the Hex. Matt Besler may have been the reigning MLS Defensive Player of the Year, but it wasn’t … Continued

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Caleb Porter guiding Portland Timbers to MLS playoffs

Beating a rival is nice. Doing so when first place in the MLS Western Conference is on the line? That’s pretty special, and that’s exactly what the Portland Timbers did Sunday night under first-year head coach Caleb Porter. “The fact [is] that over … Continued

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Caleb Porter guiding Portland Timbers to MLS playoffs

Beating a rival is nice. Doing so when first place in the MLS Western Conference is on the line? That’s pretty special, and that’s exactly what the Portland Timbers did Sunday night under first-year head coach Caleb Porter. “The fact [is] that over … Continued

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Peter Vermes looks ahead to Hall of Fame induction

A former member of the US Men’s National Team and now the head coach of Sporting Kansas City, Peter Vermes knows what it takes to succeed in American soccer. So it comes as little surprise that one of this year’s inductees to … Continued

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Peter Vermes looks ahead to Hall of Fame induction

A former member of the US Men’s National Team and now the head coach of Sporting Kansas City, Peter Vermes knows what it takes to succeed in American soccer. So it comes as little surprise that one of this year’s inductees to … Continued

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