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NYC FC moving forward with temporary training facility in Westchester County

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New York City FC seem adamant that their game-day home will be within the five boroughs of New York City. However, that ideal isn't extending to their training facilities, for now.

On Tuesday evening, the town of Harrison's planning board approved a reported $10 million projectfunded by NYC FCto upgrade the athletic facilities at Manhattanville College, located in Purchase, N.

New York City FC Share Details About Converting Yankee Stadium From Baseball to Soccer

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Yankee Stadium. Kids playing sandlot games, stick ball and little league step up to home plate and imagine belting one out of this park. Next year, kids playing soccer will be able to imagine scoring goals in this same place. It's no secret that NYCFC, New York City's newest MLS team, will begin playing here for the 2015 season.

Real Salt Lake

The SBI Show: Episode 133 (Recapping MLS Week 7, Talking American Abroad, and more)

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The SBI Show is back after a brief hiatus, and there was no shortage of topics to discuss after an eventful week in Major League Soccer.

Episode 133 of The SBI Show took a look back at MLS Week Seven, which featured Real Salt Lake's latest victory against the Portland Timbers, as well as several comebacks.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 7)

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Even last year's Western Conference Champions were no match for this year's Real Salt Lake

For the second straight week, RSL is topping this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings after vanquishing the Portland Timbers last Saturday, 1-0, at Rio Tinto Stadium. Ned Grabavoy scored his side's goal late but the clean sheet was preserved by an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Nick Rimando, keeping the Timbers off the board.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 7: Top 4 stay the same

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Real Salt Lake remains the top team in the league, and Montreal Impact remain the worst.

There were plenty of draws this week in Major League Soccer, and so many of the positions on our power rankings stayed the same. However, the bottom has given out on one team's ranking, and two other continue to bounce along on the bottom of the barrel.

SBI MLS Save of the Week: Nick Rimando

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Real Salt Lake Slides Past Timbers 1-Nil

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In a year where times have changed for some teams the Real Salt Lake team simply hasn't.

Even with a new Head Coach the system continues to work as RSL continued their winning ways against the Portland Timbers.

How you might ask? Nick Rimando full stop.

When Caleb Porter indicated his team had done everything he asked he was pretty much telling you the truth.

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando wins MLS Player of the Week

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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando wins his second MLS Player of the Week award in 2014, keeping a clean sheet against Portland. Read More

Rimando shines in RSL win over Timbers

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SANDY, Utah Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers developed quite a rivalry last season. They played each other a total of six times but RSL dominated the series never losing once. Their meeting Saturday was a chance for the visiting Timbers to break the trend but not without RSL having something to say about it.

Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact could use a win

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The Montreal Impact hasn't won an MLS game in 2014. Can the club turn things around in a structure unique in the league? Read More

Sporting Kansas City 4-0 Montreal Impact [PHOTOS]

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In front of a crowd of more than 20,000, Sporting Kansas City beat Montreal 4-0 on Saturday night with goals by Dominic Dwyer (2), Aurelien Colin and an own goal by Calum Mallace.

Here are the photos from World Soccer Talk photographerMark Shaiken:

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Dwyer brace helps Sporting KC cruise to rout Impact

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Montreal Impact fans waiting for their team's first victory will have to wait at least one more week after the Impact gave up four goals to Sporting KC Saturday in front of 20,306 at Sporting Park.

A Dom Dwyer brace capped off a second half which resulted in three goals for the home team en route to the 4-0 finish.

FC Dallas

2014 MLS Season, Week 7: Five Up, Three Down

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I didn't get around to posting a weekend recap from this past weekend, apologizes for that. Monday was a day off for me and that meant time to enjoy some free time and not be on a blog all that much. Anyways, it is time for my latest Five Up, Three Down here as we move forward into the final weekend of April.

FC Dallas vs Toronto FC – Game Grades

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It can be tough to criticize a team that sits atop the MLS mountain after seven weeks. FC Dallas finds itself exactly in that spot despite being a squad still finding its tactics, chemistry and a consistent starting 11.

Saturday's 2-1 win over a wounded and apathetic looking Toronto FC probably was deserving for Dallas although even the most loyal FCD fan would have to agree Kellyn Acosta's self-admitted poorly played moment in the penalty area should have resulted in a PK for Ryan Neilsen's side.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Matt Hedges

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Matt Hedges helped lead FC Dallas to victory Saturday against a strong Toronto FC side, assisting on the game-winning goal and scoring one of his own to keep FCD as the team to beat.

It was late in the 88th minute that Hedges helped FCD hold onto their No.

MLS Week 7: Sporting KC tops the East, Dallas tops the league

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Sporting Kansas City takes the top spot in the Eastern Conference during week 7 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Late Perez tap-in lifts FC Dallas over Toronto FC

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It's good to have the Super Raton back.

Blas Perez, returned to the FC Dallas lineup after missing last week's match with a hamstring injury, scored in the waning minutes of regulation to give his team a dramatic 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

D.C. United

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, UEFA Champions League, and NWSL links for Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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D.C. United rescheduled their open practice. In other news: DOGSO, beer, ill-advised moves, leagues comprised of champions who might not be champions of anything, shaved legs, NWSL, and gripping accounts of games from 15 years ago. Yup, it's just a typical Wednesday Freedom Kicks.

I'm terrible at doing the intro for these.

Freedom Kicks - D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for Tuesday 22 April 2014

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Today: stadium foibles in other cities, MLS expansion fever, great goals and countertrolling. All in the name of Freedom (Kicks).

Today's theme would seem to be stadium problems in other parts of the country and the world, but I don't like that. So, instead, I'm going to wish a very happy birthday to my mother, Susie Taylor, who was born on this day in 1955.

The Last Word on D.C. United vs Columbus Crew: A Template for Success

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It was close to a win, oh so close, until D.C. United gave up a late goal. But, they still left Crew Stadium with a result many fans would have gladly accepted entering the weekend. And they did it using a template we may see the rest of the season.

After conceding another late-game goal on Saturday night, D.


The Brave New World of MLS 3.0

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Sigh. I can't be bothered to start a "MLS Does Not Suck" column to respond to Deadspin's coverage. The first article reeked of somebody who didn't actually watch the league, but the second column made a lot more solid points about the Atlanta expansion situation. Take a deep breath and realize that, big picture, media coverage is a good thing.

MLS Salaries: Starting at the Rock-Bottom

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One of the key things for any employee entering the workforce is starting salary: it normally sets the baseline for future earnings and possible raises. That's why it's so sad that management has played professional sports player unions for fools, pitting veterans against rookies in negotiations (at least in North America).

New England Revolution

Revolution add club legend Joseph off waivers

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Nearly two years after a somewhat divorce from the New England Revolution, Shalrie Joseph is making his way back to the club where he established himself as a professional.

New England announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have acquired Joseph, a Revolution legend, via the Waiver Draft.

Guess Who’s Back?

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Former club captain and longtime fan favorite Shalrie Joseph rejoined the New England Revolution on Tuesday after he was acquired by the club via the waiver draft.

Joseph, 35, spent nearly 10 seasons (2003-2012) with the Revolution before he was traded to Chivas USA in August 2012.

USL PRO: Sundly Starts for Rhinos vs. Fire Reserves

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New England Revolution midfielder Alec Sundly received his first of the season for the Rochester Rhinos in their 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire Reserves at Toyota Park on Monday.

Sundly, who started the game on the right side of the midfielder, went 86 minutes before he was spelled by Mike Garzi.

Technically Speaking: #CHIvNE

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The Revs and Fire tied Saturday, 1-1, in a game where it could be argued that both got what they deserved. Each side had excellent chances – point-blank opportunities, in fact – to win the game. But the finishing touch simply was not there for either, resulting in a frustrating tie for both – especially, perhaps, the Fire.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Harrison Shipp

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It was just another week and another assist for Chicago Fire rookie Harrison Shipp.

Shipp showed off his playmaking abilities once again in the Fire's 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution by setting up the Fire's lone goal. The Notre Dame product'sthird assist in six games helped him earn SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors yet again.

Late missed penalty forces Fire to settle for tie vs. Revs

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The Chicago Fire entered Saturday afternoon's home match against the New England Revolution with ties in each of its previous five games. Although the final result saw that run extended to six games, it wasn't for lack of late drama.

First half goals by the Fire's red-hot Quincy Amarikwa and New England's Lee Nguyen secured a 1-1 result in front of 15,743 at Toyota Park, but they saved plenty of fireworks for the end after Amarikwa's second yellow card in the 73rd minute.

Chivas USA

Can Toronto FC keep the ball?

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Toronto FC's possession percentage is surprisingly low, but Tony Edwards argues we might not know enough about this team in 2014. Read More

Sounders ride Dempsey to victory against 10-Man Chivas USA

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Clint Dempsey continued his recent run of good form on Saturday night as his two assists rallied the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 victory against 10-man Chivas USA in Carson, Calif.

Dempsey's playmaking abilities were on full display as he created goals for Lamar Neagle and Obafemi Martins in a physical and back-and-forth match.


Battle continues over Beckham’s proposed Miami stadium site

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The first opposition David Beckham's Miami MLS team faces may not be a fellow MLS side like the Chicago Fire or the Portland Timbers. Rather, it appears as if the expansion team's first matchup will come with opposition of a different nature: a cruise line.

John Fox, former Vice President of Royal Caribbean Cruises and currently of theMiami Seaport Alliance, appeared on a Miami talk showalongside JohnAlschuler, real estate advisor to David Beckham, to discuss the proposed PortMiami stadium deal.

Late Manneh goal gives Whitecaps 2-2 draw with Galaxy

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Just one week after scoring a game-winner against the Vancouver Whitecaps, it looked like Robbie Keane could repeat the feat once again but alas, his Los Angeles Galaxy had to settle for a 2-2 draw Saturday in Vancouver.

With the score tied at one, Keane gave the Galaxy the lead in the 77th minute, giving Whitecaps supporters feelings of deja vu from last week's matchup.

The Rest

MLS Going Against Its Own Principles In Rush to Launch NYCFC

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At Monday's press conference,New York City FC (NYCFC), who will begin playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015, announced they will be housed at Yankee Stadium for three years. This comes less than a year after what seemed like a rushed announcement giving Manchester City FC and the New York Yankees the franchise rights for the second New York team in MLS.

MLS Power Rankings – Week 7

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Not a lot of movement this week, especially in the top half, as it appears a lot of teams have defined themselves. Rather unfortunately , in Montreal's case...

We do have a top six that have shown the capacity to really dominate opponents, with varying degrees of consistency. The next group doesn't really isn't very close, even though the capacity is there.

Write for World Soccer Talk: Seeking Writers Who Are Passionate About Soccer

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World Soccer Talk is currently seeking new writers to cover the Beautiful Game.

With the World Cup just around the corner and the European seasons coming to a close, the timing is perfect to begin writing for World Soccer Talk, to share your passion, opinions and analysis about the world's most popular sport.

NYC FC announce details of games at Yankee Stadium

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New York City FC officially announced Monday what everyone already knew the Major League Soccer expansion club will play its inaugural 2015 season at Yankee Stadium. But they filled in the blanks about how the arrangement will work.

It will be a labor-intensive endeavor, with it taking three days to convert the Yankees baseball diamond to a soccer pitch and vice versa.

Orlando City to play inaugural 2015 MLS season at renovated Citrus Bowl

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Orlando City SC will have to wait until 2016 to begin playing in their new downtown soccer-specific stadium.

The club announced on Monday morning that they will play the entire 2015 inaugural Major League Soccer season at the renovated Florida Citrus Bowl after claiming delays in the last acquisition of land by City of Orlando officials.

“Frustrating”: Recaps & reaction to Union draw, HCI lose home opener, more

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Union look for positives after disappointing draw at PPL Park. Recap roundup. City Islanders lose in home opener. MLS and NWSL results wrap. More news.

#ItAllStartsHere…. With A Beer

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Editor's Note: I don't often post personal items on the Free Beer Movement site. The FBM, is, after all, a grassroots organization, so by definition is about the people and their actions that define us. That being said there are times I like to drop in to share a few things about myself, my ideas, and my hopes and dreams for soccer in America.

Ten-man Crew fight back to earn draw vs. D.C. United

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Even though they were down to ten men, the Columbus Crew were rewarded for their persistence.

In a game filled with emotion and intensity that at one point boiled over in the Crew's goalmouth, the Crew battled back thanks to a Hector Jimenez goal in the 90th minute to tie D.