Major League Soccer

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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United goes to a venue that they've failed to win in since 2009, give or take one Open Cup match, to face a Chicago team that cannot afford a loss.

For the Chicago Fire, there's almost no margin for error as their playoff hopes dwindle with each passing week. They've struggled to win all year long, but are unbeaten at home since early June and have beaten some solid playoff teams along the way.

Friday Freedom Kicks: DCU, MLS, and Sundry Soccer Links for 19 September 2014

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Pontius, EJ, The Korb, Magic Headband - in that order - reboarding the ship, just in time for the climax in this 2014 movie.

Arrrrgh, maties. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

So batten down ye hatches. Shiver me timbers. 'Tis time for your Friday freedom kicks, ya scallywags!

FIFA

SBI Friday Rewind: Las Vegas stadium deal likely kaput; FIFA decision coming on Qatar; and more

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It's a fierce fightfor the remaining expansion slot up for grabs in Major League Soccer, and it looks like Las Vegas may have to bow out. Reports out of Sin City indicate a plan to build an MLS stadium there will not get approval from the city council. If it is rejected when it comes up for a vote next month, that will likely mean a knockout for the Las Vegasbid for an MLS team.

The new Major League Soccer Logo

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The new Major League Soccer Logo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors. Photo provided by Major League Soccer and USA Today.

On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors.

New logo for MLS is rather interesting

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I posted this over at BigDSoccer.com, thought it was worth brining over here as well.

There had been whispers of a new MLS logo for some time. I believe I was told two years ago that the league was looking into a re-brand that would likely happen before too long. It turned out that the league wisely waited for a new logo to be reveal before their 20th season.

Chivas USA

THE MATCHUP/AFTER 90: Adios

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TORONTO FC VS. CHIVAS USA BMO FIELD - SUNDAY 3PM ET TV: SPORTSNET 360
In solidarity with the dozens of fans of Chivas USA who likely face at least one full season without a club, we will honour our Goat enthusiast friends this weekend by doing what Major League Soccer will do to them. We are going on:
HIATUS

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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Photo bySusan C. Ragan/USA Today Sports

By RYAN TOLMICH

With just over a month remaining in the MLS regular season, playoff races are tightening league-wide.

Out west, the battle for the Supporters Shield heats up between the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy, who take on the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas, respectively.

Gyasi Zardes and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 425

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LA Galaxy homegrown forward Gyasi Zardes on the FIFA '15, playing for an academy vs college, and his team's current form. In the second segment, CSN-Houston and NBCSN soccer analyst Sebastian Salazar helps us break down what's happening around MLS.

Follow @gyasinho on Twitter | Follow @SebiSalazarCSN on Twitter

Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

SBI Thursday Rewind: MLS’ new logo; Chivas USA’s year off; USMNT’s upgraded rank; and more

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Love it or hate it, the new Major League Soccer logo is here. The famous boot-and-ball logo is out, and a minimalist crest with only the letters "MLS" and three stars is in. MLS Commissioner Don Garber defended the logo on Thursday, saying the crest itself identified it as a soccer logo without the presence of a soccer ball.

Garber touches on Chivas USA, Bradley comments and more at MLS logo reveal

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By RYAN TOLMICH

As he enters his 16th season in charge of the league, MLS commissioner Don Garber is prepared to usher in a new era. However, that era may begin without Chivas USA.

With the team in the state of flux due to ownership struggles, the commissioner admitted Thursday that Chivas USA may be forced to sit out the 2015 season, and even beyond, as the league looks for a suitable owner.

Hiatus isn’t the answer for Chivas USA

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With reports that Chivas USA will go on hiatus following the 2014 season, why has MLS changed its mind with the league-owned club? Read More

United States Men's National Team

The SBI Show: Episode 165 (Talking the new MLS logo, U.S. Open Cup Final, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

After a week break, The SBI Show is back, and there is plenty to catch up on in the soccer world, starting with the new MLS logo.

Episode 165 of The SBI Show discusses the league's new logo, which has been received with mixed reviews since being unveiled on Thursday.

Diploma Divide

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Hey y'all, checking in with another piece bringing some soccer issues to a general audience light. This time it's college soccer training limitations and reform. I know you know enough to get the gist of it, but I did have Andrew Wenger and Jordan Morris among others weigh in – figured you'd want their $.

Philadelphia Union

Union’s Antoine Hoppenot Benefiting from USL-Pro

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The Harrisburg City Islanders upset the Major League Soccer bound Orlando City FC in the opening round of the United Soccer League – Pro playoffs advancing to play the Richmond Kickers in the semifinals. The lone goal of the match was scored by Philadelphia Union forward and Princeton University graduate.

New MLS logo, Union focus now on reaching playoffs, Sak quashes Moyes rumors, more

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MLS unveils new logo. Union moves on from USOC loss to focus on reaching playoffs. Sakiewicz says Moyes in not a head coach candidate. More news.

Recount Of The Drama That Unfolded At The US Open Cup Final

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Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main complaint with the league is the way it (for me) sucks the soul out of the game, with all of its complex rules for signing players, parity mechanisms such as player lotteries and drafts, as well as the fact that many games mean really nothing at all since over half the teams make the play-offs and there is no relegation.

MLS expansion

Report: Las Vegas stadium proposal on the rocks

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By DAN KARELL

Las Vegas may have to wait a few more years before bringing an MLS club to the city.

Astadium proposal jointly made by the Cordish Companies andFindlay Sports & Entertainment won't receive City Council approval at the next meeting on Oct. 1, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

MLS sets December date for upcoming expansion draft

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By CARL SETTERLUND

Christmas will come early for Orlando City and New York City FC fans.

MLS has reportedly chosen a date for the upcoming expansion draft that will furnish the rosters of the league's 20th and 21st franchises.

The draft will take place at 2 p.

Claure says announcements on Miami MLS franchise forthcoming

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By DAN KARELL

David Beckham has been keeping a low profile since his latest downtown stadium proposal was rejected, but news on a potential MLS franchise in Miami could be coming soon.

Speaking on a morning program on Univision, Bolivian entrepreneurMarcelo Claure, a member of Beckham's MLS ownership group, stated that he believesthe hurdles that Beckham has had to overcome may be a thing of the past.

Videos

Clint Dempsey Raps His Arse Off At FIFA 15 Launch Party In New York (Video)

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By Chris Wright

'Twas the official FIFA 15 launch party in New York last night, with the game's US cover star Clint Dempsey showing his face to help keep EA Sports' little soiree ticking over.

As well as a buffet and a quick round of 'pin the tail on the donkey', Dempsey (or rather his hip-hop alter ego, Deuce) provided a bit of entertainment for the punters, with the Seattle Sounders forward taking to the stage with rapper XO to perform their new collaboration: a track called "Hot Fire".

Major League Soccer Unveils New Brand Identity and Crest

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2014 MLS Season

CONCACAF Champions League: Sporting KC 3 – Saprissa 1

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Sporting KC beat Saprissa 3-1 at Sporting Park on Thursday in Group 2 of the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

MLS tries to move to club over league while keeping single-entity

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MLS has a new logo and with it a new statement of purpose as a league about its clubs. How does that work with single-entity? Read More

Montreal Impact

Mid-day Ticker: Impact’s Saputo part of Bologna purchase; Fulham sacks Magath; and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

If reports from the Italian newspaper Corriere di Bologna ring true, the Montreal Impact's Joey Saputo is set to become the latest MLS owner to gain an ownership stake in a European club as well.

Champions League: Montreal Impact 1 – New York Red Bulls 0

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The Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League, extending their lead in Group 3. Read More

The Rest

Red cards in MLS over the past five seasons

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With FC Dallas still sitting on 10 red cards for the season, some were wondering where they would rate over the past five years in MLS compared to the league's current other 18 members? Well, here's said breakdown:

MLS RED CARDS OVER PAST FIVE YEARS

Red Cards Team
28 San Jose
27 FC Dallas, New England
23 Toronto FC
22 Chivas USA, Houston, Sporting KC
21 Chicago, Philadelphia, Real Salt Lake, Seattle
18 Colorado, New York
17 Columbus
12 D.

USL Pro Semifinals: A Look Ahead

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By EVAN REAM

With MLS officials currently in town, possible future stadium renderings releasedand a letter of intent signed for a bid for that stadium site, the city of Sacramento has entered full celebration mode.

Though the MLS representatives are not scheduled to stay for the game, the No.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By DAN KARELL

Manchester City will attempt to knock Chelsea off their perch at the top of the English Premier League when the two teams meet in the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Both clubs are coming off disappointing mid-week performances in the UEFA Champions League, but with an extra day of rest, Man City are hoping that their home form can help lead toChelsea's first defeat of the season.

New MLS Logo Symbolism Fails the Soccer Fan

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Major League Soccer announced that they were shedding a significant piece from their MLS 1.0 exoskeleton. For the league's 20th anniversary, though not 20th season, the ball and cleat got the boot, revealing a new crestto mix reviews from MLS fans. When asked graphic designer Ryan Telle from Telle Designs.

Soccer TV: Hamburg vs Bayern Munich and Manchester City vs Chelsea

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Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action against struggling Hamburg and Manchester United host Chelsea on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: MLS Next and New Logo?

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In typical overblown MLS fashion, the league decided to have a ridiculous press conference to announce their new logo and MLS Next. What should we make of it?

MLS is not afraid to have a press conference and, as a matter of fact, they love press conferences. So they had one yesterday to show everyone their new, shiny logo.

Let’s talk about that new MLS logo

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In the wee hours of Thursday morning Major League Soccer released its new brand and logo project, calling it, MLSNext. Needless to say the reaction to the design has been considerable.

After waking up and seeing the logo I was shocked and confused. My first, unfiltered reaction to seeing it was "this is a spoof of the actual logo I've yet to see".

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign

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Major League Soccer lifted the curtain on a new logo that will replace the familiar green/blue cleat and ball that has adorned jerseys and all manner of league product since inception. Starting in 2015 the league will be represented by a bland red and white shield with blue trim and three stars below the letters M.

SBI Reader Poll: What do you think of the new MLS logo?

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After 19 seasons of being represented by the now famous boot and ball, Major League Soccer has unveiled a new logo.

The league debuted a new logo Thursday, signaling massive shift as MLS moves towards a new era. Boasting a new shield logo with customizable color palettes for each MLS team, the revealing of the the league's new emblem has caused a major stir.

ESPN Has Plans For Subscription-Based Product Similar to Netflix

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Current ESPN President John Skipper recently stated in an interview that the powerhouse sports network is looking into supplying a subscription-based product for cord cutters. In the interview Skipper acknowledged that more and more people mostly people in their 20's and 30's are choosing to cut out cable and satellite packages, and opt for services much like Netflix to view programming.