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Houston Dynamo

Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against the Vancouver Whitecaps

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How should the Dynamo lineup in their first game without a head coach?

Now that the Houston Dynamo have parted ways with Head Coach Owen Coyle the team finds itself in a position it has never been in before: playing a match without a head coach. Assistant Coach Wade Barrett, Sports Performance Director Paul Caffrey, and Goalkeeper Coach Paul Rogers will split management responsibilities until the front office provides an official interim manager or replacement.

Dynamo not putting deadline on coaching search

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The Houston Dynamo see 66 points that are up for grabs and can salvage their season, but their desire to pick up as many of those as possiblewill not rush them into deciding who is their next head coach.

The Dynamo began their coaching search in earnest on Wednesday night after mutually agreeing to part ways with Owen Coyle.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/27/16

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Memorial Day Weekend is here, before you dig into some hot dogs enjoy our links first.

Philadelphia Union News

First-place Union deserve plenty of love from the MLS All-Star Fan Vote, but here's why
The MLS All-Star voting has opened with the Union having eight players on the ballot.

A rundown of coaches the Dynamo could consider

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The no-vacancy light has been shut off. Let the coaching search in Houston begin.

The Houston Dynamo grabbed plenty of attention on Wednesday night by announcing that they had parted ways with head coach Owen Coyle, whose desire to be closer to his family in England was cited as the primary reason for the split.

Major Links Soccer: La La La La La La Lalas

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Houston fires their coach, the US men defeat Ecuador, and Lalas drops some beats

Music?

It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Alexi Lalas has released his fourth album.

Seattle

S2 will be facing Timbers 2 tonight in Portland at 7:00 pm.

Deandre Yedlin is currently with the US Men's National Team while he waits to find out where he will be next season.

Dynamo part ways with head coach Owen Coyle

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The 2016 MLS season is not even three months old yet, and already we have our first coaching change.

The Houston Dynamo announced late on Wednesday night that they have parted ways with head coach Owen Coyle. The reason given for the decision was Coyle's desire to be closer to his family in England, but the Dynamo are off to an abysmal 3-7-2 start this year in the cutthroat Western Conference.

MLS Ticker: Hamid, Orlando City and more

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An Eastern Conference side is ready to add a piece to their backline, while one of the league's top goalkeepersis ready to make his return.

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid could make his 2016 season debut for D.C. United on Friday night vs. Sporting Kansas City afterundergoing knee surgery in January.

Copa America

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

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Los Angeles (AFP) Former world footballer of the year Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month's Copa America Centenario as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa.

Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday.

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

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Los Angeles (AFP) Former world footballer of the year Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month's Copa America Centenario as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa.

Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday.

Around the Forest: U23 Coaching Changes

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/27/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

MLS moves the start time of the All-Star game against Arsenal to avoid conflict with DNC Convention. [ESPNFC]

Eight Timbers have made the All-Star ballot, so you should vote for them or something.

Yes, We Conifa! D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 27 May 2016

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Conifa? Conifa.

Summer is ready when you are.

Copa America call-ups sting D.C. United and Kansas City ahead of MLS match - WaPo: Looks like we'll get to see Kofi Opare and Alhaji Kamara on the field tonight.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Sporting Kansas City vs DC United - MLSGB: Across the pond, they predict a 1-1 draw.

Goal-line technology is coming to CenturyLink Field for Copa America 2016

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MLS has long been rumored to be exploring the possibility of utilizing instant replay. While goal-line technology isn't quite as expansive as the project MLS has been rumored to be exploring, we will at least get a glimpse of that during Copa America Centenario.

Hawk-Eye Goal Line Technology is the same system that was used in the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Women's World Cup as well as in the English Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and UEFA competitions.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Week 13 of the MLS season begins on Wednesday evening in a clash of two Eastern Conference sides, while the U.S. Men's National Team continues their preparation for the upcoming Copa America Centenario.

After a narrow 2-1 defeat at PPL Park in April, Orlando City SC will be seeking revenge against the East-leading Philadelphia Union.

New York Red Bulls

MLS Week 13: A Look Ahead

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As the 2016 MLS season rolls into Week 13, several teams will be in search of a win prior to the league's upcoming international break.

The league's two conference leaders will go at it on Saturday night, when the Philadelphia Union head west to face the league-leading Colorado Rapids.

MLS’s first game on FOX broadcast TV breaks 500k barrier for New York derby

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Major League Soccer's first game to air nationally on FOX broadcast television was viewed by 595,000 people. The match featured New York City against New York Red Bulls, which was shown live from 3:30-5:30pm.

FOX's live coverage of New York City versus New York Red Bulls was a first in a number of ways.

MLS’s first game on FOX broadcast TV breaks 500k barrier for New York derby

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Major League Soccer's first game to air nationally on FOX broadcast television was viewed by 595,000 people. The match featured New York City against New York Red Bulls, which was shown live from 3:30-5:30pm.

FOX's live coverage of New York City versus New York Red Bulls was a first in a number of ways.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 12: Rivalry weak

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MLS had its first Rivalry Week last week, but some of the "rivalries" yielded weak matchups in this week's Power Rankings.

Week 12 was the first of the MLS Rivalry Week Presented By Heineken weeks of the season. It's a However, MLS missed the boat with some of these "rivalry" matchups, focusing on certain derby matchups and manufacturing others while neglecting some of the major rivalries that have carried this league.

Sporting Kansas City

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS

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The Black-and-Red will go for their first road win of the season tonight against a KC side that has just one win in their last nine games

After six straight games against Eastern Conference opposition, D.C. United has left their preferred time zone for the first time in a month in a half to face Sporting Kansas City tonight.

Espinoza handed down suspension, fine by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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In the lone suspension from Week 12, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed down a one-match ban to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza.

Espinoza earned himself the suspension during Saturday's 3-1 home defeat against Real Salt Lake in the 85th minute, after tackling Sunny to the ground in an off-ball situation.

tv ratings

MLS fails to make positive impression on TV ratings during big soccer weekend

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This past weekend, Major League Soccerand its TV partners pulled out all of the stops to try to boost its fledglingTV ratings. Unfortunately despite the much hyped MLS Rivalry Week, the results yet again failed to move the needle.

First, FOX hadits first-ever MLS game that airednationally on FOX broadcast television.

MLS fails to make positive impression on TV ratings during big soccer weekend

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This past weekend, Major League Soccerand its TV partners pulled out all of the stops to try to boost its fledglingTV ratings. Unfortunately despite the much hyped MLS Rivalry Week, the results yet again failed to move the needle.

First, FOX hadits first-ever MLS game that airednationally on FOX broadcast television.

Philadelphia Union

MacMath preparing to face former team for first time

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The Colorado Rapids and Philadelphia Union carry plenty of similarities into Saturday's match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Both sides sit in first place in their respective conferences and have a young coach leading the way. But the one similarity that many point out right away is goalkeeper Zac MacMath.

Orlando City, Union tie after wild second half

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After a fairly tame first half, goals were aplenty at Camping World Stadium during the second 45 minutes on Wednesday night.

Orlando City and the Philadelphia Union played to a 2-2 tie following a combined four-goal outburst in the second half.

Orlando City vs. Philadelphia Union: A Look Ahead

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The Eastern Conference has proven to be anything but predictable this season, and the Philadelphia Union are taking full advantage of that fact.

The East-leading Union will travel to South Florida on Wednesday night to take on Kaka and Orlando City SC, after capturing a narrow 2-1 victory at Talon Energy Stadium back in April.

Italy

Giovinco’s omission could hurt MLS’s player recruitment

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Sebastian Giovinco has been left out of the Italy squad ahead of the 2016 European tournament. Of course, most US soccer fans know this since Major League Soccer has been up in arms over his omission, or at least Antonio Conte's comments.

Giovinco played a small role, if any, in Italy's qualification for this summer's finals.

Giovinco’s omission could hurt MLS’s player recruitment

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Sebastian Giovinco has been left out of the Italy squad ahead of the 2016 European tournament. Of course, most US soccer fans know this since Major League Soccer has been up in arms over his omission, or at least Antonio Conte's comments.

Giovinco played a small role, if any, in Italy's qualification for this summer's finals.

Pirlo and Giovinco’s exclusions from Italy squad are not an indictment on MLS

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MLS fans and American soccer fans in general often take umbrage with every perceived slight against their leagues and how the sport is perceived on these shores. Take yesterday's comments from Antonio Conte about his decision to leave out Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo from his Euro 2016 preliminary squad.

Pirlo and Giovinco’s exclusions from Italy squad are not an indictment on MLS

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MLS fans and American soccer fans in general often take umbrage with every perceived slight against their leagues and how the sport is perceived on these shores. Take yesterday's comments from Antonio Conte about his decision to leave out Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo from his Euro 2016 preliminary squad.

Darlington Nagbe

Nagbe nets first US goal to defeat Ecuador

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Washington (AFP) Liberian-born striker Darlington Nagbe scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a warm-up match for the Copa America Centenario.

Nagbe, a 25-year-old midfielder for the reigning Major League Soccer champion Portland Timbers, netted his first goal for the American squad in dramatic fashion after becoming a US citizen last September and making his American debut last November.

Nagbe nets first US goal to defeat Ecuador

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Washington (AFP) Liberian-born striker Darlington Nagbe scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a warm-up match for the Copa America Centenario.

Nagbe, a 25-year-old midfielder for the reigning Major League Soccer champion Portland Timbers, netted his first goal for the American squad in dramatic fashion after becoming a US citizen last September and making his American debut last November.

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is killing New York City FC

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There are no two ways about it. New York City FC's meltdown on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls was one of the most embarrassing and least forgivable performances in MLS history.

That NYCFC got blanked 7-0 at home in a derby is shocking enough, but the manner of the team's capitulation only served to compound horrors.

Yankee Stadium is killing New York City FC

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There are no two ways about it. New York City FC's meltdown on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls was one of the most embarrassing and least forgivable performances in MLS history.

That NYCFC got blanked 7-0 at home in a derby is shocking enough, but the manner of the team's capitulation only served to compound horrors.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Kaka joins Brazil for Copa América

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An injury to Douglas Costa leaves an opening for the Orlando City SC star. What did we learn from the USMNT's friendly victory over Ecuador? Shalrie Joseph is back.

Major League Soccer

Orlando City SC will add another Teixeira to the league in the summer transfer window. Dionatan Teixeira is 23, Brazilian-Slovakian, a centerback, and comes over from Stoke City.

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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International friendlies take over the schedule on Friday afternoon, while one match will be played around MLS in the nightcap.

Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United will be shorthanded when they kickoff the MLS weekend, with key players like Matt Besler and Steve Birnbaum away on U.

Dundee vs. Celtic in Philadelphia negotiations are "85% complete"

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A report from The Evening Telegraph indicates a first of its kind match happening at Lincoln Financial Field.

According to a report in The Evening Telegraph, a deal to have a Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia "are said to be 85% complete.

Herculez Gomez says that the USMNT's goal "has to be the semis"

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Veteran Sounders forward gives his thoughts on broadcasting, MLS salaries, and more

When the Seattle Sounders picked up veteran forward Herculez Gomez, it was pretty clear that his experience both in MLS and in Mexico was of great value to the team. Since joining the LA Galaxy in 2002, Gomez has played for five MLS clubs, as well as seven clubs in the Mexican first division.

Fan voting for 2016 MLS All-Star Game begins Thursday

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It's that time of the year again. Yes, time to vote on which players will represent MLS in this year's All-Star Game.

The ballot consists of two different methods of voting: the online vote and playing EA Sports FIFA 16.

The traditional voting process online remains the same, with 160 eligible players (eight per team) in the running for selection.

2016 MLS All-Star fan voting kicks off today

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Fans can vote on the MLS website, or by playing FIFA 16

Major League Soccer announced that the fan voting portion of the MLS All-Star team selection process begins on Thursday, May 26 and lasts until July 4.

To vote online, fans should head to the All-Star page on the MLS website, where they can vote for 10 players -- a goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards.

Around the Forest: Nagbe Up, Owen Doyle down.

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/26/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Orlando City SC and Philadelphia Union managed a 2-2 draw last night; Ken Tribbett scored his first career MLS goal. [Brotherly Game]

Does Giovinco's exclusion from Italy's Euro 2016 squad hurt MLS recruitment?

New Chelsea Boss Pans Quality Of MLS

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It is fair to say that current Italy national team boss Antonio Conte is not a big fan of Major League Soccer. Conte decided not to include Sebastian Giovinco or Andrea Pirlo in Italy's provisional 30-man Euro 2016 squad because of where they play.

The former Juventus coach admitting that their decision to play in the MLS influenced his final selection.