Major League Soccer

2016 MLS season

Is the Supporters’ Shield still FC Dallas’s to lose?

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FC Dallas is top of the Supporters' Shield table, but all of a sudden they're facing a challenge to hold onto the best record in MLS.

MLS teams try to reverse course with time running out in 2016

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Seattle, Columbus, and the Philadelphia Union still have time to make 2016 count with a late season run to the MLS playoffs.

LAFC vs the Galaxy

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LAFC made another major move in the Los Angeles sports market, announcing a naming rights deal as they broke ground on their stadium.

Vancouver beats Sporting Kansas City in the Champions League

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The Vancouver Whitecaps shutout Sporting Kansas City in an all-MLS encounter at BC Place in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Q&A with USMNT and Sporting KC player Graham Zusi

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 22, 2016) US Soccer Players – Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi is what you would call a frequent flier. The 30-year-old Zusi, like many players these days, spends a lot of time on airplanes. In the last three weeks alone, Zusi and his teammates have logged [.

MLS stays United

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MLS adds another United for 2017, expanding the league to 22 teams and deftly maneuvering around questions over quality of play.

Jordan Morris and Keegan Rosenberry play for Rookie of the Year

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 15, 2016) US Soccer Players – Major League Soccer is the place where most US-based players get their start. They come into the league in a variety of ways. There's the oft-maligned SuperDraft, where a crop of ever-dwindling college recruits still dream of pro careers.

Another MLS goal for Altidore, Bedoya’s debut for Union

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Jozy Altidore equalized for Toronto FC and Alejandro Bedoya made his debut for the Philadelphia Union in week 23 of the 2016 MLS season.

Saving the Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire's situation isn't a story MLS wants to tell, but it could say more about the state of the league than another expansion success.

LA Galaxy

MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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Rivalries dominate Week 25 in MLS,and there a few salivating matchupson tap this weekend.

The most notable is the Cascadia Cup as the resurgent Seattle Sounders face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Both sides met last week withthe Sounders cruised to a 3-1 win.

Villa leads NYCFC past Galaxy with league-best 16th goal

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NEW YORK — Saturday's clash between New York City FC and the LA Galaxy was billed as a battle between Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. Instead, it was David Villa who stole the show.

The NYCFC captain tallied his league-leading 16th goal of the season and guided his side to a 1-0 win over the Galaxy in front of 35,509 at Yankee Stadium.

MLS Ticker: Cooper, Rowe, Royer, and more

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Toronto FC bolstered their roster with the signing of aPanamanian international, while the LA Galaxy will be without their starting goalkeeper for a clash with NYCFC this weekend.

Panama midfielder Armando Cooper has joined TFCon loan from Club Deportivo Árabe Unido.

The CONCACAF Champions League without the big clubs

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With all respect to the teams that got there, the big clubs in MLS are on the outside of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.

LA’s Cup run ends

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The LA Galaxy exited the US Open Cup with a semifinal loss to FC Dallas, denying them a home field date in the final and a route to the CCL.

FC Dallas advances to face New England in US Open Cup final

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FC Dallas needed extra time to get past the LA Galaxy in their 2016 US Open Cup semifinal, setting up a Dallas vs New England final in Frisco.

Seattle Sounders

Lodeiro equalizer earns Sounders draw against Dynamo

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The Seattle Sounders found themselves down, but not out,at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Wednesday night.

Though the Sounders entered the match having won their last three matches, the visitors found themselves outplayed by the Houston Dynamo as the hosts statistically dominated.

Dempsey brace pushes Sounders past Timbers

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SEATTLE Things just got interesting in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Sounders routed the Portland Timbers in front of 53,302 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night. All but written off just weeks ago, Seattle's 3-1 victory puts it back in the thick of the playoff race, hot on the heels of the archrival Timbers.

Nicolas Lodeiro opens MLS account as Sounders top Real Salt Lake

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SEATTLE Two touches. That's all it took for Nicolas Lodeiro to provide a goal and an assist on Sunday. And that bit of class gave the Seattle Sounders a desperately needed 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in front of 39,491 at CenturyLink Field.

Lodeiro opened the scoring in the 24th minute, collecting a short pass from Andreas Ivanschitz and slapping a one-touch shot past goalkeeper Nick Rimando from 12 yards out.

Montreal Impact

Bill Hamid heroics earn D.C. United tie with Impact

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It isn't often that a team comes from behind to salvage a point and leaves a match disappointed, but that's surely how the Montreal Impact will be feeling after drawing D.C. United, 1-1.

The Impact statistically dominated the match, but found themselves trailing early when Patrick Nyarko earned D.

Wright-Phillips breaks club record in Red Bulls win vs. Impact

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The New York Red Bulls have been hot as of late, and, even without head coach Jesse Marsch on the sidelines Saturday night, the team comfortably handled their Eastern Conference foe.

Bradley Wright-Phillips netted a pair of first half goals for the Red Bulls, as the home side defeated the Montreal Impact, 3-1, and extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches.

Philadelphia Union

Sore foot for Ilsinho, no return dates for Edu & Carroll, more news

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Ilsinho has a sore foot, no timetable for Edu or Carroll, Ethan Finlay rounding into form for Wednesday's opponent, Columbus Crew.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Toronto FC

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Sebastian Giovinco, Drew Moor, and Jozy Altidore all scored as Toronto FC defeated Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday night in Chester.

Bedoya debuts as Union cruise past Revs in lopsided win

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Saturday night featured the Philadelphia Union debut of Alejandro Bedoya, but it was a series of familiar faces that led the Eastern Conference contender to a lopsided win.

C.J. Sapong fired the Union into the lead just seconds into the game, and the visitors never looked back en route to a 4-0 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

Chicago Fire

The Best of MLS Week 24: Roldan, Fire, Altidore and more

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A U.S. Men's National Team forward stormed through to claim SBI MLS Goal of the week honors, while a young midfielder did more than enough to earn recognition as the week's best player.

Here's a look at the best from MLS Week 24:


Cristian Roldan has emerged throughout the 2016 season, but Sunday's performance was the Seattle Sounders midfielder's most impressive to date.

Fire try to see positive in league draw after Open Cup disappointment

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Sunday marked the end of a rough week for the Chicago Fire.

On Tuesday, the Fire's best chance at a trophy ended when they crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. Then Sunday in league play, the teamsquandered an early lead but came back to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Orlando City.

Chicago saves late draw with Orlando City

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire coughed up an early lead, but managed to come from behind and earn a point Sunday against Orlando City in a 2-2 draw at Toyota Park.

For the Fire, it was the first time all season that they've earned any points when trailing at halftime, but for Orlando City, sitting on the Eastern conference playoff line, it was two points lost toward postseasonpositioning.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC secures home win over Whitecaps with controversial penalty

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As Sporting KC jumped into a first-half lead, second-half controversy led to the team's performance over the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night at Children's Mercy Park.

Jacob Peterson's first-half goalagain set the tone for Sporting KC on Saturday night in the 2-0 win.

Champions League draws for Sporting Kansas City and the Red Bulls

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Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls both picked up a point in CONCACAF Champions League group play.

Soccer on TV

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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A disappointing opening weekend for both Leicester City and Arsenal sets the two sides up for an early clash this Saturday.

After the Foxes dropped a 2-1 decision at Hull City to open their title defense last week, they will return home to King Power Stadium to host a Gunners squad that trailed 4-1 at one point to Liverpool last week before finishing with a 4-3 scoreline.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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A new season of the English Premier League begins this weekend.

Reigning champions Leicester City will open their title defense at Hull City on Saturday as Claudio Ranieri and Co. look to bounce back from the FA Community Shield loss to Manchester United last weekend.

As for United, they will travel to Bournemouth to kick off their first league campaign under Jose Mourinho.

MLS expansion

Atlanta United already has a player to watch

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Atlanta United designated player Kenwyne Jones scored in the CONCACAF Champions League against Sporting Kansas City, taking advantage of a loan.

MLS unveils plans for Minnesota expansion announcement event

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Friday is set to be another big day in the history of Minnesota soccer.

Minnesota Unitedhas confirmed that commissioner Don Garber will be on hand for an announcement Friday, which is expected to consist of the unveiling of plans to launch Minnesota's MLS team in 2017.

The Rest

LAFC breaks ground on new stadium, announces naming rights deal

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With Los Angeles FCjoining MLS in less than two years, the team took another leap forward.

LAFC broke ground on its soccer-specific stadium on Tuesday, with MLS commissioner Don Garber, LA's owners and fans, along with the city's mayor Eric Garcettiin attendance.

Timbers owner Paulson says MLS clubs 'closely monitoring' Rooney's future

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It seems like MLS teams are keeping tabs on their next big designated player acquisition.

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has confirmed that MLS clubs are monitoring Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United, according to the Mirror.Rooney was reportedly attracting interest from China, where clubs were willing to pay the United captain upwards of £500k ($656k) a week.

Report: U.S. U-20 forward Jeremy Ebobisse signs with MLS

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A U.S. Under-20 Men's National team forward is set to begin his MLS journey, although it will come with a bit of a wait.

According to the Washington Post, Duke forward Jeremy Ebobisse haswithdrawn from college in favor of signing a contract with MLS as a Generation Adidas signing. Per MLS rules, Ebobisse will be available in January's MLS Draft, where he is expected to be one of the first few names off the board.

BC Alum Bedoya Makes MLS Debut

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Alejandro Bedoya can add another positive Boston experience to the list.

Before Bedoya experienced a successful career in Sweden, he transferred to Boston College for the final two years of his collegiate career. On Saturday night, he made his Major League Soccer debut with the Philadelphia Union, walking away with a 4-0 win over the New England Revolution.

Report: New Revs stadium would require traffic improvements

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The New England Revolution's pursuit of a new stadium could hit acouple of roadblocks.

According to, significant traffic improvements would be one of the prerequisites to build an MLS stadium in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston, according to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.