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The next biggest goal in Toronto FC history

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Toronto FC didn't have a lot of candidates for biggest goals in club history prior to Wednesday night when they got a clear winner... for now.

TFC on brink of erasing long history of underachievement

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There were always three certainties in life: Death, taxes and Toronto FC missing the playoffs.

The latter changed last year after TFC qualified for the postseason for the first time in franchise history. However, the euphoria was short-lived after the Montreal Impact crushed the Reds, 3-0, in the knockout round.

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MLS Ticker: Minnesota United conflict with Vikings, Railhawks state MLS intentions, and more

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After losing out to a competing bid for an MLS expansion franchise, the Minnesota Vikings appear to be making life difficult for Minnesota United.

The Vikings are reportedly seeking legal action to prevent Minnesota United from hosting friendlies at their new U.S. Bank Stadium without their consent.

MLS breaks 5-year attendance record for playoffs and Conference games

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Major League Soccer has set a 5-year attendance record for their playoff games and Conference semi-finals and finals, increasing attendances by 19% compared to last season from the wildcard games through to the Conference Finals.

The top flight US/Canadian league benefitted from well-supported teams such as Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders being featured in the latter stages of the MLS playoffs and Conference games.

Toronto down Montreal to reach MLS Cup final

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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) Toronto FC became the first Canadian club to reach Major League Soccer's championship game after overpowering Montreal Impact 5-2 in a seven-goal thriller after extra-time.

Toronto, who had trailed 3-0 in last week's first leg in Montreal before recovering to score two crucial away goals, will now host the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup final on December 10.

Toronto down Montreal to reach MLS Cup final

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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) Toronto FC became the first Canadian club to reach Major League Soccer's championship game after overpowering Montreal Impact 5-2 in a seven-goal thriller after extra-time.

Toronto, who had trailed 3-0 in last week's first leg in Montreal before recovering to score two crucial away goals, will now host the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup final on December 10.

TFC scores twice in extra time to clinch win over Impact, first MLS Cup Final berth

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TORONTO Wednesday's clash between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact was one of the more thrilling in MLS playoff history and, when all was said and done, TFC stood tall as the club moved towards MLS Cup.

A quick double from TFC in the first half of extra time booked the Canadian club'sspot in the 2016 MLS Cup final thanks to a 5-2, win in the second of the Eastern Conference final.

Toronto advances to play Seattle for the 2016 MLS Cup

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Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact needed extra time to decide who will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2016 MLS Cup.

MLS conference final first legs show how far league has come

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The first legs of the MLS conference championships drew over 50,000 fans per match. PSP's Dan Walsh compares that with what he saw firsthand at soccer matches recently in South America and Europe and finds MLS coming out looking very good in comparison.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Happy Zoning Commission Meeting Day!

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Another part of the stadium process occurs today, looks at current and former DCU players, and Kurt Russell kicks ass in the snow.

Hi there! Hope your holiday was good one. Hopefully, with the Zoning Commission meeting today, we'll have something to add to our list of things to be thankful for.

West and East, four MLS teams look for validation

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All four teams left in the 2016 MLS postseason need the validation that winning the MLS Cup will bring for their clubs and their cities.

Playing for 180 minutes in the MLS conference finals

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An in-depth look at what happened over the opening 90 minutes in the MLS Eastern and Western Conference finals.

Montreal and Seattle take final leads

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The Montreal Impact take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and the Seattle Sounders are up 2-1 over Colorado in the Western Conference.

Didier Drogba confirms Montreal Impact exit at the end of the season

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced that he will leave Montreal Impact at the end of the current Major League Soccer (MLS) season. The Ivorian was a second-half substitute in the team’s semi-final in the MLS Cup against Toronto FC last night. His team went on to win 3-2, with the return leg in Toronto on November 30.

MLS: Eastern Conference Final Kick-Off Delayed For Over 20 Minutes While Penalty Area Repainted (Video & Photos)

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Around 61,000 fans were stuck quite literally watching paint dry before last night's MLS Eastern Conference Final between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact.

This was because, just before kick-off, it was noted that the penalty areas at Montreal's Stade Olympique had been marked out three yards too narrow.

Minnesota United

Pareja MLS Coach of the Year, Guzan return to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/2/16

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Some links to get you to the weekend.

MLS News

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja named MLS Coach of the Year
Pareja led FCD to two titles in 2017.

Report: Fire deal Sean Johnson to Atlanta United
Men in Red begin their annual pursuit of allocation money by dealing fan favorite to expansion club.

Minnesota United unveil Venegas, Davis as MLS signings

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Minnesota United began constructing its MLS roster by signing two club stalwarts on Thursday.

DefendersKevin Venegas and Justin Davis were unveiled as Minnesota's first MLS signings. Both players have spent their entire professional careers with the Loons.

"I've been wanting to bring my style of play to Major League Soccer for as long as I can remember," said Venegas.

Minnesota United has a coach and an approach

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Minnesota United chose a coach with the experience of taking a lower division club into MLS and that says a lot about their plans for 2017.

LA Galaxy

The Galaxy begins its rebuild with a familiar face

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The LA Galaxy start their post-Arena era by promoting longtime player and front office staffer Peter Vagenas to general manager.

Timbers owner Paulson insists Porter 'isn't going anywhere' amid Galaxy rumors

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As the LA Galaxy coaching rumors begin to heat up, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson quickly doused the flames with regard to his head coach.

Paulson reassured that Timbers coach Caleb Porter is staying in Portland for the 2017 season and also claimed that Porter holds the most prestigious coaching job in MLS.

LA Galaxy appoint former skipper Vagenas to GM role

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday appointed former captain Pete Vagenas to the role of general manager as they continue their search for a head coach to replace the departed Bruce Arena.

Vagenas fills one of the two vacancies created by Arena's appointment last week as head coach of the United States national team following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

LA Galaxy appoint former skipper Vagenas to GM role

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday appointed former captain Pete Vagenas to the role of general manager as they continue their search for a head coach to replace the departed Bruce Arena.

Vagenas fills one of the two vacancies created by Arena's appointment last week as head coach of the United States national team following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

MLS Ticker: Vagenas, Goncalves, Zubar and more

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Following the departure of Bruce Arena, the LA Galaxy have taken a step towards replacing him while several MLS teams announced roster moves.

The LA Galaxy will namePeter Vagenas, the team's vice president of soccer operations, as the club's general manager. Vagenas, a two-time MLS Cup winner, will retain his former role and is now charged with replacing head coach Bruce Arena following his hiring by the U.

Steven Gerrard announces his retirement

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Steven Gerrard is hanging up his boots.

The former Liverpool captain and LA Galaxy Designated Player announced his retirement on Thursday, putting an end to an 18-year career.

Gerrard, 36, recently announced that he would not be returning to the Galaxy, which left his future up in the air.

The Galaxy without Arena

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The LA Galaxy faced a tough off season with Bruce Arena still their coach and GM, but now the pressure increases for the next coach.

Colorado Rapids

Rapids End Season With First Home Loss Of The Year

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Well, that's it. Seattle outplayed us in both legs and they move on to MLS Cup after a 1-0 win yesterday. There really isn't much to say about this one. Colorado set a regular and post-season MLS record by having 16 shots with none of them on target. Much like we've seen all season, in a game they came in trailing by a goal they didn't get one shot on target.

Jermaine Jones ready to test open market as MLS contract expires

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It didn't take long for Jermaine Jones to let it be known he's ready to test the open market this winter.

The U.S. Men's National team midfielder took to Twitter shortly after his Colorado Rapids were eliminated from the playoffs to state his intentions for the upcoming transfer window now that he is out of contract.

Colorado Rapids 0 – Seattle Sounders 1

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The Seattle Sounders won the 2nd-leg of their Western Conference semifinals series 1-0 on Sunday, knocking out the Rapids 3-1 in aggregate.

Mastroeni confident of Rapids mentality ahead of Sunday decider vs. Sounders

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The Colorado Rapids may have lost the first leg of the Western Conference Final, but their form at home this season, coupled with a crucial away goal, gives the club a very good shot at reaching the 2016 MLS Cup final.

"It's not so much about how we're going to stop them [in the second leg], but more importantly how are we going to ignite our attack to put them on their heels,"said Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni.

Goals from Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro help Sounders rally past Rapids

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SEATTLE Forgive Seattle Sounders fans if they thought they were watching a rerun: "Nicolas Lodeiro Delivers"is anepisodethat has been on repeat since midsummer in the Emerald City. The Uruguayan midfielderwas at it again on Tuesday night, drawing a second-half penalty kick and converting the ensuing attempt to give the Sounders a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids in front of 42,774 at CenturyLink Field.

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Sizing up a potential return to MLS for Guzan

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After spending nearly a decade forging a career in England, Brad Guzan might be returning to the league that gave him his start.

Guzan has been linked with a potential return to MLS this winter, according to a report from FourFourTwo.The storystates that the 32-year-old goalkeeper might just be gauging club's interest in him ahead of the 2017 MLS campaign, and that a move back to the league that he spent three-and-a-half years in would see him come back on a non-Designated Player deal.

What About Promotion 'Without' Relegation for MLS? Part II

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Is this the perfect time for USSF to reorganize 'Division 2' and include a Promotion only tool?

There are new developments and transitions taking place in the minor leagues of pro soccer in the U.S. The NASL is in tumult and its complete demise may not be far away. Its rival, USL, appears ready to take over the mantle of 'Division 2', the highest level of pro soccer below MLS.

Garber: MLS priority 'getting young guys who are at their prime'

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With a noted shift in DP policy at many MLS clubs over the past few years, commissioner Don Garber has chimed in on the league's need for younger stars.

Speaking during halftime of Wednesday's thrilling Eastern Conference final between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact, Garber praised younger, in their prime stars such as Sebastian Giovinco and Ignacio Piatti, stating that MLS needs more players like them.

10 things we learned from the MLS Conference Finals

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After one of the most thrilling games in MLS history on Wednesday night in Toronto, the MLS Conference Finals have concluded. Here are ten things we learned.

1. Canada Makes Its Mark

Due respect to the Western Conference Final, but, depending on what happens two Saturdays from now, the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs will be remembered for the show Montreal Impact and Toronto FC put on over the last week and a half.

MLS commissioner Garber says FC Cincinnati is high on expansion list

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MLS commissioner Don Garber has a list for potential expansion cities, and it seems like Cincinnati is a leading candidate.

According tothe Cincinnati Enquirer, Garbersaid that FC Cincinnati's owners are high on the aforementioned expansion list and that MLS will closely monitor the team's progress.

Sporting KC signs Peter Vermes to contract extension lasting through 2019

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While one Western Conference club continues to search for its next coach, another has locked up its leadman for the considerable future.

Sporting Kansas City announced on Tuesday that it has signed manager and technical director Peter Vermes to a contract extension that runs through the 2019 MLS season.

Report: Fire offer Schweinsteiger a 3-year deal

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The Chicago Fire are reportedly in play for German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

According to Goal.com, the Manchester United man has been offered a three-year deal with an annual salary of $5.5 million.

Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic reportedly met with Schweinsteiger in October and is keen to sign him in time for the beginning of preseason in January.

Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Message To America Features Surprise Appearance From Andy Cole (Video)

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In his guise as President-elect, Donald Trump has taken the time to deliver a heartfelt Thanksgiving message to his loyal US subjects-to-be.

Perhaps a little more confoundingwas an appearance in the accompanying video of former Manchester United striker Andy Cole, whose image popped uphalf-way through for no immediately discernible reason.