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Landon Donovan in the MLS Playoffs

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A look back at the top five moments from Landon Donovan in the playoffs as he starts his final run for the MLS Cup. Read More

New York Red Bulls Advance In MLS Playoffs After Late Win Against Sporting KC [VIDEO]

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Last night the New York Red Bulls hosted Sporting Kansas City in the knockout round of the MLS playoffs. It was a chilly evening. Fans clustered in the parking lots before the game laughing and keeping warm, and you had the impression of a much larger crowd than the 15,518 who trickled into the seats.

New York Red Bulls win Eastern Conference Knockout Round

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The New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

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The makers of theFootball Manager computer game, fromSports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions.

According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey.

FC Dallas wins Western Conference Knockout Round

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FC Dallas advanced to the Western Conference semifinals and a series with the Seattle Sounders after beating Vancouver. Read More

Previewing the Teams in the 2014 MLS Playoffs

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The MLS Playoffs beginWednesday, and whether you like the playoff system or not,it's an opportunity to make the most of it.

The ten-team knockout tournament that will be played for the next month across the United States– and possiblyCanada too – will be filled with drama, an unusual amount of farewells, pageantry, and pressure.

Setting the stage for the MLS playoffs

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Get ready for the MLS playoffs with our selection of tables, stats, schedules, and interactive dataviz charts! All the numbers you need to satisfy your inner-soccer geek.

Well, it took eight months to play out the 2014 Major League Soccer regular season, but played out it has. Along the way, we've seen D.

Figuring out the MLS Knockout Round

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MLS added the Knockout Round to the playoffs in 2012, too recently to draw many conclusions from 4th vs 5th in East and West. Read More

Filibuster podcast episode 104: Montreal Impact and MLS Playoffs

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What's on tap: Goose Island Pepe Nero, Ben's bourbon concoction, apple cider and rye

The Filibuster crew are back and rounding into playoff form, getting ready for D.C. United's run towards MLS Cup. We start by talking about the 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact, including talking about Marco di Vaio's last goal in Major League Soccer, Eddie Johnson's great hold up play, and Nick DeLeon's play from the wing.

MLS moves to the Knockout Round

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Sporting Kansas City needs a Knockout Round win in defense of their MLS Cup, while the league complicates the story to start the playoffs. Read More

Marco Pappa wins MLS Player of the Week

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Seattle Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa wins the MLS Player of the Week award with two goals against the LA Galaxy. Read More

D.C. United

The MLS Defender of the Year

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Chad Marshall and Bobby Boswell, two former MLS Defender of the Year winners, are strong candidates for the award in 2014. Read More

Freedom Kicks for 30 October 2014: MLS playoffs and USMNT

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We have a bunch of links for you this morning, so here we go!

So much soccer, so little time!

D.C. United leans on MLS Cup veterans as playoffs begin - Washington Times: Thomas Floyd gives you a playoff preview as D.C. United waits to learn its opponent for Sunday's game.

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MLS Season Awards: Ben Olsen for Coach of the Year

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Continuing our series on D.C. United's potential MLS season award-winners, we take a look at Ben Olsen's case for Coach of the Year.

When it comes to the MLS Coach of the Year award, winners tend to fall into three categories. There's the "His team won the Shield, so that's that" winner, the "So many injuries, still made the playoffs" winner, and the "Wow, they sucked last year" winner.

Homegrown – MLS Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

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Part 2 of the special edition of Homegrown: Jay breaks down the MLS EasternConference playoff picture. Other ways to listen: Download the Podcast Here!(Right click, save as) If you like this podcast please subscribe, rate, review, share, and comment. Let us know what you think!

Luis Silva nominated for MLS Goal of the Year

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D.C. United forward Luis Silva has been nominated for MLS Goal of the Year.

Preview Of The MLS Knockout Round Matches

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Major League Soccer wrapped up its regular season with one final weekend that saw teams eliminated from playoff contention and other teams cement their spot in the postseason.

Before the league's best get to play their first game in the postseason, the MLS Knockout Round must be held to finalize the field.

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Top 10 Vines to Follow For Soccer Highlights

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While you may have seen the occasional Vine coming up in your news feeds, the site itself is an endless treasure-trove of bite-size entertainment. While videos of almost any nature can be found, there is no better way to use social media than spreading soccer fever and after scouring through countless six-second clips, World Soccer Talk brings you the definitive top-ten list of the best Vines to follow for highlights from the beautiful game.

Clint Dempsey Reportedly Chased By Aston Villa, QPR And Stoke City For Loan Spell

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Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is believed to be on his way back to the Premier League for a loan spell during the off-season in the MLS, according to a report published by the Mirror Online,

The clubs in question, believed to be interested in bringing the American playmaker into their respective squads, are thought to be Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Stoke City.

Chivas USA

MLS announces Los Angeles Football Club owners

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Out with the old and in with the new. At least that is how it feels with Chivas USA leaving and Major League Soccer announcing the new owners of the LA2 franchise that will begin in 2017. It may or may not be called Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

The list of owners announced today was rather impressive.

MLS didn’t learn from Chivas USA

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Is MLS setting itself up to repeat mistakes in the Los Angeles market as the league prepares to announce a new LA team? Read More

Youth soccer development: Are we really headed in the right direction?

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Recent events are asking tough questions about the immediate future of youth soccer development in the United States. Read More

MLS announces conference alignments for 2015, moves Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City to the Western Conference

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In a flurry of news activity, Major League Soccer announced that Chivas USA was folding, that there would be a dispersal draft, and that Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City were moving to the Western Conference.

In a flurry of news activity, Major League Soccer announced that Chivas USA was folding, that there would be a dispersal draft, and the conference alignment for next season all in one press release.

MLS: Chivas USA ceases operations

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MLS announced that Chivas USA is suspending operations effective immediately after ten seasons in the league. Read More

MLS officially pulls the plug on Chivas USA

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It was dubbed a new strategy for the Los Angeles market but no matter how you spin it, Chivas USA is now joining the ranks of the Miami Fusion and the Tampa Bay Mutiny as a former MLS team. MLS announced on Monday that the league is ceasing operations on the LA-based club and will announced a new owner on October 30.

What Happens When a Club Dies? By Zack Goldman and Maxi...

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What Happens When a Club Dies?

By Zack Goldman and Maxi Rodriguez

It's often said that a football club can form the cornerstone of a community, but few pause to consider what happens to that community when a team closes its doors.

Sporting Kansas City

Dax McCarty | Episode 432

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New York Red Bulls midfielder and friend of the show, Dax McCarty, checks in ahead of his playoff match. We discuss plating Sporting KC twice in a week, the CBA, and more. Don't miss this one.

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MLS announces Conference realignment

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The MLS Eastern and Western Conferences will both have ten teams in 2015, with Sporting Kansas City and Houston moving to the West. Read More

The Rest

Sky Is The Limit For New Los Angeles MLS Club

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Sky Is The Limit For New Los Angeles MLS Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was always going to be flashy: A blank slate MLS franchise in Los Angeles looking for investors was a guaranteeto draw a lot of big names, and a lot of big money.

Sure enough, as MLSrolled outthe new club in LA that will start play in 2017 on Thursday,we got an ownership all-star team.

MLS Bought A Record for Goals Scored - Is That A Good Thing?

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A large investment in forwards paid off for Major League Soccer. More goals were scored this season than any other in MLS history. But are there too many goals now?

In the 58th minute of the game between the New York Red Bulls and the Columbus Crew on October 19th, Midfielder Lloyd Sam blasted a shot off the arm of goalkeeper Steve Clark and into the net.

Soccer News: MLS plays the numbers game in LA

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LAFC is only hours old but the expectations for MLS in the Los Angeles market remain quite high in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

LAFC replaces Chivas USA as second LA MLS team

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MLS announced that LAFC will begin play in 2017 in an event in Los Angeles to introduce the club's ownership. Read More

How New York Cosmos Star Signing Raul Compares to Frank Lampard and David Villa

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Spanish and former Real Madrid striker has been confirmed as the newest signing at the New York Cosmos, but how does his playing career and stats compare to fellow New York soccer signings Frank Lampard and David Villa?

Although signing prominent (yet past their prime) players is not necessarily a new concept for soccer stateside, as Major League Soccer clubs have managed to secure the signatures of players such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Robbie Keane, the three newest stars set to arrive in America are equally as important to growing the sport here.

By the Numbers: #CLBvNE

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With the New England Revolution set to take on the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference Semifinals,New England Soccer Today took a look at how the two clubs stack up in some key statistical areas.

Scoring Breakdown: The Crew generated most of their offense from open play, scoring 36 of their goals during the open course of play, ranking fifth in the league.

The Philadelphia Union's history in MLS Expansion Drafts

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We take a detailed look at how the Philadelphia Union has managed - and mis-managed - the previous two expansion drafts.

On December 10th, MLS will hold the 2014 Expansion Draft. Orlando City SC and New York City FC will be selecting ten players each from the pool of players not protected by the other eighteen established MLS teams.

The MLS Live Blackout Black Eye

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Blackouts, don't you hate them? Look at the above image of the MLS Live playoff schedule. Blackouts pepper the screen. I've been trying to figure out the MLS algorithm for them. As a longtime NFL fan, most local games were (and are) blacked out on TV if the stadium failed to sell out for home games.

Homegrown – MLS Western Conference Playoff Preview

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On this special edition of Homegrown, Jay breaks down the MLS Western Conference playoff picture. Other ways to listen: Download the Podcast Here!(Right click, save as) If you like this podcast please subscribe, rate, review, share, and comment. Let us know what you think!

Deuce Ventura: Flag Detective

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I have been informed that, as of right now, Clint Dempsey has not been in loan talks with any of the three Prem clubs linked in this nonsense. And I would not expect any to bloom, either. Full report coming at MLSS shortly.- Greg Seltzer

Classic Moments: Local News Station Welcome ‘Premier League Legend’ Darren Huckerby To MLS, 2008 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

DA'RON HUCKERBY: PREMIER LEAGUE LEGEND

With Bradley Wright-Phillips becoming the all-time record MLS single-season goalscorer at the weekend, Pies' train of thought inescapably beganmeandering towardDarren Huckerby as it so often does.

MLS Sets New Attendance Record In 2014

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Major League Soccerset a new record for average attendance in the league's 18-yearhistory last night. With the 2014 regular season now completed, the average attendance was 19,099 — which is a 2.63% increase compared to MLS's 2013 regular season.

The top 3 teams with the highest average attendance in the 2014 season were:

1.