Soccer By Ives Archives for January 2016

Steven Gerrard to miss several weeks with hamstring injury

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The Los Angeles Galaxy simply can't catch a break this week, Gyasi Zardes' foot notwithstanding.

Head coach Bruce Arena confirmed on Tuesday that the Galaxy's DP midfielder would miss a few weeks after suffering a hamstring strain during last week's scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Hope Solo steps away from Seattle Reign for rest of NWSL season

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The bad news just keeps getting worse when it comes to former U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Solo tweeted on Tuesdayher decision to walk away from her club team, the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

Uncertain future pushes Christian Ramirez through another standout year with Minnesota United

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For years, Minnesota United star Christian Ramirez was motivated by his past. Unheralded and, in many ways, unwanted during his early years,Ramirezstaked his claim as the NASL's best goalscorer time and time again, all while nursing a chip the size of Minnesota that sat firmly upon his shoulders.

Ex-USMNT defender Oguchi Onyewu training with Revolution

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The New England Revolution are taking a close look at an experienced American defender.

Former U.S. Men's National Team center back and free agent Oguchi Onyewu is training with the Revs. Although the MLS transfer window is closed, an MLS team would be able to sign free agents like Onyewu until the September 15 roster freeze.

USWNT announces October friendlies vs. Switzerland

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The U.S. Women's National Team hasscheduleda pair of friendlies against one of Europe's rising teams.

The USWNT will twice face Switzerland on Oct. 19 at Rio Tinto Stadium and on Oct. 23 in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium. The matches will be the first for the U.S. following the completion of the NWSL season.

USMNT not looking past trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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When it comes to World Cup qualifying, each and every match presents a unique set of challenges. On paper, St. Vincent & The Grenadines may not be a team that can challenge the U.S. Men's National Team with the talent that makes up their roster, but Friday's must-win clash provides difficulties all the same.

Sunday/Monday College Rewind: Stanford rallies, Georgetown struggles, and more

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Stanford may not have Jordan Morris anymore, but the defending NCAA champions will have a target on its back nonetheless, and on Sunday, the Cardinal showed the heart of a champion by pulling off the comeback of the weekend.

No. 3 Stanford battled back from a 2-0 deficit, and a red card, to earn a 2-2 draw against St.

Video: Hope Solo reacts to USWNT suspension

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To say Hope Solo was unhappy about her suspension and contract termination would be an understatement.

The U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper'sreaction to her suspension and termination by U.S. Soccer was caught on camera, and she was clearly distraught about her punishment.

U.S. U-20 Weston McKinnie signs with Schalke

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Another young American has made the move to Germany to kickstart his pro career.

FC Schalke announced on Tuesday that U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team midfielder Weston McKinnie has joined the club's Under-19 team. The FC Dallas product was named Player of the Tournament as the U.S. U-19s claimed April'sSlovakia Cup with a win over Russia.

Evening Ticker: Modric, Marseille, Mustafi and more

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The new captain of the Croatian National Team has been named following Darijo Srna's retirement, the early-season shuffle of players continues as the transfer window winds down, while a massive club in France has been sold.

Croatia coachAnte Cacic has named Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric captain as a successor to Darijo Srna, who retired in the wake of this summer's European Championship.

Report: Gyasi Zardes could miss rest of season with broken foot

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The LA Galaxy could be without one of their star forwards for the rest of the season.

Goal USA is reporting that Galaxy and U.S. Men's National Team forward Gyasi Zardes suffered a broken foot against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, which could knock him out for the rest of the MLS season.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos grab top spot , Eddies fall shy of league record and more

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The Fall Season standings in the NASL did not change too much, but there is a new team sitting on top of the table.

The New York Cosmos grabbed a huge victory against the Carolina RailHawks to jump into first place of the NASL standings.The RailHawks opened scoring in the sixth minute of the match, but would be thwarted when the Cosmos rallied to score five second half goals.

Tuesday Kickoff: Hart, Wilshere, Rooney and more

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It appears that Joe Hart is finally set to announce his new home, while several other big-name players close in on transfers.

Joe Hart is reportedly set to confirm a loan move to Serie A side Torino. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich is reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry, before loaning him out to Weder Bremen.

Report: Galaxy looking to deal Nigel de Jong

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The LA Galaxylook ready to part ways with midfielder Nigel de Jong.

According to multiple reports that emerged on Monday, Nigel de Jong is set to sign for Galatasaray, nearly sevenmonths after he joined the Galaxy from AC Milan. According to Goal.

Earthquakes part ways with GM John Doyle

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The San Earthquakes have made a significant change within their front office.

The club announced on Monday that it has parted ways with general manager John Doyle, with technical director Chris Leitch taking over the role on an interim basis.

Klinsmann set to rely on Copa America regulars in crucial World Cup qualifiers

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The Copa America is long over. However, Jurgen Klinsmann is hoping lessons learned from this summer's tournament can lead his team through a pair of games that could prove trickier than many may think.

World Cup qualifying continues on Friday night as the U.S. Men's National teamvisits St.

The Best of MLS Week 25: Mullins, Union, Barrios and more

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D.C. United's newest forwardwas in top form to claim SBI Player of the Week honors, plusone of FC Dallas' exciting wingers dazzled and amazed to take home the Goal of the Week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Patrick Mullins has struggled to find consistent playing time since he left the New England Revolution, but his hat trick on Saturday continued what may be thestart of something special with D.

Report: Liverpool unlikely to sign Christian Pulisic

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It looks like one of the Premier League's largest clubs have cooled their pursuit of Christian Pulisic.

The 17-year-old Americanis unlikely to leave Borussia Dortmund for Liverpool during the summer transfer window, according to ESPN. Liverpool reportedly submitted a€13 million bid for the U.

Revolution's scoring woes prove costly yet again in loss to Red Bulls

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HARRISON, N.J. Kei Kamara, Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo, Diego Fagundez. The New England Revolution have one of the more talented attacking groups in MLS, but somehow are continuing to have trouble finding the back of the net.

It has proven costly throughout the course of the season, anddid so again on Sunday.

Kljestan in, Brooks out of USMNT camp ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

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Sacha Kljestan has long been left out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture, but the New York Red Bulls playmaker is now set to make his return to camp ahead of World Cup Qualifiers.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Kljestan has been called up to the USMNT ahead of matches at St.

Giovinco set to miss four weeks due to injury

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One of Major League Soccer's most dynamic attackers is set for a month on the sidelines.

Toronto FC announced on Monday that Sebastian Giovincohas been diagnosed with strains in his quadriceps and adductor following Toronto FC's 1-0 defeat to the Montreal Impact.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 25

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The Portland Timbers cruised to a statement win, while FC Dallas came from behind to continue their stay atop the West. In the East, Patrick Mullins shined while theMontreal Impact shocked Toronto FC at BMO Field.

Here's a closer look at all of this weekend's MLS action:

Led by a pair of goals from Kaka, Orlando City toppled NYCFC, 2-1, to remain in the playoff hunt.

Report: Miazga loan delayed as Chelsea look to add new defenders

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Chelsea still expects Matt Miazga to go on loan, but the club has a bit of housekeeping to do before allowing the U.S. Men's National Team defender to leave.

According to Goal, Miazga is still expected to leave Chelsea on loan on the near future, but the club is waiting on several signings before making any moves.

Bradley Wright-Phillips adds to MLS MVP case with game-winning performance

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HARRISON, N.J. Bradley Wright-Phillips was antarctic cold at the start of the season. Now, he is as hot as any striker in MLS.

The New York Red Bulls picked up their latest win of the campaign on Sunday afternoon by edging the New England Revolution, 1-0, and once again it was Wright-Phillips who was largely responsible for the three points that were picked up.

Monday Kickoff: Aguero, Fabregas, Alcacer and more

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One of Manchester City's biggest stars could be set for a suspension, while a Chelsea midfielder insists he is committed to the club.

Sergio Aguero could miss the upcoming Manchester Derby due to a suspension after appearing to elbow West Ham's Winston Reid. (REPORT)

Cesc Fabregas insists he's committed to remaining at Chelsea despite being linked with a move away from the club.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Bobby Wood scored on his first Bundesliga start for Hamburg as the league in Germany started up. Meanwhile,Brad Guzanand Lynden Gooch continued their runs in their respective midlands sides in the English top flight, while Geoff Cameron was called back into the fold for Stoke City.

As the Bundesliga began its 16/17 season this weekend, several American players were on showcase in Germany.

Dominant first half lifts Timbers past Sounders

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The Portland Timbers looked like defending MLS champions in a dominant first half that all but sealed a rivalry win.

Despite a second half surge from the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers grabbed three points at Providence Park with a 4-2 win on Sunday afternoon.

Orlando City topples NYCFC to remain in playoff hunt

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Less than one year ago, Jason Kreis was in charge on New York City FC. On Sunday, he was leading his new team to a win over his former employers that kept his side's playoff hopes alive.

A pair of Kaka goals canceled out a finish from Steven Mendoza as Orlando City toppled NYCFC, 2-1, at Camping World Stadium.

Bradley Wright-Phillips goal the difference as Red Bulls edge Revolution

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HARRISON, N.J. There is just no stopping Bradley Wright-Phillips right now. Just ask the New England Revolution.

The New York Red Bulls got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Revolution, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena thanks to a second-half finish from Wright-Phillips.

Peter Vermes frustrated with red cards in Sporting KC defeat

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CHESTER, PA A disgruntled Peter Vermes was not shy about his opinion of referee Juan Guzman's decisions in Sporting Kansas City's 2-0 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.

Guzman sent off defender Jimmy Medranda in the 59th minute for a second yellow after he fouled Keegan Rosenberry near the right side of the penalty area.

Altidore, Morris, Pulisic headline USMNT roster for World Cup qualifiers

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Heading into apair of crucial World Cup qualifiers, the U.S. Men's National Team will rely on a roster full of familiar faces.

Jurgen Klinsmann has called upon a 26-player roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers as the U.S. looks to clinch a spot in the Hexagonal round. The USMNT kicks off the final two matches of group play on Friday at St.

Americans Abroad: Saturday Rewind

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Bobby Wood started his Bundesliga tenure with a bang, while Christian Pulisic remained on the bench as transfer rumors continue to swirl.

Making his first league start for new club Hamburg, Wood provided his side's lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Alfredo Morales' Ingolstadt. The good fortune did not extend to Pulisic, who dressed for but did not enter Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win over Mainz.

Galaxy and Whitecaps battle to spirited but scoreless draw

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Carson, Calif. The Vancouver Whitecaps left their finishing boots and their good luck charms behind in Canada, and left Southern Californiawith a 0-0 draw against Western Conference rival LA Galaxy.

The Whitecaps may have struggled to find the back of the net, but that was still a superior performance to the Galaxy, who struggled to generate shots in the first hour, and struggled all night to combine effectively in the final third.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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A busy weekend of action continues into Sunday as several of Europe's heavy hitters take the field ahead of a big day in MLS.

In England, title contenders Manchester City faces off with West Ham at the Etihad Stadium, with the latter looking to bounce back from an embarrassing Europa League exit.

Mullins hat-trick pushes D.C. United to win over Fire

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Patrick Mullins has proven a legitimate threat since joining D.C. United midseason, but the third-year forward provided his best performance yet on Saturday night.

Mullins fireda hat-trick in Saturday night's goalfest, leading D.C. to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium.

Union down nine-man Sporting KC behind pair of second half goals

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union managed their contest with Sporting Kansas Cityon Saturday to reaffirm their spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race

The Union put away nine-man Sporting KC, 2-0, behindsecond-half goals from Roland Alberg and Tranquillo Barnetta.

Trapp, Bingham leave with injuries as Crew surge past Quakes

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A U.S. Men's National Team wingershined, but injuries to two members of the USMNT pool headlined Saturday's clash between the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes.

Ethan Finlay continued his recent hot streak while Justin Meram added a second from the spot, leading the Columbus Crew to a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday.

10-man Impact defeat Toronto FC to claim first win at BMO Field

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The Montreal Impact brushed away Toronto FC's recent surge to claim the team's first-ever win at BMO Field.

A single Ignacio Piatti goal was all that was required in Saturday's 1-0 Impact win over Toronto FC. The win seals the Impact's 37th point through 26 games, moving the Canadian side level with the New York Red Bulls.

Roland Alberg adjusting to new role as Union super sub

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CHESTER, PA When the Philadelphia Union signed Alejandro Bedoya at the end of the summer transfer window, one of the talented midfielders on the depth chart had to be shifted to the bench.

Roland Alberg was the odd man out as Bedoya slotted into the center of the park next to Warren Creavalle, while Ilsinho, Tranquillo Barnetta and Chris Pontius formed a triumvirate behind forward C.

Barrios brace leads FC Dallas to rivalry win over Dynamo

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For 45 minutes, the Houston Dynamo looked to be the better side on Saturday night, but a second half goal explosion saw FC Dallas reassert themselves as kings of Texas.

A brace from Michael Barrios and a penalty kick finish from Mauro Diaz led FC Dallas' second half run, sealing a 3-1 win over the Dynamo on Saturday at BBVAA Compass Stadium.

Movsisyan double powers RSL past Rapids on special night for Rimando, Beckerman

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A win Friday night over the Colorado Rapids was a big accomplishment for Real Salt Lake, but the night was even more significant for two of its biggest stars.

Despite missing two penalty kicks, RSL came away with the 2-1 win thanks to a two-goal performance from Yura Movsisyan. Colorado's Shkelzen Gashi stayed hot with a goal in the match, his third in the last five games.

MLS Week 25: Your Running Commentary

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MLS returns to action Saturday with a series of six games that includes several matches with playoff implications.

Saturday's action is headlined by a clash pitting Toronto FC against Canadian rivals in the Montreal Impact. The two sides enter Saturday's clash first and fifth in the East, respectively, making the rivalry match a vital one as the season enters the fall months.

Friday College Rewind: UCLA-Maryland draw, Akron edges Georgetown and more

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The Maryland Terrapins traveled across the country in search of a tough challenge, and UCLA provided just that.

The two traditional national powers played to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at StubHub Center, trading goals in the first five minutes before locking into an even battle the rest of the night.

Bobby Wood scores stellar goal in Bundesliga debut

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Bobby Wood made the jump up to the German Bundesliga this summer, and his debut suggests he is ready for the leap.

The U.S. national team striker scored in his first Bundesliga match, netting the opening goal in Hamburg's 1-1 draw with FC Ingolstad on Saturday.

Wood, who scored 17 goals for Union Berlin in the 2 Bundesliga last season, raced onto a long goal kick and outmuscled his mark before blasting an 18-yard shot inside the near post.

Reports: Liverpool, Red Bull Leipzig make bids for Pulisic

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After a week of rumors and uncertaintyover Christian Pulisic's future with Borussia Dortmund took another turnon Friday afternoon with fresh reports linking two new clubs to big bids for the young American.

Sports Illustrated reported on Friday that German club Red Bull Leipzig had tabled a $16.

Clint Dempsey undergoing evaluations for irregular heartbeat

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Clint Dempsey is set to miss this weekend's match due to a major medical issue.

The Seattle Sounders announced on Friday that Dempsey is undergoing medical evaluations for an irregular heartbeat. The U.S. Men's National Team forward will miss this weekend's match against the Portland Timbers as the situation is addressed.

NASL Fall Week 9: A Look Ahead

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The NASLplayoff race is heating up.

A number of mid-table clubs are poised to make big jumps toward the top four with wins this weekend, while the race at the top also heats up. With New York Cosmos undefeated at home, the reigning championshave a good chance to challenge FC Edmonton for the top spot in the Fall Season.

SBI's Top 30 MLS Draft prospects (and Top 20 Homegrown Player prospects)

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The college soccer season kicks off today and while there is a large number of top prospects bypassing college to turn pro, there is still plenty of talent to watch for those wondering about which players will be turning pro in the coming years.

There are two different groups of players to keep an eye on.

College Weekend Preview: UCLA-Maryland, Akron-Georgetown headline opening weekend

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There couldn't be a better slate of games for opening weekend in NCAA men's college soccer.

Saturday is chock full of top-25 match-ups. Leading the scheduleis a clashbetween the SBI #1 Maryland Terrapins and the SBI #4 UCLA Bruins, who will collide on Friday night.Also on Friday's agenda is a top-10 clash between #6 Akron and #7 Georgetown, as well as top-25 matches between in-state rivals South Carolina Carolina and Clemson, as well as cross-country opponents Monmouth and Denver.

European Weekend Preview: Bundesliga kickoff, Tottenham-Liverpool and more

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It's an exciting weekend across the board as big matches headline each league's action this weekend to accompany the opening weekend of Bundesligafootball.

The German league kicks off with Bayern Munich opening their title defense against Werder Bremen. Borussia Dortmund gets underway on Saturday as they face a visit from Mainz 05, while Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen provide a tantalizing match featuring strong Bundesliga sides.

MLS loans Jeremy Ebobisse to Charleston Battery

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Jeremy Ebobisse won't learn of his first permanenthome until January's MLS Draft, but the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team forward has found a temporary landing spot to begin his professional career.

The Charleston Battery announced on Friday that the club has acquired Ebobisse on loan. The former Duke forward recently opted to forego his final two years of college to sign a professional contract with MLS, but is not eligible to play for an MLS team until he is selected in January's draft.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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The German Bundesliga returns to action over the weekend as several Americans look to make an early impression to start the league campaign.

German action begins Friday with a clash between Julian Green's Bayern Munich and Aron Johannsson's Werder Bremen. Saturday's schedule could featureChristian Pulisic, Bobby Wood, Alfredo Morales and Fabian Johnson, while Saturday will see the season debuts of John Brooks' Hertha Berlin and Terrence Boyd's RB Leipzig.

SBI College Soccer Preseason Top 25

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As strong as defending champion Stanford still is heading into the upcoming college soccer season, it isn't going to be easy for the Cardinal to keep the crown.

Challengers from the Atlantic Coast are primed to unseat the Pac-12 powerhouse, which will have to cope with the loss of U.

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.

Friday Kickoff: UCL, Henry, Mexico and more

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The UEFA Champions League is set to undergo changes, while one of the federation's legends has accepted an assistant coaching gig.

UEFA has agreed to Champions League changes that will see each of Europe's top four leagues earn four guaranteed group stage berths. (REPORT)

Thierry Henry has joined Belgium's national team as an assistant coach.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Few teams have given Tottenham as much headache as Liverpool had in recent years and Spurs look to put an end to that dry spell this weekend.

Winless in its previous seven English Premier League games against Liverpool, Tottenham will play host to the Reds for an early Saturday fixture. Harry Kane, who was the league Golden Boot winner last year, has yet to get on the scoresheet after two weeks this season, but he will be looking to tally his 50th Premier League goal to help his side emerge victorious this weekend.

The SBI View: Yedlin takes step forward, not backward, with Newcastle move

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When DeAndre Yedlin made the move to Tottenham following the 2014 World Cup, everyone knew it was a calculated risk. Facing hearty competition at a club still trying to bully its way into England's elite, Yedlin knew he may never be Tottenham quality, even if the club paid out a hefty transfer fee to acquire his services.

Barcelona paired with Manchester City to headline UCL group stage draw

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The UEFA Champions League group stages are always filled with intriguing matchups, but few match the excitement that will be provided by Pep Guardiola's return home.

Guardiola's Manchester City was placed in Group C alongside Barcelona, headlining Thursday's Champions League draw. Joining the two powerhouses is Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach, creating what appears to be the most difficult foursome of the group stage.

Americans Abroad: Wednesday Rewind

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Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach cruised towards sealing a spot in the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Tim Ream got the better of Brad Guzan in their cup clash.

Johnson played all 90 minutes on Wednesday as a Thorgan Hazard hat-trick led Monchengladbach to a 6-1 win over Young Boys.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 25

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D.C. United earned a crucial draw against the Montreal Impact and Orlando City fell to Toronto FC in two Eastern conference match-ups with serious playoff implications. Meanwhile in the West, a stunning last minute Nicolas Lodeiro goal helped the Seattle Sounders secure a draw against the Houston Dynamo and keep pace with the San Jose Earthquakes, who battled the New England Revolution to a scoreless draw.

Revolution and Earthquakes play to scoreless draw

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Neither the New England Revolution or San Jose Earthquakes could find the back of the net on Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium as the two sides closed out the MLS midweek action with a 0-0 draw.

The pair of teams fighting for playoff positions in their respective conferences could only manage a combined four shots on targetin the only scoreless match in league playon Wednesday.

Thursday Kickoff: Alcacer, Cillessen, Drinkwater and more

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Barcelona appear set to reload with a forward following the signing of a new goalkeeper, while Danny Drinkwater is set to remain at Leicester for the next several years.

Paco Alcacer has asked Valencia to allow him to make a move to Barcelona before the end of the transfer window. (REPORT)

Barcelona has signed goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Ajax for a transfer fee of€13 million plus another €2m in add-ons.

Report: Stoke City makes €20 million bid for Christian Pulisic

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There appears to be a new contender in the Christian Pulisic sweepstakes,as an England Premier League side has reportedly offered a large sup for the 17-year-old star.

German outlet Bild reported Thursday that Stoke City have submitted a bid of€20 million for the young American winger.

Hope Solo suspended six months for comments following loss to Sweden

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For the second time in as many years, Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. Women's National Team.

U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that the USWNT goalkeeper has been suspended six months for "conduct that is counter to the organization's principles".

Rookies power Union to road win over Crew

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The Philadelphia Union's rookies stepped up in a major way on Wednesday night.

Two of the three rookies selected in the 2016 MLS Draft by the Union contributed a goal each in a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday.Fabian Herbers opened the scoring for the visitors at Mapfre Stadium, while Keegan Rosenberry netted a vital winner in the 74th minute.

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.

Altidore scores again to lead TFC to win over Orlando City

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Once again, Jozy Altidore began Wednesday's match on the bench but, once again, he ended the night with a goal to his name.

The Toronto FC forward scored his fifthgoal in six games on Wednesday night, leading Toronto FC to a 2-1 win over Orlando City at Camping World Stadium.

Fire settle for tie despite outplaying Galaxy

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The Chicago Fire looked to be on their way to yet another shocking win before Giovani dos Santos fired the LA Galaxy to a come-from-behind point.

Dos Santos fired a second half equalizer to seal a 2-2 tie on Wednesday on at Toyota Park. The tie sees the Galaxy bounce back from a Sunday loss to NYCFC, a defeat that snapped their nine-game unbeaten run.

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.

USL suspends Orange County Blues player for homophobic slurs targeting Robbie Rogers

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The United Soccer League has announced punishment stemming from an August 20th incident involving Robbie Rogers during his rehab match with the LA Galaxy II against the Orange County Blues.

Midfielder Richard Chaplow has been suspended two matches and fined an undisclosed amount for his use of abusive and offensive language towards Rogers in the last 15 minutes of the match between the two USL teams on August 20th.

Evening Ticker: Balotelli, Napoli, West Ham and more

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The transfer rumor mill is in full effect as we enter the final week of player movement. The maligned Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been linked with several moves this summer, with the latest reportedly coming out of Switzerland. Meanwhile Serie A contenders Napoli are the subject of several rumored moves for forwards.

MLS Week 26: A Midweek Look Ahead

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It's a double serving of MLS in week 26 as action begins with midweek showdowns on Wednesday night.

Two Eastern conference matches headline the show as both D.C, United and Orlando City, tied on points for the final playoff position, are in action in separate matches against Canadian opposition.

MLS Ticker: Keane, Torres, Bedoya and more

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One of the LA Galaxy's stars is set for an international swansong, while the Seattle Sounders are nearing a major boost to the club's backline.

Robbie Keane will make his final appearance for the Irish national team nextWednesday in a friendly against Oman. The LA Galaxy forward has earned145 caps while scoring a record 67 goals for Ireland.

Americans Abroad: Wednesday Preview

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Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach return for a crucial UEFA Champions League playoff, while the English League Cup could seethe club debut of a young American midfielder.

After sealing a 3-1 advantage in the opening leg, Monchengladbach faces off with Young Boys in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff.

Sigi Schmid speaks on Sounders departure, Dempsey relationship

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Several weeks after seeing his tenure with the Seattle Sounders come to an end, Sigi Schmid has addressed his departure from the club.

The long-time Sounders manager talked to ESPNabout his relationship with players for the first time since his release from the club last month, particularly relating to star striker Clint Dempsey.

Report: DeAndre Yedlin completes transfer to Newcastle

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DeAndre Yedlin's summer transfer saga has finally come to an end with a big-money move away from Tottenham.

According to Goal USA, Yedlin has officially joined Newcastle United via a permanent move away from Tottenham. The Championship club reportedly paid a$6.6 million transfer fee to acquire the U.

Report: Stoke City, RB Leipzig among clubs in pursuit of Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic's father insisted that the 17-year-old was happy to remain at Borussia Dortmund, but the recent comments have done little to stop the rumor mill from linking the U.S. Men's National Teamwinger with moves to several clubs.

According to German outlet Bild, Pulisic is the target of several clubs.

CCL Rewind: Vancouver Whtiecaps rout Sporting Kansas City

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It was all Vancouver Whitecaps in last night's CONCACAF Champions League action.

In a rematch of MLS playfrom just a few days earlier, the Whitecaps resoundingly avenged their loss to Sporting Kansas City by bouncing back with a massive 3-0 victory inthe CONCACAF tournament.

Wednesday Kickoff: Schweinsteiger, Matuidi and more

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One of Europe's top midfielders will make his next move away from the continent, while Juventus is reportedly nearing a replacement for Paul Pogba.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says Manchester United will be his last club in Europe. The German midfielder has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, but insists he will be ready if called upon by Jose Mourinho.

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.

Christian Pulisic scores in final Borussia Dortmund friendly

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Christian Pulisic appears to be ready for the new season.

The 17-year-old U.S. Men's National Team midfielderscored a well-worked goal in the 23rd minute as Borussia Dortmund defeated German third division side Hallescher FC 3-0 in the club's final friendly of the preseason.

Pulisicmade a brilliant run, which was spotted by Emre Mor.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 25)

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There was no shortage of entertainment last week with a schedule full of intriguing playoff match-ups and a rivalry-filled Sunday.

In a marquee cross-conference match, New York City FC disposed of the LA Galaxy, 1-0, as the former continues to banish their early season home woes.

CCL Preview: Whitecaps face Sporting KC, FC Dallas travels to Real Esteli

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A Canada vs. America showdown headlines this week's CONCACAF Champions League action

Sporting Kansas City travels north of the border to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in an all-MLS group C match-up. Elsewhere, FC Dallas will travel down to Nicaragua to face Group H cellar-dwellers Real Esteli.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Five teams will try to book their spots in the group stage of the Champions League, while cup action resumes across Europe and in Mexico.

TheUEFA Champions League continues with five second-leg playoff matches, featuring Roma against Porto, Monaco versus Villarreal and Celtic taking on Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Carleton, Weah headline U.S. U-17 roster for 2016 Torneo de Naciones

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Head coach John Hackworth has unveiled his U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team roster for the upcoming Torneo de Naciones, which features 11 MLS players.

The 20-man squad features four players from Atlanta United, including highly touted forward Andrew Carleton.

Fortuna Dusseldorf signs U.S. U-20 goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg

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Another American is set to begin his professional career in Germany.

Fortuna Dusseldorf announced the signing of 19-year-old Justin Vom Steeg. The US Under-20 Men'sNational Team goalkeeperhas been on trial for the past two weeks and joins the German side on contract until June 30th, 2017.

Report: Newcastle United and Aston Villa place £5m bids for DeAndre Yedlin

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Another round of rumors are swirling around the Deandre Yedlin.

It has been reportedthat both Newcastle United and Aston Villa of the English Football Championship have placed bids of£5 million for the Tottenham fullback, who is seeking regular first team football this season.

Giventhe deep depth chart of Tottenham at right back and following last year's successful loan spell at Sunderland, a move seems inevitable for the U.

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Preview

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Tuesday is a day for cup action, and several Americans will hope to find the field while helping advance their respective teams in domestic competition.

In England, the League Cup features plenty of American talent on display, including Geoff Cameron, who could make his first start this season for Stoke City in Tuesday's match against Stevenage.

Report: 1860 Munich latest team linke with Matt Miazga

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Just over a week remains in the summer transfer window, and another club has reportedly joined the race to sign Chelsea centerback Matt Miazga before the window shuts.

German outlet Bild says that 1860 Munich is interested in making a move for the U.S. Men's National Team defender. The 2. Bundesliga club hopes to bring in a central defender before the end of the window, with a loan deal for Miazga being seen as a "conceivable" option.

Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Chicharito, Lacazette and more

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A global star's former club is hoping to bring him home in the near future, while Mexico's top striker is set to miss time due to a freak injury.

Argentine sideNewell's Old Boys ishoping to bring Lionel Messi back to his boyhood club following the 2018 World Cup. The Barcelona forward left the club at age 13 to begin his career in Spain.

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.

Americans Abroad: Monday Rewind

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Bobby Wood's competitive debut with Hamburg was a successful one, even if the forward could not etch his name on the scoresheet.

In DFB-Pokal action, Hamburg topped FSV Zwickau, 1-0, on a 70th minute finish fromAlen Halilovic. Wood, whostarted Monday's match and played the complete 90 minutes, nearly scored his first goal for the club in the 75th minute, but saw his shot from the center of the box denied by the post.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 24

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The Seattle Sounders earned a crucial rivalry win, while the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew put an end to extended winless streaks.

Here's a look back at all of this weekend's MLS action:

A Clint Dempsey brace led the Seattle Sounders to a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers.

Chesterfield rejects Barnsley bid for Gboly Ariyibi

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Gboly Ariyibi is off to a hot start with Chesterfield this season, prompting several transfer offers from a club in a higher league.

Chesterfield managermanager Danny Wilson has confirmedthat Championship club Barnsley have made an offer for the U.S. Under-23 Men's National team winger.

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:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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

Americans Abroad: Monday Preview

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After a busy weekend that featured plenty of Americans in action, Monday sees several big-name stars return to the field.

Headlining Monday's schedule is a series of matchups in the DFB-Pokal as a group of Americans look to continue through Germany's domestic cup. Christian Pulisic will be in the squad for Borussia Dortmund's meeting with fourth-division Eintracht Trier, while Bobby Wood will make his competitive debut in Hamburg's match againstFSV Zwickau.

Christian Pulisic in Borussia Dortmund squad for Monday's DFB-Pokal match

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Christian Pulisic missed out on Borussia Dortmund's German Super Cup loss to Bayern Munich, but the U.S. Men's National Team winger is set to return to the club's matchday squad on Monday afternoon.

Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel said that Pulisic will benamed to his side's gameday squad for Monday's DFB-Pokal clash withfourth-tier side Eintracht Trier.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Brad Guzan helped earnthree points inhis English Premier Leaguedebut for Middlesbrough,while Sunderland's Lynden Gooch got his second consecutive startto beginthe season.

The U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper made a return to the Premier League in an away derby match, clocking in with four saves for Middlesbrough as they defeated local rivals Sunderland.

Monday Kickoff: Neymar, Gotze, Campbell and more

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After lifting his side to the gold medal, Neymar is set for a bit of time off, while Mario Gotze will miss out onMonday's action for Borussia Dortmund.

Neymar will reportedly not return to Barcelonauntil after the international break at the beginning of September following his successful campaign with Brazil.

European Weekend Rewind: Barca, Real dominate; Liverpool falls and more

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A few surprising results headlined action around Europe over the weekend. Some giants fell to weaker opposition while others dominated in typical fashion.

In England, the most intriguing match of the week ended in disappointing fashion as Leicester City and Arsenal couldn't manage to score in a 0-0 draw.

Josh Gatt takes major step toward return to action after long injury absence

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Injuries have robbed Josh Gatt of the past several years of his career, but the American winger took an emotional step forward on Sunday afternoon.

After spending the better part of three years away due to a series of knee injuries, Gatt was named to Molde's gameday roster for Sunday's 4-2 win over Odds BK.

Robbie Rogers says he was target of homophobic slurs during USL match

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Robbie Rogers' return from injury was marred by verbal abuse regarding the the LA Galaxy fullback'ssexual orientation.

The defendertook to Facebook on Sunday, saying that he was repeatedly called a homophobic slur by a member of the Orange County Blues during Saturday's appearance with LA Galaxy II.

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.

Pair of quick goals push D.C. United to comeback tie with Red Bulls

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Up 2-0 in the 64th minute, the New York Red Bulls appeared to be cruising to a rivalry win over D.C. United. However, a three-minute breakdownsaw the Red Bulls shut off defensively as two precious points slipped away at RFK Stadium.

Goals from Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins saw the hosts erase a two-goal deficit between the 70th and 73rd minutes, earning D.

Galaxy take no positives from loss to NYCFC

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NEW YORK Deep in the tunnels of Yankee Stadium, Robbie Keane was asked if there were any positives to take away from Saturday's 1-0 loss to New York City FC. Noticeably disappointed from what had been an overwhelmingly frustrating performance, the Galaxy forward's answer was short, but certainly not sweet.

Penalty kick sparks debate in Sporting KC win over Whitecaps

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Controversy around a penalty kick usuallyhinges on whether the penalty should or should not have been called. In the case of Sporting KC and the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night, the confusion arose from what occurred after the ball was struck.

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted easily saved Benny Feilhaber's penalty kick, which was called as Jacob Peterson went down in the box in the 63rd minute.

Matarrita's full return reminds NYCFC what it had been missing

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NEW YORK — The dynamic qualities of Ronald Matarrita had been missed by New York City FC for almost a month-and-a-halfdue to an ankle injury. His full return on Saturday proved just how crucial his presence can be for his team.

TheCosta Rican international started and played 85 minutes in NYCFC's 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy at Yankee Stadium, helping create the lone goal of the contest while limiting threats on the defensive side of the ball for his club's seventh shutout of the season.

Toronto FC happy, but not satisfied as they chase top spot in East

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CHESTER, PA Every player in the Toronto FC locker room knows what the schedule looks like at the back end of the season, but they aren't relying just on their long stretch of home games in September and October.

Toronto's 3-1 road win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium was proof of that as the Reds earned some valuable separation from the teams beneath them in the Eastern Conference table and remained one point back of New York City FC in the race for first place .

Rapids, Orlando City settle for draw

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20 total shots were fired in the Colorado Rapids' clash with Orlando City on Saturdaynight. None went in.

The Rapids and Orlando City settled for a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The draw sees the Rapids move within two points of Western Conference leaders FC Dallas with two games in hand while Orlando City sits sixth in the Eastern Conference.

Late Olave winner sees RSL top FC Dallas

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It took longer than expected for Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas to find a goal, but when the former did int he 78th minute, it proved to be just enough to leave Rio Tinto Stadium with three big points.

Jameson Olave served as the unlikely goalscorer on Saturday night as Real Salt Lake toppled the Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, 1-0.

Neymar nets winning penalty as Brazil claims Olympic gold medal

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Asthe country's biggest star fired home from the penalty spot,Brazil erupted. It was a storybook ending, one more than worthy of sealing the country's first ever gold medal.

Neymar fired Brazil's fifth and final penalty kick in Saturday's shootout win over Germany, a win that claims Brazil's first gold ever with a triumph on home soil.

First-half surge leads TFC past Union

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CHESTER, PA Toronto FC kept pace with New York City FC in the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium.

All three of TFC'sdesignated players contributed to a goal in some fashion as the Reds outclassed the Union to earn their fourth road win of 2016.

Fire earn elusive road win with defeat of Impact

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Throughout 2016, the Montreal Impact have remained among the East's top contenders, but Saturday night saw a shocking defeat to the conference's bottom-dweller.

Goals from Luis Solignac, David Accam and Matt Polster sealed an upset on Saturday as the Chicago Fire toppled the Impact, 3-0, atStade Saputo.

Crew finally snap winless skid with defeat of Revs

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It took 11 matches spread across three months, but the Columbus Crew are finally back in the win column.

A pair of regulars did the damage on Saturday night, as Ethan Finlay and Federico Higuain fired the Crew to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution at GilletteStadium.

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.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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A pair of Americans face off in English Premier League action in a match that headlines a busy Sunday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland take on Brad Guzan's Middlesbrough in the second match of their Premier League campaigns. Joining them on theEnglish top flight schedule is a clash between West Ham United and Emerson Hyndman's Bournemouth in the first league game at the former's Olympic Stadium.

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.

Minnesota United FC to join MLS in 2018, keeps name and logo

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The news from an MLS announcement today provided relief for Minnesota soccer fans.

Not only will Minnesota United FC keep its name, as the league and club announced Friday evening, but the club is officially set to join MLS in the 2017 season.The three-part announcement included the confirmation that Minnesota United would join the league next season, that it would begin its season at TCF Bank Stadium and that it will not be changing its name.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Brazil could seal a historic achievement on Saturday in the Olympic gold medal game, while the returns of La Liga and Serie A headline Saturday's action.

In Rio, Brazil looks to capture the country's first ever gold medal in Olympic soccer in a clash with Germany, the same country that thrashed them, 7-1, at the 2014 World Cup.

NASL Fall Week 8: A Look Ahead

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Three teams sit within two points of one another atop the Fall Standings, making each match vital as the NASL's second phase nearsits midway point.

Entering Week 8 of the Fall campaign, Spring Season champions Indy Eleven remain atop the standings due to goal differential. Just behind them is FC Edmonton, who can make up ground on Saturday with a visit to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

MLS Week 24: A Look Ahead

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Week 24 in MLS features a couple of big rivalry matches with huge playoff implications.

This weekend's action is headlined by a Cascadia Cup clash between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders. The Sounders have been heating up in recent weeks andcould move to within two points ofPortland in the Western Conference.

European Weekend Preview: Leicester-Arsenal, Juventus-Fiorentina and more

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It's kickoff weekend in Spain and Italy as the Primera Divisionand Serie A play their first matches of the season, respectively. Meanwhile Germany begins their domestic cup while waiting another week for Bundesliga action to start. England and France continue where they left off after exciting opening weekends.

Friday Kickoff: Cuadrado, Barcelona and more

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Transfers are heating up with less than two weeks remaining before deadline day in Europe's top divisions.

Juan Cuadrado's agent is reportedly seeking a loan deal for his client to Serie A champions Juventus. Cuadrado joined Chelsea in 2015, but the Colombian winger spent a good portion of the season with Juventus.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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European leagues continue to ease into play, and while the Bundesliga has yet to join them, the large contingent of German-based Americans Abroad will look to see the field in domestic cup action.

As the Premier League rolls into its second week, Lynden Gooch could see his second straight start with Sunderland following last week's loss to Manchester City.

Rapinoe 'really disappointed' in Solo's post-Sweden comments

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Add Megan Rapinoe to the list of people frustrated by Hope Solo's post-Sweden comments.

Following the U.S. Women's National Team's Olympic quarterfinal loss to Pia Sundhage's Sweden last week, Solo bashed the opposition, calling them "cowards" while stating her belief that the USWNT were the more deserving team on the day.

Report: Chelsea's Matt Miazga offered to Sunderland for season-long loan

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It looks like Matt Miazga couldplay Premier League football this season after all.

The Guardian reportedon Thursday afternoon that Chelsea has offered to loan the 21-year-old centerback to Sunderland for the duration of the 2016-2017 season.

Miazga moved to Chelsea last season,but, since making the move to the London-based side, the defender has made only two appearances as he sits low in the depth chart for the Blues.

Report: Aston Villa considering move for DeAndre Yedlin

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Another club has reportedly joined the pursuit of DeAndre Yedlin.

Yedlin is reportedly attracting interest from Championship club Aston Villa, who is weighing a move for the 23-year-old Tottenham fullback, according to the Telegraph.The fee being reported is£3 million ($3.95 million) as Villa needs a new right-back.

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.

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.

Cody Cropper signs with Revolution

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After spending the first six years of his career in England, Cody Cropper has returned to the U.S. to continue his club career.

The New England Revolution announced on Thursday that the club has signed the former U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper as a Discovery signing. The deal comes after Cropper left English side MK Dons following the conclusion of the English Championship season.

U.S. U-20 defender Kyle Duncan named to Valenciennes first team

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After making a move to Europe last October to kick start his professional career, U.S. defender Kyle Duncan is making strides within the first team at Valenciennes.

The French Ligue 2 side has listed Duncan as a member of the regular squad ahead of this weekend's season kickoff. Valenciennes will continuethe 2016/17 campaign on Friday when the side travels to Brest.

Report: Christian Pulisic move away from Dortmund 'not an option'

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Despite recent reports, it doesn't appears that Christian Pulisic is set to leave Borussia Dortmund any time soon.

Kicker reported on Thursday that Stuttgart approached Dortmund over a potential move for the U.S. Men's National Team star, but were told that a move is "not an option". Furthermore, the 17-year-old winger's father, Mark, rebuffed rumors himself, stating Pulisic "isn't looking to leave any time soon.

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Koulibaly, Sane and more

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Injuries have taken a toll on some of the world's biggest clubs, while teams look to make a final push to bolster their rosters before the transfer window closes.

Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly miss Real Madrid's La Liga opener against Real Sociedad as the wingercontinues to recover from the kneeinjury he sustained during Euro 2016.

Chris Pontius leading charge as Union build American foundation

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CHESTER, PA When Jim Curtin sat down with midfielder Chris Pontius before the 2016 regular season, the pair set some goals.

Pontius hit one of those goals on Saturday in the Union's 4-0 win over the New England Revolution. The 29-year-old recorded his 10th goal of the season.

Brazil blasts Honduras to book spot in Olympic gold medal game

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Scoring problem? What scoring problem?

After dismantling Denmark, 4-0, in their final group stage match and subsequently defeating Colombia, 2-0, in the quarterfinals, a lightning start devolved into an utter beatdownin the Olympic semifinals as Brazil laid waste to Honduras by a final scoreline of 6-0.

New potential destinations emerge for Yedlin

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DeAndre Yedlin is a wanted man as the summer transfer window inches towards its close.

The Tottenham defender continues to draw interest from clubs throughout Europe, with a pair ofPremier League club headlining those interested. David Moyes and Sunderland have publicly made their interest known in the U.

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.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Olympic soccer takes centerstage for a pair of semifinals, while the Spanish Super Cup and UEFA Champions League qualifiers return on Wednesday afternoon.

Neymar and Brazil look to continue their pursuit of a gold medal on Wednesday in a semifinal clash with Honduras with a bit of added pressure following the Brazil's loss to Sweden in Tuesday's women's semifinal.

SF Deltas hire Marc Dos Santos as first head coach

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The San Francisco Deltas are set to begin play in 2017, andthe man tasked with leading them into their first NASL campaign is one coming off one of the most impressive seasons in league history.

Former Ottawa Fury FC coach Marc DosSantos has been hired as the first head coach in SF Deltas history, the club announced on Wednesday.

The SBI View: Dortmund stay remains best long-term option for Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic has always been ambitious. At 16-years-old, he was off to Germany, pursuing his professional dream with one of the top clubs in the world. At 17, he had cracked the roster, firmly establishing himself on the highest level while earning a call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team for a major tournament.

CCL Rewind: Red Bulls, Sporting KC secure road draws

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Both MLS clubs in action on Tuesday night in the CONCACAF Champions League picked up positive road results, while Olimpia earned a convincing three points at home.

The Honduran side came away with a 4-0 win against 10-man Police United after a pair of first-half finishes were later coupled with goals by Javier Estupinan and Michaell Chirinos.

Wednesday Kickoff: Real Madrid, Balotelli and more

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Real Madrid's head coach has denied reports of a massive deal that would send a Colombian star to Stamford Bridge, while an out-of-favor Liverpool striker seeks a permanent spot.

Zinedine Zidane insists that James Rodriguez will remain with Real Madrid this summer despite rumors of Chelsea offering over $100 million for the Colombian winger.

Midday Ticker: Hart, Chelsea, Roma and more

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One of the English Premier League'stop goalkeepers appears to be set for a move, while Chelsea look set to reload before the end of the transfer window.

Joe Hart is set to leave Manchester City in this transfer window according to Sky Sports. Sevilla and Everton are reported to be among those interested in the 29 year old English goalkeeper (REPORT).

Report: USMNT to play New Zealand in October friendly

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Previous reports linked the U.S. Men's National Team to an October friendly with Ghana, but after some difficulties, it appears a new opponent has been locked down for a match at RFK Stadium.

According to the Washington Post, the USMNTwill play a friendly against New Zealand on October 11 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 24)

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It was an indecisive week in MLS, as the top three and bottom three ranked teams all drew their respective matches.

Of the top six teams, only the New York Red Bulls managed to break through and secure a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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While the Olympic soccer tournament will name its two finalists on Tuesday afternoon, while major club competitions across the globe continue.

Manchester City highlights the teams in action for the UEFA Champions League final qualifying round when Pep Guardiola and co. travels to Steaua Bucureşti for the first leg.

Aron Johannsson nearing return to competitive matches with Werder Bremen

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Aron Johannsson's road back to competitive action has been a long one, but this Sunday could represent a major step forward for the U.S. Men's National Team striker.

The forward appeared in a pair of Werder Bremen friendlies last week, and could now be in line to make his competitive return to action this Sunday for a German Cup meeting withthird-division side Lotte.

Report: Pulisic considering transfer or loan away from Dortmund

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Christian Pulisic has risen to prominence with Borussia Dortmund, but it appears the U.S. Men's National Team forward could be ready to take the next step in his young professional career.

According to German site Sport1, Pulisic is considering a transfer or loan away from the club in search of more playing time.

CCL Preview: Red Bulls travel to Alianza, Sporting KC meets Central

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Two of the five Major League Soccer clubs participating in the CONCACAF Champions League take to the road for the first time in the competition on Tuesday.

For Sporting Kansas City, their match against Central FC of Trinidad and Tobago will be their group stage opener.

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.

Tuesday Kickoff: Bravo, UCL and more

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One of La Liga's top goalkeepers is likely heading to England to replace a veteran, while the Champions League format is set to take on an altered format.

Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is expected to join Manchester City later this week for over $28 million. Veteran City keeper Joe Hart appears to be on his way out after new head coach Pep Guardiola sidelined the Englishman for the team's 2-1 season-opening win over Sunderland.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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The Antonio Conte era begins on Monday, as Chelsea looks to overcome Dimitri Payet and West Ham in the final game of the Premier League's opening weekend (3 p.m., USA Network).

Following a disastrous 2015-16 season, Chelsea has turned to the Italian manager, who has responded by rebuilding the squad with a pair ofbig-name additions.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos, Eddies, Indy Eleven win again and more

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The top three all won, the nextthree all lost, and the Fall Season standings in the NASL didn't change much over a fairly high-scoring weekend.

After drawing at home last week against Rayo OKC, the New York Cosmos returned to James M. Shuart Stadium andwinning form at home by claiming a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Green aiming to break through with Bayern, USMNT

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Julian Green has seen some real peaks and valleysthroughout his young career. A 2014 World Cup goal solidified the young forward's status as American soccer's next big thing, but the struggles that have come sincesaw the21-year-oldall but fade out of the picture for both club and country. However,it now seems that Green's career has reached a major turning point.

European Weekend Rewind: Leicester upset by Hull City, PSG starts strong and more

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Surprising scorelines and big-name debuts were on tapin the debut weekend of some of Europe's biggest leagues. The English Premier League and French Ligue 1 kicked off their seasons, the German and Spanish Super Cups dazzled, and, in Italy, the Coppa Italia provided competition down the pyramid.

The Best of MLS Week 23: Lodeiro, Union, Morris and more

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Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris both impressed and foundthe back of the netfor the Seattle Sounders against Real Salt Lake, while Philadelphia Union and new signing Alejandro Bedoya took down the New England Revolution with style to cement fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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The start of the English Premier League season was headlined by a surprising start for a young midfielder, while several U.S. Men's National Team veterans did not feature in the season-opening festivities.

Lynden Gooch might have been a surprise start for some Sunderland fans, but the Santa Cruz-born midfielder certainly held his own against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in a 2-1 defeat.

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.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 23

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A U.S. Men's National Team star made his MLS debut, while two others played vital roles in securing draws for their side. Elsewhere, Nicolas Lodeiro continued to lift the Seattle Sounders in just his third game in MLS. Here's a closer look at this weekend's MLS action.

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.

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.

Altidore scores again, but TFC settles for draw with 10-man Dynamo

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Following yet another Jozy Altidore goal, Toronto FC had a whole half to attack a 10-man Houston Dynamo side. Yet, the Eastern Conference contender failed to capitalize on a match that turned out to be a missed opportunity.

Altidore scored his third goal in four games on Sunday night, leading Toronto FC ina 1-1 draw with the Dynamo at BBVAA Compass Stadium.

Monday Kickoff: Iniesta, Toure, Gabigol and more

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One of Spain's biggest stars is set for some time away due to injury, while one of the Premier League's best can't even push his way into a matchday squad.

Andres Iniesta is set to miss two weeks after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's 2-0 Spanish SuperCup win over Sevilla, while centerback Jeremy Mathieu will miss three weeks due a leg injury.

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.

Birnbaum, Acosta fire D.C. United past Timbers

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The new-look D.C. United continues to improve, with their latest stepcoming at the expense of the defending MLS Cup champions.

Steve Birnbaum scored early before Luciano Acosta added D.C. United's second of the night, leading the way in a 2-0 defeat of the Portland Timbers on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

Finlay strikes deep in stoppage time to earn Crew draw with NYCFC

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A stoppage time goal from David Villa seemingly had New York City FC on the path to three points. Up a goal with just seconds remaining in what had been an attack-heavy thriller, NYCFC looked like they would emerge from MAPFRE Stadium with a hard-fought win.

Wright-Phillips continues to shatter Red Bulls records

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When considering how short Bradley Wright-Phillips' time in Major League Soccer has been, it really puts into perspective just how incredible the Englishman has been since coming to the United States in 2013.

On Saturday night, Wright-Phillips added another record to his list of accolades in a New York Red Bulls uniform after netting his 59th career regular season goal for the club.

Dwyer brace not enough for Sporting KC in tie with FC Dallas

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Four goals in ten minutes turned Saturday's clash between FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City into quite a spectacle, but it was not one that could produce a winner.

Dom Dwyer scored a brace for Sporting KC, but goals from Tesho Akindele and Maxi Urruti proved just enough for FC Dallas toearn a 2-2 draw on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

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.

Howard's heroics help Rapids earn road draw vs. Galaxy

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CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy supplied the pressure, Tim Howard supplied the class, and the 2nd and 3rd place teams in the Western Conference battled to a highly entertaining 1-1 draw before a raucous crowd of 25,667at the Stub Hub Center on a balmy Saturday night.

The Galaxy spent almost the entire evening on the front foot, outshooting Colorado 8-3 in the first half alone.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The English Premier League kicked off on Saturday, but several of the league's heavy hitters make their season debut on Sunday morning.

Headlining Sunday's action is a clash between Arsenal and Liverpool that serves as each side's first match of the Premier League season. Prior to that match, though, will be the season debut of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, who open their campaign against Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth.

Earthquakes pick up road win against Whitecaps

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The San Jose Earthquakes failed to win each of their first 12 road matches, but Quincy Amarikwa and Simon Dawkins ensured Friday night would be a successful one for a team still in the thick of a playoff race.

Amarikwa and Dawkins each contributed goals on the night, leading the Quakes to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Sunil Gulati speaks out against Hope Solo's 'highly inapropriate' postgame comments

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Hope Solo caused shockwaves with her comments following the U.S. Women's National Team's surprising loss to Sweden, prompting U.S. Soccer's president to speak out.

Sunil Gulati called Solo's postgame comments "highly inappropriate" in the aftermath of the USWNT's Olympic quarterfinal elimination.

Report: Sunderland still pursuing move for DeAndre Yedlin

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DeAndre Yedlin did not take part in Tottenham's season-opener on Saturday, but the U.S. Men's National Team fullback's future could see him return to the field soon as a member of a new, but familiar, club.

ESPN FC reported on Saturday that Sunderland remains in discussions with Tottenham over a move for the 23-year-old fullback.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND AUGUST 13: Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on August 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The English Premier League season kicks off today, with Everton and Tottenham squaring off in the match of the day, while eight countries look to move a step closer to Olympic gold.

Solo delivers bitter rant after USWNT's Olympic loss

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To say Hope Solo was upset following the U.S. Women's National Team's 4-3 loss in a penalty shootout to Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals would be an understatement.

The U.S. goalkeeper sounded off when asked about her thoughts on the game, saying that the defending gold medalists "played a bunch ofcowards,":

Full Hope Solo quote on Sweden after US was eliminated from the Olympics today.

MLS Week 23: A Look Ahead

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As the summer months continue to wind down, the MLS playoff race continues to heat up with Week 23 presenting several clashes between postseason contenders.

The weekend's action is headlined by a clash of Western Conference powers as the LA Galaxy play host to the Colorado Rapids just days after a crushing U.

Sweden tops USWNT on penalty kicks to reach Olympic semifinal

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The U.S. Women's National Team's pursuit of a fourth-straight gold medal ended Friday in the cruelest of ways.

After 120 grueling minutes, Swedendefeated the USWNT, 4-3, on penalty kicks in Friday's Olympic quarterfinal. Regular time ended in a 1-1 draw on goals from Stina Blackstenius and Alex Morgan, but the USWNT could not reach the gold medal game for the first time since the tournament's inception.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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As seasons gradually begin around Europe, an exciting amount of youngAmericantalent isset to compete in the world's top leagues, despite big U.S. international names like Tim Howard and Alejandro Bedoya returning to the states over the Summer.

A potential clash between two of American soccer's hottest prospects headline's the weekend as Bayern Munich takes on Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup.

2016/17 SBI English Premier League Preview

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Leicester City's Cinderella tale took the English Premier League by storm in 2015/16, but the league's traditional powers have since retooled and added some major firepower to dethrone the Foxes this season.

With major additions like Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, N'Golo Kante with Chelsea and Liverpool's acquisition of Sadio Mane, Leicester City will have to watch its back from the opening day as 19 other teams gun for the top spot in the world's top league.

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Women's National Team begins the Olympic knockout rounds on Friday, headlining a busy day of action.

Facing off with former coach Pia Sundhage and Sweden, the USWNT's path to the team's fifth goal features a clash with a familiar face.

USWNT ready for emotional quarterfinal clash with Sundhage, Sweden

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For five years and 107 games, Pia Sundhage was the leader of the U.S. Women's National Team, guidingthe team to two of the program's fourOlympic gold medals. On Friday, Sundhage won't be aiding the USWNT's pursuit of gold medal No. 5; she'll be standing in the way.

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.

Report: Dragon players, coach abandoned team after game vs. Timbers

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CD Dragon were defeated 2-1 by the Portland Timbers in their CONCACAF Champions League opener, but the Salvadoran club lost a lot more than the game.

Two Dragon players and a fitness coach fled the team and stayed in the U.S. following the match, according to Goal USA.

Friday Kickoff: Neymar, Pogba, Argentina and more

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One of the game's biggest stars will play on despite an injury, while another will have to postpone his club debut due to a suspension.

Despite a right ankle injury, Neymar is expected to play for Brazil in Saturday's Olympic quarterfinal against Colombia. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba will be suspended for the first game of the Premier League season due to bookingsreceived in last season's Copa Italia.

MLS suspends three; league acknowledges officiating error

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Officiating has, once again, been a hot topic in MLS circles this week, and the league has taken action against a trio of players while admitting to a series of mistakes over the weekend.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Thursday that LA Galaxy defender Jeff Larentowicz, Orlando City midfielder Antonio Nocerino and Houston Dynamo defender David Horst have each earned one-game suspensions for incidents over the weekend.

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 Boston.com, 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.

Several Americans face new beginnings as Premier League kicks off

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The 2016-17 Premier League season is just days away with several Americans set to face interesting club situations as play begins in England's top flight.

Following the departure of Tim Howard, Brad Guzan is now the longest-tenured American in the Premier League. However, the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper faces a new club situation following the relegation of Aston Villa.

Argentina remains atop FIFA rankings, USMNT drops to 26th

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With a lull in the international schedule, the top of the latest FIFA rankings remained the same, however, there was some movement below on the table.

Argentina remains at the top of the FIFA World Rankings, while Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Chile round out the top five.

Herzog expects Boyd to push for USMNT call-up in near future

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Terrence Boyd's road back from injury has been a long one, but according to Jurgen Klinsmann's top assistant, it could be a road that soon brings him back to the U.S. Men's National Team.

USMNT assistant Andi Herzog traveled to Germany recently to check in on Boyd, who is in the process of returning from a one-and-a-half-year injury lay-off.

FC Dallas dumps Galaxy late in extra time to reach U.S. Open Cup final

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Just when it looked like Bruce Arena's star-studded second-half subs were going toput the LA Galaxy through to the U.S. Open Cup final, FC Dallas conjureda response. Then seconds away from the uncertainty of penalties, Dallas came up with another goalto decide Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup semifinalon its own.

Thursday Kickoff: Mustafi, Ter Stegen, Messi and more

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After remaining inactive for much of the transfer window, one of England's top sides is trying to secure a late move, while Barcelona will be missing a key defensive figure on Sunday.

Arsenal is closing in on a deal with Valencia defenderShkodran Mustafi ahead of the new Premier League season beginning.

Brazil rolls, Mexico falls as Olympic quarterfinals set

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Wednesday's action at the men's Olympic soccer tournament featured several twists, includingthe hosts coming up with a massive result when they needed it most.

Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over Denmark in the team's final Group A match. A brace from Gabriel Barbosa paced the Brazilians to their first win of the 2016 Olympics, after previously tying their opening two matches, while Gabriel Jesus and Luan each added tallies.

Report: A least three groups interested in purchase of Fire

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The 2016 season has been yet another disappointing one for the Chicago Fire, but some groups remain interested should the Fire opt for major shake-ups this offseason.

Chicago Now reported on Wednesday that there are three groups interested in acquiring the Fire should the current ownership group opt to sell over the offseason.

Fire left frustrated, looking forward after Open Cup exit

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In a season spentrebuilding and stuck in last place, the U.S. Open Cup seemed to provide the Chicago Fire with a glimmer of hope. Five wins to a trophy seemed like the most realisticchance for silverwareand a chance for the first-year management team to buy goodwill among frustrated fans.

Those hopes ended Tuesday with a semifinal loss to theNew England Revolution.

Galaxy and FC Dallas square off for chance to host U.S. Open Cup final

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Two of Major League Soccer's elite collide on Wednesday with a berth in a cup final on the line.

The LA Galaxy play host to FC Dallas in Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup semifinal, a clash that determines who meets the New England Revolution in the tournament finale.

MLS Ticker: Valeri, Trusty, Nashville and more

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One of Major League Soccer's biggest stars has extended his contract with his longtime club, while a U.S. youth international has officially signed a Homegrown deal.

The Timbers announced on Wednesday that midfielder Diego Valeri has signed a contract extension.

Red Bulls counting on Damari, Royer to help club take next step

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HARRISON, N.J. While the New York Red Bulls' newcomers might be relatively unknown commodities to most observers in MLS, the club believes they are just what is needed to round out the roster and make a serious run at that ever-elusive MLS Cup.

The Red Bulls formally introduced their latest additions on Tuesday afternoon, presenting striker Omer Damari and midfielder Daniel Royer at a press conference at Red Bull Arena.

Report: Miazga misses Chelsea training ahead of potential loan move

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Matt Miazga has been in limbo for the past several weeks, but it now appears a resolution is nearing for the U.S. Men's National Team centerback

The 21-year-old defender reportedly missed Chelsea training on Wednesday, foreshadowing a potential loan move away from the club. Miazga was also absent from Chelsea'sfinal pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen.

Revolution hope to build on U.S. Open Cup momentum

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The New England Revolution are back in the U.S. Open Cup final for the first time since 2007. Jay Heaps was a player on that Revolution team, and now the current Revs head coach is hoping the 2016 sidecan replicate some ofwhat he and his teammatesdid to reach both U.S. Open Cup and MLS Cup final that season.

Wednesday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Schweinsteiger and more

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Real Madrid's manager was quick to deflect transfer rumors surrounding one of his biggest stars, while it appears another star midfielder could be on the move in the very near future.

Zinedine Zidane played down rumors regarding the possible sale of James Rodriguez. According to the Real Madrid manager, Rodriguez missed Tuesday's Super Cup victory due to his fitness, not because of any impending sale.

Revs roll past Fire to book place in U.S. Open Cup final

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The Chicago Fire's fourth straight U.S. Open Cup semifinal appearance ended exactly the same as the three that preceded it: in defeat.

Goals from Kei Kamara, Je-Vaughn Watson and Teal Bunbury were more than enough to bury the Fire on Tuesday night, as the New England Revolution emerged from Gillette Stadium with a 3-1 semifinal win.

Colombia scores late free kick to tie USWNT in Olympic group stage finale

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For the first time in quite awhile, the U.S. Women's National Team had their backs against the wall,and a late free kick from Colombia sealed a shock draw in Tuesday's Olympicgroup stage finale.

An early howler from Hope Solo was overcome by goals from Crystal Dunn and Mallory Pugh, as two of the USWNT's youngest stars led the way in a USWNT comeback.

Bedoya happy to start with Union after complicated process

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The acquisition process in Major League Soccer has never been an easy one, and Alejandro Bedoya is the latest to attest to that statement.

Before he could land where he wanted in Philadelphia, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielderwent through a difficult process with three teams interested in his services.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The women's Olympic tournament highlights Tuesday's action, while the U.S. Open Cupcontinues with the first of two semifinals.

The U.S. Women's National Team finishes their group stage campaign against Colombia, as it vies for the top spot in Group G.

Lade, Perrinelle set to miss time while Wright-Phillips remains a question mark

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HARRISON, N.J. One player is out for the season, another for about a month, andanother remains a question mark.

The New York Red Bulls are hurting in a big way right now.

Bradley Wright-Phillips, Damien Perrinelle, and Connor Lade all suffered injuries during the Red Bulls' 2-2 road draw with the LA Galaxy this past weekend, adding them to the club's list of walking wounded that already includes captain Dax McCarty and reserve centerback Gideon Baah.

Julian Green officially named to Bayern Munich first team

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All through preseason, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti said Julian Green would remain with the first team. On Tuesday, it became official.

Bayern announced the 25 players that will make up the club's senior roster on Tuesday, including Green, who had spent most of the past several years with the club's reserves.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 22)

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The league's top-ranked and bottom-ranked teams were off this past week, but those in between did plenty of moving over the weekend.

Toronto FC emerged as big winners throughout Week 22, toppling Real Salt Lake before cruising past the New England Revolution behind Sebastian Giovinco.

Fire looking to salvage season in U.S. Open Cup semifinal clash with Revs

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The U.S. Open Cup semifinals begin on Tuesday, with an MLS basement dweller hoping to salvage its season with a trophy.

The Chicago Fire will attempt to qualify for its first final since 2011 as they battle the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium (Tuesday, 6 p.

SBI Question of the Day: Who is the best goalkeeper in MLS history?

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Even before Saturday's record-breaking win, Nick Rimando was considered among the best goalkeepers ever to play in MLS. For 17 years, Rimando has defied expectations while accomplishing virtually everything a player could in MLS.

No matter how you spin it, Rimando is one of the greats, but is he the best goalkeeper to ever ply his trade in MLS?

Report: Giuseppe Rossi linked with move to Red Bulls

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The first 12 years of Giuseppe Rossi's professional career have been spent in Europe, but reports are linking the Italian-American forward with a return to his birth country.

Univision Deportes reported on Monday that the New York Red Bulls have contacted Rossi regarding a possible move to the club.

Tuesday Kickoff: Pogba, Stones, Vermalen and more

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After months of speculation, Paul Pogba has officially made his move, while John Stones' transfer saga has also come to a close.

Manchester United annouced on Monday that Pogba has officially returned to the club on a five-year deal. (REPORT)

John Stones has officially joined Manchester City from Everton for£47.

USWNT not looking past Colombia ahead of Olympic group stage finale

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In many ways, the U.S. Women's National Team has completed phase one. A spot in the Olympic knockout stage has been sealed ahead of a third and final group stage match against Colombia. However, there is still plenty on the line for a U.S. team that is determined to finish the group stage in the best way possible.

Video: David Villa appears on Sesame Street

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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While most teamsare either just beginning their new seasons or concluding their preseasons, several U.S. players were involved in action over the weekend.

Danny Williams began the new English Championship campaign with a solid performance for Reading in his side's 1-0 win against newcomers Preston North End, while Jonathon Spector was involved in Birmingham City's scoreless draw against Cardiff City.

NASL Fall Week 6: A Look Back

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Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton remain the class of the NASL following Week 6, but it was a resounding win from an expansion side that served as the weekend's highlight.

Miami FC cruised past Minnesota United, 4-0, on Saturday in what was the weekend's most lopsided result. Both Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton joined Alessandro Nesta's group as winners, defeating Ottawa Fury FC and Puerto Rico FC, respectively.

The Best of MLS Week 22: Giovinco, TFC and more

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With Sebastian Giovinco leading the way, Toronto FC looked dominant throughout MLS Week 22, earning a pair of wins while leaping up the Eastern Conference table.

Here's a closer look at The Best of MLS Week 22:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sebastian Giovinco is already one of the best players in MLS history, but the Toronto FC star just seems to outdo himself each and every week.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 22

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Toronto FC's biggest star is clicking on all cylinders for the surging Eastern Conference side, while the Seattle Soundersand Portland Timbers each earned key victories as both teams look to make a playoff push. Here's a closer look at all of theMLS action during Week 22:

New York City FC and the San Jose Earthquakes played to a goalless tie on Friday night at Avaya Stadium.

Monday Kickoff: Lukaku, Manchester United and more

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Chelsea continues its pursuit of a former attacker, while one of Manchester United's newest additions made a major impact for the team on Sunday.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku remains keen on a return to Chelsea, with several reports suggesting the Blues are prepared to offer nearly $80 million plus Loic Remy to acquire the Belgian forward.

Dempsey hat-trick paces Sounders against Orlando City

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Even though it was the home side that got out to the faster start on Sunday night, the Seattle Sounders found their second away win of the season at Camping World Stadium.

The Sounders picked up their first victory since head coach Sigi Schmid's exit, defeating Orlando City SC, 3-1, behind a Clint Dempsey hat-trick.

Late finishes give Galaxy tie against Red Bulls

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The home side seemed dead in the water with under a quarter hour remaining, but the LA Galaxy pulled out a thrilling comebackagainst the New York Red Bulls at StubHub Center.

Goals from Mike Magee and Ashley Cole helped the Galaxy complete their 2-2 comeback in the final 10 minutes of Sunday night's match against the Red Bulls.

Valeri stunner leads late surge as Timbers top Sporting KC

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In what turned out to be a rough and rugged contest, amoment of beauty changed the game in Sunday's clash between the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City.

A Diego Valeri half-volley kick-started a dominant second half for the Timbers, who toppled Sporting KC, 3-0, on Sunday at Providence Park in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

Armada part ways with Tony Meola

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The Jacksonville Armada have struggled throughout the NASL season, and those struggles have cost Tony Meola his jobless than a year into his tenure with the club.

Currently 11th in both the Fall and Combined standings, the Armada announced on Sunday that the club has parted ways with Meola, who joined the team in November 2015 as head coach and technical director.

Rimando sets record in RSL win over Fire

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Nick Rimando has long been one of MLS' most highly-regarded shot-stoppers, andnow the Real Salt Lake star can now call himself the league's winningest goalkeeper.

A pair of Javier Morales goals led RSL to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday while earning Rimando his 181st career win.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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A trio of MLS games headlines Sunday night's action, while Olympic soccer continues to kick into high gear with the second round of men's matches.

In MLS play, a Western Conference clash starts the day as the Portland Timbers play host to Sporting Kansas City in a clash of playoff contenders.

Birnbaum's late equalizer earns D.C. United tie with Union

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After countless minutes worth of pushing for an equalizer, D.C. United found the back of the net in second half stoppage time to secure a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

With the seconds ticking down in stoppage time, Steve Birnbaum nodded home a cross from open space at the left post to earn a point at home for the Black and Red.

Giovinco shines with hat-trick as TFC cruises past Revs

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A weekend without a Sebastian Giovinco goalazo is no weekend at all. On Saturday, the Toronto FC forward provided two.

The Italian star shined once againon Saturday, leading the Toronto FC with a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution at BMO Field.

Mancosu finish pushes Impact past Dynamo

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The Montreal Impact's new striker made quite an impression in his first MLS start.

In just his fourth game, Matteo Mancosu scored his second goal, leading the Impact to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. The goal comes following three appearances off the bench for the Italian forward, who previously scored in the Impact's 5-1 thumping of the Philadelphia Union on July 23.

Rapids topple Whitecaps behind Hairston goal, assist

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The Colorado Rapids were in need of a bounce-back performance, and they got just that thanks to the efforts of Marlon Hairston.

Hairston provided the Rapids with a goal and an assist on Saturday, leading the way in a 2-0win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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As playoff races continue to intensify, several MLS contenders take the field on Saturday looking to build some steam as the summer months push towards a close.

Headlining Saturday's MLS action is a clash between Western Conference contenders as the Colorado Rapids take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Lloyd, Solo lead USWNT to narrow victory over France

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The U.S. Women's National Team needed a goal and, once again, it was Carli Lloyd that emerged to provide when her team needed her most.

Lloyd scored the lone goal of Saturday's clash with France, leading the USWNT in a 1-0 defeat of the European powerhouse.

NYCFC earns draw from visit to Earthquakes

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New York City FC and the San Jose Earthquakes combined to create plenty of chances on Friday night, but neither could slip a shot past the opposing goalkeeper and earn all three points.

Josh Sanders and David Bingham combined for seven saves on the night, as NYCFC earned an away point against the Earthquakes from Friday's scoreless draw at Avaya Stadium.

U.S. Women's National Team vs. France: Your Running Commentary

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After cruising through their first match of the Olympics, the U.S. Women's National Team's gold medal defense continues on Saturday with one of the most difficult opponents they will face in Rio.

The USWNT collides with third-ranked France on Saturday in the second of three Group G clashed to open the Olympic games (Saturday, 4 p.

Return of Roman Torres complicates Brad Evans' positional future

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TUKWILA, Wash. When the Seattle Sounders signed Panamanian center back Roman Torres last summer, Brad Evansmade no secret of his initial displeasure.

"I'd like to be comfortable in one position," the team captain said, well aware he was about to find himself looking for a new one.

NASL Fall Week 6: A Look Ahead

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While Indy Eleven looks to continue to roll through the rest of the NASL, a first-year club in disarray faces off with the New York Cosmos.

Fresh off the departure of Alen Marcina, Rayo OKC faces a trip to Shuart Stadium to take on the Cosmos, a team still looking to build a string of results following a mid-summer rough patch.

MLS Week 22: A Look Ahead

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Several inter-conference matchups take center stage over the weekend as MLS hits Week 22.

Eastern Conference leaders New York City FC kick off the action when Patrick Vieira's side heads west to meet the San Jose Earthquakes, while the New York Red Bulls also travels to California to take on the LA Galaxy.

NASL Ticker: Rayo OKC, Cooper, Miami FC, and ore

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One of the NASL's newest clubs appears to be in disarray while several veteran strikers are working with teams throughout the league.

Rayo OKC head coach Alen Marcina resigned on Thursday, while the club's operating management group,Sold Out Strategies has also left the organization. Rayo Vallecano has also announced that the club will be selling shares of the NASL club, which named Rayo Vallecanoassistant technical directorGerard Nus as head coach.

Late Figueroa goal leads FC Dallas to CCL win over Real Esteli

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FC Dallas left it for late, but an unlikely goalscorer pushed the MLS contender to a win in their CONCACAF Champions League opener.

Maynor Figueroa provided an 86th minute winner, pushing FC Dallas to a 2-1 victory over Nicaraguanside Real Esteli on Thursday at Toyota Stadium.

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The arrival of the English FA Community Shields signals another season of European soccer is just around the corner.

Participating in this season's fixture, which takes place Sunday at Wembley Stadium, will be the defending Premier League champions Leicester City and the reigning FA Cup winner, Manchester United.

Friday Kickoff: Messi, Champions League and more

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It always seemed a bit unlikely that Argentina's biggest star was calling a quits during the prime of his career, and the Barcelona forward appears to have reversed his decision.

Lionel Messi is reportedly prepared to come out of international retirement with theAlbiceleste. following making the decision last month when Argentina fell to Chile on penalty kicks at the Copa America Centenario.

USWNT pleased with Olympic-opening win, but looking ahead to bigger tests

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The U.S. Women's National Team didn't exactly look like a fine-tuned machine on Wednesday night. Still, the reigning Olympic gold medalists began their defense with an ideal result, one which sets them up nicely for themore difficult hurdles that lie ahead.

Edgar Castillo out at least eight weeks with broken kneecap

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A U.S. Men's National Team defender is set for an extended absence after suffering an injury in training.

FullbackEdgar Castillo will miss at least eight weeks with a fractured kneecap, his club Monterrey announced on Thursday.

According to the team, Castillo was injured in training Sunday and did not travel to Haiti for Monterrey's CONCACAF Champions League win overDon Bosco FC on Wednesday.

Trabzonspor announces completion of Fabian Castillo deal

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After weeks of uncertainty and talkof the move being "dead", Fabian Castillo's move from MLS to Turkish club Trabzonspor is finallycomplete.

Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that FC Dallas and Trabzonspor have agreed to a $3 million deal for Castillo, at least through the end of this season.

Following trying time with Freiburg, Zack Steffen rediscovers happiness with Crew move

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Day after day, Zack Steffen returned home from training withBundesliga club Freiburg and day after day, he felt the same uneasiness.

On the field, he was rising through the club's ranks, all but sealing a spot with the first teamahead of what could have been a breakthrough season. But off the field Steffen had never felt more alone, more isolated, as days came and went.

Storylines to watch at the Men's Olympic tournament

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A summer full of soccer has seen plenty of international tournaments, but the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio provide plenty of interesting storylines and trends to watch ahead of the club season.

Featuring rosters composed of Under-23 stars and three overage players, Olympic soccer boats a unique mix of up-and-coming prospects and international stars.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The women kickstarted the tournamenton Wednesday, but Thursday'saction will feature the men at this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Iraq and Denmark will kick off the day's action in Group A, while Neymar and hosts Brazil will take on South Africa later on in the afternoon.

Powerhouses Mexico and Germany will kick off Group C play as well, as Hirving Lozano, Oribe Peralta and Erick "Cuba" Torres lead the charge forEl Tri.

Zelalem named to Arsenal squad ahead of friendlies

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First-team regulars Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez will return to Arsenal's squad as the Premier League side begins final preparationsfor the Premier League, but a familiar U.S. international has also been included in the team.

Arsene Wenger has included U.S. Men's National Team midfielderGedion Zelalem in the Gunners' 25-man roster ahead of the squad's trip to Scandinavia.

Yedlin out, Carter-Vickers in Tottenham traveling squad

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One American is conspicuously absent from Tottenham's latest traveling roster, while another is set to join the team on its next preseason trip.

DeAndre Yedlin was not named to Tottenham's 24-man roster for an upcoming friendly match against Inter Milan in Oslo, Norway. However, Cameron Carter-Vickers was included in the squad, joining Spurs regulars like Dele Alli, Moussa Dembele, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.

Ricketts scores first MLS goal as TFC edges RSL

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BMO Field has always been kind toTosaint Ricketts.

Eight of Ricketts' 12 international goals have been scored inside that stadium,so it was only fitting that he opened his MLS account in the same building to give Toronto FC a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Red Bulls open CCL play with convincing win against Antigua

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After being absent from last season's competition, the New York Red Bulls came out with a strong performance in their return to the CONCACAF Champions League.

The Red Bulls opened up Group F play with a 3-0 win over Antigua GFC on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

Union acquire Charlie Davies in trade with Revs

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Just hours after acquiring Alejandro Bedoya, the Philadelphia Union bolstered their attack with the addition of a veteran forward.

The Union announced on Thursday that the club has acquired forward Charlie Davies from the New England Revolution forGeneral Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money and the Union's first round selection in the 2018 MLS Draft.

Rapids acquire Union's Le Toux; trade Solignac to Fire

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The Colorado Rapids were very active in the waning moments of the transfer window.

Just hours before the close of the transfer window, the Rapids completed two separate deals. The Western Conference club sentGeneral Allocation Money to the Union in exchange for veteran Sebastien Le Toux before trading Luis Solignac to the Fire for the very same roster mechanism.

USWNT cruises past New Zealand in Group G opener

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The U.S. Women's National Team will probably want some of their chances back after watching the highlights, but Jill Ellis' side came away with a comfortable result in Wednesday's Olympics opener in Rio de Janeiro.

Goals from Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan gave the USWNT a 2-0 win over New Zealand to kick off Group G play, while the All Whites failed to manage any shots on target in the match.

MLS Ticker: Ceren, Dynamo, Red Bulls and more

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With the primary MLS transfer deadline closing on Wednesday night, teams were scrambling to make several deals in the final hours.

Orlando City has sent midfielder Darwin Ceren to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Matias Perez Garcia and an international roster spot.

USWNT vs. New Zealand: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Women's National Team are the reigning World Cup champions, and Wednesday night presents the start on what could be a historic Olympic run.

Jill Ellis will again lead the USWNT into an international tournament, this time with the team gunning for Olympic gold.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The Olympics in Rio 2016 kick off their games on Wednesdaywith women's soccer, even before the opening ceremony and the lighting of the torch. However, the day is set to be chock full of plenty of club team action as well.

Olympic hosts Brazil face off against China in the first round of games.

Midday Ticker: Gabriel Jesus, Leicester, Draxler and more

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Brazil's next great wonderkidis on his way to the Premier League, while the league's reigning champions added a young attacker.

Manchester City officially signed highly coveted forward Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras, but he will not join City until January 2017. (REPORT)

Premier League champions Leicester City made another move on Wednesday, capturing 19-year-old Polish winger Bartosz Kapustka.

USWNT to face Thailand, Netherlands in post-Olympic friendlies

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The U.S. Women's National Team remains focused on the upcoming Olympics, but the team's first two post-Olympic friendlies have officially been confirmed.

Following this summer's tournament, the USWNT will stage two post-Olympic friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands in September, the federation announced on Wednesday.

Alejandro Bedoya solidifies Union roster ahead of playoff push

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Even with their 2016 successes, the Philadelphia Union always felt a piece or two away from being legitimate contenders.On Wednesday, the Union made a major move by acquiring a U.S. Men's National Team veteran that the club believes isthat piece that brings them to thatnext level.

Ligue 1 side FC Nantes announced on Wednesday that the Union acquired USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya.

MLS Ticker: Royer, Paparatto, Cincinatti,and more

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FC Dallas and Red Bulls both acquired new players to reinforcetheir lineups with half the season gone, and two MLS teams look into expansion, one into the league and one within their stadium.

TheNew York Red Bulls have completed the transfer of Austrian winger Daniel Royer from Danish Superliga sideFC Midtjylland.

FC Nantes announces Alejandro Bedoya move to Union

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Alejandro Bedoya's long-discussed move to MLS is finally complete.

FC Nantes announced on Wednesday that Bedoya has left the French club in favor of a move to the Philadelphia Union. The move will see Bedoya feature in MLS for the first time after playing the first nine years of his career in Europe.

Techera finish enough to power Whitecaps past Central FC in CCL opener

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The Vancouver Whitecaps didn't play their best game of the season, but the Canadian club escaped Trinidad & Tobago with a win in Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League opener.

Cristian Techera provided the game's lone goal, leading the Whitecaps to a 1-0 win over Central FC on Tuesday inCouva, Trinidad & Tobago.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 21)

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A Western Conference contender saw itswin-streak end with a colossal defeat, while one of the league's elite continued to surge despite uncertainty surrounding itssuperstar winger.

The Colorado Rapids entered the weekend unbeaten in 15, but a 5-1 loss to New York City FC ended that run in a major way.

Chelsea's Conte hints at Miazga loan move

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Matt Miazga's path to Chelsea's first team is a crowded one, and it now appears that the club's new manager is expecting the U.S. Men's National Team centerback's development to continue elsewhere for the time being.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte stressed the importance of playing time for Miazga's development while also hinting at a potential loan move away from Stamford Bridge.

Wednesday Kickoff: Draxler, Gignac, Kante and more

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One of the Bundesliga's best midfielders remains unsettled, while a Liga MX star doesn't look set to make a move any time soon.

Wolfsburg star Julian Draxler says that he wants to make a move this summer despite previous claims from the club that he was happy with the team. (REPORT)

Tigres have denied that Barcelona has made any formal contact regarding a transfer involving French star Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Report: Maccabi Tel Aviv increases offer for USMNT defender Birnbaum

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Numerous U.S. players have made their way overseas over recent years, and Steve Birnbaum's name is again being linked with a move abroad.

The D.C United centerback is reportedly being targeted again by Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, who previously contacted the MLS side over acquiring Birnbaum in the spring.

Ancelotti sees Julian Green's future at center forward

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To date, Julian Green has been seen as a wide option, one who possessed the technique and physical abilities to create down either the right or left wing. However, it now appears that the U.S. Men's National Team forward will be utilized in a very different way under his new club manager.

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti says he sees the 21-year-old as a true center forward, a player capable of leading the attack down the middle.

MLS Ticker: Bradley, Timbers, Robles and more

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A U.S. Men's National Team regular looks set to return to action after a lengthy injury absence, while the Portland Timbers have bolstered their backlineyet again with the signing of a young defender.

Michael Bradley returned to training on Tuesday and could return in time for Toronto FC'sclash with the New England Revolution on Saturday.

Report: TFC turned down $5 million transfer offer for Michael Bradley

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Michael Bradley hasn't played in an MLS game since late May, but the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder was the subject of a major transfer offer.

According to Goal USA, Toronto FCrecently rejected a $5 million transfer offer for Bradley from a European team.

Guzan ready to compete for starting role with Middlesbrough

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Brad Guzan is not the only veteran goalkeeper Middlesbrough has added this summer, but the U.S. Men's National Team No. 1 is hoping to be the one that emerges as the team's go-to keeper heading into the Premier League season.

After experiencing relegation with Aston Villa last season, Guzan officially joined Middlesbrough last week with a move that keeps the goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Sunderland targeting Yedlin return after loan successful loan spell

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DeAndre Yedlin didn't get off to the best start during his loan spell with Sunderland last season, but the young American defender certainly made an impression over the second half of the season.

The U.S. Men's National Team right back joined the Black Cats on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, and now, Yedlin could be on his way back to the Stadium of Light for the 2016/17 season.

USWNT embracing pressure that comes with pursuit of fourth-straight Olympic gold

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The U.S. Women's National Team is a group that tends to have the spotlight fixed upon them, especially when it comes to Olympic soccer. It's only natural, given the team's successes. With three straight gold medals and four of the firstfive, the USWNT has proven dominant since the women's game was added to the Summer slate in 1996, but with a mix of old and new faces, the 2016 tournamentrun presents a new series of challenges.

CCL Preview: Red Bulls host Antigua, Whitecaps face Central and more

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The 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League kicks off on Tuesday, while four of MLS' five teams participating in the competition will be in action this week.

The Vancouver Whitecaps get things going in this year's tournament as Carl Robinson's side hits the road to take on Central FC from Trinidad & Tobago.

U.S. U-19s involved in brawl during loss to Bahrain

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team's clash with Bahrain got very, very ugly, as a brawl broke out between the two sides due to a late incident.

On the field, the U.S. fell, 3-1, but it was what happened just before the final whistle that marred Monday's match. Just moments before the final whistle, a brawl broke out between the two teams, as benches cleared and control was lost.

Tuesday Kickoff: Verratti, Argentina and more

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The French champions will remain dangerous in the midfield after holding onto one of its prized young players, while Argentina has named its next head coach following its Copa America disappointment.

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a new contract with the French champions that will keep the 24-year-old at the club until at least 2021.

Report: USMNT to face Ghana in October friendly

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The U.S. Men's National Team and Ghana have developed a strong rivalry on the international stage over recent years, and the two nations could be close to meeting again this fall.

ESPN FCis reporting that U.S. Soccer is finalizing plans for the USMNT to face Ghana on October 11 in Washington D.

Dax McCarty out four to six weeks with tibia fracture

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It's a blow for the New York Red Bulls, but the team will be counting their blessings that it wasn't worse than Monday's news revealed.

After leaving Sunday's 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire with a leg injury, Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty has been ruled out four to six weeks with a fractured tibia.

Report: USMNT midfielder Bedoya in talks to join Union

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While several U.S. Men's National Team players are looking to break into European squads, an established midfielder could be on his way to Major League Soccer.

On Monday night, ESPN's Marc Stein reported that Alejandro Bedoya is currently in talks with the Philadelphia Union over a move to MLS after spending all nine of his professional seasons in Europe.

MLS Ticker: Castillo, Minnesota United and more

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First it was on, then it was off, and now it could be back on again.

Fabian Castillo's agent is reportedly in New York City at MLS headquarters looking to finalize the FC Dallas attacker's move to Turkish side Trabzonspor. Reports on Sunday suggested that the deal was "dead.

Ancelotti insists Green will get chance with Bayern Munich

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Julian Green remains in pursuit of a first-team role with Bayern Munich, but after a hat-trick performance over the weekend, the U.

The Best of MLS Week 21: Giovinco, NYCFC and more

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One of the league's biggest stars shined in a big way over the weekend, while the Eastern Conference leaders bounced back in a big way against a top-level foe.

Here's a closer look at The Best of MLS: Week 21:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

When Sebastian Giovinco is on his game, he's virtually unstoppable, and even when he doesn't have it, he's still pretty difficult to deal with.

Rapids looking toward 'reset' following blowout loss to NYCFC

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The Colorado Rapids knew their 15-game unbeaten run would come to an end at some point. MLS is a league built on parity, a competition not constructed for excessive dominance or complete ineptitude.

After experiencing the latter for the past several seasons, the former has defined the Rapids' 2016 season.

Bayern Munich considering partnership with MLS team

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More and more teams are becoming intrigued with Major League Soccer as the league continues to develop, and one of the world's biggest clubs could be next on the list to get involved.

In an interview with Sports Business Daily, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummeniggetalked about the prospect of teaming up with an MLS side, stating that European teams have an "obligation" to help grow soccer in the United States.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 21

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Without its biggest star, New York City FC kicked off a busy weekend in MLS with an emphatic victory against the Colorado Rapids, while Orlando City SC kicked off the Jason Kreis era with an impressive three point-performance. Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:

Frank Lampard's hat-trick paced New York City FC to a 5-1 win against the Colorado Rapids at Yankee Stadium.

Red Bulls respond with resilient second half

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. –When the New York Red Bulls went to thelocker room athalftime Sunday they had lost their captain to injury, were being outshot 4-0 and had just conceded two goals in 12 minutes,allowingan early lead disappear against the Chicago Fire.

Fire frustrated with blown lead vs. Red Bulls

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Veljko Paunovic sat down in the postgame press conference Sunday nightlookingmore dejected thanhe hadfollowingany of the other 19 Chicago Fire matcheshe had presided over. Even though theFire left with a point from the team's meeting withthe second-place New York Red Bulls, the first-year head coach was clearly more haunted by the two points lost than happy with the one gained.

Monday Kickoff: Lacazette, Morata, Sane and more

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Arsenal continues to push to add depth at striker, while Real Madrid is content on keeping one of its young, talented forwards this summer.

After having a bid recently rejected by Lyon, Arsenal will reportedly make an increased offer for striker Alexandre Lacazette this week. (REPORT)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists that striker Alvaro Morata will remain with the club this season afterLos Blancosexercised the player's buy-back clause from Juventus.

Report: Castillo deal to Trabzonspor "is dead"

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It seemed as though Fabian Castillo's deal with Turkish side Trabzonspor was all but complete, but now the FC Dallas attacker appears to be remaining stateside after all.

During halftime of Sunday's Seattle Sounders 1-1 drawagainst the LA Galaxy, ESPN's Taylor Twellman stated, "As of right now the deal for Fabian Castillo to Turkey is dead.

Late Bernardiello finish gives 10-man Impact tie against D.C. United

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D.C. United did just about everything right on Sunday night, but a late goal allowed prevented the home team from securing all three points.bbsssr

Hernan Bernardiello's second-half finishhelped give the Montreal Impact a 1-1 tie against D.C. United, after managing the Impact's first shot on target in the 86th minute.

Molino leads Orlando City to win over Revs

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After conceding an early goal, Orlando City appeared to be in a bit of trouble. However, Kevin Molino led a second half goal explosion that yielded the first win of the Jason Kreis era.

Molino provided two goals and an assist, leading Orlando City to a 3-1 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday.

Plata, Morales strikes give RSL road win vs. Union

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CHESTER, PA Two moments of brilliance powered Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium.

Joao Plata and Javier Morales produced a goal each on stunning individual efforts to hand RSL their fourth road win of the season.

Late Wright-Phillips goal earns Red Bulls tie with Fire

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Two defensive miscues by the Chicago Fireallowed the New York Red Bulls to walk away from Toyota Park with a late point Sunday.

On a nightwhen the visitors struggled to break down the Fire andlost captain Dax McCarty to a first-half injury, Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 90th minute to seal a 2-2 draw after a Matt Polster own goal provided the other tally for the Red Bulls.

Giovinco brilliance carries TFC past Crew

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When Sebastian Giovinco is at his best, Toronto FC is a hard team to stop. That proved to be the case again on Sunday night.

The Italian striker either scored or assisted on all three goals as TFC secured a 3-0 win against the Columbus Crew, giving the home side 30 points for the season.

Aggressive approach leads RSL to slump-busting win

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CHESTER, Pa. — Real Salt Lake approached itstwo-game road swing, they saw Sunday's visit to Talen Energy Stadium as a chance to take three key points on the road.

RSL came out of the gates with an aggressive approach, but fell behind late in the first half on a Roland Alberg penalty kick.

Recent slump has Union searching for answers as tough road stretch looms

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CHESTER, Pa. — Two weeks after being cheered off their home field for a miraculous come-from-behind draw against the New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union walked into the locker room serenaded by boos.

The frustration on the faces of the players and manager Jim Curtin showed just how much the defeat hurt in what some saw as a must-win game.

Earthquakes come from behind to tie Dynamo

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The temperature in Houston was high Sunday night, enough to warranttwo drink breaks for the players, and just as highwere the stakes for the two teams both struggling to cement themselves in playoff places. In the end, a classic Chris Wondoloski finish was enough to redeem a point for the San Jose Earthquakes on Dominic Kinnear's return to Houston.

Nicolas Lodeiro shines in Sounders debut

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SEATTLE There hasn't been much cause to congratulate the Seattle Sounders this season, but at first blushit looks like they got this one right, the first all-caps acquisition of the Garth Lagerwey era.

When it comes to Designated Players, you never really know if the goodsmerit the bill until that sexy name donsan MLS uniform and kicks a ball in a meaningful match or two.