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LAFC works the expansion draft

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Dec 7, 2017) US Soccer Players - With an ownership group boasting stars ranging from Mia Hamm to Magic Johnson to even Will Ferrell, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Los Angeles FC would buck some trends The team was the lucky winner of the multi-year Carlos Vela lottery, finally checking the boxes for the Mexican international.

Fixture congestion in the Premier League, win for Schalke

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with a "stop us if you've heard this before" moment from the Premier League. Following a scoreless draw at West Ham United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took issue with the schedule.

"We lacked maybe a little bit of sharpness in the final third we had many different good opportunities where they blocked our shots," Wenger said.

It’s time for LAFC vs the Galaxy

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - That sound in downtown Los Angeles of hammers and drills, the beep-beep-beep of cement trucks backing up is helping forge two things. LAFC's Banc of California Stadium offers such an array of noises, promising to leave in its wake a modern stadium that will certainly captivate LA.

Toronto tells their story

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Toronto FC joined Major League Soccer more than a decade ago, the league was only just launching into something that could be called the "modern era". 2007 was the first year of the Designated Player rule, a groundbreaking step by MLS leadership that allowed clubs to sign high-priced players with famous pedigrees.

CONCACAF’s Club World Cup run ends early

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We may be seeing the beginning of the end of the Club World Cup, at least as we know it. FIFA is reportedly considering a revamped summer tournament held every four years with 16 clubs. It's in part a response to the unlikeliness of the Confederations Cup continuing since they can't reasonably hold it in Qatar in the summer of 2021.

Timmy Chandler returns from injury in Eintracht win

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The roundup of USMNT players in the Bundesliga and Premier League starts with Timmy Chandler. The USMNT defender returned from injury in Eintracht's 2-1 win at Hamburg. Kyriakos Papadopoulos put Hamburg up in the 9th minute. Eintracht equalized when Marius Wolf scored in the 16th minute and went ahead for good on a Mijat Gacinovic goal in the 24th.

Lifting trophies in Toronto

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By J Hutcherson (Dec 12, 2017) US Soccer Players - Toronto isn't exactly title town in any sport. The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series back-to-back in the early 90s, the high point for trophies their southern neighbors would care about. The NHL's Maple Leafs are a marquee club that hasn't skated with the Cup since 1967.

Too much too soon in the Champions League knockout round?

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The soccer news starts with the wasted match-up scenario in the Champions League. Real Madrid finished second in their group, meaning the bouncing balls that determine the round of 16 could make things interesting. That's exactly what happened. The defending champions will play PSG in the round of 16, meaning one of the favorites in the 2017-18 Champions League won't make the quarterfinal round.

The 2017 MLS season in review

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 11, 2017) US Soccer Players – Are they the best team in MLS history? That's the question many are asking following Toronto FC shutting out Seattle for the 2017 MLS Cup. Winners of the 2017 MLS Supporters' Shield and the Canadian Championship, Toronto has the treble.

Toronto’s trophy and the challenge for the rest of MLS

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The soccer news starts with a new MLS Cup champion. Toronto FC took the title and made it about a team coming together to makeup for almost getting there the year before. 2016 loomed large for Toronto throughout 2017. They knew what that felt like, and not revisiting that disappointment became the driving push behind their 2017 success.

New coach for Christian Pulisic

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The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a new coach for Christian Pulisic. Borussia Dortmund fired Peter Bosz following the 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen. The club named Peter Stoger as his replacement. Stoger is a former Austrian National Team player who was most recently the coach of Bundesliga club Cologne.

2017 MLS Cup: Toronto FC 2 – Seattle Sounders 0

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Toronto FC won the 2017 MLS Cup on Saturday, beating the Seattle Sounders 2-0 at BMO Field. Once again, Jozy Altidore made the difference for Toronto, scoring in the 67th minute. Victor Vazquez doubled the lead four minutes into stoppage time. Alex Bono made two saves to keep the clean sheet.

Don Garber doubles down on MLS ways in State of the League address

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - Do you hate Major League Soccer's single-entity system? Driven to rage and heartbreak by the Columbus Crew's investor/operator's flirtation with Austin, Texas? Frustrated and confused by the league's gratuitously complicated and confusing roster and salary rules?

Soccer TV: Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders

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It's the MLS Cup final on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Toronto FC hosts the Seattle Sounders on ESPN for the second year in a row. The 2017 Liga MX Apertura season concludes over the weekend with the second-leg of the final series.

The MLS Cup still has plenty to prove

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's been quite the week inside the MLS bubble. The stories around the final between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders are clear and numerous in the lead-up to an MLS Cup rematch.