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Major League Soccer

Best of MLS Week 9: Altidore, D.C. United, Jacobson and more

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Week 9of the MLS regular season produced some strong team performances and a solid handful of legitimate goal of the week candidates.

While it seemed like every single match had a stunning goal in consideration, one effort by Andrew Jacobson simply stood out above a strong crowd.

Whitecaps snap away losing streak with victory over Impact

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After three straight losses on their travels, the Vancouver Whitecaps finally got themselves a point on the road in the form of a 2-1 comeback win against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo.

The first brick fell on Montreal's heads early in the game, as Matteo Mancosu was tackled in midfield and was unable to continue.

Major Link Soccer: 20 years of MLS

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Much like many of us, the MLS hasn't quite everything figured out at the age of twenty.

Seattle:

Here is a friendly reminder that Clint Dempsey's rap single was released almost 10 years ago.

Megan Rapinoe is not afraid to speak up, and she did with gusto this week: first on the USWNT and her injury recovery, and then on LGBT and Gender Issues within sports.

Paid Their Dues: Jacobson, Kleberson, and Paunovic

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I wrote about the Teletubbies in this. It got weird.

It's been a while since I've talked to you. So long, in fact, that you might have thought I'd be featured on the next Paid Their Dues! I'm still here though, because you all deserve to know the truth about Porfirio Lopez. There's a lot to cover, and I even have a special update.

Paid Their Dues: USL PRO Guys Making an Impact

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USL PRO trio has a good week, while it's misery for a few former Union players on winless MLS teams.

Chris Seitz got 90 minutes in goal on Saturday as Dallas defeated Toronto 2-1. Andrew Jacobson came off the bench in second half stoppage time. He is likely to continue doing so, as Hendry Thomas and Michel seem to be the preferred defensive midfield pairing.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Jacobson delivers slap-worthy performance in Whitecaps win

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MONTREAL — Vancouver Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston has a rather unique way of celebrating: Slapping teammates in the face.

"It's part of the excitement of the game," Waston said. "It's part of the chemistry that we have in the locker room and obviously sometimes in the games I get very excited and I do it.

Three Questions With: Eighty Six Forever

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We ask our Canadian counterparts some things about their friends/our foes.

Ahead of today's game where D.C. United hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps, we spoke with Bartosz Wysocki, from the Whitecaps' SB Nation home Eighty Six Forever, for some quick thoughts about the 'Caps so far this year:

Black and Red United: We know that Pedro Morales and Matias Laba didn't make the trip, and we assume that DCU alum Andrew Jacobson will probably occupy one of those spots in central midfield.

Philadelphia Union

Game Thread: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Place: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union are 2-3-2 (W-L-D) against the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: David Ousted; Jordan Harvey, Christian Dean, Tim Parker, Sheanon Williams; Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba, Cristian Techera; Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Big win over the Crew, Academy teams sweep, more news

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Recaps and reaction from the UNion's first-ever win in Columbus. Union Academy teams sweep Continental FC Delco. League results and more news.

Pros and cons, Henry done, State of the League address today, FIFA fun, more news

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Union bits. Henry will not return to NYRB in 2015. Wambach up for US and FIFA player of the year. More news.

Recaps & reaction to NYRB draw, USOC final to be broadcast on TCN, Hopp goal powers Hburg playoff win, much more

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Reaction to draw against Red Bulls. US Open Cup final will be broadcast locally on TCN. Hoppenot goal advances Harrisburg in USL PRO playoffs. Garber wants video review. More.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

Big Union announcement at noon, Ribeiro named to USL PRO TOW, more news

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Union widely expected to announce Rais M'Bolhi signing. Pedro Ribeiro named to USL PRO Team of the Week. Temple/Reading United's Robert Sagel a PDL standout. More.

GAME THREAD: Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to Dallas to try and make it two for two following the World Cup break.

UNION GAME #18
VS
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
July 4, 2014
9:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Big D Soccer
Starting XI
Tesho Akindele, Blas Perez Forward Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey
Victor Ulloa, Adam Moffat, Je-Vaughn Watson, Andres Escobar Midfield Amobi Okugo, Michael Lahoud, Danny Cruz, Cristian Maidana
Moises Hernandez, Stephen Keel, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd Defense Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis
Chris Seitz Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Raul Fernandez, Andrew Jacobson, Peter Luccin, Hendry Thomas, Michel, Mauro Diaz, David Texeira Bench Andre Blake, Austin Berry, Brian Carroll, Fred, Leo Fernandes, Aaron Wheeler, Andrew Wenger
Stats (Explained Here)
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FC Dallas

BREAKING: FC Dallas trades away Andrew Jacobson

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FC Dallas has traded midfielderAndrew Jacobson to NYCFC for a 2016 Superdraft pick the club announced today.

Jacobson was given the captain's armband to start the season, but then was injured and never was able to get back his starting position, in many ways due to the rising star and quality play of homegrown Victor Ulloa.

Fernandez Making Trip to Houston; Jacobson & Moffat Will Not

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FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja revealed after training on Friday that goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, a 2013 MLS All-Star, would be traveling with the team to Houston on Friday afternoon in advance of Saturday's match against the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

"Raul is ready," Pareja said.

However, it's unclear whether or not Fernandez, who has been in full training for the past few weeks but has yet to make an 18-man gameday roster, will start in goal over Chris Seitz or if he will serve as Seitz's backup on Saturday night.

Pareja Updates on three injured players

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FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja offered updates on three injured players after training on Wednesday, so here are those updates:

On M Andres Escobar (back)

"Getting better, he's getting better. Still in the nursery and part of the work in the gym, so he's progressing.

Paid Their Dues: MLS Season Preview

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With the MLS season about to start, we take a look at those who have left us.

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas)

Jacobson has been a starter under Schellas Hyndman for the past three years, but he appears to be the odd man out in Manager Oscar Pareja's 4-3-3. Following Hyndman's departure this Winter, FC Dallas poached Pareja from the Rapids.

Catching up with Andrew Jacobson

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Several FC Dallas players have already started working out at Toyota Stadium in advance of the official start of preseason training on Oct. 25. One of those individuals is none other than central midfielder Andrew Jacobson. This writer caught up with "A.J." by phone on Tuesday afternoon and here's what he had to say:

How ready are you to officially get preseason going?

Players speak about criteria for next FC Dallas coach

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Now that FC Dallas' 2013 season is almost over, the focus shifts to who the club will hire to replace outgoing head coach Schellas Hyndman, who will officially step down after Saturday's trip to San Jose. Well, two FCD regulars have an idea of what qualities this new hire should have, so here are their thoughts:

M Andrew Jacobson

"You know, everyone is different.

Paid Their Dues: Soumaré Scores First Goal

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After nearly five seasons in MLS, Bakary Soumaré has netted his first goal. The 26th minute goal gave the Fire a valuable 2-0 lead over DC United. Chicago now sits two points behind the Union, who occupies the final playoff spot. What a f*** goal.

Both Chris Seitz and Andrew Jacobson went a full 90 in their 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake.

The “D” in FC Dallas currently stands for disconnect

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The worst fears of many of us who follow or cover FC Dallas on a consistent basis have been realized. There truly is something broken in Frisco with a club who was among the tops in MLS at one point earlier in the year. A time which seems like it happened a century ago and one that has now fallen to maybe its rightful spot of being just above perennial West cellar dwellers Chivas USA.

Quote Sheet: Vancouver Whitecaps at FC Dallas

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FC Dallas Head Coach Schellas Hyndman

General thoughts on the match...

We tried coming up and putting immediate pressure on them to avoid giving up early goals. It was a bad start for us, but we kept our heads up, kept playing, kept moving the ball, and I thought we had a very good first half.

FCD Injury Update: Eric Hassli and Andrew Jacobson both to play this weekend?

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The injury report is looking pretty paltry these days for FC Dallas but that's not a bad thing. Of course, it has been a few weeks since Andrew Jacobson suffered a hamstring injury and it's also been a bit of time since striker Eric Hassli saw his back flare up yet again.

However, the news on both players seems favorable based on what FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman had to say after training on Tuesday in Frisco.

FC Dallas Injury Update

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Caught up with FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman on Monday morning while the reserves were training and the gaffer offered up some injury updates on several players.

F ERIC HASSLI (BACK)

Synopsis: Hassli's back has been an ongoing issue for a good part of the season.

Hassli, Jacobson and Loyd Still Appear Unlikely for Saturday

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FC Dallas spent about 45 minutes on Friday morning doing a recovery session on the stadium field. However, one player who has been a fixture in the first 11 over the past few seasons, right back Zach Loyd, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, was not on the field with his teammates.

"Yeah, Zach is still on the recovery," was the short response by FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman when asked if there was an update on Loyd after training on Friday.

Andrew Jacobson, Zach Loyd both battling hamstring issues

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FC Dallas had two of its regulars go down with hamstring injuries in Sunday's 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy. Central midfielder Andrew Jacobson couldn't return to the pitch to start the second half and right back Zach Loyd couldn't finish the game in the second frame because of a hamstring issue of his own.

Looking at Individual FCD Scoring Droughts

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Seeing Matt Hedges find the back of the net in the 15th minute of Sunday's 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy had to be immensely relieving for FCD, ending their franchise-record scoreless streak at 464 minutes. And Blas Perez had two of those three for Dallas. But that scoring outburst made this writer wonder when the last time some of the players we all expect to provide offense had scored?

Andrew Jacobson, Zach Loyd having MRIs on monday

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Schellas Hyndman might have summed up Sunday night's 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy best when he said it was a step in the right direction for FC Dallas. However, despite the several positives to come out of that tie, namely the fact that FCD's scoreless streak ended at 464 minutes, there were a couple of down notes.

So which players was Schellas Hyndman referring to in post-game remarks after RSL Loss?

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman is in most cases a boon to us in the leering press because not only does the gaffer not pull any punches, but he provides great quotes on a regular basis.

Hyndman offered a bit of gold after Saturday's 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, replying to a question about what he said to his team after that very disappointing loss to RSL.

Andrew Jacobson Offers His Take on FCD’s Current Malaise

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FC Dallas gets another chance to snap its current six-game winless streak on Saturday night when the Jason Kreis-coached Real Salt Lake visit Frisco seeking their first-ever win at the Collin County facility.

And while FCD's current run of form might be weighing a bit on the club's supporters, it's clear by talking to central midfielder Andrew Jacobson that there is no state of panic or worry inside the Dallas locker room

"I think we're playing well in spells.

Porfirio Lopez

Paid Their Dues: Kleberson Signs with Indy Eleven

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Kleberson moves to Indiana, Jacobson moves to the physio's room, and Porfirio Lopez moves even closer to your heart, if that's even possible.

In probably the strangest move in Paid Their Dues history, Kleberson has reportedly signed with Indy Eleven of the NASL. The World Cup winner and former Red Devil has been without a club since Bahia let his contract expire at the end of 2013.

Paid Their Dues: Mexican Clausura Begins

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Both Orozco and Farfan watched as their clubs drew their respective season openers.

Michael Orozco's club, Puebla, needed two stoppage time goals to salvage a point from their match with Pumas. While compatriot DaMarcus Beasley played the whole game, Orozco watched from the bench. Puebla will be looking to improve upon their 13th place finish in the Apertura.

Adam Moffat

Paid Their Dues: Mapp Makes Team of the Week

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As Justin Mapp goes, so does the Montreal Impact.

Justin Mapp had an excellent match on Saturday, assisting on Montreal's first goal of the season. Mapp dribbled past three guys, before sending in a right-footed (!!!) to an unguarded Sanna Nyassi. As a result of his performance on Saturday, Justin was named to MLSsoccer.

A look at the Hendry Thomas signing

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The news that FC Dallas had acquired midfielder Hendry Thomas from Colorado for acquisition money on Wednesday was a trade that got FCD supporters thinking. So, here are a few thoughts about this move and what it might mean:

FCD Now Has its First True Destroyer since Daniel Hernandez

Thomas is most assuredly a disruptive force in the middle of the field, which is never a bad asset to have.

The Rest

Fire 1 New York City FC 0 - recap and ratings

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A third consecutive victory has the Fire half way to their win total for all of 2014 as they continue to show that they will play an entertainingstyle of soccer even if the finishing wasn't quite there for this match. The home team came out on the front foot as expected with 20 days in between matches and New York City FC struggling.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Alfredo Morales wasted no time inmaking an impact in the 2. Bundesliga season.

Starting in FC Ingolstadt's season opener vs. St Pauli on Saturday, Morales scoredthe opener just before halftime by nodding home a free kick in the 42nd minute. The goal that gave visiting Ingolstadt the lead was Morales' second since joining the club last season, third in his career and likely raised his chances of earning another U.

Paid Their Dues: Mapp's Revenge

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Justin Mapp's 84th minute assist on Karl Ouimette's winner put a serious dent in his former club's playoff hopes. The assist was Mapp's fourth against the Union since being selected by Montreal in the 2011 Expansion Draft. The Impact control their own playoff destiny, as a win against Toronto on Saturday would likely give them the third playoff spot in the East.

Quote Sheet: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman
We started off really well. We created some wonderful opportunities to score. Statistics, don't tell the whole story, but one of the things we asked our players to do is win the one-v-one duels and we won 64 percent of them in the first half.