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Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: TV Schedule, news, highlights, analysis

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FoxSports 1 returns to the Emerald City for this 7 PM showdown between Seattle Sounders FC and Atlanta United FC. Both teams will have diminished rosters due to recent international action by their best players. Sounders have 4 pts with a +1 goal differential and are 6th in the West. AUFC are 3rd in the East with 6 points and a +8 GD.

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Three Questions

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The best expansion team in history hosts the organization trying to take away the title.

Once upon a time, there was an expansion team that changed how American sports professionals thought about expansion teams. The Seattle Sounders did everything right in 2009. Atlanta United is doing all of that, and more, at least to start 2017.

What you missed in the third week of MLS

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Key results, highlights, and standings from around the league.

Welcome to the world where Seattle Sounders discovery list players dominate for teams that are not called the Seattle Sounders. Miguel Almiron had an assist in Atlanta United's 4-nil win over the Chicago Fire. Sebastian Blanco went 90, but it was Adi and Valeri who powered the Portland Timbers in their come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Martinez out for weeks, Piatti could be in same boat

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The injury bug took all sorts of prisoners on Tuesday, as some of Major League Soccer's best talent officially got knocked off the field for a few weeks, if not more.

First came the news that LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National team midfielder Sebastian Lletget would miss four to six months with the foot injury he suffered against Honduras on Friday.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 3

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With week three all wrapped up, several teams continued to establish themselves as the real deal, while others have fans bracing for the long season ahead in unfulfilling fashion.

New York City FC missed several key opportunities as the Montreal Impact battled from behind at Yankee Stadium en route to a 1-1 draw.

MLS Week 3: More goals for Atlanta United

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It was a busy Saturday for MLS in the weekend before the international break. 20 of the league's 22 teams were in action. It was also a busy day for referees across the league, with several red cards.

Atlanta United continued their scoring streak in MLS, shutting out Chicago 4-0 in front of almost 46,000 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Expansion Atlanta United post first home win

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Atlanta (AFP) – The expansion Atlanta United recorded their first home win in franchise history on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Georgia Tech University stadium.

Forward Josef Martinez, the reigning Major League Soccer player of the week, scored twice for the United.

Expansion Atlanta United post first home win

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Atlanta (AFP) – The expansion Atlanta United recorded their first home win in franchise history on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Georgia Tech University stadium.

Forward Josef Martinez, the reigning Major League Soccer player of the week, scored twice for the United.

Atlanta United rolls in beatdown of Fire

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After a dominant showing in Minnesota a week ago, Atlanta United cruised yet again, claiming the first home win in club history.

Following a 5-1 thrashing of Minnesota United, Atlanta made it back-to-back victories witha 4-0 home win over the visiting Chicago Fire at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Martinez wins MLS Player of the Week

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Atlanta United's Josef Martinez is the MLS Player of the Week for week 2 of the 2017 season. Martinez scored a hat-trick in Atlanta's 6-1 win over fellow expansion club Minnesota United. Martinez started the scoring early, getting a goal in the 3rd minute at TCF Bank Stadium. Martinez made it 3-0 in the 27th, scoring Atlanta's fifth goal in the 75th minute.

MLS Week 2: The SBI Breakdown

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The second week of MLS play was supposed to be headlined by a clash between expansion sides but, while one of them brought the attacking heat, it was quite apparent that it was the cold that would take center stage in the teams' sophomore efforts.

Winter conditions affected several MLS matches, with the most obvious coming in New England as the Revolution canceled their match with Orlando City.

The Best of MLS Week 2: Martinez, NYCFC and more

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The cold in the northern half of the United States wasn't enough to stop two of the hottest performances of MLS Week 2. Atlanta United dismantled Minnesota United's back line for six goals, while New York City FC downed D.C. United with ease in frigid temperatures at Yankee Stadium.

Elsewhere, a Western Conference rookie continued to impress and a few unexpected sides extended their perfect records into Week 3.

10 things we learned from gameweek 2 of the 2017 MLS season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 2 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Nightmare Pt. 2 For Minnesota

Minnesota United made their MLS home debut in a blizzard on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 35,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, and, somehow, managed to get beat worse than they did in their first game in Portland.

10 things we learned from gameweek 2 of the 2017 MLS season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 2 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Nightmare Pt. 2 For Minnesota

Minnesota United made their MLS home debut in a blizzard on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 35,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, and, somehow, managed to get beat worse than they did in their first game in Portland.

MLS: ‘Wenger Out’ Campaign Goes Global As Solitary Sign Spotted In Crowd At Minnesota United Match (Photo)

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Sunday proved to be a glum old day for the 35,000 or so hardy Minnesota United fans that braved the freezing snow to attend their side's MLS game against Atlanta United.

Minnesotawound up on the wrong end of a 6-1 battering from a newly-formed team thathad only played one previous competitive match in their entire history.

MLS Week 2: Atlanta beats Minnesota in the snow

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The weather didn't help Minnesota United in week 2 of the 2017 MLS season. Minnesota lost its second MLS game and first home game 6-1 to Atlanta United. Josef Martinez had Atlanta up at TCF Bank Stadium in the 3rd minute. Miguel Almiron doubled the lead in the 13th with Martinez making it 3-0 in the 27th.

Atlanta United earns first MLS win in beatdown of Minnesota United

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Following a tough home defeat last weekendagainst the New York Red Bulls, Atlanta United bounced back on Sunday with a 6-1 road victory against fellow expansion side Minnesota United.

Playing in a snow-covered TCF Bank Stadium, it was Atlanta United that looked more at home, running circles around Minnesota's leaky defense, withstriker Josef Martinez netting a hat trick andmidfielder Miguel Almironscored two goals of his own to secure the team's first win.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 2, TV and Streaming Listings

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Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:

Minnesota United will have their franchise opener on Sunday against fellow expansion side Atlanta United. Both expansion teams lost their opening game, Atlanta lost at home 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls while Minnesota lost at Portland 5-1.

MLS, Univision partner to broadcast matches live on Facebook

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MLS is set to unveil a whole new way of watching the league.

The league announced a new partnership with Univision and Facebook on Friday that will seeAa least 22regular season matches broadcast live on the social network. Matches typically broadcast on Univision in Spanish will be availableto live stream in English in the U.

Major Link Soccer: How bad is finishing in MLS, really?

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Also, Atlanta United's opening weekend was a success worthy of their ambition ranking, Dallas try a new tactic to get people to road trip to Frisco, and PRO's 2017 points of emphasis

Seattle

Dick's Drive-In is opening another new location via fan vote after expanding to Edmonds in 2011. Their online poll gives two options: East or South?

MLS opening weekend, U.S. Soccer’s anthem policy, and more: Freedom Kicks for Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Quick! You have a lot to catch up on.

Buckle up, folks, because I actually got a lot to share this morning. Wouldn't you know it, soccer is busy right now!

In fact, it's busy enough that I'm organizing today's Kicks into categories. Here we go!

On MLS:

Armchair Analyst: Atlanta get an expansion lesson & more in Week 1 | MLS

Key takeaway: Maybe no more penalties for Marcelo Sarvas.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 1 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 1 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Plenty To Be Excited About as MLS’ 22nd Season Kicks Off

MLS’ 22nd season kicked off on Friday night in Portland, and its opening weekend included the debuts of two new teams, the opening of a gorgeous new stadium in Orlando, and a crowd of 55,000 fans at Bobby Dodd Stadium to greet Atlanta United.

Red Bulls rally to spoil Atlanta United's MLS debut

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A dream start for Atlanta United seemed to be in the cards on Sunday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, but a tactical switch by Jesse Marsch and an equalizer soon after ruined the expansion side's MLS debut.

A Daniel Royer header, and an own goal from Anton Walkes, in the final 15 minutes handed the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory on Sunday night.

Miguel Almiron hoping to deliver as Atlanta United's playmaker

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There is always a little bit of added pressure for a player wearing the No. 10 jersey, soccer's traditional symbol for a team's best or most influential player. That pressure is ramped up a bit, however, when you are the very first one to do so for a team.

MLS Week 1: A Look Ahead

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The 2017 MLS season is upon us, and with it comes an exciting slate of matches featuring all 22 teams over an action-packed weekend.

The season kicks of Friday night in Portland, as the Timbers welcome new expansion team Minnesota United in their first ever MLS match, nationally televised on Fox Sports 1.

A look at new Designated Players in MLS ahead of 2017 season

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Eleven teams signed a total of13 Designated Players during the MLS offseason. Unlike the past few seasons, these signings are either in their prime, or have yet to hit it.

The average age of the new acquisitions is 25.3 years. The oldest player is New York City FC's Maximiliano Moralez at 30, but he just recently celebrated his birthday.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Atlanta United

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Expectations and hype are about as high as the state-of-the-art retractable roof that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will introduce to the world later this year.

What might bring them back downto earth is a dose of MLS reality.

After nearly three years of preparations, Atlanta United is finally on thecusp ofbeginning its journey on the field.

Minnesota United

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 3, TV and Streaming Listings

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It's a big weekend for streaming. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Atlanta United started their expansion lives with a 2-1 home loss to New York Red Bulls but followed that up with a 6-1 demolition of fellow expansion side Minnesota United last week.

Musket Rounds: Shuttleworth Plays Four Minutes for Loons, Plus More Daily Links

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Updates from Minnesota United, U.S. Soccer and a quiet weekend in Foxboro.

While the Revolution fended off the bitter cold in Foxboro, the rest of MLS squared off in week two action. Who made the headlines?

Here's what we're reading (and watching) today:

Revolution News

Former Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth debuts for MNUFC / E Ploribus Loonum

Just weeks after joining Minnesota United in a trade for Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Shuttleworth entered Saturday's match in the 86th minute as an injury substitute for starter John Alvbage.

Atlanta or Minnesota in 2017?

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Atlanta United and Minnesota United are using different approaches for their debut MLS seasons, and with them taking major risks in year one.

Philadelphia Union

What Atlanta United’s early success means for the Union

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Atlanta United's big start poses a stark comparison for Philadelphia Union. PSP's Rob Elder breaks it out.

Question to answer: Are the Union a playoff team?

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Can the Union meet or even exceed the benchmark they set last season? PSP's Jim O'Leary takes stock.

The Rest

Atlanta United’s leading scorer will miss Sounders match

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Injury will keep the Josef Martinez out of action for over a month.

The Seattle Sounders have caught a bit of a break when it comes to slowing down Atlanta United's vaunted attack, as the timetable for Josef Martinez's return is weeks not days. The Venezuelan striker's left quad injury will hold him out four to six weeks, which of course rules him out for this weekend's match against Seattle.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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It's another loaded Saturday of soccer, with leagues from Europe to North America to Australia in action.

The English Premier League sees Geoff Cameronand Stoke City take on league leaders Chelsea, while a resurgent Leicester City heads to West Ham.

In the Bundesliga, second place RB Leipzig takes on relegation contenders Werder Bremen, featuring Aron Johannsson.

Fire v Atlanta United FC match preview

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What Are They All About? Atlanta United

A win over a Western Conference opponent, four points and second place in the table, a debut goal from Nikolic, and a clean sheet. No, that's not what happened in a FIFA simulation. The Chicago Fire continued their apparent turn around in beating Real Salt Lake2-0 at Toyota Park.

Some Soccer News for Mar 9, 2017

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It's Day 68 of 2017.


Tuesday was an extraordinary day in the UEFA Champions League.

American Christian Pulisic had a huge game for Dortmund and they rolled into the next round. (See more below in Americans Abroad.)

But the biggest story was Barcelona overcoming a 4-0 loss at PSG in the 1st Leg only to score SIX goals at home and win the series 6-5.