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MLS Week 20: Guzan with Atlanta, road win for Red Bulls

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Week 20 of the 2017 MLS season resumed with Atlanta United shutting out Orlando City 1-0 at Orlando on Friday. Hector Villalba scored in the 86th minute. Brad Guzan made five saves in his debut for Atlanta.

"More important than coming back into the league, it was important to go on the road and find a way to get a result," Guzan said.

Villalba plays hero as Atlanta United snatches win in Orlando

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For most of Friday evening's showdown at Orlando City Stadium, it looked like neither side would leave with three points. Hector Villalba had other ideas, scoring a screamer of a gamewinner for Atlanta United in a 1-0 victory over hosts Orlando City.

Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United fans use Pulse tragedy as trash talk

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MLS is back, and the first half of the Gold Cup semifinals are set.


In case you forgot already, the Sounders scored four goals in 27 minutes to come from three goals down to beat D.C. United 4-3.

Sadly, Nicolas Lodeiro will miss the next game because of the red card he picked up late in the game.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 19

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After a short break for the Gold Cup group stage, with only six teams in action in the U.S. Open Cup, the power rankings have remained static for MLS.

That changes dramatically this week, as league play is set to return with a vengeance as a majority of teams undergo a double-slate of matches.

The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 18

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It was a busy period of holiday action as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all featured midweek matches.

Josef Martinez's two second-half goals earned Atlanta United a 4-2 victory over the 10-man San Jose Earthquakes.

MLS Scores: The league celebrates Independence Day

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July 4th was a soccer day for MLS. The Independence Day schedule started in Atlanta with United coming back to beat San Jose 4-2. Tommy Thompson opened the scoring for the Quakes in the 2nd minute. It took awhile for Atlanta's equalizer through Carlos Carmona's goal in the 55th. Josef Martinez put United up in the 65th minute.

Martinez double helps Atlanta United roll past 10-man Earthquakes

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Jul 4, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Earthquakes during the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes arrived in Atlanta with confidence and belief they could go toe-to-toe with Atlanta United's high-flying attack.

MLS Week 19: A Look Ahead

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Major League Soccer doesn't stop for holidays. In fact, the excitement just escalates as a full 11-game slate will be played over the next three days, starting with five matchups on the Fourth of July.

Three of the five Tuesday games feature an Eastern Conference team against a Western Conference foe, while the two late games could provide plenty of intrigue.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 17

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Rescinded red cards, the firing of a coach and a last-gasp equalizer made for another eventful week across MLS.

Drew Moor and Sebastian Giovinco helped lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. (READ)

FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw, splitting points for the second time this season.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 17

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Four MLS matches and leg one of the Canadian Championship final marked a busy beginning for week 17 on Wednesday night.

In leg one of the Canadian Championship final, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC finished level, 1-1, with Jozy Altidore providing a vital away goal.

MLS Scores: Wins for DC, Minnesota, and the Galaxy

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Week 17 of the 2017 MLS season began with four games on Wednesday. DC United got its offense restarted with a 2-1 home win over Atlanta United. Julian Gressel put Atlanta up in the 17th minute. Licoano Acosta equalized for DC in the 23rd with Patrick Nyarko scoring in the 60th.

"We made many mistakes tonight, especially individual marking mistakes," Atlanta coach Tata Martino said.

D.C. United snaps losing skid with victory over Atlanta United

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D.C. United snapped a three match winless run on Wednesday evening, defeating Atlanta United, 2-1, at RFK Stadium.

A 60th minute winner from Patrick Nyarko capped a strong comeback for the hosts, who fought back from an early deficit. 17 minutes in, Atlanta United took an early 1-0 lead as Julian Gressel tapped an easy effort home from close range.

The Best of MLS Week 16: Piatti, Techera, Fire and more

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Week 16 was hotly-contested with the top dogs strutting their stuff, mixed in with a shock upset.

While the Chicago Fire upended a formerly-unbeaten New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, Cristian Techera stole a draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps in stunning fashion.

Around The Forest: Tobin Heath wins Pro Female Athlete Of The Year at Oregon Sports Awards

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Christian Pulisic disses Bayern, FIFA is looking into some rule changes and more!


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Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath was awarded the 2016-17 Harry Glickman Award for Female Professional Athlete of the Year as part of the Oregon Sports Awards presented by Nike, it was announced Sunday evening at the Oregon Sports Awards show held in Beaverton, Ore.

Atlanta DPs power commanding victory over Crew

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Atlanta United broke out of a slump on Saturday night, and they did so with the help of all three of their designated players.

Atlanta ended its two-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Crew in a dominant 3-1 win at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday for its first win of June.

The home side took the advantage 16 minutes in, through an error from Josh Williams.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Saturday's MLS action is an all-day affair.

Action begins at 1 p.m. as NYCFC faces off with the Seattle Sounders, kickstarting a long day on the MLS schedule. Saturday concludes with a late-night kickoff between the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, leaving plenty of options for the day's soccer viewing.

MLS Scores: Chicago and Portland win at home

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The abbreviated MLS schedule saw six teams in action on Saturday due to the international break. Chicago extended their home winning streak to six games, shutting out Atlanta United 2-0 at Toyota Stadium. Luis Solignac scored in the 29th with Nemanja Nikolic converting a penalty in the 70th minute.

Fire extend unbeaten run with win over slumping Atlanta United

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The Chicago Fire showed a quick memory after last weekend's scoreless draw in Orlando.

Veljko Paunovic's side used a goal in each half at Toyota Park on Saturday to defeat visiting Atlanta United, 2-0.

Both sides had early chances to take the lead as Matt Polster saw his ninth-minute header saved for the hosts, while Yamil Asad also saw his header saved for the visitors.

MLS Week 15: A Look Ahead

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A trio of matches take center-stage this weekend across Major League Soccer with most teams off on bye weeks.

With the international break in full swing, teams will be a bit weakened, but there are still some interesting matchups on the schedule.

New Earthquakes president looking to spend intelligently on new signings

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SAN JOSE MLS teams don't often appoint a former English Premier League executive as their team's new president. The Premier League is a league with lavish spending that boasts the illusion of unlimited cash, far different to tight salary cap restrains in America.

For the San Jose Earthquakes, appointing Tom Fox as successor to Dave Kaval's seven-year tenure as president comes at a time when the club is set open their pockets for the summer transfer window.

SBI Rookie of the Month: Julian Gressel

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With three months gone in the Major League Soccer regular season, a frontrunner is starting to emerge in the Rookie of the Year race.

Atlanta United's Julian Gressel continued his terrific season with a brilliant month of May. The Providence product scored twice and assisted on two other goals to earn SBI Rookie of the Month honors.

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Officiating in CONCACAF

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Thursday's soccer news starts with referee Drew Fischer and his assistants not exactly having the best time of it in last night's USMNT vs El Salvador game. Hesitance to show cards caught up with the officiating, leading to odd moments even by CONCACAF standards. Namely, two incidents where USMNT players were bitten by their El Salvadoran counterparts.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

D.C. United

Deshorn Brown finally gets acquainted with D.C. United

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After joining the Black-and-Red in June, the striker had little practice time during busy schedule

Whenever bringing a new player into a team, there is a necessary adjustment period, for both the player and the team. That player needs to become acquainted with how the team plays, what is expected of him, in addition to meeting his new teammates.

D.C. United score first, but fall 4-2 to FC Dallas

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Ian Harkes opened his MLS account, but a horrid 15 minutes from United cost them four goals in 3rd consecutive loss

Ian Harkes gave D.C. United a hope in the first half, but the Black-and-Red conceded four goals in a 15 minute stretch spanning halftime, in an eventual 4-2 loss to FC Dallas.

ESPN commentator says the Revs will make the semifinals of the US Open Cup

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Herculez Gomez has high expectations for the Revs.

The New England Revolution will face D.C. United tonight in a Round of 16 U.S. Open Cup match. ESPN commentator Herculez Gomez not only expects the Revs to win that game, but also advance to the semifinals.

Gomez, who posted his Open Cup bracket on Tuesday, has the Revs beating D.

Deshorn Brown could start against the Philadelphia Union this weekend

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Jim Curtin expects the former Reading United and current D.C. United forward to get the nod on Saturday.

So far, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin is one-for-one on predictions. We'll have to wait until Saturday to see if he remains perfect.

In his weekly press conference, Curtin said this about D.

D.C. United welcomes Deshorn Brown, Tony DiCicco passes away, & more: Freedom Kicks for June 21, 2017

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There's a new striker in town.

Welcome to Wednesday folks, and Happy United Day. Before you head to RFK tonight, know that in Russia, the Confederations Cup enters the 2nd slate of games in Group A: Russia vs. Portugal (11:00am) and Mexico vs. New Zealand (2:00pm). Ok, lots happened yesterday so let's get into it:


Mal Pugh injured, 2017 US Open Cup draw, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/16/2017

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Also, a warning to prepare yourself for the rapidly approaching battle with the robots

Fighting off sleep to put this together, so this will be a short one.

2017 US Open Cup draw pairs D.C. United with the New England Revolution | Black and Red United
Mostly linking this over again so I can go on record with my hunches on who gets through:


D.C. United squander chances, falter in second half in 2-0 defeat to Orlando City

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Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes took advantage of United's misfirings in front of goal

D.C. United had a chance to extend their unbeaten run away from home to four games, but instead fell 2-0 to Orlando City SC on Wednesday night in Florida. After squandering several chances of their own, United succumbed in the second half to a header from Cyle Larin, and a howler from Bill Hamid which handed Giles Barnes the final tally.

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U.S. Open Cup Rewind: Miami FC, FC Cincy provide upsets; Red Bulls edge Union and more

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Reigning U.S. Open Cup champs FC Dallas became the first club to book their spot into the tournament's quarterfinals after defeating the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, seven other clubs joined them, with the biggest shocks coming from Miami FC and FC Cincinnati.

Bill Hamid at the Gold Cup, US Open Cup, and Montreal Impact: Filibuster podcast

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The games can't stop, won't stop

Adam rejoins Ben and Jason, which is good because there is a metric ton of soccer about which to talk. We take the games against Atlanta United and the Philadelphia Union as a compare and contrast. We talk about the expected goals in each game and how they indicate some signs of life, but also talk about how it still isn't nearly good enough yet.

MLS Atlanta

Atlanta United edges Rapids on Martinez goal

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Atlanta United's high-powered attack wasn't quite up to its usual level, but Tata Martino's side did just enough to finish off a narrow win over the Colorado Rapids.

Josef Martinez's second half finish led Atlanta United to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Trio of quickfire goals push Atlanta United past NYCFC

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Atlanta United always has the potential to score in bunches, and they did just that on Sunday to stun New York City FC.

Three goals in quick succession helped push Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over NYCFC at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Two of those goals came from Miguel Almiron, who now has five goals in his past two matches.

The Rest

NASL Week 15: Look Ahead

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It was a busy week for NASL as the league is gearing up to return to league play this weekend. There were some big wins and some big singings which took place this week, and both of those bode well for the rest of the season.

On Wednesday, Miami FC beat Atlanta United in the Round of 16 of the U.

A neverending onslaught of Christos, Toronto, Atlanta, and Philly: Filibuster

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This is the busiest time of the entire season

Adam is off celebrating the birth of his second child, so you're stuck with Jason and Ben for this episode. There has been so much soccer in these past six days that the US Open Cup match against Christos FC feels like years ago, and not just a week.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 7-11, 2017

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The World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico was unsurprisingly the most-watched soccer match of the week with over 6.8 million viewers tuning in between FOX Sports 1 and Univision. The match was the most-viewed soccer match for 2017 on both networks individually, with FOX Sports 1 contributing 2.

Fire 2 Atlanta United 0 - recap and ratings

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No matter the sport, the good teams manage to still win when they're not at their best. The Fire did just that in a 2-0 win at home against an Atlanta United side that routed them 4-0 back in March. Chicago wasn't quite hitting on all cylinders and wasted several good chances but did just enough to pick up their eighth win of the season.