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Atlanta United trounces Galaxy to climb into fourth in East

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The brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a beautiful building, looking worth every bit of the $1.5 billion Arthur Blank spent to build it. Atlanta United fans have come to love the place, but opponents are finding it to be a house of horrors.

The LA Galaxy became the latest team to be overwhelmed in Atlanta, with three early goals in a seven-minute span stunning the visitors and setting the tone for an eventual 4-0 Atlanta United victory on Wednesday night.

Around The Forest: Timbers award 45k in community fund grants

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USOC final tonight, Atlanta United to sell out again, Jay Heaps firing sets MLS record and more!


Portland Timbers award $45,000 in Community Fund grants | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers today announced the awarding of $45,000 in grants to eight educational, environmental and community-focused nonprofit organizations in the greater-Portland area through the Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF).

MLS Midweek Preview: Impact visit TFC, Atlanta faces Galaxy

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There may only be two midweek games on the schedule this midweek in Major League Soccer, but those matches should bring plenty of excitement due to the playoff implications.

Atlanta United continues their lengthy homestand at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, looking for a full 90 minute performance against the lowly LA Galaxy.

Some Soccer News for Sep 18, 2017

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It's Day 261 of 2017.

Minnesota United announced that they have hired Chris Wright as their new Chief Executive Officer.
  • He was previously President of Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and Minnesota Lynx (WNBA).


It was great to see Minnesota beat on old rival (Montreal), even if almost none of you recognize it as such.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 28

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MLS got a record-setting weekend started in exciting fashion with a thrilling draw in front of a giant crowd.

Atlanta United and Orlando City put on a show for an MLS record crowd of 70,425 as the two southern rivals battled to a 3-3 draw. (READ)

Tony Tchani banged home an extra time equalizer to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a valuable away point in Columbus.

MLS Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance record

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Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th.

Match recap: New York Red Bulls 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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The Union get a point on the road thanks to the stellar play of Andre Blake.

ESPN's Sunday MLS match had the distinct disadvantage of following up the Atlanta United - Orlando City defense-optional match in front of over 70,000 fans and going up against the NFL. Those who remained to watch were treated to a great display of goalkeeping from two of Major League Soccer's best.

Expansion MLS vs original MLS

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - Before there can be any confusion on the matter, let's first establish that it's not all that difficult for a game with a 7-0 score line to stand out. Blowouts of that magnitude are rare in the sport, as a rule. Seven goals conceded represents such a complete capitulation in the modern professional game that it always draws attention.

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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Between the time you clicked on this link and started reading this preview, Atlanta United scored another goal.

The Five Stripes will once again be at the center of the MLS universe on Saturday afternoon as they are set to break the MLS attendance record for the third installment of the Southeast derby against Orlando City.

Musket Rounds: 7 quirkiest MLS venues ever and more stories

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9 articles worth reading from the week in soccer.

From scarf culture to zany MLS venues, there's plenty to read about in this week's Musket Rounds. Get started here:

Revolution News

Should Atlanta have run up the score? /
MLS staff writers discuss Atlanta United's 7-0 trouncing of the Revs.

Atlanta sets new margin of victory record in MLS

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The soccer news starts with last night's MLS results and one of them requires a double take. Atlanta United shutout New England 7-0 at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Were red cards involved? Of course red cards were involved.

Atlanta took the lead in the 2nd minute when Josef Martinez scored. The Revs went a man down in the 16th with a red card to Xavier Kouassi for a serious foul.

Revs shocked by early goal, ready to move on from 7-0 defeat

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Wednesday was a rough night for the New England Revolution.

They went into the shiny new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and got trampled on by an Atlanta United team riding high and steam rolling towards the playoffs. They were down 1-0 before they could blink, down two men before they could truly recover from that instant attack, and they sauntered into the locker room for half time down four goals with a pair of red cards leaving their side out numbered and demoralized.

Atlanta United hammers nine-man Revs

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Atlanta United will look upon its second game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with fond memories, but the New England Revolution will want to forget it ever happened.

The home club scored early and often as the Revs wittled themselves down to nine players before the half time whistle sounded. Their 7-0 demoliton of New England puts them in excellent position to qualify for the playoffs as the end of the regular season draws near.

MLS Midweek Preview: Atlanta hosts Revs, Whitecaps take on Minnesota

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While the midweek slate may only feature two games on the schedule, those two games could go a long way towards determining playoff positioning.

Atlanta United remains in the thick of the Eastern Conference race as they continue to christen their new stadium. Next up? A match with the New England Revolution, who will need to close the season on a big run to have any sort of hope for a playoff berth.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 27

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It doesn't look like anyone will be catching Toronto FC in the regular season nor the SBI MLS Power Rankings, but there's plenty of movement behind them as the playoff push continues.

The Western Conference certainly has a Cascadia feel at the current moment as the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps duke it out for playoff positioning.

Atlanta United rolls past slumping FC Dallas

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When a team plays at a new stadium, there definitely could be some jitters in their performance. Getting used to the conditions and atmosphere can take some time and may lead to some struggles before success.

Atlanta United opened their play at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium by rolling past FC Dallas 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/9/17

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Union preview, MLS helping Costa Rica, and La Liga going abroad.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Bedoya, Yaro suspended for match against Minnesota United FC
The Union will be without Alejandro Bedoya and Josh Yaro when the team takes on Minnesota United FC Saturday night.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/6/17

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Union back in action, MLS Power Rankings, US result, and other games from around the world.

Philadelphia Union News

UNION FACT CHECK: Union plays second expansion team in as many games when facing Minnesota
Philadelphia Union return to MLS action this week to take on new MLS franchise Minnesota United in the Twin Cities on Sept.

Major Link Soccer: Should Arsene Wenger be fired?

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The answer is yes, but there are some links from people with a more in-depth explanation.


LEVYFilms picked up some great footage of Cristian Roldan's goal on Sunday. If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth checking out.


On the list of things that, in context, don't matter, no soccer matches have been moved (yet) out of the Houston area, though one was delayed.

Atlanta United use late header to snatch point at 10-men Union

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Sometimes when your back is against the wall, you're more likely to give that extra effort. Atlanta United did just that to steal a point on Saturday night.

Atlanta United used a 91st-minute equalizer from Tyrone Mears to snatch a point against the Philadelphia Union in a 2-2 draw.

Own goal propels D.C. United to another win over Atlanta United

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For the first time since early April, D.C. United made it back to back league victories, and Ben Olsen's side used a little luck to defeat visiting Atlanta United yet again.

A 46th-minute own goal by Atlanta's Michael Parkhurst sealed three points for the hosts, who captured a1-0 at RFK Stadium on Wednesday evening.

New England Revolution

Revs fire Heaps: Three thoughts

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A quick-fire reaction to the coach's dismissal.

The New England Revolution made big news on Tuesday when they announced the firing of long-time coach Jay Heaps. We'll have plenty of coverage in the coming days but here are three quick-fire thoughts.

1. The last two games hurt Heaps' legacy.

ESPN commentator asks why Jay Heaps still has a job

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Hercules Gomez asks the question that many Revs fans have been thinking about.

After two disappointing road results, including a 7-0 loss to Atlanta United, many New England Revolution fans are calling for Jay Heaps to be fired. On Saturday, the movement gained a new voice in the form of ESPN commentator Hercules Gomez.

Revolution vs. D.C. United: Preview, Projected Lineups and How to Watch

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Everything you need to know about the week 24 matchup.

The Revolution and D.C. United will enter tonight's match on the heels of opposite results. On Sunday, New England surrendered a late lead to NYCFC during a gut-wrenching loss. And on Wednesday, D.C. United beat Atlanta United for the third time this season thanks to a Michael Parkhurst own goal.

Sporting Kansas City

Revolution 1, Sporting KC 3: Undisciplined Revs squander early lead

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Krisztian Nemeth red card spoils strong start for the navy and red.

Days after suffering a 7-0 loss to Atlanta United, the Revolution looked poised to bounce back with an inspired performance against Sporting Kansas City. But a strong start went for not, as the club conceded three straight goals en route to a 3-1 defeat.

Revolution vs. Sporting KC: Preview, Projected Lineups and How to Watch

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It's gut check time.

In the first half of Wednesday's 7-0 loss to Atlanta United, the Revolution watched their playoff hopes fade away. Now, there's no team in soccer that wants a fresh start more than the navy and red. They'll get that chance Saturday when they visit Sporting Kansas City.

Here's what you need to know about the match:

Current Form

New England: L-L-W-W-L
Kansas City: D-L-W-L-D

Chances to Win

The odds don't favor the Revolution this weekend.

Timber Cruise: New York City FC 0, Portland Timbers 1

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Well that weekend couldn't have gone much better for the Portland Timbers.

Not only did the Timbers earn an improbable 1-0 win at inevitable Eastern Conference runners-up New York City FC, but nearly every other result went their way, too: The Sounders dropped points against the Galaxy at home, FC Dallas got burned by Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City took only one point from their two-game Eastern swing, and the Houston Dynamo lost to the Colorado Rapids at home (?

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/11/17

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Union's next opponent, MLS results, and Messi's new Barcelona contract "soon."

Philadelphia Union News

Red Bulls Hold on to a draw at Chicago
Union face the Red Bulls in a marque Sunday afternoon, let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Ola Kamara strikes to help Columbus to 1-1 draw with Sporting KC
Ola Kamara scored his 15th goal of the season in first-half stoppage time as the Columbus Crew played to a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Deflating draw, swooning for Seba, WCQ previews, more

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The Union do it again and a whole bunch of praise for Toronto FC and their Italian talisman.

Player ratings: Atlanta United at Philadelphia Union

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The Union again found themselves on the wrong end of a late goal. Some players did their part to win the match, others did not.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 2-2 Atlanta

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Mike Servedio and Greg Orlandini.

Shorthanded Union drop points at the death

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Another late goal, another missed opportunity.

For more than an hour, it looked like the Philadelphia Union were going to outlast a swarming Atlanta United side desperate for an equalizing goal. Even after Josh Yaro's 52nd-minute red card left his side shorthanded for the remainder of the second half, the Union held strong.

Halftime Recap: Philadelphia Union 2, Atlanta United 1

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Through goals from Alberg and Bedoya, the Union lead by one at the half.

Through 45 minutes, the Philadelphia Union boast a 2-1 lead over Atlanta United FC. Roland Alberg and Alejandro Bedoya struck twice for the Union early on, but Yamil Asad quickly struck back for Atlanta.

Alberg's goal came in the 18th minute, when Atlanta made a mess of a Keegan Rosenberry cross.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Game Info

  • Date: August 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS LIVE
  • All-Time Record: First meeting between the clubs
  • Know Thy Enemy: Dirty South Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Giliano Wijnaldum, Jack Elliott, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Can the Union bounce back and kick off a win streak? PSP previews Saturday's Union-Atlanta match, which has the potential for a lot of goals and which the Union desperately need to win.

The Rest

Dom Dwyer, Josef Martinez duel as Atlanta United ties Orlando City in shootout

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Atlanta United had a league-record crowd on their side, and Dom Dwyer and Josef Martinez did their part in entertaining them en route to a thrilling draw.

Josef Martinez provided yet another hat-trick while Dom Dwyer provided two goals and an assist of his own as Atlanta United played Orlando City to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Heaps Bemoans Use of VAR in Thrashing

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Jay Heaps had never seen anything like it. And it's safe to say few soccer fans had, either.

In a wild first half that Atlanta dominated from the start, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Ted Unkel was at the center of two calls that profoundly impacted the Revolution's fortunes in Wednesday's 7-0 defeat to the expansion side.

How the Revolution can make the playoffs

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It won't be easy, but the Revs still have a shot at playoff soccer.

Cody Cropper hasn't given up on the 2017 season. Last week, the Revolution goalkeeper calculated playoff scenarios for the navy and red. His math determined that New England would need 21 points from its final nine matches to make a legitimate push for the postseason.

D.C. United beats Atlanta again, Champions League draw and more: Freedom Kicks for 8/24/2017

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Yay own goals I guess?

Hello! In highlights of my Wednesday making an amazing grilled cheese (it's an art, and I'm bad at cooking) managed to top a D.C. United win thanks to an own goal even though three wins against Atlanta sure feels pretty good. Anyways, last night was game night and today's the Champions League draw so let's get to the soccer stuff.