attacking midfield

Manchester United

Jose explains Henrikh Mkhitaryan omission amid transfer speculation

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been left out of the Manchester United squad for this evening's Premier League tie at home to Stoke City. Jose Mourinho has gone with Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial as our attacking midfield trio in... Continue Reading →

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Man Utd demand £35m fee for Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Manchester United a £35m fee for out-of-favour attacking midfield Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to the Daily Mail. The Armenia international looks...

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Philadelphia Union

Eric Bird Brings Versatility from RGVFC to Houston

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New Dynamo signing Eric Bird adds a multi-talented midfielder to the roster.

Houston Adds An All-Around Talent In Eric Bird

The Houston Dynamo announced yesterday they've signed former RGVFC Toros midfielder Eric Bird to a first team contract. Over his two seasons with the Dynamo's hybrid affiliate, he scored ten goals and tallied four assists.

2016 Depth Chart: Attacking Midfield

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Next up in our depth chart series is attacking midfield, a position that the Union greatly improved this past off season

Earnie Stewart wasted no time in revamping the attacking midfield position for the Philadelphia Union. Cristian Maidana was sent to Houston leaving Tranquillo Barnetta as the presumed starter in the number ten spot.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders in their dominant home win over San Jose.

The Seattle Sounders exploded offensively in the second half of this match against San Jose Earthquakes, coming away with what turned out to be quite a comfortable win.

Thanks to several absences, Seattle lined up in yet another look for the starting XI, including Jordy Delem paired with Gustav Svensson in the defensive midfield, Cristian Roldan in a more free central attacking role, and the first start for new right back Kelvin Leerdam.

Michael Farfan is low-cost midfield depth Seattle needs

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In Michael Farfan, the Seattle Sounders find low-cost depth in the attacking midfield. A tendency for fouling limits his adaptability to deeper, defensive roles than he has played in the past.

Fan concepts of "dirty" and "clean" players often reflect perception bias. Fouls and cards mostly occur in place of defensive actions - either a duel crosses the line or the duel loser retaliates.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are at home for the second week in a row for tomorrow's clash against Western Conference powerhouse FC Dallas, but both sides have been hit by international call ups, making Saturday's match up will be a test of depth as the Timbers look to move up the ladder.

The Timbers will be without two key pieces of their midfield this weekend, Darlington Nagbe and David Guzman, as well as full back Alvas Powell on the back line.

Portland Timbers vs. Atlanta United Match Preview

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After going winless on their two-game road swing against FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes, the Portland Timbers are returning home to Providence Park tomorrow in need of points. Now sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference, the Timbers will have a chance to push their way back to the top of the pack with a win over expansion side Atlanta United, or to fall down to fifth if the day's results do not go their way.

The Rest

Seattle Reign v. Chicago Red Stars: Three Questions

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Hot Time in Old Town previews a red-hot Red Stars side.

Seattle Reign FC has a tough mid-week match on their hands, as the squad hosts a Chicago Red Stars team with a seven-game unbeaten run on the line. The match kicks off Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM PT, and will stream on the go90 app, the go90 website, and NWSLSoccer.

Should Kelyn Rowe Take Over the Center Attacking Midfield Role?

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Fresh off a 1-0 loss at the hands of Dom Badji and the Colorado Rapids, the Revolution have a lineup controversy brewing.

For the past several seasons, Lee Nguyen has featured as the tried-and-true Revolution playmaker.

Evaluating the Union's signing of Roland Alberg

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Where do the Union stand after the transfer of 25-year-old Roland Alberg?

The Union finalized the signing of Roland Alberg on Thursday, tapping into their Targeted Allocation Money depository to acquire the 25-year-old Dutch midfielder. The former ADO Den Haag player was first linked to the Union about a week ago, as the process accelerated quickly before culminating in an official announcement.