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MLS Week 8: Nagbe’s show for Portland

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Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season saw USMNT player Darlington Nagbe take a starring role in Portland's 2-1 win over Vancouver. Nagbe opened the scoring in the 18th minute at Providence Park, assisting on Darren Mattocks's goal in the 40th. Fredy Montero pulled a goal back for Vancouver in the 59th minute.

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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It shouldn't come as a total shock that FC Dallas is involved in a marquee match this weekend because its been featured in plenty of top-notch contests early in 2017. This time, Oscar Pareja's men face Sporting Kansas City in a top-of-the-table clash that highlights the weekend's action in Major League Soccer.

MLS: Lady At Airport Politely Asks Bastian Schweinsteiger To Take Photo Of Her Posing With Rest Of Chicago Fire Players

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He may well be a Champions League winner, a Bundesliga octo-champ and a Weltmeister, but it would appear that Bastian Schweinsteiger isn't quite what you'd call a household name across the pondjust yet.

Indeed, the ex-Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder was politely asked by a lady at Toronto Airport if he'd kindly take a photo of her posing with the rest of his Chicago Fire teammates.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 7, TV and Streaming Listings

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A Friday triple-header and MLS comes to FOX. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Friday sees three MLS games on the schedule, two being on National TV and one being the first Cascadia Cup match of the year as the Sounders head to Vancouver (this is not the gamethread you are looking for).

Fire v Crew match preview

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What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC

Five points. After four matches played in MLS, the Chicago Fire sit on five points. It must be noted that this is the same points total at this juncture of the season last year, and has been about average for the Fire over the last seven playoff-less years.

SBI MLS Best XI (Week 5)

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In a week where Major League Soccer's goalkeeping was pretty abysmal, Bill Hamid was a ray of sunshine in a storm of blunders.

The D.C. United goalkeeper was outstanding on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union, making several highlight-reel saves to earn his team its first win of the year, and secure a place on SBI's MLS Best XI for Week 5.

MLS reverses the scoreless draws

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Monday's soccer news starts with an uncomfortable Friday night for MLS. With the league schedule returning in full force following the international break, two games available nationally ended scoreless. It looked like the league of ties had already returned by week 5 of the 2017 MLS season. Instead, what happened was an entertaining weekend with several multi-goal games.

Musket Rounds: Michael Bradley deserves more credit, plus more daily links

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Here's what we're reading following a busy weekend of soccer.

The Revolution earned a point in Portland, four MLS teams made trades and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored 17 minutes into his Chicago Fire debut. It was a busy weekend in American soccer.

Here's what we're reading today:

Revolution News

Revolution steal a point in Stumptown / The Bent Musket

A late equalizer from Lee Nguyen helped the Revs earn a highly-coveted point at Providence Park.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 5, TV and Streaming Listings

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It was a big week of trades and a World Cup winner makes his MLS debut. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his MLS debut on Saturday as the Chicago Fire host the Montreal Impact (Noon, MLS Live).

Bundesbanter: Chicago Fire Back Bastian Schweinsteiger As Veteran Midfielder Embarks On ‘Road To Russia’ (Photo)

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Bastian Schweinsteiger's great American adventure got off to a suitably ridiculous start when a befuddled local journalist asked the German midfielder if he was hoping to score at the World Cup with Chicago Fire at his introductory press conference.

Indeed, scholars of the game may note that Chicago Fire aren't technically eligible to compete in World Cups, principally because they are not aninternational side of a recognised FIFA member state.

MLS: Bastian Schweinsteiger Asked About Possibility Of Winning ‘World Cup’ With Chicage Fire By Confused Reporter (Photos)

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Bastian Schweinsteiger endured a horrible time at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but is now embarking on a new, and hopefully for him, fruitful adventure in the USA.

On his arrival at new club Chicago Fire, Schweinsteiger has created quite a stir, drawing a large crowd to the airport.

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However, at an introductory press conference, the German World Cup winner was asked a rather odd question and one which will reinforce the often unfair view that the US is still yet to get fully up to speed with the world of 'soccer', with a reporter asking:

I wonder, with your addition to this team, is it a fair expectation to see a clearpathway towards a World Cup competition to come out of Chicago?

OTF Roundtable: The Signal, The Noise, and The German

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Making predictions is hard. And it becomeseven harder when the information you are workingwith is, well... noisy. In Nate Silver's book, "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't," he connects our ineptabilityto make accurate predictions (humans, not Fire fans)as an evolutionary problemidentifying the truthfrom nonsense.

Rodriguez confident Schweinsteiger can make impact with Fire

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Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez is aware of the skepticism that comes with the signing of 32-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as a Designated Player, and he's also ready to combat the critics that the former Bayern Munich and Manchester United man will be a success with the club that has a not-so-great history with DPs.

Major Link Soccer: Bastian Schweinsteiger to Chicago

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RSL fires Jeff Cassar and the Copa America will return to the US in 2020.

MLS/NWSL

Bastian Schweinsteiger is coming to MLS - the 32-year-old former German captain will join the Chicago Fire on a 1-year deal as their third DP.

RSL has parted ways with head coach Jeff Cassar, and will begin looking at potential candidates to replace him immediately.

Man Utd Allow Bastian Schweinsteiger To Join Chicago Fire, German Midfielder Signs One-Year Contract With MLS Side

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Word on the wire today is that Manchester United are close to allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave the club mid-season in favour of a switch to MLS.

The German, who has made just four appearances for United this season, has reportedly agreed a short-term deal with Chicago Fire.

According to the Chicago Tribune, a deal was struck between the two clubs yesterday with a medical and a Visa now the only obstacles to overcome.

Done Deal: Manchester United complete transfer of midfielder; player could move by the middle of next week

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Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has joined Major League Soccer side, Chicago Fire.

The move could be completed by the middle of next week, depending on his P1 visa application and a successful medical.

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Report: Fire offer Schweinsteiger a 3-year deal

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The Chicago Fire are reportedly in play for German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

According to Goal.com, the Manchester United man has been offered a three-year deal with an annual salary of $5.5 million.

Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic reportedly met with Schweinsteiger in October and is keen to sign him in time for the beginning of preseason in January.

Major Link Soccer: Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund

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The Olympic legend has his eyes set on another ambitious goal: professional soccer.

MLS:

Both the Sounders and Toronto FC are primed to end their MLS Cup drought during these MLS playoffs, if they can overcome their painful playoff histories.

Via an ESPN FC report, Bastian Schweinsteiger is in talks to join the Chicago Fire.

Klinsmann says Schweinsteiger would be 'great' for MLS

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MLS commissioner Don Garber has made clear in the past that Bastian Schweinsteiger would be welcomed with open arms to MLS, and now the U.S. Men's National Teamcoach is joining him in therecruitment.

Schweinsteiger, who has been largely out of favor with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, could be looking for a change of scenery this winter, with MLS emerging as a potential destination.

Chicago Fire

Know Thy Emeny: Revs-Fire Preview with Hot Time In Old Town

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For the first time in recent memory...are the Chicago Fire good at soccer?

Years ago, when the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution clashed in epic bouts in the postseason, a rivalry was born. But gone are the days where the Revs eliminated the Fire four times in the postseason in six years and these two teams met regularly in October.

Fire v Revolution match preview

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What Are They All About? New England Revolution

Dare they believe? This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Columbus Crew SC 1-0 on the back of a Nemanja Nikolic goal and what appeared to be a strong tactical display. A formation change, organizational fortitude, and an air of confidence saw them across the line in more ways than one with Chicago finding themselves in fourth place at the end of the week's matches.

Fire v Impact match preview

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Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal

The mixed bag keeps on giving. Just two days after a shocking 4-0 thrashing at the hands of expansion side Atlanta United, the Chicago Fire announced the long-rumored signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger. Despite making several key signings in the offseason there was still something missing for the Chicago side, and Nelson Rodriguez seems to have addressed that now.

Schweinsteiger to Chicago, Union weekly schedule: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/22/17

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Whole lot of links today.

Philadelphia Union News

WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Players rest up and shift focus to DC during international break
Philadelphia Union have announced their training schedule for March 21-26.

Can they nab Matt Polster after the Schweinsteiger signing?

New questions arise as Schweinsteiger makes long-awaited move to Fire

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After what felt like years of reports and rumors, Bastian Schweinsteiger has finally joined the Chicago Fire. It's a move long in the making, one that finally sees one of the league's premier franchises make a push towards something big.

Still, one question remains, and it's a big one: now what?

Fire sign German star Bastian Schweinsteiger

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A long-rumored, major roster move in Chicago has moved from the realm of wishful fantasy to reality.

Former Bayern Munichand German National Team legend, and current Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger has reportedly officially agreed to join the Chicago Fire effective immediately pending a physical and visa application, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Alejandro Bedoya

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/28/17

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Curl up with some links before the USA game.

Philadelphia Union News

Bedoya becoming important cog in USMNT offense
In the 6-0 drubbing of Honduras on March 24, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya recorded his fourth assist in his last 14 US Men's National Team appearances.

BSFC’s Burke scores winner in Jamaica’s Caribbean Cup win, Richter PK powers Cosmos to title, USA-Mexico fallout, more news.

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Blake captains Jamaica in Caribbean Cup qualifier as Burke scores game winner. Ryan Richter scores championship winning PK for Cosmos. Fallout for US loss to Mexico. More news.

Union links, Philly Unity Cup final at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, more news

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Sapong on the 2016 season. Carroll on returning in 2017. Liberia-Ivory Coast Unity Cup final. MLS conference semi second legs on Sunday. More news.

Manchester United

Video: Man Utd’s tribute video of Bastian Schweinsteiger walking around, not playing football

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.@BSchweinsteiger: Deutscher fussball-meister! pic.twitter.com/AxzMbJI30q Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2017 Manchester United have...

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Schweinsteiger: United fans are special

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has today confirmed that he is leaving Manchester United and is set to move to the MLS to play for Chicago Fire. Once he has passed the medical and been given a visa, he will leave United.

The German's career at Old Trafford essentially ended when Jose Mourinho was appointed, even if the midfielder did go on to make a surprise four appearances this season, having previously been made to train with the Reserves.

Mourinho says Schweinsteiger staying at United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) One-time outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger appears to be back in favour with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who insisted Sunday the World Cup winner was staying at Old Trafford despite having yet to appear in the Premier League this season.

The 32-year-old former Bayern Munich lynchpin started his first game in over a year on Sunday and scored his first goal since November 2015 as they beat second-tier Wigan 4-0 in the FA Cup.

Bastian Schweinsteiger handed Man Utd lifeline by Jose Mourinho

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"He can help us," says the boss on @BSchweinsteiger. "He is another one in the squad and he's working to have more chances."...

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Mourinho reject set to feature tonight; Senior Man Utd figures impressed with player's attitude

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to feature against West Ham United in the EFL Cup tonight if recent reports are to be believed.

Sky Sports are claiming that senior figures at the club are impressed with Schweinsteiger’s mentality and attitude despite being banished from the first team.

Video: Bastian Schweinsteiger reports for Man Utd training

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Working hard! #TimeDoesntMatter pic.twitter.com/hhuQ0zne9l Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) November 10, 2016 Manchester United...

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Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts to his return to the fold at Man Utd

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Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to say thanks for all your kind messages!

The Rest

Fire 2 Impact 2 - recap and ratings

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The excitement of Bastian Schweinsteiger's goal scoring debut was tempered by an all too familiar sight at Toyota Park. The Fire squandered and early lead and failed to put away an opponent that they should have been able to beat at home. Over the last several seasons, they have blown countless opportunities at home while not being able to accumulate points against teams playing at considerably less than full strength.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arena's USMNT, and more: Freedom Kicks for Thursday, March 23

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FYI: no one refers to their daughter as their girlfriend

Good morning! Bastian Schweinsteiger is still making headline and I still double-check his name every time I type it. Other than that, there's a variety of news circling around today.

Chicago Fire taking a huge risk by signing Bastian Schweinsteiger | SBNation.

January window approaches - what's next for the Fire?

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The additions of Nemanja Nikolic and Juninho make the Fire a better team but there is still plenty of work to be done to get back into serious consideration for a playoff spot next season. Goalkeeper, right back, right mid, and that "boss" in central midfield that Nelson Rodriguez referenced last week are still on the shopping list.

Mourinho: Everyone is happy for Basti and he could be here next season

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Bastian Schweinsteiger played in his first game of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over West Ham. Jose Mourinho made it clear in the summer that the German was surplus to requirements, leaving Schweinsteiger to train away from the first team.

However, with the suspension of Paul Pogba and injury of Marouane Fellaini, Mourinho called on Schweinsteiger to come off the bench.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's a DP party

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Probably not a USMNT party though, if we're honest.

Happy USMNT game day, folks! Assuming USMNT game days are still happy days for you, which, I'd understand if they're not necessarily.

D.C. United Statistical Analysis - 2016 - Black And Red United
ICYMI yesterday.

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