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The Peel Episode 19: #ForeverBrad and Beas is back

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A special Valentine's Day edition of The Peel.

The guys discuss possible Houston Dynamo line-ups and formations, and how preseason will play out. They also talk about Brad Davis and his career, as well as an interview with DaMarcus Beasley at his first day back with the club.

Don't forget to sign up for The Peel's MLS Fantasy League for your chance to win $50 to the Dynamo Team Store.

Brad Davis signs one day contract, retires in orange

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Brad Davis retires with Houston Dynamo

At 1 pm CT, Brad Davis will sign a one day deal with the Houston Dynamo and retire.

On the field Davis was a team captain who captured many club records, off the field he was beloved by fans over his many years playing in Houston. With one of the best left foots in MLS he was known for his accuracy on corner kicks and free kicks.

Can the Dynamo make the MLS playoffs?

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Are the Dynamo good enough to the make the playoffs?

It's been a fairly eventful offseason thus far for the Houston Dynamo. They traded for a playmaker in Cristian Maidana, dealt longtime star Brad Davis, acquired significant defensive depth, added to their youth ranks with signings of Bradley Bourgeois and Calle Brown, and signed two Spanish league veterans; they even gained a new majority owner.

Five things to watch for the Dynamo heading into the preseason

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From Cubo Torres to Mauro Manotas, here are five things to watch for the Dynamo as we head into the 2016 MLS preseason.

Finally, the 2016 MLS season looks to be coming into focus. Preseason games are just a week away, the SuperDraft is over and the Houston Dynamo's roster seems at least close to full.

Houston Dynamo make tough, yet necessary, decision to trade Brad Davis

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It is always hard to let go of someone so honored and well respected, but the Dynamo's decision to trade six-time All-Star Brad Davis was a good one.

In all sports, it happens occasionally: legends and their clubs publicly part ways in a manner that has an aura of bad blood. Peyton Manning leaving the Indianapolis Colts for the Denver Broncos was one example; another could be Landon Donovan and the US national team.

2015 Houston Dynamo offseason guide: Where do the Dynamo need to improve?

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After a fairly disappointing 2015 season, Owen Coyle and the Houston Dynamo will look to improve the side in order to compete in the talented Western Conference.

It's been well-publicized that the 2015 MLS campaign was less than perfect for the Houston Dynamo. A second straight playoff-less season was not what the club was looking for when they hired coach Owen Coyle to replace Dominic Kinnear.


Youngest and Oldest to Play for Kansas City

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Another stat update, this time the youngest and oldest players to appear and start for Sporting KC.

There was no movement among league appearances for young players. There are still some candidates that can join the list in 2017 though, specifically Latif Blessing and Daniel Salloi are both young enough to get themselves on to the list in 2017.

Youngest and Oldest Goal Scorers for Kansas City

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Another stats update, this time the youngest and oldest goal scorers for Kansas City.

In league play, two players joined the list, Jimmy Medranda and Diego Rubio. Medranda in his first season as a regular contributor for the first team scored from his left back position with a deflected shot in KC's 3-1 win over New York City FC.

SAS Monday After Stats

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Brad Davis made his 400th appearance in all MLS competitions (league and playoff) in his career.

Matt Besler made his 216th start in all competitions for KC, tying him with Chris Klein for 6th all time on that list.

At 31 years, 282 days, Lawrence Olum became the 16th oldest player to score a goal for KC in all competitions, knocking Benny Feilhaber out of the top 20.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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At 34 years, 133 days, Brad Davis became the oldest player to score their first goal for Sporting KC, topping the old record of 33 years, 256 days set by Claudio Lopez.

Overall, Davis is the third oldest player to score a goal for KC, behind Lopez, Mo Johnston, and Preki, knocking Claudio Bieler off the top 20 list for league play, and Benny Feilhaber off the list in all competitions.

Sunday After Stats

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At 34 years, 125 days, Brad Davis is the second oldest player to make their debut for KC, behind only Richard Gough at 35 years, 35 days.

Davis is the 10th oldest player to play in a game for Kansas City, he knocked Diego Gutierrez out of the top 20.

Dom Dwyer's two goals moved him to 47 in all competitions for KC, moving him past Josh Wolff and into third place all time on that list.

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2016 Moments of the Year

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One last look back at 2016, here are my end of year awards for moment of the year in 2016.

Game of the year - Comets vs Mustangs 12/3/16 - Shutouts don't happen often in indoor soccer, since the Kansas City Comets rebirth back in 2010, the Comets had never had one. That changed in December of this year when the Comets defeated the previously unbeaten Chicago Mustangs 6-0 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

Davis chooses to retire after difficulty moving into new role at Sporting KC

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In 10 years with the Houston Dynamo, Brad Davis was nothing if not reliable.

Davis made at least25 appearances in nine of those years, and made less than 25 starts only one of those 10 seasons. All along, when Davis knew he wouldn't be able to make that kind of impact, he would know it was time to call it quits.

Brad Davis to retire at end of the 2016 season

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Brad Davis is putting the finishing touches on his 15th season as a professional, and he announced on Sunday that this will be his last.

The Sporting Kansas City midfielder will retire at the end of the current MLS season, joining a growing list of MLS veterans who will step away after this season.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Houston Dynamo

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The Houston Dynamo were stuck in a bit of a rough patch, but the Texas club will hope a statement win over Sporting Kansas City can serve as a sign of things to come.

Following a run of six games without a win, the Dynamo secured victory while also preserving a clean sheet in a 2-0 triumph over Sporting Kansas City.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City Final Score: Dynamo win 2-0 over Brad Davis, SKC

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Dynamo get confidence building win over rival.

The major story heading into Saturday night's game was the return of Brad Davis, but the final story was the Houston Dynamo getting a long awaited and much needed win.

It was expected that the return of Brad Davis to play against his former club, the Houston Dynamo, would be the big story of the evening.

Three keys for the Dynamo against Sporting Kansas City

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How can the Dynamo compete with Sporting KC?

Remember Brad Davis? It feels like so long ago since Davis departed his beloved Houston Dynamo, but he will return along with Sporting Kansas City this weekend to BBVA Compass Stadium.

He's been good in Kansas City, and his ability to create goals will be one of the things the Dynamo will have to contend with when they face Sporting on Saturday night.

Sporting Up Performance But Still Fall on the Road

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Sporting KC came out and played much better on the road tonight in Dallas than they had at home on Wednesday against the Colorado Rapids, but it wasn't enough as Sporting fell for the third time in four matches. KC scored first but couldn't make the lead hold up and couldn't find an equalizer late with a flurry of chances to fall 2-1.

MLS Ticker: Larin, Redding to miss Orlando City-Union, Diaz off FCD injury list, and more

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It appears the injury bug is making its way around MLS camps this week, and Orlando Citymight have receivedthe most venomous bite.

Orlando City is looking to build on its big 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers with a Friday visit against the Philadelphia Union, but will have to make due without injured forward Cyle Larin (hamstring) and defender Tommy Redding (head).

Sunday After Stats

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The goal by Justen Glad for Salt Lake was the 1,000th conceded by Kansas City in all competitions.

At 34 years, 146 days, Brad Davis is the second oldest player in his first start for Kansas City.

Davis is the 10th oldest player to start a game for Kansas City, knocking Alex Bunbury out of the top 20 on that list.

Controversy follows first Sporting KC goal for Brad Davis

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After years of being a public enemy of Sporting KC, Brad Davis scored his first goal for the club in Sunday's victory over Toronto FC. However, it did not come without controversy.

In the 70th minute of Sporting KC's 1-0 win over Toronto FC on Sunday night, Davis scored the only goal of the game to lead his new club to victory.

Sporting Continue Unbeaten Start

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Sporting Kansas City continued their unbeaten start to the 2016 MLS season with a 1-0 win over the visiting Toronto FC at Children's Mercy Park. The win moves KC to 3-0 the only team with three wins through three games so far this season.

For the third straight game Kansas City started the same lineup, starting Connor Hallisey with Dom Dwyer and Graham Zusi up top while Jordi Quintilla filled in for Benny Feilhaber in midfield.

Sounders vs. Sporting KC: Three Questions

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For Sporting Kansas City, today's 4 PM game will be their 1st ball kicked in anger since they fell two-posts short to Portland. They've made many changes, the biggest of those being bringing in former Houston Dynamo player Brad Davis and Montreal Impact midfielder Justin Mapp. Their most significant loss was Krisztián Németh, who chased riches in Qatar.

SBI Player Spotlight: Davis embraces change with move to Sporting KC

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Brad Davis is comfortable in Kansas City.

You may not have guessed that a player moving from a club where he's played for nine seasons would feel so comfortable in different colors, but to Davis, the move from the Houston Dynamo to Sporting KC hasn't been difficult.

Sporting Win Preseason Opener

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Sporting Kansas City stepped onto the field for the first time in 2016 to face off against an opponent today in Tucson when they played PDL side FC Tucson in a 60 minute scrimmage. Playing two separate lineups that saw the first 30 minutes played by the predominately first team (save Lawrence Olum starting instead of Soni Mustivar and Jordi Quintilla instead of Benny Feilhaber) KC jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Brad Davis and Dom Dwyer traded playing set up man and finisher.

Some Soccer News for Jan 7, 2016

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Its Day 7 of 2016.

Whoa. Good move for Sporting Kansas City acquiring long time Houston Dynamo captain Brad Davis. From the Kansas City Star.
-While Davis is definitely showing wear on his tires he can still be a key cog in a 15-18 player rotation needed by a championship contender.

Brad Davis realizes career-long dream of playing at home by landing at Sporting KC

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Ever since his career began 14 years ago, Brad Davis dreamed of playing close to home. On Thursday, that dream became a reality.

Davis said goodbye to his old club and hello to his new one on Thursday morning, as the Houston Dynamo tradedhim to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for a couple of draft picks and future considerations.

Brad Davis Traded to Sporting Kansas City

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Houston Dynamo Captain Brad Davis traded to Sporting Kansas City

Houston Dynamo Captain Brad Davis is on his way out of Houston and is headed to Sporting Kansas City. In exchange for Davis, the Dynamo will receive Kansas City's selections in the 2nd round of the 2017 SuperDraft and their 3rd round selections in the 2018 SuperDraft.

Sporting KC Acquire Brad Davis From Houston

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Sporting KC made the long rumored Brad Davis trade official today as the club sent two draft picks, a second round in 2017 and a third round in 2018, and future considerations to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for the 14 year veteran. The long time Dynamo midfielder recently turned 34, but still showed very well for the Dynamo last season scoring four goals and adding 10 assists.

Brad Davis heading to Sporting KC via trade from Dynamo

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The Houston Dynamo's all-time leader in appearances and assists is no longer a member of the club.

The Houston Chronicle reported on Thursday morning that Brad Davis had beentraded from his long-time home in Houston to Sporting Kansas City, and the club confirmed the move hours later.

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D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City GIFs

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D.C. United started Thursday in Washington, started Friday in Chicago, and start Saturday in Kansas City after a hectic 30-plus hour travel snafu put them at the mercy of charters, wings and prayers. And late Friday night, a goal to seal a 1-0 win by a team who last won on the road in August?

Sporting KC Season Preview - Forwards

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Full disclosure, this was written earlier today before the Diego Rubio rumors, please keep that in mind.

To finish out the look at Sporting KC's roster we reach the front line. It's a very winger heavy front line with five of the seven being predominately wingers. The team still has the reported new #9 coming in "in the next few days" according to Peter Vermes, that should add some much needed depth to KC's center forward position.

Replacing Nemeth

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It's been about a week since Krisztian Nemeth departed Kansas City for the Qatari league, and most of the venom that was being spewed at either Nemeth or the team seems to have died down just a little bit at this point. With the gut reactions out of the way I felt it was time to take a look at what Sporting KC is going to do at this point now that the club's second leading scorer last season has left.

Major League Soccer

Some Soccer News for Mar 21, 2016

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It's Day 81 of 2016.

Sporting Kansas City is the only team left standing in MLS with a perfect record (3-0-0) after just 3 weeks.
  • And SKC has beaten three Cup favorites - Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto!
  • A lot of Kansas City fans hate Brad Davis due to their rivalry with his old team Houston, but scoring game winners will make him a local hero soon enough.

MLS Ticker: Ronaldinho mulling MLS move; NYCFC won't loan Pirlo; and more

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Ronaldinho has been flirting with a move to the MLS for years now, and speculation regarding his transfer to the U.S. has swirled up once again.

The 35-year-old Brazilian legend is considering options to play in MLS and Dubai, per an ESPN Deportes report. Ronaldinho apparently meet with people in Miami to discuss potential offers.

Philadelphia Union

Union schedule, Restrepo report, no USOC for BSFC, WCU USOC date, more news

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Reaction to the 2016 schedule. Another report says Walter Restrepo signing with the Union. No US Open Cup for Bethlehem. West Chester United's third round USOC date announced. more.

“Take the training wheels off”: Curtin excited by changes at the Union, Lloyd a Puskas Award finalist, more

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With Stewart and Burke onboard, Curtin says Union primed to to move in the right direction. Carli Lloyd nominated for FIFA Goal of the Year. MLS conference semis conclude this weekend. More.

The Rest

Quintilla Joins Puerto Rico, Davis Rejoining Houston - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Jordi Quintilla's search for a new club is over, this past week the former Kansas City midfielder signed a deal with NASL side Puerto Rico FC. The NASL side will compete in their first full season in the NASL after competing in just the Fall Season in 2016. Quintilla's first taste of club soccer since being waived by Sporting KC though will come in international competition as Puerto Rico FC will host their group in the CFU Club Championships.

When did the US find its moxie?

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New columnist Kerith Gabriel shares his take on the USMNT's historic win over Germany.

Two Dynamo players named to 35-man U.S. Gold Cup roster

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Defender DaMarcus Beasley and midfielder Brad Davis of the Dynamo have been named to the 35-man provisional roster for the U.S. team in the upcoming Gold Cup. Beasley, who retired from international competition in December 2014 with 121 international caps, will be vying for a spot in his fifth Gold Cup.