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Matt Polster to miss 5-6 weeks with knee injury

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The Chicago Fire will be without a key piece for the next month-and-a-half.

Defender Matt Polster is set to miss five-to-six weeks with an MCLsprain, the club announced on Tuesday. The injury occurred during training on March 16.

Polster played 89 minutes while picking up an assist in the Fire's season opener, a loss to Sporting KC.

Polster, Vincent join USMNT January camp

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The Fire will open training camp in Chicago on January 22 without their starting fullbacks. Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have been named to the US men's national team January camp. As expected, the US team is heavy on younger players who have been on the fringe of the national team set-up as a result of the disastrous World Cup miss with the veterans.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: USMNT to compete in 2019 Copa America

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They would join Mexico in the 2019 iteration of the CONMEBOL tournament. Plus, a look at all of the weekend's MLS results.


Following his ACL surgery, Jordan Morris is set to begin his rehab for next season as soon as possible.

Sounders 2 used two goals in two minutes to pull away from Timbers 2 in their USL opener and Tacoma debut.

MLS week 3: DC at the SoccerPlex

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The MLS week 3 roundup starts in an odd location for an MLS regular season game. With DC United's new stadium under construction, they drew 2-2 with Houston in front of 5,128 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Houston took a two-goal lead with Alberth Elis scoring in the 30th and assisting on Mauro Manotas's goal a minute later.

Nicholson's 66th minute header gives Minnesota United a 2-1 win over Chicago

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A year ago, Minnesota United opened their home slate by getting blown out in a blizzard. This year, the sun shone on a chilly TCF Bank Stadium and the home side delivered a much better performance.

The Loons made this season's home opener count as a Sam Nicholson goal in the 66th minute capped off a crazy 11 minutes of action in a 2-1 Loons win.

MLS recap: Week 2

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We're trying something new — a weekly recap of all the MLS action. This week's storylines include Champions League success, a rash of late winners, and goals galore.

Sporting KC outlasts Fire in seven-goal thriller

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A wild final 20 minutes at Toyota Park featured five goals, two lead changes, and a 4-3 Sporting Kansas City victory by way of a late finish from a new designated player.

Felipe Gutierrez capped of a two-goal night with a simple finish in the 85th minute to give Sporting KC three points after letting a 2-0 lead slip into a 3-2 deficit.

MLS Ticker: Union acquire DP midfielder, Fire trade for Tchani, and more

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The Philadelphia Union made one big splash this offseason acquiring forward David Accam from the Chicago Fire back in January. Jim Curtin's side followed that up with the acquisition of Czech Republic international Borek Dockal on Wednesday.

Dockal joins the Union as a Designated Player on-loan from Chinese side Henan Jianye.

Bob Bradley know show to turn an MLS expansion team into a champion

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 26, 2018) US Soccer Players – The start of a new MLS season means predictions. There are some easy ones to make. Toronto FC repeating as MLS Cup champions tops that list. Atlanta United turning into a title contender is also an easy option.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire turned a few heads last season, and now they are looking to turn a few more in 2018.

The Fire had an unpredictably strong regular season in 2017. Behind a Golden Boot-winning year from Nemanja Nikolic and the veteran presence of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dax McCarty, the team finished third place in the Eastern Conference.

An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/9/18

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Union draw, Pulisic staying in Germany, and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union play Chicago Fire to scoreless draw
The Union created a ton of chances but couldn't produce a breakthrough in a dull draw with the Fire in Clearwater.

News roundup: Curtin’s conference call, Edu leaves LAFC, Liga MX may 86 pro/rel

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Plus Union + Chicago scrimmage today, Union U19 player going to Penn State, TAM/GAM economy, Portugal VAR controversy, more.

Chicago tries again

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By J Hutcherson (Feb 6, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's easy enough to point out the obvious when it comes to stalled MLS clubs. They're teams where the big announcements turn into yet another issue. Where whatever is the latest version of a tired fan base wait to be underwhelmed.

MLS Ticker: Fire sign midfielder on loan from La Liga, SKC confirm Gutierrez deal

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The latest offseason addition for the Chicago Fire comes from La Liga.

The Fire announced on Tuesday that they acquired Aleksandar Katai on loan from Alaves. The 27-year-old previously played for Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade and has six caps for Serbia.

"Aleksandar should make our attack more diversified," Fire president and general manager Nelson Rodríguez said.

MLS Ticker: Sounders sign Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Orlando adds Rosell and more

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The Seattle Sounders midfield just got even deeper ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season.

The defending Western Conference champs, announced the signing of midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem on Tuesday. Eikrem, 27, has played with Swedish outfit Malmo FF since 2015 playing in 79 matches throughout his time there.

Jon Bakero looking to repay Fire's faith in him by making a difference

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PHILADELPHIA The Chicago Fire may have lost a bit of quality in the goal-scoring department with the departure of David Accam, but their first-round draft pick might just be able to help pick up the slack.

Before trading Accam to the Philadelphia Union during the second round of Friday's MLS SuperDraft, the Fire sent a total of $175,000 in allocation money and goalkeeper Matt Lampton to Minnesota United for the fifth overall pick.

Report: Fire send David Accam to Union for Allocation Money

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Several sources indicate that the Chicago Fire are selling David Accam for a healthy dosage of allocation money.

Accam is being shipped off to the Philadelphia Union for more than $1 million in both general and targeted allocation money. The Ghanaian has scored 33 goals over the past three seasons with the Fire, including a season high 14 last year.

MLS Ticker: Whitecaps sign Mexican veteran Efrain Juarez, and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps' midfield just got stronger with the unexpected arrival of a former Mexican national team player.

The Whitecaps announced on Thursday morning that they have signed veteran Mexican midfielder Efrain Juarez from Liga MX side Monterrey by using Targeted Allocation Money.

Bastian Schweinsteiger returns to Fire on one-year deal

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Bastian Schweinsteiger will be gracing MLS with his presence for another year, after returning to the Chicago Fire.

The 33-year-old midfielder inked a one-year designated player contract to return to Chicago late Wednesday evening.

Schweinsteiger made 25 appearances for Veljko Paunovic's side in 2017, scoring three goals and adding two assists.

MLS Ticker: Orlando signs Colman, LAFC reportedly shopping first pick

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Orlando City's quest to replace Kaka continued on Monday with as the Lions welcomed another attacking star to their roster.

The Lions signed 21-year-old Paraguayan attacking midfielder Josue Colman to join a group that includes the newly-acquired Sacha Kljestan at his position.

"We are pleased to welcome such an exciting young prospect to our roster," Orlando City general manager Niki Budalic said.

Report: Bastian Schweinsteiger gaining interest from Bundesliga

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Interest in Bastian Schweinsteiger hasn't gone away just because he's joined Major League Soccer.

The German midfielder, who came over to play with the Chicago Fire in 2017, has interest from other clubs in Europe, primarily the Bundesliga, according to reports out of Germany.

"I only signed once for a year, because I wanted to see how everything is.

A look at players available in Wednesday's Waiver Draft

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The MLS Waiver Draft is a notoriously dull affair, but its certainly worth keeping an eye on several potential selections heading into Wednesday's event.

Last season's Wavier Draft saw zero players selected while the 2015 edition saw just one name taken off the board.The Waiver Draft is made up of players who have been waived by their clubs but don't meet the minimum years of service requirement for the Re-Entry Draft or Free Agency.

16 players to watch in the 2017 College Cup

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Nick Fishman ranks 16 players to watch as the best four teams in men's college soccer come to Philly.

Philadelphia Union

David Accam giving back portion of his salary to charity

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Accam signed on to charity started by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata back in November

Philadelphia Union midfielder David Accam is one of more than 30 soccer players around the globe who have signed on to pledge at least one percent of their salary to a charity effort started last year by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.

Fire v Impact preseason preview

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Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal

This past Thursday the Chicago Fire drew 0-0 against the Philadelphia Union to complete their second phase of preseason in Tampa Bay. The match was a drab as the score line suggests with both the Fire and the Union showing signs of fatigue in the Florida sun.

Philadelphia Union opening practice to the public on Saturday

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Saturday morning's 10 a.m. training session will be open to the public

If you want to catch an early glimpse of the Philadelphia Union before they head down to Clearwater you can do that on Saturday.

The Union are opening their practice to the public at Power Training Complex in Chester starting at 10 a.

Union introduce David Accam, announce contract through 2020

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Philadelphia introduced their biggest offseason signing to date, with the biggest news being that Accam is under Union control through 2020.

SBI Question of the Day: Which team will benefit most from the weekend's big trades?

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The MLS Draft is a day for young players to start their MLS careers, but some of the biggest moves of the weekend came as teams made trades for veteran stars.

It started midway through the first rounds of the MLS Draft when the Philadelphia Union brought in a much-needed difference maker in David Accam.

David Accam is a very strong start to the offseason

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David Accam instantly becomes one of the most talented players in Union history. What does his acquisition mean for the team on the field, the rest of the offseason, and the club's future plans.

MLS Draft Round 3: Recap

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The Union finally have picks!

Not much to say besides here are your third round picks from everyone! Format: Team Name (Acquired by if applicable)- Player (Position, School)

  1. Los Angeles FC- Jordan Jones (Forward, Oregon State)
  2. LA Galaxy- Nate Schultz (Defender, Akron)
  3. Chicago Fire (From DC United)- Elliott Collier (Forward, Loyola College)
  4. Colorado Rapids- Thomas Olsen (Goalkeeper, Univ of San Diego)
  5. Real Salt Lake (From Minnesota United)- PASSED
  6. NYCFC (From Orlando)- Alex Bumpus (Defender, Univ of Kentucky)
  7. Montreal Impact- Ken Krolicki (Midfielder, Michigan State)
  8. Philadelphia Union- Mike Catalano (Midfielder, Univ of Wisconsin)
  9. Philadelphia Union (From NE Revolution)- Aidan Apodaca (Forward, California Baptist)
  10. Real Salt Lake- PASS
  11. FC Dallas- Amer Sasivarevic (Midfielder, Grand Canyon University)
  12. San Jose Earthquakes- Kevin Partida (Midfielder, University of Las Vegas)
  13. Houston Dynamo (From Sporting KC)- Pablo Aguilar (Midfielder, Univ of Virginia)
  14. Montreal Impact (From Minnesota)-PASSED
  15. Portland Timbers(From Chicago)- Caleb Duvernay (Defender, NC State)
  16. Vancouver Whitecaps (From NY Red Bull)- Cory Brown (Defender, Xavier)
  17. Portland Timbers (From Real Salt Lake)- Tim Mueller (Forward, Oregon State)
  18. Portland Timbers- Stuart Holthusen (Forward, Akron)
  20. Houston Dynamo- Sheldon Sullivan (Defender, Univ of Virginia)
  21. Columbus Crew SC- Luis Argudo (Midfielder, Wake Forest)
  22. Seattle Sounders- Chris Bared (Defender, Villanova)
  23. Toronto FC- Andre Morrison (Defender, Hartford)

News Update

The 2018 USMNT January camp comes to an end

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The USMNT vs Bosnia and Herzegovina friendly didn't produce any goals and it also didn't produce any long-term issues. The USMNT ends January camp just like it started, waiting on decisions beyond the control of the players in the squad. US Soccer still needs a president, the USMNT still needs a new coach.

USMNT 25th in January 2018 FIFA Rankings

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The soccer news starts with the January FIFA Rankings. The USMNT fell one spot to 25th in a month where there was no movement in the top 14. The USMNT played no games over the ranking period. Germany spends another month in the top spot in the FIFA Rankings, ahead of Brazil in 2nd and Portugal in 3rd-place.

USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan on January camp

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The soccer news starts with the USMNT in camp in Carson. In a mixed zone session distributed to the media, USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan spoke about the focus for January camp. With a group of 29 players looking for an opportunity in the wake of not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the coaching staff called in players who haven't gotten a lot of look at senior level.


News Roundup: Union men on national team duty, the Crew Seek investors in Ohio, and a rough weekend for women’s soccer

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Also pre-season starts, the Fire plan a trip to Bavaria, and silly season gets down to business.

News Roundup: David Accam!, MLS SuperDraft, and classy Middlesbrough fans

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Plus- Big moves in the NWSL, roster moves from around MLS, and bonus FIFA corruption

The Rest

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

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What Are They All About? Sporting Kansas City

A new beginning. This past weekend the Chicago Fire rounded out their preseason schedule with a friendly against USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks FC. A 2-1 victory for Chicago came on the back of goals from Elliot Collier and Nemanja Nikolic.

News Roundup: On one likes us, Union Academia, and Carlos Cordeiro is USSF president

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Plus a pre-season draw, a new Uniform for Minnesota, and Landon Donovan

Orlando City acquires Homegrown Lindley from Fire in exchange for Ramos, TAM

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Orlando City added a Homegrown midfielder via trade on Thursday.

The club announced a trade for North Carolina midfielder Cam Lindley, who joins from the Chicago Fire in exchange fordefender Rafael Ramos and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. With the deal complete, Lindley also signed a four-year deal with the Lions.

Report: Fire nearing deal to re-sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

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The Chicago Fire are reportedly nearing a deal that will see the return of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

According to, the Fire are getting closer to re-signing the German midfielder. The two sides are reportedlydiscussing a contract that would be for the 2018 season with a club option for the 2019 campaign.