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MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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Rivalries dominate Week 25 in MLS,and there a few salivating matchupson tap this weekend.

The most notable is the Cascadia Cup as the resurgent Seattle Sounders face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Both sides met last week withthe Sounders cruised to a 3-1 win.

The Best of MLS Week 24: Roldan, Fire, Altidore and more

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A U.S. Men's National Team forward stormed through to claim SBI MLS Goal of the week honors, while a young midfielder did more than enough to earn recognition as the week's best player.

Here's a look at the best from MLS Week 24:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Cristian Roldan has emerged throughout the 2016 season, but Sunday's performance was the Seattle Sounders midfielder's most impressive to date.

Fire try to see positive in league draw after Open Cup disappointment

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Sunday marked the end of a rough week for the Chicago Fire.

On Tuesday, the Fire's best chance at a trophy ended when they crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. Then Sunday in league play, the teamsquandered an early lead but came back to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Orlando City.

Chicago saves late draw with Orlando City

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire coughed up an early lead, but managed to come from behind and earn a point Sunday against Orlando City in a 2-2 draw at Toyota Park.

For the Fire, it was the first time all season that they've earned any points when trailing at halftime, but for Orlando City, sitting on the Eastern conference playoff line, it was two points lost toward postseasonpositioning.

Saving the Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire's situation isn't a story MLS wants to tell, but it could say more about the state of the league than another expansion success.

New England Revolution advance to 2016 Open Cup final

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The New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup and success for several USMNT players in England's League Cup.

Fire looking to salvage season in U.S. Open Cup semifinal clash with Revs

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The U.S. Open Cup semifinals begin on Tuesday, with an MLS basement dweller hoping to salvage its season with a trophy.

The Chicago Fire will attempt to qualify for its first final since 2011 as they battle the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium (Tuesday, 6 p.

Fire frustrated with blown lead vs. Red Bulls

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Veljko Paunovic sat down in the postgame press conference Sunday nightlookingmore dejected thanhe hadfollowingany of the other 19 Chicago Fire matcheshe had presided over. Even though theFire left with a point from the team's meeting withthe second-place New York Red Bulls, the first-year head coach was clearly more haunted by the two points lost than happy with the one gained.

Late Wright-Phillips goal earns Red Bulls tie with Fire

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Two defensive miscues by the Chicago Fireallowed the New York Red Bulls to walk away from Toyota Park with a late point Sunday.

On a nightwhen the visitors struggled to break down the Fire andlost captain Dax McCarty to a first-half injury, Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 90th minute to seal a 2-2 draw after a Matt Polster own goal provided the other tally for the Red Bulls.

D.C. United adds Igboananike in trade with Fire

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D.C. United has struggled to find consistency in the attack this season, but Ben Olsen and the team's front office are doing everything in their power to change that.

After recently acquiringattacking players Patrick Mullins and Lloyd Sam from New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls, respectively, D.

FC Dallas provides pair of spectacular goals in win over Fire

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FC Dallas is routinely among the more entertaining teams in MLS, but the Western Conference contender took style points to a whole new level on Saturday night.

A pair of spectacular goals scored on Saturday are destined for the highlight reels, as FC Dallas toppled the Chicago Fire, 3-1, at Toyota Stadium.

Fire's De Leeuw shows promise in home debut

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Michael de Leeuw may not score an easier goal thanthe one with which he opened his MLS account on Wednesday night, and the Chicago Fire's most recent signing seemed to know as much.

"If you can score in your first home game that's always great," de Leeuw said afterward.

Fire beat Sporting KC on De Leeuw's first MLS goal

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Sporting Kansas City did nearly everything right offensively on Wednesday against theChicago Fire.The visitors kept 67 percent of the possession, completed twice as many passes and outshotChicago 19-3, but time and time again couldn't findthe most important, finalpiece of the offensive puzzle.

MLS Week 19: A Midweek Look Ahead

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A busy Wednesday night around MLS sees six matches kick off Week 19.

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to continue its impressive recent form against the Chicago Fire, as Peter Vermes' side attempts to extend its unbeaten streak to six matches.

TFC rides early Morrow goal to win against Fire

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Despite numerous injuries that have plagued Toronto FC throughout 2016, Greg Vanney's side managed a complete performance against the last-place Chicago Fire on Saturday night at BMO Field.

TFCbroke the deadlock after nine minutes when Justin Morrow scored his second goal of the season, giving the home side a 1-0 win over the Fire.

John Goossens enjoying himself after first MLS goal

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – When theChicago Fire signed John Goossensless than a week beforethe 2016 season opener,any fans who recognized the name likely only knew him from one highlight.

As a trialist in a preseason friendly, Goossens chest-trapped a ball and hammered home a looping volley from more than 25 yards out.

Fire capture third win against Earthquakes

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – It took the better part of the first half, but something seemed to click for the Chicago Fire's offense on Friday night against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The visiting Earthquakes controlled possession for theopening 20-plus minutes, but when they didn't make much of that possession, the Fire began to grow into the game.

MLS Ticker: Gilberto, Rivero, Tissot and more

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Two South American stars appear set to leave MLS as the summer transfer window continues to heat up.

The Chicago Fire and Gilberto have mutually agreed to terminate the forward's contract, with Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez stating that the Brazilian, "was not able to reach his top form in Major League Soccer," despite his best efforts.

Accam leads Fire past Crew in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Whenever David Accam has been healthy, he has been the catalyst of the Chicago Fire attack, which has spent much of the year looking lost without him.

Accam led the attack once again on Tuesday, scoring twice in the first half hour to lead the Chicago Fire past Columbus Crew, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Toyota Park.

MLS Ticker: Irwin, Gilberto, Sounders and more

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An injury will see Toronto FC without the club's starting goalkeeper for an extended period of time, while rumors continue to fly ahead of the MLS summer transfer window.

Toronto FC will be without goalkeeper Clint Irwin for six weeks due to aquadriceps strain.

Alberg leads Union to thrilling win over Fire

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Following the departure of Vincent Noguiera, the Philadelphia Union were in need of a spark. They got one on Wednesday night in the form of Roland Alberg.

Alberg provided a hat-trick on Wednesday, leading the Union in a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire at Talen Energy Stadium.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 4-3 Chicago Fire

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Roland Alberg scored the Union's second ever hat trick as Philadelphia defeated Chicago 4-3.

2016 U.S. Open Cup

Fire left frustrated, looking forward after Open Cup exit

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In a season spentrebuilding and stuck in last place, the U.S. Open Cup seemed to provide the Chicago Fire with a glimmer of hope. Five wins to a trophy seemed like the most realisticchance for silverwareand a chance for the first-year management team to buy goodwill among frustrated fans.

Those hopes ended Tuesday with a semifinal loss to theNew England Revolution.

Revs roll past Fire to book place in U.S. Open Cup final

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The Chicago Fire's fourth straight U.S. Open Cup semifinal appearance ended exactly the same as the three that preceded it: in defeat.

Goals from Kei Kamara, Je-Vaughn Watson and Teal Bunbury were more than enough to bury the Fire on Tuesday night, as the New England Revolution emerged from Gillette Stadium with a 3-1 semifinal win.

FC Dallas visits Galaxy, Revs host Fire in U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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Four teams booked their spots in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Wednesday night, and now each knows the path they will need to take en route to the tournament's finale.

The U.S. Open Cup semifinal draw was held on Thursday, pairing FC Dallas with the LA Galaxy, while the Chicago Fire will take on the New England Revolution.

Fire top Strikers to reach U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Staring down a charging David Accam is not a pleasant position to be in, as two members of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers found out Wednesday night.

Accam's driving runs createdtwo first-half goals – scoring one and assisting on the other – as theChicago Fire beat Fort Lauderdale, 3-0, in the quarterfinals of the U.

Real Salt Lake

Rimando sets record in RSL win over Fire

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Nick Rimando has long been one of MLS' most highly-regarded shot-stoppers, andnow the Real Salt Lake star can now call himself the league's winningest goalkeeper.

A pair of Javier Morales goals led RSL to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday while earning Rimando his 181st career win.

Soccer TV: Chicago vs San Jose and Real Salt Lake vs DC United

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There's an MLS doubleheader on UniMas on Friday with Chicago playing San Jose at 8pm and RSL vs DC United at 10:30pm.

Philadelphia Union

Rapids acquire Union's Le Toux; trade Solignac to Fire

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The Colorado Rapids were very active in the waning moments of the transfer window.

Just hours before the close of the transfer window, the Rapids completed two separate deals. The Western Conference club sentGeneral Allocation Money to the Union in exchange for veteran Sebastien Le Toux before trading Luis Solignac to the Fire for the very same roster mechanism.

In Pictures:Union 4-3 Fire

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Union defeated the Chicago Fire in a goal filled game lead by Roland Alberg.

Game Changers: Almost burned

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Let's take a look back at how the Philadelphia Union were able to beat the Chicago Fire.

1.) Roland Alberg on for Warren Creavalle - The double-pivot of Brian Carroll and Warren Creavalle did not work out well at all against New York City FC, so Jim Curtin subbed off Creavalle for Roland Alberg.

Player rating survey: Chicago Fire at Philadelphia Union June 22nd, 2016

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While the win over the Chicago Fire was much closer than it needed to be, there were some very good individual performances by the Philadelphia Union. How good? You tell us!

With the Philadelphia Union's "should have been a blowout but wound up a nail-biter" win over the Chicago Fire, the Union will being to prepare for Saturday's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Union vs Fire quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union-Fire series history. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

The Rest

Fire settle for tie despite outplaying Galaxy

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The Chicago Fire looked to be on their way to yet another shocking win before Giovani dos Santos fired the LA Galaxy to a come-from-behind point.

Dos Santos fired a second half equalizer to seal a 2-2 tie on Wednesday on at Toyota Park. The tie sees the Galaxy bounce back from a Sunday loss to NYCFC, a defeat that snapped their nine-game unbeaten run.

Fire earn elusive road win with defeat of Impact

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Throughout 2016, the Montreal Impact have remained among the East's top contenders, but Saturday night saw a shocking defeat to the conference's bottom-dweller.

Goals from Luis Solignac, David Accam and Matt Polster sealed an upset on Saturday as the Chicago Fire toppled the Impact, 3-0, atStade Saputo.

A Date with Destiny Awaits

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Revolution booked their ticket to the U.S. Open Cup title match by beating the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup semifinal match at Gillette Stadium.

Kei Kamara scored from the spot in the 16th minute after Kelyn Rowe was fouled inside the box to give the hosts an early lead.

Soccer TV: New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire

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The New England Revolution play the Chicago Fire in the 2016 US Open Cup semifinals on ESPN2 and the UEFA Super Cup is on the soccer TV schedule.

MLS Ticker: Ceren, Dynamo, Red Bulls and more

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With the primary MLS transfer deadline closing on Wednesday night, teams were scrambling to make several deals in the final hours.

Orlando City has sent midfielder Darwin Ceren to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Matias Perez Garcia and an international roster spot.

U14s top Chicago Fire 3-1 in showcase match

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The Union offense was clicking on all cylinders in a match streamed live on U.S. Soccer's YouTube account Tuesday.

Results are never a priority in showcase matches like the one the Union Academy U14 team played in Frisco, Texas on Tuesday, but in this case the scoreboard did tell a tale of an offense that was clicking on all cylinders for the Union in a 3-1 win over Chicago Fire.

Triple Alberger: Alberg leads Union past Fire

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The Dutch midfielder's hot streak continued on Wednesday night.

The high-scoring exploits of Roland Alberg were enough to offset a trio of goals from the Chicago Fire as the Philadelphia Union claimed victory on Wednesday night. The Dutch midfielder scored three times to bring his tally up to six in the past seven days.