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ECS to Sounders ownership: ‘This is about trust’

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"It's not about saving that fanbase. We're writing to you today to save our ideals."

Chances are that if you've been rooting for any team in North America, it has been threatened with relocation, contraction, or something else that would have taken it away. The idea of this happening to an MLS team isn't even foreign, being that Chivas USA was contracted only a few years ago and the San Jose Earthquakes were relocated in 2005.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

It’s hard to forget Chivas USA

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Dan Kennedy retired last week, a link between MLS and Chivas USA's history died. After all, nobody embodied the defunct club more than Kennedy.

Earlier this decade, Kennedy was one of the top goalkeepers in the league. When the lights shut off on the failure that was Chivas USA, it was Kennedy who could say that no one else did as much as he had done for that club.

Chivas USA has a silver lining

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Is it coincidence that things started going better for several former Chivas USA players following MLS closing down the troubled club? Read More

Brian Kleiban will be Joining the LA Galaxy

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Mike Muñoz and Brian Kleiban joining forces

And with that, the process with the best prospects in the academy will continue.

With the dissolution of Chivas USA last year, MLS decided to sustain its academy until the end of this season. At which point, it too would cease to exist.

Of course all of these players would have found homes in other clubs.

D.C. United MLS Scouting Report: Orlando City SC

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Staying compact and connected will be vital for United as they take on OCSC tonight.

Most MLS expansion teams have gone in one of three directions. You have your teams made of adequate but flawed MLS retreads who play a very run-of-the-mill game, your teams that arrive with arrogance and get obliterated (this is basically just Chivas USA), and your teams that start very young with the knowledge that they'll take their lumps in the first year but benefit in the seasons that follow.

MSU’s Spangenberg Signs with Revolution

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MSU Goalie Trevor Spangenberg

Springfield, MO- Major League Soccer franchise New England Revolution has signed former Missouri State goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg to a professional contract.

Spangenberg, who served as a backup in the MLS last season for Chivas USA, became a free agent once the club folded at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Filling up the Los Angeles sports market

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Los Angeles might be looking at a few NFL teams moving into the market, creating an interesting situation for every other pro sport. Read More

What is Cubo Torres doing at Chivas?

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Erick "Cubo" Torres isn't getting games for Chivas in their fight against relegation in Liga MX. Read More

Zach Thornton to D.C. United as Goalkeeper Coach?

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The MLS veteran would be a nice fit for the role.

Sam Stejskalhas indicated that former goalkeeper Zach Thornton may about to be the new D.C. United goalkeepers coach, replacing Preston Burpo. Thornton played for 15 years in MLS, most of that time with the Chicago Fire. Since his last days as a goalkeeper with Chivas USA, he has been a goalkeeper coach, first with his alma mater the Loyola Greyhounds, and most recently was goalkeeper coach of the Villanova men's and women's teams.

Sporting KC Sign Tim Melia

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Sporting Kansas City have their third goalkeeper, today announcing the signing of Tim Melia. Melia's name is a little familiar to Sporting KC as the goalkeeper spent time last year with Kansas City as a backup keeper when both Andy Gruenebaum and Eric Kronberg had gone down injured. He sat on the bench for three MLS games and traveled with the club to Nicaragua for the CONCACAF Champions League against Real Esteli during his time with the club.

A Week in Review: Depressing Dispersal and Amobi’s Interview

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A segment devoted to MLS and the Union's happenings, but ultimately an attempt at humor.

Woe is theChivas USA Dispersal Draft

Oh what a tragedy it was to see the final act in what was the downfall of Chivas USA. Their existence in MLS was always an often used joke among anyone that followed the league, but the real joke was the draft that acted as the final nail in the coffin.

Homegrown – November 2014

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: Preview of the MLS Playoffs Eastern and Western Conference Finals. The impact of the Chivas USA dispersal draft. A brief look at the NCAA Soccer Tournament. Closing out with a few quick fire questions. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Other..

Revs Get 5th Pick in Dispersal Draft

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An Alex Pineda Chacon may not be available this time around, but nevertheless, the New England Revolution may be tempted to grab a potential depth piece for 2015 in Wednesday's MLS Dispersal Draft after they were awarded the fifth pick via weighted draw by MLS.

D.C. United to pick fourth in the Chivas USA dispersal draft

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D.C. United may be able to pick up a useful player, picking fourth in the Chivas USA dispersal draft.

Major League Soccer held its weighted draft this afternoon to determine the order of picks for the Chivas USA dispersal draft by picking envelopes. Despite having a lower chance than the non-playoff teams, D.

Philadelphia Union

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Red Bull New York

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What and who to look for when the Union face Red Bull this Saturday

Michael Lahoud wins NASL Humanitarian Award

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Former Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Lahoud wins the NASL Humanitarian Award

Michael Lahoud came to the Philadelphia Union in 2012 in part of the Danny Califf trade with Chivas USA, and would stay with the team until 2016 when he was loaned to the New York Cosmos in NASL. The loan was cut short and he was rumored to be coming back to the first team, only to find that he was being transferred to another NASL side, Miami FC.

Deuces Wild: New York Red Bulls 0-2 Philadelphia Union

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Two wins a row! Really!

The Philadelphia Union are finally emerging from a run of Chivas USA terribleness with yet another much-needed win, this time on the road at Red Bull Arena for a franchise first. A pair of second half goals from Vincent Nogueira and C.J. Sapong are what lifted the Union to their second straight victory giving them their first win streak of the 2015 season.

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Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers are back in action this evening, taking on one of the few other teams with a perfect record through two weeks: the Houston Dynamo. To get the low down on last year's last place finishers in the West, we turned to Derek Stowers of our sister site, Dynamo Theory to get our questions answered.

The Bull And Its Horns: Toros Name Wilmer Cabrera Their First Head Coach

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The Dynamo and RGVFC announced on Wednesday that former Chivas USA and US U-17 manager Wilmer Cabrera will be the first head coach of the new USL side.

The new, and inaugural, coach of the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros was introduced to the public and the media Wednesday in Edinburg. Wilmer Cabrera, formerly the Head Coach of Chivas USA and the USMNT's U-17 club, and an assistant with the Colorado Rapids, will lead the USL side RGVFC, as well as assist with the Houston Dynamo, mainly before and after the Toros season.

Fire notebook - Coaches, GBS, and more

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As first reported here last Monday, Tab Ramos continues to be the apparent front runner for the Fire's head coaching position next season. Nelson Rodriguez will meet with Guillermo Barros Schelotto in the coming days and he is also thought to be a serious candidate. Schelotto told media in Argentina this past weekend that he would not discuss any clubs other than Lanus, where he is currently under contract until December 31.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. St. Louis FC preseason live stream: Kickoff time and how to watch online

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D.C. United continues their preseason against a USL team

D.C. United is back in action this afternoon, taking on St. Louis FC of the USL in their second match of the Suncoast Invitational. United showed some good signs during their 4-2 loss to the Montreal Impact, even if the score line itself doesn't reflect that; they will look to build on that and try and put together a complete performance as they ramp up for the season.

D.C. United Season Review: Perry Kitchen

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We examine the future senior National Team hopeful and core player of D.C. United.

How Perry Kitchen came to D.C. United was the result of some happenstance, with the Vancouver Whitecaps drafting Omar Salgado, who they have now since released, and the Portland Timbers drafting Kitchen's Akron University teammate Darlington Nagbe.

D.C. United selects midfielder/forward Thomas McNamara in the Chivas USA Dispersal Draft

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The Black-and-Red made what is likely to be a popular pick in grabbing a creative, versatile attacker in today's Dispersal Draft.

While Ben Olsen has said that he doesn't expect to make too many changes this offseason, D.C. United has already made its first addition to the roster. In the Chivas USA dispersal draft this afternoon, United selected midfielder/forward Thomas McNamara.

D.C. United's Dispersal Draft prospects (Part one of two)

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In a two-part series, we're taking a look at every player that the Black-and-Red might conceivably pick in tomorrow's dispersal draft.

As we discussed yesterday, D.C. United will have the fourth pick in the upcoming Chivas USA dispersal draft. While no one is under the impression that this draft will see United grab another Nick Rimando - who we acquired after the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny met their demise - this coming Wednesday, there is a distinct undercurrent of skepticism about the quality of the players MLS sides will have a chance at signing.

Filibuster podcast episode 107: Chivas USA dispersal draft preview with Alicia Rodriguez and expansion draft preview

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On tap tonight: Old Grand Dad, Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus, Magic Hat Winter Seasonal, and sparkling water

It is Tuesday, so that means it must be Filibuster day! Adam, Jason, and Ben are all back in your ears to talk about D.C. United and the upcoming expansion draft. We go through some of the key players on D.

Dan Kennedy

SBI MLS Spotlight: Kennedy returns to Los Angeles in pursuit of playoff success

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Whoever said "you can't go home again" never met Dan Kennedy.

Lost amid the high profile signings of multiple European stars, the LA Galaxy quietly added the veteran goalkeeper to their roster this offseason. Kennedy spent seven seasons between the pipes at the StubHub Center, walked it's subterranean halls, practiced on it's extensive pitches.

Major Link Soccer: Kennedy to Galaxy

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Also catch how Club America bowed out of the Club World Cup

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If you're the LA Galaxy - presumably still a MLS Cup-caliber team with a revolving door at the goalkeeper position - what do you do to fix the problem? The Los Angeles Times reports the Galaxy's solution is trading for Dan Kennedy, the former Chivas USA all-star who missed time with FC Dallas last season with back injuries.

Sporting Pass on Dispersal Draft

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With the third pick in today's Dispersal Draft for the players on Chivas USA's roster, there were plenty of assumptions that Sporting Kansas City would use the pick to take someone from the club. Instead, when the time came, Sporting did what 11 other clubs did, and pass. Only seven players were taken in the entire draft, with the highlight being Dan Kennedy who went first to FC Dallas.

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Fire add Harrington, McLain to roster

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The Fire continue making additions to the roster with defender Michael Harrington and goalkeeper Patrick McLain officially announced this morning. Harrington, a veteran MLS free agent with nine years under his belt, can play both full back spots. He has played for Sporting Kansas City, Portland, and Colorado over the span of those nine season.

#TBT Four Years Ago Today, Sporting Debuts

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Time for another Throw Back Thursday, and some more Sporting KC/KC Wizards history for you. Originally today I was going to bring the last time KC had one point or less through the first two games of the season and how the third game went, 2009, against San Jose in the rain, sleet, and snow. Instead thanks to Time Hop I'm going to bring up the first game the team ever played as "Sporting Kansas City," which occurred four years ago today, in 2011.

Sporting KC Have the Third Pick in the Dispersal Draft and Thoughts on What to Do

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MLS today held a drawing to determine the order for next week's dispersal draft for the players that had been on Chivas USA's roster. The one exception being the team's leading scorer, Erik Torres, who the league is working out an option to buy and will go through a different allocation process to a team.

Leagues: Liga MX

Chepo’s departure another bad decision by a misguided Chivas

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Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre joined an illustrious group on Monday. He became the latest manager fired by Chivas de Guadalajara the latest in a long line of incompetent business decisions that have turned Mexico's most important club into Mexico's most impotent club.

It's an impotency that can be seen beyond the technical area, both on the field and off.

Chepo’s departure another bad decision by a misguided Chivas

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Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre joined an illustrious group on Monday. He became the latest manager fired by Chivas de Guadalajara the latest in a long line of incompetent business decisions that have turned Mexico's most important club into Mexico's most impotent club.

It's an impotency that can be seen beyond the technical area, both on the field and off.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Nov 14, 2017

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It's Day 316 of 2017.


Huge congrats to Louisville City on winning the USL Championship last night.

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El Chelis is back baby! He was at Chivas USA. And now the new head coach of Las Vegas Lights! Ka-boom!
  • What makes him so special you ask? One time he compared coaching to sticking his head in a barrel of feces.

Who is Juan Agudelo?

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His enormous promise will only be fulfilled if he is made the every-game center forward.

Juan Agudelo is approaching middle age in soccer years, but we still don't know who he is.

He will turn 25 next month and has been a playing in MLS since 2010. But, he has yet to win an every-game starting position.

Report: Cruz Azul won't sign Torres, will return to Dynamo

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It looks like Erick "Cubo" Torres won't be returning to Liga MX.

According to Diario de Mexico, Cruz Azul will not keep Torres on a permanent basis and he will return to the Houston Dynamo.

The 23-year-old was sent on loan to Mexico in September, but he suffered a knee injuryand only played 46 minutes during his stint south of the border.

Michael Parkhurst couldn't stop himself from flaming Chivas USA

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Chivas USA may not have played for over a year and will soon become little more than a footnote in MLS history once LAFC actually takes the pitch, but that didn't stop Michael Parkhurst from shoveling some dirt on their grave. Totally unprovoked, he lobbed this bomb ahead of today's draft:

Good luck to all potential MLS draftees today.

Rapids Add Caleb Calvert From Chivas USA Dispersal Draft

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Today the former Chivas USA players were dispersed through a draft to other MLS teams. The draft order was set through a farce of a random draw where the playoff teams got 1 ball (or envelope in this case) and the non-playoff teams got two. The top 5 picks still went to playoff teams. Colorado selected eighth.