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Recaps & reaction to NYRB draw, USOC final to be broadcast on TCN, Hopp goal powers Hburg playoff win, much more

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Reaction to draw against Red Bulls. US Open Cup final will be broadcast locally on TCN. Hoppenot goal advances Harrisburg in USL PRO playoffs. Garber wants video review. More.

“We have to win”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Meulensteen on Union job, NYRB previews, Hburg begins playoffs

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Curtin on Union's huge week and head coach search. Meulensteen says job not yet his, but "I will not deny that something is up." Previews of Saturday's game. Harrisburg begins playoff run. More.

Player announcement, counterattacking, Meulensten, Pfeffer scores again, Blake and Jamaica fall, much more

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Player announcement expected today. On the Union counterattack. More Muelensteen rumblings. Pfeffer scores in US U-20 draw with Argentina. ANdre Blake and Jamaica defeated by Canada. Much more.

Union host USOC final with win over Dallas, Valdes’ return, US open Women’s U20 WC play, more

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Union will host US Open Cup final if they defeat Dallas in semi. Valdes returns. MacMath on M'Bolhi signing. US begins play in Women's U-20 World Cup tonight. More.

Recaps & reaction to Fire draw, Valdes’ to arrive in US “in a few days,” Reading make playoffs, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union draw in Chicago. Valdes' agent says center back will fly to US "in a few days" to "arrange his future." Reading in PDL playoffs for 7th consecutive year. More news.

Recaps & reaction to Fire draw, Valdes’ to arrive in US “in a few days,” Reading make playoffs, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union draw in Chicago. Valdes' agent says center back will fly to US "in a few days" to "arrange his future." Reading in PDL playoffs for 7th consecutive year. More news.

Curtin on Brown & Valdes, Union-Rapids news & previews, more

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Curtin on Brown's qualities and Vades possibilities. Union news and previews ahead of Saturday's game against Colorado. More.

Major League Soccer

Top 10 Goals of the MLS Season So Far

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As the MLS regular season winds down and the playoffs loom closer on the horizon, let's look back at some of the incredible goals already scored in the league thus far. It's a testament to the league's growth that players of the quality to score goals like these have moved to MLS in recent years, many of them worthy of "best of" lists that include the world's top leagues.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success

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When you think of the high-profile American internationals that have come home to Major League Soccer in the last two years, Jermaine Jones doesn't quite fit the model.

Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, and Damarcus Beasley all had their beginnings in MLS before plying their trade overseas.

Not Even Vincent Nogueira Is Perfect

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While it is true that Nogueira is one of the best pick-ups the Union made in the off season and can compete with any midfielder in the league, he does have one critical flaw....

If you've only watched one Union game this season, you've still probably figured out that Vincent Nogueira is the Union's most important player.

MLS Again Creates New Rule to Appease Owners

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The return of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a major league. His agent and the Chicago Fire had been holding serious negotiations and the Fire appeared to be on the cusp of a real coup just in time for a playoff run.

MLS Week 23: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

After putting together a 6-0 thrashing of the Chicago Fire in Wednesday'sU.S. Open semifinal, the Seattle Sounders will face a much more daunting task when they take the field this Saturday.

Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and co.

Clint Dempsey Makes Young Seattle Sounders Fan’s Day By Swapping Jersey For Handful Of Popcorn (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Lovely stuff from DEmpsey after Seattle Sounders' 2-0 victory over Houston Dynamo in the MLS tonight, with the former Fulham man exchanging his match jersey for a handful of popcorn...

What a hero!

2014 MLS All-Star Fan XI Revealed

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There really wasn't a shocker in the Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Eight of the players announced were in Brazil for the World Cup this past month. These players and several more to follow will take on Bayern Munich in the annual MLS versus the World match.

U.S. men's national team captain Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) features alongside World Cup teammates Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

USMNT starters headline MLS Fan XI for 2014 All Star Game

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team will be well represented in the 2014 All-Star Game against Bayern Munich in Portland, Ore.

Major League Soccer announced the results of the Fan XI on Wednesday evening, and the side features no less than eight members of the USMNT at the World Cup.

MLS Week 18: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Both Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are expected to make their return in front of nearly 70,000 screaming fans as Major League Soccer's best rivalry match commences.

The Sounders host the Timbers for the second time in a week, just four days after Sigi Schmid's squad defeated the Timbers, 3-1, in extra time to advance in the U.

WATCH Clint Dempsey’s Appearance on the David Letterman Show [VIDEO]

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USA World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey was a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday night.

Dempsey made an appearance on the show with the veteran late show host. The Seattle Sounders and USMNT attacking midfielder/striker discussed several topics including how to tell the difference between a real injury and a fake injury, his experiences at Brazil 2014, his broken nose, etcetera.

Obafemi Martins

Andy Rose mantiene a los Sounders en el primer lugar

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Seattle Sounders FC 3 2 Real Salt Lake Morales 30′, NEAGLE 38´, MARTINS 43´, Plata 50´ ROSE 94´ Los Seattle Sounders han iniciado el trecho final hacia la conquista de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS al derrotar de manera dramática al Real Salt Lake con un gol en tiempo de descuento de Andy [.

Seattle Sounders FC 1 – 1 Colorado Rapids | Fotos

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Simple y soberbio, Sounders sigue siendo el líder

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Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 Colorado Rapids DEMPSEY 52´ En plena recta final de la temporada regular, los Sounders de Seattle han empezado a acelerar toda su ofensiva con el único y simple proposito de mantenerse en la cima de la conferencia Oeste asi como del liderato absoluto de la MLS. Para eso, tendrán [.

Dempsey volley lifts Sounders over Rapids

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE It wasn't the prettiest day and it wasn't the prettiest match, but a moment of class was all the Seattle Sounders needed to knock off a shorthanded opponent on Saturday.

While the Sounders looked short of their best for much of the match, a set piece goal from Clint Dempsey provided all the scoring necessary to beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in front of 38,934 at CenturyLink Field.

Fanendo Adi nets brace for Portland Timbers, but Seattle Sounders tally four goals for victory

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The Portland Timbers returned home after winning their first CONCACAF Champions League match in Guyana, hoping to gain some traction in the Western Conference playoff chase in hosting the Seattle Sounders. While Fanendo Adi scored twice to give the home fans some great moments, the Timbers defense had issues in controlling Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey and the Sounders tallied four goals on the day to earn a 4 to 2 win.

Visiting Sounders blow past the Timbers

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- Despite coming into the match with three losses in their last five matches, the Seattle Sounders made a statement Sunday afternoon as they trounced the Portland Timbers in front of a sellout Providence Park.

Seattle Sounders FC 1 – 1 San Jose Earthquakes | Fotos

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Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 0 Houston Dynamo | Fotos

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Whitecaps grab early lead, top shorthanded Sounders

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By JASON MITCHELL

Speedy, young, and relentlessly attacking, the Vancouver Whitecaps had to be licking their chops ahead of Saturday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

No Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, or DeAndre Yedlin to keep the Whitecaps honest. No Gonzalo Pineda or Osvaldo Alonso clogging the center of the pitch.

FIFA

FIFA15 demo released on Xbox consoles

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Soccer gaming fans anxious to get a first real glimpse at FIFA15, now is your chance.

If you have an Xbox console, that is.

Electronic Arts released the demo for its highly-anticipated soccer video game in the United States and Europe on Tuesday, but did so on just the Xbox One and Xbox360.

Valdes update, Casey, Gaddis, and MacMath named to TOW, more news

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Valdes agent disappointed defender won't be playing in Copa Libertadores. Conor Casey, Ray Gaddis, and Zac MacMath get Team of the Week nods. Reading United postseason campaign begins tonight. More news.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT Who’s Who: September 2014 Camp

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Due to a variety of factors, United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to dig deep into the ranks of Europe-based US national team players or potential players. Major League Soccer's odd and controversial schedule meant that they don't honor FIFA international breaks for friendly matches, and therefore are unlikely to release key players during such a crucial point in the season.

Altidore to captain USMNT vs. Czech Republic

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore will make his return to the U.S. Men's National Team's starting lineup on Wednesday, and he will do so as the Americans' captain.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced to reporters on Tuesday that Altidore will wear the armband in Wednesday's friendly vs.

Report: USMNT lining up September friendly vs. Colombia in San Antonio

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team could be playing their first home game following the World Cup against one of the tournament's most exciting teams.

According to a report in San Antonio, the USMNT are set to face Colombia in a friendly match on Sept.

Onward and Upward: Closing the Book on the USMNT in Brazil

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Cheer up, Cap'n. We've got the Gold Cup (businessinsider.com.au)

OTF's Joe Maskivish recaps the USMNT's Brazilian vacation and takes a look at what's around the corner for the Yanks...

What could have been, never actually was.

Despite what the sudden media attention has led folks to believe, the performance of the United States at the 2014 World Cup was not an utter success.

Seattle Sounders

SBI Monday Rewind: Huge crowd gives Sounders boost in derby; World Cup sets U.S. media records; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It was already technically Monday on the east coast when the Seattle Sounders were still reacting to their derby win over the Portland Timbers in front of more than 62,000 fans. With goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa, the Sounders found a second-half surge to continue the Timbers' struggles this season and win 2-0.

Portland Timbers continue to unravel in 2 to 0 to Seattle Sounders FC behind second half goals

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The Portland Timbers did battle with their fierce rivals from Washington for the second time in five days, although the stakes of the meeting were a little different. Meeting for the second time in three scheduled meetings, the Seattle Sounders used two goals in the final 20 minutes and an intensified offensive approach to defeat Portland 2 to 0.

Second-half blitz pushes Sounders past Timbers

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE Unfortunately for the Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders are just about unbeatable when they open up their entire stadium.

In the 86th installment of a rivalry spanning five decades and six leagues, Seattle received second-half goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa on Sunday night, earning a 2-0 win over the Timbers in front of 64,207 at CenturyLink Field.

What I’m watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus Seattle Sounders FC

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The Portland Timbers jump back into MLS regular season play against their rivals from Washington, the Seattle Sounders FC for a July 13 affair. We also take a look at various news and notes surrounding the team over the past few weeks, including the same two sides battling on July 9 in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Americans are no strangers to finding success at Fulham, and the latest player that appears poised to do so is Emerson Hyndman.

Hyndman madehis professional debut on Saturday, starting and going the distance in the Cottagers' 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town.

Covering the MLS All-Star festivities up close: Day 2

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On my day 2 activities for the MLS All-Star Game in Portland, I spent some time interacting with visiting media, selected participants in the match, and walking about Pioneer Square to visit the stadium replica. I also got to see some behind the scenes work at Providence Park relating to food service.

Desenterrar espinas, eso es lo que quiere el Seattle Sounders esta noche ante Los Angeles Galaxy

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En lunes por la noche, ante teleaudiencia nacional y un CenturyLink Field a capacidad máxima, (67,300), los Sounders FC reciben a uno de sus rivales mas fieros de la MLS, Los Angeles Galaxy, y no puede ser en mejor momento para los de casa. Líder absoluto en la conferencia oeste con seis puntos de ventaja [.