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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 17

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Rescinded red cards, the firing of a coach and a last-gasp equalizer made for another eventful week across MLS.

Drew Moor and Sebastian Giovinco helped lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. (READ)

FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw, splitting points for the second time this season.

Andres Guardado to LAFC, MLS recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/20/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Jozy Altidore, Jordan Hamilton score as D.C. United lose 2-0 to Toronto FC
Union face DC United on Saturday, here's how they did last time out.

Union fans shouldn't be surprised that Derrick Jones was sent off
Playing at home on national television, the Philadelphia Union stumbled to a third straight loss on Sunday night.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

In Pictures: Union 2-1 Rapids

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday nights match, as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Player of the week: Haris Medunjanin

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For the second consecutive time, Haris Medunjanin is our player of the week. His wonderful free kick ensured the Union earned their fourth victory in a row.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

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The Union persevered against a well-organized Rapids defense to secure a club-record fourth consecutive victory.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids

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Four wins! But there is still work to be done for some players to reach their full potential.

Postgame video: Union 2-1 Rapids

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Delco Times Matt De George break down the match. Interviews with Haris Medunjanin and C.J. Sapong. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

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Haris Medunjanin and C.J. Sapong scored second half goals as the Union came from behind to defeat 10 man Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Union hit franchise record winning streak with win over Rapids

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CHESTER, PA Eight seasons, a hot streak of form and a little help from the worst team in Major League Soccer.

That's how long it took the Philadelphia Union to win four games in a row. Jim Curtin's men downed the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, on Saturday night to achieve the longest stretch of consecutive wins in the team history.

Halftime Recap: Union trail by a goal

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Caleb Calvert's first MLS goal has the Rapids ahead at the half.

With the first 45 minutes gone, the last-place Colorado Rapids are leading the Philadelphia Union by one.

Caleb Calvert got his team off the mark a third of the way through the half, running unopposed into the Union's final third and blowing a shot past a clueless Andre Blake.

Union vs Rapids quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's history against Colorado before tonight's match. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

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The Union look to make it 4 straight against a Rapids squad that has failed to find the form that led them to the playoffs last season.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids

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Suddenly the Union are the hottest team in MLS. I don't know what to do with my hands.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids

Time: 7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 4:00pm PST

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)

Television: The Comcast Network, Altitude

Streaming: MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: OFFICIAL: Juan Carlos Rivero, AR 1: Craig Lowry, AR 2: Anthony Vasoli, 4TH: Sorin Stoica

All-time Record: The Union have 1 win, 3 draws, and 5 losses against Colorado with a goal differential of -4.

MLS recaps, U.S. Open Cup play continues: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/19/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union believe Ilsinho might be "The real No. 10"
For the second straight game, with Bedoya settled into his more comfortable No. 8 spot and Alberg dealing with a quad injury, Ilsinho pulled the strings in the attacking midfield and delivered a dazzling performance.

Portland Timbers

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 17

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Four MLS matches and leg one of the Canadian Championship final marked a busy beginning for week 17 on Wednesday night.

In leg one of the Canadian Championship final, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC finished level, 1-1, with Jozy Altidore providing a vital away goal.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 16

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With week 16 of the MLS season in the books, the top teams held their ground with one major exception.

Every team in last week's top 10 either won or tied their respective matches, except for the Portland Timbers, who fell disappointingly to the Colorado Rapids thanks to Alan Gordon's late winner.

Alan Gordon making the most of a bench role in Colorado

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Alan Gordon is on a bit of a hot streak.

The Colorado Rapids' backup forward has the winning goal in each of their last two games and both came in the dying minutes of the game. The first of them was a header against Columbus Crew in the 86th minute of play that barely snuck inside the far post.

Timber Cruise: Colorado Rapids 2, Portland Timbers 1

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For 45 minutes it looked like Saturday was going to be a day that we pointed to as a sign that the Timbers were ready to rejoin the MLS elite as a serious trophy contender.

Boy, did they put that notion to bed in a hurry.

After halftime on Saturday the Timbers were downright bad. There wasn't really any magical tactical shift or specific weakness that undid the Timbers on Saturday.

Late Gordon header lifts Rapids to win over Timbers

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Alan Gordon did it again.

The forward's knack for finding late goals gave the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 home victory over the Portland Timbers. It was the third straight MLS win for the Rapids and their fourth in a row at home.

Both sides traded quality chances in the opening quarter hour, but it was the Timbers striking first through Sebastian Blanco in the 17th minute.

Portland Timbers Run Down by Colorado Rapids in 2-1 Loss

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The Portland Timbers started off strong in today's away match against the Colorado Rapids, but fell apart in the second half to give the home side a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

Expecting a strong defensive performance from the Rapids, the Timbers found themselves on the back foot in the first minutes of the match.

Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [6:30]

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The Portland Timbers are back on the road and set to take on the Colorado Rapids at altitude. A win in Commerce City could move the short-handed Timbers back into the top spot in the Western Conference, but the Rapids are on a tear of their own and looking to escape the basement of the West.

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"The Timbers are hardest hit along the back line, where injuries suffered last week by Roy Miller and Liam Ridgewell, in addition to the preseason loss of Gbenga Arokoyo, have left the Timbers with only Lawrence Olum, Amobi Okugo, and Rennico Clarke at center back.

Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back on the road this weekend as they look to take on the bottom dwellers of the Western Conference, the Colorado Rapids. Fresh off a pair of 2-0 home wins — and willfully ignoring the side's mid-week US Open Cup loss to the Seattle Sounders — the Timbers should be riding high coming into this match, having snapped a five game winless streak and returned to the upper echelons of the West.

U.S. Open Cup Draw: Time and livestream

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Sounders will face one of Republic, Earthquakes or Galaxy.

With the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup completely in the books, the Seattle Sounders will know their Round of 16 opponent shortly. U.S. Soccer has scheduled the draw for 8 a.m. on Thursday and it will be livestreamed on Facebook.

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Rapids Leave It Late In Toppling Timbers

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Well, the Rapids have figured out how to win, just not how to win easily. For the third game in a row Colorado had to come from behind to get the three points. Just like the Columbus game, Gordon scored a late header for a 2-1 win. It may not be the prettiest way but it is exciting and gets us 3 points!

Rapids Earn Three Points

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Colorado came from behind for the 2-1 win Saturday night, something we hadn't seen yet this season (and not much last season due to the number of 1-0 wins we had). The team was the better squad on the night both watching them and largely on the stat line as well.

  • 7 shots on goal, which might be a high for this season.

Rapids Withstand Sporting Siege

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Well I got my prediction from Saturday half right. KC did outplay us, badly, but not in the one thing that counts, the scoreboard. Kortne Ford got his first professional goal early on and then KC laid siege to our goal but the Rapids defense held up for the 1-0 win.
  • Great snap header from Ford for the early goal.

United States Men's National Team

Pulisic's second-half double eases USMNT past T&T

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business on Thursday, and it was the team's present and future star that proved the savior.

The 18-year-old phenom wrote the latest chapter in the growing early chapters of his legacy in the 2-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday night in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Tim Howard

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Heading into camp, Tim Howard was confirmed as the U.S. Men's National Team's No. 1, and on Saturday night, the veteran goalkeeper showed exactly why.

Howard made a number of big saves on Saturday, helping the U.S. earn a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Venezuela.

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Conor Casey Rapids Number Nine!

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The Crew are in town for tomorrow night's game and normally I'd make a Village People joke here but something more important is going on. In a pre-game ceremony Conor Casey will be inducted into the Rapids Gallery of Honor alongside Marcelo Balboa, Chris Henderson, Paul Bravo, John Spencer, and Pablo Mastroeni.

Colorado Hopes Lightning Strikes Against KC

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Sporting KC is in town tonight and it could be a wet one. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast this afternoon but right now it looks like they might move off before kickoff. This is Colorado though, so you can never really trust the forecast. A very wet tailgate will start at 3 for the odd kickoff time of 6 (not the usual 7).

Rapids Hope To Split Union

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Two weeks ago this game looked like a chance for the Rapids to pick up points. Philly had as bad a start to the season as Colorado did and you had to like the chances of at least getting a point on the road. In the last 3 games though Philly has picked up 9 points to the Rapids 3 and suddenly this game looks much harder.

Chicago Fire

Can Anyone Stop Nikolic?

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Chicago Fire striker Nemanja Nikolic continued his torrid form on Wednesday, notching two goals in the Fire's 3:0 wipeout of the Colorado Rapids at Toyota Park. The victory kept the Fire undefeated at home this season. Overall, the Fire have 18 points from their 11 matches and they are unquestionably on a roll.

Fire v DC United match preview

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What Are They All About? DC United

The run continues. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire overcame another hurdle in their busy week of soccer by defeating a lackluster Colorado Rapids side 3-0 at Toyota Park. They came out with a winning mentality and pressed from the start as Nemanja Nikolic reiterated his intent of becoming the Golden Boot winner by notching a goal in the fifteenth minute of the match.

The Rest

Atlanta United edges Rapids on Martinez goal

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Atlanta United's high-powered attack wasn't quite up to its usual level, but Tata Martino's side did just enough to finish off a narrow win over the Colorado Rapids.

Josef Martinez's second half finish led Atlanta United to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

McBean's career night helps Galaxy earn fifth road win

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Winning on the road is traditionally hard in Major League Soccer, but not for the LA Galaxy this year.

The Galaxy picked up their league-best fifth road win on Wednesday by knocking off the Colorado Rapids, 3-1, behind a two-goal performance from Jack McBean at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

In one of the oddest MLS stats in years, the Galaxy are a league best 5-2-1 on their travels and a league worst 1-3-3 at home in 2017.

Tuesday U.S. Open Cup Rewind: D.C. United tops Christos, Sounders beat Timbers and more

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The fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup began on Tuesday with three matches featuring four MLS teams.

Christos FC, the only amateur club remaining in the tournament, managed to push a goal across against D.C. United before finally capitulating late in the match.

Late Gordon goal leads Rapids to come-from-behind win over Crew

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A quiet first half gave way to a dramatic second half as the Colorado Rapids snagged three points late in the match.

It was Alan Gordon who scored the winner just four minutes before full time of the Rapids' 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Rapids bunker their way to one-goal win over Sporting KC

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The Colorado Rapids have relied on defense for the past several years and, on Saturday, it was the backline that once again won Pablo Mastroeni's side a match.

A single goal from Homegrown rookieKortne Ford was all that was required for the Rapids to top Sporting KC, 1-0.