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FC Dallas

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-FC Dallas Preview with Big D Soccer

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After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.

Hey! There's a soccer game this week!

The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.

Acosta's stunner hands FC Dallas advantage over Pachuca

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There's little Kellyn Acosta can do wrong at the moment.

The FC Dallas midfielder, who was called up to the U.S. Men's National Team earlier Wednesday, delivered a fantastic free kick golazo to hand FC Dallas a 2-1 advantage over Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.

The 21-year-old blasted a free kick into the top right part of the net in the 58th minute to capitalize on a strong start to the second half by the home side at Toyota Stadium, one that almost produced a Carlos Gruezo stunner in the 49th minute if the ball was a few feet lower than it ended up.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Must-See Goal: Kellyn Acosta

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GOAL Dallas, Kellyn ACOSTA No. 23 | @FCDallas @Tuzos #SCCL #SoyAficionado https://t.co/mWJqk6z9gf

- THE CHAMPIONS (@TheChampions) March 16, 2017


CCL Preview: FC Dallas visits Arabe Unido, Pumas welcomes Tigres

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CONCACAF Champions League action returns with a pair of second leg matches set to determine two of the four semifinalists on Wednesday night.

FC Dallas enter leg two with a commanding 4-0 advantage over Arabe Unido, led by abrace from Kellyn Acosta, as theyseek to hammer home their dominance as they travel to Panama.

FC Dallas cruises past Arabe Unido in first leg of CCL quarterfinal

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FC Dallas took care of business in a big way in Thursday night's CONCACAF Champions League clash with Arabe Unido.

New addition Cristian Colman scored his first FC Dallas goal while Kellyn Acosta added two more of his own to lead the way in the MLS side's 4-0 beatdown of the Panamanian club at Toyota Stadium.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Europa League takes center stage on Thursday, as the majority of the round of 32 contestswill be decided across Europe in two time windows. Manchester United, Schalke and Krasnodar all secured spots in the next round during a rare trio of Wednesday games.

Tottenham Hotspur will try to become the second Premier League side to reach the round of 16 with a win over Gent at White Hart Lane.

Thursday CCL Preview: FC Dallas hosts Arabe Unido

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The final quarterfinal to open play in the CONCACAF Champions League is the with perhaps the most intrigue for Major League Soccer fans. FC Dallas, who won two trophies in 2016, will look to start strong at home in its two-legged tie against Arabe Unido at 8 p.

Major League Soccer

Revolution vs. FC Dallas: five storylines to follow

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The Revs have an unfortunate history against the Toros, and four other headlines to track.

Twenty-two Major League Soccer matches have kicked off since the Revolution last played a meaningful game. During that span of time, FC Dallas has played twice—once in regular season action, and again in CONCACAF Champions League play.

MLS Look Ahead: Week Three

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After two MLS teams engaged in some midweek CONCACAF Champions League action, every team returns to league play for week three this weekend.

The bulk of the action takes place on Saturday, kicking off in the afternoon at Yankee Stadium as New York City FC look to build on last week's big win as they take on the Montreal Impact.

Major Link Soccer - Eyes on Minnesota

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Also, aging Manchester stars and more analysis of the Team USA roster.

CCL

The CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals started this week, with each of the MLS teams hosting their first legs.

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked it off against on Tuesday with an early own goal that led to a devastating 0-2 loss to Tigres.

Wednesday CCL Preview: Well-rested FC Dallas, Pachuca face off in semifinals

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After watching MLS counterparts fall to Mexican oppositionlast night, FC Dallas will hope to avoid a similar result tonight against their own Liga MX challenger.

FC Dallas enters their midweek CONCACAF Champions Leaguesemifinal match well-rested after sitting a fair few starters during the weekend's draw against Sporting Kansas City.

Tigres pounce as Vancouver sunk in CONCACAF Champions League

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican side Tigres UANL took a giant stride towards the final of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday after defeating Major League Soccer outfit the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in their semi-final first leg.

An own goal from Costa Rican international Kendall Watson and a late volleyed strike from Chile star Eduardo Vargas sealed a deserved win for Tigres, the beaten finalists in last year’s tournament.

Tuesday CCL Preview: Whitecaps against the odds vs. Tigres in semis

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The CONCACAF Champions League semifinals begin on Tuesday with the first leg between Liga MX Apertura champion Tigres and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Estadio Universitario.

The Whitecaps knocked off the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, on aggregate in the quarterfinals to reach their first-ever semifinal in the competition.

Major Link Soccer: And, we're back!

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It's already time for games, and we are so ready. Just about everyone has predictions for the season, and they're probably all wrong. Also, some CONCACAF Champions League action happened.

Major League Soccer

The 2017 MLS season kicks off tonight, with the Portland Timbers hosting newcomers Minnesota United FC, although of course we have to wait until tomorrow for our Sounders fix.

Liga MX vs MLS in the Champions League

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Liga MX gets the better of MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League season after season. Will that change in the final edition of the current format?

Liga MX vs MLS in the Champions League

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Liga MX gets the better of MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League season after season. Will that change in the final edition of the current format?

Does NBA All-Star Schedule Open an Opportunity for MLS?

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Prologue: This year's CONCACAF Champions League could have partnered better and promoted better with MLS to have Thursday's FC Dallas game be played prior to the re-start of the NBA season.

Vancouver Whitecaps part owner & former 2-time NBA MVP/8-time All-Star.

2016 Player Profile #7: Román Torres

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The Panamanian great has eight trophies to his name.

At the start of 2016 Roman Torres was recovering from a torn ACL. Despite that he was regularly called into Panama's training and competitions. Even when not playing he was the captain of their team. When he came back to the Seattle Sounders he was a potent centerback who changed games, but it was late in the season.

New CONCACAF Champions League format eliminates group stage

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How the Seattle Sounders fit still in isn't entirely clear.

Starting in the Summer of 2017, the CONCACAF Champions League will contain 31 teams in a new format of dual tournaments. The first tournament will be contested between 16 clubs from the Caribbean and Central America. That winner will enter the second phase of the new CCL in 2018 competing against MLS, Liga MX and a selection of other CONCACAF clubs in a straight knockout tournament starting in February 2018 and ending in May of that year.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Second-half goals set Whitecaps back in CCL semifinal

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Tell me if you've heard this one before.

A Major League soccer club went down to Mexico for a knockout-round clash in the CONCACAF Champions League, played strong for 75-80 minutes and then gave up a dagger late in the contest.

The Vancouver Whitecaps followed that formula toperfection on Tuesday night in their 2-0 loss to Tigres in the first leg of their CCL semifinal at the Estadio Universitario.

Davies, Montero power Whitecaps into CCL semis

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Theoffseason acquisition everyone has been talking about and the youngster ready to captivate a league powered the Vancouver Whitecaps into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday night, with a 2-0 (3-1 aggregate) win over the New York Red Bulls at BC Place.

Sixteen-year-old phenom Alphonso Davies, who looked like a player with years of experience under his belt out on the field, handed the home side an early lead in the fifth minute on a shot from close range.

CCL Preview: Whitecaps take on Red Bulls for spot in semis

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CONCACAF Champions League action continueson Thursday, as the Vancouver Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls duke it out for the last spot in the semifinals.

With Tigres and FC Dallas having already secured their advancement to the next round, one of Thursday's two contestants will attempt to join them in an all-MLS showdown on Thursday night.

Whitecaps grab road goal and draw in CCL quarterfinal first leg vs. Red Bulls

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The New York Red Bulls may have had the edge on the Vancouver Whitecaps in possession, and shots, and good scoring chances, but by the end of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal first leg, but it was the Whitecaps who left Red Bull Arena with control of the series after grabbing a 1-1 draw.

CCL Preview: Red Bulls take on Whitecaps, Tigres meet Pumas in quarterfinals

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The MLS season has yet to kick off, but two teams are set to get an early start to their competitive season Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

The New York Red Bulls welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps to Harrison, NJ as the American and Canadian teams face off in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a Champions League-packed day in socceras several continental competitions resume on Tuesday.

The round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League continues with Leicester City trying to overcome a 2-1 deficit at home against Sevilla. A 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium would be enough for the Premier League champions to advance to the quarterfinals.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Wednesday provides a full slate of soccer action, offering everything from cup clashes to international matches to CONCACAF Champions League deciders.

The day starts in Spain as both Barcelona and Real Madrid take the field in an effort to further their push for the La Liga crown. Barcelona is in action first for a clash with Sporting Gijon before Real Madrid plays host to Las Palmas.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a day of continental competition on Wednesday, as UEFA's two contests return to action, while CONCACAF continues their own Champions League play, and the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores continues as well.

Early on, the UEFA Europa League returns to action at noon with three matches on today's schedule.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.

Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.

MLS Cup

2016 Player Profile #3: Stefan Frei

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The MLS Cup was his seventh major trophy. He was also the MVP of the game.

Stefan Frei's 2016 and MLS Cup performaces entered him into the United States goalkeeper picture. His citizenship is nearly finished and then he will make the switch. Now entering his fourth season with the Seattle Sounders, the 30-year-old is approaching the peak age period for high-end keepers.

2016 Player Profile #21: Oalex Anderson

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Oalex Anderson won an MLS Cup in 2016.

Blessed with amazing speed, Oalex Anderson may be the best active player from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Just 21, the youngster will have to recover from a major knee injury suffered just prior to MLS Cup before he finds a new team, or returns to the Seattle Sounders.

Copa MX

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Torres, Kitchen, Villafana and more

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Cup action takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans look to lead their team in tournaments both international and domestic.

With the return of the CONCACAF Champions League, Jose Torres and Tigres face off with fellow Liga MX side Pumas in the first leg of the tournament's quarterfinals.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Gonzalez, Williams, Arriola and more

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The CONCACAF Champions League resumes on Tuesday and Omar Gonzalez will likely play a vital role.

Gonzalez and Pachuca face a tough test in Costa Rican powerhouse Saprissa asthe CCL quarterfinals kick off. The U.S. Men's National Team centerback started three of the team's group stage matches as the Mexican side cruised out of a group featuring Honduras' Olimpia and Belize's Police United.

The Rest

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Porto

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The Champions League continues on Fox Sports with Juventus playing Porto on FS2 and Leicester City hosting Sevilla on FS1. The CONCACAF Champions League is also on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule, with Tigres playing Vancouver in their semifinal first-leg on Facebook Live.

Juventus vs Porto at 3:45pm on Fox Sports 2 in the second-leg of their Champions League round of 16 series.

News roundup: Trash talk, USWNT in Chester, Dallas through in CCL, Steel down Nova, more

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Alejandro Bedoya reveals Union locker room dynamics and the USWNT score a victory in Chester.

Revs vs. RBNY II Preview: Closing Out Preseason with a Q&A

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New England faces Red Bulls II in Tucson today, because RBNY is off playing in the Champions League or something.

The New England Revolution will not defend their Desert Diamond Cup title later today as the Dynamo and Rapids will vie for the preseason title.

The Revs however will end preseason with an interesting matchup against the New York Red Bulls II, as the senior side is off playing in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Tacoma native, MLS veteran Joey Gjertsen wants to bring glory to the Stars

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He wants to add one final trophy to his shelf. This time with his hometown team.

With one CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals appearance, an MLS Supporters' Shield and two USL titles Joey Gjertsen now wants an MASL title with his hometown Tacoma Stars. Gjertsen's been around North American soccer, including stops in Canada with Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact and a couple years with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Must-See Goal: Eduardo Vargas

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GOAL Tigres, Eduardo VARGAS No. 26 | @TigresOficial @PumasMX #SCCL #SoyAficionado pic.twitter.com/feJxHy9ZgQ

- CONCACAF (@CONCACAF) February 23, 2017


CONCACAF Champions League qualification: MLS teams playing for 2019 spots this year

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Sounders are definitely in 2018 tournament.

CONCACAF made a somewhat confusing announcement on Monday about the future of their largest club tournament. Although the broad format was clear enough — Canadian and American teams will have five of the 16 spots in the 2018 tournament — the particulars of how those teams will qualify was less so.