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Colorado Rapids

Rapids Start Building For 2018 In Dallas

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No, referencing this is never going to get old
With Colorado all but mathematically eliminated for 2017 its time to start looking at 2018. I'm sure the roster we see tomorrow night won't reflect that fact yet but truthfully, its where we are. Luis Gil is in Dallas and is available for selection.

Sounders Soccer is a clean sheet and a goal; that won’t change

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TL;DR version: You play to win the game

Heading to Commerce City, Colorado (1 PM, ESPN) the Seattle Sounders have a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. This is their best ever lead just a match away from the MLS Cup. Any result where they win or draw means that they advance. A loss by just one goal if they score at least one means that they advance.

Last Chance To Turn The Season Around

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Last time we were in Dallas...
Three weeks ago I wrote about how important this 5 game run was. I said to achieve our reasonable goal (at that point) of a top 2 finish and a shot at the Shield we needed to show up for these 5 games because the run-in after that was an easier schedule. Well in the first four of those games we've managed 2 points and seen Dallas pull away from us and LA and FSL start breathing down our necks.

U.S. Open Cup bracket

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The groups were comprised exactly as I predicted yesterday which means we were in a pot with Dallas, Houston, and KC. Unfortunately we got (IMO) the worst possible draw. On June 28th or 29th we'll be in Dallas for the next round. The winner of that game will be on the road against the winner of Houston/KC in the quarterfinals on July 20th or 21st.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 22: VAR makes its debut in Major League Soccer

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MLS week 22 was notable for the introduction of the video assistant referee otherwise known as instant replay. It got used for the first time in Philadelphia's 3-1 win over Dallas, the kind of trivia question that no one should ever bother asking.

Philadelphia took a 3-0 home lead in that game starting with CJ Sapong's goal in the 17th.

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.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/18/16

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Who's ready for some links?

Philadelphia Union News

Union 0, Orlando 2: Player grades, analysis from pitiful home performance
Here's Kevin Kinkead's thoughts from the Orlando game.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Dallas take Shield lead but injuries loom large in Wk.

Some Soccer News for Sep 13, 2016

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It's Day 257 of 2016.


MLS Expansion Draft news:
  • Minnesota and Atlanta will each get to pick up to 5 players from current MLS teams. Those teams will lose no more than 1 player. Draft will take place on Dec 13.
  • No mention of how many players current teams can protect.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas MLS TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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The Black-and-Red are starting to feel some pressure after five games without a win, and they'll get the chance to pick on a short-handed Dallas side at home.

Despite some good moments in most of their matches, D.C. United has started 2016 with three ties, two losses, and zero wins. They've only scored three total goals across their MLS and CONCACAF Champions League games despite taking more shots than their opponent in four of five outings.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas MLS live stream: Time, preview, and how to watch online

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Two of MLS's best clubs will square off tonight in Texas.

After a long but much-needed break, D.C. United is back in action against an FC Dallas team that has three straight wins and three straight shutouts. The Hoops have settled on a lineup recently and are looking every bit like a Supporters Shield contender at the moment.

FC Dallas

D.C. United goes down in Dallas, Wayne Rooney possible return to Everton, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 5, 2017

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DCU drops another one on the road.

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you all had a great Independence Day. I know you're probably crawling into the office thinking, "I don't want to be here," and I feel you. But, since you're there and unhappy, let me start with some news links to jump start your day:

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St. Louis MLS stadium deal fails, Dallas falls in CCL semis, & more: Freedom Kicks for April 5, 2017

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MLS teams has seen better days.

Welcome to Wednesday, folks, where tonight the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to earn what FC Dallas could not last night: a trip to the CONCACAF Champions League final. It was a heartbreaking evening for MLS last night, so let's just get right into it:

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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.

Revolution 2, Dallas 4: New England beaten soundly in US Open Cup Final

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The Revolution traveled to Dallas looking to win some silverware in an otherwise disappointing season. However, instead, the Revs were outclassed by a vastly superior opponent.

If the New England Revolution's disappointing 2016 season had a glimmer of hope and pride, it was the club's drive to the US Open Cup Final.

Revolution 2, Dallas 4: Defensive Collapse Sees Revs Lose at Home

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A 2-1 lead at home in the first half is a spot that should put teams in the driver's seat, but the Revs coughed up that lead, eventually losing 2-4.

The New England Revolution welcomed FC Dallas to Gillette Stadium on Saturday night, hoping to build on the momentum of a 2-0 win over Chicago last week.

MLS: New York Red Bulls Pull Off Wonderfully Elaborate Free-Kick v Dallas (Video)

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New York Red Bulls nailed a wonderfully elaborate free-kick routine during their Friday night MLS clash with FC Dallas, with Lloyd Sam, formerly of Leeds United, ultimately putting the ball in the back of the net.

The goal came last in the first half, with four Red Bulls' players crowding around the ball outside the Dallas box.

Je-Vaughn Watson wants out of Dallas

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The FC Dallas and Jamaica right back wants to come to Philadelphia to be close to his daughter, however it doesn't look like that scenario will play out.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported earlier via Twitter that 32-year-old Je-Vaughn Watson of FC Dallas was looking to come to Philadelphia to be closer to his daughter.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ Momentous 2-2 Draw in Frisco

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The Portland Timbers are headed to the MLS Cup Final.

In an imperfect but impressive performance befitting an imperfect but impressive season, the Timbers came out of Toyota Stadium with a 2-2 draw that propels them to their first cup final since 1975.

For 60 minutes the Timbers did largely what they came to Dallas to do: squeeze the Hoops and look to break.

Rapids Try To Avoid 19 In A Row In Dallas

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Pablo in better times
The Rapids get introduced to the league's new Friday night UniMas schedule with a game down in Frisco against our defeated MLS Cup foes FC Dallas. Colorado is still riding an 18 game winless and 600 minute scoreless streak. If they fail to score in the first 25 minutes tomorrow they'll set a new record for longest scoreless streak to start a season at 385 minutes.

Sporting KC Fall in Dallas

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Sporting Kansas City's first road trip of the year didn't turn out very well for KC in Dallas tonight as a Blas Perez brace helped to lead Dallas to a 3-1 win over KC. While KC didn't look extremely well in the loss, and probably deserved to lose the game, the scoreline did flatter Dallas a little bit considering Perez and about four other Dallas players were offside on Perez's second goal, and without that goal, the question becomes whether KC would have been pushing forward as much leading to Dallas' third goal on the counter.

Match Day 2: Sporting KC at FC Dallas

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Sporting KC head on the road for the first time in the 2015 season as they've traveled to Dallas for their first match against a Western Conference opponent since their move back to the West this season. It'll be a familiar opponent for Kansas City though as the two MLS originals have met 49 times in the past, with KC leading the overall series 20-19-10.

Portland Timbers

Sounders vs. Dallas - Aftermatch Aftermath: The Geiger Effect

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If MLS referees were in charge of other aspects of your daily life, you'd probably be dead.

On Sunday, the Seattle Sounders traveled to Texas to play the FC Dallas of Frisco, and in doing so they lost in agonizing fashion. It was a loss where the Sounders were once winning. It was a loss where questionable refereeing dominated the post-game headlines.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 3-1 Meltdown Against Dallas

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What a ridiculous first-half performance that was from the Portland Timbers.

If anybody thought the Timbers would come into Providence Park with a chip on their shoulder after Nigel de Jong mugged Darlington Nagbe on Sunday, Caleb Porter's team dispelled that notion in short order by putting in a listless, sloppy effort in the first half that had Porter apologizing to supporters after the game.

Filling the Gaps: Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace

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The Portland Timbers are in a bit of a bind as they head into the first leg of their Western Conference Final matchup against FC Dallas next Sunday; starters Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace will be forced to sit out the match after each picked up their second yellow card of the playoffs in the team's 2-0 road win over the Vancouver Whitecaps to clear the Conference Semifinals.

Oscar Pareja

Know Thy Enemy: Three Questions with Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer

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Nguyen! Castillo! Revs! Dallas! It's Rivalry Week on CSNNE! Presented by not Sam Adams.

A few people have noticed that it's MLS' first Rivalry Week of 2016, and thanks to a scheduling quirk, the New England Revolution host FC Dallas this week, instead of say the Chicago Fire last week.

It's #RivalryWeek and #NERevs are playing Dallas, while Houston is playing Chicago.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas MLS TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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The Black-and-Red will face the Hoops in Texas tonight in a game between two strong sides.

Tonight in Texas D.C. United and FC Dallas will play what may be a critical game in the Supporters Shield race come October. United sits three points ahead of the trailing pack, but every club in MLS save the LA Galaxy has at least one game in hand.

The Rest

Sapong, Ilsinho, VAR lead Union to big win

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An impressive team performance helped the Union stay afloat in the playoff race.

The Philadelphia Union took down FC Dallas on Saturday night, securing a win that they hope will jumpstart a run into the playoffs. CJ Sapong and Ilsinho lead the attack with two goals and two assists, respectively, while the defensive unit kept their sheet clean until second-half stoppage time, with a little help from VAR.

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas Final Score: Dynamo settle for draw against Dallas in round 2 of the Texas Derby

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Dynamo and Dallas draw 1-1 to kick off Rivalry Week.

Dynamo fans came to the Friday night rivalry game between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas armed with streamers and smoke bombs ready to celebrate the night from start to finish. Houston hosted FC Dallas for the first time since the Dynamo Supporter's Groups were sanctioned for having too much fun during the May 28 away game in Frisco, TX.

Match Recap: Adi Defeats Dallas 2-0

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It's 2-0 on the board, but 3-0 in our hearts

The Timbers had plenty of nervous moments, especially as both starting centerbacks went off injured tonight. And a goal of the year candidate from Valeri was called off. But Adi ended his scoring drought in dazzling fashion, putting the Timbers 3 points farther up the board with his usual double dose of goals placed neatly into the back of the net.

Some Soccer News for May 26, 2017

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It's Day 146 of 2017.


Down goes Dallas! Down goes Dallas! [said in Howard Cosell voice]
  • Chicago won their 4th straight and became the 1st to beat Dallas this season.
  • Dallas paid the price for rest almost all of their regulars (only 2 or 3 on the field.)
  • The Fire now have the same amount of wins this year as in all of last year.

Some Soccer News for Feb 22, 2017

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It's Day 53 of 2017.


All 25.5k tix have been sold for Orlando's season opener in their new stadium. That is great.

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CONCACAF Champions League

My Note: I think Dallas has a really good shot to win CCL! Tigres has to be the favorite though.

Akindele opens the scoring for Dallas

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The home side has been pushing for goals since the first minute, and they finally broke the deadlock in this second leg in the 25th minute when Tesho Akindele headed in a cross from Atiba Harris. The goal puts Dallas up 1-0 on the night, but still down 3-1 on aggregate.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 30: The pack closes in

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5 teams are within striking distance of the Supporters Shield leaders in this week's Power Rankings.

Week 30 saw several teams start to put some pressure on FC Dallas in the race for the Supporters Shield. While Dallas still enjoys a 5 point lead over the rest of the pack with 3 matches to play, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC, LA Galaxy and the Colorado Rapids all have 48 points and are easily within striking distance.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/14/16

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Enjoy today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Six thoughts on Philadelphia Union
Some thoughts on the Union.

MLS News

Revolution 2, Dallas 4: New England beaten soundly in US Open Cup Final
From our friends at the Bent Musket. We've been there.

Sounders at FC Dallas: Three Questions

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Down in Frisco, Texas FC Dallas rushed to a tremendous start. They are second in the West/Shield and are undefeated at home. But there are holes in their resume. The defense is poor. Recent form is awful. Where the Seattle Sounders are second in MLS over their last six games, Dallas is just tied for ninth.

Report: Barcelona, Atletico among investors in 16-team Pro Futsal League

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Soccer's continued rise in America took a different path last week when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced his investment in the Pro Futsal League (PFL).

That's not the only interesting part, though.

On Monday, the Dallas Morning News revealed that PFL will consist of 16 franchises and will additionally feature various NBA owners and many prestigious world soccer clubs.