Depth Chart

United States Men's National Team

Morris takes step forward in fierce battle on USMNT forward depth chart

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No position has been under the microscope more in the last few weeks than forward when it comes to the U.S. Men's National Team.

Dom Dwyer took the international scene by storm by scoring a goal in each of his first two games against Ghana and Panama. On Wednesday night, Jordan Morris raised the level of competition even higher with a two-goal performance in the team's 3-2 win over Martinique.

Back to the old Clipboard

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Now seems a good time to refresh my USMNT Clipboard, and then when we are done I will get into a few tactical suggestions. As always, this is my take on a depth chart, and not any guess at Klinsi's.Let's start in goal, where we now have an old fashioned keepers duel. And now that we have the dual stars around, Nick Rimando moves along for a wide-eyed pupil-type.

Clipboard Summation - No April Fool Edition

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First, we will just run out the 23, in the reveal order for this version of my depth chart. The as-of-now line-up, specifics on decision and wrinkles after. Howard, Guzan, RimandoCameron, ParkhurstGoodson, Gonzalez, OnyewuBeslerJohnson, LichajWilliams, BeckermanBradley, JonesZusi, BedoyaDempsey, DiskerudDonovan, BeasleyAltidore, Jóhannsson Last men cut: Ream (who goes into the 23 if Lichaj is

D.C. United

D.C. United’s 2017 depth chart: Goalkeepers and defenders

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The first of a two-part series looking at United's whole roster heading into the MLS SuperDraft

Now that 2017 is underway, it's time to take stock on what we have, what can improve, and what we need. For D.C. United, that means looking over the whole roster and putting together a depth chart.

D.C. United 2014 preseason minutes tracker v.4.0 - Incorporating the first win in entirely too long

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Ben Olsen experimented with the formation again, finally finding something that would create a goal for the Black-and-Red, and the depth chart came a little bit more into focus.

One name you won't see on this depth chart: Own Goal, who - after bouncing around from team to team to punish D.C.

Portland Timbers

Let's Take a Look at the Portland Timbers' Depth Chart

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We are just one short week into the Portland Timbers' post season and already things have been shaken up down on Morrison Street. With Jorge Villafana sold to Club Santos Laguna, Maximiliano Urruti taken by FC Dallas in the Re-entry Draft thanks to his (allegedly) byzantine contract, and Will Johnson headed out to Parts Unknown, the Timbers' depth chart is in flux.

MLS Notes: Real Salt Lake acquires Braun, Plata loaned to Quito and more

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Another player who found himself struggling for minutes with the Montreal Impact is on the move.

Forward Justin Braun was traded to his hometown Real Salt Lake in exchange for a conditional 2014 draft pick Wednesday, getting himself out of a situation that had become increasingly dire north of the border.

Kosuke Kimura Traded

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A day that would always eventually come, but none of hoped to see so soon. Koz is no longer a Rapid. This afternoon he was traded to the Portland Timbers for allocation money and an international player spot.

Its no secret that Koz is (or was, now) my favorite player on the Rapids. That said he's had a rough year and has been passed on the depth chart by Freeman and Zapata.

Portland Timbers Transfer Window Trade Game

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We've already seen the Portland Timbers make numerous trades throughout the first half of the season. Mike Fucito came in, Bright Dike went out on loan, Steven Smith was recruited, Jorge Perlaza was exchanged for Portland-local Danny Mwanga. Really, it's been a busy seasons in terms of trades. Makes me wonder if the Timbers front office simply wasn't able to get everything done before the season kicked off, or if they were scrambling after ot performing as expected.

Arne Friedrich

Fire's depth chart shows some promise

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The Fire are deeper this winter than they were last season at this time. There's not much doubt about that. Frank Yallop is making sure the team isn't caught flat footed like they were after Arne Friedrich's late camp injury in 2013. The loss of the German center back was probably the most glaring cause for last year's painfully slow start (well that an the inability to score).

Fire's Gibbs out up to 6 months

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Cory Gibbs has suffered yet another injury centerback.

The veteran, but oft-injured, defender will miss the next 4-to-6 months after undergoing surgery for a torn right meniscus on Tuesday. According to the Fire, the injury was suffered in training during last Wednesday.

winger

Trade Official, Rapids Get Draft Pick

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Here's the official announcement, the Rapids get a conditional draft pick from Chicago in exchange for Wells Thompson.

There's a good deal of consternation in the on-line Rapids fanbase about wells asking to be traded to find playing time, but it doesn't bother me. Look at what's happened this season:

*Wells was on pace for 727 minutes this year, his lowest season total of his career.

Transfer Ticker: Edu move in the works, Johnson signs with Sunderland and more

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Maurice Edu's move to Stoke City is not complete yet, but Rangers manager Ally McCoist confirmed that the move is still in the works.Â

"I'm led to believe the Maurice Edu transfer to Stoke is still ongoing," McCoist told Sky Sports. "If and when that happens, he will go with our best wishes, but I don't think there has been anything concrete done with that at the moment.

Mid-Day Ticker: Bale gets new Spurs deal, Mandzukic to Bayern Munich & more

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Gareth Bale won't be going anywhere this summer.

The coveted winger signed a new four-year deal with Tottenham on Wednesday, extending his stay in London and putting an end to speculation that he'd be bolting for some of the world's biggest teams. Â

Just 22, Bale has established himself as one of the Premier League's top talents and had been attracting interest from a wide array of teams, including giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Seattle Sounders

Last year the 311 Seattle shirt was inspired by the Sonics. This year it is the Sounders. Why am I...

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Last year the 311 Seattle shirt was inspired by the Sonics. This year it is the Sounders. Why am I not there. Also, I owe you a depth chart.

Sivebaek Waived (Maybe)

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Twitter lit up today when it was reported that Christian Sivebaek had been waived by the Sounders. It should be noted that there has been no confirmation on this. Joshua Mayers has reported on Twitter that "the Sounders have no comment, but I didn't see [Sivebaek] at the end of practice" While we wait for confirmation regarding the fate of the big Dane, we can at least analyze the implications of this potential move.

Sounders' Alonso earns U.S. citizenship

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Osvaldo Alonso is a hard-tackling, long-range shooting, sound-distributing midfielder, one of the best at his craft in MLS. He is also now an American.

The Seattle Sounders midfielder passed his U.S. citizenship test last Thursday, completing a five-year process that dates back to when he defected from Cuba during the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Lineup Juggling In Opportunity Week

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Sigi Schmid is calling a week with a US Open Cup match and a short turn around for an MLS Reserve League game "Opportunity Week." Within a game against the Atlanta Silverbacks that is a "must win" by nature of a knockout tournament and a results don't matter much Reserve match at Starfire on Friday night against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Sounders Depth Chart - 3XIs "Give Me A Call"

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Much of the theme last week was about the depth of the Seattle Sounders FC and how Sigi Schmid has crafted a 3-1-1 +4 start with a variety of players. The team is younger than last season and at the same time Sigi seems to be more willing and/or forced to play that youth early in the year.

The month of May with an appetizer this Saturday and the Third Round of the US Open Cup on May 29th Seattle has 9 matches in 32 days.

New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls land Robles through allocation order

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Luis Robles is a member of the New York Red Bulls after all.

The Red Bulls used their place in the allocation order to select Robles, who signed with MLS Tuesday night. The club had initially tried to sign Robles during the winter, but when it became apparent that he could not sign directly with the club and would have been subjected to the allocation order, the deal came off the table.

Red Bulls trade for Galaxy goalkeeper Gaudette

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The New York Red Bulls added goalkeeping depth Friday, acquiring Los Angeles Galaxy backup Bill Gaudette in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft.Â

With rookie Ryan Meara as the entrenched starter in New York, Gaudette will fight Jeremy Vuolo for backup duties while providing experienced insurance on the depth chart.

SUB WATCH: Week 9

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RBNY's Starting XI Has More Subs Than This FleetSUB WATCH was in dry dock last week to take care of repairs following the radical transformation of the New York Red Bulls line up. After your humble captain saw LADE, RUTHVEN and BARKLAGE in the starting XI, he passed out and SUB WATCH ran aground.

The Couch Captain: Bye Week Edition

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It's been an interesting ride through the first month of the Revolution 2012 season. While the change in philosophy and plan of attack has certainly changed, the results have remained mostly the same (if you remember, the Revs actually got off to a decent start last year, and were sitting on 9 points on this date in 2011).

US Men's National Team

My USMNT Clipboard - Big Finish.0

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It's the end of May, so as promised, here is my own final depth chart for World Cup qualifier #1. The five with asterisks are not in the squad for Klinsi's wonderfully mad five-game tourney experiment.#1 - GKTim HowardBrad GuzanNick RimandoSha-bam.#2 - RBSteve CherundoloJonathan Spector*Yes, Spector takes Timothy Chandler's spot - hopefully, it's only kept warm for the time being.

Klinsmann discusses USMNT snubs, training camp and more

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When Jurgen Klinsmann named the 27-man roster for the current U.S. national team training camp, the players who didn't get called in were as big a story as the players who Klinsmann did call in. The absences of several players came as a surprise, while some other long-shots didn't come through for some fans.

My USMNT Clipboard 3.0

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We are just over five weeks away from the start of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying and several things have changed since we last pulled up my depth chart. These have all been for a 4-3-3 set, but since Klinsi looks like settling on a 4-2-3-1, we'll just call that close enough and proceed as normal. Those in blue moved up from last time, those in black held position, the reds slipped and the green

The moment U.S. fans have been waiting for...

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I'll have a USMNT depth chart update this weekend, but for now enjoy the real prize: Stuart Holden discussing his hair. - Greg Seltzer

The Rest

Backup defenders earn Sounders first clean sheet of 2017

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They might not top the depth chart, but quartet repelled one of the most dangerous offenses in the league.

Things might not have gone the Sounders' way offensively in their 0-0 draw with Atlanta United on Friday, but a clean sheet against the most potent attack in the league is nothing to complain about.

Revolution Lineup Projection: How do Rookies, New Defenders Fit in?

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Sorting through a crowded Revolution depth chart ahead of the 2017 season.

The Revolution entered the new year not with a bang but a whimper. After weeks of offseason silence, a roster improvement plan seemed like a fantasy.

Yet in two weeks' time, the club addressed its top priorities, acquiring two international center backs and a pair or rookie attackers.

Depth Chart: Roster nearly set for title defense

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Sounders unlikely to add more than two players beyond those expected in camp already.

After winning MLS Cup, the Seattle Sounders immediately started rebuilding their roster. President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey's goals were to get younger, more durable, and to further integrate Sounders 2 and the Academy.

Depth Charge: Positional Battles After First Preseason Game

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Give us fuel, give us Fire, give us depth which we desire. (photo via YoDesportes)

Preseason has started for your 2016 Chicago Fire. Prior to tomorrow's friendly against fellow basement-buddy Philadelphia Union, we wanted to look at the depth chart battles going on.

Because a lot of the team's existing and big-purchase talent havejustjoined camp, the convincing (if tepid) 3-0 win over the University of South Florida on Saturday is not really going to help anyone figure out what Chicago will ultimately look and play like.

Revolution's Defensive Depth Chart Taking Shape

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There's eight defenders on the roster, and finally, another true centerback. So what's the depth chart look like right now?

Well, that escalated quickly.

On the day that the New England Revolution reported for the first day of training camp, the team announced the signing of defender Sambinha on loan from partner club Sporting CP.

Freshman starters on both sides of ball highlight Rice football depth chart

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A freshman sits at the top of the depth chart on both sides of the ball for the Rice football team this season.

Redshirt freshman Calvin Anderson will start at left tackle while redshirt freshman J.T. Ibe will start at free safety among a younger secondary.

Jack Fox, also a true freshman, is listed as the starting kicker ahead of freshman Hayden Tobola.

Texas A&M releases depth chart as part of SEC media days

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It's no surprise that Myles Garrett is on top of the A&M depth chart at defensive end. ( Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

HOOVER, Ala. – Texas A&M has released a depth chart as part of its media guide distributed on the first of four Southeastern Conference media days Monday, and its pecking order is for entertainment purposes only.

D.C. United Preseason Minutes Tracker version 2.0

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Where does United's depth chart stand after two preseason games?

This is the first update to our preseason minutes tracker, a tool designed to show us, come the end of the preseason, what Ben Olsen's depth chart probably looks like. The first version included minutes from the Toronto FC, and today we add data from Saturday night's loss to the Chicago Fire.

FC Dallas Depth Chart 2013: 4-4-2 Diamond Version 2nd Pass

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For this 2nd pass at the depth chart for 2013 we've learned a few things. Let's start with two quotes from Schellas Hyndman this week and what they tell us.

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Klinsmann’s WCQ Keepers: The Depth Charts

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•(Editor's note: The dearth of content lately is temporary a little burnt out and we've lost some writers recently. A quick recharge before we dive full board into qualifying and more. Thanks for the understanding.)

Welcome back Championship Tim?

Tuesday should bring about the first wave of Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup qualifying roster.

Galaxy Notebook: Lopes ready for transition, Leonardo return delayed and more

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CARSON, Calif. --David Junior Lopes is fully aware of the opportunity that being a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy provides and the hulking Brazilian centerback believes that he can shine with his new club.Â

Lopes was acquired from Chivas USA on Tuesday in a deal that sent Paolo Cardozo to the Galaxy's cross-hall rivals.