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Around The Forest: USMNT can qualify for Russia on Tuesday

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Look out for Diego Rubio, several teams interested in Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron, Andrea Pirlo set to retire and more!

Major League Soccer:

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After missing most of the first half of 2017 due to an ACL tear, Diego Rubio has taken advantage of newfound playing time with Sporting KC to become the club's primary scoring threat over the last month.

MLS Week 31: Shutout for the Red Bulls

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MLS went with a short schedule due to the international break, with only six teams in action. The New York Red Bulls shutout Vancouver 3-0 at home. Daniel Royer opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with Bradley Wright-Phillips doubling the lead in the 58th. Felipe finished off the goals in the 72nd minute.

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

Sporting Bow Out of the CCL

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The result wasn't much of a surprise given the lineup that both Sporting Kansas City and the Vancouver Whitecaps put out on Tuesday night at Children's Mercy Park, but Sporting KC's elimination from the 2016-2017 CCL after a 2-1 loss to the Whitecaps still stung. It didn't help that the inevitable had to wait through a 120 minute weather delay due to weather passing through the Kansas City area, turning an announced crowd of 13,422 to maybe 1,500 by the end of the game.

Dynamo End Sporting's Cup Defense

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After it looked like Sporting Kansas City just might be turning a corner, after a big win over FC Dallas at home and a good draw on the road with Montreal, Sporting KC fell back into the form that the team has been in most of this season, falling 3-1 on he road to the Houston Dynamo ending their defense of the US Open Cup.

Sporting Extend Rubio Loan

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Right as Sporting KC was getting ready to kick off against the Houston Dynamo the Sam McDowell with the KC Star reported that according to Diego Rubio's agent Kansas City was extending the Chilean's loan with the club through December of this year. After the game tonight, Peter Vermes confirmed that the club had locked him up through December.

Survive and Advance

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Knock out competitions aren't about looking good or necessarily being the better team, knock out competitions are all about surviving and advancing to the next round. Tonight in Minnesota, Sporting KC did just that, surviving a very physical game with Minnesota United, at game that saw 42 fouls, a shoving match, two penalty kicks awarded, and 11 yellow cards (surprisingly no reds), to advance 2-1 after extra time thanks to a goal by Diego Rubio.

Sporting End Losing Streak, but Can't Top 10 Man Vancouver

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Making four changes from the team that lost on the weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City ended their three game losing streak getting a 1-1 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place last night. Peter Vermes inserted Connor Hallisey, Diego Rubio, and Jimmy Medranda up top while Alec Kann replaced Tim Melia in net.

Sporting Announce Rubio Loan Deal

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Sporting KC today made official the news that came out last week during the media event at No Other Pub, that the club had acquired Chilean striker, Diego Rubio as a young designated player. The updated information on the move is that Rubio will be on loan to Sporting from Spanish club, Real Valladolid.

Sporting KC adds quality depth with Diego Rubio loan

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In need of attacking depth, Sporting KC made a big move on Tuesday to secure the services of a talented young forward.

Tuesday morning, Sporting Kansas City announced the loan signing of 22-year-old Chilean striker Diego Rubio fromReal Valladolid of the Spanish Segunda Division. The young forward previously played for Portuguese powerhouse Sporting CP while also earning three caps with Chile's senior team.

MLS Ticker: Kaka out vs. Fire, Sporting KC adds Rubio and more

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Many star players are set to take part in Week 2 of MLS, but Kaka is not one of them.

On Tuesday, Orlando City SC head coach Adrian Heath said the Brazilian playmaker would not play in Friday's contest vs. the Chicago Fire, but Antonio Nocerino should be fit and available for selection.

Sporting KC Signing Chilean Diego Rubio as a Young DP

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Robb Heineman and Peter Vermes have been talking about the club signing a new young forward to help with the load up top for Kansas City. Today reports started coming out of Spain that Kansas City was negotiating to bring in Chilean forward, Diego Rubio from Real Valladolid. Tonight, Heineman confirmed the signing was coming in the next day or so and later in the evening Sam McDowell from the KC Star confirmed the reports from Spain that KC was signing Rubio.

Stats

Youngest and Oldest Goal Scorers for Kansas City

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Another stats update, this time the youngest and oldest goal scorers for Kansas City.

In league play, two players joined the list, Jimmy Medranda and Diego Rubio. Medranda in his first season as a regular contributor for the first team scored from his left back position with a deflected shot in KC's 3-1 win over New York City FC.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Peter Vermes coached his 270th game in all competitions, tying him with Bob Gansler for the most games coached for Kansas City.

In the 119th minute, Benny Feilhaber hit 10,000 minutes in all competitions for his Sporting KC career.

Feilhaber's goal was his 11th for KC away from home in all competitions, tying him with Kei Kamara and Graham Zusi for 8th all time on that list.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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In the first minute, Matt Besler moved past Chris Klein and into sole possession of 6th place for minutes played in league play for KC, he finished the game with 16,471 minutes played.

Besler made his 183rd league start for KC, tying him with Klein for 6th all time on that list.

At 22 years, 348 days, Diego Rubio became the 17th youngest goal scorer in Sporting KC's history, he knocked Chris Klein out of the top 20.

Sporting CP

Sporting CP Update 5/11

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Sporting were on the road this week, as they travelled to the western suburbs of Lisbon to take on Estoril on Sunday.

Sporting already secured third place in the league, and with the Portuguese Cup final at the end of the month, Sporting were looking to maintain good form for the remaining three league games.

Sporting CP Update: 4/6

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Sporting Lisbon played Pacos de Ferreira on Saturday in league play. With Braga winning their match the night before, Sporting needed a win to maintain their nine point lead for third place.

Sporting had a 1-0 halftime lead with Islam Slimani netting his 10th league goal of the season. Early in the 2nd half, Sporting had two clear 1 v 1 chances to double their lead, and Joao Mario missed horribly on both occasions.

Sporting CP Update: 3/23

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The Leoes returned to league action on Sunday versus Guimaraes. After winning their last two league games in unconvincing manner, Sportingwould need to put together a good performance against Guimaraes, who sit 5th in the standings. And just exactly what the doctor ordered. A 83rd minute goal from Guimaraes' Kanu would be the only damper in this game, ruining what could of been a clean sheet win for Sporting.

The Rest

Praise for Blake and other Union bits, BSFC-Lehigh U friendly, more

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Newsy news bits and such like.

Five Young Players Looking to Make a Mark on the Copa América

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By Gordon Fleetwood, NYC

This year's Copa América is just a week away from the opening game in La Plata. In each edition of this prestigious tournament, young players have always been central to their team's hope and dreams. Here is a selection of five players under the age of twenty-one who will be hoping to make this summer a memorable one in Argentina.