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Philadelphia Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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Brian Carroll played his first minutes of the season and last of his career, and three Union players notched braces as Philly trounced a sad Orlando City side 6-1

News roundup: Union scoring drought, pro/rel media bid, Dwyer on the move, more

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The Union forgot how to score, MLS turns down $4 bazillion dollars, Dom Dwyer looks destined for a return to Florida, Gold Cup news, and more.

Orlando City

MLS Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance record

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Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th.

After stunning Orlando welcome, Dom Dwyer eager to repay club's faith

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Even Dom Dwyer was stunned as he stepped off the plane to officially announce himself as an Orlando City player. He expected a few people, maybe 20 or 30, there to greet him and welcome him back to a club that helped usher in his rise. Instead, he was greeted by hundreds.

In that moment, Dwyer knew the universe had found a way to work itself out.

United States Men's National Team

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We close this edition of the Clipboard with the cobra's head. And I remain baffled at how anyone could prefer a different starter.Jozy AltidoreBobby WoodC.J. SapongIn the frame: Juan Agudelo, Dom Dwyer Please find PT... somewhere: Aron Jóhannsson Due to his all-around game, Altidore remains the main man up front.

A look back at the Gold Cup performances for six departing USMNT players

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Six new faces have been brought into the U.S. Men's National Team to begin the push through the Gold Cup knockout stages. With their selections, though, the tournament has officially ended for six members of the USMNT's group stage team.

Alejandro Bedoya, Brad Guzan, Dom Dwyer, Kelyn Rowe, Cristian Roldan and Sean Johnson have officially left the USMNT squad, ending their Gold Cup run.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

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.

Rowe, Dwyer impress in second USMNT appearances

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Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer are two of the U.S. Men's National Team's newest faces. They're just a week removed from their international debuts and, on Saturday, the duo returned to the USMNT lineup for the team's Gold Cup opener against Panama.

Despite their inexperience, Rowe and Dwyer shined on Saturday and were two of the few USMNT players to actually impress in what ended as a 1-1 draw in Nashville.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Brad Guzan

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Brad Guzan saved more than the five Panama shots he was credited with stopping. He also saved a point for the U.S. Men's National Team in its Gold Cup opener.

His stellar work in the American goal kept Panama from taking all three points. He robbed multiple Canaleros with quick reactions and strong hands to earn SBI MLS Man of the Match honors.

News roundup: Steady Haris, midseason awards, top league leaps, more

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The new Union captain brings a cool hand to the midfield and why is it so hard for second tier players to make the jump to MLS?

Dom Dwyer scores beautiful goal to put stamp on dream USMNT debut

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The celebration said it all. As Dom Dwyer flipped his way all over the Rentschler Stadium field, you could see the joy on his face. You could see the grind it took to get to that very moment. You could see how much it truly meant to him as he scored his first U.S. Men's National Team just 19 minutes into his international debut.

Dwyer, Acosta lead USMNT to friendly win over Ghana

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It took just 19 minutes for Dom Dwyer to make his first U.S. Men's National Team impression, and it was a strong one in what ended up being a confidence-boosting win ahead of the Gold Cup.

Dwyer joined Kellyn Acosta on the scoresheet on Saturday at Rentschler Field as the USMNT topped Ghana, 2-1, in a pre- Gold Cup friendly.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Dom Dwyer

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Dom Dwyer entered U.S. Men's National Team camp with plenty of expectations, and he certainly lived up to them in his first game in red, white and blue.

The Sporting Kansas City forward, who was born in England and gained citizenship this year, scored in the first half of his USMNT career.

Arena names mixture of youth, veterans to USMNT Gold Cup roster

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Bruce Arena was expected to have a balance of youth and experience on his 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The U.S. Men's National Team coach stuck by his plan on Sunday, as he named a roster with a mixture of younger players with some veterans. Four players have earned their first call-ups, while 13 have fewer than 10 caps.

SBI Question of the Day: Which uncapped dual-national will help USMNT most?

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For years, the U.S. Men's National Team has been built around dual-nationals. Players like Fabian Johnson, John Brooks and Jermaine Jones have been key members of the USMNT for some time.

Now, another talented crop of dual-nationals is getting closer to making their own switches.

Real Madrid

Madrid Sinks All-Stars in PKs

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Dom Dwyer scored an 87th minute equalizer, but the MLS All-Stars fell on penalties in Wednesday's 1-1 (4-2 on PKs) loss to Real Madrid in front of 61,428 fans at Soldier Field in Chicago during the annual midsummer showcase.

Dwyer's goal originated from a Diego Valeri corner that Dax McCarty flicked off the post before it fell to the newest Orlando City striker, who shoved it onto the back of the net to send the match to penalties after 90 minutes.

Real Madrid emerges victorious in penalty kicks to win MLS All-Star Game

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It took penalty kicks to decide a winner in Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game and, when the dust cleared, Real Madrid was crowned this summer's victors.

Following a 1-1 draw in regular time, Real Madrid topped the MLS All-Stars, 4-2, on penalty kicks to win Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field.

Altidore, Acosta, Dwyer headline finalized MLS All-Star roster

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Several U.S. Men's National Team stars and international playmakers headline the finalized MLS All-Star roster.

Jozy Altidore, Kellyn Acosta and Giovani dos Santos headline the finalized 24-man squad set to face Real Madrid in the MLS All-Star Game on Aug.

Sporting Kansas City

MLS Week 21: Four goal shutouts

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Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season started with Atlanta and Orlando drawing 1-1 on national television. Kaka opened the scoring for Orlando in the 40th minute on the road. Hector Villalba equalized two minutes into stoppage time. Dom Dwyer started for Orlando in his first game since the move from Sporting KC.

MLS Week 21: A Look Ahead

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Oh, what a week it's been for Major League Soccer.

All of the headlines this week have come off the field, as a big shift occurred in both conferences with the playoff race ready to heat up.

Sporting Kansas City traded Dom Dwyer to Orlando City for a massive sum of allocation money and then all hell broke loose on the LA soccer scene.

USMNT compete for Gold Cup, Dom Dwyer to Orlando, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 26, 2017

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Happy USA Day! Let's get that trophy!

Howdy, folks. The United States are ready to compete against Jamaica tonight in the Gold Cup final, but first, let's recap what was a busy day yesterday:

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Here's what to look out for tonight when the USMNT takes the field in Santa Clara against the Reggae Boyz.

Peter Vermes, Sporting KC look to short and long-term flexibility following Dom Dwyer trade

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Sporting KC shocked the MLS landscape on Tuesday afternoon. In the midst of a campaign that has seen the team contend from the offset, the club stunned the league by trading Dom Dwyer, a player long identified as the club's best forward and attacking heartbeat, for a record haul.

Report: Sporting KC reaches deal to send Dom Dwyer to Orlando City

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One of the most surprising turns of the transfer window appears to be nearing completion.

Sporting Kansas City and U.S. Men's National Team forward Dom Dwyer is being heavily linked with a move to Orlando City, with a deal reportedly nearing completion and involving a massive amount of allocation money.

Report: Orlando City chasing Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer

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Could Dom Dwyer be on the move soon?

According to ESPN, Orlando City is "aggressively pursuing" the Sporting KC forward, whose current deal expires at the end of the year.

Over the last week, @OrlandoCitySC have been aggressively pursuing Dom Dwyer.

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.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

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The Union travel to Kansas City on Thursday to face what could be the league's best team in one of the league's toughest venues. PSP's Dan Walsh previews the match.

Debutants strike as US down Ghana

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Washington (AFP) – English-born striker Dom Dwyer scored a goal on his international debut as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City forward Dwyer, who became a US citizen three months ago, lashed home a first-half volley to fire the Americans ahead as they build towards this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Debutants strike as US down Ghana

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Washington (AFP) – English-born striker Dom Dwyer scored a goal on his international debut as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City forward Dwyer, who became a US citizen three months ago, lashed home a first-half volley to fire the Americans ahead as they build towards this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Arena hopes to bring in Dwyer before the end of the summer

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Dom Dwyer just recently became eligible to represent the U.S. on the international level, and it didn't take long for Bruce Arena to reveal his plans for the Sporting KC forward.

Speaking at a press conference in Orlando, the U.S. Men's National Team coach says he'd like to bring Dwyer in by the end of the summer.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 10

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Week 10 of MLS action provide a few surprises, including one team earning their first win, and the league's hottest team dropping two on the road.

Sporting Kansas City opened the action in midweek play with a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls thanks to Dom Dwyer.

Portland Timbers Fall 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at Home

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The Portland Timbers lost their undefeated streak at Providence Park today, dropping a 1-0 result to Sporting Kansas City on the strength of a Dom Dwyer goal.

As with every match between these two sides, tonight was chippy and contentious from the get-go with neither side willing to back down.

Fernandes, Dwyer step up as Sporting KC attack begins to gel

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When Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes brought in Designated Player Gerso Fernandes to man the right wing, he knew Fernandes needed to provide something his reputation prior to MLS wasn't built on.

"When he came here, he didn't have much of a goal-scoring record and I think that had a lot to do with the way he played in the system that the played," Vermes said.

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USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

US draws Panama in the Gold Cup opener, Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/9/17

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USA vs. Panama preview, TV times and team news

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It was a good June for the USMNT and July has certainly started the same way as the US beat Ghana 2-1 in a tune-up for the upcoming Gold Cup. When the US roster was released, it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all the headlines and it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all of the headlines from the Ghana game with a goal in his first appearance for the US (a rather splendid goal it should be said).

USA vs. Panama preview, TV times and team news

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It was a good June for the USMNT and July has certainly started the same way as the US beat Ghana 2-1 in a tune-up for the upcoming Gold Cup. When the US roster was released, it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all the headlines and it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all of the headlines from the Ghana game with a goal in his first appearance for the US (a rather splendid goal it should be said).

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Major Link Soccer: Dom Dwyer is joining Orlando City SC

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Dwyer switches jerseys and the other dos Santos brother joins the Galaxy.

Seattle

Green Lake is losing one of its skate parks after it was built illicitly. An attorney vies to defend it.

Not soccer but just as awesome, a solar eclipse is coming and there's only about a 70 mile stretch (north/south) in a band across the country to see the full eclipse.