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MLS plays a surprising week 1

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 7, 2018) US Soccer Players - Take everything you thought you knew about how the 2018 MLS season and throw it in the trash. Nothing applies anymore unless your season preview started with the favorites losing in week 1. That included both of last year's MLS Cup participants not just losing, but losing at home.

The Western Conference is charging forward: Can the Dynamo keep up?

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The Western Conference promises to be much better than it was in 2017. In a changing league, Houston have to keep up.

Last year, MLS's Western Conference had a rough go of things. The top five clubs out east all would have finished first in the west, a dramatic turn from years of western dominance.

How to Watch MLS in Week 24, TV and Streaming Listings

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The 2017 MLS season is approaching the home stretch. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

Three Big Storylines:
  1. After taking a few weeks off, Friday night MLS is back and they have an excellent game to return to as the New York Red Bulls travel to Cascadia to take on the Portland Timbers.

NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire, MLS 2015: Preview, Lineups, Live Stream & Stats

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NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire, MLS 2015: Preview, Lineups, Live Stream & Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire
Date: 11th September
Time: 7pm EST
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Live Stream: Fubo.

Michael Parkhurst and Alexi Lalas | Episode 521

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We talk to Columbus Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst about fantasy football, the Eastern Conference playoff race, and more. In the second segment, Alex Lalas calls in to discuss the difference in styles between New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy and the rest of the league.

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Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

Opposition 11: Who will the New York Red Bulls start tonight against D.C. United?

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A very consistent NYRB side should be at more or less full strength tonight despite playing mid-week.

The fate of MLS's Eastern Conference - and possibly the Supporters Shield - may well hinge on tonight's game between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls. Any game between MLS's first rivals is going to be heated and tense, but as has happened in recent years it now also involves two actual good sides.

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo to play Sporting Kansas City in Thursday night playoff game

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The Houston Dynamo will host rival in first round of playoffs.

The Houston Dynamo will play Sporting Kansas City in the Knockout Round of the 2017 MLS Playoffs. Thanks to their fourth place finish in the Western Conference the Dynamo will host Sporting at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo haven't made it to the playoffs since 2013.

Scouting Report: Snuffing out the Chicago Fire

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How Seattle can keep the Fire to a 2-alarm or less.

Who You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders head back out on the road for two games in four days. First up, they travel to Bridgeview, IL to take on the Chicago Fire. This game is the last in a string of three straight games against Eastern Conference opponents, and will be the lone regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Villa's brace, Shelton's assists power NYCFC past Fire

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NEW YORK — New York City FC still needs a little help this weekend, but the second-year club did its part on Friday night in hopes of clinching its first playoff berth.

Behind a brace from David Villa and tallies from Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza, NYCFC topped the Chicago Fire, 4-1, at Yankee Stadium to temporarily reclaim the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

For All The Marbles, Part 2: Union vs. Chicago Fire Preview

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Last Wednesday, both the Chicago Fire and the Philadelphia Union played for all the marbles.

The Union of course got to take the marbles to the tune of a 1-0 victory which propelled them into the Open Cup Final for the second year in a row.

Now? Now they're playing for the possibility of a late season playoff run.

Fire Have That Sinking Feeling

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TheChicago Fire, floundering in last place in MLS's Eastern Conference, have passed the midpoint of the regular season and basically face must-win situations in almost every match. It really should be too early to think about results in those terms in July, but the hole that the Fire have dug for themselves has become awfully deep, leaving very little margin for error.

USL

USL Week 19 Rewind: Reno rolls past Swope Park Rangers, Battery stumble, and more

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The Charleston Battery once again stumbled and all of the Eastern Conference challengers capitalized on the opportunity.

The Charlotte Independence, Louisville City FC, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the Rochester Rhinos all made up ground on the waning Eastern leaders with big wins. The Eastern Conference's top six teams are now separated by just seven points heading into the final third of the season.

USL Look Ahead: Week 4

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The Week 4 slate in the USL is highlighted by a top of the table clash in the Eastern Conference. It'll be second against third in Louisville on Saturday, when the Tampa Bay Rowdies square off with Louisville City.

Saint Louis FC, the top team in the East, faces a difficult road trip in Cincinnati, while the top side in the Western Conference, Real Monarchs, makes a trip of their own in Week 4.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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With three straight at home, United appears to be rounding into form at the right time as they host the Impact

A slow start to 2017 has started to change for D.C. United, who went 3-1-1 in April and are coming off of a remarkable win on the road against Atlanta United. With the injury list starting to shorten a bit last week, the Black-and-Red will be looking to ramp things up as they get three straight matches at home against Eastern Conference opponents.

Filibuster podcast episode 148: Spread your appendages out in excitement

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We talk all Eastern Conference and size up the playoff race as D.C. United move into the last month and a half of the season.

D.C. United is back in action, and so is the Filibuster podcast! We start by talking about the beige game that was D.C. United versus the Colorado Rapids. We ask whether it was good defense or bad offense, look at both D.

Dream Team Refugee: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 11 September 2015

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The Spirit in the playoffs, a 1980s sci-fi plotline as scouting strategy, the Syrian refugee crisis, and Mexico's trumping of The Donald -- all in today's Friday Freedom Kicks!

For a few hours every Friday morning, Friday Freedom Kicks is Kanye West to Black and Red United's Taylor Swift acceptance speech.

D.C. United "need a result" as they head to the Rockies to face the Colorado Rapids

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On a current three game skid in MLS play, manager Ben Olsen says that points in Commerce City are a must

By the time that D.C. United takes the field on Saturday night against the Colorado Rapids, it will have been a full two weeks since their last match, a 3-0 loss to bitter rivals, the New York Red Bulls, that has left the team in a sour mood.

New York Red Bulls claim Atlantic Cup with commanding 3-0 win over D.C. United

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D.C. United is humbled in 3-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls, losing the Atlantic Cup

Needing a win by two clear goals to retain the Atlantic Cup and to keep the New York Red Bulls at bay in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United failed on both fronts, falling to the Red Bulls 2-0 on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena.

D.C. United 1-3 New York City FC: The GIFs

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Animated moments that mattered for consumption.

D.C. United started strong against New York City FC, but ultimately faded fast, losing 3-1 and seeing their Eastern Conference lead tighten ever so slightly.

With that, on to the moments that mattered. Thanks to a baseball stadium, you'll see why some of the angles are the way they are I guess.

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

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It's a good moment for the Black-and-Red to be playing a shorthanded, possibly tired IMFC squad.

After two crazy games at RFK Stadium D.C. United is back on the road tonight, facing a Montreal Impact team that has been a very inhospitable host in Quebec. The Impact sit sixth in the Eastern Conference and are on a three-game unbeaten streak, most recently playing to a 1-1 tie with the Red Bulls Wednesday night.

Seis a Cuatro: Match Gallery

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Despite falling behind 2-0 within the first 21 minutes of the match, D.C. United defeated Real Salt Lake 6-4 in a wild game at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The Black and Red further cemented their lead atop the Eastern Conference with their seventh come-from-behind win on the season. Photos: Martin Fernandez.

The Last Word on D.C. United 3-2 Philadelphia Union: On Alvaro Saborio's Impact on the Team

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In which we wonder what kind of role Alvaro Saborio may play for the Black and Red, and how it impacted others in his first game.

It was kind of weird to see D.C. United down two goals after four minutes to the Philadelphia Union and wonder just how they would score two, considering it had been a month ago today that they scored their last one.

Ben Olsen laments poor start despite win against the Philadelphia Union

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United's manager wasn't too pleased with his side's opening act in a 3-2 win at RFK Stadium

Having been 35 days without a home game, struggling to score in four consecutive road games in MLS play, D.C. United came into Sunday's match at RFK Stadium against the Philadelphia Union needing a positive start.

DC United’s trade for Alvaro Saborio will boost Eastern Conference title chances

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DC United's signing of Alvaro Saborio on Thursday from Real Salt Lake fills a glaring hole in the club's attacking front and bolsters their chances of repeating as Eastern Division champions with the chance to make a deep run into the postseason.

In late 2013, as United sought to rebound from a disastrous MLS season, the club acquired Eddie Johnson from the Seattle Sounders as part of plan to build a roster around players with a successful track record in the league.

DC United’s trade for Alvaro Saborio will boost Eastern Conference title chances

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DC United's signing of Alvaro Saborio on Thursday from Real Salt Lake fills a glaring hole in the club's attacking front and bolsters their chances of repeating as Eastern Division champions with the chance to make a deep run into the postseason.

In late 2013, as United sought to rebound from a disastrous MLS season, the club acquired Eddie Johnson from the Seattle Sounders as part of plan to build a roster around players with a successful track record in the league.

The Last Word on D.C. United 0-0 Toronto FC: On Lineups and Cognizance

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In which we expand on something.

D.C. United came into Saturday's game with Toronto FC winners of two in a row over their Eastern Conference foes, and was facing a lineup who has a player in it (Michael Bradley) making almost double the entire D.C. lineup. D.C. did have some moments but eventually found themselves hanging on over Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco, and left BMO Field with a 0-0 draw.

Conor Doyle's thunderbolt gives D.C. United 1-0 win over Chicago Fire

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Doyle's venomous strike in the 73rd minute gave the Black-and-Red all three points in otherwise drab affair

D.C. United, given another chance to create even more distance between themselves and the New England Revolution in the Eastern Conference, just did that, with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

Toronto FC

Rochester Stumbled through Toronto en route to Charleston

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The Rhinos did not excite many with a scoreless draw at Toronto last weekend and prepare for a defensive showdown with Charleston Battery on Saturday

This past Friday, the Rochester Rhinos traveled north to face Toronto FC II and the team brought a point back over the border with them. In their second game of the 2017 USL season, the Rhinos failed to generate the same attacking fervor they did against Bethlehem Steel FC that sparked excitement in the fanbase.

USL Releases 2016 Schedule, Rhinos Face Regional Rivals

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In the Eastern Conference of the United Soccer League, teams will face each other team twice and geographic rivals an additional time. Rochester will play an extra game against each of Toronto FC II, FC Montreal, New York Red Bulls II, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

After the dust settled on an eventful off-season in the USL, the third-division league is suiting up for the 2016 campaign with 29 teams.

Lucky Revolution Extend Winning Streak To Five

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The New England Revolution got extended their winning streak to five games and their unbeaten streak to seven with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Toronto FC on Sunday evening at BMO Field. Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe each scored for the Revs, who also benefitted from a Toronto FC own goal, en route to the victory.

Philadelphia Union

The Chase: The Week 28 Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

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A winless September is leaving the Philadelphia Union stranded in midtable in a winnable Eastern Conference

A slight change of format for The Chase this week. Instead of taking a table view on the playoff race, we're going to highlight the match ups that will have an impact on the playoff race.

Failure To Launch: Union 0-1 Revolution

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The Philadelphia Union squander an opportunity to get themselves back into playoff contention, losing 1-0 to the New England Revolution at PPL Park.

On a night where the Eastern Conference playoff race seemed more open than ever before, the Philadelphia Union failed to assert themselves as real competitors for the sixth and final spot in the postseason.

Montreal Impact

Red Bulls 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

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After last weekend's four goal defensive meltdown against the Montreal Impact, Frank Yallop tried a different look along the back line with Daneil Cyrus and Ty Harden both making their Fire debuts. Predictably, the results weren't any different. The Fire squandered a two goal lead and another decent effort against the best team in the Eastern Conference because they simply aren't very good defensively.

Fire 1 Orlando City 1 - recap and ratings

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For a while it seemed that the stars were lining up for the Fire to make an unlikely jump into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Montreal, New York City FC, and Philadelphia had a all lost and a Chicago victory over Orlando City meant a leap above the red line. As has been the case throughout the entire season however, the Fire missed out on a golden opportunity to at least get back into a playoff spot, even if it only would have been temporary.

Union at Montreal: Match Preview

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Fresh off of a soul crushing draw against Chicago, the Union head north of the border to face Didier Drogba and the Montreal Impact

MLS is a crazy place. Despite the Union being in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, sporting the only points per game number below one in the league and having have the worst goal differential in the league, they're still technically in the hunt for a playoff spot.

The Rest

Player Awards: Who’s the Revolution’s Biggest Flop of 2016?

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We started with the good, and now we're on to the bad. Who underachieved the most in 2016?

At the onset of the 2016 season, Revolution fans set their sights on a deep playoff run. Having qualified for the postseason in three straight seasons, a return to the top of the Eastern Conference table seemed within reach.

NYCFC's prolific offense halted by Toronto's smothering press

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NEW YORK — Something had to give.

In a battle between New York City FC's high-octane offense and Toronto FC's smothering defense, one team's strength was going to nullify the other's, and it turned out to be the latter that prevailed in convincing fashion.

Impact 4 Fire 3 - recap and ratings

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This one wasn't going to be settled any other way, was it? Didier Drogba's hat trick essentially ended the Fire's farcical charge for the sixth and final Eastern Conference playoff berth. The mathematical gymnastics will continue for the next few weeks as quality, or lack thereof, at the bottom of the Conference won't yet allow them to be put out of their misery but make no mistake, this loss put the lid on playoff hopes this season.

An Ugly Win Is Still 3 Points

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Great opening from the Rapids. Then 89 minutes of the same dreck we've seen over and over this season. After Serna's goal the Rapids had 1 shot on target the rest of the game (a good shot from distance by Torres). Attacking soccer huh? If we weren't playing the worst team in the Eastern Conference we don't win as Chicago had chance after chance, especially in the first half.

Fire notebook - line up choices, transfer window talk, injury updates and more

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The Fire won't have long to savor Saturday night's victory over the Seattle Sounders. A big "home and home" set of games with Eastern Conference rival Columbus lies ahead. The Fire will host on Wednesday night and then travel to Ohio for a rematch on Sunday afternoon. A full complement of players won't be available yet with Shaun Maloney and Jeff Larentowicz both still definitely out but there is some progress being made on Maloney's end.