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Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: Halftime Analysis

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After a well played draw on Wednesday, Portland Timbers played a poor first half against FC Dallas. The Timbers find themselves down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes.

Diego Valeri's positioning

Portland had a quick, dynamic attack on Wednesday against the Houston Dynamo. PTFC played in the middle of the pitch and went through the Dynamo, not over or around.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas: Preseason Match Thread [11:00]

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The preseason marches on today as the Portland Timbers are set to take on FC Dallas in Tucson. Following a mid-week draw against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday and a closed door reserves match against Dallas on Thursday, today's match should heavily feature the Timbers' starters as they continue to round into form.

New England Revolution

Revolution 2, FC Dallas 2: Revs open Tucson trip with a draw

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Cristian Penilla and Diego Fagundez help the Revs earn a point in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The New England Revolution came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas to open the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The first notable moment of the game occurred in the 9th minute when debuting midfielder Wilfried Zahibo issued an unpleasant tackle to Carlos Gruezo.

News Roundup: Philadelphia wins, Edu in LA, and Johannsson gets some minutes

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Also: New England loses, guess-the-trialist, and

Major League Soccer

How FC Dallas changed the MLS offseason forever

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Feb 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - There's a well-worn assumption that the key to becoming a successful soccer team lies in spending months, even years, training together and forming a core starting lineup. Sometimes, this comes in the form of off-field team building, like Huddersfield Town's David Wagner leading the then-Championship side to a remote Swedish island for three nights without electricity.

An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

MLS Preseason Rewind: Quakes, RSL draw, FC Dallas hosts CCL foe

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A few more MLS teams were in preseason action on Wednesday.

The San Jose Earthquakes took on Real Salt Lake in Tucson, Arizona in the only MLS on MLS match of the day. Meanwhile, FC Dallas continued their preparation for the CONCACAF Champions League against a team from El Salvador.

Elsewhere, Minnesota United had a routine afternoon against a college side and the Seattle Sounders took on an NASL side.

MLS Ticker: New deal for Roman Torres, kit reveals, and more

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Roman Torres looks to be staying with the Seattle Sounders.The defender had been close to a new deal for quite some time now and reports indicate that the Panama international has signed a new contract that would keep him in Seattle until 2020.

He took to Twitter to reveal the news:

Gracias a Dios y a @SoundersFC mi historia continua #Román Bendiciones para todos y feliz inicio de semana pic.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/3/18

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Rosenberry looks to rebound, new FC Dallas kits, and more moves in MLS.

Philadelphia Union News

Keegan Rosenberry ready to bounce back after 2017 struggles with Union
Keegan Rosenberry was frustrated by his 2017 season, but the Union fullback is hoping to return to form in 2018.

Major Links Soccer: Tyler Miller needs your help

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Also: broken bones, holdout hard-feelings, and criminal clouds.

Seattle

Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan to take lessons learned from U.S. camp to Seattle Sounders preseason - Seattle Sounders FC
Fresh from USMNT camp and their first international friendly of 2018, Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan are eager to jump into the Sounders' preseason.

MLS Ticker: Sounders sign Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Orlando adds Rosell and more

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The Seattle Sounders midfield just got even deeper ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season.

The defending Western Conference champs, announced the signing of midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem on Tuesday. Eikrem, 27, has played with Swedish outfit Malmo FF since 2015 playing in 79 matches throughout his time there.

MLS Ticker: Dynamo sign Venezuelan centerback, Galaxy add former Republic defender, and more

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The Houston Dynamo continues to fuel a technical vision they've had for sometime.

On Tuesday, the Texan club announced the addition of another young Latin American to its ranks. Venezuelan defender Alejandro Fuenmayor, 21, is set to join the team prior to the commencement of preseason.

"Alejandro is a young and talented defender who at just 21 years old has already played over 70 professional first team matches," Dynamo Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan said in a club statement.

Around The Forest: The Portland Timbers enter the world of eSports

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Also: News from the MLS Combine, Sounders pick up an assistant coach, FCD shows interest in Omar Gonzalez and more!

Portland

eMLS: Competitive gaming comes to MLS, Timbers | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers and MLS are entering the competitive gaming arena, partnering with EA SPORTS on the creation of eMLS, a new competitive EA SPORTS FIFA 18 league which will feature the best FIFA 18 players from the US and Canada vying for a chance to become world champions.

MLS Ticker: Carl Robinson linked with Wales job, Alex heads to South Korea, and more

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Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has emerged as a potential candidate for the open position with the Wales national team. The Welshman been with the Caps for the last four years, twice leading them to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

He remains an underdog, with the favorites being Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy.

MLS Ticker: Cole signs new Galaxy contract, Timbers sign Costa Rican defender and more

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Ashley Cole is gearing up to spend his third season in MLS, as the LA Galaxy have signed the defender to a new contract with the English left back, according to theLos Angeles Times.

Cole has flown under the radar a bit during his time with the Galaxy, but he's been a steady force for the historic franchise, playing 55 regular-season contests.

News roundup: Crew loses Manneh, FC Dallas leaks list, Russian official steps down

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Plus: Temple's new head coach.

Major Link Soccer: MLS is going to Nashville

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Atlanta was a success so now they'll have a more natural rival than Orlando.

Seattle

Former Sounder, Michael Gspurning, is calling it a career and moving to sidelines as a coach. The former keeper retired from Union Berlin and signed on to become a goalkeeping coach for the second division German side.

TFC depth, new format could help MLS achieve CCL glory in 2018

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Major League Soccer has achieved more than many could've imagined over the last five years, but there's still one glaring hole on the league's resume.

Although it will be a tough task for the five MLS clubs entered in the CONCACAF Champions League, the elusive prize the league has searched for could finally end up in the trophy case in April.

Chris Seitz signs with the Houston Dynamo

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Dynamo add goalkeeper to roster.

The Houston Dynamo have signed 30-year-old goalkeeper Chris Seitz. The free agent had played the last seven season with FC Dallas. He was a major part of the FC Dallas team that won the Supporters Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2016. Seitz has played in 97 games during his eleven season career in MLS.

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Dallas and the MLS player development model

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By Clemente Lisi – DALLAS TX (Oct 30, 2017) US Soccer Players – MLS teams are currently playing for a championship. Will Toronto FC replicate the success it achieved during the regular season? Can the Seattle Sounders repeat as champions? Will a surprise team, like the New York Red Bulls or Columbus Crew, emerge from the brackets?

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team was the most disappointing in 2017?

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Before the MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday night, we're taking a look at some of the teams that didn't make the playoffs, and more specifically failed to live up to expectations in 2017.

No team fell harder than FC Dallas, who won two teams after July 22 to finish out of the top six in the Western Conference after previously occupying first place.

Bruin brace pushes dominant Sounders into playoffs

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SEATTLE It has not been the smoothest title defense. The Seattle Sounders will not win the 2017 Supporters' Shield. There have been injuries, and there have been long stretches of impotent soccer. Hints of a championship hangover lingered well into summer.

But on Sunday night the Sounders (13-9-11, 50 points) routed FC Dallas 4-0 in front of 48,478 at CenturyLink Field.

MLS Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Just two weeks remain in MLS play, and some vital matchups will take place across the league on Sunday afternoon.

The schedule starts in the East which is, at this point, fairly locked up. New York City FC has plenty on the line, though, heading into Sunday's match against the Houston Dynamo.

PSP’s chat with Bobby Warshaw, American soccer’s most unique new voice

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Harrisburg-area native Bobby Warshaw is perhaps the most unique voice in American soccer, and he talked recently with PSP's Dan Walsh about his life after soccer, life behind the scenes for pro soccer players, new book, frustrations with Philadelphia Union, and recent time spent in a Syrian refugee camp overseas.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 32

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Despite the small schedule during the international break, each MLS match that was played this weekend carried some type of importance.

The New York Red Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. (READ)

Brent Kallman's late header rescued a home draw for Minnesota United against Sporting KC.

FC Dallas playoff hopes boosted with draw in Colorado

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A win would have been nice, but FC Dallas will take an away point to get them above the red line in the Western Conference.

Atiba Harris headed home a tying goal in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw at the Colorado Rapids, which ensures Dallas controls its own destiny heading into the final two weeks of the season.

Real Salt Lake

News roundup: Curtin a Hall of Famer, MLS trades, Carli Lloyd makes cut — THURSDAY

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Also: Union's Clearwater dates, more MLS transfers and rumors than you can shake a corner flag at, Grant Wahl article, and Ronaldo's endorsements.

How to Watch MLS in Week 33, TV and Streaming Listings

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Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Eleven of the twelve MLS Cup playoff spots are locked in heading to decision day. The Eastern Conference is set with Toronto FC securing the Supporters' Shield and a bye but New York City FC, the Chicago Fire, Atlanta United FC and Columbus Crew SC all have a shot at the 2 seed and the second bye.

Sounders vs FC Dallas: Three Questions

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This is now a 4:30 PM game on FS1. Plan your day around it.

It's crunch time in MLS. Half the games are at 2 PM (Eastern Conference) and the other half are at 4:30 PM (Western Conference). There are merely two games left, for everyone. The MLS Cup Playoffs are just 10 days away. Seattle Sounders are 4th in the West, just a point above going on the road for the play-in round.

Seattle Sounders

TFC, Rapids drawn together in CONCACAF Champions League round of 16

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Toronto FC and the Colorado Rapids were drawn against each other for the round of 16 of the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League on Monday night.

Although they play in the same league, TFC and the Rapids were allowed to be pitted against each other because they come from two different nations.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders on their convincing home display against FC Dallas.

As the regular season winds down, the Seattle Sounders officially clinched an MLS Cup Playoff berth with their win against FC Dallas. Aspects of the attack showed signs of clicking, as Will Bruin notched a brace and Nicolas Lodeiro exhibited his versatility.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"This franchise is committed to winning. And I think that shows in being now the only [active] club to make the playoffs nine years in a row." -Brian Schmetzer

After having trouble finding the right rhythm out of the gate, the Seattle Sounders got in sync, putting four unanswered goals on the board against FC Dallas and snatching a secure playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Rest

FC Dallas forms player development partnership with Bayern Munich

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FC Dallas has partnered with one of world soccer's heavy hitters.

On Tuesday, FC Dallas announced that the club has partnered with Bayern Munich in a deal that will"offer players within their professional academies a pathway to soccer both in the United States and Germany". The two clubs will work together on coaching and talent exchanges, allowing players to travel between the two countries and play against one another in scheduled matches.

After following path from Ghana to U.S., longtime friends Atuahene, Twumasi reunite with FC Dallas

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PHILADELPHIA For years, Francis Atuahene and Ema Twumasi walked down similar paths. They got their start in Ghana before joining the country's elite young players at the Right to Dream academy. Eventually, the two came to Connecticut, where their paths split heading towards college soccer.

As the two realized their professional dream at Friday's MLS Draft, they learned that their paths would once again be intertwined with a club that very much fits their styles as players.

Major Link Soccer: Harry Kane sets the Premier League record for goals.

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Tottenham's striker bagged a hat trick against Southampton.

Seattle

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MLS

Soccer: USMNT prospect Shaq Moore and his time with FC Dallas | SportsDay

With expansion teams going to bigger stadium plans, money, and market size; Pamplin Media Group - Would MLS pick Portland today?

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The USMNT camp roster for next week's Portugal friendly is out, and it is very lean. Dave Sarachan summoned 21 players, including five impressive uncapped youngsters (marked by asterisks below. Josh Sargent is one of them, a fact which stands among my biggest surprises. The calls for Tim Ream and C.

FC Dallas thumps Galaxy to close season

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FC Dallas saved one of their best performances for Sunday's season finale, even if it all came too little, too late for a team that finished outside of the playoff picture.

FCD scored five unanswered goals in what turned out to be a 5-1 drubbing of the LA Galaxy. Despite the win, FC Dallas finished up eighth in the Western Conference, finishing outside of the playoff picture while the San Jose Earthquakes sealed the final spot.

Major Link Soccer: Kaka thanks Orlando City FC fans in last home game

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The Brazilian legend bid farewell to Orlando in his last home match for the club Sunday.

Seattle

With their 4-0 victory over FC Dallas last night, the Sounders now hold the longest active playoff streak in the league with 9 consecutive appearances:

With today's win, your Sounders are headed to the Audi @MLS Cup Playoffs for the 9th consecutive year, the longest active streak in MLS!

Book review: When the Dream Became Reality, by Bobby Warshaw

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PSP's Dan Walsh reviews the recently published book by the retired player and Harrisburg-area product, finding it a wholly authentic view of American soccer players' life behind the scenes.