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The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

Musket Rounds: Tracking the top MLS transfer news and rumors

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13 stories to catch you up on the transfer window madness.

The summer transfer window has officially opened, which means rumors and acquisitions have started to spiral. This week's Musket Rounds will catch you up on all the action:

Thursday, July 13

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If Ibra comes to LA, he could become the highest paid player in MLS history.

The Best of MLS: Week 18

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What has potential to be one of the most historic seasons in Major League Soccer history continued on Saturday, while one of the top teams in the Western Conference downed a MLS Cup contender from the Eastern Conference.

In addition to those standout performances, Sunday's lone contest produced a few memorable moments that deserved recognition.

Dynamo, FC Dallas split points for second time this season

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FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo still haven't separated themselves from each other in the Texas derby and the Western Conference standings.

The bitter rivals played to a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night to kick off Rivalry Week.

Erick "Cubo" Torres opened the scoring for the Dynamo in the 19th minute and Maxi Urruti provided the visitors with an equalizer in the 58th minute.

How to Watch MLS in Week 17, TV and Streaming Listings

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It's Rivalry Week in MLS! Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Friday night MLS on UniMas is back again this week featuring the Houston Dynamo hosting FC Dallas as part of MLS Rivalry week. The Dynamo have been great at home compiling a 7-0-1 (W-L-T) for a 2.

MLS Week 17: A Look Ahead

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It's Rivalry Week in MLS, and Week 17 features some fascinating matches between opponents that love to hate each other.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a pair of matches. First, Toronto FC take on the team that ended their 8-match unbeaten run two weeks ago, the New England Revolution.

Weighing the MLS rivalries

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - Once again, Major League Soccer has manipulated its schedule to bring us a round of games thick with rivalries. The weekend has a sponsor. The league's marketing department is opening up the throttle in a bid for attention. While MLS is clearly the biggest professional soccer league in the country, it nevertheless struggles to entice even a moderate percentage of the available soccer fans here.

SBI Question of the Day: What is the best rivalry in MLS?

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It's rivalry week in MLS, and while that will no doubt make for good viewing all around, it's worth pondering where one's viewing time might best be spent.

The league has no shortage of intense match-ups, but one of the most well-known and entertaining takes place in the Pacific Northwest when Cascadia rivals clash.

MLS Week 15: A Look Ahead

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A trio of matches take center-stage this weekend across Major League Soccer with most teams off on bye weeks.

With the international break in full swing, teams will be a bit weakened, but there are still some interesting matchups on the schedule.

Average reported attendances for MLS through gameweek 14 of the 2017 season

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The attendance numbers for last week’s MLS games were a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Midweek numbers were typically poor in Columbus and Houston. New York City FC’s was okay while Orlando City SC had over 24,000. The weekend games drew well with the exception of FC Dallas who drew its smallest crowd of the season.

Average reported attendances for MLS through gameweek 14 of the 2017 season

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The attendance numbers for last week’s MLS games were a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Midweek numbers were typically poor in Columbus and Houston. New York City FC’s was okay while Orlando City SC had over 24,000. The weekend games drew well with the exception of FC Dallas who drew its smallest crowd of the season.

Smoke bombs and streamers caused sanctions levied at Dynamo supporters

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FC Dallas washes hands of punishment, says it was all the decision of MLS.

Word got out Tuesday that FC Dallas had notified the Houston Dynamo of sanctions against their supporters groups. The SGs will not be allowed to bring flags, banners or instruments to the next four games between the two clubs at Toyota Stadium.

United States Men's National Team

Gonzalez 'not likely' to play as USMNT pursues Gold Cup title

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Jesse Gonzalez has Jesse Gonzalez has the potential to be a strong U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper. Given the experience and skill-set he's displayed at just 22 years old, it's easy to see that the future is bright for the FC Dallas goalkeeper.

That future, though, is unlikely to includes any USMNT appearances over the next few weeks.

USMNT Notes: Arena tabs Acosta for big Gold Cup, Villafana building on strong year and more

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Kellyn Acosta's rise from prospect to legitimate contributor has come quickly. The FC Dallas midfielder, at just 21 years old, was thrust into the USMNT midfield against Mexico last month, a big step for even the most experienced national team players.

FIFA approves Gonzalez switch to USMNT

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Jesse Gonzalez may not have made the initial Gold Cup roster, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper is now locked in to the U.S. Men's National Team.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that FIFA has approved Gonzalez's one-time switch to represent the USMNT. As a result, Gonzalez is now officially tied to the U.

U.S. Open Cup

Sporting KC's Opara diagnosed with severe concussion after scary kick to head

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Stop me if you've heard this before. Ike Opara, on the cusp of a season that would cement him as one of the best defenders in MLS, will miss extended time due to an unfortunate injury.

In a very scary moment, the Sporting Kansas City defender went to head a ball away from FC Dallas' Maxi Urruti, whose attempted bicycle kick caught Opara square in the face.

Sporting KC advances to U.S. Open Cup semis after wild extra-time finish

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Though Sporting KC went a man down in the 13th minute of Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal, it was the shorthanded team thatemerged not only winner, but a man up after extra time.

Sporting KC knocked off defending U.S. Open Cup champions FC Dallas by grinding out a physical affair and winning 3-0 after 120 minutes at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

U.S. Open Cup Rewind: Miami FC, FC Cincy provide upsets; Red Bulls edge Union and more

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Reigning U.S. Open Cup champs FC Dallas became the first club to book their spot into the tournament's quarterfinals after defeating the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, seven other clubs joined them, with the biggest shocks coming from Miami FC and FC Cincinnati.

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Dynamo host Sporting KC, Union visit Red Bulls, and more

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The U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 begins on Tuesday night with an all Western Conference showdown taking place in Frisco kickstarting the festivities.

On Wednesday, 14 other clubs will fight to book their place into next month's quarterfinals. Three lower league sides remain in the competition with FC Cincinnati, Miami FC, and Republic FC all in action on Wednesday.

D.C. United

USMNT at the Gold Cup, and D.C. United failures: Filibuster

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Good news: the US roster is interesting. Bad news: DCU lost 3 times this past week

After pausing so that we could take in the D.C. United game against FC Dallas, we immediately realized that was a mistake. However, Jason, Ben, and Adam are here to talk you through all of the soccer games in the past week and change, including the matches against the Montreal Impact and the New England Revolution.

D.C. United goes down in Dallas, Wayne Rooney possible return to Everton, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 5, 2017

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DCU drops another one on the road.

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you all had a great Independence Day. I know you're probably crawling into the office thinking, "I don't want to be here," and I feel you. But, since you're there and unhappy, let me start with some news links to jump start your day:

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Roland Lamah's latest double helps FC Dallas trounce D.C. United

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A 15-minute goal-scoring barrage was all FC Dallas needed to roll over D.C. United in Dallas on Tuesday evening.

Roland Lamah scored twice on either side of halftime to give FC Dallas the lead and to seal the victory for the home side.

Lamah's first goal came in the second minute of stoppage time in the first half.

Watch Ben Olsen’s post-game remarks after D.C. United’s loss to FC Dallas

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Frustrated with a "naive" United, Olsen says reinforcements are coming

D.C. United enters the Gold Cup break on the back of a 4-2 loss to FC Dallas that has left fans and players frustrated. Ben Olsen is frustrated too, even after a game in which United managed to create enough chances against a top defense to possibly even get a tie.

D.C. United score first, but fall 4-2 to FC Dallas

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Ian Harkes opened his MLS account, but a horrid 15 minutes from United cost them four goals in 3rd consecutive loss

Ian Harkes gave D.C. United a hope in the first half, but the Black-and-Red conceded four goals in a 15 minute stretch spanning halftime, in an eventual 4-2 loss to FC Dallas.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas staff and reader predictions

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Happy Fourth of July! Here are zero points.

Yes, D.C. United played just a few days ago, and yes, they lost again. Today we've got another away game, this time against an FC Dallas team flirting with the top of the Western Conference.

Can the Black-and-Red get a result and make our holiday a little brighter?

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas: How to watch, lineups and more

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It's round 2 of the Texas Derby.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas

What

IT'S THE TEXAS DERBY BABY! The first matchup ended up in a 0-0 draw in Frisco, TX. This time around Houston plays host to Dallas. You can check out the full preview here.

Where

BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX

When

Friday, June 23 at 8:00 pm CT

How to watch

Unimas

Unimas (SAP)

SportsRadio 610

Univision Radio KLAT 1010AM

Injuries

Out- George Malki (torn left ACL), Eric Alexander (right MCL strain)

Fan Lineups

The 4-3-3 was the overwhelming favorite for tonight's lineup.

Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas Preview: Bid for El Capitan Round 2

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Houston plays hosts and holds a decided advantage to retain the El Capitan trophy.

One of the few bright spots of the 2016 season, reclaiming El Capitan from Dallas allowed the Dynamo one victory over their league topping rivals. The two clubs will face off tomorrow in Houston as peers, tied for 2nd in the western conference along with Portland.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against FC Dallas

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What starting XI should Wilmer Cabrera use to help the Dynamo take the lead in the Texas Derby?

It seems like the Houston Dynamo have been doing plenty of traveling the past few weeks. The last home game the Dynamo played was May 31st against Real Salt Lake where they came up with a 5-1 win.

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. the LA Galaxy with LAG Confidential

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We spoke with Mike Gray at LAG Confidential to discuss the upcoming match between the Houston Dynamo and the LA Galaxy

The Houston Dynamo are back on the road following a midweek win when they faced North Carolina FC in their 3-2 victory in the US Open Cup. The Dynamo remain winless in MLS play on the road with their lone draw to FC Dallas.

Portland Timbers

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 22

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Former Portland Timbers centerback and current broadcaster and analyst, Nat Borchers, stops by to talk life after soccer, the advice he'd give a young player heading into U.S. Open Cup, and his view of the Timbers' season to date.

Chris and Jamie recap the Timbers' 2-0 win over FC Dallas, Portland's latest injury woes, and whether the Timbers' should be taking a more aggressive approach to the Open Cup.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, FC Dallas 0

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Well, you can't say it was because FC Dallas was more shorthanded than the Timbers. With Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, and Maynor Figueroa all out on either national-team duty or with an injury, it would've been fair before the game to call the Burn charred by injuries.

But then the Timbers lost both Liam Ridgewell and Roy Miller to injuries.

Adi double lifts Timbers over FC Dallas

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The Portland Timbers leaped up the table and over FC Dallas after defeating the Texas team, 2-0, thanks to a double from striker Fanendo Adi.

The Timbers dominated the first half, controlling possession and shots. FC Dallas looked like a team trying to find its rhythm to varying results.

Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers are set to take on FC Dallas for the second time this season. Both teams will be shorthanded due to international call ups and both having just ended a rough patch with a win in their last match. Portland get to host this test of depth as two of the top Western Conference sides fight to keep their recent momentum going.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are at home for the second week in a row for tomorrow's clash against Western Conference powerhouse FC Dallas, but both sides have been hit by international call ups, making Saturday's match up will be a test of depth as the Timbers look to move up the ladder.

The Timbers will be without two key pieces of their midfield this weekend, Darlington Nagbe and David Guzman, as well as full back Alvas Powell on the back line.

The Rest

Colman opens MLS account in Dallas to lead the way in win road win over Impact

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Cristian Colman avenged his fist half disallowed goal by adding two more in the second half with goalscoring spurt that could kickstart his MLS career.

Trailing by one in the first half, Colman's first two MLS goals paved the way for FC Dallas' 2-1 comeback win over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo.

FC Dallas dominates Toronto FC en route to home win

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FC Dallas had no problem taking on the Supporters' Shield leaders Toronto FC.

Despite the absence of U.S. Men's National Team call-ups Matt Hedges and Kellyn Acosta, FC Dallas took down Toronto FC, beating them, 3-1, on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

Stunning Techera goal forces Whitecaps, FC Dallas to split points

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A stunner off the boot of Cristian Techera was just enough for the Vancouver Whitecaps to earn a home point against one of the league's elite teams on Saturday night.

The Uruguayan forward fired home a magnificent free kick late in the second half, earning the Whitecaps a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas.

Rose City Forecast 15: PTFC vs FC Dallas

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We've now reached week 15 of the MLS season, and so welcome to the fifteenth forecast. Last week, the Timbers managed to end their winless streak with a 2-0 win against the visiting San Jose Earthquakes. Despite San Jose going down a man in the 37th minute after Darwin Ceren received two yellows in less than two minutes, the Timbers would not capitalize until after halftime when Valeri got on the end of a ball from Zarek Valentin.

Three Questions with Big D Soccer

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Ahead of Saturday's home match versus FC Dallas we reached out to our sister blog in the Lone Star state, Big D Soccer, and asked some questions about the current status of their team. Managing Editor Drew Epperley was very kind to provide great answers.

Stumptown Footy: Dallas won 3-0 over RSL.

The Peel Episode 34: Smoke bombs and streamers welcome

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A Dynamo supporters group ban from Toyota Stadium....WHY?

Not Safe For Work!! (Due to strong language) After playing to a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas the Dynamo and their traveling fans walked out of Toyota Stadium feeling good with the result. Fast forward 8 days to June 6 when MLS and FC Dallas decided to ban the Dynamo supporters groups for the next for matches in Frisco.