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MLS Ticker: Koffie traded, Lizarazo, Crew and more

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While a couple of recent jersey releases had mixed reviews, an Eastern Conference contender bolstered its midfield even more this offseason.

The New England Revolution acquired 24-year-old midfielder Gershon Koffie from the Vancouver Whitecaps, sending general allocation money and Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to the Western Conference club in exchange for the midfielder.

MLS Ticker: St. Louis, Union, Cato and more

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One city appears to already be the favorite for an MLS expansion spot.

MLS commissioner Don Garber insists that the league will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis immediately. He did not promise St. Louis an expansion spot, but he did say that now "is the right time" and a team could open as soon as 2020.

MLS Ticker: Casey, Kamara, FC Dallas and more

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Preseason training has officially started for MLS teams, but many are still adding depth to their rosters as the transfer window slowly comes to an end.

On Tuesday, the Columbus Crew revealed the signing of free agent Conor Casey, who has nine years of MLS experience.

MLS Ticker: Reo-Coker, FC Dallas, Alashe and more

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After spending just one season with the Montreal Impact, an English midfielder is heading home.

Nigel Reo-Coker, 31, has officially left the Impact and will pursue a future in England after the club terminated his contract on Friday. The midfielder played in 28 matches for the team in 2015.

MLS Ticker: Ridgewell, Crew, NYCFC and more

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While the MLS transfer window is slowly coming to an end and teams are starting preseason camps, one member of the 2015 MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers is hoping to stay in England fora bit longer.

Timbers center back Liam Ridgewell, 31, hopes to extend his loan spell with Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion, saying: "It saves me going back and doing pre-season – I can do it here and get to play in the Championship.

MLS Ticker: Jaime, Fire, FC Dallas and more

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Official word of Jordan Morris' decision to join the Seattle Sounders dominated Thursday's Major League Soccer news, butReal Salt Lake lost a veteran in the midst of the frenzy:

Sebastian Jaime, 28, has left RSL to join Chilean side CD Universidad Catolica.

Ex-Rev Boss Clavijo Says He’s in Remission from Cancer

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Former Revolution head coach Fernando Clavijo announced via Twitter on Thursday that after battling cancer for two years, he is in full remission.

Clavijo, who coached the Revolution from 2002-2002, is currently the technical director at FC Dallas. In 2014, the 59-year-old former U.S. Men's National Team defender was diagnosed in with multiple myeloma.

MLS Ticker: Crew, Zimmerman, RSL and more

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News from the U.S. Men's National Team's January camp may be stealing the spotlight, but a couple reports from Scandinavia have revealed an MLS player to be and potential Viking FK signee.

The Columbus Crew are reportedly nearing a deal to acquire 24-year-old Odense Boldklub winger Emil Larsen.

MLS Ticker: Hamid, Pulido, Galaxy and more

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After being forced to leave U.S. Men's National Team camp with an apparent nagging knee injury, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid could miss significant time leading up to the 2016 MLS regular season:

Hamid could reportedly be out for several months after undergoing surgery to repair his injured meniscus on Wednesday.

MLS Ticker: Pulido, Galaxy, and more

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While the Colorado Rapids have clear interest in a particular Mexican attacker, the acquisition of Alan Pulido reportedly remains in question:

The Colorado Rapids still have hurdles to climb in order to complete a loan deal for the 24-year old Pulido. According to ESPN FC, issues with the forward's International Transfer Certificate could be the source holding up the potential move.

Breakdown of the 2016 Philadelphia Union Schedule

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It finally arrived, albeit late, but the 2016 MLS Schedule may not be so friendly to the Philadelphia Union.

The 2016 Philadelphia Union regular season schedule is packed with death traps and rough patches. That's what happens when you're one of the worst teams in the league. Every stretch of games seems like the worst stretch of the season.

MLS Ticker: Nyarko, Sporting KC, MLS Combine and more

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With the 2016 MLS Combine is just days away,here's some more news regarding the event as well as other tidbits from around Major League Soccer:

D.C. United is set to acquire Chicago Fire winger Patrick Nyarko via trade after the Ghanian recently asked for a mov away from the club. Nyarko, who reportedly requested a move away from the Fire prior to the club's regime change, is expected to be dealtin exchange for a combination of draft picks, allocation money or other considerations.

MLS Ticker: Pogatetz, NYCFC, FC Dallas, and more

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While many are eagerly awaiting the upcoming 2016 MLS Combine, some news around the league came out on Tuesday:

Emanuel Pogatetz signed with FC Union Berlin on Tuesday after his contract with the Columbus Crew expired in December. The 32-year-old centerback's new deal with the German club runs through the end of the 2.

Report: Galaxy to trade FC Dallas for Dan Kennedy

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The LA Galaxy are apparently on the verge of adding a veteran MLS goalkeeper.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the five-time MLS Cup champions are expected to announce a trade for current FC Dallas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy on Monday.

Timbers qualify for 2016-17 CCL, join Red Bulls, FC Dallas and more

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With Sunday's historic win at MAPFRE Stadium, the Portland Timbers didn't only claim their first-ever MLS Cup.

The title also qualified the Cascadia side for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, joining four other fellow MLS sides.

As the Supporters' Shield winners, the New York Red Bulls will also compete in next year's tournament.

Learning from the FC Dallas approach

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FC Dallas is using youth as a tactic, an identity and a philosophy with head coach Oscar Pareja doing things differently in Texas. Read More

MLS Ticker: TFC, Whitecaps announce roster moves; Perez linked with Saprissa; and more

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After qualifying for its first-ever MLS Playoffs, Toronto FC is doing some minor shuffling with its roster.

The team announced Tuesday that it has picked up its club options on 13 players — including Jonathan Osorio and Marky Delgado — and declined options on four others.

Joining Osorio and Delgado in returning to TFC next season aregoalkeeper Quillan Roberts; defenders Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Ashtone Morgan, Josh Williams, Eriq Zavaleta and Clement Simonin; midfielders Collen Warner, Daniel Lovitz, Chris Mannella and forward Jordan Hamilton.

10 things we learned from the second legs of MLS’s conference finals

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Here are the 10 things we learned from the second legs of the MLS Conference Championships.

1. The Finalists Are Set

The Columbus Crew SC and Portland Timbers will contest MLS Cup 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast by ESPN.

In Columbus and Portland, the league has two finalists it can be proud of.

10 things we learned from the second legs of MLS’s conference finals

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Here are the 10 things we learned from the second legs of the MLS Conference Championships.

1. The Finalists Are Set

The Columbus Crew SC and Portland Timbers will contest MLS Cup 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast by ESPN.

In Columbus and Portland, the league has two finalists it can be proud of.

Houston Dynamo

Je-Vaughn Watson wants out of Dallas

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The FC Dallas and Jamaica right back wants to come to Philadelphia to be close to his daughter, however it doesn't look like that scenario will play out.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported earlier via Twitter that 32-year-old Je-Vaughn Watson of FC Dallas was looking to come to Philadelphia to be closer to his daughter.

MLS Ticker: Van Damme, Figueroa, Ibeagha and more

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Western Conference clubs have been busy making moves this Tuesday, even the five-time MLS Cup champions.

Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme has officially joined the LA Galaxy, confirming reports from earlier this month. The 32-year-old, who makes the move to MLS fromStandard Liege in Belgium, was acquired by the Galaxyusing Targeted Allocation Money.

U16 and U18 teams go 3-1-1 in Florida Showcase

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The U18 and U16 teams traveled to Lakewood Ranch, Florida last weekend for the U.S. Development Academy Showcase.

The U18 team went 1-1-1 in the three games in Florida.

They lost 2-1 in the first game to Houston Dynamo on a late goal after Emmanuel Perez had tied the game on an assist from Frederick Gil.

New England Revolution

Former Revolution defender finds home in NASL

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Jeremy Hall has signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Former New England Revolution defender Jeremy Hall has signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, according to a team release.

Hall, 27, started his career with the New York Red Bulls before spending time with the Portland Timbers, FC Dallas, and Toronto FC.

Union release dates for first three games in 2016

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The club has announced the first three matches of 2016 against FC Dallas, Columbus Crew and the home opener against the New England Revolution.

The Union will start their 2016 season on the road as the team has announced the first three matches of the season. The team will travel to FC Dallas on March 6th, then to Columbus on March 12th before the home opener at Talen Energy Stadium on March 20th against the New England Revolution.

Philadelphia Union

MLS Ticker: NYCFC, Whitecaps, FC Dallas and more

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Roughly a month-and-a-half remains before the start of the MLS season, and several teams have further bolstered their rosters before the start of preseason. Here's a look at Wednesday's MLS news and notes:

New York City FC has completed the signing of Costa Rican internationalRonald Matarritafrom Alajuelense.

MLS Ticker: Beitashour, MacMath traded before MLS Re-Entry Draft, and more

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Steven Beitashour will stay in Canada next season, but he'll be donning a different color jersey.

According to TSN, the 28-year-old right back will be leaving the Vancouver Whitecaps and heading to Toronto FC. The Iranian international has reportedly been acquired by TFC ahead of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Friday.

Where are they now? The 2010 Philadelphia Union goalkeepers

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In this series we take a look back at the 2010 Philadelphia Union team to see what everyone is doing now. Today we look at the guys in between the sticks - the goalkeepers.

Chris Seitz: The fourth overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Seitz was traded to the Union by Real Salt Lake in November of 2009.

Portland Timbers

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-12-16

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Jack McInerney has a new team, Landon Donavan is making headlines, and much more. Check out that along with the latest news below!

Jack McInerney agrees deal with Portland Timbers - sources | ESPN FC:
The reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers are set to acquire out-of-contract forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew SC, sources say.

Columbus vs Portland Final is now a reality

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After a winning Sunday the MLS Cup Final is now set to take place in Columbus, OH.

The MLS Cup final has its two teams and its location after Sunday's games crowned winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences. The second leg was a much tougher test for Columbus and Portland who came close to allowing the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas back in it.

Sporting Kansas City

Camp Cupcake Party List

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I am seconds from hitting the hay, but I will have some commentary (both happy and nagging) about Klinsi's roster selection for this year's January camp tomorrow morning. Buckle up, it's a fairly odd one - even by Camp Cupcake standards.G - Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric

Nguyen, Jones Called Up To United States January Camp

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Jurgen Klinsmann's first 2016 camp features international veterans, MLS standouts and U23 Olympic hopefuls gearing up for a playoff series against Colombia.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer have released the roster for the January camp for the United States Men's National Team.

U.S.

FC Dallas adds Urruti, Sporting KC selects Kann in Re-Entry Draft

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FC Dallas made it clear on Friday that it had a plan in mind by trading up to acquire the first overall selection in the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

That plan turned out to be selecting Maximiliano Urruti.

In Phase 1 of the Re-Entry Draft, FC Dallas nabbed Urruti, the Portland Timbers forward and MLS champion who was only one of two selections on the day.

MLS Ticker: FC Dallas re-signs Acosta; Nemeth wins goal award; and more

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FC Dallas' attack may look a little different in 2016 with the departure of Blas Perez, but the club made some decisions on Thursday that will see its defense remain mostly intact.

The Texas club decided to pick up the options on Matt Hedges, Je-Vaughn Watson, Ryan Hollingshead, Zach Loyd, Rolando Escobar,Atiba Harris and Victor Ulloa.

The Rest

Neumann Scores, But Revs Fall Short to FCD

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Less than 24 hours after staking a 2-0 preseason-opening win over San Jose, the Revolution were back on the pitch Thursday, but couldn't find the same success against FC Dallas, who handed the locals a 2-1 loss at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Letting Ryan Herman enter draft was 'moral obligation'

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Highly regarded goalkeeper was picked in first round by FC Dallas, while Sounders got nothing.

How well the Seattle Sounders did in this year's SuperDraft is still very much to-be-determined, yet one of the more notable bits of news to come out of the Sounders' draft was the signing they ultimately decided not to make.

Brad Friedel's U.S. U-19 roster prepares for first 2016 tournament

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team first tournament of 2016 is just around the corner, and head coach Brad Friedel revealed his first roster of the new year for it.

The Copa de Atlantico tournament in Canary Islands, Spain, began on Wednesday and will run until Feb. 6. The Americans will play Spain on Feb.

FC Dallas pick former Sounders Academy player 17th

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When Ryan Herman entered the Combine the Seattle Sounders confirmed that he was still Homegrown Player eligible. They will no longer be able to sign the towering keeper from the University of Washington as FC Dallas took him 17th. He is the second keeper to be drafted in 2016.

Herman split his college time between Santa Clara and the UW.

Major Link Soccer: Kennedy to Galaxy

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MLS

If you're the LA Galaxy - presumably still a MLS Cup-caliber team with a revolving door at the goalkeeper position - what do you do to fix the problem? The Los Angeles Times reports the Galaxy's solution is trading for Dan Kennedy, the former Chivas USA all-star who missed time with FC Dallas last season with back injuries.

Blas Perez confirms FC Dallas departure, writes farewell message

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Blas Perez's four-year stint with FC Dalas has come to an end.

The 34-year-old Panamanian forward confirmed his exit from FC Dallas on Wednesday in an open letter on Twitter.

"On football there are cycles, unfortunately, the day on which FC Dallas and me must take separate ways, has come," the message says.

FC Dallas thinks progress was made, looks to improve in 2016

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After scoring twice in five minutes during the second half, it looked as if FC Dallas was going tomount a comeback in Frisco, Texas, on Sunday that would have seen them take the Western Conference Finals to extratime.

A stoppage-time strike from Lucas Melano put that possibility to bed, and now the team with the best regular-season record in the Western Conference must watch the MLS Cup from afar instead of playing in it.