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MLS Ticker: Galaxy deal Opare to D.C. United, NYC FC acquires Jacobson, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Kofi Opare is heading to the east coast.

It was announced on Tuesday that the LA Galaxy have traded Opare to D.C. United in exchange for the Eastern Conference club's second round 2015 MLS SuperDraft selection.

Mattocks scores in third straight in Whitecaps draw with FC Dallas

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Vancouver Whitecaps Daren Mattocks netted his third in as many games, but it wasn't enough for the Whitecaps to get more than their tenth draw of the season.

The Whitecaps and FC Dallas played to a 2-2 draw Sunday at BC Place behind goals from Mattocks, Blas Perez, Michel and Pedro Morales.

Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts

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Several Premier League clubs are currently over in North America on pre-season tours to get the squadprepared and to test out new formations for the up-coming season in Britain.

Summer Friendly Rewind: Tottenham edges Toronto, Villa blank Dallas and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jermain Defoe had a chance to topple his former club with his new one, but he and Toronto FC were ultimately undone by a late goal.

Andros Townsend scored in the 85th minute and Tottenham edged Defoe and Toronto FC, 3-2, in a thrilling friendly at BMO Field on Wednesday.

MLS Gets Wakeup Call In Night Of English Friendlies

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Remember all that gloating we had last month at the World Cup when the USA advanced out of the Group of Death while England was sent home early? How the progress of the national team was a sign of his far Major League Soccer has come? Well last night was reality check for the league as MLS sides went head to head with five Premier League sides and the results were not pretty.

How MLS just lost that World Cup momentum

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Just ten days after a World Cup that saw Americans tuning in and buying into the sport of soccer, the number one question coming out was "how can MLS convert/capture this momentum?" The answer probably isn't found in the self-inflicted ritual of the international friendly:

All last night crawling across the ESPN ticker was this deceptive storyline: TOR 2 TOT 3 .

Danny Garcia added to inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game

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MLS announced today that three additional players were added to theinaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game roster, including FC Dallas' homegrown midfielder Danny Garcia.

Along with Garcia,Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer and Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo were added to replace Montreal Impact's Karl W.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Tesho Akindele is quickly becoming one of the top rookies in Major League Soccer.

Akindele scored his second goal of July this past Saturday, going one-on-one against New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth before beating him to seal a 2-0 win for FC Dallas.

MLS Ticker: Yedlin, two others replaced on HomeGrown roster; Robinho situation nearing resolution, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

DeAndre Yedlin's participation in the MLS All-Star Game will prevent him from partaking in the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game.

Yedlin was removed from the original 20-man Homegrown Game roster on Tuesday due to his selection in the Aug.

FC Dallas pushes unbeaten run to six, keeps Revs slide going

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The New England Revolution will have to wait another week to end the winless streak that is slowly crumbing their playoff hopes.

The Revs were defeated for the club record seventh straight outing, this time by FC Dallas, who toppled the Revs 2-0 behind goals from Andres Escobar and Tesho Akindeleat Toyota Stadium.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By DAN KARELL

Tesho Akindele has put together a strong rookie season, and he showed on Friday why he was coveted by FC Dallas as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 MLS Draft.

Starting up top for the seventh consecutive game, Akindele combined well with strike-partner Blas Perez in the 26th minute, firing a lobbed pass on the volley past Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath to give FC Dallas a 1-0 lead.

MLS Ticker: Besler attracting ‘enormous interest’ overseas; Castillo suspended; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Following an impressive World Cup campaign, Matt Besler's future at the club level could be decided soon.

The Sporting Kansas City defender is garnering "enormous interest" from overseas clubs in England, Germany, and beyond, Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman told the Kansas City StarThursday.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 3 - Revolution 1

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Poetry Corner Kicks peeks behind the Curtin to see how the Union did it.

That was a great way to come out of the World Cup break! After a bit of a sloppy first half of the first half, which can be expected after a long time off, things started to pick up and get interesting. With the Philadelphia Union offense clicking once again, the only teams in MLS to have scored more goals at this point in the season are the Sounders, Timbers, and FC Dallas.

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Match Photos: Aston Villa at FC Dallas

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Our terrific photog Matt Visinsky made it out to the FC Dallas friendly (a.k.a. scrimmage) against Aston Villa at Toyota Stadium last night. Enjoy the photos won't you.

FC Dallas’ long unbeaten run now a thing of the past after EPL’s Aston Villa comes to town

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By STEVE HUNT

Special Contributor

FRISCO — FC Dallas' eight-game unbeaten streak across all competitions is now a thing of the past after Aston Villa FC of the English Premier League handed FCD a 2-0 defeat in an international friendly on Tuesday at Toyota Stadium.

Aston Villa’s preseason tour of Texas kicks off today against FC Dallas

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By STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

FRISCO — Aston Villa FC's tour of Texas starts Wednesday against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. And even though first-kick temperature figures to be near 100, Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert expects the trip, which will also see his side play Houston on Saturday, to be a rousing success.

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Hendry Thomas undergoes ACL surgery, out 6 to 8 months

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According to FC Dallas, midfielder Hendry Thomas underwent an operation to repair the ACL in his left knee using a patellar tendon graph today at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. The Honduran will be out six to eight months from injury suffered against Carolina on July 9.

Injury bug infests FC Dallas, again

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Just as FC Dallas were about to walk through that proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel", it seems someone has flipped off the light switch again.

Yesterday Hendry Thomas, who just came off the injury list, posted this pic on his Instragram page with a comment in Spanish loosely translated informed his followers, he was about to undergo surgery for a "cruciate ligament injury".

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Match Photos: New England Revolution at FC Dallas

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Please enjoy the, as usual, excellent match photos by Matt Visinsky of the FC Dallas match against New England.

FC Dallas extends unbeaten streak to five with win over New England

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FC Dallas' Victor Ulloa, left, helps Andres Escobar, middle, celebrate his first-half goal against the New England Revolution with fans at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday, July 19, 2014. FC Dallas won, 2-0. (Mark M. Hancock/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

By Steve Hunt

Special Contributor

FRISCO — Go ahead and call Andres Escobar an opportunist.

Philadelphia Union

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 1 - FC Dallas 2

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Poetry Corner Kicks didn't enjoy this one.

I didn't enjoy this game between the Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas. Don't get me wrong, I was happy that Amobi Okugo was able to get back on the board and score a goal after a long drought, but honestly, this wasn't very fun to watch. It had all the charm and beauty of a dead duck.

Match Report: FC Dallas 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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An early second half own goal gave Dallas all three points over the Union in Texas.

A 4th of July Dud: Philadelphia Union 1-2 FC Dallas

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The Philadelphia Union laid an egg on our country's birthday. Maybe we can blame the traveling issues they had, maybe we can just admit the fact that the Union are just not that good.

With temperatures of around 85 degrees at kickoff with humidity closing in on the 70% mark, not to mention the constant soundless tune of Vuvuzelas being blown, the atmosphere of Toyota Park down in Frisco, Texas pretty much was closing in on what one might expect of Hell, complete with the soundtrack.

FC Dallas gets lucky on scoreboard but unlucky with injuries in win over Philadelphia Union

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FC Dallas' Tesho Akindele (13) and Philadelphia's Michael Lahoud (13) both kick while Adam Moffat (6) approaches during a Major League Soccer match at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, July 4, 2014. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor)

FRISCO—It might have taken a rather fortuitous own goal to secure the win, but FC Dallas' unbeaten streak is now at four games after a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union before an overflow crowd of 21,182 at Toyota Stadium on Friday.

Union vs FC Dallas quick reference

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It's been a year since the Union played Dallas. We've got all the match stats, highlights from our recaps and analysis, video highlights, and more from the series history between the teams.

Fans’ View: Road Trip!

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Have car, will travel to Union games. Staci Klemmer on seeing the Union play in Texas.

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THE WHOLE STORY: Matchday 18 Union at FC Dallas

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The Union head to Dallas looking for their fourth consecutive win.

Following their 3-1 triumph over New England last weekend, Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union will travel to Frisco to take on FC Dallas. Dallas currently sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, though they've played more games than anyone else in the league.

Match Preview: Union vs. FC Dallas

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The Union head to Dallas looking for their fourth consecutive win.

Following their 3-1 triumph over New England last weekend, Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union will travel to Frisco to take on FC Dallas. Dallas currently sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, though they've played more games than anyone else in the league.

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BREAKING: FC Dallas trades away Andrew Jacobson

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FC Dallas has traded midfielderAndrew Jacobson to NYCFC for a 2016 Superdraft pick the club announced today.

Jacobson was given the captain's armband to start the season, but then was injured and never was able to get back his starting position, in many ways due to the rising star and quality play of homegrown Victor Ulloa.

Technically Speaking: #FCDvNE

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By Rick Sewall

FC Dallas beat the Revs 2-0 last Saturday, in a game a lot like last Wednesday's game – with FC Dallas taking the lion's share of prime scoring chances. While the Revs again maintained the ball-possession advantage, this time by a significant 55% to 45% ratio, Dallas was far ahead on all other significant game statistics.

FC Dallas injury breakdown

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Injuries seem to be ebbing a bit for FC Dallas, but for those wondering here's a full breakdown of who has missed what this season and for what reason.

Player Injury Games Missed
D Kellyn Acosta Left knee 13*
D Jair Benitez Ankle 3*
M Mauro Diaz Right knee 10
F Andres Escobar Back 9
GK Raul Fernandez Sports hernia 3
M Danny Garcia Hamstring 4
D Matt Hedges Hamstring 1
M Andrew Jacobson Ankle 5^
D George John Right Knee 20*
D Stephen Keel Quadriceps 3
D Zach Loyd Hip 3
M Peter Luccin Hamstring 8
M Michel Hamstring 5
M Adam Moffat Hamstring 2
F Blas Perez Hamstring 1
GK Chris Seitz Quadriceps 1#
F David Texeira Knee 8
M Hendry Thomas Muscle Tear, Lft Knee 8@
D London Woodberry!

Catching up with Kellyn Acosta

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It's been a while since Kellyn Acosta played for FC Dallas, since April 19 against Toronto FC. But the young Plano native has been progressing nicely in his recovery from a left knee avulsion fracture and now appears nearly ready to make his return. Here's what he had to say about that:

How are you feeling?

FC Dallas 2-1 Union: Too many turnovers haunt the Union offense

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The Union reverted to their old ways in Dallas but still could have earned a draw. In the end the Union offense was punchless and sloppy and couldn't overcome a defensive lapse and some bad luck.

The Union reverted back to their old tendencies in a disappointing trip to Dallas. Defensive lapses and an inability to create quality shots eventually sunk the Union with a 2-1 loss.

Opposite View: Three Questions With Big D Soccer

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This week we sit down with Brian Wachholz of Big D Soccer, SB Nation's FC Dallas blog, about our annual match up with FCD.

tBG) FC Dallas is known for their academy's ability to produce MLS-level talent. To what do you attribute that, and how has that helped the club in terms of on-field results?

FC Dallas, Columbus Crew show support for fan struck by lightning outside of stadium Saturday

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Jun 29, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; An FC Dallas staffer wears a red ribbon honoring Lt Stu Tudor, a Columbus firefighter who was struck buy lightning outside the stadium, postponing the Columbus Crew-FC Dallas game by a day at Crew Stadium. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas paused before their scoreless draw Sunday to support the recovery of a firefighter who was struck by lightning in the southwest parking lot of Crew Stadium.