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MLS Ticker: Diaz back in training, Crew linked to Brazilian midfielder, and more

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FC Dallas is on a roll so far this season, and it has gone unbeaten without one of the team's key players.

However, that may soon change because midfielder Mauro Diazhas returned to training and is participating fully in team drills.

Mauro Diaz back in near full training with @FCDallas tonight.

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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It shouldn't come as a total shock that FC Dallas is involved in a marquee match this weekend because its been featured in plenty of top-notch contests early in 2017. This time, Oscar Pareja's men face Sporting Kansas City in a top-of-the-table clash that highlights the weekend's action in Major League Soccer.

Major Link Soccer - The Start of Midweek MLS

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Plus, three different teams provide stadium updates, FC Dallas almost scores a goal, and MLS owners consider more TAM.

Seattle

FourFourTwo has a feature on how the Sounders make use of data to improve their decision making. It may be an inopportune time to talk about "how the Sounders are staying ahead", but it's a positive article nonetheless.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 7

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With Week 7in the books, several teams continue to make their case for moving up the table, while a few others continue to languish near the bottom.

Sporting Kansas City provedthe big winner of the weekend, as a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers sees them catapult into the top two with a showdown against No.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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With week seven of the MLS season in the books, some surprising results headlined the action around the league.

New York City FC took down the struggling Philadelphia Union, 2-0, capped by a stunning 50-yard David Villa chip over Andre Blake.

Kellyn Acosta's growth vital to FC Dallas' unbeaten run

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SAN JOSE, Calif.-On Friday night, Kellyn Acosta continued to showcase his booming value after FC Dallas' 1-1 draw against San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium.

The 21-year-old's lone goal in the 78th goal was indicative of his sensational performance,which was partially lost in the spotlight due to Quakes' Jahmir Hyka's heroic last-second game-tying goal.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

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Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.

Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

FC Dallas bounces back from CCL exit with win over Minnesota United

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FC Dallas bounced back nicely after their midweek CONCACAF Champions League elimination, sealing yet another MLS victory.

Oscar Pareja's side fell in Pachuca midweek, but showed a short memory against a Minnesota United side coming off their first win of the season a week ago in a 2-0 win at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

Major Link Soccer - US Women Secure New contract

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Also, MLS crashes out of the CCL and a round-up of midweek expansion news.

Seattle

Ryan Krasnoo over at Soundersfc.com has a gameplan for Saturday. His tactical preview (with lots of helpful images) suggests the Sounders should play direct this weekend.

CCL

MLS is once again eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League.

MLS Ticker: Irwin out for a month, Shuttleworth confirmed as starter and more

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It wasn't the best weekend for goalkeepers on the field in Major League Soccer, and one of the better netminders in the league also suffered an injury.

Toronto FC's Clint Irwin has been ruled out 4-5 weeks with a hamstring strain he suffered chasing an attack in the penalty area on Friday in the Reds' scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City.

FC Dallas signs Pareja to long-term contract extension

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One of the best managers in Major League Soccer was rewarded for success with a large contract extension on Wednesday.

FC Dallas signed 2016 MLS Coach of the Year Oscar Pareja to a long-term extension, with the terms of the deal not disclosed per club policy. Last season alone, Pareja guided the club to the Supporters' Shield and U.

Revolution vs. FC Dallas: five storylines to follow

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The Revs have an unfortunate history against the Toros, and four other headlines to track.

Twenty-two Major League Soccer matches have kicked off since the Revolution last played a meaningful game. During that span of time, FC Dallas has played twice—once in regular season action, and again in CONCACAF Champions League play.

The best version of MLS vs Liga MX

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's not often that soccer serves up a historic, life-altering, history-making and possibly changing matchup. While soccer still has not served that one up quite yet in CONCACAF Champions League play, there may be just such a matchup waiting around the corner.

Wednesday CCL Preview: Well-rested FC Dallas, Pachuca face off in semifinals

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After watching MLS counterparts fall to Mexican oppositionlast night, FC Dallas will hope to avoid a similar result tonight against their own Liga MX challenger.

FC Dallas enters their midweek CONCACAF Champions Leaguesemifinal match well-rested after sitting a fair few starters during the weekend's draw against Sporting Kansas City.

MLS Ticker: Trapp inks new deal with Crew, Rapids sign defender and more

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Since signing with the club as a homegrown player, Wil Trapp has been one of the faces of the Columbus Crew, and the midfielder is set to remain one for at least the next several seasons.

The Crew announced Tuesday that Trapp has signed a new multi-year contract with the club. Targeted Allocation Money was used to sign the midfielder, who was named the team's captain prior to the start of the season.

FC Dallas successfully rests key starters for CCL clash in away draw

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An MLS club has never won the CONCACAF Champions League. In fact, only one has even made it to the final.

Before FC Dallas starts its attempts to be the second Wednesday night against Pachuca, the team got an away MLS clash out of the way. FCD left Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City on Saturday night still undefeated in league play after a 0-0 draw with Sporting KC.

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FC Dallas stays undefeated with home win over Sporting KC

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It took plenty of time to break through a solid Sporting KC defense, but, in the end, FC Dallas found the goal and remainedthe only undefeated team in MLS.

FC Dallas finished off an onslaught late to defeat previously-unbeaten Sporting KC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

FC Dallas frustrates Sporting KC in ugly goal-less draw

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — When the FC Dallas lineup for Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City was unveiled, the home fans at Children's Mercy Park might have thought their team was in for an easy win.

FC Dallas had other plans.

Oscar Pareja chose to rest several key starters ahead of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Pachuca, and went with a young lineup, a lineup that frustrated Sporting Kansas City on the way to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

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New CCL rules keep the Sounders spot in 2018

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We have a little more clarity on the 2018 CONCACAF tournament.

We finally have a little clarity on when and how the Seattle Sounders will participate in CONCACAF Champions League. After winning MLS Cup, the Sounders received one of the four automatic bids. They will be joined by FC Dallas (US Open Cup), Colorado Rapids (Supporters' Shield runner-up) and the New York Red Bulls (best record in the East).

St. Louis MLS stadium deal fails, Dallas falls in CCL semis, & more: Freedom Kicks for April 5, 2017

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MLS teams has seen better days.

Welcome to Wednesday, folks, where tonight the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to earn what FC Dallas could not last night: a trip to the CONCACAF Champions League final. It was a heartbreaking evening for MLS last night, so let's just get right into it:

St.

Pachuca stuns FC Dallas with stoppage time winner to book spot in CCL final

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For years, MLS teams have struggled to find much success on Mexican soil. On Tuesday, that trend continued as FC Dallas became the latest to fall to Liga MX opposition, and they did so in one of themost painful ways possible.

FC Dallas was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night via a 3-1 win for Liga MX side Pachuca at the Estadio Hidalgo.

CCL Tuesday Preview: FC Dallas visits Pachuca for crucial second leg

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No Major League Soccer team in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League has taken the competition as serious as FC Dallas has this year.

Oscar Pareja's men took their preseason training to Argentina to prepare for the quarterfinal round and they've spent the last week in Mexico adjusting to the surroundings ahead of their second leg clash with Pachuca on Tuesday night at the Estadio Hidalgo.

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-FC Dallas Preview with Big D Soccer

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After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.

Hey! There's a soccer game this week!

The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.

Acosta's stunner hands FC Dallas advantage over Pachuca

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There's little Kellyn Acosta can do wrong at the moment.

The FC Dallas midfielder, who was called up to the U.S. Men's National Team earlier Wednesday, delivered a fantastic free kick golazo to hand FC Dallas a 2-1 advantage over Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.

The 21-year-old blasted a free kick into the top right part of the net in the 58th minute to capitalize on a strong start to the second half by the home side at Toyota Stadium, one that almost produced a Carlos Gruezo stunner in the 49th minute if the ball was a few feet lower than it ended up.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Must-See Goal: Kellyn Acosta

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GOAL Dallas, Kellyn ACOSTA No. 23 | @FCDallas @Tuzos #SCCL #SoyAficionado https://t.co/mWJqk6z9gf

- THE CHAMPIONS (@TheChampions) March 16, 2017


Feature

Risk Avoidance Burns Revs

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If it's true that fortune favors the bold, then the Revolution might want to become a bit braver this season.

After getting the jump on FC Dallas on Saturday at Toyota Stadium, the locals seemed content to tap the brakes rather than staying on the gas during the second half.

Defensive Mistakes Undermine Revs

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It was deja vu at Dallas for the Revolution on Saturday.

Similar to last year's U.S. Open final, New England found themselves on top early at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. And just like it happened six months ago, that leadevaporated at the hands of a talented Dallas side that claimed a 2-1 comeback win.

Urruti Ravages Revs in Dallas

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FC Dallas forward Maxi Urruti scored twice in a six-minute span during the second half to send the Revolution to a 2-1 defeat on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

After Lee Nguyen scored from the spot to give the Revolution the early lead inside of 10 minutes, Dallas pressed forward and found paydirt in the 71st minute after Urruti poked through a rebound.

Will USOC Loss Weigh on Revs Minds?

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For a brief timeduring last year's U.S. Open Cup title match against FC Dallas, the Revolution found themselves in command, poised to secure the club's second Cup title thanks to an early Juan Agudelo goal. Then, within a matter of nine minutes, the dream was dashed.

The Warm Up: #DALvNE

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Who:Revolution (0-1-0, 0 points) vs. FC Dallas (1-0-1, 4 points)
What:Week 3 of the MLS regular season
Where:Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
When:Saturday, Mar.

Revs Have Something to Prove at Dallas

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Rare is the early season match that stokes the competitive fire atthe deepest depthsof an MLS player's soul. So to hear Scott Caldwell attach such significance to his team's the Week 3 contest at Dallas is, well, fascinating.

Coming off a stinging First Kick loss at Colorado, Caldwell believes the Revolution aren't just looking to get a result at Dallas: they're poised to see how they stack up against one of the best clubs in the league.

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Urruti scores twice in second half to lead FC Dallas to comeback win over Revs

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Three days after their CONCACAF Champions League comeback win against Pachuca, FC Dallas served the same medicine to the New England Revolution by coming back for a second 2-1 win this week.

It took six minutes for Maximiliano Urruti to score anequalizing and a game winning goal.

Revolution 1, FC Dallas 2: Early goal not enough for the visitors

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Maxi Urruti scored two to negate Lee Nguyen's penalty.

The New England Revolution are still winless in 2017, as Maxi Urruti's double negated the visitor's early tally.

The Revolution used the high press early, creating a couple of dangerous chances that resulted in corner kicks. Lee Nguyen's service from the corner arc in the 10th minute led to a penalty when Cristian Colman pulled down Antonio Delemea.

Champions League

First-leg goes MLS’s way in Dallas, Arena’s roster

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The soccer news starts with an MLS result in the Champions League. FC Dallas came back to take the first-leg of their semifinal series with Pachuca 2-1 at Toyota Stadium. With Omar Gonzalez in Pachuca's starting eleven, Franco Jara put them up in the 3rd minute. Maxi Urruti equalized for Dallas in the 44th with Kellyn Acosta scoring from a free kick in the 58th.

Vancouver loses CONCACAF Champions League semifinal opener

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The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal didn't go Vancouver's way. The Whitecaps lost 2-0 at Tigres to open the series. Tigres benefited from a 66th-minute own goal. Eduardo Vargas doubled the lead in the 87th. Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman didn't have to make a save to keep the clean sheet.

The Rest

Jahmir Hyka's last-second equalizer helps Earthquakes tie FC Dallas

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For the second straight match, the San Jose Earthquakes found a way to score in the final minute. On Saturday, it was in the final seconds of stoppage time.

Jahmir Hyka's last-second goal helped the San Jose Earthquakes save a point in their 1-1 draw against unbeaten FC Dallas Friday night in San Jose.

Kouassi stock rises, Angoua stock falls in Revolution loss to FC Dallas

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Breaking down the high (and not-so-high) achievers from week three.

Despite scoring an early goal, on the road, against the defending Supporters' Shield champions, the Revolution faltered in the second half in Frisco. Maxi Urruti's two goals downed the visitors, who now sit as the only MLS club without a point.