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MLS Playoff preview: Every Western Conference team has a fatal flaw

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Yes, that includes the Sounders, but the field is also ripe for an upstart.

One of the longtime explanations for the Seattle Sounders' repeated inability to advance to the MLS Cup final has been the strength of the competition. The West has been the power conference in MLS over the past decade-plus, producing 9 of 11 champions.

SBI Question of the Day: Who will win MLS Cup?

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The MLS playoffs are upon us, as 12 teams now vie for the league's ultimate prize.

Postseason play kicks off on Wednesday, beginning a month-and-a-half long chase towards MLS Cup. That chase begins with the 12 remaining teams, and will conclude on Dec.

MLS breaks attendance record for third year in a row

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For the 2016 MLS regular season, the average attendance was 21,690, which is an 0.66% increase compared to last season.

The 21,690 number is the third year in a row that Major League Soccer has broken its own attendance record. And it means that the league now has a greater average attendance than Argentina's Primera Division, France's Ligue Un and the Netherlands' Eredivisie.

MLS Decision Day 2016

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The 2016 MLS regular season ended on Sunday with FC Dallas winning the Supporters' Shield ahead of the Colorado Rapids and New York Red Bulls.

FC Dallas advances in the Champions League

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FC Dallas came back in Guatemala City, one of three MLS teams to advance to the knockout round of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.

FC Dallas takes over at the top of the table

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FC Dallas passed Colorado in the Supporters' Shield standings with a week remaining in the MLS season and controversy for the Impact in week 33.

MLS Week 31: A Look Ahead

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With only three weeks left in the MLS regular season, the pressure is cranking up for a few teams on either side of the red line.

One of several marquee matcheson Saturday features FC Dallas hosting the LA Galaxy. These teams are separated by five points, but the Colorado Rapids have games in hand on both sides, adding more incentive to already heated matchup.

CCL Rewind: FC Dallas slips up, Whitecaps win again

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FC Dallas' hopes of qualifying to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals remain up in the air, but the Vancouver Whitecaps managed to secure a top-three seed on Wednesday night.

A rotated Dallas side had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Suchitepequez at home, keeping the Hoops tied with the Guatemalan side for the top spot in Group H on five points.

MLS Week 30: A Look Ahead

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Several teams are still jockeying for playoff positioning, and a few of those sides will face each other during a pivotal Week 30 in MLS.

The headliner pits the LA Galaxy against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday afternoon. The Galaxy have not lost in their last six matches, while the Sounders, who are five points adrift of the playoffs, have earnedpoints in seven of their last eight games.

Lampard limps off as City draw 2-2 with FC Dallas

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New York (AFP) Former Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard limped out of New York City FC's 2-2 MLS draw with FC Dallas with an apparent left calf injury.

With the playoffs four weeks away it could be a serious blow for City and Lampard, who missed the first 12 matches of the season with an injury to the same leg but has become an increasingly influential force for a club challenging Toronto FC for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 30

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With only five weeks left in the MLS regular season, the race to the playoffs is heating up.

A battle between first and second place in the Eastern Conference highlights the action this weekend, with Toronto FC hosting the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Carlos Ruiz signs with FC Dallas

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Just days after winning the U.S. Open Cup, FC Dallas has added a veteran forward with quite the MLS reputation.

FC Dallas announced on Thursday that the club has signed Guatemalan international Carlos Ruiz. The 37-year-old forward played three seasons for FC Dallas after joining the club in 2005, amassing 31 regular season goals in 68 appearances to go withfive goals in six playoff games.

FC Dallas sends its Open Cup message

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FC Dallas won the 2016 US Open Cup and let the rest of MLS know that it's in the hunt for all of the trophies in 2016.

FC Dallas wins Open Cup, Vancouver beats Sporting KC in CCL

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FC Dallas is the 2016 US Open Cup champions, coming back to beat the New England Revolution while Vancouver advanced in the Champions League.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League is finally back, while two MLS teams vie for an elusive trophy on Tuesday night.

In Europe, the Champions League group stage begins with several marquee clashes on tap. Paris-Saint Germain hosts Arsenal in a pivotal game as both sides duke it out for the top spot in Group A.

Seattle Sounders

Revolution Best 10 MLS Clubs in Average Attendance

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Club welcomed 20,185 fans per match in 2016

Though the Revolution underperformed in 2016—missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012—the club's fan base stayed true.

Out of 20 MLS clubs, the Revolution ranked 10th in average attendance, welcoming 20,185 fans per match, according to Sports Business Daily.

Osvaldo Alonso’s suspension will not be extended

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There was some talk that the Disciplinary Committee could add games to his suspension, but Alonso says that he's available against Real Salt Lake

After a tussle with Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin last week, Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso was sent off for violent conduct. Alonso served the automatic punishment for such an offense, a one-match ban, against FC Dallas last Sunday.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Player Ratings

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After predicting a road win in Dallas, I looked pretty smart for almost 80 minutes. Unfortunately, a combination of poor play, missing players, and some suspect refereeing combined to see the mighty Sounders drop points in a game that they led, a first for the Schmetzer era. A resilient Dallas team that demonstrated, in the second half, why they are in the driver's seat for the Supporters shield, earned the 1-2 final score.

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

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"The team is determined. The coaching staff is determined. We want to make sure we push ourselves over the line in a positive way." -Brian Schmetzer

Sunday's 2-1 loss in Frisco, Texas was disappointing on many levels, but the Sounders also showed they are very capable of getting a results away from home against one of the top teams in the West.

Ruiz strikes to push FC Dallas past Sounders, atop Supporters' Shield race

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Carlos Ruiz was bound to make his mark on the MLS Playoff race at some point.

The veteran forward fired a late winner, earning FC Dallas a 2-1 home winoverthe Seattle Sounders. With the wins, FC Dallas moves abovethe Colorado Rapids atop the Supporters' Shield standings, while the Sounders head into the final week having missed a chance to clincha postseason spot.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: News, injury updates, highlights, analysis

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With a win Seattle (13-13-5) advances to playoffs for their eighth straight year. With a win FC Dallas (16-8-8) keeps their hopes of the Supporters' Shield alive. JOEtv and Univision-Seattle are broadcasting the 2 PM match.

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Real Salt Lake

Some Soccer News for Oct 24, 2016

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It's Day 298 of 2016.

Huge congrats to FC Dallas on winning the MLS Supporters Shield.
  • After claiming the US Open Cup in August they are now 1 trophy away from doing the unprecedented.


Another huge congrats, this one to New York Red Bulls II on winning the USL Championship on Sunday night.

RSL scoring woes continue in tie with FC Dallas

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Real Salt Lake's attack has gone cold at the worst possible time.

For the third straight match, RSL was held scoreless as the Western Conference contender settled for a 0-0 draw with league-leaders FC Dallas at Rio Tinto Stadium. With the draw, FC Dallas maintains a five-point cushion atop the conference while RSL sits eight points back in fourth place.

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CCL Rewind: FC Dallas rallies to road win as CCL quarterfinal matchups are set

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FC Dallas had one eye fixed on a Supporters' Shield, but Oscar Pareja's group came from behind on Thursday night to seal a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

Needing at least a draw to seal advancement, FC Dallas earned all three points by scoring five unanswered goals in a 5-2 win overSuchitepequez in Guatemala City on Thursday night.

CCL Preview: Red Bulls and FC Dallas look to join Whitecaps in quarterfinals

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The New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas are both teams in the thick of the MLS Supporters' Shield race, but they each have another task in focus this week: securing a place in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

The Red Bulls need just a draw against Salvadoran side Alianza on the road on Tuesday night to secure their place in the knockout rounds, and to extend an MLS-best 16-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.

Colorado Rapids

MLS Power Rankings, Week 33: One more week

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There's one more week left...who will step up in the Power Rankings?

The playoff line is as red as ever, as we draw to the final week of the season. Week 33 saw a couple teams finally squander their chances to make the playoffs, while in the Western Conference, 4 teams will fight it out for the final 3 spots above that red line.

Adi penalty kick keeps playoff hopes alive as Timbers top Rapids

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It certainly wasn't the prettiest of performances, but it was enough to keep the Portland Timbers alive.

A Fanendo Adi penalty kick was all that was needed Sunday, as the Timbers topped the Colorado Rapids, 1-0. The win keeps the Portland Timbers in the playoff chase heading into the final week, while the loss sees the Colorado Rapids head into their final match still in pursuit of a Supporters Shield.

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Who will fill the FC Dallas void left by Mauro Diaz's injury?

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FC Dallas' treble hopes took a major hiton Sunday, and now, with the playoff looming, it's up to Oscar Pareja to now pick up the pieces by reconstructing his team for the stretch run.

Mauro Diaz looks set to miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, depriving FC Dallas of its focal point.

Report: Mauro Diaz to miss rest of season due to injury

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FC Dallas may be one of the favorites heading into the upcoming MLS playoffs, but the U.S. Open Cup champions will have to overcome the loss of their biggest star if they hope to claim more trophies this season.

Goal is reporting that Mauro Diaz suffered a possible torn Achilles in Sunday's 2-1 come-from-behind win over FC Dallas.

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Seven in, nine out

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We have some changes to the USMNT squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly with New Zealand. The most notable addition? How does Terrence Boyd grab ya?The end result roster? Here ya go...G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), William Yarbrough (León)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.

Acosta thrives in 'crazy' month with FC Dallas, USMNT

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On the surface, the cities of Kingstown and Frisco have little in common. The former, the capital of St. Vincent & The Grenadines, is known much more for its tourism than its soccer, its beaches rather than the cricket pitch that the local national team calls home.

New England Revolution

U.S. Open Cup Final: The SBI Breakdown

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FC Dallas lifted the club's first trophy in 19 years on Tuesday night. With it, came a bit of vindication, a bit of validation, a bit of proof that the club's investments had finally paid off.

Build on a core that are yet to enter their prime years, FC Dallas surged past the New England Revolution, 4-2, on Tuesday night.

Revolution 2, Dallas 4: New England beaten soundly in US Open Cup Final

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The Revolution traveled to Dallas looking to win some silverware in an otherwise disappointing season. However, instead, the Revs were outclassed by a vastly superior opponent.

If the New England Revolution's disappointing 2016 season had a glimmer of hope and pride, it was the club's drive to the US Open Cup Final.

Diaz, Urruti shine as FC Dallas thumps Revs to win U.S. Open Cup

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FC Dallas' 19-year trophy drought is over, and it was ended in emphatic fashion.

Mauro Diaz scored once and set up three goals, two of them to Maxi Urruti, as FC Dallas defeated the New England Revolution 4-2 at Toyota Stadium on Tuesday to win the U.

U.S. Open Cup Final: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Open Cup will be decided on Tuesday night as a Supporters' Shield contender hosts a team still fighting for a spot in the postseason.

Throughout the 2016 season, FC Dallas has established itself as a top dog in the West, but the team's quest towards silverware continues in Tuesday's finale against the New England Revolution (10 p.

3 things you should know about the Revs before the US Open Cup Final

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Rowe could make history tonight and two more things to know.

The New England Revolution have the opportunity to hoist their first U.S. Open Cup trophy since 2007 on Tuesday when they travel to FC Dallas. Here are three things you need to know ahead of the 10 PM kickoff.

1. Tuesday's game might bring on a case of déj vu.

The Rest

Ozzie returns to the starting XI for Decision Day

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Even though it's no surprise, Osvaldo Alonso's return to the Sounders' starting XI for the final match of the regular season is absolutely crucial. His red card against the Houston Dynamo meant that he served a one match suspension against FC Dallas last weekend. Other than Alonso, the rest of the starting lineup is the same as it was in Dallas.

FC Dallas plays for the CCL and the Supporters’ Shield

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It's a tough week for FC Dallas losing their best player and now facing two games with major implications in the CCL and MLS.

Zimmerman goal lifts FC Dallas over Galaxy

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An unlikely goalscorer led the way, but FC Dallas emerged from Toyota Stadium one step closer to the Supporters' Shield.

Walker Zimmerman scored the game's lone goal in the first half to lift FC Dallas to a 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy. The win gives FC Dallas a five-point lead in the Supporters' Shield race with just two games left to play.

Shelton scores late equalizer to earn NYCFC tie with FC Dallas

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Through the first 78 minutes of Saturday's match, FC Dallas looked like a team that was having little issue with a post-U.S. Open Cup hangover. However, after a mostly dominant performance, a late goal saw the Western Conference contender drop two road points against New York City FC.