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MLS Ticker: John Terry discusses MLS, Atlanta United send trio on loan, and more

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Following the end to his Premier League career last Sunday, Chelsea defender John Terry discussed Major League Soccer in Sirius XM's 'The Football Show'.

The 36-year-old's 19 year career willcome to an end this weekend as Chelsea face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The Blues lifted the 2016-17 Premier League title under new boss Antonio Conte, clinching the title in a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion back on May 12.

FC Dallas cruises to comfortable road win over RSL

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FC Dallas went into Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night and thoroughly dominated Real Salt Lake, earning their second road victory of the season, 3-0.

Maxi Urruti knocked home a pair of strikes for Oscar Pareja's men, while Matt Hedges chipped in a tally of his own in the rout.

The visitors did not waste any time to get on the score sheet—not without a dose of controversy however.

FC Dallas, Timbers share points in four-goal thriller

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No separation was created between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings on Saturday night after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw at Toyota Stadium.

The back and forth affair ended with a Tesho Akindele's 80th-minuteequalizer that pegged the Timbers back for the second time in the match.

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are sitting on top of the Western Conference, but if they want to prove themselves to truly be the top dogs in the West — and hence in all of Major League Soccer — they will need to get a result this weekend against the only remaining undefeated team in the league: FC Dallas.

A look at the biggest bargain players in MLS

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The Major League Soccer Players Union salary database was released on Tuesday, and as always, there was plenty to dissect in terms of player compensation.

Most people react right away to those being overpaid by certain clubs, and while there are plenty of them, we opted to look at those on the other side of the coin.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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Earthquakes' late magic puts an end to FC Dallas' unbeaten streak

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After 10 matches, FC Dallas is unbeaten no more. The San Jose Earthquakes1-0 victory at Toyota Stadium marked Dallas' first home defeat since September of last year.

After a game of exchanged blows, the Earthquakes persistence finally paid off in the 81st minute.

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.

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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:


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.


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.

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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.

The Rest

McNamara goal secures NYCFC a draw against FC Dallas

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Both teams were tough throughout but a strong second half performance from New York City FC assured that the points would be shared between themselves and FC Dallas on Sunday.

While there were goals in the 1-1 tie, this was a night for the goalkeepers in Dallas.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 16

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Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers' 2-2 draw with FC Dallas, to chide the Washington Spirit for seeming to suggest they will not trade Mallory Pugh to the Portland Thorns out of spite, and to recap the Thorns' 1-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars.

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Still eligible for both nations, Jesse Gonzalez feels 'more Mexican' than American

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Jesse Gonzalez's international future has yet to officially be decided, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper's decision appears to be all but made.

Speaking to AS, Gonzalez said he views himself as Mexican and hopes to someday represent El Tri on the senior level.

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.

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.

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.