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The Peel Episode 47: Life below the playoff line?

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At least we are above FC Dallas.

After yet another poor performance on the road by the Houston Dynamo against the San Jose Earthquake, the guys of The Peel are getting a little worried. With only 1 win in their last 6, can they right the ship and still sneak into the playoffs? Or will they be on the outside looking in?

Timber Cruise: New York City FC 0, Portland Timbers 1

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Well that weekend couldn't have gone much better for the Portland Timbers.

Not only did the Timbers earn an improbable 1-0 win at inevitable Eastern Conference runners-up New York City FC, but nearly every other result went their way, too: The Sounders dropped points against the Galaxy at home, FC Dallas got burned by Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City took only one point from their two-game Eastern swing, and the Houston Dynamo lost to the Colorado Rapids at home (?

Dynamo’s flaws on display in loss to Colorado

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In a brutal home defeat to the last-place Rapids, the Dynamo's showed bright.

The MLS Western Conference playoff race is tight. There is just a five-point difference between 2-6 clubs, and 1st-place Portland (on 44 points, two ahead of Seattle) have played at least two more matches than every other contending team.

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas Preview: All in for El Capitan

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Houston and Dallas face off to see who rules Texas.

The last couple of years of the Dynamo vs Dallas rivalry had lacked a fire on the field, but this year has shown that the players are feeling the fire (and hate) again. With Houston back in top form (at least at home) this game is more than just ruling Texas with much more on the line.

Major League Soccer

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 28

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MLS got a record-setting weekend started in exciting fashion with a thrilling draw in front of a giant crowd.

Atlanta United and Orlando City put on a show for an MLS record crowd of 70,425 as the two southern rivals battled to a 3-3 draw. (READ)

Tony Tchani banged home an extra time equalizer to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a valuable away point in Columbus.

Major Links Soccer: The anti-Beckhams are coming

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Also: UEFA Champions League action, and MLS is looking more appealing to young English players

Seattle

Ever wonder what months the Sounders get their best results? Sounders FC breaks it down.

It is difficult to understate the importance of the Sounders' Saturday match at FC Dallas. The Sounders team site breaks down 10 things you need to know ahead of the game.

Atlanta United rolls past slumping FC Dallas

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When a team plays at a new stadium, there definitely could be some jitters in their performance. Getting used to the conditions and atmosphere can take some time and may lead to some struggles before success.

Atlanta United opened their play at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium by rolling past FC Dallas 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 29-September 4, 2017

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In the soccer TV ratings game, the United States kept it close with Mexico this international break as their matches kicked off back to back. The United States played first, drawing nearly 2.4 million viewers total and over 1 million from both the English language ESPN and Spanish language Univision broadcasts.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 29-September 4, 2017

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In the soccer TV ratings game, the United States kept it close with Mexico this international break as their matches kicked off back to back. The United States played first, drawing nearly 2.4 million viewers total and over 1 million from both the English language ESPN and Spanish language Univision broadcasts.

FC Dallas overcomes first-half red card to tie Red Bulls

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When a team is reduced to 10 men, one of two things can happen. Either that team could give up and look towards the next match, or fight and make the most of a dismal opportunity.

FC Dallas fought its way back twice at home on Saturday evening, overcoming a red card and two deficits to earn a point in a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Stadium.

Around The Forest: NYCFC’s David Villa nervous returning to Spain squad

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Haley Raso wins NWSL honors, FC Dalls SG's teams with rivals for hurricaine Harvey relief and more

Portland:

Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso named NWSL Player of the Week | Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso was named the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 18, it was announced today.

Major Link Soccer: Should Arsene Wenger be fired?

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The answer is yes, but there are some links from people with a more in-depth explanation.

Seattle

LEVYFilms picked up some great footage of Cristian Roldan's goal on Sunday. If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth checking out.

MLS

On the list of things that, in context, don't matter, no soccer matches have been moved (yet) out of the Houston area, though one was delayed.

Second-half strikes from "Cubo" Torres force Texas derby draw

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Erick ‘Cubo' Torres put the Houston Dynamo on his back, scoring a second half brace to rescue the point for his team against Texas rivals FC Dallas.

Three unanswered goals on either side of halftime saw FC Dallas leading 3-1 heading into the 70th minute. The Dynamo clawed their way back into the match earning a 3-3 draw, the third draw this season in the Texas derby.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 24

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Late-game heroics was the theme of Week 24, as there were plenty of meaningful goals scored in the closing stages of MLS matches.

Diego Valeri tied the Portland Timbers scoring record in the club's win over the New York Red Bulls. (READ)

Ignacio Piatti shined bright once again in Montreal's win over Real Salt Lake.

Bounce-back win over FC Dallas puts Sporting KC atop Western Conference

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The best way to bounce back from a tough loss is to knock off a close competitor in your conference. Just ask Sporting KC, who did just that on Saturday evening, defeating FC Dallas 2-0 at Children's Mercy Park.

Peter Vermes' side remained undefeated at home in league play using goals from Diego Rubio and Gerso Fernandes to edge its Western Conference opponents one week after losing in Seattle.

Colorado Rapids finally move on from Pablo Mastroeni

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Pablo Mastoreni didn’t set out to be a manager.

It was the winter of 2013. FC Dallas was looking for a coach, and the then-Colorado Rapids manager Oscar Pareja - who had spent fourteen years in Dallas before moving to Colorado - wanted the job.

Colorado Rapids finally move on from Pablo Mastroeni

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Pablo Mastoreni didn’t set out to be a manager.

It was the winter of 2013. FC Dallas was looking for a coach, and the then-Colorado Rapids manager Oscar Pareja - who had spent fourteen years in Dallas before moving to Colorado - wanted the job.

MLS attendances through gameweek 23 of the 2017 season

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MLS had a mixed bag of reported attendances last week. LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls had good attendance numbers as well as the usual strong reports from Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC.

But then there was FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union.

MLS attendances through gameweek 23 of the 2017 season

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MLS had a mixed bag of reported attendances last week. LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls had good attendance numbers as well as the usual strong reports from Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC.

But then there was FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union.

VAR still a dividing issue after first usage

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CHESTER, PA Whether you like it or not, VAR is here to stay in Major League Soccer.

Saturday night was a perfect example of how the polarizing viewpoints across the league will respond to VAR in the coming days, weeks and months.

In the 79th minute of the Philadelphia Union's 3-1 win over FC Dallas, referee Ricardo Salazar was notified by the booth to review a play that resulted in an FC Dallas goal scored by Maxi Urruti.

Union stun FC Dallas behind C.J. Sapong, Ilsinho

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CHESTER, PA Don't count the Philadelphia Union out of the playoff hunt yet.

The Union revived their season once again on Saturday night with a stunning display in a 3-0 win over FC Dallas at Talen Energy Stadium.

C.J. Sapong scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season, while Ilsinho tallied a strike of his own and recorded two assists.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 21

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It was a week of mismatches in MLS, as multiple teams won big.

Four teams won by an astounding 4-0 scoreline over the weekend. Toronto FC, the New York Red Bulls, Minnesota United, and the Vancouver Whitecaps all emerged victorious by that massive result.

Seattle Sounders

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

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"That's a good team. We were able to get a point. You look at a calendar at the beginning of the year and you think you can get a point from a really good team, you take it." -Brian Schmetzer

The Seattle Sounders are unbeaten in their last 13 matches, yet they find themselves slipping down the table as other Western Conference contenders pick up more points.

FC Dallas' winless run continues with tie against Sounders

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FC Dallas' winless run continued, but they did snag a point against a Western Conference contender.

With the Seattle Sounders in town, FC Dallas sealed a scoreless draw, giving both teams a hard-fought point in a tight Western Conference race. The draw keeps FC Dallas in sixth place for the time being while the Sounders remain behind the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps atop the conference.

Sounders at FC Dallas: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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Coming off a three-match draw streak, the Seattle Sounders head to the road. Far from favorites, the opportunity for points exists as FC Dallas is running away from the MLS Cup Playoffs and into the dire lands below the red line. Seattle will be without Jordan Morris, Brad Evans, and Calum Mallace.

Philadelphia Union

Halftime Recap: Philadelphia Union 0, Montreal Impact 0

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Are you still awake?

After a perfectly boring half of soccer, both the Philadelphia Union and the Montreal Impact remain scoreless.

The two teams recorded a combined five shots, with each team registering a shot on goal apiece. Unsurprisingly, CJ Sapong and Ignacio Piatti were the two players to have sent their efforts goalbound.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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Philadelphia Union's number 10 dominated and, finally, the opponent's playmaker was the struggling as a talented Dallas side was dispatched with ease in Chester Saturday night.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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The Union put on one of the best team performances in recent memory. Who shined most in the team's first-ever victory over Dallas?

In pictures: Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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PSP photographer Dan Gajdamowicz was on the scene for the Union's 3-1 win. Take a look at the action.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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The Union downed FC Dallas 3-1 behind two goals from C.J. Sapong and one from Ilsinho.

Union benefit from first use of VAR in MLS

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Ricardo Salazar and crew overturn first goal in MLS history via VAR.

All hail our VAR overlords.

In the late stages of the Philadelphia Union's game against FC Dallas, the Union were sitting on a shutout when it looked like disaster struck. John McCarthy came out to stop the shot, but it squirted free to Victor Ulloa, who put it in past McCarthy.

Halftime recap: Philadelphia Union 2, FC Dallas 0

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Ilsinho and CJ Sapong with goals as the Union are up at the half.

During a halftime interview with Comcast, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin called it "one of the best halves we've had" as the Union raced out to a 2-0 lead on FC Dallas.

The Union had a good chance early when Giliano Wijnaldum played a fantastic ball forward to Fafa Picault.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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Game Info

  • Date: August 5, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have 0 wins, 5 losses, and 4 draws against FC Dallas
  • Know Thy Enemy: Big D Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy; Giliano Wijnaldum, Oguchi Onyewu, Jack Elliott, Raymon Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Philadelphia 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.

The Rest

FC Dallas continues to struggle with lopsided loss to Minnesota United

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Sep 23, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) celebrates his goal in the first half in front of the FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (25) at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to FC Dallas' extended winless run, there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.

Sounders at FC Dallas, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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JOEtv, Univision-Seattle and MLS Live are carrying the 5 PM match. Watch with us.

Way back in March these two teams were expected to contend for the Western Conference title and MLS Cup. Then the season got in the way. Seattle Sounders FC started slow but is now in middle of a strong, but flawed, run.

Sounders win red card appeal, Román Torres available against FC Dallas

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Independent review board apparently disagreed with VAR.

Heading into another key Western Conference match, the Seattle Sounders will not be without Roman Torres after successfully appealling to the Independent Review Panel about the 89th minute red card against the LA Galaxy. The Panel unanimously agreed with the Sounders — Torres did not commit a foul that should be considered DOGSO.

FC Dallas' struggles continue with loss to Crew

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FC Dallas' struggles continued with yet another defeat on Saturday night.

Winless since July 22, FC Dallas fell once again on Saturday night via a 2-1 defeat against the Columbus Crew at MAPFRE Stadium. The win sees the Crew build on to a four-game unbeaten run, one which includes three wins.

VAR overturns goal as FC Dallas settles for tie with Rapids

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Following two lopsided losses, FC Dallas was in need of a bounceback result. The good news? The Western Conference contender kept a clean sheet. The bad? They couldn't find a goal of their own either thanks to a Video Assistant Referee decision.

FC Dallas played the Colorado Rapids to a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

Portland Timbers at Toronto FC: Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers are headed over the border into Canada to take on Toronto FC this weekend. Taking points in Toronto has been a difficult proposition this season — the Reds are still unbeaten at home after 23 games — but with a handful of results on the road hope remains that the Timbers can get a result.