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FC Dallas cruises past Arabe Unido in first leg of CCL quarterfinal

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FC Dallas took care of business in a big way in Thursday night's CONCACAF Champions League clash with Arabe Unido.

New addition Cristian Colman scored his first FC Dallas goal while Kellyn Acosta added two more of his own to lead the way in the MLS side's 4-0 beatdown of the Panamanian club at Toyota Stadium.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Europa League takes center stage on Thursday, as the majority of the round of 32 contestswill be decided across Europe in two time windows. Manchester United, Schalke and Krasnodar all secured spots in the next round during a rare trio of Wednesday games.

Tottenham Hotspur will try to become the second Premier League side to reach the round of 16 with a win over Gent at White Hart Lane.

Thursday CCL Preview: FC Dallas hosts Arabe Unido

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The final quarterfinal to open play in the CONCACAF Champions League is the with perhaps the most intrigue for Major League Soccer fans. FC Dallas, who won two trophies in 2016, will look to start strong at home in its two-legged tie against Arabe Unido at 8 p.

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MLS Ticker: Mullins signs contract extension, Minnesota inks right back and more

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One of the best midseason acquisitions of the 2016 season was made by D.C. United, and the club has locked up its star forward to a multi-year contract extension, according to theWashington Post.

Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals in 14 games after arriving from New York City FC, is expected to lead the line and provide more production in the final third for the Black and Red in his first full season with the club.

Which players in MLS are going to have a breakout season in 2017?

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A look at five players that could make the difference for their clubs during the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

Which players in MLS are going to have a breakout season in 2017?

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A look at five players that could make the difference for their clubs during the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

FC Dallas 2017 adidas Away Jersey

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Defending US Open Cup champions and last year's MLS regular season overall first place finishers FC Dallas will don a solid colored away jersey for the first time since 2006 during their 2017 campaign. The Texas club has worn secondary shirts featuring blue and white hoops for the past ten seasons. Revealed on Friday night, [.

2017 SBI MLS Season Preview: FC Dallas

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FC Dallas has gonefrom contender to trophy winnerduring the past couple of seasons. There is still some unfinished business, though.

The 2016 MLS season was a high point for FC Dallas. The club continued tofind success with its identity of relying heavily on both young and old players, performing consistently during the course of the year en route to claiming botha U.

MLS Ticker: FC Dallas sign Colman, Atlanta adds Tottenham loanee and more

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FC Dallas' hunt for a forward is officially over. The Supporters' Shield and U.S. Open Cup winners officially announced a deal for 22-year-old striker Cristian Colman on Wednesday.

The Paraguayan, who comes to MLS from Nacional Asuncion in the Paraguayan first division, will count as a young Designated Player.

Report: FC Dallas lands Coleman in $2 million deal

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FC Dallas has reportedly found its coveted target forward.

The Supporters' Shield and U.S. Open Cup winners have found the final piece to their attacking piece, as they are set to sign22-year-old forward Cristian Colman, according to a Goal.com report.

The fee for the Paraguayan is around $2 million.

Matt Hedges signs new contract with FC Dallas to 2020

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Less than a month after earning the MLS Defender of the Year honors for 2016, Matt Hedges has been rewarded for his efforts by FC Dallas.

The centerback has signed a new four-year contract with Dallas, locking him up through the 2020 season.

Hedges was largely influential to Dallas' defensive success during the 2016 season.

Red Bulls, Galaxy, FC Dallas well-represented in MLS Best XI

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The 2016 MLS Best XI was revealed on Monday, with a pair of FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy players among the 11 on the list.

Defender of the Year Matt Hedges and Dallas playmaker Mauro Diaz were named, along with assists leader Sacha Kljestan and his fellow MVP candidate Bradley Wright-Phillips.

SBI MLS Defender of the Year: Jelle Van Damme

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When the LA Galaxy signed Jelle Van Damme, there were questions about how he'd adjust to Major League Soccer.

The Belgian put those worries to rest after a tremendous debut season. Much like his former Standard Liege teammate Laurent Ciman, Van Damme settled right away, helping the Galaxy concede just 39 goals compared to 46 in 2015.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, leg 2: Community player ratings form

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Have you had enough voting this week? Didn't think so. What a huge match for the Seattle Sounders, holding on to defeat FC Dallas and move on to the Western Conference final for the third time in their MLS tenure.

An identical lineup to the first leg with identical subs, but it was a match that played out differently.

Major Link Soccer: Rapids potentially implode Galaxy

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Colorado's series victory may have proven to be Steven Gerrard's final professional match.

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Following their successful second leg versus FC Dallas, the Sounders will face the Colorado Rapids for the Western Conference Championship.

Colorado has been in solid form throughout the season, but their watershed moment came from the addition of Tim Howard, at least according to manager Pablo Mastoreni.

Sounders hold off FC Dallas to reach Western Conference final

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FC Dallas huffed and puffed, but theSeattle Sounders managed to progress to the Western Conference final despite a 2-1 loss in the second leg of their conference semifinal on Sunday at Toyota Stadium. The Sounders advanced 4-2 on aggregate.

Tesho Akindele scored the opening goal to send Toyota Stadium into a frenzy, but Nicolas Lodeiro's second-half strike all but sealed the Sounders' spot in the next round.

2016 MLS Playoff Preview: Conference Semifinals, Second Leg

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All four of the home teams in the second leg share something significant in common: they all have to comeback from a deficit in order to advance to their respective conference finals.

FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC and the Colorado Rapids were all shut out in their opening playoff matches on the road last weekend and each will have to dig deep if they want a chance to advance.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/31/16

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Happy Halloween and enjoy the spoooooooooooky links.

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LA Galaxy narrowly defeat Colorado Rapids in first leg
Dos Santos goal gives LA a slim advantage heading to Colorado

Sounders vs. FC Dallas, recap: Seattle takes 3-0 lead onto road
Nelson Valdez scores one and Nicolas Lodeiro adds two more for Sounders.

Dominant second half propels Sounders past FC Dallas in conference semifinals

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SEATTLE No Dempsey. No Ivanschitz. No Torres. No problem.

Hosting FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday night, the surging Seattle Sounders topped FC Dallas 3-0 in front of 37,073 at CenturyLink Field. Nelson Valdez scored for the second time in two matches.

MLS Playoff Preview: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders

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The Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas will be out for revenge for two different reasons in the Western Conference semifinals.

Fresh off a late win over Sporting Kansas City, the fourth-seeded Sounders will meet top seed FC Dallas in a rematch of last year's conference semifinal, which Dallas won on penalties.

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MLS Ticker: Diskerud back on NYCFC roster, Frei close to returning and more

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The curious tale of Mix Diskerud's whereabouts and club future took its latest turn, as the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder was named to the New York City FC roster for the Desert Diamond Cup.

Although he was named to the squad for the preseason tournament, Diskerud won't be in the club's plans for the 2017 season, according to Empire of Soccer

Diskerud is a precarious position because NYCFC does not want him back and his current MLS salary is too much for most clubs in and out of the league to take on.

MLS Ticker: Mears leaves Sounders for Atlanta, Dynamo adds Sanchez and more

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Tyrone Mears will be staying in MLS in 2017. He will just switching addresses from thereigning championsto an expansion club.

The Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United announced on Tuesday night that Mears was sent from the former club to the latter in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money.

LOS MOMENTOS QUE MARCARON EL CAMINO A LA FINAL DE LA COPA MLS

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Hablar sobre los Sounders FC en el mes de diciembre fue, hasta el año pasado, un justo ritual de resignación por otra temporada fallida y de esperanza por una nueva temporada. Hoy en la noche, casi a mitad de diciembre, bajo un intenso frío en el BMO Field de Toronto, la Furia Verde estará jugando su primer final de Copa MLS frente al equipo de .

Colorado thinks they know how to stop Nicolas Lodeiro

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It won't work.

Nicolas Lodeiro helped reinvent the Seattle Sounders attack. It is potent and multi-faceted, often running through the Uruguayan playmaker's feet. He won the Newcomer of the Year because of his success converting to MLS play and the surge in the standings when the Sounders became his and Brian Schmetzer's team.

Nos Audietis, Episode 236: Yeah, this feels different

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We finally get around to discussing the win over FC Dallas.

Thanks to a rather long break in the MLS playoff schedule, it feels like quite a long time ago that the Seattle Sounders got past FC Dallas to qualify for the Western Conference finals. But here we are and the Sounders are actually looking like favorites against the Colorado Rapids.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, leg 2: Player ratings

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Whew. Good thing we had a 3-0 cushion going into the second leg of the series. The Sounders used this advantage well, coming out smart and compact and forcing Dallas to chase the game. With just the right amount of counterattack and an ever-dependable defense, the Seattle team advanced with a 1-2 "win".

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of November 1-6, 2016

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Following decreased viewership for the Knockout Round of the MLS Playoffs, FOX Sports 1 saw a 25% decrease in viewership for the Conference Semifinals compared to last season. None of FOX Sports 1's matches managed to break the 200,000-viewer mark with the series between Supporter's Shield winners FC Dallas and sixth seed Seattle Sounders averaging only 147,000 viewers over both legs.

MLS Playoff Preview: FC Dallas in need of historic turnaround vs. Sounders

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If FC Dallas is to rebound from a disastrous first leg to keep hopes of a treble alive, history will have to be made. If FC Dallas needs some sort of inspiration, looking back to last year will have to suffice.

FC Dallas enters the second leg of its Western Conference Semifinals series against the Seattle Sounders in a big hole after suffering a 3-0 loss in the opening match last weekend.

FC Dallas destruido en ocho minutos

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En solo ocho minutos dentro del segundo tiempo los Seattle Sounders destruyeron al campeón de la temporada regular de la MLS (Supporter´s Shield), el FC Dallas con par de anotaciones del Nicolás LOREIDO y otra de Nelson VALDEZ quién se encargó de abrir el marcador al minuto 50 con su segundo gol de la temporada.

MLS Playoffs: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS playoffs continue on Sunday with a slate of four games to open the conference semifinal round.

Sunday's action begins in Montreal, as the Impact host the New York Red Bulls in Eastern Conference action. The Impact are fresh off a win over D.

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MLS Release Home Openers, Sporting Have Three Games Announced

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MLS today announced the home openers for all 22 MLS teams, and with that we know three of Sporting KC's games to start the season.
Sporting KC will once again open the season on the road, starting against DC United at RFK Stadium on March 4th with a 6pm kick off. The game should be the last game KC ever plays in the stadium where they won MLS Cup 2000 as DC United is scheduled to open their new stadium in 2018 and KC's next road trip to DC won't come until the 2019 season.

MLS Release Home Openers, Sporting Have Three Games Announced

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MLS today announced the home openers for all 22 MLS teams, and with that we know three of Sporting KC's games to start the season.
Sporting KC will once again open the season on the road, starting against DC United at RFK Stadium on March 4th with a 6pm kick off. The game should be the last game KC ever plays in the stadium where they won MLS Cup 2000 as DC United is scheduled to open their new stadium in 2018 and KC's next road trip to DC won't come until the 2019 season.

Major Link Soccer: Toronto had previously eyed Nico Lodeiro

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Seattle's Gem had been the apple of the Red's eye, even during their pursuit of Sebastian Giovinco.

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With the treble still in play, FC Dallas must adapt their playing style to accommodate Mauro Diaz's absence. Their squad gets their first test in adaptability this Sunday, as they face the Sounders in the rubber match of a back and forth regular season series.

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Sounders “ready to get back at it” after refreshing weekend off

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The team was a little rusty after the break, but the team clearly needed it

With a full two weeks between the Sounders' last match against FC Dallas and the first leg of the conference semifinals, the players and staff were able to take the weekend off to get refreshed (and healed up, in some cases).

Joevin Jones, Nelson Valdez have been Sounders’ playoff stars

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Valdez scored his first two goals in a year this past week, and Jones has had a hand in all four Seattle playoff goals.

For Seattle Sounders FC, praise is in high supply for players like Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris, who both made the shortlists for the Newcomer of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, respectively.

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Cristian Roldan talks about his yellow card and the officiating against FC Dallas

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The Sounders midfielder said that he was "testing" the referee, hoping to encourage consistent calls.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan isn't particularly known to be a poor tackler, but one of his tackles against FC Dallas on Sunday raised a few eyebrows. Roldan's 26th minute challenge on Kellyn Acosta earned him a yellow card, but MLSSoccer.

Dallas tallies another through Urruti in the 56th

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Just minutes after the Sounders evened up tonight's score, FC Dallas managed to get the ball into Stefan Frei's net again. A deep cross wasn't dealt with by the Sounders' defense, going right to an unmarked Mauro Rosales near the far post; the former Sounder headed it back across goal and right to Maximiliano Urruti, who headed the ball (unchallenged) past Frei and into the corner.

Cheat sheet for Sounders advancing to Western Conference Finals

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Here is a nice little cheat sheet to look out to see how the Sounders can advance in this two-legged series

In case you missed it or have been living under a rock since Saturday night, your Seattle Sounders put on a show Sunday night in Seattle. The 3-0 thumping of FC Dallas was a bit of a surprise to some people (not me) and the Sounders have put themselves in a good position to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

Ricardo Salazar announced as referee for Sounders match

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PRO announced the referee's for the Conference Semifinals first legs on Friday.

The Seattle Sounders moved on to the Western Conference semifinals to take on FC Dallas over the next two weeks. On Friday, PRO announced who would be the main in charge for the first leg on Sunday night - it will be everyone's favorite referee Ricardo Salazar.