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Tranquillo Barnetta's free-kick named to Top Ten Best Goals of April

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Despite missing out on goal of the week, the Swiss midfielder's game-winner against Orlando makes the Top Ten Goals of the Month.

Tranquillo Barnetta's game winning free-kick against Orlando City SC was named one of the top ten goals of the month of April, coming in at number four.

Barnetta's stunning goal was robbed of potential goal of the week honors earlier in April thanks to Chris Wondolowski s rather dull goal against FC Dallas.

Camp Provisions

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Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (

Earthquakes, FC Dallas exchange goals in back-and-forth tie

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The San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas exchanged goals throughout a back-and-forth 90 minutes on Saturday, but neither side could push themselves towards all three points.

Both sides netted a pair of goals each, but the two Western Conference contenders were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

MLS Ticker: Larin, Redding to miss Orlando City-Union, Diaz off FCD injury list, and more

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It appears the injury bug is making its way around MLS camps this week, and Orlando Citymight have receivedthe most venomous bite.

Orlando City is looking to build on its big 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers with a Friday visit against the Philadelphia Union, but will have to make due without injured forward Cyle Larin (hamstring) and defender Tommy Redding (head).

Major League Soccer

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 9

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While the 2015 Supporters' Shield winners looked like their former selves in Week 9, many other teams earned impressive road ties. Here's a look at all 10 match stories and follow-up features from over the weekend on SBI:

The New York Red Bulls pulled off a creative and lethal free kick to score the game's first goal en route to defeating FC Dallas, 4-0, on Friday.

MLS Week 9: Goals for the Red Bulls

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The Red Bulls shutout FC Dallas 4-0 to start Week 9 in MLS, the latest lopsided road loss for the Western Conference team.

MLS: New York Red Bulls Pull Off Wonderfully Elaborate Free-Kick v Dallas (Video)

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New York Red Bulls nailed a wonderfully elaborate free-kick routine during their Friday night MLS clash with FC Dallas, with Lloyd Sam, formerly of Leeds United, ultimately putting the ball in the back of the net.

The goal came last in the first half, with four Red Bulls' players crowding around the ball outside the Dallas box.

FC Dallas blown out again in third defeat of season

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HARRISON, N.J. When FC Dallas loses, it loses badly. Very badly.

FC Dallas suffered its latest ugly defeat of the season on Friday night, falling, 4-0, on the road to the New York Red Bulls. The lopsided result worsened the league's best record by moving FC Dallas to 5-3-2, but what was just as bad was the fact that the Western Conference club still cannot avoid getting blown out in games that it fails to pick up points in.

Red Bulls rout FC Dallas to win second straight

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HARRISON, N.J. The New York Red Bulls may very well be getting their groove back.

The Red Bulls picked up a second consecutive victory on Friday night, routing Western Conference leader FC Dallas, 4-0, on a rainy and cold night at Red Bull Arena.

MLS Weekend, How to Watch MLS in Week 9. TV and Streaming Listings

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Toronto FC finish their eight game road trip in Portland, NYRB try to avoid going double digit negative goal differential and more. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View are here in your Week 9 MLS Gamethread

(Author's note: The Weekend Gamethread is back after taking a week off.

MLS Week 9: A Look Ahead

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Following a trio of midweek games, MLS returns with a full schedule and some intriguing matchups to headline the weekend.

Sunday's action features two marquee clashes as the Portland Timbers host Toronto FC, while the red-hot LA Galaxy take on a fellow Western Conference contender in Sporting KC.

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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Both Real Salt Lake and the Montreal Impact have emerged as contenders in their respective conferences, but the two sides will face stiff tests this weekend.

RSL, the league's last remaining unbeaten, travels to StubHub Center to take on the LA Galaxy, while the Impact host Canadian rivals Toronto FC in a match-up that should pit superstars Didier Drogba andSebastian Giovinco against one another.

MLS Ticker: Hedges, Crew, Atlanta United and more

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Following Week 7 action in MLS, the team at the top of the standings has reportedly received some bad news.

FC Dallas could be without centerback Matt Hedges for five-to-six weeks due to a torn meniscus. A report claims Hedges started feeling the problem after playing on the Portland Timbers' artificial surface at Providence Park, and the defender then missed FCD's home win against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: FC Dallas

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Facing off against one of the league's best teams to date, FC Dallas remained on top of the MLS standings with a crucial win.

Sporting Kansas City proved to be a tough opponent for FCD at Toyota Stadium, but a second-half goal from Mauro Rosales was enough for FC Dallas to earn a 2-1 win.

Rosales free kick leads FC Dallas past Sporting KC

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FC Dallas completed a comeback win against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, thanks to a quality free kick from second-half substitute Mauro Rosales.

Lawrence Olum gave Sporting Kansas City the early lead, but Michael Barrios and Rosales responded to hand FC Dallas a 2-1 win against Sporting KC at Toyota Stadium.

MLS Week 7: A Look Ahead

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After some extended absences to start the season, two of the most recognizable stars in MLS will take the field this weekend, while a pair of Western Conference contenders meet up in an early season collision.

Two of the league's elite collide in Sunday's headliner as FC Dallas takes on Sporting Kansas City.

Midweek MLS: Wins for Colorado, Dallas, and San Jose

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The Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas won on the road to start week 7 of the 2016 MLS season while San Jose shutout New York at home. Read More

MLS Preview: Midweek Look Ahead

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While only three matches are on the docket Wednesday night around MLS, several intriguing matchups are slated to kick off a busy week of action.

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to continue their hot start against the Colorado Rapids after accumulating 12 points over the opening five matches.

Late goal sees FC Dallas tie Crew

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While theColumbus Crew playedone of their best halves of the season on Saturday, FC Dallasspoiled the fun with a late game-tying goal.

Two teams known for their attack-minded play collided in Frisco, Texas, and the Crew looked to be the stronger of the two sides after 45 minutes.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Michael Barrios

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FC Dallas enjoyed another match of dominance, and a Colombian midfielder proved to be the biggest difference-maker in Week 4 action.

Michael Barrios scored FC Dallas' first two goals to help the Western Conference contender take down D.C. United, 3-0, at RFK Stadium on Saturday.

MLS Week 4: The league mostly on break

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MLS put three games on the schedule during the international break, with NYCFC and the Revs drawing and wins for Dallas and Vancouver. Read More

Red Bulls

Soccer TV: New York Red Bulls vs FC Dallas

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The New York Red Bulls play FC Dallas on Friday along with games from the Bundesliga and Liga MX on the soccer TV schedule.

Houston Dynamo Scouting Report: Owen Coyle's boys

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The Sounders face a tough opponent in Houston. No identity, but a lot of goals.

Houston is a curious side this year. They have no one that makes you go, "Oh, sh...what the hell did he just do?" like Piatti was capable of last week. Under Owen Coyle they have struggled to find results and an identity.

Portland Timbers

Major League Standings: Sounders no longer basement dwellers

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Houston moved in with Vancouver not too far behind for the West's basement. It's nice to have moved out.

Sounders won again!!!! That's what matters. Also, we're out of the basement and that's pretty cool. We may not be above the red line yet but it is encouraging.

Wednesday 4/13-

Sporting Kansas City 1 - Colorado Rapids 2: Pappa starts and the Rapids win.

Match Day 7: Playing in the Rain

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Sporting Kansas City gets the chance to quickly get over the performance on Wednesday night against Colorado with a game tomorrow against FC Dallas. That's assuming the game takes place as it looks like Dallas will be dealing with some severe weather tomorrow evening that will start around the same time the game is scheduled to start.

Garbage Fire Lit in Providence Park as Portland Timbers Lose 3-1 to FC Dallas

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The Portland Timbers were completely unable to deal with FC Dallas's high pressure tonight and it cost them as the team went down 3-0 in the first half at Providence Park before picking their heads up and pulling a single goal back in the second half.

Giving up the first goal of the match for the fourth time this season, the Timbers found themselves down 1-0 in just the fourth minute.

FC Dallas trounces struggling Timbers at Providence Park

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The Western Conference finals rematch between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas was nowhere near as competitive as last year's postseason slugfest, and even the winner was different this time around.

FC Dallas rattled off three first-half goals, overwhelming a sluggish and short-handed Timbers side early on the way to an impressive 3-1 victory at Providence Park on Wednesday night.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers are up for their second match of the week today as they take on FC Dallas. With one of the most fearsome teams in MLS coming to town, the Timbers will need to be on top of their collective game as they navigate three games in just seven days.


Match Preview: "Of course, the Timbers could potentially switch things up and move back to the 4-3-3 in which they started the season.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Match Preview

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Just three days after their 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy, the Portland Timbers are back in action tomorrow as they host FC Dallas in league play. With both teams playing games in quick succession -- Dallas played the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw on Saturday -- this match will be a true test of the depth and fitness of both sides.

D.C. United

The Last Word on D.C. United's loss to FC Dallas: Thanks a lot, Oscar

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FC Dallas just gave the rest of MLS a tutorial on how to disrupt United's already troubled attack.

Worry. That's the feeling I had after D.C. United were undone by FC Dallas Saturday, and I know I wasn't alone. I saw it in the faces in the stands, and I heard it in the gallows humor and rueful laughter walking alongside fans in the concourse and in Lot 8.

D.C. United 0-3 FC Dallas: Player Ratings

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In which we sort things out from the rubble.

D.C. United was facing an FC Dallas team Saturday that was missing most of its defense yet still retained its offense. In an attempt to jumpstart the productivity of some starters there was some minor juggling, but the resulting 3-0 loss left a lot of salt to go with some sour.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: FC Dallas

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The attacking force that is FC Dallas was on full display on Saturday against D.C. United.

Even limited a bit by several international absences, FC Dallas swarmed D.C. United in a resounding 3-0 victory at RFK Stadium to earn recognition as SBI MLS Team of the Week.

D.C. United 0-3 FC Dallas: the GIFs

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We look back at the match with animated internet files.

Saturday afternoon's 3-0 loss to FC Dallas was not pretty, but for D.C. United seeing them in the disrepair as they were was, in a humorous topical phrase, not great Bob. But more specifically, Bobby Boswell, as we're about to illustrate.

D.C. United makes Andrea Mancini signing official

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Roster full, probably.

Following their 3-0 loss to FC Dallas, D.C. United announced on their website (at 8am on an Easter Sunday morning) the signing of forward Andrea Mancini to their roster. The 23-year old forward and former member of the Manchester City youth system is the son of Roberto Mancini, coach of Inter Milan, the Serie A team in Italy owned by Erick Thohir, who is also the Managing Partner of D.

The Rest

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. Real Salt Lake

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The Houston Dynamo failed to hold onto a 1-0 lead which led to a 2-0 victory for home side Real Salt Lake.

Quick Thoughts:

1) The Dynamo are winless since their 5-0 win over FC Dallas and are 1-5-2 overall which gives them a league worst 5 points. Against RSL the Dynamo once again failed to hold onto a lead as they allowed momentum to shift to their opponents.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/29/2016

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More links than your local butcher.

Union news

Castillo and Pfeffer Loaned - Burgundy Wave
This was as close to Union news as it got today. Ex-Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer was loaned out to USL's Charleston Battery.

USL news

USL Eastern Conference Power Rankings: Week 5 - Indomitable City Soccer
Bethlehem Steel FC cracks the top ten, while Harrisburg is not far behind.

Whitecaps end goalscoring drought in win over FC Dallas

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have struggled on the attacking end in recent weeks, but Saturday's performance against FC Dallas saw the end of the team's goalscoring woes.

Entering Saturday's contest, the Whitecaps had gone337 minuteswithout a goal, but a trio of finishes saw the Whitecaps topple conference leaders FC Dallas, 3-0, at BC Place on Saturday.

Sporting Up Performance But Still Fall on the Road

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Sporting KC came out and played much better on the road tonight in Dallas than they had at home on Wednesday against the Colorado Rapids, but it wasn't enough as Sporting fell for the third time in four matches. KC scored first but couldn't make the lead hold up and couldn't find an equalizer late with a flurry of chances to fall 2-1.

Timbers sleepwalk through 3 to 1 loss to FC Dallas, so what's next?

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It's been quite a ride the past few weeks for the Portland Timbers, and we finally take a look back at the positives and the challenges presented before the April 16 battle with San Jose.

Assessing the Season: March 2016

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We take a look back at what went right and what went wrong for the Philadelphia Union in the month of March

Nobody saw this start coming. When the schedule was first announced, Philadelphia Union fans thought it might not be until April that the Union would get their first win, with games against powerhouse FC Dallas, the Eastern Conference defending champions Columbus Crew SC, and I-95 rival New England Revolution.