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Dallas and the MLS player development model

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By Clemente Lisi – DALLAS TX (Oct 30, 2017) US Soccer Players – MLS teams are currently playing for a championship. Will Toronto FC replicate the success it achieved during the regular season? Can the Seattle Sounders repeat as champions? Will a surprise team, like the New York Red Bulls or Columbus Crew, emerge from the brackets?

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team was the most disappointing in 2017?

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Before the MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday night, we're taking a look at some of the teams that didn't make the playoffs, and more specifically failed to live up to expectations in 2017.

No team fell harder than FC Dallas, who won two teams after July 22 to finish out of the top six in the Western Conference after previously occupying first place.

Bruin brace pushes dominant Sounders into playoffs

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SEATTLE It has not been the smoothest title defense. The Seattle Sounders will not win the 2017 Supporters' Shield. There have been injuries, and there have been long stretches of impotent soccer. Hints of a championship hangover lingered well into summer.

But on Sunday night the Sounders (13-9-11, 50 points) routed FC Dallas 4-0 in front of 48,478 at CenturyLink Field.

MLS Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Just two weeks remain in MLS play, and some vital matchups will take place across the league on Sunday afternoon.

The schedule starts in the East which is, at this point, fairly locked up. New York City FC has plenty on the line, though, heading into Sunday's match against the Houston Dynamo.

PSP’s chat with Bobby Warshaw, American soccer’s most unique new voice

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Harrisburg-area native Bobby Warshaw is perhaps the most unique voice in American soccer, and he talked recently with PSP's Dan Walsh about his life after soccer, life behind the scenes for pro soccer players, new book, frustrations with Philadelphia Union, and recent time spent in a Syrian refugee camp overseas.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 32

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Despite the small schedule during the international break, each MLS match that was played this weekend carried some type of importance.

The New York Red Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. (READ)

Brent Kallman's late header rescued a home draw for Minnesota United against Sporting KC.

FC Dallas playoff hopes boosted with draw in Colorado

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A win would have been nice, but FC Dallas will take an away point to get them above the red line in the Western Conference.

Atiba Harris headed home a tying goal in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw at the Colorado Rapids, which ensures Dallas controls its own destiny heading into the final two weeks of the season.

Oh, for crying out loud.

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For those who may not be unaware, FC Dallas committed a line-up card violation in their scoreless draw with Orlando City that, by the MLS rule book, should come with a forfeit. Them's the rules. Period. Full stop. End of story. Right? Well... Source tells me #MLS has decided to fine FC Dallas for the Barrios roster violation.

With the MLS rulebook, optics always matter

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has a problem on its hands, one that may lead to a resolution without precedent in the modern history of top level professional sports in America. How the league handles the problem could have a major impact on the playoff race in both conferences.

Javier Morales' presence helps FC Dallas end winless run

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FC Dallas was waiting quite a long time to celebrate a victory again.

After 10 games and over two months of play, Oscar Pareja's men finally captured three points against the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

The victory combined with a draw by the Houston Dynamo and a San Jose Earthquakes loss boosted FC Dallas back over the red line into sixth place in the Western Conference with 41 points.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 29 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 29 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Dallas’ Nosedive Continues

FC Dallas entered this weekend without a win in their last nine games dating back to July 22 – having fallen from first place in the Western Conference to below the playoff red line.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 29 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 29 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Dallas’ Nosedive Continues

FC Dallas entered this weekend without a win in their last nine games dating back to July 22 – having fallen from first place in the Western Conference to below the playoff red line.

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.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders on their convincing home display against FC Dallas.

As the regular season winds down, the Seattle Sounders officially clinched an MLS Cup Playoff berth with their win against FC Dallas. Aspects of the attack showed signs of clicking, as Will Bruin notched a brace and Nicolas Lodeiro exhibited his versatility.

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

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"This franchise is committed to winning. And I think that shows in being now the only [active] club to make the playoffs nine years in a row." -Brian Schmetzer

After having trouble finding the right rhythm out of the gate, the Seattle Sounders got in sync, putting four unanswered goals on the board against FC Dallas and snatching a secure playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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.

MLS Cup

Sounders vs FC Dallas: Three Questions

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This is now a 4:30 PM game on FS1. Plan your day around it.

It's crunch time in MLS. Half the games are at 2 PM (Eastern Conference) and the other half are at 4:30 PM (Western Conference). There are merely two games left, for everyone. The MLS Cup Playoffs are just 10 days away. Seattle Sounders are 4th in the West, just a point above going on the road for the play-in round.

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.

Colorado Rapids

FC Dallas tops Rapids to halt 10-match winless slide

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After several winless months, FC Dallas has finally secured an MLS win.

For the first time since July 22, FC Dallas tasted victory by taking down the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium. The win is the club's first in 10 games as FC Dallas is now in a dogfight to make the postseason in the West.

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.

The Rest

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The USMNT camp roster for next week's Portugal friendly is out, and it is very lean. Dave Sarachan summoned 21 players, including five impressive uncapped youngsters (marked by asterisks below. Josh Sargent is one of them, a fact which stands among my biggest surprises. The calls for Tim Ream and C.

FC Dallas thumps Galaxy to close season

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FC Dallas saved one of their best performances for Sunday's season finale, even if it all came too little, too late for a team that finished outside of the playoff picture.

FCD scored five unanswered goals in what turned out to be a 5-1 drubbing of the LA Galaxy. Despite the win, FC Dallas finished up eighth in the Western Conference, finishing outside of the playoff picture while the San Jose Earthquakes sealed the final spot.

How to Watch MLS in Week 33, TV and Streaming Listings

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Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Eleven of the twelve MLS Cup playoff spots are locked in heading to decision day. The Eastern Conference is set with Toronto FC securing the Supporters' Shield and a bye but New York City FC, the Chicago Fire, Atlanta United FC and Columbus Crew SC all have a shot at the 2 seed and the second bye.

Major Link Soccer: Kaka thanks Orlando City FC fans in last home game

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The Brazilian legend bid farewell to Orlando in his last home match for the club Sunday.

Seattle

With their 4-0 victory over FC Dallas last night, the Sounders now hold the longest active playoff streak in the league with 9 consecutive appearances:

With today's win, your Sounders are headed to the Audi @MLS Cup Playoffs for the 9th consecutive year, the longest active streak in MLS!

Book review: When the Dream Became Reality, by Bobby Warshaw

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PSP's Dan Walsh reviews the recently published book by the retired player and Harrisburg-area product, finding it a wholly authentic view of American soccer players' life behind the scenes.

FC Dallas' playoff hopes take hit with tie in Orlando

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At this point in the season, FC Dallas needs every point it can get, but Oscar Pareja's side could only get one from Orlando on Saturday.

Orlando City held FC Dallas in a 0-0 draw on Saturday, putting a dent in FC Dallas' playoff hopes. With the draw, the door opens a bit for the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake, who are battling with FCD for a spot out West.

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.

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?

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.