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Philadelphia Union

Union bests NYRB in USOC, Rosenberry topping fan vote, Reading falls, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's US Open Cup win over NYRB. Keegan Rosenberry at top of All-Star Game fan vote for defenders. Reading falls again to NYRB U-23s. More.

Union bits, US crushes Costa Rica, more news

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Union bits and bobs. US roars back from defeat to Colombia with 4-0 thrashing of Costa Rica. Gulati says no talks over US becoming permanent host to Copa America. More news.

Fire Attack Out of Ideas, Out of Cup

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The story that played out at PPL Park on Wednesday night was depressingly similar to the story that has been on display all season for the Chicago Fire. The Fire offense was missing a beginning, middle and end, so it was only a matter of time before the Philadelphia Union, no less feeble in attack than the Fire, would find the goal that would propel them to their second US Open Cup Final in as many years.

“Desperate to win it”: Fire’s Yallop on Union and USOC semi, FIFA names Reform Committee, more news

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FIre head coach Frank Yallop says his team is "desperate" to defeat the Union in Open Cup semifinal. More Union news. FIFA names Reform Committee. More news.

Union bits, All-Stars face Spurs tonight, Platini announces he’ll run to replace Blatter, more

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Union bits and bobs. Barnetta still training with Union. MLS All-Stars face Spurs tonight. Platini running to replace Blatter. More.

No more Valdes, Sak says Union-Eagles will bid to host WC qualifier, more news

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So endeth the Valdes saga. Sakiewicz says Union and Eagles will bid to host a US World Cup qualifier. Drogba signs with Montreal. More news.

Vitoria introduced, Berry trialing with Cosmos, report says HCI considering relocating, more

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Notes from Vitoria's introduction to the media. Berry joins Cosmos for trial. Report says City Islanders considering relocating. MLS and national team news. More.

Preview & analysis: Union at Toronto FC

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The Union thoroughly outplayed Toronto at home. Can TFC's new coach make the adjustments to give them a shot at a home win?

Preview: Union vs Toronto FC

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Last year the Union went 0-3-0 and scored no goals in September. To reach the playoffs, they need to do much, much better this time around.

Hack feeling the pressure, Union bits, Reading begin season on the road, LVU Sonic in USOC tonight, more

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John Hackworth acknowledges the pressure is on. Reading begin PDL season tonight. Ocean City names captain. Lehigh Valley United Sonic in USOC play tonight. More news.

Hop hits 3, reports say Union interested in Bolton CB, TFC boss responds, more

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Hoppenot scores hat trick in Union's 9-1 scrimmage win. Report says Union interested in 6' 6" Bolton CB Zat Knight. TFC Tim Leiweke responds to comments from Union's Sakiewicz. More news.

The Bradley bomb, a chat about training facilities, more news

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Michael Bradley to Toronto. How building a Union training facility just got real. More player moves from across MLS. More news.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Gilberto, Rivero, Tissot and more

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Two South American stars appear set to leave MLS as the summer transfer window continues to heat up.

The Chicago Fire and Gilberto have mutually agreed to terminate the forward's contract, with Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez stating that the Brazilian, "was not able to reach his top form in Major League Soccer," despite his best efforts.

Resilient Fire Defeat Red Bulls… So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

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Good times. (via Soccer By Ives)

There was a point, eons ago, whenOTF covered on-field soccer events in addition to domestic soccer culture. ...This is one of those posts.

Witnessed onthe field last nightwasthe kind of grit, resiliency, and determination that Fire Supporters hadbeen hoping to see the wholeseason but rarely had.

Fire acquire TFC forward Gilberto

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The Fire didn't take long in putting plan B into action once Didier Drogba decided to pursue MLS life north of the border. Chicago has acquired Toronto FC forward Gilberto on waivers. The pursuit asfirstreported via Fire Confidential twitter and confirmed by ESPN, intensified this weekend once Drogba's preference became known on Friday.

The 2nd Annual – I Don’t Get A Vote – MLS Awards

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Once again rather than pretend to understand the mind set of MLS award voters, I havedeveloped my own awards that I believe will best tell the story of the 2014 MLS regular season. These awards aren't necessarily achievements, but rather reference points that give more depth than the Golden Boot..

Gilberto, Moore score as Toronto FC top Impact

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Nearly two months to the day after dropping the Canadian Championship to the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC got revenge when the Canadian rivals clashed in MLS play.

Gilberto and Luke Moore scored for TFC, who knocked off the struggling Impact 2-0 at Stade Saputoin the pair's first league clash of the season.

THE MATCHUP: World C.H.U.D.

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NEW YORK VS. TORONTO
RED BULL ARENA - FRIDAY 8PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE

WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- Major League Soccer is BACK! Just as the World Cup heats up. Be one of dozens to return!
- Did the break give Ryan Nelsen the bravery to try out a Moore-Defoe-Gilberto-led 4-3-3?

Report: Gilberto ruled out for TFC match vs. Sounders

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By DAN KARELL

At least one Designated Player has been ruled out of Saturday's highly anticipated match between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders.

According to reports in Toronto, TFC will be without Brazilian forward Gilberto as he continues to recover from a hip flexor suffered in preseason.

Arsenal

Gilberto – EPL’s best DM vital for Arsenal v Leicester

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Arsenal fans, if they are anything like me, will still be wondering why Arsene Wenger chose to start with Mathieu Flamini as the holding midfielder against AFC Bournemouth instead of the fit again Francis Coquelin. I can only assume that it was an issue about the younger Frenchman's match fitness even though Coquelin was on [.

Arsenal need Gilberto Silva to make a comeback!

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Francis Coquelin is probably the first real Defensive Midfielder that Arsenal have had since Gilberto Silva left the club in 2008. He was the "Invisible wall" alongside Patrick Vieira that helped the Gunners to become Invincibles, and can you believe he was still playing professional football up to 2013.

New Arsenal star given the ultimate thumbs up

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Well when I say ultimate, this recognition for one of the current Arsenal stars does come from a former Gunner who was probably the last to do the job well enough to help the Gunners to a title. Gilberto Silva certainly did that, playing in 32 Premier League games in the season when Arsenal were [...

Invincible star says OZIL can fire Arsenal to EPL title

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Don´t worry Gooners, this former Arsenal star has not completely lost the plot. Gilberto Silva, one of our great invincibles, is not suggesting that our German international play maker can somehow inspire the current version of the Gunners to overtake Man City and Chelsea and claim the Premier League title this season.

New Arsenal star Gabriel LOVES to defend!!

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Although the new Arsenal signing from Villarreal in Spain's La Liga is known to be a versatile player, our manager has already spoken about him being an old school type of defender. Gabriel Paulista has played at both left and right back during his career, but he has clearly been brought to north London to [.

Is this Moscow star REALLY the answer for Arsenal’s midfield?

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I must admit that I had never heard of the subject of this one of the many Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the minute. But apparently the Brazilian defensive midfield star Romulo is the player that Arsene Wenger is set to bring to the Emirates to solve the central midfield problems that have [.

Why don’t the Arsenal Board do something about Wenger?

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Who is the boss at Arsenal Football Club? by KM Another day has passed and i still fail to accept the fact we are beaten by average teams missing their best players. I just wish we had someone on the board who could step up and make the right decision. Arsenal is going backwards because [...]

Wenger must return to his old Arsenal blueprint

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Wenger needs to return to his blueprint of success by Gameruk Yet again we have seen that in the big games Arsenal do not turn up and we got smashed! Many different opinions have been said as to why this keeps happening but I strongly believe its time for Wenger to go back to how [...]

Toronto FC

Fire noteboook - Gilberto, Drogba, and funny money

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The Fire made the deal official this morning, announcing that Didier Drogba had signed a contract with MLS and was traded to Montreal in exchange for a king's ransom in general allocation money and newly created target allocation money. The acquisition of former Toronto FC forward Gilberto was also finalized and he will be added to the roster as a Designated Player.

Disallowed Gilberto goal forces TFC to settle for draw with Fire

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With time dwindling and the score tied at one, Toronto FC forward Gilberto saw his toe-poke effort roll past Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and into the back of the net. However, celebrations would be short-lived, as refereeDavid Gantar kept Gilberto off the board and spared the Fire defense.

Bordering on too little, too late - but criminal ref denies Gilberto winning goal Chicago Fire 1 Toronto FC 1

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David Gantar, a disgrace of a ref


I was thinking that my game report was going to be short and sour. I was most unhappy with TFC looking horrible in Chicago. Then DeRo scored and ......
That ref decision in the final seconds to steal a goal from Gilberto was criminal.

Art vanishes, dullness returns, Gilberto needs lesson on failed DPs of Toronto TFC 0 Colorado 1

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I am totally pissed at the lack of effort, the lack of creativity and the lack of tactical diversity displayed by Toronto FC (circa 2013?2012? etc) yesterday at the National Soccer Stadium.

I can't promise a coherent blog today. I was felled by the flu late on Thursday and was still suffering when I decided to drag myself to the game Saturday afternoon.

No fight, all fizzle on a Utah Saturday night - RSL 3 Toronto FC 0That was pretty much the team in progress that was on display in the preseason games. Disjointed and ugly. Some concerns. Gilberto mak

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I am rarely a fan of nostalgia. When it comes to TFC surrendering in a road game, this is a trip down memory lane I hate to take. This is a show that we fans have had to tolerate for far too long. That was pretty much the team in progress that was on display in the preseason games. Disjointed and ugly.

The Matchup

THE MATCHUP: Catching Fire... (With Bonus STARTING 11 - Yours Free with Purchase!)

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Great Lakes fever! CHICAGO VS. TORONTO
TOYOTA PARK - WEDNESDAY 8:30PM ET
TV: TSN

WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- Because TFC are attempting to become a fairly solid club away from home. Fun and weird isn't it?

THE MATCHUP: The first rumblings...

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Manufactured Derby Name?  TORONTO VS. SAN JOSE
BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 4PM ET
TV: TSN


WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- It's the last TFC match for 20 days. We don't mean that to sound like a good thing.
- If the football is ugly, do the rumbles of Nelsen discontent in the stands turn into tremors?

THE MATCHUP: Who's shot J.D.'s hamstring?

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FC DALLAS VS. TORONTO FC
TOYOTA STADIUM - SATURDAY 8:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE

WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- Will TFC manage to find 11 healthy starters?
- Has FC Dallas flattered to deceive so far in 2014?

The Rest

THE SOUTH STOOL REPORT - Kansas City v Toronto... or Why Not Let The Refs Have a Go?

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So we're out at an unnamed pub with Vocal Minority Podcast celebrity and host @kzknowles celebrating her something-teenth anniversary of her 25th birthday, having a few wobbly pops and watching a few wobbling defenses. Sure we're optimistic, but reality can be such a silly beast.

Onto the match!

AFTER 90: Not Necessarily the World Cup

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New York takes this seriously! NEW YORK VS. TORONTO
RED BULL ARENA
FIRST HALF:
1' - Well Thierry Henry was at some World Cups. Same goes for Jermain Defoe. Other than that, the return of MLS isn't probably going to look too much like the football we've become accustomed to.

No fight, all fizzle on a Utah Saturday night - RSL 3 TFC o

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I am rarely a fan of nostalgia. When it comes to TFC surrendering in a road game, this is the trip down memory lane one hates to take. This is the road show that we fans have had to tolerate for far too long. TFC in Utah last night was pretty much the team in progress that was on display in the preseason games.

Tim Bez continues TFC - summary of the week

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GM Tim Bez introduces Gilberto

Wow. It is has been a week of frenzied activity in TFC land. I blogged about the trade for Jackson, but then thought it best to let the week roll by and then sum it up at the end.

Tim gets a Brazilian

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"Canada is this way?" You did it Drake! He started from the bottom (of the Brazilian league) now he's here!

After days of shameless public flirting at Raptors and Leafs games, TFC got a full Brazilian today with the signing of DP forward Gilberto. Or Gilberto Oliveira Souza Jr.