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Major League Soccer

Real Madrid emerges victorious in penalty kicks to win MLS All-Star Game

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It took penalty kicks to decide a winner in Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game and, when the dust cleared, Real Madrid was crowned this summer's victors.

Following a 1-1 draw in regular time, Real Madrid topped the MLS All-Stars, 4-2, on penalty kicks to win Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/17/16

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Links to make your Tuesday better.

Philadelphia Union News

Keegan Rosenberry named to MLS Team of the Week bench after standout performances
Shut down Robbie Keane, Giovani Dos Santos, and Didier Drogba all in one week, and you earn Team of The Week honors like Keegan Rosenberry did.

Major Link Soccer: Manchester match postponed for "practice bomb"

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Seattle

Local boy Bennett Lehner was named as one of Gatorade's Players of the Spring for his time with the University of Washington.

Through three home matches, the Seattle Reign are averaging over 4,000 per home match, good for fourth in the league.

Landon Donovan was in town for Steve Zakuani's charity match Sunday, and when asked about Copa America Donovan praised the soccer culture of Seattle in terms of setting a bar.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Giovani dos Santos

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Jared Jeffrey, Gio Dos Santos, and Joe Cole: Freedom Kicks for 5 May 2016

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We're almost to the weekend.

It is a Thursday on a week where D.C. United doesn't play until Sunday, so it is still a little light on news. Not light on content, though, so let's get into it.

After years as a backup, D.C. United's Jared Jeffrey appreciates starting chance - Washington Times: Jared Jeffrey has finally gotten some time to shine, and he's done better than most of us would have expected.

Tranquillo Barnetta named to MLS Team of the Week

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The Swiss midfielder was instrumental in the Philadelphia Union's victory over New York City FC.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta has been named to Major League Soccer's Team of the Week for Week 8. The Swiss midfielder had an assist and was instrumental in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over rivals New York City FC on Saturday, propelling the blue and gold into first place in the Eastern Conference.

SBI Question of the Day: Who is the most overrated player in MLS?

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While players like Cyle Larinand Ignacio Piatti are currently lighting up MLS in the early stages of the new season, some of the league's biggest names have yet to make an impact for their respective clubs.

ESPN FC recently conducted a survey of MLS players in an attempt to establish the most overrated players in the league.

LA Galaxy

Red Bulls turn in uninspired performance in lopsided loss to Galaxy

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May has not been a kind month to the New York Red Bulls. They have played three games and have lost all of them, but this latest 3-1 defeat to the LA Galaxy at home was especially devastating.

Head coach Jesse Marsch referred to the loss as "the worst performance" at Red Bull Arena since he was hired by New York in 2015.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

Report: Dos Santos set to miss Mexico's upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Mexico will be without one of their stars forthe upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

According to Telemundo, Dos Santos will be missing the upcoming match against Costa Rica after being forced out at halftime of the LA Galaxy'smatch against the Portland Timbers due to a right leg injury.

MLS Ticker: Dos Santos called up to Mexico squad, NYCFC makes signing and more

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The American players based in Major League Soccer aren't the only ones getting called up for friendlies during the preseason. Giovani dos Santos was named to the Mexico squad for El Tri's February 8 friendly against Iceland.

Dos Santos is the only player outside of Liga MX to be called into Juan Carlos Osorio's 23-man squad for the friendly at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

On MLS: Winter signings crucial for Galaxy's identity

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With Los Angeles shaping up to be a winter wonderland of DP signings, there maynever have been a more crucial time for the Galaxy in terms of determining their identity.

The Galaxy have always been at the forefront of the DP conversation in MLS.The team's signing of David Beckham was the impetus for the launch of the rule as a whole, and since then the team has, coincidentally or purposefully depending on your level of conspiracy belief, been the benefit of many changes to the rule over the years.

Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos, 10 years later. Did Spurs and Arsenal’s Mexican wonderkids match the hype?

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It's now ten seasons since Giovani Dos Santos and Carlos Vela made their professional debuts. Both highly-rated as youngsters, the Mexican pair have shared fairly similar paths during their up and...

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Galaxy's dos Santos in Mexico squad to face USMNT in Hex

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Giovani dos Santos returned from his Mexican National Team exile in October, and he has earned himself another call-up for Mexico's first two gamesin the Hex.

The LA Galaxy star was named to Juan Carlos Osorio's 25-man roster that will face the U.

Galaxy, Impact gain edge in MLS Cup playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Giovani dos Santos's second-half header was enough to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday and the edge in their MLS Cup playoff tie.

The Mexican striker made good use of a strong individual effort from Jelle Van Damme with a header that deflected off Rapids defender Axel Sjoberg and looped over Colorado keeper Tim Howard.

Giovani dos Santos rejoins Mexican national team

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After an extended absence from the Mexican National Team, Gio dos Santos is back in the fold.

The LA Galaxy star joined several familiar faces brought in by head coach Juan Carlos Osorio after extended absences, with 'El Tri' set to play friendlies against Panama and New Zealand.

Galaxy drop Crew to hand Arena his 200th win

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CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy left it late, but finally unlocked the offense that had been missing for most of August, pulling away from the Columbus Crew, 2-1, on a pair of gorgeous goals by Baggio Husidic and Giovani Dos Santos.

Husidic's wonder strikecame fourteen minutes after being subbed on for an ineffective Mike Magee.

FC Dallas dumps Galaxy late in extra time to reach U.S. Open Cup final

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Just when it looked like Bruce Arena's star-studded second-half subs were going toput the LA Galaxy through to the U.S. Open Cup final, FC Dallas conjureda response. Then seconds away from the uncertainty of penalties, Dallas came up with another goalto decide Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup semifinalon its own.

Match Day 16: Heading into the Break

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Sporting Kansas City will play their 16th game of the season tomorrow, and their final game before the Copa America break that the league is taking. After tomorrow, Sporting's next game is on the 15th against Minnesota in the US Open Cup and their next league game is Sunday June 19th against FC Dallas.

Galaxy equipped with stars as international call-ups depart

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Robbie Keane had a flight to catch, and more or less ran straight off the pitch at the end of the second edition of the California Clasico into a waiting car. Chris Wondolowski and Gyasi Zardes chatted in the tunnel and traded flight information, as both are heading to Dallas to join the USMNT first thing in the morning.

Revolution acknowledge poor form is "personal," points needed quickly

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The Revs only have 10 points from 11 games, forcing the need for more points as soon as possible.

Come halftime of this past Sunday's match against the LA Galaxy, the New England Revolution seemed down and dusted. Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes and Giovani dos Santos orchestrated a commanding 3-0 lead for the home side, and something, somewhere had to give.

Keane scores double in return to lead Galaxy past Revs

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CARSON, Calif. — It only took Robbie Keane 13 minutes to remind everyone why the LA Galaxy who have been riding high in his absence want him on the pitch.

Active from the opening whistle, Keanedelivered a pair of close-range goals in the first half to push the Galaxy into second place in the Western Conference, escaping a second half comeback bythe New England Revolution on the way to a 4-2 win at StubHub Center on Sunday.

Revolution fall 4-2 at LA Galaxy, comeback efforts thwarted

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Sunday's affair was a tale of two halves, as New England's second half showing displayed the energy that was sorely missing in the first 45 minutes.

If there's one thing the New England Revolution can guarantee at this point of the 2016 MLS season it's an emotional rollercoaster throughout 90 minutes.

Ten-man LA Galaxy draw 1-1 at Kansas City

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Los Angeles (AFP) Giovani dos Santos produced another superb goal to help the Los Angeles Galaxy draw 1-1 at Sporting Kansas City despite being having Ashley Cole sent off in the second half.

Brad Davis put Kansas City 1-0 up in the 30th minute. Twelve minutes later, Gyasi Zardes found dos Santos on a counter-attack and the Mexican attacker lofted a shot over charging Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Ten-man LA Galaxy draw 1-1 at Kansas City

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Los Angeles (AFP) Giovani dos Santos produced another superb goal to help the Los Angeles Galaxy draw 1-1 at Sporting Kansas City despite being having Ashley Cole sent off in the second half.

Brad Davis put Kansas City 1-0 up in the 30th minute. Twelve minutes later, Gyasi Zardes found dos Santos on a counter-attack and the Mexican attacker lofted a shot over charging Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Dos Santos, Gerrard help Galaxy find stride despite absences

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The LA Galaxy appeared to be headed for a rough stretch. Team captain Robbie Keane was in the midst of an extended absence, while much of the discussion surrounding the team regarded the upcoming suspension of Nigel de Jong. Missing two key contributors, and with several more yet to make their impact, the Galaxy had plenty of question marks.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Giovani dos Santos

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Giovani dos Santos

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In the starting lineup for the first time in over a month, Giovani dosSantos was at his very best on Friday night.

The Mexican international netted two goals while also adding an assist, leading the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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The Columbus Crew finally found a win in 2016 after seven weeks of MLS action, while Real Salt Lake remained the league's only unbeaten team. Here's a look at all 10 match stories from over the weekend on SBI:

Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and provided one assist to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 thrashing of the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

Three things from the Houston Dynamo's blowout loss to the LA Galaxy

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What we learned from the Dynamo's loss to LA.

We constantly heard last week about how discouraging the Houston Dynamo's draw with Seattle was, but looking back on it after Friday's game with the LA Galaxy, it seems like a great result. A 4-1 loss at home to the Galaxy, which never really was in doubt beyond LA's equalizing goal in the fourth-minute, was very, very disappointing to say the least.

Houston Dynamo vs LA Galaxy Final Score: Dynamo fall hard at home against Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy dominated the Houston Dynamo as they cruised to a 4-1 victory Friday night.

After giving up a last minute equalizer in their last game the Houston Dynamo were looking for three points on Friday night against the LA Galaxy. Outside of the first minute of the game the Dynamo spent the rest of the match on their heels as the Galaxy dominated the men in orange four goals to one.

MLS Ticker: Drogba, Vela, Dykstra and more

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While a new report links Carlos Vela with a move to the MLS, the Montreal Impact will see the temporary return of their star striker to training ahead of their Week 3 battle with FC Dallas.

Drogba is set to train with the Impact in Dallas starting on Thursday.

MLS Ticker: Dos Santos, Kennedy out, Castillo injury not 'serious' and more

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Injury news continues to be Thursday's theme in MLS.

Speaking to reporters, LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena revealed the club would be without Giovani Dos Santos and Dan Kennedy for their game against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. Both players started in the Galaxy's opener vs. D.C. United, but both also were forced off early with leg muscle injuries.

Atletico Madrid

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

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Mexican soccer headlines the news on Friday morning as a one of the world's top clubs joins the fray by investing in a Liga MX team.

Giovani dos Santos, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano all missed out on Mexico's World Cup qualifying roster.

Around the Forest: Kwarasey's finger will not require surgery

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/25/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Atletico Madrid attempted to stop a breakaway by throwing a second ball onto the pitch. You have to give points for creativity. [Deadspin]

Giovani Dos Santos took Nick Rimando to church with a nice chip that is garnering lots of hyperbolic headlines.

Jim Curtin

Union bits, Academy results, Conference semifinals results, more

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News and such.

Union bits, doubleheader, National Soccer Hall of Fame groundbreaking today, more

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New security measures at Talen, vote Blake, Ayuk named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Search wands and bag restrictions at Talen Energy Stadium beginning on Saturday. Blake up for Save of the Week (again). Ayuk earns Team of the Week honors. More news.

The Rest

Josh Yaro returns, Jorge Sampaoli named Argentina manager: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/2/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Yaro returning to the pitch this weekend
Josh Yaro will be returning to the pitch for the first time in 2017.

Union's Medunjanin says national team managers need to 'come and watch the games' before judging
Haris Medunjanin was never concerned about losing his spot in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Giovani Dos Santos rejects Copa America call-up for Mexico

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A blazing hot start to the 2016 MLS season for LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos earned him a spot for Mexico ahead of next month's Copa America, however, the 27-year-old has reportedly declined the call-up.

According to El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, he and Dos Santos had a conversation regarding a roster spot, but the Galaxy attacker opted not to accept it.