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Seattle Sounders

Sounders at Columbus Crew, recap: This is a bad road team

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Crew win 3-nil after goals by Higuain, Meram and Ola Kamara

In their past three road games, the Seattle Sounders lost all three with a -9 goal differential. Wednesday's loss was partially due to call-ups, injuries and a lineup gamble that failed. Columbus Crew SC exploited the spaces where Jordy Delem and Oniel Fisher played in scoring their first two goals, and then coasted to a 3-nil win.

Nicolas Lodeiro’s sixth minute shot was closer to being a goal than you think it was

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Nick Rimando is amazing and so is science.

In the sixth minute Nicolas Lodeiro nearly opened the scoring for the Seattle Sounders in Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake. He had a free kick from a horrible angle about 12 yards from the endline and wide of the 18. Like any confident goalscorer he shot at the near post side of the wall, forcing a brilliant save by Nick Rimando.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Upcycled Seattle dominates

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The 3-0 win means that Seattle and LA are now tied with most victories from 2009 to the present.

Starting a backline of deep reserves, the Seattle Sounders earned their second shutout by that same reserve backline. The only thing that looked better than the shutout was a dynamic offense that punished the LA Galaxy in all parts of the field.

Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes, recap: Nico Lodeiro’s golazo offset by Wondo’s late equalizer

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A thuggish San Jose ties the game late when Chris Wondolowski levels it at 1-1

If there is a lesson from the 1-1 draw between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders it is that one must always mark Chris Wondolowski. In MLS the man just scores goals. Today, he ended a match after Seattle looked likely to win.

Food and beverages at CenturyLink Field are about to be even more local, better

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First & Goal Hospitality takes over the CLink contract.

Normally a change of hospitality provider at a stadium is boring. Massive multi-nationals have a history of bland-ifying everything. This is not normally. This is a great local chef helping establish CenturyLink Field, and WaMu Theater, as great mass dining experiences.

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Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

Pogba returns to score goal packed with emotion for Machester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba proved his fitness, and scored a goal which he dedicated to his late father, as the youngest Manchester United line-up in Premier League history ended the season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Josh Harrop, one of four full league debutants in Jose Mourinho’s side, opened the scoring although the manager was clearly more interested in safeguarding players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Pogba returns to score goal packed with emotion for Machester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba proved his fitness, and scored a goal which he dedicated to his late father, as the youngest Manchester United line-up in Premier League history ended the season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Josh Harrop, one of four full league debutants in Jose Mourinho’s side, opened the scoring although the manager was clearly more interested in safeguarding players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Kane moves into top gear to be leading scorer

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane’s first ever four-goal haul propelled him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with the Tottenham striker in the “driving seat” to finish top scorer when the final league games are played on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, whose goals along with a double from Korean star Son Heung-min saw this season’s runners-up hammer last year’s champions Leicester 6-1, added he hoped Hugo Lloris could also win the Golden Glove for the least goals conceded when they round off their league season at relegated Hull.

Wenger applauds master of invention Sanchez

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez’s unique qualities after the Chilean opened the scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Southampton and then created a second goal for substitute Olivier Giroud.

Wednesday’s victory took Arsenal to within three points of the Premier League top four and keeps alive the possibility of a 20th successive season of Champions League football for the north London club.

Wenger applauds master of invention Sanchez

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez’s unique qualities after the Chilean opened the scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Southampton and then created a second goal for substitute Olivier Giroud.

Wednesday’s victory took Arsenal to within three points of the Premier League top four and keeps alive the possibility of a 20th successive season of Champions League football for the north London club.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

United players ‘not in love with goal’, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester United of lacking a killer instinct after another week of misfiring performances at Old Trafford, saying players are “not in love with the goal”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, is United’s 27-goal top scorer of which 16 have been in the Premier League.

Britos pushes Sunderland closer to the drop

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Miguel Britos scored his first goal in English football as Watford beat Sunderland 1-0 Saturday to nudge the basement club nearer relegation from the Premier League.

Defeat at Vicarage Road left Sunderland seven points from safety, with just nine league games remaining.

Defoe marks comeback as England toil to World Cup qualifier win

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London (AFP) – Jermain Defoe adorned his international comeback with a goal as England toiled to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in a forgettable World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Sunday.

Defoe, 34, was making his first England appearance since November 2013, having been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate, and he marked his return with the opening goal midway through the second half.

Defoe marks comeback as England toil to World Cup qualifier win

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London (AFP) – Jermain Defoe adorned his international comeback with a goal as England toiled to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in a forgettable World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Sunday.

Defoe, 34, was making his first England appearance since November 2013, having been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate, and he marked his return with the opening goal midway through the second half.

Schuerrle nets twice for five-star Germany

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Baku (AFP) – Germany leaked their first goal since July, but still extended their perfect record in World Cup qualifiers to five straight wins following Sunday’s 4-1 victory away to Azerbaijan with Andre Schuerrle scoring twice.

First-half goals by Schuerrle, Thomas Mueller and Mario Gomez put the world champions 3-1 up at the break, although Azerbaijan midfielder Dimitrij Nazarov, who plays in Germany, had netted an early equaliser to the delight of the home crowd.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Germany aim to ‘ruthlessly’ extend record run

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Baku (AFP) – Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew insisting their simple goal is to “ruthlessly” secure World Cup qualification as quickly as possible.

The defending champions are currently five points clear in Group C and a fifth straight win would take them a step closer to Russia 2018.

Germany aim to ‘ruthlessly’ extend record run

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Baku (AFP) – Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew insisting their simple goal is to “ruthlessly” secure World Cup qualification as quickly as possible.

The defending champions are currently five points clear in Group C and a fifth straight win would take them a step closer to Russia 2018.

Dzeko strikes as Roma reclaim second spot

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Milan (AFP) – A late strike from Edin Dzeko helped secure the points as Roma came back from a goal down to beat a spirited Sassuolo 3-1 and stay in the Champions League hunt on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third in Serie A at 11 points behind leaders Juventus after the Turin giants took another step towards a record six consecutive title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

Dzeko strikes as Roma reclaim second spot

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Milan (AFP) – A late strike from Edin Dzeko helped secure the points as Roma came back from a goal down to beat a spirited Sassuolo 3-1 and stay in the Champions League hunt on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third in Serie A at 11 points behind leaders Juventus after the Turin giants took another step towards a record six consecutive title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

Washington Spirit

Major Link Soccer: Mallory Pugh to be introduced today

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After weeks of speculation, the 19-year-old will finally play for an NWSL club.

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It was a great weekend for the Seattle Reign. After demolishing the Washington Spirit 6-2 on Saturday, the Reign have taken the top spot in Power Rankings.

Haley Kopmeyer is up for Save of the Week for her late game reaction save that kept the Spirit to just two goals on the afternoon.

Washington Spirit pick up first win, beat Sky Blue 4-3

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Ordega dominates as the Spirit get their first win of the season in a wild game

The Washington Spirit earned their first win of the 2017 NWSL season with a 4-3 win against Sky Blue FC. Francisca Ordega posted a dominant game for the Spirit, scoring two goals, forcing an own goal, and setting up the Spirit's third goal.

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Arsenal: Gunners Cruise To Victory At Stoke Despite Crafty Crouch Hand-Ball Goal (Video)

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Top-four chasing Arsenal produced a superb display away to Stoke on Saturday, scoring four goals in a rare win at the bet365Stadium.

Stoke did bag a goal themselves, albeit in very controversial circumstances, with Peter Crouch knocking the ball in with his hand.

Despite Arsenal's recent revival of form, another 'Wenger Out' banner was flown over the bet365 Stadium.

Steven Gerrard Scores Impressive Volley As Liverpool Legends Edge Out Real Madrid Counterparts (Video)

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Liverpool Legends edged out their Real Madrid counterparts in a 4-3 win at Anfield, raising thousands of pounds for the Liverpool FC Foundation in the process.

As is scripted beforehand, it was Steven Gerrard who popped up with the decisive goalfor the Reds, ramming home a 78th-minute volley after setting himself up with a smart first touch.

Philadelphia Union

Union lose again

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NYCFC handed the Union yet another loss on Friday night.

At first, David Villa's Goal of the Year candidate appeared a fitting end to another feckless performance from the Philadelphia Union. The World Cup champion's 54-yard chip soared over Andre Blake, who went flying into his net shortly after the ball did.

Philadelphia Union U16s fall to Tigres in GA Cup semifinal

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Tigres got a goal in each half and kept the Union offense in check in the Premier Division semifinal on Thursday

Miguel Rodríguez had a goal in each half and the Philadelphia Union offense couldn't take advantage of a red card in a 2-0 loss to Tigres UANL in the Premier Division semifinal of the Generation adidas Cup at Toyota Stadium on Thursday.

New England Revolution

Revolution v. Dynamo: Best Moment, Tweet, and more

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Kei Kamara's goal really opened things up.

The New England Revolution's good run of form continued on Saturday afternoon when they bested the Houston Dynamo 2-0. Here's a quick recap of everything you missed from the game.

Moment of the Match

The first half came and went without much to talk about but things changed after the break as the Revs pushed to break the deadlock.

New England 1, Portland 1 - Nguyen Helps Revs Escape With a Point

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New England were perhaps unlucky to be down 1-0 early, then lucky to never be down 2-0 as they leave Portland with a draw.

There were many chances when the Portland Timbers looked like they were going to put the New England Revolution away in the second half.

But they never found a second goal.

Revolution 1, FC Dallas 2: Early goal not enough for the visitors

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Maxi Urruti scored two to negate Lee Nguyen's penalty.

The New England Revolution are still winless in 2017, as Maxi Urruti's double negated the visitor's early tally.

The Revolution used the high press early, creating a couple of dangerous chances that resulted in corner kicks. Lee Nguyen's service from the corner arc in the 10th minute led to a penalty when Cristian Colman pulled down Antonio Delemea.

The Rest

Marta scores brace as Dash drop sixth straight

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Marta scored two goals and added two assists to lead Orlando to a 4-2 victory.

Despite Carli Lloyd's return to Houston's starting eleven, the Dash were unable to secure their first win since April in a 4-1 loss to the Orlando Pride at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Led by Orlando's Brazilian internationals Marta and Camilla, the Pride were clinical in their finishing as the club found the back of the net on four of their six attempts on goal.

Will Bruin’s goal was just a little “sweeter” because it was against Houston

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When asked how he felt about scoring against his former club, he first pointed to the big smile on his face

Will Bruin was the goalscoring hero for the Sounders with his 69th minute header on Sunday evening against his only former professional club, the Houston Dynamo. Bruin, who spent the last six seasons in Houston, said that scoring against his former club only made his winning header that much "sweeter.

MLS Week 8: Nagbe’s show for Portland

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Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season saw USMNT player Darlington Nagbe take a starring role in Portland's 2-1 win over Vancouver. Nagbe opened the scoring in the 18th minute at Providence Park, assisting on Darren Mattocks's goal in the 40th. Fredy Montero pulled a goal back for Vancouver in the 59th minute.

Rose City Forecast Seven: PTFC vs. SKC

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Another week, another game, another Rose City Forecast!

Last week, the Portland Timbers managed their second road win of the season - one of the few times they've won in the eastern timezone, and one of the few times they've won a road game by multiple goals. This attack continues to be prolific.

Mourinho: Chicharito would have scored 20 goals for us this season

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Jose Mourinho has claimed that Javier Hernandez would have scored 20 goals for Manchester United if he was still at the club.

We have some players that are not really in love with the ball, you know. They are good players and they are creative players. They can create but, naturally, they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.

Bethlehem Steel edges Villanova in preseason clash

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Three first half goals powered Steel to their second straight preseason win on Wednesday

Three first half goals were enough for Bethlehem Steel to win a preseason match against a heavily depleted Villanova University squad on Wednesday. But it wasn't always pretty.

Academy midfielder Josue Monge opened the scoring early for the visitors with a shot from outside the 18 just six minutes in and 10 minutes later Josh Heard set up a goal-bound Santi Moar shot that was cleared off the line right to Yosef Samuel for his second goal of preseason.