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MLS Ticker: Dynamo sign Venezuelan centerback, Galaxy add former Republic defender, and more

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The Houston Dynamo continues to fuel a technical vision they've had for sometime.

On Tuesday, the Texan club announced the addition of another young Latin American to its ranks. Venezuelan defender Alejandro Fuenmayor, 21, is set to join the team prior to the commencement of preseason.

"Alejandro is a young and talented defender who at just 21 years old has already played over 70 professional first team matches," Dynamo Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan said in a club statement.

The Dynamo, Lucatero, and MLS player development

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - Christian Lucatero was supposed to be the Houston Dynamo academy's proof-of-concept. By most accounts the best player to ever come out of the club's nascent developmental system, Lucatero was local, Hispanic, and talented, a trio of traits that would serve the reputation of the system well.

Houston Dynamo 2018 Season Schedule Announced

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The 2018 Houston Dynamo season schedule has been released

Major League Soccer recently announced the season schedules for all 23 clubs including the 34 game schedule for our Houston Dynamo. Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera will hope to take last season's success which saw the Dynamo make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons and take the club to a MLS Cup.

2018 MLS schedule unveiled, D.C. United to open Audi Field on July 14

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The Black-and-Red will play 15 of their final 20 games at Audi Field

MLS has revealed the full 2018 league schedule, and after years of being hectored by fans, they did so on time. D.C. United will open Audi Field on July 14th with a game against, of all teams, the Vancouver Whitecaps. As has been known for some time, D.

MLS Ticker: Carl Robinson linked with Wales job, Alex heads to South Korea, and more

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Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has emerged as a potential candidate for the open position with the Wales national team. The Welshman been with the Caps for the last four years, twice leading them to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

He remains an underdog, with the favorites being Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy.

Eastern Conference final rematch headlines MLS home openers

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The Columbus Crew and Toronto FC will renew hostilities on March 3 at BMO Field to kick off the 2018 Major League Soccer season.

The rematch of the 2017 Eastern Conference Final will be part of a seven-game slate on March 3, while four games will be played on March 4, including LAFC's inaugural match against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field.

D.C. United announces 2018 MLS home opener, venue still to be determined

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The Black-and-Red will start the season with a visit to Orlando City

D.C. United's 2018 schedule is coming into focus, as MLS announced home openers for teams across the league. As expected, the Black-and-Red will start the season on the road, visiting Orlando City on March 3rd for a game kicking off at 7:30pm.

MLS Ticker: Moor re-signs in Toronto, Seitz to the Dynamo, and more

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Defender Drew Moor is returning to Toronto for another season with the defending MLS Cup champs. The Dallas native signed a one-year extension with an option for 2019 on Friday afternoon, the club announced.

"Few words can express what it means to me and my family to continue representing Toronto FC.

Chris Seitz signs with the Houston Dynamo

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Dynamo add goalkeeper to roster.

The Houston Dynamo have signed 30-year-old goalkeeper Chris Seitz. The free agent had played the last seven season with FC Dallas. He was a major part of the FC Dallas team that won the Supporters Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2016. Seitz has played in 97 games during his eleven season career in MLS.

Major Link Soccer: LAFC sign Uruguayan Young DP

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Lodeiro says he's good. Also, Mayor Durkan pays up on MLS Cup bet.


The staff at the Toronto mayor's office will be snacking on Beechers, Oberto, and Totem Smokehouse after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan makes good on her MLS Cup wager.

Major League Soccer

LAFC continue to aim high in their signings.

MLS Ticker: Sounders acquire Francis from Crew, Galaxy ink Norwegian defender to deal and more

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It took less than a week for the Seattle Sounders to fill the void left open by Joevin Jones' departure.

The Sounders acquired full back Waylon Francis from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.

The 27-year-old left back has played the last four season in Columbus, and he brings needed depth to the position in Seattle after Jones left the club for Darmstadt at the end of the 2017 season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/14/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Former Union coach John Hackworth wants another shot at working in MLS
"I'm a prideful person, I'm ambitious, and I know that I want to go back into the pro game," he said while in town to watch his oldest son play in the NCAA College Cup.

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Experienced approach helping Sounders' Will Bruin thrive in postseason

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When Will Bruin entered Major League Soccer in 2011, he was immediately thrust into the MLS Cup experience.

The 28-year-old forward played in back-to-back MLS Cups with the Houston Dynamo in 2011 and 2012, but he wasn't sure how to approach the championship contest.

"I was like ‘It's my first year, this isn't bad.

Decades of Dominance: The Movement in Seattle

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Or, how children's birthday parties helped build a soccer legacy in the Northwest.

The Movement, now in its second season on MLSsoccer.com, is a video series that explores the growing soccer movement in North America, focusing much of its attention on the sense of community found around supporter groups and passionate fan bases throughout the league.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/6/17

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Union news, MLS moves, and Champions League Results

Philadelphia Union News

Fabian Herbers training with German third division club
Herbers' future with the Philadelphia Union remains uncertain.

‘THEY WEREN'T VERY HAPPY': TFC's Moor nearly landed in Philly
Philadelphia piqued Moor's interest "big time" given his wife, a Jersey native, had family nearby.

Seattle vs Houston gave us a lesson on soccer players and aging

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 1, 2017) US Soccer Players - Soccer fans and analysts often engage in a dour sort of ageist arithmetic about players. The ones in their mid-to-late 20s are deemed "in their prime." Those on the north side of 30 tend to not get the same respect.

Seattle Sounders win the Western Conference

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The Seattle Sounders advanced to the 2017 MLS Cup with a 3-0 win over the Houston Dynamo, taking the Western Conference final 5-0 on aggregate. Leading 2-0 from the first-leg, Victor Rodriguez opened the scoring at CenturyLink Field in the 22nd minute. Clint Dempsey added a goal in the 57th. Houston's Tomas Martinez saw red for violent conduct in the 66th minute.

Philadelphia Union

Veteran goalkeeper coach with Union staff at MLS Combine

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Union are in the process of "finalizing an agreement" with Tim Hanley

Veteran goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley is with the Philadelphia Union technical staff for the MLS Combine in Orlando and appears to be on his way to filling the vacancy on the technical staff.

A Union spokesman said Sunday that the club is "in the process of finalizing an agreement with Tim.

Eric Bird Brings Versatility from RGVFC to Houston

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New Dynamo signing Eric Bird adds a multi-talented midfielder to the roster.

Houston Adds An All-Around Talent In Eric Bird

The Houston Dynamo announced yesterday they've signed former RGVFC Toros midfielder Eric Bird to a first team contract. Over his two seasons with the Dynamo's hybrid affiliate, he scored ten goals and tallied four assists.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/8/17

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Philadelphia Union News

The 12 days of Union Kits-mas
In the history of the Philadelphia Union franchise, the team has worn a total of 12 official jerseys.

MLS News

Houston Dynamo complete full transfer for Juan David Cabezas
After spending 2017 on loan, Dynamo sign Colombian midfielder.

News roundup: Seattle to face Toronto in final

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MLS Cup finals are set, U17s lose, and more in today's roundup.

Seattle Sounders

Los Sounders ganan el Oeste y van de nuevo a la Final contra Toronto FC

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Se vale repetir. Por segundo año consecutivo los Seattle Sounders FC obtienen el título de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS al superar fácilmente al Houston Dynamo 3 0 en el partido de vuelta y 5 0 en el marcador global. Y la ciudad de Toronto es de nuevo el destino final para ... Seguir leyendo Los Sounders ganan el Oeste y van de nuevo a la Final contra Toronto FC →

Dempsey on target for Seattle as Dynamo fizzle in MLS

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Clint Dempsey got on the scoresheet as the Seattle Sounders defeated Houston Dynamo 3-0 to set up a repeat MLS Cup final showdown with Toronto FC on Thursday.

Veteran striker Dempsey rammed in Seattle’s second goal of the night as the defending champions completed an emphatic 5-0 aggregate victory to advance.

Sounders dominate Dynamo to return to MLS Cup

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SEATTLE Talk about peaking at the right time. After a trying, injury-riddled season, the defending champion Seattle Sounders punched their ticket back to MLS Cup with a bravura performance in front of 45,298 at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night.

Entering the second match of the two-legged, aggregate-goal Western Conference finals with a commanding 2-0 lead, the Sounders outplayed the Houston Dynamo from the start, scoring early and often and never looking seriously troubled on their way to a 3-0 (5-0 aggregate) victory.

Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo: Your Running Commentary

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Toronto FC is already set to host MLS Cup Final. On Thursday, one team will join them in the 2017 finale.

The Seattle Sounders have one foot in the door following a 2-0 first leg in win in Houston, but the reigning MLS Cup champions still have work to do at CenturyLink Field. They'll have to take down a tough Dynamo squad without the suspended Roman Torres, who is replaced by first leg goalscorer Gustav Svensson at centerback.

Who joins Toronto in the 2017 MLS Cup final?

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The other half of the MLS playoff bracket is an open question for most of Thursday, with the Western Conference final second-leg scheduled for 10:30pm ET on ESPN. The Seattle Sounders are the obvious favorite with a two-goal lead and home field advantage. For the Houston Dynamo, it's another scenario where getting anything out of this game will be a surprise.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/30/17

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New Rapids manager, MLS Expansion, a preview of tonight's MLS semifinal

MLS News

Toronto FC 1-0 Columbus Crew: Altidore sends Reds back to MLS Cup final
Toronto will face Seattle or Houston in the MLS Cup.

Anthony Hudson named Head Coach
The Colorado Rapids look forward to the 2018 season with the former manager of the New Zealand National Team at the helm.

MLS Playoff Preview: Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo

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The Seattle Sounders have one foot in the MLS Cup Final. They may even have a few additional toes in there as well. But there's still work to be done on Thursday night if the club hopes to defend last year's crown in the very same building in which they claimed it.

Following a 2-0 win in Houston, the Sounders enter Thursday night's clash with the Dynamo in a very good place.

Soccer TV: Seattle Sounders vs Houston Dynamo

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The MLS playoffs continue on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with Seattle hosting Houston on ESPN. There are also games from the Copa del Rey and the Copa Sudamericana. The Liga MX playoffs move to the semifinal stage on Univision Deportes.

Seattle Sounders vs Houston Dynamo at 10:30pm on ESPN in the second-leg of their Western Conference final series.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/10/18

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Hump Day Links!

Philadelphia Union News

Alejandro Bedoya ranked in FFT's top 50 USMNT players
Alejandro Bedoya was ranked in FourFourTwo's top 50 USMNT players of 2017.

MLS News

Perry Kitchen completes free transfer to LA Galaxy
LA send $300,000 to D.

Deal Falls Through with Veracruz, Cubo Torres to Remain a Dynamo

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After days of negotiating with the Liga MX side Veracruz, the two clubs could not reach an agreement for the Dynamo striker

It appears, at least for now, that Cubo Torres will remain with the Houston Dynamo after negotiating with Liga MX side Veracruz for the striker fell through. The two clubs had been in talks the last few days and it seems that Cubo's salary demands may be the culprit for the deal not going through.

Tough offseason decisions still to come for the Houston Dynamo

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The Dynamo have done well to start the 2017-2018 offseason, but now they face tougher decisions.

The offseason has treated the Houston Dynamo well thus far. They re-upped Alberth Elis and Juan David Cabezas on full transfers, crucial successes that reaffirm their 2017 core, and they re-signed Eric Alexander just before free agency hit full gear.

Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United, Alberth Elis staying with Houston Dynamo and more: Freedom Kicks for 12/14/2017

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A ton of MLS news, plus the USSF presidential race rages on

Hello! I'm really hoping today will be less cold than yesterday, that wind was pretty awful. Fortunately there was a decent amount of soccer news!

Official: Portland Timbers Trade Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United; The End of an Era | Stumptown Footy
OFFICIAL: Atlanta United acquire Darlington Nagbe from Portland Timbers | Dirty South Soccer
Darlington Nagbe is headed to Atlanta in exchange for over a million dollars in allocation money.

Echeverry named third coach in RGVFC history

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Former Seton Hall head coach Gerson Echeverry was announced as the new Toros manager.

Gerson Echeverry will succeed Junior Gonzalez as Toros manager

As my loyal reader Varus-3 predicted back in the comments section on my 11/9 article, Gerson Echeverry has replaced Junior Gonzalez as the RGVFC head coach.

Houston Dynamo announce roster moves

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Decline options on Ricardo Clark, A.J. DeLaGarza and Tyler Deric.

Tuesday, the Houston Dynamo announced their roster moves with the end of the 2017 season. The team declined contract options on some mainstays like Boniek Garcia and Ricardo Clark.

They picked up contract options on seven players for the 2018 season while declining options for eleven players.

140-character 2017 season in review for every Dynamo player

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A tweetable look at every player on the Houston Dynamo's 2017 roster.

The Houston Dynamo went down handily to Seattle in the Western Conference finals on Thursday. For an overachieving young Dynamo team in the first year of a rebuild, not too much shame should be taken from a late November loss to the defending champions at their peak.

Sounders vs. Dynamo, recap: We’re going back

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Sounders put finishing touches on 5-0 aggregate goal win to punch ticket for MLS Cup final.

SEATTLE — The dream of back-to-back MLS Cups is alive and well.

The Seattle Sounders dismantled the Houston Dynamo, winning the second leg 3-0 on Thursday to put the finishing touches on a 5-0 aggregate-goal victory in the Western Conference finals.

At Long Last: Highlights from the Offseason Press Conference

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The Portland Timbers planned to have their offseason press conference sometime in the week or two after their conference semifinal loss to the Houston Dynamo. Well, the best laid plans...

On Wednesday afternoon Merritt Paulson and Gavin Wilkinson held a half-hour press conference to talk about the Timbers' coaching search and offseason plans.

Sounders getting trolled before their biggest match of the year

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Or is the troll getting Soundered?

I'm sure it's no surprise that the Sounders are getting trolled before their Conference Finals match this Thursday against the Houston Dynamo, but in this case, you've got to admit it's pretty awesome. On Wednesday and Thursday (November 29 and 30), everyone's favorite troll, the Fremont Troll, will be sporting a Troll-sized Sounders scarf and posing for photos with fans.