Jelle van Damme

Major League Soccer

The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Top 5 Newcomers to Watch

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This past MLS offseason may not have been dominated with headline-grabbing moves for superstars like Kaka or Sebastian Giovinco, but that does not mean there are no newcomers worth watching.

In fact, we have already seen a couple of them show glimpses of what they are capable of.

LA Galaxy

MLS Week 18: Big crowd for San Jose vs LA

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Week 18 of the 2017 MLS season saw another big crowd for an MLS game. San Jose drew 50,617 to Stanford Stadium for the California Clasico against the LA Galaxy. They gave the home fans a stoppage time winner, taking the game 2-1. It didn't start well for San Jose with Jelle Van Damme putting the Galaxy up in the 11th minute.

D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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The pressure is on United and their faltering attack as the in-form Galaxy come to town

In some ways, this is a bad time for D.C. United to be facing the LA Galaxy. After a horrific start, the Galaxy have sorted some things out in terms of tactics, while Curt Onalfo asserted his leadership by surprisingly winning a conflict with defender Jelle Van Damme without alienating one of his key players.

GAME THREAD: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: April 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Place: StubHub Center, Carson, CA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - Mike Watts and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are an abysmal 1-6-2 against LA Galaxy
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Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fabrice-Jean Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

It’s not going to get any easier for MLS referees

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced their Week 2 decisions on Wednesday afternoon. The release, as is too often the case, was highly anticipated. This particular week it was the expectation that the DisCo would address a pair of high profile fouls in the match between the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers.

MLS Ticker: Van Damme becomes DP, Grella sidelined, and more

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The LA Galaxy entered Wednesday with one vacant Designated Player slot, and they endedup filling it with one of their own.

The Galaxy announced on Wednesday that signed centerback Jelle Van Damme to a contract extension that made him a DP.

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.

Jordan Morris leads second-half surge as Sounders topple Galaxy

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Carson, Calif. The surging Seattle Sounders found some grit in the second half and shoved the LA Galaxy aside to collect a much-needed 4-2 win in brutally hot conditions before an announced crowd of 25,819 at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

Jordan Morris fought past LA Galaxy defender Daniel Steres in the 62nd minute, then punched the ball past Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe to give the Sounders the go-ahead goal.

Sounders level to 1-1 behind Jelle Van Damme Own Goal

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Seattle Sounders are creating chances via set-pieces. Eventually they were going to get a goal from them, if only via forcing an LA Galaxy error. Jelle Van Damme loses his mark on Chad Marshall, and instead heads the ball into his own goal tying the match at 1-1 in the 35th minute.

With Torres, Fernandez and Marshall as targets Seattle should be able to earn more opportunities from similar schemes later.

Thursday Morning Game Changers: Star treatment

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Sure it doesn't have the same alliterative ring to it as "Monday Morning Game Changers", but we're still breaking down the big moments of the game that altered the outcome.

Vincent Nogueira never gave up. This was the result of great ball movement by the Philadelphia Union.

Union show well in 2-2 draw with Galaxy

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Even though two points were dropped, you won't find many who are too unhappy with tonight's performance.

The Philadelphia Union saw their home record improve to 3-0-2 after an impressive 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy. Vincent Nogueira and Keegan Rosenberry were the unlikely goalscorers for the Union, and Robbie Rogers and Mike Magee tallied for LA.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy

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After dropping a point late a week and a half ago, the Union hope to rebound against the big-name LA Galaxy.

UNION GAME #9
VS
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS LIVE
TBG Game Preview
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Starting XI
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While boosting Galaxy’s back line, Van Damme proves an offensive threat

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On a night that saw goals from LA Galaxy stalwarts Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane, it was a centerback who earned the most praise from his teammates in the locker room afterward.

Jelle Van Damme had a hand in two of the Galaxy's three goals against the San Jose Earthquakes, winning a header to assist the first and launching the long ball that sprung the second.

SBI MLS Season Preview: LA Galaxy

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A team with threechampionships in the last five years isn't the most likely candidate to undergo a massive overhaul to their roster. But after losing eight of their last nine to close out the 2015 season, including an ugly defeatin the rain in Seattle to end the season, the LA Galaxy have done just that.

Freeform Fridays: Bad Movies We Love And Probably Shouldn't

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Where we pay homage to Jelle Van Damme's distant relative and action star Jean Claude and talk about bad movies no one should like.

Just a quick background, for those of you who weren't aware, I am not a fan of puns.

And since new LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme shares a name with one Hollywood's most well known bad action stars.

Galaxy debutants impress in 2016 opener

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The LA Galaxy officially began their 2016 campaign on Wednesday nightwith five new starters, and a total of eight players in the starting lineupwho were not members of the club this time last year.

Giovani Dos Santos and Steven Gerrard were both added as designated players in the middle of last season.

Revamped LA Galaxy will be MLS powerhouse in 2016

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The last piece of the LA Galaxy's offseason overhaul fell into place on Wednesday, when the team announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong from AC Milan.

De Jong is, most likely, the final move of an offseason in which the Galaxy added and subtracted some twenty players – and the final move of a triumphant two weeks in which LA announced the signings of de Jong, Ashley Cole, and Jelle Van Damme.

Revamped LA Galaxy will be MLS powerhouse in 2016

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The last piece of the LA Galaxy's offseason overhaul fell into place on Wednesday, when the team announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong from AC Milan.

De Jong is, most likely, the final move of an offseason in which the Galaxy added and subtracted some twenty players – and the final move of a triumphant two weeks in which LA announced the signings of de Jong, Ashley Cole, and Jelle Van Damme.

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2016

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It's Day 26 of 2016.


90.91%!
In 2011 CONMEBOL opened a new headquarters in Paraguay. There were 11 top officials in the federation at that time, the 10 country federation presidents and the regional federation president. Today 10 of those 11 have been charged by the US State Department in the FIFA bribery scandal.

MLS Ticker: Van Damme, Figueroa, Ibeagha and more

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Western Conference clubs have been busy making moves this Tuesday, even the five-time MLS Cup champions.

Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme has officially joined the LA Galaxy, confirming reports from earlier this month. The 32-year-old, who makes the move to MLS fromStandard Liege in Belgium, was acquired by the Galaxyusing Targeted Allocation Money.

Report: Jelle Van Damme set to transfer, linked to Galaxy

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Following in the footsteps of Belgian defender Laurent Ciman, Jelle Van Damme is reportedly set to join MLS.

According to Belgian news outlet Sudinfo.com, defender Jelle Van Damme has reached an agreement with Belgian club Standard Liège to transfer. In a report on Saturday, the LA Galaxy were reportedly nearing a deal to sign the former Belgian international.

Chris Pontius

What Medunjanin will bring and other Union bits, league news, more

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Insight into new signing Haris Medunjanin and other Union news. SoB election results. Steel open preseason training. League news. more.

News from Union training camp, BSFC schedule released, HCI’s new home, more

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Pontius eager for fresh start. Conceicao has good first day. Fernandes sharpest. BSFC home opener April 3. HCI has new home. More news.

Philadelphia Union

Rosenberry named SBI Rookie of the Week and to MLS Team of the Week, other Union bits, more news

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Honors for Rosenberry. Union named SBI Team of the Week. More Union bits and other news.

Let's take a moment to appreciate the Union's young defensive core

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The Union have a very young defense, which worried a lot of people going into the season. But the group has performed so admirably this season that it's easy to forget just how young they are. The Union may well have locked up four out of five of their starting defenders for the next 10 years.

The Philadelphia Union's defense is good.

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

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News and such.

Carroll back for 2016, international spots, striker depth, Marfan signs with Sounders, more news

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Carroll re-signs for 2016. International spots and striker depth. Former Union man Michael Farfan signs with Seattle. More news.

Pfeffer bids farewell, more from the draft, Curtin on Edu and Fabinho, more news

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Pfeffer thanks Union fans. Curtin on Edu and Fabinho. Four Union Academy players called up for US U-18 camp. Locals selected in NWSL draft. More news.

anderlecht

Belgium Roster For USA Friendly

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GK: Thibaut Courtois (Atletico de Madrid), Jean-Francois Gillet (Bologna), Simon Mignolet (Sunderland) DEF: Toby Alderweireld (Ajax), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Nicholas Lombaerts (Zenit), Denis Odoi (Anderlecht), Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich), Jelle Van Damme (Standard Liege), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Jan Vertonghen (Ajax) MID: Moussa Dembele (Fulham), Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Eden Hazard (Lille), David Hubert (Genk), Dries Mertens (PSV Eindhoven), Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Club Brugge), Timmy Simons (Nurnberg), Jelle Vossen (Genk), Axel Witsel (Benfica) FOR: Igor de.

Kljestan scores in Anderlecht’s CL qualifier…

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Yesterday Kljestan gave a short interview about his goal in the CL qualifier which was published by a few different media outlets (different articles based on the same interview) in Flemish media.

"...In his first European game the American acquisition to Anderlecht immediately made people notice him by scoring a goal.

Wolves

Top 10 worst signings of the season so far

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Dud deals Following hot on the heels of yesterday's best signings, here is the worst signings of the season so far. The Premier League transfer market dabbling which currently look like the buying clubs involved were ripped off. 1. Laurent Koscielny Arsene Wenger spent relatively big on his defence this summer, not least £8.

Top 10 worst signings of the season so far

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Dud deals Following hot on the heels of yesterday's best signings, here is the worst signings of the season so far. The Premier League transfer market dabbling which currently look like the buying clubs involved were ripped off. 1. Laurent Koscielny Arsene Wenger spent relatively big on his defence this summer, not least £8.

Van Damme ruled out

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Wolves Belgian defender/midfielder Jelle Van Damme has been ruled out to  participate for his national team in their clash against Germany tomorrow. Their coach regards it a big loss as they want to play it rough against the Germans to try to get them off balance. The reason for Van Damme not playing is the [.

Steve Kemp: It is the sensible decision

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The 25-man-squad was presented by Wolves today and it looks like this: Marcus Hahnemann Wayne Hennessey Carl Ikeme Kevin Foley Ronald Zubar Richard Stearman Jody Craddock Christophe Berra Steven Mouyokolo George Elokobi Stephen Ward Jelle Van Damme Karl Henry David Jones Michael Mancienne Dave Edwards Greg Halford Nenad Milijaš Adlene Guedioura Matt Jarvis Stephen Hunt [.

Fletch and Jelle doubtful for the Everton game

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The injury that Steven Fletcher got against Stoke looks to be more serious than first estimated. According to Wolves injury report yesterday Fletcher is not back in training yet and that of course will cast a doubt on if he will be ready to play Everton tomorrow. And much to my surprise our [...]

The Wolves Squad Numbers 2010/11

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Not so many changes since the previous season. The main changes are that Hahnemann changed shirt with Hennessey and Steven Fletcher got the number 10 from Keogh and he took on number 19. The Development Team got the numbers from 36 onwards. SQUAD NUMBERS 2010/11 SEASON 1.       Marcus Hahnemann 2.

Season Preview: Premiership transfers (Tottenham – Wolves)

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Tottenham Hotspur

Who they have bought:Â Sandro

Who they need: Spurs have a decent squad with depth, but a few players might be needed to strengthen things especially if they have a good Champions League run.

Who they should buy: Rafael Van Der Vaart (Loan), Nedum Onuoha, Michah Richards, Arda Turan, Fernando Gago, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Loric Remy

West Brom

Who they have bought:  Steven Reid, Pablo Ibáñez, Boaz Myhill

Who they need: West Brom have a decent squad, but I don't see a striker there capable of scoring 12 plus goals a season, nor do I see their midfielder's stepping up to pitch in, although Brunt or Thomas may disagree with me.

The Rest

ADO Den Haag says Roland Alberg in US to complete Union move, new Union kit leaked, more

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Dutch club says Roland Alberg in US to complete move to the Union. Images of new Union home kit leaked. Starting times to all 2016 Union games announced. More news.

January 2011 Transfers

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The January 2011 transfer window is about to open. Will Premier League clubs be spending money this time around? In January 2009 Premier League teams spent a record £178 MILLION in that transfer window. Last January spending was much lower with the vast majority of moves on the final day of the January transfer window being loan deals as clubs did not have the capital to invest in new players.