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TFC ties MLS record for regular season points in home win over Impact

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An early goal from Jozy Altidore was all it took.

After Toronto FC fans lifted the Supporters' Shield before the game, TFC wanted to avenge their only home loss to bitter rivals Montreal Impact. Not only did they avenge their loss, they re-wrote history with a 1-0 win.

Now tied with the 1998 LA Galaxy, TFC are the all-time MLS co-record holders for points in the regular season with a total of 68.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 30 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 30 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Toronto Clinches The Shield

In a coronation months in the making, Toronto FC won its and Canada’s first Supporters’ Shield on Saturday night at BMO Field with a resounding 4-2 win over the suddenly-reeling New York Red Bulls.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 30 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 30 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Toronto Clinches The Shield

In a coronation months in the making, Toronto FC won its and Canada’s first Supporters’ Shield on Saturday night at BMO Field with a resounding 4-2 win over the suddenly-reeling New York Red Bulls.

Should C.J. Sapong earn a USMNT callup?

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We lay out the case why MLS' leading American goalscorer should - and should not - expect a phone call from Bruce Arena.

C.J. Sapong, the man who leads the line for the Philadelphia Union, has posted a career season. The United States Men's National Team has struggled in 2017 - especially up top, and especially when it has needed a physical attacking presence alongside or in lieu of Jozy Altidore.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 27

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MLS was back with a full slate of matches this weekend as we learned the first playoff team of the year and saw a couple late goals.

Nemanja Nikolic finally scored again for Chicago Fire, but his goal was cancelled out by Bradley Wright-Phillips as New York Red Bulls earn a 1-1 home draw. (READ)

Toronto FC became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a domination 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, complete with a pair of goals from Jozy Altidore.

Right Said Fred Adu

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No country produces a never ending stream of star players. Even South American giants like Argentina and Brazil have their fair share of "the next big thing" that turn out more dud than stud. On the one hand, we as fans deserve share of the blame for rushing to heap praise and feverishly clasp at the next young prospect.

MLS: Kei Kamara Posts Wonderful Twitter Rant After Receiving $1,250 Fine For Wearing Odd Socks (Video)

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Once briefly of Norwich and Middlesbrough, Kei Kamara is currently on the books New England Revolution where he recently picked up a fine for the heinous crime of wearing a pair of unauthorised socks.

Indeed, the 32-year-old striker was stung for $1,250 by the MLS top brass for taking to the pitch wearing a pair of Trusox support socks.

Altidore, Acosta, Dwyer headline finalized MLS All-Star roster

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Several U.S. Men's National Team stars and international playmakers headline the finalized MLS All-Star roster.

Jozy Altidore, Kellyn Acosta and Giovani dos Santos headline the finalized 24-man squad set to face Real Madrid in the MLS All-Star Game on Aug.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT left in state of heartbreak, emptiness following World Cup failure

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Anger. Frustration. Pain. Disappointment. Heartbreak.

There are a million ways to describe what happened to the U.S. Men's National Team on Tuesday night. At the same time, there are no words that truly fit a nightmare that culminated in the worst night in American soccer history.

With a World Cup spot on the line following what could certainly be described as an up and down qualification run, the U.

USMNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago: Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup fate will be decided in Trinidad & Tobago on Friday night.

After toppling Panama, 4-0, on Friday, the U.S. can seal a spot in Russia on Friday night with a victory over the Soca Warriors. A draw would also almost certainly be good enough while a loss to last-place T&T would open the door for Panama or Honduras to make a late push up the Hexagonal table.

USMNT attack comes together in strong collective performance

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Panama's defense is among the best in CONCACAF. Through eight Hexagonal games, Los Canaleros had allowed just five goals. The Panama defense is physical, committed, and disciplined.

On Friday, that defense was completely worked by a U.S. Men's National Team attack that showed a new level in collective chemistry and flow.

After month of criticism, USMNT steps up to Panama challenge

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Since the moment the second Costa Rican goal hit the back of the net at Red Bull Arena, the U.S. Men's National Team has known the stakes. Doubt became a major factor on that night. There was doubt surrounding the team's World Cup qualifying pursuit and, even worse, there was doubt about the direction of a program that on the brink of a catastrophic end to the cycle.

USMNT Notes: Christian Pulisic prepared for physical Panama, Bob Bradley joins camp and more

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Christian Pulisic is learning the harsh realities of CONCACAF. Matches within the region certainly don't live up to the technique on display in the Champions League atmospheres he's grown accustomed to, but CONCACAF matches present an entirely different challenge altogether, especially for budding superstars.

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

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Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Jozy Altidore 'disappointed' by upcoming suspension, CONCACAF officiating

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From the referee to the result, from Jozy Altidore's point of view, the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica showcased classic CONCACAF.

The forward was booked in the 80th minute after an altercation with Johan Venegas and will miss the USMNT's next World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Tuesday.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley looking to carry TFC success to crucial USMNT matches

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Coming off of a four-game winning streak finishing with a big rivalry win for Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley now turn their attention to the U.S. Men's National Team.

Sitting in third in the Hexagonal stage standings, the U.

Jozy Altidore a big winner after leaving USMNT demons behind with first trophy

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Heading into Wednesday night, Jozy Altidore had only one thing on his mind.

The USMNT forward simply wanted to lift a first, and overdue, trophy while representing his country at Levi's Stadium after what has been an up and down 10-year international journey.

Michael Bradley wins Golden Ball, six USMNT players in Gold Cup Best XI

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After winning Wednesday's tournament final, the U.S. Men's National Team earned plenty of honors in the 2017 Gold Cup.

Midfielder Michael Bradley took home the Golden Ball as tournament MVP. He was called into the group stage and played all 270 minutes of the knockout rounds.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Jozy Altidore

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Jozy Altidore's Gold Cup final was one to remember.

The forward's free kick just before half time opened the scoring in impressive fashion for the U.S. Men's National Team en route to a 2-1 win over Jamaica. Altidore's blast flew right through the Jamaican wall and curled just out of the reach of a diving Dwayne Miller.

USMNT 2, Costa Rica 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Saturday might have been the best performance of Bruce Arena's most recent tenure. Facing the toughest test of this ongoing Gold Cup run, the U.S. Men's National Team shined from top to bottom continuing a recent hot streak with what seemed like the team's first truly good performance.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Live Commentary

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Just one step away from the Gold Cup final, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with a familiar CONCACAF powerhouse in Saturday's semifinal.

The USMNT takes on Costa Rica on Saturday with a spot in the Gold Cup finale on the line. The U.S.

USMNT vs. El Salvador: Live Commentary

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The Gold Cup knockout stages are here for the U.S. Men's National Team, and Bruce Arena has deployed the big guns for Wednesday's quarterfinal match.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Darlington Nagbe join the USMNT lineup for Wednesday's quarterfinal match against El Salvador.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

Christian Pulisic

Takeaways from the USMNT’s huge win over Panama

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What we learned from the US's massive victory against Panama in World Cup qualifying.

It was must-win all the way in Orlando, and thankfully, the United States men's national team emphatically did the job. With dropped points meaning potential catastrophe, the USMNT ripped Panama apart on Friday night, dominating to the tune of 4-0 on the backs of breathtaking performances from Christian Pulisic, Jozy Altidore, and Bobby Wood.

United States 4, Panama 0 - Three Thoughts on Three Vital Points for USMNT

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The USMNT are now back in control of their own destiny in The Hex, as a win in T&T will secure a World Cup spot.

The United States were desperate for a good performance to rebound from an awful month of September qualifiers. They had the benefit of a fairly easy schedule in their last two matches, with Panama and the least daunting road trip at Trindad and Tobago.

Toronto FC

Jozy Altidore brace leads TFC's thrashing of Quakes

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There are many reasons why Toronto FC lead the Supporters Shield race, but once of them is the team's form at BMO Field. On Saturday, they stepped up yet again for a lopsided win on home turf.

Thanks to a stellar brace performance by Jozy Altidore, Toronto took care of business against a feeble side in their 4-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Match report: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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Toronto easily handled Philadelphia, winning 3-0 at home with goals from Giovinco, Hasler, and Altidore. PSP has the match report after disappointing result.

D.C. United vs. Toronto FC staff and reader predictions

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You guys like conceding a bunch of goals, right?

Oh hey, it's time for another D.C. United game? Um...yay? Is this something we're excited about?

Toronto FC are in town. They're only, like, the best team in MLS right now, and D.C. United are only, like, the worst. What could go wrong!

Gold Cup

2017 Gold Cup Match Recap: USA 2, Jamaica 1

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The USMNT lifted their sixth Gold Cup on Wednesday night

The United States Men's National Team won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Wednesday night after defeating Jamaica in dramatic fashion, 2-1, with a late Jordan Morris winner at Levi's Stadium.

The USA won its sixth Gold Cup, and trails only Mexico, who has won the continental competition seven times.

USMNT claim 6th Gold Cup title with late 2-1 win over Jamaica

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Jordan Morris scored a 88th minute winner for USA

After plenty of recent late game heroics during the 2017 edition of the Gold Cup, the final between the USA and Jamaica proved no different, with Jordan Morris scoring the winner in the 88th minute, as the USA defeated Jamaica 2-1. Jozy Altidore's free kick to end the first half was canceled out by Je-Vaughn Watson five minutes into the second half.

USA vs. Costa Rica Gold Cup semifinal preview, TV times and team news

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The US has made its way into the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, but if they want to win the whole thing or even advance to the final they are going to need to play much better than they have thus far in the tournament. Many thought that with the addition of the regulars like Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley that the US would basically steamroll El Salvador.

USA vs. Costa Rica Gold Cup semifinal preview, TV times and team news

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The US has made its way into the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, but if they want to win the whole thing or even advance to the final they are going to need to play much better than they have thus far in the tournament. Many thought that with the addition of the regulars like Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley that the US would basically steamroll El Salvador.

Gold Cup: Jozy Altidore Gets His Nipple Tweaked As USA Given Rough Ride By El Salvador (Videos)

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The USA registered a 2-0 win over El Salvador in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday night, but they did so while suffering casualties... namely Jozy Altidore's nipples.

Indeed, El Salvador resorted to some pretty ugly tactics to try and upset the Yanks, with defenderHenry Romero caught attempting to put Altidore off his stride by giving his teats a sneaky tweak.

US roll out big guns for Gold Cup knockout rounds

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena will look to the old guard when his team attempts to book a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with victory over El Salvador on Wednesday.

Having squeezed into the knockout rounds on goal difference, the Americans have taken full advantage of tournament rules that allow teams to make up to six squad changes after the group stage.

Jamaica

El gol de Morris le da la Copa Oro a Estados Unidos

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En tres años Jordan MORRIS ha ganado todos los títulos posibles. Desde sus dos goles con la Universidad de Stanford en la final del fútbol universitario de los Estados Unidos en el 2015, la Copa MLS con los Seattle Sounders FC el año pasado, además de obtener el premio de Novato del Año de la .

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

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Vincent Janssen at Spurs and 6 other Eredivisie stars who flopped in the Premier League

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Salvadoran football players banned after biting incidents

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Henry Romero received a six-game ban and Darwin Ceren for three on Saturday for “anti-sporting” behavior in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match in which they bit US players.

Los Cuscatlecos defender Romero bit Jozy Altidore on the back in El Salvador’s 2-0 Gold Cup quarter-final loss to the United States and also grabbed the US forward’s nipple and twisted it.