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Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

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After being away from the pitch for 18 months due to a suffered concussion, Chris Rolfe has called time on his 14-year career.

Rolfe, 34, last played for D.C. United, but spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Fire which he appeared for 178 and scored 48 goals.

The forward made 10 apperances for the U.

A Look at the Failure that Was the First MLS Free Agent Signing

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During the most recent collective bargaining between the MLS players union and the league, one of the big points that the players were fighting for was free agency within the league as when players contracts expire the team they were with could make them a "bona fide" offer and retain their MLS rights.

Sporting Kansas City

Insufficient offseason moves show in Sporting KC's recent struggles

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As struggles continue for Sporting Kansas City, one thing is clear: the team didn't correctly replace Krisztian Nemeth.

The Hungarian striker's swift departure happened all in one night, having been reported and confirmed all at once. Finding a way to replicate Nemeth's scoring record, 10 goals and six assists, was one of Sporting KC's main tasks of the offseason.

Sounders vs. Sporting KC: Three Questions

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For Sporting Kansas City, today's 4 PM game will be their 1st ball kicked in anger since they fell two-posts short to Portland. They've made many changes, the biggest of those being bringing in former Houston Dynamo player Brad Davis and Montreal Impact midfielder Justin Mapp. Their most significant loss was Krisztián Németh, who chased riches in Qatar.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Sporting Kansas City

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Going into 2016, the team dynamic for Sporting KC will hardly change, even though some high-profile additions have arrived.

Peter Vermes' squad is still built on the shoulders of a group of veteran leaders like Benny Feilhaber, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler. The group of veterans has grown with the additions of veteran midfielders Brad Davis and Justin Mapp.

TFC bolster backline with signing of Drew Moor

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Following seven seasons as a member of the Colorado Rapids, Drew Moor will now look to add some much-needed stability to the Toronto FC defense.

TFC announced on Wednesday that the club has signed the former Rapids captain. Moor's signing makes the 31-year-old the second player to take advantage of the league's new form of free agency following the signing of Justin Mapp by Sporting Kansas City.

Major Link Soccer: The birth of MLS Free Agency

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Justin Mapp made a reported $199,225 in 2015, making him eligible for up to a 20% increase in salary ($239,070) in 2016.


Justin Mapp made MLS history on Monday, signing with Sporting KC and becoming the first player to go through the free agency mechanism agreed to in the newest CBA negotiated last offseason.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Becky Sauerbrunn 4 eva

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Free agent Justin Mapp for Sporting Kansas City.

You guys, I was at trivia last night and they asked what the name of the high school mascot in One Tree Hill was, and I was the only person on our team who watched that show—loved it, even—and I could not remember. And I feel a great shame.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-15-15

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Yesterday may not have been a busy news day but it was a historic one. Justin Mapp has earned the distinction of being the first ever MLS free agent to sign. Mapp signed for Sporting Kansas city. Check out that and much more news below.

MLS: 5 players that need to be called up to the US Men's National Team in 2016 | Yahoo Sports:

A nice speculation piece by Yahoo Sports on which players they think should be called up to the United States Men's National team.

Sporting KC Sign Justin Mapp as League's First Free Agency Signing

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Sporting KC made MLS history today making the first MLS free agent signing under the new CBA's rules that grant free agency to MLS players out of contract who meet age (28) and experience (8) requirements. The team announced today that they'd signed midfielder Justin Mapp, who last played with the Montreal Impact.

MLS free agency process shows strengths and weaknesses

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At long last, MLS has free agency. Or at least some semblance of it.

MLS officiallyintroduced free agency into its offseason agenda this month, marking the first time that the player acquisition mechanism was usedin the league's 20-year history.

Mapp finds ideal fit in signing with Sporting KC

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A highly-sought after member of the inaugural MLS free agent class, Justin Mapp knew he would have every ability to find a club that provided him with the perfect fit, and he found just that with Sporting Kansas City.

The 31-year-old winger became the first free agent off the market on Monday by signing with Sporting KC, signaling a match that both sides believe is one made in heaven.

Sporting KC makes Justin Mapp first free-agent signing in MLS history

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The first internal free-agent signing in MLS history was made on Monday.

Sporting Kansas City has announced the addition of midfielder Justin Mapp, who joins the club after spending four years plying his trade with the Montreal Impact. Mapp was a free agent this offseason per the terms agreed to in the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Jacob Peterson

Sporting KC Season Preview - Forwards

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Full disclosure, this was written earlier today before the Diego Rubio rumors, please keep that in mind.

To finish out the look at Sporting KC's roster we reach the front line. It's a very winger heavy front line with five of the seven being predominately wingers. The team still has the reported new #9 coming in "in the next few days" according to Peter Vermes, that should add some much needed depth to KC's center forward position.

Replacing Nemeth

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It's been about a week since Krisztian Nemeth departed Kansas City for the Qatari league, and most of the venom that was being spewed at either Nemeth or the team seems to have died down just a little bit at this point. With the gut reactions out of the way I felt it was time to take a look at what Sporting KC is going to do at this point now that the club's second leading scorer last season has left.

Philadelphia Union

Dutch report says Alberg has signed 2-year deal with Union, BSFC adds staff, US Soccer sues USWNT union, more

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A dutch report says Roland Alberg is waiting on a work permit after signing two-year deal with the Union. BSFC adds to technical staff. West Chester United secures US Open Cup spot. US Soccer sues USWNT players union. More.

USOC final tickets on sale, notes from Curtin’s presser ahead of Montreal, more news

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Tickets for US Open Cup final now on general sale. Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference, including facing Drogba, injury report, and Fabinho getting a green card. More news.

“Couldn’t be prouder”: Recaps and reaction to Union’s USOC semifinal win, Drogba, more news

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Recaps from Union's semifinal win. Montreal says Drogba will debut against the Union on Aug. 22. More news.

US Open Cup semi tonight, Green Cards, more news

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Union host Fire tonight in US Open Cup as both teams look to salvage poor seasons. Injury update. Union working to secure Green Cards for Fabinho and Nogueira. More news.

Readying for LA, Union draw DC for Open Cup fifth round, Palacios, latest FIFA news, more

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Union face LA on Saturday. US Open Cup draw has Union hosting DC in fifth round. USWNT bits. Latest FIFA news. More.

Union bits, Langley to Ireland, MLS bits, big NT games today, more

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Curtin presser today. RSL notes. Morgan Langley signs with Irish club. MLS bits. USWNT and US U-17 MNT in big games today. More news.

Reaction to Union’s season opening draw, league results, CBA update, USNTs news, more

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Disappointment is the refrain from the Union locker room after Saturday's draw. Results from around the league. CBA update. More.

Subtraction by Expansion

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A look at the Union's roster as an impending double Expansion Draft approaches this offseason. Who on the roster is safe? Who is likely to be risked? Here is a first look at how the roster currently sits.

The first batch of Philadelphia Union players to be signed were selected from other teams from an Expansion Draft.

“Winter is coming”: Philadelphia Union faced with a long list of offseason issues

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Kevin Kinkead reviews a laundry list of issues facing the Union in the offseason.

Playoff scenarios, international callups, Sak focus of criticism, more

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On the Union's slim playoff chances. Mbolhi only Union player with international callup. Sakiewicz focus of criticism in press reports. Much more.

In Pictures: Union 2-1 Impact

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday night as Philadelphia Union defeated Montreal Impact 2-1 with Sebastien Le Toux netting a pair of goals.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 2-1 Impact

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Video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference, and locker room interviews with Danny Cruz, Sebastien Le Toux, Zac MacMath, Ethan White and Sheanon Williams. Also postgame quote sheet, including remarks from Jack McInerney.

Reaction to Donovan snub, Edu available for LA game, Lahoud gets Sierra Leone call-up, more

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Reaction to Donovan snub from US 23-player World Cup roster. Edu available for Union against LA on Sunday. Lahoud gets Sierra Leone call-up. More news.

Montreal Impact

About A Goal: Counterattacks are D.C. United's friend

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D.C. United put together two quick, beautiful counterattacks within minutes of each other to defeat the Montreal Impact.

Successful counterattacks are among the most exciting moments in soccer. On Saturday against Montreal, D.C. United produced two picture perfect counterattacks to lead the team to victory.

United takes opener with 1-0 win over Montreal

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Jairo Arrieta's lone goal helped to propel D.C. United to a season-opening 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact this afternoon at snowy and cold RFK Stadium. Photo: Martin Fernandez: UnitedMania.com

CCL 2014-15: Group 3 Preview – FAS, Montreal Impact & New York Red Bulls

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Fun fact about the CCL trophy: no one outside Mexico knows how heavy it is (theendline.com)

Been wondering about Group 3 of CCL 2014-15? Austin Fido is here to help...

In this year's CONCACAF Champions League, Group 1 is the perhaps the strongest set of teams a Liga MX clubwill face in the opening stage.

McInerney stars for Impact as they rout Dynamo

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After losing their previous four games by a combined 10-0 scoreline, the Houston Dynamo were more than ready for the league-wide World Cup break.

However, their first game out of the break proved to be nearly identical to those that preceded it, as the Dynamo were knocked off by the Montreal Impact on Sunday, 3-0 behind a Jack McInerney brace at Stade Saputo.

The Buzz: #MTLvNE

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The New England Revolution will head north for the first time this season to square off against the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Stade Saputo.


Montreal has gotten off to a dismal start to the season. With a record of 1-6-4, the Impact is in last place in MLS, andhas offered scant evidencethat they're going to turn it around.

Toronto FC, Impact play to 1-1 draw in first leg of Canadian Championship final

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The Montreal Impact may be struggling in MLS, but they are one step closer to Canadian glory after picking up a road draw vs. Toronto FC on Wednesday.

The Impact picked up a valuable away goal en route to playing to a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC at BMO Field on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship.

Johnson’s late goal salvages 1-1 draw with Montreal

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It's been a rough few weeks for Eddie Johnson. Surprisingly left off the United States World Cup training camp roster in combination with a season-long scoring drought and not-so-flattering comments on his new team mates has added up to a ton of media attention and soul searching from the much-maligned 30-year old striker.

The Rest

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Last night was Peter Vermes' 222nd league game in charge for KC, tying him with Bob Gansler for the most games coached in team history.

Justin Mapp became the 200th different player to play in a competitive game for Kansas City.

Mapp at 31 years, 196 days, he is the 19th oldest player to debut for Kansas City in both league play and in all competitions.

Lahoud honored for work in Sierra Leone, Mapp first ever free agent signing in MLS, more

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Got news if you want some.

Some Soccer News for Dec 14, 2015

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Today Justin Mapp became the first-ever 100% Free Agent signing in MLS history. No player had ever changed teams within the league with no strings attached until today. He has signed with Sporting Kansas City.


Liga MX Liguilla Apertura Finals
-Huge congrats to Tigres UANL on their championship.

MacMath, Cruz, Creavalle, Fred, Hoppenot in re-entry draft; Casey & Carroll free agents

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Philadelphia Union listed Zac MacMath and four others for the first round of the MLS re-entry draft, which takes place December 11 at 3pm.

List of MLS Free Agents and Re-Entry Players Released

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Planning for the 2016 season begins, as 86 players look for new homes next season.

The MLS offseason has officially begun today, as the league has released the list of players who are either eligible for the Re-Entry Drafts or who are outright free agents.

This is the first offseason with free agency — a change added to the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated just before the 2015 season began.