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Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: Fanendo Adi to return in 2017 according to Caleb Porter

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Kaka will not renew his Orlando City contract, Redbulls cautious going into their match with Atlanta, World Cup bribery case opened and more!

Portland:

Caleb Porter expects injured striker Fanendo Adi to play again in 2017 | MLSsoccer.com
A series of setbacks have turned what was initially thought to be a short-term injury into a two-month absence for Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi, but Caleb Porter expects his star forward to play again this season.

Major Link Soccer: Sunil Gulati could be the first domino to fall

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Also: Kaka is leaving MLS, and Houston does Seattle a favor

MLS

Orlando City SC's Captain, Kaka, has announced that he will not renew his contract after this season.

Getting on Twitter and saying you will do something to your body if a player or team does something in general is not always the best thing.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/11/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union: Team has been frustrating to follow at times
From a fan perspective, the Philadelphia Union have proven to be a team that is frustrating to watch at times due to their inconsistencies.

MLS News

MLS Team of the Week (Week 31): NYRB, Dallas, Loons all land three players
Here's this week's MLS Team of the Week.

Around The Forest: Orlando City SC release statement on Kaka’s red card

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It's Rose City Road trip time, transfer window reform, Weston Mckennie impresses on debut and more!

Portland:

Rose City Road Trip 2017 Journal | Portland Timbers
For Miller, Olum and Nagbe, the caravan ended at Warrenton Field, where the Timbers met up with a group of over 100 youth players for a soccer clinic.

Official Footage: Referee’s Head-Cam Offers Incredible First-Person Perspective Of Real Madrid’s Game Against MLS All-Stars (Video)

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There's every chance we're a little late on the uptake here, but a fortnight or so ago, Real Madrid played an MLS All-Star side in the penultimate match of their pre-season schedule.

While many of us workaday proles had to make do with watching the game from a standard angle on television, the referee on duty, Mr Allen Chapman, was allowed to record the entire thing from amid the very thick of the action.

MLS: Video Assistant Referee Decision Sees Kaka Sent Off For Playfully Fondling Ex-Orlando Teammate’s Face (Video)

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Adding more fuel to the argument that Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) is an unnecessary nonsense that we really don't need, Kaka the most saintly footballer in existence was shown a farcical red card in Orlando City's 3-1 defeat against New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening.

The Brazilian veteran was sent off deep into second-half injury time for the heinous crime of playfully grasping the face of Red Bulls defender Aurelin Collin as the two sides disputed a late foul.

MLS Week 21: Four goal shutouts

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Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season started with Atlanta and Orlando drawing 1-1 on national television. Kaka opened the scoring for Orlando in the 40th minute on the road. Hector Villalba equalized two minutes into stoppage time. Dom Dwyer started for Orlando in his first game since the move from Sporting KC.

Chicharito update, Kaka availability, MLS coach hot seat rankings: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/29/17

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Late game tonight, in the mean time read these links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs LA Galaxy
One more week and one more match preview. Can the Union make these enjoyable to write again?

A closer look at the Philadelphia Union's 15-game winless streak
It's now 246 days and counting since the Philadelphia Union last won a game.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Orlando City SC 2017 adidas Home Kit

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The current club of former FIFA World Player of the YearKaká, Orlando City SC today launched their second home kit since becoming a Major League Soccer club in 2015. Available soon atWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer Shop, the Orlando SC 2017 home jersey is furnished by MLS technical sponsor adidas.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/2/16

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Great win yesterday for the Union, read all about that and other news in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake is up for MLS Save of the Week after his penalty kick save on Kaka
I'm gonna miss not posting Andre Blake is up for Save of the Week next week since he's with Jamaica and missed the Columbus game.

Injury ends Kaka’s Copa dream

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Los Angeles (AFP) Brazil's Copa America injury crisis deepened after veteran striker Kaka withdrew from the squad with a hamstring injury three days before the team's tournament opener against Ecuador.

The 34-year-old Orlando City attacking midfielder had been looking forward to competing in his first Copa America but saw his dream dashed after suffering an injury at Brazil's Los Angeles training base.

Injury ends Kaka’s Copa dream

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Los Angeles (AFP) Brazil's Copa America injury crisis deepened after veteran striker Kaka withdrew from the squad with a hamstring injury three days before the team's tournament opener against Ecuador.

The 34-year-old Orlando City attacking midfielder had been looking forward to competing in his first Copa America but saw his dream dashed after suffering an injury at Brazil's Los Angeles training base.

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

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Los Angeles (AFP) Former world footballer of the year Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month's Copa America Centenario as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa.

Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday.

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

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Los Angeles (AFP) Former world footballer of the year Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month's Copa America Centenario as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa.

Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday.

Kaka stars as Orlando cut down Portland Timbers [VIDEO]

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Brazilian star Kaka made a triumphant return as Orlando City thrashed reigning champions the Portland Timbers 4-0 to maintain their unbeaten start to the Major League Soccer season.

Former world footballer of the year Kaka had missed Orlando's opening three games due to a thigh injury, depriving Adrian Heath's team of a vital creative outlet.

Kaka stars as Orlando cut down Portland Timbers [VIDEO]

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Brazilian star Kaka made a triumphant return as Orlando City thrashed reigning champions the Portland Timbers 4-0 to maintain their unbeaten start to the Major League Soccer season.

Former world footballer of the year Kaka had missed Orlando's opening three games due to a thigh injury, depriving Adrian Heath's team of a vital creative outlet.

Orlando City SC 2016 adidas Away Jersey

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Orlando City SC unveiled their 2016 adidas away jersey during an open practice at the [...]

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

Jason Kreis

D.C. United versus Orlando City SC preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ The Mane Land

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We talk to the punnily-named OCSC blog to get the lowdown

To preview D.C. United's first midweek game, we reached out to Michael Citro of The Mane Land to get the info on all things purple. To see my answers to his questions, head on over to The Mane Land. (Editor's note: this was written before the news of Kaka's injury came out)

B&RU: If you were Jason Kreis, and you could completely ignore your ownership group and base decisions completely off of soccer, would you start Kaka right now?

Report: Kaka to miss six weeks with hamstring injury

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While Orlando City emerged victorious from Sunday's match against New York City FC, it came at a steep price.

Star DP midfielder Kaka will reportedly miss up to six weeks with a grade 1-2hamstring injury. Kaka was forced off the field early in Sunday's match, just before Cyle Larin put the hosts up in a match they'd eventually win, 1-0.

AFP

Orlando open new football stadium with win but Kaka injured

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin’s header in the 15th minute was enough to let Orlando City SC open their new stadium with a 1-0 victory over New York City FC Sunday on Major League Soccer’s opening weekend.

It wasn’t all good news for Orlando, however, as Larin’s header came minutes after Brazilian veteran Kaka limped off with a left hamstring injury.

Orlando open new football stadium with win but Kaka injured

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin’s header in the 15th minute was enough to let Orlando City SC open their new stadium with a 1-0 victory over New York City FC Sunday on Major League Soccer’s opening weekend.

It wasn’t all good news for Orlando, however, as Larin’s header came minutes after Brazilian veteran Kaka limped off with a left hamstring injury.

Luiz Gustavo latest Brazilian to pull out of Copa America

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil's troubled build-up to football's Copa America hit another snag Thursday when midfielder Luiz Gustavo became the sixth player to withdraw from the squad, citing "personal problems."

It comes a day after veteran striker Kaka pulled out with a hamstring injury before Brazil open their Copa America Centenario campaign against Ecuador in California on Saturday.

Luiz Gustavo latest Brazilian to pull out of Copa America

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil's troubled build-up to football's Copa America hit another snag Thursday when midfielder Luiz Gustavo became the sixth player to withdraw from the squad, citing "personal problems."

It comes a day after veteran striker Kaka pulled out with a hamstring injury before Brazil open their Copa America Centenario campaign against Ecuador in California on Saturday.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, league news, more

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Got news if you want some.

Union bits, Seattle advances to MLS Cup final, more

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Newsy news bits and such like.

Union in Colorado, All-Star Ballot time, West Chester at National Amateur Championship, US hosts Bolivia

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Union news ahead of Saturday's game against the Rapids. West Chester going for National Amateur title. US hosts Bolivia on Saturday. More news.

Postgame quotes: Orlando 2-2 Union

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Postgame remarks from Jim Curtin, Tranquillo Barnetta, Ken Tribbett, and more.

Let's Get Weird: Orlando City 2-2 Philadelphia Union

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A chaotic 4-goal second half ended with the Union walking away from Camping World Stadium and memories of a wild night

A relatively tame first half gave way to a wild and crazy second half that ended in the Union walking out of Orlando with a single point courtesy of their 2-2 draw Wednesday night at Camping World Stadium.

Should either of Orlando's goals have counted?

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Poor refereeing? Totally legal goals? Or somewhere in between?

The Philadelphia Union just wrapped up a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC after a thrilling second half, but multiple controversies will certainly dominate discussion for the next few days. After Kaka scuffed a (deserved) penalty in the first half, Orlando managed to find the scoresheet twice thanks, in part, to some questionable refereeing.

Union look to tame Lions, USWNT-Colombia on Sunday, more news

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A win tonight sees the Union in first place in the East. Bethlehem takes on NYRB II on Sunday. USWNT hosts Colombia at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday. More.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

The Rest

Kaka Bullish On AC Milan This Season

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AC Milan legend Kaka believes that his former side have the firepower to compete for the Serie A this season and return to their former greatness.

The former Milan player, who currently features in the MLS for Orlandy City, made over 300 appearances for AC, scoring 104 goals, has spoken out regarding the Italian giant's summer spending spree.

Unbeaten Run Reaches an Incredible 9 Matches

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It was a night of visceral dominance on Saturday at Toyota Park by a Chicago Fire side that came out hungry and did not stop until visiting Orlando City SC had been beaten to a pulp. No Fire player was more dominant than winger David Accam, who scored three times, to go along with an assist in a 4:0 rout.

From Kaka to Paul Pogba: The top 10 most expensive football transfers of all time

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The summer's longest running transfer saga has finally cometo an end as, for the first time since 1996, a British club has brokenthe world transfer record. Manchester United have paid...

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Arsenal to take on star-studded MLS team including Drogba & Kaka

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Arsenal take on a MLS All-Star team on July 27, which will include names such as Didier Drogba, Kaka and Andrea Pirlo. The Gunners are on their way to Australia currently, where they willhead to the Sydney to take on both Western Sydney Warriors and Sydney as part of their Australian tour, before jetting off [.

Brazil change Copa training venue after shooting killed two people

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Brazil’s 2016 Copa America preparation has been far from ideal. The Selecao had to change their training venue just days before the start of the tournament following a deadly shooting in Los Angeles.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where Dunga’s team had planned to use for training purposes, was rocked by a deadly shooting incident that killed two people.

Barnetta and Nogueira available for Saturday, Fan Advisory Board, USWNT file wage discrimination action

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Union to launch Fan Advisory Board. USWNT file wage discrimination action against US Soccer with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. More.