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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 30

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While the Supporters' Shield race wrapped up on Saturday, the playoff race tightened thanks to some results across MLS.

Toronto FC sealed the Supporters' Shield by defeating the New York Red Bulls. (READ)

The Columbus Crew locked up a playoff berth with a win over D.C. United. (READ)

FC Dallas' playoff hopes took a hit with a tie in Orlando.

Real Salt Lake dominate Timbers on road in big win

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The goals and red cards were flowing on Wednesday night, and they mostly flowed in Real Salt Lake's favor.

With five goals and three red cards, Real Salt Lake's victory over the Portland Timbers was a highly-eventful, hugely entertaining return to MLS play.

Must-See Goal: Kyle Beckerman

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Real Salt Lake demolishes shorthanded Galaxy at StubHub Center

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Real Salt Lake had no need for fireworks at the StubHub Center on Tuesday night. The visitors created their own with an offensive onslaught that left the shorthanded LA Galaxy battered and beaten.

Five difference RSL players scored goals, breaking open a match that was actually tied 1-1 just before halftime, in a 6-2 thrashing of the Galaxy.

Match preview: Real Salt Lake v. Philadelphia Union

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Can the Union make it five straight in Sandy, Utah? A road test versus a Western Conference cellar-dweller presents three more points for the taking.

Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:00]

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The Portland Timbers are headed into the mountains today to take on Real Salt Lake. The Utah side has been flying high this year and one third of the way through the season are still unbeaten at Rio Tinto, so expect a hard fought match as the Timbers look to extend their current unbeaten run to four games in MLS play.

Revolution vs. Real Salt Lake 2016: Desert Diamond Cup Live Stream and Game Details

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Tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET, the Revolution square off with Real Salt Lake to kick off the 2016 Desert Diamond Cup.

For the fourth season in a row, the Revolution will take on Real Salt Lake during the first round of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. The match marks the official start of the Revs' preseason campaign.

D.C. United, Real Salt Lake play to ten goal extravaganza.

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The Claret and Cobalt and Black and Red go nuts Saturday.

It's not too often in recent memory you see high scoring slugfests at RFK, but 17,288 at RFK got just that as D.C. United and Real Salt Lake combined for seven goals in a half hour in the second half en route to a wild game the Black and Red won 6-4.

HOW TO WATCH and GAME THREAD: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

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Will the Union see their first goal of the season?

UNION GAME #2
VS
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:30 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Game Preview by: Nick
Know Thy Enemy: RSL Soapbox
Starting XI
Olmes Garcia, Albaro Saborio, Sebastian Jaime Forward Fernando Aristeguieta
Luis Gil, Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales Midfield

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira

Demar Phillips, Chris Schuler, Jamison Olave, Tony Beltran Defense Ray Gaddis, Steven Vitoria, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams
Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi
Jeff Attinella, Elias Vasquez, Abdoulie Mansally, Luke Mulholland, Devon Sandoval, Sebastian Saucedo, Jordan Allen Bench John McCarthy, Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Michael Lahoud, Zach Pfeffer, Fred, Conor Casey
Numbers of Note
0 - Number of saves Rais M'Bolhi made against Colorado Rapids
0 - Number of goals Rais M'Bolhi conceded against Colorado Rapids
0 - Number of goals scored and conceded by Real Salt Lake and the Philadelphia Union combined in 2015
Game Officials
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant: Corey Rockwell
Assistant: Matt Rottersman
Fourth: Tyler Ploeger

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers versus Real Salt Lake first match

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Now that the collective bargaining agreement has been ratified, we can now turn our attention to the 2015 MLS season. Portland starts their campaign battling with Real Salt Lake, a team that has traditionally given them trouble. With several personnel changes, however, RSL could be looking to regain their footing although they've usually been very resilient with various changes over the years.

Great Soccer Minds: My Q&A with John Ellinger

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Welcome to part two of a two-part series interview with John Ellinger. Ellinger is most-known for coaching the U.S. Under-17 National Team from 1997-2005, which included the memorable run made by the 1999 squad at the World Championships. The team included the likes of Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Kyle.

USA Announces 25-Man Squad For Friendlies Against Colombia and Ireland

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US Soccer has announced its 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and the Republic of Ireland.

The squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

There are several surprise inclusions in the squad, most notably Jordan Morris from Stanford University, Rubio Rubin from Utrecht, Bobby Wood from 1860 Munich and Greg Garza (Club Tijuana).

Major League Soccer

Chicharito too expensive for MLS, U20 World Cup recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/26/17

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If you're ready for the links give me a hell yeah!

Philadelphia Union News

We don't pay enough attention to detail when defining the Union's success, or lack thereof
It started with a question about the Philadelphia Union clawing back to the .500 mark, ripping off four straight wins to move up to 7th place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-4-4 record.

DC United Midfield Enforcer Perry Kitchen is the Next Kyle Beckerman

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Jurgen Klinmann's call-ups for the most recent January camp contained a few names known only to the most knowledgeable MLS fans. One of those was DC United's Perry Kitchen, who may not be famous but has long been the next big name in U.S. soccer and, because of his position, may be a key name in the 2018 World Cup and beyond.

DC United Midfield Enforcer Perry Kitchen is the Next Kyle Beckerman

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Jurgen Klinmann's call-ups for the most recent January camp contained a few names known only to the most knowledgeable MLS fans. One of those was DC United's Perry Kitchen, who may not be famous but has long been the next big name in U.S. soccer and, because of his position, may be a key name in the 2018 World Cup and beyond.

Ridgewell enjoying smooth transition to MLS with Timbers

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Weaving his way through the New England Revolution defense, Portland Timbers central defender Liam Ridgewell looked more like a mesmerizing forward than a tall, lanky defender as he scored his first goal for his new club Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

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Carter-Vickers, Pulisic, Green headline USMNT roster for Mexico, Costa Rica matches

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Several young faces will join the U.S. Men's National Team for two of the biggest games of the qualifying cycle.

Cameron Carter-Vickers has been called up tothe USMNT for the first time, joining fellow youngsters Julian Green, Christian Pulisic and Lynden Gooch on the squad.

Leo Messi made a lot of USA players look bad, including Steve Birnbaum

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An uncharacteristic mistake from the D.C. United center back contributed to a goal in the USMNT's heavy loss in the Copa America tonight

Tonight's Copa America Centenario semifinal between the United States and Argentina did not go well for the USMNT, who lost 4-0 in Houston. However, one D.

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

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Here are player ratings for the USA' 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.

USA

Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.

Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn't look comfortable with the US.

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

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Here are player ratings for the USA' 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.

USA

Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.

Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn't look comfortable with the US.

Guatemala vs. USA preview: Klinsmann expects maximum points in important series

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World Cup Qualifying is once again ramping up for the US Men's National Team with a pair of qualifiers against Guatemala. With a successful January Camp in the rearview mirror and the Copa America Centenario looming this summer, it's important for the US to go ahead and lock up a spot in the final round of World Cup Qualifying as early as possible.

Guatemala vs. USA preview: Klinsmann expects maximum points in important series

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World Cup Qualifying is once again ramping up for the US Men's National Team with a pair of qualifiers against Guatemala. With a successful January Camp in the rearview mirror and the Copa America Centenario looming this summer, it's important for the US to go ahead and lock up a spot in the final round of World Cup Qualifying as early as possible.

Argentina

Review: USMNT vs Argentina

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The best team in the world lives up to their title

Well, we can't say we didn't see that as a possibility.

Going into the game we knew a few things had to happen for the USMNT to stand a chance against the best team in the world. First, the line up had to be right. With the suspension of three first team players it was obvious this wasn't going to happen.

Let’s Watch Some Soccer: Day Who-Cares-It’s-USA-vs-Argentina

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The Euros are still grinding on as the group stages wrap up, but the main event today for most of us can only be one thing: the United States vs. Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America.

With the greatest player in the world, Lionel Messi (Sorry, Christiano Ronoldo), on one side — plus some other pretty good players — and a depleted but organized USA on the other, tonight's match has all the makings of a slaughter.

Jurgen Klinsmann

United States starting lineup features MLS players

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Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are starting, of course, but the surprise is that every replacement for the suspended players is an MLS star - Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi and Kyle Beckerman are in the XI.

As Jurgen Klinsmann's lead the United States on their Copa America run he has turned to MLS for his talent pool.

USA vs. Argentina, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USMNT plays the #1 team in the world, Argentina, in the Copa America Centenario Semi-Final. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Argentina (1) What to Watch For:
  • Who replaces the suspended players? Jermaine Jones earned a red card in the victory over Ecuador in Seattle while Alejandro Bedoya and Bobby Wood are suspended due to yellow card accumulation.

Around the Forest: Go vote for Adi

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 6/21/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

MLS released the current All-Star voting standings and there's only one Timber present: Darlington Nagbe. Adi deserves better than that, so go vote. [MLS]

Kicking around the idea of having an domed stadium for a Phoenix expansion team.

Pro rugby at PPL? Also, US faces T&T in WCQ, France returns NT in England for first game since Paris attacks

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Report says pro rugby team to call PPL Park home. US faces Trinidad and Tobago in qualifier. England-France friendly. More news.

Willing veterans key for Klinsmann to balance US’s old and new

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ST. LOUIS No question the United States men's national team needs freshening up. All national teams do, every four years as the World Cup cycle turns. Don't forget what Bruce Arena famously told us back in 2002: World Cup soccer is a young mans' game.

So the here and now of early qualifying looks like the ideal starting point for springier legs, a requirement for a long road to Russia, not to mention the big show itself in 2018.

Willing veterans will be key for Klinsmann to balance US’s old and new

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ST. LOUIS No question the United States men's national team needs freshening up. All national teams do, every four years as the World Cup cycle turns. Don't forget what Bruce Arena famously told us back in 2002: World Cup soccer is a young mans' game.

So the here and now of early qualifying looks like the ideal starting point for springier legs, a requirement for a long road to Russia, not to mention the big show itself in 2018.

“Silly”: Union give up fastest goal in MLS history in NYRB loss, SD news, USOC qualifiers results, league wrap

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Union concede fastest goal in league history in humbling loss at RBA. Sporting Director announcement soon? Local USOC qualifiers results. LEague results. More.

Union bits, conference finals set, USMNT roster announced, more

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Wenger on the need for "winning mentality." Seattle advances to Western Conference final. US roster for Colombia and Ireland friendlies released. Morocco disqualified from ACN after refusing to host 2015 tournament over Ebola fears.

United States Men's National Team

Beckerman needed in starting lineup when USMNT takes on Colombia

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In the build-up to the Copa America, Michael Bradley all but asserted himself as the U.S. Men's National Team's premier No. 6. The midfielder's play seemingly put to rest a positional debate that has spanned years while effectively locking down a spot as a more deep-lying midfielder.

United States rout Cuba 6-0

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Easy as can be for the USMNT.

The United States Men's National Team continued their march to Philadelphia on Saturday, as they thumped a crisis-stricken Cuba. A depleted Cuba side was hit with a 6-0 scoreline for the second time in the 2015 Gold Cup.

In the fourth minute, right back Timmy Chandler cut onto his left foot before sending in a cross, one that Clint Dempsey headed home with ease.

Code: Timmay

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Line boss Tim Howard has grabbed his second USMNT dude of the year prize. As you saw my Fútbol de Primera ballot yesterday, it is obvious that I agree with the outcome today (I do not vote on the US Soccer award). Jermaine Jones finished second and Kyle Beckerman third. Also, note that the Young Male and Female nominees are unveiled near the bottom of the article.

The Rest

Only Thing Left To Play For; The Rocky Mountain Cup

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The season is over so we have one thing to play for and it continues tomorrow, the Rocky Mountain Cup. FSL won the first game earlier this year in Colorado 2-1. The third game will be at the Dick on October so this is the only visit to Utah this year. FSL wins the Cup with a win tomorrow. With a draw the Rapids will have to win the final game by 2 or more.

Benjamin Angoua Suspended for Red Bulls Match

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee was very busy this week, but still managed to notice this incident.

New England Revolution centerback Benjamin Angoua will serve a one game suspension for this play in last week's 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC. Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake and Michael Murillo of the New York Red Bulls were also suspended one match this week by the DisCo.

Some Soccer News for Apr 4, 2017

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It's Day 94 of 2017.


I meant to write this yesterday, but it was really interesting to see Kyle Beckerman being a complete non-factor for RSL against Minnesota. I am so used to him dominating the game that it was odd to see him so quiet.

dN

An impressive and popular museum in Dortmund shows the history of German football and its connection to society, with both glory and shame included.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-2 RSL

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Mike and Matthew's postgame wrap. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and more.

Some Soccer News for Jan 5, 2016

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My dream from last night: Brek Shea was staying in a very fancy hotel and they didn't have any towels. The hotel didn't believe in towels.

dN

A conversation with Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani on the goals of the federation for 2016. By Daniel Squizzato of MLSsoccer.