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Scouting Report on newly acquired D.C. United defender Kofi Opare

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We talked to Josie Becker of LAG Confidential to get the lowdown on D.C. United's newest player.

By now, you've heard about D.C. United's acquisition of central defender Kofi Opare from the LA Galaxy. To get a full handle on what the Black-and-Red are getting from the trade, I reached out toJosie Becker, managing editor ofLAG Confidential, our sister site covering all things Galaxy.

United acquires defender Kofi Opari from Los Angeles

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D.C. United acquired central defender Kofi Opari today in a trade with the Los Angeles Galaxy. United is in need of central defense depth in light of the news that Jeff Parke may be out for a significant amount of time due to migraine headache issues. United obtained the 23-year old defender in exchange for [.

D.C. United acquires Kofi Opare from Galaxy

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The Black and Red shore up depth that

Per the team, D.C. United has sent away their spot in the allocation order (# 3 overall) to the Los Angeles Galaxy to acquire defender Kofi Opare and L.A.'s second round pick in the 2015 draft, along with L.A.'s spot in allocation (# 11). The 23-year old was selected by L.

Major League Soccer

2014 MLS Allocation Order – as of July 29

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We got another 2014 MLS Allocation Order update to pass along. Today,D.C. United has announced that the team has acquired defender Kofi Opare from the Los Angeles Galaxy, and in exchange the two teams will trade allocation rankings.

Here is the new order:

  1. Columbus Crew
  2. FC Dallas
  3. LA Galaxy (swap with DCU on July 29)
  4. Vancouver Whitecaps
  5. Chicago Fire
  6. Montreal Impact
  7. San Jose Earthquakes
  8. New England Revolution
  9. Colorado Rapids
  10. Chivas USA (swap with Seattle Sounders on Dec 11)
  11. DC United (swap with LAon July 29)
  12. New York Red Bulls
  13. Toronto FC
  14. Portland Timbers
  15. Real Salt Lake
  16. Sporting KC
  17. Philadelphia Union (Maurice Edu)
  18. Seattle Sounders FC (Marco Pappa)
  19. Houston Dynamo (DeMarcus Beasley)

The LA Galaxy push the Seattle Sounders

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The LA Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders on Monday night, but does this change anything in the MLS Western Conference? Read More

MLS Scores: Seattle Sounders 0 – La Galaxy 3

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The LA Galaxy shutout the Seattle Sounders 3-0 at CenturyLinkField as week 20 of the 2014 MLS season concludes with a rare Monday game. Read More

Man United thrash Galaxy in Rose Bowl friendly

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PASADENA, Calif If anyone wanted to assess where American soccer stands in comparison to the European football, they need not look at the lopsided result on the scoreboard at the Rose Bowl, where the LA Galaxy hosted international giants Manchester United on a warm Wednesday night in Pasadena.

How not to screw up CONCACAF Champions League: a guide for MLS

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You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (

CCL 2014-15 is nigh. Austin Fido is here to ease you back in to the CONCACAF Champions League chat with some friendly advice for MLS's representatives...

CONCACAF Champions League returns August 5th with the opening round of the group stage for the 2014-15 edition.

An Interview With Former USA U-20 World Cup Defender Julian Valentin

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Former LA Galaxy defender and Tampa Bay Rowdies captain Julian Valentin enjoyed a three year career as a professional soccer player before retiring in 2011. Before that, he led Wake Forest to to their first NCAA National Championship title in 2007. He managed to play for various youth US National Teams, including the U-20 team that competed in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, but never received a call up for the senior national team.

Feilhaber caps off big week, leads Sporting KC past Galaxy

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It's been a good week to be Benny Feilhaber.

The 29-year-old midfielder followed up his midweek dominance over the Columbus Crew with a marvelous free kick in a 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy Saturday to help Sporting Kansas City see its unbeaten streak move to six matches.

Zusi, Besler sign Designated Player contracts to stay in KC

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Graham Zusi and Matt Besler are fine calling Kansas City home.

Ahead of its home match against the LA Galaxy Saturday, Sporting Kansas City has announced that both Zusi and Besler have signed Designated Player contracts to stay with the club long term.

MLS Week 19: A Look Ahead

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A matchup of American stars including Landon Donovan, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler takes centerstage this weekend when the winners of the past three MLS Cups clash Saturday night.

Reigning Champions Sporting KC will play host to the winner of the two titles that preceded their own, the LA Galaxy.

LA Galaxy beating expectations

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The LA Galaxy are shaking off a disappointing 2013 playoff exit to silence their critics in MLS this season. Read More

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Donovan, Galaxy thrash Sounders

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SEATTLE It was billed as matchup of two elite MLS teams, but only one showed up.

The LA Galaxy came into Seattle on Monday night and ran the Seattle Sounders off their own field, scoring three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 romp in front of 39,304 at CenturyLink Field.

Technically Speaking: #LAvNE

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The Galaxy cleanly beat the Revs, 5 to 1, in a game where two Galaxy players – Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane – were simply playing at a higher level than he rest of the players on the field. The fact that they each scored two goals, with Keane assisting brilliantly on both of Zardes' goals, is the most obvious indicator.

Manchester United

Jones excited by new tactics

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Phil Jones has revealed Manchester United have already embraced Louis Van Gaal's tactical revolution and despite having been in charge for less than two weeks, the Dutchman has already won many admirers within the United squad, particularly thanks to his footballing philosophy.

Jones impressed in United's 7-0 mauling of Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday and the 22-year-old has insisted he's happy to adapt to Van Gaal's new 3-5-2 system, if that means finally being handed an extended run is his preferred position, after spending his first three season at the club covering a variety of roles.

Have United found the new Fergie?

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Ryan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.

Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn't prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he's seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 yearshe played under Fergie.

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: What the Matchday Experience Was Like At the Rose Bowl

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The sky above Pasadena was still bright blue as a red sea of Manchester United faithful filled the Rose Bowl to see their recast club face the L.A. Galaxy on a sultry Wednesday night.

The 86,432 who packed into L.A.'s historic college football venue, greater than any UCLA Bruins crowd last season, endured a half-hour kickoff delay in stride as Manchester United's bus got stuck in traffic.

Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts

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Several Premier League clubs are currently over in North America on pre-season tours to get the squadprepared and to test out new formations for the up-coming season in Britain.

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: A Night to Remember For Red Devils Fans [PHOTOS]

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For many Manchester United supporters, Wednesday night was a dream come true to see their favorite players up-close and to watch the team absolutely thrash LA Galaxy 7-0 in front of 84,362 spectators.

World Soccer Talk photographer Josh Tomlinson was at the match in Pasadena, where he shared the following photographs with us:

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Early Signs Look Good For Manchester United, But They Are Still A Work In Progress

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Of course, it's the first match of the preseason and Manchester United were lined up against a fourth place MLS squad that have been struggling of late.

Arguably the LA Galaxy's best player, Landon Donovan, was benched at the start of the friendly because his manager felt the former Everton-loanee had been "sub-par" in his past few league matches.

MLS Gets Wakeup Call In Night Of English Friendlies

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Remember all that gloating we had last month at the World Cup when the USA advanced out of the Group of Death while England was sent home early? How the progress of the national team was a sign of his far Major League Soccer has come? Well last night was reality check for the league as MLS sides went head to head with five Premier League sides and the results were not pretty.

Manchester United off to stunning start – can they keep it up?

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United off to flying start.

The Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United kicked off at the Pasadena Rosebowl in LA last night in front of a capacity crowd of just over 86,000 and it was a start that promises much for the future.

LvG explains United’s new tactics

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Louis van Gaal tried out a 3-5-2 formation last night in Manchester United's 7-0 win over LA Galaxy. Given the amount of quality attacking players United have, the manager wants to make the best use of them, and believes that the 3-5-2 is the best way to do this.

Having worked hard on the formation in training all week, which was demonstrated by the huge scoreline and United's second half line-up, almost entirely different from the first, employing the same tactics.

VIDEO: Herrera’s best bits vs LA Galaxy

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New signing Ander Herrera was voted Man of the Match in Manchester United's opening game of the pre-season tour. United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 and, despite not getting on the scoresheet, Herrera was deemed the best performer of the night.

LVG tactical revolution begins

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Louis Van Gaal has vowed to stick with the 3-5-2 formation that marked United's 7-0 win against LA Galaxy earlier this morning, as the Dutchman made his debut as Manchester United manager in the first pre-season friendly.

Wayne Rooney, Reece James and Ashley Young both grabbed two goals apiece, while Danny Welbeck was also on the scoresheet but the biggest point of focus of Van Gaal's first game in charge was the 3-5-2 formation he opted to field, with Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling at centre-backs and Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia at wing-backs.

Video: Ander Herrera’s individual highlights (LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United)

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Manchester United vs LA Galaxy 7-0 Highlights 2014 Rose Bowl Pasadena Friendly Rooney Welbeck Young Goals Herrera Video

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Summer international friendly schedule kicks into full swing

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Many of the world's best players and teams will be making their home in the USA for the next two weeks as they prepare for their upcoming seasons, and tonight will feature the first batch of intriguing friendlies.

The Los Angeles Galaxy take on Manchester United tonight, while Sporting Kansas City faces Manchester City in a pair of high-profile match-ups featuring MLS sides.

More Info on Manchester United’s 2 New Signings

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Gonzalez still open to moving abroad

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While one half of the U.S. Men's National Team centerback pairing has committed to spending the rest of his career in Major League Soccer, the other half of the pairing is keeping his options open.

In the wake of Matt Besler's landmark Designated Player contract signing, joining USMNT centerback Omar Gonzalez as the only two American defenders on Designated Player contracts, Gonzalez has sounded off on the deal as well as his own future.

A first glimpse of LVG: LA Galaxy vs United preview

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There is very little rest for the wicked, it seems. There's definitely been almost none for Louis Van Gaal who, less than two weeks on since his Holland side dismantled Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup third spot playoff, will take charge of his first ever game as Manchester United manager tomorrow morning at 4.

Rooney: We all want to impress LvG

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Ahead of United's first pre-season game against LA Galaxy, Wayne Rooney has spoken of the players' eagerness to impress Louis can Gaal.

"We all have to go out and show what we can do," Rooney said. "We have to show him every day in training what different qualities we have got as players and a team.

United announce roster for LA Galaxy friendly, Champions Cup

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Manchester United has announced its 25-man roster that will compete in the team's U.S. tour, which includes a July 23rd friendly against the LA Galaxy.

Among the names that will take on the four-time MLS Cup champions are forward Wayne Rooney,goalkeeper David De Gea, and midfielderJuan Mata.

Louis van Gaal

LvG: Beautiful goals and beautiful attacks

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Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of his new team who managed an impressive 7-0 win over LA Galaxy last night.

The Dutch manager has been working the players hard in training and is delighted to see all that effort pay off.

"It is fantastic how they have performed today," van Gaal said.

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs LA Galaxy

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The Louis Van Gaal era is up and running after United dismantled Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly of the season earlier this morning to kick off their US tour in perfect fashion. Resounding though the result might be, United will have to face much sterner tests on this tour but Van Gaal's debut was as slick as he could have hoped for.

Sporting Kansas City

Soccer TV: Sporting Kansas City vs Manchester City and LA Galaxy vs Manchester United

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Sporting Kansas City hosts Manchester City and the LA Galaxy and Manchester United meet in friendlies on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Sporting Top the Galaxy

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Sporting Kansas City extended their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference, moving four points clear of the idle DC United with a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy at Sporting Park. Kansas City rode a strong start to the game to help them extend their unbeaten run to six, end their four game winless run at home, and end he Galaxy's eight game unbeaten run.

Besler and Zusi Given New Contracts, Made DPs

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A big announcement today ahead of Sporting KC's game against the LA Galaxy, the team announced that they'd re-signed the clubs two World Cup veterans, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to new contracts. The new contracts will not only keep the pair in Kansas City through the 2018 season, but also makes the two players designated players, filling all three of KC's DP slots at this time.

Match Day 20 - Looking for Some Home Form

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Sporting KC are the defending MLS Cup champions. Tomorrow at Sporting KC welcome the winner of the previous two MLS Cups, the LA Galaxy to Sporting Park. Kansas City will be looking for their first win at home since early May when KC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0. Since then they have played four games at home, getting a loss and three draws in those four games.