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Beckerman red card dooms RSL in loss to Galaxy

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Real Salt Lake looked well on theway to points on Saturday against the LA Galaxy. Up a goal and threatening, RSL was in control and looked ready to hand the Galaxy their third straight loss.

Just before halftime, though, the match suddenly changed as RSL was reduced to 10 men, giving the Galaxy just enough room for a second-half comeback and their first win of the 2017 season.

Report: Dos Santos set to miss Mexico's upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Mexico will be without one of their stars forthe upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

According to Telemundo, Dos Santos will be missing the upcoming match against Costa Rica after being forced out at halftime of the LA Galaxy'smatch against the Portland Timbers due to a right leg injury.

Report: Zardes, Rogers could miss start of season for Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy could be without two key starters to begin the regular season.

According to the LA Times, Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Rogers could miss the beginning of the MLS campaign, which begins on March 4. The two continue to rehab injuries but, with just three weeks between now and the season opener, they both remain in doubt to begin the campaign healthy.

Jones, Kljestan released to clubs after USMNT tie with Serbia

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Two U.S. Men's National Team midfielders will return to their clubs ahead of the upcoming friendly against Jamaica.

New Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jermaine Jones and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan will return to their clubs after playing in Sunday's0-0 draw with Serbia, United States coach Bruce Arena announced at the postgame press conference.

MLS Ticker: Lletget re-signs with Galaxy, Minnesota United finalizes staff, and more

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Sebastian Lletget is currently with the U.S. Men's National Team, but the midfielder's club situation was solidified on Wednesday afternoon.

The LA Galaxy announced Wednesday that Lletget has a contract extension with the club. Lletgethas made 40 starts, scoring eight times while adding 10 assists during his stay with the club.

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Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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Week three of the Major League Soccer season is here and the Portland Timbers are set to host the Houston Dynamo in a clash of two-win teams in the West.

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Match Preview: "On the back line, Liam Ridgewell remains out after picking up a foot sprain following the Timbers' week one win over Minnesota United FC.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

It’s not going to get any easier for MLS referees

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced their Week 2 decisions on Wednesday afternoon. The release, as is too often the case, was highly anticipated. This particular week it was the expectation that the DisCo would address a pair of high profile fouls in the match between the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers.

Can the Revolution thrive without a team-controlled USL side?

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It's open thread day. Share your thoughts in our week 2 Morning Muster.

Over the past several seasons, the trend of fielding a second-tier reserve squad has taken off among MLS clubs. Teams like the New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers, to name a few, have all established successful USL teams to provide roster flexibility at the senior level.

MLS: LA Galaxy Publicly Mock Portland Timbers Midfielder Diego Chara For His Wimpish Diving (Video)

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LA Galaxy took the unusual step of mocking an opposing player on social media after losing out to Portland Timbers at the weekend.

For better or worse, Diego Chara proved the difference for the Timbers, scoring the only goal of the game as well as dabbling in the dark arts to helpreduce Galaxy to ten men early in the game.

Early Chara strike powers Timbers past Galaxy

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A moment of pure brilliance in a match that flaunted grit and controversy gave the Portland Timbers a 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy on Sunday at StubHub Center.

The Galaxy played down a man for nearly two-thirds of the match, but improved after Jelle van Damme's ejection, and nearly snatched a late draw, only to have Jake Gleeson deny Jose Villarreal with a stunning late save.

FC Dallas opens season with win over new-look Galaxy

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Curt Onalfo's first game as LA Galaxy head coach saw his team fall to a mighty FC Dallas offense.

Kelyn Acosta's goal in the 69th minute lockedup three points for FC Dallasin the 2-1 win over the Galaxy at StubHub Center. The new-look Galaxy were missing a few key players on the day, and FC Dallas took scoring chances well to seal a season-opening win

The Galaxy pressured late, but their last great scoring chance went begging as Ariel Lassiter couldn't get his head on a well-placed cross in the 90th minute.

What’s wrong with the Galaxy’s defense?

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The LA Galaxy defense has no cover with injuries already an issue prior to the start of a 2017 season in transition for the MLS club.

LA Galaxy 2017 adidas Away Jersey

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The LA Galaxy released their 2017 adidas away jersey on Wednesday via a series of series of Polaroid pictures taken around Los Angeles. It will be on sale at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer Shop. Called their#OutOfTheBlue kit uses a new adidas design featuring a rounded neckline with a v-shape under it on [.

MLS Ticker: Van Damme becomes DP, Grella sidelined, and more

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The LA Galaxy entered Wednesday with one vacant Designated Player slot, and they endedup filling it with one of their own.

The Galaxy announced on Wednesday that signed centerback Jelle Van Damme to a contract extension that made him a DP.

The Galaxy brand

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The LA Galaxy is moving forward with a different approach to building their roster. That includes going for talent over name with a DP signing.

MLS Ticker: Dos Santos called up to Mexico squad, NYCFC makes signing and more

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The American players based in Major League Soccer aren't the only ones getting called up for friendlies during the preseason. Giovani dos Santos was named to the Mexico squad for El Tri's February 8 friendly against Iceland.

Dos Santos is the only player outside of Liga MX to be called into Juan Carlos Osorio's 23-man squad for the friendly at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

MLS Ticker: Hamlett acting as Red Bulls sporting director, Galaxy sign Alessandrini, and more

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One of the strangest sagas of the offseason continues, as the New York Red Bulls front office drama takes another twist.

Denis Hamlett, assistant coach under Jesse Marsch, appears to be operating as the team's Sporting Director, with current director Ali Curtis' status up in the air, reports Metro .

Eyes on World Cup as US coach Arena launches second coming

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Bruce Arena will have his eyes firmly fixed on World Cup qualifying Sunday as he launches the first match of his second stint in charge with a friendly against Serbia.

Arena, who returned to the helm last November following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann, has only two friendlies to assess his options before March's crunch 2018 qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.

Eyes on World Cup as US coach Arena launches second coming

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Bruce Arena will have his eyes firmly fixed on World Cup qualifying Sunday as he launches the first match of his second stint in charge with a friendly against Serbia.

Arena, who returned to the helm last November following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann, has only two friendlies to assess his options before March's crunch 2018 qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.

Curt Onalfo has work to do revamping the Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy appear to be a work in progress entering the 2017 preseason, but early results will set the tone.

MLS Ticker: Van Damme close to new contract, Atlanta releases preseason schedule and more

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Among all the roster fluctuation taking place at StubHub Center this offseason, one key piece from the 2016 squad is set to receive a new deal for his play since arriving from Belgium. Center back Jelle Van Damme will reportedly start the 2017 season as a Designated Player.

MLS Ticker: Minnesota, MLS partner with Target; Galaxy set to sign midfielder, and more

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Minnesota United have landed a major sponsor for their jersey, a sponsor who has also worked out a major deal with MLS.

The expansion team has revealed that major retail company Target will be the official jersey sponsor for their upcoming inaugural season. The deal will instantly be in the top ten largest sponsorship agreements in the league, as the team looks to recoup expansion and stadium costs.

Major Link Soccer: Minnesota United FC hits its Target

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Biomechnical injury issues at Real Madrid and a shiny new jersey sponsor for the Minnesota expansion side.

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Minnesota United has not looked as promising with their roster as Atlanta United, but the Western expansion side set high targets as a franchise grabbing a massive local sponsor (hint its logo is a red target).

Timbers Add Preseason Matches Against LA Galaxy, NK Istra 1961

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The Portland Timbers have added two more dates to their preseason schedule in the run up to the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

As a part of their preseason camp in Tucson, AZ, the Timbers will face Croatian side NK Istra 1961 on January 31st, then the Timbers will round out their slate of preseason games with a road match against the LA Galaxy on February 25th.

Galaxy sign US international Jones

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the signing of US international Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, bolstering the midfield resources following the departure of Steven Gerrard.

Jones, 35, was a key member of the USA squad at the 2014 World Cup and joins the Galaxy after three Major League Soccer seasons with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids.

LA Galaxy sign Jermaine Jones

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Plenty of big-name stars have left the LA Galaxy since the conclusion of the 2016 season, but on Wednesday the club finally secured the signature of a high-profile player with the signing of U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones.

The Galaxy previously acquired the rights to the 35-year-old midfielder in December three days after MLS Cup.

Portland Timbers

Major Link Soccer: LA v Portland twitter beef is one sided

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Portland anarchists repair streets and news that's actually related to soccer

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107.7 The End put together a Seattle Music XI. I have serious questions about Mix's ability to play right back. The centerback pairing is perfect. Much respect to Det making the bench.

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The LA Galaxy twitter feud with the Portland Timbers started with a video.

Portland Timbers Win on the Road, Beat LA Galaxy 1-0

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Today, the Portland Timbers got their first away win since bringing home the MLS Cup in 2015, beating the LA Galaxy 1-0 thanks to a Diego Chara goal.

The Timbers started things off with a bang, opening the scoring the 8th minute on a beautiful break down the pitch. Off a Galaxy corner, it was Sebastian Blanco who corralled the ball, taking a look down the pitch and hitting an inch-perfect outlet to the head of Diego Chara making an end to end run down the pitch.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [4:00]

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The Portland Timbers come into today's match against the LA Galaxy riding high on the back of their big season opening win last week, but they will need to dig deep to sustain their momentum if they want to officially put their road woes in the past and get a win in Carson. Getting points at the StubHub Center will be made all the more difficult by a spate of injuries to the Timbers' back line, with Vytas out and both Liam Ridgewell and Powell questionable coming into today's match.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers came out of the gates on fire last weekend in their 5-1 season-opening win against Minnesota United FC. Now the Timbers head to California to face the LA Galaxy in their first road match of the year as well as their first test of the side's depth.

While the Timbers' front six is intact from last week, it is their back line that is in question; three of the side's four starters on defense went down with a knock this week.

Portland Timbers Close Preseason with 2-1 Win Over LA Galaxy

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The Portland Timbers closed out their preseason with a road win over the LA Galaxy tonight, opening up a two goal lead thanks to a brace from Fanendo Adi before giving up a late consolation goal to end the match at 2-1.

The Timbers started things off looking every bit as dominant as they have throughout the preseason, winning the ball high up the pitch and holding possession for much of the match.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy: How to Watch, Preseason Preview, Match Chat [8:00]

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The Portland Timbers take on the LA Galaxy tonight in their final match of the 2017 preseason. This will be the Timbers' last chance to fine-tune their tactics before Friday's season opener against Minnesota United.

In this match, the Timbers will feature a full-strength lineup against a Galaxy side that is depleted by injuries, but still features a number of dangerous players and perhaps the most dangerous midfield group of any team the Timbers have seen this season.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers' preseason is set to wrap up with tonight's match against the LA Galaxy, a side that have undergone significant changes since the last time we saw them. To get the low-down on LA and just what is going on with the side we talked with LAG Confidential writer Mike Gray.

On a scale of one to ten, how strange is it to be entering the season without Bruce Arena at the helm?

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy Preseason Preview

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The Portland Timbers are on the road this weekend, headed south for their first true away preseason game in years. With an eye toward last season's abysmal road record, the Timbers will hope that Saturday's match against the LA Galaxy will help to get the team primed for a more successful year of matches away from Providence Park.

D.C. United

D.C. United gears up for NYCFC, Marta to NWSL?, & more: Freedom Kicks for 3/10/2017

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Spirit season starts soon, Galaxy suspensions, and an invitation to start your Friday off

I wish I had something odd to tell you here, or funny, but I don't. Instead, for those of you not going up to New York for D.C. United's game on Sunday, come out to our watch party at Dock FC over in Ivy City!

D.C. United scrimmages and more: Monday FKs

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Soccer against grownups, Black-and-Red alums and more!

Hey there, how was your Super Bowl thing?

D.C. United, Philadelphia Union finish tied in preseason match (us): Preseason gamers, with on-site quotes? Yep, that's this. Steven Streff is down there, so check back occasionally for more content in Bradenton.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Bayern Chairman walks back Super League Support

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After previously coming out in support of the idea, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge walked back his comments due to lack of fan interest.


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Despite his previous support for the idea, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has disavowed support for the potential European super-league, citing a lack of fan interest.

What Robbie Keane Did Next: Irish Veteran Trains With Al-Ahli After Leaving LA Galaxy (Photos)

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Despite his advancing years (he's 36, you know!), it would appear that Robbie Keane isn't quite ready to call it a day.

The Republic of Ireland's all-time top scorer left LA Galaxy when his contract expired a couple of months ago and has since tendered offers from several prospective suitors, with Sunderland reportedly having a nibble a few weeks ago.