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Gyasi Zardes and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 425

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LA Galaxy homegrown forward Gyasi Zardes on the FIFA '15, playing for an academy vs college, and his team's current form. In the second segment, CSN-Houston and NBCSN soccer analyst Sebastian Salazar helps us break down what's happening around MLS.

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SBI Thursday Rewind: MLS’ new logo; Chivas USA’s year off; USMNT’s upgraded rank; and more

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Love it or hate it, the new Major League Soccer logo is here. The famous boot-and-ball logo is out, and a minimalist crest with only the letters "MLS" and three stars is in. MLS Commissioner Don Garber defended the logo on Thursday, saying the crest itself identified it as a soccer logo without the presence of a soccer ball.

Report: MLS to hit Arena with ‘a major fine’

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The spat between LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and Major League Soccerheadquarters has reached new heights.

According to a report by, MLS commissioner Don Garber intends to hand down "a major fine" to Arena over comments he made in August regarding the MLS single-entity structure.

MLS sends a mixed message

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Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake started the MLS weekend on a high that didn't hold up for the San Jose vs LA Galaxy game. Read More

SBI Weekend Rewind: Good start for Shea’s loan; MLS playoff race ramps up; and more

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It looks like a change of scenery was a good thing for Brek Shea. The U.S Men's National Team pool player notched an assist in his debut with Birmingham City on Saturday. The 24-year-old had left Stoke City in search of more minutes and moved to Birmingham last week on an emergency three-month loan.

Zardes Deserves A Shot

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As the 2013 MLS season was winding down, one young player was proving to be more than a bit of a handful for opposing teams, so much so that murmurs began about his deserving a chance to prove his worth on the international stage. That call up never materialized, but..

MLS: New York beats DC United and Montreal draws with the Galaxy

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The New York Red Bulls picked up three points against DC United and a new offense didn't work for the Galaxy in Montreal. Read More

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The New York Red Bulls have aspirations of making the MLS playoffs, while D.C. United would love nothing more than to put a serious dent in those playoff hopes.

East-leading D.C. United take on the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena tonight (8pm, ESPN2) and the Red Bulls need a win to stay in striking distance for the final playoff spots in the East.

Beckham: Miami expansion will happen

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While David Beckham and his team continue to struggle to get a stadium site worked out in Miami, the former LA Galaxy star continues to remain committed to a team in South Florida.

Speaking toBloomberg Television'sMark Crumpton, Beckham underlined his determination to lead MLS's successful return to South Florida despite the recent twists in the hunt for a waterfront site for a new, soccer-specific stadium.

Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs

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September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that haven't risen to the top will be fighting to make the cut.

Let's group these teams into categories, and see how they all shake out:


Sure things:

DC United – A dismal 2013 behind them, their lead should help them withstand a slightly road-heavy backend of schedule.

MLS Ticker: Dunivant sidelined up to 6 weeks, Pontius travels, and more

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In the midst of astronglate season run, the LA Galaxy have received some bad news.

Left back Todd Dunivant is expected to be out for up to six weeks with a left groin tear suffered in the Galaxy's recent 6-0 demolition of the Colorado Rapids.

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 26

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The Los Angeles Galaxy put on a goal-scoring clinic last Friday in thrashing a 10-man Colorado Rapids side, and the headliners in that rout scored spots in the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 26.

Landon Donovan provided two goals and two assists to lead the charge for the Galaxy, while Gyasi Zardes notched two goals of his own to earn places on this week's team.

The Pros To Signing More Players Like Morales Rather Than Beckham

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What if, instead of trying to bring in another David Beckham, Major League Soccer signed more players like Javier Morales? It wasn't a hypothetical, though it was rhetorical. I was among a group of reporters gathered after MLS Cup three years ago when the question was asked by a league official. At the time, Beckham's future was uncertain, and although the league's commercial messiah he would come back for one more year, the post-Beckham world was already taking shape.

Landon Donovan wins second consecutive Player of the Week award

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Landon Donovan picked up his second consecutive MLS Player of the Week award to go with his Player of the Month award for August. Read More

MLS: Big win for the Galaxy and another loss for Sporting Kansas City

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The Galaxy win big against Colorado and Sporting Kansas City lose their fourth straight in MLS week 26. Read More

MLS Week 26: A Look Ahead

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Two of the Western Conference's top teams face off on Saturday night in a classic showdown.

These two sides faced off two weeks ago, with FC Dallas coming out on top, 2-1, at Toyota Park. Now, with the venue switching to Rio Tinto Stadium, Luis Giland Real Salt Lake are looking to turn the tables and move well ahead of Tesho Akindele and FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings.

Landon Donovan wins MLS Player of the Week

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Landon Donovan is the MLS Player of the Week for week 25. This is Donovan's second Player of the Week award in 2014. Read More

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Gyasi Zardes

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Gyasi Zardes picked a great time to come out of a three-game scoreless drought.

The second-year forward bagged a brace in what was possibly the final Superclasico as we know it, as the LA Galaxy defeated Chivas USA, 3-0, on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center.

MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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As one of the league's fiercest rivalries, Sunday's clash between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls is sure to feature the tenacity and aggression that have come to define the series. However, Sunday's edition should feature a little something extra with both teams jockeying for playoff position.

The 5 Best MLS Super Clasicos

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With the final MLS Super Clasico set for Sunday, Luis Bueno lists the top 5 moments from the Chivas USA vs LA Galaxy series. Read More

What If Landon Donovan Stayed At Everton

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When he retires at the end of this MLS season and after the October 10 USMNT friendly in which he will feature Landon Donovan will be shrouded as the greatest American soccer player of all-time. While some soccer historians and fairly recent players may have a say in that argument, undoubtedly Donovan has made the biggest impact on the growth of soccer in the U.

LA Galaxy 4 – DC United 1

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The LA Galaxy beat DC United 4-1 at StubHub Center showing a quality difference between the Western and Eastern conferences in MLS. Read More

D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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Playing the Galaxy in LA mid-week is a tough ask, but D.C. United proved on the weekend that they can beat anyone in MLS. This is a huge game in the Supporters Shield race, and you're in the right place for pre-, in-, and post-game discussion.

Playing mid-week and on the other side of the country is not an ideal time to be playing a fellow Supporters Shield contender, but that's the job facing D.

LA Galaxy Striker Robbie Keane Provides Best/Worst Assist in History Of Football (Video)

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Robbie Keane is certainly enjoying himself in MLS and judging by this 'assist' even the Irishman's mistakes end up reaping rewards.

Here, an appalling airshot ends up setting up Keane's LA Galaxy team-mateMarcelo Sarvas who fired home. Either this was the cleverest assist in the history of football (it wasn't) or a very amusing bit of luck.

San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes find the fortitude

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San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson credits his club for fortitude while the Galaxy wonder what happened after a 1-1 draw in the soccer news. Read More

Galaxy stumble again, tie Earthquakes in San Jose

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It was the result that neither team needed, but the one they deserved, as the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy played to a 1-1 draw in the latest edition of the California Classico Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 10,525 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara.

D.C. United

D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls lineup: All in on the Metros

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After resting most of the midfield starters against LA Galaxy, D.C. United's first choice lineup will be back against New York.

After the debacle in LA, D.C. United took a charter flight back to the District to get back for this Sunday's game against the New York Red Bulls. United started a makeshift midfield in order to give some players rest, such as Davy Arnaud and Chris Rolfe, and their absence was sorely noted.

The last word on D.C. United vs LA Galaxy: keep calm and carry on

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The loss to the LA Galaxy was bad, but D.C. United won't know what it really means until they see how this Sunday's match against the New York Red Bulls turns out. Until then, keep calm and carry on.

Soccer was invented by the English, so they've been experiencing disappointing losses longer than anyone.

Terrible first half performance dooms D.C. United to 4-1 defeat on the road against the LA Galaxy - Recap + Highlights

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D.C. United gave up a disastrous goal in the opening moments of tonight's game against the LA Galaxy, and could only recover from it once down 3-0. An improved second half performance saw DCU briefly threaten to stage a wild comeback, but a controversial penalty kick finished the game as a contest.

D.C. United Scouting Report: LA Galaxy

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For D.C. United to get another huge road result, they're going to have to dictate how the game is played as well as take advantage of some LA Galaxy weaknesses that Bruce Arena's side has hidden thanks to their ability to come from behind.

For D.C. United supporters, being frustrated about our August schedule dates all the way back to this past winter.

D.C. United versus LA Galaxy preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ LA blog LAG Confidential

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To get the lowndown on all things LA, we talked to Josie Becker of our sister site LAG Confidential.

D.C. United takes on the LA Galaxy in the Landon Donovan Memorial Retirement Tour jamboree tonight, in the newest edition of #dcuafterdark. To get the lowndown on all things LA, we talked to Josie Becker of our sister site LAG Confidential.

D.C. United versus LA Galaxy lineup: Will Eddie Johnson start?

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Will Ben Olsen go with Luis Silva or Eddie Johnson up top against the LA Galaxy?

D.C. United travels to Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy late tomorrow night. Barring a meetup in the MLS Cup (or a Michael Jordan-esque comeback), this will be the last time that United will face Landon Donovan.

Filibuster podcast episode 95: D.C. United's ruthless win over Sporting Kansas City, upcoming vs. LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls

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On tap tonight: Michter's rye, Hardywood Virginia Blackberry, Green Hat Gin Rickey

United at last, the Filibuster crew is back to talk about another packed week of soccer. We talk about D.C. United's stunning win over Sporting Kansas City, including asking if anyone expected that win, good teams having bad games, which of the three goals was the best, Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson, and the performance of Steve Birnbaum this year.

Landon Donovan

Early mistake sets tone in heavy defeat in Los Angeles

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The euphoria from D.C. United's 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City lasted exactly 103 hours and 9 seconds. Bobby Boswell's awful turnover just 69 seconds into the match fueled a 4-1 victory for the Los Angeles Galaxy last night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. With three points already banked last Saturday night, [.

Fantasy Focus: That LA LA LA

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Galaxy here, Galaxy there, Galaxy everywhere

Galaxy players led at every position this round, and otherwise were dominating the leaderboard. Before we get to that, we recognize both the round leader and overall leader, In It Toux Wynne It, who scored 161 points. Landon Donovan (LA, $11.4) wore the armband and scored 50 points, with two goals and an assist over two matches.

The Rest

Is Vancouver a Must-Win Game for FCD? It Certainly Appears So.

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I will start this piece by stating that the term must-win game is one of the most oft-used clichés in sports, but there are times, especially late in the season, where it is appropriate and I feel like Saturday's game with the Vancouver Whitecaps is such an occasion for FC Dallas.

FCD fans see the club's recent two-game dip as nothing more than a blip on the radar, but should Dallas not be able to come away with the full three points on Saturday, something they've done in each of the previous four times Vancouver has visited Toyota Stadium, then that will be a sure sign that Dallas' recent two-game losing streak could be the start of a bigger swoon.

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids

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The LA Galaxy and the Colorado Rapids meet in an MLS game on Friday night on NBCSN. Read More

Van Gaal Tanks First Match

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Louis van Gaal enjoyed going through a series of victories and managed to stay undefeated during his entire pre-season schedule which included matches against: LA Galaxy, As.Roma, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Valencia. Everything was looking brilliant for the new coach of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal but things took a huge turn after the Dutch experienced a shocking loss in his debut match in charge of United in his first Premier League match.