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Sounders crush Galaxy from start to finish

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Call it a drubbing, a demolition, an annihilation or whatever word you choose.

The Seattle Sounders thrashed the LA Galaxy on Sunday afternoon, 3-0, at StubHub Center to jump back into the top six of the Western Conference. The attacking trio of Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro and Clint Dempsey had their way for the majority of the match against the porous Galaxy, who dropped their third home game of 2017.

Sounders at LA Galaxy: TV Scheduled, news, highlights, analysis

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Certain contests in MLS demand attention from both national and international audiences. With both the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy off to slow starts, their 1 PM Sunday (ESPN) remains interesting for many reasons. LA is in a rebuilding year, but they are still expected to compete for a trophy. Seattle are the reigning champions, finally wearing the star they've seen above the Galaxy crest so often.

Four MLS Clubs to Wear adidas x Parley Ocean Plastic Kits

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Today, adidas, Major League Soccer and Parley For The Oceans unite to raise awareness around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution with the unveiling of four adidas MLS Parley club jerseys. The kits—each made from technical yarns containing Parley Ocean Plastic™—will be seen on-pitch on Sunday, April 23rd when New York City FC host [.

A look at what McInerney brings to the Galaxy

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Jack McInerney started out his Major League Soccer career as a budding prospect ready to become one of the league's top scorers. Instead, he's turned into a nomad at 24, one who is rapidly catching up to Dominic Oduro for most teams played with.

The LA Galaxy came into the 2017 campaign with plenty of expectations under new boss Curt Onalfo.

LA Galaxy sign forward Jack McInerney

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Jack McInerney has finally found a team.

The LA Galaxy announced the signing of McInerney on Tuesday after the 24-year-old forward cleared waivers following his release by the Portland Timbers.

"Jack is a young and experienced player in MLS who has shown that he can score goals in this league," said general manager Pete Vagenas.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

The Galaxy in the 2000 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 17, 2017) US Soccer Players – It was 17 years ago that the Los Angeles Galaxy won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It's also the last time an MLS team lifted the trophy as the best club in the region. Since then, the tournament – rebranded the CONCACAF Champions League in 2008 – has seen 15 winners.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 7 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Orlando Puts On A Show

There’s something pretty special going on in Orlando.

The Lions have turned heads from the moment they entered MLS with Kaka and a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 at the Citrus Bowl, but what has happened since this club opened its new stadium has been on another level entirely.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 7 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Orlando Puts On A Show

There’s something pretty special going on in Orlando.

The Lions have turned heads from the moment they entered MLS with Kaka and a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 at the Citrus Bowl, but what has happened since this club opened its new stadium has been on another level entirely.

Larin’s stoppage-time goal lifts Orlando in MLS

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin scored the game-winner in the first minute of injury time on Saturday as Orlando City stayed perfect in their new stadium with 2-1 Major League Soccer win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Canadian international Larin was able to maneuver into position on a corner and volley an off-balance effort into the top of the net.

Larin plays hero as Orlando City wins late against Galaxy

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Orlando City claimed their fourth-straight win since opening their new stadium, but the Lions certainly needed every last second to secure victory on Saturday afternoon.

In a thrilling match at Orlando City Stadium, host Lions received a 92nd-minute winner from Cyle Larin to defeat the LA Galaxy 2-1 on Saturday.

LA Galaxy average attendance down 17% this season

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After the first 56 matches of the 2017 MLS season, the average reported attendance is nearly even with 2016. It’s currently down just 0.82%.

In MLS gameweek 6, New England and Philadelphia had disappointing reported attendances. But LA Galaxy continues to slide at the gate.

MLS Week 6: Shutouts, snow, and a win for the Galaxy

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Week 6 of the 2017 MLS season started with the LA Galaxy getting back on track with a 2-0 shutout of Montreal. Romain Alessandrini scored in the 15th minute with Jermaine Jones doubling the lead in the 74th. Montreal played a man down from the 44th minute with a red card to Marco Donadel.

"It was great," LA coach Curt Onalfo said.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 6

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The first full slate of matches in April for Major League Soccer presents a wide variety of intriguing storylines and matchups.

Most eyes will focus on the star-studded showdown at BMO Field between Atlanta United and Toronto FC, but if you dig deeper, there are plenty of other matches that could steal the headlines.

Is this season already getting away from the Galaxy?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 5, 2017) US Soccer Players - When the LA Galaxy hired Curt Onalfo as coach, the move seemed to be a reassuring one. The club valued stability. Having someone who knew the ins and outs of the LA Galaxy was seemingly a smart move.

The offseason coaching shakeup that led to Bruce Arena vacating the post and Onalfo's subsequent hire seemed to take the focus off some more deep-rooted issues.

Laba's brace edges Whitecaps over Galaxy for first season victory

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For all the attacking options at the Vancouver Whitecaps' disposal on Saturday night, it was an unlikely sourcethat producedthe game-clinching goals.

Matias Laba had only scored two goals in more than four years in Major League Soccer, but he scored two goals 20 minutes apart tolead a second-half surge as the Whitecaps rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to post a 4-2 victory over the LA Galaxy at BC Place.

Without Lletget, the Galaxy consider their options

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy announced on Tuesday that 24-year old midfielder Sebastian Lletget would miss the next 4-6 months. He needs surgery to fix a broken bone in his foot. Lletget picked up the injury while on duty with the USMNT, for whom he made his competitive debut on Friday night against Honduras.

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.

Previews

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.

Bayern Munich

Sounders join Bayern Munich, Real Madrid in wearing ocean-plastic kits

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Adidas and MLS are partnering with Parley for the Ocean. The special kits will be worn for Sunday's nationally broadcast games.

In 2017 the Seattle Sounders will wear four different jerseys. For Sunday's game against the LA Galaxy they will don a grey uniform made from plastic recovered from the ocean.

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.


The World:

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.

Portland Timbers

Major Link Soccer: This Zlatan-to-Galaxy rumor appears to have legs

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Meanwhile, Didier Drogba may not be so hot on joining Phoenix Rising.

Seattle

S2 won their first game of the year, keeping Portland Timbers 2 winless through their first three games and improving to 8-1-0 all-time against their southern rivals. We were particularly impressed with Academy player Sam Rogers and First Teamer Zach Mathers.

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

Seattle

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.

MLS

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.

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Lletget to miss 4-6 months due to foot injury

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The initial diagnosis said Sebastian Lletget's foot injury was nothing to be concerned with. After review, though, the midfielder's injury is set to keep him on the shelf for an extended period of time.

Following initial reports that the injury was nothing serious, the LA Galaxy announced that Lletget will require surgery fora Lisfranc injury suffered during the USMNT's 6-0 win over Honduras.

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.

The Rest

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Upcycled Seattle dominates

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The 3-0 win means that Seattle and LA are now tied with most victories from 2009 to the present.

Starting a backline of deep reserves, the Seattle Sounders earned their second shutout by that same reserve backline. The only thing that looked better than the shutout was a dynamic offense that punished the LA Galaxy in all parts of the field.

Galaxy may be forced to use third-string goalkeeper vs. Sounders

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Clement Diop injured hip last week and Brian Rowe hasn't played since suffering a shoulder injury in opening week.

There's at least a chance the Seattle Sounders will face the LA Galaxy's third-stringer in goal on Sunday as both Clement Diop and Brian Rowe are recovering from injuries.

Diop suffered a hip injury in Saturday's loss to Orlando City, and although he was able to play all 90 minutes his prognosis is not very good for this week.

Early Cameroonian push leads Sounders 2 past LA Galaxy II

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Both Nouhou and Felix Chenkam made great showings, but it may have been Ray Saari who truly ran the show.

It has been a couple of weeks since any Sounders team has provided a half of soccer that was fun to watch, but the patient were rewarded with a excellent half from Sounders FC 2 down in Carson, California, Saturday night.

Galaxy down 10-man Impact to grab first home win of 2017

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After two home losses in their first two games and a tough road loss to Vancouver last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy found their first three points of the season at home. Goals by Romain Alessandrini and Jermaine Jones gave LA a 2-0 win against a 10-man Montreal Impact.

Romain Alessandrini continued on his run from last week by scoring the opening goal for the home side.

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!