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Sporting Kansas City

What We Want to Happen Today 10/1

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Heading into a busy Saturday with a number of intra-conference match ups in MLS, in fact, Sporting KC's game against New England is the only game today or tomorrow between an Eastern and Western Conference team. That means there's a lot of potential for the playoff picture to be clearer come the end of the weekend.

Sporting Draw at Home Again, Playoff Chances Take a Dive

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Yesterday's results around MLS didn't going Sporting Kansas City's way, Portland jumped ahead of Kansas City thanks to a win over Philadelphia while Seattle closed the gap with Sporting KC to just four points with a win over Vancouver. The pair of results put KC in a dangerous situation heading into today's game against the LA Galaxy, a game where Kansas City really needed to win to give themselves some breathing room above the red line and making the playoffs.

Soccer TV: Sporting KC vs LA Galaxy

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Sporting Kansas City plays the LA Galaxy as Fox tries something new with their MLS coverage on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 31: A Look Ahead

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With only three weeks left in the MLS regular season, the pressure is cranking up for a few teams on either side of the red line.

One of several marquee matcheson Saturday features FC Dallas hosting the LA Galaxy. These teams are separated by five points, but the Colorado Rapids have games in hand on both sides, adding more incentive to already heated matchup.

Then and now with the LA Galaxy

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Landon Donovan's return to the Galaxy is running into how much the team changed since his retirement.

Major Link Soccer: England manager under investigation

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Could Bob Bradley make the coaching move from Ligue 2 to the EPL?

Seattle

Jordan Morris might not be perfect, but after his performance against LA on Sunday, it's hard to deny that he's a big-time player.

MLS/NWSL

When you score a goal as good as Alejandro Bedoya's against TFC this weekend, you're allowed to get a little braggadocious about it.

Jordan Morris leads second-half surge as Sounders topple Galaxy

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Carson, Calif. The surging Seattle Sounders found some grit in the second half and shoved the LA Galaxy aside to collect a much-needed 4-2 win in brutally hot conditions before an announced crowd of 25,819 at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

Jordan Morris fought past LA Galaxy defender Daniel Steres in the 62nd minute, then punched the ball past Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe to give the Sounders the go-ahead goal.

Galaxy denied first crack at making playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy were denied a chance to qualify for the Major League Soccer post-season on their first attempt Sunday, losing 4-2 to the Seattle Sounders.

Jordan Morris scored back-to-back goals in the second half to keep the Sounders' playoff hopes alive and spoil the festive atmosphere for the Galaxy and their fans at StubHub Center stadium in south central Los Angele.

Galaxy denied first crack at making playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy were denied a chance to qualify for the Major League Soccer post-season on their first attempt Sunday, losing 4-2 to the Seattle Sounders.

Jordan Morris scored back-to-back goals in the second half to keep the Sounders' playoff hopes alive and spoil the festive atmosphere for the Galaxy and their fans at StubHub Center stadium in south central Los Angele.

MLS Week 30: A Look Ahead

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Several teams are still jockeying for playoff positioning, and a few of those sides will face each other during a pivotal Week 30 in MLS.

The headliner pits the LA Galaxy against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday afternoon. The Galaxy have not lost in their last six matches, while the Sounders, who are five points adrift of the playoffs, have earnedpoints in seven of their last eight games.

MLS breaks 1 million viewers for second time this season; Soccer TV ratings roundup

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For the second time this season, a Major League Soccer broadcast has averaged more than one million viewers. This past weekend, the over-the-air FOX broadcast network aired two matches on the big FOX network with only one viewable in each market depending on FOX's NFL coverage for the day. Most of the country saw Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls at 5pm ET, while the remainder saw Sporting Kansas City take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at 2pm ET.

Toronto FC qualifies and Landon Donovan scores

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Toronto FC qualified for the playoffs with a draw in week 28 and Landon Donovan made the difference for the Galaxy off the bench.

Match Day 30: Needing a Win

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Sporting Kansas City find themselves in a troubling spot heading into the final few weeks of the MLS regular season. After results earlier today, Sporting Kansas City has fallen into sixth place in MLS' Western Conference, and currently just sit four points clear of the Seattle Sounders, who are in seventh place and still have a game in hand before KC plays tomorrow.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 30

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With only five weeks left in the MLS regular season, the race to the playoffs is heating up.

A battle between first and second place in the Eastern Conference highlights the action this weekend, with Toronto FC hosting the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Galaxy beat Orlando City in Donovan’s MLS return

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Los Angeles (AFP) Giovani dos Santos scored twice as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 4-2 in a match that marked the return to the MLS of Landon Donovan.

Donovan, the league's all-time leading scorer, didn't enter the contest at Los Angeles' StubHub Center stadium until the 83rd minute and he did not attempt a shot on goal.

Galaxy beat Orlando City in Donovan’s MLS return

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Los Angeles (AFP) Giovani dos Santos scored twice as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 4-2 in a match that marked the return to the MLS of Landon Donovan.

Donovan, the league's all-time leading scorer, didn't enter the contest at Los Angeles' StubHub Center stadium until the 83rd minute and he did not attempt a shot on goal.

Where to find LA Galaxy vs. Orlando in Landon Donovan’s return on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch LA Galaxy vs. Orlando, you've come to the right place.

Landon Donovan's shock return to professional soccer could see the best American soccer player in history gracing the pitch for Sunday's game between LA Galaxy and Orlando City SC. Both FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes provide comprehensive on-site coverage live from StubHub Center beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to find LA Galaxy vs. Orlando in Landon Donovan’s return on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch LA Galaxy vs. Orlando, you've come to the right place.

Landon Donovan's shock return to professional soccer could see the best American soccer player in history gracing the pitch for Sunday's game between LA Galaxy and Orlando City SC. Both FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes provide comprehensive on-site coverage live from StubHub Center beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

An American Hero Returns: Landon Donovan is Back

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The summer before 11th grade, I had to read a book for school titled 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America. To my disappointment, the book left out what was arguably the most unexpected, most impactful moment in American history: June 23, 2010. For those of you that don’t remember, this happened.

Major Link Soccer: Landon returneth

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Will he be the Galaxy's savior? The words are still flying between Megan Rapinoe and Spirit owner Bill Lynch. US paralympic team steals a stunning draw to open their tournament.

Major League Soccer

Retirement seems so permanent, especially when there is a massive amount of fanfare and a league MVP trophy named after you.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 29

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There is a full slate of games this weekend in MLS following the international break,and an American soccer legendcould return to the pitch on Sunday.

Landon Donovan is back with the LA Galaxy after announcing that he is coming out of retirement to finish the 2016 season in light of the injury problems at the club.

MLS- LA Galaxy

Giovani dos Santos rejoins Mexican national team

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After an extended absence from the Mexican National Team, Gio dos Santos is back in the fold.

The LA Galaxy star joined several familiar faces brought in by head coach Juan Carlos Osorio after extended absences, with 'El Tri' set to play friendlies against Panama and New Zealand.

After feeling 'useless' in return match, Donovan glad to contribute with goal for LA Galaxy

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For the last ten years, useful has been the ultimate understatement for Landon Donovan's role at the Los Angeles Galaxy. In his recent comeback from retirement, it's all he's trying to be.

Donovan lamented he felt "useless" on the field last weekend against Orlando City.

Galaxy earn tie with Sporting KC on late Donovan goal

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Down a goal in the 69th minute, Bruce Arena's hand was forced. He subbed in Landon Donovan for Donovan's second appearance since returning from retirement.

While Donovan's contribution to the Galaxy this season won't be easy to predict, it was huge Sunday afternoon.

Landon Donovan scores first goal since LA Galaxy return

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It didn't take Landon Donovan long to return to his goalscoring ways.

The MLS' all-time leading scorer fired his first finish since his return in Sunday's match against Sporting KC. The LA Galaxy forward's goal came in the 76th minute, just two minutes after the forward entered the match for Raul Mendiola.

Video: Keane, Gerrard take on 30 eight-year-olds

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Klinsmann says it's 'pretty cool' to see Donovan return with Galaxy

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Jurgen Klinsmann took to Facebook on Monday to host a question and answer session with fans., and it didn't take long for the conversation to turn towards a former U.S. Men's National Team star.

The USMNT head coach laughingly admitted he was "not surprised" to see so many questions concerning Landon Donovan, who returned to the game on Sunday afternoon nearly two years after retirement.

After easing into return match, Donovan looking to contribute more as season continues

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Carson, Calif. When asked under what scenarios he planned to play Landon Donovan, Bruce Arena did not hesitate: "A4-1 lead with less than ten minutes left."

Arena, and the sell-out Galaxy crowd, both got their wish, when in the 82nd minute, with a three-goal lead against a hapless Orlando City side, the man they call "Legend" entered the match.

Dos Santos leads Galaxy romp over Orlando City

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CARSON, Calif. Giovani Dos Santos continued his torrid streak of form, netting two goals creating a third, and assisting on the fourth, as the LA Galaxy stormed past Orlando City, 4-2, before a sold out crowd of 27,167 at the Stub Hub Center on Sunday.

Dos Santos' first tally came courtesy of qualityplay from Galaxy center back Jelle Van Damme, who fired off a long pass down the left flank to the speedy Ema Boateng.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy: Community player ratings form

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This is an example of a game where the scoreline doesn't really tell the whole story. The Sounders were under a lot of pressure in the first half and could have given up more than one goal, but a combination of Stefan Frei's saves and bad finishing from LA kept it close long enough for Seattle to turn on the jets later on.

Seattle Sounders’ playoff destiny, and what today means

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A win makes it more probable than not they make the playoffs.

The Seattle Sounders roll into Carson with the hope to beat the perennial dream killers. A win will go a long way for Seattle's playoff chances. Thanks to the LA Galaxy being devastated by injuries—to the point they've called Landon Donovan out of retirement—it is ripe time for the Sounders to play spoiler on the Galaxy's playoff clinching match.

Seattle Sounders at LA Galaxy: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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With the Playoffs in sight, the Seattle Sounders travel to Carson, California to face their nemesis, the LA Galaxy. While this match will not break their chances at making the second season a win would go a long way towards that goal. LA is undefeated at home (8-0-7) and 11-4-15 +17 overall. Seattle is only 2-8-4 away from CenturyLink Field with a 10-13-5 -3 overall record.

Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris' first brace gives Sounders victory insurance

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With this insurance goal the Seattle Sounders forward has 12 goals on the year. The club is dominant in the second half with LA Galaxy struggling to defend the only two scoring threats in Pacific Blue. Despite knowing that the attack has to go though Lodeiro and Morris they can't stop Jordan.

This easily could have been a secondary assist for Morris who finds Alvaro Fernandez.

Major Link Soccer - Trouble Brewing for the NASL

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The NASL prepares for the loss of 2-4 teams, Landon Donovan opens himself up for a USMNT call up, and Christian Pulisic is taken out of reach.

Seattle

First we had Christian Roldan making the 24 under 24, now we have Zach Scott in part one of The Philly Voice's 34 over 34.

Ross Fletcher made an appearance on Prost Amerika where hediscussed Seattle coaching changes and Lodeiro.

2016 MLS season

Donovan returns in week 27 win

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Landon Donovan made a cameo appearance in the LA Galaxy's win over Orlando City and FC Dallas lost at home in week 27.

The return of Landon Donovan

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Landon Donovan surprised the American soccer world, announcing an end to his retirement as he rejoins the LA Galaxy in the soccer news.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Sep 30, 2016

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It's Day 274 of 2016.


NWSL Playoff - Semifinal schedule:
-Fri Sep 30
Washington Spirit v Chicago Red Stars
-Sun Oct 2
Portland Thorns v Western New York Flash

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USL playoff - Round of 16 schedule:
WEST
-Fri Sep 30
Swope Park Rangers v LA Galaxy II
Colorado Springs Switchbacks v Vancouver Whitecaps 2
-Sat Oct 1
Sacramento Republic v Orange County Blues
Rio Grande Valley Toros v Oklahoma City Energy
EAST
-Sat Oct 1
Rochester Rhinos v Charlotte Independence
-Sun Oct 2
New York Red Bulls II v Orlando City B
Cincinnati v Charleston Battery
Louisville v Richmond Kickers

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NASL Week 24 schedule:
-Sat Oct 1
Tampa Bay v Miami
Minnesota v Jacksonville
-Sun Oct 2
Ottawa v Puerto Rico
Edmonton v Indy
New York v Ft Lauderdale
OKC v Carolina

Playoff race: (top 4 advance)
52 New York (5 games left)
45 Indy (6 games left)
44 Edmonton (6 games left)
36 Minnesota (6 games left)
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35 Tampa Bay (7 games left)
35 Miami (6 games left)
33 Carolina (6 games left)

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Dario Cvitanich of Miami should probably get my vote for NASL Player Of The Month, but he is a diving sniveler, so there is no chance I could place that vote.

Nelson Valdez was key to Sounders’ strong finish

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Striker's energy and willing defensive play allowed the Sounders to put Galaxy away.

Sunday against the LA Galaxy, the Seattle Sounders rode high to a thrilling 4-2 win over their rivals to the south (south south). For the first two-thirds of the match, the Sounders rolled with their trademark 4-2-3-1, featuring Nicolas Lodeiro as a false 10.

Sounders level to 1-1 behind Jelle Van Damme Own Goal

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Seattle Sounders are creating chances via set-pieces. Eventually they were going to get a goal from them, if only via forcing an LA Galaxy error. Jelle Van Damme loses his mark on Chad Marshall, and instead heads the ball into his own goal tying the match at 1-1 in the 35th minute.

With Torres, Fernandez and Marshall as targets Seattle should be able to earn more opportunities from similar schemes later.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/12/16

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Monday's are not fun, but links are fun.

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin disappointed in draw, but looking at road ahead
Here's Jim Curtin's thoughts on the game from Saturday.

Portland Timbers Grind Out 1-0 Win Over Real Salt Lake
Union's next game is Saturday all the way out in Portland, let's see how their last game was.