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Atlanta United trounces Galaxy to climb into fourth in East

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The brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a beautiful building, looking worth every bit of the $1.5 billion Arthur Blank spent to build it. Atlanta United fans have come to love the place, but opponents are finding it to be a house of horrors.

The LA Galaxy became the latest team to be overwhelmed in Atlanta, with three early goals in a seven-minute span stunning the visitors and setting the tone for an eventual 4-0 Atlanta United victory on Wednesday night.

The Galaxy loses home field advantage

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy has had unparalleled success in MLS, but with that success there has also been heartbreak. The Galaxy's loss in MLS Cup 96 was a gut punch. The loss in the 99 final deflating. The MLS Cup 2001 loss stung.

The club's 4-0 defeat to Toronto FC on the weekend may have been the worst loss in club history.

MLS Midweek Preview: Impact visit TFC, Atlanta faces Galaxy

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There may only be two midweek games on the schedule this midweek in Major League Soccer, but those matches should bring plenty of excitement due to the playoff implications.

Atlanta United continues their lengthy homestand at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, looking for a full 90 minute performance against the lowly LA Galaxy.

Around The Forest: Diego Valeri sets MLS record for consecutive goals

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Playoff probabilities are here, LA Galaxy growing their own food, NASL make last ditch attempt to make D2 and much more!

Portland:

#StatMan Three | Valeri puts his name in MLS record book | Portland Timbers
Playing a third consecutive road match, the Portland Timbers fell to Real Salt Lake, 2-1, Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 28 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 28 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Toronto’s March Continues

Toronto FC’s season for the ages continues to pick up steam.

TFC have now won their last six games by a combined score of 21-3.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 28 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 28 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Toronto’s March Continues

Toronto FC’s season for the ages continues to pick up steam.

TFC have now won their last six games by a combined score of 21-3.

Is Gyasi Zardes sparking a Galaxy revival?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - In their last two games, the LA Galaxy has compiled four points on the strength of a home win and road draw. While that is not exactly a torrid pace, it does account for the longest unbeaten run the Galaxy has had since mid-June.

Part of the Galaxy's success has been Gyasi Zardes.

Late Lamar Neagle strike extends Sounders' unbeaten streak

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SEATTLE The Seattle Sounders struggled to outplay the visiting LA Galaxy for much of Sunday night's match, but a late goal from substitute and hometown favorite Lamar Neagle salvaged a much-needed point in front of 44,697 at CenturyLink Field.

The 1-1 draw extends a club-record 12 match unbeaten streak for the Sounders, but it is also the third straight draw for a team in a tight race for first place in the Western Conference.

Galaxy trounce Rapids to halt 10-game winless slide

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The LA Galaxy were in desperate need of a win after more than two months without one and it took a visit of the last team they beat to halt the slide.

Romain Alessandrini and Gyasi Zardes delivered a goal and assist apiece to lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids at StubHub Center on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Galaxy hire Kinnear as assistant, Fire's Dean out for season and more

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A pair of teams have made some minor coaching hires as Dominic Kinnear returns to coaching in an assistant role and a couple former players take up jobs as academy coaches.

A couple teams also received some rough news n the injury front for newly acquired defenders.

Earthquakes cruise their way to drubbing of Galaxy

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A great performance one night can easily wash away the thoughts from a miserable one, no matter how recent it was. The San Jose Earthquakes washed away the thoughts of a midweek drubbing at Real Salt Lake by defeating the LA Galaxy, 3-0, on Sunday evening.

'Big chance' Zlatan Ibrahimovic's next step is MLS

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The dream of having Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Major League Soccer is on hold after he re-upped with Manchester United this week, but that doesn't mean the dream is dead yet.

Ibrahimovic, who was heavily linked with the LA Galaxy in past months, admitted there's still a chance he ends up in North America at some point.

Major Link Soccer: Wayne Rooney calls it quits

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also: MLS roundup, and Manchester City being Manchester City.

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It was only a matter of time before it happened. New York City FC's home game against the Houston Dynamo has been moved to Hartford, CT due to a stadium conflict.

Hudson River Blue says until New York City has a stadium plan, get used to traveling for home games.

VAR steals the show as Crew take down Galaxy

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There were a couple of goals between the Columbus Crew and the LA Galaxy, but there were also two penalties called and three video replays in what turned out to be an entertaining 2-0 victory for the Crew at MAPFRE Stadium on Wednesday night.

The game's opening goal came in the last minute of the first half, with new signing Pedro Santos linking up with Ola Kamara.

LA’s MLS teams keep Mexico in mind

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - If you build it, so the saying goes, they will come. In Major League Soccer's early days, the league created its own spin to that - if you load your rosters with them, they will come, where "them" meant players from an ethnic group and "they" were fans of that same group.

MLS Week 25: A Midweek Look Ahead

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Before Rivalry Week kicks into full gear this weekend, we get a brief preview of the passionate derbies across North America on Wednesday during a busy seven-game slate.

The third installment of the Texas derby is the headlining match on Wednesday night, but there's also a rivalry clash in Cascadia that will have major implications on the Western Conference standings.

Is next season already out of reach for the LA Galaxy?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - Soccer is cyclical. Dynasties build and then they crumble and from the ruins can be rebuilt once more. The LA Galaxy is a testament to that, having gone through the highest of highs to the abyss before skyrocketing once more.

Climbing out of the hole the team dug for itself about a decade ago took some doing, but the team may not be able to replicate that rise-from-the-ashes any more.

MLS plays by its ridiculous rules

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 11, 2017) US Soccer Players - MLS closed its summer transfer window with a bang this week. Several current and former USMNT players found themselves at the center of the action. The process offered up a timely snapshot of the many and nuanced ways in which the domestic league both fosters and frustrates this country's players.

LAFC begins to make an impression

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - FoFor expansion MLS clubs, first impressions are important. The first impression set by the other Los Angeles expansion club engrossed that club and stuck to it like a ball and chain and haunted it until its demise. The first impression LA's newest Major League Soccer club gives off, specifically with its newest signing, will lead in the opposite direction.

Around The Forest: Christian Pulisic scores goal to open the Bundesliga

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VAR makes it debut, David Accam staying in Chicago? Chelsea lose to Arsenal in Community Shield and more!

Portland:

Diego Valeri's dreams, on and off the field, have come true in Portland - ESPN FC
Diego Valeri stands barefoot on the terrace overlooking the backyard and surveys his domain.

Timbers earn first home win since June by taking down Galaxy

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An 11 a.m. start was an early morning rise for the Portland Timbers, but they made the best of it. The hosts gathered their first win at Providence Park since June 10 in a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy.

It didn't take long for the Timbers to get on the scoreboard by way of a corner kick. In the sixth minute, David Guzman's ball drove through the six-yard box and ended up at Liam Ridgewell, who ran toward the far post, and headed into the Galaxy net.

Kick Off time changed for Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

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Brunch PTFC style!

As the Thorns announced earlier today that they were changing the kick off time in response to the record heat the northwest and Portland in particular. The Timbers are now doing the same thing for their match up against the LA Galaxy on Sunday. Right now the forecast calls for temps well into the 90's on Sunday.

The Galaxy and Curt Onalfo

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 2, 2017) US Soccer Players - Following a legend is always difficult. No matter how good of a job the next coach does, the shadows cast are too long to overcome and the shoes left behind are too big to fill. Curt Onalfo learned that the hard way.

Onalfo did not make it through his first summer on the job with the LA Galaxy.

MLS Ticker: Jelle Van Damme linked to Royal Antwerp, Nigel de Jong in talks with D.C. United, and more

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With the league neck-deep in the last few weeks of the silly season, a pair of big name moves are circulating around MLS.

First comes a potential move out for a defensive star, as LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme has reportedly been offered a contract by Belgian side Royal Antwerp at the end of his contract this year.

Galaxy chief says ‘doors open’ for Ibrahimovic

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Galaxy president Chris Klein says the club’s “doors are open” for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the Swedish star wants to stay in Europe.

“We have an incredible relationship with Zlatan and his agent,” Klein said Friday as the Major League Soccer club introduced new signing Jonathan Dos Santos.

Galaxy chief says ‘doors open’ for Ibrahimovic

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Galaxy president Chris Klein says the club’s “doors are open” for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the Swedish star wants to stay in Europe.

“We have an incredible relationship with Zlatan and his agent,” Klein said Friday as the Major League Soccer club introduced new signing Jonathan Dos Santos.

unbeaten streak

Clint Dempsey isn’t the problem

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Sounders forward could certainly be better, but the blaming is starting to get out of hand.

In the scope of a single season, 13 games is a pretty big chunk. In fact, it's nearly 40 percent of the season. So it almost goes without saying that a unbeaten streak that has stretched that long is impressive.

Missing Osvaldo Alonso isn’t the disaster it used to be

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Sounders have gone 2-0-1 without their captain.

Expectations are a funny thing. It wasn't so long ago that getting a point from a road game against the LA Galaxy was one of those things you accepted, no questions asked. Prior to last season, the Seattle Sounders had only beaten the Galaxy on the road once— back in 2009 — and only earned three ties.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Road point bolsters playoff position

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Seattle now unbeaten in last six matches

A slogging chess match for most of the game, the Seattle Sounders were given the opportunity to play 11 v. 10 for the final few minutes when Jelle Van Damme cleared through Nicolas Lodeiro. It was Van Damme's second yellow of the night. Seattle could not take advantage of the weakened LA Galaxy, though, and settled for a 0-0 draw.

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Victor Vazquez powers TFC to big win over Galaxy

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With Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco out of the lineup, Victor Vazquez put on a master class against the struggling LA Galaxy as TFC inch towards history week by week.

Vazquez was active all game long, driving the TFC attack, creating high percentage chances, and even calling his own number scoring the third goal of the match.

Sean Johnson steps up to help NYCFC topple LA Galaxy for road win

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The LA Galaxy's home issues continued while NYCFC continued their ascent up the Eastern Conference table.

Goals from David Villa and Jonathan Lewis led NYCFC to a 2-0 win on Saturday at StubHub Center. The win is NYCFC's third in four matches while the Galaxy have not won a home game since an April 7 win over the Montreal Impact.

Sigi Schmid begins Galaxy tenure with draw against Sounders

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There was a different vibe in Los Angeles on Saturday night as all eyes were on Sigi Schmid as he made his return to the league's sidelines.

The two-time MLS Cup champion started his tenure in neutral fashion, commanding his Galaxy side to a 0-0 draw against a familiar and visiting Seattle Sounders at StubHub Center.

Portland Timbers

Storylines: Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers head back to the Great White North, this time to Toronto.

The Story So Far

The Timbers did everyone a solid by spanking the LA Galaxy at home and picking up a much needed three points, thanks to goals from Diego Valeri, Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell. It was a happy day in Soccer City USA.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 29

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Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy, recap the Portland Thorns' 2-1 triumph over the Houston Dash, and to look ahead to which Timbers may be leaving in the offseason.

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Portland Timbers Take Down LA Galaxy 3-1; VAR Debuts at Providence Park

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The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten run to three games with today's 3-1 home win over the spiraling LA Galaxy. Shaky defender but an overwhelming attacking carried the Timbers past the 9th place Galaxy.

The Timbers got the scoring started early, notching their first goal in just the 5th minute.

Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [11:00]

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The Portland Timbers are back at it bright and early today as they host the LA Galaxy. The side are approaching full fitness for the first time in months — Gbenga Arokoyo aside — and today's match should prove to be a window into the Timbers' potential to make a push for the playoffs in the final third of the season.

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Gio Dos Santos reaches a century with Mexico amid questions

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Mexico played at Costa Rica in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier, the match itself was a bit anticlimactic for the visitors. Mexico had already wrapped up a berth in Russia 2018 the match prior and a lopsided result either way would not have made a difference.

Union Academy jogo bonito, Dominic Kinnear joins LA Galaxy, San Lorenzo bid for Urruti and Barrios: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/30/17

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Good links today.

Philadelphia Union News

Fred, Kleberson return to Union with Academy coaching positions
Philadelphia Union Youth Development is introducing "jogo bonito" (the beautiful game) with the addition of former Union players and celebrated Brazilian professionals Kleberson and Fred da Silva to the full time staff this week.

In Paul Arriola, D.C. United have their new star man

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The USMNT midfielder told the press Thursday that he looks forward to the challenge of dragging United up the table

Back in July, Paul Arriola was with the United States men's national team, making waves as the team won the Gold Cup. The winger, who current USMNT manager Bruce Arena had told years before would only have a bit part to play if he signed with the LA Galaxy in 2013, played his part as the US eventually wound up as CONCACAF's champions.

Two LA Galaxy players should have been given straight red cards, according to Instant Replay

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Jermaine Jones' first-half tackle was the big miss.

The Sounders left Carson, Calif. with one point after their 0-0 draw with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy played the final few minutes down to 10 men after Jelle Van Damme picked up his second yellow of the night. However, Simon Borg feels that the Galaxy should have been playing with 10 men for all of the second half.