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Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia wins goalkeeper of the year

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Matt Doyle talks Caleb Porter, Luka Modric outcast to all-world midfielder, USMNT legend Landon Donovan, NWSL lands in Utah and more!

Portland

Armchair Analyst: Caleb Porter's Portland tenure comes to a close | MLSsoccer.com
It was unexpected. Caleb Porter had guided a dinged and damaged Portland Timbers team to the top of the Western Conference during the regular season, and then – as they proceeded to pick up a few more dings, and sustain yet more damage – they battled gamely in the Western Conference semifinals before falling, 2-1 to Houston.

Around The Forest: Landon Donovan considering a run for USSF President

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More Columbus to Austin news, the importance of seeding in the playoffs, Neymar to take Mbappe under his wing and more!

Portland:

Quick Strikes | Timbers wrap up the regular season against Cascadia foe Vancouver | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers wrap up the 2017 MLS regular season by hosting Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sunday at Providence Park (1pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).

Major Link Soccer: Landon Donovan for US Soccer President?

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Also: Hamid is leaving DC United, and the goalposts have not been kind to Seattle this year

Seattle

Steven Zakuani knew where he wanted to be as the 2009 MLS SuperDraft approached. He also learned to be happy one day at a time.

MLS

As more news comes out about Columbus Crew SC relocating, it's important to remember that teams moving in the United States is not unheard of (though that doesn't really make it any easier for the fans, of course).

Diego Valeri and 52 runner-ups on MLS MVP ballot

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Valeri awaits confirmation as MLS MVP

It's that time a year again: Award Season.

Today the list of MVP candidates were released. Each team is allowed to nominate at the most three players and this year there are 53 total names on the MVP list; or as it's really known as the Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player Award.

Around The Forest: Paris Saint-Germain sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe on loan deal

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Toronto FC on a record blazing pace, Wondo tops Landon Donovan and more!

Portland:

Caleb Porter: Timbers "starting to hit our stride" ahead of "final push" | MLSsoccer.com
The Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders in their Cascadia Cup derby at CenturyLink Field on Sunday would have been an impressive result under any circumstances.

The move from player to pundit in US soccer

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 21, 2017) US Soccer Players – There's an increasing number of former US players doing color commentary on TV these days. The move into punditry seems like a natural next step as more players seek to stay in the game they love, while lending their expertise to the growing number of coverage hours across all media outlets.

Landon Donovan confirms return to retirement

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Landon Donovan's playing future has beenup in the air following last season's late-season return, but the longtime LA Galaxy star has now reaffirmed his commitment to stepping away from the game.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports, Donovan revealed on Thursday that he is officially retired once again.

Philadelphia Union

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/19/17

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Alberg wants to stay, Hamid wants to leave, and Donovan to run US Soccer?

Philadelphia Union News

Roland Alberg says he'd like to remain with Philadelphia Union
What do you, the fans think?

Philadelphia Union issues vague statement about Bethlehem Steel's future
Statement says the club is "committed to our goal of a long-term future in the Lehigh Valley" but not whether the team will play next season.

News roundup: More USMNT World Cup fallout

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More fallout from the U.S. missing the World Cup -- and still more, because that's everything right now.

Union bits, Steel to play Junior Lone Star, league news, more

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Preseason training continues. Steel to play Junior Lone Star in preseason game. League news. USMNT news. More.

New away kit, a Union trialist, league news, more

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Union unveil their new away kit. Bild reports Faf Picault trialing with the Union.

Union notes, league news, more

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Davies re-signed. Marquez ranked among best MLS left center backs. Donovan to Salt Lake? More news.

AFP

Landon Donovan mulls run for US Soccer presidency: reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Landon Donovan, the all-time goals co-leader for the United States national team, is considering running for president of the US Soccer Federation, Sports Illustrated and ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 35-year-old striker, who last played for the American squad in 2014, would be a potential challenger to incumbent Sunil Gulati, who last week refused to resign in the wake of the US men failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Landon Donovan mulls run for US Soccer presidency: reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Landon Donovan, the all-time goals co-leader for the United States national team, is considering running for president of the US Soccer Federation, Sports Illustrated and ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 35-year-old striker, who last played for the American squad in 2014, would be a potential challenger to incumbent Sunil Gulati, who last week refused to resign in the wake of the US men failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

U.S. Soccer

Report: Landon Donovan considering running for U.S. Soccer president

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A very familiar face is considering a run at the U.S. Soccer presidency.

According to Sports Illustrated, Landon Donovan has been asked by a number of figures throughout American soccer to consider a running for U.S. Soccer president. Current president Sunil Gulati said on Friday that he has yet to decide if he will run again come February.

U.S. U-17 residency program set to close after 18 years

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Throughout the program's 18 years, the U.S. Under-17 residency program has helped develop some of the top players in U.S. Men's National Team history. However, with the rise of academies throughout the country, the program is set to close its doors.

The U-17 residency program is set to complete its final semester after 18 years in Brandenton, Fla.

Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey’s international future very much in doubt

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This was almost certainly his final meaningful match for the USMNT.

With the United States needing a goal to secure a spot in the World Cup, it somehow made sense that it was Clint Dempsey who came closest to scoring it. The width of the goalpost was all the separated Dempsey from scoring a record-breaking goal when his country needed it most.

Seven and a half questions to answer after the US loss

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It will take years for the answers to be apparent.

With the United States failing to qualify for the World Cup there are many questions swirling around the game in the USA. Some won't be answered for about five years, others will be answered in months. Some are difficult and will impact the game in this nation for decades.

Fox Soccer REALLY wants Clint Dempsey to break USMNT scoring record tonight

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We do, too.

Clint Dempsey is one goal away from passing Landon Donovan on the all-time scoring leader for the United States national team. He can do it as soon as tonight, when the USA plays Jamaica in the Gold Cup final.

Fox Soccer, who's broadcasting the game, would seem to really appreciate it if Dempsey can go ahead and just take care of business now.

Donovan: USMNT lacks impact players

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Landon Donovan knows a few things about succeeding at the international level, and he doesn't thing the U.S. Men's National Team quite has what it takes right now to join the world's elite.

The former U.S. Men's National Team captain and standout performer thinks the team lacks big time impact players capable of changing a game.

Landon Donovan playfully suggested he and Clint Dempsey just ‘share’ goal-scoring record

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This doesn't seem likely to happen.

No matter what Clint Dempsey does for the rest of his United States national team career, he's never going to completely wipe Landon Donovan from the record books. But with his goal on Saturday against Costa Rica, Dempsey did move one step closer to diminishing Donovan's place in history by tying the USMNT's all-time scoring record.

Clint Dempsey ties USMNT scoring record

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No. 57 comes on a free kick.

Clint Dempsey has caught Landon Donovan for the all-time United States men's national team scoring record, and it could hardly have come at a more opportune time.

With the United States holding a 1-0 lead over Costa Rica in the second half — courtesy of a Dempsey assist — the Seattle Sounders forward stood over a free kick from about 22 yards out.

Clint Dempsey had beautiful assist in USMNT’s Gold Cup win

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Dempsey moves into tie for fourth all-time for USMNT assists.

Clint Dempsey remains stuck on 56 career goals for the United States national team, one behind Landon Donovan's record. But he still managed to provide the highlight of the evening in Wednesday's 2-0 win over El Salvador to put the USMNT through to the Gold Cup semifinals.

USA at Mexico, World Cup Qualifying: TV Schedule, News, Highlights

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At 5:30 PM FS1, Univision and UDN are showing the biggest game in CONCACAF this year.

With Bruce Arena in charge the United States is attempting to overcome a 2-40-7 record in Mexico. They have never won a World Cup Qualifier on the road against El Tri.

Expect several lineup changes.

Donovan: Dempsey 'much more impressive' while approaching USMNT goal record

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Former U.S. Men's National Team star Landon Donovan is fiercely competitive, but even he has to admit that long-time teammate Clint Dempsey's run towards his all-time goalscoring record has been incredibly impressive.

Donovan heaped praise onto Dempsey, who is just one goal shy of the former's all-time USMNT record, stating that the circumstances of Demspey's run to the record make it that much more special, he told Goal.

All of Clint Dempsey’s USMNT goals

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In anticipation of Dempsey becoming the all-time leading scorer in USMNT history, we've compiled some info on all the goals he's scored up until now, including video of each one.

Given Clint Dempsey's his recent goal-scoring form with the United States national team, it's entirely possible that he'll catch and pass Landon Donovan for the all-time scoring record over these next three games.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports reveals commentators and studio analysts for Gold Cup coverage

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FOX Sports has announced their broadcast team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off on Friday July 7.

The most important news is that Landon Donovan will return as a co-commentator to team up with John Strong and Stu Holden for the US Men’s National Team games. In the group stage, the US plays Panama, Martinique and Nicaragua.

FOX Sports reveals commentators and studio analysts for Gold Cup coverage

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FOX Sports has announced their broadcast team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off on Friday July 7.

The most important news is that Landon Donovan will return as a co-commentator to team up with John Strong and Stu Holden for the US Men’s National Team games. In the group stage, the US plays Panama, Martinique and Nicaragua.

Landon Donovan to return to FOX Sports booth for USA vs. Jamaica friendly

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Landon Donovan, who wasa critically-acclaimed hit for his co-commentary during the 2016 Copa America Centenario on FOX Sports, will return to the network this Friday when he steps into the booth to provide co-commentary alongside Stu Holden and lead announcer John Strong.

The trio of Donovan, Holden and Strong will announce the USA versus Jamaica international friendly on FS1 beginning at 7pm ET Friday.

Landon Donovan to return to FOX Sports booth for USA vs. Jamaica friendly

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Landon Donovan, who wasa critically-acclaimed hit for his co-commentary during the 2016 Copa America Centenario on FOX Sports, will return to the network this Friday when he steps into the booth to provide co-commentary alongside Stu Holden and lead announcer John Strong.

The trio of Donovan, Holden and Strong will announce the USA versus Jamaica international friendly on FS1 beginning at 7pm ET Friday.

The Rest

Diego’s Biggest Fan

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Why Connie Valeri is our favorite future Thorn

At his 2017 MLS MVP award ceremony, Diego Valeri was presented with a video of some soccer heavyweights offering their congratulations, including Falcao, Kaka, Nacho Piatti, Landon Donovan, and Timbers Diego Chara, David Guzman, and Zarek Valentin, among others.

Landon Donovan: USMNT 'got what we deserved'

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U.S. Men's National Team legend Landon Donovan is the latest to sound off on the team's failure to qualify for the World Cup next summer.

"You can lose games, that's all part of it. But the lack of urgency to really understand what was at stake was really disheartening. Candidly, it was really hard to watch," Donovan told the Dan Patrick Show.

Heather Stewart fans with two-poles

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Nearly 100 of them in fact.

Every body fans in their own way. Some sing, some march, some cheer, some write, some create two-poles. Heather Stewart is part of that two-pole group. Over the past three years she's created nearly 100 of the little supportive banners.

Back in April that number was 93 with six more already planned.

Donovan looking to help make Swansea City 'America's club'

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For years, Landon Donovan was viewed as America's player. He was the most recognizable face on the U.S. Men's National Team, a player credited with helping bring the game to the forefront of the U.S. eye.

Now, with his playing career finished, he's looking ahead to helping a Premier League club make waves in the country he calls home.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arena's USMNT, and more: Freedom Kicks for Thursday, March 23

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FYI: no one refers to their daughter as their girlfriend

Good morning! Bastian Schweinsteiger is still making headline and I still double-check his name every time I type it. Other than that, there's a variety of news circling around today.

Chicago Fire taking a huge risk by signing Bastian Schweinsteiger | SBNation.

Major Link Soccer - Brad Guzan to Atlanta

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Also, Landon Donovan may be retired, Giovinco may be leaving, and the discussion of pro/rel in America may be complete.

Seattle

According to The Seattle Times, Brian Schmetzer's key enemy of this preseason is complacency. This is, understandably, seen as a constant threat in the wake of winning the MLS Cup.

Report: Landon Donovan will not sign with RSL

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Early in the offseason, Landon Donovan was linked with a shock move to Real Salt Lake, but it doesn't appear he will be calling Rio Tinto Stadium home any time soon.

According to Sports Illustrated, Donovan will not be moving to RSL ahead of the 2017 season.

Bedoya on ESPNFC, Chicharito to LAFC?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/20/17

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You feel that? That's the links telling you the weekend is almost here.

Philadelphia Union News

Alejandro Bedoya Chats With ESPNFC
Bedoya joined ESPNFC's Max Bertos, Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop to discuss a variety of topics.

Smallwood: USA call-up caps great year for Union's Keegan Rosenberry
It's been an amazing year for Keegan Rosenberry.

Landon Donovan, Hope Solo, moth jokes, and more: Freedom Kicks for Thursday, 12/29/2016

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Various MLS signings and rumors, the USWNT's fight for equal pay, and some other stuff

I did some late-night shopping to pick up stuff to make fajitas, and along with seeing a kid puke at Target, I realized that I've adjusted to the cold temperatures. 34 and breezy was no problem with just a light coat and short sleeves on underneath (and, you know, pants).