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Major League Soccer

3 Reasons the Sounders Will Win the 2014 Supporters’ Shield

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The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters' Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET).

It's a been a long, arduous journey for the Sounders, and they've already added one trophy to their cabinet this season.

Jurgen Klinsmann Criticism is Meant To Soften MLS’ Shell

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Our readers have already read a few stories about the Klinsmann/Garber mud-slinging affair. Don Garber finally took the bait, as Klinsmann had spent the better part of 6 months goading him into a war of words.

For instance, Klinsmann begrudgingly took a whole host of MLS players to the World Cup, only to watch them put in some of the ugliest performances the side has ever seen.

MLS Commissioner Slams Jurgen Klinsmann Comments As Detrimental to League

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber went on the offensive Wednesday during a teleconference call with reporters and criticized US Men's National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's comments as being "detrimental to the league and the sport of soccer in the US" as well as criticizing Klinsmann for his treatment of Landon Donovan.

Landon Donovan Deserves Credit For Building US Soccer Culture

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It's fair to say that Landon Donovan and the US soccer public have always had a complicated relationship.

When he burst onto the scene all those years ago, everything about Donovan screamed insecure. He was talented – very talented – but every time he ripped off his shirt in a goal celebration, showed up with bleached hair, or fled from Europe defeated and craving the comfort of home, US Soccer reeled too.

Kei Kamara and Grant Wahl | Episode 428

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Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the upcoming USMNT match and Landon Donovan's retirement. In the second segment, we talk to Kei Kamara about returning the MLS and Columbus.

RELATED: Read Grant Wahl's interview with Landon Donovan []

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Landon Donovan sets the MLS all-time assist record

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Landon Donovan set the new MLS all-time assist record during the LA Galaxy win over Toronto FC. Read More

MLS 2014 Player Salaries Released – Top Earner Kaka Currently Raking In $7m Despite NOT Playing For A Club That Isn’t Actually In The League

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By Chris Wright

Kaka: Positively rolling in it

As is customary, the MLS Players Union have publicly released the 2014 salaries of each and every player in the league, with the usual suspects topping the list as expected.

However, far above the likes of Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe, Tim Cahill, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry comes the MLS' new highest earner, Kaka, who is raking in a whopping great $7.

LA Galaxy

Soccer News: Landon Donovan and an LA goodbye

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Landon Donovan plays his final regular season home game for the LA Galaxy as we roundup Monday's soccer news. Read More

THE MATCHUP: #ThanksLandon

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Listen, every match is a "must-win" for TFC in October but no matter what happens on Saturday night/Sunday morning, The Reds will still be in the playoff chase on Monday.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT retirements

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Landon Donovan, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra, and Steve Cherundolo make their exits as professional soccer players in 2014. Read More

“Not good enough”: Recaps & reaction to Union collapse, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union collapse, playoff elimination. Union U-17s struggling in Generation adidas Cup. Donovan's farewell. More.

Recap: USMNT 1–1 Ecuador

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Landon Donovan was the highlight of his farewell game, which ended on a down note but showed glimpses of just what he brought to the U.S. team for so long.

Donovan’s Big Night a Chance to Look Back

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Landon Donovan made an appropriate exit to his USMNT career, even if players and fans can't believe he's leaving. Read More

5 things from USMNT vs Ecuador

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The USMNT drew with Ecuador in a game that the USA dominated early but struggled to close out. Read More

USMNT 1 – Ecuador 1

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Ecuador equalized late to draw 1-1 with the USMNT in a friendly at Rentschler Field on Friday night in Landon Donovan's farewell game. Read More

International Friendly Preview: USMNT vs. Ecuador

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Farewell, LD (

It's Landon's last day, but Austin Fido wonders whether USMNT vs. Ecuador might be the start of something for a new name or two...

Stories need endings. This match, the second of USMNT's long march to Russia 2018, is cast as the end of Landon Donovan's record-setting tenure with the Stars and Stripes.

Thanks for everything, Landon Today, we say goodbye to the most...

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Thanks for everything, Landon

Today, we say goodbye to the most significant and beloved player in the history of American soccer.

For nearly a decade and a half, Landon Donovan has been the pulse of the game stateside — and whilehe holds the goals and assists records for the U.

USMNT vs. Ecuador TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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It's not the most important friendly ever, but it is Landon Donovan's final game for the national team. Say goodbye, and hopefully get a look at some of the guys that want to succeed him as the face of the USMNT.

If not for this being Landon Donovan's final USMNT game, I would view tonight's USA vs.

Preview: USMNT vs Ecuador – Not your average friendly

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The USMNT prepares to give Landon Donovan an appropriate send-off in his final appearance in a friendly against Ecuador on Friday. Read More

Landon, Unfiltered

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Here's a partial transcript of the media questions for LD on Tuesday about his farewell international match. I didn't post them earlier because I didn't want to post quotes that people needed to write their articles, but most of these have now been published. Landon talked for a while longer, so I might post that later.

Landon Donovan to captain USMNT against Ecuador

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Landon Donovan will captain the USMNT against Ecuador on Friday in his final appearance with the US National Team. Read More

Landon Donovan’s Final USMNT Game Will Celebrate a Legend

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Since Landon Donovan's final USMNT game is Friday night in East Hartford, CT, it's time to talk about legacies. Yes, the well will certainly run dry on this topic in short order, but before it goes as bare as the Aral Sea, examining Landon's legacy is important. Whether he is the best player to ever represent the Stars and Stripes is debatable.

Latest playoff scenario, Union injury update, USMNT and USWNT roster news, more

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Latest playoff scenario. Curtin confirms Mbolhi only Union player called up, says Casey, LE TOux, White looking good. USMNT and USWNT roster reaction. more.

Open Thread: Did Jurgen Klinsmann build an effective hybrid USMNT squad – or a FrankenRoster?

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann calls in a new mix of players against Ecuador. Read More

Bill Hamid called up for the United States men's national team Landon Donovan farewell friendly against Ecuador

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Bill Hamid makes his return to the United States men's national team this Friday.

US Soccer announced today that Bill Hamid has been called up to the United States men's national team for the friendly against Ecuador on October 10. This game is also the sendoff for Landon Donovan, and Bill Hamid's first callup to the USMNT since the friendly against Mexico in April.

Playoff scenarios, international callups, Sak focus of criticism, more

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On the Union's slim playoff chances. Mbolhi only Union player with international callup. Sakiewicz focus of criticism in press reports. Much more.

Donovan admits he hasn’t spoken to Klinsmann about USMNT farewell

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Landon Donovan will receive his much-discussed farewell from the U.S. Men's National Team later this month, but do not expect him andhead coach Jurgen Klinsmann to be buddy-buddy just because they will be around each other.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, Ebola taunts in area HS game, Garber slams Klinsmann, USWNT scrapes by T&T, more

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Sakiewicz says striker "number one" offseason priority. Coaches resign after Ebola taunts in Lehigh Valley high school game. Garber blasts Klinsmann. USWNT tops T&T.

“Killer mentality”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Crew previews, Donovan’s farewell, more

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference ahead of big game against Columbus. Donovan's last USA game tonight. Klinsmann favors pro/rel. More.

Union drop to 8th with Dynamo win, Okugo praise, Coats for Chester, new Crew, more

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Houston win over Toronto sees Union drop to 8th in the East. Curtin praises Okugo. New Crew logo. Blatter is a liar. More news.

Zac looking forward to start, Prem considering games abroad, Captain Donovan, more

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MacMath looking forward to starting again. Could Premier League games be staged in the US? Donovan to captain US in final game. More.

“Sickening”: Reaction to Fire draw, PA senator wants release of WC report, more

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Recaps, reaction to dispiriting draw with Chicago. Ives says blame Sak. Bob Casey wants FIFA to release investigation report. No player boycott of Women's World Cup planned. More.

US Soccer

Soccer News: Landon Donovan speaks to the media

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USMNT player Landon Donovan addressed the media prior to his final game with the US National Team in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Alex Morgan Has The Skill And Charisma To Continue Landon Donovan’s Legacy as the Face of US Soccer

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In just a few days, U.S. soccer fans will witness the end of an era. This Friday, Landon Donovan will step onto the field as a national team player for the very last time, thus concluding one of, if not, the most illustrious career in American soccer history.

For the casual viewer, the friendly match against Ecuador will simply be the inevitable fruition of Donovan's retirement announcement back in August, and possibly a moment to reflect on his many record-breaking accomplishments.

The Rest

Monday Freedom Kicks: BEASTern Conference Top Seed

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We give you all the recaps, banners and new brewery news you can handle on this First in the East Monday.

That was fun, real fun. Personally, I had fun yelling at Jeff Larentowicz to get the [hell] off my field at the end of the game. But first:

Recaps of D.C. United's first-place clinching win over the Chicago Fire from us, MLSsoccer.

du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 131

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Episode 131 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.

On this episode Bruce and Wes talk MLS Wk 32, Miguel Ibarra & Landon Donovan, Minnesota's Loss at Indy, Womens World Cup, The Worst Rock Band of All Time and so much more.

Davies: I Dreamed of Playing with Donovan

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Charlie Davieswasa 15-year-old growing up in Manchester, N.H. when Landon Donovan burst onto the American soccerscene. And at that moment in time, Davies could only imagine what it would be like to share the pitch with such a talented player.

The End of an Era

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Landon Donovan came within inches of scoring in his final cap as the U.S. Men's National Team settled fora 1-1 draw against Ecuador at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Ct.

Donovan, whowas left off thesquad that represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Cup,wore the captain's armband and grabbed a backheel from Jozy Altidore inside the box before he fired a shot that that smacked off the far post in the 25th minute.

#LegenD: Some favorite memories of Landon Donovan

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Started from the fountain now we here.

We reached out to some people we respect and asked them for a brief thought on their favorite memory of Landon Donovan.

TempoFreeSoccer: A regular TSG contributor and great soccer mind.

A year removed from a deeply disappointing World Cup, Landon Donovan was struggling through one of his most difficult seasons as a professional.

Fantasy Focus: Sharing the Spoils

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Joint leaders at every position highlight the week.

Our overall leader is this round's leader, as In It Toux Wynne It earned 90 points. Landon Donovan (LA, $12.0) wore the armband and led the way with 14 points with an assist. Both Robbie Keane (LA, $11.8) and Obafemi Martins (SEA, $9.7) earned 12 points while scoring two goals.