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Bornstein helps Queretaro claim first trophy with Copa MX win over Chivas de Guadalajara

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The Chicago Cubs weren't the only team to break a major trophy drought on Wednesday night.

Queretaro topped Chivas de Guadalajra, 3-2, in penalty kicks to claim theApertura's Copa MX title. The win gives Queretaro the club's first major trophy since debuting in 1950. Queretaro currently sits 14th on the Liga MX table while Chivas maintains fourth place.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Pulisic, Carter-Vickers, and more

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Christian Pulisic has thrived in UEFA Champions League play so far, and the Borussia Dortmund attacker will be hoping to get another chance to shine on Wednesday afternoon.

Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund are set to host Sporting CP, as the German side looks to lock up a spot in the knockout round.

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Gomez Signs with Seattle - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Herculez Gomez has a new club, after being waived by Toronto FC earlier this year, Gomez has been trialing with the Seattle Sounders. Last week, Gomez signed with the Sounders, and in good news for them, the reports are that Toronto will be picking up a sizable chunk of his salary.

Here's the rest of this week's update.

10 Call Ups for Former SKC Wizards - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Heading into the upcoming international break, a number of former Kansas City players will be busy with their respective national teams. Ten players who have played for Kansas City will be representing their country in Olympic qualifiers, World Cup qualifiers, and friendlies.

In CONCACAF you have the likes of Mechack Jerome representing Haiti, Marcel de Jong with Canada, Daneil Cyrus with Trinidad, Jorge Claros with Honduras, and Pablo Punyed with El Salvador all having World Cup qualifiers.

Jerome Named Second Team All League - Former SKC Wizards Update

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This week the USL came out with their end of season awards, including their Best XI. Of the nine former KC players to play permanently in USL this season, only one made it onto either the first or the second team. Haitian defender Mechack Jerome of the Charlotte Independence was named to the second team.

Mexican Interest in Gil - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Luis Gil was only a KC player for a day or so before being traded to Real Salt Lake in exchange for an international roster spot, a 2011 second round draft pick (used on JT Murray) and 25% of any future sell on by the club. Since then, Gil has gotten plenty of time with Salt Lake over the years and before a leader on the US youth teams that he's represented.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Vicente Arze
Federico Bessone
Jose Burciaga
Julio Cesar
Edson Elcock
Adnan Gabeljic
Mechack Jerome
Peterson Joseph
Neal Kitson
Michal Mravec
Nelson Pizarro
Akeem Priestly
Peter Schmetz
Scott Sealy
Konrad Warzycha

MLS
Davy Arnaud - DC - Started and played 90 minutes in DC's 4-2 win over Colorado.

Rosell Joins the Ranks of Former SKC Wizards - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Announced yesterday, Oriol Rosell has joined the list of former SKC players as he transferred to Portuguese club, Sporting Club de Portugal. The move will have Rosell playing in the Champions League in the 2014-2015 season in Europe, a big step up for Rosell.

In other news, another former player has a new club as Matt Taylor has moved to Saarbrücken, who was just relegated from the German third division.

Gabeljic to Montreal on Trial - Former SKC Wizards Update

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KC's first draft pick from the 2014 Superdraft is no longer with the team. While the team never made an official announcement, Adnan Gabeljic is no longer with KC. The forward from St. Louis has moved on and is now on trial with the Montreal Impact according to the Impact's Twitter account. One has to assume that Peter Schmetz other draft pick that hasn't been signed or released yet is also gone.

Three Former Wizards Called Up - Former SKC Wizards Update

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For this year's Camp Cupcake, Sporting KC had 5 players called up to represent the national team. Along with KC's five, three former players were also called up, Luis Gil and Michael Harrington earned their first call ups, while Eddie Johnson earned himself another call up to the national team. Here's the rest of this week's update.

Kamara Joins List of Former SKC Wizards - Former SKC Wizards Update

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It's been the big news the last few days, Kei Kamara joining the list of former SKC Wizards for good with his move to Middlesbrough. He is now one of three former SKC players to join an English Championship side, joining Roger Espinoza (Wigan) and Yann Songo'o (Blackburn). Here's the rest of this week's update.

Eddie Johnson Called Up for the US - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. Current SKC players, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi will be joined by former Wizard, Eddie Johnson who has also been called up to the national team. Also this week a number of former SKC Wizards have scored this past week, including Will John and Yura Movsisyan.

Songo'o Signs for Blackburn - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another former Sporting Kansas City player has a new team. Earlier this week, Yann Songo'o signed a contract with English Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Songo'o and Sporting had mutually terminated Songo'o's contract earlier this summer allowing him to return to Europe where he's now got a new club.

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USA vs. Colombia, Olympics 2016 qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The US is just one game away from qualifying for Rio 2016.

Unlike the senior team, the United States under-23s went on the road to deal with a difficult atmosphere and actually got the job done, escaping Barranquilla with a precious 1-1 draw against Colombia. That away goal means a win on home soil, or even a 0-0 draw, will send the US to the Olympics over the favored Cafeteros.

United States vs. Colombia Olympic Qualifying, recap: America bunkers, survives 1-1 draw

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Luis Gil opened the scoring with a vital road goal. His 5th minute strike came as Mario Rodriguez used a cutback pass into the space that Jordan Morris opened. Twice in the first half the US managed to get the Colombian keeper out of the net, but they could not score a goal. Morris sparked one of those chances with Gil missing the shot.

Your US U-23 Liner-Up v. Colombia

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Technical blog difficulties getting this post up earlier. Luis Gil has the Baby Nats up 1-0 in the sixth minute. Here is the U-23 #USMNT starting lineup for tonight's @Olympics qualifier in Colombia. Tune in to @FS1 at 5 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/9qHab6kprE — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) March 25, 2016 - Greg Seltzer

El travesaño le negó a Morris el 0-2 de Estados Unidos en eliminatoria olímpica contra Colombia

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Jordan MORRIS, el delantero de los Seattle Sounders jugó todo el partido en la que la selección olimpica (Sub 23) logró empatar a Colombia 1-1 y traerse un gol de visitante de cara al partido de vuelta a realizarse en Dallas este próximo martes. Estados Unidos disputa la última plaza para los juegos olímpicos de Rio de Janeiro 2016.

El travesaño le negó a Morris el 0-2 de Estados Unidos en eliminatoria olímpica contra Colombia

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Jordan MORRIS, el delantero de los Seattle Sounders jugó todo el partido en la que la selección olimpica (Sub 23) logró empatar a Colombia 1-1 y traerse un gol de visitante de cara al partido de vuelta a realizarse en Dallas este próximo martes. Estados Unidos disputa la última plaza para los juegos olímpicos de Rio de Janeiro 2016.

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Americans Abroad: Friday Rewind

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Many Americans Abroad were in action on Friday, and one U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder made his Liga MX debut.

Luis Gil started in his first game for Queretaro since making the move to Liga MX from Real Salt Lake, and helped the team record a 3-0 victory, the team's first of the Clausura campaign.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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For a trio of Americans, the successes of MLS are in the rearview mirror. The current focus lies strictlyon trying to make an impact in Liga MX.

The first few weeks of the MLS offseason saw a handful of players move south of the border to Mexico, and now those new members of the Americans Abroad contingent will attempt to make their respective debuts for their new clubs.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-25-15 [Christmas Edition]

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Merry Christmas Union faithful!! You've seen what we over at The Brotherly Game would like for Christmas so in the comments let us know what you would like for Christmas from the Union. Check out the latest news below.

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There has been a ton of change but to what extent will it help.

Gil Signs with Queretaro, Claros Trains with Olimpia - Former SKC Wizards Update

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It's a low point in terms of activity for former Sporting KC players around the world when it comes to play on the field. but some players are getting prepared for the new year with moves or training opportunities at new clubs. Luis Gil has signed a deal to move from Real Salt Lake to Queretaro in the Mexican league.

Report: Luis Gil to leave RSL for Queretaro

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Another U.S. national team player is prepared to head south of the border to ply their trade.

One day removed from Omar Gonzalez officially departing the LA Galaxy, Goal USA reported on Wednesday that Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil is set to move to Liga MX side Queretaro on a free transfer.

Gil equalizes as RSL earn draw in friendly with Xolos

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With his side down one with just minutes remaining, 20-year-old Luis Gil scored himself a goal.

Despite playing underthreatening weather conditions, the midfielder scored a spectacular equalizing goal in the 87th minute as RSL and Mexican side Club Tijuana played to a 1-1 draw Tuesday in a friendly.

Gil, Trapp withdraw from U.S. U-21 camp due to injury

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By DAN KARELL

Tab Ramos opened his inaugural pre-Olympic U.S. Under-21 Men's National Team training camp in Carson, Calif. without two of his key players.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil and Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp both accepted call-ups but then pulled out of the camp on Monday due to injuries.

SBI Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Real Salt Lake gave the much-hyped Toronto FC a reality check this week, solidifying RSL's position as a league powerhouse.

Although RSL was lifted by an outstanding Alvaro Saborio brace, it was a dominant performance across the field for RSL. They were was buoyed by an early penalty, which Saborio converted well for the lead in the 11th minute.

AFTER 90: Utah taints

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Kyle Beckerman: He knows he's pretty
REAL SALT LAKE - 3
Alvaro Saborio - 11' (PK) Luis Gil - 28' Alvaro Saborio - 55'
TORONTO FC - 0


WHAT WE EXPECTED: The toughest test TFC would face so far this season and most likely a difficult loss in a match where The Reds would see little possession.

RSL stretch lead with vital win

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Real Salt Lake secured a crucial 4-2 win over Conference rivals Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium on Friday night. Luis Gil, Joao Plata, Javier Morales and Alvaro Saborio scored for the home side, while Darlington Nagbe and Sal Zizzo registered for the visitors.

RSL were coming into the game after a resounding 4-0 thumping of Columbus Crew at home last Saturday.

Plata leads RSL in dominating victory vs. Timbers

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah Real Salt Lake scored four goals in back-to-back games for the first time in club history and cruised to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Portland Timbers.

RSL got goals from all over the place with Joao Plata, Alvaro Saborio, Javier Morales and Luis Gil each putting a ball into the back of the net.

RSL Notes: Grossman takes advantage of opportunity; Alvarez set for another sideline spell; and more

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By TYLER GRAY

Whenever there is an injury or suspension, it opens a place in the squad for another player to prove themselves. For Real Salt Lake on Wednesday evening, reserve midfielder Cole Grossman stepped onto the field in the second half and saved a point in a game that looked a sure defeat.

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PPL Park now Talen Energy Stadium, Academy’s Dos Santos and McGann get US U-17 callup, more

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PPL Park is now officially Talen Energy Stadium. Union Academy goalkeeper and defender called up by US U-17 team. More news.

Union bits, Shertz memorial fund, expansion stadium notes, Moyes out, more

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Union news. Updates on NYC FC and Orlando City stadium plans. David Moyes fired. More news.

Hack: “We need somebody to step up.” UEFA supports winter move for 2022, more news

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Hackworth says "gun-shy" Union needs someone to step up. UEFA ready to support winter move for 2022 World Cup. Blatter admits politics played part in awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar. More.

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O’Neill, Gil, Yedlin discuss experience in first USMNT camp

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By DAN KARELL

Of the 26 players called into U.S. Men's National Team camp this month, arguably the most surprising call-ups were Luis Gil, DeAndre Yedlin, and Shane O'Neill.

The three members of the 2013 U.S. Under-20 team spent the full season last year with their Major League Soccer clubs and on the back of strong performances for club and country, earned a selection into the senior team camp.

US Soccer interviews Yedlin, O’Niell, and Gil

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US Soccer speaks with National Team newcomers DeAndre Yedlin, Shane O'Neill, and Luis Gil. Read More

Klinsmann discusses USMNT roster selections for January camp

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By DAN KARELL

When U.S. Soccer announced the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the January camp, it was as much about seeing old faces as it was identifying new talent.

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected a heavily Major League Soccer-based roster, which sees USMNT regulars such as Graham Zusi, Landon Donovan, and Omar Gonzalez return while also giving opportunities to players like Mike Magee and youngsters like Luis Gil, Shane O'Neill, and DeAndre Yedlin.

The Rest

Around The Forest: Portland Timbers struggling with defensive issues

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The MLS transfer window closes, DC United the busiest team in MLS and more transfer news!

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Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter started his preferred center back pairing in Liam Ridgewell and Larrys Mabiala for the first time this season in Portland's 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy last week.

Bethlehem wins first league game, US humbled in Guatemala, more

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Union's Blake in goal for Jamaica's 1-1 tie with Costa Rica. Bethlehem top Montreal their first-ever USL game. US falls to Guatemala in World Cup qualifier, now third in group. US U-23s draw with Colombia in Olympic qualifying playoff. More.

Newsy bits and bobs

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Pre-Christmas newsy news bits.

Power rankings slide, best place to work, Brazilian heat, more news

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Union plummet to 16th in ESPN power rankings. Union named one of the best places to work in PA. No live stream from GolTV/US Soccer for US Open Cup final. FIFPro head warns of heat in Brazil. More