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Fans’ View: The great unknown

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The great unknown. Those three words could sum up the feelings of many Union fans entering the season. Unknown because it's uncertain how the new signings (Oguchi Onyewu, Jay Simpson, Harris Medunjanin, etc.) will pan out. Unknown because we have idea when the players absent due to injury (Maurice Edu, [.

Two strikes from Larin push Orlando City past Union

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Two home games, two wins at Orlando City Stadium.

Orlando City used a pair of tallies from Cyle Larin, and last-minute heroics from Joe Bendik, to earna 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Larin's goals in the 39th and 73rd minutes sandwiched C.J. Sapong's 52nd-minute equalizer.

Bedoya to USMNT, UCL results; Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/16/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Alejandro Bedoya Called Up to USMNT
The Philadelphia Union's captain will represent the US against Honduras and Panama in the upcoming hex matches.

FROM THE FILM ROOM: Breaking down Union vs.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

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Rodriguez confident Schweinsteiger can make impact with Fire

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Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez is aware of the skepticism that comes with the signing of 32-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as a Designated Player, and he's also ready to combat the critics that the former Bayern Munich and Manchester United man will be a success with the club that has a not-so-great history with DPs.

Major Link Soccer: Bastian Schweinsteiger to Chicago

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RSL fires Jeff Cassar and the Copa America will return to the US in 2020.

MLS/NWSL

Bastian Schweinsteiger is coming to MLS - the 32-year-old former German captain will join the Chicago Fire on a 1-year deal as their third DP.

RSL has parted ways with head coach Jeff Cassar, and will begin looking at potential candidates to replace him immediately.

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake “dismisses” their coach

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By J Hutcherson (Mar 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - Real Salt Lake decided it was time for a coaching change three weeks into the 2017 MLS season. The international break had barely started when RSL announced the club had dismissed Jeff Cassar. Credit the management with using "dismisses" rather than "parted ways", since the scenario is almost always the club telling the coach it's time for him to go.

A look at potential candidates for the RSL head coaching job

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Real Salt Lake jolted the MLS landscape on Monday night with the announcement of the dismissal of head coach Jeff Cassar after three matches. A season-opening draw with Toronto FC and losses to the Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy extended the club's regular-season winless run to 10 games, tied with the Philadelphia Union for longest streak in MLS.

Manchester United

Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: Man Utd

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Chicago (AFP) – Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire from Premier League giants Manchester United, the English club confirmed on Tuesday.

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

Man Utd Allow Bastian Schweinsteiger To Join Chicago Fire, German Midfielder Signs One-Year Contract With MLS Side

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Word on the wire today is that Manchester United are close to allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave the club mid-season in favour of a switch to MLS.

The German, who has made just four appearances for United this season, has reportedly agreed a short-term deal with Chicago Fire.

According to the Chicago Tribune, a deal was struck between the two clubs yesterday with a medical and a Visa now the only obstacles to overcome.

Done Deal: Manchester United complete transfer of midfielder; player could move by the middle of next week

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Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has joined Major League Soccer side, Chicago Fire.

The move could be completed by the middle of next week, depending on his P1 visa application and a successful medical.

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Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: report

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Chicago (AFP) – Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday.

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

Houston Dynamo

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 3 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Timbers Continue To Fly High

The best game of the weekend was at Providence Park on Saturday night, and, though 45 minutes, the Houston Dynamo were stealing the show. At halftime, they deservedly led 2-1 behind goals from Cubo Torres and Romell Quioto.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 3 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Timbers Continue To Fly High

The best game of the weekend was at Providence Park on Saturday night, and, though 45 minutes, the Houston Dynamo were stealing the show. At halftime, they deservedly led 2-1 behind goals from Cubo Torres and Romell Quioto.

MLS Look Ahead: Week Three

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After two MLS teams engaged in some midweek CONCACAF Champions League action, every team returns to league play for week three this weekend.

The bulk of the action takes place on Saturday, kicking off in the afternoon at Yankee Stadium as New York City FC look to build on last week's big win as they take on the Montreal Impact.

Portland Timbers

Best of MLS Week 3: Larin, Timbers and more

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We're down to five undefeated teams in Major League Soccer after Week 3.

The Portland Timbersleads the pack after picking up the club'sthird win of the season on Saturday over previously-perfect Houston Dynamo. FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City picked up wins at home to also remain without a loss out West.

Timbers remain perfect with four-goal outburst vs. Dynamo

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There's no stopping the team with Major League Soccer's best record at the moment.

Caleb Porter's Portland Timbers moved on top of the Western Conference and Supporters' Shield standings with an electric 4-2 victory over the Houston Dynamoat Providence Park on Saturday night.

Diego Valeri, the catalyst of almost every host streak the Timbers have been on in recent years, struck twice for goals in the 11th and 58th minutes.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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Week three of the Major League Soccer season is here and the Portland Timbers are set to host the Houston Dynamo in a clash of two-win teams in the West.

Previews

Match Preview: "On the back line, Liam Ridgewell remains out after picking up a foot sprain following the Timbers' week one win over Minnesota United FC.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

It’s not going to get any easier for MLS referees

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced their Week 2 decisions on Wednesday afternoon. The release, as is too often the case, was highly anticipated. This particular week it was the expectation that the DisCo would address a pair of high profile fouls in the match between the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers.

Chara fined, Torres suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The controversy that took Major League Soccer by storm during Week 2 and after the conclusion of play last weekend was settled by the league's Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday evening.

Portland Timbers enforcer Diego Chara was fined an undisclosed amount for simulation/embellishment for the 31st-minute incident on Sunday at StubHub Center that led to Jelle Van Damme's first of two successive yellow cards.

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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 3

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With week three all wrapped up, several teams continued to establish themselves as the real deal, while others have fans bracing for the long season ahead in unfulfilling fashion.

New York City FC missed several key opportunities as the Montreal Impact battled from behind at Yankee Stadium en route to a 1-1 draw.

MLS Week 3: More goals for Atlanta United

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It was a busy Saturday for MLS in the weekend before the international break. 20 of the league's 22 teams were in action. It was also a busy day for referees across the league, with several red cards.

Atlanta United continued their scoring streak in MLS, shutting out Chicago 4-0 in front of almost 46,000 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Expansion Atlanta United post first home win

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Atlanta (AFP) – The expansion Atlanta United recorded their first home win in franchise history on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Georgia Tech University stadium.

Forward Josef Martinez, the reigning Major League Soccer player of the week, scored twice for the United.

Expansion Atlanta United post first home win

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Atlanta (AFP) – The expansion Atlanta United recorded their first home win in franchise history on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Georgia Tech University stadium.

Forward Josef Martinez, the reigning Major League Soccer player of the week, scored twice for the United.

Atlanta United rolls in beatdown of Fire

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After a dominant showing in Minnesota a week ago, Atlanta United cruised yet again, claiming the first home win in club history.

Following a 5-1 thrashing of Minnesota United, Atlanta made it back-to-back victories witha 4-0 home win over the visiting Chicago Fire at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

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Revolution vs. FC Dallas: five storylines to follow

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The Revs have an unfortunate history against the Toros, and four other headlines to track.

Twenty-two Major League Soccer matches have kicked off since the Revolution last played a meaningful game. During that span of time, FC Dallas has played twice—once in regular season action, and again in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Major Link Soccer - Eyes on Minnesota

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Also, aging Manchester stars and more analysis of the Team USA roster.

CCL

The CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals started this week, with each of the MLS teams hosting their first legs.

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked it off against on Tuesday with an early own goal that led to a devastating 0-2 loss to Tigres.

The Rest

Martinez, Lodeiro, Ciman headline MLS players set to join their national teams

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The international break is here, and a slew of MLS stars are set to step up and contribute to their respective national teams in a variety of competitions.

While North and South America focus on World Cup qualifying, Europe and Africa take on friendly matches during the March break. In total, 52 MLS players earned call-ups heading into the international window, representing 15 different nations.

MLS Doesn't Bend During World Cup Qualifying

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As 2018 World Cup qualifiers get going again Thursday, March 23rd through Tuesday, March 28th, most of the world's professional soccer leagues will be on hiatus until at least Saturday, April 1st. None of the elite leagues from Europe, South America or Liga MX are playing during these Qualifiers, from Thursday to Tuesday.

MLS starting XI card ratings

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Who does lineups right, and why does Toronto FC always start Jozy Altidore in net?

Not all social media lineup cards are created equal. At minimum, they're supposed to tell a viewer at a glance who is playing that day. Some of them do a very good job of this, while others barely meet that requirement.

Some Soccer News for Mar 20, 2017

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It's Day 79 of 2017.


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  • Back In The USA - live on TV in 1959 with Dick Clark as the host.

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A deep dive into the modern history of soccer in Minnesota.

We gave that diving Red Bull the Shooting Stars treatment

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Watch first, ask questions later.

Last night's Seattle Sounders vs New York Red Bulls match was a fun and fitting return home for the defending champions. This game had (almost) everything: tifo, stars, a really big cup, goals, yellow cards, flame throwers, penalties, flare-ups, etc. And even — to my delight — a dive by Red Bulls forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen.

Atlanta United FC Poised to Make History

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Expansion teams don't tend to make the playoffs. If you trace the modern history of professional sports in the U.S., you'd be hard-pressed to find any team making the playoffs in their first year of existence. Winning the title as an expansion team would seem near impossible. Yet, after three weeks of the 2017 Major League Soccer season, expansion pro sports franchise, Atlanta United FC, looks like a serious championship contender.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes ‘Keeper David Bingham Makes Catastrophic Mess Of Off-Target Shot (Video)

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David Bingham lodged a very strong entrant for goalkeeping balls-up of the season at the weekend, with the San Jose Earthquakes' glovesman somehow managing to direct an off-target effort back into his own goal.

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The ricket came late on during San Jose's MLS clash with Sporting Kansas City at a sold-outChildren's Mercy Park.

10-man Minnesota United hangs on for draw in Colorado

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Following back-to-back humiliating defeats to start their season, Minnesota United held onfor a 2-2 draw against the Colorado Rapidson Saturday.

The Loons were relegated to 10 men in the 70th minute, when Justin Davis stuck a high boot into the leg of Marlon Hairston. Despite facing a disadvantage for 20 minutes, the much-maligned Minnesota defense held firm to earn the first point in club history.

Crew drop D.C. United to earn first win of 2017

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The Columbus Crew recorded their first win of the MLS season, beating D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

The scoring began when Columbus was awarded a penalty following Steve Birnbaum's foul on Ola Kamara in the 38th minute. Federico Higuain stepped up to take the penalty, and though Bill Hamid dove the right way, the Argentine still managed to score his first goal of the season.

Major Link Soccer: Don Garber reveals more details on Video Assistant Referees

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Can it just happen already? Also, the US is running out of fullbacks, and why the pro/rel movement is ineffective.

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More details on the Video Assistant Referee system from Don Garber are good news for those excited about the changes coming to MLS. Garber says he wants VAR referees on the sidelines starting after the All Star Game.

Bradley Wright-Phillips gets his green card, Dom Dwyer gets U.S. citizenship: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/17/17

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The links are here and they're wearing green for St. Paddy's Day.

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Jay Simpson 'coughing up blood' after scoring debut MLS goal
Don't be surprised to see C.J. Sapong in Saturday's starting lineup.

Oguchi Onyewu more than holding his own on the back line
When Josh Yaro went down with his torn labrum and underwent should surgery, there were questions about who would fill his void.