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Philadelphia Union

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice late as the Red Bulls defeated 10 man Philadelphia Union 2-0.

Match report: D.C. United 0-4 Philadelphia Union

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The Union destroyed an abject D.C. United team 4-0 behind Haris Medunjanin's dominance in midfield, winning their second consecutive match.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New York Red Bulls

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The Union rode a hat trick from C.J. Sapong to their first win of the season, 3-0 over New York Red Bulls.

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 DC United

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Philadelphia Union gave up three early goals and only pulled two back in the second half as they finished out an uneven preseason with a loss to DC United.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Montreal Impact

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Montreal twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against the Union in preseason play.

Match report: Toronto FC 3-1 Philadelphia Union

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Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan Osorio, and Jozy Altidore were all on target as Toronto FC dispatched the Union in the first round of the MLS Playoffs.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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The Union clinched the final Eastern Conference playoff berth despite a 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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The Union turned in one of their worst home performances of the season, losing 2-0 to Orlando with a chance to clinch a playoff spot on the line.

Match report: Portland Timbers 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Fanendo Adi and Diego Valeri were both on target as the Timbers edged the Union 2-1 in Portland.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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Matteo Mancosu's late goal canceled out Tranquillo Barnetta's fine effort as Philadelphia and Montreal drew 1-1.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Sporting Kansas City

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Roland Alberg and Tranquillo Barnetta were on target as the Union defeated nine man Kansas City 2-0.

Match Report: Columbus Crew 1-2 Philadelphia Union

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Keegan Rosenberry scored in the 74th minute to give the Union a 2-1 road win in Columbus.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Toronto FC

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Sebastian Giovinco, Drew Moor, and Jozy Altidore all scored as Toronto FC defeated Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday night in Chester.

Liverpool

Five Things We Learned At London Stadium

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1) Playing two strikers can actually work

I've been saying for months now, Liverpool should not be afraid to field two strikers. For me, the whole season we have faced sides such as West Ham and failed to break them down with our Plan A. I love Jurgen Klopp but I think most of us would agree that he can be a bit stubborn at times.

Emre Can, What A Hero

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Liverpool took a huge three points from Watford on Bank Holiday Monday thanks to a wonder strike from Emre Can. The German international performed some insane acrobatics to reach Lucas Leiva's cross and scissor kick home the Reds' only goal of the night.
As the race for the top four continues to be too close to call, Jurgen Klopp simply had to steer his side to victory against Watford.

Firmino Goal Seals Another Three Points

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Without getting too tied down in football cliches it certainly was a scrappy game at The Hawthorns for Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. The Reds walked away with all three points thanks to a single goal from Roberto Firmino but it wasn't exactly plain sailing.

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Five Things We Learned From The Merseyside Derby

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1.The Reds still have it The 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday afternoon showed that the Reds haven't lost it. When push comes to shove Liverpool have one of the most exciting attacks in the Premier League and while there have been some lacklustre performances of late against smaller sides, this victory highlighted all the positives.

Four Things We Learned From Burnley

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1) Good to grind out a result Liverpool's 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday afternoon may not have been the most emphatic of victories but it was a win that proved the Reds do have the ability to grind out a result.

Going 1-0 down after seven minutes seemed far too familiar for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Five Things We Learned From The Arsenal Game

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Mane is class On his day Mane is absolute quality. The confidence he shows when facing a side like Arsenal is just superb, never afraid to take a man on he caused the Gunners several problems on Saturday and also scored a great goal at 40 minutes.

Frustratingly he can sometimes go missing in some of the smaller fixtures but I still feel he is a player that will have clubs knocking down doors for him in the summer.

Ranieri Who?

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It was just bound to happen wasn't it? A managerless Leicester turn up at the King Power having failed to find the back of the net in 2017 yet manage to put three past Liverpool with absolute ease.
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It would have been a bad time for any side to face Leicester to be honest but as mentioned in the match preview, this fixture had all the makings of a banana skin for the Reds.

The Draw Is Not Enough

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On another day in another season a 1-1 draw with Chelsea would have been a fantastic result but after 90 minutes on Tuesday evening Reds fans were left thinking "what if?"
What if that free kick which wasn't a free kick wasn't actually given? What if we'd of beaten Swansea? What if Sadio Mane had of been around for a few extra games?

Hungry Like The Wolves

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So, yesterday was perhaps one of the worst matches I have ever had the misfortune to watch as a Liverpool fan, a Liverpool fan who hails from Wolverhampton. For those of you not following my Twitter updates throughout the day, this post should give you an idea of how I was feeling from kick off to the final whistle.

Reds Miss Out On Wembley

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A performance lacking any real dynamic or end product left Liverpool with no route to Wembley on Wednesday night as Southampton once again proved they deserved their place in the final.
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A late winner from substitute Shane Long didn't tell the complete story of the match but Southampton undoubtably should get full credit for pushing Jurgen Klopp's team to one side.

I Scored Last Week In Training...

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Get in. Thank god we got past Plymouth, as a Liverpool fan from Wolverhampton I would have never heard the last of it. I was so desperate for us to win last night it was ridiculous, who'd of thought you could get as nervous for Plymouth away in an FA Cup replay as you did for the Champions League final?

Reds Have To Settle For Draw

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Frustration. Mega frustration. That's not something I thought I would be feeling come 90 minutes at Old Trafford this weekend. In all honesty, prior to kick off I was expecting us to lose. What I didn't expect was us to fight tooth and nail to create a lead and hold on to it only for United to score an offside goal.

Five Things We Learned From The West Brom Win

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1. Team goals Liverpool's first goal against West Brom on Saturday evening was absolutely brilliant. The team effort to break for that goal, the pace of the interlocking passes followed by the simply sublime cross from Roberto Firmino to set up Sadio Mane's strong finish was just superb.

The Reds have displayed some strong team efforts during their start to the Premier League season but this particular goal highlighted a real positive that has been created under Jurgen Klopp.

Five Things We Learned From The Swansea Game

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1) The grey area between a penalty or simulation The decision to give Daniel Sturridge a yellow card for simulation was an absolute joke in my opinion. After logging on to Twitter at half time it appears some people felt he got what he deserved. For me, he was clearly impeded via the action of a push and while this action obviously didn't warrant a penalty it isn't to say the alternative was to book him for simulation.

Five Things We Learned From The Chelsea Game

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1) Best ever finish with a black eye? Who knew Dejan Lovren had it in him?! Opening up the scoring after 17 minutes, the defender pulled off a finish any striker would have been proud of. Not only this but his positioning and decision to remain up top meant he was in exactly the right place at exactly the right time.

Five Things We Learned From Spurs Away

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1) James Milner Despite a dodgy moment which some would argue helped create Spurs' equaliser I felt James Milner deserved a highlight for today's round up. James is one of those players that sort of just gets on with it, he doesn't really like the limelight, always puts his team before himself and it was fantastic to see him score the penalty yesterday.

Five Things We Learned From Burton

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1) Sturridge can still find the net After a lacklustre performance against Burnley, it was nice to see Daniel Sturridge on the scoresheet twice in Burton on Tuesday evening. In the same way that the game acted as a boost for the Reds as a team going into the Spurs game at the weekend, I feel it was also very important for Sturridge to use the game as a platform, he's a confidence striker.

Player News and Rumors

Timbers start final week of regular season by outlasting Rapids 1 to 0 to win 2016 home finale

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Fanendo Adi, shown here scoring against Seattle earlier this season, tallied his 16th goal of the 2016 season off a 35th minute penalty. However, Adi missed a second penalty 5 minutes later and the Timbers had to hold on against...

Timbers set record with 11th home win in 2016 to defeat Union 2 to 1

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Timbers forward Fanendo Adi continued his torrid scoring pace in notching his 15th goal of 2016 to give his team a 2 to 1 lead. Adi and Diego Valeri have combined for 27 of their 45 goals this season, but...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake third match

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14 goals so far this season and 5 more matches to add to the total. Yeah, he's had a pretty good season in 2016. Thank you, Fanendo!Portland Timbers For a look back at match highlights and more thoughts about the...

Feisty Timbers make Adi goal stand up in 1 to 0 win over Real Salt Lake

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While the Portland Timbers have struggled on the road, they've been fabulous at home. Portland battled a game Real Salt Lake side in a very intense match at Providence Park, and they were able to make a Fanendo Adi 12th minute strike stand up for the victory in front of their 100th consecutive sell out crowd.

Rose City Soccer Show - talking FC Dallas & previewing RSL

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Victor Ulloa was a difference maker for FC Dallas against the Portland Timbers when they met last weekend, as the guys from the Rose City Soccer Show talked about in this week's episode. Hopefully the Timbers can rebound this weekend...

Rose City Soccer Show - back after extended break

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We are catching up a bit on the other podcast involving Oregonlive.com staff - the Rose City Soccer Show. With our group on hiatus for a bit for personal reasons, the crew is back recording each week. In our recent episodes, we talk a lot of Timbers, some fish news and talking about must win matches.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC third match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Seattle Sounders FC from earlier this week. Included in this are scores for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, ratings for the offense, defense and coaches, and a mark for the opponent and officials.

Historic first half propels Timbers to Cascadia Cup win over Sounders FC

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Fanendo Adi loves to score against Seattle, and he tallied his 13th goal of 2016 in the first half versus the Flounders. With the goal, Adi goes into the record books for goals scored against Seattle with 7 total while...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City second match

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Jake Gleeson has really taken over the Timbers number 1 goalkeeping spot and his confidence has been soaring over the weeks. We saw a very confident Jake this afternoon and the results have followed.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look...

The Rest

Portland Timbers 1, Deportivo Saprissa 1: Video

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