Maxi Urruti

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas shows short memory in draw with LAFC

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Anytime you suffer a lopsided defeat like FC Dallas suffered a week ago, it's always going to leave a mark. The goal however is to get back out on the field and erase that defeat from your mind as quickly as possible.

Oscar Pareja's side may not have undone the loss at NYCFC with a win on Saturday, but they did fight back for a 1-1 draw at Banc of California Stadium against LAFC.

News roundup: Curtin’s presser, Nova beat Syracuse, LA derby crowned El Tráfico

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Plus where to watch Saturday's Union game, Bob Bradley interview, Russia, and more.

Major Link Soccer: MLS is going to Nashville

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Atlanta was a success so now they'll have a more natural rival than Orlando.


Former Sounder, Michael Gspurning, is calling it a career and moving to sidelines as a coach. The former keeper retired from Union Berlin and signed on to become a goalkeeping coach for the second division German side.

Mbappe signs for PSG, Urruti and Barros stay in Dallas: Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/1/17

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New month, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

An open letter to Philadelphia Union fans
There's little buzz surrounding a team that will soon complete its sixth losing season in eight years of existence.

As hopes of making the playoffs fade away, Jim Curtin shifts the Union's focus
"We recognize where we are," Curtin said.

Is VAR a breakthrough or bad move for MLS?

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Share your opinion in today's open thread.

Major League Soccer has officially joined the instant replay movement.

On Saturday afternoon, referee Ricardo Salazar and Video Assistant Referee Hilario Grajeda made MLS history by overturning the first-ever goal with VAR technology.

It all started when FC Dallas forward Cristian Colman collided with Union goalkeeper John McCarthy while chasing a through ball.

MLS Week 22: VAR makes its debut in Major League Soccer

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MLS week 22 was notable for the introduction of the video assistant referee otherwise known as instant replay. It got used for the first time in Philadelphia's 3-1 win over Dallas, the kind of trivia question that no one should ever bother asking.

Philadelphia took a 3-0 home lead in that game starting with CJ Sapong's goal in the 17th.

Urruti's golazo powers FC Dallas past Earthquakes

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A moment of brilliance from FC Dallas' Maxi Urruti ended the San Jose Earthquakes' perfect run at home on Friday night.

FC Dallas stretched its lead atop the Western Conference to four points by way of their 1-0 victory at Avaya Stadium.

Urruti opened the scoring in fantastic fashion in the 51st minute as he used a superb combination of concentration and technique to flip a bicycle kick goal into the left side of the net from close range.

Timbers romp past Olimpia in first home CCL match

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PORTLAND, Ore. In their inauguralhome CONCACAF Champions League match, the Portland Timbers did not disappoint a home crowd, defeating C.D. Olimpia of Honduras, 4-2, Tuesday night at Providence Park.

Whitecaps defeat Timbers in seven-goal slugfest

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PORTLAND, Ore. Since the Whitecaps and Timbers joined MLS in 2011, Vancouver has searched for its first victory over its Cascadia Cup rival for more than three seasons. Sunday in Portland, the Whitecaps finally got over the hump defeating the Timbers by the score of 4-3.

MLS Week 32: A Look Ahead

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While the Portland Timbers have returned to their winning ways, the Vancouver Whitecaps play the first of two Cascadia Cup matches to save their playoff hopes.

Maxi Urruti scored his first goal for the Timbers when Caleb Porter's club defeated the LA Galaxy last Saturday, 1-0, keeping the Timbers unbeaten in four games with three wins in that span.

FC Dallas

Game Thread: FC Dallas 2 Philadelphia Union 0 full time

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Two subs scored for FC Dallas to send the Union home with another loss on the road

Full Time

This tweet from Nick Youngstein manning the Twitters for us tonight sums it up. Total garbage, indeed.

93rd: Union, in these kits, look like Real Madrid.

Match preview: FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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As the Union head to Texas to face FC Dallas, Nick Fishman takes a look at what to expect Saturday evening in Frisco. Is this the week Philly rights the ship?

Sporting KC's Opara diagnosed with severe concussion after scary kick to head

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Stop me if you've heard this before. Ike Opara, on the cusp of a season that would cement him as one of the best defenders in MLS, will miss extended time due to an unfortunate injury.

In a very scary moment, the Sporting Kansas City defender went to head a ball away from FC Dallas' Maxi Urruti, whose attempted bicycle kick caught Opara square in the face.

Revolution 1, FC Dallas 2: Early goal not enough for the visitors

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Maxi Urruti scored two to negate Lee Nguyen's penalty.

The New England Revolution are still winless in 2017, as Maxi Urruti's double negated the visitor's early tally.

The Revolution used the high press early, creating a couple of dangerous chances that resulted in corner kicks. Lee Nguyen's service from the corner arc in the 10th minute led to a penalty when Cristian Colman pulled down Antonio Delemea.

United struggles continue after 3-0 loss to FC Dallas

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Fabian Espindola (pictured) shows his frustration during D.C. United's 3-0 loss to FC Dallas at RFK Stadium

Toronto FC

The Toronto FC Sadvent Calendar: Day 5

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"THE TALE OF MAXI URRUTI"   Imagine if Sadvent was six months long. Then imagine waking up on Christmas morning, unwrapping your shiny, expensive imported gift you had been teased with for so long only for your parents to let you play with it for 37 minutes before giving to that hipster kid down the street.

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

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Throw out all the "must win" clichés you want but this game is exactly that. If the Fire expect to make the playoffs they will need to continue beating the lower level clubs and Toronto FC definitely qualifies as such. At 4-13-10, they're only ahead of DC United for the dubious distinction of worst record in the league.

The Rest

ATF: Minnesota United Close To Signing First Ever DP Darwin Quintero

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Also: Maxi Urruti signs new deal, Merritt Paulson and his role in women's soccer, Kljestan looking forward to date against NYRB, Gareth Southgate has words for Dele Alli and more!


How Ana-Maria Crnogorčević fits Thorns FC's forward mold | Portland Timbers
At first glance, the move looks like a no-brainer.

Ike Opara returns to practice with Sporting KC

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Several weeks after suffering a frightening injury, Ike Opara is back on the field.

According to the Kansas City Star, Opara participated in team drills on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion in U.S. Open Cup action on July 11.

Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Birnbaum Bird Bombed

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We catch up on the roster news, look ahead to possible returns in Orlando City, and give you Kubrick's Napoleon.

Hi! So I'm pinch-hitting for Jason today, so apologies for the slight barren nature of your links. This weekday thing is weird.

D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury - The Washington Post: Goff gives us news that we sort of already knew.

Top 10 goals of the CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15 Group Stage

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Austin Fido offers his choice of the best goals from the CCL 2014-15 group stage...

The first sign of winter is here: CONCACAF Champions League has packed up until spring. To help you through the long, dark months without the nurturing warmth of CCL, here is a selection of the best goals from this year's group stage.

THE MATCHUP: Urruti or not, here we come

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"I'll just wait here guys..." COLUMBUS VS. TORONTO CREW STADIUM - SATURDAY 7:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE THE KICKABOUT: Under the cloud of the "will he, won't he, when will he sign" Maxi Urruti drama, TFC make their final trip to the Ohio Riviera on Saturday to face their "Bitter Rivals (TM)".