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MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 19

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Wednesday represented the much-awaited return of MLS after the short Gold Cup break, but a few teams found themselves returning to a nightmare on the field.

After a rain delay, the Montreal Impact got a winner from Blerim Dzemaili in a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

Some Soccer News for Jul 19, 2017

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Why are there 7 MLS games tonight when the USMNT is playing in the Quarterfinals of the Gold Cup?
  • And 8 more MLS games on Saturday that would conflict with a Semifinal game if the USMNT advances.
  • I am not searching for an answer here.

MLS Ticker: RSL falls to Man United, Vadim Demidov reportedly set to leave Minnesota and more

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Real Salt Lake welcomed Manchester United to Rio Tinto Stadium on Monday evening for a club friendly that ended in a 2-1 win for the Premier Leauge powerhouse.

The hosts took a 1-0 lead through Luis Silva, who scored after 23 minutes. The forward muscled his way past United defender Phil Jones, and slotted his effort to the bottom left corner.

Major Link Soccer: Soccer world the latest to fall victim to fake news

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Also: Zlatan still hasn't made his big announcement, and should fans have more of an actual say in a team's operations?

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After a circuitous journey back to MLS, former Colorado Rapid Deshorn Brown is taking full advantage of the Gold Cup break to get fully acquainted with his new club D.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 18

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It was a busy period of holiday action as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all featured midweek matches.

Josef Martinez's two second-half goals earned Atlanta United a 4-2 victory over the 10-man San Jose Earthquakes.

Manneh's winner propels Crew to road victory over Loons

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The Columbus Crew bounced back from last weekend's loss against Atlanta United,by defeating Minnesota United, 1-0, at TCF Bank Stadium on Tuesday evening.

A 58th-minute goal from Kekuta Manneh was all Gregg Berhalter's side needed to earn three points.

It was a pretty slow first-half for both sides, who combined for one shot on goal between them in the opening 45+ minutes.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 18

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The best team in MLS continues its fantastic season, a home unbeaten streak stayed in tact and a few struggling teams rebounded with wins at home.

New York City FC cruised past Minnesota United en route to a 3-0 win. (READ)

Will Johnson's goal lifted Orlando City to a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Why MLS is more exciting than the EPL

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Collin Deckert explains how the EPL is not as exciting as MLS, and why.

Defenders lead Minnesota comeback in draw with Whitecaps

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The unlikeliest of duos handed Minnesota United life in the second half on Saturday night in their 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Defenders Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson both scored their first career MLS goals in the second half to rescue the Loons from a two-goal deficit.

Poor play out of the back from the Loons led to the first Vancouver tally, as a poor back pass intended for Bobby Shuttleworth forced the goalkeeper to slide in a challenge against Brek Shea that ended with Shea on the ground.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 17

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Four MLS matches and leg one of the Canadian Championship final marked a busy beginning for week 17 on Wednesday night.

In leg one of the Canadian Championship final, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC finished level, 1-1, with Jozy Altidore providing a vital away goal.

Heath gets revenge as Minnesota United edges Orlando City

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Adrian Heath got his revenge while Christian Ramirez got his redemption.

Minnesota United snapped a two game losing skid on Saturday evening, defeating visiting Orlando City, 1-0, at TCF Bank Stadium.A 56th-minute goal from in-form striker Christian Ramirez lifted the Loons to their fourth victory of their debut season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

MLS: Ex-Tottenham Attacker Giovanni Dos Santos Scores Spectacular Effort For LA Galaxy (Video)

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Giovanni Dos Santos netted one of the classiest goals of the season on Sunday, with the LA Galaxy forward producing a magnificent flicked finished from an equally sublime pass against Minnesota United.

Once of Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Ipswich Town, attacking midfielder Giovanni Dos Santos netted his stunner towards the end of the first-half, with the score at 0-0.

Some Soccer News for May 15, 2017

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44 goals scored this week in MLS. WooooooHooooooo! I love it.

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Chelsea are English Premier League champions. Huge congrats to them.

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It was high drama in the Netherlands as Ajax choked on the last day of the Eredivisie season which let Feyenoord leap over them and claim the championship.

Toronto stretches MLS win streak to six games

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Washington (AFP) – Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts scored in the 77th minute to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United, stretching the Major League Soccer win leader’s victory streak to six matches.

Toronto’s club record run has featured five triumphs in 18 days and put the team atop the Eastern Conference at 7-1 with four drawn for 25 points.

Toronto stretches MLS win streak to six games

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Washington (AFP) – Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts scored in the 77th minute to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United, stretching the Major League Soccer win leader’s victory streak to six matches.

Toronto’s club record run has featured five triumphs in 18 days and put the team atop the Eastern Conference at 7-1 with four drawn for 25 points.

Things change for Atlanta and Minnesota

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - This is, as they say, why they play the games. During the buildup to the 2017 MLS season, when 19 teams were still reviewing what went wrong while Seattle celebrated, two expansion clubs plotted their debuts. Though the new Uniteds shared a moniker, they each went about building their organizations in decidedly different ways.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS newcomer is off to the best start?

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We are more than a quarter of the way through the 2017 MLS season. As always, there are some surprise teams and standout players, many of whom are new to the league this year.

Atlanta United and Minnesota United have provided the league with some extra attacking quality.

MLS Week 10: The SBI Breakdown

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Week 10 was one of those odd weeks in Major League Soccer where almost every victorious team recorded a clean sheet. New York City FC was the only winner to concede a goal over the weekend, while Toronto FC gave up one tally on Wednesday night. Other than that, all the losers were shutout, although there was one draw on Saturday night between the LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire.

Atlanta United surpasses Seattle Sounders as kings of MLS attendances

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Atlanta United has surpassed Seattle Sounders for the best average attendance in MLS this season.

The 2017 debutant is averaging 49,077 fans per game at the Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders is averaging 43,004 per game in 2017, which is a 8% increase from last season.

Atlanta United surpasses Seattle Sounders as kings of MLS attendances

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Atlanta United has surpassed Seattle Sounders for the best average attendance in MLS this season.

The 2017 debutant is averaging 49,077 fans per game at the Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders is averaging 43,004 per game in 2017, which is a 8% increase from last season.

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Dynamo continue road drought with draw against Minnesota United

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Playing on the road continues to be Houston Dynamo's single biggest enemy this season.

Following their 0-0 draw against Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium on Wednesday night, Wilmer Cabrera's side are now winless after ten when playing away from Houston.

Heath critical of lack of energy from Ibarra, Minnesota United

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Following Minnesota United's loss to NYCFC last week, Adrian Heath unleashed on his team, stating that he needed to see more effort and passion away from home. After Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Crew, Heath was a bit more specific in his criticism.

Speaking after the narrow loss, Heath singled out Miguel Ibarra as one of the players he expects more from.

NYCFC cruises past Minnesota United for fourth consecutive win

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Thursday night's match started with an NYCFC blunder but it certainly ended with a flourish from Patrick Vieira's side.

After conceding an early goal, NYCFC scored three unanswered to topple Minnesota United, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium. The win is NYCFC's fourth straight in league play while the Loons fall following a two-match unbeaten run.

Late own goal dooms Minnesota United in loss to Galaxy

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Minnesota United was just moments away from sealing a hard-fought home point, but a late own goal ensured the LA Galaxy earned a much-needed road win on Sunday afternoon.

A late Christian Ramirez own goal doomed Minnesota United on Sunday as the LA Galaxy escaped TCF Bank Stadium with a 2-1 win.

TFC tops Minnesota United in five-goal thriller

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Toronto FC and Minnesota United have proven their attacking chops at various points throughout the MLS season but, on Saturday, it was the former that emerged victorious in a five-goal shootout.

Tosaint Ricketts scored once again, his third goal of the week, leading Toronto FC to a 3-2 win over Minnesota United at BMO Field.

Minnesota United stuns Sporting KC for home win

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Minnesota United has provided plenty of ups and downs to start their MLS tenure, but Sunday's effort may have been the biggest surprise yet.

Led by a pair of assists from Miguel Ibarra and a goal from highly-touted rookie Abu Danladi, the Loons took down Sporting KC, 2-0, at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston are on the road against Minnesota.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United

What

Houston are on the road for this mid-week match. Minnesota United have struggled their first season in MLS and sit at the bottom of the Western Conference. For the Dynamo's part they sit in third place in the West, their road woes playing a part in their inability to take first in the West.

Some Soccer News for Jul 17, 2017

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My newest column for 1500ESPN: Roster changes are underway for Minnesota United, and I provide answers to your most burning soccer (and more) questions.

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Johan Venegas of Minnesota United was released by the Costa Rican national team due to injury.

Portland Timbers

Around The Forest: FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer dead at 72

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Minnesota United signs New Zealand international, Sebastián Blanco goes on record about his favorite things and more!

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It's a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more.

Portland Timbers Can’t Perform In 3-2 Loss to Minnesota United

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The Portland Timbers continued their run of four straight road losses, dropping a 3-2 result to last place Western Conference side Minnesota United. Diego Valeri notched his ninth goal of the season, but it was not enough to lift the Timbers out of their road funk.

Minnesota started the match with only two of the same starters that faced the Timbers back in the season opener and the difference was apparent.

Portland Timbers at Minnesota United: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [5:00]

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The Portland Timbers are set to play their fourth game in twelve days as they stay on the road to face off against expansion side Minnesota United tonight. Now in a three-way tie for second place in the Western Conference, and within striking distance of a tie for first, three road points would go a long way toward keeping the Timbers near the top of the pack as they reach the halfway point of the 2017 season.

NYCFC

NYFCFC Notes: Vieira Forced To Make Changes in Win Against Minnesota

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The New York City FC coaching staff, as part of its normal course of match preparation, had formulated a plan against the expansion Minnesota United Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the starting XI and the squad of 18, the scheme included pre-emptive problem solving and the anticipation of match scenarios.

NYCFC wins at home

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Friday's soccer news starts with NYCFC coming back to beat Minnesota United 3-1 at Yankee Stadium. Christian Ramirez put United up in the 9th minute. Alexander Collins equalized in the 38th with Jack Harrison putting NYCFC up for good in the 52nd. Harrison assisted on David Villa's goal in the 63rd minute.

The Rest

Around The Forest: It’s Christian Pulisic’s world and we just live in it

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United States down T&T, LA Galaxy to invest $1million in Girls' academy and Patrick Vieira to Ligue 1?

Portland:

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Thursday night's 2-0 win for the US national team over Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup qualifying was a marquee moment for young American star Christian Pulisic, but it also marked a resurgent performance for Darlington Nagbe.

Some Soccer News for May 31, 2017

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Hooray! All the state government portions of the new stadium have been dealt with now:
.@MNUFC statement on latest good stadium news pic.twitter.com/DdeN54Uf27 — Bruce McGuire (@dunord) May 31, 2017


A very thin Minnesota United roster gets thinner: MLS disciplinary committee has retroactively suspended Minnesota's Sam Cronin for 1 game - Sat Jun 3 at SKC - for a pretty brutal foul on Orlando's PC.

Raul Gonzalez Breaks Scoring Drought for Richmond Kickers

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The rookie's first professional goal saved a point on the road against Rochester

Richmond's scoring drought finally broke while on the road against 2015 USL champs Rochester Rhinos Sunday afternoon. The match saw Rochester dominate possession early, but Richmond found a new hero in recently signed Raul Gonzalez.

Scouting Report: De-mystifying Sporting KC

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There's no magic in these former wizards, only out of control brooms

Who You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders will be playing their second game in four days when they travel to Children's Mercy Park to take on Sporting Kansas City. This is the first of of two regular season meetings and the only one that will take place in Kansas City this year.