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MLS Week 8: The SBI Breakdown

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Each and every week, MLS play leaves plenty to ponder. The league is notoriously wacky, and this past weekend was no exception.

It was a weekend filled with stunning goals, lopsided wins and long-awaited returns. It saw a perennial contender thumped on home turf and a recent punching bag beaten back after seizing an early lead.

Second-half surge leads Minnesota United to draw in Houston

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Minnesota United took a huge step in shrugging off the dismal stigma around the club in its first year by coming back from two goals down to earn a point at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Houston Dynamo.

The Loons, who have lacked a bit of punch when going down this season, used two second-half strikes to force a 2-2 draw against the dangerous Dynamo.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

FC Dallas bounces back from CCL exit with win over Minnesota United

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FC Dallas bounced back nicely after their midweek CONCACAF Champions League elimination, sealing yet another MLS victory.

Oscar Pareja's side fell in Pachuca midweek, but showed a short memory against a Minnesota United side coming off their first win of the season a week ago in a 2-0 win at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Irwin out for a month, Shuttleworth confirmed as starter and more

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It wasn't the best weekend for goalkeepers on the field in Major League Soccer, and one of the better netminders in the league also suffered an injury.

Toronto FC's Clint Irwin has been ruled out 4-5 weeks with a hamstring strain he suffered chasing an attack in the penalty area on Friday in the Reds' scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City.

Best of MLS Week 5: Torres, Valeri and more

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One of the top young forwards in Major League Soccer continued his resurgence in Week 5 with a hat-trick, while a struggling expansion side finally got put a crooked number in the win column.

There were plenty of terrific performances from around the league to choose from as the best of Week 5, but our editors narrowed it down to a select few to honor from the weekend.

MLS Week 5: Minnesota gets a win

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In a first for the MLS expansion team, Minnesota United got three points from a game. Minnesota came back to beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 at home in week 5. Luke Mulholland put RSL up in the 4th minute with Kevin Molino equalizing in the 16th. Molino assisted on Christian Ramirez's goal in the 52nd with Ramirez scoring again in the 62nd.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 5, TV and Streaming Listings

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It was a big week of trades and a World Cup winner makes his MLS debut. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his MLS debut on Saturday as the Chicago Fire host the Montreal Impact (Noon, MLS Live).

Report: Minnesota acquires Cronin, Burch in trade with Colorado

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Thirteen days ago, Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids were foes on the field. On Friday, they became trade partners in a deal that drastically improves the putrid back line of the Loons.

Minnesota is set to bring in midfielder Sam Cronin and defender Marc Burch in exchange for midfielders Mohamed Saeid and Josh Gatt, per theMinnesota Star-Tribune.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 4)

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Photo by Greg Bartram-USA TODAY SportsWith most teams having been off for the international break, there isn't much movement in this week's power rankings, but a few teams in action earned some solid points for themselves.

The New England Revolution are the big winners of the weekend, as their 5-2 dismantling of Minnesota United will bump them up the standings while leaving the Loons stranded at the bottom.

Nguyen, Agudelo among five Revolution players selected to MLS Team of the Week

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And Jay Heaps earned a nod for coach of the week, too.

Five Revolution players earned a spot on mlssoccer.com's Team of the Week following a 5-2 thumping of Minnesota United. That honor may never happen again—partly because the Revs turned in an attacking performance for the ages, and partly because just six teams played in week four.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/27/17

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New week, new links.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Deluge of goals continues vs. MNUFC & more from Week 4
Thanks to the international date Week 4 was an abbreviated, limited week. There was still, however, enough happening for us to divine a few truths from 270 minutes of MLS action.

Another loss for Minnesota United in MLS week 4

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It didn't get any better for Minnesota United in week 4 of the 2017 MLS season. With most of the league taking the international weekend off, Minnesota United didn't get a break. Instead, it was another lopsided loss, this time on the road at New England. The Revolution opened their home schedule with a 5-2 win.

Strong first-half propels Revs to beatdown of Minnesota United

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After back-to-back defeats to kick off their 2017 Major League Soccer campaign, the New England Revolution earned their first victory on Saturday in a 5-2 win over Minnesota United.

Jay Heaps' side used a four-goal first half to propel themselves to victory in a dominant performance at Gillette Stadium.

MLS Week 3: Your Running Commentary

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While international soccer dominates the weekend's schedule, MLS returns on Saturday with a trio of interesting matches.

The day starts at Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution host Minnesota United. The Loons return to action after sealing their first ever point last time out.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 4

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The international break only slows down MLS, it rarely ever shuts it down for a weekend. That's the case for Week 4, as three matches take place on Saturday at a trio of Eastern Conference venues.

Among the small slate of matches in MLS is a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup and a crucial match for a team that fired its manager earlier in the week.

Major Link Soccer - The Allure of Failure

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Also, NASL season preparation, the future of soccer in China, and the resurgence of Kezar

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So how did Chicago convince Schweinsteiger to sign? They apparently flaunted just how terrible they have been.

Unfortunately for the windy city, it seems highly unlikely that the German will be the solution to all of their problems.

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.

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.

MLS Week 2: The SBI Breakdown

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The second week of MLS play was supposed to be headlined by a clash between expansion sides but, while one of them brought the attacking heat, it was quite apparent that it was the cold that would take center stage in the teams' sophomore efforts.

Winter conditions affected several MLS matches, with the most obvious coming in New England as the Revolution canceled their match with Orlando City.

MLS: ‘Wenger Out’ Campaign Goes Global As Solitary Sign Spotted In Crowd At Minnesota United Match (Photo)

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Sunday proved to be a glum old day for the 35,000 or so hardy Minnesota United fans that braved the freezing snow to attend their side's MLS game against Atlanta United.

Minnesotawound up on the wrong end of a 6-1 battering from a newly-formed team thathad only played one previous competitive match in their entire history.

MLS Week 2: Atlanta beats Minnesota in the snow

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The weather didn't help Minnesota United in week 2 of the 2017 MLS season. Minnesota lost its second MLS game and first home game 6-1 to Atlanta United. Josef Martinez had Atlanta up at TCF Bank Stadium in the 3rd minute. Miguel Almiron doubled the lead in the 13th with Martinez making it 3-0 in the 27th.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 2, TV and Streaming Listings

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Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:

Minnesota United will have their franchise opener on Sunday against fellow expansion side Atlanta United. Both expansion teams lost their opening game, Atlanta lost at home 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls while Minnesota lost at Portland 5-1.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 2

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The most talked about topic heading into Week 2 is the weather, and it will continue to be talked about all weekend as cold slams the Northeast. One match, the New England Revolution's home opener against Orlando City, has already been postponed to September 2, and the games in Philadelphia, New York and Minnesota will be played in frigid conditions.

Colorado Rapids

Ibarra header leads Minnesota United to shutout win over Rapids

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Minnesota United's defense has been awful to start the season, but on Sunday, the Loons came together for the club's first MLS clean sheet.

A header from Miguel Ibarra would prove all the Loons would need en route to a 1-0 shutout win over the Colorado Rapids at TCF Bank Stadium.

Revolution vs. Minnesota United: storylines to follow in week four

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Can the Loons attack thrive without Kevin Molino? That, and four other headlines to track.

The Revolution and Minnesota United have both endured a lackluster start to the 2017 season. The Loons conceded 13 goals in its first three outings, but earned a result against the Colorado Rapids, one of the league's premier clubs, last weekend.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston host the San Jose Earthquakes

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Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes

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The Houston Dynamo are hosting the San Jose Earthquakes this weekend. Houston are coming off of a draw against Minnesota United. Houston sit above San Jose in the standings by just one point. You can check out our full preview here.

The Peel Episode 26: Another road loss

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Josh and Justin try to find the reason behind yet another road loss

After another painful road loss by the Houston Dynamo, Josh and Justin try to make sense of the bad road play. Also, on this week's The Peel the guys set up the upcoming home match against the 2017 expansion club Minnesota United.

New England Revolution

Revolution looking to go undefeated at home

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Is Fortress Foxboro a thing?

The New England Revolution want to be undefeated at home this season and so far they're off to a good start.

On Saturday, the Revs played their second game at Gillette Stadium, beating the Houston Dynamo 2-0. This win came two weeks after the club collected a 5-2 win over Minnesota United.

Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [6:00]

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The Portland Timbers are looking to get back to winning ways today as they host the New England Revolution this evening at Providence Park. The Revs, meanwhile, will be looking to put together back to back wins after grabbing their first victory of the season in last weekend's 5-2 demolition of Minnesota United.

Know Thy Enemy: New England-Minnesota United Preview with E Pluribus Loonum

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It's the Revolution home opener against expansion side Minnesota United, so we're chatting with SBN's expansion blog.

At long last it's time for the New England Revolution home opener. There's still some leftover snow sitting around, but Minnesota United played their home opener a few weeks ago in an actual snow storm so they're used to it.

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Shuttleworth Back in Town

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After spending eight seasons in New England, there's no doubt Saturday's match must have felt surreal to Minnesota United keeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Nearly two months after he was traded to Minnesota for Femi Hollinger-Janzen, the 30-year-old keeper was back in the Bay State facing enemy fire from some of his closest friends.

Offense Roars in Revs 1st Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Juan Agudelo scored twice before the break as the Revolution cruised to a 5-2 win over expansion the Minnesota United on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Agudelo struck inside of four minutes when he nodded through a Chris Tierney cross from eight yards out, and grabbed another on a close range effort in the 41st minute.

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How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 3, TV and Streaming Listings

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It's a big weekend for streaming. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Atlanta United started their expansion lives with a 2-1 home loss to New York Red Bulls but followed that up with a 6-1 demolition of fellow expansion side Minnesota United last week.

Musket Rounds: Shuttleworth Plays Four Minutes for Loons, Plus More Daily Links

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Updates from Minnesota United, U.S. Soccer and a quiet weekend in Foxboro.

While the Revolution fended off the bitter cold in Foxboro, the rest of MLS squared off in week two action. Who made the headlines?

Here's what we're reading (and watching) today:

Revolution News

Former Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth debuts for MNUFC / E Ploribus Loonum

Just weeks after joining Minnesota United in a trade for Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Shuttleworth entered Saturday's match in the 86th minute as an injury substitute for starter John Alvbage.

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Some Soccer News for Apr 25, 2017

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It's Day 115 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED

A big chance coming up next Saturday for Minnesota to grab a WIN! San Jose Earthquakes current form:
  • Won first 2 games of the season (both at home)
  • Have not won since (6 games)
  • 3 losses and 1 tie on the road
  • The road tie was 0-0 at New England
  • Only scored 4 goals in those 6 winless games
  • Have scored 0 goals in last 2 games
  • Played 4 road games and scored 2 goals

Minn opens up an international spot on the roster:
This week, #MNUFC midfielder Ibson has acquired his green card.

Some Soccer News for Apr 13, 2017

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It's Day 103 of 2017.


Borussia Dortmund was not one bit happy about having to play a Champions League game 24 hours after being targeted by a terrorist bomb:
Dortmund played less than 24 hours after three explosions hit the team's bus.

Thomas Tuchel isn't happy with UEFA.

Two-goal performance earns Juan Agudelo MLS Player of the Week honors

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The Revolution forward seized the moment vs. Minnesota United.

For the second time in his MLS career, Juan Agudelo has earned MLS Player of the Week honors.

The award recognizes Agudelo's standout performance vs. Minnesota United on Saturday, when the Revolution forward scored a pair of goals and drew a penalty kick.

Revolution vs. Minnesota United: Headlines, lineups and match details

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The Revolution home opener kicks off at 2 p.m. ET.

The last Revolution home match took place on October 23, 2016. Five months later, the club will square off with Minnesota United—a team that has only played one MLS home match in its history—at Gillette Stadium.

While playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season, the Revs will do whatever it takes to pick up three points.