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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


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.


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.

MLS opener between Portland-Minnesota scores disappointing TV ratings on FS1

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The opening game of the 2017 MLS season between Portland Timbers and Minnesota United scored a disappointing viewing audience of 235,000 across FS1 and FOX Deportes combined, according to Sports TV Ratings.

The game ended in a 5-1 scoreline to the Timbers on a rainy night in Oregon.

MLS opener between Portland-Minnesota scores disappointing TV ratings on FS1

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The opening game of the 2017 MLS season between Portland Timbers and Minnesota United scored a disappointing viewing audience of 235,000 across FS1 and FOX Deportes combined, according to Sports TV Ratings.

The game ended in a 5-1 scoreline to the Timbers on a rainy night in Oregon.

Valeri, Adi score twice as Portland breezes past Minnesota

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The unit some have hyped as the best front six in the league showed plenty of brilliance in the Portland Timbers' 5-1 win over Minnesota United at Providence Park on Friday night. Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi bagged a pair of second-half braces to propel the Timbers to their first three points of the season.

MLS Week 1: A Look Ahead

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The 2017 MLS season is upon us, and with it comes an exciting slate of matches featuring all 22 teams over an action-packed weekend.

The season kicks of Friday night in Portland, as the Timbers welcome new expansion team Minnesota United in their first ever MLS match, nationally televised on Fox Sports 1.

Mix Diskerud out at NYCFC, 2017 MLS Season starts tonight: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/3/17

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Weekend links are almost here.

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Alejandro Bedoya fit and ready for Sunday's season opener
Pretend for a moment that you're a Europe-based soccer player who's moving to MLS in the summer.

Depth makes Union optimistic
Union coach Jim Curtin finds himself in an interesting situation.

MLS Ticker: Mullins signs contract extension, Minnesota inks right back and more

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One of the best midseason acquisitions of the 2016 season was made by D.C. United, and the club has locked up its star forward to a multi-year contract extension, according to theWashington Post.

Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals in 14 games after arriving from New York City FC, is expected to lead the line and provide more production in the final third for the Black and Red in his first full season with the club.

Is Minnesota United doing enough to be competitive in their first MLS season?

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There are two expansion sets readying to enter to MLS this year. Chances are, you've heard plenty about one of them.

Maybe it has something to do with Donald Trump and John Lewis, but all of the sudden, everything is coming up Atlanta.

The Falcons are in the Super Bowl. The TV series bearing the city's name just won a Golden Globe.

MLS reveals 12 hopefuls for four expansion teams

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New York (AFP) Major League Soccer unveiled 12 applicants on Tuesday for four expansion clubs with the 24-team league expecting to name at least two new squads by the end of 2017.

The North American league, whose expansion candidates are all from US cities, will reach 22 active teams when Atlanta United and Minnesota United debut in March with Los Angeles FC to take the field in 2018.

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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.

Revolution, Dynamo Kick Off 2017 Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson

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The Revs title defense begins tonight.

Tonight marks the beginning of the end for the Revolution, who will conclude the preseason by kicking off the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup against the Houston Dynamo.

The Revs have enjoyed a productive preseason thus far, going unbeaten in friendlies against Minnesota United, the New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC.

Revolution v. Minnesota: Three thoughts

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Kei Kamara scored a Kei Kamara goal and two more thoughts.

The New England Revolution played their first game of 2017 on Tuesday when they tied Minnesota United 1-1. Eugene Starikov struck in the 39th minute, giving the MLS newcomers a lead until Kei Kamara leveled the score in the 78th minute.

New England Revolution

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.

Report: Revs Swapping Shuttleworth for Femi?

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Could Femi Hollinger-Janzen and his Batman cleats be returning to New England?

When Minnesota United selected Femi Hollinger-Janzen with the last pick of their expansion draft, the collective New England Revolution fanbase was gutted.

As a rookie, Femi made 19 substitute appearances, mostly late cameos, but was a much needed spark off the bench and netted two goals with an assist in less than 300 total minutes in MLS action.

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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.

Atlanta or Minnesota in 2017?

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Atlanta United and Minnesota United are using different approaches for their debut MLS seasons, and with them taking major risks in year one.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [6:30]

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After four long months, it is finally time for the Portland Timbers to get back on the pitch and play a meaningful match.

The Timbers open the 2017 MLS season today, hosting new expansion side Minnesota United FC at Providence Park. The Timbers return eight starters from last season, but will sport a new look as they take on the Loons, bringing a possession-oriented style to the pitch after briefly moving away from the "Porterball" of old.

Stumptown Footy Western Conference Rundown

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The season is about to begin for the Portland Timbers, so it behooves us to take a look at their opposition for 2017. On Tuesday we went over the East, now it is time to look a little closer to home with a quick rundown of the Western Conference.

Minnesota United

Home on March 3rd, Away on June 21st

Finish last year: N/A

Former Timbers: Jermaine Taylor, Miguel Ibarra (drafted but not signed)

Players to Watch: Kevin Molino is the fulcrum of the Minnesota attack.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy: How to Watch, Preseason Preview, Match Chat [8:00]

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The Portland Timbers take on the LA Galaxy tonight in their final match of the 2017 preseason. This will be the Timbers' last chance to fine-tune their tactics before Friday's season opener against Minnesota United.

In this match, the Timbers will feature a full-strength lineup against a Galaxy side that is depleted by injuries, but still features a number of dangerous players and perhaps the most dangerous midfield group of any team the Timbers have seen this season.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers wrap up their slate of home preseason games on Wednesday with a match against their Cascadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Both sides come into this match having draw their previous two games, so a decisive victory could put either side at the top of the Rose City Invitational's non-existent table, so long as they outscore the possible winner of the day's earlier match, Real Salt Lake vs.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back on their home turf today as they face off against Real Salt Lake on the opening day of this year's preseason invitational. Coming hot on the heels of Minnesota United vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps, the match will be the Timbers' chance at earning their first preseason win of the year after drawing in last week's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Some Soccer News for Feb 7, 2017

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It's Day 38 of 2017.


Several players have been released from the training camp roster by Minnesota United. (And a couple others newsworthy items here too.) By Megan Ryan of the Star Tribune.

  • Sammy Ndjock
  • Lance Laing
  • Duke LaCroix
  • Andrew Tinari
  • Marco Carducci
  • Charlie Lyon
  • David Goldsmith

The only unsigned players left with the team are:
  • Tiago Calvano
  • Eugene Starikov
  • Raul Gonzalez

Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC v Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT
-Sun Feb 12
MNUFC v Portland Timbers - 7:00pm CT - Watch online at timbers.

The Rest

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.

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.

Minnesota United signs Josh Gatt

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After several seasons marred by injuries, Josh Gatt is finally healthy as be brings his game to MLS.

Minnesota United announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Gatt, who previously featured for Norwegian club Molde. The 25-year-old winger moves to MLS after spending his first seven professional seasons abroad.