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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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It's Day 135 of 2017.


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.

Jungwirth's scrappy goal sends Quakes past Minnesota

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Winning on the road in MLS doesn't have to be pretty. The San Jose Earthquakes were the latest to prove that on Saturday in their 1-0 win over Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium.

Florian Jungwirth's scrappy goal from close range and a little bit of luck throughout the second half propelled the Quakes to their first road triumph of 2017.

Major Link Soccer: Providence Park expanding

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Portland is adding 4,000 seats, and two Sounders make the top 10 deals in MLS.

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Our neighbors to the south are adding some seats so that when there is a national TV game, you can actually hear their fans. It is a cool idea, though I wouldn't go so far as to call it a soccer cathedral as they are.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Houston Dynamo

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

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Houston host the San Jose Earthquakes

Who

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes

What

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.

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.

The Rest

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.

Some Soccer News for Apr 25, 2017

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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.

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.

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.

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.