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Alessandrini's big night for Galaxy proves too much for Minnesota

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Romain Alessandrini's two goals and assist helped the LA Galaxy win their third home match of the season over Minnesota United FC.

The Galaxy newcomer remained dangerous all game long, contributing on each of the goals in the 3-0 victory.

In a year that has been well below the Galaxy standard of recent years, their have been few bright spots as promising as Alessandrini's debut season.

Danladi winner propels Minnesota United past Timbers

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Minnesota United rookie Abu Danladi endured a roller coaster evening on Wednesday, scoring an eventual winning goal and drawing a red card shortly after on a night that saw multiple red cards and own goals, as well as a big home win for the Loons.

Danladi scored the winning goal in the 64th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 3-2 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

With blowout win, Vermes reaffirms Open Cup is a priority for Sporting KC

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Several managers of front-running MLS teams like Sporting Kansas City might have looked to rotate the squad during this week's midweek US Open Cup slate, especially with a West Coast road trip looming.

Not Peter Vermes. A 4-0 U.S. Open Cup win over Minnesota United FC on Wednesday at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, reaffirmed his team's priority of the competition.

Sporting KC dominates Minnesota United en route to lopsided home win

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A depleted Sporting KC nonetheless dominated in another home win.

Sporting KC avenged an away loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, winning 3-0 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. An attack devoid of key players still managed one-way traffic for nearly all 90 minutes.

Houston Dynamo

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City with the Blue Testament

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We spoke with Thad Bell at the Blue Testament to discuss the first of two incredibly important meetings between the Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City

The Houston Dynamo were able to move up the table into a postseason position following their 2-1 win over Minnesota United FC, but they haven't punched their ticket to the playoffs yet.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against Minnesota United FC

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In essentially a must win game, who do you want to see in the Dynamo starting XI against MNUFC?

The Houston Dynamo are coming off one of their wildest games of the year during their midweek match against the LA Galaxy that ended in a 3-3 draw. The game opened with a very early own goal committed by DaMarcus Beasley followed by a poor giveaway by Cubo Torres that led to a counter attacking goal by LA.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

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It could have been better, it could have been worse. Here are the player ratings from the Houston Dynamo 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake

The Houston Dynamo are currently unbeaten in their last five games with three of those occurring on the road. The Dynamo collected 5 out of a possible 9 points from Minnesota United FC, D.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC Final Score: Dynamo shoot but can’t score against Loons, settle for scoreless draw

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Dynamo still winless on the road in 2017.

With the international break winding down Houston headed to Minnesota looking to get their first road win of the season. Even though the break was over a number of players are still missing MLS action as their teams continue to advance in the Gold Cup.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against Minnesota United FC

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Who's in your starting XI against Minnesota United FC?

Following a bit of a congested schedule at the end of June and going into early July the Houston Dynamo got a small break while the CONCACAF Gold Cup played its group stage. With the knockout round underway, MLS play has resumed and the Dynamo have another double game week.

Houston Dynamo hope to end road woes when they travel north to face Minnesota United FC

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The Houston Dynamo resume league play following a brief international break and travel to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota United FC

It may not feel like it due to all the CONCACAF Gold Cup action, but the Houston Dynamo last played nearly 2 weeks ago on July 5th in their 3-1 win at home over the visiting Montreal Impact.

Houston Dynamo 2, Minnesota United FC 2: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts

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Quick thoughts and then tell us how the players did

At the beginning of the year I introduced a new way for the Dynamo Theory community to be a part of Player Ratings. After matches everyone will get a chance to submit how each player did on a scale of 1 to 10 which will be averaged out in a later article.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC: Highlights

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Highlights from Houston's 2-2 draw against Minnesota

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

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Houston hosts Minnesota for the first time.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC

What

The Dynamo are hosting the Loons for the first time ever. The new club has struggled this season not getting their first win until the fifth game of the season. Last week they suffered a 2-0 defeat to that team from Oklahoma.

Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: Gearing up for the MLS Playoffs

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USMNT headed into must win, Toronto has one more box to check and much more!

Major League Soccer:

For Toronto | By Sebastian Giovinco
I've been in Toronto nearly three years now, and there are two things I still have yet to see. One of those things is Niagara Falls. And I'll get there, eventually.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/9/17

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Union preview, MLS helping Costa Rica, and La Liga going abroad.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Bedoya, Yaro suspended for match against Minnesota United FC
The Union will be without Alejandro Bedoya and Josh Yaro when the team takes on Minnesota United FC Saturday night.

Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Game: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.

Fire v Impact match preview

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Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal

L'enfer est pavé de bonnes intentions. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire lost to Minnesota United FC 2-1 at Toyota Park. The match did not go according to script for any of the onlookers in red and white, as arguably the worst team in MLS stole their first away win of the season.

MLS Ticker: Robles signs new contract, Perez Garcia to leave Orlando City and more

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The New York Red Bulls reaffirmed their commitment to stability between the posts by signing Luis Robles to a new MLS contract on Wednesday. The 33-year-old stalwart has racked up both team and league records during his tenure with the Red Bulls.

Robles holds the franchise record for shutouts (43), goals-against average (1.

Previewing Dynamo vs. MNUFC with E Pluribus Loonum

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We spoke with Alex Gormley at E Pluribus Loonum to discuss the upcoming match between the Dynamo and Minnesota United FC

The Houston Dynamo hope to bounce back after failing to produce a result on the road last week at the New England Revolution. This week, they'll return home where they've been perfect in 2017 to take on the MLS newcomers, Minnesota United FC.

Some Soccer News for Mar 20, 2017

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It's Day 79 of 2017.


Hail Hail Rock N Roll - the guitar king is dead - Chuck Berry - Rest In Power my man!
  • Back In The USA - live on TV in 1959 with Dick Clark as the host.

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A deep dive into the modern history of soccer in Minnesota.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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Week three of the Major League Soccer season is here and the Portland Timbers are set to host the Houston Dynamo in a clash of two-win teams in the West.

Previews

Match Preview: "On the back line, Liam Ridgewell remains out after picking up a foot sprain following the Timbers' week one win over Minnesota United FC.

Blue ‘Loons’ lick wounds after MLS mauling

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Another game, another brutal, one-sided defeat.

Two games into their existence as a Major League Soccer franchise, and Minnesota United FC have done little to dispel grim predictions they may turn out to be one of the worst teams in league history.

On Sunday, the “Loons” launched their home season in near-arctic conditions, with snow blanketing the field at the TCF Bank Stadium as they faced fellow 2017 expansion side Atlanta United FC.

Atlanta United earns first MLS win in beatdown of Minnesota United

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Following a tough home defeat last weekendagainst the New York Red Bulls, Atlanta United bounced back on Sunday with a 6-1 road victory against fellow expansion side Minnesota United.

Playing in a snow-covered TCF Bank Stadium, it was Atlanta United that looked more at home, running circles around Minnesota's leaky defense, withstriker Josef Martinez netting a hat trick andmidfielder Miguel Almironscored two goals of his own to secure the team's first win.

Review of 2017 MLS opening weekend TV coverage

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The opening weekend of MLS featured two new clubs and a new stadium.

The action opened Friday night as Portland hosted new entrant Minnesota United FC, a team that has spent the last six seasons in the second-division NASL. FOX Sports was broadcasting the match and did a wonderful job of capturing the atmosphere in Portland, which is arguably the best in North America.

Review of 2017 MLS opening weekend TV coverage

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The opening weekend of MLS featured two new clubs and a new stadium.

The action opened Friday night as Portland hosted new entrant Minnesota United FC, a team that has spent the last six seasons in the second-division NASL. FOX Sports was broadcasting the match and did a wonderful job of capturing the atmosphere in Portland, which is arguably the best in North America.

Timbers fell Minnesota in MLS debut

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Portland Timbers handed Minnesota United FC a rude welcome to Major League Soccer with a 5-1 thrashing of the expansion side as the 2017 season kicked off.

Goals from Lawrence Olum, Fanendo Adi (2) and Diego Valeri (2) sealed all three points for the 2015 MLS Cup champions, who are desperate to atone for a disappointing defence of their title last season when they failed to reach the playoffs.

New York Red Bulls

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/16/17

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Union News, MLS Week 28 preview and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Earnie Stewart focused on Philadelphia Union's long-term success as playoff hopes fade
Earnie Stewart promised big changes at Philadelphia Union, but he was smart enough not to box himself inside too specific a timeline.

Match Recap: Harrisburg City Islanders 2 - New York Red Bulls II 0

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Harrisburg tops the 2016 USL champions for the second time this season

Harrisburg finished the first half of the 2017 season with only sixteen points, thanks largely to a ten match winless stretch they endured between April and June. It was clear that they would need to make big improvements in the second half if they hoped to push for a playoff spot.

Revolution

Technically Speaking: #NEvMIN

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With Saturday's Revolution-Loons match in the books, NESoccerToday's resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall gives his perspective on what stood out the most about the wild 5-2 win for the locals.

1) Adrian Heath's approach to Saturday's contest was very interesting.

The Warm Up: #NEvMIN

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Who: Revolution (0-2-0, 0 points) vs. Minnesota United FC (0-2-1, 1 point)
What: Week 4 of the MLS regular season
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
When: Saturday, Mar.

Home Sweet Home Awaits

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Typically, the Revolution only have the schedule makers to thank for waiting until late-March to open the home slate. But this year, Mother Nature had to take some of the blame.

Two weeks after they were originally scheduled to play the first of their 17 regular season games at Gillette Stadium, the Revolution, whose Mar.

Bobby Shuttleworth

The best moments from Revolution v. Minnesota FC

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Let's relive the Revs' win.

The New England Revolution took the game to Minnesota United FC, as they defeated the visitors 5-2 on Saturday afternoon. If you missed this one then you missed a lot, so let's get you caught up.

Moment of the Match

Full disclosure, I'm a big Chris Tierney fan.

Shuttleworth Debuts for MNUFC in Blowout

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Former Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made his Minnesota United FC debut as a late-match substitute in Sunday's 6-1 defeat to Atlanta United FC at a snowy TCF Bank Stadium.

Shuttleworth, who was traded to Minnesota last month for Femi Hollinger-Janzen, entered the match in the 86th minute to spell John Alvbage after the starting keeper injured his knee and had to be carted off the field.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Sep 12, 2017

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It's Day 255 of 2017.


Serious construction going on in St Paul's Midway for the new @MNUFC stadium!!!!!
Watch this video...

Then close your eyes and imagine yourself standing at the halfway line of @Allianz Field.#MNUFC pic.twitter.com/5Z6SL9kcez — Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) September 12, 2017


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The group stage of the UEFA Champions League begins today.

Scouting Report: Uff da, the Minnesota Loons are sinking in Lake Wobegon

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potentially missing their best offensive weapon will send everyone to The Curl Up and Dye

Who You'll Watch

The Sounders will finish up their brief two-game road trip when they travel to the Twin Cities to take on Minnesota United FC for the first time ever. This is the first of two meetings this season and the only one in Minnesota.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The pickings may be slim, but the matchups should be entertaining, with Confederations Cup and MLS in action.

The afternoon will see the second semifinal of the Confederations Cup, this one between an inexperienced but impressive Germany and Mexico, who have struggled at times during the tournament.

Minnesota United FC - Mid-Season Player Grades + Mid-season Awards

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GRADES

These are my grades for each of the Minnesota United FC players as the season hits the halfway point. Players listed alphabetically:

(D) Alvbage - Well, it was a rough start, and then he got hurt, and then beat out for the role, and now he's not even on the bench.

Sporting KC keeps defense intact for home win over Minnesota United

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What looked like an emergency earlier in the week ended with a dominant Sporting KC victory Saturday afternoon at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting KC, backed by league-leading defenders Ike Opara and Matt Besler, earned a 3-0 victory and sixth home shutout on the season.

Moving On From Minnesota To Salaries

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When you realize tomorrow's Monday... #MINvCOL | 0-0 pic.twitter.com/izBSgtZMSW — Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) April 23, 2017

Oh Badji. Oh no. #MINvCOL pic.twitter.com/uMy8yxX5yX — Total MLS (@TotalMLS) April 23, 2017
And that's really all we need to say about that game.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers came out of the gates on fire last weekend in their 5-1 season-opening win against Minnesota United FC. Now the Timbers head to California to face the LA Galaxy in their first road match of the year as well as their first test of the side's depth.

While the Timbers' front six is intact from last week, it is their back line that is in question; three of the side's four starters on defense went down with a knock this week.