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MLS Reach Agreement With Chipotle Mexican Grill On MLS Homegrown Initiative

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Major League Soccer and Chipotle Mexican Grill have reached a partnership in which the restaurant will become the Official Fast-Casual Mexican Restaurant of MLS and 12 of its clubs.

Additionally, during the AT&T MLS All-Star Week in August, Chipotle will sponsor the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game featuring the nation's top Homegrown players from MLS Club rosters.

Holiday Wishes For Each MLS Club

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Each year around this time I make a list similar to Santa Claus only this list is for each MLS side. The wants and needs for each really at this festive time of the year. Most clubs are as active as ever right now as the new transfer window will set to open here soon, along with the SuperDraft in the coming weeks.

The race to be the 20th MLS club is heating up

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It is no secret that MLS wants a second team in the New York area, and the chances of that happening appear more likely than ever. MLS officials publicly discussed proposed plans earlier this week to have a soccer-specific stadium constructed for the 20th team in the league in the New York City borough of Queens in the coming years.

Becks Still Most Popular MLS Jersey

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Love him or hate him, David Beckham is still the biggest star in Major League Soccer, at least if yo go by the number of jersey's sold.

Earlier this week, MLS released the list of the top-selling adidas player jerseys sold via either MLSGear.com, MLSGearCanada.ca, as well as MLS club websites.

Saer Sene's Jersey Is 24th-Highest Seller In MLS

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The New England Revolution revealed this morning that first-year French forward and club leading goalscorer Saer Sene is among the top-25 jersey sellers in MLS. The numbers were pulled from MLSGear.com, MLSGearCanada.ca, and MLS club websites.

This means that out of all current MLS players (somewhere in the neighborhood of 500-plus athletes), Sene's name on #39 Revolution jersey is among the 25 highest-selling in the league.

Vergara purchases full stake in Chivas USA

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Chivas USA has undergone a major shakeup at the top, and where that leads the franchise from here on out remains to be seen.

Jorge Vergara, owner of Chivas Guadalajara and part owner of the Los Angeles-based MLS club since its inception, annoucend on Wednesday that he along with his wife, Omnilife CEO Angelica Fuentes, had bought out the stake owned by Antonio and Lorenzo Cue and are now fully in control of the club.

Managing partners sell Chivas USA stake, more investment on horizon?

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Jorge Vergara has tightened his ownership grip on Chivas USA, scooping up today the 50 percent he didn't own along with the same partner with whom he owns CD Guadalajara, a move that removes Antonio Cue from any management role with the MLS club completely. Interesting timing to the move

2012 MLS, Week 22: TV Listings

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Your weekend TV guide is out. Check out where you can watch your MLS club in action this weekend.

Friday, August 3

Match Time National TV Local TV Online Houston vs. New York 8 pm ET NBC SPORTS None MLS LIVE
BO: USA

Saturday, August 4

Match Time National TV Local TV Online Montreal vs.

Cahill leaves Everton for Red Bulls

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According to Everton's official site, Tim Cahill is now a member of the New York Red Bulls and will be joining the MLS club later this week. The Australian international has 226 appearances for Everton scoring 56 times. Though he started as a youth player in Australia, the 32-year-old has spent his entire professional career in England, joining Millwall in 1997.

NY Cosmos reborn in NASL

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Thursday, the North American Soccer League announced that the New York Cosmos have joined the league and will begin play in the 2013 season.

Not having played in a professional league since 1984, the nearly thirty year absence has been a long wait for a still loyal and dedicated fan base.

The Cosmos played fourteen seasons in the NASL, bringing some of the most recognizable names in football to the States, including Brazilian striker Pelé and Italian Giorgio Chinaglia.

Forbes: D.C. United Valued at $50 Million

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United's new investors make a record deal yesterday for MLS. (Photo by: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Yesterday's big news with D.C. United made waves across the land. Erick Thohir and Jason Levien purchased ownership stakes in D.C. United from Will Chang and according to reports have even taken over the majority stake in the club from Chang.

D.C. United announce Juve’s replacement

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After recently revealing that Italian champions Juventus will no longer be playing D.C. United in the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge on July 28, the MLS club has announced French giants Paris St. Germain as the replacements.

PSG, who finished second in Ligue 1 last season after building a star-studded roster that features the likes of Javier Pastore, Diego Lugano, Mathieu Bodmer, and Jeremy Menez, will kick-it off against United at the RFK Stadium at 7:30 EST.

Transfer Talk 2012: The Revs and the Rangers FC Situation

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Guess what folks! The silly season is finally upon Major League Soccer. That's right, the summer transfer window opens TODAY for one whole month. And guess what else! The New England Revolution now have the first pick in the MLS Allocation order due to the Philadelphia Union trading for Vancouver's former #1 spot to nab Bakary Soumaré.

Cup tie, new signing? It’s Tuesday in Union land

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Philadelphia Union

Two things for Union fans to look forward this Tuesday, the expected announcement of the Bakary Soumare signing and tonight's Open Cup match.

Going into tonight's US Open Cup quarterfinal match, I have one burning question for you: Who will fill in for the suspended Carlos Valdes?

2012 MLS Allocation Order (June 25 Update)

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Two clubs have used their spots, both came after swaps with the top team in the order. Now New England sits atop the order with Toronto and Chivas USA directly behind them.

Here's a little background on the allocation order:

The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.

Orlando Owner Sees 2015-16 Timeframe

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MLS expansion to Orlando could be coming soon. (Photo via Orlando City Soccer

MLS expansion talk is always a hot button issue. Earlier today Leander Schaerlaeckens of The Guardian had this very interesting look at the 20th club race between New York and Orlando.

While I still see the Big Apple getting club number 20 team 21 does seem to be Orlando's to lose.

FC Dallas Set To Loan A Home Grown

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Moises Hernandez (center) is set to get a loan. (US PRESSWIRE)

The Home Grown Player system in Major League Soccer has some good things and some bad things. One of the bad things is getting these young players proper playing time. The Reserve league fills this need some but not nearly enough to be fully beneficial to all clubs.

Galaxy-Real Madrid ticket update

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The Galaxy don't return to domestic action until June 17, but more than 13,500 tickets for the Real Madrid exhibition Aug. 2 at Home Depot Center have been sold, the MLS club has announced. The team reported May 30 that the upper deck at the Carson stadium is sold out

CONCACAF announces CL draw

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CONCACAF has revealed the 24 teams that will be taking part in next season's Champions League. The draw was held yesterday at the CONCACAF headquarters, located in New York.

Of the 24 clubs named to participate in the tournament, five will be representatives of MLS. LA Galaxy, Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake, and the Houston Dynamo will all enter the competition looking to become the first MLS club to bring home the Champions League trophy.

Report: D.C. United making progress on stadium front

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By THOMAS FLOYD

After years of false hope and frustration, there finally appears to be legitimate optimism regarding D.C. United's search for a new home in the nation's capital.

According to a draft study commissioned by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and obtained by The Washington Post, a new stadium at Buzzard Point near Nationals Park would cost at least $157 million to build but could generate $5.

3 Reasons Why It's Time To Move On

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Yesterday we had our venting thread. And it went fairly well! More people commented than I expected, in fact, which just goes to show that there really is a lot of pent up frustration over what's happening, or has happened with the current team and even the Timbers Army. Everybody is unhappy right now, that's pretty obvious, but now that we've gotten most stuff out in the open it's time to return to supporting the team 100%, no matter who is playing on the field, no matter who is coaching the team.

D.C. United

Major Link Soccer: Coaching Carousel Edition

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Another day, another CCL win for the Sounders. Seattle scored thrice in the 3-1 win over Caledonia, providing the squad with a stranglehold on Group 4 of the Champions League. Around the rest of the CCL, Toronto was in a relatable position, losing 3-1 to Santos Laguna. Los Angeles hosted the Puerto Rico Islanders and took advantage of home pitch with a 4-0 pantsing.

Report: Porter offered Timbers coaching job

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The Portland Timbers aren't wasting time when it comes trying to find the head coach that will guide the team into the next era.

The Oregonian is reporting that the Timbers have offered their coaching job to University of Akron head coach and former U.S. Under-23 head coach Caleb Porter.

Questions: Data

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (July 26, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Thursday, and Tony looks at a classic MLS club, wonders how statistical data powered an expansion draft, and salutes an underappreciated American in the EPL. Which American club has FIFA.com chosen to include in their ‘Classic Clubs' series?

Toronto FC

Real Salt Lake vs. Tauro: Your Running Commentary

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Real Salt Lake hope that home-field advantage will change the club's CONCACAF Champions League fortunes, as the 2010-11 tournament finalists look to bounce back after dropping their group opener.

RSL welcome Panamanian side Tauro FC to Rio Tinto Stadium for a key Group 2 battle (10 p.

Chicago Fire Youth Development Building Up

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Exactly two years ago on July 16, 2010, the Chicago Fire U16s won the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U15/16 Championship. In doing so, the Fire became the first academy team from a MLS club to capture a USSDA championship. The Fire U16s of this year were not favored to follow in the footsteps of the U16s of 2010 but they have made it to finals week.

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NTR: Two MLS Clubs Rank in Top 50 for Brand Value

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NTR: Two MLS Clubs Rank in Top 50 for Brand Value

You guys might not like this, but the Seattle Sounders ranked 40th and the top MLS club in brand value with the LA GAlaxy coming in 2nd for MLS and 50th overall.

The Portland Timbers were not ranked at all, but according to this study they would be worth less than $18 million (the brand that is).

Scouting Report: Joan Verdu

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With the rumors of Espanyol's Joan Verdu being pursued by the Seattle Sounders one question that must be answered is "who is he?" Spain's La Liga isn't the easiest league to follow, particularly for teams not called "Barcelona" or "Real Madrid." But, here at SB Nation there are some people that follow La Liga for www.

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Dempsey Signs with Tottenham: Did MLS Teams Miss Opportunity?

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After spending several seasons with Fulham of the English Premier League, America's best Soccer player was ready for a change.

Clint Dempsey was pursued by different clubs, mostly from EPL and some from other international leagues. He finally made his decision Friday and signed for almost 10 million a year for three years (28.

Everton's Cahill headed to Red Bulls

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The New York Red Bulls' big summer acquisition appears to be Everton attacker Tim Cahill.

Everton announced the transfer of the Australian international to the MLS club on their website Monday, a move that bolsters the Red Bulls' attack even more after the recent acquisition of Sebastien Le Toux.

THE STARTING 11: New TFC excuses

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Coronal Mass Ejection! 1-0 Philadelphia.If you listen to any Toronto FC home broadcasts or read any missive from official club releases you can be forgiven for thinking The Reds are the only MLS club to travel by plane or play in harsh weather. No matter who has been coaching, the make-up of the squad or the club's form, somehow six years of losses and awful performances (see here) are excused by "fatigue", "harsh conditions" and/or "a transition period".

MLS Castrol Index: What they mean and where some Fire players rank

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If you are like me you like your stats whenever you can get them. If those stats involve the Fire, then it's even better. Unfortunately, MLS and soccer in general is a bit behind other sports in terms of statistics. There is no fancy Sabermetrics like MLB employs, for example. Until recently, it was hard to find much stat-wise for MLS other than the most basic match stats.

Video: MLS California Clasico Outduels Euro Cup 2012 Final

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This past Saturday's match between the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy at a sold out Stanford Stadium with more than 50,000 in attendance lived up to the hype of a Classic.

It has often been referred to as the California Clasico. For Northern California fans, it is the one time to watch Beckham and Donovan during the regular season.

Report: Union sign Bakary Soumare

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Ives Galarcep reports at Fox Soccer that the Philadelphia Union have signed 6-foot-4-inch central defender Bakary Soumare.

According to the report, Soumare, a 2008 Defender of the Year finalist when he was with Chicago Fire, will join the Union after being let out of his contract with French side Boulogne.