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New England Revolution

News roundup: USWNT raises SheBelieves Cup, Seattle & Toronto win in CCL, Salone FC joins UPSL

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Plus upcoming Union U17 matches, UCL action, and more

State of the MLS Run In: 8 Weeks to Go

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Previous Week

Finally! We started publishing the odds over a month ago and since then the same roster of 10 playoff teams have been favored to make the playoffs, and by a pretty good margin. In the first edition I pointed out that the best chance at a shakeup was Columbus displacing Chicago.

Major League Soccer

The Final SBI 2018 MLS Mock Draft

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The 2018 MLS Draft is set for Friday morning in Philadelphia, and it's time to have one final look at how the draft could shake out one the picks start flying.

You can find a detailed look at how I see the first round of the draft going in the MLS Mock Draft.

Here is a look at how the first two rounds could shake out:

1- LA FC- Francis Atuahene, Midfielder, Michigan 2- Galaxy- Joao Moutinho, Defender, Akron 3- D.

The SBI MLS Mock Draft (Version 1.0)

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The 2018 MLS Draft is a week away, and while plenty will change in terms of player ratings in the next week after the MLS Combine, teams have a good idea of where players stand after having spent time evaluating the top college prospects over the past year.

This year's draft is a unique one in that it doesn't have strength at the positions that are traditionally deep.

The Final SBI 2017 MLS Mock Draft

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Get ready for a wild 2017 MLS Draft.

That is the sense around the Los Angeles area as teams throughout the league posture and position themselves for moves in Friday's draft. Minnesota United and Atlanta United have been inundated with offers for the top two picks in the draft and there is a possibility we could see all three top picks in the draft traded.

SBI 2017 MLS Draft Big Board (Final Version)

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The 2017 MLS Combine is in the books, and the stage is set for the MLS Draft to take place on Friday in Los Angeles. The Combine saw several top prospects step up and impress, and that is setting things up for a trade-heavy day of action.

Top prospects Miles Robinson, Abu Danladi and Jeremy Ebobisse remain the most sought-after prospects in the draft, though Jonathan Lewis and Chris Odoi-Atsem are fast approaching.

Report: U.S. U-20 forward Jeremy Ebobisse signs with MLS

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A U.S. Under-20 Men's National team forward is set to begin his MLS journey, although it will come with a bit of a wait.

According to the Washington Post, Duke forward Jeremy Ebobisse haswithdrawn from college in favor of signing a contract with MLS as a Generation Adidas signing. Per MLS rules, Ebobisse will be available in January's MLS Draft, where he is expected to be one of the first few names off the board.

Portland Timbers Select Forward Neco Brett with the No. 40 pick in the MLS Draft

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With the 40th pick in the 2016 MLS SupderDraft, the Portland Timbers selected Jamaican forward Neco Brett out of Robert Morris University.

No. 40 overall: The 2015 #MLSCup champions @TimbersFC select Neco Brett. A forward from @RMU_M_SOCCER. #SuperDraft pic.

SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 4.0)

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The 2016 MLS Draft is almost here, and if you are wondering how players in the draft pool are stacking up after the MLS Combine, look no further.

The final SBI MLS Draft Big Board is your guide for where players are being projected to go in the draft. After conversations with more than two dozen coaches and general managers, as well as scouts, college coaches and players, we feel pretty good about offering a good glimpse into how teams see the talent in this year's draft.

2016 MLS Combine: SBI Live Day Three Commentary

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. The final chance for MLS hopefuls to make an impression on coaches and scouts is here.

Day 3 of the MLS Combine is set to take place on a rainy and chilly morning in South Florida, but the weather is not stopping the action. Team Ace will take on Team Control in the first game of the day at 10 am while Team Chaos battles Team X at 11:45 am.

MLS Combine: Observations after first two rounds of games

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. More goals, better soccer, and less nerves.Day 2 of the 2016 MLS Combine is in the books, and it was drastically better than the first round of matches.

This year's batch of MLS hopefuls took to the field for their latest opportunity to impress MLS coaches and scouts on Sunday, and not even a lightning delay early into the first game could stop the prospects from delivering improved play.

Generation adidas update: Top targets eyeing Europe

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The MLS Draft is less than two weeks away and Major League Soccer has yet to announce the Generation adidas class. That doesn't mean the class isn't taking shape, but signs are pointing to the league potentially missing out on some of its targets.

One player who apparently won't be missed is Omar Holness.

2016 MLS SuperDraft: First Versions of Mock Drafts For Revolution

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With the MLS draft a few weeks away the mock prognostications are rolling in and we take a look at who the experts have pegged the Revs to take in the first round.

If you ignore the twenty or so homegrowns the New York Red Bulls just signed, it seems that this is a pretty solid draft class for Major League Soccer this year.

An up-to-date look at MLS rosters

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The MLS offseason is well underway, but many teams have plenty of holes to fill before the first ball is kicked come March 6.

The MLS Re-Entry Draft has come and gone, which saw four players sign with a new team. The MLS Draft will also see young talent join the league on Jan.

MLS releases initial 59-player list for 2016 MLS Combine

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A select group of college players have been invited to have thechance to prove themselves at the 2016 MLS Combine.

MLS announced on Friday that59 players comprise the initial invite list for the 2016 MLS Combine, which is set to be heldin Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Jan. 7-12. The players, all of whom have completed their college eligibility, were selected by acommittee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches.

Toronto Grabs Alex Bono, January USMNT Camp Call-up, Sixth

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The Syracuse goalkeeper is in California, so no words from him liev at the draft, but Toronto grabs a strong player at a position without much depth. Bono will compete with starter Joe Bendik for the no. 1 shirt on Toronto, who are looking to right the ship after missing out on the playoffs last year.

Podcast: Byline 2 Backpost 2013 Episode 3

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Leo Gibson #14 of the Comets about to score another goal on his way to a record breaking night In this episode: In this first segment we discuss: MLS partnership with USL GOLD Cup qualifier locations Ivy Funds jersey sponsorship Kei Kamara receiving interest from Norwich The MLS draft and Sporting KC drafting Mikey Lopez The MLS supplemental draft and SKC drafting Chris Duke and 3

Podcast: Byline 2 Backpost 2013 Episode 2

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FC Kansas City's Lauren Cheney (#12) being tackled by FC Kansas City's Lauren Sesselmann (#16) In this episode we discuss: The SKC - LIVESTRONG divorce The MLS All Star Game announcement The MLS draft SKC Jersey sponsor Espinonoza, Cesar and Kempin news FC Kansas City's allocated players The NWSL draft The Missouri Comets and more.

VIDEO: VCU's Jason Johnson, MLS SuperDraft Prospect

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VCU Soccer's Jason Johnson is headed to the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Here are some highlights of Johnson on the field for the Rams.

SBI 2012 MLS All-Rookie Best XI

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Teams searching for talent in the 2012 MLS Draft found quite a few quality gems. Several players who were able to step right in and make smooth transitions from college to the pros.

Some high draft picks lived up to their draft hype, like Darren Mattocks and Luis Silva, while some other rookies emerged to surprise and impress, like Connor Lade and Ray Gaddis.

The Business of the Draft and League Networks

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Just some ramblings tonight. On Monday night I was flipping the remote when I stumbled across the MLB First Year Player Draft on the MLB Network. I'm certainly not a frequent viewer of the station, but as a Mets fan (and yes the Santana no-hitter was an enormous moment in my personal sports history), I happened to catch the portion of the broadcast leading up to the Mets' first pick and I was struck by the low quality of the telecast.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Andrew Wenger

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When Andrew Wenger was selected with the first pick in the 2012 MLS Draft, the biggest question about him was what was his best position.

A standout defender, midfielder and forward at Duke, Wenger made a good case for being able to score goals in the pros when he delivered a classy finish on what wound up being the game-winning goal in Montreal's 2-1 victory against TFC on Saturday.

MLS Preseason recap: TFC's Silva shines, Johnson scores in Seattle debut, & more

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Toronto FC rookie Luis Silva drew raves heading into the 2012 MLS Draft, and is beginning to show why as he establishes himself as a real threat for TFC, which posted a 5-1 victory against South Florida in pre-season MLS action.

The dynamic playmaker found himself on the score sheet early in the fifth minute as he slotted home a 1-on-1 opportunity with the USF keeper to make it 1-0.

2018 MLS Draft

SBI MLS Draft Spotlight: Atuahene discovers playing identity ahead of MLS leap

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When your life takes you on a journey like the one experienced by Francis Atuahene, you learn some things about yourself. You learn maturity and independence from making the decision to leave your friends and family behind in your native Ghana. You learn to embrace new cultures and customs and you learn to deal with on and off-the-field pressure that most soccer players will never have to go through.

SBI MLS Draft Spotlight: After earning GA deal, Syracuse's Adams looks to make instant MLS impact as No. 6

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The defensive midfield position is notoriously a difficult one for young players. It requires a unique combination of experience and athleticism, with the former usually winning the day. In MLS, sometimes the scales tip towards the latter but, regardless, the role of a No. 6 is usually tailored towards veterans.

Colorado Rapids

2016 MLS Draft: SBI Live Commentary

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After a week of play and testing, college soccer's best players will learn their fate today in Baltimore.

The MLS Draft officially begins at 1 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Chicago Fire are currently on the clock. New Fire head coach Veljko Paunović and his staff have an important decision to make with the No.

Rapids likely to address position of need in MLS Draft

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. The MLS Draft always comes down to one of two principal philosophies: Address a need or take the best player available.

It seems likely that the Colorado Rapids will go with the former.

The Rapids are a day away from entering the MLS Draft with the No.

Rapids targeting two attacking players with "good" international resumes

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. The Colorado Rapids are looking at the international market for players. Of that there is no secret.

Who they will pick up is moreof an unknown.

The Rapids have been busy over the last week preparing for selecting second in this Thursday's MLS Draft, but the club is also looking to add more than a top collegiate prospect to its roster in the coming days.

Portland Timbers

Harrington To Portland Also Confirmed

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The Portland Timbers off season looks to be in full swing as they announced another trade just as rumors of Eric Brunner to Houston surface. Michael Harrington was the number 3 overall pick in the 2007 MLS Draft and started almost every game since that time. Once Chance Myers grabbed the starting spot at Sporting Kansas City Harrington become a bench warmer.

Mwanga pleased with Portland debut

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CARSON, Calif. -- The result did not go according to plan in Danny Mwanga's debut for the Portland Timbers, but the flashy forward had plenty to be pleased about in his first match for his hometown club.

Houston Dynamo

Mattocks shines as Whitecaps topple Dynamo

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Rookie Vancouver Whitecaps striker Darren Mattocks came into the league with high-expectations as a speed goal-scoring threat and on Sunday he showed just what all the hype was about.

The No. 2 pick in January's MLS Draft torched the Dynamo defense to the tune of two goals as the Whitecaps posted a 3-1 victory at BC Place.

Cameron Ready for Call-Up

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Attleboro (Mass.) native Geoff Cameron knew from a young age that he wanted to be a professional soccer player.

Growing up just a stone's throw from Foxborough, the young Cameron got all the inspiration and motivation he needed by watching his hometown Revolution.

Fast forward through high school and a sterling college career with University of Rhode Island that included an NCAA tournament run and getting named Midfielder of the Year, Cameron found himself back in his home state on Saturday playing center back for the the defending Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo.

The Rest

SBI Live Q&A set for 3 p.m. today

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With the MLS Draft festivities in the rearview mirror, it's time for another SBI Live Q&A.

Join SBI editor-in-chief Ives Galarcep as he takes your soccer-related questions (and pop culture questions) starting at 3 p.m. today. Want to talk MLS Draft? The MLS offseason and January transfer window?

Go Slaw! D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 15 January 2016

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Can you really have enough Uniteds? Is the guy replacing Blatter worse than Blatter? Would you want a ruffian like Steven Gerrard swinging clubs at your golf course?

This Friday Freedom Kicks is dedicated to the man who sold the world.

Bill Hamid out several months with knee injury, clouding D.

The Final SBI 2016 MLS Mock Draft

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The 2016 MLS Draft is just hours away, and while we still don't know what trades may go down to shake up the first round, we can take one final look at how Thursday's draft proceedings might go.

The final SBI MLS Mock Draft does discuss potential trade scenarios, but this rundown is based on a draft with no trades, which we all know isn't what will happen.

Cyle Larin named MLS Rookie of the Year

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Cyle Larin certainly exceeded the hype that came with his first overall selection at the 2015 MLS Draft.

The Orlando City forward was recognized for his record-breaking season on Tuesday, as Larin was named MLS Rookie of the Year. With the victory, Larin becomes just the second-ever player to win as a member of an expansion side, following Maurice Edu's 2007 recognition.

2012 SBI College Soccer Season Preview: Rankings, Players to watch and more

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The 2012 Men's College soccer season is ready to kick off tonight around the country and the best teams and players in America will give soccer fans plenty of added entertainment to go along with their usual pro soccer fix.

Defending champion North Carolina is back, and despite all the new faces, the Tar Heels should be in contention again.

Vancouver rookie Mattocks sidelined after suffering burns in cooking mishap

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Vancouver Whitecaps rookie forward Darren Mattocks has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering burns while cooking dinner this past weekend.

According to a Whitecaps press release, Mattocks was preparing dinner on Sunday when he suffered burns to his upper right arm and shoulder.

Piotr’s Poll: Juan Diego González?

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We are still have one international slot open on our roster. I was holding it for Robert Lewandowski, the great striker of Borussia Dortmund. I offered second-round MLS draft pick and box of slightly-used practice balls. They responded with demands of €9 million. I tried to sweeten the deal with Levi Houapeu and three more balls.

Seeing Red #73: Henry, Draft Review, RBNY President Chris Heck

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The SR boys are back to chat with Chris Heck, Red Bulls President of Business Operations. We discuss the 2012 home schedule, ticket sales trends, staffing changes, marketing plans, and success metrics for the season to come. First comes a review of Henry at Arsenal as well as roster additions in and around the MLS draft.