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Special bond unites USMNT's Howard with childhood coach Mulqueen

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When Tim Howard was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the impending World Cup qualifiers, he placed a phone call to the man who convinced Howard at the age of 11 that he had extraordinary potential as a goalkeeper Tim Mulqueen.

While Howard may have surprised some observers, including USMNT head coach Bruce Arena, Mulqueen never doubted that his 38-year-old pupil would be physically fortified following a long term injury.

Best of MLS Week 3: Larin, Timbers and more

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We're down to five undefeated teams in Major League Soccer after Week 3.

The Portland Timbersleads the pack after picking up the club'sthird win of the season on Saturday over previously-perfect Houston Dynamo. FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City picked up wins at home to also remain without a loss out West.

Two strikes from Larin push Orlando City past Union

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Two home games, two wins at Orlando City Stadium.

Orlando City used a pair of tallies from Cyle Larin, and last-minute heroics from Joe Bendik, to earna 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Larin's goals in the 39th and 73rd minutes sandwiched C.J. Sapong's 52nd-minute equalizer.

Revs' clash with Orlando City postponed due to inclement weather

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Inclement weather has forced MLS to alter plans for one of this weekend's matches.

The New England Revolution announced on Friday that Saturday's match against Orlando City at Gillette Stadium has been postponed due to weather conditions. Saturday's forecast is calling forextremely cold temperatures along with wind chills that are expectedto take temperatures below 10 degrees.

Orlando City's strong defensive outing paves way vs. frustrated NYCFC

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ORLANDO, Fla. — New York City FC was the better side in terms of keeping possession.New York City FC was the better side in terms ofcreating chances. New York City FC was the better side in terms of keepingits players on the field.

None of that was enough to ruin Orlando City's festive night, though.

Report: Kaka to miss six weeks with hamstring injury

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While Orlando City emerged victorious from Sunday's match against New York City FC, it came at a steep price.

Star DP midfielder Kaka will reportedly miss up to six weeks with a grade 1-2hamstring injury. Kaka was forced off the field early in Sunday's match, just before Cyle Larin put the hosts up in a match they'd eventually win, 1-0.

Kreis afraid Kaka injury could be serious

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Very little could've dampened the spirits of Orlando City and its supporters on the opening night of the club's new stadium, but one of the things that could occurred in the 11th minute: an injury to Kaka.

The Brazilian midfielder had to be taken out of the Lions' 1-0 win over New York City FC at Orlando City Stadium with a left hamstring injury.

Larin's early goal stands as Orlando City opens new stadium with win

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Orlando City suffered a big blow early on, but refused to let anything ruin its housewarming party.

After losingKaka just 11 minutes into the match, Orlando Citygot a goal from striker Cyle Larin and hung on for a 1-0 victory over New York City FC in the Lions' stadium opener on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,527.

On MLS: Shea, Barnes should both benefit from blockbuster trade

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Brek Shea and Giles Barnes were both in need of a change of scenery, and both big-name players received that on Saturday night as Orlando City and the Vancouver Whitecaps swapped the players in a blockbuster trade just one week before the regular season was set to begin.

Shea's career in Orlando started strong under Adrian Heath, but injuries combined with a regime change in central Florida led to less playing time for the former Stoke City and FC Dallas man toward the back end of the 2016 season.

Orlando City trades Shea to Whitecaps in exchange for Barnes

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With less than a week remaining before the start of the MLS regular season, two teams got together for a blockbuster.

Orlando City has traded winger Brek Shea to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for forward Giles Barnes, the two teams announced on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Orlando acquires Saunders, Quakes add Urena, and more

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It didn't take long for Josh Saunders to find a new team after being left off the NYCFC preseason roster earlier this week. The much-maligned goalkeeper was shipped off to Orlando City on Friday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS Draft.

"Josh is a veteran MLS goalkeeper that will add championship experience, leadership and depth to our side with 125 appearances in 11 years in the league," Lions general manager Niki Budalic said.

Union look bound for playoffs despite disappointing loss to Orlando

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union may be a playoff team, but they sure didn't play like it in their 2-0 loss to Orlando City on Sunday.

The Union's loss combined with the Chicago Fire's win over New England all but secured a playoff spot for Jim Curtin's men.

Oduro lifts Impact to win over Orlando City

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The Montreal Impact's playoffdreams may include a home match, while Orlando City's hopes of reaching the postseason are officially over.

A single Dominic Oduro goal proved just enough to lead the Impact to a 1-0 victory over the Lions on Sundayat Camping World Stadium. The win vaults the Impact to fourth in the Eastern Conference while sealing the Canadian club's second straight win following a four-game winless skid.

10-man Toronto FC draws with Orlando City to grab top spot in East

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It was a night of wasted opportunities as 10-man Toronto FC and Orlando City drew 0-0 at BMO Field on Wednesday night.

The scoreless draw wasn't due to a lack of trying for both sides, as they combined for 23 shots during the match. TFC was especially inaccurate, registering 15 attempts but only hit the target four times.

Mullins shines yet again to lead D.C. United to vital win over Orlando City

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Both D.C. United and Orlando City entered the weekend in the thick of the Eastern Conference race, but only one of the postseason contenders looked like a playoff team on Saturday night.

A pair of Patrick Mullins goals sandwiched a finish from Lloyd Sam, as D.

Videos: Kaka, Brek Shea, Kevin Molino ride Orlando Slingshot

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Crew thump Orlando City to remain in playoff chase

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Just several weeks ago, the Columbus Crew appeared all but dead, but Saturday's lopsided win over a fellow playoff hopeful kept the team's hopes alive for the time being.

Ola Kamara and Ethan Finlay combined to lead the way on Saturday night as the Crew cruised past Orlando City with a 4-1 win.

Dos Santos leads Galaxy romp over Orlando City

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CARSON, Calif. Giovani Dos Santos continued his torrid streak of form, netting two goals creating a third, and assisting on the fourth, as the LA Galaxy stormed past Orlando City, 4-2, before a sold out crowd of 27,167 at the Stub Hub Center on Sunday.

Dos Santos' first tally came courtesy of qualityplay from Galaxy center back Jelle Van Damme, who fired off a long pass down the left flank to the speedy Ema Boateng.

Orlando City topples NYCFC to remain in playoff hunt

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Less than one year ago, Jason Kreis was in charge on New York City FC. On Sunday, he was leading his new team to a win over his former employers that kept his side's playoff hopes alive.

A pair of Kaka goals canceled out a finish from Steven Mendoza as Orlando City toppled NYCFC, 2-1, at Camping World Stadium.

Altidore scores again to lead TFC to win over Orlando City

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Once again, Jozy Altidore began Wednesday's match on the bench but, once again, he ended the night with a goal to his name.

The Toronto FC forward scored his fifthgoal in six games on Wednesday night, leading Toronto FC to a 2-1 win over Orlando City at Camping World Stadium.

Rapids, Orlando City settle for draw

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20 total shots were fired in the Colorado Rapids' clash with Orlando City on Saturdaynight. None went in.

The Rapids and Orlando City settled for a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The draw sees the Rapids move within two points of Western Conference leaders FC Dallas with two games in hand while Orlando City sits sixth in the Eastern Conference.

MLS Ticker: Ceren, Dynamo, Red Bulls and more

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With the primary MLS transfer deadline closing on Wednesday night, teams were scrambling to make several deals in the final hours.

Orlando City has sent midfielder Darwin Ceren to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Matias Perez Garcia and an international roster spot.

Molino leads Orlando City to win over Revs

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After conceding an early goal, Orlando City appeared to be in a bit of trouble. However, Kevin Molino led a second half goal explosion that yielded the first win of the Jason Kreis era.

Molino provided two goals and an assist, leading Orlando City to a 3-1 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday.

Kreis reflects on 'unfair', 'irrational' NYCFC dismissal

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Jason Kreis landed on his feet as the head coach of Orlando City, but the MLS Cup-winning coach remains motivated to prove his former employers wrong following what he views as an unfair dismissal.

After just one season in charge of New York City, Kreis was let gofollowing the 2015 season.

Kreis faces challenges with Orlando City, but has pieces to make it work

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Jason Kreis already finds himself in elite company. One of just 13coachesto have led a team to an MLS Cup, Kreis is already regarded as one of the brightest minds in American soccer for his achievements with Real Salt Lake.

However, after a trying spell with New York City FC, Kreis is set for another challenge: rebuilding an Orlando City team in need of a major change.

MLS Ticker: Mullins, Kaka, friendlies and more

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Following the reported trade of Fabian Espindola, D.C. United is reportedly set to acquire a new forward.

D.C. United is reportedly set to acquire forward Patrick Mullins from NYCFC in exchange for an international spot and allocation money.

Report: Orlando City in talks with Jason Kreis

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Orlando City's head coaching search has reportedly seen the club turn towardsone of the most recognizable faces on the MLS coaching scene.

FourFourTwo reported on Sunday that Orlando Cityis in advanced discussions with Jason Kreis to become the team'snext head coach.

Orlando City, Whitecaps split points in back-and-forth tie

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Orlando City battled back from a halftime deficit to earn a valuable point at BC Place against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Cyle Larin's 50th-minute strike allowed the Lions to earn a 2-2 draw with Carl Robinson's Whitecaps, who came back from a one-goal deficit of their own in the first half.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Spector nearing Orlando move; Minnesota signs Taylor, Anor; and more

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Jonathan Spector appears bound for Orlando City.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Spector is set to join Orlando City if his current club, Birmingham City, signs off on an early release. Spector is reportedly in Orlando on Tuesday and could prove an answer at both fullback and centerback for a Lions team that struggled in defense throughout 2016.

MLS Ticker: Will Johnson reportedly heading to Orlando City, Dynamo add defender, and more

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Fresh off a second straight trip to MLS Cup, veteran midfielder Will Johnson is ready to join his third team in three seasons.

The Canadian national team midfielder is set to sign with Orlando City, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Wednesday. A free agent, Johnson will join the Lions from Toronto FC, which he helped reach the 2016 MLS Cup final.

Orlando City cruises past 10-man Impact to earn first road win since March

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Two runs of futility ended on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo, and two legends struck for their respective sides. However, it was Orlando City who overcame an early goal to earn its first road win since March 18 after defeating the 10-man Montreal Impact 4-1.

Chicago saves late draw with Orlando City

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire coughed up an early lead, but managed to come from behind and earn a point Sunday against Orlando City in a 2-2 draw at Toyota Park.

For the Fire, it was the first time all season that they've earned any points when trailing at halftime, but for Orlando City, sitting on the Eastern conference playoff line, it was two points lost toward postseasonpositioning.

Dempsey hat-trick paces Sounders against Orlando City

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Even though it was the home side that got out to the faster start on Sunday night, the Seattle Sounders found their second away win of the season at Camping World Stadium.

The Sounders picked up their first victory since head coach Sigi Schmid's exit, defeating Orlando City SC, 3-1, behind a Clint Dempsey hat-trick.

MLS Ticker: Castillo, Minnesota United and more

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First it was on, then it was off, and now it could be back on again.

Fabian Castillo's agent is reportedly in New York City at MLS headquarters looking to finalize the FC Dallas attacker's move to Turkish side Trabzonspor. Reports on Sunday suggested that the deal was "dead.

Orlando City battles back for tie against Crew

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Two struggling sides entered Saturday night's meeting needing three points to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff race, but neither managed to break the deadlock come the final whistle.

Columbus Crew SC andOrlando City SC played to a 2-2 draw at MAPFRE Stadium after a strong second half from the visitors.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta, Alexander, Sacramento and more

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A young Designated Player has joined Atlanta United, while the Houston Dynamo have bolstered their midfield with the addition of an MLS veteran.

Atlanta United announced the signing of21-year-old forward Hector "Tito" Villalba as a Young Designated Player. Villalba joins the upcoming MLS club from Argentina's San Lorenzo.

Report: Jason Kreis joins Orlando City as new head coach

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After first being reported on Sunday night by FourFourTwo USA, Orlando City SC appears to have found its next head coach.

Goal USAis reporting that Jason Kreis will become the club's next head coach after recently parting ways with Adrian Heath.

MLS Ticker: Piatti, Manneh, Pirlo and more

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One of the league's premier playmakers will miss this weekend's action due to suspension, while a pair of young prospects have suffered injuries.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Ignacio Piatti one game for a foul on Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell.

Red Bulls regain winning form against Orlando City

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Goals were hard to come by for the New York Red Bulls in recent weeks, however, the team regained its form in front of net on Wednesday night against Orlando City SC.

The Red Bulls came away with a 2-0 win over Orlando City, snapping the team's four-match winless run and pulling the Harrison side to within three points of Eastern Conference leaders New York City FC.

The Rest

Report: Kevin Molino sent home from T&T camp after breaking curfew

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Trinidad & Tobago's spot in the Gold Cup is in danger following a loss on Tuesday, one that came without one of the team's biggest stars due to an off-the-field incident.

Orlando City's Kevin Molino was sent home from Soca Warriors' camp ahead of the team's 2-0 loss to Martinique on Tueday night.