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Bethlehem Steel FC's 2017 Success Tied to Brendan Burke's Growth as a Coach
Competing in the United Soccer League, one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, affords the opportunity for clubs to learn and compete at a high level.

Dynamo’s flaws on display in loss to Colorado

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In a brutal home defeat to the last-place Rapids, the Dynamo's showed bright.

The MLS Western Conference playoff race is tight. There is just a five-point difference between 2-6 clubs, and 1st-place Portland (on 44 points, two ahead of Seattle) have played at least two more matches than every other contending team.

Major League Soccer

2017 MLS season preview and predictions

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The MLS offseason is drawing to a close, with opening day in Portland less than two weeks away.

After an exciting 2016 season, MLS sees two new teams join the league for 2017 with Atlanta United and Minnesota United making their debuts.

Here is a preview of the season to come as well as predictions on where the teams will finish in their respective conferences:

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2017 MLS season preview and predictions

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The MLS offseason is drawing to a close, with opening day in Portland less than two weeks away.

After an exciting 2016 season, MLS sees two new teams join the league for 2017 with Atlanta United and Minnesota United making their debuts.

Here is a preview of the season to come as well as predictions on where the teams will finish in their respective conferences:

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Sounders 50/50 to lose a player in Expansion Draft with rule change

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Each team can lose at most one player, and half of MLS squads will lose zero.

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated reports that MLS is reducing the impact of the Expansion Draft; each new team will only take five, rather than 10, players in the next round of expansion. Because of this new rule, existing teams will also only lose a maximum of one player.

‘Unidentified Fan’ Makes Defender Look Silly Before Scoring Cracking Chip vs Chivas USA (Video)

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By Chris Wright

How does Robbie Keane like his chips? With a side-serving of delicious nutmeg...

Nicely done, that man.

For the record, Keane's goal came as Galaxy ran out 0-3 winners over Chivas, keeping there four-game winning streak alive and sent them within two points of Seattle Sounders at the summit of the MLS Western Conference table.

MLS Match Week 6: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The MLS Western Conference is shaping up to be a competitive dogfight in 2014, and the team that has jumped out to the early lead in the West faces a very tough test from another top West contender.

FC Dallas rolls into today's meeting with the Seattle Sounders boasting the best record in the league (4-0-1).

2014 MLS Western Conference Preview

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Will it be the Eastern or Western Conference of MLS that will take the honors during the 2014 season? There's no doubt there's plenty of talent among the teams in the Western Conference, but there are plenty of question marks too.

Here's our preview of the 2014 MLS Western Conference (see below) as well asour preview of MLS's Eastern Conference.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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BY DARCY GREEN

Vancouver Whitecaps FC had what can only be classified as a disappointing 2013 season.

For a team that was placed in a playoff spot by many prior to the season, the ‘Caps fell short of their target, finishing in seventh place in the MLS Western Conference.

“Michael and Jermaine are in the Eastern Conference”

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A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)

New OTF contributor Cory Jensen brings you a detailed look at the teams we in Fireland only have the pleasure of meeting once a year...

In all reality, Major League Soccer's eastern conference has garnered all the preseason attention with Michael Bradley, Jermaine Defoe, DC United's reconstruction, and the impending introduction of NYCFC.

Know Your Enemies: Western Conference 2014

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You just can't get enough of MLS savant Stephen Mangat's .gif parade, can you?

MLS First Kick is right around the corner, so let's do it West Coast stylee...

San Jose Earthquakes

The Earthquakes are like this year's Barcelona (first time anyone has ever said that, I'm betting) still capable of hitting the heights of prior years, but not with the same consistency when the team was at its peak.

MLS Week 33: Your Running Commentary

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A quintet of MLS matches fill the league schedule tonight, and every one carries some playoff implications.

The Seattle Sounders are in the chase for the Supporters Shield, and take on a tough Colorado Rapids team looking to secure their own place in the MLS Western Conference playoffs (10pm, NBC Sports).

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 17

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By IVES GALARCEP

Real Salt Lake is on a full-blown roll, having won four of their past five matches to climb into first place in the MLS Western Conference.

RSL's 2-0 win vs. the Seattle Sounders helped them join the Portland Timbers atop the West and also helped them climb up to the No.

MLS Week 10: SBI Live Match Commentary

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The Seattle Sounders are about to embark on a very difficult month of May, but also a month that will give them a chance to climb out of the MLS Western Conference basement after a rough start to the season.

The Sounders are at PP&L Park tonight to take on the Philadelphia Union in one of the day's more intriguing match-ups as the Sounders look to stop MLS leading scorer Jack McInerney, and the Union defense tries to stop Eddie Johnson, who is back after a long injury layoff.

The SBI Podcast: Episode 12 (Talking U.S. U-20s, Holden and a preview of the MLS Western Conference)

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By IVES GALARCEP

With the 2013 MLS Season just three days from kicking off, The SBI Podcast will be taking a look at the upcoming campaign and we start our close look with a preview of the Western Conference.

Co-Host Garrett Cleverly and I break down the West, and the teams that should compete for the top spot in the conference, as well as the team most likely to be the pleasant surprise of the season.

MLS Western Conference Play-In: LA 2 - Vancouver 1

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Though Vancouver didn't make it easy, the Los Angeles Galaxy will play Western Conference champions San Jose in the semifinal round of the 2012 MLS Cup playoffs. Vancouver led from the third minute when Darren Mattocks scored. LA equalized in the 69th through Mike Magee, and Landon Donovan won the game from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute.

SBI MLS Coach of the Year: Frank Yallop

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Some years it can be really difficult to settle on one head coach to consider the clear-cut choice for MLS Coach of the Year, but 2012 was not one of those years.

After guiding the San Jose Earthquakes to one of the most impressive and surprising seasons in MLS history, Frank Yallop stood head and shoulders above his peers.

Whitecaps

Past Whitecaps Wednesday Weeklies

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Here are all our past Whitecaps Wednesday Weekly articles all in one place. Whitecaps 2013 Season Projected July 24, 2013 by Jake Vendramin So far this season, the Whitecaps sit 4th place in the MLS Western Conference. They have a record of 9-6-5 so far from 20 games played. So based on previous results and [.

Whitecaps 2013 Season Projected

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So far this season, the Whitecaps sit 4th place in the MLS Western Conference. They have a record of 9-6-5 so far from 20 games played. So based on previous results and past seasons, how will the Whitecaps end up at the end of the regular season? At this time last year, the Whitecaps had [...]

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The SBI Show: Episodes 266 & 267 (Previewing the 2017 MLS Season)

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The 2017 MLS season is here, which means it's the perfect time tobreak down all 22 teams in the long-awaited return of The SBI Show.

Host Ives Galarcep is back with not one, but two episodes previewing the upcoming MLS campaign. Episode 266 breaks down the MLS Eastern Conference, while also touching on the U.