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Edu likely to miss season opener, Union face NYRB today, USWNT to play at Talen in April, more

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Edu yet to train with team. Union face NYRB tonight. USWNT to play Colombia at Talen Energy Stadium in April. US Girls Development Academy officially announced. More.

Dynamo vs. Olimpia: Pregame Soundbytes

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Nathan Sturgis, Dominic Kinnear and Boniek Garcia discuss tomorrow's pivotal CONCACAF Champions League group stage finale against Olimpia

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Sounders roster update: Nate Sturgis officially returns

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Damion Lowe, Roberto Chen and Obafemi Martins all remain somewhat in limbo.

If there was one position the Seattle Sounders needed to address this offseason, it was their depth at center mid. After Monday's signing of 11-year MLS veteran Nathan Sturgis, the Sounders have certainly done that.

Practice round up: Roster taking shape, preparations for Club America

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After returning from Southern California the Seattle Sounders focus is on Club America and the shift to their version of the 4-3-3. This means that while most teams focused on roster decisions at this point of preseason Sigi Schmid and his assistants are concentrating on the XI and 18 for a near must-win on Tuesday.

Mike Magee

List of MLS Free Agents and Re-Entry Players Released

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Planning for the 2016 season begins, as 86 players look for new homes next season.

The MLS offseason has officially begun today, as the league has released the list of players who are either eligible for the Re-Entry Drafts or who are outright free agents.

This is the first offseason with free agency — a change added to the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated just before the 2015 season began.

PPL Park now Talen Energy Stadium, Academy’s Dos Santos and McGann get US U-17 callup, more

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PPL Park is now officially Talen Energy Stadium. Union Academy goalkeeper and defender called up by US U-17 team. More news.

Fantasy Focus: Back With a Vengeance

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Our own Handsome Boys SC scored 75 points to lead the league this round. Nathan Sturgis (COL, $4.7M) captained the side and scored 14 points. His Rapids teammate Dillon Powers ($6.3M) scored a goal and earned an assist to score 12 points. Three other players scored seven points -- Chris Klute (COL, $5.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Recaps and Reaction to US exit from WC, Union want Valdes back, more news

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Praise for Tim Howard as US knocked out of World Cup by Belgium. Union make "a very positive offer, an aggressive offer" to bring Carlos Valdes back. More news.

Der Falsche Konsültant Journal: Day Zwanzig - Der turkey und stüffing

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7 AM: Why must das influenza deceive mein immunën system?! Herr Anselmi, Chancellor of FC Toronto begged und begged me to attend MajorLiga Pokal Final in Toronto auf Sunday nacht. He told me I must sit outdoorsën to "be seen on die TeeEssenToo". Was ist das TeeEssenToo? Harsh Kanadian wind has given me sickness.

Colorado Rapids

Old Home Week Continues

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He's a Ginger Ninja!
Sunday it was Omar Cummings coming back to the Dick. Tomorrow night its Jeff Larentowicz and Qunicy Amarikwa make their return with the Fire. Saturday it will be a trip to Dallas to see Oscar Pareja, Hendry Thomas, and Stephen Keel. Lots of ex-Rapids this week. The game tomorrow is at 7pm, so the tailgate stats at 4, for those people who can get out of work early.

Rapids Hope To Dunk Timbers

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Timbers try to keep their playoff hopes from getting all wet
4th place versus 5th place in the West tomorrow as the Rapids head to the Rose City to face the Timbers. A big game for playoff possibilities, the winner will start to think about seeding rather than just making it in. As an additional bonus its a nationally televised game on the NBC Sports Network.

Rapids Crushed By Timbers

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Worst game of the year. The Rapids fell asleep at a basic U-10 tenet of soccer (don't turn your back on the ball), gave up a goal, and then just gave up. 1 shot on target all night (from Nathan Sturgis of all people) while giving up 3 goals. If I were to name a MOTM it might be Sturgis because even though he got beat on the first two goals he was covering for defenders sleeping (on the first) or taken out of the play (on the second).

Colorado Makes It Four Undefeated

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The Rapids put together another solid outing on the road Saturday night, getting a 1-1 draw in San Jose. They were a bit unlucky not to get the win however, being the better team for most of the match. After a couple of early chances by San Jose, Colorado took control for most of the half. Midway through it Rivero whipped in a corner to the near post and Nathan Sturgis redirected it inside the near post for a 1-0 lead.

Travel Roster For Arizona Friendlies

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Here's the travel roster:

Goalkeepers: Matt Pickens, Stew Ceus, *Jimmy Maurer, *Clint Irwin
Defenders: Drew Moor, Diego Calderon, Chris Klute, Anthony Wallace, Marvell Wynne, *Kory Kindle
Midfielders: Pablo Mastroeni, Hendry Thomas, Nick LaBrocca, Tony Cascio, Brian Mullan, Shane O'Neill, Martin Rivero, Dillon Serna, Nathan Sturgis, Dillon Powers, *Jamie Smith
Forwards: Andre Akpan, Deshorn Brown, Kamani Hill, Atiba Harris, *Cesar Romero

* not under contract

Dropped from the last camp roster we had:
* = Unsigned Supplemental draftee
^ = Unsigned trialist
GK: Joel Helmick^
DF; Marcello Castro*, Brenton Griffiths*, Luke Vercollone^
MF: Davy Armstrong, Jaime Castrillon, Kevin Harbottle, Machael David*, Carlos Diaz^
FW: Edson Buddle, Charles Eloundou, Stefano Souza Pinho*

Buddle, Castrillon, and Eloundou are expected, the first two injured and the latter with the Cameroon Nats.

Houston Dynamo target Honduran Alex Lopez and other offseason rumblings

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Keep up with the latest Houston Dynamo trades, re-signings, and transfers rumors with our 2013 Offseason Storystream. It will be updated regularly with breaking news and information leading up to the 2013 MLS season.

Over the last few weeks, the Dynamo preseason has been relatively quiet.

Omar Cummings Traded to Houston Dynamo

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In their second trade of the young offseason, the Houston Dynamo have acquired striker Omar Cummings in a trade with the Colorado Rapids. In return, Colorado will receive Nathan Sturgis and an undisclosed amount of allocation money.

In the trade, the Dynamo addressed their most glaring need in the forward position.

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Mari nets two golazos in Rapids’ win over the Whitecaps

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The Colorado Rapids hadn't scored from the run of play in three games this season but midfielder Jose Mari decided to change all that, and in spectacular fashion.

The match was going well for the Vancouver Whitecaps they were up a goal via Darren Mattocks and playing well when things went sideways in the 77th minute.

Sturgis signs new contract with Rapids

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A career season has resulted in a new contract for Nathan Sturgis.

The Colorado Rapids announced on Wednesday that the 26-year-old Sturgis has signed a new deal to remain with the club next season, after his current contract was set to expire in December.

Timbers Tid Bits: Year In Review Edition

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As we experience a lull in the off season roster moves, some of today's links take a look back at the big MLS and US National Team stories from 2012.

Rapids acquire allocation money, Sturgis in exchange for Cummings
The Colorado Rapids sent forward Omar Cummings to Houston in exchange for midfielder Nathan Sturgis.

Dynamo land Cummings from Rapids

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The Houston Dynamo went into the off-season needing a speed option at forward after losing Calen Carr to a torn ACL and not only did they get one, they managed to land one of the best in Major League Soccer.

The Dynamo acquired Jamaican forward Omar Cummings from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Nathan Sturgis and allocation money, the teams announced on Sunday.

Vancouver Still Dealing

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Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi has been busy all week.

Between yesterday and today the Vancouver Whitecaps continue to make deals and moves. Yesterday they traded one player away and today they signed three from their D-2 team.

The Whitecaps traded defensive midfielder Nathan Sturgis to Toronto FC for the No.

TFC pays high price for Nathan Sturgis

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Don't worry Nathan... it's just like an expansion team
There are definitely two sides to the coin in this afternoon's transfer of American midfielder Nathan Sturgis to Toronto FC from Vancouver. While most Reds supporters, including this space, have been crying out for better depth and "MLS quality" players, the price to achieve that - Toronto's First Round Draft Pick in 2011 - will have many scratching their heads.

McCarty, Nyassi among those chosen in 2010 Expansion Draft

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The 2010 season may be only be a few days dead, but the 2011 season has already kicked off with the Expansion Draft.Â

The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers added ten players to their initial MLS rosters on Wednesday as their clubs began to take shape for the 2011 season.

Nathan Sturgis of Seattle Sounders FC on JMS Podcast

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This week's guest on the Jared Montz Soccer Podcast is Nathan Sturgis. Nathan or Nate as he is called is the starting center midfielder for the Seattle Sounders FC. He is a former U-20 USMNT World Cup player and he takes the free kicks for the Sounders.

Nathan Sturgis of Seattle Sounders FC will be on JMS Podcast

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This week's guest on the Jared Montz Soccer Podcast is Nathan Sturgis. Nathan or Nate as he is called is the starting center midfielder for the Seattle Sounders FC. He is a former U-20 USMNT World Cup player and he takes the free kicks for the Sounders.

McCarty Replaces Sturgis On Olympic Team

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Some FC Dallas news for you all this afternoon, probably something you may have heard by now as it was emailed to me earlier in the day by US Soccer. FC Dallas midfielder Dax McCarty has been added to the Olympic roster for next month's Olympics in China. He replaces injured Real Salt Lake midfielder Nathan [.

U-20 Recap - 3...2...1...Boom!

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A hat-trick for Adu, a brace for Szetela, a tap-in for Altidore, and suddenly things are looking much rosier for the Baby Nats then they were after opening Group D play with a draw against the Koreans. The 6-1 thrashing of previous group leaders Poland puts the US atop the group and makes qualification for the knockout stages seem a much more distinct possibility than it was before the kickoff in Montreal.

Houston Dynamo

Hainault header steers Dynamo into CCL quarters

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When the Houston Dynamo headed to the locker room during Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League match against CD Olimpia, they had reason to worry. Head coach Dom Kinnear had been ejected during the first half, Olimpia had taken a 1-0 lead and the Dynamo were going to have to comeback without their coach and without standouts Brad Davis and Will Bruin.

Game Thread: Dynamo Vs. CD FAS, 2012 CONCACAF Champions League

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BROADCAST INFORMATION: Fox Soccer - 7 p.m. Univision Deportes - 7 p.m. La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.


Francisco Chacon (MEX).

AR1 (bench): Juan Joel Rangel; AR2 (opposite): Salvador Rodríguez; 4th: Miguel Flores.


HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (L quad contusion)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Dynamo are 1-0-0 all-time vs FAS The Dynamo are 4-1-1 all-time vs.

Earl Cochrane's GM legacy complete as Sturgis heads to Houston

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Currently considering trading TFC Academy for magic beansFor a brief period a little over a year ago, Earl Cochrane was in charge of Toronto FC lock, stock and Barrett. While Jurgen Klinsmann was busy searching the planet for the management team that would eventually be headed by Aron Winter, Cochrane had the keys to the player cabinet and even seemed to be in the running to grab the permanent GM job.

MLS players going to Olympics

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Peter Nowak named his sqaud for the Beijing Olympics. The team includes several current and former MLS players. Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo are all losing 2 players to Nowak's Olympic roster while the Columbus Crew, Chivas USA and the New England Revolution will be missing a single player to Nowak during the Olympics.

Real Salt Lake

Real Fine China

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With the Olympics about three weeks away, Salt Lake fans have something to be truly proud of; a fine export of talented players overseas to the Beijing Olympics. Real Salt Lake has been blessed with the selections of Midfielder, Nathan Sturgis and Goalkeeper, Chris Seitz to the 18 man roster with Forward, Robbie Findley [.

Findley, Klein, Sturgis

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Now that folks have had a couple games to at least see Findley and Klein play, can we agree that while Findley has potential he is far from being worthy of being an MLS starter?

The Rest

Four Seattle-Toronto connections you probably knew, and five more you likely didn’t

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Everyone knows that Toronto FC cut Herculez Gomez unceremoniously late in preseason. Then Herc wanted to go to only one team, it happened to be the team that wanted him, Seattle Sounders FC. That is not the only connection between Seattle and Toronto, though, and some of them are downright odd.

Let's hit the other TFC-SSFC connections you probably know.

Sounders at LA Galaxy lineup: Repeating XI from Vancouver win

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These two XIs should lead to several goal-scoring opportunities for both sides. LA will be able to have success on the flanks, while the Sounders can go right up the gut.

Head Coach Brian Schmetzer goes with no changes to the XI that earned the win against the Whitecaps. Against an LA Galaxy team that is better at goal prevention they'll need to top the 1-nil from last week.

Sporting Pass on Dispersal Draft

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With the third pick in today's Dispersal Draft for the players on Chivas USA's roster, there were plenty of assumptions that Sporting Kansas City would use the pick to take someone from the club. Instead, when the time came, Sporting did what 11 other clubs did, and pass. Only seven players were taken in the entire draft, with the highlight being Dan Kennedy who went first to FC Dallas.

West Chester Utd tops UGH in Eastern PA final, more news

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West Chester United defeats United German Hungarians in the Eastern PA US Open Cup qualification final. More bits of Union, local, MLS, NWSL, US and other news.

¡La noche de Fredy! | Los Sounders FC 2-1 Chicago Fire

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THORRINGTON 28´ (0-1), MONTERO 36´(1-1), 92´(2-1). Freddie y Fredy volvieron a reunirse en Seattle pero en equipos diferentes, y lo que casi termina en empate se convirtió en otra de las noches mágicas de Fredy, el de Colombia... Fredy MONTERO. A Freddie LJUNGBERG, el de Suecia, la noche fue trágica.