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MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Andrea Pirlo announces retirement

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One of soccer's all-time greats is hanging up his boots for good.

Andrea Pirlo announced through his Twitter account on Monday morning that he is not only leaving New York City FC, but the game as a whole as a player.

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- Andrea Pirlo (@Pirlo_official) November 6, 2017

The final stage of Pirlo's career may not have gone as planned with New York City FC, but he did record one goal and 18 assists in 60 games played.

‘My Journey Has Ended’ – Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football At Grand Old Age Of 38

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Andrea Pirlo has announced has retired from professional football following his final game in the MLS with New York City FC.

The 38-year-old came on for the final few minutes of New York's 2-0 win over Columbus Crew on Sunday after seeing his involvement dwindle to a trickle over the course of the prevailing season.

Yangel Herrera: Meet Manchester City’s dazzling young Venezuelan in New York

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MLS Playoff Preview: NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew

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There's still 90 minutes of soccer to be played in the Bronx, but NYCFC faces what is, at best an uphill climb, and, at worst, an absolute impossible task against the Columbus Crew.

In the wake of relocation talk and a slew of off the field debate, the Crew thumped NYCFC, 4-1, in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals to seal a resounding advantage heading towards Sunday's second leg at Yankee Stadium.

Crew rip New York City 4-1 in MLS playoffs

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New York (AFP) – Norwegian striker Ola Kamara scored in the sixth minute and the host Columbus Crew thumped 10-man New York City FC 4-1 Tuesday in a Major League Soccer playoff match.

Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful added second-half goals after NYCFC lost Alexander Callens to a red card in the 52nd minute, putting the Manchester City-owned side in a major hole in the two-match, total goals series.

Crew rip New York City 4-1 in MLS playoffs

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New York (AFP) – Norwegian striker Ola Kamara scored in the sixth minute and the host Columbus Crew thumped 10-man New York City FC 4-1 Tuesday in a Major League Soccer playoff match.

Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful added second-half goals after NYCFC lost Alexander Callens to a red card in the 52nd minute, putting the Manchester City-owned side in a major hole in the two-match, total goals series.

Crew steamroll NYCFC in emphatic first leg win

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Following 120 minutes against Atlanta United in the knockout round five days earlier, many wondered how much energy the Columbus Crew would have on Tuesday against New York City FC.

Gregg Berhalter's side answered their critics with a emphatic 4-1 first leg victory at MAFPRE Stadium. The Crew received goals from four different players, while NYCFC played most of the second-half with 10 men.

MLS attendances through gameweek 32 of the 2017 season

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Colorado Rapids drew its smallest crowd of the season in its final home match, a Rocky Mountain Cup game against Real Salt Lake, with just a reported attendance of 13,102.

On the flip side, the Revs had its largest turnout in its final home match versus New York City FC.

MLS attendances through gameweek 32 of the 2017 season

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Colorado Rapids drew its smallest crowd of the season in its final home match, a Rocky Mountain Cup game against Real Salt Lake, with just a reported attendance of 13,102.

On the flip side, the Revs had its largest turnout in its final home match versus New York City FC.

MLS Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Just two weeks remain in MLS play, and some vital matchups will take place across the league on Sunday afternoon.

The schedule starts in the East which is, at this point, fairly locked up. New York City FC has plenty on the line, though, heading into Sunday's match against the Houston Dynamo.

NYCFC season finale moved to Citi Field

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New York City FC is being kicked out if their own home again.

The club announced today they are moving their final home match of the regular season against Columbus Crew SC to Citi Field in Queens due to the New York Yankees making the American League Championship Series in the MLB Playoffs.

Andrea Pirlo to retire at conclusion of NYCFC season 

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Although easily winning in the category of "Least Suspenseful Soccer Declaration in 2017," an Italian legend has made public his intentions. New York City FC midfielder and Italian soccer legend, Andrea Pirlo, will retire at the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season.

"You realize yourself that the time has come," said Pirlo in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

Nikolic, Villa score as Fire and NYCFC draw

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The goalscoring designated players took center stage at Toyota Park as the Chicago Fire drew 1-1 with New York City FC on Saturday.

The opener came after 20 minutes, with Nemanja Nikolic scoring his 21st goal of the season. The Hungarian scored after a defensive gaffe by the away side, eventually resulting in the him winning the ball inches from the goal line and easily scoring.

Harrison’s goal enough for NYCFC to cruise in 1-0 win in Montreal

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Montreal's September heat wave and heavy rain were not an issue for New York City FC. Keeping control for most of the game, NYCFC cruised to a 1-0 victory thanks to Jack Harrison's 29th minute strike.

NYCFC applied a tremendous amount of pressure on Montreal from the opening whistle. As the first half went on, the Impact's defense cracked at the 29th minute.

MLS attendances through gameweek 29 of the 2017 season

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MLS reported attendances had another good week courtesy of Atlanta playing two more home matches at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

The only downer was New York City FC’s match that was played in Hartford’s Pratt and Whitney Stadium due to a scheduling conflict at Yankee Stadium. The 10,165 was the lowest reported attendance of the season.

MLS attendances through gameweek 29 of the 2017 season

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MLS reported attendances had another good week courtesy of Atlanta playing two more home matches at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

The only downer was New York City FC’s match that was played in Hartford’s Pratt and Whitney Stadium due to a scheduling conflict at Yankee Stadium. The 10,165 was the lowest reported attendance of the season.

Rapids snatch late point in draw with NYCFC

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For most of Saturday's match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, it looked like NYCFC would claim an important three points on the road. Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji had other ideas, scoring an equalizer in the 89th-minute in a 1-1 draw.
A long-range strike from Thomas McNamara stole the show early, before Badji canceled it out late.

With season winding down, NYCFC looks to put pressure on TFC in Supporters' Shield hunt

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In August, Patrick Vieira conceded the Supporters' Shield to Toronto FC. They were just too far ahead, he said, and catching them this late in the season just wasn't going to happen.

Maybe, just maybe, he spoke too soon.

With Wednesday's win over Sporting KC, the shorthanded NYCFC pulled within six points of TFC atop the Eastern Conference.

MLS Ticker: Will Johnson arrested, LAFC signs Argentinian attacker and more

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Orlando City midfielder Will Johnson was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery after an alleged domestic incident involving Johnson and his wife.

According to the police report — published in part by the Orlando Sentinel — Johnson was booked early on Wednesday morning after his wife accused him of tackling her by "wrapping both of his arms completely around her waist" following an argument.

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First leg looms large for NYCFC following playoff exit

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Scoring twice, recording a clean sheet, dominating possession and posting 16 shots sounds like a good day at the office for any team. Yet, for New York City FC, it wasn't enough.

A 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Yankee Stadium was met with disappointment, as it was not enough to overcome the 4-1 loss suffered days earlier in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Revolution 2, NYC FC 1: Revs break club record in weird season

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The Revs grabbed their 12th home win on Sunday.

The New England Revolution might've missed the playoffs but they did set a new club record for most home wins in a season. On Sunday, the Revs beat New York City FC 2-1 to collect three points at home for the 12th time in 2017.

The game's defining moment came in the 26th minute when Jack Harrison was shown a red card for a straight-legged tackle on Teal Bunbury.

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Crew hold off NYCFC comeback, advance to Eastern Conference final against TFC

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The Columbus Crew entered Sunday's second leg against NYCFC with a three-goal advantage, and they needed every one of those three goals to survive their trip to Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC mustered a pair of goals on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overturn a 4-1 first leg beatdown. When all was said and done, the Crew narrowly held on, winning the Eastern Conference semi-final series, 4-3, to book a date with Toronto FC.

NYCFC faces long odds in second leg agaisnt Columbus

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"I expect them to sit back, have a deep block and go in to counter-attack," said NYCFC head coachPatrick Vieira.

"We think the best way to advance is by scoring a goal so we're going to be focused on attacking," Columbus Crew manager Gregg Berhalter told SiriusXM FC.

So, when the two teams square off in the second leg of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday with the Crew up 4-1.

Following first leg shellacking, NYCFC still holding onto hope of unlikely home comeback

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Heading into the postseason, the big focus for NYCFC was to avoid the failures of last season. Their postseason debut, a 2016 clash with Toronto FC, was over in the blink of an eye thanks to naive defending and a vicious attack. It ended 7-0 on aggregate and, at times, it didn't even feel that close.

Crew vs. NYCFC: Your Running Commentary

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After toppling Atlanta United in a stunning penalty kick win, the Columbus Crew return home to face NYCFC in what should be an emotion-filled clash.

The Crew have battled relocation talk for the past several weeks, but it did little to derail them in a Zack Steffen-led win over the favored Atlanta United.

NYCFC prepared to face off with motivated Crew

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The Columbus Crew owner, who has created a massive distraction while his team attempts to maneuver its way to an MLS Cup, plans to be in attendance Tuesday at MAPFRE Stadium when the Crew host New York City FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Anthony Precourt stunned the players, staff and community when admitting to a potential franchise move from Buckeye country to the land of the Longhorns – Austin, Texas.

NYCFC holds on to second despite tie with Crew

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A win on Sunday would have locked up a first round bye for NYCFC. They didn't get it, but held on to second place nonetheless.

The Columbus Crew sealed a 2-2 draw on Sunday at Citi Field, but, coupled, with the results from Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire, NYCFC held on to second place.

Diego Fagundez sends Revs to home win past 10-man NYCFC

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Although the New England Revolution's season will end in disappointment after being eliminated from playoff contention last weekend, the Revs have been one of the best home teams in MLS.

On Sunday night, the Revolution pocketed their franchise record 12th home win, thanks in part to a 26th-minute red card to New York City FC's Jack Harrison and a brace from Diego Fagundez to lead the hosts to a 2-1 victory.

Patricof on NYCFC: "We have a chance to be one of the biggest clubs in the world."

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A New York City native, Jon Patricof remembers his introduction to professional soccer as a nine-year old. His family commuted to Nassau County Coliseum to watch Major Indoor Soccer League boy wonder Steve Zungel and the New York Arrows.

Some 35 years later, Patricof still resides in the city but no longer has to embark for Long Island to watch a professional match.

Late goal from Jack Harrison leads NYCFC past Sporting KC

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Although the club's biggest name was out of action, one of NYCFC's young stars helped lead them to a major home victory over a playoff contender.

Jack Harrison fired a late bouncing strike past Tim Melia, leading NYCFC to a 1-0 win over Sporting KC on Wednesday night in the lone midweek MLS match.

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/24/17

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Union news, 2018 All Star game location, and Ronaldo is FIFA's best again.

Philadelphia Union News

Union players strongly defend under-fire manager Jim Curtin
Some of the strongest backing came from players whose futures in Philadelphia are in even greater doubt than Curtin's.

Diego Valeri Scores Again in 1-0 Portland Timbers Win Over New York City FC

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The Portland Timbers gutted out their fourth road win of the year on Saturday, beating New York City FC 1-0 at Yankee Stadium.

After sustained pressure from New York to start the match, the Timbers were able to rattle off a couple of quick chances late in the first half, coming close through a Roy Miller header in the 41st minute and a series of half chances in the moments after.

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How to Watch MLS in Week 33, TV and Streaming Listings

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Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Eleven of the twelve MLS Cup playoff spots are locked in heading to decision day. The Eastern Conference is set with Toronto FC securing the Supporters' Shield and a bye but New York City FC, the Chicago Fire, Atlanta United FC and Columbus Crew SC all have a shot at the 2 seed and the second bye.

Timber Cruise: New York City FC 0, Portland Timbers 1

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Well that weekend couldn't have gone much better for the Portland Timbers.

Not only did the Timbers earn an improbable 1-0 win at inevitable Eastern Conference runners-up New York City FC, but nearly every other result went their way, too: The Sounders dropped points against the Galaxy at home, FC Dallas got burned by Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City took only one point from their two-game Eastern swing, and the Houston Dynamo lost to the Colorado Rapids at home (?

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D.C. United season review: Chris Korb

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The fullback goes under a less painful scope this time.

It was August of 2015 when Chris Korb tore his ACL when D.C. United were on the road against New York City FC and since then, the outside back had been working on getting back to some form of game shape. He had setbacks in 2016 that caused additional surgeries, and he was unable to make the 2017 preseason roster.

Revs Win Home Finale

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Diego Fagundez bagged a brace to power the Revolution to a 2-1 win over a shorthanded New York City FC on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Fagundez found the breakthrough in the 51st minute on a feed from Andrew Farrell then added another in stoppage time after following up on his own rebound inside the six.

US U-17s lose to Colombia, NYCFC switching to Queens, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 13, 2017

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The Bronx Bombers send City to Queens.

Hey everyone. It's Friday the 13th and everything is still awful. Thanks to Jason Anderson for taking Wednesday's Freedom Kicks while I was in Trinidad and Tobago watching...that. Yeah, not sure if I'm ready to talk about it, but for now, here we go with the news:

USA 1-3 Colombia, FIFA U-17 World Cup | Stars & Stripes FC
The U-17s lose to Colombia and with Ghana crushing India, the U-17s finish 3rd in the group.

Fire 1 New York City FC 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire and New York City FC played to a 1-1 draw that didn't distinguish either team as a clear cut favorite to finish above the other in the race for positioning in the Easter Conference playoffs. Both played through a fairly conservative match that yielded few clear chances although the overall play wasn't bad.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against New York City FC

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Who do you want to start against New York City FC?

The Houston Dynamo are winless in their last four matches and head into one of their most difficult fixtures of the year when they travel north to take on New York City FC. The Dynamo will have their work cut out for them as they've struggled mightily on the road this season recording just a single win in 15 road games while New York City has lost at home just twice.