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Report: Gonzalo Veron heading (back) to Argentina?

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An update on what seems like a foregone conclusion

Reports out of Argentina are linking Gonzalo Veron to Colón de Santa Fe in the Argentine Superliga. The 28-year old Veron had his option declined by the New York Red Bulls at the end of the 2017 season and had his rights selected by D.

D.C. United season review: Steve Birnbaum

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The captain goes under the microscope.

Steve Birnbaum had a pretty good 2016, with United States caps both in World Cup Qualifying action and during the Copa America Centenario, and had European interest from Israel and Germany which was parlayed into a new contract to keep him in Black-and-Red for a few years.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: D.C. United lands David Ousted, Sam Adekugbe transfers to Norwegian side, and more

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David Ousted is set to be Bill Hamid's replacement in the nation's capital.

Ousted, 32, transfers to United on a reported two-year contract following a completed trade between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Black and Red. The Danish goalkeeper, who has a third year club option in his new contract, will earn roughly $500,000 this upcoming season, keeping him under the Designated Player threshold.

Red Bulls culture shift looks ready to hit its peak

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On the surface, the New York Red Bulls offseason could portray the club to be in turmoil.

For the second straight season, the Red Bulls have traded their captain, a key figure in their midfield. The move, along with a slew of players waived and just a few signed from the Red Bulls reserve squad, New York Red Bulls II, projects frugality and contentment.

MLS Ticker: Carl Robinson linked with Wales job, Alex heads to South Korea, and more

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Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has emerged as a potential candidate for the open position with the Wales national team. The Welshman been with the Caps for the last four years, twice leading them to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

He remains an underdog, with the favorites being Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy.

Sacha Kljestan traded to Orlando City for Carlos Rivas, Tommy Redding

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Midfielder Sacha Kljestan is officially on his way to Florida.

The New York Red Bulls confirmed reports of a deal sending the midfielder to Orlando City along with $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money in exchange for forward Carlos Rivas and defender Tommy Redding.

"We are thrilled to bring Sacha to Orlando," Orlando City general manager Niki Budalic said.

Report: Sacha Kljestan traded to Orlando City for Carlos Rivas, Tommy Redding

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Sacha Kljestan's name has been floated out in trade rumors for most of the offseason, and it appears that he's found a new team.

According to an ESPN report, Orlando City will acquire Kljestan along with $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for winger Carlos Rivas and defender Tommy Redding.

D.C. United selects Gonzalo Veron in 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft

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The Black-and-Red have potentially bolstered their attack by grabbing the New York Red Bulls forward

In stage two of the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft, D.C. United selected forward Gonzalo Veron, formerly of the New York Red Bulls. The 27 year old Argentine forward can also play wide left, and largely featured as a supersub for Jesse Marsch's side.

TFC depth, new format could help MLS achieve CCL glory in 2018

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Major League Soccer has achieved more than many could've imagined over the last five years, but there's still one glaring hole on the league's resume.

Although it will be a tough task for the five MLS clubs entered in the CONCACAF Champions League, the elusive prize the league has searched for could finally end up in the trophy case in April.

MLS Ticker: Galaxy acquire rights to Bingham, FC Dallas signs Maurer and more

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The LA Galaxy appear to have an answer at goalkeeper.

The Galaxy acquired the rights to goalkeeper David Bingham from the San Jose Earthquakes on Monday.

Bingham isn't signed with the Galaxy yet, but the club now has the opportunity to discuss terms without any other contenders in MLS for the out-of-contract American.

Is MLS a selling league?

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Nov 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - On Wednesday, MLS commissioner Don Garber spoke as part of the Sports Business Journal's Dealmakers conference. He covered a wide range of topics. That included confirming a potential, SUM-organized tournament next summer for non-World Cup participants.

MLS Ticker: Vanney wins Coach of the Year, Red Bulls buy Murillo, and more

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Greg Vanney has been named the MLS coach of the year, beating out Gerardo "Tata" Martino and Veljko Paunovic for the honor. The Toronto FC boss won with an average of 37.07 percent of the player, club, and media votes.

Vanney, who was also named SBI's MLS Coach of the Year last week, led Toronto FC to the best record in MLS regular season history with 69 points.

A look at the biggest needs for the eliminated MLS playoff teams

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For eight teams, the MLS playoffs ended too soon, at least in their own eyes. Just four teams remain in the postseason chase but, for those that have fallen throughout the knockout and conference semifinal rounds, it is time to reassess.

The knockout rounds saw the Chicago Fire, Atlanta United, San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City ejected from the playoffs, while the conference semis claimed NYCFC, the New York Red Bulls, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS playoff handbags, DCU Academy alum update & more: Freedom Kicks for 11/6/17

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Was a wild Sunday, so pour a cup and join us.

Hi. Funny thing about one-year-olds, they give negative zero craps about Daylight Savings Time. The MLS held the second legs of its remaining three playoff series yesterday so let's get to them:

Toronto FC 0-1 New York Red Bulls: Reds avoid catastrophe.

Toronto, Columbus to meet in MLS East showdown

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New York (AFP) – Toronto FC advanced to Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference finals despite a 1-0 home loss Sunday to the New York Red Bulls in a playoff matchup marred by a half-time scuffle.

The heated encounter saw Toronto’s Jozy Altidore and New York’s Sacha Kljestan given red cards as tempers boiled over into shoving between the US national team members as players departed the field at half-time.

MLS Playoff Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS playoffs are here, and they begin with two matches on Wednesday night.

Action starts in the East as the New York Red Bulls face off with the Chicago Fire (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1) . The matchup is a fitting one for Dax McCarty, who collides with his former team in his first playoff match with his new club.

Sacha Kljestan

Kljestan trade fits for both Red Bulls, Orlando City

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For the past several seasons, the New York Red Bulls have been working to get younger. Throughout that process, though, the club has made several tough decisions. They made another recently by moving the team's captain for the second straight season in a move that seemingly fits for all involved.

Report: LAFC closing in on move for Sacha Kljestan

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One of the league's top playmakers appears to be on the move.

According to Metro, Los Angeles FC is closing in on a deal for New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan. If the move were to come to fruition, it would mark the second consecutive offseason where the Red Bulls dealt their captain following last winter's deal that sent Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire.

Inconsistency proves theme of Red Bulls season

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The New York Red Bulls 2017 season could only be defined by inconsistency.

Whether it was the health of crucial players, the results, or offensive supremacy, the Red Bulls longed for a solution to their continued ineptitude in the biggest moments for the club. While that is nothing new for fans, the Red Bulls are victims of their own regular season success in recent years and fan expectations are impossibly high for the perennially suffering team.

Sacha Kljestan holds the key to the Red Bulls' MLS cup dreams

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Sacha Kljestan's legacy with the New York Red Bulls will be forged in the 2017 playoffs.

Despite leading the league in assists over the last two seasons, and becoming the all-time assist leader for the Red Bulls, he has failed to make an impact in the most important moments for the team in his three seasons in New York.

Red Bulls crush Fire in playoff opener

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The New York Red Bulls put in a terrific team effort, defeating the Chicago Fire in the opening match of the MLS Cup Playoffs behind Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright Phillips.

The sixth-seeded Red Bulls proved to be too much for the Fire, winning 4-0 over a side that limped into the playoffs with a number of key players injured and recovering from their Decision Day defeat at the hands of the Houston Dynamo.

Toronto FC

TFC, Rapids drawn together in CONCACAF Champions League round of 16

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Toronto FC and the Colorado Rapids were drawn against each other for the round of 16 of the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League on Monday night.

Although they play in the same league, TFC and the Rapids were allowed to be pitted against each other because they come from two different nations.

TFC in precarious position following halftime brawl

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One week ago, Jozy Altidore was in the headlines for off the field incidents with New York Red Bull fans, calling them "classless" following leg 1 of the Eastern Confernce semi-finals. A week later, Altidore is in the headlines again.

During the second leg of the playoff series between the Red Bulls and TFC, Altidore played a part in two incidents, earning a red card during the halftime break.

TFC survives Red Bulls push following Altidore, Kljestan red cards

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Emotional. Frantic. Tactical. Physical.

The second leg of the Eastern Conference semi-final between Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls was everything you could ask for in a knockout match.

In the end, the Red Bulls won the battle, but lost the war with a 1-0 victory at BMO field Sunday afternoon following a 2-1 loss on home turf in the opening leg.

MLS Playoff Preview: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls

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The coronation of the MLS king is already set in motion.

Based off Monday's first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal, it's not wrong to pencil Toronto FC into the East final, but the reality is there's still 90 minutes left to play.

The New York Red Bulls haven't been completely cast off, but they'll need to benefit from all sorts of luck.

Sacha Kljestan: Red Bulls must 'figure it out on their own'

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Greg Vanney spoke about Sebastian Giovinco after Toronto FC's road victory over the New York Red Bulls in leg 1 of the Eastern conference semifinals, and his words juxtapose perfectly with something Jesse Marsch said during his postgame press conference.

"He's amazing," Vanney said of his star.

Jozy Altidore hits out at 'classless' chants at Red Bull Arena

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Following the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualifying failure, Jozy Altidore knew the boos were coming. However, he was none too pleased with the treatment at Red Bull Arena on Monday night.

Altidore and Toronto FC teammate Michael Bradley were jeered and booed throughout Monday's match, a 2-1 TFC win over the New York Red Bulls in Harrison.

Toronto FC's defensive unit steps up in victory over Red Bulls

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Toronto FC's 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Monday night seemed like usual business in some ways. The Designated Players stood out, with Jozy Altidore having a strong night up front and Sebastian Giovinco grabbing the game winner from a freekick as the team collected yet another victory this year.

Sebastian Giovinco free kick powers TFC over Red Bulls

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Toronto FC came into their playoff match against the New York Red Bulls with a mountain of pressure and expectations. TFC needed big performances from the biggest players, and they got them.

Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, Victor Vazquez, and Michael Bradley all outperformed the Red Bulls like-for-like players, and the final 2-1 result was a validation of TFC's historic year.

How to Watch MLS Playoffs: 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. New York Red Bulls versus Toronto FC: Toronto FC set the all-time record for points in a single season this year with 69 points over 34 games, but after being the losing team in last year's MLS Cup they know that regular season records only go so far.

MLS Playoff Preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC

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The New York Red Bulls thoroughly dispatched of the Chicago Fire to book their spot in the Eastern Conference semifinals. What awaits them will be a different test entirely.

Toronto FC is fresh off a record-setting regular season, one which saw the club seal a league-high 69 points. Now, TFC travels to Red Bull Arena to open their postseason against a Red Bull team that built a bit of momentum in a 4-0 beating of the Fire last week.

Chicago Fire

Major Link Soccer: New York Red Bulls rout Chicago Fire

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Also: Fredy Montero scores in the playoffs, and tattoos!

Seattle

With the playoffs officially under way, a poll was conducted on "Who would you like to see host MLS Cup". So far, Seattle is leading the way.

Love them or hate them, tattoos are a big thing. Take a look at some Seattle Sounders and their tattoos.

How to Watch MLS Playoffs Knockout Round, TV and Streaming Listings

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Twelve teams enter, by Thursday night four will be eliminated from the playoffs. Check out our Three (four) Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines (well, four; one for each game!):
  1. Chicago Fire versus New York Red Bulls: One of the defining trades of the offseason was when NYRB traded their captain Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire for $400,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).

MLS Playoff Preview: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls

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Two of the Eastern Conference's more inconsistent sides, the Chicago Fire and the New York Red Bulls, meet up in the first matchup of the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Fire are the third seed in the competitive East, slipping from a top spot they held after an 11-game unbeaten run in the middle of the summer.

The Rest

Steel FC Sign Brandon Allen

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Former All-League, Rookie of the Year returns to USL

After the departure of Seku Conneh to the K-League and the first team signing Cory Burke to a contract, Bethlehem Steel FC had a bit of a hole at striker to fill.

Enter Brandon Allen, who you might remember as the former USL all-league and 2016 rookie of the year selection.

Here’s the full 2018 Revolution schedule

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A balanced schedule awaits Brad Friedel and the Revolution.

On March 3, Brad Friedel will begin his reign as the Revolution Head Coach with a trip to Chester, Pa., when his team his team will take on the Philadelphia Union. One week later, Friedel will make his Foxboro debut against the Colorado Rapids.

Timbers Open 2018 Season at LA Galaxy; Home Opener Set for April 14th

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We have our first glimpse of the Portland Timbers' 2018 schedule.

The Timbers will open the season with a cross-country road trip that features the two erstwhile "it" clubs in MLS. Gio Savarese's side will open the regular season against the LA Galaxy at the Stub Hub Center on Sunday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.

Following tip from Matt Miazga, Kelvin Leerdam becoming rock in Sounders defense

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TORONTO When the Seattle Sounders declared serious interest in signing Kelvin Leerdam, a familiar face to American soccer fans helped put in a good word about the defending MLS Cup champions.

The 27-year-old joined the Sounders from Dutch side Vitesse in July and has settled into a role in the starting lineup.

From Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Tyler Adams… 14 international football new boys – rated

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After reflecting on 2017, Jesse Marsch looks to continue evolving as a coach

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Jesse Marsch is working on a project, one that has well publicized in his three years with the New York Red Bulls. It requires a focus on youth development, taking talented but inexperienced players moving from being prospects to becoming important to the core of the senior team. However, players, like Tyler Adams and Aaron Long, are not the only ones in the midst of developing their skills.