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Portland Thorns

Storylines: Portland Thorns vs North Carolina Courage, NWSL Championship 2017

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The Thorns head to Orlando for a chance at their second NWSL championship

The season is spent. In Portland, the leaves are turning and the rain is back. But in Orlando, it's still a balmy eighty degrees, and one thing remains for the Thorns: to bring home the championship trophy this Saturday.

Portland Thorns 2017 Season Preview

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Root for the girls in red, until you're h*ckin' dead

Dig up your scarf. Rest your voice. Get excited. The 2017 NWSL season is almost upon us, and it opens this Saturday at noon with a (nationally televised!) Thorns home match against Orlando.

Last season was something of a breakout year for Portland, a team that's always excelled in terms of fan support and talent, but often struggled with consistency, especially when it came to getting results on the road.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 26: Red cards and shutouts

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Some MLS teams took advantage of the international break and others didn't. That meant a shorter MLS weekend than usual with only four games on Saturday. The scores start with New England shutting out Orlando 4-0 at Gillette Stadium. Kei Kamara had a hat trick with goals in the 26th, 75th and 89th minutes.

MLS Week 21: Four goal shutouts

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Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season started with Atlanta and Orlando drawing 1-1 on national television. Kaka opened the scoring for Orlando in the 40th minute on the road. Hector Villalba equalized two minutes into stoppage time. Dom Dwyer started for Orlando in his first game since the move from Sporting KC.

Major Link Soccer: Cyle Larin arrested and charged with DUI in Orlando

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The Orlando striker was driving on the wrong side of the road. Andres Guardado could be coming to LAFC. We get a peek at US Soccer's payroll.

Seattle

The Sonics Arena Investment Group have released their own financing letter for their SoDo Arena plan, highlighting the lack of public money required to advance their plan compared to the KeyArena proposal.

Kaka scores in MLS injury return as Orlando win

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Miami (AFP) – Former Brazilian star Kaka didn’t disappoint in his return from injury, scoring in injury time to punctuate Orlando City’s 2-0 Major League Soccer win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Carlos Rivas and Kaka both entered the contest in the 60th minute.

Rivas broke a scoreless deadlock in the 70th minute with his first goal of the season - a sensational shot off his left foot into the far post that left Colorado keeper Zac MacMath no time to react.

Kaka scores in MLS injury return as Orlando win

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Miami (AFP) – Former Brazilian star Kaka didn’t disappoint in his return from injury, scoring in injury time to punctuate Orlando City’s 2-0 Major League Soccer win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Carlos Rivas and Kaka both entered the contest in the 60th minute.

Rivas broke a scoreless deadlock in the 70th minute with his first goal of the season - a sensational shot off his left foot into the far post that left Colorado keeper Zac MacMath no time to react.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 7 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Orlando Puts On A Show

There’s something pretty special going on in Orlando.

The Lions have turned heads from the moment they entered MLS with Kaka and a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 at the Citrus Bowl, but what has happened since this club opened its new stadium has been on another level entirely.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 7 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Orlando Puts On A Show

There’s something pretty special going on in Orlando.

The Lions have turned heads from the moment they entered MLS with Kaka and a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 at the Citrus Bowl, but what has happened since this club opened its new stadium has been on another level entirely.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 6 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 6 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Changed Calculus For Orlando

Orlando City was plenty entertaining during their first two years in MLS, but their inability to do two things – play defense and win home games – meant that they were never a legitimate contender.

D.C. United vs. Orlando City 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS

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United's MLS playoff dress rehearsal is in Florida against a team building towards 2017

D.C. United is playing the most effective soccer in MLS right now. It's been so long since we've been able to say it that it almost feels weird. The Black-and-Red, with a win over Orlando City SC today, would be charging into the playoffs with the only five-game winning streak the league has seen this year.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/18/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Union 0, Orlando 2: Player grades, analysis from pitiful home performance
Here's Kevin Kinkead's thoughts from the Orlando game.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Dallas take Shield lead but injuries loom large in Wk.

MLS Week 2 Open Thread: Dynamo vs. Dallas for the Heart of Texas

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The Portland Timbers are taking on the San Jose Earthquakes this weekend in what should be a stiff test for the champions. Between now and then, however, there are nine other matches being played in MLS and some of them look like they might be pretty darn good.

Friday Orlando City FC vs. Chicago Fire

Watch it on: UniMas

Kickoff: 4:00 p.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs open pre-season with 4-2 friendly win over PSG

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Orlando (AFP) – Harry Kane’s late penalty helped Tottenham Hotspur start their pre-season preparations in emphatic fashion as French champions Paris St Germain imploded in Orlando.

PSG were reduced to 10 men just moments into the second half when German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who had endured an awful first 45 minutes, was sent off for handballing outside of the box.

Photos: Spurs training in Orlando

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Tottenham Hotspur held an open training session in Orlando as they prepare for today's pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain. Some of...

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Orlando Pride

Seattle Reign keep home undefeated streak alive in draw with Orlando

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Bev Yanez, Marta trade goals in the 1-1 draw.

After last weekend's eight-goal adventure, Memorial Stadium had a more down to earth scoreline Sunday night, as Seattle Reign FC hosted the Orlando Pride to a 1-1 draw.

Albeit it was more frustrating on Seattle's part as the bite that was in their offense last week came more in spurts this time around.

Houston head home to take on Orlando

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Dash aim to bounce back from last week's defeat

After back-to-back games on the road, the Houston Dash return home to BBVA Compass Stadium to host NWSL's newest expansion team the Orlando Pride on Friday evening.

Houston and Orlando have already met once this season in Florida where the Dash suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of Alex Morgan and the Pride.

Seattle Reign hit with Confundus spell in Orlando

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New kids on the block Orlando Pride had the perfect counter-spells to Seattle's magic, and it wasn't fun.

Rebounding after the season-opener clunker, it'd be understandable for Seattle Reign FC fans to have regained their swagger — especially after Kim Little reminded everyone that she is magic personified with that NWSL Player of the Week shift versus two-time defending champion FC Kansas City.

Houston Dash at Orlando Pride Final Score: Houston Dash lose 3-1 to Orlando Pride

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Alex Morgan and Lianne Sanderson contributed to Orlando's 3-1 victory over the Houston Dash for their first victory in front of an NWSL record crowd of 23,403.

The Houston Dash dropped their second game of the season 3-1 against the Orlando Pride, in front of a record crowd of 23,403 at Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.

Match Preview: Thorns vs. Orlando

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Old friends return tonight, as Alex Morgan, Steph Catley, Kaylyn Kyle, Lianne Sanderson, and the Orlando Pride come to Providence Park.

The Portland Thorns (0-0-0) host league newcomers the Orlando Pride (0-0-0) for their first match of the 2016 National Women's Soccer League season. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:00pm at Providence Park.

Philadelphia Union

Contracting Larin-gitis: Orlando City 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Despite being overmatched and outplayed on the road, the Philadelphia Union nearly stole a road point from Orlando City.

This is not what the Philadelphia Union had hoped for when they made the trip to Orlando this weekend. Their first win of the season would have been euphoric, and a road draw against an as yet undefeated team would have been satisfying.

Match 5: Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC

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Everything you need to know about the Philadelphia Union's match with Orlando City SC, from previews to recap and analysis.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC

Date: Friday, April 8th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

Referees: REF: Jair Marrufo, AR1: Peter Balciunas, AR2: Daniel Belleau, 4th: Rubiel Vazquez

Television: Univision Deportes

Streaming: MLS Live

All-time Record: The Union (2-2-0) and Orlando City (2-0-2) will meet for only the third time this Friday.

Three questions with The Mane Land

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We spoke with Michael Citro from The Mane Land, SB Nation's Orlando City SC blog, about what to expect from the Lions in tomorrow's match against the Philadelphia Union.

Orlando is well known for their offense, but four goals against this season is among the league's lowest. What makes the defense tick, and are there any weaknesses?

In pictures: Union 1-0 Orlando

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at Sunday's season finale win over Orlando.

Orlando City SC

Orlando open new football stadium with win but Kaka injured

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin’s header in the 15th minute was enough to let Orlando City SC open their new stadium with a 1-0 victory over New York City FC Sunday on Major League Soccer’s opening weekend.

It wasn’t all good news for Orlando, however, as Larin’s header came minutes after Brazilian veteran Kaka limped off with a left hamstring injury.

Orlando open new football stadium with win but Kaka injured

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin’s header in the 15th minute was enough to let Orlando City SC open their new stadium with a 1-0 victory over New York City FC Sunday on Major League Soccer’s opening weekend.

It wasn’t all good news for Orlando, however, as Larin’s header came minutes after Brazilian veteran Kaka limped off with a left hamstring injury.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Orlando City SC

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Signs point to more of the same for the Lions in 2017

In 2015, Orlando City looked dead in the water. A middling opening half of the season gave way to a horrid 1W-3D-7L run through July and August, leaving the expansion side looking like road kill. However, with elimination staring them in the face, the Lions reeled off five straight wins, briefly extending their hopes until the penultimate game of the season.

In pressure situation, United respond with resounding win

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United's 4-1 win over Orlando was important, but there's still work to be done to make the 2016 playoffs

Last night wasn't quite do or die for D.C. United against Orlando City SC. A loss or a draw against their playoff rivals would not have eliminated the Black-and-Red from playoff contention, but it surely would have dented United's hopes, and made the final four games a sweat to end the season.

Tranquillo Barnetta's free-kick named to Top Ten Best Goals of April

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Despite missing out on goal of the week, the Swiss midfielder's game-winner against Orlando makes the Top Ten Goals of the Month.

Tranquillo Barnetta's game winning free-kick against Orlando City SC was named one of the top ten goals of the month of April, coming in at number four.

Barnetta's stunning goal was robbed of potential goal of the week honors earlier in April thanks to Chris Wondolowski s rather dull goal against FC Dallas.

New England Revolution

Orlando happy Juan Agudelo only played 20 minutes

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Orlando coach is well aware of Agudelo's talent.

Head coach Adrian Heath knows Juan Agudelo quite well since the striker trained with Orlando City in 2014 before rejoining the New England Revolution. Heath knows all about Agudelo's size, skill, and finishing ability, which is why he was happy to see the 23-year-old start on the bench.

Revolution v. Orlando: Three Thoughts

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Fagundez's goal was classic Revs and two other thoughts.

The New England Revolution collected their sixth draw of the 2016 campaign on Saturday night, battling Orlando City SC to a 2-2 result. Goals from Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo equaled strikes from Kevin Molino and Carlos Rivas. So, what did we learn from the tie?

Revolution 2, Orlando 2: New England Snatches Draw from the Jaws of Victory

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The Revs looked certain to get a 2-1 win, but instead settled for a 2-2 draw after giving up a 90th-minute equalizer.

It looked like they finally had it. For weeks, the New England Revolution have been settling for draw after draw, despite having the better of the play for long stretches, but on Saturday night, the Revs made it to the 90th minute with a 2-1 lead.

How to watch Revolution v. Orlando City: TV Listings, live stream options and more

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The New England Revolution face Orlando City SC for the second time in two weeks. Are we in for another wild game?

The New England Revolution will face Orlando City SC for the second time in two weeks. Given their extended winless runs, it's unlikely that that either team will be satisfied with another draw.

How to Watch New England Revolution v Orlando City:TV Info, Live Stream, Lineups and More

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Can the Revs get the better of Kaka and Orlando City SC?

The New England Revolution are on the road this week as they travel to face Orlando City SC. The Revs are 1-4-1 while the Lions are 2-2-1.

If the Revs are going to collect three points and overtake Orlando in the standings, they will need to keep a close eye on Kaka.

Revolution putting in the work to stop Orlando's Kaka

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Revs are prepping to face Kaka.

When the New England Revolution face Orlando City on Sunday, they know they'll be opposite of Kaka, one of the league's most dangerous players. The Brazilian has an impressive resume that includes multiple league titles, a World Cup, and a FIFA World Payer of the Year award.

Sporting Kansas City

Dwyer Red Card Rescinded

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In a move that surprised me, Sporting KC not only appealed the red card that was handed out to Dom Dwyer in the 87th minute of their 3-1 loss to Orlando on Sunday, but the independent review panel that hears the appeals rescinded the red card.

The appeal process required unanimous approval from review panel which includes a representative from US Soccer, the Canadian Soccer Association, and PRO, the Professional Referees, Organization.

MLS Fines Heath and Orlando for Comments on Dwyer

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When Adrian Heath made comments on his radio show about Dom Dwyer and Orlando's interest in bringing him back to Orlando, the question was always whether the coach would get fined for his comments, which included "there is no secret that Dom wants to be here." The league's tampering rules are fairly vague compared to other American leagues, but most people expected there would be some comment coming form MLS.

The Rest

A win against Orlando, a draw with Boston. What’s next for the Dash when they travel to FC Kansas City?

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Dash set to travel to Kansas City this weekend.

A 2 goal win over Orlando.

A scoreless draw against Boston.

A 3-7-0 record for 2017.

And no Ohai.

What Dash fans can expect Saturday when the team takes on Kansas City is anyone's guess. The team seems to be perpetually stuck in a state of "one step forward, 4 steps back.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS

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United could finally get a winning streak going tonight against the Crew

Fans were justifiably delighted with D.C. United brushing Orlando aside over the weekend, but tonight against the Columbus Crew, they'll be looking to start their first winning streak of 2016. More importantly, there's the playoff positioning angle: United could jump into 5th place with some help, while the Crew more or less cannot afford to lose this game if they want to maintain any illusions of a postseason berth.

New York, Seattle and Orlando among markets selected to host Copa America Centenario

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The Copa America Centenario is officially bound for the U.S., and now the cities in which it will be played have been revealed.

CONCACAF announced Thursday that 10 cities across the U.S. will host the upcoming tournament, which is set to be played from June 3-26. Each venue is set to host on multiple days throughout the tournament, while most will host up to three matches.