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Special bond unites USMNT's Howard with childhood coach Mulqueen

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When Tim Howard was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the impending World Cup qualifiers, he placed a phone call to the man who convinced Howard at the age of 11 that he had extraordinary potential as a goalkeeper Tim Mulqueen.

While Howard may have surprised some observers, including USMNT head coach Bruce Arena, Mulqueen never doubted that his 38-year-old pupil would be physically fortified following a long term injury.

Report: Kaka to miss six weeks with hamstring injury

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While Orlando City emerged victorious from Sunday's match against New York City FC, it came at a steep price.

Star DP midfielder Kaka will reportedly miss up to six weeks with a grade 1-2hamstring injury. Kaka was forced off the field early in Sunday's match, just before Cyle Larin put the hosts up in a match they'd eventually win, 1-0.

Orlando City trades Shea to Whitecaps in exchange for Barnes

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With less than a week remaining before the start of the MLS regular season, two teams got together for a blockbuster.

Orlando City has traded winger Brek Shea to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for forward Giles Barnes, the two teams announced on Saturday.

Oduro lifts Impact to win over Orlando City

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The Montreal Impact's playoffdreams may include a home match, while Orlando City's hopes of reaching the postseason are officially over.

A single Dominic Oduro goal proved just enough to lead the Impact to a 1-0 victory over the Lions on Sundayat Camping World Stadium. The win vaults the Impact to fourth in the Eastern Conference while sealing the Canadian club's second straight win following a four-game winless skid.

Major League Soccer

Parramore: An outsider’s view of the Orlando City stadium experience

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PSP's Chris Gibbons writes about his remarkable fan experience in Orlando last weekend and reflects on what it says about Philadelphia Union in Chester.

Best of MLS Week 3: Larin, Timbers and more

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We're down to five undefeated teams in Major League Soccer after Week 3.

The Portland Timbersleads the pack after picking up the club'sthird win of the season on Saturday over previously-perfect Houston Dynamo. FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City picked up wins at home to also remain without a loss out West.

Two strikes from Larin push Orlando City past Union

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Two home games, two wins at Orlando City Stadium.

Orlando City used a pair of tallies from Cyle Larin, and last-minute heroics from Joe Bendik, to earna 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Larin's goals in the 39th and 73rd minutes sandwiched C.J. Sapong's 52nd-minute equalizer.

MLS Ticker: Giovinco set to miss match, Sjoberg undegoes surgery, and more

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Toronto FC has yet to win a match in 2017, and finding that first win just became significantly more difficult.

According to the Toronto Sun, Sebastian Giovinco has been ruled out of Toronto FC's clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps due to a leg injury, specifically a contusion to his illiotibial band.

MLS Week 2: Your Live Commentary

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The second week of MLS play begins on Saturday and weather is certain to be a major factor.

Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the New England Revolution's clash with Orlando City and several more matches should be affected by frigid conditions.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 2

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The most talked about topic heading into Week 2 is the weather, and it will continue to be talked about all weekend as cold slams the Northeast. One match, the New England Revolution's home opener against Orlando City, has already been postponed to September 2, and the games in Philadelphia, New York and Minnesota will be played in frigid conditions.

Revs' clash with Orlando City postponed due to inclement weather

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Inclement weather has forced MLS to alter plans for one of this weekend's matches.

The New England Revolution announced on Friday that Saturday's match against Orlando City at Gillette Stadium has been postponed due to weather conditions. Saturday's forecast is calling forextremely cold temperatures along with wind chills that are expectedto take temperatures below 10 degrees.

A new game in Orlando

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - What a scene. A wall of soccer fanatics clad head-to-toe in purple, 4,000-strong, filled one end of stadium built purposely for the sport of soccer in the United States. They stood throughout the match, chanting, singing, and imploring for every second of the 90 minutes between the referee's blows of his whistle as their beloved Lions worked to deliver them the victory they so desperately wanted.

Orlando City's strong defensive outing paves way vs. frustrated NYCFC

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ORLANDO, Fla. — New York City FC was the better side in terms of keeping possession.New York City FC was the better side in terms ofcreating chances. New York City FC was the better side in terms of keepingits players on the field.

None of that was enough to ruin Orlando City's festive night, though.

Kreis afraid Kaka injury could be serious

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Very little could've dampened the spirits of Orlando City and its supporters on the opening night of the club's new stadium, but one of the things that could occurred in the 11th minute: an injury to Kaka.

The Brazilian midfielder had to be taken out of the Lions' 1-0 win over New York City FC at Orlando City Stadium with a left hamstring injury.

Larin's early goal stands as Orlando City opens new stadium with win

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Orlando City suffered a big blow early on, but refused to let anything ruin its housewarming party.

After losingKaka just 11 minutes into the match, Orlando Citygot a goal from striker Cyle Larin and hung on for a 1-0 victory over New York City FC in the Lions' stadium opener on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,527.

On MLS: Shea, Barnes should both benefit from blockbuster trade

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Brek Shea and Giles Barnes were both in need of a change of scenery, and both big-name players received that on Saturday night as Orlando City and the Vancouver Whitecaps swapped the players in a blockbuster trade just one week before the regular season was set to begin.

Shea's career in Orlando started strong under Adrian Heath, but injuries combined with a regime change in central Florida led to less playing time for the former Stoke City and FC Dallas man toward the back end of the 2016 season.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta sign Martinez to DP deal, Timbers add Blanco, and more

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Atlanta United has been not-so-quietly building a serious team down south, and their latest addition onlyconfirms that if you're not paying attention, you should probably start.

The team confirmed the loan signing of Venezuelan forward Josef Martinez on a DP contract, joining Hector 'Tito' Villalba and Miguel Almiron as the team's third DP, all 23 years old or younger.

MLS Ticker: Orlando acquires Saunders, Quakes add Urena, and more

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It didn't take long for Josh Saunders to find a new team after being left off the NYCFC preseason roster earlier this week. The much-maligned goalkeeper was shipped off to Orlando City on Friday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS Draft.

"Josh is a veteran MLS goalkeeper that will add championship experience, leadership and depth to our side with 125 appearances in 11 years in the league," Lions general manager Niki Budalic said.

Portland Timbers Offseason Moves Trickling Out: Ben Polk to Orlando City B

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The Portland Timbers have been among the most tight-lipped franchises in Major League Soccer this offseason, holding off as long as possible before announcing their end of year cuts and re-signings. Not every team is as patient, however, and as a result we have our first confirmed departure of the season.

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 10/12/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Looking Ahead to Orlando City
It's time to pivot and start turning our attention to this weekend's game and what it could mean for the Union.

Union's Bedoya to play on Sunday
Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, who left the last game with a rib injury and withdrew from playing in two friendlies with the United States National Team, will return to the lineup for Sundays' crucial Major League Soccer game against visiting Orlando City.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Union lose in Orlando, Wood out for USMNT matches, and more

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Union fall in Orlando, Wood out for USMNT, Gold Cup to expand to 16 teams?, and the rest of the day's news.

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.

Orlando City 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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The Union dropped their first game of the season on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, falling to Orlando City SC, 2-1.

The away side nearly escaped a first half that saw OCSC control every facet of the game, but Cyle Larin finally managed to translate his team's dominance to the scoreboard.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-2 Orlando City SC

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Cyle Larin proved the difference in the Union's first loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat in Orlando.

Halftime report: Orlando City 1, Philadelphia Union 0

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Not the Union's best half.

In a very physical match, the Philadelphia Union are down a goal to Orlando City SC at the half.

The Union started out pretty well with a couple of good runs forward, however it was Andre Blake's sliding saves that set the tone early. The first was in the box in the eighth minute, and the second was at eleven minutes outside of his box where a sliding tackle upended Jose Rivas.

Union U16s pick up key win over Orlando City in Generation adidas Cup qualifying

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Four second half goals sparked the U16s to a 4-1 win

Seth Kuhn broke open a scoreless tie with his second goal of the tournament and the Philadelphia Union U16 offense exploded for three more second half goals to pick up a crucial three points in the second leg of Generation adidas Cup qualifying on Friday.

Turning point in Jordan Morris’ season came later than you probably think

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Even though he scored his first goal much earlier, Morris pointed to his two-assist performance against Orlando City as his key moment

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris was named Rookie of the Year for the 2016 MLS season, something that the player himself said "was one of my goals coming into the year.

In Pictures: Union 0-2 Orlando City

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Sunday afternoon as the Philadelphia Union fell 2-0 in a lackluster game to Orlando City SC.

Match Recap: Union fall 2-0 to Orlando City

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The Union fumbled a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Sunday.

Through no action of their own, the Philadelphia Union have effectively earned a spot in the playoffs. With a chance to clinch a playoff berth at home, the Union stumbled, falling 2-0 to already-eliminated Orlando City SC.

Union look bound for playoffs despite disappointing loss to Orlando

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union may be a playoff team, but they sure didn't play like it in their 2-0 loss to Orlando City on Sunday.

The Union's loss combined with the Chicago Fire's win over New England all but secured a playoff spot for Jim Curtin's men.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City SC

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Home sweet home

It's been 35 days since the Philadelphia Union played a home match and 50 since their last win, but the Union have the opportunity to punch their tickets to the playoffs - something they haven't done in 1828 days. The Union will need to be able to beat an Orlando City team that is well below the red line but still has world class players in Kaka and Cyle Larin.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. New York City FC: Staff and reader predictions

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Both teams are looking to make up for disappointing opening weekends—so which one will?

All right, so the first game of the season didn't go exactly as hoped, did it? And now D.C. United have hit the road to take on New York City FC. NYCFC lost their first game (away to Orlando City), so they'll be looking to wrap up three points at home, while DCU will be aiming to make the statement they'd wanted to make last weekend.

D.C. United vs. Orlando City: 3 questions with The Mane Land

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Ahead of MLS's "Decision Day," we checked up on United's next opponent

Ahead of D.C. United's visit to Florida to take on Orlando City SC, we found ourselves with some questions about the Lions. What do you do when you have some questions? You go ask somebody! So we checked in with The Mane Land (the OCSC version of what we do here), and the site's managing editor Michael Citro filled us in:

Since Orlando City has been eliminated from the playoffs, what do you want to see Jason Kreis do with this final game of the 2016 season?

The Rest

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-FC Dallas Preview with Big D Soccer

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After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.

Hey! There's a soccer game this week!

The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.

The Warm Up: #NEvORL

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Who: Revolution (0-1-0, 0 points) vs. Orlando City SC (1-0-0, 3 points)
What: Week 2 of the MLS regular season; Home Opener for the Revolution
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
When: Saturday, Mar.

Jonathan Spector switches City

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Jonathan Spector moves from Birmingham City to Orlando, signing a two-year deal in the soccer news.

Union open training camp, Jonathan Spector signs with Orlando City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/25/17

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Hump Day Links.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union open training camp
Faf Picault and Adam Najem in camp as trialists; Oguchi Onyewu with team for "training stint."

MLS News

Giovinco to ‘talk to Toronto' about Chinese Super League offer
The Italian's agent has suggested some money is on the table from the Far East.

Schweitzer headed to Orlando City B

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Orlando City B announced the signing of the 22 year old midfielder earlier today.

Jordan Schweitzer, the once Seattle Sounders FC Homegrown player, signed with Orlando City FC's USL affiliate. Schweitzer spent the 2016 season as a regular starter for S2 providing four goals and two assists in 1685 minutes.

Generation adidas Cup Day 2: Union U16s Blast Revs

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Didn't make the trek to rain soaked Chester? We did. Your Generation adidas Cup recap is below

Matt Ralph asked me to fill in for the second day of Generation Adidas Cup qualifying. I did. Here's what happened from a goal filled Saturday.

Orlando City v New York City FC:
Saturday started off with a bang.