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MLS Ticker: Kenwyne Jones retires, Rapids sign Swedish midfielder, and more

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Kenwyne Jones is hanging up his boots.

The former Premier Leaguer spent one last season of play with Atlanta United before calling it quits. The 33-year-old forward didn't produce much for The Five Stripes. He only appeared in 17 matches with five starts. He only had two goals on the entire season.

Orlando City heads into offseason with penty of room for improvement

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Jason Kreis' first full season in charge of Orlando City started better than most expected, and finished worst than most expected.

The Lions were cruising into May atop the standings and riding one of the best starts in MLS history. The new downtown stadium was a fortress, and visiting teams seemingly had no chance of leaving with points in hand.

Around The Forest: Is Orlando City interested in Robinho?

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Nashville approves funding for stadium, Jesse Marsch and the Red Bulls, NASL needs D2 to survive and more!

Portland

Academy Update | Timbers U-14s, U-13s hit the road for Development Academy Showcase | Portland Timbers
The Timbers Academy U-14 and U-13 teams hit the road for their longest away trip of the season to date to compete in the U.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team was the most disappointing in 2017?

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Before the MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday night, we're taking a look at some of the teams that didn't make the playoffs, and more specifically failed to live up to expectations in 2017.

No team fell harder than FC Dallas, who won two teams after July 22 to finish out of the top six in the Western Conference after previously occupying first place.

Around The Forest: USMNT names Dave Sarachan as caretaker coach

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Akil Watts returns from World Cup, Jason Kreis promises shake up at Orlando City, the finale at RFK and more!

Portland:

Academy Notebook | World Cup run for Watts, U.S. U-17s comes to an end | Portland Timbers
The U.S. U-17 National Team's run in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup came to an end with a loss to England in the Quarterfinal over the weekend.

Union destroy Orlando City behind trio of two-goal performances

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union's regular-season finale may have been meaningless to the standings, but it carried plenty of meaning for the club.

The Union won just their second regular-season finale on Sunday 6-1 over Orlando City as C.J. Sapong broke the club's single-season scoring record and Brian Carroll celebrated his retirement.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/22/2017

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Last Union game, get ready with some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City SC
Both teams are eager to put 2017 behind them and get 2018 started.

Three questions with The Mane Land
We spoke with Michael Citro of The Mane Land, SB Nation's Orlando City SC blog, about the final match of 2017 between the Union and Lions.

Brian Carroll announces retirement

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Veteran made 370 career starts in Major League Soccer over 15 seasons

Sunday's season finale for the Philadelphia Union at home against Orlando City will mark the end of a 15-year career for veteran midfielder Brian Carroll, who announced his retirement on Thursday.

"As I look back on 15 years in MLS, it's been a fun ride: I've had a lot of great teammates and great coaches, and I had the privilege to represent a number of great cities and clubs," Carroll said in a news release.

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: Kaka Posts Obligatory Instagram Farewell Message After Deciding To Leave Orlando City

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Brazilian legend Kaka has announced that he'll be leaving Orlando City at the end of the current MLS season.

The former Brazil, Real Madrid and AC Milan playmaker has enjoyed a successful period in the USA since joining Orlando City in 2014, registering 25 goals and provided 19 assists in 77 games and appearing in three MLS All-Star games.

Oh, for crying out loud.

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For those who may not be unaware, FC Dallas committed a line-up card violation in their scoreless draw with Orlando City that, by the MLS rule book, should come with a forfeit. Them's the rules. Period. Full stop. End of story. Right? Well... Source tells me #MLS has decided to fine FC Dallas for the Barrios roster violation.

With the MLS rulebook, optics always matter

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has a problem on its hands, one that may lead to a resolution without precedent in the modern history of top level professional sports in America. How the league handles the problem could have a major impact on the playoff race in both conferences.

Orlando City exacts revenge on Revolution with home beatdown

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Orlando City hit the six-goal mark in a game for the first time this season, rolling past the 10-men New England Revolution 6-1 on Wednesday evening.

Jason Kreis saw five different players get on the scoresheet with Kaka leading the way with a brace. VAR was used in this match, as Xavier Kouassi was sent off in the 11th-minute.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 28

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MLS got a record-setting weekend started in exciting fashion with a thrilling draw in front of a giant crowd.

Atlanta United and Orlando City put on a show for an MLS record crowd of 70,425 as the two southern rivals battled to a 3-3 draw. (READ)

Tony Tchani banged home an extra time equalizer to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a valuable away point in Columbus.

MLS Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance record

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Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th.

Match recap: New York Red Bulls 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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The Union get a point on the road thanks to the stellar play of Andre Blake.

ESPN's Sunday MLS match had the distinct disadvantage of following up the Atlanta United - Orlando City defense-optional match in front of over 70,000 fans and going up against the NFL. Those who remained to watch were treated to a great display of goalkeeping from two of Major League Soccer's best.

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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Between the time you clicked on this link and started reading this preview, Atlanta United scored another goal.

The Five Stripes will once again be at the center of the MLS universe on Saturday afternoon as they are set to break the MLS attendance record for the third installment of the Southeast derby against Orlando City.

Orlando City tops D.C. United for first win in two months

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For many reasons, Orlando City was in dire need of a victory, and the Lions got one on Saturday thanks to the play of their forward line.

Dom Dwyer and Cyle Larin combined on Orlando City's opener before Giles Barnes fired a second moments later, sealing a 2-0 win over D.C. United at Orlando City Stadium.

Houston Dynamo

Around The Forest: Crew demolish NYCFC in first leg

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Kenny Cooper on trial at Orlando City, Bobby Wood in a negative spiral, Cristian Roldan loses bet and more!

Portland

Timbers rely on depth in draw, confident in heading home to Providence Park: "I just can't wait until Sunday" | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers held strong to get a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo in the first leg of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Monday night.

Win for Houston and Kaka says goodbye in Orlando

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Thursday's soccer news starts with MLS action. Houston came back to beat Sporting KC 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Jimmy Medranda put Sporting up in the 33rd minute. Tomas Martinez equalized for Houston in the 63rd with an own-goal proving the difference in the 77th.

"The game had a playoff feel," Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark said.

Philadelphia Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more

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The Union's record-setting day, final numbers on the Union's season, MLS playoff field set, tons of news from Atlanta-Toronto, more news.

PSP Union postgame show

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Jim Curtin addresses questions about job security, Brian Carroll on his final MLS game, C.J. Sapong on breaking the Union scoring record, a postgame wrap-up from PSP's Ryan Rose and Nick Fishman, and more.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have two wins, two losses, and two draws all-time against Orlando City.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/16/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's Firey Start Extinguished In Second Half: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union
To put it mildly, the Philadelphia Union have not had much success on the road in 2017.

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Philadelphia Union U17s finish first leg of GA Cup qualifying with eight points

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The Union earned two points after playing to a 2-2 draw and winning a penalty shootout against Orlando City on Monday

A rainy and windy day in Chester was anything but ideal for the final game of the first leg of Generation adidas Cup qualifying for the Philadelphia Union U17s but the team still escaped with two points on Monday after blowing a two-goal lead.

MLS- Orlando City

Crew escape with win in Kaka's final match in Orlando

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Kaka's final game in Orlando ended in defeat as the Columbus Crew boosted their push towards the playoffs.

A second half goal from Ola Kamara boosted the Crew in a 1-0 win over Orlando City at Orlando City Stadium. The win keeps the Crew's hopes of securing a home game in the opening round of the playoffs alive heading into the final week.

FC Dallas' playoff hopes take hit with tie in Orlando

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At this point in the season, FC Dallas needs every point it can get, but Oscar Pareja's side could only get one from Orlando on Saturday.

Orlando City held FC Dallas in a 0-0 draw on Saturday, putting a dent in FC Dallas' playoff hopes. With the draw, the door opens a bit for the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake, who are battling with FCD for a spot out West.

Valeri scores two more to lead Timbers in thumping of Orlando City

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Diego Valeri's scoring streak has the Portland Timbers rolling.

The Argentinian star scored two more goals on Sunday evening, extending his MLS-record streak to nine consecutive games with a goal in a 3-0 beating of Orlando City. Valeri's goal saw the midfielder take over the lead in the Golden Boot race while the win pushed the Timbers back into second in the Western Conference.

Dom Dwyer, Josef Martinez duel as Atlanta United ties Orlando City in shootout

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Atlanta United had a league-record crowd on their side, and Dom Dwyer and Josef Martinez did their part in entertaining them en route to a thrilling draw.

Josef Martinez provided yet another hat-trick while Dom Dwyer provided two goals and an assist of his own as Atlanta United played Orlando City to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

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Richmond Kickers’ final home match ends in a 1-0 loss

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A late goal from Orlando City B dashed the hopes of 6,500 at City Stadium

With their final home game of 2017, Richmond broke their season attendance record averaging 4,500 fans per match, signifying a growing supporter base for soccer in central Virginia. But the crowd of 6,500 wasn't enough to will a win, and the Kickers fell 1-0 to Orlando City B.

Richmond Kickers Dispatch Orlando City B in Midweek Scuffle

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Two goals in five minutes earned the Kickers their first road win this season

The Richmond Kickers earned their first road win of the season against an up and coming Orlando City B squad during an afternoon showdown in Florida. The game was bumped up to midweek due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma.

Lee Nguyen

Caldwell, Nguyen stock up in Revolution win vs. Impact

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Plus one more who impressed during the must-win matchup.

The Revolution desperately needed a weekend win over the Montreal Impact to keep its playoff hopes alive. And the club delivered, riding steady defense and a Lee Nguyen goal to a 1-0 win.

For the second week in a row, it's all stock up and no stock down for the 8th-place Revs.

Revolution injury report update

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Diego and Lee are questionable.

The New England Revolution have three names on their latest injury report.

Joining Kelyn Rowe, who is out long-term with a right knee sprain, is Diego Fagundez (right quad strain) and Lee Nguyen (right hamstring strain). Both players are listed as questionable.

D.C. United

Wasted opportunities doom D.C. United against Orlando City

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Chances were there for United to extend their winning streak, but they instead fall 2-1 to the Lions

The board hoisted up by the fourth official at the end of regulation said six minutes. By the time the game was completely over, the clock had hit triple digits, something that is rare in games that don't include extra time.

Winning streak ends for D.C. United as they fall 2-1 to Orlando City

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Two first half goals further diminish United's playoff hopes

D.C. United needed to keep on winning to keep their slim 2017 playoff hopes alive, but instead they fell 2-1 to Orlando City on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. United wasted a bright start to the first half, and fell behind by goals from Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes midway through the half.

Orlando City projected lineup to face D.C. United

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Despite plenty of talent, the pieces haven't fit together for the Lions this season

It's safe to say 2017 has not gone according to plan for Orlando City, which is something D.C. United is painfully familiar with. The Lions, like United, were expecting themselves to be in the thick of the playoff race.

The Rest

Revs Blasted by Orlando City

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Cruel and unusual punishment continued to be the theme for the Revolution on the road this season after they dropped a 6-1 loss to Orlando City at Orlando City Stadium on Wednesday.

A controversial 11th minute red card to Xavier Kouassi left the Revolution shorthanded for the third straight away game, a development that laid the foundation for utter failure as the proceedings progressed.

Portland Timbers versus Orlando City: Full Coverage

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Portland Timbers Football Club hosts Orlando City Soccer Club at 5 PM on Sunday afternoon. Despite these two teams being in very different positions, (the Timbers are battling for a first-round playoff bye while the Lions are unlikely to make the playoffs at all) this should be an exciting match as OCSC's strike duo of Dom Dwyer and Cyle Larin continue to figure each-other out and PTFC return home after a difficult, yet largely successful road spell.