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Keegan Rosenberry

Fan’s View: Through different eyes

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Scott Ellis has been through a lot of changes, including his take on Philadelphia Union.

Rate the U: Keegan Rosenberry it is

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Rosenberry was one of only two players to receive more upvotes than downvotes following the 2-0 loss to Orlando City

After a demoralizing 2-0 loss to Orlando City Friday night on national television, the question was whether any player would receive a positive rating from fans in our weekly vote.

MLS- Orlando City

Orlando City continues to roll with dynamic attack leading the way

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It took some time for Orlando City. The first few weeks were admittedly rocky due to a combination of injuries, chemistry issues and calamity. For a while, there were questions about what the Lions had built and what it would take to get it to click.

Over the past few weeks, that doubt has all but disappeared as the Lions have looked like a legitimate contender.

'Fantastic' Chris Mueller continues strong start with Orlando City

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Orlando City know that they have talent in their attacking front that can change a game in any moment. Veteran striker Dom Dwyer and playmaking midfielder Sacha Kljetsan are two pieces to that puzzle.

This past January, the Lions added another goalscorer in the 2018 MLS Draft, drafting Wisconsin forward Chris Mueller with the sixth overall pick.

Jason Kreis hails 'incredible' Orlando City comeback

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With just 10 minutes remaining, Orlando City found themselves in a dire spot. Down a pair of goals on home turf, and in the midst of a frustrating run to open the season, the Lions were in need of some positive vibes as they looked to build some momentum from a win over the New York Red Bulls last time out.

Timbers capitulate in Orlando as Lions seal late win

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The Portland Timbers looked well on their way to their first win of the season, but a late collapse saw the Western Conference side fall to a stunning loss.

Up two goals through 80 minutes, the Timbers conceded three times in the final 10 in a 3-2 loss to Orlando City. With the loss, the Timbers remain winless on their five-game season opening road trip.

Orlando City prevails in back-and-forth win over Red Bulls

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Orlando City recorded their first win of the season against the New York Red Bulls in a match that saw almost everything, from goals to dirty fouls and controversial calls.

The match finished after seven goals were scored, with the home side prevailing, 4-3, at Orlando City Stadium.

Things got started quickly when the visitors opened the scoring after seven minutes.

Kljestan looking forward to first match against former team when Red Bulls visit Orlando

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Sacha Kljestan and Orlando City are still very much in an adjustment phase. The veteran midfielder is still getting familiar with his new home after missing the season's opening matches due to suspension while the Lions have struggled to find much cohesion on the field.

But now, as Orlando looks for its first win, the club's star midfielder will come face to face with a familiar club.

Orlando City still 'a little bit off' but not hitting the panic button quite yet

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Orlando City's results have been way below expectations. For a team widely expected to compete for a playoff position, the Lions have grabbed just one point from their first three matches, digging a slight hole to start the 2018 season.

Still, despite the mistakes and the frustration that has come because of them, Orlando City isn't ready to panic.

Second half goals lead NYCFC past sloppy Orlando City

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It wasn't the prettiest win of the season but, with David Villa out of the lineup, NYCFC will be just fine with Saturday's result.

Ismael Tajouri and Maxi Moralez provided goals on Saturday as NYCFC topped Orlando City, 2-0, at Yankee Stadium.

The first goal finally came in the second half, and it was a calamitous one.

Orlando City optimistic ahead of Sacha Kljestan's debut

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For an offseason of mass rebuild, with over a dozen faces coming in and out of the club, Orlando City's new-look lineup has brought in only the same old results.

While a draw and a loss, both at home to considerably weaker opponents, in their first two games has the Lions off to a poorer start than anticipated, the absences of several key starters including all three of Designated Players has highlighted the two disappointing affairs.

Ethan Finaly's brace earns Minnesota United three points in Adrian Heath's return to Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. Ethan Finlay gave his head coach the perfect homecoming gift.

Finlay bagged a brace a goal in each half to help Minnesota United to three points in Adrian Heath's first game in central Florida since being fired by Orlando City in 2016 with a 2-1 victory over the Lions at Orlando City Stadium on Saturday night.

Philadelphia Union

Trying to make a run in the East

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - Let's start this discussion about the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer by putting aside three teams: NYCFC, Atlanta United, and Toronto FC.

That's the elite of both the Eastern Conference and MLS. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who disagrees that those teams belong at the top.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City

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Spoiler alert: NOT GOOD!

In Pictures: Union 0- Orlando City 2

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Pretty pictures from an ugly loss.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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It was a busy weekend in MLS that included some big goals, some impressive efforts and even more Zlatan.

First half finished led Orlando City to a comfortable win over the Philadelphia Union. (READ)

LAFC's stars stepped up to lead the way to a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. (READ)

The Portland Timbers took down Minnesota United while the LA Galaxy toppled the Chicago Fire to headline Saturday's action.

News Roundup: Union lose, Steel Draw, Dempsey suspended (more), and NWSL is back

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Plus transfer rumor, bad weather, a fall to look forward to, and a Russian bear.

Rate the U: Making Joe Bendik look good edition

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The Union offense continued its infuriating struggles in front of goal in a 2-0 loss to Orlando City

Another game with plenty of smoke but no fire for the Philadelphia Union offense led to a demoralizing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Orlando City on Friday the 13th in Chester.

In other words, things will be heavy on the downvotes this time around.

MLS Live Scoreboard: Red Bulls and Impact tied at halftime, Fire set to face Galaxy

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Following a busy midweek period headlined by Champions League action, MLS is back this weekend with some intriguing clashes.

Action began on Friday night, as Orlando City took down the Philadelphia Union while LAFC toppled the Vancouver Whitecaps. On Saturday, there are seven additional games on the schedule, starting with the New York Red Bulls' clash with the Montreal Impact.

Union squander chances, extend winless streak to four with 2-0 loss to Orlando City

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The Lions got revenge and a clean sheet Friday night in Chester

Stop us if you've heard this one before.

The Philadelphia Union controlled the first 35 minutes but failed to connect on any number of their golden scoring opportunities. Then, fittingly, Orlando City SC scores two goals seven minutes apart and rides them and their goalie to a 2-0 victory on Friday night in front of 16,032 fans at Talen Energy Stadium.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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Once again, the Union could not finish their chances as they fell to Orlando City SC at home 0-2.

First-half finishes lead Orlando City to comfortable road win over Union

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CHESTER, Pa. Orlando City had to fight for every inch a week ago to claim all three points at home against the Portland Timbers. On Friday, they made their few opportunities count as they pounced on the Philadelphia Union for a comfortable victory.

A pair of clinical first-half finishes by Dom Dwyer and rookie Chris Mueller propelled the Lions to their third consecutive victory, easing past the Union 2-0 at Talen Energy Stadium.

News roundup: previewing Orlando, rumor mongering, and World Cup expansion

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Here's the last roundup of the week.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's another week jam packed with soccer and another week where you can watch a team play to clinch a title.

Last week, Manchester City failed to get the job done against Manchester United, but they get another shot on Saturday when they head to Wembley to take on Tottenham. City is in an unusual low point in their season having lost three consecutive matches in all competitions, but a single win this weekend can put that all to bed and result in them lifting the Premier League trophy.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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The fifth match of the Union's 2018 season has Orlando City in town. Friday night lights will be on, the weather will be nice, and the Union will win 3-0.

Curtin breaks the ‘silence’ on Olivier Mbaizo

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The Union finally provided answers on Olivier Mbaizo. The focus also remains on the young back line and a stalled attack

The MLS report: Week Zlatan

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MLS had quite the weekend. We'll recap the week that was with a look to the Pacific Northwest, a brief snapshot of the Union's next opponent, and touch on a certain someone's debut.

News roundup: Curtin’s presser, Nova beat Syracuse, LA derby crowned El Tráfico

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Plus where to watch Saturday's Union game, Bob Bradley interview, Russia, and more.

Major League Soccer

The MLS report: the best week*

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It was almost the best week in MLS history. Instead, we got confirmation of the undisputed best team in league history. We take a look at Toronto's success and the Red Bulls failure.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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There were plenty of big goals and some even bigger saves through the MLS weekend as several results surprised and stunned throughout the league.

Tim Melia shined to lead Sporting KC past the LA Galaxy. (READ)

Despite being down two goals in the 80th minute, Orlando City stormed back to earn a win over the Portland Timbers.

Doolsta finishes third in qualifying, advances to eMLS Cup playoffs

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Cormac Dooley had an even stronger second day at the FIFA18 tournament at PAX East in Boston on Friday

Four wins, four losses and a draw were enough for Cormac Dooley, aka Doolsta, to finish third place in the East and advance to the eMLS Cup playoffs in Boston on Friday.

The 17-year-old Irishman from West Chester, who is representing the Philadelphia Union at the tournament, had wins over LyesMTL (Montreal Impact), FIFA Abe (Orlando City) and swept a two-game set against SKAMZZ1992 (Columbus Crew).

MLS Week 5: A Look Ahead

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The busiest weekend of the Major League Soccer season to date gives a full slate of 11 games.

Saturday's 10-game slate begins with a bang, as Sacha Kljestan faces the New York Red Bulls for the first time as an Orlando City player.

The inaugural clash between LAFC and the LA Galaxy follows with a packed night schedule behind it.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/30/18

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's Matthew Real could make MLS debut at Colorado Rapids
The 18-year-old Drexel Hill native has been building toward his big moment with games for the U.S. under-20 national team.

MLS News

Are MLS teams worth more than NHL teams after Orlando City's $490 million valuation?

The MLS report: Matchday 3

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It was a colorful weekend in MLS with a shade of sky blue and some reds sprinkled in. PSP's MLS recap is here.

Major Link Soccer: USMNT to compete in 2019 Copa America

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They would join Mexico in the 2019 iteration of the CONMEBOL tournament. Plus, a look at all of the weekend's MLS results.


Following his ACL surgery, Jordan Morris is set to begin his rehab for next season as soon as possible.

Sounders 2 used two goals in two minutes to pull away from Timbers 2 in their USL opener and Tacoma debut.

MLS recap: Week 2

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We're trying something new — a weekly recap of all the MLS action. This week's storylines include Champions League success, a rash of late winners, and goals galore.

Portland Timbers

Question the Enemy: The Mane Land gets us ready for Orlando City

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Logan Oliver from our SB Nation friends at The Mane Land answers our questions about Orlando City

Orlando City returns to Talen Energy Stadium tomorrow looking for revenge after a 6-1 loss to the Union in their last visit to Chester last October.

To know what to expect of this season's edition of the Lions, we talked to Logan Oliver, a writer at the SB Nation website The Mane Land.

From three points to zero: late collapse dooms Timbers in Orlando

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Just when it looked like the Portland Timbers would finish their season-opening five match road trip on a high note, a disastrous and furious three goal barrage from Orlando City left Portland shellshocked with a 3-2 loss.

The result snaps Portland's unbeaten streak and leaves the team winless as they return home to host Minnesota United at Providence Park next week.

Portland Timbers at Orlando City: Coverage Hub

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The Portland Timbers finish their five-game road streak Sunday against Orlando City Soccer Club. After two losses followed by two draws, the Timbers will undoubtedly be looking to pick up their first win of the season, while Orlando will hope to keep their winning ways after a 4-3 victory over the New York Red Bulls last week.

The Rest

The Last Word: D.C. United’s yin and yang nature is costly in Orlando draw

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The Last Word's 2018 debut has a lot to work through after seeing two sides to the Black-and-Red

What do we make of D.C. United's season-opening draw with Orlando City? This was a game that featured very little in the way of middle ground from the Black-and-Red. That's what happens when you largely have things going your way playing 11v11, and then completely lose the plot when up a man and up a goal.