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The Complete Handbook to MLS Culture and History: Part Two – The New Kids on the Block

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Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

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With just one weekto go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect.

World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our take on each one of these jerseys which will be worn by the likes of Kaka, David Villa and (maybe) Frank Lampard.

Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

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With just one weekto go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect.

World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our take on each one of these jerseys which will be worn by the likes of Kaka, David Villa and (maybe) Frank Lampard.

Four players who could make a difference with new MLS clubs

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Jason Davis picks the four players he believes will make the biggest difference for their new MLS clubs in 2015. Read More

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

List Of 9 Other Potential Lawsuits in Light of Valencia And DC Comics Saga

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For 75 years Batman has deftly defended Gotham City from the mass-murderous schemes of such villains as the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Bane, and Poison Ivy. Now, the Dark Knight must tackle his most terrifying threat yet- an attack on his$11 billion merchandise empire. DC Comics is now battling La Liga's Valencia C.

List Of 9 Other Potential Lawsuits in Light of Valencia And DC Comics Saga

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For 75 years Batman has deftly defended Gotham City from the mass-murderous schemes of such villains as the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Bane, and Poison Ivy. Now, the Dark Knight must tackle his most terrifying threat yet- an attack on his$11 billion merchandise empire. DC Comics is now battling La Liga's Valencia C.

Scoreboard watcher: MLS Playoffs viewing guide and open thread for D.C. United fans

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In which we await D.C. United by watching all of the other MLS teams this weekend.

The regular season is over and the playoffs are here, and that means that we move into another phase of the year. Gone are the Montreal Impact, the Philadelphia Union, the Colorado Rapids, and the Portland Timbers.

DC United wins, Portland loses in Champions League

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DC United won their Group 4 finale and the Portland Timbers exit the CONCACAF Champions League with a road loss. Read More

MLS: Portland Timbers 0 – Real Salt Lake 0

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The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake split the points in a game with MLS playoff implications for both teams. Read More

Diego Valeri | Episode 430

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MLS MVP candidate Diego Valeri on learning English, translating trash talk, living in Portland and where he keeps all his timber slices from Timber Joey.

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Diego Valeri wins MLS Player of the Week

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Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 31 with two goals against San Jose. Read More

MLS Scores: Toronto FC 0 – Houston Dynamo 1, Portland 3 – San Jose 0

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MLS week 31 started with a win that keep the playoff picture unclear for Toronto FC and Houston in the Eastern Conference. Read More

The Sad Tale Of Steve Zakuani’s Ailing MLS Career

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The question was only asked because there was nothing else to talk about. The press conference lasted all of 50 seconds.

The Portland Timbers had just crushed Guyanese side Alpha United 6-0 in front of one of their smallest home crowds ever since joining MLS in a midweek CONCACAF Champions League respite from the furious MLS playoff race with a team of backups.

MLS Record Watch: October 2014 Edition

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Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports

By MIKE DONOVAN

When Landon Donovan found Robbie Keane for the Irishman's second goal of Sunday's 4-0 romp of the New York Red Bulls, he tied Steve Ralston's career MLS assist record with 135 for his career.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick Hagglund

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Toronto FC rookie defenderNick Hagglund stepped up in a must-win game for his club.

The rookie defender scored a pair of goals, the first two of his MLS career, as TFC topped the Portland Timbers, 3-2, Saturday to keep the club'splayoff hopes alive.

SBI Weekend Rewind: Brooks demoted by Hertha; Johnson out for Timbers’ season; and more

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John Brooks' season with Hertha Berlin may be done. The U.S. Men's National Team defender was reportedly dropped down to Hertha's reserve squad after falling out of favor with coach Jos Luhukay. It appears now that reports Brooks had been cut altogether are wrong.

Meanwhile, there is no question that Will Johnson's season with the Portland Timbers is over.

D.C. United

D.C. United transfer news and rumors: Futty Danso and Richard McCallum cut from camp while Travis Worra joins on trial

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The Black-and-Red will move on without signing the Portland Timbers veteran Danso or the occasional Jamaican national team GK McCallum, while adding University of New Hampshire product Worra.

The inevitable chopping and changing within D.C. United's preseason camp has started a bit earlier than normal.

D.C. United Season Review: Perry Kitchen

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We examine the future senior National Team hopeful and core player of D.C. United.

How Perry Kitchen came to D.C. United was the result of some happenstance, with the Vancouver Whitecaps drafting Omar Salgado, who they have now since released, and the Portland Timbers drafting Kitchen's Akron University teammate Darlington Nagbe.

CCL 2014-15: Group Stage, Round 6 Round-Up

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Ariel Rodriguez: heading into the CCL quarterfinals as joint top scorer in the tournament (sportingkc.com)

The group stage is over, taking CCL with it until the spring. Austin Fido chokes back his grief and looks back at the final round of the opening phase of CONCACAF's Champions League.

CCL 2014-15: Group Stage, Round 5 Round-Up

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Martin Zuniga: still CCL's top scorer after five rounds of the group stage (mediotiempo.com)

Upset ahoy! CCLlost its first favoritein round five of 2014-15's group stage. Austin Fido brings the round-up...

It is the traditional time of the tournament to talk about whether this might be "the year of MLS".

Portland

Sporting KC Open Preseason with Loss to Portland

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Sporting Kansas City opened the 2015 season with a loss in their first preseason game, 2-0 to the Portland Timbers.

Sporting kicked off without a number of players, beside Matt Besler and Jon Kempin who are still with the US national team, Roger Espinoza, Chance Myers, Ike Opara, Saad Abdul-Salaam, and Graham Zusi all sat out the game for Kansas City.

THE MATCHUP: Momentum before it was cool

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TORONTO VS. PORTLAND BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 1PM ET TV: TSN 4
MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "The Craft Brew Cup"
FACTS* AND STATS** TORONTO FC - Splinters: The Timbers-related injury Defoe is likely to pick up - "Mo": What you can't spell momentum without - 3: The phase of BMO Field expansion where it all goes wrong - "Day-To-Day": Current listed condition of the TFC bandwagon - If TFC can beat Portland they move to 2nd in Cascadia Cup standings
PORTLAND TIMBERS - 30: Average waist in inches of Timbers supporter skinny jeans - Portland mascot Timber Joey and his log have been detained by Canada Border Services on a number of logging charges - Will Johnson and Michael Bradley are set to have the league's greatest tantrum battle - Portland defender Pa Modou Kay has won the prestigious "MLS Player Who Sounds Like a Star Wars Character" trophy - Despite the result, Portland Timbers are in a can't lose situation as they would simply tell their fans that a loss to TFC would be "ironic"
*Possibly **Maybe

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Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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It's a well known fact that footballers will flog any old tat. The formula: Premier League star plus pizza chain, hair dye, bacon, crisps, drinks, whatever, is a ready-made classic.

Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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It's a well known fact that footballers will flog any old tat. The formula: Premier League star plus pizza chain, hair dye, bacon, crisps, drinks, whatever, is a ready-made classic.

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers 0, Real Salt Lake 0: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers played Real Salt Lake to an exciting but ultimately frustrating draw at Providence Park.

FC Dallas Wednesday Wonderland – 10/15/14

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Here are a few FC Dallas quick hits for Wednesday:

CASSAR KEEPS HIS WORD

Former FCD goalkeeper and keepers coach Jeff Cassar, who is in his first year as the head coach for Real Salt Lake, truly is a man of his word. Of course, this is far from news to anyone who knew him from his time here in Dallas.

Will Johnson undergoes surgery for broken leg

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By RYAN TOLMICH

If the Portland Timbers are going to make the playoffs in 2014, they will do so without captain Will Johnson.

The Timbers announced Sunday that the Canadian midfielder is out for the season after suffering a broken leg in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Toronto FC.

The Rest

Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 1: Three things from Portland's draw (video)

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The Portland Timbers drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire in their second 2015 Simple Invitational match at Providence Park in front of a crowd of 10,417.

2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 2: Overall roster & recap of 2014 season

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In part 2 of our 2015 season preview, we take a look back at 2014 in retrospect and look back at some of the key developments within the year, and some of the offseason news & roster changes that bring us to within days of the 2015 MLS season.

Fire announce camp roster for UK trip

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The Fire have released the names on the training camp roster for the trip overseas and there are a few new names added to the list of guest players/trialists. Former Portland Timbers midfielder Franck Songo'o, Wilmington Hammerheads defender Albert Edward, and undrafted New Mexico defender Nick Miele round out the new additions.

Review of 2014 Wishes

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With the calendar turned over to 2015, it's time to take a look back at my wishes for the year 2014. Back in January I posted my wishes for 2014. Here's how they turned out.

1. Silverware - Elimination in the quarterfinals of the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League, elimination from the US Open Cup at the hands of the Portland Timbers at home, the third time in four years KC's USOC run has ended at home, elimination in the group stage of the 2014-2015 CCL, finishing 5th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the overall table, and elimination by the New York Red Bulls in the wild card round of the MLS Cup playoffs.

D.C. United Season Review: Conor Doyle

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In which we wonder if the most follicly advanced player on the team deserves Cake...or Death!

In the year of our Lord 2013, Conor Doyle received 72% of more than 300 votes cast, and he returned in earnest for the 2013 campaign. The forward, sitting on a $48,500 base/$49,750 guaranteed salary, had a somewhat uncertain future, made all the more so with the acquisition of Eddie Johnson in the 2013-14 offseason.

Subtraction by Expansion

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A look at the Union's roster as an impending double Expansion Draft approaches this offseason. Who on the roster is safe? Who is likely to be risked? Here is a first look at how the roster currently sits.

The first batch of Philadelphia Union players to be signed were selected from other teams from an Expansion Draft.

Soccer News: Steve Zakuani and deciding to stop

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Steve Zakuani leaves professional soccer by explaining what it's like trying to recover from injuries in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Passing the biggest test of 2014 Toronto FC 3 Portland Timbers 2

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This one snuck up on me.


The week prior to this game was packed with distractions.
The invite to season seat holders to see the expansion plans for the stadium.
(So pleased to have missed it. Accounts of the evening indicated that posters were up, information was scarce and a lot of cheese was offered.

AFTER 90: In the year 2019

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On the heels of MLSE's momentous BMO Field expansion announcement earlier this week, we thought we'd treat you dear reader to a glimpse into the future. The future you say? Yes - the future. All the way to the year 2019.
Using science and stuff. Math we guess? Sure... math. We bring you this match report as Toronto Ford Motors FC host Portland Timbers on September 27, 2019 in a crucial match as TFMFC strive for their first ever playoff appearance.