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Sporting Kansas City

Sporting's Defense Cleans Up, but Offense Still Lacks in 0-0 Draw

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Sporting Kansas City is off to their worst start to the season since 1999. Last night at Sporting Park made it three straight to start the season without a win as they played the Portland Timbers to a 0-0 draw. The defense stepped up against a Portland team that has shown to cause Kansas City trouble on the counter in the past, shutting out the Timbers offense while Luis Marin came up with saves when he was called upon.

Match Day 3 - Still Searching for the First Win

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Sporting KC return home for their third game of the season,welcoming the Portland Timbers to Sporting Park. Both teams are looking for their first win of the season, Sporting sitting 0-1-1 with one point after drawing with New York and losing to Dallas. Portland sits 0-0-2 after home draws against Salt Lake and LA.

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.

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.

Major League Soccer

The future for Caleb Porter

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Caleb Porter changes tactics and with it the perception of what it will take for the American soccer coach to win international respect. Read More

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2:

1. A Little Joy For NYCFC

NYCFC's rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleadingin the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn't have a stadium plan, the New York Yankees are moaning about their use of Yankee Stadium, and what became painfully obvious over the last year was that MLS saw Manchester City's money, saw the New York City location, and rushed a franchise to debut before it was ready.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2:

1. A Little Joy For NYCFC

NYCFC's rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleadingin the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn't have a stadium plan, the New York Yankees are moaning about their use of Yankee Stadium, and what became painfully obvious over the last year was that MLS saw Manchester City's money, saw the New York City location, and rushed a franchise to debut before it was ready.

Watch Portland Timbers 2-2 LA Galaxy match highlights [VIDEO]

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Watch Portland Timbers 2-2 LA Galaxy match highlights [VIDEO]

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Mobile app users, watch the video highlights.

Is it too soon to tell in MLS?

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It might only be week 2 of the 2015 MLS season, but there are already indications of what we might see from a few teams. Read More

MLS attendances for gameweek 1 compared to 2014

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MLS teams LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Sporting KC and Seattle Sounders were the winners for attendances during the opening weekend of the 2015 season this past weekend.

All four teams saw gains in their attendances compared to the opening weekend of the 2014 MLS season.

Vice-versa, the losers in the first weekend this year were DC United, FC Dallas and Philadelphia Union who all saw declines in attendances.

MLS attendances for gameweek 1 compared to 2014

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MLS teams Orlando City, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Sporting KC and Seattle Sounders were the winners for attendances during the opening weekend of the 2015 season this past weekend.

All four teams saw gains in their attendances compared to the opening home games of the 2014 MLS season.

Vice-versa, the losers in the first weekend this year were DC United, FC Dallas and Philadelphia Union who all saw declines in attendances.

Everything You Need to Know about the 2015 MLS Season…The Round Table Edition

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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

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Portland Timbers 2, Real Salt Lake 2: Photos and video from Portland's draw

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

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Portland Timbers started the season against Real Salt Lake as they ended last year with a 0-0 draw at Providence Park.

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.

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.

Philadelphia Union

At least our last two referees weren't criminals

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If you thought Silviu Petrescu and Allen Chapman were bad, just wait...

PRO Referees - the refereeing organization who assigns referees for MLS matches - has released its weekly refereeing assignments. Allen Chapman, who refereed the Philadelphia Union's match against Real Salt Lake and called Maurice Edu for a penalty for fouling Luke Mulholland - who even admitted the call was wrong and it wasn't a penalty - isn't suspended yet.

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.

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.

Wayne Rooney

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.

The Rest

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.

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