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Washington Spirit

Notes from the Washington Spirit's intrasquad game

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With the season opener under two weeks away, the Spirit split into two teams for a scrimmage

The Washington Spirit had planned a preseason game Saturday against the University of North Carolina, only for the Tarheels to cancel due to player availability concerns. With the regular season fast approaching, the Spirit played an intrasquad scrimmage instead.

Washington Spirit waive Tiffany Weimer

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To free up roster space, the Spirit waive beloved forward Tiffany Weimer.

The Washington Spirit waived forward Tiffany Weimer, the club announced this afternoon. Weimer came on as a substitute during each of the Spirit's two preseason matches this season. Unfortunately for Weimer, the Spirit had already signed 20 players- the maximum amount of roster spots.

Philadelphia Union

Match recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 3, Georgetown 0

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The final preseason game was a pretty good indicator as to how Bethlehem Steel FC means to go on

Bethlehem Steel FC closed out the preseason with a high quality 3-0 win over the Georgetown Hoyas. Early on the game was a bit of a feeling out process with admittedly sloppy play and a few offsides and missed chances.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The penultimate preseason tune-up for both of these MLS sides will take place at the city that is home to Phillies' Spring Training. The match likely serves as a final opportunity for some players to either be starters or reserves.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

Date: Wednesday, February 24th

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Clearwater, FL

Television: None

Streaming: Philadelphia Union.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire

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Nearly half of the top twelve 2016 SuperDraft picks will seek to make an impression in Thursday afternoon's preseason game.

Game:Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, FL

Television: None

Streaming: philadelphiaunion.

New England Revolution

Desert Diamond Cup Final 2016: Three Questions About the Revolution As Preseason Closes Tonight

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It might be a preseason game, but there is a trophy on the line and a few issues to sort out with a possible starting lineup for the MLS opener on March 6.

There are far more than three questions to answer as the New England Revolution end their preseason with the Desert Diamond Cup Final tonight against the Columbus Crew.

Revolution to face Crew SC is Preseason Finale

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The Revolution's final preseason game will be played Saturday at 9 PM EST.

The New England Revolution will conclude preseason by facing Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, according team staff writer and online host Jeff Lemieux. The game is scheduled to begin at 9 PM EST.

#NERevs to close out their 2016 preseason slate against #CrewSC on Saturday night.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Watch preseason live

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Houston plays their second preseason match against San Jose.


Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes


The Houston Dynamo are still in Arizona and this time they are facing off against the San Jose Earthquakes. Houston tied their first preseason game against the Portland Timbers.

Roma Claims Football at Fenway Trophy

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(Photo: Chris Aduama/

BOSTON, Mass. – AS Roma emerged victorious thanks to a 90th minute Marco Borriello shot and some help from a deflection off Daniel Agger to win the 2014 edition of Football at Fenway at historic Fenway Park in a sellout on Wednesday night.

The match was the first soccer game at Fenway Park since Roma defeated Liverpool 2-1 two years ago in the previousedition of Football at Fenway.

The X-Factor

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The New England Revolution head into the 2014 season with perhaps the deepest group of creative attacking players the club has ever seen. With a mix of returning players and new additions, the coaching staff had a chance to see what they have in preseason.

One player they still haven't had the chance to see much of on the field in game action, despite his addition midseason last year, is forward Charlie Davies.

D.C. United

D.C. United no match for the speedy Montreal Impact in 4-1 preseason loss

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United's second-choice players and trialists were steamrolled by a nearly full-strength Impact.

D.C. United looked like they had more than one eye on Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League match today, losing 4-1 to the Montreal Impact in their final preseason game. A second-choice United lineup was undone by three Impact goals in the first half hour, with Dominic Oduro scoring twice.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, USWNT, and Champions League news for Wednesday February 17, 2016

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United's season is days away, various MLS moves, USWNT games, and more to start your day.

As always, I left this very late and the result is no intro anecdote.

With Bill Hamid injured, Woodbridge's Andrew Dykstra gets D.C. United chance | Washington Times
Thomas Floyd talks to various United players about Andrew Dykstra, who is probably going to start a soccer game in less than a week.

D.C. United exchanges chances, goals with Jonkopings Sodra in entertaining preseason draw

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Fabian Espindola and Miguel Aguilar scored while Andrew Dykstra saved a PK as United got a tie out of a high-tempo affair.

D.C. United's second preseason game was far more eventful than the first, as the Black-and-Red and Jonkopings Sodra IF played to an entertaining 2-2 draw in Bradenton, FL.

D.C. United vs. Jönköpings Södra IF MLS preseason streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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United is back with their second preseason game.

D.C. United has their second game of the preseason this afternoon as they take on Jönköpings Södra IF of Sweden's Allsvensken. This is J-Sodra's first time back in the Allsvensken since the 1960s, and so just staying up will be their primary concern.

D.C. United 2016 Preseason Minutes Tracker v1.0

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Our annual feature tracking who plays where and how long is back. Please contain your excitement.

As short as the MLS offseason has gotten over the years, there's no such thing as "short enough." So it was with great excitement that we here at B&RU have been tracking roster news and rumors and welcomed D.

D.C. United vs. IF Elfsborg MLS preseason streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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D.C. United plays their first game of the MLS preseason today!

D.C. United kicks off their preseason matches today! at 3:30 against IF Elfsborg, who placed fourth in the Allsvensken last season. It has been 81 days since United's last match, and the team is now deep into the process of figuring out who will make the 28 man roster for this season.

D.C. United preseason, signings, and Landon Donovan: Freedom Kicks for 28 January 2016

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The news is flying as we get closer and closer to the first games of the preseason

D.C. United has their first preseason game tomorrow night. Real(ish) soccer! This week!

DC United gets going down in Florida | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WJLA: New broadcast partner WJLA with some video from D.

D.C. United vs. Austin Aztex ATX Pro Challenge TV/streaming, previews, lineup, prediction and gamethread

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United faces the USL's Austin Aztex in preseason play. It may be lower-level opposition, but the Black-and-Red need to respect the Texas side in front of their home fans.

D.C. United's fourth preseason game is tonight, and while the Austin Aztex are merely a USL team it should still be a good test.

D.C. United vs. Austin Aztex live stream: Time and how to watch online

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United is in Texas for the fourth game of the 2015 preseason. Tonight, they'll play the Austin Aztex of the USL as the nightcap of the ATX Pro Challenge's semifinal round.

While D.C. United fans in the DMV add on another layer to combat what is hopefully the coldest week of winter, the Black-and-Red (as well as a good number of smart fans) have hit the road for better conditions.

Filibuster podcast episode 117: D.C. United vs. Orlando City SC, USMNT vs. Chile

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On tap tonight: Heavy Seas Deep Six, Trader Joes Ruby Red Chai, Port City Optimal Wit

Despite being out on vacation, my dedication to bringing you this podcast knows no bounds. This week, Jason, Adam, and Leanne are back to talk about the beginning of D.C. United's preseason. They start by talking about D.

D.C. United loans Joe Willis, Alex Caskey, Steve Birnbaum, Christiano François, and Michael Seaton to Richmond for last preseason game

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D.C. United loans Willis, Caskey, Birnbaum, François, and Seaton to Richmond for their last preseason game.

The Richmond Kickers and D.C. United announced today that Joe Willis, Alex Caskey, Steve Birnbaum, Christiano Francois, and Michael Seaton will all be loaned to the Kickers for their final preseason game, which is this Saturday against the University of Virginia.

Which D.C. United players are bound for Richmond?

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A couple of players have been loaned to the Richmond Kickers so far, but who is going to end up there for the long haul?

While there is no D.C. United game this weekend, there will be D.C. United players in action. While no announcement has been made yet, it is highly likely that a number of players will be loaned to the Richmond Kickers either for their weekend intersquad match and for their preseason game a week from today against the College of William & Mary.

D.C. United Preseason Minutes Tracker/Depth Chart final edition

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The final edition of this 2014 preseason feature. We've seen six games this preseason, so let's see where things stand after United lifted the Carolina Challenge Cup on Saturday night.

On Saturday, for the first time in 2014, we saw a D.C. United match that actually behaved like a proper match.

D.C. United loans Martin, Willis, and Francois to Richmond Kickers for a preseason game

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Three prime candidates for loans to Richmond, Collin Martin, Joe Willis, and Christiano Francois, have been sent to the River City for a preseason game.

D.C. United and the Richmond Kickers announced today that Joe Willis, Collin Martin, and Christiano Francois have been loaned to the Kickers for their preseason match against the University of Maryland.

D.C. United vs. Charleston Battery: Carolina Challenge Cup live streaming, kickoff time, previews, and game thread

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The Coffee Pot Cup is on the line as D.C. United faces the Charleston Battery in the Carolina Challenge Cup at 7:30pm tonight.

After playing far and away their best preseason game of 2014, D.C. United will look to keep going strong against the Charleston Battery, the hosts of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

D.C. United 0-1 Chicago Fire: United's preseason losing streak continues

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D.C. United's preseason losing streak continued, falling 1-0 against the Chicago Fire in their last preseason game in Florida.

The trend that has occured in D.C. United's first two preseason games continued in this morning's game against the Chicago Fire: United had good possession and a solid defense in the first half, which then fell apart in the second half when the substitutes were brought in.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo fall to Vancouver Whitecaps in preseason

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Vancouver Whitecaps outscore Houston 2-0 in final Desert Friendly match.

The set up for this preseason game was a bit different from the others as the plan was to play four 30 minute periods with a five minute break in between each period. The first three periods went scoreless for both sides, but the Whitecaps made the fourth period count scoring two goals before the end of the game.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-1 Win over Seattle

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The Portland Timbers won their first preseason game of 2015 on Saturday, logging a 2-1 win in Tucson over the Seattle Sounders. And coming off a strong first-half performance against the Houston Dynamo earlier in the week, a dominant performance by the Timbers starters came as little surprise on Saturday.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers: Watch preseason match

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Houston takes on Portland in preseason action.


Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers


Houston kicks off their 2016 preseason against the Portland Timbers in Arizona. The team will spend much of their preseason in the desert. This will be the first chance for fans to see Houston's new signings in action and how the new defensive players may stack up again the reigning MLS Champs.

Roger Espinoza

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.

Match Day 5: MLS Cup Rematch

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Just under four months since Sporting Kansas City raised the MLS Cup after beating Real Salt Lake in a shoot out, they'll welcome them back to Sporting Park Saturday. That game was just the continuation of what has become a bit of a rivalry between the two teams ever since a preseason game was ended early after a Roger Espinoza tackle caused the benches to clear.

The Rest

MATCH RECAP: Seattle Reign FC 2, Portland Thorns FC 0

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Thorns concede twice in second half to fall in preseason opener

Two goals in two minutes gave the Seattle Reign a 2-0 win over Portland Thorns FC Sunday night at Providence Park in Portland's first preseason game ahead of the 2016 NWSL season. Havana Solaun opened the scoring for the visitors in the second half before Jessica Fishlock doubled the lead soon after.

Boston Breakers already look different in first preseason game

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It's a new season with new players and a new coach.

The Boston Breakers played their first preseason game of 2016, and while preseason is a notoriously unreliable indicator of how a team will perform during the season, it is worth nothing that the team looks different from itself this time last year.

Reflections From Bethlehem Steel's 5-0 Victory Against Syracuse University

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Bethlehem played a great first half and clamped down on Syracuse to see out a 5-0 win

Bethlehem Steel played their first true preseason game against a formidable Syracuse University team early yesterday at the Union Training Center in Chester. True to form the USL team put on a great game winning 5-0 that included some great starts from captain and long term Sacramento Republic defender Ryan Richter, a deadly combination of pace and speed from the front three of Gisse-Diallo-Ayuk and Bolu Akinyode showed us real promise going forward.

Darwin Jones scores two to lead Sounders past UCLA in preseason match

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A preseason game that was first on the schedule, then taken off was ultimately played on Sunday when the Seattle Sounders beat UCLA 5-1 in a 105-minute match that opened with a 45-minute period and was followed by two 30-minute ones.

Among the highlights were Jordan Morris scoring his first goal since signing with the Sounders, two more from preseason standout Darwin Jones and a goal apiece from Andreas Ivanschitz and Aaron Kovar.

Sounders vs. Timbers, preseason: The three biggest takeaways

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The preseason is for practice, but the two games played so far don't speak to a high quality of repetition. In two full games against Cascadia competition, the Seattle Sounders have yet to score a first-half goal without even a plurality of good shots from the presumptive first-team starters.

What Is Going On With AC Milan?

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I am absolutely gobsmacked at AC Milan's performance in the International Champions Cup so far. While I know that preseason is all about building players fitness and confidence ahead of the upcoming season, Milan's performances in the ICC this season has to be sapping away all the player confidences, not to mention the damage that it is doing to the Rossoneri brand.

A preview of what to expect in FCD’s final preseason game

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In the NFL, most coaches treat the next to last preseason game as a dress rehearsal for the season opener. Well, FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja is treating Saturday's preseason finale against the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL as a dress rehearsal for FCD's March 8 season opener against Montreal.

Rapids Fall To Chivas In Las Vegas

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Last night in Vegas Colorado lost its first preseason game 2-1. Both Chivas goals were off penalty kicks, reportedly very soft PKs by those watching the game. The Rapids goal was from Deshorn Brown in the 16th minute, assisted by Dillon Serna and Vicente Sanchez. The starting XI was:

Irwin Edward - Watts - Wynne - Bursch Guzman - LaBrocca Serna - Sanchez - Eloundou Brown
In the 61st minute Colorado swapped all 10 field players:

Irwin Ibikunle - Moor - VDC - Klute Sturgis - Hairston Chavez - Hill - Galindo Torres
Despite the score the Rapids had better chances and looked like the better team.

Monday After

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Major League Soccer descended upon Fresno, CA over the weekend for a preseason match-up between the Earthquakes and Galaxy. Billed as the Central California Cup, the match drew a sellout crowd of almost 13k. As we have repeatedly stated, these types of exhibition games provide the league with a great opportunity to spread its message beyond the MLS cities.