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Who: Revolution (0-0-0, 0 points) vs. Colorado Rapids (0-0-0, 0 points)
What: Week 1 of the MLS regular season
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado
When: Saturday, Mar.

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Don't look now, but season 21 of New England Revolution soccer is upon us, and with it, a chance forredemption tolls.

The recent past (see: 2015's fifth-place finish) is dead and buried. The future? Well, the locals will have plenty of opportunities to resurrect the notionthat they're a bonafide power in the Eastern Conference.

Sporting Kansas City

Playoff Match Day: Win or Go Home

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Sporting Kansas City begin their playoff campaign tomorrow night in the same place that the club started the season, in Seattle, taking on the Seattle Sounders. Back in March, Sporting used a Nuno Coelho shot from distance, a Seattle red card, and some good goalkeeping to help Kansas City a 1-0 win on First Kick.

Match Day 34: All Down to This

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Sporting Kansas City's season has all come down to this, one game at Children's Mercy Park against the San Jose Earthquakes, a win and their in the playoffs, a draw or a loss and the club puts themselves in the position where they need help to qualify. All the games tomorrow will take place at the same time as MLS completely embraces the final day drama with Decision Day.

Match Day 33: The Final Stretch

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Sporting Kansas City head into the final two games of the season with their playoff chances still very much in doubt. With two games left, KC sit in sixth place in the Western Conference, two points above seventh place Portland who is under the red line at this point. Every team in the league has played 32 games at this point, with the final two games of the season being played at the same time among all Western Conference teams.

Match Day 32: Last Trip Out of Conference

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Sporting Kansas City close out the Eastern Conference portion of their season tomorrow when they will take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. This is the first time the two teams have met since May of last year and the two teams are both going to be fighting for their playoff lives. While Kansas City is currently in a playoff spot, they could put themselves one step closer to qualification with a win tomorrow.

Match Day 30: Needing a Win

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Sporting Kansas City find themselves in a troubling spot heading into the final few weeks of the MLS regular season. After results earlier today, Sporting Kansas City has fallen into sixth place in MLS' Western Conference, and currently just sit four points clear of the Seattle Sounders, who are in seventh place and still have a game in hand before KC plays tomorrow.

CCL Match Day 3: A Must Win

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Sporting Kansas City step back out of league play to begin their home stretch of this year's CONCACAF Champions League. Unfortunately the games probably couldn't have gone much worse for Sporting KC. After the Vancouver Whitecaps started off the group with a win in Trinidad against Central FC, Sporting could only draw their game in Trinidad, already putting KC at a two point disadvantage.

Match Day 29: Back Home

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After a week off after a stretch of five games in 15 days, Sporting Kansas City return to Children's Mercy Park and MLS action tomorrow when they welcome the Houston Dynamo for a Western Conference match up. Both teams have had their troubles this season, the Dynamo more so than Sporting, but the Dynamo have won both match ups between the two teams so far this season, both by two goals, a 2-0 league win back in May and a 3-1 win in the US Open Cup in late June.

CCL Match Day 2: Finishing the Road

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Sporting Kansas City close out the road portion of their CCL group play tomorrow night in Vancouver where they'll play their second game in four days against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. After a 2-2 draw in Trinidad last week, Sporting KC sit in second place in the group behind Vancouver who have three points after they won 1-0 in Trinidad.

CCL Match Day 1: Leg Two of Sporting's Tour

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Sporting Kansas City head out of MLS play and into their second game of their brutal five game stretch as they are in Trinidad ready to take on Central FC, the Trinidad Pro League Champions in their first game in this year's tournament. Unlike Kansas City's trips to Central America when they've been in this competition in the past, Kansas City doesn't look like they're taking the fly in and out quickly approach.

Match Day USOC: On the Road Again

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For the first time since the club rebranded, Sporting KC will play two games in a single US Open Cup run on the road. The last time this happened for Kansas City was in the 2009 US Open Cup when the then Wizards also played on the road in Minnesota against the Minnesota Thunder, topping them in penalty kicks 4-2 after a 3-3 tie.

Match Day 17: Time to Right the Ship

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MLS kicks back into action this weekend after their break for the Copa America Centenario and Sporting KC will kick off on Sunday in the heat against co-leaders of the Western Conference, FC Dallas. I wouldn't expect a game that has a lot of pretty soccer to it unfortunately because of the situations both teams find themselves in.

Match Day USOC: Return to Action

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The Copa America Centenario is officially over for Kansas City as they'll take the field tomorrow against Minnesota United in the fourth round of the US Open Cup. After almost two weeks off since Kansas City's 0-0 draw with the LA Galaxy, Sporting will try to begin to right the ship after a poor run of form in league has seen them win just once in 11 league games.

Match Day 16: Heading into the Break

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Sporting Kansas City will play their 16th game of the season tomorrow, and their final game before the Copa America break that the league is taking. After tomorrow, Sporting's next game is on the 15th against Minnesota in the US Open Cup and their next league game is Sunday June 19th against FC Dallas.

Match Day 14: The Monkey Gone, Time to Move Forward

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For the first time in five weeks Sporting KC finally got a win on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Orlando City. Now with that monkey off of Sporting KC's back, the club needs to move forward and start to string some results together. This is especially important because while still early, Kansas City is below the red line in terms of playoff positioning and have played the most games in MLS so far this season (along with Dallas and Vancouver).

Match Day 13: Another Set of Streaks

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Sporting Kansas City will play another game this weekend involving two teams in the middle of streaks. After having Houston end their long winless run and allowing Colorado to extend their unbeaten run, Sporting KC will now host Orlando City, who are winless in five straight games. KC extended their winless run to seven on Wednesday in Colorado.

Match Day 12: How Many Changes Does Vermes Make?

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Sporting Kansas City head coach, Peter Vermes did not mince words after Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Vermes laid into his team in a post game interview about their lack of effort of certain players and their intensity of the field. He hinted at changes coming for the next game, changes he couldn't necessarily make against Houston because of players getting tired.

Match Day 11: Something Has to Give

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Tomorrow night in Houston two teams that are winless in a combined 11 straight games will square off a BBVA Compass Stadium when Sporting KC and the Houston Dynamo face off. While Kansas City is winless in their last five games since a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, the Dynamo are winless in six since a 5-0 win over FC Dallas.

Match Day 10: Returning Home

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After a three game road trip that saw Sporting Kansas City take on three Western Conference rivals, Sporting Kansas City returns home on Sunday to take on another Western Conference opponent Sunday. Sporting KC welcome the LA Galaxy to Children's Mercy Park tomorrow in a game that will be shown on Fox Sports 1.

Match Day 9: West Coast Swing

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Sporting Kansas City continue their West Coast road trip tomorrow with a game up in Canada against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. The pair has already met once this year with Kansas City winning the first match up 2-1 at Children's Mercy Park back in March.

The Whitecaps come into the game after a very productive win on the weekend, defeating FC Dallas 3-0 thanks to an own goal, Jordan Harvey, and Kekuta Manneh.

Referee No Call Takes Center Stage in KC Loss to San Jose

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Sporting Kansas City fell for the fourth time in the last five games and now have a .500 record after falling 1-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes in San Jose. The loss is the 16th straight winless trip Kansas City has made to San Jose since the year 2000, this time it was a Chris Wondolowski goal that was the only difference in the game, but it certainly wasn't the only talking point as a seemingly clear penalty kick was missed at the opposite end of the field minutes before Wondolowski's goal from the spot.

Match Day 8: Heading to Unfriendly Confines

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Sporting KC return to the field tomorrow afternoon in San Jose in an attempt to end their two game losing streak. After a 3-0 start to the season, KC has just won one of their last four games to drop them to 4-3 on the season. They'll now travel to some very unfriendly confines at Avaya Stadium. Kansas City has had very little success away from home against the Earthquakes outside of Kansas City in their history, especially over the last 16 years.

Match Day 7: Playing in the Rain

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Sporting Kansas City gets the chance to quickly get over the performance on Wednesday night against Colorado with a game tomorrow against FC Dallas. That's assuming the game takes place as it looks like Dallas will be dealing with some severe weather tomorrow evening that will start around the same time the game is scheduled to start.

Match Day 6: A Day 20 Years in the Making

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Tomorrow Sporting Kansas City will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first game on the exact date the game took place. In fact they'll take on the same opponent, the Colorado Rapids at Children's Mercy Park tomorrow. The two teams are current separated by five points in the standings at this early stage with Kansas City on 12 points and Colorado on seven through five games.

Match Day 5: Another Match Up of Depleted Sides

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For the second straight week Sporting KC will play a game with an injury depleted side against a team that is suffering from injury issues of their own. Kansas City travel to New York to take on the injury depleted New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. It's a match up of teams with opposite records at this early point of the season with KC sitting at 3-1 while the Red Bulls currently have a 1-3 record.

Match Day 3: Welcoming Canada Again

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Sporting Kansas City welcome another Canadian side to Kansas City this weekend as Sporting KC will play host to Toronto FC at Children's Mercy Park on national television on Sunday. Both teams come into the game unbeaten with Kansas City sitting at 2-0 while Toronto sits at 1-0-1 after a 2-2 draw against New York City FC last week.

Match Day 2: Welcome Home

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Sporting KC continue their start to the 2016 season with their home opener tomorrow night at Children's Mercy Park against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The match up is the first between the two sides since the dramatic 4-3 comeback by Sporting KC in Kansas City last year. There will certainly be a level of retribution the Whitecaps want from the game after seeing a 3-1 lead evaporate in the final 10 minutes to lose three points on the road.

Match Day 1: 2016 Really Begins

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The preseason is over and tomorrow Sporting KC take the field for their first game of the 2016 regular season against the Seattle Sounders. The match will be the second time in the last three years that Sporting KC has opened against the Sounders. KC lost the 2014 season opener to the Sounders 1-0 on late Chad Barrett goal.

Match Day Playoffs: Second Season Begins

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Sporting Kansas City is into the playoffs, now the second season begins as they'll take on the Portland Timbers tomorrow night in Portland. The match up will be the fourth time that these two teams have met this season. In the prior three matches this season between the two teams, there has been just a single goal, Krisztian Nemeth's solo effort in their last meeting earlier this month.

Match Day US Open Cup: Can SKC Claim the Cup

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For the third time in four seasons, Sporting Kansas City find themselves playing in a cup final. Tomorrow night they'll try to win their third US Open Cup when they take on the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. It'll be the first time that KC will be attempting to win the trophy on the road having won the 2004 and 2012 trophies at Arrowhead and Sporting Park respectively.

Match Day 27: Many Familiar Faces Meet

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Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City meet for the first time as MLS opponents and on both sides there will be plenty of players who have spent time in the others colors. This is mainly thanks to the teams' affiliation when Orlando was still in the USL. Particularly welcoming for Orlando fans is the return of Dom Dwyer to his "spiritual home" as Orlando head coach Adrian Heath put it earlier this year.

Match Day 26: Needing to Right the Ship

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Sporting KC are back in action after 10 days off after the club's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids. Sporting now faces a 5 day cross country trip for back to back games. That starts tomorrow in Portland when KC takes on the Timbers at Providence Park. The two teams are currently tied for fifth place in the Western Conference only two points above the playoff line (but KC still has their games in hand).

Match Day 25: Sporting Head to the Rockies with 800 Friends

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Tomorrow Sporting KC take on the Colorado Rapids and look to end their first two game losing streak, but they won't be doing it all by themselves. They'll be doing it with traveling support of over 800 for the game. Once again a large traveling Cauldron is heading to the Mile High City to support Sporting KC.

Match Day 24: Looking to Rebound

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After Wednesday's 5-0 loss to San Jose, Sporting Kansas City doesn't get much time to dwell on the result as they are back in action tomorrow night against the Columbus Crew. The good news is that KC has a chance to quickly put the Wednesday game behind them. The bad news is that the team is still running on tired legs and going up against the league's Golden Boot leader, Kei Kamara.

Match Day 23: Games in Hand

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Tomorrow night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC will begin their process of making up the one to four games in hand on the rest of the Western Conference when they host the San Jose Earthquakes. It will also be Kansas City's fourth game in 12 days when you include last week's 3-1 US Open Cup win over Real Salt Lake.

West Brom

Arsenal v West Brom – Predicted line-up and score prediction

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Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates tonight, inwhat has swiftly become a must-win game. Manchester United closed the gap between themselves and us to only one point last night, and a failure to secure all three pointstonight would put serious doubt on our chances to finish within the Champions League places.

West Brom - Chelsea Preview: Pedro and Baba Rahman to debut?

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West Brom host Chelsea at The Hawthorns this Sunday with both sides chasing their first three points of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

Enduring their worst start since 1998, the 16th-placed Blues have looked a shadow of the team that blazed through the early stages of the previous campaign.

The Rest

Episode 174 – The Preview

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Join the guys as they look back at DC United's performance in Mexico and their return match against Querétaro FC Can Ben Olsen's squad overcome a 2 goal deficit? The boys also take a look at the Western and Eastern Conferences and make their season predictions, including the Shield and MLS Cup winners - always a treat.

Chelsea - Crystal Palace Preview: A chance to build

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Chelsea hosts Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge this Saturday having notched its first Premier League win of the season against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

Jose Mourinho and his men have taken four points from a possible nine, a stumbling start which sees them occupy 10th position on the league table.