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Real Salt Lake 2017 adidas Away Jersey

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Real Salt Lake quietly launched their 2017 adidas away kit on Thursday. It will be available atWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbagand UK Soccer Shopin the lead up to RSL's kickoff to the new Major League Soccer season against Toronto FC on March 4th. The Real Salt Lake 2017 adidas away shirt sees the Utah club in [.

Major Link Soccer: Has MLS left Beckham FC behind?

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In all the expansion talk, there's little mention of Miami these days. Alvaro Saborio retires from soccer. Hope Solo will be back on TV soon, but not necessarily in goal.

Major League Soccer:

Alvaro Saborio has retired from soccer, shortly after his move back to his first club, Costa Rica's Saprissa.

MLS Ticker: RSL acquires Lennon, Wynne facing heart issue, and more

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Real Salt Lake completed a move on Monday that saw the return of a former academy product from Europe.

The team announced the acquisition of former RSL Academy midfielder Brooks Lennon on loan from Liverpool for the 2017 season. Lennon, who previously featured for RSL's U-18 academy team where he scored 31 goals en route to the USSDA championship match, made the move to the Reds after his breakout season and has featured primarily for the Premier League sides' U-23 team.

MLS Ticker: FC Dallas sign Colman, Atlanta adds Tottenham loanee and more

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FC Dallas' hunt for a forward is officially over. The Supporters' Shield and U.S. Open Cup winners officially announced a deal for 22-year-old striker Cristian Colman on Wednesday.

The Paraguayan, who comes to MLS from Nacional Asuncion in the Paraguayan first division, will count as a young Designated Player.

Major Link Soccer - Everyone Loves Pulisic

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As US qualifiers approach, everyone wants to talk about Pulisic and Dos a Cero.

Seattle

NBC's Pro Soccer Talk has made the only correct choice for MLS rookie of the year by selecting Jordan Morris.

The Sounders have done pretty well in the post season so far and have hopefully shed some playoff baggage.

Toronto and the Galaxy advance in the Knockout Round

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Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy advanced in the knockout round to open the 2016 MLS playoff schedule.

Galaxy advance past Real Salt Lake on Boateng's brace

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Carson, Calif. Two teams entered the match struggling on form. One team left looking like potential champions, while the other left for the winter.

The LA Galaxy lit up Nick Rimando and Real Salt Lake with three first-half goals, and went on the eliminate their Western Conference rival, 3-1, in the knockout round of theMLS playoffs, before 18,124 fans on a cool night in Los Angeles.

MLS Playoff preview: Every Western Conference team has a fatal flaw

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Yes, that includes the Sounders, but the field is also ripe for an upstart.

One of the longtime explanations for the Seattle Sounders' repeated inability to advance to the MLS Cup final has been the strength of the competition. The West has been the power conference in MLS over the past decade-plus, producing 9 of 11 champions.

Some Soccer News for Oct 26, 2016

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It's Day 300 of 2016.


Join the MLS Playoffs Bracket Challenge.
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MLS Playoffs Begin Tonight!
Knockout Round schedule:
  • Toronto has their first ever home playoff game tonight.

MLS doesn’t know when the playoffs start

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Well this is... something.

In possibly the most MLS thing that Major League Soccer has ever done, none of the teams seem to know when the first round of the playoffs start - specifically when the games are.

Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin revealed in his press conference that while the Union know that they're matching up against Toronto FC and that the game will take place in Toronto, that they don't know when that will be.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers wrap up their slate of home preseason games on Wednesday with a match against their Cascadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Both sides come into this match having draw their previous two games, so a decisive victory could put either side at the top of the Rose City Invitational's non-existent table, so long as they outscore the possible winner of the day's earlier match, Real Salt Lake vs.

Some Soccer News for Feb 10, 2017

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It's Day 41 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

The third 1-1 tie of the preseason, last night in Portland against the Whitecaps.

Matches:
Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT - MU goal by VW Own Goal.

MLS Ticker: Vermes unsure of Zusi position, Chara sent off by VAR, and more

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U.S. Men's National Team winger Graham Zusi has been surprisingly used at right back over the team's past few matches, and now he may face a change with his league team, Sporting Kansas City, as well.

Speaking at a Fan Forum on Thursday, Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes and president Jake Reid commented on several topics, most notably the position of Zusi.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 3, Real Salt Lake 3

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Welcome to the first edition of the Timber Cruise, a forest-level survey of the Timbers most recent game, this week their Preseason Tournament opener against Real Salt Lake.

The Timbers' priorities shift ever-so-gradually over the course of the preseason. In the first games in Tucson, the focus is fitness.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Previews, Preseason Match Chat [7:30]

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It is game time, everybody!

The Portland Timbers are back and the preseason invitational is underway at Providence Park tonight as Minnesota United and the Vancouver Whitecaps open for the main event: the Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake.

With the Timbers planning on running out their starting XI in tonight's match, what we see today should prove to be the prototype for the Timbers early in the season.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back on their home turf today as they face off against Real Salt Lake on the opening day of this year's preseason invitational. Coming hot on the heels of Minnesota United vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps, the match will be the Timbers' chance at earning their first preseason win of the year after drawing in last week's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Some Soccer News for Feb 7, 2017

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It's Day 38 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

Several players have been released from the training camp roster by Minnesota United. (And a couple others newsworthy items here too.) By Megan Ryan of the Star Tribune.

Released:
  • Sammy Ndjock
  • Lance Laing
  • Duke LaCroix
  • Andrew Tinari
  • Marco Carducci
  • Charlie Lyon
  • David Goldsmith

The only unsigned players left with the team are:
  • Tiago Calvano
  • Eugene Starikov
  • Raul Gonzalez

Matches:
Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC v Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT
-Sun Feb 12
MNUFC v Portland Timbers - 7:00pm CT - Watch online at timbers.

Nick Besler Signs with Real Monarchs

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After the Portland Timbers cut him following the end of the 2016 season, it always seemed likely that Nick Besler would end up on a USL side; the only question was, would it be T2?

Now, one month later, we know where the 23 year old midfielder has landed, as Real Monarchs have announced Besler's signing.

Portland Timbers Pick Up Keeper Jeff Attinella from Minnesota United

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The Portland Timbers have come away from last week's expansion draft not losing a player, but gaining one.

On Tuesday the Timbers traded to Minnesota United a 2018 second-round draft pick in exchange for former Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.

Attinella, 28, was taken by the Loons in the fourth round of the expansion draft after being left off the RSL protected list.

Report: Could Attinella be the Portland Timbers New Keeper?

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According to Minnesota United site Fifty Five One, the Portland Timbers are pursuing former Real Salt Lake keeper Jeff Attinella to back up and compete with current No. 1 Jake Gleeson.

After several seasons spent behind Nick Rimando with RSL, Attinella has shown himself to be capable of stepping up when called upon, making 29 appearances over the last four years with the Utah side.

Portland Timbers Announce Preseason Dates

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The Portland Timbers announced their key preseason date this morning, giving us our first glimpse at the 2017 season. Dates for the Desert Friendlies and the returning Simple Invitational were both announced today.

The Timbers will start their preseason in Tucson, AZ on January 25th, taking part in the Desert Friendlies until February 5th, when they will return to Portland.

Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, recap: PLAYOFFS!

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Sounders will host Sporting Kansas City in first round after beating RSL.

A season that saw the Seattle Sounders 10 points out of playoff position at one point will end with their eighth straight season and at least one home game. Alvaro Fernandez and Cristian Roldan each scored first-half goals as the Sounders topped Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Sunday.

Philadelphia Union

Open International Slots could benefit the Union

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By the time it's all said and done, the Philadelphia Union could have three or four open international slots.

One of the obstacles any MLS club faces is the international player limitations. Every club has eight slots when they start out. Some use them wisely, and in the case of Real Salt Lake trading a slot permanently to the Colorado Rapids for Adolfo Gregario (a player so utterly unremarkable that you probably didn't realize his name was actually Adolfo Gregorio), they use them unwisely.

Some Soccer News for Oct 24, 2016

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It's Day 298 of 2016.


Huge congrats to FC Dallas on winning the MLS Supporters Shield.
  • After claiming the US Open Cup in August they are now 1 trophy away from doing the unprecedented.

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Another huge congrats, this one to New York Red Bulls II on winning the USL Championship on Sunday night.

Officially Official: Union lose their way into playoffs

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The Union will enter the playoffs on a historic winless streak.

On Sunday evening, the Philadelphia Union officially became a playoff team for the first time since 2011. Despite the feat, boos filled the rapidly emptying stadium after the final whistle. Though the Union finally clinched a spot in the playoffs, they did so with a 2-0 loss to their I-95 rivals, the New York Red Bulls.

MLS Cup Playoffs

Sounders must embrace new roles as leading men

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This is no longer a plucky underdog story.

Shortly after the Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake to clinch their spot in the MLS Cup playoffs, a team official pulled me aside. He was beaming. With a smile stretching from ear-to-ear his message was simple: "We're playing with house money, now.

Real Salt Lake sticks with Cassar

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Real Salt Lake keeps its coach and video of a 1980 win for the USMNT in Thursday's soccer news update.

MLS Playoffs: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS playoffs continue on Sunday with a slate of four games to open the conference semifinal round.

Sunday's action begins in Montreal, as the Impact host the New York Red Bulls in Eastern Conference action. The Impact are fresh off a win over D.

MLS Playoffs Day 1. How to Watch, TV and Streaming Listings

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A streak will end today, neither Toronto FC or the Philadelphia Union have ever won an MLS Playoff game. That and the LA Galaxy host Real Salt Lake. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listing and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your Sounder at Heart MLS Playoffs Day 1 Gamethread

(author's note: This space has been home to a weekly MLS preview and open thread throughout the regular season, let's stick with that format as we head into the playoffs.

MLS Playoff Preview: LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake

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The LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake are familiar playoff partners. They've met several times over the years, including in the league's ultimate game.On Wednesday, the two sides will collide yet again in postseason play, as both teamslook to make a run througha wide open Western Conference playoff field.

Seattle Sounders

Tyrone Mears fined by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The Englishman was lucky to avoid a one game ban in the incident with Joao Plata.

Seattle Sounders right back Tyrone Mears learned on Wednesday that he has been fined by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. He was fined for violating the league's policy regarding hands to the face/head/neck of an opponent.

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake: Community player ratings form

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A little banged up, missing a DP, against some pretty long odds, the Sounders have made their way to the playoffs, and even earned a home knockout match. But this last match made things a little more nervy than they needed to be, thanks to an immediate tying goal early on gave RSL hope.

So how did the individual players fare in this one?

Sounders a playoffs con goles de Fernández y Roldán

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En el último dia de la temporada regular y con cuatro plazas por definirse en el Oeste, los Sounders salieron con el simple objetivo de ganarle al Real Salt Lake para no depender de otros resultados, en especial el de los Vancouver Whitecaps-Portland Timbers. Con Jordan MORRIS de único puntero y el medio campo compactado con Nicolás LODEIRO, Álvaro FERNÁNDEZ, Erik FRIBERG y Cristian ROLDÁN .

The Rest

Revolution Lineup Projection: How do Rookies, New Defenders Fit in?

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Sorting through a crowded Revolution depth chart ahead of the 2017 season.

The Revolution entered the new year not with a bang but a whimper. After weeks of offseason silence, a roster improvement plan seemed like a fantasy.

Yet in two weeks' time, the club addressed its top priorities, acquiring two international center backs and a pair or rookie attackers.

Report: Landon Donovan will not sign with RSL

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Early in the offseason, Landon Donovan was linked with a shock move to Real Salt Lake, but it doesn't appear he will be calling Rio Tinto Stadium home any time soon.

According to Sports Illustrated, Donovan will not be moving to RSL ahead of the 2017 season.

Revolution Reveal 2017 Preseason Schedule

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The boys are headed back to Arizona for seven preseason matches.

In five short weeks, the Revolution will take a step closer to the 2017 season when players report to Gillette Stadium for preseason training.

The first session of the preseason will help the Revs prepare for two trips to Arizona, where the club will compete in seven preseason matches.

Real Salt Lake retains Cassar for 2017 season

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After guiding Real Salt Lake back to the playoffs this season, Jeff Cassar will get another shot at it next year.

Club owner Dell Loy Hansen announced Wednesday that Cassar will be retained for the 2017 MLS season, though terms of the new contract are not disclosed, per league policy.

Major Link Soccer: Javier Morales says goodbye to Real Salt Lake

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The MLS veteran doesn't say what he'll do next. Minnesota United wants Sigi Schmid (what expansion team wouldn't?). Kim Little is hanging out with little kids and dragons.

Seattle

Kendall Fletcher, playing in the W-League in Australia this season for Western Sydney Wanderers, is taking on the role of veteran guide for the young Americans on the squad with her, thanks to her experience moving between leagues around the world.

Scouting Report: Sporting Kansas City

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The Sounders face a very familiar foe in this year's knockout round match

After their Decision Day victory of Real Salt Lake, the Seattle Sounders face Sporting Kansas City in their first match of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. This is a knockout round, which means there is no second leg, and the winner progresses to the conference semi-finals.