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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake third match

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We have complete player evaluations for the Portland Timbers from their scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake back on October 17. There are ratings for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus composite ratings for the team, coaches, opponent and officiating.

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.

Timbers test Rimando repeatedly, but Portland & Real Salt Lake play to scoreless draw

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to move closer to secure their postseason plans in hosting Real Salt Lake on October 17 at Providence Park, but RSL had other designs to help their post season positioning. While the Timbers applied relentless pressure on goal, they couldn't find anything to break past RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando as the teams played to a scoreless draw.

What I am watching for in Portland Timbers third match versus Real Salt Lake

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The final regular season match at Providence Park is happening on October 17 for the Portland Timbers, and it's been an interesting season to say the least. While the Timbers have set team records for offense, their playoff future isn't secure with two matches left - and the team will need help in order to secure any sort of postseason date.

Major League Soccer

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

Late season expectations in MLS

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With the 2014 MLS regular season winding down, Jason Davis looks at the state of several teams in the race for the MLS Cup. Read More

Highest Paid Player In MLS Has Yet To Play A Game In League

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The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.

The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.

Morales sparks comeback victory for the Whitecaps over RSL

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The Vancouver Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a come-from-behind victory over visiting Real Salt Lake.

Pedro Morales provided the brace that propelled the Caps to a 2-1 victory over RSL after the visitors had gone ahead on Nat Borchers' second-half header.

Revs Set to Return to Tucson for 2015 DDC

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The New England Revolution will be back in Tucson, Ariz.for the 2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament, which kicks off on Feb. 18, 2015.

The tournament will run from Feb.18-28, 2015, and will host six MLS sides. In addition to the Revolution, the Montreal Impact, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders will round out the field for the annual competition, which will enter its fourth year in 2015.

Can Real Salt Lake Steal The Supporters’ Shield From Seattle And LA?

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Real Salt Lake are third in the western standing with 49 points with five games remaining on their schedule; with a win this weekend, Salt Lake can clinch a playoff spot. They seem to have that third place spot locked in and it doesn't seem that FC Dallas will over take the spot, given both the teams schedule down the stretch.

Western Conference showdown between Sounders and FC Dallas highlights MLS midweek action

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Two teams with high ambitions will meet tonight at Toyota Stadium, and something will have to give as the MLS-leading Seattle Sounders face one of the best home teams in the league in FC Dallas.

With the LA Galaxy running neck and neck with them in the race for the Supporters' Shield, the Sounders will need to maximize points in their final six matches to keep their treble hopes alive.

Analysing The MLS Playoff Race In Detail

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There's about a month to go in the MLS season, which will wrap up at the end of October. That means playoff races are reaching their apex, as the field is set for the November tournament that is the best of what the league has to offer.

MLS doesn't have promotion and relegation – and no, it's almost certainly not happening in your lifetime – the playoffs function as the alternative drama to the race against the drop.

MLS: Big wins for Real Salt Lake and New York Red Bulls

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Real Salt Lake beat Colorado by four goals and the New York Red Bulls won big over the Seattle Sounders in MLS week 28. Read More

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Seattle Sounders

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In what was billed as a clash between MLS Cup contenders, the Seattle Sounders once again asserted themselves as the league's top team.

The Sounders officially clinched their spot in the playoffs and extended their lead over the rest of the Western Conference Saturday by claiming a 3-2 victory over fellow contenders Real Salt Lake.

RSL launch Real Monarchs, latest MLS-backed USL Pro team

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Real Salt Lake's foray into USL Pro finally has a name attached to it: the Real Monarchs.

RSL executives unveiled the Monarchs name and crest Wednesday at a presentation including new renderings of the proposed 8,000-seat facility to be added at the Utah state fair grounds.

Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs

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September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that haven't risen to the top will be fighting to make the cut.

Let's group these teams into categories, and see how they all shake out:


Sure things:

DC United – A dismal 2013 behind them, their lead should help them withstand a slightly road-heavy backend of schedule.

The best MLS reclamation projects

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Signing big-ticket superstars is one way to improve your team in Major League Soccer, but another, more efficient, way is to uncover hidden gems and reclamation projects on other teams in the league.

All across MLS you can find players who are thriving after having been cut loose or dealt away by somebody else, and you also have some teams that have seen more than their share of former players thriving on other teams.

The Pros To Signing More Players Like Morales Rather Than Beckham

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What if, instead of trying to bring in another David Beckham, Major League Soccer signed more players like Javier Morales? It wasn't a hypothetical, though it was rhetorical. I was among a group of reporters gathered after MLS Cup three years ago when the question was asked by a league official. At the time, Beckham's future was uncertain, and although the league's commercial messiah he would come back for one more year, the post-Beckham world was already taking shape.

Why Real Salt Lake remains a contender

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Real Salt Lake remains an MLS Cup contender each season and there are very good reasons why. Read More

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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With the International fixture break meaning club soccer is taking the weekend off in most of the world, Major League Soccer takes center stage with some important match-ups with playoff implications.

The New York Red Bulls play host to Sporting Kansas City tonight in an Eastern Conference clash both teams need given recent results.

MLS Ticker: Hall tears ACL, Kamara ineligible until 2015 and more

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Houston's hopes for a late-season playoff push just got a lot more difficult.

News has come down that goalkeeper Tally Hall, a two-time MLS All-Star has suffered a torn right ACL and will be out for at least the rest of the 2014 season.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tommy Thompson

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The San Jose Earthquakes have been given an injection of excitement late in a disappointing campaign.

Homegrown Player signing Tommy Thompson made his third consecutive start for the Earthquakes on Saturday, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake.

Orlando City’s Yordany Alvarez retires from professional soccer

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Orlando City Soccer Club may have already started building their Major League Soccer squad for next year, but one of their prolonged players won't be there come 2015.

Midfielder Yordany Alvarez, who was on loan from Real Salt Lake and signed an MLS contract for 2015 with OCSC, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Friday after suffering a concussion on June 7 during USL Pro play.

SBI Monday Rewind: Balotelli heads to Liverpool; Plata called up; and more

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Mario Balotelli is back in Premier League. Liverpool announced Monday the Italian would join the Reds as soon as his registration is processed. He had to watch Liverpool's season-opener from the stands Monday night, a thrashing at the hands of rival Manchester City.

Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata is reaping the benefits of his impression season with in Major League Soccer.

MLS Ticker: Red Bulls not in for Podolski; Plata receives Ecuador call up; and more

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Despite reports of the team's interest, the New York Red Bulls are not in the market for Lukas Podolski.

After initially being linked to the Red Bulls by German news outlet Bild, sources told Empire of Soccer that the team is not interested in acquiring the Arsenal forward.

FC Dallas and DC United pick up big wins in MLS

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FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake to continue their undefeated run and DC United takes over the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Read More

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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With a win tonight, D.C. United will go to the top of the MLS table. To do so, however, they'll have to beat Sporting Kansas City on the road, which has been among the toughest assignments in MLS in recent years. Your spot for pre-, in-, and post-game discussion of tonight's game.

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FC Dallas

FC Dallas Wednesday Wonderland – 10/15/14

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Here are a few FC Dallas quick hits for Wednesday:


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.

Saborio Returns Triumphant, Propels RSL to Victory over Dallas

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SANDY, Utah. It was a long road back for Alvaro Saborio, but he made his return count.

Back in action for the first time since suffering a broken foot more than three months ago, Saborio delivered a winning header in Real Salt Lake's 2-1 victory vs.

Real Salt Lake gets revenge, beats FC Dallas with 77th-minute header

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Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) goes for the ball along with FC Dallas midfielder/defender Michel (31) in MLS action, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan)

SANDY, Utah — Alvaro Saborio scored on a header off Javier Morales' corner kick in the 77th minute to break a tie, and Real Salt Lake went on to defeat FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday night.

FC Dallas overcomes red card to top RSL

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Two hot teams and an even hotter evening set the stage for an unforgettable performance from FC Dallas.

A first-half red card sent off Blas Perez and looked like it might doom FC Dallas, but they scored two goals while down a man to silence Real Salt Lake, 2-1, and vault themselves into a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference.

Facing Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas gets first chance to match up against U.S. World Cup players

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FC Dallas' captain Matt Hedges (24) objects to the official's call during a Major League Soccer match against Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor)

FRISCO — Real Salt Sale goalkeeper Nick Rimando played Friday for the first time since fellow American goalkeeper Tim Howard announced earlier this week he was taking a one­year break from the United States national team.

DeAndre Yedlin

Andy Rose mantiene a los Sounders en el primer lugar

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Seattle Sounders FC 3 2 Real Salt Lake Morales 30′, NEAGLE 38´, MARTINS 43´, Plata 50´ ROSE 94´ Los Seattle Sounders han iniciado el trecho final hacia la conquista de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS al derrotar de manera dramática al Real Salt Lake con un gol en tiempo de descuento de Andy [.

Rose buries stoppage-time goal, lifts Sounders over Real Salt Lake

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SEATTLE It took 94 minutes and two DeAndre Yedlin assists, but the Seattle Sounders survived a back-and-forth battle of Western Conference heavyweights on Friday night, riding a last-gasp Andy Rose goal to a 3-2 victory in front of 38,976 at CenturyLink Field.

The Rest

Soccer News: Losing to Chivas USA

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Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar apologizes after his team lost to Chivas USA in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Will Johnson undergoes surgery for broken leg

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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.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's update on former KC players.

Active without a club or unknown
Vicente Arze
Federico Bessone
Jose Burciaga
Julio Cesar
Edson Elcock
Adnan Gabeljic
Mechack Jerome
Peterson Joseph
Kei Kamara
Neal Kitson
Michal Mravec
Nelson Pizarro
Akeem Priestly
Peter Schmetz
Scott Sealy
Konrad Warzycha

Davy Arnaud - DC - Started and played 90 minutes in DC's 1-0 loss to New York.

Earthquakes, RSL settle for tie at Buck Shaw Stadium

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With one team fighting for their playoff lives, and the other looking to maintain their standing, the stage was set for a physical 90 minutes when Real Salt Lake visited Buck Shaw Stadium to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

US Roster Announced for Friendly vs Czech Republic 9/3

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Jurgen has gone with the youth movement for the USMNT's friendly against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague. Some big opportunities for guys like Garza, Hyndman, Gyau, and Rubin to make moves on a Gold Cup spot next summer.

The full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7) : John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund II), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

The back line is particularly of interest with Cameron likely out with an injury.