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SBI MLS Best XI (Week 20)

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By IVES GALARCEP

After dominating the best team in the Western Conference on the way to a 3-0 romp, the Los Angeles Galaxy dominated the latest SBI MLS Best XI.

A total of four Galaxy players filled out the squad, led by the midfield tandem of Landon Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas, who both had a hand in all three goals scored in the victory against the Sounders.

By the Numbers: #NEvCLB

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Eight. That's what the New England Revolution's losing streak is now at, the longest such streak for the club since the MLS shootout era ended in 1999. In fact, one more loss will tie the club's record nine game losing streak reached twice, in both 1997 and 1998 (notably the team had two regulation draws in each of those streaks that they went on to lose in the shootout).

MLS Ticker: Bengtson loaned to Belgrano; MLS fine Whitecaps; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Jerry Bengtson's star crossed time in Boston is over.

The New England Revolution announced on Friday morning that they've sent the Honduras international forward on loan to Argentine club Belgrano through June 30, 2015.

MLS Scores: Real Salt Lake 3 – Montreal Impact 1

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Real Salt Lake picked up three points on Thursday night with a win over the Montreal Impact as week 20 of the 2014 MLS season continues. Read More

Garcia nabs a brace in RSL victory over Impact

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah. -It had been one year and 11 days since Olmes Garcia last scored a goal. Just to prove a point, he scored two.

Real Salt Lake scored once from Luke Mulholland and a brace from Olmes Garcia to negate Hassoun Camara's first-half strike for the 10-man Montreal Impact.

Transition in MLS

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MLS clubs in transition are always tricky, whether it's a new coach, new players, or closing out an old identity. Read More

MLS Ticker: Yedlin, two others replaced on HomeGrown roster; Robinho situation nearing resolution, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

DeAndre Yedlin's participation in the MLS All-Star Game will prevent him from partaking in the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game.

Yedlin was removed from the original 20-man Homegrown Game roster on Tuesday due to his selection in the Aug.

How not to screw up CONCACAF Champions League: a guide for MLS

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You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (wvhooligan.com)

CCL 2014-15 is nigh. Austin Fido is here to ease you back in to the CONCACAF Champions League chat with some friendly advice for MLS's representatives...

CONCACAF Champions League returns August 5th with the opening round of the group stage for the 2014-15 edition.

MLS Week 19: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

A matchup of American stars including Landon Donovan, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler takes centerstage this weekend when the winners of the past three MLS Cups clash Saturday night.

Reigning Champions Sporting KC will play host to the winner of the two titles that preceded their own, the LA Galaxy.

2014 MLS All-Star Fan XI Revealed

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There really wasn't a shocker in the Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Eight of the players announced were in Brazil for the World Cup this past month. These players and several more to follow will take on Bayern Munich in the annual MLS versus the World match.

U.S. men's national team captain Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) features alongside World Cup teammates Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

Galaxy hold off RSL in Western Conference showdown

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif. If Saturday was a preview of what to expect in the second half of the Major League Soccer season, the fall looks promising for the LA Galaxy. Perennial Western Conference powers Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy squared off under the full moon at the Stub Hub Center on Saturday night, with the Galaxy eking out a 1-0 victorybefore a raucous crowd of 19,882.

Garth Lagerwey and Kyle Martino | Episode 419

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Real Salt Lake's General Manager/Senior Vice President of Soccer Operations Garth Lagerwey checks in to talk about the World Cup and RSL. In the second segment, NBCSN soccer analyst Kyle Martino breaks down everything happening in MLS.

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Richmond Kickers versus Real Salt Lake Reserves: USL PRO streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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D.C. United's soccer weekend isn't over, with the affiliate Richmond Kickers taking on RSL's reserves.

After a road trip that netted a game called due to lightning and a 1-1 draw against the Wilmington Hammerheads, the Richmond Kickers return to their home stadium to welcome the reserves of Real Salt Lake.

MLS Ticker: Besler attracting ‘enormous interest’ overseas; Castillo suspended; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Following an impressive World Cup campaign, Matt Besler's future at the club level could be decided soon.

The Sporting Kansas City defender is garnering "enormous interest" from overseas clubs in England, Germany, and beyond, Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman told the Kansas City StarThursday.

Masterful Torres volley gives Chivas edge against 10-man RSL

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It was never going to be easy for Real Salt Lake to return from the World Cup break without a batch of key starters. Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando are in Brazil as the U.S. advances to the knockout round. Tony Beltran is suspended. Ned Grabavoy is injured.

Timbers purchase and sign Adi as Designated Player

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By RYAN TOLMICH

A month-and-a-half after acquiring him on loan, the Portland Timbers have seen all they need to see fromFanendo Adi.

The Timbers announced Monday that they have exercised their option to purchase the 23-year-old forward from Danish side FC Copenhagen and signed him to a multiyear deal as a Designated Player.

Why Are MLS and US Soccer Scheduling US Open Cup Games During The World Cup?

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As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, the domestic league and national team continue to make strides. But sadly the US Open Cup, which was showing signs of improvement and greater respect from the US soccer institutions, just went backwards two steps back. Namely, why on earth did MLS and US Soccer decide to play the fourth round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup during the World Cup when MLS teams enter the tournament?

Adi brace helps Timbers snap winless streak against RSL

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By TYLER GRAY

The Portland Timbers finally did what they were unable to do in their previous 11 matches against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.

The Timbers secured their second victory ever over the claret-and-cobalt since they first entered MLS in 2011 when they triumphed, 3-1, over a 10-man RSL on Saturday night.

Sounders overcome Shipp brace to douse Fire

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By JASON MITCHELL

For five seasons, the Seattle Sounders seemed short a star striker, seemed lacking the depth to overcome international duties, suspensions, and myriadinjuries.

But everything seems to come up Emerald City in 2014. So far, anyway.

On the road against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, the Sounders raced out to a 2-0 first-half lead and held on for the 3-2 win in a wild, card-filled affair in front of 16,416 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

MLS Week 14: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

One of Major League Soccer's youngest rivalries steps back into the spotlight this weekend as Real Salt Lake host the Portland Timbers in a likely sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium.

It's the eighth time in the last 12 months that these two clubs are facing off, and with the Timbers beginning to turn their season around, it should make for a great match.

MLS Scores: Columbus 1 – Real Salt Lake 1 and Colorado 0 – Chicago 0

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The Columbus Crew drew with Real Salt Lake and no goals between Colorado and Chicago in MLS while Montreal advances. Read More

Late Finlay goal saves point for Crew in draw vs. RSL

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ethan Finlay is a man in form.

The second-year midfielder came on for the Columbus Crew in the second half with his team down a goal and answered his coach's call, scoring an 88th minute goal to save a point for the Crew in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at Crew Stadium.

Sounders wallop RSL to stay atop West

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE No Clint Dempsey. No DeAndre Yedlin. No problem.

In a battle of shorthanded teams sporting the best records in MLS, Seattle got all the scoring it needed on a controversial 42nd-minute Gonzalo Pineda penalty kick, then poured in second-half goals to top Real Salt Lake 4-0 in front of 39,245 at CenturyLink Field.

MLS Match Week 13: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Real Salt Lake is putting their 12-match unbeaten streak on the line today when they travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders.

RSL are the remaining unbeaten team in MLS, but they will have a tough time keeping that run going against a very tough Seattle side, especially without the likes of Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando and Alvaro Saborio.

D.C. United

D.C. United acquires Kofi Opare from Galaxy

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The Black and Red shore up depth that

Per the team, D.C. United has sent away their spot in the allocation order (# 3 overall) to the Los Angeles Galaxy to acquire defender Kofi Opare and L.A.'s second round pick in the 2015 draft, along with L.A.'s spot in allocation (# 11). The 23-year old was selected by L.

Fantasy Focus: Clark's Mark

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Thanks, Fabian Espindola.

This was not a very high-scoring week, butQ.C. United led with 89 points. Javier Morales (RSL, $11.1) led with an armband-aided 16 points over two games. Behind him were Chicago's Harry Shipp ($6.4) who scored 2 goals and 13 points, as well as Colorado's Drew Moor ($7.

Rio Tinto Stadium

Revolution fall in Salt Lake

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The New England Revolution lost their fourth straight MLS match, falling 2-1 at Real Salt Lake on Independence Day at Rio Tinto Stadium. New England conceded two penalty kicks, which Javier Morales and Joao Plata converted, sandwiching a goal from Darrius Barnes.

The Revolution (7-7-2, 23 points) remain in third place in the East, while Salt Lake (7-3-7, 28 points) jumped to second in the West, ending their five game winless skid.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake (second match)

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers impressive 3 to 1 win over Real Salt Lake back on June 7 in Utah. Included are ratings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, the officials, the Timbers coaches and a complete rating for the entire club.

Portland Timbers use Adi brace & first penalty awarded to knock off Real Salt Lake 3 to 1 on road

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to extend their unbeaten streak on the road, but to do that, they would need to defeat Real Salt Lake, a team that they hadn't beaten but once over 3 seasons of meetings. They fell behind in the first half, but stormed back to score two goals in the first half - both by Fanendo Adi - then converted a penalty at the 73rd minute to secure a 3 to 1 win in Utah.

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake second match

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There's been plenty of emotion on display after the Portland Timbers last match against Vancouver that ended in frustration for the home side, but the challenge for them now is to keep even keeled going into a venue they've struggled in against a side that has a great track record against them - Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Real Salt Lake.

New York Red Bulls

D.C. United falls in Fourth Round Disappointment

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America's Champions are no more as the Rochester Rhinos beat a young, flat squad.

Days after both their longtime rivals (in the New York Red Bulls) and their opponents in last year's final (in Real Salt Lake) were eliminated in U.S. Open Cup play on the road,

The first half saw the Rhinos avail themselves nicely in the first 10 minutes, and after D.

RSL, Red Bulls, Chivas fall to NASL teams in Open Cup fourth round

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It was a bad day for Major League Soccer teams in the U.S. Open Cup on Saturday.

In one fell swoop, Real Salt Lake, New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA were all eliminated from the tournament in the fourth round by teams from the second-tier North American Soccer League.

The Rest

Soccer TV: Olympiakos vs AC Milan and Real Salt Lake vs Montreal Impact

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Olympiakos and AC Milan start the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup and Real Salt Lake hosts Montreal on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

RSL ovecome controversial penalty to tie Whitecaps

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by TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah -Darren Mattocks ignited a wildfire at Rio Tinto Stadium when he drew a penalty and converted for the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

Real Salt Lake rallied from the one-goal deficit via a second-half Joao Plata strike, cancelling out Mattocks' 73rd minute penalty kick.

Extra-time goals push Sounders past Timbers in US Open Cup

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By JASON MITCHELL

TUKWILA, Wash. Major League Soccer's fiercest rivals met on a sultry midsummer night in the quarterfinals of the nation's oldest soccer tournament, and the match provided just about everything anyone could have expected.

Richmond Kickers 0-0 Real Salt Lake Reserves: Frustrating game gives Richmond one point

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In a game that they should have won, the Richmond Kickers manage only a point against the Real Salt Lake reserves.

The Richmond Kickers drew the Real Salt Lake reserves 0-0 tonight at City Stadium, in a game that featured plenty of chances but no goals. The Kickers will be frustrated by this result, as they held the better of the play throughout the game, dominating possession and shots.

RSL halts losing streak with win over Revs

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah -It was a hero's welcome for Real Salt Lake's two national team players but they would have to get past a talented New England Revolution side full of young talent.

RSL took advantage of two penalty kicks to down the Revolution 2-1 on a sultry fourth of July evening.

Week 13 MLS Power Rankings: Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake lead the league

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In the triumphant return of our MLS Power Rankings, we see that not much has changed at the top of the league.

After a few weeks gone, your MLS Power Rankings are back yet again to evaluate the league. And while not much has changed at the top of the league, there has been plenty of movement further down the table.

Sounders Supremos

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Seattle Sounders FC 4 0 Real Salt Lake PINEDA 42´ (p), PAPPA 55´, BARRET, 62´, MARTINS, 90´ Se dirá que no son los mismos equipos sin sus jugadores principales, ausentes por lesiones o por el Mundial, pero Sounders y Real Salt Lake, separados solo por dos puntos en la conferencia Oeste y la tabla [.

Report: Saborio in jeopardy of missing World Cup after suffering foot injury

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Just a few weeks away from starting its tough World Cup campaign, Costa Rica has been dealt an apparent serious blow.

According to a report out of Costa Rica, Alvaro Saborio is in jeopardy of missing the World Cup after suffering an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Thursday morning.