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MLS Ticker: Koffie traded, Lizarazo, Crew and more

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While a couple of recent jersey releases had mixed reviews, an Eastern Conference contender bolstered its midfield even more this offseason.

The New England Revolution acquired 24-year-old midfielder Gershon Koffie from the Vancouver Whitecaps, sending general allocation money and Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to the Western Conference club in exchange for the midfielder.

MLS Ticker: Crew waive Gall, Sporting KC kit and more

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The Columbus Crew have reportedly waived Romain Gall and Sergio Campbell. Gall, a former U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team midfielder, made three appearances in two years for the club, while 2015 draft pick Campbell played once. (REPORT)

Sporting Kansas City has unveiled itsnew dark blue secondary kit, which features a henley collar, a new stripe pattern and a pair of silver stars to recognized the club's MLS Cup victories.

MLS Ticker: Nocerino, Kappelhof, Wingert and more

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While the race for Italian star Antonio Nocerino has heated up, one MLS side has reportedly been ordered to end its pursuit for the Milan midfielder.

Orlando City SC has been ordered to cease its chase for Nocerino because of D.C. United's discovery rights claim. D.C. filed its claim for the 30-year-old last month.

MLS Ticker: Kamara, De Jong, Finn­boga­son and more

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While teams have started their preseason schedules, the contract dispute between Kei Kamara and the Columbus Crew has heated up.

Kamara, 31, is attempting to negotiate a new contract with the Crew after scoring 22 goals and providing eight assists in 2015.

MLS in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

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The 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals loom large for four MLS teams with the clear goal of finally winning the trophy. Read More

Real Salt Lake 2016 adidas Home Jersey

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Real Salt Lake became the first Major League Soccer club to unveil a 2016 kit [...]

MLS Ticker: Jaime, Fire, FC Dallas and more

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Official word of Jordan Morris' decision to join the Seattle Sounders dominated Thursday's Major League Soccer news, butReal Salt Lake lost a veteran in the midst of the frenzy:

Sebastian Jaime, 28, has left RSL to join Chilean side CD Universidad Catolica.

MLS Ticker: Crew, Zimmerman, RSL and more

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News from the U.S. Men's National Team's January camp may be stealing the spotlight, but a couple reports from Scandinavia have revealed an MLS player to be and potential Viking FK signee.

The Columbus Crew are reportedly nearing a deal to acquire 24-year-old Odense Boldklub winger Emil Larsen.

It's Official: Portland Timbers Sign Ned Grabavoy

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Just two hours after announcing the signing of defender Zarek Valentin, the Portland Timbers have announced that veteran MLS midfielder Ned Grabavoy has been signed as well. Best known for his time with Real Salt Lake, Grabavoy will give the Timbers some important depth and experience in the midfield.

Carolina Challenge Cup will not be held in 2016

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Unable to get contracts signed by three MLS clubs, the Charleston Battery announced there will be no Carolina Challenge Cup in 2016.

A staple of preseason soccer since 2004, the Carolina Challenge Cup will be on, what is hopefully, only a one year hiatus in 2016. After being unable to secure deals with three MLS clubs, the Battery front office decided it was best to cancel the yearly event, rather than put out a less than average field.

MLS Mock Draft 2016: Houston selects Georgtown defender

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SB Nation's MLS blogs got together for a 2016 SuperMockDraft.

Sunday, all of the MLS blogs at SB Nation got together and held a mock draft ahead of the MLS SuperDraft to be held later this week. The rules were pretty simple no trades and this draft only lasts for two rounds. As the Houston Dynamo don't have a first rounds draft pick (they traded it to the Philadelphia Union) we were left with a single second round pick.

MLS Ticker: Lescott, Carillo, Sounders, and more

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After reports surfaced last night about the Los Angeles Galaxy's interest in AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong, Bruce Arena's side is reportedly in the market for another European addition:

The Galaxy are reportedly targeting Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott in an attempt to solidify the team's back line following the recent departure of USMNT center back Omar Gonzalez.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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For a trio of Americans, the successes of MLS are in the rearview mirror. The current focus lies strictlyon trying to make an impact in Liga MX.

The first few weeks of the MLS offseason saw a handful of players move south of the border to Mexico, and now those new members of the Americans Abroad contingent will attempt to make their respective debuts for their new clubs.

Bethlehem Steel officially ineligible to play in USOC

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The Philadelphia Union's USL side is unable to play in the United States Open Cup per new rules.

In a move that makes sense (but probably could have been handled better), Bethlehem Steel FC are one of eight USL clubs that cannot compete in the US Open Cup moving forward. The rule is that if a MLS side owns a USL or NASL club, that club can no longer compete in the US Open Cup.

MLS team needs heading into the winter transfer window

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A new year means a new look, and that is expected to be the case for many teams across MLS in 2016.

Some teams, like Toronto FC, have already made some key acquisitions and signings in order to bolster their rosters ahead of the new season in March, but many teams have yet to add any fresh faces to their current squads.

MLS Ticker: Whitecaps sign Japanese striker Kudo; RSL adds Acosta from academy; and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have added a much-needed goalscoring option ahead of the 2016 season.

After a strong start for the Whitecaps in 2015, main striker Octavio Rivero couldn't quitecontinue his sizzling form. With Tuesday's signing of Japanese striker Masato Kudo, though, the Cascadia club has taken a huge step forward.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-25-15 [Christmas Edition]

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Merry Christmas Union faithful!! You've seen what we over at The Brotherly Game would like for Christmas so in the comments let us know what you would like for Christmas from the Union. Check out the latest news below.

Are the Philadelphia Union on the Path to Success? |

There has been a ton of change but to what extent will it help.

Major Link Soccer - All I Want For Christmas is a Midfielder

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With Andy Rose off to Coventry, Seattle is down to only 3 Central Midfielders on the roster. I don't actually have another link to share on this subject but, if Mr. Lagerwey is reading this, I would like to remind him that there are only a few hours left of shopping before Christmas gifts are expected to be ready.

MLS Season To Kickoff March 6

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Major League Soccer will kick off the 2016 season on Sunday March 6 with all 20 teams playing over a record ten matches, the North American league announced Tuesday.

The opening day line-up includes a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup final with the champion Portland Timbers hosting the Columbus Crew, the five-time champion Los Angeles Galaxy hosting four-time champion DC United and Montreal visiting Vancouver.

MLS says D.C. United-RSL game is Best of 2015

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Arbitrary sure, but hey, let's look back with them too, huh?

The folks at have deemed the August goal-battle between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake to be the best game of 2015, as voted on by their editorial staff. The game served as the high water mark for the Black and Red, as the 90 minute, six-goal affair accounted for almost 15% of their goals for the season, and was the last markings of consistent success for the team, as they scored five goals in their next eight league games, going 2-5-1.

Portland Timbers

In Person Impressions from Portland Timbers 1 - Real Salt Lake 0

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Hey everybody, Michael Orr is back (temporarily)! Michael was on the ground in Tucson for today's match and was gracious enough to give us his thoughts on the game.

Before you get any ideas, I haven't come out of retirement. Not permanently anyway. But thanks to my in-laws living in the general vicinity of Tucson, I got to spend the early afternoon watching the MLS Cup holders in action against Real Salt Lake.

Portland Timbers Down Real Salt Lake 1-0 in Preseason "Friendly"

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The Portland Timbers jumped on Real Salt Lake early today, grabbing a first minute goal and holding on for the rest of the match to win 1-0 in their final friendly in Tucson before heading back to Portland for the Simple Invitational.

From the opening whistle the Timbers pushed down the field, working the ball out wide to Diego Chara, who send Dairon Asprilla on the run down the right flank.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Live Stream, Preseason Match Thread [10:30]

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The Portland Timbers finish off their time in Tucson, AZ today with a preseason friendly against Real Salt Lake. In the wake of the Timbers' 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders, a game that saw the Timbers' first team play sixty minutes as a unit, expect things to get switched up in this one as the second team gets a longer run out and different personnel potentially get a chance to work together.

Preseason Match Preview: Real Salt Lake on the Rebound?

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Real Salt Lake have always been thorn in the side of the Portland Timbers; even last year, when RSL plummeted to 9th place in the Western Conference and missed out on making the playoffs for the first time in eight years, it was the Utah side who knocked the Timbers out of the U.S. Open Cup. With a new season starting, however, RSL have a chance to rebuild and reassert themselves in the more-evan-than-ever Western Conference.

Portland Timbers Preseason and Simple Invitational Details Released

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The Portland Timbers have announced their preseason schedule for 2016 today, including the opposition lined up for the Simple invitational, the first matches of the year in Portland.

The Timbers will start their preseason with a week of training in Portland from January 23rd to 27th before heading to Tucson, AZ for fifteen days where they will play friendlies against FC Tucson, the Houston Dynamo, the Seattle Sounders, and Real Salt Lake.

Sporting Kansas City

Top 5 MLS Homegrown Players not named Jordan Morris

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Jordan Morris might be the most well-known MLS Homegrown Player to sign a deal this offseason, but he is far from the only talented prospectin this year's class.

The last couple of weeks have been dominated by talk of Morris and whether he would sign with the Seattle Sounders and MLS, but what seemed to belost in all the hubbub was the fact that several other promising up-and-comers also agreed to contracts with their respective hometown clubs in the league.

The Revolution learn their opponents for the Desert Diamond Cup in February

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Take a look at who the Revs will face in the Desert Diamond Cup.

We knew the New England Revolution would be participating in the Desert Diamond Cup and now we have the full schedule.

For the fifth straight year, the Revs will travel to Tucson, AZ for a preseason tournament. This year they will be joined by the Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City, and Columbus Crew SC as well as USL clubs Swope Park Rangers and AZ United and PDL side FC Tucson.

Gil Signs with Queretaro, Claros Trains with Olimpia - Former SKC Wizards Update

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It's a low point in terms of activity for former Sporting KC players around the world when it comes to play on the field. but some players are getting prepared for the new year with moves or training opportunities at new clubs. Luis Gil has signed a deal to move from Real Salt Lake to Queretaro in the Mexican league.

Sporting Kansas City y Real Salt Lake, primeros rivales de los Sounders en el 2016

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Es ya una tradición. Los Sounders FC en el CenturyLink Field, en víspera de la primavera, con 40 mil espectadores y en televisión nacional, recibirán al Sporting Kansas City el próximo domingo 6 de marzo (4 p.m. PDT) para dar inicio a su octava temporada de Major League Soccer. Desde el 2009 los Sounders arrancan la campaña de local y en seis ocasiones el encuentro ha sido transmitido en señal nacional.

Sporting Kansas City y Real Salt Lake, primeros rivales de los Sounders en el 2016

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Es ya una tradición. Los Sounders FC en el CenturyLink Field, en víspera de la primavera, con 40 mil espectadores y en televisión nacional, recibirán al Sporting Kansas City el próximo domingo 6 de marzo (4 p.m. PDT) para dar inicio a su octava temporada de Major League Soccer. Desde el 2009 los Sounders arrancan la campaña de local y en seis ocasiones el encuentro ha sido transmitido en señal nacional.

Sounders will open 2016 season at home, again

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In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Seattle Sounders will open their season at home for the eighth time in eight seasons. This time, the opponent will be Sporting Kansas City. Kickoff will be at 4 p.m. and it will be aired nationally on FoxSports 1.

The following week, the Sounders will serve as the opponent in Real Salt Lake's home opener.

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Americans Abroad: Friday Rewind

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Many Americans Abroad were in action on Friday, and one U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder made his Liga MX debut.

Luis Gil started in his first game for Queretaro since making the move to Liga MX from Real Salt Lake, and helped the team record a 3-0 victory, the team's first of the Clausura campaign.

Report: Luis Gil to leave RSL for Queretaro

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Another U.S. national team player is prepared to head south of the border to ply their trade.

One day removed from Omar Gonzalez officially departing the LA Galaxy, Goal USA reported on Wednesday that Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil is set to move to Liga MX side Queretaro on a free transfer.

Philadelphia Union

MLS Ticker: Pfeffer, RSL, Atlanta United and more

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Zach Pfeffer is moving to the Colorado Rapids to complete a trade, Yura Movsisyan is re-joining Real Salt Lake and more:

The Philadelphia Union are sending 21-year-old Pfeffer to the Colorado Rapids to complete the exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's MLS Draft.

2016 MLS SuperDraft First Round recap

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A brief look back at the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

The First Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft is finished. Here's a rundown of the 20 newest MLS players:

  1. Chicago Fire - Jack Harrison - Midfielder - Wake Forest University (to New York City)
  2. Philadelphia Union - Josh Yaro - Defender - Georgetown University
  3. Philadelphia Union - Keegan Rosenberry - Defender - Georgetown University
  4. Chicago Fire - Brandon Vincent - Defender - Stanford University
  5. Real Salt Lake - Omar Holness - Midfielder - University of North Carolina
  6. Philadelphia Union - Fabian Herbers - Midfielder - Creighton University
  7. Orlando City - Richmond Laryea - Midfielder - University of Akron
  8. San Jose Earthquakes - Andrew Tarbell - Goalkeeper - Clemson University
  9. Toronto FC - Tsubasa Endoh - Midfielder - University of Maryland
  10. New England Revolution - Jordan McCrary - Defender - University of North Carolina
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Yura Movsisyan

Cassar confirms negotiations being had between RSL, Movsisyan

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. Jeff Cassar would not say directly that Yura Movsisyan is returning to Real Salt Lake, but he sure came close.

Movsisyan has been heavily linked with a move back to RSL in recent days, and his agent, Patrick McCabe, even told the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend that there were discussions taking place between he and the club over a deal for the 28-year-old forward.

Report: RSL agrees to deal with Yura Movsisyan

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Six years after departing for Europe,Yura Movsisyan is set for a return to Rio Tinto Stadium.

According to reports from the Salt Lake Tribune, Real Salt Lake has agreed on a deal for the returnthe 28-year-oldstriker, who featured for the club from 2007-09. Movsisyan's return would come after a six-year stint in Denmark and, most recently, Russia.

The Rest

Fire Confidential Live podcast - Klopas, Schwarz, and more

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The 2016 debut of the Fire Confidential Live podcast features former Fire player, Technical Director, and coach Frank Klopas, the Daily Herald's Orrin Schwarz, match preview writer Martin Tomszak, and new members of the ISA board. The podcast was recorded live during the ISA/Section 8 Chicago Annual General Meeting.

Report: Jason Kreis to join USMNT January camp coaching staff

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Out the door as head coach of New York City FC one day, joining the U.S. Men's National Team's coaching staff for January camp the next.

According to ESPN FC, former NYCFC and Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis has joined Jurgen Klinsmann's coaching staff for the upcoming training camp.

Colin Rolfe Signs with Real Monarchs SLC Amid Chaos in Rochester

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The 25 year old forward was one of eight players from the Rhinos 2015 roster without a home for the upcoming season before Real Salt Lake's reserve side announced signing Rolfe.

Colin Rolfe will be joining his former teammate and 2014 Revolution loanee-in-Rochester Alec Sundly in Utah after the USL announced the striker has signed with Real Monarchs.