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Houston Dynamo

Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against Real Salt Lake

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With Alex Lima and Tyler Deric suspended, how do you want to see the Houston Dynamo lineup to take on Real Salt Lake?

The new-look Houston Dynamo that Owen Coyle wanted to feature last week never had a chance to shine given goalkeeper Tyler Deric's red card early in the match which forced the team to sit back and absorb pressure from Columbus Crew SC.

Alex suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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Alex Lima will miss Dynamo match against Real Salt Lake.

Alex Lima has been suspended and fined by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for a foul he committed on Mohammed Saeid, The foul was committed in the 71st of the Houston Dynamo game against the Columbus Crew. Alex will miss the Dynamo's Saturday game against Real Salt Lake.

Joao Plata

Match Day 8: Houston Dynamo at Real Salt Lake

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The Dynamo are headed to Salt Lake City to face off against Real Salt Lake in the battle for three points.

The Dynamo will face Real Salt Lake just off of a 1-0 result against the Columbus Crew. A one point loss is not exactly a bad thing when facing the defending eastern conference champs at home but it's a result that the Dynamo have been seeing too much of.

Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake Preview: New Look Dynamo Face Strong Foes

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Dynamo go to Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City for second half of road trip.

The Dynamo will face Real Salt Lake just off of a 1-0 result against the Columbus Crew. A one point loss is not exactly a bad thing when facing the defending eastern conference champs at home but it's a result that the Dynamo have been seeing too much of.

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.

Timbers fall behind to RSL but storm back for 2 all draw behind Adi brace

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The Portland Timbers went through a roller coaster versus Real Salt Lake, from dominance to unfortunate mistakes, but they showed resolve to overcome it all for a hard fought draw.

LA Galaxy

The Bull And Its Horns: Just Hold On, We're Going Home!

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The Toros finished their season opening four match road streak with a win in Utah with Real Monarchs, now they return home for their home opener vs LA Galaxy 2.

A Real Good Ending To A Road Trip

RGVFC began their season with four straight road matches, originally to allow for the completion of their new stadium by their week 5 home opener.

Galaxy hand RSL first loss in blowout

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Carson, Calif. The Western Conference showdown between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake may have been missing a few stars, but it did not lack for fireworks.

Despite the absence of offensive weaponsRobbie Keane and Joao Plata, the two sides produced five goals in the first half alone, and it could easily have been more, as Steven Gerrard missed a penalty kick to keep the score from getting completely out of hand.

Seattle Sounders

Real Monarchs offer snapshot of Garth Lagerwey's USL goals

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Tonight's 6 PM Pacific match between S2 and the Monarchs is more interesting for off-field reasons than those on the pitch.

When now Seattle Sounders President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey left Real Salt Lake they were in the process of setting up the Real Monarchs, their USL side. Since that time the Monarchs have signed a whopping 15 players from their Academy or last year's USL side.

Nelson Valdez available against Philadelphia, Friberg a possibility

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He's not guaranteed to start, but it's highly likely that Nelson Valdez will be in the 18

Despite having been injured and unavailable for last weekend's trip to Houston, Seattle Sounders forward Nelson Haedo Valdez was back in training on Friday and according to Sigi Schmid, is available for Saturday's home match against Philadelphia Union.

Major League Soccer

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 8)

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In a week that saw no ties across MLS, several contenders falteredwhile a few struggling teams emerged with big-timewins.

Previously-unbeaten Real Salt Lake was thrashed by the LA Galaxy, while the Montreal Impact, Sporting KC and FC Dallas each fell to defeat.

MLS Ticker: Plata, Orlando City, Red Bulls and more

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One of the league's most prolific players to date this season has been ruled out of action ahead of Week 8 in MLS.

Real Salt Lake playmaker Joao Plata has been ruled out at least seven days, according to head coach Jeff Cassar. Plata, who has scored four goals and provided four assists so far this season, suffered a quadriceps strain in training this week.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 7)

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Several of the top contenders in MLS picked up statement wins, while the league's lone winless team emerged from the doldrums with their first victoryof the season.

Real Salt Lake's unbeaten run atop MLS continues, while the Columbus Crew finally joined the rest of the competition by putting a notch in the win column.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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The Columbus Crew finally found a win in 2016 after seven weeks of MLS action, while Real Salt Lake remained the league's only unbeaten team. Here's a look at all 10 match stories from over the weekend on SBI:

Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and provided one assist to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 thrashing of the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

Joao Plata has been Real Salt Lake’s most important player of 2016 so far

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Joao Plata is in form and extremely dangerous. Four goals and three assists in five games, Plata has been Real Salt Lake's most important player through the opening stage of the Major League Soccer season.

As a matter of fact, Plata has had a hand in at least on goal in every Real Salt Lake match.

Joao Plata has been Real Salt Lake’s most important player of 2016 so far

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Joao Plata is in form and extremely dangerous. Four goals and three assists in five games, Plata has been Real Salt Lake's most important player through the opening stage of the Major League Soccer season.

As a matter of fact, Plata has had a hand in at least on goal in every Real Salt Lake match.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 6

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Before this past weekend's action, two sides were unbeaten in MLS play. Only one remains now: Real Salt Lake.

RSL toppled the Colorado Rapids to remain unbeaten through five games an impressive mark to start the campaign. Orlando City, which remained unblemished heading into Week 5, wasn't so lucky as a Tranquillo Barnetta free kick sealed a late victory for the Philadelphia Union.

Nick Rimando is the master of the penalty guessing game

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Zac MacMath gaffe allows unbeaten Real Salt Lake to edge Rapids

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Tightly-contested affairs often come down to who makes the one crucial mistake that the opposition pounces on.

On Saturday, it was the Colorado Rapids making the mistake and Real Salt Lake doing the pouncing.

Zac MacMath committed a costly errorin the second half and Joao Plata took full advantage to give RSL a 1-0 victory over the Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Major Link Soccer: Brek Shea Suspended

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Brek Shea sees red, UEFA gets raided, and Zlatan can't help but score goals

Seattle

Chris Henderson may have accidentally leaked something on twitter yesterday, or he's trolling us. Your call.

Chris Henderson (Sounders Scout) should learn how to send a DM.

The SBI MLS Best XI (Week 5)

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Real Salt Lake and Orlando City SC posted the two most impressive victories of MLS Week 5, and those victories are represented well in the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 5.

Following their win against Sporting Kansas City, RSL standouts Justen Glad,Luke Mulholland and Joao Plata earned honors for their performances, While SBI MLS Player of the Week Kaka is joined by a pair of teammates on this week's squad.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 5)

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With the international break wrapped up, MLS resumed with plenty of surprises over the weekend.

The league's lone remaining unblemished side, Sporting Kansas City, suffered its first defeat of the season at the hands of a shorthanded Real Salt Lake.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake

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Sporing Kansas City was the league's last remaining perfect team before running into Real Salt Lake.

Despite missing key members of its roster, Real Salt Lake defeated Sporing KC, 2-1, on the road at Children's Mercy Park. The win earned head coach Jeff Cassar's sidehonors as SBI MLS Team of the Week.

RSL depth players make statement with unlikely win over Sporting KC

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With two draws and now two wins, Real Salt Lake is unbeaten on the season.

The team stayed on track with a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night in Kansas City, Kansas, and Real Salt Lake made a statement with that win by calling upon several players who aren't regular starters.

RSL wins battle of unbeatens, toppling Sporting KC

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Handing Sporting Kansas City its first loss of the season, Real Salt Lakeremained unbeaten to start the 2016 MLS season.

RSL defeated Sporting KC, 2-1, at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, thanks to a set-piece goal from centerback Justen Glad and a goal off a quick turnover from Luke Mulholland.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 4)

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It may have been an international break, but several MLS teams took the field last week, signaling several moves up and down the SBI MLS Power Rankings.

Last week's big winner was FC Dallas, who stormed past a helpless D.C. United side to once again demonstrate just how dangerous the team's attack can be.

Plata wins Player of the Month for March 2016

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Joao Plata is Major League Soccer's Player of the Month for March 2016, either scoring or assisting in all three of RSL's games this season. Read More

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 4)

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It may have been an international break, but several MLS teams took the field last week, signaling several moves up and down the SBI MLS Power Rankings.

Last week's big winner was FC Dallas, who stormed past a helpless D.C. United side to once again demonstrate just how dangerous the team's attack can be.

Portland Timbers

Referee Alan Chapman Booted From Real Salt Lake Match

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The villain of the Portland Timbers 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy on Sunday was undoubtably Nigel de Jong for his dangerous and totally in-character tackle that injured Darlington Nagbe and will keep the Timbers' midfielder out for the foreseeable future. In a close second, however, was referee Ben Chapman, who elected to only give de Jong a yellow card for his actions.

Portland Timbers 2, Real Salt Lake 2: Photos and video from Portland's draw

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Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 11

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Lindsey Horan of the Portland Thorns and the U.S. Women's National Team joins the show to talk about her path to the pros and balancing club and country, while Chris and Jamie recap the Portland Timbers' draw with Real Salt Lake and discuss whether it's time to worry about the backline.

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Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-2 Draw with Real Salt Lake

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Well, that was dramatic.

After spotting their opponent a two-goal lead for the second consecutive game, the Portland Timbers found a way back to salvage a point against Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening. But the Timbers couldn't find the winner despite playing the last fourteen minutes of the game with a two-man advantage.

Mark Parsons Live-tweets the Portland Timbers' 2-2 Draw Against Real Salt Lake

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Mark Parsons' Twitter game is for real.

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Timbers rally late to salvage draw vs. 9-man RSL

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Real Salt Lake was able to build a two-goal lead at Providence Park, but the sending off of two key players proved too much to overcome against the defending MLS Cup champions.

Red cards to Kyle Beckerman and Jamison Olave proved to be RSL's undoing, as a late brace from Fanendo Adi was enough to earn the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw on Saturday night at Providence Park.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Out Played at Home in Loss to RSL

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Heading into a game without five of their starters the expectation last night heading into the match up between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake was that Sporting would be on the front foot, and rack up a ton of shots against a RSL team that would sit deep and try to grab a point. RSL though came out playing a much higher line that KC didn't seem prepared for and Sporting never seemed to adjust.

Sporting KC Notebook: Feilhaber returns, Besler doubtful, and more

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After spending the first three weeks of the season out with a right abdominal strain, Benny Feilhaberwill be ready to return to the lineup for this weekend's match against Real Salt Lake.

Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said the addition of Feilhaber will certainly help the team on Saturday, but what you see on the field won't change much.

The Rest

Real Salt Lake's patience with 4-3-3 formation rewarded with undefeated start

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Real Salt Lake went through some serious growing pains in a new formation in 2015, but the patience the club has demonstrated in its 4-3-3 setup has bore immediate fruit at the start of this year.

RSL is off to a strong start in the 2016 MLS season, going 3-0-2 en route to becoming the final team to have a zero in the loss column.

Phialdelphia Union Academy caps Generation adidas Cup trip with win

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The Union Academy beat Real Salt Lake in a consolation match Saturday to end their trip to Frisco, Texas for the U17 Generation adidas Cup.

The Philadelphia Union Academy didn't get to play for any hardware, but they finished their trip to Frisco, Texas for the 2016 Generation adidas Cup on a high note with a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City adds Baptista, Okugo, and more

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Another Brazilian star is set to call Orlando home, while a veteran MLS defender/midfielder is training with a new club.

Orlando City announced on Wednesday that the club has signed midfielderJúlio Baptista, whohas scoredeight goals in 45 career caps with Brazil. The former Real Madrid and Arsenal midfielder most recently featured for Brazilian club Cruzeiro.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake first match

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We have complete player ratings from the Timbers 2 all draw with RSL. The marks include individual numbers for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, a collective offensive and defensive mark, the officials, coaches and opponent.