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Atlanta United projected starting 11 to face D.C. United

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Even without one of their attacking stars, this other United poses a major challenge for the Black-and-Red

Atlanta United has quickly drawn plenty of praise, and it's not hard to figure out why. Expensive attacking signings have panned out, Tata Martino has looked as smart as expected, and their only-in-MLS acquisitions have been useful starters.

Carleton, Weah, Sargent headline U.S. U-17 roster for CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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With just under one week to go until the CONCACAF U-17 Championships kick off, head coach John Hackworth has named his 20-player roster that will join him in Panama.

The tournament, which doubles as qualification for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup taking place in India this October, sees the U.

Real Salt Lake rides an orange ball to victory and the rest of the week that was

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The best game of week six was Toronto versus Atlanta. Draws can be fun, especially when they involve other teams.

Toronto FC and Atlanta United had all the action, even if their match ended in a 2-2 draw. Giovinco is back to MVP form with a goal on his seven shots. The ATL continue to look like an East contender, plus they are fun to watch.

What you missed in the third week of MLS

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Key results, highlights, and standings from around the league.

Welcome to the world where Seattle Sounders discovery list players dominate for teams that are not called the Seattle Sounders. Miguel Almiron had an assist in Atlanta United's 4-nil win over the Chicago Fire. Sebastian Blanco went 90, but it was Adi and Valeri who powered the Portland Timbers in their come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.

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Major Link Soccer: Omar Gonzalez third American to win CCL

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The CB's trophies are stacking up. The Revs lose out on their latest Boston stadium location. Plus, more FIFA investigations!

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The Kraft Group has hit a big roadblock in their search for a more Boston-y home for the New England Revolution. Talks have broken down on moving to a site on the UMass Boston campus, so the Rev's will keep looking.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 8 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. A Triumphant Return to NYC For Kreis

Orlando City is top of the Eastern Conference, and their manager Jason Kreis couldn’t be sitting prettier.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 8 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. A Triumphant Return to NYC For Kreis

Orlando City is top of the Eastern Conference, and their manager Jason Kreis couldn’t be sitting prettier.

Atlanta United impress on road again, take down RSL

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Atlanta United hasmade plenty of statements in their first year in Major League Soccer, but their most important may have come at the end of their four-game road swing.

Tata Martino's men ended the road trip with a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. United picked up five points during their current swing, and already have eight overall road points in 2017 in a league where positive results on the road are hard to come by.

Lennon's late strike lifts RSL past 10-man Rapids

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The second week of the Mike Petke era produced a galvanizing comeback that proved Real Salt Lake's first win under their new boss wasn't a flash in the pan.

Yura Movsisyan and Brooks Lennon scored in the final five minutes of the second half to power the Claret and Cobalt past the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, on Saturday night.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

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Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.

Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.

LA Galaxy average attendance down 17% this season

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After the first 56 matches of the 2017 MLS season, the average reported attendance is nearly even with 2016. It’s currently down just 0.82%.

In MLS gameweek 6, New England and Philadelphia had disappointing reported attendances. But LA Galaxy continues to slide at the gate.

Best of MLS Week 6: Rusnak, Lodeiro, Sporting KC and more

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Saturday provided a chance for one of Major League Soccer's struggling sides to break out in fantastic fashion and end the league's longest winless run.

In addition to the standout performance in the snow from Real Salt Lake, a few other showings caught our eyes and were in contention for the best of MLS Week 6.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 6

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The first full slate of matches in April for Major League Soccer presents a wide variety of intriguing storylines and matchups.

Most eyes will focus on the star-studded showdown at BMO Field between Atlanta United and Toronto FC, but if you dig deeper, there are plenty of other matches that could steal the headlines.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City closes in on Gil, Jones attracting interest and more

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Orlando City may have lost a few players to injury, but it could be nearing a deal to bolster its midfield.

According to ESPN, Orlando is close to signing midfielder Luis Gil from Queretaro on a loan deal. The Lions will also reportedly send $50,000 in targeted allocation money to Real Salt Lake for Gil's rights and RSL could reportedly receive another $50,000 in TAM if the 23-year-old midfielder is signed permanently.

MLS Week 5: Minnesota gets a win

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In a first for the MLS expansion team, Minnesota United got three points from a game. Minnesota came back to beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 at home in week 5. Luke Mulholland put RSL up in the 4th minute with Kevin Molino equalizing in the 16th. Molino assisted on Christian Ramirez's goal in the 52nd with Ramirez scoring again in the 62nd.

Minnesota United earns first MLS win with rout of RSL

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After four matches, and three bad losses, to start itstheir inaugural MLS, Minnesota United made history on Saturday night.

On the wrong end of some lopsided defeats through the season's first month, the Loons were the ones doing damage, battering Real Salt Lake, 4-2, at TCF Bank Stadium.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 5, TV and Streaming Listings

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It was a big week of trades and a World Cup winner makes his MLS debut. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his MLS debut on Saturday as the Chicago Fire host the Montreal Impact (Noon, MLS Live).

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 4)

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Photo by Greg Bartram-USA TODAY SportsWith most teams having been off for the international break, there isn't much movement in this week's power rankings, but a few teams in action earned some solid points for themselves.

The New England Revolution are the big winners of the weekend, as their 5-2 dismantling of Minnesota United will bump them up the standings while leaving the Loons stranded at the bottom.

Report: Petke to be named new RSL head coach

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Ever since Mike Petke accepted the managerial position with Real Salt Lake's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, speculation brewed that RSL might be his next coaching destination.

What started as speculation when Jeff Cassar was still in charge of the club has turned into the truth, asFourFourTwois reporting Petke will be installed as Cassar's permanent replacement on Wednesday.

MLS Ticker: Martinez out for weeks, Piatti could be in same boat

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The injury bug took all sorts of prisoners on Tuesday, as some of Major League Soccer's best talent officially got knocked off the field for a few weeks, if not more.

First came the news that LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National team midfielder Sebastian Lletget would miss four to six months with the foot injury he suffered against Honduras on Friday.

Real Salt Lake "proud" of performance following Cassar exit

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In preparation for their trip to Red Bull Arena this weekend, Real Salt Lake faced an extra hurdle. They were the first team in MLS to fire their head coach this season, dismissing Jeff Cassar from his post after just three matches in charge. Despite that, the team, now headed by the promoted Director of Goalkeeping, Daryl Shore, kept out an aggressive New York Red Bulls attack to record a point and a clean sheet.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/27/17

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Armchair Analyst: Deluge of goals continues vs. MNUFC & more from Week 4
Thanks to the international date Week 4 was an abbreviated, limited week. There was still, however, enough happening for us to divine a few truths from 270 minutes of MLS action.

VanOekel shines as RSL, Red Bulls play to scoreless draw

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The New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake, depleted of resources because of the international break, played to a scoreless draw at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

The first half saw Real Salt Lake, under interim coach Daryl Shore for the first time, dominate in the early minutes, keeping the New York defense busy.

Another loss for Minnesota United in MLS week 4

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It didn't get any better for Minnesota United in week 4 of the 2017 MLS season. With most of the league taking the international weekend off, Minnesota United didn't get a break. Instead, it was another lopsided loss, this time on the road at New England. The Revolution opened their home schedule with a 5-2 win.

MLS Week 3: Your Running Commentary

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While international soccer dominates the weekend's schedule, MLS returns on Saturday with a trio of interesting matches.

The day starts at Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution host Minnesota United. The Loons return to action after sealing their first ever point last time out.

University of Maryland duo spent spring break training with the Union

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Gordon Wild and Amar Sejdic trained with the first team this week

Two college soccer stars from the University of Maryland spent their spring break training with the Philadelphia Union.

Gordon Wild, who turned down an offer from Major League Soccer to return to College Park for his junior year, and former Real Salt Lake Academy midfielder Amar Sejdic both returned to the area for the week after playing a friendly for Maryland against a reserve-heavy Union side on March 12.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 4

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The international break only slows down MLS, it rarely ever shuts it down for a weekend. That's the case for Week 4, as three matches take place on Saturday at a trio of Eastern Conference venues.

Among the small slate of matches in MLS is a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup and a crucial match for a team that fired its manager earlier in the week.

Major Link Soccer - The Allure of Failure

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Also, NASL season preparation, the future of soccer in China, and the resurgence of Kezar

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So how did Chicago convince Schweinsteiger to sign? They apparently flaunted just how terrible they have been.

Unfortunately for the windy city, it seems highly unlikely that the German will be the solution to all of their problems.

MLS Ticker: Marsch begins UEFA course, Sir Alex praises MLS, and more

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Once again, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has been linked with Europe, but this time it's just for a coaching course.

Marsch will miss the team's training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday this week as he begins a UEFA coaching course, the team announced. Though Marsch is expected back for this weekend's match against Real Salt Lake at Red Bull Arena, assistant coach Chris Armas will run the training sessions he is expected to miss.

Real Salt Lake “dismisses” their coach

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By J Hutcherson (Mar 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - Real Salt Lake decided it was time for a coaching change three weeks into the 2017 MLS season. The international break had barely started when RSL announced the club had dismissed Jeff Cassar. Credit the management with using "dismisses" rather than "parted ways", since the scenario is almost always the club telling the coach it's time for him to go.

A look at potential candidates for the RSL head coaching job

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Real Salt Lake jolted the MLS landscape on Monday night with the announcement of the dismissal of head coach Jeff Cassar after three matches. A season-opening draw with Toronto FC and losses to the Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy extended the club's regular-season winless run to 10 games, tied with the Philadelphia Union for longest streak in MLS.

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Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers were knocked for a loop by the physical defense of Sporting Kansas City last weekend, but now the side have a big opportunity to bounce back in their first Cascadia Cup match of the year when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town tomorrow.

While the Timbers remain at the top of the West on points earned, the Whitecaps are working their way up the table after a slow start to the season that saw the side bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League and landing below the red line in MLS.

Rusnak helps propel RSL to shutout win in Petke's debut

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Mike Petke's Real Salt Lake debut couldn't have gone much better.

In the team's first match under the former New York Red Bulls head coach, Real Salt Lake cruised to a 3-0 thrashing of the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium. The win, played through tremendously snowy conditions, was RSL's first of the season and first since Aug.

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Feilhaber, Dwyer lead Sporting KC rout of Real Salt Lake

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Sporting Kansas City's attacking stars shone bright in yet another home match on Saturday night, as they jumped back on track in the Western Conference with a 3-0 win over Real Salt Lake at Children's Mercy Park.

Benny Feilhaber, Dom Dwyer and Gerso Fernandes all scored a goal each in the club's third home win of the season.

Fixing the Union - Defensive Edition

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In this portion of our new series Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong with the defense and goalkeeper positions

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series is going to look at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

To put this season's start in proportion, the Union have started on a historically bad stretch.

Report: USMNT set for summer friendlies against Venezuela, Ghana

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The U.S. Men's National Team has reportedly lined up a pair of competitive friendlies for the summer.

ESPN reported Friday that the U.S. will take on Venezuela on June 3 before facing off with World Cup nemesis Ghana on July 1. The match against Venezuela, which comes five days ahead of a vital World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago, is set for Rio Tinto Stadium, home of Real Salt Lake.

Mike Petke named Real Salt Lake head coach

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Just a little over a week after the dismissal of Jeff Cassar, Real Salt Lake has found its new head coach.

The team announced Wednesday that it has promoted Mike Petke, formerly head coach of the team's USL affiliate Real Monarchs, into their vacant head coaching position. Petke has former head coaching experience with the New York Red Bulls, where he held the role for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, winning the team's first ever trophy by capturing the 2013 Supporters' Shield.

RSL dismisses head coach Jeff Cassar

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Real Salt Lake closed 2016 with a whimper and, after a less than ideal start to the 2017 campaign, the club is set to move in a new direction.

RSL announced on Monday that the club has parted ways with Jeff Cassar just three games into the 2017 season.

Major Link Soccer: Bayern Chairman walks back Super League Support

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After previously coming out in support of the idea, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge walked back his comments due to lack of fan interest.


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Despite his previous support for the idea, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has disavowed support for the potential European super-league, citing a lack of fan interest.