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Plata, RSL down Sounders 2-1 to move to top of Western Conference

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah. Joao Plata captured lightning in a bottle for the second week a row tolead RSL to the top spot in the Western Conference.

Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders squared off in front of a capacity crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday afternoon with RSL fighting to a 2-1 victory.

MLS Week 23: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

After putting together a 6-0 thrashing of the Chicago Fire in Wednesday'sU.S. Open semifinal, the Seattle Sounders will face a much more daunting task when they take the field this Saturday.

Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and co.

3 to See: CSKA, Seattle and King Louis’s Manchester United

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3 to See: CSKA, Seattle and King Louis's Manchester United is a post from: Just Football

The Premier League has returned and so hasThree to See– the preview column by Just Football looking at the most intriguing fixtures. This week, the pick of the Premier League, a big clash in the MLS and one of the biggest derbies in Russian football:

Manchester United vs Swansea City (Premier League)

Saturday 16th August – Kickoff 12:45 BST, BT Sport 1

As ever the return of the Premier League is hugely anticipated, the weeks of waiting and preparation are over, this is it.

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up

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The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop.

Eddie Johnson has been hit with a two game suspension

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Eddie Johnson was handed a two game suspension from Major League Soccer on Wednesday. Photo provided by SportSpyder.com

The 30-year-old striker is serving a two game suspension because of violent conduct.

2014 MLS Season, Week 22: Five Up, Three Down

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I had every intention of writing one of these posts last week but never got around to it. I blame some of the expansion news circling around and the MLS All-Star game. Anyways, time for another rendition of the Five Up, Three Down series.

It is worth pointing out again that the lists below are in no particular order like a normal Power Ranking would be.

Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler wins Player of the Week

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Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler is MLS Player of the Week for Week 22 with two goals against DC United in a 3-0 win. Read More

NYCFC add defender Watson-Siriboe from Real Salt Lake

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Tasked with building a roster from scratch heading into the team's debut in 2015, New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis went back to his roots to add the team's sixth player.

NYCFC announced Monday that they have acquired defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a natural fourth round selection in the 2016 MLS Draft.

MLS Scores: Nick Rimando sets the MLS shutout record

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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando is the new career leader in shutouts in a weekend full of shutouts in MLS. Read More

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Chris Schuler

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Entering Saturday's matchup with D.C. United, Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler hadn't scored a regular season goal in nearly three years.

The 26-year-old center backproved to be quite the capable goalscorer Saturday by bagging a brace in the eventual 3-0 RSL win at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Rimando sets shutout record as Schuler’s double leads RSL past D.C. United

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah. – Chris Schuler picked up the brace but in the end it was Nick Rimando's night.

Real Salt Lake steamrolled DC United, 3-0, in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night. A brace from Schuler and another goal provided by forward Joao Plata ensured that RSL got a measure of revenge for last season's Open Cup Championship loss.

MLS Week 22: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With the All-Star Game in the rearview mirror, this weekend's MLS action boasts an interconference clash between a pairof the league'stop teams.

After enduring one of the more painful seasons in recent memory last year, D.C. United have climbed the 2014 table to join the Supporters' Shield race.

MLS All-Star Notes: Injured Beckerman replaced by Ridgewell, Cahill to play despite injury and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. The MLS All-Star Team has had a number of players drop in recent days due to niggling injuries, and you can add another one to the list.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman has been forced to withdraw from Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game against Bayern Munich because of a knock sustained in RSL's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids this past weekend.

MLS Ticker: Gspurning confirms NYC FC negotiations; RSL targeting Argentinean forward; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Michael Gspurning could be docked for a return to Major League Soccer.

The former Seattle Sounders goalkeeperconfirmed Monday at the International Champions Cup final in Miami that he's currently in negotiations with New York City FC to return to MLS to be the club's first goalkeeper.

Olave suspended two matches for violent conduct

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By DAN KARELL

Supporthim or not, Jamison Olave's behavior has cost the New York Red Bulls dearly for the next two weeks.

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced on Friday afternoon that Olave had been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended two matches for "violent conduct toward an opponent" during the second halfof the Red Bulls 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake last Wednesday.

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.

D.C. United

Filibuster podcast episode 92: D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids, Concacaf Champions League

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On tap tonight: a Pretty Tony, Isley Brewing's Choosy Mother, New Belgium Summer Helles

The Filibuster gang is back once again, and we have a somewhat melancholy installment of the podcast. We start off with a brief tribute to Robin Williams before moving into D.C. United's loss at Real Salt Lake.

The last word on D.C. United vs Real Salt Lake: Let's not panic yet

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D.C. United visited Utah on Saturday and were summarily handed a bad loss by their Western Conference hosts. A 2-game losing streak does not a crisis make, but next weekend's game against Colorado is now a must-win game--especially given the upcoming schedule.

Sandy, Utah, is a pleasant place.

Back-to-back losses to start busy August foreshadows potential trouble ahead

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On the heels of a perfect July for D.C. United(4 wins, no losses) and seemingly impossible thoughts of challenging for the Supporters Shield , United has come back down to Earth with a mighty thud after poor back-to-back performances on the road in Houston and Sandy, Utah. United has yet to win in either Houston [.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Paid Back in Full

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Recaps galore, looking at Sunshine, and loving Leather...face.

Well that was no fun, let's hope we never go through that again, shall we? Past the links of course.

Recaps of the D.C. United 3-0 shutout loss to Real Salt Lake by us, MLSsoccer.com, Washington Post, CSN Washington, DSP, Soccer Wire andDC United Outsider.

Horrible half sees Real Salt Lake bury D.C. United early before strolling to a 3-0 win - Recap + Highlights

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D.C. United wasn't ready for the bell to ring tonight and paid dearly for it, as Real Salt Lake scored three goals within a thirteen minute span before using their dominance in possession to see the rest of the game out. The 3-0 loss means that United is now on their first losing streak of 2014.

Maybe D.

D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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D.C. United returns to the site of last year's US Open Cup final for the first time since lifting the trophy to face Real Salt Lake. Both teams are missing some crucial regulars due to suspension, but the stakes in this year's Supporters Shield race are still high. Before, during, or after the game, this is your home on the internet for the night.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Real Salt Lake

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Both D.C. United and Real Salt Lake will have key attacking players going against stand-in players due to key defensive suspensions. The team that can hide their temporary weakness the best will likely control proceedings in what looks to be a very intriguing game tactically.

It feels good to be back.

D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Salt Lake blog RSL Soapbox

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In which we get the preview on all things claret and cobalt.

With D.C. United playing Real Salt Lake tomorrow night, we go in contact with Randal Serr of RSL Soapbox to talk about the game.

Questions for RSL Soapbox

B&RU: This is the first season without Jason Kreis and with Jeff Cassar.

Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United - staff and reader predictions

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No matter what happens Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL cannot take away D.C. United's 2013 Open Cup title. But they could claim three points unless the Black-and-Red show up from the start. How do B&RU staffers see the game playing out? Find out here.

D.C. United catch Real Salt Lake at an interesting time this week: RSL have lost only once in their last six matches, but they will be missing both of their starting fullbacks and possibly also midfield talisman Kyle Beckerman.

Throwback Thursday: D.C. United's 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship win over Real Salt Lake

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Yeah, it's a bit obvious, but that doesn't make it any less appropriate to celebrate this memory.

Filibuster podcast episode 91: D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, and Houston Dynamo

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On tap tonight: Ardent Craft Ales Honey Ginger, Brewer's Art Ozzy, and a Sazerac

The Filibuster crew is back in your earholes to talk all things D.C. United. We start off with both of the matches as a whole, and have to start with Edvin Jurisevic and all of his missed calls in the Houston Dynamo game.

D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake lineups: Struggling through missing players

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With both teams battling injuries, who will start for D.C. United against Real Salt Lake?

Despite some D.C. United players being in action tonight (more on that later), the next game that D.C. United plays as a full team will be this Saturday, when they travel to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake.

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.

The Rest

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Arsenal had a busy summer revamping their roster ahead of a challenge for the English Premier League title, and the first step toward trying to win the EPL crown sees the Gunners take on Crystal Palace today in the opening weekend of league play.

Chilean star Alexis Sanchez will make his debut at the Emirates, while Arsene Wenger trots out a new-look defense to shut down the underdogs from Crystal Palace.

Gil equalizes as RSL earn draw in friendly with Xolos

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With his side down one with just minutes remaining, 20-year-old Luis Gil scored himself a goal.

Despite playing underthreatening weather conditions, the midfielder scored a spectacular equalizing goal in the 87th minute as RSL and Mexican side Club Tijuana played to a 1-1 draw Tuesday in a friendly.

U.S. Women’s National Team to face Mexico in September at Rio Tinto Stadium

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the third time in team history, the U.S. Women's National Team will take the field at Rio Tinto Stadium.

U.S. Soccer announced Monday that the Salt Lake City area will play host to a clashbetween the U.S. and Mexico on September 13. The matchup will be the first of a two-part series, with the two teams also scheduled to face off September 18at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.

Fantasy Focus: Just Nguyen Baby

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That was somewhat unexpected.

The lot of teams with double games this round was particularly helpful to a lot of teams this week, as scores all over the place were 80 and above. At the top of that list wasEagles Screaming with 105 points, led by a two D.C. United players. Bill Hamid ($5.0) earned a clean sheet and 16 points, while Bobby Boswell ($8.

Rimando ties shutout record in win over Rapids

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by TYLER GRAY

The stage was set and all it took was a last-minute save for NIck Rimando to etch his name in the history books.

Real Salt Lake scored an early goal through the feet of midfielder Javier Morales and then held on for dear life the rest of the match, playing practically the entire second half down a man thanks to a red card earned by defender Aaron Maund.

Henry equalizer earns Red Bulls draw at RSL

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bulls battled to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night in a physical affair at Rio Tinto Stadium.

The home side opened the scoring through forward Joao Plata, but the Red Bulls equalized with a lethal, long-range strike from Thierry Henry.