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It’s not a must win, but it kind of is

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21st out of 22 isn't a place the Seattle Sounders should ever be

Now that the Seattle Sounders are the 2nd worst team - yes, that is true - they are in a situation where they need a winning streak. Most teams in MLS have a three-game win streak in them during a year. Columbus, Red Bulls, Orlando, Philly, Portland, and Toronto all have three-match, or more, winning streaks in 2017.

MLS Midweek Preview: Orlando City faces TFC, Sporting KC hosts Red Bulls

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The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will look to create some separation at the top of the standings during a rare midweek slate in Major League Soccer.

Orlando City tops the East after two months of play, but the Lions face their toughest test yet with a trip to BMO Field to take on MLS Cup runner-up Toronto FC.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 9 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Dax McCarty Returns To New York

Dax McCarty made his first trip back to Red Bull Arena as a member of the Chicago Fire on Saturday afternoon, and a fantastic Red Bulls crowd of almost 23,000 gave him a hero’s welcome.

Old problems are new again for the Red Bulls

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By Clemente Lisi – HARRISON, NY (Apr 17, 2017) US Soccer Players – The New York Red Bulls, despite strides made in recent years transforming into an MLS Cup contender, is a team always seemingly in crisis mode. That normally starts early in the season. They usually go on to finish among the top in the Eastern Conference, but the old problem persists of crashing out in the playoffs.

Major Link Soccer: Who wants to ride the coaching carousel?

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Argentina and Palermo keep getting back in line while is it finally Arsenal's time to hop on?


Sounders fans have plenty a-time complained about the security procedures to enter CenturyLink Field, but at least we have plenty of gates to do it. Orlando City, on the other hand, has issues that stem from not having enough entrances.

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.

Dynamo face unique tactical challenge in Columbus

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Crew SC are unique among MLS clubs in terms of their tactical approach.

The majority of MLS teams play either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3. Just four of the 22 clubs — D.C. United, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, and Toronto FC — use something other than one of those formations as their main look.

MLS Ticker: Gulbrandsen set for Red Bulls move, Meram signs long-term deal, and more

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The New York Red Bulls partnership synergy is off the charts, as another player is set to arrive from a European partner team.

Norwegian forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen is reportedly set to join the New York teamon loan from Red Bull Salzburg, after being forced to wait for three weeks while formalities of the transfer were wrapped up, reports VG Sporten.

Some Soccer News for Feb 27, 2017

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It's Day 58 of 2017.

Minnesota Dark Clouds annual preseason Supporters Summit is Tue Feb 28. Its really important that you are there.



The odds are good that once again it will be 2 MLS teams and 2 Liga MX teams in the Semifinals, but we have to wait cuz some big second leg games this week will determine that.

The Red Bulls can’t avoid drama

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Once again, the Red Bulls work through a scenario that calls their approach into question. Once again, it's drama that's self-imposed.

Najem not the first to have homegrown rights traded

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New Philadelphia Union signing not the first Red Bulls homegrown prospect to have his rights traded away

While it wasn't spelled out in the initial news release from the Philadelphia Union, league officials have confirmed that new signing Adam Najem will enter Major League Soccer as a homegrown player.

What does Red Bull mean for American soccer?

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The rumors that New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch was moving to Salzburg ended quickly, but it raises an interesting scenario.

MLS finals preview: New York teams trying to overcome deficit

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The second legs of the MLS Cup conference semi-finals are set to take place this weekend, with a number of exciting fixtures becoming do-or-die for the title hopefuls.

With reigning champions Portland Timbers not making the cut, 2016 will throw up a new competition winner from the remaining eight teams.

MLS finals preview: New York teams trying to overcome deficit

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The second legs of the MLS Cup conference semi-finals are set to take place this weekend, with a number of exciting fixtures becoming do-or-die for the title hopefuls.

With reigning champions Portland Timbers not making the cut, 2016 will throw up a new competition winner from the remaining eight teams.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/31/16

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Happy Halloween and enjoy the spoooooooooooky links.

MLS News

LA Galaxy narrowly defeat Colorado Rapids in first leg
Dos Santos goal gives LA a slim advantage heading to Colorado

Sounders vs. FC Dallas, recap: Seattle takes 3-0 lead onto road
Nelson Valdez scores one and Nicolas Lodeiro adds two more for Sounders.

New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls turn in uninspired performance in lopsided loss to Galaxy

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May has not been a kind month to the New York Red Bulls. They have played three games and have lost all of them, but this latest 3-1 defeat to the LA Galaxy at home was especially devastating.

Head coach Jesse Marsch referred to the loss as "the worst performance" at Red Bull Arena since he was hired by New York in 2015.

Red Bulls sign Wright-Phillips to DP deal

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Bradley Wright-Phillips won't be leaving his current home any time soon.

The New York Red Bulls rewarded Wright-Phillips with a new multi-year deal on Wednesday, making him the club's third Designated Player. The forward previously earned DP distinction before seeing his deal bought down with Targeted Allocation Money.

Curtis mutually parts ways with Red Bulls

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One of the strangest offseason storylines has come to a close, as the New York Red Bulls announced the departure of sporting director Ali Curtis.

The team announced the mutual decision to part ways with Curtis on Thursday, ending a month-long saga that left many Red Bulls fans in the dark about the status of their front office.

Jones, Kljestan released to clubs after USMNT tie with Serbia

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Two U.S. Men's National Team midfielders will return to their clubs ahead of the upcoming friendly against Jamaica.

New Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jermaine Jones and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan will return to their clubs after playing in Sunday's0-0 draw with Serbia, United States coach Bruce Arena announced at the postgame press conference.

Philadelphia Union

Match Preview: Union vs. Red Bulls

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The Union will try to win while the other team will probably stop them from doing that.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

Television: The Comcast Network, MSG+ 2

Streaming: MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: Silviu Pretrescu AR1: Cameron Blanchard AR2: Jonathan Johnson 4TH: Ted Unkel

How the Red Bulls will look

New York had their three-game winning streak snapped in Kansas City on Wednesday, which is understandable considering how many starters were rested.

D.C. United vs. Red Bulls Community/Site Player Ratings

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A dour game? Bring on dour ratings.

D.C. United hoped to snap run of bad luck in New Jersey against a New York Red Bulls side that found themselves in need of an identity or form or whatever, similar to what D.C. did two weeks prior. And like two weeks prior when D.C. beat the Philadelphia Union, the Black-and-Red found themselves on the bad end of a 2-0 result.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/7/16

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Some links to start off the week.

Philadelphia Union News

Prepare for Alejandro Bedoya the CAM
For the Philadelphia Union, there is a large hole in the lineup with Barnetta returning to Switzerland. Luckily there is a DP ready to take the reigns.

C.J. Sapong puts "accomplished season" in review

Oniel Fisher

Sounders health update: Oniel Fisher ruled out for Necaxa match

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No real updates on other players, though Aaron Kovar did do light fitness work for the first time on Friday

Despite only being a few weeks into the 2017 MLS season, the Seattle Sounders have already had to deal with a handful of injuries to first-team players. Brad Evans has yet to feature for the club this season after suffering a calf injury in training.

Sounders vs. Red Bulls recap: Celebrations all over

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What started with the MLS Cup banner reveal ended with a second-half full of goals.

Anyone still harboring concerns over the potency of the Seattle Sounders offense in this early part of the season can breathe a bit easier. An early penalty by Clint Dempsey was followed by second-half goals from Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp, as the Sounders earned a 3-1 victory over the previously undefeated New York Red Bulls on Sunday.


HT Adjustments Key for Revs in DDC Finale

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Months from now, what transpired in Saturday's Revolution-Red Bulls preseason finale will largely be forgotten by many. But the match itself may have a lasting effect on the victors according to one of its key actors.

Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe, who scored the opening goal in the 52nd minute, was far from impressed by the way his team operated in the first 45 minutes against a reserve-laden Red Bulls squad.

Revs Cap Winter Slate w/ a Win

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Fielding a lineup that should bear a strong resemblance to the one seen next week in Colorado, the Revolution staked a 2-0 win over the Red Bulls in Saturday's preseason finale at Kino Veterans Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.

Kelyn Rowe opened the scoring in the 52nd minute when he latched onto a Diego Fagundez through ball and beat Luis Robles for the cool finish.

Final Tune-up On Tap

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It's not that Saturday's preseason finale against the Red Bulls is more important thanany match the Revolution have played in the desert to date. Actually, that's a totallie: it's probably the most meaningful 90 minutes of the winter.

After five weeks of training, six preseason games, and no fewer than a dozen different lineup combinations, the Revolution will get onelast opportunity to tie any loose ends before the regular season kicks off in Colorado on Mar.

Revs-NYRB Set for DDC Finale

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The Revolution learned they will face the New York Red Bulls for the fourth and final match of the Desert Diamond Cup after the tournament organizers announced the matchups for Saturday's contests.

The longtime conference rivals will face off at 3:00pm ET at Kino Veterans Stadium.

Rookie & Vet Send Revs to Victory Over NYRB

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Kei Kamara netted his second goal of the winter while rookie Brian Wright tallied late as the Revolution earned a 2-0 preseason win over the New York Red Bulls on Friday in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Kamara, who scored in Tuesday's draw to Minnesota, gave New England the lead in the 25th minute.

Chris Duvall

Some Soccer News for Dec 13, 2016

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It's Day 348 of 2016.

2016 MLS Expansion Draft Picks:

Minnesota United
1 TRADED: Chris Duvall - Red Bulls - $63k
2 Collen Warner - Houston - $177k
3 Mohammed Saied - Columbus - $120k
4 Jeff Attinella - Salt Lake - $95k
5 Femi Hollinger-Janzen - New England - $52k

Atlanta United:
1 TRADED: Danny Toia - Montreal - $68k
2 Zach Loyd - Dallas - $222k
3 TRADED: Clint Irwin - Toronto - $107k
4 Mikey Ambrose - Orlando - $52k
5 Alec Kann - KC - $63k

Minn United immediately traded its Chris Duvall and $GAM to Montreal Impact for 28 year old Costa Rican Johan Venegas.

Minnesota United Stuns Revolution, Selects Femi Hollinger-Janzen in Expansion Draft

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The second-year forward is headed west to Minnesota.

For a moment, it looked like the Revolution had escaped the MLS Expansion Draft unscathed. And then, with the 10th and final pick of the draft, Minnesota United snatched forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen.

The move marks the second time in as many drafts that an expansion club has selected a second-year Revolution forward.

MLS Cup Playoffs

MLS in New York

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It's a tough way to end the MLS season for the New York Red Bulls and NYCFC, bounced out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Leslie Jones, MLS Cup Playoffs, and David Beckham: Freedom Kicks for 31 October 2016

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You need to see Leslie Jones' tweets

Freedom Kicks are having a hard time transitioning to the offseason, just like the staff and you are, I assume. We will get to drowning our pain in delight at David Beckham's misfortune, but first, the MLS Cup Playoff links.

Impact gets important 1-0 win over the Red Bulls thx to Matteo Mancosu - Mount Royal Soccer: If D.

The Rest

Research reveals top three Revolution rivals

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And not surprisingly, the Red Bulls made the list.

Rivalry matches pop off the calendar for every MLS club and supporter. Galaxy fans savor their California Clasico matchups with the Earthquakes. Dynamo supporters relish their Texas rivalry with FC Dallas. And the list goes on and on.

So, which club do Revolution fans dislike the most?

Sporting KC corrects mistakes against rested Red Bulls for home win

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Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber remembers exactly what happened last time a visitor trotted out a weak lineup at Children's Mercy Park, his team's home turf.

"It was our only game we hadn't won at home," Feilhaber said, recalling a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas weeks earlier.

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

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What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls

Is the dream over? This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost 3-1 against Toronto FC on the back of a master class from Sebastian Giovinco. Many supporters and pundits quickly jumped to the conclusion that perhaps the real Chicago Fire had finally come to the surface.

Steve Birnbaum injury mars Red Bull Arena loss

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The center back had to be stretchered off late in 2-0 defeat to RBNY

In Ben Olsen's first foray to Red Bull Arena as head coach, back in 2011, his D.C. United side came away with a surprising 1-0 win. On July 9th that year, Dwayne De Rosario - having recently joined the team in a trade from the Red Bulls - scored the lone goal in United's 1-0 win in Harrison.

Sounders wary of Red Bulls’ pressing tactics

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Two of the goals Sounders have allowed this year came directly from turnovers.

Sunday's game against the New York Red Bulls will start with a championship celebration. But that's only going to be part of the Seattle Sounders' focus. "We have to win against New York. It's going to be a difficult game," Christian Roldan told media after Thursday's practice session.

Roman Torres suspended for Red Bulls match

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Torres' kick out was deemed "violent conduct" by MLS Disciplinary Committee.

The Seattle Sounders will be without center back Roman Torres after the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended the center back one match and fined him an undisclosed amount for "violent conduct" in Saturday's 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact.

Sounders v Portland Timbers, Desert Friendlies: Preview

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Saturday's 5:30 PM game will be the first action for Seattle since winning MLS Cup 2016.

The Arizona phase of the Seattle Sounders preseason continues with a friendly against the Portland Timbers. This is Seattle's first match since winning MLS Cup. The Timbers already lost to Red Bulls and NK Istra 1961 in their earlier preseason friendlies.