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Red Bulls glad to finally have "Kaku" on board following prolonged transfer saga

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After more than eight weeks of waiting, Alejandro Romero Gamarra is finally a New York Red Bulls player. Denis Hamlett, the team's sporting director, saw that as a reason to reward himself.

"I was finally able to sleep in the morning, which was a good thing," he said on Saturday.

Over the course of the last two months, the deal seemed in doubt from the outside, but the Red Bulls never wavered.

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

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What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls

A sigh of relief. This past weekend the Chicago Fire won on the road in Montreal on the back of a Bastian Schweinsteiger goal. It was only their second win from the past nine matches but they did overcome a seven match away winless streak and will be hoping to build on the confidence that the Montreal result offered.

Major League Soccer

The Western Conference is charging forward: Can the Dynamo keep up?

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The Western Conference promises to be much better than it was in 2017. In a changing league, Houston have to keep up.

Last year, MLS's Western Conference had a rough go of things. The top five clubs out east all would have finished first in the west, a dramatic turn from years of western dominance.

Red Bulls 2 finds balance between development and winning

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Feb 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - Last month marked the five-year anniversary of the partnership between MLS and USL. The move integrated the MLS reserve teams into USL Pro, then a quaint 13-team operation, allowing for the reserve players to face better opposition on a regular basis.

Sacha Kljestan, Benny Feilhaber, and MLS blockbuster trades

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - For the second time in two days, one of Major League Soccer's premier creative players found himself changing teams in an offseason that has not been short on surprise transactions. On Tuesday, the New York Red Bulls shipped Sacha Kljestan to Orlando City in a trade that moved the two-time MLS assist leader and $150,000 of allocation money for a pair of young players.

Around The Forest: Red Bulls explain Kljestan move

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Also: 10 Timbers matches you need to mark down, In MLS expansion Sacramento could be left in the cold, does Jose Mourinho deserve a new contract?

Portland

10 Portland Timbers games to circle on your calendar in 2018 | OregonLive.com
The Portland Timbers unveiled their full 2018 MLS regular season schedule Thursday.

New Year, New MLS Stars

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - In many ways, 2017 was the most eventful year for Major League Soccer thus far. For the first time in nearly a decade, the East was the dominant conference of the two. Trade announcements included the amount of allocation money swapping hands, allowing for more detailed analysis of these moves.

Is the Red Bulls’ strategy the new normal for MLS?

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 29, 2017) US Soccer Players - By now, you've heard the somewhat surprising news that the New York Red Bulls are actively shopping playmaker Sacha Kljestan. By the time you read this, Kljestan could be a member of LAFC, Minnesota United, Orlando City, or some other MLS team.

How Sacha Kljestan Would Fit in Orlando

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Dec 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - Few teams have had a busier first month of the MLS offseason than Orlando City. Desperate to make the postseason in their fourth year, the Lions were bound to see a massive change in personal.

Original face of the franchise Kaka hung up his boots, regulars like Antonio Nocerino, Giles Barnes, and Dillon Powers were shown the door.

MLS increases Kljestan ban over playoffs scuffle

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New York (AFP) – Major League Soccer has doubled Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan’s ban for a half-time incident in the MLS Cup playoffs last month to two games.

MLS said on Friday that it had concluded a thorough internal investigation of the bust-up during a game between the Red Bulls and Toronto FC and issued Kljestan with an additional game suspension and an increased fine “as a result of an interaction with stadium security personnel”.

MLS increases Kljestan ban over playoffs scuffle

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New York (AFP) – Major League Soccer has doubled Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan’s ban for a half-time incident in the MLS Cup playoffs last month to two games.

MLS said on Friday that it had concluded a thorough internal investigation of the bust-up during a game between the Red Bulls and Toronto FC and issued Kljestan with an additional game suspension and an increased fine “as a result of an interaction with stadium security personnel”.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/1/17

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New month, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

The Union and the MLS Drafts: What you need to know
The Waiver Draft and Re-Entry Drafts are coming up, and the Union have positions to fill.

MLS News

Whitecaps FC acquire striker Anthony Blondell from Venezuelan Primera División side Monagas SC | Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Blondell, 23, has agreed to an MLS contract through 2020, with a club option for 2021, and will be added to the roster with the use of Targeted Allocation Money.

Around The Forest: David Guzman and Bill Tuiloma called up by their National Teams

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Former U.S. International Brad Friedel on wish list for Rev's vacant coaching spot, ATLUD turned down big money for Almiron and Martinez and more!

Portland

Timbers midfielder David Guzmán, defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma called up for international matches | Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzmán has been called up by Costa Rica for a pair of international friendlies, it was announced today.

The same questions for MLS in New York

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 6, 2017) US Soccer Players – NYCFC has come a long way. A team that struggled under the popularity and modest success of its rival the Red Bulls in recent years, New York City FC has used its success on the field over the past seven months to market itself to fans across the city.

10 things we learned from the 2017 MLS Conference Semifinals

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Here are the ten things we learned from the 2017 MLS Conference Semifinals.

1. Toronto Loses Its Cool

Jozy Altidore is great player, but his conduct in the first half of Toronto’s game on Sunday against the Red Bulls was phenomenally stupid.

10 things we learned from the 2017 MLS Conference Semifinals

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Here are the ten things we learned from the 2017 MLS Conference Semifinals.

1. Toronto Loses Its Cool

Jozy Altidore is great player, but his conduct in the first half of Toronto’s game on Sunday against the Red Bulls was phenomenally stupid.

Win for Toronto, draw for Houston and Portland

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Toronto FC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on the road to open their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. Victor Vasquez put Toronto up in the 8th minute with Daniel Royer equalizing from the penalty spot three minutes into first-half stoppage time. Seb Giovinco won the game with a 72nd minute goal.

Red Bulls and Whitecaps advance in the MLS playoffs

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The New York Red Bulls shutout the Chicago Fire 4-0 at Toyota Park in the first knockout round game of the 2017 MLS playoffs. Bradley-Wright Phillips put the Red Bulls up in the 7th minute, assisting on Sacha Kljestan's goal in the 11th. Daniel Royer scored in the 70th with Kljestan assisting on Gonzalo Veron's goal in the 87th.

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida’s brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Sixth-seeded Red Bulls stunned third-seeded host Chicago 4-0 with the most lopsided rout in MLS knockout-round playoff history, a record only until Vancouver followed with a 5-0 romp over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida’s brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Sixth-seeded Red Bulls stunned third-seeded host Chicago 4-0 with the most lopsided rout in MLS knockout-round playoff history, a record only until Vancouver followed with a 5-0 romp over the San Jose Earthquakes.

My Knockout Round Picks

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We will get back to the Clipboard at halftime of this MLS Playoff opener, but first I'll take out the crystal ball to make my call on all the first round match-ups. CHICAGO 3 RED BULLS 1 The Fire have a lot of guys getting their first taste of the playoffs, and I think they'll be excited by that. The visitors can be mistake-prone at the back away from home, and it will cost them on this night.

Around The Forest: Fanendo Adi to return in 2017 according to Caleb Porter

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Kaka will not renew his Orlando City contract, Redbulls cautious going into their match with Atlanta, World Cup bribery case opened and more!

Portland:

Caleb Porter expects injured striker Fanendo Adi to play again in 2017 | MLSsoccer.com
A series of setbacks have turned what was initially thought to be a short-term injury into a two-month absence for Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi, but Caleb Porter expects his star forward to play again this season.

The US Open Cup wins in Cincinnati

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - It was a unique moment in the modern history of American soccer. Rarely has a team below the MLS level had the chance to play an established MLS name in a match with something significant on the line. Never before has that lower division team benefited from a sold out crowd bigger than all but a few first division clubs could muster.

MLS Week 20: Guzan with Atlanta, road win for Red Bulls

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Week 20 of the 2017 MLS season resumed with Atlanta United shutting out Orlando City 1-0 at Orlando on Friday. Hector Villalba scored in the 86th minute. Brad Guzan made five saves in his debut for Atlanta.

"More important than coming back into the league, it was important to go on the road and find a way to get a result," Guzan said.

MLS Scores: Big return for the Red Bulls

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The MLS schedule resumed after taking the Gold Cup group stage off with a midweek start for week 20. Some teams scheduled international friendlies. Others took the break and the time to regroup. The Red Bulls restarted their MLS season strong, beating San Jose 5-1 at home. Sean Davis put New York up in the 38th with Sacha Kljestan doubling the lead in the 73rd.

Know Thy Enemy: Revolution vs. Red Bulls Open Cup Edition

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For the second time in as many weeks, the Energy Drinks are in town for a visit.

The New England Revolution have probably never needed the Gold Cup break more than they do right now. Struggling mightily in MLS play, the Revs do have a reprieve today with a rematch against the New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.

atlanta united

Around The Forest: Timbers tweet out another kit tease

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Also: Carlos Carmona to say in the ATL, New Rapids coach pens open letter, Red Bulls preview all red kits and more!

Portland

New year, new look.

More to come later this month. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/MqYY3OcqfH

— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) January 1, 2018
Major League Soccer

Report: Carlos Carmona declines Colo Colo advances to remain with Atlanta | MLSsoccer.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/11/17

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Union's next opponent, MLS results, and Messi's new Barcelona contract "soon."

Philadelphia Union News

Red Bulls Hold on to a draw at Chicago
Union face the Red Bulls in a marque Sunday afternoon, let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Ola Kamara strikes to help Columbus to 1-1 draw with Sporting KC
Ola Kamara scored his 15th goal of the season in first-half stoppage time as the Columbus Crew played to a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City.

News Update

Toronto FC makes a semifinal statement

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From what we've already seen from the MLS Conference semifinals, just scoring is an accomplishment. To do it twice and win on the road is almost a proclamation. That was Toronto FC in Harrison, New Jersey on Monday night. 2-1 over the Red Bulls and an obvious advantage going into Sunday's deciding leg.

The best eleven in the Open Cup

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Thursday's soccer news begins with an old issue for the US Open Cup and any tournament not considered up to league level. Coaches hedge. They can't resist the urge to rest players. They start different lineups. They try tactics and strategies that wouldn't be in play for games that really count. The ones worth three points in the league standings.

New York beats New England

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Friday's soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls knocked the New England Revolution out of the US Open Cup at the quarterfinal stage. The Red Bulls won 1-0 at Jordan Field in Boston. New England went a man down in the 75th when Chris Tierney saw red for violent conduct. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the game's only goal in the 87th.

Bradley Wright-Phillips

Red Bulls take 'huge step' toward bringing home elusive trophy

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CINCINNATI Everyone who puts on a New York Red Bulls shirt is more than aware of how empty the franchise's trophy case is.

And over the past few years, the supporters of the club have been less than positive about the drought ever ending, but that could all change on Sept.

Red Bulls overcome two-goal deficit to advance to Open Cup final

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CINCINNATI After nine years of waiting, the New York Red Bulls are back in a final.

The Red Bulls advanced to their first final in nine years and first U.S. Open Cup championship match in 14 as they came back from two goals down to defeat FC Cincinnati 3-2 in extra time on Tuesday night.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the equalizer and the game-winning goal for the Red Bulls, who didn't come alive until the middle of the second half.

The Rest

D.C. United signs Junior Moreno, Sacha Kljestan traded to Orlando, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 3, 2018

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It was a day of acquisitions in MLS.

Happy Wednesday folks, the first Wednesday in 2018! There were a couple main transactions in MLS that lead the news, so let's jump right in:

United acquire Venezuelan National Team midfielder Júnior Moreno | D.C. United

D.C. United signed midfielder Júnior Moreno yesterday, acquiring him from Venezuela side Zulia FC.

Philadelphia Union Academy teams tested by full slate against Red Bulls, Bethesda SC, Baltimore Armour

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The U12, U13 and U14 teams traveled to play New York Red Bulls while the older teams spent the weekend in Maryland

The Philadelphia Union Academy U13 team made it nine wins in a row to start the season with a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls that highlighted a full slate of weekend games in North Jersey and Maryland.

Some Soccer News for Oct 23, 2017

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It's Day 296 of 2017.


I am going to give Minnesota United their top 5 priorities for starters for 2018 in order:
  • Defense
  • Defense
  • Defense
  • Goalkeeper
  • Defensive midfielder
And as I have for many years I will keep repeating this until they fully address the issue.

Fire 1 Red Bulls 1 - recap and ratings

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A 1-1 draw at home against the fifth place team in the conference isn't exactly a sign that things are still on the upswing for the Fire. Neither the Fire, nor the Red Bulls played particularly well on either side of the ball and the result was probably a fair one although Fire players and staff seemed content with the point.

The USMNT at Red Bull Arena

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 28, 2017) US Soccer Players – The list of cities that have hosted US World Cup qualifiers is a long one. It famously features Columbus, Ohio, site of several epic 2-0 wins versus Mexico. There's the obvious places like Washington, DC and the less so like Tampa.

Revs Eliminated from Open Cup

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A late Bradley Wright-Phillips goal eliminated the Revolution from the U.S. Open Cup tournament after the Red Bulls beat the locals 1-0 in Thursday's quarterfinal clash at Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

Wright-Phillips scored in the 87th minute when a grabbed a short pass from Felipe inside the box and tucked it into the Revolution net.