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MLS Live Scoreboard: Red Bulls and Impact tied at halftime, Fire set to face Galaxy

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Following a busy midweek period headlined by Champions League action, MLS is back this weekend with some intriguing clashes.

Action began on Friday night, as Orlando City took down the Philadelphia Union while LAFC toppled the Vancouver Whitecaps. On Saturday, there are seven additional games on the schedule, starting with the New York Red Bulls' clash with the Montreal Impact.

Chivas and Toronto advance to the 2018 Concacaf Champions League final

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MLS didn't setup a guaranteed winner for the 2018 Concacaf Champions League final and Liga MX didn't get a clasico. Instead, it's a Liga MX vs MLS matchup. Chivas USA and Toronto FC advanced on Tuesday night to the 2018 Concacaf Champions League final series beginning on April 17 and concluding on the 24.

Major Link Soccer: Manchester United to tour the US this summer

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The Mighty Red are coming back; LAFC will keep fighting; Brits are snobby to Americans.

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Crystal Dunn started her career playing at UNC and now returns to the state with the Courage. NC Courage features the reclamation of Crystal Dunn | WRALSportsFan.com

LAFC started off the season in style but collapsed against Zlatan's LA Galaxy but it won't set the tone for the expansion side.

MLS Week 4: The Red Bulls shutout Minnesota United

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It was a Saturday only schedule for week 4 of the 2018 MLS season with the games coming during the March international break. We start the roundup with the New York Red Bulls shutting out Minnesota United 3-0 at home. Alex Muyl had New York up in the 15th minute.

What will we learn in MLS week 3?

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS might be a league of parity, but three weeks into the season not all games are even. A few might have more to teach us than others. Injuries, midweek games for Concacaf Champions League participants, and unusual conditions will play a role in the results and how we parse them.

Red Bulls and Toronto FC advance in the Champions League

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MLS will have two teams in the 2018 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals with a chance for a third should Seattle advance on Wednesday night. The New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC knocked out Liga MX clubs to take their places on opposite sides of the semifinal bracket. It's a safe assumption that Toronto will be playing Club America, already up 4-0 over Tauro.

Tyler Adams talks about the benefit of January camp and winning with the Red Bulls

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 12, 2018) US Soccer Players – Tyler Adams is turning into an MLS star at just age 19. After his first full season in Major League Soccer, Adams already looks like a veteran player on a New York Red Bulls roster dominated by youth.

Can MLS win in the Concacaf Champions League?

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - "ES INSOLTING & UNACCEPTABOL" the headline of Mexico's sport daily Record screamed on Thursday morning. That's the response when Liga MX teams lose against MLS sides in the first-legs of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals.

How valuable are goalkeepers in MLS?

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Mar 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - Facing off against a Liga MX side in the Concacaf Champions League is never an easy ask for MLS teams. Doing so in Mexico is even more intimidating. So, with his New York Red Bulls lining up on Club Tijuana's home turf, it seemed as if Luis Robles was going to need a total headstand to help keep his team in the running.

Preview: MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 5, 2018) US Soccer Players – The 2018 MLS season may have opened this past weekend but for the three teams still involved in the CONCACAF Champions League, the time is now to start playing at a higher level.

Three MLS teams advance to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

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The Champions League round of 16 is in the books with two more MLS teams advancing. The New York Red Bulls shutout Olimpia 2-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate. Bradley Wright-Phillips opened the scoring at Red Bull Arena in the 54th minute with Sean Davis adding a goal in the 64th.

News roundup: Union smash Montreal, all quiet on Czech front, Klinsmann’s salary

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Plus: Bethlehem Steel beat Penn FC, top 98 players born since '98, the keeper's gotta cell phone on the pitch, and more.

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.

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How much does the 2018 Concacaf Champions League matter?

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We start the soccer news with a new version of an old question. Thanks to Concacaf revamping the Champions League, for the teams most likely to lift the trophy it's now a short-run knockout tournament. Eight games from late February to mid-April to win the championship, rather than first having to navigate a group stage.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/10/18

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Bedoya makes Team of the Week, CONCACAF Champions League preview, and more in today's links

Philadelphia Union News

Bedoya named to MLS Team of the Week
Bedoya was named to MLS Team of the Week after his exceptional performance against Western Conference foe San Jose Earthquakes.

Red Bulls one goal down

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The New York Red Bulls ended up a man down and a goal down in their Concacaf Champions League semifinal series with Chivas. The Red Bulls lost 1-0 on the road, with Isaac Bizuela scoring the game's only goal in the 26th minute. New York's Aurelien Collin saw red in the 73rd.

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Red Bulls defender Kyle Duncan has a torn ACL

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New York Red Bulls defender Kyle Duncan is likely done for the season after this latest injury update.

Duncan went down with a serious looking knee injury in Saturday's 4-3 loss in Orlando, and the club announced today that it is indeed a torn ACL. He will have surgery to repair the damage in the next few weeks.

News Roundup: Union sleeper, Steel starts with a bang, and USMNT roster

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Plus FIFA wants honest bribes, Wondo going for the title, and DC finds somewhere even worse to play soccer.

Red Bulls' tactical flexibility leads to victory in CCL

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The New York Red Bulls recorded a relatively rare win for MLS teams in the CONCACAF Champions League, as they managed to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Beating Honduran side C.D. Olimpia over two legs was not an easy task, but the team's tactical flexibility played a big part in their victory.

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.

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MLS Power Rankings: Where do the Revs belong?

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Morning Muster is back. Share your thoughts.

From top to bottom, the Revolution roster looks vaguely familiar. The 2018 version of the club doesn't look that much different than the 2017 version that finished 7th in the Eastern Conference last season. The addition of attacker Cristian Penilla and defender Gabriel Somi could pay dividends for first-year coach Brad Friedel, though the team failed to land the impact player fans longed to see.

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.

The Rest

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

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What Are They All About? New York Red Bull

Back to reality. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of a sold-out Toyota Park. Although the 1-0 score line may reflect some sort of parity on the surface, the Fire never really looked like they were going to get a result and their performance was as dismal as the weather.

Houston Dynamo look to get season back on track against San Jose

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Can the Dynamo get their first road win of the season?

It may be too early in the season to start calling games must wins but the Houston Dynamo need to start taking three points from games if they want to be in the playoffs come November. Similar records both the San Jose Earthquakes and Houston will be keen to get three points on Saturday night.

Timber Cruise: FC Dallas 1, Portland Timbers 1

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The Portland Timbers were rightly the targets of a lot of criticism after their 4-0 thumping in New York. Over the last two weeks the Timbers would tell anybody who would listen that the loss to the Red Bulls had sparked a change in mentality from the team.

If they were going to prove it on Saturday, though, they were going to have to do it in their most difficult road test to date, and likely their most difficult of the season-opening five-game road trip.

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.