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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

Following loss to Red Bulls, Union in must-win mode heading towards playoffs

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HARRISON, NJ The message from Philadelphia Union boss Jim Curtin was as clear and concise as it could get after the club's 3-2 defeat at the hands of the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

"It's clear what we need to do," Curtin said. "We need to win a soccer game at home against Orlando and New York.

Red Bull Arena

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.

Allen hat-trick leads Red Bulls II past Swope Park Rangers to win USL Cup

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Red Bulls II emerged as the USL's best team during the regular season, and on Sunday, they cemented their spot as USL champions.

Led by a Brandon Allen hat-trick, Red Bulls II toppled Swope Park Rangers, 5-1, at Red Bull Arena in Sunday's USL final. The win sees Red Bulls II end the season on a14-game unbeaten streak to secure the championship trophy in the club's secondseason.

USL Playoff Rewind: Red Bulls II eliminate Rhinos; Swope Park Rangers edge Blues; and more

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The USL's final four is set, and the league will see a new champion crowned following the elimination of last year's winner.

Louisville City, New York Red Bulls II, Swope Park Rangers and Vancouver Whitecaps II booked spots inthe league's final four following the conclusion of the quarterfinal round.

Major League Soccer

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.

MLS Decision Day: East Rewind (Red Bulls win again, NYCFC grabs 2nd place, and more)

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The Eastern Conference playoff participants were pretty much decided before Sunday's Decision Day showdowns, but that didn't stop the New York Red Bulls from sending one more statement of intent as the conference's top team.

The Red Bulls ran their unbeaten streak to 16 matches after beating the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, to secure first place in the East.

The Red Bulls in the playoffs

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Whether or not it's the 'Curse of Caricola" it's hard to argue that the New York Red Bulls are ever a playoff favorite in MLS.

The Red Bulls and the 2016 MLS MVP

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Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright-Phillips are both strong candidates for MLS MVP, but the Red Bulls teammates may push the award to David Villa.

Playing abroad in MLS

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A look at the foreign players choosing MLS and making it a better league with strong performances and lots of goals.

Qualifying for the 2016 MLS playoffs in week 29

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Three teams officially made the playoffs in week 29 of the MLS season, with Toronto, NYCFC, and the New York Red Bulls in the postseason.

New York Red Bulls

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.

Seattle Sounders

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.

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.


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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

Rochester 3-3 Red Bulls II: Rhinos Lose 5-4 on Penalties in Eastern Conference Semifinal

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The Rhinos traveled to Red Bull Arena and lost for the first time against the Red Bulls II. Steevan dos Santos had a brace in regular time but missed his penalty in the shootout as Rochester is eliminated from the 2016 USL Playoffs.

The Rochester Rhinos battled back twice to draw level with a Steevan dos Santos brace on the road in the playoffs and force extra time.