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Philadelphia Union

Major Link Soccer: How Seattle landed Magnus Wolff Eikrem

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Also: US Soccer news, UEFA Champions League results and CONCACAF Champions League results.


The Sounders drew about 456,000 watchers during their 1-0 loss to LAFC on Sunday, a very good rating for MLS.

The Sounders have acquired about $390,000 in allocation money vs. how much they've traded away.

Casey negotiating, Curtin on losing Ribeiro, Madison a champion, more

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Casey wants to stay in Philly. Curtin on losing Ribeiro to Orlando. Darius Madison and Virginia national champs. Steffen Bundesliga move official. More

Pros and cons, Henry done, State of the League address today, FIFA fun, more news

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Union bits. Henry will not return to NYRB in 2015. Wambach up for US and FIFA player of the year. More news.

Real Salt Lake

Opposite View - RSL Perspective's Denzel Eslinger Talks Real Salt Lake

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Today we get a bit of a different perspective on Real Salt Lake from Denzel Eslinger of

So Real Salt Lake will head into Philly as one of just two teams without a loss, and the reason is simple – Depth – nothing more, nothing less. While RSL started the season with a completely new coaching staff, new head coach and all new assistants, the roster remained largely the same as the team that played for MLS Cup .

Timbers’ playoff dreams halted by disallowed goals, Real Salt Lake advances to MLS Cup with 5 to 2 aggregate win

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to continue their magical run through the 2013 playoffs, but they needed to overcome a two goal deficit Real Salt Lake had created in leg 1 of their two match series. While Portland certainly showed energy and tenacity, they couldn't generate goals that counted while Real Salt Lake took advantage of a defensive gaffe to add to their lead.

RSL cruise against lackluster Earthquakes

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Real Salt Lake (7-5-3, 24 points) scored a thumping 3-0 win over an under-confident San Jose (3-6-6, 15 points) at Rio Tinto on Saturday, June 1. The goals came from Javier Morales, Ned Gravaboy and Robbie Findley, all in the first half of the game.

San Jose were coming into the game in poor road form (0-4-2), with a 1-0 defeat on the road against FC Dallas and having been knocked out of the US Open Cup by Charleston Battery.

RSL roll past floundering Earthquakes

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SANDY, Utah After an overtime U.S. Open Cup match that threatened to derail Real Salt Lake's recent form, the Claret and Cobalt rode three first-half goals to a thunderous shutout win in Rio Tinto Stadium over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago at Real Salt Lake

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You better believe it's going to be like this on Saturday night in Sandy. (photo: Getty Images)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick and two special guests bring you lowdown on what's going on in Fireland and what to expect from the Kings of Utah...

The last time "Red Alert" was sounded in Bridgeview, it was to rally the Fire faithful to Toyota Park for a playoff match last October – one the team ultimately lost after a perplexing downward spiral.

Rising Star: RSL's Olmes Garcia quietly does it right

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Article by Anders Aarhus

Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney stole the headlines over the weekend and deservedly so as both put in man-of-the-match performances for their respective teams. But lost in the glitz of LA's marquee matchup and Jack Mac's two goals was the strong play of another young striker out in Utah.

RSL play perfect game to oust Sounders

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Real Salt Lake defeated Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders with a 2-1 win at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. The home team scored through Robbie Findley and Luis Gil in the first half, whereas as the visitors pulled one back through Brad Evans.

Both teams were going into the game with poor form by their standards.

Tactics Analyst: Sexy set piece sinks Sounders in Salt Lake

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It was a familiar story line for the Sounders in Salt Lake. A miserable first half gave way to a second-half push that just wasn't enough in a losing effort.

While Real Salt Lake only won 2-1, the quality gap between the two teams was much wider in reality. Salt Lake played with a purpose and clear plan of attack, while Seattle often looked lost when it had the ball.

2013 MLS Beer-view: Real Salt Lake

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By Kirsten Schlewitz / Staff Writer, SB Nation

Beer Selection: Epic Brewing Elevated Series "825 State" Stout (Salt Lake City, UT)

Real Salt Lake may have needed 70 minutes to break through San Jose’s defenses, but Álvaro Saborío then scored twice inside 15 minutes to give Salt Lake the win over San Jose.

MLS 2013 Draft & Transfer Tracker

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The Irish need some love today. Dillon Powers.

The MLS Draft goes down today in Indianapolis. (Despite the billing, this is not a SuperDraft. You tell me Falcao is available today, I'll change my mind.)
But it's the player movement around this shapes the team a little bit more.

Timbers Acquire Allocation Money from Real Salt Lake for Robbie Findley's Rights

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No big surprise here, but the Portland Timbers came out and confirmed that they had traded the rights for Robbie Findley to Real Salt Lake in exchange for an unknown amount of allocation money. Reports surfaced earlier in the week, however, that the amount of money exchanged between the Timbers and Salt Lake was to the tune of $75,000.

Findley Rejoins Real Salt Lake

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Robbie Findley is once again a member of Real Salt Lake, with the club needing to trade with Portland for his rights. Read More

Robbie Findley, Nottingham Forest Part Ways; Portland Timbers Reportedly Receive $75,000 for His Rights

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Nottingham Forest took to its website this morning to announce that Robbie Findley and the club have agreed to mutually terminate the contract. This, effectively, has left Robbie Findley as a free agent in the rest of the world, or as a Portland Timbers player within the United States. However, seeing as how the Timbers are currently stacked with forwards at the moment, there would simply be no place for him here.

Portland Timbers sign local product Steven Evans, hint at other moves to happen this week

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The Portland Timbers introduced their new head coach on January 8, and also could be introducing several new players to their first team roster over the next few days. One officially added to the first team is former Timbers U-23 player and University of Portland product Steven Evans, as the Pilot midfielder signed a Home Grown Player deal with the Timbers.

Report: Portland Timbers Trade Robbie Findley's Rights to Real Salt Lake

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It looks like Ives Galarcep is reporting that Robbie Findley could be returning to MLS, but not to the Portland Timbers who have held his rights for the past few years while he dabbled in the English Championship. According to Ives, Real Salt Lake have traded for the rights to Robbie Findley ands plan on bringing him back very soon.

Findley to Gillingham

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Robbie Findley is set to begin a one-month loan to Gillingham FC of England's League Two the BBC reports. After scoring six goals in 27 games last season for Nottingham Forest, the former Real Salt Lake striker is yet to appear for Forest in this year's Championship or any other first-team competition.

Espindola's record-setting goal leads RSL past Seattle

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SEATTLE, Wa.– Fabian Espindola is a man with a lot to celebrate these days. He became a father last Friday, and his goal in the 51st minute in front of 39,312 at CenturyLink Field gave Real Salt Lake (8-3-2) a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders (7-2-1) on Saturday night.

Travel proves fruitless

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Colorado made the first of two trips to Utah and returned with the sort of result that can haunt a season.

The Rapids fell to Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday night, and looked every bit as toothless as the score line indicates.

Playing at home, Salt Lake dominated the match, taking the lead in the 20th minute when defender Tony Beltran picked out Alvaro Saborio.

Nottingham Forest

Lichaj signs two-year deal with Nottingham Forest

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Eric Lichaj's pursuit for more playing time has not taken him away from England. It has, however, forced him to leave the Premiership.

Lichaj ended his search for a new club on Wednesday, signing a two-year deal with Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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The UEFA Champions League group stage is within reach for two Americans, but their teams will need to overcome first-leg deficits if they are to maintain hopes of competing on Europe's biggest stage and join the likes of Americans Jermaine Jones and Michael Parkhurst in the tournament field.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Michael Bradley proved last season that he is more than capable of playing well in Serie A, but now he will have to show that he can do so with the pressure that comes from playing at one of the league's premier clubs.

Bradley is set to officially begin his AS Roma tenure on Sunday, as the club kicks off its 2012-2013 campaign against Catania.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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FC Nordsjaelland may have routed Silkeborg IF in their match this weekend, but Michael Parkhurst was at the front and center to helping them cruise to victory.

Parkhurst played a vital part in Nordsjaelland's early success in their 6-1 win on Saturday, setting up the opener from the right flank in the third minute before scoring the eventual winner three minutes later.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Two Americans are still in contention for the FA Cup, and both will try and punch their tickets to the tournament final against some of the Premiership's most talented teams.

Tim Howard and Brad Friedel are a step away from playing for some hardware, but respective matches against Chelsea and Liverpool await.

Chelsea vs Leicester 5-2 Highlights FA Cup 2012 Video Cahill Kalou Meireles Beckford Marshall Torres Goals Video

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Recap: Midweek English action

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Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City were knocked out of the FA Cup as they lost to Chelsea, while Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest were defeated by lowly Doncaster Rovers in Championship action.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Michael Bradley was one of the key figures in the U.S. men's national team's upset win over Italy on Wednesday in part because of his ability to contain Andrea Pirlo.

His club, Chievo Verona, will be hoping Bradley can replicate that type of outing this weekend.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Timmy Chandler's future with Nurnberg may be up in the air, but the American is still likely to be relied upon by the club this weekend.

Even with Nurnberg handing him an ultimatum earlier this week, Chandler is likely to be in the club's lineup for its match against Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Recap: Midweek English action

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Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City were unable to grab three points and threaten the Championship elite as they tied Hull City, while Robbie Findley saw the field in Nottingham Forest's loss to Middlesbrough.

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Caleb Porter & The US U-23′s Open Olympic Qualifying With Cuba

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Caleb Porter, hoping for the US to stick out in the CONCACAF crowd...

Editor's Note: No in-depth preview here today.

Jay Bell will be covering the Olympic qualifying semi's and final at Livestrong Park in Kansas City for TSG.

The United States Under-23 Men's National Team opens Group A play in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament against Cuba at 9 p.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Puebla beware. Herculez Gomez is starting to get hot again.

Just as he has done so often in the past couple of years, Gomez is starting to put together a scoring run. He has found the back of the net three times for Santos Laguna in the past week-and-a-half, and will look to add to that this weekend when DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla come into town.

Championship Results

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A busy night for England's Championship on Tuesday catching up on games postponed by weather over the weekend. Jonathan Spector was in the starting lineup for Birmingham City, drawing 0-0 with Hull. Birmingham finished with three shots on goal to Hull's one. "When you're not at your best it is important that you don't lose," Birmingham manager Chris Hughton said.


National Teamers Abroad: Championship

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With the Championship scheduling league games during the FA Cup 5th Round weekend, Robbie Findley took advantage with a strong substitute performance for Nottingham Forest. Entering at halftime, Finley helped kick start the Forest offense in a 2-0 defeat of Coventry. Garath McCleary scored in the 74th minute and Findley made it 2-0 in the 86th.

The Forest Prince returns!

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Nottingham Forest forward Robbie Findley bagged his first goal since mid-November in a 2-0 win over Coventry that lifted them out of the drop zone for the first time since... well... late November. The U.S. international chested down to slot the insurance tally with four minutes left.I would generally assume we'll need to wait for a clip until after BBC's Football League Show tonight.

The Rest

Timbers 0, Real Salt Lake 1: Three things from Portland's loss (photos and video)

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When Robbie Findley pounced on a stray ball following a diving save by Donovan Ricketts to put Real Salt Lake one goal up on the night, three goals on aggregate he effectively closed the door on Portland Timbers' third season in MLS, leaving the supporters eagerly awaiting next year's season opener on March 8th, 2014.

Portland completes Robbie Findley trade on eve of MLS Super Draft, while Thorns FC learn draft position

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The Portland Timbers announced a trade today with Real Salt Lake on the eve of the 2013 MLS Super Draft, while the Portland Thorns FC learned their position amongst the eight clubs participating in the first ever NWSL College Draft on Friday, January 18. Considering how busy the Timbers have been with trades and other moves, soccer fans should expect plenty of movement.

Gavin Wilkinson: Portland Timbers Talking to Jonathan Bornstein, Robbie Findley; One Could Be Signed Soon

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Here's something that you might have missed if you don't pay regular attention to MLS's Extra Time Radio podcast. This last Monday, Gavin Wilkinson took the stage and spoke with the guys over there. While much of the conversation was pretty basic stuff, most of which we've known about for weeks if not months, they did bring up a couple players that we've all been very interested in since the 2010 Expansion Draft: Jonathan Bornstein and Robbie Findley.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Rangers' hopes of winning the league for a fourth consecutive season are all but over, but that likely won't stop this weekend's match against first-place Celtic from being as fervent as usual.

Rangers host Celtic on Sunday in a game that should still be intense despite Celtic's 21-point lead in the league.