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News Roundup: preseason results, Sané to Orlando, and LinkedIn

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Plus a Union Academy hire, cold weather, and chaos in Portugal

What we’ve learned from preseason so far

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With five games under their belt, the biggest takeaway is that Brian Schmetzer is prepping the Sounders for squad rotation.

Another phase of preseason wraps up as the Seattle Sounders return to the shores of Puget Sound. They have the 2018-19 kit launch party Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.

Major League Soccer

Sacramento MLS expansion bid looking for new investor

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Just a few hours after MLS announced it wouldn't be naming a second expansion franchise until 2018, the Sacramento bid made public its steps to further solidify its bid.

Kevin Nagle, who is the leader of the Sacramento bid, released a three-step process in which he looks to strengthen the California capital's chances of finally being named an MLS franchise after years of work.

A look at what happens next in MLS expansion

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The first domino in the MLS expansion process fell on Tuesday as the league announced an event in Nashville for Wednesday that is expected to award the city with a franchise.

Now the tough decision-making has to occur with Sacramento, Cincinnati and Detroit still waiting to hear their names get called.

An updated, tiered look at the MLS Expansion race

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As we enter the midway point of the MLS season, and the middle of the calendar year, we're supposedly less than six months away from a decision on MLS teams 25 and 26.

A few candidates have furthered their bids dramatically in recent months, such as the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Others have fallen off hard, with St.

Major Link Soccer: Free guacamole and Sounders

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Win free guacamole for a year, also not all turf is the same; who knew?


Love guacamole? Love the Sounders? Then here is a contest for you. Win a limo ride, tickets to a game, and a year's supply of official Sounders guacamole. Don't like guacamole? Then you're like me and you probably know people who want it for things like avocado toast and will trade you things for it.

Sacramento MLS bid receives boost as ownership group acquires USL club

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Sacramento's MLS hopes took a giant step forward on Monday asSac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings, the ownership group who launched the city's bid, officially acquired the Sacramento Republic.

This deal means that the Republic will be a part of the MLS bid. Kevin Nagle, who leads thepurchasing group,revealed that the next two expansion cities will be chosen in September.

Some Soccer News for Feb 6, 2017

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It's Day 37 of 2017.

Huge congrats to Cameroon for winning the Africa Cup of Nations!


Last seasons surprise of all surprises Leicester City are now just 1 point above the relegation zone in England - losers of 4 in a row.


Bob Bradley is out there looking for a job.

MLS willing to wait and see how Sacramento discussions play out

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The biggest hot-button issue in terms of MLS expansion in the last few days has been the developing situation regarding the Sacramento bid. Kevin Nagle submitted the expansion bid for the city, but the Republic name was not included to the dismay of many fans of the club.

MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott tried to provide clarity on the situation during a league conference call on Wednesday.

St. Louis, Sacramento lead MLS expansion race

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After recently sayingSacramento leads the field for MLS expansion markets, Commissioner Don Garber revealed the list of cities that followed.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Garber said Sacramento and St. Louis were the "front-runners" for MLS expansion, whileDetroit, San Diego, San Antonio, Austin and Cincinnati follow suit in that order.

Garber: Sacramento leads field for MLS expansion to 28

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On Thursday, MLS commissioner Don Garber envisioned the future of the league, and it included at least 28 teams.

Speaking in downtown Sacramento, Garber explained his vision for expansion to a large crowd of Sacramento Republic FC supporters, and even Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Sounders 2 vs Sacramento Republic: Three Questions

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After a first season producing three MLS talents (Craven, Miller, Anderson), a Playoff appearance and off-field drama surrounding the SCT Sounders FC 2 starts 2016 on Friday night. Their opponent is the most MLS ready team in North America. Sacramento Republic visit Starfire sports at 7:30 PM, with SoundersFC.

Don Garber touches on expansion, spending and more in MLS address

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Don Garber is quick to admit that the current movement in Sacramento has caught his eye, but those hoping that the league will make its way to the city will need to display one further trait: patience.

Since the founding of the USL's Sacramento Republic, the city has found itself emerging as a premier soccer market.

Sacramento Republic reveal new stadium renderings

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Should Sacramento Republic join MLS, they would bring with them a unique and brand new stadium.

On Tuesday, the USL club released renderings of a proposed stadium, which will, according to the statement, seat 25,000 fans. The stadium, designed by architecture firm HNTB, will have a closed bowl with a continuous roof covering all sides of the field.

Playing up in American soccer

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The Sacramento Republic are following Orlando City's lead by building a potential MLS expansion team in USL PRO. Read More

Kamara Still Searching for a Club, Preki Wins USLPro Title - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Since his release from Middlesbrough, former KC forward, Kei Kamara has been looking for a club. There were rumors of a return to MLS, except he couldn't return to MLS until January. This week, Kamara has been on trial with Championships side, Wolverhampton. Unfortunately Kamara is leaving Wolves without a contract after work permit questions came out.

MLS expansion

Expansion finalists make their final sales pitches to MLS

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MLS has heard all it needs to hear in order to make its decision on its next two franchises.

Representatives of the four finalists for MLS expansion were in New York on Tuesday to make their final presentations to Don Garber and the MLS expansion committee. Each of the bids had several hours to impress the league with stadium plans, market sizes, and anything else they could present to strengthen their case.

Meg Whitman rejoins Sacramento MLS expansion bid

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A key investor has rejoined the fold in Sacramento's bid to join MLS.

Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman and her husband Griffith Harsh have rejoined the bid's investment group after initially appearing to back out, This news comes at a key time as Sacramento, and the other three MLS expansion finalists, are making their final presentation to Don Garber and the MLS expansion committee this afternoon in New York.

A look at the four MLS expansion finalists

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Major League Soccer announced four finalists for the first round of two expansion slots to be announced next month. Sacramento, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Detroit will all make their final pitches to the league on Dec. 6, before the Board of Governors meets to discuss each city's credentials eight days later.

Sacramento Republic surprised by 'troubling' expansion turmoil

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One of the biggest storylines, and most troubling, from Tuesday's MLS expansion deadline was the omission of the Sacramento Republic FC name from the city's bid.

Nothing has been confirmed in regards to an independent Sacramento bid going forward without the Republic name, but the club made sure it is known the name must be a part of the expansion bid according to an agreement made during the bid preparation.

Selling tickets in Sacramento

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The Sacramento Republic are doing the one thing that MLS has to notice, they're selling lots of tickets for NASL games. Read More

Portland Timbers

U.S. Open Cup Draw: Time and livestream

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Sounders will face one of Republic, Earthquakes or Galaxy.

With the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup completely in the books, the Seattle Sounders will know their Round of 16 opponent shortly. U.S. Soccer has scheduled the draw for 8 a.m. on Thursday and it will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Roots Report: First Win

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A first victory for T2 will hopefully propel the team with the confidence to battle two more opponents this week on the road on Wednesday and Saturday.

The Portland Timbers 2 did their part this past weekend to secure a perfect 9 point weekend for all professional teams in the Rose City. With a victory at home for the Timbers, T2 were next up.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders 2 vs Portland Timbers 2: live stream, game time, and lineups

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The club is streaming today's opening Cascadia 2 clash via YouTube.

Sounders FC 2 face Timbers 2 in the opening Cascadia 2 match of the 2017 season. S2 are looking for their first points of the season after surrounding to goals late to Sacramento Republic. T2 pulled off a 3-2 win over Arizona United last week and include former Sounders draft pick Kyle Bjornethun.

Seattle Sounders 2 vs Sacramento Republic: live stream, game time, and lineups

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The club is streaming today's home opener via YouTube.

It is the season opener for Seattle Sounders 2. The young team has a roster of 12 signed to USL deals, 2 loanees from the MLS team (Seyi Adekoya and Brian Meredith) and 14 eligible Academy talents. They face an ambitious Sacramento Republic side that dreams of entering MLS and challenges for championships.

USL Week 1 Roundup

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Bethlehem Steel makes history, Charleston wins a thriller, "Goal Puppy" has a brace, and the Real Monarchs match became secondary after a frightening scene.

Match Recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 1, FC Montreal 0 - Brotherly Game
The Philadelphia Union's Fabian Herbers scored the lone goal as Bethlehem Steel FC records a historic win.

Seattle Sounders 2 vs. Sacramento Republic 2016: Game time and live stream for USL match one

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It's on at 7:30 PM. Watch with us.

Sacramento Republic come to Tukwila's Starfire Stadium to face host Seattle Sounders FC 2. Seattle's USL side is quite different from the one that barely made the Playoffs in 2015, with just three players and one coach returning. According to coaches this new version of S2 will be more integrated with both the first team and the Academy.


Major Link Soccer - Sacramento’s Chaotic Bid

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Previously seen as a sure thing, MLS to Sacramento may now be in question.


Harry Shipp doesn't know where he will be playing on the field, but he knows that he wants to be there for a while.


Sacramento to MLS seemed completely inevitable right until the moment the bid all but fell apart.

Sounders to face Kitsap Pumas in fourth round of US Open Cup

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Seattle's first Open Cup opponents of the year won't have to travel very far after beating the Sacramento Republic on the road.

While the date and location for the Seattle Sounders' first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match of the season was set weeks ago, their opponent was not revealed until Wednesday, when the Kitsap Pumas knocked Sacramento Republic FC out of the tournament with a 3-1 win in Sacramento.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC Sign Two More

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Sporting Kansas City continued to make over their roster building for the 2017 MLS season, today announcing two more additions to the team to go along with the six the club has already announced so far this offseason. The club announced the signings of Cameron Iwasa and Andrew Dykstra.
Iwasa, a forward who has played the last two years with the Sacramento Republic is 23 years old and continues the clubs move to get younger across their front three.

Fire add Harrington, McLain to roster

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The Fire continue making additions to the roster with defender Michael Harrington and goalkeeper Patrick McLain officially announced this morning. Harrington, a veteran MLS free agent with nine years under his belt, can play both full back spots. He has played for Sporting Kansas City, Portland, and Colorado over the span of those nine season.

The Rest

Nouhou, Wingo, and five others eligible to play for S2

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Seven players have entered into loan deals that allow them to play for both the First Team and S2.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 have received further reinforcement via Standard USL Loan Agreements for seven First Team contracted players. Tony Alfaro, Oniel Fisher, Nouhou, Jordy Delem, Zach Mathers, Henry Wingo, and goalkeeper Tyler Miller join Brian Meredith and Seyi Adekoya who were entered into the same agreement before last week's match against Sacramento Republic.

Report: Amobi Okugo to sign with Timbers

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The defensive midfielder looks to be joining the Timbers.

A couple of days ago the Timbers waived forward Michael Seaton and we were left to speculate what was going to be made of the open roster spot. We seem to have an answer for that speculation, and it's the defensive midfielder free agent Amobi Okugo.

Reflections From Bethlehem Steel's 5-0 Victory Against Syracuse University

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Bethlehem played a great first half and clamped down on Syracuse to see out a 5-0 win

Bethlehem Steel played their first true preseason game against a formidable Syracuse University team early yesterday at the Union Training Center in Chester. True to form the USL team put on a great game winning 5-0 that included some great starts from captain and long term Sacramento Republic defender Ryan Richter, a deadly combination of pace and speed from the front three of Gisse-Diallo-Ayuk and Bolu Akinyode showed us real promise going forward.

Brotherly Advice: Mickey Daly and Gabe Gissie

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Joshua Beeman at Indomitable City Soccer, a Sacramento Republic FC blog, gives us a look at Mickey Daly and Gabe Gissie - both of whom were with SRFC before joining Bethlehem Steel FC yesterday.

Yesterday Bethlehem Steel FC continued the roster building process for its inaugural USL season, announcing a trio of new signings.

Sacramento Republic FC 2015 Lotto Home and Away Jerseys

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Rumored to be in the running for an MLS expansion slot, Sacramento Republic FC kicked [...]

El Sounders 2 debuta venciendo al campeón

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Seattle Sounders FC 2 4 2 Sacramento Republic CRAVEN 49´, BRAUN 64´, GARZA 70´, ROSSI 76´, MANSARAY 89´, GUZMÁN 90+´. El Seattle Sounders FC 2, el nuevo equipo de la USL, la considerada tercer división del fútbol de Estados Unidos, debutó con una contundente victoria de 4-2 sobre el Sacramento Republic, el campeón de [.