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Throwback Tuesday - Taking Down Dom

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Years and years ago, I took an MLS coach to task in an article for his playoff strategy - or lack thereof, as I saw it.
Though the San Jose Earthquakes were indeed relocated, my worst fears for Dom Kinnear didn't happen. He did learn from his playoff setbacks and went on to win multiple MLS Cups with the Houston Dynamo.

Building through the MLS SuperDraft

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A look at four MLS teams that can benefit from a good 2015 SuperDraft with Montreal, San Jose, and Houston looking to improve. Read More

Picking clubs in MLS

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MLS has always been about the league business model even as its fans began to focus solely on their own local clubs. Read More

Bruce Arena or Frank Yallop?

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When an MLS team looks for a new coach, they're choosing between or against the methods of Bruce Arena or Frank Yallop. Read More

Ralston moves from Dynamo to Earthquakes

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Steve Ralston officially joins Dominic Kinnear's coaching staff with the San Jose Earthquakes. Ralston was with Kinnear in Houston. Read More

Ralston Resigns from HOU Post; SJ Next Destination?

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Former Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston resigned from his post as Houston Dynamo assistant coach on Wednesday, and is expected to reunite with Dominic Kinnear in San Jose.

Ralston, who was hired by Houston in July 2010, was one of two coaches who declined to return to the Dynamo staff for 2015.

Fire open 2015 season in Los Angeles

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It may be another week or two before the full schedule is released but MLS announced home opening dates for every team this morning. The Fire will feature in the first match of the new season on March 6 as they visit the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The game will be televised by UniMas as part of a new Friday night "game of the week" program on the network.

New deals for Beckerman, Rimando, Lenhart

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Real Salt Lake announced new deals for Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando while Steven Lenhart stays with the Earthquakes. Read More

Landon Donovan in the MLS Playoffs

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A look back at the top five moments from Landon Donovan in the playoffs as he starts his final run for the MLS Cup. Read More

Dave Kaval & Dan Gargan | Episode 431

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San Jose Earthquakes President Dave Kaval discusses his team's new stadium and hiring Dominic Kinnear. In the second segment, we check back in with LA Galaxy right back Dan Gargan as he prepares for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

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Coaching consistency in MLS

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If New England, DC, and Seattle show that coaching consistency in MLS works, what do we make of the San Jose Earthquakes? Read More

San Jose Earthquakes announce a coaching change

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After a media report on Tuesday, the San Jose Earthquakes officially announced that Dominic Kinnear will return to the club. Read More

MLS Scores: Toronto FC 0 – Houston Dynamo 1, Portland 3 – San Jose 0

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MLS week 31 started with a win that keep the playoff picture unclear for Toronto FC and Houston in the Eastern Conference. Read More

Out of the running in MLS

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Of the MLS teams waiting to be mathematically eliminated from the 2014 playoffs, Tony Edwards picks one for a 2015 turnaround. Read More

Analysing The MLS Playoff Race In Detail

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There's about a month to go in the MLS season, which will wrap up at the end of October. That means playoff races are reaching their apex, as the field is set for the November tournament that is the best of what the league has to offer.

MLS doesn't have promotion and relegation – and no, it's almost certainly not happening in your lifetime – the playoffs function as the alternative drama to the race against the drop.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Montreal Impact

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Although they've been eliminated from the playoffs, the Montreal Impact are beginning to show positive signs late in the season.

Behind two late goals from Jack McInerney and Dilly Duka, the Impact defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, at Stade Saputo on Saturday evening, winning for the second time in a week, including their CONCACAF Champions League victory midweek against the New York Red Bulls.

MLS sends a mixed message

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Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake started the MLS weekend on a high that didn't hold up for the San Jose vs LA Galaxy game. Read More

Donovan suspended for final match vs. Earthquakes

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Many clubs and fanbases around MLS have had a chance to say a proper farewell to Landon Donovan before seeing him play in person one last time.

His former team, the San Jose Earthquakes, will not be one of them.

The retiring Donovan was down tohaving seven regular season games left in his MLS career, but that number dropped to six after he was shown a controversial yellow card for dissent by referee Hilario Grejeda during the first half of Wednesday night's 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact.

MLS: New York beats DC United and Montreal draws with the Galaxy

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The New York Red Bulls picked up three points against DC United and a new offense didn't work for the Galaxy in Montreal. Read More

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The New York Red Bulls have aspirations of making the MLS playoffs, while D.C. United would love nothing more than to put a serious dent in those playoff hopes.

East-leading D.C. United take on the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena tonight (8pm, ESPN2) and the Red Bulls need a win to stay in striking distance for the final playoff spots in the East.

MLS Week 27: A Midweek Look Ahead

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As the playoff race intensifies,MLS boasts a trio of midweek contests with one of the league's oldest and fiercest rivalries taking center stage.

With years of history between the two sides, the New York Red Bulls and D.

SBI MLS Save of the Week: Jon Busch

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Timbers and Earthquakes draw after barnburner in Portland

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In a match befitting of Portland's 2014 season, the Timbers dominated at times while also having major defensive lapses before salvaging a result late.

The San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers played to a 3-3 draw, Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.

LA Galaxy

Portland Timbers release full 2015 MLS match schedule

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It's one of the best days within the Major League Soccer calendar - the schedule release date! The Portland Timbers announced their full 34 match slate for 2015, while MLS confirmed national broadcast plans and a revamped playoff schedule that will include six teams from each conference.

The San Jose Earthquakes find the fortitude

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San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson credits his club for fortitude while the Galaxy wonder what happened after a 1-1 draw in the soccer news. Read More

Galaxy stumble again, tie Earthquakes in San Jose

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It was the result that neither team needed, but the one they deserved, as the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy played to a 1-1 draw in the latest edition of the California Classico Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 10,525 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara.

Soccer News Roundup

Soccer News: The end of the season in MLS

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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch explains what the end of the MLS season is like in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Soccer News: Dominic Kinnear for Houston or San Jose?

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Is Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear interested in coaching the San Jose Earthquakes, or vice-versa? Read More

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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose Earthquakes third match

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We have complete player evaluations for the Portland Timbers in their 3 to 0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on October 8 at home. Included are marks for every individual player that appeared, plus composite ratings for the coaches, officials, opponent and entire team.

Valeri and Wallace lead Portland Timbers to impressive 3 to 0 rout of San Jose

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to make a statement while putting pressure on other teams in the Western Conference playoff chase, and they got the chance versus San Jose, a club they had defeated back on October 4 on the road. With Rodney Wallace scoring his third goal against the Earthquakes of 2014 and Diego Valeri tallying a second half brace, the Timbers secured a 3 to 0 victory to jump into fifth place in the West for now.

Portland Timbers hope to jump over Whitecaps in playoff race with another win over San Jose

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With an unfortunate incident in gardening keeping me away from the Blog for a few days, I'm playing catchup before the October 8 battle between Portland and San Jose. Four days earlier, the team earned a huge win in Santa Clara over the Earthquakes behind a brace from Rodney Wallace, but the return trip to Portland could be tough for San Jose as they are missing several key players.

What I am watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus San Jose Earthquakes

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The Portland Timbers fight for their playoff lives on October 4 when they travel to San Jose to face the Earthquakes in MLS league play. The two teams have staged several contentious, close battles over the years, and the stakes for this match are huge for the visitors. They will need to earn the victory without two key components of their attack as well, but the Timbers have rallied against the odds many times before.

Portland timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose Earthquakes first match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 3 all draw versus the San Jose Earthquakes, including marks for each player that appeared, coaches, officiating, opponent, and an overall mark.

Portland Timbers 3, San Jose Earthquakes 3: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers came from behind twice against fellow playoff contenders San Jose Earthquakes to share the points in a 3-3 draw.

Portland Timbers offense explodes at home, but defensive issues keep San Jose in match for draw

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to build off the positive vibes earned from a big win in Vancouver in their last match to push them above the red line with a home date with the San Jose Earthquakes. While their offense was up to task with three goals, the defense fell apart at inopportune times which allowed the Earthquakes to tally three goals of their own as the teams played to a frenetic, frustrating draw.

The Rest

Sporting Pass on Re-Entry Draft. Kronberg, Gruenebaum Selected

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MLS held the first phase of this year's Re-Entry Draft. And like most years, there was little movement. The prior four drafts had averaged under three picks in the first phase. Today, three players were taken, none of them going to Kansas City, as Sporting passed on making a selection in the draft. Peter Vermes has still yet to pick someone in the first phase.

Attendance Boom

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Revolution fans traveled to New Jersey in record numbers on Sunday.

While 2014 started off with nothing too out of the ordinary attendance-wise, despite a solid start to the season from the New England Revolution, the regular season finished off in impressive fashion and it has carried over into the playoffs.

Report: Lenhart likely out for season after suffering foot injury

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A disappointing, injury-plagued season has come to an apparent early end for Steve Lenhart.

Lenhart suffered a foot injury while riding his bike last week andis expected to miss the remainder of the San Jose Earthquakes' regular season, according to a report from CenterlineSoccer.

Just The Facts: The U.S. Open Cup Final

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Factoids to know for tonight's Open Cup clash between the Union and the Sounders.

With the latest installment of the country's oldest soccer competition looming, we take a look at some interesting stats and factoids from U.S. Open Cups past.

  • The Seattle Sounders have not played a road game during the 2014 U.

Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

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So long, scoring drought.

The Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday ended a 449-minute scoreless run thatstretched over nine halves, scoring on each side of halftime to hand the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-0 loss at BC Place.