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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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By CARL SETTERLUND

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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By IVES GALARCEP

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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By RYAN TOLMICH

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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By MIKE DONOVAN

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.

SBI MLS Player of the Month (August): Fabian Castillo

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By DAN KARELL

After a rough few months in the heart of the MLS season, FC Dallas soared through August, thanks to the electrifying play of winger Fabian Castillo.

The Colombian youngster tore through opposing defenses and in five starts in August, scored four goals and added two assists, as FC Dallas went 4-1-0 in that stretch.

MLS Ticker: Olsen reportedly close to D.C. extension; Earthquakes linked to right back; and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

It looks like D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen's success this season is enough to keep him at RFK Stadium into the future.

With a worst-to-first turnaround in the works, the Washington Post is reporting that Eastern Conference leader D.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tommy Thompson

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By DAN KARELL

The San Jose Earthquakes have been given an injection of excitement late in a disappointing campaign.

Homegrown Player signing Tommy Thompson made his third consecutive start for the Earthquakes on Saturday, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake.

Pick a favorite MLS player

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Jason Davis explains why it's worth picking a favorite player to follow over the last few months of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

SBI MLS Save of the Week: Jon Busch

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Le Toux provides goal, three assists for Union in victory over Earthquakes

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just moments after giving up a two-goal advantage, the Philadelphia Union executed the perfect response.

Union defender Sheanon Williams headed home a Sebastian Le Toux free kick in the 72nd minute and the Union posted a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in front of 17,421 fans at PPL Park.

MLS Week 24: A Mid-Week Look Ahead

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The MLS Week 24 midweek action is all Western Conference this week, as two of the league's marquee teams take on a pair of squads that need an upset or two to get back into the playoff hunt.

The reeling Colorado Rapids, fresh off the news of Drew Moor's season-ending right knee injury, will try to regain their spirit as they host Landon Donovan for likely the final time at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

MLS Ticker: Union, Bimbo sign eight-figure extension; Earthquakes DP tears meniscus; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The partnership between the Philadelphia Union and Bimbo Bakeries is set go continue for the foreseeable future.

Bimbo, the Union's current jersey sponsor, has renewed their partnershipwith the MLS side for another five years, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Tesho Akindele Voted MLS Player of the Week

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 23 of the 2014 MLS season. Akindele scored a hat trick, the first of his career, in this week's 5-0 versus the San Jose Earthquakes.

Akindele opened his score sheet in the 43rd minutes, making it a 2-0 lead for FCD, with left footed shot off the far post.

San Jose Earthquakes 0 – FC Dallas 5, Real Salt Lake 2 – Seattle Sounders 1

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FC Dallas had a big week 23 in MLS, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 while Real Salt Lake picked up three points. Read More

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By RYAN TOLMICH

There are few players, let alone rookies, that are as hot as Tesho Akindele. Having scored three goals in his previous five games, the FC Dallas rookie put forth his best effortyet in the team's 5-0 destruction of the San Jose EarthquakesSaturday.

The 22-year-old forward scored a hat-trick, the first of his career, with two of his three finishes coming of the poacher variety in displays of positional awareness beyond his years.

Hanauer describes Yedlin transfer as “good decision” for Sounders

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After all of the rumors, discussions and negotiations that have paved the way, DeAndre Yedlin is finally a Tottenham Hotspur player, even if just in name only for the moment.

The U.S. Men's National Team fullback is set to stay with Seattle Sounders for at least the duration of the 2014 MLS season.

Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy

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Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alan Gordon will be leaving the San Jose Earthquakes, after a trade was completed between San Jose and the Galaxy on Monday. Sending the Southern California native back home. Photo provided by the San Jose Earthquakes.

The MLS Elder Statesman

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Bill Buckner. Chris Webber. Chris Wondolowski. Players with great careers, but defined by an unfortunate moment. For long-time Major League Soccer watchers and supporters, the Wondo addition to the US Men's National Team in Brazil was well deserved. Every US-born MLS MVP in a four-year World Cup cycle shouldhave a.

Galaxy acquire Gordon in trade with Earthquakes

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By DAN KARELL

The "Bash Brothers" era in San Jose is over.

In a flash, the LA Galaxy completed a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes to bring Alan Gordon back to Southern California. In return, the Galaxy sent an undisclosed amount of allocation money to the Earthquakes.

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Galaxy stumble again, tie Earthquakes in San Jose

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By EVAN REAM

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.

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.

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

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Within the craziness of the 2014 schedule is the fact that this will be the first regular season meeting of the year between the San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers. With their varied styles - San Jose playing physical to try and control tempo, Portland with quick passing and movement - the systems couldn't be more different as the teams battle at Providence Park on September 7.

Earthquakes, RSL settle for tie at Buck Shaw Stadium

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By TYLER GRAY

With one team fighting for their playoff lives, and the other looking to maintain their standing, the stage was set for a physical 90 minutes when Real Salt Lake visited Buck Shaw Stadium to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

High Magnitude: Philadelphia Union 4-2 San Jose Earthquakes

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It is late and made later by the fact I was at the game tonight, so in lieu of a more traditional recap here are quick bullet points on the Union's 4-2 win Sunday evening against the San Jose Earthquakes.

  • Whatever got into Andrew Wenger this evening, he should do make sure it is in him more often.

Wondolowski equalizer earns Earthquakes draw with Seattle

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE The San Jose Earthquakes were coming off the worst defeat in club history. Earlier in the day, they announced the loss of Designated Player Matias Perez Garcia for four-to-six weeks.

Their fans needed some good news Wednesday night, and they got it in the form of a 1-1 come-from-behind draw with the Seattle Sounders in front of 38,909 at CenturyLink Field.

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Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

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By FRANCO PANIZO

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.

Earthquakes’ Thompson among 19 players called in for U-20 training camp

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The U.S. Men's U-20 National Team is set to embark on a 10-day training camp to kick off September, and head coach Tab Ramos has taken the chance to call in slew of familiar faces.

U.S. Soccer announced Friday that Ramos has selected a 19-player roster for a training camp inBuenos Aires, Argentina that is set to take place from Sept.

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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.

Philadelphia Union

In Pictures: Union 4-2 Earthquakes

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Daniel Gajdamowicz shares his look at SUnday's win over San Jose.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 4-2 San Jose Earthquakes

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Philadelphia Union twice scored a pair of goals in close succession to run away the 4-2 victors after a two-goal San Jose fight back.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

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The Union seek to have San Jose quaking with fear tonight at PPL Park

UNION GAME #25
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
Sunday, August 24, 2014
8:00 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Center Line Soccer
Starting XI
Freedom Forward insert
Liberty Bell Midfield earthquake
Betsy Ross Defense joke
Ben Franklin Goalkeeper here
Contintental Congress Bench lol
Game Officials
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant: Brian Dunn
Assistant: Richard Gamache
Fourth: Robert Sibiga

Four points out of 5th place in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Union will be very hopeful for a win tonight at PPL Park against Western Conference bottom feeders San Jose Earthquakes.

Castillo, Akindele propel FC Dallas in rout of Earthquakes

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You couldn't have blamed FC Dallas one bit if, after traveling from Texas to California following a grueling U.S. Open Cup semifinal loss to the Philadelphia Union, Oscar Pareja's would have shown up at Buck Shaw Stadium tired and lethargic.

Instead of a tired FC Dallas, the San Jose Earthquakes ran into an inspired FC Dallas, which delivered their best performance of the season in a 5-0 blowout win on Saturday night.

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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.

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

Gall, Martir replace Thompson, Turner for U-20 USMNT training camp

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By DAN KARELL

The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team have made a couple of late additions to their roster for this month's training camp.

With the U-20s set to fly to Buenos Aires on Monday, head coach Tab Ramos called in both Columbus Crew midfielder Romain Gall and Chivas de Guadalajara defender Luis Martir as replacements for San Jose Earthquakes forward Tommy Thompson and Orlando City defender Tyler Turner.

SBI College Preview: Martin Del Campo hopes UC Davis career turns into MLS dream

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Ramon Martin del Campo seems built to be a premier center back. At around 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, he physically commands the area in front of goal. He has got the personality and voice to match articulate and booming as he shouts orders and organizes the back line.