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MLS Ticker: LAFC to reportedly sign Horta as third DP, and more

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It appears that LAFC will have three Designated Players on the roster when its expansion season begins next week.

ESPN reported last week that LAFC is closing in on signing young Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta, and MLSsoccer.com added to that on Tuesday by stating that he would be added as a DP.

MLS Ticker: TFC to sign Spanish midfielder, Orlando after centerback and more

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Toronto FC added reportedly another piece to their roster signing 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Ager Aketxe from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer, according to Goal USA.

Aketxe spent time with the Spanish U-20 national team but has failed to make much of an impact in La Liga since signing with Athletic in 2014.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/17/18

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Union face DC United, MLS moves, and Brazil announces 15 members of their World Cup team.

Philadelphia Union News

D.C. United versus Philadelphia Union lineup: The debut of Yamil Asad
Union face DC United today in their first game of the Suncoast Invitational, here's a preview.

MLS Preseason Rewind: Quakes, RSL draw, FC Dallas hosts CCL foe

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A few more MLS teams were in preseason action on Wednesday.

The San Jose Earthquakes took on Real Salt Lake in Tucson, Arizona in the only MLS on MLS match of the day. Meanwhile, FC Dallas continued their preparation for the CONCACAF Champions League against a team from El Salvador.

Elsewhere, Minnesota United had a routine afternoon against a college side and the Seattle Sounders took on an NASL side.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/29/18

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MLS moves and the USMNT result, all in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin, Sapong both start in international friendly
The two teammates faced off in Carson last night.

MLS News

Report: Toronto FC to sign Gregory van der Wiel to two-year deal
The Reds have made their first new signing of 2018 (pending a medical).

USMNT newcomers try to catch a cap

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - 29 players took part in this year's USMNT January camp, a call-up that's an honor and opportunity unto itself. For all of them, the goal over the past two weeks is clear. They want a place on the game day roster for Sunday's friendly vs Bosnia & Herzegovina at StubHub Center (9:30pm ET - FS1).

News roundup: More on Accam, Bethlehem Steel grad to Atlanta, Pro/Reg in USL?

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Also: new Union jersey today, MLS' Miami team to be announced Monday, Leeds United's badge upsets Internet, and more.

MLS Ticker: Whitecaps sign Mexican veteran Efrain Juarez, and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps' midfield just got stronger with the unexpected arrival of a former Mexican national team player.

The Whitecaps announced on Thursday morning that they have signed veteran Mexican midfielder Efrain Juarez from Liga MX side Monterrey by using Targeted Allocation Money.

Philadelphia Union add two to coaching staff

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The Union made official the additions of assistant coaches Pat Noonan and Tim Hanley on Wednesday

Assistant coaches Pat Noonan and Tim Hanley are officially part of the Philadelphia Union technical staff, the club announced on Wednesday.

Noonan was recently an assistant for the United States Men's National Team while Hanley joins from the San Jose Earthquakes.

The new MLS coaches in 2018

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's the start of 2018, and it might already be crunch time for the new coaching hires in MLS. There's no time like the present for pressure, with clubs already making major moves.

MLS teams turned over their sideline bosses at a greater rate than ever before in 2017.

MLS Ticker: Danny Hoesen, Chris Duvall, and more

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The San Jose Earthquakes will have forward Danny Hoesen back in 2018. They secured their Dutch forward by turning his one-year loan fromFC Groningen into a permanent transfer using Targeted Allocation Money.

"We're very happy to have come to an agreement with his former club to bring Danny back on a permanent transfer," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli.

Quakes signing of Magnus Eriksson solidifies unique Swedish identity

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Every MLS outfit has traces of foreign influence on and off the pitch. Certain sides have chosen a domestic-heavy route, but several others have designed winning blueprints that hinge on foreign players and managers.

On Wednesday, the San Jose Earthquakes continued their surge towards that latter path by establishing a heavily Swedish identity with the signing of Magnus Eriksson from Djurgardens IF in the Swedish Allsvenskan.

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

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Also: Union preseason date, Blake's European ambition, Rutgers article, RSL acquisition, MLS long-shot video, Female Young Player of Year, ManU loses, soccer books for Xmas

MLS Ticker: Quakes sign DP forward, RSL makes Lennon move official and more

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The San Jose Earthquakes found a new goalscorer from a part of the world that has been mined by MLS clubs all offseason.

New Quakes manager Mikael Stahre inked fellow Swede Magnus Eriksson as a designated player on Wednesday.

Eriksson led the Allsvenskan in scoring with 14 goals at Djurgardens, who placed third in the Swedish top flight behind Malmo and AIK.

MLS Ticker: Galaxy acquire rights to Bingham, FC Dallas signs Maurer and more

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The LA Galaxy appear to have an answer at goalkeeper.

The Galaxy acquired the rights to goalkeeper David Bingham from the San Jose Earthquakes on Monday.

Bingham isn't signed with the Galaxy yet, but the club now has the opportunity to discuss terms without any other contenders in MLS for the out-of-contract American.

Report: Galaxy closing in on David Bingham

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David Bingham will remain a fixture for California Clasicos to come, but it looks like he will do so sporting a different badge.

The longtime San Jose Earthquakes 'keeper is close to signing with foes down south, the LA Galaxy, per ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.

The deal, which is understood to yet be completed, would send between $200,000 and $250,000 in combined General Allocation Money and Target Allocation Money to San Jose for the 28-year-old.

MLS Ticker: Sounders acquire Francis from Crew, Galaxy ink Norwegian defender to deal and more

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It took less than a week for the Seattle Sounders to fill the void left open by Joevin Jones' departure.

The Sounders acquired full back Waylon Francis from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.

The 27-year-old left back has played the last four season in Columbus, and he brings needed depth to the position in Seattle after Jones left the club for Darmstadt at the end of the 2017 season.

Quakes sign JT Marcinkowksi to Homegrown deal

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The San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeping core keeps getting younger.

JT Marcinkowski, who is leaving Georgetown after three years, becomes the Black and Blue's third Homegrown signing in the team's history, the club announced on Wednesday.

"JT has emerged as one of the brightest goalkeeper prospects in the nation," Quakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said in the club's statement.

Around The Forest: Sunil Gulati will not run for USSF President

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Also: Sporting KC ready to splash the cash, Kekutah Manneh trials with Union Berlin, Expansion finalists make their pitches to MLS and more!

Portland

T2 Announce 2018 Tryout Details | Portland Timbers
T2 will conduct player tryouts from February 3-4 at the adidas Timbers Training Facility as the team prepares for its fourth season in USL.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/1/17

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Philadelphia Union News

The Union and the MLS Drafts: What you need to know
The Waiver Draft and Re-Entry Drafts are coming up, and the Union have positions to fill.

MLS News

Whitecaps FC acquire striker Anthony Blondell from Venezuelan Primera División side Monagas SC | Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Blondell, 23, has agreed to an MLS contract through 2020, with a club option for 2021, and will be added to the roster with the use of Targeted Allocation Money.

Victor Bernardez bids farewell to the Quakes in heartfelt Instagram message

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It's the end of an era for Victor 'Muma' Bernardez and the San Jose Earthquakes.

The 35-year-old sent an emotional goodbye message to Quakes supporters via Instagram, thanking them and everyone for their support during his six year spell at the club.

Bernardez, 35, announced that the 2017 season was his last at Avaya Stadium on the same day the Bay Area outfit announced that they had opted from exercising the option on the Honduran's contract.

Earthquakes appoint Swede Mikael Stahre as head coach and call him a 'great leader'

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The San Jose Earthquakes have confirmed Mikael Stahre as their new manager on a multi-year contract. The 42-year old replaces Chris Leitch, who will regain his position as technical director following a sixth month spell at the helm of the first-team.

The former BK Häken boss will have the likes of Steve Ralston on his technical staff, who has been a mainstay in San Jose since 2015.

Sources: Quakes set to hire Mikael Stahre as head coach

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The San Jose Earthquakes are set to hire Mikael Stahre as the club's new head coach, sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed to SBI.

The hiring of Stahre, first reported by Expressen, is yet to finalized, but is in the final stages, one of the sources tells SBI. An announcement from the club is expected in the coming weeks.

Quakes Notes: Nearing winter signings, Anibal Godoy renews and more

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Following an arduous exit from MLS playoffs, the club's first appearance since 2012, the San Jose Earthquakes are wasting no time getting back on two feet.

But before jumping the gun, Quakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli wants to take his cautious, wholesome approach towards the Quakes newest additions.

Quakes left with self reflection following brutal MLS Cup playoff exit

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The San Jose Earthquakes were never supposed to walk out BC Place with their arms up high in a celebratory position, however a five-goal defeat wasn't expected either.

The Quakes simply collapsed, again. The narrative that the team had learned to avoid folding after conceding was all but visible Wednesday night.

Red Bulls and Whitecaps advance in the MLS playoffs

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The New York Red Bulls shutout the Chicago Fire 4-0 at Toyota Park in the first knockout round game of the 2017 MLS playoffs. Bradley-Wright Phillips put the Red Bulls up in the 7th minute, assisting on Sacha Kljestan's goal in the 11th. Daniel Royer scored in the 70th with Kljestan assisting on Gonzalo Veron's goal in the 87th.

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida’s brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Sixth-seeded Red Bulls stunned third-seeded host Chicago 4-0 with the most lopsided rout in MLS knockout-round playoff history, a record only until Vancouver followed with a 5-0 romp over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida’s brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Sixth-seeded Red Bulls stunned third-seeded host Chicago 4-0 with the most lopsided rout in MLS knockout-round playoff history, a record only until Vancouver followed with a 5-0 romp over the San Jose Earthquakes.

MLS Playoff Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS playoffs are here, and they begin with two matches on Wednesday night.

Action starts in the East as the New York Red Bulls face off with the Chicago Fire (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1) . The matchup is a fitting one for Dax McCarty, who collides with his former team in his first playoff match with his new club.

Philadelphia Union

Veteran goalkeeper coach with Union staff at MLS Combine

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Union are in the process of "finalizing an agreement" with Tim Hanley

Veteran goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley is with the Philadelphia Union technical staff for the MLS Combine in Orlando and appears to be on his way to filling the vacancy on the technical staff.

A Union spokesman said Sunday that the club is "in the process of finalizing an agreement with Tim.

News Roundup: Union pre-season dates, Perry Kitchen back in MLS, Pulisic’s sob story

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Also: Medunjanin call-up, NJ Copa player press, Asbury Park crypto currency, UPSL adding team, LA Galaxy signings, Giles Barnes off to Mexico, Dwyer pulls hammy, JP Dellacamera is a master moderator, Liverpool controversy.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/30/17

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The Union are actually trying to sign a player (maybe), USMNT youth camp (definitely), and more in today's links

Philadelphia Union News

Report: Union make offer for Polish defender
He's got international experience and a $2.4m release clause.

Chicago Fire

Polster, Vincent join USMNT January camp

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The Fire will open training camp in Chicago on January 22 without their starting fullbacks. Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have been named to the US men's national team January camp. As expected, the US team is heavy on younger players who have been on the fringe of the national team set-up as a result of the disastrous World Cup miss with the veterans.

Chicago and San Jose’s seasons

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with the problem scenario for MLS teams in the knockout round. It's already an issue when making the playoffs ends up meaning just one extra game. Even more so when that extra game turns into a lopsided loss. Step up Chicago, 4-0 losers at home to the Red Bulls, and San Jose who lost 5-0 at Vancouver.

Major Link Soccer: New York Red Bulls rout Chicago Fire

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Also: Fredy Montero scores in the playoffs, and tattoos!

Seattle

With the playoffs officially under way, a poll was conducted on "Who would you like to see host MLS Cup". So far, Seattle is leading the way.

Love them or hate them, tattoos are a big thing. Take a look at some Seattle Sounders and their tattoos.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Sounders will face Whitecaps in Western Conference semifinals

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This will be the first time the longtime rivals have met in the MLS Cup playoffs.

The road to get back to MLS Cup will start in Canada, where the last one ended. The Vancouver Whitecaps thrashed the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Wednesday, setting up a Cascadia clash with the Seattle Sounders that will start on Sunday at 5:30 p.

Whitecaps thrash Quakes to advance to Western Conference semifinals

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The Vancouver Whitecaps made sure to let their Cascadia counterparts know that their out-of-form streak was a thing of the past.

With four goals in the second half, the Whitecaps rolled all over the San Jose Earthquakes, 5-0, in the Western Confrence Knockout Round of MLS playoffs at a hostile BC Palace Wednesday night.

The Rest

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Preseason Match Thread [10:00]

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UPDATE: There is a stream! Thanks, Earthquakes!

The Portland Timbers kick off their slate of 2018 preseason matches today with a friendly against familiar opposition, the San Jose Earthquakes. Playing at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ, the Timbers' first run out under new head coach Giovanni Saravese will not be broadcast.

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2018

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It's Day 26 of 2018.


Join Me - I am gonna be watching:
  • USMNT v Bosnia+ Herzegovina on Sunday night
  • Town Hall Brewery
  • Minneapolis
  • 8:30pm CT

Yeah, I know most of you are really not in to this, but we may get a chance to see Minnesota's Christian Ramirez play.

Houston Dynamo Acquire Salvadoran Midfielder from San Jose

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The Houston Dynamo have acquired Darwin Ceren from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for GAM and TAM

The Houston Dynamo made a midnight trade prior to the MLS Superdraft as the Dynamo sent $100,000 in General Allocation Money and $75,000 in Targeted Allocation Money to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Darwin Ceren with additional considerations dependent on player performance.