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MLS Ticker: D.C. United, TFC-Galaxy, Timbers-Sounders and more

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The first weekend of February was filled with preseason friendlies and scrimmages, but most of the buzz surrounded D.C. United, which released its new jersey and is reportedly close to signing a new Argentine.

D.C. United is reportedly nearing a deal to add 21-year-old, 5-foot-3 Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors.

MLS Ticker: St. Louis, Union, Cato and more

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One city appears to already be the favorite for an MLS expansion spot.

MLS commissioner Don Garber insists that the league will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis immediately. He did not promise St. Louis an expansion spot, but he did say that now "is the right time" and a team could open as soon as 2020.

MLS Ticker: Casillas, Whitecaps-Sounders, Fire and more

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While the first Cascadia clash of the new year was anything but friendly on Wednesday, a new report making the rounds has New York City FC linked to a high-profile Spanish goalkeeper.

NYCFC is reportedly interested in signing FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas as soon as possible. The 34-year-old Spanish netminder's current contract with the Portuguese side runs until 2017.

MLS Ticker: Kamara, De Jong, Finn­boga­son and more

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While teams have started their preseason schedules, the contract dispute between Kei Kamara and the Columbus Crew has heated up.

Kamara, 31, is attempting to negotiate a new contract with the Crew after scoring 22 goals and providing eight assists in 2015.

MLS Ticker: Cooper, Timbers, Earthquakes and more

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A couple new jerseys made their rounds on Thursday, while MLS journeyman Kenny Cooper is reportedly training with one of his former clubs.

Cooper is said to be on trial with the New York Red Bulls. The 31-year-old equaled his best scoring output, 18 goals, in his lone season with New York back in 2012.

San Jose Earthquakes away jersey for 2016 MLS season [PHOTO]

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The Quakes will be wearing a white away shirt with a thick red stripe running down the left side of the jersey. The shoulders and rounded collar will be red in color.

The shirt, as with all MLS jerseys, will be designed and manufactured by adidas.

Could this be the shirt colors that the Quakes will wear to a deep run in the 2016 MLS Cup playoffs?

San Jose Earthquakes away jersey for 2016 MLS season [PHOTO]

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The Quakes will be wearing a white away shirt with a thick red stripe running down the left side of the jersey. The shoulders and rounded collar will be red in color.

The shirt, as with all MLS jerseys, will be designed and manufactured by adidas.

Could this be the shirt colors that the Quakes will wear to a deep run in the 2016 MLS Cup playoffs?

MLS Ticker: Hall, Ramírez, Sporting KC and more

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One side is looking for depth at the goalkeeper position, while more signings have been made on a busy Tuesday around MLS.

Goalkeepers Tally Hall and Josh Ford are reportedly training with the Seattle Sounders. Hall appeared in over 20 matches in 2015 for Orlando City SC, while Ford spent last season with NASL side Carolina RailHawks.

MLS Ticker: Reo-Coker, FC Dallas, Alashe and more

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After spending just one season with the Montreal Impact, an English midfielder is heading home.

Nigel Reo-Coker, 31, has officially left the Impact and will pursue a future in England after the club terminated his contract on Friday. The midfielder played in 28 matches for the team in 2015.

MLS Ticker: Valentin, Palmer, Earthquakes, and more

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After an original report from Goal USArecently linked Zarek Valentin with the reigning MLS Cup champions, it appears that the 24-year old will in fact make the transition:

The Portland Timbers have acquired Valentin from the Montreal Impact in exchange for an international roster slot for the upcoming 2016 season.

Carolina Challenge Cup will not be held in 2016

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Unable to get contracts signed by three MLS clubs, the Charleston Battery announced there will be no Carolina Challenge Cup in 2016.

A staple of preseason soccer since 2004, the Carolina Challenge Cup will be on, what is hopefully, only a one year hiatus in 2016. After being unable to secure deals with three MLS clubs, the Battery front office decided it was best to cancel the yearly event, rather than put out a less than average field.

MLS Mock Draft 2016: Houston selects Georgtown defender

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SB Nation's MLS blogs got together for a 2016 SuperMockDraft.

Sunday, all of the MLS blogs at SB Nation got together and held a mock draft ahead of the MLS SuperDraft to be held later this week. The rules were pretty simple no trades and this draft only lasts for two rounds. As the Houston Dynamo don't have a first rounds draft pick (they traded it to the Philadelphia Union) we were left with a single second round pick.

MLS Ticker: Bolanos, Earthquakes, U.S. Open Cup, and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have reportedly signed a Costa Rican international, the San Jose Earthquakes made a couple of signings, and more:

Christian Bolanos may soon be the next Costa Rican to don the Vancouver Whitecaps' jersey, and an official announcement is expected some time this week. Capped 60 times by the Ticos, the 31-year-old winger will reportedly make the move on a free transfer from Deportivo Saprissa.

Young MLSers dominate January camp roster for USMNT

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11 players eligible for the US Under-23 team were selected for the USMNT's January training camp. 20 of the 23 picked play in MLS, and there could be more coming.

US men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected his team for the January training camp, and it is clear he picked it with an eye on the future.

Simon Dawkins returns to Earthquakes as DP

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After going back to his native England for three years,Simon Dawkins has returned to the San Jose Earthquakes as a Designated Player.

Dawkins was a part oftheEarthquakes team that won the 2012 Supporters' Shield, scoring 14 goals over his two-year tenure with the club. His spell inMLS has been the most successful time in his career.

Free agent Chad Barrett chooses Earthquakes

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The San Jose Earthquakes remained quiet early this offseason, but have added a proven forward before the start of the new year.

Late on Monday, the Earthquakes announced the signing of Chad Barrett, who made the move via the new free agency market in MLS.

Retro Football: George Best Scores ‘Best NASL Goal Ever’ As Superb American Commentary Steals The Show, 1981 (Video)

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Seeing as today is the 10th anniversary of his death, we thought we'd pay timely homage to the great George Best by bringing you this impeccable solo effort scored for the San Jose Earthquakes against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in June of 1981.

The goal is almost universally regarded as the finest ever scored in the NASL, though the wonderfully stereotypical American commentary is truly the star of the show here.

Who will make the MLS 2015 playoffs?

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The MLS regular season is winding down as competition is starting to heat up for a spot in the MLS playoffs. This is the last week of games before the first round of MLS playoff games starting on October 28th. There are several teams who have locked themselves into the playoffs, but there are still teams who have to fight until the end to make the cut.

Houston Dynamo

DT Rewind: Week of January 31

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The Houston Dynamo kicked off their preseason Desert Friendlies.


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Houston Dynamo notch preseason win over San Jose Earthquakes

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The Houston Dynamo got a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2016 Desert Friendlies.

Unless you were hanging out in Arizona for the match chances are you missed the first eight minutes of the game due to streaming issues. Luckily, the first half was a quiet one on both sides of the ball.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Watch preseason live

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Houston plays their second preseason match against San Jose.


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The Houston Dynamo are still in Arizona and this time they are facing off against the San Jose Earthquakes. Houston tied their first preseason game against the Portland Timbers.

Happy Birthday Houston Dynamo!

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The Houston Dynamo officially turn ten.

Today is the ten year anniversary of the announcement that the San Jose Earthquakes would be moving to Houston.

After being unable to find a suitable stadium situation in San Jose the Earthquakes moved East and became the Houston Dynamo. Robertson Stadium became the home of the new club as players and staff made the move to Houston.

Sounders to kick off 2016 preseason in Tucson's Desert Diamond Cup

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The club announced friendlies against Portland and Vancouver in February

Seattle Sounders head to Tucson, Arizona to kick off their 2016 preseason with two "Desert Friendlies" as part of FC Tucson's annual Desert Diamond Cup event, the club announced on Tuesday.

Seattle's matches are against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Feb.

MLS Tick: Dynamo reportedly set for new majority owner, and more

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It appears that all MLS clubs will soon be controlledby different majority owners.

Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is nearing a deal that would likely give him controlling interest in the club, reported on Tuesday. Brener currently owns 25 percent of the Dynamo, but is teaming up with another pair of investors to buy the 50-percent stake that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) holds.

United States Men's National Team

USA vs. Canada: SBI Live Commentary

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CARSON, California — The U.S. Men's National team will look to make it 2-0 to cap off a successful January camp with a victory against Canada tonight at StubHub Center (10:30pm, Fox Sports 1).

Jordan Morris is in the starting lineup tonight, partnering with Jozy Altidore in a 4-4-2 formation, while San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham earns the start in what will be his first national team appearance.

Michael Orozco added to USMNT roster

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A familiar face has joined the U.S. Men's National Team roster ahead of Sunday's friendly against Iceland.

U.S. Soccer announced on Friday that Michael Orozco has joined the USMNT for the match on Sunday. Orozco is set to train with the team Friday and depart to rejoin Tijuana after the friendly.

Vincent, Bingham among quartet called into USMNT

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Due to player injuries, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to make a few changes to his January camp roster.

On Friday, U.S. Soccer announced that Stanford fullback Brandon Vincent, as well as San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham, D.

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Brad Evans added to USMNT January camp roster

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The U.S. Men's National Team's January camp roster has been boosted by the inclusion of a veteran fullback.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Brad Evans will be available for training for the USMNT's annual winter camp, which began last week and will conclude with friendlies at the StubHub Center againstIceland on Jan.

Sporting KC Trade First Round Pick

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Sporting Kansas City had just one pick in the first two rounds of today's MLS Superdraft, the 11th overall selection, and with that pick Sporting decided to trade the pick. Kansas City ended up trading the 11th overall selection to DC United in exchange for targeted allocation money, which can be used to buy down a designated player down below the designated player threshold.

Some Soccer News for Jan 6, 2016

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Talk about bold statements: "Our goal is to bring as many players as possible to Europe."
-USA assistant coach Andy Herzog said that to German newspaper Kreiszeitung.
-He was commenting on Jordan Morris training with Werder Bremen.
-Absolutely fascinating seeing an assistant coach giving interviews to German press about American players.

Nguyen, Jones Called Up To United States January Camp

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Jurgen Klinsmann's first 2016 camp features international veterans, MLS standouts and U23 Olympic hopefuls gearing up for a playoff series against Colombia.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer have released the roster for the January camp for the United States Men's National Team.


Soccer TV: Orlando City vs NYCFC and San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City

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Earthquakes in search of more goals in 2016

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. If there is one area thatthe San Jose Earthquakes are hoping to see a drastic improvement in in 2016, it is goal-scoring.

Year 1 of Dominic Kinnear's second stint with the Earthquakes ended without a playoff berth, and one of the primary reasons for that was the club's lack of goals.

San Jose Earthquakes sign Chad Barrett

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The Free Agent had five game-winning goals in two years as a Sounder

The exodus of the Seattle Sounders' middle class players continued today when the San Jose Earthquakes signed Chad Barrett. Barrett signs with the lesser club as their first ever Free Agent.

In his two years with the Sounders he scored 12 goals, five of which were game-winners.

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Revolution 2, Quakes 0: New England Posts Shutout to Start Preseason

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Two goals, a lot of solid and at times scrambling defense and watching games with blank jerseys! We love you preseason soccer.

Preseason is all about getting the rust out and building towards the start of the regular season. Well the New England Revolution are well on their way following a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Revolution vs. Earthquakes Live Stream 2016: Lineups, How to Watch and Game Details

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After more than three months, the Revolution take the field to kick off the 2016 preseason. Watch the club's first scrimmage here.

It's game day once again. This afternoon, Jay Heaps' men will travel to Tuscon, Az. for a midweek scrimmage against the San Jose Earthquakes. The Revolution have spent the past eight days training in Casa Grande, Az.

Major Link Soccer: Real Madrid sets new kit record

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Adidas gave Real Madrid 1.4 Billion (with a capital B) reasons to stick with them for their jersey-wearing needs.


I'll be in Arizona covering Sounders Spring Training starting Wednesday! Let me know what you'd like me to cover (within reason please; If no one has found the video of Victor Mansaray sitting on Zach Scott's shoulders with a trenchcoat on to get past a bouncer, it's probably lost to time.

Fire Confidential Live podcast - Klopas, Schwarz, and more

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The 2016 debut of the Fire Confidential Live podcast features former Fire player, Technical Director, and coach Frank Klopas, the Daily Herald's Orrin Schwarz, match preview writer Martin Tomszak, and new members of the ISA board. The podcast was recorded live during the ISA/Section 8 Chicago Annual General Meeting.

Revs Announce Full Preseason Slate

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The Revolution finalized their preseason schedule on Tuesday by adding a trio of contests against MLS competition to their 10-day stay in Casa Grande, Ariz.

In addition to the four previously-announced Desert Diamond Cup tournament ties, the Revolution will play a Feb.

Steve Birnbaum, Perry Kitchen added to USMNT Camp

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Hey, more people who wear (or wore) Black and Red to wear the Red, White and Blue

Remember the other day when some dummy mentioned when D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was called up to the United States Mens' National Team camp that begins Sunday that Hamid's teammates Steve Birnbaum and Perry Kitchen weren't called up?