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MLS and Europe meet in the summer soccer friendlies

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Here are our 6 picks for the 2014 summer soccer friendlies most worth your time as MLS teams test themselves against European clubs. Read More

MLS Scores: Sounders draw with Spurs, Chivas USA’s win streak ends,

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The Seattle Sounders opened the summer friendly schedule with a 3-3 draw with Spurs at CenturyLink Field in weekend MLS action. Read More

Seattle Sounders vs Tottenham Hotspur: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

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Tottenham Hotspur kicks off its preseason tour of the United States this afternoon with a friendly against Seattle Sounders in front of what is expected to be a huge crowd.

On Monday, the Sounders announced that they had sold over 52,000 tickets for the game. And it's possible that it may end up being a 64,000 sell-out.

USMNT starters headline MLS Fan XI for 2014 All Star Game

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The U.S. Men's National Team will be well represented in the 2014 All-Star Game against Bayern Munich in Portland, Ore.

Major League Soccer announced the results of the Fan XI on Wednesday evening, and the side features no less than eight members of the USMNT at the World Cup.

2014 MLS Season, Week 18: Five Up, Three Down

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It has been a long while since I list wrote up one of these. The World Cup was a nice break from everything but it is indeed time to get back to writing on here.

I'm going to start out with a look with my latest Five Up and Three Down series. Again, there is no real order to each list, just a list that came out of my brain and landed on this screen.

MLS Scores: Another win for Chivas USA, big crowd in Seattle

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Chivas USA wins again, Sean Johnson shutouts New England, and more than 64,000 watch Seattle beat Portland in MLS week 18. Read More

US Open Cup Quarterfinals: MLS teams advance to the semifinals

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MLS had good results in the quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open Cup, with four MLS teams advancing to the semifinals. Read More

USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin Set to Sign With AS Roma, Says Report

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USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is close to finalizing a transfer to Serie A club AS Roma, according to Greg Seltzer of No Short Corners.

Yedlin, who was one of the bright stars for the United States in the World Cup and was described by Paddy Barclay as one of the best right midfielders he's seen since David Beckham, played both as right back and right winger for the USA Men's National Team in Brazil.

D.C. United parts ways with Cristian Fernandez

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Spanish defender Cristian Fernandez was absent from D.C. United's lineup in their loss on Saturday to the Seattle Sounders due to what head coach Ben Olsen called, "personal issues." But now it looks like he won't be returning.

He and the club mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Tuesday, making Fernandez a free agent and allowing him to return to his home country of Spain.

The Last Word: Seattle Beats D.C. United Playing Benny-Ball

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D.C. United dominated statistically, but lost on the scoreboard. We're familiar with this approach, but we're not used to it being used against the Black-and-Red this year.

After a 17-day break since it's last Major League Soccer match, D.C. United faced a tired and depleted Seattle Sounders team at RFK Stadium on Saturday night.

MLS Week 16: Your Running Commentary

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Major League Soccer action returns across the country on Saturday with a number of high-profile matchups.

The must-see game of the weekend is the top of the table clash taking place at RFK Stadium, with D.C. United hosting the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Seattle Sounders

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It's a clash between the top teams in MLS's two conferences, but both the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United are missing key players. Here's what to look for from a Sounders side that has been lighting up the scoreboard all season.

MLS's return to the field may feel like waking up from a fever dream - Costa Rica beat Italy?

MLS Week 16: A Look Ahead

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After taking three weeks off for the World Cup group stage, Major League Soccer action returns this weekend in a busy nine-game schedule.

The weekend is highlighted by the fast and powerful Seattle Sounders visiting our nation's capital to take on D.C. United.

D.C. United versus Seattle Sounders lineup: Back in the MLS saddle

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Who will take the places of Fabian Espindola and Davy Arnaud when D.C. United take on the Seattle Sounders?

Despite all of the wonder that the World Cup has been so far, and promises to be going forward, Major League Soccer must return and continue afresh. D.C. United is back in action this Saturday at RFK Stadium, where they welcome the Seattle Sounders in a battle of the top team in the Eastern Conference against the top team in the Western Conference.

Sigi Schmid and the Seattle Sounders top MLS

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On a day when an MLS team changed coaches, it's worth remembering the Seattle Sounders and their choice following a playoff exit. Read More

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Harry Shipp

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When Chicago Fire rookie Harrison Shipp scores goals, he does so in bunches.

With his only other goalscoring performance coming in a hat-trick back on May 11, the 22-year-old netted a brace in the Fire's 3-2 defeat to the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, bringing his season tally to five.

Sounders overcome Shipp brace to douse Fire

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For five seasons, the Seattle Sounders seemed short a star striker, seemed lacking the depth to overcome international duties, suspensions, and myriadinjuries.

But everything seems to come up Emerald City in 2014. So far, anyway.

On the road against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, the Sounders raced out to a 2-0 first-half lead and held on for the 3-2 win in a wild, card-filled affair in front of 16,416 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

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SBI Monday Rewind: Huge crowd gives Sounders boost in derby; World Cup sets U.S. media records; and more

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It was already technically Monday on the east coast when the Seattle Sounders were still reacting to their derby win over the Portland Timbers in front of more than 62,000 fans. With goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa, the Sounders found a second-half surge to continue the Timbers' struggles this season and win 2-0.

Portland Timbers continue to unravel in 2 to 0 to Seattle Sounders FC behind second half goals

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The Portland Timbers did battle with their fierce rivals from Washington for the second time in five days, although the stakes of the meeting were a little different. Meeting for the second time in three scheduled meetings, the Seattle Sounders used two goals in the final 20 minutes and an intensified offensive approach to defeat Portland 2 to 0.

Second-half blitz pushes Sounders past Timbers

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SEATTLE Unfortunately for the Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders are just about unbeatable when they open up their entire stadium.

In the 86th installment of a rivalry spanning five decades and six leagues, Seattle received second-half goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa on Sunday night, earning a 2-0 win over the Timbers in front of 64,207 at CenturyLink Field.

What I’m watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus Seattle Sounders FC

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The Portland Timbers jump back into MLS regular season play against their rivals from Washington, the Seattle Sounders FC for a July 13 affair. We also take a look at various news and notes surrounding the team over the past few weeks, including the same two sides battling on July 9 in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

Whitecaps grab early lead, top shorthanded Sounders

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Speedy, young, and relentlessly attacking, the Vancouver Whitecaps had to be licking their chops ahead of Saturday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

No Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, or DeAndre Yedlin to keep the Whitecaps honest. No Gonzalo Pineda or Osvaldo Alonso clogging the center of the pitch.

D.C. United

Could DeAndre Yedlin go to Inter Milan and end up with D.C. United on loan? Pfffffft.

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No. The answer is no. But let's refresh our understanding of how MLS allocation works, anyway.

He's the United States Men's National Team's fullback of the future. He's going to Roma! Or Liverpool! Or Inter! He'll be sold for beaucoup bucks this summer! Or maybe this winter! One thing is for sure: the international interest in Seattle Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin has picked up since his appearance for the USMNT in Brazil this summer.

D.C. United versus Toronto FC lineup: Should Taylor Kemp start over Chris Korb?

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While the lineup stays the same from last week, there are battles all over the field.

The lineup that D.C. United ran out against the Seattle Sounders looked fairly impotent in the absence of Fabian Espindola. Without him, the creative burden falls to very good players like Chris Rolfe and more inconsistent players like Luis Silva and Nick DeLeon.

D.C. United and Cristian Fernandez mutually terminate contract.

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The left back and the team mutually agree to part ways, leaving a (fill in the blank) sized hole at left back.

While the large speculation was what D.C. United would do without Fabian Espindola Saturday against the Seattle Sounders, a less reported aspect of the lineup which was not learned until late was that left back Cristian Fernandez was not only not starting, but not even in the lineup.

West side represents, Seattle blanks D.C. United 1-0

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The matchup of East versus West falls to the favor of the Sounders who beat a D.C. team lacking "the final ball."

The big concern aboutD.C. United's temporary life without offensive nucleus Fabian Espindola was what the team would do for firepower. While United had some chances, the answer lived up to most of the presumptions as the Seattle Sounders scored a first-half goal that a vaunted defense made sure stood en route to a 1-0 win in front of 16,922 at RFK Stadium.

D.C. United versus Seattle Sounders preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Seattle blog Sounder at Heart

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In which we talk to Dave Clark to get the lowdown on all things rave green.

D.C. United welcomes the Seattle Sounders to town for the two teams' only meeting in the 2014 MLS regular season. We turned to Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart to preview the game for us.

Question for Sounder At Heart

B&RU: Osvaldo Alonso has been the rock upon which the Sounders have been built in seasons past; how is he doing this year, and how important is he to the team?

World Cup

3 Reasons American Soccer Fans Should Watch the World Cup On Univision

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As an American who was raised speaking English, some may question me when I say that Univision is far superior viewing for the World Cup. My primary rationale lies in the announcers for each game. While Ian Darke calling US and England games has become a staple, I cannot continue to bore myself with the remaining English speaking announcers ESPN has insisted upon for the other games.

Costa Rica Calls Up David Myrie To World Cup Roster, Confused Union Fans Laugh

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Yes, that David Myrie. Yes, this World Cup. No, this is not a joke post.

Remember David Myrie?

Of course you do! He was a starting defender for the Union in their first ever MLS match at Seattle Sounders. He played 78 unremarkable minutes. He was released the Tuesday following the match.

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round 14

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Each week, OTF Editor Scott Fenwick visits with the MLS pundits to see how they rate and rank our Men in Red...

PLAY THE MUSIC. Aggregate = 16.2/19 ( -0.5 from last week) ESPN FC (15)

"The Fire made a game of it, but ultimately fell to the Sounders at home in Bridgeview.

Postmortem: Chicago Fire (2) vs Seattle Sounders (3)

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Harry Shipp notched another brace on Saturday (photo:

OTF's Brendan Carr brings you more dropped points at home...

"Another one bites the dust," albeit an exciting one at home to Seattle. Meanwhile, Fire fans are left to think what's next. Nothing but the record seems to be falling for the Fire, as they dropped to a poor 2-4-8 on the weekend.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Seattle Sounders

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A lot has happened since these two teams met in Seattle last September. (Photo:

OTF's Jon Denham is curious who makesSaturday night's starting XI, and Stephen Agen warns of an in-form Seattle Squad...

The commonly held notion following Wednesday's scoreless midweek trip to Colorado is, well, there was nothing to write home about.

Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round 13

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Each week, OTF Editor Scott Fenwick visits with the MLS pundits to see how they rate and rank our Men in Red...

PLAY THE MUSIC. Aggregate = 15.7/19 ( -0.7 from last week) Fansided (12)

"Despite a 68th-minute penalty conversion by Jeff Larentowicz, Frank Yallop's Chicago Fire were held to a 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy at Toyota Park.

The Rest

New ‘Pixel Soccer’ Video Game Needs Your Support On Kickstarter

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Super Rock Games, an indie gaming company based in London, has created a new computer based video game using pixel art to simulate soccer games for some of the most popular teams in the world. Using top-down design with inspiration from the popular FIFA and Sensible Soccer games, Pixel Soccer combines minimal design with fluid game play to create a fun and interesting style of game that's seems fun and interesting despite the recent popularity of super-realistic video games.

Seattle Sounders vs Tottenham 3-3 Highlights Friendly 2014 Holtby Falque Soldado Goals Video

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Dempsey named North American cover star for FIFA 15

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With two goals to his name this summer on the sport's biggest stage, U.S. Men's National Team star Clint Dempsey will now be displayed on the sport's biggest videogame.

EA Sports announced Saturday that the Seattle Sounders star will join Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the U.

Liverpool Keeping An Eye On DeAndre Yedlin

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Liverpool could be ready to make a move for a World Cup star this summer having increased their interest in USA's DeAndre Yedlin.
The 20-year-old has impressed as a substitute for Jurgen Klinsmann's team and The Metro claim Liverpool are keen to offer him a trial.
Brendan Rodgers reportedly wants the Seattle Sounders man to train with his team during pre-season before deciding whether or not to pursue a summer transfer.

Filibuster podcast episode 86: USA-Belgium Review, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC

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On tap tonight: Michter's rye, Campari and soda, Blue Mountain Steel Wheels ESB.

The Filibuster crew is back and recording almost immediately after USA-Belgium, so that is the first thing that we have to talk (and sing?) about. We go in depth on where blame should be cast, talk about Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and Michael Bradley, and then talk about the USA's performance overall.

Sounders cruise past amateur side in Open Cup

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It was never likely to be an easy night for the amateurs filling the PSA Elite roster.

They were on the road in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, advancing further than a member of the fifth-tier United States Adult Soccer Associationprobably had any business advancing.

Week 13 MLS Power Rankings: Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake lead the league

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In the triumphant return of our MLS Power Rankings, we see that not much has changed at the top of the league.

After a few weeks gone, your MLS Power Rankings are back yet again to evaluate the league. And while not much has changed at the top of the league, there has been plenty of movement further down the table.