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How to improve an MLS team

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Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders do things differently in MLS, so why isn't the rest of the league following their example? Read More

Revs Ink Okoli Following Trade w/ Seattle

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Days after acquiring him from the Seattle Sounders for a second-round pick, the New England Revolution signed second-year striker Sean Okoli to a deal on Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per league policy. Okoli'sguaranteed compensationfigure for 2014 was$48,750.

2015 MLS Allocation Order – January 16 edition

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Following Thursday's SuperDraft there were a couple deals that shook up the Allocation Order for 2015. Montreal still sits atop the order but LA has made a move to move up the rankings in hopes of landing Sacha Kljestan. Toronto used their allocation spot to sign Jozy Altidore.

Last year LA ended up moving as high as number 2 in the order in hopes of landing Kljestan but were unable to at the time.

Report: Okoli Sent to Revs as Future Considerations for 33rd Pick

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The Seattle Sounders sent Homegrown Player Sean Okoli to the New England Revolution to complete a draft-day deal that involved the 33rd overall pick, per a report.

Okoli, 21, played in three games with the Sounders last season, all as a substitute. He was signed by the club to a Homegrown Player contract prior to the start of the 2014 season.

Troy Perkins moves to the Seattle Sounders

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The Seattle Sounders signed goalkeeper Troy Perkins, who joins the club after seeing out his contract with the Montreal Impact. 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

Analyzing What Fans Can Expect From Tottenham Hotspurs’ DeAndre Yedlin

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It finally happened. DeAndre Yedlin, star right-back for his hometown Seattle Sounders, has finally made his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur permanent. The deal was sealed much earlier in the season, after the soccer world was abuzz with his USMNT World Cup performance and standout appearances for the Sounders.

Analyzing What Fans Can Expect From Tottenham Hotspur’s DeAndre Yedlin

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It finally happened. DeAndre Yedlin, star right-back for his hometown Seattle Sounders, has finally made his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur permanent. The deal was sealed much earlier in the season, after the soccer world was abuzz with his USMNT World Cup performance and standout appearances for the Sounders.

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

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If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you'd be wrong. The truth is, they've thrown us for yet another loop.

Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way out of Sunderland, and out of all the potential destinations, MLS is the destination offering Altidore the highest salary of all.

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

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If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you'd be wrong. The truth is, they've thrown us for yet another loop.

Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way out of Sunderland, and out of all the potential destinations, MLS is the destination offering Altidore the highest salary of all.

Lagerwey takes over as president and GM in Seattle

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Garth Lagerwey is the new president of soccer and general manager of the Seattle Sounders after leaving the GM role with Real Salt Lake. Read More

Spurs Announce DeAndre Yedlin Arrival

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Tottenham have announced that United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin will join the club in January.

The Premier League side agreed to sign Yedlin on a four-year deal in August, but announced at the time that the 21-year-old would remain with the Seattle Sounders for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season.

Spurs Announce DeAndre Yedlin Arrival

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Tottenham have announced that United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin will join the club in January.

The Premier League side agreed to sign Yedlin on a four-year deal in August, but announced at the time that the 21-year-old would remain with the Seattle Sounders for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season.

MLS Announce 2015 Opening Fixtures

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Just in time for Christmas, Major League Soccer has released the home openers for 2015 season.

The new season kicks off on March 6 when MLS Cup winners the LA Galaxy will entertain the Chicago Fire at the StubHub Center.

The opening weekend sees MLS's two expansion franchises play each other as Orlando City SC will host New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday, March 8.

Circle the Date: Revs Open 2015 in Seattle on 3/8

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For the 19th time in the club's 20 seasons in MLS, the New England Revolution willopen their seasonon the road as they'll face the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Mar. 8.

The match will be nationally broadcast on FOX Sports 1, though the start time has not yet been announced.

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada - Final 2014 Rankings

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The latest rankings capture the NASL and MLS Playoffs and wrap up the 2014 season.

The final installment for 2014 of the Top 100 Clubs in the United States and Canada sees a multitude of changes, starting at the top.

(For last month's rankings, see this article. For the methodology associated with these rankings, see this article.

Marcus Hahnemann makes retirement official

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Marcus Hahnemann officially retired from MLS as a member of the Seattle Sounders. Hahnemann made two World Cup squads with the USMNT. Read More

MLS Marginalizes Regular Season By Placing Emphasis On MLS Cup, Not Supporters’ Shield

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Sometimes in the world of Major League Soccer, the only real candor you observe comes when the harsh reality of defeat sets in for a well-experienced head coach.

Such was the case on Sunday night. Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, sulking in the shadow of what could have been, vented as the shattered dreams of the greatest campaign in MLS history were evaporating back into the ether.

MLS Marginalizes Regular Season By Placing Emphasis On MLS Cup, Not Supporters’ Shield

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Sometimes in the world of Major League Soccer, the only real candor you observe comes when the harsh reality of defeat sets in for a well-experienced head coach.

Such was the case on Sunday night. Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, sulking in the shadow of what could have been, vented as the shattered dreams of the greatest campaign in MLS history were evaporating back into the ether.

Seattle Sounders Against LA Galaxy MLS Playoff Breaks 500K Audience Barrier

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Sunday night's MLS Playoff between Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy, which was televised on ESPN beginning at 9:20pm ET, broke the 500,000 barrier.

The game delivered a 0.3 HH US rating andwas watched by an average audience size of 573,000 people.

The 573k number is an improvement against the other MLS semi-final second leg played over the weekend, for the New England Revolution against New York Red Bulls game on NBCSN, which was viewed by267,490 people.

Seattle Sounders Against LA Galaxy MLS Playoff Breaks 500K Audience Barrier

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Sunday night's MLS Playoff between Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy, which was televised on ESPN beginning at 9:20pm ET, broke the 500,000 barrier.

The game delivered a 0.3 HH US rating andwas watched by an average audience size of 573,000 people.

The 573k number is an improvement against the other MLS semi-final second leg played over the weekend, for the New England Revolution against New York Red Bulls game on NBCSN, which was viewed by267,490 people.

Seattle Sounders Against LA Galaxy MLS Playoff Breaks 500K Audience Barrier

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Sunday night's MLS Playoff between Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy, which was televised on ESPN beginning at 9:20pm ET, broke the 500,000 barrier.

The game delivered a 0.3 HH US rating andwas watched by an average audience size of 573,000 people.

The 573k number is an improvement against the other MLS semi-final second leg played over the weekend, for the New England Revolution against New York Red Bulls game on NBCSN, which was viewed by267,490 people.

Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan And Thierry Henry Named To MLS Best X

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Retiring stars Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, as was New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen.

This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named to the Best XI, breaking a tie with MLS veteran Dwayne De Rosario for the most of any player in league history.

Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan And Thierry Henry Named To MLS Best X

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Retiring stars Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, as was New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen.

This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named to the Best XI, breaking a tie with MLS veteran Dwayne De Rosario for the most of any player in league history.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Watch Seattle Sounders 2-1 LA Galaxy Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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LA Galaxy defeated the Seattle Sounders last night on away goals to advance to the 2014 MLS Cup.

With Seattle taking a 2-0 lead at half-time, it looked very likely that the Sounders would put the game out of LA's reach, even though the Galaxy had won the first leg 1-0 last week.

But LA Galaxy scored a huge goal courtesy of Juninho (in the 54th minute), and held on to the 2-2 aggregate scoreline, which was enough for the team to advance on the away goal.

Watch Seattle Sounders 2-1 LA Galaxy Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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LA Galaxy defeated the Seattle Sounders last night on away goals to advance to the 2014 MLS Cup.

With Seattle taking a 2-0 lead at half-time, it looked very likely that the Sounders would put the game out of LA's reach, even though the Galaxy had won the first leg 1-0 last week.

But LA Galaxy scored a huge goal courtesy of Juninho (in the 54th minute), and held on to the 2-2 aggregate scoreline, which was enough for the team to advance on the away goal.

Donovan, Galaxy top Sounders

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This was the dream conference final for MLS. Its two biggest teams going head to head with the winner going on to host MLS Cup. MLS poster boy Landon Donovan was also facing potentially the final game of his stellar career. It was a perfect storm for the league.

LA Galaxy advance, will host 2014 MLS Cup

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The LA Galaxy advanced over the Seattle Sounders on the away goals rule to take the Western Conference spot in the 2014 MLS Cup. Read More

The 2014 MLS playoffs by the numbers

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The 2014 MLS playoffs might be the best in league history, and here are the performances setting this season's apart. Read More

New England Revolution

Revs Open Preseason Camp on 1/22

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Preparations for the 2015 season will officiallycommence for the New England Revolutionon Jan. 22 when they kick off their preseason camp at Gillette Stadium.

The club will spend its four days of camp in Foxborough before departing for on Jan.

New Year, New Needs

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Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps has a lot of roster spots to fill before the 2015 season kicks off. (Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com)

The New England Revolution finished the 2014 season on an incredible run that led the team to its fifth MLS Cup before coming up just short against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Revs Add Veterans Hall, Bowen

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After clearing a large swath of roster space last week, the Revolution made moves for a pair of veterans on Thursday by selecting Tristan Bowen in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft and acquiring Jeremy Hall from Toronto for a 2015 fourth-round pick.

Bowen was selected in the first round of the Re-Entry Draft after spending last season with the Seattle Sounders.

Filibuster podcast episode 109: MLS Cup, D.C. United stadium, and season player reviews

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On tap tonight: Filibuster rye, MadTree Thunder Snow, Magic Hat Snow Roller

We are delayed by a day, but don't worry, Filibuster is back. We start off by talking about the MLS Cup Playoffs and with the New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls. We talk about whether or not this series matched our expecations, Tim Cahill replacing Bradley Wright-Phillips, and the tactics of the two teams.

Galaxy LA vs New England final mls 2014

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Tras disputarse los partidos de vuelta de las Finales por Conferencia, finalmente se han conocido a los dos equipos que disputarán la Copa MLS 2014: LA Galaxy se disputará con New England Revolution el máximo trofeo en la Major Leagie Soccer.

New England Revolution igualó 2-2 con el NY Red Bulls en el duelo de vuelta de la Final de la Conferencia del Este, y ganó la serie con un marcador global de 4-3.

Filibuster podcast episode 108: MLS Cup Playoffs, Expansion Draft, Twitterbox

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On tap tonight: Hardywood Park Gingerbread State, Heavy Seas Peg Leg, Sam Adams Christmas Beer

It is Tuesday and so that means that Filibuster is back once again, to hopefully help your Thanksgiving commutes. We start by talking about the MLS Playoffs and that means talking about New England Revolution vs.

Tottenham Hotspur

DeAndre Yedlin Practices With Tottenham And Impresses In First Training Session

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Having recently swapped Seattle for north London, USA international defenderDeAndre Yedlin practiced with his new Tottenham teammates at the club's Hotspur Way training ground.

Yedlin made an immediate impact by showing his pace in training and scoring a goal. Watch the highlights here.

Spurs signed Yedlin in the summer from Seattle Sounders after his impressive World Cup showing, but the former Sounders man only had his work permit approved in December, seeing out the MLS season in the meantime.

DeAndre Yedlin Practices With Tottenham And Impresses In First Training Session

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Having recently swapped Seattle for north London, USA international defenderDeAndre Yedlin practiced with his new Tottenham teammates at the club's Hotspur Way training ground.

Yedlin made an immediate impact by showing his pace in training and scoring a goal. Watch the highlights here.

Spurs signed Yedlin in the summer from Seattle Sounders after his impressive World Cup showing, but the former Sounders man only had his work permit approved in December, seeing out the MLS season in the meantime.

The Rest

D.C. United Season Review: David Estrada

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Our season review series marches onward with a look at David Estrada.

When D.C. United traded for David Estrada back in early August, the expectation was that he'd play plenty of CONCACAF Champions League minutes and be serviceable depth here and there in MLS matches. Go ahead and check the comments that followed our piece on the news: No particularly high hopes for greatness, but there's also a lack of skepticism and negativity.