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‘Unidentified Fan’ Makes Defender Look Silly Before Scoring Cracking Chip vs Chivas USA (Video)

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By Chris Wright

How does Robbie Keane like his chips? With a side-serving of delicious nutmeg...

Nicely done, that man.

For the record, Keane's goal came as Galaxy ran out 0-3 winners over Chivas, keeping there four-game winning streak alive and sent them within two points of Seattle Sounders at the summit of the MLS Western Conference table.

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

Timbers’ Paparatto receives one-match ban for dangerous elbow

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has announced today a one-game suspension doled out to Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto for a 39th-minute elbow during last Sunday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Obafemi Martins is MLS Player of the Week

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Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 24 of the 2014 season with two goals and an assist. Read More

Portland Timbers Fans Perform Enormous ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Tifo Against Seattle Sounders (Photo & Video)

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By Chris Wright

They may have lost the actual game 2-4, but Portland Timbers got their MLS clash against their main rivals Seattle Sounders off to a flyer by unfurling an astounding 'Wizard of Oz' themed tifo before kick-off which showed Dorothy traipsing away from the Emerald City (i.

Most Irreplaceable Players

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Certain players' contribution goes beyond stat sheets and what appears in the extended highlights. The hardcore fans from each team know them. They are the Most Irreplaceable Players (MIP). Not every club has one, and they may not be all-stars, but they are essential to success. An obvious examplethis yearis.

Is FC Dallas the best team in MLS?

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FC Dallas is playing great soccer in a Western Conference full of MLS Cup contenders. Read More

MLS Week 23: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

After putting together a 6-0 thrashing of the Chicago Fire in Wednesday'sU.S. Open semifinal, the Seattle Sounders will face a much more daunting task when they take the field this Saturday.

Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and co.

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up

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The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop.

US Open Cup Final: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders FC

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September 16th at PPL Park will see the Philadelphia Union face off against the Seattle Sounders for the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Everything you need to know about this historic event here in one place.

The Philadelphia Union now know their opponents for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final: three-time winners Seattle Sounders will make the trek to PPL Park on September 16.

Seattle Sounders rout Chicago Fire to advance to the US Open Cup final

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The Seattle Sounders dominated the Chicago Fire in the 2014 US Open Cup semifinals, winning 6-0 in Tukwila. Read More

Union to face Seattle in US Open Cup Final

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September 16th at PPL Park will see the Philadelphia Union face off against the Seattle Sounders for the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

The Philadelphia Union now know their opponents for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final: three-time winners Seattle Sounders will make the trek to PPL Park on September 16.

Yedlin’s arrival about more than marketing for Tottenham

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Yedlin's arrival about more than marketing for Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Deandre Yedlin didn't start a single match at the World Cup. Nor did he score a goal, or record an assist. Hell, only once was he actually played in his normal right-back position. It didn't matter.

Separating Seattle’s Fiasco From The Debate About Turf

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Sunday night's game between Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo at CenturyLink Field looked like the aftermath of a tire fire, and thanks to a national broadcast, everybody online took note. When the Sounders kicked off ESPN2′s Sunday night game, the turf at CenturyLink looked like it'd be drenched in ash, with the black, rubber pellets used to revitalize FieldTurf surfaces coming through new fertilizer on newly laid sod.

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.

DeAndre Yedlin Signs For Tottenham Hotspur In $4 Million Move From MLS

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Tottenham Hotspur has signed DeAndre Yedlin from MLS club Seattle Sounders in a deal that's reportedly worth $4 million.

The United States men's national team and Seattle Sounders right winger, who can also play right back, completed his move to Tottenham Hotspur today. The US World Cup star has been the subject of many rumors surrounding both clubs.

DeAndre Yedlin signs with Spurs

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DeAndre Yedlin signs with Spurs in the Premier League but remains a member of the Seattle Sounders for the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Why image is always important for MLS

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The turf during the Seattle Sounders game on Sunday night created an image issue for MLS on national cable television. Read More

Clint Dempsey Makes Young Seattle Sounders Fan’s Day By Swapping Jersey For Handful Of Popcorn (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Lovely stuff from DEmpsey after Seattle Sounders' 2-0 victory over Houston Dynamo in the MLS tonight, with the former Fulham man exchanging his match jersey for a handful of popcorn...

What a hero!

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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.

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.

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.

Obafemi Martins

Dempsey volley lifts Sounders over Rapids

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE It wasn't the prettiest day and it wasn't the prettiest match, but a moment of class was all the Seattle Sounders needed to knock off a shorthanded opponent on Saturday.

While the Sounders looked short of their best for much of the match, a set piece goal from Clint Dempsey provided all the scoring necessary to beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in front of 38,934 at CenturyLink Field.

Portland Timbers 2, Seattle Sounders 4: Three things from Portland's loss (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers conceded four goals at home to Seattle Sounders for the second time this season but could only reply with a late brace from substitute Fanendo Adi and lost 2-4 as Obafemi Martins tore apart the Timbers back line, scoring two goals and assisting Clint Dempsey.

Fanendo Adi nets brace for Portland Timbers, but Seattle Sounders tally four goals for victory

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The Portland Timbers returned home after winning their first CONCACAF Champions League match in Guyana, hoping to gain some traction in the Western Conference playoff chase in hosting the Seattle Sounders. While Fanendo Adi scored twice to give the home fans some great moments, the Timbers defense had issues in controlling Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey and the Sounders tallied four goals on the day to earn a 4 to 2 win.

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Curtin, Meola, Harkes, Marsch on Union’s head coach short-list

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Philadelphia Union are getting closer to identifying their next head coach, and their short-list for the position holds quite a few interesting names.

Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz identified to MLSsoccer.

Philadelphia Union to face Harrisburg City Islanders in friendly

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The Union head to the state capital to face off against the Islanders in a US Open Cup rematch.

The Philadelphia Union head to Harrisburg on Thursday the 28th to face their USL PRO affiliate City Islanders in a friendly, Harrisburg announced Tuesday. While the Union are obligated to play HCI once a year, the sudden announcement left a lot of people wondering "Why now?

Confirmed: US Open Cup Final will be on September 16

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Multiple sources confirm US Open Cup Final will be on September 16, quashing rumors.

Our counterparts at Sounder At Heart - SBN's Seattle Sounders blog - received confirmation yesterday that the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Finalwill be played at PPL Park on September 16th, putting to bed rumors that the match would be moved to the 17th.

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Union will host Seattle in USOC final, Bone loaned, Union Academy USBNT call-ups, more news

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Seattle thump Chicago 6-0 to set up US Open Cup final against Union at PPL Park. Corben Bone loaned to USL PRO's Hammerheads. Union Academy players get US BNTs call-ups. Suarez ban upheald. More.

PHOTO: World Cup star holding Tottenham shirt

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PHOTO: World Cup star holding Tottenham shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have successfully managed to complete a move in bringing DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders to White Hart Lane this summer.

The United States international has expressed his delight after joining Mauricio Pochettino's side and claims his switch to the Premier League as a "dream move.

DONE DEAL: Tottenham confirm another summer addition

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DONE DEAL: Tottenham confirm another summer addition - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have agreed a deal with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin this summer.

The right-back was with the United States national squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and impressed during the summer tournament in Brazil.

Seattle Sounders Sell Yedlin To Spurs

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Major League Soccer and the Seattle Sounders have sold USA right-back DeAndre Yedlin to Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League for a reported $4 million. Yedlin will remain with the Sounders before joining up with his new team-mates in time for the 2015/16 Premier League campaign.

A statement on Tottenham's website read:

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of United States international right-back DeAndre Yedlin.

DeAndre Yedlin to Tottenham set to be confirmed today

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Tottenham are set to complete the signing of Seattle Sounders right-back DeAndre Yedlin today, the MLS side's coach Sigi Schmid has hinted. The...

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Fire embarrassed in USOC semi-final debacle

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Just when you thought a 5-1 loss to San Jose on July 23 was the low point of the season, the Fire continue to find ways to shock supporters with yet an even bigger sham. A 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the Seattle Sounders leaves little to look forward to but the false hope of a playoff push in a weak Eastern Conference.

Sounders top Dynamo to return to winning ways

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE It didn't have to be pretty. The toast of the league for most of the season, the Seattle Sounders had suddenly lost three out of four matches, the Supporters' Shield lead, and seemingly much of their mojo.

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Soccer News: Seattle Sounders step up

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Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid talks about a memorable season for his club with trophies on the line in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

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

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The second in a two-part series that ranks the top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. Rankings are current as of August 18, 2014,

So the inaugural Top 100 Ranking is out, and the Seattle Sounders are top of the table. All of the ratings back to 2011 can be viewed on the chart below.

Timbers ax Alpha United in first ever CONCACAF Champions League match

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite a long-distance midweek trip and less-than-stellar playing conditions, the Portland Timbers opened their CONCACAF Champions League campaign on a positive note.

With head coach Caleb Porter opting for a more subdued lineup in preparation for this weekend's tilt against the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers coasted in a 4-1 victory over Alpha United in Guyana via goals fromSteve Zakuani, Maximiliano Urruti, Fanendo Adi and Alvas Powell.

Impact 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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After a resounding defeat at the hands of the Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, the Fire were hoping to make a move upward in the Eastern Conference standings against the bottom dwellers in the table. Chicago came into the match only two points out of the fifth spot in the East and clinging to the hope that a good late season run could salvage something out of the 2014 campaign.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Arsenal had a busy summer revamping their roster ahead of a challenge for the English Premier League title, and the first step toward trying to win the EPL crown sees the Gunners take on Crystal Palace today in the opening weekend of league play.

Chilean star Alexis Sanchez will make his debut at the Emirates, while Arsene Wenger trots out a new-look defense to shut down the underdogs from Crystal Palace.