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FC Dallas stays undefeated with home win over Sporting KC

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It took plenty of time to break through a solid Sporting KC defense, but, in the end, FC Dallas found the goal and remainedthe only undefeated team in MLS.

FC Dallas finished off an onslaught late to defeat previously-unbeaten Sporting KC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

FC Dallas frustrates Sporting KC in ugly goal-less draw

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — When the FC Dallas lineup for Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City was unveiled, the home fans at Children's Mercy Park might have thought their team was in for an easy win.

FC Dallas had other plans.

Oscar Pareja chose to rest several key starters ahead of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Pachuca, and went with a young lineup, a lineup that frustrated Sporting Kansas City on the way to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [1:00]

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The Portland Timbers are at the top of the league, but with the pack breathing down their necks getting three points from today's Cascadia Cup clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps will be vital. Missing Fanendo Adi and recovering from a rough match against Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the Timbers will need a comprehensive performance against this surging Whitecaps side if they want to get back on track.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers were knocked for a loop by the physical defense of Sporting Kansas City last weekend, but now the side have a big opportunity to bounce back in their first Cascadia Cup match of the year when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town tomorrow.

While the Timbers remain at the top of the West on points earned, the Whitecaps are working their way up the table after a slow start to the season that saw the side bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League and landing below the red line in MLS.

Sporting KC edges Timbers on Dwyer goal

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Through the first few games of the regular season, the Portland Timbers' attack has been dominant, but on Saturday they were held in check by a team that looks to be finding its stride.

Sporting KC received a goal from Dom Dwyer and it proved all that was needed in a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

Portland Timbers Fall 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at Home

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The Portland Timbers lost their undefeated streak at Providence Park today, dropping a 1-0 result to Sporting Kansas City on the strength of a Dom Dwyer goal.

As with every match between these two sides, tonight was chippy and contentious from the get-go with neither side willing to back down.

Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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The second act of today's PTFC doubleheader comes at 7:30 when the Portland Timbers will host Sporting Kansas City in this evening's Western Conference clash. With the Portland Thorns having already taken three points in their midday match, the pressure is on for the Timbers to crack Sporting's defensive shell and take three points of their own.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 13

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Chris and Jamie return to the microphone to examine the Portland Timbers' 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union, run down the Timbers' injury situation before their matchup with Sporting Kansas City, and look ahead to the Portland Thorns' season opener against the Orlando Pride.

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Major League Soccer

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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It shouldn't come as a total shock that FC Dallas is involved in a marquee match this weekend because its been featured in plenty of top-notch contests early in 2017. This time, Oscar Pareja's men face Sporting Kansas City in a top-of-the-table clash that highlights the weekend's action in Major League Soccer.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 7

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With Week 7in the books, several teams continue to make their case for moving up the table, while a few others continue to languish near the bottom.

Sporting Kansas City provedthe big winner of the weekend, as a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers sees them catapult into the top two with a showdown against No.

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 7

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Week seven of the MLS season is wrapped up and it held good news for the Chicago Fire up front and Sporting Kansas City in the back.

The Fire's Nemanja Nikolic and Bastian Schweinsteiger make the cutfor this week's SBI MLS Best XI, as Nikolic's brace and Schweinsteiger's goal led to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

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Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.

Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.

Best of MLS Week 6: Rusnak, Lodeiro, Sporting KC and more

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Saturday provided a chance for one of Major League Soccer's struggling sides to break out in fantastic fashion and end the league's longest winless run.

In addition to the standout performance in the snow from Real Salt Lake, a few other showings caught our eyes and were in contention for the best of MLS Week 6.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Fans’ View: Tech can bolster Union fan experience

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Philadelphia Union can use technology to enhance game day experiences for fans. Collin Deckert explains how.

Sporting KC, TFC share points in rainy, scoreless draw

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In the club's return to BMO Field, Toronto FC was only able to leave with a share of the points.

The defending MLS Eastern Conference Champions were held to a 0-0 draw at BMO Field against visiting Sporting Kansas City on Friday evening. Both sides were looking to make it consecutive league victories, while both were also looking to avoid sufferingdefeat for the first time this season.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 5

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Major League Soccer wastes no time packing the heavy hitters after the end of the international break, as allfour teams set to play on Friday night arepegged to contend for the postseason. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey will be among the stars on display during Friday night's national TV doubleheader.

Best of MLS Week 3: Larin, Timbers and more

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We're down to five undefeated teams in Major League Soccer after Week 3.

The Portland Timbersleads the pack after picking up the club'sthird win of the season on Saturday over previously-perfect Houston Dynamo. FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City picked up wins at home to also remain without a loss out West.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes ‘Keeper David Bingham Makes Catastrophic Mess Of Off-Target Shot (Video)

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David Bingham lodged a very strong entrant for goalkeeping balls-up of the season at the weekend, with the San Jose Earthquakes' glovesman somehow managing to direct an off-target effort back into his own goal.

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The ricket came late on during San Jose's MLS clash with Sporting Kansas City at a sold-outChildren's Mercy Park.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Sporting KC earns road tie with D.C. United

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Sporting KC secured a road point for its first match of the 2017 MLS season, a physical battle against D.C. United that produced a match full of attacking chances.

Instead of a shootout,though, both defenses had strong showings in what turned out to be a 0-0 draw, one featuring plenty of action on both ends.

D.C. United vs. Sporting KC 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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The 2017 MLS season kicks off tonight for the Black-and-Red

The 2017 MLS season kicked off last night in Portland, and for D.C. United it starts tonight against Sporting Kansas City. The Black-and-Red, in what will be their final season at RFK Stadium, open their schedule against a KC team that picked up one more point than them last season, and Peter Vermes always brings a tough, physical team to the District.

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Carleton, Weah, Sargent headline U.S. U-17 roster for CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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With just under one week to go until the CONCACAF U-17 Championships kick off, head coach John Hackworth has named his 20-player roster that will join him in Panama.

The tournament, which doubles as qualification for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup taking place in India this October, sees the U.

Tactical Overlook: Is there a magic bullet to solving the Philadelphia Union’s woes?

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Is there a formation change that could get the Union back on track?

With the Philadelphia Union winless since a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on August 27th, 2016, it is clear that some sort of change is needed. Instead of breaking down the tactical play of the Blue and Gold against D.C.

D.C. United finally score, win 2-1 over Philadelphia Union

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United did just enough to hold on in the second half after Ortiz and Acosta scored in the first half

D.C. United scored their first goal of their season, and made it count, in a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. Jose Ortiz, making his first start of the Black-and-Red in place of the injured Patrick Mullins, finally got United on the board for the season in the 18th minute with a deflected strike.

D.C. United use bye week to recharge, focus on scoring first goal of season

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United welcome the Philadelphia Union to RFK Stadium, looking for their first win in 2017

The start of the 2017 season has not been the best for D.C. United. Through three games, the Black-and-Red have just one point, in a season opening scoreless draw against Sporting Kansas City. That was followed up with a 4-0 loss to New York City FC, and a 2-0 defeat at home to Columbus Crew SC.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew SC staff and reader predictions

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Can the Black-and-Red finally find the back of the net?

It's safe to say that D.C. United haven't started the 2017 season quite as hoped or planned—that was true after the first game against Sporting Kansas City, and it was even more true after the best-not-dwell loss to New York City FC last weekend.

D.C. United listless in NYCFC defeat

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United were again largely toothless without Luciano Acosta

It was not much of a surprise an hour before kickoff on Sunday, with D.C. United visiting New York City FC, that Luciano Acosta was once again missing from the gameday squad. Head coach Ben Olsen had said throughout the week the playmaker was day-to-day with an ankle injury, and as of Tuesday Acosta had not returned to the practice field.

D.C. United versus NYCFC lineup: Waiting for Acosta

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Without the diminutive playmaker, United will stick with its opening lineup

D.C. United takes its first and only road trip to New York City this Sunday, going to Yankee Stadium to face off against New York City FC. The Pigeons have a couple of names that you definitely know: Andrea Pirlo, David Villa, and Ethan White, plus a number of lesser known players that they're trying to work into a coherent whole.

D.C. United vs. Sporting KC Community/Site Player Ratings

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We wrap up, pack up, and move on from Saturday.

D.C. United opened up the last opening game of their time at RFK Stadium against Sporting Kansas City with big aspirations and thoughts of a win with a bunch of goals scored being a formality were on many minds. So when a scoreless draw occurred naturally there was cause for some disappointment.

4 thoughts about D.C. United’s draw with Sporting KC

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The Last Word returns to tackle a frustrating season opener

The atmosphere, as fans cleared out of a cold RFK Stadium around 9pm Saturday, was one of disappointment. D.C. United fans of all stripes seemed a bit deflated after the Black-and-Red - coming into the season having scored 36 goals in their last 15 competitive games - were held to a 0-0 draw by Sporting Kansas City.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City GIFs

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We look at some things from the game.

When you see a scoreless draw between two teams on the first weekend of regular season such as the one D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City engaged in Saturday, it would be a problematic thing for someone to try and look at GIFs from a contest such as that.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City ratings form

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You get to weigh in on the best and worst on the field.

D.C. United came into their first game of 2017 (and their last home opener at RFK, if I understand things) with high-ish aspirations and expectations, dampened slightly by the absence of a key figure in the lineup. Though they found themselves outshot, they did seem to have more dangerous chances in their 0-0 draw with Sporting Kansas City, they did leave Saturday's game disappointed and with some work to do.

Sporting KC projected starting 11 to face D.C. United

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Opposition 11 is back to preview Kansas City in the season opener for both sides

The word "rebuild" has been tossed around a few times this offseason when people talk about Sporting Kansas City. It's a bit odd; yes, the club has two new wide forwards, and there's talk that defensive midfielder Ilie Sanchez is a game-changer, but other than that?

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Fernandes, Dwyer step up as Sporting KC attack begins to gel

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When Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes brought in Designated Player Gerso Fernandes to man the right wing, he knew Fernandes needed to provide something his reputation prior to MLS wasn't built on.

"When he came here, he didn't have much of a goal-scoring record and I think that had a lot to do with the way he played in the system that the played," Vermes said.

Dom Dwyer secures U.S. citizenship

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Dom Dwyer has made no secret of his desire to one day play for the U.S. Men's National Team. He has cleared a major hurdle toward making that dream a reality.

Dwyer has secured his U.S. citizenship on Thursday, moving him a step closer to becomingeligible to play for the USMNT. The 26-year-old striker, and husband of U.

San Jose Earthquakes

Possession doesn’t win MLS games

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Monday's soccer news starts with a simple point from San Jose Earthquakes assistant coach John Spencer. It was Spencer on the sideline for the Quakes in their 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City. Spencer stepped in with Dom Kinnear unable to coach due to an illness. What Spencer saw from his squad on Saturday night was an ability to control possession.

Sporting KC holds off Earthquakes for first win of 2017

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Sporting Kansas City tasted victory for the first time in 2017, and have David Bingham to thank for it.

The San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper committed an 89th-minute blunder that gifted Sporting KC an insurance goal it wound up needing on the way to a 2-1 victory at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday night.

The Rest

Sporting KC attack overwhelms Rapids in home rout

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Sporting KC continued to solve problems in front of goal, adding threemore home goals in another win at Children's Mercy Park.

Key offseason signing Gerso Fernandes sealed a victory for a Sporting KC attack that has started slow in the 2017 season.