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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.

MLS Ticker: Evans injured, Hamlett named Red Bulls Sporting director and more

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The Seattle Sounders will be without a key defender to start the 2017 season.

According to the Seattle Times, Brad Evans could missfive-to-seven weeks due to a calf muscle strain. The versatile defender was a likely starter at right back, a position of weakness for the club.

Hackworth names 26-man roster for U.S. Under-17 camp

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In preparation for the upcoming CONCACAF U-17 Championships, head coach John Hackworth has named his 26-man roster for a pair of upcoming friendlies.

The roster features a heavy dose of players currently on MLS academy rosters, with 15 of the 26 currently featuring in MLS teams' youth systems.

Sporting KC 2017 adidas Home Jersey

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Two-time Major League Soccer champions Sporting Kansas City unveiled their 2017 adidas home jersey on Friday. The shirt will be worn in conjunction with the club's 2016/17 away kit throughout the course of the upcoming MLS and US Open Cup seasons. Both shirts will be on sale at theWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer [.

MLS Ticker: Agudelo has successful surgery, NYCFC announce USL partner, and more

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While nothing major, any time a player undergoes a surgery is a tense time for a team and its fans.

Thankfully, the New England Revolution have announced on Friday that forward Juan Agudelo has undergone a successful minor surgery on a small facial bone fracture. Agudelo suffered the fracture during the first half of the U.

MLS Ticker: Vermes unsure of Zusi position, Chara sent off by VAR, and more

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U.S. Men's National Team winger Graham Zusi has been surprisingly used at right back over the team's past few matches, and now he may face a change with his league team, Sporting Kansas City, as well.

Speaking at a Fan Forum on Thursday, Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes and president Jake Reid commented on several topics, most notably the position of Zusi.

Timbers to Sign Free Agent Chance Myers

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Chance Myers has scored against (and for) the Portland Timbers. And now he' going to be a Timber.

On Saturday, The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg confirmed earlier rumors that the Timbers have signed Myers as a free agent.

A source confirmed to me that the Timbers have signed Chance Myers #RCTID #MLS https://t.

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.

D.C. United

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 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.

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?

D.C. United versus Sporting Kansas City lineup: Soccer is back!

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After a long offseason, D.C. United are finally back in action

The regular season is finally back, and D.C. United takes on Sporting Kansas City this Saturday. Ben Olsen has been remarkably consistent in his first choice starters throughout the preseason, with the main wrinkle being Sean Franklin at center back and the corresponding move of Nick DeLeon to right back.

Victory over Philadelphia caps off a successful preseason for D.C. United

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United looked their best in 3-2 win over Philadelphia Union

After doing so well during the second half of 2016, D.C. United decided to stand pat for the most part this offseason. Sebastien Le Toux and Jose Ortiz were the two biggest signings, but both appear to be likely substitutes rather than starters.

Bill Hamid out for six weeks with knee surgery

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For the second preseason in a row, Bill Hamid will not participate

As first reported by Steve Goff, D.C. United and US Men's national team goalkeeper Bill Hamid had surgery on his right knee on Monday. We can further confirm that Hamid had arthroscopic surgery on the knee, which he aggravated during preparations for the national team camp.

Dom Dwyer

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.

Sporting KC Fall in Preseason Finale

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Sporting Kansas City ended their preseason on a sour note, falling in their final game in Tucson, Arizona to New York City FC 1-0. Peter Vermes put out a lineup that would likely be considered extremely close to the 11 that will take the field next weekend in DC. The big absence from the team was forward Dom Dwyer who had a minor knock.

Sporting Top New York

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Sporting KC got their first win of their preseason yesterday against the New York Red Bulls 3-0. With the Red Bulls facing off against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday all of New York's starters have returned to New York to prepare for that game. That left the Red Bulls lineup with end of the roster players, trialists, and unsigned draft picks to take on Sporting KC.

Dom Dwyer 'would jump' at USMNT chance as he nears U.S. citizenship

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Dom Dwyer isn't a U.S. citizen quite yet, but the Sporting KC forward is already looking forward to what may happen when the process is done and dusted.

Dwyer told ESPN FC that he is just weeks away from filing paperwork that would make him a U.

The Rest

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.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Sporting KC

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Each and every year, theSporting KC lineup seems consistent as theclub seems to make only slight changes each season. However, after two straight exits in the MLS Cup playoffs first round and transfer windows that left something to be desired, Peter Vermes looks forward to the 2017 season with new energy.

Sporting Kansas City sign former Philadelphia Union youth Colton Storm

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The Mechanicsburg native signed a one-year deal with options through 2020

Another former Philadelphia Union youth drafted last month has signed on with a club in Major League Soccer.

Defender Colton Storm, of Mechanicsburg, was drafted by Sporting Kansas City with the 14th overall pick out of the University of North Carolina.

Revs have “fun” during goal-fest against Sporting KC

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Six goals! Six goals! Six goals!

Every professional athlete will tell you that winning, regardless of the circumstances, feels good. They'll also admit that a full-on goal-fest is just a little bit more satisfying.

On Wednesday, the New England Revolution put up six goals against Sporting KC during a Desert Diamond Cup game.

Revolution vs. Rapids: How to Watch Saturday’s Desert Diamond Cup Showdown

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Afternoon matchup to provide sneak peek of March 4 season opener.

In two short weeks, the Revolution and Rapids will kick off the 2017 MLS season in Commerce City, Colo. This afternoon, the two clubs will square off in a tune-up match during the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.

Both teams have already played an inaugural match in the tournament, with the Revolution falling to the Houston Dynamo and the Rapids drawing with Sporting Kansas City.

Sporting Announce New Broadcast Team

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Sporting Kansas City announced their broadcast team for the 2017 season. Late in 2016 when Sporting announced their new affiliation with Fox Sports Kansas City they said that there would be changes to the broadcast team, out was color commentator, Andy Gruenebaum and sideline reporter/color commentator Jake Yadrich.

Kamara Stays Hot in Win vs. SKC

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It was another game, and another goal for no. 13 on Tuesday.

Kei Kamara scored for the third time in three games by tallying right before the break in to help lift the Revolution to a 2-1 preseason victory over Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Timbers Acquire Lawrence Olum from Sporting Kansas City

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The Portland Timbers on Friday acquired defensive midfielder and centerback Lawrence Olum from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for the Timbers' natural 2018 first-round draft pick and $50,000 in general allocation money.

Olum, 32, returns to Portland after seeing his role in Kansas City expand over the course of the last two years, logging 19 all-competitors starts in 2016 after returning to Sporting from Kedah FA in Malaysia.

Major Link Soccer: Allstar game hits the windy city

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The 2017 MLS Allstar game will be in Chicago, Maradona is going to Harvard, and Goals of the Week.


The USL announced the 2017 schedule yesterday. S2 kicks off their 2017 season at home March 26th.

U.S. Soccer

Deadline day in Europe snagged one American.

Some Soccer News for Jan 24, 2017

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It's Day 24 of 2017.

Great news: Clint Dempsey medically cleared to begin preseason training with Seattle Sounders!!


Three signings for Minnesota United today:
  • Starting with 25 year old Finnish defensive midfielder Rasmus Schuller from Hacken in Sweden.

A Look at Sporting KC's Television Conflicts with the Royals

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The Kansas City Royals today released the start times for all their games this season. This relates to Sporting KC because with Sporting's new television partnership with the Fox Sports Kansas City, the two are on the same network. In the agreement between Sporting KC and FSKC, should there be a conflict with the Royals, Sporting would be the ones that would jump to Fox Sports Kansas City Plus.