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Brad Evans bids farewell to Sounders

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One of the last remaining original Sounders has reportedly agreed to join Sporting KC as a free agent.

Brad Evans all but made it official: He's leaving the Seattle Sounders. The free agent has reportedly signed with Sporting Kansas City, about 10 days after joining them on what appeared to be a trial.

MLS Ticker: Evans signs with Sporting KC, TFC signs Brazilian youth international and more

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Veteran defender Brad Evans has found a new home.

According to The Kansas City Star, Evans has signed on with Sporting KC as a free agent. Evans moves to Sporting KC after spending the past nine seasons with the Seattle Sounders.

A consistent presence in the Sounders defense for many years, Evans was limited by a back injury last season and missed out on the remainder of the season after suffering the injury in August.

Brad Evans ‘hasn’t gone anywhere yet’

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Brian Schmetzer gives at least some reason to believe Evans could return in 2018.

Brad Evans is a free agent and currently training with Sporting Kansas City. To hear KC head coach Peter Vermes tell it, Evans is likely to sign there if he can "get back to full strength." That doesn't seem to bode well for his future with the Seattle Sounders.

Brad Evans reportedly training with Sporting KC

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Evans is currently a free agent.

Is it the end of an era in Seattle? Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes said that Brad Evans is training with his club this week, as relayed by Kansas City-based TotalMLS editor Jimmy Mack.

Peter Vermes said former Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans is training with #SportingKC.

Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: Sporting KC unveil state of the art training facility

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Transfer rumors, South Americans making an impact, 2018 MLS kits list, Dani Alves plays in goal and more!

Major League Soccer

MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer | Goal.com
Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America

Sporting Kansas City unveil state-of-the-art Pinnacle training facility | MLSsoccer.

MLS Ticker: Fire sign midfielder on loan from La Liga, SKC confirm Gutierrez deal

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The latest offseason addition for the Chicago Fire comes from La Liga.

The Fire announced on Tuesday that they acquired Aleksandar Katai on loan from Alaves. The 27-year-old previously played for Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade and has six caps for Serbia.

"Aleksandar should make our attack more diversified," Fire president and general manager Nelson Rodríguez said.

MLS Ticker: New deal for Roman Torres, kit reveals, and more

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Roman Torres looks to be staying with the Seattle Sounders.The defender had been close to a new deal for quite some time now and reports indicate that the Panama international has signed a new contract that would keep him in Seattle until 2020.

He took to Twitter to reveal the news:

Gracias a Dios y a @SoundersFC mi historia continua #Román Bendiciones para todos y feliz inicio de semana pic.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

MLS Ticker: Sporting KC in discussions with Chilean midfielder, Red Bulls add midfielder on loan and more

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Sporting Kansas City's midfield spending spree is not over yet.

Peter Vermes' side, who has a wealth of allocation money to spend, will reportedly sign Chilean midfielder Felipe Gutierrez, according to the Kansas City Star.

Gutierrez most recently spent time on loan from Real Betis at Internacional in Brazil, where he made 16 appearances.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/30/18

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Union promo schedule announced, you can finally say hello to Miami Beckham United, and big money moves are happening in Europe before the window closes.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Announce 2018 Promotional Schedule
Here is the Union's theme nights schedule for 2018.

MLS Ticker: SKC sign Scottish winger, Timbers near deal for Paraguay international and more

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According to the Kansas City Star, Sporting Kansas City have signed Scottish winger Johnny Russell from Derby County in the English Championship.

The 27-year-old Russell has scored 94 goals since making his professional debut with Dundee United in Scotland at the tender age of 17. Since moving to Derby in 2913, he has made 203 appearances, scoring 34 times.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/29/18

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MLS moves and the USMNT result, all in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin, Sapong both start in international friendly
The two teammates faced off in Carson last night.

MLS News

Report: Toronto FC to sign Gregory van der Wiel to two-year deal
The Reds have made their first new signing of 2018 (pending a medical).

MLS Ticker: Andy Polo completes Timbers loan, Andre Blake finalizes new deal, and more

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Diego Valeri and Fernando Adi will have new company in the attack next season at Providence Park.

On Wednesday, after several weeks of speculation, the Portland Timbers announced the loan signing of Peruvian winger Andy Polo from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia.

"We are excited to add a young and talented attacking player in Andy Polo," Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers said in a club statement.

Sacha Kljestan, Benny Feilhaber, and MLS blockbuster trades

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - For the second time in two days, one of Major League Soccer's premier creative players found himself changing teams in an offseason that has not been short on surprise transactions. On Tuesday, the New York Red Bulls shipped Sacha Kljestan to Orlando City in a trade that moved the two-time MLS assist leader and $150,000 of allocation money for a pair of young players.

Fire open 2018 at Colorado

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The first three games of the Fire's 2018 season seem to be set with the campaign opening on the road in Colorado on March 3. MLS announced home openers for all 23 clubs today and the Fire will host Sporting Kansas City in the opener at Toyota Park on March 10. They will open Minnesota United FC's home season on March 17.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/16/17

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Union lose a coach, MLS moves, and a preview of this weekend's action

Philadelphia Union News

Mike Sorber joins LAFC
The Union assistant is reuniting with his old boss.

MLS News

Sources: LA Galaxy finalizing deal to sign David Bingham
MLS sources confirm to ESPN FC a trade is near.

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Around The Forest: Sunil Gulati will not run for USSF President

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Also: Sporting KC ready to splash the cash, Kekutah Manneh trials with Union Berlin, Expansion finalists make their pitches to MLS and more!

Portland

T2 Announce 2018 Tryout Details | Portland Timbers
T2 will conduct player tryouts from February 3-4 at the adidas Timbers Training Facility as the team prepares for its fourth season in USL.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/6/17

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Union news, MLS moves, and Champions League Results

Philadelphia Union News

Fabian Herbers training with German third division club
Herbers' future with the Philadelphia Union remains uncertain.

‘THEY WEREN'T VERY HAPPY': TFC's Moor nearly landed in Philly
Philadelphia piqued Moor's interest "big time" given his wife, a Jersey native, had family nearby.

Giovinco, Almiron, Valeri headline MLS Best XI

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With MLS Cup right around the corner, the league has announced the 11 players that make up the 2017 Best XI.

Sebastian Giovinco, Miguel Almiron and Diego Valeri headline the MLS Best XI determined by media, MLS players and MLS technical staff. Toronto FC leads the way with three representatives as Giovinco is joined by Justin Morrow and Victor Vasquez while Atlanta United and Sporting KC each see two players named to the squad.

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia wins goalkeeper of the year

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Matt Doyle talks Caleb Porter, Luka Modric outcast to all-world midfielder, USMNT legend Landon Donovan, NWSL lands in Utah and more!

Portland

Armchair Analyst: Caleb Porter's Portland tenure comes to a close | MLSsoccer.com
It was unexpected. Caleb Porter had guided a dinged and damaged Portland Timbers team to the top of the Western Conference during the regular season, and then – as they proceeded to pick up a few more dings, and sustain yet more damage – they battled gamely in the Western Conference semifinals before falling, 2-1 to Houston.

Tim Melia wins 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

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Sporting Kansas City's Tim Melia is the winner of the 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award. Melia started 31 games making 91 saves and recording ten shutouts. Those numbers had him well ahead across all voting categories, taking 50.29% of the total vote. Philadelphia's Andre Blake finished in 2nd-place with 10.

SBI MLS Goalkeeper of the Year: Tim Melia

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Tim Melia has experienced a winding road through MLS. In 2017, he was the last line of defense in a Sporting Kansas City unit that allowed only 29 goals, fewest in the league and eight fewer than their nearest competitor. A lot of the team's success is thanks to the strong goalkeeping work of the 31-year-old from New York.

Ike Opara wins 2017 MLS Defender of the Year

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Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara is the 2017 MLS Defender of the Year, the league announced on Thursday. When Opara was on the field, Sporting Kansas City gave up 23 goals in 30 games and recorded 11 shutouts. He led the voting across all categories, taking the Player Vote with 31.

Sporting KC suffer another early postseason exit amid falling out of form

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Sporting Kansas City became the Buffalo Bills of the MLS knockout round on Thursday night.

Peter Vermes' men dropped their fourth consecutive knockout-round game to the Houston Dynamo in extra time at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Unfortunately, the club is no stranger to faltering down the stretch and exiting the postseason in disappointing fashion.

Columbus and Houston advance from the knockout round

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Columbus needed penalties to get past Atlanta United in the knockout round of the 2017 MLS playoffs. The two teams finished scoreless through 120 minutes at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, but that says nothing about the quality of the game. Both teams had close chances, relying on the frame of the goal and quality play from their goalkeepers.

LAFC

Feilhaber to LAFC

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The soccer news starts with another USMNT player traded between MLS clubs. This time, it's Benny Feilhaber making the move from Sporting KC to LAFC. Feilhaber joins the MLS expansion team in exchange for $200,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money, once again putting a dollar figure on an MLS player.

Major Link Soccer: Benny Feilhaber traded to LAFC

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MLS schedule revealed today and some US Soccer news as well.

MLS

The FULL 2018 MLS schedule will be revealed today at 10:30 am.

Sporting Kansas City trades Benny Feilhaber to LAFC. Why couldn't they have sent him to an Eastern Conference team?

Orlando City SC have locked up Dom Dwyer for the next three years after signing him to an extension on Wednesday.

News roundup: Curtin a Hall of Famer, MLS trades, Carli Lloyd makes cut — THURSDAY

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Also: Union's Clearwater dates, more MLS transfers and rumors than you can shake a corner flag at, Grant Wahl article, and Ronaldo's endorsements.

LAFC acquires Benny Feilhaber from Sporting KC

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Los Angeles FC continues to make big moves to assemble its roster as the expansion club brought in one of the league's premier playmakers.

On Wednesday, LAFC announced that the club had acquired Benny Feilhaber from Sporting KC in exchange for$400,000 in allocation money. Sporting KC receives$200,000 in General Allocation Money and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money just several months after earning up to $1.

Houston Dynamo

MLS Playoffs, Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Game 1: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston host game one of the Western Conference semifinal against Portland.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

What

It is game one of the home-and-away series between the Houston Dynamo and the Portland Timbers. After beating Sporting Kansas City in the knockout round of the MLS playoffs Houston advanced to now face the Timbers.

Three keys for the Dynamo against the Portland Timbers

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What the Dynamo have to do in their two leg aggregate series against the Portland Timbers.

With an ugly extra-time win over Sporting KC on Thursday in the MLS Cup playoff knockout round, the Houston Dynamo advanced to a conference semifinals matchup against the Portland Timbers. The first game is on Monday at BBVA Compass, and the second is Sunday in Oregon.

Around The Forest: Portland Timbers set to face Houston Dynamo in conference semi-finals

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Houston squeaks by Sporting KC, Crew beat Atlanta to move on in the MLS Cup Playoffs

Portland

Timbers to face Houston Dynamo in Western Conference Semifinals on Oct. 30, Nov. 5 | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers will face the Houston Dynamo in the first leg of the two-game, aggregate-goal Western Conference Semifinals in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs at BBVA Compass Stadium on Monday, Oct.

Dynamo edge Sporting KC on Alberth Elis extra time goal

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Despite two meetings against another already this month, Thursday night's showdown at BBVA Compass Stadium between the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City had a whole new level of importance. The winner would face off with the Western Conference's top seed, the Portland Timbers, while the loser would head into the offseason early.

MLS Playoff Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS Playoffs continue tonight with a pair of matches that bring a lot of intrigue with them.

Tonight's action gets started with Atlanta United hosting a playoff game in the inaugural season. The youngest team in the Eastern Conference takes on one of the oldest as the Columbus Crew come to town.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/7/18

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Hump Day links.

MLS News

Sporting Kansas City announces the signing of Felipe Gutierrez
Sporting Kansas City announced that they have signed Felipe Gutierrez as a Designated Player. Gutierrez is a native of Quintero, Chile and has played for his country 35 times.

MLS Draft Recap: Round 4

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The final round of the weekend long event is over. Here's your summary

  1. Atlanta United- Paul Christensen (Goalkeeper, Univ of Portland)
  2. DC United (From LAG)- Afonso Pinheiro (Forward, U of Albany)
  3. Colorado Rapids(From DCU)- Brian Iloski (Midfielder, University of California Los Angeles)
  4. Colorado Rapids- Niki Jackson (Forward, Grand Canyon Univ)
  5. DC United (From MNU)- Rafael Andrade Santos (Midfielder, Virginia Commonwealth)
  6. Sporting KC (From OCSC)- Will Bagrou (Forward, Mercer)
  7. Montreal-Excluded due to pass in Rd 3.

Former U.S. U-23 international Benji Joya signs with Irapuato FC

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Benji Joya has not had the best start to his professional career to say the least.

The 24-year-old San Jose native has made 18 appearances since 2012, spending time on loan with MLS' Chicago Fire and Liga MX outfit Club Necaxa.

Through that time he scored one goal with Chicago, making 12 appearances in the 2014 campaign.

Sporting KC signs French midfielder Yohan Croizet to a DP contract

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Sporting Kansas City is adding a French midfielder to their ranks.

Yohan Croizet is joining the club on a Designated Player contract fro KV Mechelen in the Belgian Super League.

"We are thrilled to complete the signing of Yohan Croizet, a player who embodies many of the qualities we look for at this club," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said.

Sources: NYCFC to send Shelton to Sporting KC for Abdul-Salaam

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New York City FC and Sporting KC are set to address areas of needs by swapping a pair of 2015 first round picks.

Sources tell SBI that NYCFC is set to send Khiry Shelton to Sporting KC in exchange for fullback Saad Abdul-Salaam.

Shelton was originally drafted by NYCFC second overall in 2015, serving as the club's first ever draft pick.