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Report: Orlando City chasing Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer

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Could Dom Dwyer be on the move soon?

According to ESPN, Orlando City is "aggressively pursuing" the Sporting KC forward, whose current deal expires at the end of the year.

Over the last week, @OrlandoCitySC have been aggressively pursuing Dom Dwyer.

Sporting KC fights back for road draw against in-form RSL

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Sometimes in the game of soccer, the goalpost can be your biggest enemy or your best friend. Sporting Kansas City used a second-half penalty kick from Benny Feilhaber and some help from the post defensively to draw 1-1 with Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday evening.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 19

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After a short break for the Gold Cup group stage, with only six teams in action in the U.S. Open Cup, the power rankings have remained static for MLS.

That changes dramatically this week, as league play is set to return with a vengeance as a majority of teams undergo a double-slate of matches.

The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

What should the Dynamo do in the summer transfer window?

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The MLS summer transfer window is open, so the Dynamo will now have to make some decisions.

The MLS summer transfer/trade window opened on July 10th, officially allowing teams to bring in reinforcements from other leagues and trade for intra-league players. Some clubs had signed players in the weeks leading up to the window and just now were able to add them to the roster, as was the case for the Earthquakes and their new creative midfielder, Valeri Qazaishvili.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 18

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The best team in MLS continues its fantastic season, a home unbeaten streak stayed in tact and a few struggling teams rebounded with wins at home.

New York City FC cruised past Minnesota United en route to a 3-0 win. (READ)

Will Johnson's goal lifted Orlando City to a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Salloi, Melia help Sporting KC preserve draw with Timbers

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Sporting Kansas City saved itself from what could have been its first home loss this season with a second half strike from an unlikely hero in the form of 20-year-old striker Daniel Salloi.

Salloi, the second option off the bench behind Diego Rubio, entered the match for injured Gerso Fernandes in the 35th minute and scored an important equalizer in the 60th minute.

Sporting KC opens up five-point lead in West with road win over Galaxy

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The Western Conference leaders checked another accomplishment off their list on Saturday night.

Sporting Kansas City took down the LA Galaxy 2-1 at StubHub Center behind first-half goals from Roger Espinoza and Ike Opara.

The win made Peter Vermes' side the first to reach 30 points in the Western Conference.

MLS Week 17: A Look Ahead

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It's Rivalry Week in MLS, and Week 17 features some fascinating matches between opponents that love to hate each other.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a pair of matches. First, Toronto FC take on the team that ended their 8-match unbeaten run two weeks ago, the New England Revolution.

Earthquakes, Sporting KC share points in scoreless draw

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It's never a walk in the park when Sporting Kansas City comes knocking at your door, especially when they stand atop of the Western Conference.

The depleted San Jose Earthquakes, playing with just 16 men in their squad on Saturday night, were able to overcome early obstacles and hold Sporting KC to a 0-0 at Avaya Stadium.

Philadelphia Union

Local Soccer Notebook 7/15/17

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Benfica podcast checks in with C.J. dos Santos, Colton Storm scores first goal as a professional and more

Sporting Kansas City defender Colton Storm (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) scored his first professional goal for Swope Park Rangers in a 4-0 win over Rio Grande Valley FC Toros.

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Player of the week: John McCarthy

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After stealing a point in Kansas City, there's no doubt about who is PSP's player of the week.

Tactics quick hits: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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PSP's Adam Cann fires off some quick hit observations about the tactical dynamics of Philadelphia Union's road draw against Sporting Kansas City.

Player ratings: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union escaped Kansas City with a point through some John McCarthy heroics and a Roland Alberg penalty. We've got complete player ratings.

Union grind out road draw at expense of Sporting KC

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For the second match in a row, a road team battled successfully for a road point at Children's Mercy Park against Sporting KC.

This time, the Philadelphia Union came away with the result as Roland Alberg scored a penalty that answered to a Sporting KC goal delivered by another replacement striker.

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Sporting Kansas City 1

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The Union come back in the second half to grab a point in KC

Not a bad way for the Philadelphia Union to head into the Gold Cup break. The first half went as poorly for the Union as it could have. Just looking at the number of corner kicks in the first half will tell you all you need know, as Sporting Kansas City had a nine to zero lead.

Philadelphia Union vs Sporting Kansas City quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union's series history against Kansas City with our quick reference, featuring match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Chris Pontius gets Gold Cup call-up, worst week in LA Galaxy history?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/6/17

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The Union travel to Kansas City for tonight's game - read all about it and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union
In the last match before the Gold Cup break, the Union head to Kansas City to take on an old nemesis.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

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The Union travel to Kansas City on Thursday to face what could be the league's best team in one of the league's toughest venues. PSP's Dan Walsh previews the match.

Match preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union

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In the last match before the Gold Cup break, the Union head to Kansas City to take on an old nemesis.

Game: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Thursday, July 6th

Time: 8:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:30 p.m. Central, 5:30 p.

Jesse Gonzalez eligible for USMNT, Germany downs Mexico: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/30/17

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Enjoy today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Ten thoughts on the Union's excruciating shootout loss in New York
Did either team really deserve to win that game?

Know Your Enemy: New England Revolution
The Union welcome New England Revolution to Talen Energy Stadium on Fourth of July weekend for the first time this season.

The Best of MLS: Week 17

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Rivalry Week was at the forefront of the Major League Soccer schedule this weekend, but the top performances of Week 17 came from outside the showcase matches.

The best player of the weekend is an attacker for one of the hottest teams in the league, and one of the best clubs from the start made an impressive statement on their travels to California.

FC Dallas

Sporting KC's Opara diagnosed with severe concussion after scary kick to head

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Stop me if you've heard this before. Ike Opara, on the cusp of a season that would cement him as one of the best defenders in MLS, will miss extended time due to an unfortunate injury.

In a very scary moment, the Sporting Kansas City defender went to head a ball away from FC Dallas' Maxi Urruti, whose attempted bicycle kick caught Opara square in the face.

Sporting KC advances to U.S. Open Cup semis after wild extra-time finish

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Though Sporting KC went a man down in the 13th minute of Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal, it was the shorthanded team thatemerged not only winner, but a man up after extra time.

Sporting KC knocked off defending U.S. Open Cup champions FC Dallas by grinding out a physical affair and winning 3-0 after 120 minutes at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Dynamo host Sporting KC, Union visit Red Bulls, and more

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The U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 begins on Tuesday night with an all Western Conference showdown taking place in Frisco kickstarting the festivities.

On Wednesday, 14 other clubs will fight to book their place into next month's quarterfinals. Three lower league sides remain in the competition with FC Cincinnati, Miami FC, and Republic FC all in action on Wednesday.

Dom Dwyer

Debutants strike as US down Ghana

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Washington (AFP) – English-born striker Dom Dwyer scored a goal on his international debut as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City forward Dwyer, who became a US citizen three months ago, lashed home a first-half volley to fire the Americans ahead as they build towards this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Debutants strike as US down Ghana

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Washington (AFP) – English-born striker Dom Dwyer scored a goal on his international debut as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City forward Dwyer, who became a US citizen three months ago, lashed home a first-half volley to fire the Americans ahead as they build towards this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Amobi Okugo

Match Preview: What will the Portland Timbers look like at Sporting Kansas City?

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The Portland Timbers have struggled with injuries in 2017, but the side has never been as hard hit by injuries and absences in the defensive half of the field as they are coming in to Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City.

At center back Gbenga Arokoyo, Liam Ridgewell, and Amobi Okugo are all out injured, leaving Lawrence Olum and Roy Miller as the side's likely starters and Rennico Clarke as the team's only other rostered possibility off the bench — although Clarke has not made the 18 for T1 or T2 since the side's ill-fated US Open Cup loss to the Seattle Sounders three weeks ago.

Injury Report: Diego Chara out 4 weeks with a hamstring strain

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And the hits keep comin'...

Jamie Goldberg at the Oregonian is reporting that Diego Chara picked up a hamstring strain against the Sounders over the weekend and will be out for at least a month. If that wasn't enough, Amobi Okugo is out 4-6 weeks as well with a ACL strain. He was injured on that Dempsey header that sealed the draw.

Houston Dynamo

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against the Colorado Rapids

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Who do you want to see start against the Colorado Rapids?

The Dynamo will be playing in their 3rd game in 9 days with some key players out with their national team. After a draw with FC Dallas at home and a US Open Cup loss to Sporting Kansas City, the Dynamo are hoping to move on and finally break their winless streak on the road when they travel to Commerce City, Colorado to play the Rapids.

Major Link Soccer: Wesley Sneijder next big name linked to LAFC

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Derlis Gonzalez rumors and Round of 16 US Open Cup results.

Seattle

You've been wanting transfer rumors, and Derlis Gonzalez's name has popped up again. It looks like he is on the move, and the Sounders seem to be a plausible destination.

Last week, Seattle Reign FC's Lauren Barnes spoke to 2 Up Front about the 2017 season, and her overall career in Seattle.

U.S. Open Cup Round Five: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City Preview

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Sporting Kansas City will travel south to BBVA Compass Stadium to take on the Houston Dynamo in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

The Houston Dynamo will take on Sporting Kansas City in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday June, 28th at 5:30 PM at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The Rest

Epic comebacks are cool, but not needing them is cooler

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Sounders are digging themselves too many holes.

Even in the context of what has already been a pretty wild season, the Seattle Sounders' literally historic come-from-behind win over D.C. United on Wednesday was off the charts. Through roughly 50 minutes, the Sounders played about as badly as they ever had before.

USA vs. Panama, Gold Cup Group B: time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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The USMNT opens Gold Cup play with their toughest match, followed by the rest of Group B

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The USMNT starts group play with easily their toughest opponent in the group stage in Panama. Expect Bruce Arena to go with mostly the same starting XI that beat Ghana 2-1 last weekend.

Is tonight’s game a rivalry match?

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In the absence of a true regional rivalry, perhaps Union fans can look further afield to find a match worth getting worked up about.

US Open Cup 2017: Dynamo bow out of the U.S. Open Cup in shutout fashion

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Sporting KC get the best of the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium

The Dynamo's run in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup came to an end on Wednesday night with a 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. With Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis away on international duty for Honduras and a weekend match against Colorado, Wilmer Cabrera elected to field virtually the same lineup used in the 3-2 win again North Carolina FC.

The Peel Episode 37: Texas Derby Feels

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Post Texas Derby feelings

Another Texas Derby match in the books and El Capitan is still up for grabs. Josh and Justin talk about the derby and the up coming Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match versus Sporting Kansas City and the league match at Colorado Rapids Soccer Club. Also, the just will discuss the call-ups for the USMNT for the Gold Cup.

Three questions with Once A Metro

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We spoke with Jonathan Machlin of Once A Metro, SB Nation's New York Red Bulls blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and NYRB.

Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game) With the Open Cup on Wednesday against New York City FC and a match against them next Saturday, is there a chance the Red Bulls will overlook the Union this weekend?