Starting Lineup

Houston Dynamo

Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against the Portland Timbers

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo embarks on its first game on the road and they head towards inhospitable waters as they make their way towards Portland, Oregon to take on the Timbers. The Timbers are the lone team above them in the Western Conference standings and a win over them in front of their incredible fan base would certainly cause other MLS clubs to take notice of the new-look Dynamo.

Starting XI against Crew is near full strength

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Stefan Frei, Osvaldo Alonso and Clint Dempsey all among questionable players that start.

There are only two less-than-ideal starters in Saturday's lineup against the Columbus Crew SC. Gustav Svensson is filling in for the still-injured Brad Evans and Will Bruin is in for Jordan Morris, who is out with a minor ankle sprain described as not "serious or long-term.

Ozzie returns to the starting XI for Decision Day

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Even though it's no surprise, Osvaldo Alonso's return to the Sounders' starting XI for the final match of the regular season is absolutely crucial. His red card against the Houston Dynamo meant that he served a one match suspension against FC Dallas last weekend. Other than Alonso, the rest of the starting lineup is the same as it was in Dallas.

Pick the Lineup against the Vancouver Whitecaps

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With players injured and on international duty, who do you want to see step into the starting lineup?

Only 3 games into the season and we have seen in many ways a transformed Houston Dynamo side compared to last year's group. The team has finished a league best 11 goals in that time and the goals are coming from several players in our offense heavy style of play.

D.C. United

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.

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.

Sebastien Le Toux looking to push into D.C. United starting lineup

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Despite tough competition on the wings, the former Philadelphia Union attacker wants to be a major factor for the Black-and-Red

As D.C. United transitioned from struggling to score goals in the first half of 2016 to becoming one of the highest scoring teams by season's end, the wide midfield positions were one of their biggest strengths.

D.C. United versus Toronto FC lineup: Ben Olsen to keep the same group together

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Ben Olsen has no reason to change as D.C. United take on Toronto FC

With the first win out of the way, D.C. United will take on Toronto FC tomorrow. The team seems to have finally figured out their goalscoring woes, and now need to start stringing together this same type of performance if they want to compete in the Eastern Conference this year.

Opposition 11: What will Queretaro's starting lineup look like against D.C. United in the CONCACAF Champions League?

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A game on the weekend and a couple of knocks have made los Gallos Blancos a little less predictable for the 2nd leg.

Thanks to a game Saturday night and a few injuries here and there, Queretaro will face D.C. United with some tricky questions to sort out. Los Gallos Blancos made the 3 hour drive down to Morelia on the weekend and worked very hard before coughing up a 90th minute goal to draw 1-1.

Opposition 11: Who will Queretaro start in the CONCACAF Champions League against D.C. United?

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Despite a mediocre start to 2016, los Gallos Blancos seem to have a fairly easy starting lineup to predict.

If D.C. United are going to be one of the rare MLS teams that survive being paired with a Liga MX club, they're probably going to have to get past the increasingly common 4231 formation.

An entirely too early look at D.C. United's 2016 starting lineup, Mix & the dancing bear edition

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Turning a hat enthusiast and a United killer into Good Guys.

We've all had a full week to recover from Thanksgiving - and if you haven't eaten them already, it's probably time to throw out whatever leftovers remain in your fridge. We have yet to run out of ideas we wouldn't mind Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper stealing for D.

An entirely too early look at D.C. United's 2016 starting lineup, Irish Messi edition

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In which we turn our eyes across the pond.

Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the third entry in our series of not-at-all very much too early looks at D.C. United's potential starting lineup for the 2016 season. To see previous entries, be sure to check our StoryStream.

This is pretty easy, so much so that the first five names are unchanged from 2015:

GK: Bill Hamid.

An entirely too early look at D.C. United's 2016 starting lineup, scouting & connections edition

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Can United finally break the Central American hex and use a European connection to land a player?

This is the second entry in our series looking at potential starting lineups for D.C. United in 2016, based on precisely zero knowledge of how the intervening offseason will play out. In the first entry, Adam M.

D.C. United versus Portland Timbers lineup: Missing half the team

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With plenty of players being sent home, who will Ben Olsen put on the field in Portland?

D.C. United back their bags and fly from New England to Portand, facing off against the Timbers on Wednesday night for a little #dcuafterdark action. And all of that is before United has to fly back to the District to take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, for a total flying distance of over 5000 miles in about a week.

English Premier League

What Arsenal’s starting lineup needs to be against Bayern Munich

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shouldn’t be planning to see a majority of possession when his club face off against mighty Bayern Munich Wednesday night. The last time the Gunners traveled to the German giants, they managed just 34% possession of the ball. In fact, the club’s last three away trips to big clubs in Champions League play (PSG, Barcelona, and Bayern) saw Arsenal average just 39% possession.

Klopp Has No Regrets With Liverpool Lineup After FA Cup Draw

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Jürgen Klopp said he had no regrets over selecting the youngest starting lineup in Liverpool's history and a third-round replay at Plymouth Argyle was deserved reward for the League Two side after their display at Anfield.

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by what Derek Adams, the Plymouth manager, confidently described as "probably one of the best defensive performances Anfield has seen".

4-2-3-1 vs City: LvG's weak starting lineup, Man Utd could be without 7 stars; Streaming info & Possible teams

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Manchester City vs Manchester United

English Premier League

20th March 2016, Sunday

Kick off: 16:00 pm BST

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Live Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Manchester United live online

The second Manchester Derby of the season is upon us and both sides will be looking for the three points for very different reasons.

4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Klopp to field weakened Liverpool lineup, double injury blow

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4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Klopp to field weakened Liverpool lineup, double injury blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool players Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge are ruled out for tomorrow's Premier League game against West Ham United.

Sturridge is back in full training since last week, but the England striker has made some changes to his usual training routine and will undergo a "little pre-season" like Klopp suggested over the next few weeks before he returns to the starting lineup.

4-3-3 v Chelsea: LVG masterstroke in Man Utd lineup, 4 stars set to return

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4-3-3 v Chelsea: LVG masterstroke in Man Utd lineup, 4 stars set to return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United take on Chelsea in a must-win Premier League game at Old Trafford later today.

Both sides have been struggled to perform in the league and will look to kick-start their season with a morale-boosting win today.

Possible Liverpool starting lineup vs Leicester - Benteke to start?

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Possible Liverpool starting lineup vs Leicester - Benteke to start? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool vs Leicester
Premier League 2015-16
Date: Saturday 26th December 2015
Time: 15:00 bst
Venue:Anfield, Liverpool
Live stream: Watch Liverpool vs Leicester Live

A year ago, had Liverpool been hosting Leicester City on Boxing Day, it would have been considered a festive gift for the Reds.

New England Revolution

Revs 2, SKC 1 - Kamara, J. Smith Score in Preseason Victory

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Kei Kamara can't stop scoring and rookie Joshua Smith made an impact in the Revs final preseason game before the Desert Diamond Cup.

The New England Revolution concluded the first half of their annual Arizona preseason camp unbeaten after a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City earlier today.

How close are D.C. United players to being replaced?

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We all know that Ben Olsen loves his players, but are any of them close to making way for another option?

As our own Steven Streff reported, Ben Olsen does not see wholesale changes to the lineup coming anytime soon. The starting lineup against the New England Revolution will almost undoubtedly be the same group as those who took the field against Toronto FC, but hoping that tweaks to strategy and mindset will help this group unlock its potential.

Desert Diamond Cup Final 2016: Three Questions About the Revolution As Preseason Closes Tonight

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It might be a preseason game, but there is a trophy on the line and a few issues to sort out with a possible starting lineup for the MLS opener on March 6.

There are far more than three questions to answer as the New England Revolution end their preseason with the Desert Diamond Cup Final tonight against the Columbus Crew.

Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey returns to short-handed Sounders lineup vs. Crew

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Clint Dempsey is back in the Seattle Sounders starting lineup after getting a week off to rest an injury, but Sigi Schmid is still rolling out a depleted group for Saturday's match against the Columbus Crew. In addition to the expected absences of Brad Evans (suspension) and Andreas Ivanschitz (illness), Erik Friberg and Nelson Haedo Valdez were also left out of the starting lineup.

Sounders vs. Impact: Many changes to starting lineup

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Without a point in three games and with several players coming off international appearances, the Seattle Sounders are going with a distinctly different starting lineup against the Montreal Impact than they have until now. Clint Dempsey is sliding back to midfield, Aaron Kovar is in for Jordan Morris, Dylan Remick is replacing Joevin Jones and Brad Evans returns at center back.

Figuring out the USMNT midfield ahead of Tuesday's showdown vs. Jamaica

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There was a time not too long ago when the U.S. national team enjoyed a wealth of midfield options and a lack of forwards. As the team heads into Tuesday's must-win World Cup qualifier, the Americans are faced with the opposite problem.

Injuries to Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan have exposed a lack of midfield depth and left Jurgen Klinsmann's team lacking attacking punch and stability.

United States Men's National Team

USA vs. Canada: SBI Live Commentary

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CARSON, California — The U.S. Men's National team will look to make it 2-0 to cap off a successful January camp with a victory against Canada tonight at StubHub Center (10:30pm, Fox Sports 1).

Jordan Morris is in the starting lineup tonight, partnering with Jozy Altidore in a 4-4-2 formation, while San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham earns the start in what will be his first national team appearance.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Ghana?

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By FRANCO PANIZO

NATAL, Brazil The U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup preparations are over, and now Jurgen Klinsmann will have to decide which 11 players and formation give him the best chance at taking three points from the virtual must-win opener against Ghana.

Capital One Cup

Watch Daniel Sturridge score two quick goals in his return to Liverpool’s starting lineup [VIDEO]

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Daniel Sturridge had only made four appearances this season before tonight's match at St. Mary's Stadium, where Liverpool faced off against Southampton for a spot in the Capital One Cup semifinals. The match marked the striker's first start since Oct. 4, with various injuries throughout the calendar year limiting the England international to 262 minutes since April.

Watch Daniel Sturridge score two quick goals in his return to Liverpool’s starting lineup [VIDEO]

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Daniel Sturridge had only made four appearances this season before tonight's match at St. Mary's Stadium, where Liverpool faced off against Southampton for a spot in the Capital One Cup semifinals. The match marked the striker's first start since Oct. 4, with various injuries throughout the calendar year limiting the England international to 262 minutes since April.

The Rest

Union news, Real Madrid downs Bayern: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/19/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's Alberg shows glimpses of potential in return to starting lineup
We've heard the criticism of Roland Alberg: he doesn't run; he doesn't play defense; he's lazy; he came into camp overweight; he doesn't fit the system.

How the Sons of Ben have continued building a relationship with their city of Chester
At the end of February 2008, Don Garber officially announced that Major League Soccer would be expanding to Philadelphia in the 2010 season.

Rapids Beat NYCFC, Qualify For Diamond Cup Final

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Yesterday was the third of the four matches we'll play in Arizona, this time against NYCFC. I didn't get to see the game so I'm basing this recap on reports from others. The starting XI:

MacMath Miller - Watts - Sjoberg - Burch Azira - Cronin Hairston - Powers - Badji Doyle
Minus the recovering Gashi and maybe Nana that looks like the opening day lineup (and if we're lucky Howard).

Carolina Challenge Cup is Sounders final phase of preseason

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With the season rapidly approaching there are a final few games in Charleston, South Carolina to evaluate the roster. The Seattle Sounders will face the Charleston Battery, Atlanta United and Columbus Crew SC before returning to Starfire.

There are less than three weeks left in the Seattle Sounders preseason before the MLS season opens on March 4.

Projected Western New York Flash starting lineup for the 2016 NWSL Championship

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Unlike the Spirit, the Flash lineup is pretty much settled

The Washington Spirit may have questions about who to start at center back and a wide range of forwards to choose from, but the Western New York Flash are heading into today's NWSL championship game with no such problem. Even head coach Paul Riley's suspension won't have a major impact on the Flash's starting eleven, which appears to be more or less set in stone.

NYRB II roster a future model for Bethlehem Steel FC

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The Baby Bulls' game day roster against Steel FC on Sunday showed what a team full of current and former Academy players looks like.

When NYRB II sent out its starting XI for Sunday afternoon's game with Bethlehem Steel FC at Lehigh University, there was a common thread connecting more than half of their players.

Stefan Frei returns to Sounders starting lineup vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

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Stefan Frei is back in the Seattle Sounders' starting lineup after missing last week's game with an arm injury. Frei had been training with the first team most of the week. Joining him are Nelson Haedo Valdez and Jordan Morris, both of whom left the Real Salt Lake match with injuries.

Morris appeared to have sustained some kind of head injury but was quickly cleared of a concussion.

Tyrone Mears conspicuously absent from Sounders lineup vs. Sporting KC

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There was one rather significant surprise in the Seattle Sounders' First Kick starting lineup vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday: the absence of Tyrone Mears. The veteran right back was apparently absent from training on Saturday and is neither starting nor on the bench in this game. There has been no explanation given as of yet.

Galaxy debutants impress in 2016 opener

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The LA Galaxy officially began their 2016 campaign on Wednesday nightwith five new starters, and a total of eight players in the starting lineupwho were not members of the club this time last year.

Giovani Dos Santos and Steven Gerrard were both added as designated players in the middle of last season.

Cherundolo, Bocanegra set to return to lineup for crucial qualifier vs. Jamaica

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By FRANCO PANIZO

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- There figure to be several changes made to the U.S. men's natinonal team's starting lineup heading into Tuesday's crucial World Cup qualifying showdown vs. Jamaica, and U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has already revealed some of them.

Recap: Weekend Danish action

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Brad Rusin and Shawn Nicklaw were both in the starting lineup for Koge on Sunday, as a heavy defeat left them rooted at the bottom of the First Division standings.