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D.C. United

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 1-2 D.C. United

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The Union fell 2-1 to D.C. United in the opener of the Suncoast Invitational, but the individual battles for positions were just as important as the result.

D.C. United season review: Eric Klenofsky

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It's hard to evaluate someone who hardly played

With the departure of Bill Hamid to Midjtylland in Denmark, the D.C. United goalkeeping situation is in flux. The team's best ever goalkeeper is gone, and while the team seems to have cast its lot with Steve Clark, the spots behind him are still up for grabs.

Valeri goal, two assists send Timbers to playoffs with win over D.C.

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The Portland Timbers are back in the playoffs after a year away from post-season action.

Diego Valeri was the hero as he opened the scoring from the spot just before half time and provided the assists on the second and third goals from Alvas Powell and Sebastian Blanco, respectively, as they toppled D.

Portland Timbers Run Over D.C. United in 4-0 Win

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The Portland Timbers returned home with an emphatic win over D.C. United, beating the Eastern Conference basement dwellers in a comprehensive 4-0 victory. Featuring a brace for Sebastian Blanco and a goal and two assists for Diego Valeri, the Timbers attack looks to be in fine form as they close out the season.

Steve Clark to D.C. United?, Jelle van Damme is going back to Belgium, and more: Freedom Kicks for 8/17/2017

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Forbes claims D.C. United's value has increased this past year

Hello! I'm back from Tajikistan [ed. note: this is not a joke, Caitlin just set us up as the #1 American soccer site in Tajikistan] and returning to Freedom Kicks duty. Decent amount of news yesterday so let's get started!

Fantasy Focus: Clark's Mark

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Thanks, Fabian Espindola.

This was not a very high-scoring week, butQ.C. United led with 89 points. Javier Morales (RSL, $11.1) led with an armband-aided 16 points over two games. Behind him were Chicago's Harry Shipp ($6.4) who scored 2 goals and 13 points, as well as Colorado's Drew Moor ($7.

Fantasy Focus: Landon who?

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Landon Donovan may have set the MLS all-time goal scoring record, but he wasn't the leading scorer.

With 125 points, Beta Theta Pirate scored the most this week. Robbie Keane (LA, $11.0) played twice, scored twice, and assisted twice on the way to an armband-aided 46 points to lead his team.

Columbus Crew

Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew, D.C. United news, and more: Freedom Kicks for 11/30/2017

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A hectic day in the soccer world

Hello! There was a ton of soccer news yesterday so I'll dive right into it.

D.C. United announces 2017 contract decisions, Sean Franklin among cuts - Black And Red United
D.C. United declined to exercise 2018 contract options on five players including Sean Franklin.

D.C. United close to re-signing Steve Clark

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Bill Hamid's late season replacement looks to be back in DC next year

We have now figured out a least part of the reason that D.C. United's roster status announcement has been delayed for so long. Sources close to the team have confirmed to Black and Red United that United is close to a new agreement with Steve Clark.

D.C. United season review: Steve Clark

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Is Clark the man to replace United's best-ever goalkeeper?

The end of the transfer window saw D.C. United make a remarkable splash in the transfer market. The moves, all unveiled on August 10th, made clear sense. United needed midfield and attacking upgrades all season. A week later, though, they added one more new player to the list, and the addition of Steve Clark was a little more difficult to explain.

D.C. United signs goalkeeper Steve Clark

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Steve Clark is heading back to MLS.

The former Columbus Crew keeper has signed on with D.C. United.The 31-year-old goalkeeper left the Crew last year for AC Horsens in the Danish Super League. He started 17 matches in Denmark before returning to the States.

D.C. United reportedly signs former Columbus Crew GK Steve Clark

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Per the Washington Post's Steve Goff, United has landed the free agent after a stint in Denmark with AC Horsens

D.C. United had been hinting that the close of the transfer window might not mean the close of business for them, and those hints appear to be reality today. Steve Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that the Black-and-Red have signed American goalkeeper Steve Clark, currently a free agent after spending the 2017 season with AC Horsens of the Danish top flight.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Crew

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Will Columbus bounce back after a disastrous 2016?

In 2015, just about everything went well for the Columbus Crew. Gregg Berhalter's system was forcing Crew opponents to play a game they were deeply uncomfortable with, the entire Columbus front four couldn't stop scoring goals, and all was well.

Opposition 11: Who will the Columbus Crew start against D.C. United?

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Columbus probably won't rotate their squad despite having played on Sunday

Normally, the Columbus Crew would have to make some major changes to their lineup to face D.C. United. They played Sunday night, leaving less than 72 hours between the end of one game and the start of another. They'll also have to take a flight in that timeframe.

Galaxy drop Crew to hand Arena his 200th win

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CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy left it late, but finally unlocked the offense that had been missing for most of August, pulling away from the Columbus Crew, 2-1, on a pair of gorgeous goals by Baggio Husidic and Giovani Dos Santos.

Husidic's wonder strikecame fourteen minutes after being subbed on for an ineffective Mike Magee.

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Final Score: Early red card, PK doom Dynamo in Columbus

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Tyler Deric took down Kei Kamara inside the box in the 18th minute, earning a red card and awarding the Crew a successful PK. The goal was all the Crew needed for the 1-0 win.

A late tackle inside the box by Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric earned him a red card – and a penalty kick for the Columbus Crew.

Portland Timbers Win the MLS Cup! Beat Columbus Crew SC 2-1

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The Portland Timbers are MLS Cup Champions.

The Portland Timbers did it.

The Portland Timbers beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 in the MLS Cup Final.

The Portland Timbers are MLS Cup Champions.


It was anarchy in the early going as the Timber jumped out to a quick two goal lead.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-2 Crew

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Mike and Eli's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Locker room interviews with Brian Carroll, Richie Marquez, and John McCarthy.

Talking Points: #NEvCLB

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The Revolution wrapped up their Conference Semifinal series against the Crew with a flourish following Sunday's 3-1 second leg win at Gillette Stadium. Here's a look at some of the talking points surrounding Sunday's win.

Offense shines again

For the Columbus Crew defense, they are going to be seeing the Revolution offense in their nightmares.

Davies Double as Revs Trounce Crew, 4-2

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The New England Revolution scored four times in a playoff game for the first time in club history on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Crew. Charlie Davies scored twice and Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney added a goal apiece as New England takes a commanding lead into the home leg of their two game Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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Let the season end

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Justin Meram, Ben Speas, Ethan Finlay

Tony Tchiani, Wil Trapp


Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Danny Cruz

Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll

Waylon Francis, Tyson Wahl, Michael Parkhurst, Hector Jimenez Defense Ray Gaddis, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Sheanon Williams
Steve Clark Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Matt Lampson, Emanuel Pogatetz, Bernardo Anor, Kevan George, Aaron Schoenfeld, Eric Gehrig, Romain Gall Bench Andre Blake, Fabinho, Michael Lahoud, Zach Pfeffer, Pedro Ribeiro, Brian Brown, Fred
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Revs Move Closer To Securing Playoff Spot

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The New England Revolution took a big step closer to wrapping up a playoff spit with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at a wet Gillette Stadium. With the win, the Revolution claimed sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Sporting Kansas City and four points behind first-place D.

Crew Notes: Clark comes up big in win; Tchani dominates in midfield; and more

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When the Columbus Crew traded for the rights and then signed goalkeeper Steve Clark, there were few expectations from the fan base and media about if he'd be a solid replacement for Andy Gruenebaum.

Streak Breakers

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The New England Revolution's five game winning streak came to an end on Saturday at the hands of the Columbus Crew, who grabbed a 1-0 win with a strong performance at Crew Stadium. The Revolution survived a poor first half performance with the match tied at 0-0, but the Crew scored the winner just three minutes into the second period through a Federico Higuaín free kick.

Piatti double helps Impact halt Crew winning streak

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The Columbus Crew went to Canada looking to extend their winning streak to three matches, and looking to move a step further away from what is becoming a real logjam of a race for the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

The Montreal Impact sent the Crew back to Ohio with zero points and a tough defeat as Argentine Designated Player Ignacio Piatti opened his account with a pair of goals to lead Montreal to a 2-0 victory on Saturday at Stade Saputo.

Anor brace leads way as Crew knock off Impact

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For the first time in eight games, the Columbus Crew left an MLS contest with all three points.

The Crew picked up their first win since May 24 by knocking off the Montreal Impact 2-1 at Crew Stadium via a Bernardo Anor brace.

It was the visiting Impact who opened the scoring by way of star forward Marco Di Vaio's 35th minute finish.

Diego Valeri

WATCH: Soon to be MVP Diego Valeri knocks home a PK

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That's 21 now for the midfielder!

hey Portland got a penalty and Valeri scored it. 1-0 PDX.

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Diego Valeri stepped up to the spot after Darren Mattocks had been brought down in the box by D.

This Valeri goal is the most incredible start to a cup final ever

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There are dream starts to big matches that you fantasize about beforehand, and there's what happened in the first minute of the 2015 MLS Cup final. A pass back to Columbus Crew SC's goalkeeper Steve Clark was mishandled and the Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri was on the spot to pressure him into one of the most incredible gaffes in MLS Cup history.

Fantasy Focus: Boo This Man

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This week's high scorer is Denison Cabrallstars, with 93 points. A trio of players scored 12 points to lead the team -- Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3), Quincy Amarikwa ($6.1), and Robbie Keane (LA, $11.8) -- with each of them scoring a goal and assisting on another. In It Toux Wynne It is still the leader overall.

Philadelphia Union

Union readying for KC, Junior Lone Star traveling to Puerto Rico, USWNT faces NZ, more

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Union face KC in search of first win of 2015. Junior Lone Star off to Puerto Rico for four games. USWNT face NZ. More news.

Union bits, West Chester United wins East PA Open Cup, MLS moves, more

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Is Liga MX side Morelia interested in Carlos Valdes? West Chester United claims third Eastern PA Open Cup title in a row. Looks like Johnson to DC. More news.

West Brom

Liverpool Projected EPL Lineup Against West Brom

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Liverpool failed to make the most of every opportunity afforded to them by Newcastle last weekend to secure another victory and maintain their place at the top of the table with Arsenal.

However, a second half that finally did see the Reds score was all for nothing as they failed to convert several clear match-winning chances and were left to draw 2-2 with 10-man Newcastle.

Manchester United UCL Projected Lineup vs Shakhtar Donetsk includes Nani and Rafael

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Manchester United suffered another set back to their already rocky start under David Moyes when the club followed up a hardly convincing Capital One Cup victory over Liverpool with a 1-2 defeat to former Liverpool assistant manager Steve Clark's Steve Clark and his West Brom side that are already proving that last season's strong performance was no fluke.

West Brom vs Sunderland EPL Projected Lineups include Anelka and Altidore

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Last season West Brom were the surprise package of the year under Steve Clark. However, so far this season injuries and lack of form have stopped the Baggies in their tracks and have seen them only manage two points from their opening possible 12.

Sunderland likewise are yet to still see themselves make any real progress as Paolo Di Canio's side continues to struggle with a major lack of continuity in the side due to so many personel changes in the past few seasons, especially this summer.

Everton vs West Brom Projected Starting 11’s include Coleman and Sinclair

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West Bromwich Albion made a major move this week in wrapping up the loan signing of Scott Sinclair from Manchester City. The former Swansea starlet is expected to see his first action for Steve Clark this weekend and will be a great addition to their attack.

Likewise another loan signing in the form of Matej Vydra from Udinese is also believed to be ready to take his bow for the club as summer addition Nicolas Anelka will be excused on compassionate leave after the mysterious death of his agent.

Everton vs West Brom Players to Watch Include Barkley and Sinclair

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Everton look to secure a full three points in their opening home match of the new campaign at Goodison Park this weekend. The Toffees host West Brom a week after both sides failed to achieve full points from their opening day matches.

Roberto Martinez is expected to go with a heavily unchanged side while Steve Clark is pegged to start multiple fresh faces after his loss of summer strike signing Nicolas Anelka to compassionate leave for several days.

West Bromwich Albion

Marseille Set Amalfitano Transfer Fee Ahead of Juventus and Roma Interest

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Morgan Amalfitano has been making waves in the English Premier League so far this season with his strong performances for West Bromwich Albion. The 28-year-old has been a revelation for the Baggies this season and manager Steve Clark remains convinced that his club remain in the drivers seat to secure a permanent deal for the player at the end of the season.

Fulham vs WBA Starting Lineups Include Ruiz and Sessegnon

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An injury to on loan striker Darren Bent sees Fulham manager Martin Jol set to give Bryan Ruiz his first start of the season in support of Dimitar Berbatov as the club continue to look for the right combination up front.

Berbatov and Bent combined for a goal against Arsenal in week two, but there has been little to do from the front line since then.

The Rest

Demoliton Man

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For Charlie Davies, Saturday's match in Columbus meant plenty, and for reasons that went beyond the fact that it was first leg of the Conference Semifinals.

The last time the Revolution visited Crew Stadium, Davies was denied of a golden chance to equalize by goalkeeper Steve Clark in the waning minutes of a one-nil match that the Revolution eventually lost on Sept.

Match Review - Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew

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Union falter on a brace by Bernardo Anor, lose 2-1.

Columbus has still never lost a home opener. Brian Carroll returned from injury, but even that wasn't enough to help the Union, as they lost 2-1 to the Crew in Columbus off of a brace by Bernardo Anor.

Jack McInerney was almost gifted a goal at 6 minutes off of a sloppy pass by the Crew defense, but the Columbus center backs did well to pinch it off.