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Portland Timbers Shame Themselves in 4-1 Loss to Real Salt Lake

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The Portland Timbers fell apart in every conceivable way on Wednesday night at Providence Park, posting a comprehensive 4-1 loss to Real Salt Lake. With red cards, a penalty, and perhaps the side's worst home performance since joining MLS on offer, the Timbers and their fans had a very, very bad night.

GAME THREAD: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: May 27, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have never beaten Real Salt Lake, losing 3 times and drawing 6 times.

RSL depth players make statement with unlikely win over Sporting KC

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With two draws and now two wins, Real Salt Lake is unbeaten on the season.

The team stayed on track with a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night in Kansas City, Kansas, and Real Salt Lake made a statement with that win by calling upon several players who aren't regular starters.

D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake lineups: Struggling through missing players

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With both teams battling injuries, who will start for D.C. United against Real Salt Lake?

Despite some D.C. United players being in action tonight (more on that later), the next game that D.C. United plays as a full team will be this Saturday, when they travel to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake.

Masterful Torres volley gives Chivas edge against 10-man RSL

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It was never going to be easy for Real Salt Lake to return from the World Cup break without a batch of key starters. Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando are in Brazil as the U.S. advances to the knockout round. Tony Beltran is suspended. Ned Grabavoy is injured.

Opposite View - RSL Perspective's Denzel Eslinger Talks Real Salt Lake

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Today we get a bit of a different perspective on Real Salt Lake from Denzel Eslinger of rslperspective.com

So Real Salt Lake will head into Philly as one of just two teams without a loss, and the reason is simple – Depth – nothing more, nothing less. While RSL started the season with a completely new coaching staff, new head coach and all new assistants, the roster remained largely the same as the team that played for MLS Cup .

Rimando’s virtuoso performance one of the best of MLS Week One

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By TYLER GRAY

On a night full of outstanding saves, it was Nick Rimando who shined the brightest in the end.

Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, and RSL's Rimando, had quite the battle Saturday night with each goalkeeper making multiple highlight-worthy saves. The match seemed destined to be a draw until RSL forward Joao Plata decided to make his mark.

RSL holds on to draw FC Dallas after early red card

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah It was a much tougher than expected match for Real Salt Lake, which earned a point in its penultimate home match of the season. Strikes from Alvaro Saborio for RSL and Kenny Cooper for FC Dallas were all that the teams could muster as the match ended 1-1 in front of 20,488 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Living Up to the Hype?

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Tomorrow night at Rio Tinto Stadium, the top of the East will meet the top of West at Rio Tinto Stadium as Sporting KC meet Real Salt Lake. The question is though, will the match up live up to the expectations of the game? Both teams will be missing players for the match up due to injury or do to call ups for the national team.

Major League Soccer Weekend Preview: Many Games with a Lot at Stake

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Now that Major League Soccer is back to a normal schedule, soccer fans will witness a lot more entertaining games. The upcoming weekend offers four matches in which a lot is at stake.

The first one is a match-up between Toronto FC and Real Salt Lake. Toronto are playing at home but that may be just about the only advantage they have.

Klinsmann Calls In Experienced 2014 Gold Cup Roster

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El Capitan?

Klinsmann names his 23 to go for the Gold Cup in July. They are:

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (7) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS (5) : Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) See more at: http://www.

US Soccer Announce 23-Man Squad for 2013 Gold Cup: Landon Donovan Returns

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US Soccer have announced their 23-man squad for the 2013 Gold Cup.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION

GOALKEEPERS (3):Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS (5): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

The US team is in the same group as Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba.

RSL play perfect game to oust Sounders

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Real Salt Lake defeated Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders with a 2-1 win at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. The home team scored through Robbie Findley and Luis Gil in the first half, whereas as the visitors pulled one back through Brad Evans.

Both teams were going into the game with poor form by their standards.

MLS Week 4: A Look Ahead

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By THOMAS FLOYD

While the American soccer community zeroes in on Commerce City, Colo., for the U.S. national team's crucial qualifier against Costa Rica, the MLS show goes on — even without some big names at its disposal.

So what's the matchup most hindered by international call-ups?

Perez, Watson, Fernandez, and Acosta All Out on National Team Duty

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FCD will be missing some key pieces for the Real Salt Lake game this weekend. Blas Perez (Panama), Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica) and Raul Fernandez (Peru) have left to join their national teams for World Cup Qualifying matches.

FCD reserve defender Kellyn Acosta is also away on national team duty with the U.

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Roster for Denver World Cup Qualifier

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The USMNT got off to a rough start in Honduras with a loss, but now is their time to earn something back. With Mexico having drawn Jamaica in Estadio Azteca, it's easily within their grasp to at least get the jump on Mexico. After all, an away loss is bad, but a home draw can be even worse depending on the right circumstances.

Klinsmann Calls up 25 Players for January Training Camp; MLS Players Heavily Featured

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With the first hexagonal game not too far off at this point, Jurgen Klinsmann has gone ahead and called in 25 players for the January training camp, most likely to see if said players would be fit enough to play during the February 6th game against Honduras, though the final squad will undoubtedly also include a few notable players not included in this call up.

The 2013 USMNT Hexagonal

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This year's hexagonal will seal the fate of the USMNT for the next few years.

With the first hexagonal game not too far off at this point, Jurgen Klinsmann has gone ahead and called in 25 players for the January training camp, most likely to see if said players would be fit enough to play during the February 6th game against Honduras, though the final squad will undoubtedly also include a few notable players not included in this call up.

Johnson, Zusi headline January USMNT camp roster

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By IVES GALARCEP

Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 25 players ahead of the January camp roster, a squad heavy on MLS talent.

Eddie Johnson and Graham Zusi headline a squad with 21 MLS players.The Houston Dynamo trio of Will Bruin, Brad Davis and Tally Hall were among the players called in, as were USMNT veterans Benny Feilhaber and young playmaker Mix Diskerud.

RSL Cements Second Place in Seattle

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Real Salt Lake came to Seattle three points ahead of Sounders in the Western Conference standings. Sounders, with a game in hand, were looking to usurp their rivals with a win and draw even in the standings.

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A day removed from a return stint with the US Men's National Team, Eddie Johnson found himself on a private charter with Nick Rimando & Kyle Beckerman on the way to Seattle.

RSL Defeats Galaxy 2-1 with Espíndola Brace

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Fabian Espíndola's first-half brace gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy in Carson, Calif., on Saturday.

Salt Lake moved five points ahead of the Galaxy in second place in the Western Conference. LA remains third but only a point ahead of the Seattle Sounders, which have two games in hand.

Quote Sheet: FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake

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We're a completely different team. Before, we battled. We were always hoping to get a result. Now we're going in thinking we're going to get a result. When we were winning, 1-0, he came up to me and said, ‘I'm dead. I'm absolutely dead,' and I said, ‘Ok, we'll get a change for you.' He said, ‘No, I'm going to keep fighting, but I just want you to know I'm dead.

Tomorrow at the RioT the Battle Hymn Begins, but Where is RSL?

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On May 29, or as I like to call it, the Night MLS Died, seven MLS teams lost to seven lower division teams and threw everyone's US Open Cup predictions right out the window. In most cases the MLS teams found bizarre ways to concede and/or fail to score goals, sealing their own respective demises in the tournament.

Mid-Week MLS Recap

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Article by Pedro Gomes
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MLS mid-week action got back into high gear with a total of 21 goals in 6 matches with number of late game heroics. The action came fast and furious around the league leaving many struggling to keep up with it all.

Donovan brace helps Galaxy pull off comeback vs. RSL

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The Los Angeles Galaxy have sorely been needing a confidence-building victory to help turn around their dismal season, and they may just have gotten it.

The Galaxy picked up a surprise 3-2 road win over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday, rallying from an early 2-0 deficit to give RSL its first league loss in club history after being up by two.

Sounders Vs. Real Salt Lake: Highlights, Stats, Quotes

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There's really not a whole lot to say after a game like last night's. The Seattle Sounders, of course, lost to Real Salt Lake 1-0 on a bit of an unlucky goal by Fabian Espindola. It's tough to say the Sounders deserved more, but they weren't really outplayed either. RSL basically got one chance and did a lot with it.

Seattle Sounders v Real Salt Lake - Three Questions

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Maybe the most intriguing question that will be answered by this match is "which team is better?" Though that answer will only have meaning in weekly power rankings a match between the Seattle Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake has potential to be among the best soccer in MLS. These are two up-tempo teams that like to play with the ball at their feet.

RSL ties FC Dallas in Frisco

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Another game, another questionable call against Real Salt Lake.

That's how some RSL players and most RSL fans must have felt after yet another controversial referee's decision cost the team points. Just four days after a very questionable red card left RSL with nine men in an eventual loss to San Jose, a dubious penalty called against Tony Beltran helped give FC Dallas a leg up in their Western Conference clash in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday night.

Dallas 1 - Salt Lake 1

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Dallas and RSL split the points on Wednesday night in front of 10,069 fans at FC Dallas Stadium. Dallas opened the scoring from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time, with Tony Beltran called for a handball in the box and Brek Shea converting the ensuing penalty. Salt Lake's Emiliano Bonfigli equalized in the 72nd minute.

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Recaps & reaction to Saturday’s draw, Academy results, MLS wrap, more news

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Reaction to Saturday's draw. Edu credits teammates, club, for helping him return to USMNT picture. Union Academy teams strong over the weekend. League results and standings. More.

Donovan, Beasley and McInerney headline USMNT Gold Cup roster

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By IVES GALARCEP

U.S. Men's National Team veterans Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley headline a veteran squad chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Klinsmann named a 23-man roster for the tournament, with Donovan and Beasley returning to the national team fold, where they will be joined by national team newcomer Jack McInerney and young midfielders Joe Corona and Mix Diskerud.

Roster Named for Costa Rica & Mexico Qualifiers

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U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 23 players into training camp in Denver to prepare for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. The U.S. will face Costa Rica at sold-out Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22 at 8 p.m. MT. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas.

US names roster for WC Qualifiers - Sean Johnson called

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The Fire will be without starting goalkeeper Sean Johnson this coming weekend against Chivas USA. The 23 year old 'keeper in his fourth season with the club has been recalled by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US Men's National Team's World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico on the 22nd and 26th respectively.

USMNT Achieve Scoreless Draw with Canada

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A young U.S. Men's National Team controlled the majority of the match against Canada but couldn't find the back of the net in a scoreless drawTuesday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium in the first match of 2013.

The U.S., which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, kicked off the Centennial campaign by extending its unbeaten streak against Canada to 16 games (8-0-8).

USA vs. Canada 2013: Open Discussion Thread, Talk Amongst Yourselves

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Let's be clear about something right away: the United States has absolutely nothing invested in this match against Canada. Competitively, it's a meaningless exercise. For a lot of these players, though, it's an opportunity to get into Jurgen Klinsmann's immediate consciousness, and maybe even play their way into his plans for the World Cup Qualifier against Honduras on February 6th.

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USA Shows little in listless draw with Canada

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Coming into this game, I had high expectations. Canada was fielding a young team and they were coming off a dismantling at the hands of the Danes four days before. The US was coming off a three-week camp, conceivably playing soccer at some point during that time.

USA vs. Canada: TV Schedule, Lineups And More

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It's only a friendly, but it means so much more historically.

Tonight the United States Men's National Team faces off against geographical foes Canada in a North American rivalry game.

The game kickoff is at 9 pm EDT at BBVA Compass Stadium, the home of the Houston Dynamo, and can be watched on ESPN2, the WatchESPN app and Univision Deportes.

The Rest

Union bits, Langley to Ireland, MLS bits, big NT games today, more

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Curtin presser today. RSL notes. Morgan Langley signs with Irish club. MLS bits. USWNT and US U-17 MNT in big games today. More news.

Timbers 3, Real Salt Lake 3: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers lost the chance to go top of the Western Conference when they conceded a goal three minutes into stoppage time and had to settle for a 3-3 draw.

All-Star Game Thread: MLS All-Stars vs. AS Roma

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MLS All-Stars starting XI: (4-<4>-2) Raul Fernandez; Corey Ashe, Matt Besler, Aurelien Colin, Tony Beltran; Kyle Beckerman, Brad Davis, Will Johnson, Graham Zusi; Thierry Henry, Marco Di Vaio

MLS All-Stars bench: Nick Rimando, Chris Wondolowski, Omar Gonzalez, Patrice Bernier, DeAndre Yedlin, Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo, Mike Magee, Landon Donovan, Jack McInerney

Roma starting XI: (4-2-3-1) Bogdan Lobont; Federico Balzaretti, Leandro Castan, Mehdi Benatia, Vasilis Torosidis; Michael Bradley, Daniele De Rossi; Gianluca Caprari, Miralem Pjanic, Erik Lamela; Francesco Totti

Roma bench: Marquinho, Federico Ricci, Morgan De Sanctis, Pablo Osvaldo, Maicon, Junior Tallo, Kevin Trootman, Nicolas Burdisso, Alessandro Crescenzi, Dodo, Valero Verre

Coming live from Kansas City, Jack McInerney makes his MLS All-Star debut (possibly in the 2nd half) against last season's 6th place Serie A and big name club AS Roma.