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Kansas City Sweep Montreal

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Sporting KC allowed a goal against the Montreal Impact for the first time this season, but it wasn't enough to keep Kansas City from sweeping the season series last night in Montreal. Sporting KC got a pair of goals from Dom Dwyer, his fourth and fifth against the Impact this year.

Dwyer got Kansas City going very early.

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Johnson, fines Berhalter

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BY MITCHELL NORTHAM

Outside of scoring his first goal of the Major League Soccer season against the Montreal Impact over the weekend, it sure has been a rough going lately for DC United forward Eddie Johnson.

After being left off Jurgen Klinnsman's 2014 World Cup roster last week, MLS suspended Johnson on Tuesday for what MLS called a "reckless challenge" against Montreal goal keeper Troy Perkins.

Know Your Enemy: Montreal Impact

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Un classique de Canadian humor.

OTF's Stephen Mangat is a multi-lingual hater...

Hoo boy. Two teams without wins but with playoff potential. A former managerwho inspires mixed emotions due to his legendary (?) status as a player, but a crap coach. Desperate fan bases that teeteron the verge of optimism and anger.

Neagle anchors Sounders’ win over Impact

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By JASON MITCHELL

Apparently you can go home, even if you show up a day late.

Lamar Neagle, whose promising career with the Seattle Sounders has bookended a mostly forgettable 2012 season with the Montreal Impact, keyed the Sounders' 2-0 road win over his former team.

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (2) vs. Montreal Impact (2)

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Two out of three for Magia Miguel (AP Photo/Chicago Fire, Brian Kersey)

OTF's Shane Nicholson laments another blown chance by the Men in Red and wonders if they've checked their calendars lately...

Six from 18.

The Fire just went through a month in which their season was in their hands, and they took six points out of a possible 18.

SBI MLS Save of the Week: Troy Perkins

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D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire lineup: U.S .Open Cup semifinal edition

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As we have been harping on for months now, the U.S. Open Cup is D.C. United's last chance to salvage anything on the field this season. The next step towards the final comes tomorrow night against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park. But after United's 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact, there are questions at two key positions.

Episode 325: Troy Perkins and Grant Wahl

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Goalkeeper Troy Perkins offers candid thoughts about how trades affect family members and discusses the Impact's current form. In the second segment, Sports Illustrated and FOX Soccer reporter Grant Wahl calls in to talk hats, Gold Cup and MLS.

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RELATED: Read Grant Wahl's recent article on Major League Soccer's playoff and regular season schedule.

Oduro leads injury-hit Crew to shock win over first-place Impact

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Columbus Crew came into Saturday's Eastern Conference showdown vs. the Montreal Impact looking like a team poised to fall apart.

After losing their second starter in the past three weeks to a torn ACL (Glauber joined Eddie Gaven on the season-ending injury), and suffering a U.

Despite statistical advantages, Portland Timbers can’t overcome Montreal defense in 2 to 1 loss at home

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The Portland Timbers were hosting the Montreal Impact in the hopes to gain some needed points at JELD-WEN Field before traveling in their next two matches. The Impact had other ideas after getting a win in Seattle last weekend, and they scored goals in the 30th and 60th minute to take a two goal lead.

The Lowry Lowdown: An inside look at player trades and transfers in football

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SWOL's own Peter Lowry on the pitch for the Portland Timbers (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Let me start off by saying I've never been traded. I was expansion-drafted by Portland, which is an entirely different story, but I've been almost traded a half dozen times that I know about.

New England Revolution 1 Montreal Impact 0

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Defender A.J. Soares scored the only goal of the game in the 88th minute and goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made a career-high seven saves to notch his second straight shutout as the New England Revolution closed the 2012 season with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday afternoon at Stade Saputo.

TFC and Impact play to scoreless draw

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Montreal poured on a late onslaught, and Marco DiVaio came close to becoming the latest player to burn Toronto FC with a late goal, but the Italian missed a golden chance late and spared TFC another collapse.

Goalkeeper Freddy Hall made some key late saves to help Toronto salvage a scoreless draw against the Impact at BMO Field on Saturday afternoon.

Higuain rallies Crew past Impact

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The Montreal Impact took a 1-0 lead on the Columbus Crew in their important Eastern Conference clash on Saturday, but in a scene that Crew fans have become all too familiar with in recent weeks, Federico Higuain drove the Columbus attack to a victory.

Emilio Renteria headed home a Higuain cross in second-half stoppage time to lift the Crew to a 2-1 victory at Crew Stadium on Saturday night.

SBI MLS Best XI: (Week 25)

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In-form Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero put together one of the best games of the MLS season in an offensive outburst that was one of the best in a week that saw several outstanding attacking performances.

Montero's hat trick against Chivas USA highlighted a week in which San Jose's Alan Gordon and Simon Dawkins and Columbus' Federico Higuain and Jairo Arrieta all delivered multiple goals in victories, earning all five players spots on the SBI MLS Best XI as a result.

Off-week Matches With Playoff Implications

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Even though the Chicago Fire will be off this weekend, there will still be a few matches this weekend that should interest Fire fans. All of these matches will impact the Fire's playoff chances and the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. All Matches are available on MLS Live unless indicated. A list after the jump.

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Fantasy Focus: Are you tired of Robbie Keane?

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With 87 points, n00bius led all teams in scoring this week. Robbie Keane (LA, $11.0M) was the vice captain and (Mauro Diaz?!) notched 2 goals and an assist for 30 points. Both Erick Torres (CHV, $7.4M) and Javier Morales (RSL, $9.3M) scored 12 points - Torres with 2 goals, and Morales with 1 goal and 1 assist.

Fantasy Focus: Back With a Vengeance

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Our own Handsome Boys SC scored 75 points to lead the league this round. Nathan Sturgis (COL, $4.7M) captained the side and scored 14 points. His Rapids teammate Dillon Powers ($6.3M) scored a goal and earned an assist to score 12 points. Three other players scored seven points -- Chris Klute (COL, $5.

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Fantasy Focus: Capped Off

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Things return to normal this week, as just three teams are on bye, and nobody plays more than once. This round we have a tie at the top of the leaderboard between Futbol5 and Bayern Neverlusen on 118 points. Both teams captained Camilo (VAN, $8.0M), who rewarded them by scoring 50 points on 3 goals and 2 assists.

Portland Timbers versus Montreal Impact (photos and video)

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The Timbers fell behind by two goals for the second time in seven days but, despite applying pressure to the Montreal defense in the second half, were unable manufacture a repeat of the Season Opener and salvage a point.

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #18: Donovan Ricketts

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Donovan Ricketts started his MLS career with the LA Galaxy in 2009. Having spent five years with League 1 side Bradford City, the lanky Jamaican quickly established himself as one of the best keepers in the league, winning the league's Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2010.

But after spending much of 2011 injured and being spelled by the capable Josh Saunders, the LA Galaxy sent him to Montreal in exchange for allocation money.

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Timbers Notes- Ricketts shining in goal, Kah to train Thursday, and more

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BY MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.-It has been 390 minutes since the Timbers have conceded a goal in front of the home fans and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is one of the major reasons why Portland is enjoying its best run of form since joining MLS in 2011.

The Jamaican International arrived in Portland last August in exchange for fan favorite Troy Perkins.

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #10: Troy Perkins

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Acquired from DC United in exchange for allocation money and goalkeeper Steve Cronin, Perkins was seldom out of the starting lineup during his tenure with the Portland Timbers.

Perkins was known for his awareness in front of goal and the quick reaction saves that kept the Timbers' chances alive.

Portland Timbers Passing Matrix

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I was reading the review of Portland's 2012 season posted on the MLS website and saw they had a look at the Opta stats. In the Opta stats article they had a link to download the Timbers' passing matrix, and so I did. I wanted to show you some observations I found and see what everyone else thought about the matrix.

Portland Timbers Postmortem: Gavin Wilkinson as Interim Head Coach

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On the morning of July 9, Timbers fans were whipped into a frenzy of anticipation, as news started to leak that head coach John Spencer would be fired later that day. That anticipation abruptly turned to, well, something else entirely at about 10am, when Geoffrey C Arnold reported that Gavin Wilkinson would be serving as interim head coach until a replacement could be found.

Portland Timbers 2012 Player Rankings #19: Joe Bendik

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Joe Bendik was the Timbers' number two keeper for most of the 2012 season and saw the field five times thanks to injuries suffered by Troy Perkins and his upgrade, Donovan Ricketts. Bendik came on as a substitute twice and started three times, allowing eight goals, two of which were penalty kicks, and making eleven saves.

Portland Timbers 2012 Player Rankings #22: Jake Gleeson

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At the beginning of the 2011 season, both the first- and second-string keepers Troy Perkins and Adin Brown picked up injuries and Jake Gleeson, suddenly the team's only healthy keeper, was called on to start a few games early in the season, including the home opener. In that time, Gleeson endeared himself to the fans and made some thoroughly impressive saves.

Portland Timbers Postmortem: The Perkins-Ricketts Trade

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The 2012 season has been an absolute disaster in just about every way it could have been. Hopes were high at the start of the season because of the relative success of the 2011 campaign, and many of us scoffed at pundits who dared predict the Timbers might finish in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Five Reasons to be Excited for 2013

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It's been a grim year. With Kenny Cooper being traded to the New York Red Bulls and thereafter scoring goals like a mad man, Troy Perkins (a fan favorite) being traded and publicly dissed by Gavin Wilkinson, and John Spencer being fired it's been a whirlwind of crap that Portland Timbers fans have had to deal with this year.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Who Is That Masked Man? Edition

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The Portland Timbers practiced today at Jeld-Wen Field ahead of their Cascadia Cup match up with the Vancouver Whitecaps tomorrow night. While the Whitecaps are still in a strong position to compete for a playoff berth, the Timbers only remaining chance at glory this season is a victory over their Cascadian rivals in Vancouver and Seattle.

Portland Timbers Need to Sign a Big Defender This Off Season [Poll]

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Perhaps not as glamorous as a marquee striker or midfielder, as what we've come to expect from MLS teams in the recent years, but I think, if anything, these past two road games have shown that the Portland Timbers desperately need to bring in a marquee, veteran defender to command and lead the back line.

Portland Timbers at Toronto FC Preview and Match Thread

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It has been ten days since the last time we had a Portland Timbers game to watch, but with the changes that have been made in the interim, it seems like an eternity. Emotions will be running high for the Portland faithful today, as, for the first time since April 2011 -- a run of 51 league matches -- a Timbers game will start without Troy Perkins in goal.

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Fantasy Focus: Dallas and Chivas Players Star -- Seriously.

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Week 4 is in the book, and we have a new overall leader in the league, as well as a new addition to the weekly leader list. Allie's Awesome Team scored 77 points, with midfielder Patrice Bernier (MTL, $8.0M) leading scoring with 18 points as captain, followed by defenders Josh Williams (CLB, $5.3M) and Matt Hedges (DAL, $5.

Fantasy Focus: One Week Does Not a Season Make

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MLS week one is in the books, and we're either patting ourselves on the back or cursing ourselves and sobbing gently in the corner. We begin with a nod to Killer Angels, whose 85 points set the B&RU pace, with the key move being making Graham Zusi the captain, and reaping the benefits with 28 points.

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D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls Lineups: Playoff Edition

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Troy Perkins, Bryan Namoff, Bobby Boswell (Devon McTavish, 59), Greg Vanney, Marc Burch (Rod Dyachenko, 41), Ben Olsen, Christian Gomez, Clyde Simms, Fred, Luciano Emilio (Nicholas Addlery, 65), Jaime Moreno. These were the D.C. United starters and substitutes that took on the Chicago Fire five years ago tomorrow in what was, until now, the team's last playoff game.

SBI MLS Best XI (Week 23)

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The LA Galaxy dynamic duo of Landon Donovan and Juninho partnered up to help the Galaxy demolish Chivas USA last Sunday and their exploits made them easy selections to SBI MLS Best XI for Week 23.

Donovan's four assists helped him earn MLS Player of the Week honors, while Juninho fired in two goals to continue a strong run of form after starting the season in shaky fashion.

The Rest

Fantasy Focus: Deep Impact

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MLS returns with a full slate, and four Montreal players lead the charge.

To kick things off we have Bayern Neverlusen leading the way this week with 97 points. Captaining the ship was Montreal's Jack McInerney ($8.2) with 28 points while playing twice, scoring two goals, and should probably get bonus points for scoring what will probably be goal of the year against Houston.

Opinion: Why is Troy Perkins so Popular with the Timbers Army?

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"Perkins, Perkins! Give us a wave!" The loud booming chant by the Timbers Army was heard well enough by Troy Perkins as he wandered over to his net by the Timbers Army. After about 15 seconds, Perkins glanced over his shoulder and gave a small wave... From my view in section 108, I would say that Perkins' wave was almost reluctant.

Steven Smith is up for Save of the Week

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Steven Smith is up for Save of the Week

Voting is open on MLSSoccer.com and Smith has a good chance of winning despite going up against last year's four time SotW winner Troy Perkins.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Valencia Trains With the Team Edition

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The Timbers held their first practice in Portland in more than a week today, returning from their two game road trip against Toronto and New York. It was perfect training weather at the team's Beaverton training facility as next year's designated player, Jose Adolfo Valencia, trained with the Timbers for only the second time since joining the team and the first time since undergoing surgery to repair the cartilage in his left knee.