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Johnny Russell bags hat trick as Sporting KC demolish Whitecaps

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When a new player arrives to a club, players and fans alike are wondering what to expect from them. Sometimes it can turn out good while for others their decision to go may not have been the best. Johnny Russell's move to Major League Soccer looks to be paying off for Sporting KC.

The Scottish winger netted his first MLS hat trick to propel Peter Vermes' side to a 6-0 beatdown over the Vancouver Whitecaps at Sporting Park on Friday evening.

MLS Ticker: NYCFC's Herrera 'ready for Europe', Union sign defender and more

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Yangel Herrera has been one of the best young players in MLS since making the move to NYCFC, but the Venezuelan midfielder's eyes are now set on a move elsewhere.

"I am ready for Europe," Herrera said, according to AS. "I feel good and I would really like to make the jump."

Herrera is on loan to NYCFC from Manchester City and has started all seven of NYCFC's games this season.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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It was a busy weekend in MLS that included some big goals, some impressive efforts and even more Zlatan.

First half finished led Orlando City to a comfortable win over the Philadelphia Union. (READ)

LAFC's stars stepped up to lead the way to a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. (READ)

The Portland Timbers took down Minnesota United while the LA Galaxy toppled the Chicago Fire to headline Saturday's action.

MLS Live Scoreboard: Red Bulls and Impact tied at halftime, Fire set to face Galaxy

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Following a busy midweek period headlined by Champions League action, MLS is back this weekend with some intriguing clashes.

Action began on Friday night, as Orlando City took down the Philadelphia Union while LAFC toppled the Vancouver Whitecaps. On Saturday, there are seven additional games on the schedule, starting with the New York Red Bulls' clash with the Montreal Impact.

LAFC stars lead bounce-back performance in win over Whitecaps

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The last two weeks were part of the growing pains that an expansion club like Los Angeles FC were sure to endure at some point. However, the Western Conference club shrugged off those pains and tasted victory for the third team in their debut season on Friday.

Bob Bradley's team used a pair of second-half goals to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 at BC Place.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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There were plenty of big goals and some even bigger saves through the MLS weekend as several results surprised and stunned throughout the league.

Tim Melia shined to lead Sporting KC past the LA Galaxy. (READ)

Despite being down two goals in the 80th minute, Orlando City stormed back to earn a win over the Portland Timbers.

The MLS report: Week Zlatan

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MLS had quite the weekend. We'll recap the week that was with a look to the Pacific Northwest, a brief snapshot of the Union's next opponent, and touch on a certain someone's debut.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 5

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In a week headlined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, there was plenty of action all around across MLS.

Jozy Altidore pushed the LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake. (READ)

Second half goals propelled the Vancouver Whitecaps past the Columbus Crew. (READ)

Orlando City edged the New York Red Bulls, 4-3, in a back-and-forth thriller.

Second half goals propel Whitecaps past Crew

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The Vancouver Whitecaps had found a couple road bumps over the last few weeks following back-to-back wins to start the season. They got past those bumps on Saturday

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways on Saturday, coming back for a 2-1 win against the Columbus Crew at Mafpre Stadium.

Gyasi Zardes was in the right place at the right time on the opener, pouncing on a rebound after Pedro Santos was kept out by Stefan Marinovic in the 29th minute.

Galaxy hold Whitecaps to scoreless draw

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Vancouver couldn't have asked for a more frustrating result in its attempt to rebound from its rough loss in Atlanta.

The Whitecaps were held scoreless by a weakened LA Galaxy side in a 0-0 tie at BC Place on Saturday.

Carl Robinson's men, who themselves were dealing with a few absences, failed to break down an organized Galaxy setup led by Perry Kitchen and Servando Carrasco.

MLS Week 4: Open thread

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Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

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Whitecaps appeal to review Kendall Waston red card from Atlanta defeat

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The Vancouver Whitecaps did not need much time to make a decision regarding Kendall Waston's red card from last Saturday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta United.

On Tuesday, Vancouver has requested a review of the red card to the 30-year-old defender, which occurred in the 13th-minute of their loss at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The MLS report: Matchday 3

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It was a colorful weekend in MLS with a shade of sky blue and some reds sprinkled in. PSP's MLS recap is here.

Early red card, Martinez hat trick help Atlanta cruise past Whitecaps

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An early red card made things pretty easy for Atlanta United against the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second home match of the year.

Kendall Waston was sent off just 14 minutes into the match, forcing Vancouver to play a man down for the overwhelming majority of the game. The infraction also set up Josef Martinez for the opening goal from the spot as Atlanta cruised past the Whitecaps by a 4-1 score.

What will we learn in MLS week 3?

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS might be a league of parity, but three weeks into the season not all games are even. A few might have more to teach us than others. Injuries, midweek games for Concacaf Champions League participants, and unusual conditions will play a role in the results and how we parse them.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/2/18

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Dockal speaks, new MLS transfer rules, and Manchester City pummel Arsenal again.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union roster: Player-by-player breakdown of the depth chart
Starting with C.J. Sapong, who last season delivered a career-best 16 goals and earned a return to the U.

Felipe exit seems a foregone conclusion after Red Bulls CCL win

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HARRISON, N.J. — The New York Red Bulls said hello to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Thursday. They also seemed to say goodbye to Felipe.

The Red Bulls advanced to the next round of the Champions League on a rainy Thursday night by defeating Honduran side CD Olimpia, 2-0, at Red Bull Arena to take the series via a 3-1 aggregate score.

MLS Ticker: TFC to sign Spanish midfielder, Orlando after centerback and more

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Toronto FC added reportedly another piece to their roster signing 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Ager Aketxe from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer, according to Goal USA.

Aketxe spent time with the Spanish U-20 national team but has failed to make much of an impact in La Liga since signing with Athletic in 2014.

MLS Ticker: New deal for Roman Torres, kit reveals, and more

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Roman Torres looks to be staying with the Seattle Sounders.The defender had been close to a new deal for quite some time now and reports indicate that the Panama international has signed a new contract that would keep him in Seattle until 2020.

He took to Twitter to reveal the news:

Gracias a Dios y a @SoundersFC mi historia continua #Román Bendiciones para todos y feliz inicio de semana pic.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

MLS Ticker: Whitecaps sign Mexican veteran Efrain Juarez, and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps' midfield just got stronger with the unexpected arrival of a former Mexican national team player.

The Whitecaps announced on Thursday morning that they have signed veteran Mexican midfielder Efrain Juarez from Liga MX side Monterrey by using Targeted Allocation Money.

News roundup: Dre to stay, Union hire coaches, MLS activity

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Also: Schweinsteiger back with the Fire, Andrew Jacobson retires, which soccer leagues you should be watching

MLS Ticker: Andy Polo completes Timbers loan, Andre Blake finalizes new deal, and more

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Diego Valeri and Fernando Adi will have new company in the attack next season at Providence Park.

On Wednesday, after several weeks of speculation, the Portland Timbers announced the loan signing of Peruvian winger Andy Polo from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia.

"We are excited to add a young and talented attacking player in Andy Polo," Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers said in a club statement.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United lands David Ousted, Sam Adekugbe transfers to Norwegian side, and more

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David Ousted is set to be Bill Hamid's replacement in the nation's capital.

Ousted, 32, transfers to United on a reported two-year contract following a completed trade between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Black and Red. The Danish goalkeeper, who has a third year club option in his new contract, will earn roughly $500,000 this upcoming season, keeping him under the Designated Player threshold.

2018 MLS schedule unveiled, D.C. United to open Audi Field on July 14

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The Black-and-Red will play 15 of their final 20 games at Audi Field

MLS has revealed the full 2018 league schedule, and after years of being hectored by fans, they did so on time. D.C. United will open Audi Field on July 14th with a game against, of all teams, the Vancouver Whitecaps. As has been known for some time, D.

Columbus Crew

News roundup: Union alums, presidential tweets, and a Wembley friendly

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Ahead of the Union's flight to Frisco, here's the last roundup of the week.

Opposition 11: Columbus Crew projected lineup

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United will see an improved version of the Crew this time around thanks to the return of Wil Trapp

D.C. United has already played the Columbus Crew SC this season, falling 3-1 less than a month ago in Ohio. Since then though, the Crew have stumbled, losing 2-1 at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps and then falling 1-0 in Chicago despite largely dominating throughout.

News Roundup: UNION WIN, Steel mixed results, and Opening Weekend excitement

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Plus: Picault Suspended, Toronto upended, and Bayern's title defended.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo at DC United: How to watch, lineups and game updates

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Houston are on the road for the first time this season.

Game Updates

Updated throughout the game.

Who

Houston Dynamo at DC United

What

Today is the first road game of the season for the Houston Dynamo. They are trying to rebound from last week's 2-1 loss at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Despite a rally for an equalizer, the Houston Dynamo were unable to come back in their 1-2 loss to the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Houston Dynamo did not follow up their 4-0 season open win against Atlanta United FC in style as they were defeated at home by the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2.

Kamara, Shea score as Whitecaps topple the Dynamo on the road

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Kei Kamara bagged his 100th career MLS goal and Brek Shea scored as a substitute as the Vancouver Whitecaps traveled to Houston and got out with all three points.

Both teams exchanged half chances before Kamara opened the scoring in the 28th minute. He was shoved over in the box by Philippe Senderos as he rose to reach a cross, forcing the referee to point to the spot.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Week 2 of MLS play kicks off on Saturday with a full slate of seven matches.

It all starts in Columbus as the Crew host the Montreal Impact to kickstart the day. The afternoon slate also sees a clash between the Colorado Rapids and New England Revolution while LAFC faces another tough road test at Real Salt Lake.

Game Day 2: Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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Houston look to stay unbeaten against Vancouver.

It's week 2 of the 2018 season and Houston is hosting Vancouver. Both teams are looking to stay unbeaten after each walked away with three points on opening weekend. Now each are looking to keep their season perfect on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City

Brad Evans bids farewell to Sounders

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One of the last remaining original Sounders has reportedly agreed to join Sporting KC as a free agent.

Brad Evans all but made it official: He's leaving the Seattle Sounders. The free agent has reportedly signed with Sporting Kansas City, about 10 days after joining them on what appeared to be a trial.

News roundup: Curtin a Hall of Famer, MLS trades, Carli Lloyd makes cut — THURSDAY

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Also: Union's Clearwater dates, more MLS transfers and rumors than you can shake a corner flag at, Grant Wahl article, and Ronaldo's endorsements.

The Rest

RSL holds off Whitecaps for home win

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It may have gotten a bit nervy late, but Real Salt Lake did just enough to hold off a fellow Western Conference contender on Saturday night.

Goals from Luis Silva and Jefferson Savarino pushed their side to victory on Saturday as RSL topped the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Kamara, Davies open their accounts in Whitecaps win over Impact

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Two star players opened their respective Vancouver Whitecaps accounts in the team's season opener at home against the Montreal Impact.

Kei Kamara scord his first goal for the club while Alphonso Davies scored his first MLS goal in a 2-1 win over the visiting Impact.

The first half remained scoreless however the Whitecaps counted on a few chances.

Red Bulls acquire Parker from Whitecaps in exchange for Felipe, TAM, international spot

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On the eve of MLS kickoff, the New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps have combined for a blockbuster trade.

The Whitecaps have traded defender Tim Parker to the Red Bulls in exchange for Felipe, 500K in Targeted Allocation Money and an international slot.The Red Bulls will send Vancouver $225,000 of TAM for 2018, and $275,000 of TAM for 2019.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps

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Having fallen only one point short of their Cascadia rivals for first place in the MLS Western Conference, the Vancouver Whitecaps ended their season in third place. Despite a good showing against the San Jose Earthquakes in the knockout playoff game, the Caps were eliminated by eventual MLS Cup finalists Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United acquires David Ousted’s rights from Vancouver Whitecaps

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D.C. United seems to want competition at goalkeeper for 2018

Following a Christmas Eve article from MLS which attached him to a deal, Patrick Johnson from the Vancouver Province now reports that D.C. United have acquired the rights to David Ousted from the Vancouver Whitecaps. Johnson's article does not mention with what D.