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2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 4: Western Conference Rivals

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In part 4 of our 2015 MLS Season Preview, we look at the Western Conference and which teams will battle the Portland Timbers for the postseason. While Los Angeles won the last MLS Cup and Seattle had the best record in the regular season in the West, there are six teams that could challenge them for success.

Portland Timbers release full 2015 MLS match schedule

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It's one of the best days within the Major League Soccer calendar - the schedule release date! The Portland Timbers announced their full 34 match slate for 2015, while MLS confirmed national broadcast plans and a revamped playoff schedule that will include six teams from each conference.

Portland Timbers win in final weekend but fail to advance to 2014 playoffs

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The Portland Timbers were hoping against the odds that they could sneak their way into the MLS postseason, but they would need a win versus FC Dallas and a Vancouver draw or loss to Colorado later in the day. While the Timbers did their part in getting a win in Texas behind Darlington Nagbe's first goal of the 2014 regular season, but Vancouver beat Colorado to earn the fifth spot and end the Timbers' season.

What’s happened to the Walk of Fame near Toyota Stadium?

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Reading about the Vancouver Whitecaps honoring former Vancouver 86ers standout Domenic Mobilio by inducting him into the club's ring of honour (Canadian spelling) prior to Saturday's game with FC Dallas got me thinking about two things.

It made me wonder why FC Dallas doesn't have a ring of honor?

FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps: Game Grades

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Now into mid-September Dallas holds onto that fourth spot in the Western Conference. If anyone's being honest, just getting into the playoffs should make them happy. It's something they've missed since 2012 and only seen twice in the last seven seasons. But that 4th place spot is the smelly one.

The Blas Perez wonder goal

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Blas Perez scored twice this weekend in FCD's 2-1 over Vancouver, but it was the first goal that has everyone talking.

Perez scrores from, to put it mildly, a difficult angle. The official FCD game story called it a " floating, adventurous shot." Yeah... no kidding. Is it a shot? Did he do it on purpose?

Major League Soccer

Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

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With just one weekto go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect.

World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our take on each one of these jerseys which will be worn by the likes of Kaka, David Villa and (maybe) Frank Lampard.

Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

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With just one weekto go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect.

World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our take on each one of these jerseys which will be worn by the likes of Kaka, David Villa and (maybe) Frank Lampard.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2015 adidas Home Jersey

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC officially unveiled the club's new primary kit on Monday, which will debut [...]

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

VIDEO: Revs 0, Whitecaps 2 (Preseason)

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Check out the highlights from Wednesday's preseason scrimmage between the Revolution and Whitecaps at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. The Whitecaps won the contest 2-0 on a brace from Octavio Rivero.

Video credit: Vancouver Whitecaps

Agudelo Debuts in Preseason Loss

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Juan Agudelo made his preseason debut as the New England Revolution fell 2-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps in Wednesday's full 90 preseason scrimmage at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Agudelo, who returned to the Revolution on Friday after a 14-month absence, came off the bench to replace Charlie Davies at the 30th minute.

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

Vancouver Whitecaps Home Shirt for 2015 From adidas: Leaked [PHOTO]

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One of the first MLS shirts for the 2015 seasontobe leaked online goes to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Caps will be wearing a white shirt for the 2015 MLS season with navy blue trim. The design is a retro adidas shirt with rounded collar and three stripes down the sleeves, while the front of the shirt features a very unique blue and white design that features the mountain top motif found on the club's logo.

Vancouver Whitecaps Home Shirt for 2015 From adidas: Leaked [PHOTO]

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One of the first MLS shirts for the 2015 seasontobe leaked online goes to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Caps will be wearing a white shirt for the 2015 MLS season with navy blue trim. The design is a retro adidas shirt with rounded collar and three stripes down the sleeves, while the front of the shirt features a very unique blue and white design that features the mountain top motif found on the club's logo.

Fire open 2015 season in Los Angeles

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It may be another week or two before the full schedule is released but MLS announced home opening dates for every team this morning. The Fire will feature in the first match of the new season on March 6 as they visit the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The game will be televised by UniMas as part of a new Friday night "game of the week" program on the network.

2014 End of Season awards

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Each year since 2007, I have been able to cast my vote in Major League Soccer's end of season awards as a media participant. I figure today is a good day to share with you all who I voted for and some of the reasons why.

In the voting process, you get to place two names on the form, the winner and a runner-up.

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

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The makers of theFootball Manager computer game, fromSports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions.

According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey.

Homegrown – MLS Western Conference Playoff Preview

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On this special edition of Homegrown, Jay breaks down the MLS Western Conference playoff picture. Other ways to listen: Download the Podcast Here!(Right click, save as) If you like this podcast please subscribe, rate, review, share, and comment. Let us know what you think!

Preview Of The MLS Knockout Round Matches

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Major League Soccer wrapped up its regular season with one final weekend that saw teams eliminated from playoff contention and other teams cement their spot in the postseason.

Before the league's best get to play their first game in the postseason, the MLS Knockout Round must be held to finalize the field.

Morales sparks comeback victory for the Whitecaps over RSL

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By TYLER GRAY

The Vancouver Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a come-from-behind victory over visiting Real Salt Lake.

Pedro Morales provided the brace that propelled the Caps to a 2-1 victory over RSL after the visitors had gone ahead on Nat Borchers' second-half header.

Analysing The MLS Playoff Race In Detail

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There's about a month to go in the MLS season, which will wrap up at the end of October. That means playoff races are reaching their apex, as the field is set for the November tournament that is the best of what the league has to offer.

MLS doesn't have promotion and relegation – and no, it's almost certainly not happening in your lifetime – the playoffs function as the alternative drama to the race against the drop.

Timbers trounce Whitecaps again, jump into playoff spot

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. In a battle between teams fighting for the fifth-and-final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers had their way with the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday afternoon, moving the home side above the red line.

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With just over a month remaining in the MLS regular season, playoff races are tightening league-wide.

Out west, the battle for the Supporters Shield heats up between the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy, who take on the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas, respectively.

MLS Ticker: Espindola’s red card appeal denied; Pogatetz convinced by Berhalter; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The MLS Disciplinary Committee dished out fines to players on both D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls for their part in a mid-game fracas, but it was one move they didn't make that is stealing the headlines on Monday evening.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Blas Perez

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In need of a victory to give his side some breathing room in the battle for playoff positioning, Blas Perez produced in spectacular fashion.

Perezscored a a pair of goals Saturday as FC Dallas knocked off the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, to put eight points between the two teamsfor fourth place in the Western Conference.

Cascadia Cup

Pre-season takes coarse turn as Portland Timbers lose Zemanski & match to Vancouver 1 to 0

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The Portland Timbers returned back to Providence Park for their annual pre-season tournament - now called the Simple Tournament - for the first of three exhibitions matches. Facing their Cascadia rivals from Canada, the Timbers couldn't overcome a goal from former Timbers defender Pa Modou Kah against his old side for his new club as the Whitecaps took the match 1 to 0.

Los Whitecaps trajeron hielo a Seattle

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Seattle Sounders FC 0 1 Vancouver Whitecaps Manneh 45´ Nunca los Sounders de Seattle han estado mas cerca de obtener el título de mejor equipo en una temporada regular [...]

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps third match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 3 to 0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on September 20 at home. Included are individual ratings for every Timbers player that appeared plus composite scores for the team, coaches, officials and opponent.

Adi brace, Valeri flair and stout defense propel Timbers to dominant win over Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers were hoping for a dominant effort at home to give their postseason aspirations a big boost, especially with the Vancouver Whitecaps - the team just above them in the playoff chase in the fifth spot - visiting. The Timbers used an organized defense, flair from Diego Valeri and two scores from Fanendo Adi to secure a 3 to 0 victory over their Canadian Cascadian rivals.

What I am watching for in Portland Timbers versus Vancouver Whitecaps third match

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While it's one match within the schedule, the stakes between the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps in their September 20th meeting couldn't be higher. With the Caps sitting in fifth place hoping to stay in the playoffs while Portland sits in sixth just one point back, there is plenty to battle for between these sides that just Cascadia pride.

Philadelphia Union

Chicago Fire declines to exercise the options on eleven players

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Would any of them benefit the Union?

The Chicago Fire exercised contract options on six of their players today, which means they also declined to exercise the options on eleven of their players today. As reported by our friends at Hot Time in Old Town earlier this month, there are quite a few recognizable names on the list.

Andre Blake and Jamaica defeat Haiti, advance to Caribbean Cup Final

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Out the gate on the for realla, a thrilla, or a Natural Born Killa

Jamaica defeated Haiti 2-0 on Sunday to advance to the 2014 Caribbean Cup Final against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake stopped a penalty in the 89th minute to preserve his second straight shutout.

Subtraction by Expansion

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A look at the Union's roster as an impending double Expansion Draft approaches this offseason. Who on the roster is safe? Who is likely to be risked? Here is a first look at how the roster currently sits.

The first batch of Philadelphia Union players to be signed were selected from other teams from an Expansion Draft.

New York Red Bulls

October U-23 call-ups announced

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You could also say this list includes several who we now know will not be with the USMNT this month.G - Charlie Horton (Cardiff City), Cody Cropper (Southampton)D - Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Oaxaca), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids

MLS Ticker: Red Bulls steer away from USL Pro team plans, Orlando City announces MLS roster moves, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

In a surprising development, the New York Red Bulls have stated they will not be fielding a USL Pro team in 2015.

Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh told BigAppleSoccer.com on Monday that the club will not be following through with their plans to launcha third division side next season.

The Rest

D.C. United Season Review: Perry Kitchen

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We examine the future senior National Team hopeful and core player of D.C. United.

How Perry Kitchen came to D.C. United was the result of some happenstance, with the Vancouver Whitecaps drafting Omar Salgado, who they have now since released, and the Portland Timbers drafting Kitchen's Akron University teammate Darlington Nagbe.

Andre Blake and Jamaica tie Martinique 1-1

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With all of the talk about Zac and Rais, some people had something to say, but nothing comes out when they move their lips - just a bunch of gibberish because you probably act like you forgot about Dre.

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake and Jamaica's Reggae Boyz drew Martinique 1-1 in the opening round of the 2014 Caribbean Cup in Montego Bay, Jamaica last night.