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Best of MLS Week 34: Barnes, Harrison and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps dominated the Best of MLS for the last week of the regular season, while several rookies stepped up to lead their team to victory.

Here's a look at this weekend's Best of MLS


His time with the Vancouver Whitecaps hasn't always been easy, but Giles Barnes stepped up in a big way on Sunday.

Sounders win again, eliminate Whitecaps from playoff contention

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The Seattle Sounders boosted their playoff hopes whilst eliminating the Vancouver Whitecaps from contention.

The Sounderscame from behind in Vancouver thanks to goals from Osvaldo Alonso and Brad Evans to win 2-1 at BC Place on Sunday in a game that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

CCL Rewind: FC Dallas slips up, Whitecaps win again

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FC Dallas' hopes of qualifying to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals remain up in the air, but the Vancouver Whitecaps managed to secure a top-three seed on Wednesday night.

A rotated Dallas side had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Suchitepequez at home, keeping the Hoops tied with the Guatemalan side for the top spot in Group H on five points.

Sounders scrape out crucial win over Whitecaps

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SEATTLE With their playoff hopes perhaps on the line, the Seattle Sounders earned a vital three points against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon. A goal from Jordan Morris and yet another assist from midsummer signing Nicolas Lodeiro was just enough to lift the Sounders to a 1-0 win in front of 47,111 at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match twenty-eight

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JOEtv has the match locally, while ROOT Sports is showing it regionally. The 1 PM start will feature Seattle sunshine.

If the Seattle Sounders are going to win the Cascadia Cup they have to win big today, and they'll still need help. If the Seattle Sounders are going to make the MLS Cup Playoffs they basically need to win today, and they'll still need help.

Sounders likely won’t set new attendance record in 2016

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Poor results on the field lead to reduced demand at the gate.

When the Sounders take the field Saturday afternoon against Cascadia Cup rivals Vancouver Whitecaps, they'll do so in front of a now-expected 50,000+ bodied crowd. But now in a three-year period of growth stagnation, the era of the Sounders sitting all alone at the top of Major League Soccer's attendance charts may be coming to an end.

Major League Standings: Portland crashes for Seattle

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Timbers won't admit it, but they want Seattle to pass them for the last playoff spot

Happy Labor Day everyone! While the Sounders took the weekend off, some of the teams around them did not even though Portland played Dallas as if they had. The loss in Portland still stings but with two in hand again on our rivals and only four points back, the playoffs are definitely in reach.

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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This weekend may be dominated by the international break, but there are still plenty of games in MLS as the regular season begins to wind down.

A key showdown in the Western Conference between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas highlights Week 28.

Sporting Kansas City

MLS Cup champs Portland miss playoffs

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New York (AFP) Reigning MLS Cup champions the Portland Timbers missed out on a playoff berth as the regular season concluded Sunday with a welter of matches that included a big win for New York City FC.

Portland needed a win against the Vancouver Whitecaps to reach the post-season, but fell 4-1 to their Cascadia Cup rivals at BC Place.

Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, recap: PLAYOFFS!

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Sounders will host Sporting Kansas City in first round after beating RSL.

A season that saw the Seattle Sounders 10 points out of playoff position at one point will end with their eighth straight season and at least one home game. Alvaro Fernandez and Cristian Roldan each scored first-half goals as the Sounders topped Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Sunday.

CCL Rewind: Timbers eliminated, Sporting KC closes with win

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The Portland Timbers came up short in their quest to qualify for the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night.

The MLS Cup champions were held to a 1-1 draw with Costa Rican side Saprissa at Providence Park. TheTimbers needed a win in order to winGroup B, which would have booked their spot in the quarters.

Some Soccer News for Oct 11, 2016

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It's Day 285 of 2016.

It took Belgium 8.1 seconds from kickoff to score against Gibraltar in UEFA World Cup qualifying. Christian Benteke got the goal. Belgium won 0-6.

USA Mens National Team friendly:
-Tue Oct 11
USA v New Zealand - RFK Stadium, Washington DC - 7:00pm CT on on ESPN + UniMas

Here is the Roster for the Cuba game:
  • G: David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes, Bill Hamid - DC United, William Yarbrough - Leon
  • D: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Steve Birnbaum - DC United, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Parker - Vancouver Whitecaps, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle
  • M: Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Perry Kitchen - Heart Of Midlothian, Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls, Danny Williams - Reading
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Terrence Boyd - RB Leipzig, Julian Green - Bayern Munich, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders


A preview of tonight's game.

MLS Week 31: A Look Ahead

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With only three weeks left in the MLS regular season, the pressure is cranking up for a few teams on either side of the red line.

One of several marquee matcheson Saturday features FC Dallas hosting the LA Galaxy. These teams are separated by five points, but the Colorado Rapids have games in hand on both sides, adding more incentive to already heated matchup.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 30

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With only five weeks left in the MLS regular season, the race to the playoffs is heating up.

A battle between first and second place in the Eastern Conference highlights the action this weekend, with Toronto FC hosting the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

CCL Rewind: Red Bulls win late, Whitecaps advance and more

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FourMLS teams took the field in CONCACAF Champions League play this week, but only two emerged victorious.

While the Vancouver Whitecaps toppled MLS rivals Sporting Kansas City, the New York Red Bulls took down Alianza FC on a late winner from Sacha Kljestan.

Sporting Bow Out of the CCL

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The result wasn't much of a surprise given the lineup that both Sporting Kansas City and the Vancouver Whitecaps put out on Tuesday night at Children's Mercy Park, but Sporting KC's elimination from the 2016-2017 CCL after a 2-1 loss to the Whitecaps still stung. It didn't help that the inevitable had to wait through a 120 minute weather delay due to weather passing through the Kansas City area, turning an announced crowd of 13,422 to maybe 1,500 by the end of the game.

FC Dallas wins Open Cup, Vancouver beats Sporting KC in CCL

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FC Dallas is the 2016 US Open Cup champions, coming back to beat the New England Revolution while Vancouver advanced in the Champions League.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League is finally back, while two MLS teams vie for an elusive trophy on Tuesday night.

In Europe, the Champions League group stage begins with several marquee clashes on tap. Paris-Saint Germain hosts Arsenal in a pivotal game as both sides duke it out for the top spot in Group A.

CCL Match Day 3: A Must Win

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Sporting Kansas City step back out of league play to begin their home stretch of this year's CONCACAF Champions League. Unfortunately the games probably couldn't have gone much worse for Sporting KC. After the Vancouver Whitecaps started off the group with a win in Trinidad against Central FC, Sporting could only draw their game in Trinidad, already putting KC at a two point disadvantage.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 29

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There is a full slate of games this weekend in MLS following the international break,and an American soccer legendcould return to the pitch on Sunday.

Landon Donovan is back with the LA Galaxy after announcing that he is coming out of retirement to finish the 2016 season in light of the injury problems at the club.

The Path to the Playoffs: Six Games to Go

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The Portland Timbers did not do themselves any favors in Saturday's 3-1 loss to FC Dallas, failing to bring home a road point for the 14th time this season and losing control of their playoff destiny. Of course, a road loss to the best team in the league comes as no surprise, and looking at the remainder of the Timbers' schedule, reaching the playoffs still looks like a very attainable goal.

MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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Rivalries dominate Week 25 in MLS,and there a few salivating matchupson tap this weekend.

The most notable is the Cascadia Cup as the resurgent Seattle Sounders face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Both sides met last week withthe Sounders cruised to a 3-1 win.

Vancouver beats Sporting Kansas City in the Champions League

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The Vancouver Whitecaps shutout Sporting Kansas City in an all-MLS encounter at BC Place in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Sporting KC's Champions League Run on Life Support After Abysmal Loss to Vancouver

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Sporting Kansas City's chances of advancing out of their group in the 2016-2017 Champions League took a major hit in Vancouver tonight as Sporting came out completely flat and could never recover as they fell 3-0 on the road to the Whitecaps. The loss drops Kansas City to third in the three team group with one point and a -3 goal difference through their first two games.

Colorado Rapids

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids Preview: Dynamo end disappointing season on the road against Rapids

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The Houston Dynamo end their 2016 season on the road against Colorado

Sunday might be Decision Day in MLS but the Dynamo's 2016 fate has already been decided - their season ends Sunday. It has been an up and down (okay mostly down) season for the Houston Dynamo. The team has pretty much spent the 2016 MLS regular season sitting in last place in the Western Conference.

Coming Down the Stretch: Keys for the Portland Timbers

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As the Portland Timbers' season draws to a close, the club is in dire need of three wins to keep their MLS Playoff and CONCACAF Champions League hopes alive. Facing games against the Colorado Rapids and Saprissa at home and Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver Whitecaps on the road, the Timbers need to piece together three of their best performances of the year in a row if they are going to have a chance to move on in the respective competitions.

10-man Whitecaps score late to earn draw with Rapids

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A last-second header goal from Erik Hurtado salvaged what was nearly a devastating loss for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Instead, the Whitecaps jumped back for the home draw and a point.

Hurtado's goal drew the Whitecaps a pointin a tight affair in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps drew the Colorado Rapids, 3-3.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Player ratings

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Watch out MLS! The Seattle Sounders have won four in a row to charge up the standings and present a solid argument for top team in the league. After a hard-fought 2-1 win in Vancouver it is apparent we are a resilient club. Missing Dempsey, Lodeiro, Ivanschitz, and losing Fernandez early were only speed bumps as once again Seattle overcame a deficit and persevered to grind out a positive result.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"I've been pretty consistent with the story of, I've given them ownership of the team. That is something that they believe in. I've gotten traction with that." -Brian Schmetzer

This Seattle Sounders team has managed as dramatic and crazy a turnaround as fans could have hoped since July. And this win — on the road, without Clint Dempsey, without Nicolas Lodeiro, on short rest, after giving up the first goal — has really put an exclamation point on an amazing run.

Nos Audietis, Episode 230: Path to the playoffs

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The Seattle Sounders are not out of the woods. Not yet and not by a long shot. But with six games left in the 2016 season, a path to the playoffs has become clear. The Sounders are going to need to win their final three home games and probably pick up a couple more points on the road.

That won't guarantee them a spot in the playoffs, but given that the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City only have one home game apiece and that they've been nothing short of awful on the road, the Sounders' path looks reasonable enough.

Brad Evans a “slim possibility” against Vancouver

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Joevin Jones and Jordan Morris are a little "dinged up" but Schmetzer expects them to start against the Whitecaps.

The Seattle Sounders go into this weekend's home match against the Vancouver Whitecaps having played 27 matches so far this season, so it's no surprise the team is a little banged up.

The Rest

It’s All Over; Portland Timbers Lose 4-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps to Finish Season

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No playoffs. No Cascadia Cup. No nothing.

The Portland Timbers came to Canada with their sights set on making the MLS Cup Playoffs and bringing back the Cascadia Cup; after their 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Timbers come home with nothing.

Things started going south early for the Timbers as the ‘Caps got on the board early, opening the scoring in only the 14th minute.

Confidence high as D.C. United prepare for Orlando City trip

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United must win in Florida to guarantee themselves an MLS playoff game at home

For almost a year and a half, D.C. United went without scoring multiple goals in a road game during MLS regular season play. After a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in April 2015, United began a stretch of 27 games on the road in which they failed to score more than one goal.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps 2016, Recap: Seattle win defined by penalties and cards

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Sounders eliminated Vancouver from the MLS Cup Playoffs with 2-1 win. Seattle now in 5th.

Brian Schmetzer's Rave Green Army is on quite a roll. The Seattle Sounders won their third straight and for the seventh time in their past 10, topping the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday. The run of form has allowed the Sounders to move up from ninth to fifth, and just one point behind fourth-place Real Salt Lake.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps, lineups: Brad Evans out

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Alvaro Fernandez is the only addition to lineup.

Brad Evans was unable to make a semi-miraculous recovery and will not be available for Saturday's Cascadia Cup clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Joevin Jones and Jordan Morris, both of whom were unable to full participate in training this week, were able to get ready in time for the match.

Vancouver Whitecaps Scouting Report: Waston wants a red

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Long distance shots and Kendall Waston's fouling ability will be the story of this match

Vancouver has played poorly all year, underachieving about as much as Seattle has in 2016. They have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball for much of the season, but their defense has finally started to improve in recent weeks.

Pair of second half goals fire Whitecaps past Crew

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After nearly two months, the Vancouver Whitecaps are finally back in the win column.

Led by second half goals from Andrew Jacobson and Eric Hurtado, the Whitecaps toppled the Columbus Crew, 3-1, in a game delayed by inclement weather. The win is the Whitecaps first since July 13, snapping an eight-game winless run.

Wright-Phillips goal pushes Red Bulls to win over Whitecaps

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The New York Red Bulls' hot streak continued on Saturday thanks in large part to the play of the team's star striker.

Bradley Wright-Phillips fired his 17th goal of the year, leading the Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Galaxy and Whitecaps battle to spirited but scoreless draw

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Carson, Calif. The Vancouver Whitecaps left their finishing boots and their good luck charms behind in Canada, and left Southern Californiawith a 0-0 draw against Western Conference rival LA Galaxy.

The Whitecaps may have struggled to find the back of the net, but that was still a superior performance to the Galaxy, who struggled to generate shots in the first hour, and struggled all night to combine effectively in the final third.