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Timbers pull out wild affair against Whitecaps

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The defending champions were struggling mightily heading into Sunday's Cascadia clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps, but the home side picked up a massive three points with a little help from Pa Modou Kah.

The Portland Timbers capturedan important win against the rival Whitecaps, 4-2, at Providence Park, giving the Timbers a lift in the Western Conference standings.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Kekuta Manneh

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The past week proved to be a big one for the Vancouver Whitecaps thanks to the play of Kekuta Manneh.

After notching an assist in Wednesday's win over the Chicago Fire, Manneh played a part in all four of the Whitecaps' goals, leading his team to its first win at BMO Field with Saturday's 4-3 triumph over Toronto FC.

Manneh leads Whitecaps to big road win vs. TFC in shootout

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The Vancouver Whitecaps continued their hot streak on Saturday night at BMO Field, shunning a would-be comeback by their Canadian opponent.

Two consecutive victories had the Whitecaps rolling coming into the weekend, and Carl Robinson's side kept their winning ways going with a thrilling 4-3 win against Toronto FC.

A look at MLS clubs that could use Kei Kamara

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The Columbus Crew are saying they plan to keep Kei Kamara. Reports are saying the opposite.

It is a messy situation all around for a club that already has enough problems.

The Crew have dominated headlines since the weekend due to Kamara's public outburst against teammate Federico Higuain following a 4-4 draw with the Montreal Impact.

Japanese imports Kudo and Endoh notch first MLS goals

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Japan's Masato Kudo opened his Major League Soccer scoring account to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-1 victory over MLS Cup champions Portland in Vancouver.

Kudo, the all-time leading goalscorer for 2011 J-League Champions Kashiwa Reysol, arrived on a free transfer in December.

Japanese imports Kudo and Endoh notch first MLS goals

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Japan's Masato Kudo opened his Major League Soccer scoring account to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-1 victory over MLS Cup champions Portland in Vancouver.

Kudo, the all-time leading goalscorer for 2011 J-League Champions Kashiwa Reysol, arrived on a free transfer in December.

Pair of second-half goals lead Whitecaps past Timbers

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Heading into halftime, the Vancouver Whitecaps saw themselves trailing yet again, but an inspired second half performance was enough to lead the Canadian club to victory over Cascadia rivals.

Second-half goals from Masato Kudo and Christian Bolanos proved enough to push the Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday at BC Place.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 9)

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The Western Conference continues to dominate the MLS landscape, but an Eastern Conference side recorded the most impressive result of the weekend.

After snappinga massive season-opening losing streak the week prior, the New York Red Bulls proved they are back in business with a 4-0 demolition of FC Dallas.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 9

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While the 2015 Supporters' Shield winners looked like their former selves in Week 9, many other teams earned impressive road ties. Here's a look at all 10 match stories and follow-up features from over the weekend on SBI:

The New York Red Bulls pulled off a creative and lethal free kick to score the game's first goal en route to defeating FC Dallas, 4-0, on Friday.

Poor finishing once again haunts Whitecaps in loss to NYCFC

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NEW YORK The Vancouver Whitecapshave had scoring issues thusfar this season, and while they did score two goals on Saturday, there was still evidence of a problem with finishing.

The Whitecaps suffered their latest setback on Saturday afternoon, suffering a3-2 loss toNew York City FC.

David Villa brace lifts NYCFC to first home win of MLS season

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David Villa scored twice to lead New York City FC to their first home win of the Major League Soccer season, a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The triumph ended a seven-game winless streak for Patrick Vieira's men, who rallied from an early 1-0 deficit at Yankee Stadium.

David Villa brace lifts NYCFC to first home win of MLS season

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David Villa scored twice to lead New York City FC to their first home win of the Major League Soccer season, a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The triumph ended a seven-game winless streak for Patrick Vieira's men, who rallied from an early 1-0 deficit at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC tops Whitecaps, snaps home winless streak

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For the first time in more than seven months, New York City FC emerged victorious at Yankee Stadium.

Behind a brace from David Villa and a go-ahead score from substitute Steven Mendoza, NYCFC snapped a six-game winless streak at home — dating back to September 2015 — with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in the Bronx.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/30/2016

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More links than a jewelry store.

MLS recap

Red Bulls Rout FC Dallas - Once A Metro
A Four Goal Clean sheet and a complete performance starts a winning streak.

MLS previews

Colorado Rapids MatchDay First Look: Montreal Impact - Burgundy Wave
The Rapids head North of the Border for the first time in 2016.

MLS Week 9: A Midweek Look Ahead

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A trio of games are set to provide a midweek slate of MLS action headlined by some of the league's biggest stars.

Starting Wednesday's action is a clash that pits David Villa against Didier Drogba, as New York City FC plays host to the Montreal Impact in a battle of Eastern Conference foes.

Tranquillo Barnetta named to MLS Team of the Week

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The Swiss midfielder was instrumental in the Philadelphia Union's victory over New York City FC.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta has been named to Major League Soccer's Team of the Week for Week 8. The Swiss midfielder had an assist and was instrumental in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over rivals New York City FC on Saturday, propelling the blue and gold into first place in the Eastern Conference.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/21/16

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The links are here, the links are fresh, the links are here to be read.

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin press conference recap
Jim Curtin held his weekly press conference, you can read the main points here.

Philly Soccer Show: Union Midfielder Warren Creavalle
Union midfielder Warren Creavalle was on the Philly Soccer Show this week.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Snap Skid with 4-2 Win Over Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers scored first and scored last as they got back to winning ways today with a 4-2 win over their Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Timbers have made a habit of scoring early in recent matches and this one was no different. After some high pressure in the 4th minute caused the Whitecaps to cough up the ball, the Timbers looked to find Jack McInerney on the run through the Vancouver box.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [1:30]

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The Portland Timbers are hosting their first Cascadia Cup match of the season today as the streaking Vancouver Whitecaps comes to town.

With the Timbers having lost their last three matches and the Whitecaps having won theirs, including a 2-1 win over the Timbers in Vancouver, it is clear who the team on form is in this match.

Stumptown Breakdown: The Contrasting Performances of the Timbers

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Since the transformation of the Portland Timbers' lineup and formation last year, there have been some incredible games where fans have witnessed movement and passing that few teams can match in the MLS, just like we saw against Toronto FC on May 1st at Providence Park. Unfortunately, on the flip side, we have also seen the Green and Gold struggle with teams who compact the midfield and defense, just like the Vancouver Whitecaps did on Saturday.

Portland Timbers Give Up Lead, Lose 2-1 to the Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers went up in the first half but could not hold on through the Vancouver Whitecaps' second half assault, ultimately losing 2-1 under a 26 shot barrage from the home side.

In the early going the match was wide open, with both teams bursting quickly down the pitch looking to catch their opponents off balance.

Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [2:00]

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The Portland Timbers kick things off early today as they face off against the Vancouver Whitecaps up in British Columbia. With both sides below the red line so far this season, both the Timbers and the Whitecaps will be looking to move up the standings today.

More than just moving up the table, however, this is a Cascadia Cup match between two rival sides.

Major League Standings - Everyone gets a draw

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Sounders haven't moved up in the West, yet, but they are in a great position to with a win in a weekend full of draws.

Sounders got a win, they still sit behind Vancouver and Portland in the standings but are on their way back up and if they win the their games in hand, they jump the red line.

Blas Perez

SBI Team of the Week: Vancouver Whitecaps

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Throughout the start of the 2016 campaign, the Vancouver Whitecaps had difficulty putting together complete performances. They had no such issues this past week despite playing two of the league's most thrilling contests.

Facing off with a pair of Eastern Conference foes, the Whitecaps earned a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire before topping Toronto FC in a 4-3 thriller.

Perez Makes Fire See Double

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When the Vancouver Whitecaps added striker Blas Perez to their roster in the offseason, coach Carl Robinson's purpose was to improve his roster's depth. On Wednesday, Perez came off the bench early to replace striker Masato Kudo, who suffered a concussion after a violent collision with Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire player ratings

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Taking a numerically subjective look at Saturday's match.

D.C. United went to Illinois to play a Chicago Fire side who had two weeks since their last match with the Chicago Fire and will have 10 more days before their next game, a midweek clash at the Vancouver Whitecaps. They were missing a couple of key offensive pieces to boot.

The Last Word on D.C. United's loss to Toronto FC: Head, meet wall

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The Black-and-Red dominated statistically, yet never truly seemed to trouble TFC while trailing for virtually an entire 90 minutes. Why?

In the last two weeks, D.C. United has faced a Canadian visitor playing a formation that mirrors their own, but the games couldn't have gone more differently.

Early Sebastian Giovinco goals dooms D.C. United against Toronto FC

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Early goal demons returned on Saturday for the Black-and-Red, who lost 1-0 to Toronto FC after Giovinco's first minute goal

A week after D.C. United put it all together in a 4-0 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Black-and-Red took a step back on Saturday afternoon, falling 1-0 to Toronto FC.

The Last Word on D.C. United's demolition of the Vancouver Whitecaps: Just a little patience

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VWFC was poor, it has to be said, but let's not dismiss the value of this game for the Black-and-Red

After a frustrating start to the season, D.C. United broke out over the weekend by steamrolling the Vancouver Whitecaps at RFK Stadium. The 4-0 win saw them score more goals over 90 minutes than they'd managed in their opening 5 MLS matches.

Filibuster podcast episode 178: D.C. United versus Toronto FC preview

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We talk to a friend north of the border to preview D.C. United's upcoming match against Toronto FC

Filibuster is back for your ears and is good for your mind. Adam, Jason, and Ben are back and are here to review D.C. United's 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. We discuss whether or not they were any good, and then get into D.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting End Losing Streak, but Can't Top 10 Man Vancouver

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Making four changes from the team that lost on the weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City ended their three game losing streak getting a 1-1 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place last night. Peter Vermes inserted Connor Hallisey, Diego Rubio, and Jimmy Medranda up top while Alec Kann replaced Tim Melia in net.

10-man Whitecaps hold on for tie against Sporting KC

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Down a man for a majority of the second half, the Vancouver Whitecaps had their backs against the wall, but did just enough to earn a point from Wednesday's action.

The Whitecaps had to hold on following the 51st minute dismissal of Kendall Waston, earning a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday at BC Place.

Rangers Drop Second Straight

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The Swope Park Rangers dropped their second game of the season and second game in a row, dropping a 2-1 result against the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at the Swope Soccer Village. The Rangers first game at their home didn't go to plan for the Rangers and head coach Marc Dos Santos.

Things started very well for the Rangers as they were able to grab the lead in just the 14th minute.

Match Day 9: West Coast Swing

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Sporting Kansas City continue their West Coast road trip tomorrow with a game up in Canada against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. The pair has already met once this year with Kansas City winning the first match up 2-1 at Children's Mercy Park back in March.

The Whitecaps come into the game after a very productive win on the weekend, defeating FC Dallas 3-0 thanks to an own goal, Jordan Harvey, and Kekuta Manneh.

The Rest

Morales, Alex sent off as Dynamo earn tie with Whitecaps

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After losing each of their first six games away from home, the Houston Dynamo earned their first roadpoint of the season on Saturday night in a match that saw each side reduced to 10-men.

A DaMarcus Beasley opener was canceled out by Octavio Rivero's finish in the second half as the Vancouver Whitecaps earned a 1-1 draw against the Dynamo at BC Place.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps second match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps back on May 22 at Providence Park. Included are marks for each individual player that appeared in the match, plus composite ratings for the offense, defense, team, coaches, officiating and opponent.

Kekuta Manneh one step closer to USMNT eligibility

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Kekuta Manneh has taken a long road towards achieving his dream of representing the U.S. Men's National Team, andthe Vancouver Whitecaps forward recently took a major step forward in that pursuit.

Speaking to MLSSoccer.com, Manneh revealed that he is now eligible to apply for a U.

Soccer News: Kekuta Manneh wins MLS Player of the Week

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Vancouver's Kekuta Manneh wins the MLS Player of the Week award and there are plenty of profiles of USMNT players in the soccer news update.

Perez smashes bicycle kick to lead Whitecaps past Fire

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Blas Perez has been torturing MLS defenses for years, and the veteran forward provided yet another reminder of his goalscoring abilities in a win on Wednesday night.

Perez netted a 89th minute game-winner to go with a first half opener, leading the Whitecaps to a late 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at BC Place.

Whitecaps end goalscoring drought in win over FC Dallas

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have struggled on the attacking end in recent weeks, but Saturday's performance against FC Dallas saw the end of the team's goalscoring woes.

Entering Saturday's contest, the Whitecaps had gone337 minuteswithout a goal, but a trio of finishes saw the Whitecaps topple conference leaders FC Dallas, 3-0, at BC Place on Saturday.