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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.

Major Link Soccer: Darlington Nagbe heading to Atlanta?

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MLS Expansion draft and MLS Cup ratings.

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We can take one small victory over losing MLS Cup this past weekend. Ratings rose 75% from 2015, the last time ESPN aired the final. So, take that.

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A lot of change is going on with the Portland Timbers. First, it was Caleb Porter and the Timbers parting ways.

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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.

MLS Ticker: Carl Robinson linked with Wales job, Alex heads to South Korea, and more

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Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has emerged as a potential candidate for the open position with the Wales national team. The Welshman been with the Caps for the last four years, twice leading them to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

He remains an underdog, with the favorites being Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy.

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/1/17

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New month, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

The Union and the MLS Drafts: What you need to know
The Waiver Draft and Re-Entry Drafts are coming up, and the Union have positions to fill.

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Whitecaps FC acquire striker Anthony Blondell from Venezuelan Primera División side Monagas SC | Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Blondell, 23, has agreed to an MLS contract through 2020, with a club option for 2021, and will be added to the roster with the use of Targeted Allocation Money.

MLS Ticker: Vanney wins Coach of the Year, Red Bulls buy Murillo, and more

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Greg Vanney has been named the MLS coach of the year, beating out Gerardo "Tata" Martino and Veljko Paunovic for the honor. The Toronto FC boss won with an average of 37.07 percent of the player, club, and media votes.

Vanney, who was also named SBI's MLS Coach of the Year last week, led Toronto FC to the best record in MLS regular season history with 69 points.

MLS Ticker: Robbie Rogers retires, David Ousted to leave Whitecaps, and more

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Robbie Rogers announced his retirement from professional soccer at the age of 30. He played for 11 seasons in three different countries. He most recently played four years with the LA Galaxy, winning the MLS Cup in 2014. He came out as gay shortly before signing with LA, making him the first openly gay player in one of the major American sports.

Maturing Sounders grind path to conference finals

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The defending champion Seattle Sounders are returning to the Western Conference finals for the fourth time in the last six years, a feat currently unmatched in Major League Soccer. But it has not been the easiest title defense, not by any stretch.

"It has been a challenging season, to say the least," said Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer after the Sounders knocked the Vancouver Whitecaps out of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night.

Dempsey brace sends Sounders to Western Conference finals

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SEATTLE It rained, it poured, it thundered. And the soccer wasn't much prettier. But at the end of a damp night the defending champion Seattle Sounders were on their way back to the Western Conference finals.

Neither the Sounders nor the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps played attractive soccer in either match of this two-legged, aggregate-goal series.

MLS Playoff Preview: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

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After a dull but strategic first leg in Vancouver on Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders return to the field on Thursday to determine the first participant in the Western Conference Final.

The away goals rule will play a role on Thursday, with any Whitecaps goals essentially counting as two.

Whitecaps confident following 'chess match' against Sounders

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Many would look at a 0-0 home draw in the first leg of a playoff series as a negative, but the Vancouver Whitecaps are confident in their position heading into Thursday' second leg in Seattle.

The most important goal achieved by the Whitecaps on Sunday night at BC Place was not conceding a goal to the visiting Seattle Sounders.

MLS playoffs roll on, Metros fans disciplined & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, can Montreal sports teams handle ALL film opps going forward?

Hi. If watching Sunday night soccer while packaging canned beer to ship for a trade is living the dream, then I've got it made in the shade brother.

So the Seattle Sounders (minus Clint Dempsey) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (with 3 defensive midfielders in their starting XI) played the 0-0 tie that everyone expected yet dreaded nonetheless.

D.C. United

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.

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.

D.C. United acquires Darren Mattocks from Portland Timbers

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Some younger speed up front for the Black-and-Red in this move.

First reported by SB Nation's Portland Timbers blog Stumptown Footy, sources have since told us that D.C. United has acquired forward Darren Mattocks from the Timbers in exchange for an international roster spot in 2018. Sources also tell us that the team has signed him for the 2018 season.

Seattle Sounders

Fotos | Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps

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

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"Big-time players make big-time plays, right? Tonight, you saw [Clint] Dempsey making some big plays." -Brian Schmetzer

Patience and relentlessness were the key for the Seattle Sounders as they worked to break down the Vancouver Whitecaps' defensive posture in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Seattle knocks out Vancouver

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Seattle advanced to the Western Conference finals and it was Clint Dempsey making the difference in a 2-0 win over Vancouver. After a scoreless first-leg, Seattle returned home knowing that they needed a scoreless draw in regulation to send the series to overtime or an outright win. Dempsey took care of that in regulation.

Clint Dempsey’s game-winner should be heard in Spanish

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Such a good goal.

SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey continued to show why he's one of the best big-game players in American soccer history, grabbing the game-winner and then adding an insurance goal in the Seattle Sounders' 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday.

The first goal was especially impressive, featuring some quality buildup and a classy finish.

Regresa Dempsey y sus dos goles ponen a los Sounders en Final de Conferencia

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Los goles que faltaron en el BC Place de Vancouver el domingo pasado, Clint DEMPSEY se los tenia guardado para esta noche. No uno, sino dos. Y con eso, los Sounders FC han vencido al rival Cascadia de Vancouver Whitecaps 2 0 en semifinal de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS. Ahora deberán esperar ... Seguir leyendo Regresa Dempsey y sus dos goles ponen a los Sounders en Final de Conferencia →

Soccer TV: Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Europa League is on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with Arsenal in action on FS1. Everton is at Lyon on FS2. The conference semifinal second-legs begin in the MLS playoffs with Seattle hosting Vancouver.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps at 10:30pm on FS1. With the first-leg ending scoreless and drawing criticism for both teams, this needs to be a game that doesn't do the same.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Player ratings

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A solid defensive performance (and little more) across the board.

After Sunday night's playoff match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders, there's plenty to debate about which team the 0-0 score line favored. But consider that Vancouver scored five home goals on an opponent just four days earlier, and we held them scoreless.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Community player ratings form

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Sounders battle their way to a road draw, setting up a compelling second leg.

The Seattle Sounders opened their title defense against Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Stefan Frei and the Sounders defense did well to control the Whitecaps' counter in the hostile environs of BC Place.

Vancouver and Seattle open with a scoreless draw

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Vancouver and Seattle opened their Western Conference semifinal series with a scoreless draw on Sunday night at BC Place. Will anybody compare that scoreless 90 minutes with what we saw during regulation in Atlanta last week? Sure, but not favorably.

"It was important we didn't concede today," Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said.

Sounders enfrían a los Whitecaps y tendrán que definir en casa

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Nada para nadie en el BC Place de Vancouver. Así terminó el primer partido de la serie semifinal de los playoffs de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS entre Sounders FC y Whitecaps. Un empate sin goles que cada quien interpretará a su mejor manera de cara al encuentro de vuelta en el CenturyLink Field .

Whitecaps, Sounders grind to tie in Vancouver

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The Vancouver Whitecaps began the playoffs with a high-flying thumping of the San Jose Earthquakes. Sunday's match against the Seattle Sounders was a bit more tepid.

In the first match of the two-legged Western Conference semifinal clash, the Whitecaps dueled the Seattle Sounders in what turned out to be a chess match of a 0-0 draw that featured few chances either way.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders: Your Running Commentary

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Two Cascadia powerhouses go head-to-head on Sunday night to kickstart the conference semifinal portion of the MLS playoffs.

After taking care of the San Jose Earthquakes in a 5-0 rout, the Vancouver Whitecaps have booked their date with the Seattle Sounders in the second round of the postseason.

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays in Today’s Christmas Freedom Kicks!

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It's a light day, because, well, presents and such.

Hi! Not much to say here because y'all are probably opening gifts or watching someone (in my case my 1-year-old) open theirs. In the meantime, let's wonder about these questions today, because they'll probably get answered this week:

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Kei Kamara traded to Vancouver

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Kamara is heading to the west coast.

Kei Kamara has been traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Vancouver's 2019 natural first-round SuperDraft pick and a conditional 2020 natural second-round SuperDraft pick.

Kamara, 33, joined the New England Revolution on May 12, 2016 after a year and half with Columbus Crew SC.

Playoff consistency suddenly a Sounders hallmark

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This is their fourth trip to the conference finals in six years.

SEATTLE — One of the hallmarks of the Seattle Sounders' MLS existence has been consistency. You're surely aware that they've made the playoffs in nine consecutive years, something only one other team has ever done in the league's history.

Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Leg 2 of the Western Conference Semis is on FS1 at 7:30 PM. Watch with us.

The Seattle Sounders advance if they win. It's rather simple. If they lose to the Vancouver Whitecaps, or there is a goal-scoring draw then the 'Caps advance. Extra Time and possibly penalty kicks are only possible with a 0-0 draw.

Whitecaps player who head-locked Sounders will be fined, not suspended

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MLS Disciplinary Committee finds Aly Ghazal violated league policy on hands to the head or face.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Aly Ghazal has been fined an undisclosed amount for his double-headlock on Nicolas Lodeiro and Osvaldo Alonso during a scuffle late in Sunday's match. The MLS Disciplinary Committee found that Ghazal violated the league's policy on hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 38

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Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers' 2-1 season-ending win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, assess how to view the Timbers winning the West with 53 points, and look ahead to the conference semifinal against the Houston Dynamo.

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