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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?

Perez winner leads FC Dallas to victory over Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After stumbling to back-to-back losses in recent weeks, Blas Perez and FC Dallas areback to their winning ways.

Perez's pair of goals proved to be the difference Saturday as FC Dallas topped fellow playoff contenders Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, at Toyota Stadium.

Is Vancouver a Must-Win Game for FCD? It Certainly Appears So.

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I will start this piece by stating that the term must-win game is one of the most oft-used clichés in sports, but there are times, especially late in the season, where it is appropriate and I feel like Saturday's game with the Vancouver Whitecaps is such an occasion for FC Dallas.

FCD fans see the club's recent two-game dip as nothing more than a blip on the radar, but should Dallas not be able to come away with the full three points on Saturday, something they've done in each of the previous four times Vancouver has visited Toyota Stadium, then that will be a sure sign that Dallas' recent two-game losing streak could be the start of a bigger swoon.

Major League Soccer

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.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New York Red Bulls have aspirations of making the MLS playoffs, while D.C. United would love nothing more than to put a serious dent in those playoff hopes.

East-leading D.C. United take on the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena tonight (8pm, ESPN2) and the Red Bulls need a win to stay in striking distance for the final playoff spots in the East.

MLS Week 27: A Midweek Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

As the playoff race intensifies,MLS boasts a trio of midweek contests with one of the league's oldest and fiercest rivalries taking center stage.

With years of history between the two sides, the New York Red Bulls and D.

SBI Friday Rewind: Rossi facing another knee op; Ronaldinho to play in Mexico; and more

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Giuseppe Rossi, the American-born forward who opted to play for Italy's national team, continues to struggle with injury. He had surgery on Friday and is expected to miss another four to five months. He has battled injury since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2011 and was left off Italy's World Cup squad this summer amid concerns he hadn't fully recovered from his previous surgery in January.

MLS Week 26: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Two of the Western Conference's top teams face off on Saturday night in a classic showdown.

These two sides faced off two weeks ago, with FC Dallas coming out on top, 2-1, at Toyota Park. Now, with the venue switching to Rio Tinto Stadium, Luis Giland Real Salt Lake are looking to turn the tables and move well ahead of Tesho Akindele and FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings.

LA Galaxy Striker Robbie Keane Provides Best/Worst Assist in History Of Football (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Robbie Keane is certainly enjoying himself in MLS and judging by this 'assist' even the Irishman's mistakes end up reaping rewards.

Here, an appalling airshot ends up setting up Keane's LA Galaxy team-mateMarcelo Sarvas who fired home. Either this was the cleverest assist in the history of football (it wasn't) or a very amusing bit of luck.

Galaxy roll over Whitecaps with Donovan game-winner

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy didn't wait for their opponents tonight. After surrendering the first goal in five of their last six matches,the Galaxy returned to fearsome form with a earlysurge Wednesday night to manhandle the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-0.

MLS Week 24: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the third and final time of 2014 MLS regular season, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers are set to do battlein a Cascadia Cup showdown.

One of the league's fiercest rivalries continues Sunday, when theSounders and Timbers collide at Providence Park.

Whitecaps acquire Rosales from Chivas USA in exchange for Reo-Coker

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With aims of making a playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps have made a move to acquire one of the league's top playmakers.

The Whitecaps, who currently maintain the fifth and final playoff position in the crowded Western Conference, have acquired midfielder Mauro Rosales from Chivas USA in exchange for fellow midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.

Whitecaps settle for draw with Chivas USA

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Needing every valuable point to keep pace inthe crowded Western Conference playoff picture, the Vancouver Whitecaps emerged from StubHub Center slightly disappointed.

The Whitecaps, who entered the weekend fifth in the Western Conference, settled for a scoreless draw with Chivas USA Saturday night in what was the Whitecaps' sixth straight game without a loss.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Vancouver Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Knowing that Sporting KC hadwon five straightroad contests, theVancouver Whitecaps recognized thatit would take a special effort to avoid becoming the latest team to fall to the reigning MLS Cup champions in front of their home supporters.

Morales, Whitecaps end Sporting KC’s road win streak

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Throughout their run of five straight road victories, Sporting KC have taken full advantage of a dominating midfield and the hot formof forward Dom Dwyer to overrun the opposition.

The reigning MLS Cup champions had neither of those characteristics on Sunday night at BC Place, as Dwyer and Sporting KC were held scoreless in a 2-0 loss tothe Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United partners with Sunderland; Arena blames hits out at league; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Count D.C. United as the latest MLS sideto find a European counterpart.

D.C. United announced Friday that they have partnered with Premier League side Sunderland in an effort to expand the two side's global fan base. Sunderland, who features U.S. Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore, finished 14th in the Premier League last season.

Who is this year’s biggest MLS All-Star Game snub?

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It happens every year: A deserving candidate for the MLS All-Star Game is left off the squad due toroster limitations.

This season is no different. In fact, there might be more playersin 2014than there has been in recent years that have legitimate cases for inclusion.

Fire, Whitecaps settle for scoreless draw

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire have been all too familiar with tying this season, and they both did so againon Wednesday.

The Whitecaps and Fire settled for a scoreless draw at Toyota Park on Wednesday night in a game that saw very few scoring chances.

Whitecaps

Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

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By FRANCO PANIZO

So long, scoring drought.

The Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday ended a 449-minute scoreless run thatstretched over nine halves, scoring on each side of halftime to hand the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-0 loss at BC Place.

Sporting Fall (Hard) to Vancouver

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It wasn't a pretty game, it was probably one of the worst games KC has played in a while, and there have been some bad ones (Toronto on the road a few weeks ago, Philadelphia at home the first time this year, and last year). KC looked out of sorts from the start of the game and the Whitecaps would eventually make them pay as they would end Kansas City's eight game unbeaten run and five game road winning streak, losing 2-0.

D.C. United

The last word on D.C. United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Matching the opponent's intensity

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The tie in Vancouver got the job done for D.C. United, and they now find themselves settling into their position in the table while their opponents are fighting for every point they can get.

Trips to the west coast are always a challenge for Eastern Conference teams, so D.C. United's 0-0 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps was a solid result, especially given the motivation the Whitecaps brought to the game, desperately needing points toclimb above the red line.

D.C. United grinds out a harried 0-0 road draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps - Recap + Highlights

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In what turned out to be a harried, frenetic game, D.C. United and the Vancouver Whitecaps found it hard to create chances and settled for a 0-0 draw at BC Place.

Twenty-eight months had transpired between D.C. United's last visit to BC Place to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Judging from the mostly frazzled gameplay both sides mustered on the night, it might be for the best if that long break is repeated.

United’s 0-0 draw in Vancouver extends lead to five points

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D.C. United picked up a valuable point with their 0-0 draw in Vancouver, British Columbia last night and extended their lead in the Eastern Conference to five points over second-place Sporting Kansas City who fell 2-1 to New York Red Bulls earlier in the day. Bill Hamid picked up his eighth shutout of the season [.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps

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Playing on the Pacific coast on turf is never an easy assignment, but there are good reasons to believe that D.C. United can go to BC Place and get a result of some sort against a Vancouver Whitecaps side that is drifting out of the playoff race.

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D.C. United versus Vancouver Whitecaps preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Vancouver blog Eighty Six Forever

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To preview D.C. United versus Vancouver Whitecaps, we talked to Jon Szekeres of Eighty Six Forever to get the lowdown on all things Whitecaps.

D.C. United travels to the Pacific Northwest for another edition of #DCUAfterDark, taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the teams' only meeting this season.

D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - Throwback Thursday: Let's relive the first ever meeting between DC and the expansion 'Caps

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Chris Pontius and Najar scored, DeRo scored one of his several chances, and Steven King provided the margin as D.C. United welcomed the Vancouver Whitecaps to MLS with a 4-0 drubbing back in 2011.

D.C. United versus Vancouver Whitecaps lineup: On the road again

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D.C. United kicks off a four game road trip with a trip to Canada.

Fresh off of an Atlantic Cup clinching victory, D.C. United gets a week of rest before flying to Canada and taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps. The 'Caps have been maddeningly inconsistent this season, and despite accolades early in the season they are hovering right around the Red Line of Playoffs.

Filibuster podcast episode 96: D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps

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On tap tonight: Bee's Knees, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Jynnan Tonnyx

We have the Atlantic Cup, and the Filibuster crew is not giving it up. Adam, Jason, and Ben are back to talk about all things D.C. United 2-0 New York Red Bulls, including talking about Bill Hamid and how he has improved even more this season, even in the things at which he was already good.

Player News and Rumors

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps second match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers' 3 to 0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps back on August 30. There are ratings for every Timbers player that appeared plus composite ratings for the coaches, team, opponent and officials.

Second half rally produces three goals as Timbers jump into playoffs with win over Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to vault into the playoff picture, but they would have to beat their Canadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps, up in Canada in order to do it. After an evenly played first half, the Timbers exploded for three goals while their defense held up very well after being reorganized by the coaches.

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

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A key battle will occur this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia as the Portland Timbers visit the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Caps currently sit in fifth place in the West, just points ahead of the Timbers, so a Portland win could push them over the red line. Vancouver won't be an easy out, though, as they have designs to avoid a late season swoon while trying to keep the Cascadia Cup in Canada for the 2015 season.

The Rest

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.

Timbers trounce Whitecaps to move into playoff position

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When the Portland Timbers began the year on an eight-match winless streak, there were very real doubts about whether they would be able to climb out of that early-season hole and still be a factor in the playoff race in the tough MLS Western Conference.

On Saturday, the Timbers completed their climb from the West basement into a playoff position after posting a 3-0 drubbing of the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road at BC Place.

Liga MX Round 6: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

It's fair to say that Cruz Azul aren't living up to expectations.

Coming off an impressive Clausura campaign where they finished on top of the table, Cruz Azul have decisively taken a step back in the Liga MX Apertura. The club brought in Mexican National Team defender Francisco "Maza" Rodriguez as well as former Montreal Impact midfielder Hernan Bernardello, but the new signings coupled with established starters such as Marco Fabian and Mauro Formica hasn't translated into success.

Chivas USA bolster attack with loan move for former Ecuadorian international Borja

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Chivas USA have relied quite a bit on the scoring prowess of Erick Torres this season, but they look to have gotten him some help.

Chivas USA announced on Thursday that they have acquired forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito. The move for Borja was completed before the transfer window closed last week,andtheformer Ecuadorian international will be available for the Goats' match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

Match Day 23 - Back on the Road

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Sporting KC are back on the road as they continue through the second half of the season. They'll look to continue their club record five game road winning streak tomorrow when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. This will be only the fifth meeting between the two clubs, and the third in Vancouver since the Whitecaps entered the league in 2011.

Ladies and gentleman, start your Olympic cycles.

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It is quite a cozy camp for now, but of course there are several European-based players and some others with Mexican clubs that will later swell these ranks.G - Cody Cropper (Southampton), Zack Steffen (University of Maryland)D - A.J. Cochran (Houston Dynamo), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Ramon Martin del Campo (San Jose Earthquakes), Bryan Gallego (Arizona United), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (0) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (0)

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OTF's Brian Howe Battle runs out of bad things to say about the Chicago Fire's impressionof a soccer team

While Kansas City made a bold move earlier this week to become "Soccertown USA," the Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire continue to fightfor the title"King of the Draw.