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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

D.C. United

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.

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.

Games against the Vancouver Whitecaps, from a D.

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.

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.

FC Dallas

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?

Perez winner leads FC Dallas to victory over Whitecaps

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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.

Cascadia Cup

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.

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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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 on Monday that the club will not be following through with their plans to launcha third division side next season.

The Rest

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.

Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

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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.