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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.

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.

Whitecaps take advantage of "second chance" by beating Earthquakes

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have gone through a few disappointments this season, none bigger than their home regular-season finale in which they lost the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference in a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Carl Robinson made sure his team didn't experience the same fate in the Western Conference knockout-round game on Wednesday night.

Red Bulls and Whitecaps advance in the MLS playoffs

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The New York Red Bulls shutout the Chicago Fire 4-0 at Toyota Park in the first knockout round game of the 2017 MLS playoffs. Bradley-Wright Phillips put the Red Bulls up in the 7th minute, assisting on Sacha Kljestan's goal in the 11th. Daniel Royer scored in the 70th with Kljestan assisting on Gonzalo Veron's goal in the 87th.

MLS Playoff Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS playoffs are here, and they begin with two matches on Wednesday night.

Action starts in the East as the New York Red Bulls face off with the Chicago Fire (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1) . The matchup is a fitting one for Dax McCarty, who collides with his former team in his first playoff match with his new club.

MLS Playoff Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes

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Only less than two weeks removed from their thrilling 1-1 draw, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the San Jose Earthquakes will battle again at BC Place. But this time, dreams of lifting MLS Cup will be on the line.

All pressure is on the home side as the Whitecaps hit a late mental road block following a confounding season.

Quakes get in, Timbers top West as MLS playoff field is set

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Decision Day provided plenty of drama and a series of early goals and, when the dust settled, the playoff picture was set.

In the East, we knew Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls were locked into first and sixth, respectively, but everything else was up for grabs. Due to a draw with the Columbus Crew, NYCFC was in danger, but an Atlanta United draw saw Patrick Vieira's side hold on.

Timbers seal top seed in the West with win over Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers jumped above the Vancouver Whitecaps, their Cascadia rivals, to take the top seed in the Western Conference for their second time in their history.

After Kendall Waston headed home the opener for Vancouver, the Timbers equalized through their captain, Liam Ridgewell. Darren Mattocks fired home the winning goal in the opening minutes of the second half, sending his team to the top of the Western Conference table with the Cascadia Cup in hand via a 2-1 win.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 32

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Despite the small schedule during the international break, each MLS match that was played this weekend carried some type of importance.

The New York Red Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. (READ)

Brent Kallman's late header rescued a home draw for Minnesota United against Sporting KC.

Red Bulls clinch playoff spot with victory over Whitecaps

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The New York Red Bulls will head to the MLS Cup playoffs yet again after a commanding 3-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

The Red Bulls got their scoring started through Daniel Royer after 33 minutes. The play started with Tyler Adams, who was one of two providers on the goal, as he found Sacha Kljestan near the penalty area.

Seattle Sounders

Fotos | Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps

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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.

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 →

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.

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.

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.

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.

MLS Playoff Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders

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There's a 75 percent chance a team from Cascadia will represent the Western Conference in MLS Cup and there's a 100 percent chance at least one will make the Western Conference Final.

The big spenders of the Pacific Northwest open their MLS Cup defense on Sunday against the team that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle amidst the success of its neighbors to the south.

Major Link Soccer: New York Red Bulls rout Chicago Fire

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Also: Fredy Montero scores in the playoffs, and tattoos!

Seattle

With the playoffs officially under way, a poll was conducted on "Who would you like to see host MLS Cup". So far, Seattle is leading the way.

Love them or hate them, tattoos are a big thing. Take a look at some Seattle Sounders and their tattoos.

Osvaldo Alonso

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.

Osvaldo Alonso could be returning soon

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Victor Rodriguez, Gustav Svensson, and Jordan Morris seem less likely to play.

TUKWILA, Wash. -- There was a welcome sight at Thursday's training session: Osvaldo Alonso fully participating in drills and looking very likely to play his first minutes in almost exactly a month.

Alonso last played, coincidentally enough, in the Sounders' most recent meeting with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sept.

Portland Timbers

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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Six Degrees: Best In the West

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Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

12 months ago, the season's final week included the Timbers getting knocked out of the Champions League, getting knocked out of the MLS playoffs, and losing a seemingly un-losable Cascadia Cup.

This year, the season's final week included a Western Conference championship, a Cascadia Cup, a potential MVP, and, oh yeah, a Thorns championship.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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This piece started at the beginning of the season as a forest-level survey of each game. Occasionally zooming in to spotlight a player here or a stat there, the idea was to provide a comprehensive look at the Timbers' most recent performance.

Now stepping back to the season-wide level, that job gets pretty easy:

After 34 games, there's just no arguing with that.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [1:00]

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The end of the regular season is upon us and for the Portland Timbers, everything hangs in the balance. After fighting back from a midseason slum that saw the side slip briefly below the red line, a win today against the Vancouver Whitecaps would put the Timbers on top of the Western Conference and the Cascadia Cup standings, securing both a bye in the knockout round of the playoffs and a full year's worth of bragging rights.

San Jose Earthquakes

Sounders will face Whitecaps in Western Conference semifinals

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This will be the first time the longtime rivals have met in the MLS Cup playoffs.

The road to get back to MLS Cup will start in Canada, where the last one ended. The Vancouver Whitecaps thrashed the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Wednesday, setting up a Cascadia clash with the Seattle Sounders that will start on Sunday at 5:30 p.

Whitecaps thrash Quakes to advance to Western Conference semifinals

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The Vancouver Whitecaps made sure to let their Cascadia counterparts know that their out-of-form streak was a thing of the past.

With four goals in the second half, the Whitecaps rolled all over the San Jose Earthquakes, 5-0, in the Western Confrence Knockout Round of MLS playoffs at a hostile BC Palace Wednesday night.

Quakes in control of playoff destiny following late equalizer against Whitecaps

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The San Jose Earthquakes are in a situation that has been everything but foreign for them in the past five years: being in control of their playoff destiny heading into Sunday's Decision Day.

It was a game of inches and fingertips, but once the dust settled, the Quakes and the Vancouver Whitecaps left BC Place with a point each following their 1-1 draw.

The Rest

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.

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.

Houston Dynamo to play Sporting Kansas City in Thursday night playoff game

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The Houston Dynamo will host rival in first round of playoffs.

The Houston Dynamo will play Sporting Kansas City in the Knockout Round of the 2017 MLS Playoffs. Thanks to their fourth place finish in the Western Conference the Dynamo will host Sporting at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo haven't made it to the playoffs since 2013.