Waylon Francis

Major League Soccer

Sounders should target these four strikers on free transfers

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Bargain shopping has never been so fun.

Garth Lagerwey loves a bargain. From pouncing on accomplished MLS players who may be undervalued after down years (Will Bruin, Harry Shipp, Waylon Francis) to mining the Chinese Super League for borderline international talent needing a new league (Gustav Svensson, Kim Kee-Hee), the Sounders General Manager uses every opportunity to stretch the team's dollars.

The SBI MLS Best XI (Week 5)

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Real Salt Lake and Orlando City SC posted the two most impressive victories of MLS Week 5, and those victories are represented well in the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 5.

Following their win against Sporting Kansas City, RSL standouts Justen Glad,Luke Mulholland and Joao Plata earned honors for their performances, While SBI MLS Player of the Week Kaka is joined by a pair of teammates on this week's squad.

Portland Timbers Pick Up Chris Klute from Columbus Crew SC

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The Portland Timbers may have lost one player today, but they have gained another, trading allocation money to the Columbus Crew SC for left-back Chris Klute.

Klute, formerly of the Atlanta Silverbacks and Colorado Rapids before spending 2015 with the Crew, is a pacy and athletic player who earned a reputation as a strong attacking fullback in his time in MLS.

Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew story stream: News, updates, and highlights

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The Philadelphia Union are at home for one of the last times in 2015 and are in desperate need of three points to keep their dim playoff hopes from being extinguished fully. The Columbus Crew head to PPL Park to face a Union team they haven't lost to since June of 2013. From previews to reviews and analysis, this is everything you need to know all in one place.

Montreal Impact

If you have two starting left backs, you don’t have a starting left back

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A deep dive into Sounders most unsettled position — Nouhou vs Francis.

There's no question outside backs are vital to the Seattle Sounders attack under Brian Schmetzer. In fact, when asked what the team looked to do offensively in the week leading up to the Montreal Impact match, the coach outlined in clear terms, "We need to be true to ourselves.

Seattle Sounders vs. Montreal Impact: Highlights, stats and quotes

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MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Montreal Impact 1

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field

Referee: Ismail Elfath

Assistants: Kathryn Nesbitt, Jeremy Hanson

Fourth Official: David Gantar

VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Attendance: 39,469

Weather: 51 degrees and clear

SCORING SUMMARY

MTL - Jeisson Vargas (Ignacio Piatti) 60'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SEA - Kelvin Leerdam (ejection) 40'

MTL - Daniel Lovitz (caution) 41'

MTL - Ken Krolicki (caution) 48'

SEA - Román Torres (caution) 71'

MTL - Samuel Piette (caution) 83'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Román Torres, Chad Marshall, Waylon Francis (Nouhou 84'); Gustav Svensson, Cristian Roldan, Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Jordan McCrary HT'), Handwalla Bwana (Alex Roldan 74'), Nico Lodeiro - captain; Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Harry Shipp, Jordy Delem, Lamar Neagle

Total shots: 12 (Lodeiro, 4)

Shots on goal: 4 (Four players, 1)

Fouls: 12 (Four players, 2)

Offside: 4 (Bruin, 2)

Corner-kicks: 6 (Lodeiro/Wolf Eikrem, 3)

Saves: 3 (Frei, 3)

FC Dallas - Evan Bush; Chris Duvall, Victor Cabrera, Rod Fanni, Jukka Raitala, Daniel Lovitz; Samuel Piette, Ken Krolicki (Alejandro Silva 81'), Saphir Taider; Ignacio Piatti - captain, Jeisson Vargas (Anthony Jackson-Hamel 72')

Substitutes not used: Clement Diop, Rudy Camacho, Dominic Oduro, Raheem Edwards, Louis Beland-Goyette

Total shots: 8 (Vargas, 5)

Shots on goal: 4 (Vargas, 4)

Fouls: 18 (Piette, 7)

Offside: 3 (Three players, 1)

Corner-kicks: 3 (Taider, 2)

Saves: 4 (Bush, 4)

SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER

On the team's attack before the red card:

"It was not as fluid as I would have liked.

Columbus Crew

Sounders acquire veteran Costa Rica international in trade with Crew

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Seattle parts with $50,000 in Allocation Money to sign Waylon Francis.

The task of restocking the roster has already begun for the Seattle Sounders, who announced a pair of signings on Thursday. The more high-profile of those signings is defender Waylon Francis, who the Sounders acquired from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in Allocation Money.

Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC, 2015 MLS Cup Final: Story Stream

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Get all the updates from the Portland Timbers MLS Cup Final match against the Columbus Crew SC.

It is almost go time, folks.

The Portland Timbers are in Ohio to take on the Columbus Crew SC today and on the line is the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. Do or die, this is the MLS Cup Final.

Previews

How Did We Get Here?

Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC, 2015 MLS Cup Final: Time, TV schedule and Live Stream

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It is almost go time, folks.

The Portland Timbers are in Ohio to take on the Columbus Crew SC today and on the line is the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. Do or die, this is the MLS Cup Final.

Previews

How Did We Get Here?

How Did They Get Here?

Preview Interview: "The outside backs also deserve credit for the turnaround defensively.

After dominant 2015, Waylon Francis is ready for his latest final

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OBETZ, Ohio Lloyd Sam, one of the premier wingers in MLS over the last few years, was nowhere to be found in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Where did he go? The same abyss that many right-sided midfielders have fallenintothis season.

"It was like Revis Island," said Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp, referring to the nickname for the area of the field NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis used to shut down wide receivers.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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Looking to make a jump into playoff contention, the Philadelphia Union need to take three points from Columbus Crew.

UNION GAME #29
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
Saturday, September 12, 2015
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
C.

Higuain’s goals lead Crew to road win at D.C. United

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By DAN KARELL

Gregg Berhalter had himself a debut he'll never forget.

In Berhalter's first match as an MLS head coach and with his team facing Eastern Conference foe D.C. United, the Columbus Crew put together a complete game on the way to a 3-0 victory in their season opener on Saturday evening at RFK Stadium.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Columbus Crew

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By DAN KARELL

Not long into his tenure as owner of the Columbus Crew, Anthony Precourt hit the reset button when it became clear that the Crew would miss the playoffs for a third straight season.

Over the past eight months, the Crew waved goodbye to familiar faces such as head coach Robert Warzycha, technical director Brian Bliss, and players Chad Marshall, Eddie Gaven, and Andy Gruenebaum.

FIFA

SoBs to host national supporters summit, HKH info, Defoe to TFC rumors renewed, more

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SoBs to host national supporters summit during January's NSCAA convention in Philly. News of the 2014 Help Kick Hunger charity event. Brit papers renew Jermaine Defoe to TFC rumors. More news.

Casey for MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Forbes values Union valued at $90m, local NCAA action begins

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Casey finalists for MLS Comeback Player of the Year. Forbes estimates Union's value at $90 million, 11th highest in the league. Drexel, Delaware, Penn and Penn State begin NCAA tournament play tonight. More.

The Rest

Sounders vs. Chivas: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The expectation is that the next player has to step forward and fill the shoes of the player that is injured, but there were a lot of quality players that we didn't have on the field, and that made it tough for us tonight." -Brian Schmetzer

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 0 - C.

Depth Chart demonstrates clear opportunities for improvement

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Sounders have several roster spots open, and most are meant for veterans.

The slow offseason continues. While the Seattle Sounders likely lost less significant talent than other top teams in the league, their moves have not been as significant as the teams that added talent (the exception being their opponent in the last two MLS Cups).

Surprise! There’s a Sounder’s match right now!

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Seattle takes on the Tijuana U-20 side in a pre-season warmup

The Seattle Sounders sprung a fine surprise on everyone this morning; they're kicking off the pre-season today with a friendly against the Tijuana U-20 side in Chula Vista, California. It's an interesting mixed lineup of certain and fringe starters, with Stefan Frei, Roman Torres, and Clint Dempsey all getting the call.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/15/17

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Philadelphia Union News

John Hackworth's advice to U.S. youth soccer prospects: Don't think you've 'arrived'
The former Union manager had strong words for his U.S. under-17 national team players after their run to the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup in India.

Andrew Farrell gets a red card against Crew SC

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Coach Heaps: "He's not Joe Franchino. He's Andrew Farrell."

On Sunday, the nicest guy in the New England Revolution locker room got a red card.

In the 93rd minute of the Revs-Crew game, Andrew Farrell was sent off for a mistimed tackle on Waylon Francis. Farrell had his cleat up as he was looking to settle an aerial ball.