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The Playoff Hunt: Week 13

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It's mid-June and the New England Revolution are in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference. Let that sink in. It's been a little while since we've had the pleasure, and excitement of a Revolution playoff hunt, and I for one cannot contain my excitement.

Each week heading into the match we're going to keep you up to date on the playoff implications it carries, as well as the impact on the rest of the league.

Red Bulls return to Seattle with something to prove

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One year ago the New York Red Bulls entered Qwest Field as Western Conference champions clear favorites over the expansion Seattle Sounders FC. They were thoroughly outclassed by Sigi Schmid's side in a match that would set the tone for the season for both franchises. This time around, the situation is reversed.

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MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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By THOMAS FLOYD

There won't be any silverware on the line this time around, but this weekend's clash between the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire is sure to be a tense affair all the same.

After the Sounders claimed their third straight U.

MLS Cup Preview: Galaxy boasts pedigree, Dynamo carries momentum

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By THOMAS FLOYD

CARSON, Calif. - Ever since the participants in Sunday's MLS Cup booked their tickets to the season's grand finale two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Galaxy has been widely pegged as one of the biggest favorites the final has ever seen.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Bobby Warshaw

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Finding minutes on a team as stacked as FC Dallas can't be easy for a rookie, so when Bobby Warshaw gets a chance to step on the field for the reigning Western Conference champions, he has to take full advantage.

Warshaw did just that on Saturday, coming off the bench to score a dramatic stoppage-time game-winning goal to help FC Dallas complete an inspired comeback in a 3-2 victory against Sporting Kansas City.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 12

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Just like last season, FC Dallas has embarked on an extended unbeaten run to shoot up the league standings.

The defending Western Conference champions haven't lost in nine games and find themselves second in both the Supporters' Shield standings and SBI MLS Power Rankings after another clean sheet victory and a sweet goal from Marvin Chavez.

FC Dallas to make player announcement on Thursday

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FC Dallas has scheduled a press conference following Thursday's training session at Pizza Hut Park to make a player announcement.

As of now there are no hints as to what the player announcement will be, but it appears it will be a major one as club president and CEO Doug Quinn will be there along with chairman Clark Hunt, head coach Schellas Hyndman and FC Dallas players.

Fantasy MLS: Week 2

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By AVI CREDITOR

Call it a glitch, call it a technicality, but it's Week 2 in MFLS circles.

Week 1 (AKA Los Angeles' 1-0 win over Seattle) was pretty fruitless from a fantasy standpoint unless you started Juninho, who scored the only goal, or had the foresight to go with Josh Saunders as your goalkeeper.

Chivas USA acquires defender Heath Pearce from Dallas

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The oft-maligned USMNT left back comes over from Dallas in exchange for allocation money, the club announced today.

The 26-year-old joined Dallas in 2009 after stints in Germany and Denmark. The University of Portland product made 27 starts for the Western Conference champions last season.

Free Beer Match Day Nine: Give Me 473.2 CCs of Beer! Stat!

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Editor's Note: Just in case you didn't get the post title. The game was in Corpus Christi and, CC being a medical term, we calculated how many CCs it would take to fill a pint because, well, we like beer. 473.2 CCs to be exact. And there you have it. Nerd-dom at its finest.

Meet Free Beer Movement Pale Ale 1.

Houston Residents Shocked!

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Residents of Houston, Texas awoke this morning to discover that they live on the East Coast of the US.

In what seems a very comical move, today the Houston Dynamo officially moved to the MLS Eastern Conference.

Houston?

Of course, this only increases the likelihood of them becoming the 2011 Western Conference champions!

What If the Premier League Adopted A MLS Playoff System?

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There's been so much uproar during the past few weeks about whether the playoff system for Major League Soccer is a joke or not. First, the Eastern Conference Final featured two teams, San Jose Earthquakes versus Colorado Rapids, who were decidedly western teams. And second, the playoff system resulted in a final featuring the team that ended in fifth place in the final standings against the seventh place team.

Western Conference final postgame: FC Dallas at Galaxy

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Galaxy 0 FC Dallas 3

FC Dallas: Western Conference champions (AP Photos).

From the Galaxy's point of view, the first quote in the game story from Coach Bruce Arena sums up the night:

"We have no excuses. We were outplayed. We were certainly in position in the first half to get a lead and maybe take control and failed on that.

USA: Colorado and Dallas to contest 2010 MLS Cup Final

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The 2010 Major League Soccer final will be contested between Western Conference champions FC Dallas and Eastern Conference champions Colorado Rapids. Both teams won their respective conference finals at the weekend and both will looking to put American soccer's biggest prize into the trophy cabinet when the final is played on Sunday, November 21st.

MLS Camp Update: Galaxy looks to build in 2009

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By ADAMÂ SERRANO

In 2009, the Los Angles Galaxy were a penalty kick shootout away from winning the third MLS Cup in the club's history. With a new season looming, the Galaxy will be looking to begin the road back to the final.

The Western Conference Champions trained on Friday morning before heading to Arizona on Friday afternoon for a training camp that includes matches against the Columbus Crew, Kansas City Wizards and the Colorado Rapids.

MLS Cup: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake (Match Night Commentary)

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The Los Angeles Galaxy will be going for its third MLS Cup title tonight against Real Salt Lake (8:50pm, ESPN/Galavision/Telefutura), which is appearing in its first MLS Cup Final.

The Galaxy, led by MLS MVP Landon Donovan and David Beckham, will look to build on a season that saw LA go from one of the worst teams in MLS to Western Conference champions.

MLS Cup: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake (Match Night Commentary)

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The Los Angeles Galaxy will be going for its third MLS Cup title tonight against Real Salt Lake (8:50pm, ESPN/Galavision/Telefutura), which is appearing in its first MLS Cup Final.

The Galaxy, led by MLS MVP Landon Donovan and David Beckham, will look to build on a season that saw LA go from one of the worst teams in MLS to Western Conference champions.

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Western Conference Notes: Donovan may be rested, FCD 'disjointed' and more

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By ADAM SERRANO

The Los Angeles Galaxy is preparing to embark on a three-city road trip but may be without its biggest star, Landon Donovan, for the start of its first match.

The Galaxy captain has missed the last past two days of practice in order to get himself fit for the upcoming trip.

Top 5 Things I Learned From LA Galaxy 0–3 FC Dallas

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Here are my observations about the Western Conference Final Sunday night between LA Galaxy and FC Dallas:

  1. LA Galaxy were awful when it came to passing, particularly in the second half. As a result, Bruce Arena's side committed too many mistakes, lost the ball too many times and made it an uphill battle for themselves to mount serious attacks when moving the ball across the pitch.

Stephens could be the Galaxy's next great rookie

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By ADAM SERRANO

Galaxy rookie Michael Stephens knows he has a lot to live up to.

The Los Angeles Galaxy are well known for developing top level rookie talent. Their past two first-round picks, defenders Sean Franklin and Omar Gonzalez, won the MLS Rookie of the Year award under the tutelage of Bruce Arena.

I’ve got three words: Galaxy vs. Dynamo post-game analysis

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And those words are: Western Conference Champions!

In another step in the worst-to-first journey that MLS Coach of the Year Bruce Arena has taken the team on, the Los Angeles Galaxy turned away a stiff challenge from the Houston Dynamo in 30 minutes of extra time with a 2-0 scoreline.

Photos from Friday’s Marathon

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Wow, wow, wow. What a game!

Like commenter Diane, I LOVE me some AJ Delagarza! Magee was fairly worthless with a horrible first touch for most of the match. Kirovski was brought in, why? Beckham did very well, but boy he was soooo tanked in overtime. I really felt for him and the others.

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FC Dallas battles from two goals down for dramatic comeback win vs. Sporting KC

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When Omar Bravo finished off a Teal Bunbury pass to give Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 lead on FC Dallas in the 68th minute on Saturday night, the match-up of top MLS clubs looked to be over. The home team was leading, the visitors were feeling the grind of a busy week, and it would have been easy for Dallas to look ahead to Tuesday's U.

Mavs vs. Lakers - 2011 NBA Playoffs Predictions

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In a matchup that may very well decide the Western Conference champions, the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Dallas Mavericks. Since the San Antonio Spurs have been eliminated, these are the top two remaining seeds in the West. Who is going to win between the Lakers and the Mavs?

The Lakers will win.

Sounders FC Open Camp - One Major Absence

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29 Players Strong - Photo by Ron Moran of ECS

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The big news was of course the Freddie Ljungberg's absence and the statements from Kasey Keller.