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Nov 22

Svensson, Bruin lead Sounders to 2-0 win over Dynamo

Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer would not call the Sounders’ dominant first leg win on Tuesday night a statement. The Sounders are 90 minutes from the MLS Cup championship game. Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin scored in the first half, and Seattle Sounders FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 2-0 in

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Nov 22

Toronto and Columbus play 0-0 tie to start conference final

Neither Toronto FC nor the Columbus Crew was unhappy with the 0-0 draw in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Final. Toronto, which set an MLS record for points in the regular season with 69, will have two key players back for the second game….

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Nov 22

MLS playoffs may be dragging on too long

As the league’s postseason keeps expanding and now stretches into early December, it may be time for that issue to be addressed.

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Nov 22

Sounders, Dynamo meet in West final after long delay

The Seattle Sounders are the defending MLS champions, while the Houston Dynamo are in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Conventional thinking says that alone should tip the scales toward the Sounders when the two sides meet in the MLS Cup We…

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Nov 21

Atlanta United’s Almiron picked as MLS newcomer of year

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron was picked as Major League Soccer newcomer of the year, beating out Chicago’s Nemanja Nikolic and teammate Josef Martinez.

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Nov 21

MLS expansion LAFC adds Egypt’s Gaber on loan from FC Basel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Egyptian defender Omar Gaber will join the MLS expansion Los Angeles Football Club on loan from Switzerland’s FC Basel.

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Nov 21

Brad Friedel: Mauricio Pochettino helped me become a coach

The former goalkeeper has been appointed the new head coach of New England Revolution. He says his experience in the Premier League will be invaluableMauricio Pochettino didn’t miss a thing. “He’s one of the very best out there and I have no problem sa…

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Nov 20

Underdog Crew host Toronto FC in Eastern finals

Columbus Crew SC continues its improbable postseason rum amidst off-field turmoil involving possible relocation of the franchise. Toronto FC seeks to cap the best regular season in MLS history with a second straight appearance in the championship matc…

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Nov 20

Houston heads to conference finals after turnaround season

After a bit of a layoff, the Major League Soccer playoffs continue Tuesday when the two-legged conference finals start. In the East, the Columbus Crew host Toronto FC, while the Seattle Sounders visit the Dynamo in the West. The conference championsh…

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Nov 17

Column: MLS could be big loser if Columbus moves to Austin

The Columbus Crew is one of MLS’ charter franchises. In fact, they’re the ones that set the gold standard in the league’s fledgling early years, becoming the first to build a soccer-specific stadium that also served as a second home for the U.S. national team. In the end, MLS will be as

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Nov 17

MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

Major League Soccer’s attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this season, ranked among the top seven leagues in the

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Nov 17

Coach Caleb Porter parts ways with Portland Timbers

Coach Caleb Porter has parted ways with the Portland Timbers after five seasons with the team, including an MLS Cup championship. The 42-year-old Porter compiled a 68-50-52 record and guided the team to the league title in 2015. In a lengthy statemen…

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Nov 17

Caleb Porter out as Portland Timbers coach in surprise move

Porter, 42, had been coach of the Timbers for the past five seasonsPortland won MLS Cup championship in 2015 under his guidanceA person familiar with the decision confirmed that head coach Caleb Porter has parted ways with the Portland Timbers.The pers…

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Nov 17

Columbus deserves to keep Crew, lose owner

Anthony Precourt’s attempt to move the team to Austin is a betrayal of the market he bought into.

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Nov 16

Altidore suspension for 1st leg of conference final upheld

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto forward Jozy Altidore’s one-game suspension was upheld by an independent Major League Soccer panel, and he will miss the first leg of his team’s Eastern Conference final at Columbus on Tuesday.

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Nov 16

Sporting KC’s Tim Melia named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia has been named Major League Soccer’s Goalkeeper of the Year. Melia is the third Sporting goalkeeper to earn the honor, joining Tony Meola (2002) and Jimmy Nielsen (2012). No other MLS team has had three goalkeepers win the honor.

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