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May 26

Cascadia rivals clash with national team duty on the horizon

When Portland and Seattle meet Saturday in the first matchup between the Cascadia rivals this season, there will be no lack of intensity or acrimony. ”(The rivalry games), I think, do set the tone for the rest of the season in a lot of ways,” Portland coach Caleb Porter said. For

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May 26

Bolanos the Whitecaps’ offensive catalyst with Vancouver set to host D.C. United

The raking cross dipped in and out of the tricky late-afternoon shadows at B.C. Place Stadium as it steamed towards Christian Bolanos. Instead of trying to control the ball for himself when it arrived, the veteran Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder gently chested a one-touch pass to Cristian Techera, who

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May 26

Does MLS have a Texas problem?

Houston and Dallas, who meet in Sunday’s Texas Derby, are two of MLS’ best clubs this season from two of its biggest cities. So why aren’t they more popular?

Whoever coined the phrase “demographics are not destiny” could have been referring to Major League Soccer in Texas just as easily as talking about politics.

Simple population figures would imply that two of the league’s biggest clubs are facing off in the Texas Derby on Sunday, with the right to fire a cannon awarded to the team with the season’s best head-to-head record – provided they have secured the appropriate paperwork from safety-conscious city authorities, that is.

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May 26

Fire score twice in first 10 minutes to beat FC Dallas 2-1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic and David Accam scored in the opening 10 minutes and the Chicago Fire beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Thursday night.

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May 25

Toronto FC faces rival Columbus without star strikers Altidore, Giovinco

Jozy Altidore will cheer on from the sidelines while serving a suspension. Sebastian Giovinco is in the final stages of recovering from an injury. Toronto FC hosts the Columbus Crew on Friday night without their star strikers but as coach Greg Vanney pointed out Thursday, Toronto’s depth has been

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May 25

Injured Giovinco back practising with TFC, could return for June 3 game

Sebastian Giovinco is on pace to make a return to the Toronto FC lineup next week. The star striker, who suffered a strained quadriceps muscle against Minnesota United on May 13, practised the last two days with Toronto. Vanney said Giovinco could return to the roster for the June 3 game versus New

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May 25

How MLS clubs are undervaluing prospects from the US lower divisions

Could homegrown imports like Minnesota United’s Christian Ramirez help MLS get over its reluctance to mine talent from the NASL and USL?

Every season, Major League Soccer has a crop of breakout players who are new to the league – this year we have Atlanta’s Josef Martínez (the Venezuelan who scored five goals in his first three matches – after netting just seven in three years with Turin). The best of these players often come from Europe or South America and immediately become key starters.

This year, there have been more examples of domestic players moving from the US lower divisions and succeeding in MLS than any year in recent memory. New York Red Bulls center back Aaron Long made his MLS debut in March and has started 13 matches for a potential MLS Cup contender. Meanwhile, expansion side Minnesota United has gotten crucial minutes from NASL domestic holdovers Christian Ramirez and Brent Kallman. Impressively, Ramirez has seven goals in his first 12 MLS matches, three off the Golden Boot pace.

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May 24

David Beckham on US Soccer Hall of Fame ballot

CHICAGO (AP) — David Beckham, the English midfielder who brought increased visibility to American soccer and won a pair of Major League Soccer titles while playing for the LA Galaxy from 2007-12, is among 12 first-time candidates on the 33-player ball…

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May 24

MLS expansion update: Phoenix boost and St. Louis setback

Phoenix is rising, St. Louis had a setback and Miami is well, Miami. As Major League Soccer’s expansion process moves along, there’s been some recent jostling among the cities in contention. Twelve locations are competing for MLS expansion franchises.

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May 24

Toronto FC joins Leafs, Raptors in selling out season-ticket supply

Toronto FC has joined the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs in selling out its allotment of season tickets. The Major League Soccer club said this week that its season tickets for the 2017 season were capped and sold out at 21,000. It’s the same story at the Leafs (16,000 season tickets this season

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May 24

LAFC makes plan for training complex on Cal State LA campus

The MLS expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to spend $30 million to build a training complex on the campus of Cal State LA. LAFC revealed its proposal Wednesday after the plans were approved by the California State University Board of Trustees. LAFC will renovate the university’s stadium

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May 24

Ottawa Fury down Toronto FC 2-1 in first leg of Voyageurs Cup semifinal

No one was more shocked than Ottawa Fury coach Paul Dalglish. Ryan Williams and Sito Seoane scored second-half goals as Ottawa rallied to a 2-1 win on Tuesday in their first-ever meeting with Toronto FC in the first leg of the semifinal for the Voyageurs Cup, Canada’s soccer club championship.

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May 23

Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore makes $10,000 donation

Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore is making a $10,000 donation to the Hospital for Sick Children. Altidore’s donation, through the Jozy Altidore Foundation, will help fund and maintain the Toronto hospital’s SickKids Rooftop Garden for a two-year period. “Making this donation to SickKids

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May 23

Frisco Bowl to debut this season in Texas at MLS stadium

The Miami Beach Bowl will now be the Frisco Bowl, moving from Florida to Texas after ESPN Events took ownership of the game from the American Athletic Conference. ESPN announced Tuesday that the game will be played in Frisco, Texas, on Dec. 20 at Toyo…

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May 23

Madrid says it has deal for Brazil’s new teenage star

Real Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Brazil’s new teenage star, Vinicius Junior. The 16-year-old forward, who currently plays for Flamengo and is seen in Brazil as potentially being the next Neymar, will become a Madrid player in July 2018.

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May 22

Toronto FC has burr under its saddle as it opens defence of Canadian championship

Canadian pride and a sense of injustice will be fuelling Toronto FC as it opens defence of its Canadian championship on the road Tuesday against the USL’s Ottawa Fury FC. Greg Vanney’s MLS-leading team has a burr under its saddle after thinking it had secured qualification for the CONCACAF Champions

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