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Jul 24

Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final

After Kemar Lawrence ripped an exquisite shot over Mexico’s five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate. Lawrence scored on a clutch 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced

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Jul 24

Timbers beat Whitecaps 2-1 to snap 6-game winless streak

Caleb Porter spent the last few days trying to patch together a lineup with injuries, suspensions and international duty ravaging his roster. At the final whistle Sunday, the Portland Timbers coach pumped a jubilant and relieved fist in celebration be…

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Jul 23

Jesse Gonzalez goes with heart, switches from Mexico to US

Jesse Gonzalez started in the 2015 Under-20 World Cup for Mexico, his parents’ homeland. Then last month, the 22-year-old FC Dallas goalkeeper switched his affiliation to join the United States, his home country. Gonzalez just felt more comfortable in the red, white and blue.

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Jul 23

Jesse Gonzalez goes with heart, switches from Mexico to US

Jesse Gonzalez started in the 2015 Under-20 World Cup for Mexico, his parents’ homeland. Then last month, the 22-year-old FC Dallas goalkeeper switched his affiliation to join the United States, his home country. Gonzalez just felt more comfortable in the red, white and blue.

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Jul 23

Cristian Colman scores twice, FC Dallas beat Impact 2-1

MONTREAL (AP) — Cristian Colman scored his first two goals of the season and FC Dallas rallied to beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday night.

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Jul 23

Rapids rally to tie Toronto FC 1-1 on Badji’s goal

TORONTO (AP) — Dominique Badji scored in the 76th minute and Colorado tied Toronto FC 1-1 on Saturday night for the Rapids’ first road point of the season

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Jul 22

Guzan has shutout in 1st MLS game since 2008, Atlanta wins

U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan had a shutout in his return to Major League Soccer, Hector Villalba scored in the 86th minute and Atlanta United beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night in the clubs’ first meeting. Expansion Atlanta (10-7-3) has won four straight games and five of its last

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Jul 22

Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The Americans play a semifinal game Saturday night against Costa…

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Jul 21

Webb says de Jong would have been sent off with video review

Howard Webb would have given Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong a red card in the 2010 World Cup final if a video assistant referee had been in place. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain’s Xabi Alonso. ”Yes, it was

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Jul 21

Not feeling the (Dallas) Burn: why MLS teams tried to sound more European

There was a time when US soccer was a storm of Rowdies and Cosmos, but now United is the name of choice. What’s going on?

Once, pro soccer in the United States firmly embraced the country’s sporting culture. Teams that came to prominence in the 1970s in the North American Soccer League (NASL) had names that wouldn’t sound out of place in the NFL: the New York Cosmos and and Tampa Bays perhaps being the most notable. Cheerleaders  roamed the sidelines, and even the foundations of the game – such as the offside rule and the draw – were changed to appeal to an audience accustomed to traditional American sports.

But over the last 15 years, Major League Soccer has evolved from a league of teams with names such as Wizards, Burn and Clash to something that sounds a lot more, well, European. There are three Uniteds (Atlanta, Minnesota and DC), two called City (New York – whose name is down to their parent club, Manchester City – and Orlando), one Real (Salt Lake) and a Sporting (Kansas City). That’s not to mention the many lower division sides who have also changed their names in recent years.

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Jul 20

Joao Plata scores twice, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 4-1

Joao Plata scored twice and Kyle Beckerman added a goal before receiving a red card in Real Salt Lake’s 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night. The eventful match featured seven yellow cards and three red cards.

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Jul 20

Dynamo remain winless on the road, draw 0-0 with Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Shuttleworth saved all four Houston shots on goal and Minnesota United tied the Dynamo 0-0 on Wednesday night.

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Jul 20

Blerim Dzemaili scores to help Impact beat Union 2-1

MONTREAL (AP) — Blerim Dzemaili broke a tie in the 51st minute to help the Montreal Impact beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Wednesday night.

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Jul 19

MLS expansion tour continues after Nashville makes its case

The Major League Soccer 2017 expansion tour continued this week with official league visits in North Carolina. Charlotte and Raleigh are among 12 cities hoping to land an MLS team. Nashville appeared to make a strong case recently when league Commiss…

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Jul 19

Struggling Timbers host Real Salt Lake

Perhaps no Major League Soccer team needed the Gold Cup break more than the Portland Timbers. The teams will resume MLS play on Wednesday night, when they meet at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. The injury-riddled Timbers (7-7-6) are winless in the…

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Jul 19

Union visits Impact in key Eastern match

Two Eastern Conference squads trying get back into the playoff race collide Wednesday when the Philadelphia Union visit Stade Saputo to take on the host Montreal Impact, who will be without their top weapon. Montreal star midfielder Ignacio Piatti is …

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