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Dec 05

Sounders’ Stefan Frei returns to site of his famous moment

Stefan Frei would like to make one thing perfectly clear before the Seattle Sounders set foot again in Toronto. ”I would really prefer it if one of our strikers became MVP this year,” Seattle’s starting goalkeeper said with a chuckle. Frei will return to the scene of his greatest

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Dec 05

Feilhaber reflects on hopes, setbacks in 2017

In the first entry of our oral history of MLS/USMNT in 2017, Sporting KC’s Benny Feilhaber takes us through dreams and disappointment on both fronts.

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Dec 04

Gulati will not seek 4th term as US Soccer president

U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati will not seek a fourth term, announcing his decision two months after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup. Former national team players Paul Caligiuri, Eric Wynalda and Kyle Martino are among the candidates for the election in February

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Dec 04

Timbers star Diego Valeri named MLS MVP

Diego Valeri had 21 goals and 11 assists this season for Portland, which finished atop the Western Conference.

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Dec 01

Sounders return to MLS Cup after 3-0 rout of Dynamo

On their way to a title last year, all the benchmark celebrations for the Seattle Sounders came away from home. Finally with the chance to clinch in front of their fans, the Sounders weren’t about to collapse. Victor Rodriguez scored on a nifty give-and-go with Will Bruin in the 22nd minute, Clint

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Dec 01

Sounders cruise into MLS Cup, look like dynasty

Seattle will face Toronto FC in a rematch after making quick work of the Dynamo. And if the franchise is the next MLS dynasty, that’s a good thing.

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Nov 30

Timbers hope to have new coach in place by year’s end

The Portland Timbers have interviewed multiple candidates and hope to have a new coach in place by the end of the year. The team parted ways with Caleb Porter this month after five seasons with the team. Porter compiled a 68-50-52 record and guided t…

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Nov 30

Altidore scores, Toronto beats Crew to reach MLS Cup final

Jozy Altidore scored in the 60th minute and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final for the second straight year with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. Toronto will host the Seattle Sou…

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Nov 30

Jozy Altidore sends Toronto FC to MLS Cup

Altidore played through the pain and ended up scoring a memorable goal to give Toronto a shot at an MLS championship.

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Nov 29

Cristian Roldan is the Sounders unassuming, unknown star

Most times when the topic of young midfielder Cristian Roldan is brought up, Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer can’t stop raving. From the time Roldan moved into the starting lineup for the Sounders, Schmetzer has seen the potential for Roldan to be an anchor in the middle of the field. Roldan

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Nov 29

Rapids hire New Zealand’s Anthony Hudson as coach

The Colorado Rapids have hired Anthony Hudson as their coach. Hudson comes to the Rapids after three seasons coaching New Zealand’s national team. This month, the All Whites went to a 2018 World Cup qualification playoff against Peru but fell 2-0 on aggregate.

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Nov 29

Nashville, Sacramento head MLS expansion finalists

Nashville, Tennessee, is among four finalists for a pair of Major League Soccer expansion teams after government financing for a new stadium was approved this month. Sacramento, California, is considered a front-runner along with Nashville for the tea…

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Nov 28

What you can get for Messi’s 700 million euro buyout clause

MADRID (AP) — If a rival soccer team were to pay Lionel Messi’s 700 million euro ($834 million) buyout clause, Barcelona could potentially buy nine of the 20 most expensive teams in the world.

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Nov 28

What you can get for Messi’s 700 million euro buyout clause

MADRID (AP) — If a rival soccer team were to pay Lionel Messi’s 700 million euro ($834 million) buyout clause, Barcelona could potentially buy nine of the 20 most expensive teams in the world.

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Nov 27

Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney named MLS coach of the year

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney has been voted coach of the year in Major League Soccer.

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Nov 27

Bale set to return to Madrid’s squad after injury layoff

Gareth Bale is expected to make his return to Real Madrid’s lineup in a Copa del Rey match this week after being sidelined for more than two months because of injuries. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Monday that the Wales forward has recovered from a left leg muscle injury and will play at least

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