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Oct 01

Whitecaps clinch playoff berth, beat Sporting KC 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored in the 53rd minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot.

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Oct 01

Toronto FC beats Red Bulls 4-2 to win MLS Supporters’ Shield

TORONTO (AP) — — Victor Vazquez broke a tie in the 80th minute on a penalty kick and Toronto FC became the first Canadian team to win the Supporters’ Shield as the MLS regular-season champion, beating the New York Red Bulls 4-2 on Saturday night.

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Sep 30

Gonzalez preserves FC Dallas’ scoreless draw with Orlando

Jesse Gonzalez made two of his four saves in second-half stoppage time to preserve FC Dallas’ scoreless draw with Orlando City on Saturday. Gonzalez closed out his ninth shutout of the season, stopping Yoshimar Yotun’s close-range attempt in the 94th minute and Yotun’s right-footed shot

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Sep 29

Focus on The North as MLS playoffs loom

A loss to the Seattle Sounders aside, the Vancouver Whitecaps have quietly climbed to the top of the standings. Vancouver finished outside of the Major League Soccer postseason last year, but thanks to three wins in four recent home matches they lead …

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Sep 28

Rapids forward Kevin Doyle retires because of concussions

Colorado Rapids forward Kevin Doyle says he is retiring because of repeated concussions. Doyle is from Ireland and has played 16 years in Europe and in Major League Soccer. ”This year it has been clear to me that heading the ball was becoming problematic and causing me to have repeated headaches

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Sep 28

Football clubs should stop exaggerating their attendance figures

Clubs and leagues want to look popular, attract sponsors and justify government investment, but they shouldn’t lie to fans

By Ian Thomson for Nutmeg, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Football fans attach emotional significance to how many people turn up to watch their team play. We feel pride when our club packs out our home stands or takes a boisterous army on the road and we delight in mocking our rivals when clusters of empty seats punctuate their sections. Attendance ribbing is a time-honoured staple of supporter culture, albeit one now threatened by practices imported from the American sports industry.

A club’s attendance figures can be compared to the body’s heartbeat. They reflect overall health. Victories, defeats, goals scored and league position are key drivers behind a club’s popularity, but success on the pitch doesn’t necessarily translate into increased turnstile clicks. Stadium facilities must meet the needs of a diverse, modern-day support; directors need to follow a vision for the club that aligns with the fans’ expectations; sales and marketing departments have to capture the attention of the potential fanbase; and ticket prices need to be acceptable.

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Sep 28

Jack Harrison scores, NYC FC edges Impact 1-0

MONTREAL (AP) — Jack Harrison scored in the 10th minute and New York City FC held on to beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 on Wednesday night.

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Sep 28

Gressel helps Atlanta make playoffs with 3-0 win over NE

Rookie Julian Gressel had a goal and assist and expansion Atlanta United clinched a playoff spot, beating the Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (15-8-7) is the first expansion team to make the playoffs since Seattle in 2009. Gressel …

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Sep 27

Ronaldo surprised by increasing criticism

Cristiano Ronaldo says criticism against him is getting worse, and he doesn’t think it’s fair. Ronaldo made his comments after scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. ”It seems that match after match I have to

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Sep 26

Ronaldo scores 2 as Real Madrid wins 3-1 at Dortmund

A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo helped two-time defending champion Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. Ronaldo, yet to score in the Spanish league where he sat out a five-game suspension for shoving a referee, took his tally in Europe’s premier

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Sep 25

Atlanta United’s Almiron out at least 3 weeks with injury

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron is expected to miss at least three weeks because of a left hamstring injury.

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Sep 25

For New York City FC, there’s literally no place like home

NYCFC’s ‘home’ game 110 miles from their temporary home ground reaffirmed the fact that one of the league’s star clubs are still without a permanent home

It was billed as a home game, but it was the loosest definition of the term. Even Patrick Vieira admitted as much. “We treated it like an away game,” the New York City FC head coach said.

On Saturday, New York City fans endured up to seven-hour round trips to East Hartford, Connecticut, for their ‘home’ game against the Houston Dynamo, a match they drew 1-1.

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Sep 25

Valeri scores twice and Timbers beat Orlando City 3-0

The goals seem to almost be coming easy for Diego Valeri. Valeri scored twice to extend his MLS-record scoring streak to nine straight games and the Portland Timbers beat Orlando City 3-0 on Sunday. You never expect that before the season starts,” Valeri said.

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Sep 24

Sporting KC tops Galaxy, extends home unbeaten streak to 24

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Salloi and Diego Rubio each scored in the first half, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday to move within one point of first-place Vancouver in the Western Conference.

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Sep 24

Ashley Cole still burns: forgotten man will not forget his English foes | Ewan Murray

The LA Galaxy left-back is living a relatively quiet life in Hollywood but still blames the English press for the negative perception of him in his homeland

Confirmation that LA Galaxy have failed in their quest to reach the MLS play-offs may arrive on Sunday. If not, such news will not have to wait much longer. Twenty-nine regular season games thus far have returned just 27 points. Galaxy are second bottom of the Western Conference, an embarrassing scenario for a club defined by celebrity and success, to the point where almost $4m per year is currently bestowed upon Giovani dos Santos as a base salary and five MLS Cups are housed at the StubHub Center, where David Beckham used to be their most celebrated playing star.

Galaxy’s latest capitulation took place here in Atlanta on Wednesday, where they were 4-0 – and a man – down by half-time. Atlanta United, such a success on and off the field in this, their debut MLS season, did not need to bother adding to the scoreline. Sigi Schmid, who has endured a fraught time since returning as Galaxy’s head coach in late July, bemoaned a “lack of focus” in a defence that was pulled apart by Atlanta’s menacing front four.

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Sep 24

Real Salt Lake ends Sounders’ unbeaten streak at 13

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino and Luke Mulholland scored in the second half and Real Salt Lake brought the Seattle Sounders’ 13-game unbeaten streak to an end with a 2-0 win on Saturday night.

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