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NWSL soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:58pm

CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2014) –The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that four players were selected off of the NWSL Waiver Wire, including midfielder Rafaelle Souza by FC Kansas City, forward Danesha Adams by Portland Thorns FC, and midfielder Joanna Lohman and goalkeeper Lydia Williams by the Washington Spirit.

Souza, Adams, Lohman and Williams were the only players chosen from the 12 available.

Souza, 23, made 16 appearances and six starts for the Houston Dash. In 507 minutes of play, she registered one assist for the expansion club. The Salvador, Brazil native’s lone assist came in the Dash’s first win in club history, a 3-2 victory over the Boston Breakers on April 20.

Adams, 28, made nine starts in 13 appearances for the Washington Spirit in 2014. The West Covina, Calif. native registered one goal and one assist in 802 minutes played on the season.

Lohman, 32, made 14 starts in 17 appearances for the Boston Breakers. In 1,231 minutes of play, the Silver Spring, Md. native registered one goal for the Breakers.

Williams, 26, started 14 games in goal for the Western New York Flash. The Katanning, West Australia native recorded two shutouts in 2014 prior to tearing her ACL while participating in the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with the Australian Women’s National Team, an injury that ended her NWSL season.

The following players were not selected off of waivers (with previous team in parentheses): Emily Van Egmond (Chicago Red Stars), Nina Burger (Houston Dash), Kika Toulouse (Houston Dash), Angie Kerr (Portland Thorns FC), Madeleine Thompson (Sky Blue FC), Teigen Allen (Western New York Flash), DiDi Haracic (Western New York Flash) and Courtney Wetzel (Western New York Flash).

Waterhouse FC vs. DC United | CONCACAF Champions League Match Preview

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:27pm

Waterhouse FC vs. D.C. United
2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League
September 16 | 8 pm ET | National Stadium
TV: Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports 2, UDN

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CONCACAF Champions League: Portland Timbers set to rotate squad vs. Olimpia

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:27pm

PORTLAND, Ore. – Had the Portland Timbers been in a different situation, perhaps they could be approaching Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League game against Olimpia at Providence Park (10 pm ET; Fox Sports 1) with a bit more aggression.

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Portland Timbers vs. Olimpia | CONCACAF Champions League Match Preview

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:53pm

Portland Timbers vs. Olimpia
2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League
September 16 | 10 pm ET | Providence Park
TV: Fox Sports 1, UDN

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US Open Cup: Seattle Sounders looking for redemption in final after early exit in 2013

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:15pm

Coming off their fourth consecutive MLS victory, the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Seattle Sounders would like to keep the good times rolling.

Bagging a US Open Cup championship on the road in Tuesday night’s final against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park (7:30 pm ET, GolTV), for a fourth title in six years, would allow them to do precisely that.

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Toronto FC announce signing of Christopher Mannella as club's 10th Homegrown player

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:00pm

Toronto FC announced Monday that the club has signed academy midfielder Christopher Mannella as a Homegrown player.

He is the 10th player in club history to sign a Homegrown deal with the first team. As per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Vancouver Whitecaps announce Homegrown signings of Marco Bustos and Kianz Froese

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:37pm

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Monday the Homegrown player signings of residency attacking midfielders Marco Bustos and Kianz Froese.

The 18-year-olds become the club’s 10th and 11th Homegrown signings. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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US Open Cup: Title more important to Philadelphia Union's Sebastien Le Toux than scoring record

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:28pm

CHESTER, Pa. – Few players have had the kind of US Open Cup success as Sebastien Le Toux, who currently holds the tournament’s modern-day scoring record with 14 goals.

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David Ousted takes responsibility for Blas Perez's winner in Vancouver Whitecaps' loss to FC Dallas

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:18pm

David Ousted is having a stellar season in goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Dane is leading the league with nine shutouts, but there seems to be something about September road games in Dallas that finds him on the end of spectacular goals.

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VIDEO: North Carolina State's Michael Bajza's 30-yard volley is this week's NCAA stunner | SIDELINE

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:05pm

Don't try and tell us there's not quality soccer being played — and stunning goals being scored — in the college game.

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Team of the Week (Wk 27): FC Dallas lead the way in pursuit of top-three finish in Western Conference

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:56pm

It took one of the more unlikely golazos of the season, but FC Dallas took an iron grip on fourth place in the Western Conference with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, and three Dallas players looked so good in the process that they were among the league's Team of the Week.

The result gives Dallas an eight-point lead over Vancouver with six games remaining, and now FCD can turn their focus to avoiding the Knockout Round, as they trail Real Salt Lake by just one point for third place.

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Vote now for MLS Save of the Week: Week 27

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:53am
2014 Save of the Week: Week 27

San Jose veteran Jon Busch earned his first Save of the Week award last week, but can he repeat against a crowded field in Week 27?

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Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter teases about potential signing before roster deadline

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:28am

OBETZ, Ohio – With just hours remaining before MLS rosters freeze Monday at 5 pm ET, Columbus Crew head coach and Sporting Director Gregg Berhalter isn’t ruling out another acquisition before the deadline.

Berhalter said, “there’s possibility,” that the club could make another move before the end of Monday evening, but said, “we’ll see” if something can come together. He clarified that the Crew are down to one specific player and that it won’t come from a trade.

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MLS Fantasy Advice: Vancouver, New York show well in Round 27, but who should you target for Round 28?

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:21am
Transfer Deadline: Friday, 10 pm ET

MLS Fantasy managers were expecting big numbers in Round 27. Unfortunately, things didn't quite go according to plan. After high marks of 167, 154 and 159 points the past three rounds, the top scorer peaked at just 121 points this week.

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FC Dallas forward Blas Perez earns Week 27's MLS Player of the Week

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:06am

Blas Perez could have just left it to his wonder-goal to do the talking, but he added to it and became the easy winner of the MLS Player of the Week vote as a result.

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European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia

FIFA - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:00am
After a successful first conference in Panama last week, FIFA and UEFA will conduct a technical conference in Saint Petersburg for European Member Associations to discuss and dissect the technical side of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

US President Barack Obama pays World Cup bet, sends Belgian Prime Minister some beer | SIDELINE

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:14am

"Don't make a bet that you can't keep."

That's what they tell you when you're a kid. If you can't pay up, don't make the bet in the first place.

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Colorado Rapids lose veteran midfielder Vicente Sánchez for 2-3 weeks due to knee sprain

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:00am

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- There are plenty of culprits for the Colorado Rapids’ eight-game winless skid, and chief among them has been an injury epidemic that has claimed yet another important victim.

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New York Red Bulls expect to rotate squad for Champions League game against Montreal Impact

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:59am

CHESTER, Pa. – The New York Red Bulls surprised many when they fielded a veteran-laden lineup for their CONCACAF Champions League opener last month.

Don’t expect that to be the case this time around.

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Gus Johnson steps down as FOX's lead soccer play-by-play announcer

MLS Soccer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:35am

The experiment is over. Gus Johnson has stepped down as FOX Sports' lead soccer play-by-play announcer.

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