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After trade to LA Galaxy from San Jose, Alan Gordon circled California Clasico "as soon as I got traded"

MLS Soccer - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:40am

CARSON, Calif. – Alan Gordon has been counting down the days to the LA Galaxy's final California Clasico showdown this season with San Jose since returning to Southern California a month ago.

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8 great finishes in LA Galaxy-San Jose Earthquakes California Clasico history

MLS Soccer - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:35am

When you turn on Sunday afternoon's San Jose Earthquakes-LA Galaxy match (3 pm ET, UniMas), make sure you’re prepared to stay till the final whistle. Because the California Clasico has a long history of dramatic finishes. Here’s a look at some of the best:

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American Exports: Julian Green makes Bundesliga debut with Hamburg, but it wasn't a memorable one

MLS Soccer - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:28am

AMSTERDAM – Hamburg loan winger Julian Green may have made a grand splash in his World Cup debut this summer, but he had an entirely different first taste of Bundesliga action in Sunday's dreary 2-0 loss away to Hannover 96.

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Will Real Salt Lake's Chris Schuler be the next MLS defender to break out on the USMNT?

MLS Soccer - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:29am
Who will be the next MLS defender to break out on the USMNT?

During the last World Cup cycle it was MLS defenders Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez getting their big break on the international level.

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USL PRO Playoffs: Orlando City suffer shock elimination, LA Galaxy II still on track to win it all

MLS Soccer - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:04am

Orlando City can officially begin to focus on their 2015 MLS season.

The top-seeded Lions, who registered the best record during the regular season, were surprisingly ousted in the USL PRO playoffs on Saturday night. The 2015 MLS expansion team suffered a 1-0 home loss at the hands of the lowest seed, No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders with the deciding goal scored by Philadelphia Union on-loan forward Antoine Hoppenot.

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FIFA position on Sunday Times request

FIFA - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:31am

FIFA has responded to the Sunday Times' request related to events from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Manchester City Ties Arsenal on Late Goal

NYT Goal blog - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:57pm
Martin Demichelis spared Manchester City from a second successive loss by heading in a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in England’s Premier League on Saturday.






Roundup: Chelsea and Striker Continue Strong Play

NYT Goal blog - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:43pm
Diego Costa increased his total to seven goals in four games with a hat trick, and Chelsea earned its fourth win in four Premier League games this season.






Copa Centroamericana: Get the latest results as first, third and fifth places are decided on the final day

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:02pm

The Copa Centroamericana has reached its final stages, and Saturday's games will not only determine regional bragging rights, but places in future continental competitions as well. Be sure to check back this evening for up-to-date results and recaps of the games at the LA Memorial Coliseum this evening, and check out the Copa Centroamericana homepage for more coverage of the tournament.

Guatemala 1, Costa Rica 2 - Title game

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Late equalizer has Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop lamenting yet another draw

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:46pm

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – A subdued Frank Yallop dissected the details from the Chicago Fire’s fifteenth draw of the season and admitted “we’re not quite good enough.”

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Portland Timbers seek to maintain "even keel" following draw against Colorado

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:45pm

It was another comeback for the Portland Timbers.

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Vancouver Whitecaps rue scorer Blas Perez's early return from Panama duty: "I wish he wasn't here"

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:38pm

FC Dallas' Toyota Stadium and the Vancouver Whitecaps are not happy bedfellows. The Whitecaps put in one of their best performances in Frisco, Texas on Saturday night but still went down to a 2-1 loss, and remain winless in five road games at Dallas.

Despite the defeat, Vancouver remain in the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but Whitecaps' coach Carl Robinson was disappointed with his side's performance at both ends of the pitch.

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Crew Crew survive "gut check" with comeback draw versus the Houston Dynamo

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:25pm

In a familiar refrain for the Columbus Crew, the team's 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo was a match of two halves. 

A poor opening 45 minutes left the Crew in a two-goal hole, but the team bounced back to level things in the second to earn a difficult point in Houston.

Despite the lackluster first half, Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter isn't concerned with his team's Jekyll and Hyde tendencies.

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Colorado Rapids upbeat after snapping losing streak with draw vs. Portland: "It's something to build off"

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:22pm

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids didn’t quite get the full monkey off of their collective backs, but they at least started the process of lightening the load.

In the Rapids’ 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Colorado collected its first point since July 25th and snapped a franchise-worst seven-game losing streak.

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FC Dallas inspired by Blas Perez's relentless ethos: "He set the path and the boys follow"

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:17pm

FRISCO, Texas – Much can be learned about a player's professionalism by gauging their reaction to adversity. In the case of FC Dallas forward Blas Perez, the response to a variety of challenges was clearly answered in the affirmative on Saturday, with the Panamanian forward returning from a busy week on international duty to score both goals in a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Houston Dynamo "highly disappointed" after surrendering two-goal lead to Columbus Crew

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:07pm

HOUSTON – At halftime things looked up for the Houston Dynamo. They were up two goals and the results had gone in their favor.

Ten minutes into the second half and those good feelings were gone.

Under siege from a motivated Columbus Crew squad, Houston conceded twice out of the locker room turning what would’ve been a bountiful night into one about missed opportunities.

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Toronto FC steaming after controversial call disallows late would-be winner vs. Chicago Fire

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:06pm

TORONTO - Toronto FC’s new manager Greg Vanney earned his first point as head coach against the Chicago Fire in a match that left his side feeling hard done-by thanks to a late call by the match official.

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Chicago Fire 1, Toronto FC 1 | MLS Match Recap

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:23pm

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire were punished for their failure to convert a second half penalty kick, as Toronto FC equalized late before scoring a would-be winner that was dramatically disallowed.

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New England Revolution's Jermaine Jones escapes serious injury vs. Montreal, but calls out Calum Mallace

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:22pm

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jermaine Jones didn’t know the name of the player that had him in a walking boot following the Revolution’s 2-1 win over Montreal, but he won’t forget the face of the man he feels tried to inflict harm upon him.

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