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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Andres Escobar dribbles his way to No. 1 in Week 19

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:43am

Was Week 19 of the 2014 season Andrés Escobar's coming-out party around MLS?

The young Colombian, who has started the last five games for FC Dallas, had a terrific goal in a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday, and his performance catapulted him to the top of the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.

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Young Player Predictor rewards 30 Club members

FIFA - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:23am

The draw is complete and we have our 30 winners for the Hyundai Young Player Predictor, selected from the FIFA.com Club members that picked France's Paul Pogba as their top young player.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 19: Hot streak pushes FC Dallas into top five

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:03am
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Sports Briefing | Soccer: Ethics Report on 2018 and 2022 World Cups Is Delayed

NYT Goal blog - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:54pm
The FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia’s report into allegations of bidding corruption tied to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been delayed by several weeks.

All-Star: Obafemi Martins credits ease of playing with Clint Dempsey as Seattle sends five players

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:45pm

TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders lead the Western Conference, the Supporters' Shield race, and now the All-Star count.

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FC Dallas midfielder Hendry Thomas out for remainder of season after surgery for torn ACL

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:12pm

Just as FC Dallas appear to be getting their health in order, the team was dealt another blow with the loss of Hendry Thomas for the rest of the 2014 season.

FCD announced on Monday that the Honduran midfielder underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Thomas suffered the injury in the 28th minute of a 5-2 win over the Carolina RailHawks in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup on July 9.

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Statement from the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee

FIFA - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:56am

In response to enquiries regarding the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™, the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has released the following statement: “We expect to deliver our report to the adjudicatory chamber by the first week of September 2014”.

Orlando City's Kevin Molino making strong case in USL PRO ahead of MLS jump in 2015

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:51am

SANFORD, Fla. – While Orlando City have been preparing for their move to MLS by pursuing global stars such as recently acquired Brazilian legend Kaká and potential transfer Robinho, the club’s first MLS signee is having a breakout season in USL PRO.

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Thinking long-term, MLS in "preliminary discussions" over expansion franchise in Las Vegas

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:25am

Could Major League Soccer be headed to Sin City?

A spokesman for the initiative to bring an MLS franchise in Las Vegas certainly thinks so, telling soccer supporters recently that bringing a team to the city is “really, really possible” and adding that Las Vegas is on the league’s short list for a potential future franchise.

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Colorado Rapids' Deshorn Brown questionable after suffering groin strain in loss at Portland

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:02am

The Colorado Rapids could be without leading scorer Deshorn Brown on Friday against Chivas USA after the striker went down with a right groin strain during last Friday night’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

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Team of the Week (Wk 19): Benny Feilhaber, Robbie Keane steal show

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:21am

His teammates might have made the bigger news this past week, but Benny Feilhaber showed why he's just as deserving of a spot at the AT&T MLS All-Star Game as Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. His golazos against Columbus and LA led his team to two crucial wins as Sporting Kansas City bolstered their lead atop the Eastern Conference.

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Vote now for MLS Save of the Week: Week 19

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:59am
Save of the Week: Week 19

From ridiculous double saves to a stupendous low block, Week 19 had it all in terms of goalkeeping.

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American Exports: Julian Green included in Bayern Munich's first team as US preseason tour draws near

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:45am

Julian Green made an impression on US national team fans with his World Cup goal last month, and he'll have a few opportunities to build on that burgeoning reputation in the coming weeks.

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Four World Cup veterans named to Manchester City traveling roster to face Sporting Kansas City

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:40am

Sporting Kansas City just re-signed their two World Cup stars. On Wednesday, the defending MLS Cup champions will get a chance to measure them against a quartet from the defending English Premier League champions.

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Mata: We want trophies in this new era

FIFA - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:01am

Juan Mata has spoken of the optimism spreading through the Manchester United squad after the arrival of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, saying that the team want to be challenging for trophies at the end of the season.

LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers aims to bring realism to characters while consulting on potential TV sitcom

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:49am

CARSON, Calif. – Those reports that there’s a TV sitcom coming based on Robbie Rogers’ life? Forget about it.

"That would be," Rogers said, "probably the most boring show on television."

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Carl Robinson admits Vancouver Whitecaps not ready to out-possess teams like RSL on road

MLS Soccer - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:35am

The Vancouver Whitecaps have played an exciting, free-flowing brand of soccer for much of the season, sometimes at the expense of their defensive obligations.

Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson has been well aware that his side cannot keep relying on scoring multiple goals to win matches, and the big focus in recent weeks has been tightening up at the back and playing more of a containment game on the road.

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