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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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Philadelphia Union 2, New York Red Bulls 2 | MLS Match Recap

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 1:46pm

CHESTER, Pa. – Sebastien Le Toux has made every penalty kick he’s ever taken for the Philadelphia Union. This one might just the biggest.

In a key Eastern Conference matchup delayed an hour because of a rainstorm that drenched the PPL Park playing surface, Le Toux drilled a game-tying penalty kick in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Philly against the rival New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

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AJ DeLaGarza back with LA Galaxy after passing of infant son, expected to start at right back vs. San Jose

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:17am

CARSON, Calif. – A.J. DeLaGarza is back with the LA Galaxy, solving one of their chief needs heading into Sunday's California Clasico and beginning his transition back to MLS's grind following the death of his infant son.

The Galaxy reported Saturday morning that the sixth-year defender had returned to the team and would be available for Sunday afternoon's clash against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium (3 pm ET; UniMas).

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WEATHER DELAY: Philadelphia Union-New York Red Bulls set to kick off at 4:25 pm ET on NBCSN

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:48am

UPDATE: Kick off has been set for 4:25 pm ET.

Looks like we are all set here @PPLPark. Kickoff is planned for 4:25 p.m. #DOOP pic.twitter.com/pL0ANqclC9

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Americans Exports: Brad Guzan, Aston Villa knock off Liverpool | Fabian Johnson swaps positions in win

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:39am

AMSTERDAM – Brad Guzan continued his Anfield Road mastery on Saturday evening, shutting out Premier League hosts Liverpool by a 1-0 count.

The former Chivas USA star required just one save to move one-third of the way to his clean-sheet total from least season, notching his third of the new league campaign. Guzan did get some late help from the post in pushing his career record at Liverpool to 2-0-1.

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Time running out for Chicago Fire as Frank Yallop admits "at least five wins" needed for playoff push

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:18am

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Frank Yallop has conceded that his Chicago Fire team will need at least five wins from their remaining eight games if the Men in Red are to give themselves a chance of making the playoffs.

Yallop has watched an inconsistent Fire (5-7-14, 29 points) win just five games all season, but knows they need to start picking up wins if they are to make a late push for the playoffs, starting with Saturday’s clash with Toronto FC at Toyota Park (8:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE).

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Seattle Sounders first to clinch place in MLS Cup Playoffs after dramatic victory vs. Real Salt Lake

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:49am

One down, nine more postseason berths to go.

Following a 3-2 stoppage-time victory against Real Salt Lake on Friday night, the Seattle Sounders became the first club to lock in their place in the 2014 MLS playoff field, a change in the top tiebreaker to total wins meaning the Sounders can't be pushed outside the top five in the Western Conference.

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American Exports: Tim Howard comes up trumps in Everton shutout | Joe Gyau dresses for Dortmund

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:07am

AMSTERDAM – Everton netminder Tim Howard pulled off a fine double-save in stoppage time to preserve his first shutout of the Premier League season in a 2-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The Toffees star claimed four crosses and ably executed one mad dash out of his box, but his most stressful work came near time. Howard turned away Saido Berahino and then denied Georgios Samaras on the follow-up. The result pushed Everton up to ninth place, with a handful of clubs capable of passing them left to play on Sunday.

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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 - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:28am

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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Mark Watson believes returning forward Steven Lenhart can fit into San Jose Earthquakes' new style

MLS Soccer - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:21am

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Stylistically speaking, the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2014 season pivoted sharply on one specific moment.

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The Week in Quotes

FIFA - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:21am
Featuring Jose Mourinho on whether he’s arrogant, Roy Hodgson on swearing, Arsene Wenger on the difficulty of managing Diego Maradona and Zlatan Ibrahimovic being Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Canada 2015 ticket sales off to strong start

FIFA - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:30am
After only 48 hours of ticket sales, the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 has already surpassed 150,000 spectators through the sale of Stadium Passports, Stadium Half Passes, and individual tickets to the Final Match.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Ghana’s Coach Is Out

NYT Goal blog - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:13pm
Kwesi Appiah left his position as Ghana’s coach after failing to guide the national team out of the group stage at the World Cup in Brazil.

Chivas USA drop another game, this time to Sporting KC, but insist "we are fighting for everything here"

MLS Soccer - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:26pm

For 39 minutes on Friday, Chivas USA stood toe-to-toe with defending MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City.

But in the 40th minute, Dom Dwyer opened the floodgates with his 19th goal of the season, and Sporting scored three more in a commanding 4-0 win over Chivas at StubHub Center.

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Seattle Sounders midfielder Andy Rose delivers biggest goal yet in continued run of form

MLS Soccer - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:01pm

SEATTLE – As the last seconds of second-half stoppage dwindled away during Friday night’s matchup between Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders, it looked for all the world like the contest was destined to end in a hard-fought but unfulfilling 2-2 draw.

Then, Andy Rose happened.

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Real Salt Lake rue "little mistakes" despite a strong showing in last-gasp loss to Seattle Sounders

MLS Soccer - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:48pm

For Real Salt Lake, the devil was in the details on Friday night in Seattle. And because RSL couldn't take care of a few details, the Sounders walked away with a 3-2 victory and all three points.

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Sporting KC glad to see Dom Dwyer break club's scoring record, and to score winner vs. Chivas

MLS Soccer - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:05pm

Dom Dwyer knew his 19th goal of the year would come sooner or later, and that he'd have Sporting Kansas City's single-season scoring mark to himself.

He just wanted to make sure that goal made a difference in the standings, not just in the record book.

Dwyer got what he wanted on both counts.

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Seattle Sounders 3, Real Salt Lake 2 | MLS Match Recap

MLS Soccer - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:13pm

SEATTLE – A possible postseason preview between the Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake lived up to the hype on Friday night, as substitute Andy Rose scored a dramatic game winner in the waning seconds of stoppage time to secure a 3-2 victory for the Sounders.

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Chivas USA 0, Sporting Kansas City 4 | MLS Match Recap

MLS Soccer - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:59pm

Heading into Friday night's game between Sporting Kansas City and Chivas USA, there was the feeling that something had to give, with both teams on four-game losing streaks.

In the end, Sporting made the most of the situation, grabbing three important points in a 4-0 win at StubHub Center, a game in which KC forward Dom Dwyer made history for his club.

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