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Total-MLS Roundtable – August 19, 2014

The guys discuss CONCACAF Champions League, happiness in Dallas, sadness in Colorado, and all kinds of random side discussions break out.
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Five Star Akindele, Castillo Route Quakes

Tuesday has been avenged. Goals that seemed so difficult to find in the USOC semifinal were plucked effortlessly from Buck Shaw as FCD throttled San Jose. With two wins already against Pareja in 2014, San Jose could be painted as 2014′s bogey team. But five goals, three coming from Tesho Akindele and two from Fabian Castillo, were the difference between the good guys and San Jose...
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Portland Visits Guyana In Club’s First CCL Clash

The Portland Timbers are a long way from home right now. 4,656 miles as the crow (not the chartered jet) flies, to be exact. They took a ten hour plus flight from Boston, MA following a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution to take on Guyana’s Alpha United in the CONCACAF Champions League’s Group Stage.  The Guyanese club Alpha United are almost completely unknown, aside...
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Looking at the Supporters’ Shield Race

Sunday night, after D.C. United finished kicking the Colorado Rapids all over RFK Stadium, I decided to pause and take a look at the Supporters’ Shield race as it currently stands. Needless to say, it’s about as close as you can ask for, with six teams within striking distance of MLS’s regular season crown. I took a look at their current form and remaining schedule, then did...
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Revs Split Points with Timbers

For the second straight game the New England Revolution dropped points despite scoring an early goal. On Saturday, Charlie Davies’ first half strike was equaled by Liam Ridgewell’s first ever MLS goal. The game ultimately ended 1-1, meaning that the Revs and Timbers would share the spoils. The first shot of the game occurred after an odd incident in which Kelyn Rowe got in the...
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Sounders Knocked Out of First

On Wednesday, the Sounders ran roughshod over the Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup semifinal, scoring 6 goals in a blowout victory. On Saturday, a seemingly different, much less creative team showed up at Rio Tinto Stadium and fell 2-1 to Real Salt Lake in league play, while getting knocked out of first place in the western conference in the process. RSL only has one home loss on...
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TFC in a ‘Must-Win’ Situation Against Defending Champs SKC

After back to back victories against hated eastern conference rivals, Montreal Impact and Columbus Crew, TFC heads into their weekend match up against Sporting KC in a “must win” if the Reds hope to catch the defending champs in the standings. TFC have looked comfortable and strong since a very disappointing loss to DC United, taking all possible points thereafter, heading into...
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Whitecaps Hope to Shear the Goats

After their convincing victory over Sporting KC last weekend the Vancouver Whitecaps (7-4-11) head south to take on Chivas USA (6-11-5). This will be the 3rd meeting between these teams this season. After enjoying success against Chivas USA last season the Whitecaps have only collected 1 point against them this year. After having to settle for a draw against 10 men the ‘Caps then...
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Timbers Begin Longest Away Trip of the Year in New England

The Portland Timbers are bringing everyone to Foxborough where they face the New England Revolution this Saturday at 4:30PM PT. Right after the match 18 Timbers will head from New England down South to Guyana for their first CONCACAF Champions League match. This trip leads to questions about Portland’s starting XI against a Revs club that has lost five of their last six. I expect...
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Timbers Hold Chivas Scoreless in 2-0 Win

Diego Valeri’s first half curler and Rodney Wallace’s first goal since 2013 put the Portland Timbers up 2-0 over Chivas USA. The win keeps the Timbers in seventh place, tied on points with Colorado and two behind the fifth place Vancouver Whitecaps.Portland’s early attack put Chivas on the back foot from the start. It took just ten minutes for Diego Valeri to open things up...
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Total-MLS Roundtable – August 11, 2014

The guys talk about Landon Donovan, the MLS All Star Game, Eddie Johnson going after fans, Seattle’s field, US Open Cup semifinals, and more.
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Whitecaps Defeat Champs

After suffering from lack of offensive output for the past few weeks the deadly Vancouver offense started to show signs of its former self. The Whitecaps looked like a team desperate for points and were deserving of their 2-0 victory over the reigning MLS champions. However, Vancouver was not firing on all cylinders and should have really turned the screw on a Sporting KC team that...
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Sporting KC Breaks Unbeaten Streak With Loss to Vancouver

Sporting KC had an unbeaten streak going as far back as May 31. We all knew it would eventually end at some point and it would end after eight games in one of the most disheartening ways. The game itself seemed to be rather even and then Vancouver went up 1-0 after Igor Juliao scored an own goal in the 17th minute. The goal was a mix of blame among Juliao and Andy Gruenebaum because...
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D.C. Demolition: Rimando Sets Shutout Record as RSL Romps Over United

After allowing D.C. United to escape the RioT last year, U.S. Open Cup title in tow, despite allowing only one shot on goal, Real Salt Lake promptly steamrolled a stunned D.C. United squad over the first 15 minutes of Saturday’s match between the two teams, going on to win 3-0. Behind the force of two goals from defender Chris Schuler and another from Joao Plata, the home side...
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Union Begin Playoff Push by Securing 3 Points Against Montreal

In what was the return of former striker Jack McInerney to PPL Park, the Union beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 thanks to two goals from Sebastien Le Toux. The Union put out a new starting eleven; a 4-2-3-1 formation. Added to the back line was Carlos Valdes at center back, the Union’s latest signing. Next to him was Ethan White, in right back was Sheanon Williams and left back was...
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Whitecaps Host League Leaders

After a long break the Vancouver Whitecaps (6-4-11) will play hosts to league leaders Sporting Kansas City (11-5-6) this weekend. Last week Sporting KC was held to a 1-1 draw by the Philadelphia Union but Sporting have found their form and are on an 8 game undefeated run. Vancouver is looking to add to their win column after tying Chicago Fire 0-0. The Whitecaps have tied their last...
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Yedlin Set for Move to England

Sometimes you step away from your desk for lunch and return to find Twitter abuzz with news that one of your favorite players is in London finalizing a deal to move overseas. The player is homegrown defender DeAndre Yedlin, and in typical fashion Sounders co-owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer was more than a little obtuse in an SoundersFC.com interview about the forthcoming...
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Portland Timbers Host Chivas USA

Three days after hosting the 2014 MLS All-Star Game, the Portland Timbers welcome back Cubo Torres and Chivas USA. Both clubs come into this match following losses, with Chivas having lost their last three straight. The Goats haven’t beaten the Timbers since 2012, but with All-Star Erick Torres in the running for the Golden Boot, they can’t be underestimated. Chivas, like Montreal...
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Two Cents – MLS All-Star Game

Tonight in Portland at Providence Park is MLS’ big showcase match where the home team is made up of the highest paid DP’s from around the league, and a few other stand out players. Their opponent is a team, Bayern Munich, who’s annual payroll would probably put MLS out of business. This is a group of players who recently returned to club training in preparation for the upcoming...
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REPORT: RSL Set to Acquire Argentine Forward Sebastian Jaime

If reports out of Chile are accurate, Real Salt Lake has addressed a key concern today by acquiring Argentine forward Sebastian Jaime from Chilean side Union Espanola.  The attacker will seek to fill the gap left by the injured Alvaro Saborio, who will likely be out until September at the earliest. Although Real Salt Lake has not yet confirmed the acquisition of Jaime, Chilean news...
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Timbers Fall to Galaxy 3-1

The Portland Timbers were defeated 3-1 by the LA Galaxy last Saturday morning. Robbie Keane led the way for the Galaxy with involvement on each goal, a brace and an assist in all. Maestro Diego Valeri struck first with a deflected direct free kick in the 14th minute. Valeri stepped up following a foul on Gaston Fernandez, shot on goal, and had the ball deflected off the top of a...
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Is It Time To Worry in Seattle?

You know when you wake up with a scratch in your throat, and your first thought is, “Crap, I hope I’m not getting sick”? That’s the Sounders’ 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. It’s a scratch. It could be nothing. Or it could be a symptom of something worse. So which is it? On the surface, it’s easy to make a case for the latter. First, you could say that the entire...
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The Return of Carlos Valdes to the Union

Finally some good news to help compensate for all the questions left unanswered about the M’Bolhi signing last week. He’s home! Former captain, Carlos Valdes is officially back and back to stay. Today at noon it was officially announced that the World Cup veteran will be returning to PPL Park to rep the mighty blue and gold once again in a multi-year deal. In the Union’s short...
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Total-MLS Roundtable – August 4, 2014

The guys discuss which teams on the outside of the playoffs have a chance to get in, the budding NYCFC-RBNY rivalry, expansion possibilities, and other topics all over the board.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Revs End Busy Summer Stretch with Mixed Results

The New England Revolution concluded their busy summer schedule with mixed results as they bested the Colorado Rapids 3-0 in a midweek game before suffering a 2-1 defeat to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. The Revs entered Wednesday’s game against Rapids on an eight-game losing streak. The common thread during the run of bad form was allowing opponents to score the inaugural...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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