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MLS LogoRemember all that gloating we had last month at the World Cup when the USA advanced out of the Group of Death while England was sent home early? How the progress of the national team was a sign of his far Major League Soccer has come? Well last night was reality check for the league as MLS sides went head to head with five Premier League sides and the results were not pretty.

In the five games, MLS managed one draw, scoring five goals and conceding 18! If you add in Seattle‘s 3-3 draw with Spurs last week, MLS is 0-5-1 in the six game tournament so far.

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SKC-MLS-CupThe new MLS Power Rankings are out and the Seattle Sounders stay in the number one position. What amazes me is that after losing seven games in a row, that the New England Revolution are viewed as only the third worst side in MLS. How bad are Houston and Montreal?

1: FC Dallas
Xander Bailey. Enough said.

Last Week: Bye
Last Five: W-W-W-L-W
Next MLS Game: July 28 vs. LA

2: Sporting Kansas City
Don’t usually get wound up about All-Star snubs, but to say Benny Feilhaber wouldn’t help vs. Bayern is bonkers.

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The FC Dallas 2014 schedule has been released and we have tickets to every big Dallas match, both home and away this season. You can also buy your FC Dallas tickets directly from your  iPhone or Android  phones with our new ticket app.

FC Dallas 2014 Schedule

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July 23: FC Dallas v Aston Villa – Buy FCD v Aston Villa Tickets

MLS Schedule
Apr 12 8:30 ET FC Dallas v Seattle Sounders FC- Buy FC Dallas Tickets
Apr 19 8:30 ET FC Dallas v Toronto FCBuy FC Dallas Tickets
Apr 26 7:00 ET DC United v FC Dallas – Buy FC Dallas Tickets

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seattle-sounders-fansMajor League Soccer has announced its complete 2014 regular season schedule, and just as it did during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, MLS will take a two-week break between June 12-24, when the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil.

The league’s 19th season will begin on Saturday, March 8 in Seattle, where the host Sounders will take on Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field, followed by seven matches that evening and one on Sunday, March 9. The regular season will end on Oct. 26 before the MLS Cup playoffs begin the following week.

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thefort2The New England Revolution host Western Conference leaders FC Dallas this weekend. Hopefully the conditions at Gillette will be better than last weekend windfest, which made any type of passing game near impossible.

The Revolution go into this game in a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 4 points from 3 matches, while FCD sit atop the Western Conference with 9 points from 4 matches after beating RSL 2-0 last weekend.

To help preview this game I have reached out to Drew Epperley from Big D Soccer to get his take on FCD’s trip to New England.

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kenny-cooperBusy day in Dallas, as the FC Dallas have announced that they are bringing back former All-Star forward Kenny Cooper in a trade with the New York Red Bulls. Dallas also acquired forward Eric Hassli from Toronto FC for a conditional second-round pick in 2014.

Cooper enjoyed the most successful spell of his career in Dallas between 2006 and ’09, where he scored 40 goals in 90 appearances, earned a 2008 MLS Best XI nod and broke into the US national team.

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Brek SheaStoke City says it has reached an agreement to acquire midfielder Brek Shea from Major League Soccer‘s FC Dallas for a reported £3.8m ($6m). At $6m, that would make the Shea deal the second largest transfer fee MLS has ever received.

The only one bigger would have been Jozy Altidore’s move to Villareal, which fetched a reported fee of $10 million. The only other one in contention would be Eddie Johnson’s move to Fulham, when MLS reportedly cleared $6 million.

Stoke said on its website Today that the 22-year-old was in England, underwent a medical exam necessary to finalize the deal and attended the 2-2 tie against Wigan. Shea also must obtain a British work permit.

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Major League Soccer has released its 2013 schedule and it has a new wrinkle this season: Rivalry Week.

Eight of the nine matches in Week 3 (March 16 weekend) will pit regional rivals against one another, with the NBC Sports Group on board to air three live matches that weekend showcasing some of the league’s premier rivalries.

Rivalry week games include:

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The beginning of the 2012 Major League Soccer season is right around the corner and the folks over at MLS Soccer have released their first preseason power rankings. As expected the LA Galaxy are on top, while the New England Revolution get no love, as MLS Soccer ranks them below the expansion side Montreal Impact.

What do you think of the rankings?

1: LA Galaxy
Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle, Mike Magee, David Beckham … holy crap this team is going to score a lot of goals. Chances are, though, that they’ll concede a few more than in recent years thanks to the departure of Juninho and the injury to Omar Gonzalez. Still, Bruce Arena has to be salivating over the talent at his disposal this season.

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The folks over at MLSSoccer.com have update their weekly power rankings. No surprise that Real Salt Lake is in first place. The Portland Timbers are one of the big winners moving up to four places after a week that consisted of two home games, seven goals and six points.

Major League Soccer Week 5 Rankings

1. Real Salt Lake
No. 1 in the MLS power rankings, and fighting to be No. 1 in CONCACAF as well. The next 10 days will determine whether this RSL bunch go down as a great team, or a truly legendary one. Win or lose against Monterrey, this is still the best team in MLS until someone proves otherwise.
Last Four: WWWW

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