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SKC-MLS-CupFC Dallas stays in the number one position in the MLS rankings, while Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy both jumped up the rankings after good weekends.

1: FC Dallas
Even if they’re not playing well, they’re always so dangerous on set pieces that they can just bury you. It was even through an hour this weekend, then Houston gave ‘em an inch. And then it was over.

Last Week: Won vs. Houston, 4-1
This Week: Saturday vs. Seattle

2: Real Salt Lake
Going on the road and getting a point is always a good result. Doing it at the MLS Cup champions’ place, and getting a MotM performance from your backup ‘keeper? Tough, gutty early-season performance.

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SKC StadiumFormer Barcelona academy player Oriol Rosell was interviewed bh Barcelona daily Sport last week and he apparently announced that Sporting Kansas City will play Manchester City next year.

“We’re at the level, we have good players,” Rosell told the newspaper. “For example, two are in the US national team that will play in the World Cup. We are a tough team. Two years ago Kansas beat Manchester United in a friendly and this year we will play [Manchester] City. In the CONCACAF Champions League, we won the group and got to the next round with terrible trips to Nicaragua and Honduras.”

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Sporting Kansas City claimed their second MLS Cup on Saturday by beating Real Salt Lake in a classic duo final. After a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes, Sporting won 7-6 in 10 rounds of penalties.

Real Salt Lake had a chance to end the shootout with their eighth shot of the night, but the 36-year-old veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen saved the the shot by RSL midfielder Sebastian Velasquez. SKC defender Aurelien Collin followed with a thunderous goal on SKC’s ninth shot, and RSL backup defender Lovel Palmer blasted his ensuing shot off the crossbar to hand SKC the title.

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

Sporting Kansas City 2014 Schedule
Mar 8 3:00 ET Seattle Sounders FC v Kansas City – Buy Sporting KC Tickets
Mar 15 9:30 ET Kansas City v FC DallasBuy Sporting KC Tickets
Mar 22 9:30 ET Kansas City v San JoseBuy Sporting KC Tickets
Mar 29 7:00 ET Colorado v Kansas City- Buy Sporting KC 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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Matt_Reis_RevsThe New England Revolution’s season came to an end in Kansas City last night as they lost 3-1 to SKC (4-3 on aggregate) in extra time in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

It was amazing that New England were able to force the game into extra time considering how bad they were in the first half. SKC dominated with 72% possession and an 11 to 2 edge in shots. It was as bad a half as New England have played all season, but goalkeeper Matt Reis was in inspired form to limit SKC to only one goal, from Aurelien Collin

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MLS LogoLast season Sporting Kansas City won the eastern conference in MLS but fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Houston Dynamo. Facing a repeat scenario after losing 2-1 in New England on Saturday, SKC manager Peter Vermes is already setting the groundwork for another early dismissal by blaming the referee for Saturday’s loss.

In Tuesday’s press conference Vermes claimed that the officials did not control the game saying:

“we’re going to have to take matters into our own hands,” if necessary.

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The New England Revolution hosted their first playoff game in four years as they beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 in front of 15,164 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. NE goals from Andy Dorman and Kelyn Rowe. Aurelien Collin scored for SKC.

This was far from a vintage New England opponent as they struggled to string two passes together against a physical opponent. New England’s 37.9% possession for the game is something that the Revolution will have to improve if they are to advance to the conference finals.

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Matt_Reis_RevsThe New England Revolution and Sporting Kansas City played ot a 0-0 draw at Gillette in an game that should be mandatory viewing for insomniacs.

It was cold and windy making passing difficult but that is not an excuse for the poor performance both sides.

Sporting Kansas were tipped by many to challenge for the Supporters Shield this season, but they will not get anywhere near that playing like this. Really disappointed in their play and their inability to put three passes together. For a team that prides itself on its passing, SKC was very disappointing tonight.

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RevsGoalvSeattleThe New England Revolution return home for their home opener on Saturday as they host Sporting Kansas who are 1-1-1 on the season. Despite World Cup qualifiers taking place this weekend, the MLS still has scheduled games, which means that the Recs will be without Jerry Bengtson and SKC will be missing Graham Zusi and Matt Besler. One player who will be playing is midfielder Benny Feilhaber who will be making his first return to Gillette after a very disappointing 18 months as a Rev.

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