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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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New England RevolutionAll good things must come to an end, and the New England Revolution‘s seven game unbeaten streak ended Saturday night as they lost 2-0 in Montreal. This was New England‘s worst performance since the opening night defeat in Houston, and will have given coach Jay Heaps plenty to think about on the plane ride home.

The worst team in MLS were all over the Revs from the opening minute and went ahead in the third minute, when a great one-two between Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio carved open the New England defense allowing Romero to slide to ball past Bobby Shuttleworth for his third of the season.

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

Montreal Impact 2014 Schedule
Mar 8 8:30 ET FC Dallas v Montreal Impact – Buy Montreal Impact Tickets
Mar 15 9:30 ET Houston v Montreal Impact – Buy Montreal Impact Tickets
Mar 22 5:00 ET Montreal Impact v Seattle Sounders FC – Buy Montreal Impact Tickets
Mar 29 4:00 ET Philadelphia Union v Montreal Impact – Buy Montreal Impact Tickets

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Revs Coach Jay HeapI have to admit that the New England Revolution is surprising me at the moment. A week ago their playoff chances were hanging by a thread as the Revs embarked on a road trip that would take them to New York and Montreal.

But after getting a point in New York (yes it should have been three), New England headed to Montreal and beat the Impact 1-0 thanks to a Jose Goncalves’ goal in the 31st minute.

With the win, the Revs are right in the playoff mix with two games to go.
While New England (12-11-9, 45 pts.) are in seventh place, they are one point out of fourth place – currently occupied by Montreal (13-11-7, 46 pts.).

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DiegoHeading into tonight’s match against Montreal Impact at Gillette, everything was set up perfectly for the Revolution. Chicago and Houston had lost and the Revolution had a chance to move into fourth place in the east.

But four minutes into the game and those hopes were dashed when Matt Reiss pulled down Di Vaio in the penalty box and was sent off. Clear penalty but Di Vaio was going away from goal and I thought the red card was a bit harsh. Bernier stepped up and made it 1-0 Impact.

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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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Little change in the rankings this week as the favored teams all won at the weekend. This is how MLSoccer ranks the MLS teams after three weeks of the season.

1: Real Salt Lake
Nothing anyone in the league did this past weekend could have knocked RSL out of the top spot: a 4-0-1 mark in all competitions heading into Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second leg, Nick Rimando the Player of the Month for March and every reason to believe the RSL machine will keep chugging along indefinitely.

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