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28Mar/150

Kaka Scores for Orlando City in MLS Clash Away to Montreal Impact

Kaka got on the scoresheet as Orlando City staged a quick-fire comeback in their MLS clash with the Montreal Impact. The Brazilian's composed finish dragged Orlando back from 2-0 down to 2-2, with the man who laid on the assist, Pedro Ribeiro, having scored moments earlier. [@OrlSoccerDaily, Vine]Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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27Mar/150

MLS: Keys to Every Game on Matchday 4

Matchday 4 of the MLS season begins on Saturday with eight games on the schedule. Two more will follow on Sunday. With 58 players on international duty, coaches will have to rotate accordingly this weekend. The first Cascadia Cup match of the season between the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place is the highlight of Saturday's games. Elsewhere, D.C. United and the LA Galaxy square off, while FC Dallas meet the Seattle Sounders in a rematch of last year's Western Conference semifinals.  Here are the keys to every match in MLS this weekend.Begin Slideshow
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26Mar/150

New York Red Bulls Captain Dax McCarty Hits out at MLS Disciplinary Committee

DC United midfielder Perry Kitchen appears to have escaped suspension for his stamp on New York Red Bulls right-back Chris Duvall in yet another perplexing decision from the MLS Disciplinary Committee.  DC beat writer Pablo Maurer was among the first to point out that Kitchen has escaped any repercussion for his seemingly blatant act of foul play.  I'm told that Perry Kitchen has escaped any disciplinary action (for now) for his alleged stomp on Sunday vs #RBNY. We'll see. #DCU #MLS — Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) March 25, 2015 The incident itself, which took place at a DC penalty in stoppage time with the Red Bulls leading 2-0, seemed to be quite clear cut, but no action was taken by the referee at the time. Not sure how, but Perry Kitchen wasn't suspended for this https://t.co/9coCHecybN — Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) March 25, 2015 When the Disciplinary Committee announced its review of the weekend's incidents, Kitchen's name was absent, and Red Bulls skipper Dax McCarty responded.  Interesting precedent @MLS disciplinary committee is setting. Intentional stamp on opponent is NOT a suspension. Got it. @thesoccerdon — Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) March 25, 2015 Perhaps sensing that he had crossed a line, McCarty added one final tweet.  Send my fine on over to Red Bull Arena @MLS. 😎 — Dax ...
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24Mar/150

MLS Player Rankings: Fresh Face Jumps Past Established Stars Following Week 3

In a week where some of the top names in Major League Soccer were sidelined by bye weeks, one of the league's new faces showed up in a major way at the Citrus Bowl.  Because the likes of Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore had the week off, a few fresh faces climbed into high spots on the list of the league's best 20 players.  Our new top player made a jump of nine spots to claim the top spot after Week 3.  Continue reading to see who earned the No. 1 position on the MLS Player Rankings for the first time this season. Begin Slideshow
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24Mar/150

MLS: 8 Things We Learned on Matchday 3

MLS Matchday 3 is in the books, and, as usual, there were some interesting storylines and takeaways. The San Jose Earthquakes won in their first game at Avaya Stadium against the Chicago Fire on Sunday. FC Dallas earned its third win in as many games to stay perfect on the season. Finally, the New York Red Bulls defeated their rivals D.C. United. There was also more refereeing controversy, another brutal injury and some incredible individual performances.  Here are eight things we learned this past weekend in MLS.Begin Slideshow
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23Mar/150

MLS Team of the Week: Wright-Phillips, Rivero Dazzle in Slow Week 3

The third week of the Major League Soccer season was far from exciting from start to finish, but there were some glimpses of brilliance across the league on Saturday and Sunday. With two of the most creative teams in the league, Toronto and Seattle, off this weekend, fans should have expected a drop off in quality from the first two weeks. But the goal production dried up significantly as only seven of the 16 clubs who played in Week 3 found the back of the net.  Some of the players who did score a goal this weekend produced terrific bits of individual skill before beating the opposing goalkeeper.  Due to the lack of extraordinary output at a certain position, we opted to field our best 11 from Week 3 in a traditional 4-4-2.  Here's a look at the Week 3 edition of the MLS Team of the Week. Begin Slideshow
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21Mar/150

Ronaldo to MLS May Be a Distraction from Miami Debacle

Cristiano Ronaldo is planning to play in MLS in 2018, per Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl. It's big news given his status as one of the world's best players, and he'll be only 33 years old. However, the timing of the news is curious considering what's transpired with the Miami expansion debacle. According to Wahl, the cities that have been linked to Ronaldo are Miami, Los Angeles and New York.  This isn't the first time Ronaldo has been linked to the United States, either. His agent, Jorge Mendes, claimed that the Ballon d'Or winner could move to the U.S. once his contract expires, per French TV program Telefoot (h/t to MLS' official website). Even if Mendes stayed silent on the matter, it's feasible to see a player like Ronaldo in MLS. He's a huge star, he's vastly wealthy and likes to soak in the limelight, just like David Beckham. This Ronaldo news could very likely happen, and he would obviously be a great addition for MLS. However, this also looks like a PR move designed to distract the fans from the disaster in Miami. It's not a guarantee that Ronaldo would choose South Florida. The LA Galaxy, New York City FC and the expansion team in LA ...
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20Mar/150

Insider: MLS Move Makes More Sense Than Return to Man Utd for Cristiano Ronaldo

According to a Sports Illustrated report, Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing a move to MLS when his contract with Real Madrid ends in 2018.Spanish football insider Guillem Balague tells Ryan Bailey that although Ronaldo wants to eventually go back to Manchester United, a move to MLS makes much more sense for the Portuguese superstar.Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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20Mar/150

MLS: Keys to Every Game on Matchday 3

Matchday 3 of the MLS season gets underway Friday with the Philadelphia Union taking on FC Dallas. This will be followed by five games Saturday. The New England Revolution host the Montreal Impact, a team fresh off a 2-0 win against Alajuelense in the first leg of its CONCACAF Champions League tie. Other marquee matches that day include Sporting Kansas City against the Portland Timbers at Sporting Park. The LA Galaxy welcome the Houston Dynamo to cap off the night. The New York Red Bulls face their fierce rival D.C. United in the Red Bulls' home opener Sunday. The penultimate match of the weekend pits the San Jose Earthquakes against the Chicago Fire as they open Avaya Stadium in the Bay Area. Here are the keys to every MLS match this weekend.Begin Slideshow
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17Mar/150

10 MLS Stars Who Are Good Enough for the Premier League

There are few occasions in which Major League Soccer and the English Premier League are brought up in conversation together.  Usually when the two domestic leagues are linked, it is because an aging Premier League star has inked a deal to see out his career in MLS.  However, there have been a few instances over the years that have seen players go the other way, including Geoff Cameron's move from Houston to Stoke City.  With that in mind, we've taken a look at 10 current MLS players who could make it in the Premier League.  We chose to look mostly at young players since we already know the likes of Robbie Keane, David Villa and Sebastian Giovinco would do well in the English top flight.  Here's a look at the 10 MLS players we think would be good enough to play in the Premier League. Begin Slideshow
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