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16Apr/150

MLS: Keys to Every Game in Week 7

MLS Week 7 started early with New York City FC hosting the Philadelphia Union on Thursday in a rematch from last Saturday.  Friday's UniMas game features the undefeated New York Red Bulls against the San Jose Earthquakes at Red Bull Arena. Saturday has a full slate of matches, beginning with D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo and culminating with the LA Galaxy welcoming Sporting Kansas City in the late kickoff. Sunday's nationally televised games should be entertaining, with the Union battling the New England Revolution on ESPN2. NYCFC and the Portland Timbers will square off to finish the week. Here are the keys to every match this week.Begin Slideshow
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14Apr/150

MLS: 8 Things We Learned This Weekend

The MLS weekend is over with several interesting storylines emerging in the aftermath of the games.  Orlando City SC defeated the Portland Timbers as the Lions recorded their second win of the season. Meanwhile, the LA Galaxy snapped their four-game winless skid after topping the Seattle Sounders at the Stubhub Center on Sunday. The Vancouver Whitecaps' four-match winning streak ended in San Jose on Saturday. The New York Red Bulls overturned a 2-0 deficit to draw their fierce rival D.C. United earlier in the day, plus the Philadelphia Union and Colorado Rapids earned their first victories of the campaign. Here are eight things we learned this past weekend in MLS.Begin Slideshow
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14Apr/150

MLS Player Rankings: Golden Boot Leader Rivero Takes Back Top Spot

If the current trend continues, the race for the Golden Boot and the top spot in our weekly Major League Soccer Player Rankings may be over before it started.  Vancouver Whitecaps forward Octavio Rivero extended the impressive start to his MLS career in Week 6 by scoring his fifth strike of the young season.  Behind the Uruguayan on the list of the top 20 players in MLS are a few new entrants who have impressed week after week for their respective clubs and are finally receiving some well-deserved recognition.  Continue reading on to see which players earned spots in the Week 6 edition of the MLS Player Rankings. Begin Slideshow
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13Apr/150

NYCFC’s David Villa Rings the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

The David Villa star continues to rise in New York City.  Formerly of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, the World Cup winner did the honours of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Villa so far has made two appearances with MLS outfit New York City FC, but clearly the locals are taking quite a liking to the Spaniard.  [Instagram, David Villa, h/t Daily Mail]Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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13Apr/150

MLS Team of the Week: Penedo, Powers & Sarvas Star in Week 6

When we first looked at the schedule for Week 6 in Major League Soccer, we expected the big names to shine in marquee matches.  After the dust settled on the weekend, we were left talking about some surprising individual performances.  LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo turned in a gem in net against the Seattle Sounders, while the Colorado Rapids shocked everyone around the league with a big win over FC Dallas on Friday night.  There were also a plentiful amount of standout showings in midfield, which led us to choose a 3-5-2 formation for the best 11 of the weekend.  Continue reading on to see who made the Week 6 version of the MLS Team of the Week. Begin Slideshow
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13Apr/150

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders: Winners and Losers from MLS Game

The LA Galaxy pulled out a 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders at the StubHub Center on Sunday night in the first of three clashes between the two sides this season.  Bruce Arena's side jumped into the lead in the 23rd minute, when Alan Gordon scored on an open header following a free-kick.  The defending MLS Cup champions held on to their lead, thanks to a stunning performance in goal by Jaime Penedo, who made 10 saves in the club's second victory of the season.  Here's a look at the winners and losers from LA's home triumph over Seattle.Begin Slideshow
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12Apr/150

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders: Live Score, Highlights from MLS Game

Major League Soccer--StubHub Center, Carson, Calif. LA Galaxy 1-0 Seattle Sounders  Goal: Alan Gordon (LA) 23'  LA Galaxy: Penedo, Gargan (Meyer 85'), Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Rogers, Ishizaki, Garcia, Husidic (Villarreal 84'), Juninho, Zardes, Gordon  Seattle Sounders: Frei, Mears, Evans, Marshall, Remick, Roldan (Kovar 82'), Rose, Alonso, Pappa (Mansaray 89'), Neagle (Barrett 74'), Martins    Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90. Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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12Apr/150

David Villa Sets Up and Finishes Great Team Move for New York City

David Villa showed his class on Saturday as he scored a brilliant team goal for New York City against Philadelphia Union in the MLS. A little backheel flick from Villa opened up the play for NYCFC and then the Spaniard was on hand to tap home after some quick passing.  Unfortunately for him, though, his team lost 2-1.  [YouTube]Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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10Apr/150

Mix Diskerud Talks NYCFC, Adjusting to MLS and Status as a USMNT Fan Favorite

Over the last two years, Mix Diskerud has become one of the top United States men's national team players. And as many will note, he is quite the hit with the fans of the USMNT as well.  The midfielder joined New York City FC during the Major League Soccer offseason and has gotten off to a strong start in manager Jason Kreis' system.  One of the things the 24-year-old enjoys about his new club is the former Real Salt Lake boss' style of play.  “I definitely like his style of playing," Diskerud told Bleacher Report after Friday's training session. "He wants to go through the ground, fast-paced on the ball and one-two touch. That’s the way I think soccer should be played."  Diskerud received some tips about Kreis from two of his USMNT teammates before he moved to the Big Apple from Rosenborg BK in Norway.  "I had Kyle (Beckerman) and Nick (Rimando) say nothing but good things about him before I got here, so I was very confident that he was a great coach," the midfielder said.  Beckerman and Rimando, who are still at RSL, thrived under the tutelage of Kreis, who was in charge from 2007-2013 before joining NYCFC a year before it took ...
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10Apr/150

MLS: Keys to Every Game This Weekend

MLS Matchday 6 began on Wednesday with the Vancouver Whitecaps drawing the Columbus Crew at home, but there are nine matches this weekend, many of which are very enticing matchups. FC Dallas faces the Colorado Rapids on Friday in the first game of the weekend as the Hoops try to bounce back from their loss to the Portland Timbers. The New England Revolution host the Crew on Saturday in a rematch from the playoffs last year. Meanwhile, D.C. United will try to avenge the team's 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls from March 22. Sunday is highlighted by two of the most entertaining matches of the week. The Portland Timbers will welcome Orlando City SC to town in the early kickoff. The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders will cap off the day in their first meeting since the Western Conference final last season. Here are the keys to every game this weekend.Begin Slideshow
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