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30May/140

MLS Insider: Getting to Know Philadelphia Union’s Maurice Edu

This week's MLS Insider clip takes an up close and revealing look at Philadelphia Union's Maurice Edu. [MLS Insider] Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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27May/140

MLS Player Power Rankings: Donovan, Keane, Higuain Fly Up Chart After Week 12

The Major League Soccer weekend caught a ton of attention for the performance of Landon Donovan, but there were plenty of other players who shined throughout Week 12 as well.  One of those players, Federico Higuain, made a convincing case to become the top candidate to overtake Javier Morales at the top of the latest MLS Player Power Rankings.  Continue reading to find out who won the battle for the No. 1 spot and where Donovan ended up on the list of the top 20 players in the league.Begin Slideshow
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26May/140

Reigning MLS MVP Uses Landon Donovan’s Record to Mock Jurgen Klinsmann’s Son

This past week was a roller coaster of emotions for Landon Donovan.  On Thursday, the world found out that Donovan had surprisingly been left off the United States' 2014 World Cup roster. Jonathan Klinsmann, son of United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann, used that snub to send out a controversial tweet: Three days later, the L.A. Galaxy star scored the 135th and 136th goals of his Major League Soccer career. The 32-year-old's first goal of the match gave him the most in MLS history. Chicago Fire star Mike Magee—the reigning MLS Most Valuable Player—came up with the perfect response to Donovan's record-setting goal: Magee clearly won that round. [Twitter, h/t USA TODAY's FTW]Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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26May/140

MLS Team of the Week: Donovan Dominates the Headlines

Whether you like it or not, the last week in American soccer belonged to Landon Donovan. Donovan caught headlines for being left off the United States' 23-man World Cup roster on Thursday, and then found himself back in the news on Sunday, when he scored twice in the Galaxy's win over Philadelphia. Thanks to his, and Robbie Keane's, magnificent display at the StubHub Center, the pair were easy selections for the latest MLS Team of the Week.  Continue reading on to see who joined Donovan and Keane in the Week 12 Team of the Week. Begin Slideshow
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23May/140

Landon Donovan’s World Cup Exclusion Is Good for LA Galaxy, Bad for Rest of MLS

Landon Donovan's exclusion was easily the biggest story after Thursday's release of the United States' 23-man World Cup roster. Now, he can also be included in one of the biggest storylines in Major League Soccer history, depending on how he responds to the news handed to him by U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann.  If history is any indicator of how Donovan will respond to the biggest adversity he has faced in his career, there is no doubt that he will lead the L.A. Galaxy to what could become an historic run to the MLS Cup. We only have to look back to the summer of 2013 for the most important example of Donovan laughing in the face of adversity.  After being on the outside looking in following his self-imposed sabbatical to Cambodia, Donovan returned to the international stage with a vengeance at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 32-year-old midfielder blazed through opposing defenses for five goals and seven assists on his way to earning the Golden Ball for most valuable player.  Thanks to his impressive showings against the best in CONCACAF, Donovan regained his regular spot in the national team setup, and he was thought to have clinched a spot on the plane to Brazil.  Looking further into the past, ...
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22May/140

Thunderstorm Fills Colorado Rapids’ Stadium with 3 Inches of Hail

Mother Nature has not been kind to Colorado this month. Earlier in May, Coors Field was covered by snow. The weather quickly warmed up and melted the snow. Now, wicked storms have left about three inches of hail at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids. There's still more than a week left in May, so who knows what else Mother Nature has in store for the folks in Colorado. [Twitter]Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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22May/140

Robbie Keane Scores Impressive Solo Goal for LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas

It's been three years since Robbie Keane left English football for Los Angeles and Major League Soccer. In that time, he's accumulated quite an impressive goal tally. Keane has scored 55 goals in 89 total matches, according to Soccerway, the most recent of which was an absolute beauty to open the scoring in Galaxy's 2-1 victory over FC Dallas. In the above video, posted by MLS, you can see the 33-year-old still has some gas left in the tank. The only question: Where's his patented cartwheel? Read more MLS news on BleacherReport.com
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20May/140

MLS Player Power Rankings: Players on Hot Teams Thrive in Latest Poll

After Week 11 in Major League Soccer, it is clear that two teams are in a class of their own in their respective conferences. Because of their stellar form, Real Salt Lake and the New England Revolution have a combined eight players in the latest MLS Player Power Rankings.  One of those players was able to snag the top spot away from Bradley Wright-Phillips, who spent just a week at the top after taking down Clint Dempsey. Continue reading on to see which player earned the top spot on the list for the first time this season.Begin Slideshow
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19May/140

Winners and Losers from MLS Week 11: World Cup Snubs, New England and More

Welcome to our latest look at the biggest winners and losers from the last week of action in Major League Soccer.  In Week 11, plenty of individuals made some costly mistakes, while one debutant made an instant impact on his club's result.  Other winners and losers included teams and players who felt the effects of the ongoing World Cup camps for nations such as the United States and Honduras. Continue reading for a look at the winners and losers from MLS Week 11.Begin Slideshow
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19May/140

8 Things We Learned from MLS Week 11: World Cup Duty Affects Play of Many Clubs

The 11th week of play in Major League Soccer was different than any of the previous 10 because of the departures of many players due to international duty.  Teams like Sporting Kansas City, Seattle and Toronto all faced a bit of adversity due to the arrivals of their players at the United States World Cup camp.  All three of those teams taught us something about themselves with their play in Week 11, and so did a few other sides that have been either hot, cold or both during the 2014 campaign. Continue reading for the eight biggest lessons from Week 11 in MLS. Begin Slideshow
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