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Donovan and the USA, then and now

Nearly 14 years after it started, the national team stint of Landon Donovan will end Friday night in East Hartford, Conn., in a friendly against Ecuador.
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The courage of Landon Donovan

I have been thinking a lot about Landon Donovan this week.


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'Backs to the wall' mentality suits Timbers

With its colorful fan base and incredible string of sellouts at Providence Park, Portland is a flagship MLS franchise off the field. The defending Western Conference regular-season champion needs a strong finish just to get into the playoffs this year.
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The Red Bulls, MLS and limitations of global power

So what should we make of the situation at the New York Red Bulls?
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Impact ponders season of extreme regression

As the first-team eliminated from playoff contention, Montreal is already looking to the future.
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MLS clubs face different challenges in Concacaf Champions League

MLS is well positioned to qualify a region-high four teams for the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals -- Mexico's Liga MX is in danger of qualifying only two teams -- but the New York Red Bulls were eliminated when they lost at Montreal and could only tie FAS in San Salvador in consecutive weeks.
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New deal rewards perseverance of Olsen and his players

Just in time for the postseason push, D.C, United head coach Ben Olsen has signed a contract extension as a reward for an extraordinary reversal from last year's disaster.
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Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson runs full-court press well

If you get the idea Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson knows what he's doing running the full-court press he's currently putting on MLS, it's because he does.
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Losing skid reveals Rapids' flaws

Injuries, sophomore slumps and a rookie head coach will be the primary causes cited if the Colorado Rapids don't make the playoffs, which looks likely after a seven-game losing streak dragged them down the standings.
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Soccer America Q&A: Falcons' Jim Smith on MLS Atlanta

Former Columbus Crew president/general manager Jim Smith is playing a major role in the launch of an MLS team in Atlanta, backed by Home Depot founder and NFL Falcons' owner Arthur Blank.
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Changes under Cassar are taking hold for Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake prides itself on continuity, yet for the past two seasons it has flourished despite significant change.
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Three takeaways from Czech Republic-USA

Alejandro Bedoya's goal and Nick Rimando's saves enabled the USA to kick off its post-2014 World Cup campaign by winning.
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USA-Czech Republic Player Ratings

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's experimental squad -- he fielded only two 2014 World Cup regulars (Fabian Johnson and Alejandro Bedoya) -- came out of Prague with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.


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Toronto FC upheaval is all too familiar

It's official: Toronto FC has overtaken Chivas USA as the most dysfunctional team in MLS.
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FIFA's Putin problem

How is it that the latest issue of GQ ranks FIFA president Sepp Blatter as No. 3 on its top 10 list of sleaziest sports personalities -- behind only former Clippers owner Donald Sterling and former Patriots tight end and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez -- and no one wants him out?
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