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Jaime Penedo, Alan Gordon lead Galaxy to 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders

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CARSON, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Galaxy had just one direction to go heading into Sunday's game with the Seattle Sounders.

The team was already in the Western Conference cellar, hadn't won in its last four tries and was missing so many regulars to injury -- among them reigning league most valuable player Robbie Keane -- it had to call Bradford...Read more

Kevin Baxter: New L.A. club should acquire Hernandez

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LOS ANGELES -- The last time the majority of the Los Angeles Football Club's 22-person ownership group gathered was in October, when the fledgling Major League Soccer franchise was introduced.

More than five months later the team hasn't officially decided on a color scheme or a logo. And this being Hollywood, even the team's name is still ...Read more

Mexico's soccer success knows no boundaries

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Mexico's national soccer team will play 13 games in two hemispheres and three time zones within the first seven months of this year. It will play on two continents, in outdoor stadiums, indoor stadiums and some with retractable roofs.

Where it won't play is in Mexico.

The reason is money -- a lot of it. Playing in the United States is more ...Read more

Mexico coach works charm, then watches team beat Ecuador

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LOS ANGELES--Two weeks ago, Mexican national team Coach Miguel Herrera was in a Mexico City museum unveiling a wax likeness of himself. Before that he was at the Super Bowl in Phoenix. In between, he's been at tennis tournaments, on talk shows -- everywhere, it seems, but with his team.

That vacation ended Saturday with a 1-0 win over Ecuador ...Read more

Major League Soccer coming to Minnesota

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At a news conference Wednesday at Target Field, MLS Commissioner Don Garber -- flanked by Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire -- made the long-anticipated news official that Minneapolis has been awarded an expansion franchise.

"It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer," Garber said while standing next to McGuire ...Read more

MLS to make 'major announcement' Wednesday at Target Field

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Major League Soccer announced Monday that it is coming to Minnesota on Wednesday for what it describes as "a major announcement."

The announcement is hardly a secret, since last week the MLS said it was in "advanced discussions" with former UnitedHealth executive Bill McGuire to bring an expansion team to Minnesota.

Wednesday's announcement ...Read more

FIFA approves Dec. 18 final for 2022 World Cup

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In a move that surprised no one, FIFA's executive committee voted Thursday to move games of the 2022 Qatar World Cup from summer to November and December to avoid July temperatures that average about 106 degrees in the Middle Eastern country.

Thursday's announcement approves the recommendation of a FIFA task force, which last month called for ...Read more

Minnesota a major step closer to getting an MLS team

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Minnesota is on the verge of joining Major League Soccer.

Bill McGuire's status as frontrunner -- both locally and nationally -- was secured Monday when MLS Commissioner Don Garber confirmed in a statement that the league was in "advanced discussions" with McGuire and his Minnesota ownership partners.

Minnesota, Sacramento and Las Vegas had ...Read more

Sounders roll to 3-0 win over Revolution in opener

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SEATTLE -- Barely three months passed from the time the Seattle Sounders trudged off the CenturyLink Field turf in disappointment at the end of last November and when they came back out of that tunnel Sunday for their 2015 opener against the New England Revolution.

With such little turnover this offseason -- 10 of Seattle's 11 regular starters ...Read more

Sporting KC, New York Red Bulls play to 1-1 draw in MLS season opener

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer laid with his back flat on the Sporting Park grass, his head turned toward a darkening sky and his hands covering his face. As he popped to his feet, he pounded a fist into the dirt.

A late scoring chance eluded Dwyer.

A victory eluded Sporting KC.

Sporting KC and New York played to ...Read more