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MLS Thoughts: Curt Onalfo might have found spark for Galaxy

Curt Onalfo has taken a lot of blame after taking over the reigns for the LA Galaxy. But his move last week should start earning his some praise.

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MLS Thoughts: Portland Timbers a real contenders this year

Portland struggled last season, failing to win a single road match in their MLS Cup title defense. But this season has been very different. The Timbers sit atop MLS with nine points and ten goals. And they look ready to make another MLS Cup run.

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Western Conference likely to again boast of MLS Cup winner

To say that the Western Conference is stacked is an understatement. Last year, it was a brutal conference just to get into the postseason. Just ask the Portland Timbers, who finished the season with 49 points, a total that might have put them into the playoffs on the Eastern Conference side of the bracket (depending on how the tiebreakers went).

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Time for FC Dallas to capitalize on momentum

The best part about FC Dallas' 2-1 win over Vancouver Saturday night wasn't that they actually won the game. It wasn't Blas Perez's half-cross, half-prayer of a goal to open the scoring. It wasn't even that they bounced back after the Whitecaps had tied to take the three points. Instead, the best part about that win is that they didn't let the past two loses turn into three and another late season swoon.

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FC Dallas has chance to prove they’re for real

After a nine-match unbeaten streak in MLS action (and 13-match unbeaten streak in all competitions since the PK loss to Philadelphia technically goes down as a draw), FC Dallas finds itself in a position to come real close to get back to the top of the conference with a win Friday night at home against conference leader Real Salt Lake in a nationally televised affair. And with it, the Hoops have the best shot to prove that they are no fluke and different than the team from the past couple of seasons and announce that they are here with a win in arguably the biggest match in MLS this year.

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FC Dallas Increasingly Close to Complete Collapse

Baseball is a game of streaks and slumps over the course of 162 games, but in the MLS where the season is only 34 games long, there isn’t a ton of room for an extended slump. That’s the dilemma FC Dallas is starting right down the barrel 11 matches into the season. After starting the season […]

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Real test for FC Dallas begins with road trip

It's early in the season and there are still 27 games left to be played, but FC Dallas is sitting atop MLS and at least have made a name for itself in the league.