FC Dallas Rout Western Conference Rivals, Portland Timbers, 4-1.

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“If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” has to be Oscar Pareja’s motto, as he rolled out the same FC Dallas lineup for the third week in a row, and picked up three points for […]

Lineup Prediction and Analysis: July 25, 2015

Talk about big game. It should be a playoff like atmosphere tonight with the Portland Timbers coming to town in a fierce conference rivalry game that seems to get more intense after each meeting. So […]

Gold Cup Final – Mexico v. Jamaica

Photo by David Chaffin for Soccer Information Network
Photo by David Chaffin for Soccer Information Network

The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup finishes on Sunday, and while one of the region’s behemoths is there, another is missing. Mexico found a way to make the final in part possibly due to some questionable circumstances, but Jamaica is in the final on their own merit and look to continue their form.

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Austin Aztex v Arizona United SC Match Preview

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The Austin Aztex (6-9-3) hit the road this weekend and travel to face Arizona United SC (7-9-1) Saturday, July 25th.  It is a battle between two teams that are in the bottom-half of the Western Conference.

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FC Dallas v. Portland Timbers – Match Preview

Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz celebrate their goal and assist against NE Revolution on July 4, 2015. Photo by David Chaffin for Soccer Information Network
Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz celebrate their goal and assist against NE Revolution on July 4, 2015. Photo by David Chaffin for Soccer Information Network

FC Dallas have not gotten three points against the Portland Timbers since March 29th, 2014, but this FC Dallas side has won four straight, and they have yet another match at home as they try to make it five. Dallas are 7-2-1 at Toyota Stadium in 2015, and have scored 16 goals on their home turf.

The Timbers are 2-1-2 in their last five matches, and sit in sixth place in the Western Conference, holding down the last playoff spot by 6 points. Continue reading

US Loses Gold Cup Semi To Jamaica – Klinsmann To Blame?

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After the dust settled from the US 2-1 loss to Jamaica Wednesday evening, the question that hung around after most of the fan angst had ebbed and flowed, then washed away temporarily with the train wreck that was Mexico’s 2-1 extra time victory over Panama, was did Klinsmann mismanage the US roster in the quarterfinals to where he cost his team the chance to advance?

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Mexico Benefits Again From Late Penalty, Advances to Gold Cup Final

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A crazy, energy filled game finally finished with a score of 2-1 to Mexico after over 120 minutes of shots, slide tackles, fouls, and fights. From the very start of the game, it was obvious that this game would not be finished with tranquility, or likely with all 22 players. Every minute closer to the whistle found more and more fouls on both teams. The entire stadium, players, coaches, and fans let out a sigh of relief after the game was over.

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Reggae Boyz Ruin USA’s day in Gold Cup Semifinal

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Photo by David Chaffin for Soccer Information Network

In an ironic twist, players from the league that was created in the US to help grow the US National Team program are the reason the Americans were eliminated from the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday.

The Americans entered Wednesday a perfect 3-0-0 all-time against the Jamaicans in Gold Cup play, but the games were all very close. Tonight, Jamaica finally got the better of the United States in a 2-1 win in the Gold Cup semifinals.

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Watson, Barnes and Jamaica Look To Unseat United States In Gold Cup Semis

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FC Dallas’ JeVaughn Watson, the Houston Dynamo’s Giles Barnes and Jamaica take on the United States in the first Gold Cup Semifinal today in a bit of a David v. Goliath match, but all may not be what it seems.

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Mexico Faces Panama in Gold Cup Semifinals

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Mexico may have squeaked past Costa Rica in their last game by a lucky and controversial penalty kick in the very last minute of stoppage time, but Panama may be a different story. Thus far in the tournament, Mexico has several ties under their belt, proving that they might not have the capacity to create a strong offensive and defensive line for a full 90 minutes. Panama and Mexico have a rich history and Mexico have a score to settle in this semifinal game after Panama beat them in the 2013 Gold Cup semifinals.

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