MLS Regular Season

Rowe makes instant impact in Revs' win: "It was pretty fun"

Revs rookie praised by coach for injecting buzz in win vs. Fire, makes claim for starting spot
Rowe shows he's impact player
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Kelyn Rowe - June 2, 2012

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England rookie midfielder Kelyn Rowe received a set of simple instructions as he prepared to enter Saturday night's match against Chicago.

He clearly took them to heart mere seconds after he stepped onto the field.

“Jay told me to come in, give some energy and make an impact,” Rowe told MLSsoccer.com after sparking his team to a 2-0 win against the Fire on Saturday night. “My first touch was almost a goal. My second touch was a goal. So it was pretty fun.”

Recap: Revs sub Rowe nets goal, assist in 2-0 win vs. Fire

Rookie's substitution changes face of game, leads Revs to first win vs. Fire since 2007
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Kelyn Rowe claps - June 2, 2012

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rookie Kelyn Rowe came off the bench to register a goal and assist, sparking the New England Revolution to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at a rain-soaked Gillette Stadium.

Rowe entered the fray in the 64th minute and poked home five minutes later to break the scoreless deadlock. The UCLA product then played a quick one-two to prompt Benny Feilhaber's first goal of the season in the 73rd minute and secure a 2-0 victory over the Fire.

Game on! Impact confirm Stade Saputo opener vs. Sounders

Impact confirm stadium on track for June 16 opener vs. Seattle, pitch yet to be laid
Montreal confirm Stade Saputo opener
New Montreal stadium
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Montreal's Stade Saputo is seat to open June 16

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MONTREAL – The next time the Montreal Impact take the field in MLS, it will be at Stade Saputo on June 16.

Impact owner and president Joey Saputo confirmed once again on Friday that the expansion of the team’s permanent home would be “98 or 99 percent completed” ahead of the venue's first MLS match scheduled in two weeks' time against current Lamar Hunt US Open Cup champions Seattle Sounders.

New striker Arrieta arrives in Columbus as DP talks continue

Costa Rican striker Arrieta lands in Columbus as club continues talks with Argentine DP target
Crew welcome newest forward
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Jairo Arrieta - June 2, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Costa Rican forward Jairo Arrieta was feeling the love on Saturday.

The Columbus Crew's newest acquisition was introduced to fans for the first time at a Crew Stadium event for season ticket-holders. He will be sticking around to train with the team for about 10 days before returning home briefly to finalize the paperwork for a permanent move to the Crew from Deportivo Saprissa.

Arrieta joins former Saprissa teammate and forward Olman Vargas, who signed with the Crew in January.

USOC: DC get good news on injury front with Union looming

Robbie Russell looks set to make his DC return; United practice PKs for possible shootout
DC prep for USOC vs. Philly
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Ben Olsen had his team practice penalty kicks in Wednesday's practice session

WASHINGTON -- After surviving their US Open Cup third-round match against the Richmond Kickers last Tuesday, D.C. United made sure they took plenty of time off over the past week to recover from a busy opening stretch to start the 2012 season.

Pick 'Em: MLSsoccer.com editors pick NE-CHI, 7:30 pm ET

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USOC: Despite success, Quakes tired of playing from behind

Lenhart on spate of comebacks: "I don’t think anyone prefers it"
USOC: Quakes tired of playing from behind
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Lenhart - USOC

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The only problem with the fact that the San Jose Earthquakes have put together so many stirring comebacks this season is the fact that they’ve had to put together so many stirring comebacks.

US Open Cup play has proved to be no different than league play in that regard. That the Quakes recovered in the second half Tuesday night, using Sam Garza’s first two professional goals to knock off the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2-1 in the third round of the tournament.

Latest surgery has 'Caps concerned but hopeful for Harris

Whitecaps forward undergoes third surgery on same knee, set to return in five weeks
Caps concerned, hopeful for Harris
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Atiba Harris

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BURNABY, B.C. – Vancouver Whitecaps forward Atiba Harris is expected to miss five weeks after yet another meniscus surgery.

If it seems like deja vu, that's because it is: This is the third on his right knee since the beginning of last season.

The first surgery came in April 2011, the second in August, when he had his meniscus removed. Those procedures limited Harris to only five matches in 2011, as he failed to return to action after the initial surgery in April.

This season, he played in four matches before the knee acted up again.

TFC youngster Henry starting to make good on potential

19-year-old central defender starting to show maturity in middle of Reds' backline
TFC youngster Henry making good on potential
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TFC defender Doneil Henry

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TORONTO – Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Toronto FC defender Doneil Henry turned 19 just six weeks ago.

In TFC years, where changes have come fast and furious since Day One, Henry is practically a veteran.

He made his debut with the Reds in 2010 when he became the club’s first Academy player to sign with the first team. Now the center back is repaying the confidence the coaching staff has shown in him recently by playing with poise and skill at both ends of the pitch.

After rough stretch, Fire eager to get back onto pitch

Chicago players not enjoying their day off, eagerly awaiting to redeem themselves
Fire eager to return to pitch
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Chicago Fire at Revolution banner

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro sank into his couch on Wednesday and watched television, trying to forget about the previous five days.

Oduro and his Fire teammates arrived home at 3 am the night before after a road trip that included a loss to Columbus on Saturday and a loss to the Michigan Bucks in their first game of the US Open Cup. The Ghanaian forward didn’t start either game because of a sore hamstring, but he played in the second half of both.

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