MLS Regular Season

His stock rising at DC United, Kofi Opare looking to secure Canada national team eligibility

Stock on the rise with DC, Opare looking for Canadian eligibility
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Kofi Opare in action for DC United

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With his stock on the rise in MLS, Kofi Opare is looking to get a taste of international competition, and he knows which country he wants to suit up for: Canada.

There’s just one little problem for the 24-year-old D.C. United defender – he isn’t eligible to play for Les Rouges. Not yet, anyway.

“I’m definitely interested in playing for Canada, if I got the opportunity,” Opare told MLSsoccer.com over the phone recently.

Sporting Kansas City's Benny Feilhaber wins Etihad Airways Player of the Month for April

Which player ruled April? None other than Sporting KC's Benny Feilhaber
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After notching two goals and three assists in April, Sporting Kansas City’s Benny Feilhaber has won the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month Award for the second month of the season.

In midst of longest goal drought since 2012, Portland Timbers looking for more from Fanendo Adi

In longest goal drought of Porter era, Timbers looking for more from Adi
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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have a scoring problem: offensive struggles that are, in fact, the worst they’ve suffered since before head coach Caleb Porter took over in 2013.

The Timbers have been shut out in consecutive games following Saturday’s scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park, and their goalless streak has reached 191 minutes, the team’s longest since a three-game stretch during the 2012 season that came on the heels of former coach John Spencer’s firing.

Orlando City SC attacker Kevin Molino goes down for the season with ACL tear

OCSC attacker Molino goes down for the season with ACL tear
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Armchair Analyst: Contenders again, the Landon-ization of Fabián Castillo and other Week 9 thoughts

Analyst: KC contenders, Fabián -> Landon & other Wk 9 thoughts
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Castillo - Analyst

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There are lots of stories to look at from this past weekend in MLS, some of which we'll get to (and some of which we won't, because I need to keep something back or at this rate I'll have nothing to talk about by July).

New York City FC coach Jason Kreis after latest loss: "I didn't realize it would be this difficult"

NYCFC's Kreis after latest loss: "I didn't realize it would be this difficult"
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NEW YORK – Forget Sleepless in Seattle, Jason Kreis is sleepless in the Bronx.

After having almost nothing but success during his last six years at Real Salt Lake, Kreis admitted he is struggling to grasp New York City FC’s growing pains in its first season of existence following a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders at Yankee Stadium Sunday night. 

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid lauds MLS' most dynamic strike partnership: "They conjure up magic"

Clint-Oba connection: "They conjure up magic"
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The Seattle Sounders’ 3-1 victory over New York City FC Sunday night at Yankee Stadium was more of a test than the final score would indicate. In the end, however, Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins were all the Sounders really needed.

Paulo Nagamura comes through in clutch for Sporting KC with his first header goal – ever

SKC's Nagamura lauded for late heroics vs. Fire: "He is a winner"
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sporting Kansas City were 15 minutes and change from their fifth draw in nine matches, and their third without a goal.

Then Jalil Anibaba took the ball in the right corner, picked out a teammate in the penalty area and sent in a high cross – to a guy who had never scored with his head.

Ever.

New York City FC 1, Seattle Sounders 3 | MLS Match Recap

NYC 1, SEA 3: Oba-Dempsey too much for frustrated NYC
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NEW YORK – Obafemi Martins scored two goals and set up another to help lift the Seattle Sounders to a 3-1 win over New York City FC in front of a crowd of 25,384 at Yankee Stadium Sunday night.

Seattle (5-2-1) extended its winning streak to three games, while NYCFC (1-4-3) lost its third in a row and is winless in seven consecutive.

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