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English Premier League Jerseys CSA’s decision on BMO Field splits Canadian supporters_3

“The reality is that it made sense to play the games in Toronto, to minimize the travel as much as you can, and not have the players crossing time zones,” Hart told reporters at a press event on Thursday. “We felt that in Toronto, the dressing room, the field, everything feels like home. In discussion with players and with staff, we thought the best thing to give us an advantage would be to actually play in Toronto.”

That didn’t necessarily sit well with those in Vancouver. Vancouver Sun writer Russell Berrisford questioned the validity of comfort over character for the Canadian team, considering that it "isn’t a team that is interested in engaging with a huge swathe of the fan base."

"What this group of players really need is to step outside of their comfort zone and be made to realize that they need to produce on the field (any field) rather than be worrying about how happy they are with the hotel buffet," Berrisford wrote on Friday.

Aside from logistical and geographical issues, Hart said that another major thing going for Toronto is the playing surface. BMO Field has had a natural grass surface for the past two years, while BC Place and Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium – which hosted games for years before switching to an artificial turf field – do not.

Dutch League Jerseys Cann says he’s healthy, but will he play again for Toronto-

Cann says he's healthy, but will he play again for Toronto?
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TORONTO – Adrian Cann insists he’s healthy and has been for months, but that doesn’t mean he’s about to get any more minutes for Toronto FCWholesale soccer uniform.

The onetime defensive captain is still struggling to return to his old form for last-place TFC and, with just two games left in the Reds’ season, might get not that chance again until 2013.

“It’s very difficult sometimes when you come back from those types of injuries,” assistant coach Jason Bent said of Cann, who came back from a torn ACL in April but has struggled for regular minutes since June. “They’re out for such a lengthy period of time that sometimes you don’t see them returning to what would be their best until the following season.”

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Cann suffered a torn ACL last year, but he returned to the TFC lineup on April 14 after an intense offseason rehabilitation. He started all but one game in all competitions through June 16 before suffering a second injury, a right knee sprain which led him to be cautious with his recovery.

“I didn’t want to rush into it again, knowing that it might lead to something more severe,” he said. “I didn’t want to re-rupture the ACL, so that’s why I took a little longer. Then, once I got back, the starting lineup was already set up. It was hard mentally.”

That recovery shelved him until he returned to the starting lineup on Aug. 15. But since then he’s appeared just once off the bench, despite assuring his knee is no longer an issue.

“Now it’s OK, it’s good,” he said. “Every injury that you incuryou’ll never be the same again. Whether it’s an ankle or whatever, it changes you forever, but at the same time you’ve got to adapt and just get on with it.”

At 32 years old and likely facing the fewest appearances of his three years in Toronto, Cann said Monday that he’s committed to earning his way back into the fold for TFC, regardless of how long it might take.

“Things happen,” Cann said. “It is difficult not being healthy and not playing in games because for me it’s all about playing in matches to show what I’m about. I’ve got to wait until my time comes to do my thing.”

Larry Millson covers Toronto FC for MLSsoccer.com.

Kids Soccer Uniforms CCL- Rose, Ochoa clinical as Seattle top Caledonia_1

CCL: Rose, Ochoa clinical as Seattle top Caledonia Seattle’s Andy Rose celebrates with teammates Sammy Ochoa and Alex Caskey. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Seattle Sounders

SEATTLE — Opportunities to score have not necessarily been plentiful for either Sammy Ochoa or Andy Rose, so it makes sense that the duo is intent on making the most of the ones they do get.

Each player scored a goal and Rose added a couple of assists as the Seattle Sounders won their CONCACAF Champions League group stage opener 3-1 over Caledonia AIA on Thursday. The two players have scored all seven of their combined goals in non-league competitions.

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“You gotta take it as seriously as you can, take advantage of your time whatever competition it is, reserve, CONCACAF, [US] Open Cup,” said Ochoa, who has scored all four of his competitive goals this season outside of league play. “I think I’m doing a good job doing what I’m doing.”

Despite Ochoa’s production in Champions League and Open Cup play, he’s yet to translate that to many opportunities in league play, where he has yet to start a game and has logged just 63 minutes of playing time.

Spanish La Liga Jerseys Klinsmann announces USMNT’s World Cup qual. squad

Klinsmann announces USMNT's World Cup qual. squad
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Five MLSers have been named to United States national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23-man roster for the upcoming “five-match tournament,” which includes three friendlies and two World Cup qualifiers.

The first friendly is Saturday against Scotland in Jacksonville, Fla. (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network, live chat on MLSsoccer.com).

The five MLS players are Nick Rimando (RSL), Geoff Cameron (Houston), Kyle Beckerman (RSL), Landon Donovan (LA) and Chris Wondolowski (San Jose).

Four players originally called into this week’s camp were released back to their clubs, including Chivas USA’s Juan Agudelo, Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi, and young Germany-based players Danny Williams and Alfredo Morales. Agudelo and Zusi should be available for their clubs this weekend; on Satuday, Chivas USA host the Seattle Sounders and Sporting KC welcome the San Jose Earthquakes.

Following the Scotland friendly, the USMNT will then host Brazil at FedEx Field outside of Washington, D.C., on May 30 and travel to face Canada on June 3 at BMO Field in Toronto.

Klinsmann will then lead the side into the first games that count of his US managerial career. The US' 2014 World Cup qualification begins with a home match against Antigua and Barbuda on Friday, June 8, in Tampa, followed by a trip to Guatemala on Tuesday, June 12.

FULL USMNT TRAVEL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting CP), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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USA MLS League Jerseys DC United not perfect, but happy with improving road form_3

“It’s a long way, and to come away with something is a positive especially with our road form this year,” Olsen said. “It hasn’t been stellar, but as of late we got a win and a tie on the road so, it’s something to build on.”

In what was perhaps a bit of karmic retribution for the controversial encroachment call against Hamdi Salihi on Dwayne De Rosario’s would-be go-ahead penalty kick in a 1-1 draw against Philly in August, United were awarded a penalty on a questionable handball ruling from linesman Craig Lowry in the 60th minute and Chris Pontius converted his club-leading 12th goal of the year.

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After recording back-to-back 1-0 shutouts, D.C. were unable to hold onto this 1-0 lead as Bright Dike’s marvelous chip over Hamid ended United’s shutout streak at 315 minutes.

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Jamaica match is USA’s most pressure-filled since 2001 Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo USAvJAM Photo Credit: Getty Images

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As much as the US national team players try to tamp it down, the pressure is mounting. In the wake of Friday’s loss to Jamaica, Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against the same Reggae Boyz(8 pm ET, ESPN2, live chat on MLSsoccer.com) is arguably the biggesoccer jersey supplierst, must-win qualifying match for the US since October 2001.

Back then, with just two matches left in the Hexagonal, the US were in fourth place behind Costa Rica, Honduras, and Mexico, in serious danger of failing to qualify for the World Cup in Japan/Korea. They were hosting, as fate would have it, Jamaica at the old Foxboro Stadium in New England. A loss — and possibly even a draw — would all but doom the Americans.

The US got off to a great start, as Joe-Max Moore struck in the third minute. Then Jamie Lawrence, an English league journeyman, equalized in the 13th minute.

Cue the tension. More than an hour later, the US pulled it out Moore converted an 80th-minute penalty to win it, 2-1. That result, coupled with Honduras’ shocking loss at home to Trinidad and Tobago, put the US back in good shape. And a draw the following week in Trinidad saw them through.

World Cup Soccer Jerseys Chivas ‘keeper coach the man behind Kennedy’s rise_2

González’s program has done wonders for Kennedy, who has become well-known throughout the league for his penchant for acrobatic saves and has staked an ironclad claim on the Goats No. 1 shirt.

“We have a really good understanding of what it takes to do the work to be prepared for games in this league,” Kennedy told MLSsoccer.com about his relationship with GonzálezGermany Soccer Jersey. “Every week is different because you’re always dealing with different elements. We have an open dialogue which makes it easier for me to get out of training what I think need to get out of it and what he thinks I need to get out of it.”

Before blossoming into one of the best goalkeepers in the league, Kennedy dealt with a pair of injuries that ruled him out for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, preventing him from winning the starting job.

The low point was a tear in the long head tendon of his left biceps in 2009. González was instrumental in helping the goalkeeper regain his confidence, work through rehab and eventually get to where he is today.

Kids Soccer Uniforms Sporting KC chalk up big win over LA to unexpected shifts

Sporting KC chalk up big win over LA to unexpected shifts
Sporting KC's Bobby Convey runs with the ball Photo Credit: Getty Images

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The left back became the left winger. The left winger became the right winger. The right winger became the center forward.

Confused yet? That’s the idea.

Sporting Kansas City ran the soccer equivalent of a game of three-card monte on the LA Galaxy’s injury-depleted backline, and all the switching and shuffling paid off on Kei Kamara’s game-winning header in Saturday’s 1-0 victory.

“The guys on our team can all switch positions,” said Bobby Convey, who was brought in to fill a gap at left winger but was playing on the right side when his 40th-minute cross found Kamara unmarked at the corner of the six-yard box. “That’s a great option that we have in attacking. Each player can fill in for the others, and we do that to throw off the defense.”

HIGHLIGHTS: KC 1, LA 0

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Defender Seth Sinovic spent much of the afternoon pushing forward deep into the left corner, freeing Convey to rotate with right winger Kamara as the game evolved.

“I thought what was really good in his game today was him getting forward,” manager Peter Vermes said of the young left back. “He found himself in positions that really helped us relieve pressure by switching the point of attack to him, because of the width that he provided us in the game.”

Sinovic’s activity on the flank also meant that Convey could pick and choose his high-speed moments, and it showed on the game-winning play. Convey drifted wide to the right corner to take Roger Espinoza’s pass, then dashed to the top corner of the penalty area. Settling the ball there, he took two touches to gain space against left back Todd Dunivant.

On the other side of the area, Kamara was shedding right back Sean Franklin, who could only watch as Convey delivered and Kamara converted.

“I think I’ll add 10 years on my career if Seth wants to keep doing all the running,” Convey said. “I’m happy that I can fit into the team the way that I have, and I think it allows Seth more freedom so that I can go inside and not lose the ball.”

That arrangement’s fine by Sinovic.

“I don’t mind. I’ll do the running all day as long as we get the wins,” Sinovic said. “He reads the game so well, and I just kind of play off of him. He’s always in the right spots.”

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Convey’s assist was his first with Sporting, which acquired him from San Jose in the offseason to provide a veteran threat on the left wing. He said he’s felt no pressure to get into the points column, though.

“I’ve always been the guy that had to create and had to score,” he cheap soccer jerseysaid. “It’s nice here that I’m not that person. It’s nice to have other players doing well and scoring goals. There’s a little bit of pressure with me being the only new player and bringing me in to win the championship, but other than that I don’t feel any pressure.”

Steve Brisendine covers Sporting Kansas City for MLSsoccer.com. Write to him at steve@artkc365.com.

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Kids Soccer Uniforms Recap- Dunfield’s goal at the death leads TFC over ‘Caps

Recap: Dunfield's goal at the death leads TFC over 'Caps
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TORONTO – Terry Dunfield's header in the final seconds of stoppage time secured a 3-2 win for Toronto FC over the Vancouver Whitecaps after a wild second half.

Dunfield, who was traded by Vancouver to Toronto three days shy of a year prior to the match, found himself in the center of the box and rose highest to get his head to a corner from Torsten Frings.

The winner came just after TFC goalkeeper Milos Kocic missed a punch on a cross lofted into the box that allowed Darren Mattocks to score his second goal of the game and sixth of the season in the 90th minute.

HIGHLIGHTS: TOR 3, VAN 2

Mattocks also scored five minutes into the second half to put the Whitecaps into the lead after a deadlocked first half.

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But Toronto (3-11-4) came back with goals in the 69th and 72nd minutes. Rookie Luis Silva scored his first league goal to equalize and Frings scored his second of the season to put the Reds into the lead.

Vancouver (8-5-6) still fought on and Lee Young-Pyo rattled the right post in the 85th minute, just before Mattocks' equalizer.

The encounter was the only league game between the two teams this season, though the Reds posted a 2-1 aggregate win over the Whitecaps in the Amway Canadian Championship final.

The clash opened at a slow pace, the teams perhaps feeling the effects of their busy schedules – Vancouver were playing their fourth road game in a row since June 23 and Toronto were playing their eighth game since June 16.

However, the game sprung to life later in the first half, particularly with a couple of near misses by Toronto forward Ryan Johnson.

With five minutes left in the half, Johnson was put in alone but Joe Cannon came out to make the first big save of the game, followed up shortly by another solid save on Julian de Guzman.

Johnson broke in alone again in stoppage time off a pass from Silva, but his shot hit the right post.

Toronto finished the half a 9-5 advantage in attempts on goal and a 2-0 edge in shots on target.

OPTA Chalkboard: Toronto's attacking outburst

Vancouver scored in the 50th minute when Mattocks broke free to the right of the goal and forced a save from Kocic. But with Kocic and defender Logan Emory still down, Mattocks recovered the ball and put it into the far corner from a tight angle.

Toronto tied it up 19 minutes later Silva got a foot down to redirect Ashtone Morgan’s cross from the left into the far corner of the net.

The equalizer sparked the home side into action and Silva was fouled not long after, forcing Cannon to make a sprawling save on Frings’ blast from the ensuing free kick.

The Reds continued to apply the pressure and when Cannon parried a cross in the 72nd minute it came all the way out to Frings, who drove home a low shot from outside the area through traffic and past Cannon.

Both teams will resume play on the road on Saturday, with Toronto traveling to New England and Vancouver visiting Chicago.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

RankPlayerWhat We Saw1Torsten FringsVeteran midfielder showed his class on both sides of the ball, scored excellent second goal and set up third with a corner kick2Darren MattocksHis two goals showcased his great finishing instinct and freakish athleticism. Cemented his credentials as Rookie of the Year frontrunner3Luis SilvaOne of TFC's biggest attacking threats with a clever finish and some exciting play throughout the game