Schellas Hyndman and the FC Dallas hierarchy wasted no time in utilising the Brek Shea funds after nabbing two established MLS strikers. Eric Hassli and Kenny Cooper made the move to Texas after being traded from Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls respectively.  Cooper was acquired in return for a fixed sum of allocation money whilst Dallas sent a 2nd round 2014 SuperDraft pick the way of the newly reformed Toronto is exchange for French Hit man Hassli.

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Last Season: With what most would consider a solid and consistent season Frank Klopas’s troops finished fourth in the Eastern Conference just within goal difference of New York(3rd) and one point of DC (2nd) who piped them to the post on the last day of the regular season. 4th spot meant Chicago would face a tough wildcard game against a play-off earthed Houston Dynamo.

Fire undoubtedly kicked on with the return of Chris Rolfe from his hit and miss stint in Denmark with Aab. The thirty year old made his comeback at the beginning of June and his creative edge had a massive impact on The Fire applying more gloss to a play-off chasing campaign.

The season ended in sudden fashion for the men from Toyota Park as an orange filled Dynamo reeled away with victory. A late Alex goal wasn’t enough to cancel out a Will Bruin brace and prevent Dynamo from advancing.

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As the new MLS season appears upon the horizon, many fans are looking to dust down their merchandise and vocal chords in preparation for welcoming their heroes back to the soccer field. And looking forward to it more than most are the Columbus Crew Supporters Group the ‘Yellow Nation Army’.

Despite a hectic schedule to juggle with I caught up with two members of the posse – Major Awareness and General Juicer – to get a greater insight into the set up and running of a Supporters Group as well as their hopes and aspirations on all things Crew.

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There is a saying in life ‘Save The Best Till Last’ and that certainly was the case for LA Galaxy new boy Greg Cochrane. During the 2013 MLS SuperDraft the versatile Louisville product was picked up in the last pick of the draft by none other than MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy. I caught up with the man himself soon after to talk about his MLS Combine experience as well as his hopes and desires for the future. EXCLUSIVE FOR www.soccernightexclusive.wordpress.com

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MLS-Cup-2012LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo

MLS Cup Final

The Home Depot Center

1st December 2012 – 4.30PM ET

30, 510

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Thierry Henry made headlines for making the move to the MLS, but already situated in North America – Canada to be persist – was Brest born defender Hugo Delmaire. Currently playing in the Canadian Soccer League for Kingston FC the flamboyant defender took time out of his offseason rituals to chat exclusively for soccernightexclusive.wordpress.com about his 2012 campaign and his plans for the future.

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Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy

MLS Western Conference Play-Off Final 2nd Leg

Century Link Field

18th November 2012 – 9.00PM ET

44, 575

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