Major Link Soccer:Special Tuesday Edition

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All the weekends news from around MLS and things in global soccer we thought you'd like.

Released in preseason from Vancouver, Lee Nguyen has played well for the New England Revolution as a midfield creator. However, his 2012 has come to a close as the Revs announced Monday that he had season-ending shoulder surgery.

After sitting out the last month with a thigh injury, Michael Bradley has resumed full training with his new club AS Roma. While his presence has likely been missed at Roma, he will be a welcome sight for the USMNT when the next set of World Cup qualifiers pick up in three weeks.

Chelsea defender and England international John Terry has decided to retire from international duty. The former England Captain has been capped 78 times at the senior level. Recent headlines have unfortunately focused on on-field misconduct and off-the-field indiscretions.

Michael Gspurning is blogging for an Austrian Website. If you use Google Translate, it's interesting to see what the Sounders' keeper has to say about our fair city.

James Edwards of the Deseret News thinks Real Salt Lake has finally found what it has been missing in its attack the past couple months. In his opinion, it was a matter of getting more numbers into the attack.

MLS weekend recap after the jump.

The Montreal Impact are clinging to their playoff lives after a scoreless draw at the Stade Saputo with Sporting Kansas City. The Impact are now six points out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Kansas City remains in first place in the East.

A 91st minute goal by Joel Linpere was equalized by a 95th minute strike from Darrius Barnes as the New England Revolution drew 1-1 with the New York Red Bulls. The late equalizer continues the Red Bulls struggles in Foxboro where they haven't come away with a victory since 2002. Connor Lade was sent off in the 74th minute after receiving his second yellow of the match.

Real Salt Lake clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium. Fabian Espindola and Javier Morales scored for RSL. Bright Dike scored for Portland.

The Chicago Fire regained sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew. The in-form Fire came from behind through two goals from Chris Rolfe. Jairo Arrieta scored for the Crew. The Crew now are now sixth in the East and one point out of the playoffs.

Juninho and Robbie Keane each found the back of the net twice as the LA Galaxy defeated Toronto FC 4-2 at The Home Depot Center. The win cemented the Galaxy's place in the 2012 MLS Playoffs.

The Philadelphia Union desparately needed three points to ensure their slim playoff hopes stayed alive. As unlikely as it may sound, Freddy Adu stepped up to power the Union to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo. Adu had a brace on the night while Josue Martinez also scored for the Union.

Despite losing Dwayne De Rosario for the year, D.C. United have put together three consecutive victories--the most recent a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA. With the win, which was highlighted by a Branko Boskovic diving header, has DCU sitting solidly in fourth place in the East.

A late equalizer from Colorado's Jamie Smith split the points with the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps in a 2-2 draw at B.C. Place. Although Omar Cummings opened the scoring on the night for Colorado, Vancouver struck back with goals from Alain Rochat and Kenny Miller. The Caps remain in the final playoff spot in the West despite failing to win a match since August 11th.

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