English Premier League

Pardew – Mike Ashley Was Upset With Our Performance

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I would hazard a guess that every single Newcastle fan who saw the game last Saturday at Southampton was disappointed and upset at the performance of the Magpies. Mike Ashley does not look happy last Saturday Breaking news he was upset with performance And Alan Pardew has today accused the fans of being [.

Preview: Newcastle United vs Hull City

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will welcome David Meyler's Hull City to St James Park for the first time since headbutting the Irish midfielder last...

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Liverpool won’t risk Daniel Sturridge against Everton

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he won't rush Daniel Sturridge back for next weekend's Merseyside derby. The Reds face city rivals...

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Preview: QPR vs Stoke City

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Queens Park Rangers take on Stoke City at Loftus Road in Saturday's early kick-off. Rangers and City will both be hoping for better luck in...

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Preview: Swansea vs Southampton

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Swansea will be hoping to leverage their impressive start to the season in their quest to inflict revenge on Southampton. The Saints collected...

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Divided But Not Yet Conquered

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I struggled this week to muster up the courage to sit and write about the Arsenal. Not because my love for the team has wilted, butbecause there isn't much to write that won't utterly piss off at least half the fan base. A step further, I'm not necessarily worried about..

Travel By Train to Watch Premier League Games In Person

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The thrill and pleasure of seeing your favorite Premier League club in person in the United Kingdom should be on every English soccer fan's bucket list. With plenty of airfare deals available to the UK, now is a better time than any to make your dreams a reality.

When planning a trip to the United Kingdom, one of the biggest questions is how to get around from Point A to Point B.

The History Of Squad Numbers In Soccer, and How They’ve Evolved

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There are some players that don't look quite right intheir shirt numbers.

Etched into our soccer consciousnesses are intangible, requisite criteria when it comes to the number a player should have emblazoned on the back of his jersey. It's the reflex thatniggles at us when we see Samuel Eto'o donning No.

Liverpool must get their formation right

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Liverpool must get their formation right - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have had a mixed start to their new season. In their four Premier League games played so far, theReds have won two but suffered two defeats while their performance so far has yet to match the high standards they set last season.

Arsene Wenger confirms biggest regret – failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

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Arsene Wenger confirms biggest regret failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his biggest regret in his managerial career was to not sign Cristiano Ronaldo for the Gunners.

The forward was at Sporting Lisbon when the North London club were keen on securing a deal for the talented player in 2003.

Major League Soccer

Let’s talk about that new MLS logo

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In the wee hours of Thursday morning Major League Soccer released its new brand and logo project, calling it, MLSNext. Needless to say the reaction to the design has been considerable.

After waking up and seeing the logo I was shocked and confused. My first, unfiltered reaction to seeing it was "this is a spoof of the actual logo I've yet to see".

Major League Soccer Unveils New Brand Identity and Crest

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New York, New York (September 18, 2014) – Today, at an event in New York [...]

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign

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Major League Soccer lifted the curtain on a new logo that will replace the familiar green/blue cleat and ball that has adorned jerseys and all manner of league product since inception. Starting in 2015 the league will be represented by a bland red and white shield with blue trim and three stars below the letters M.

Garber touches on Chivas USA, Bradley comments and more at MLS logo reveal

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As he enters his 16th season in charge of the league, MLS commissioner Don Garber is prepared to usher in a new era. However, that era may begin without Chivas USA.

With the team in the state of flux due to ownership struggles, the commissioner admitted Thursday that Chivas USA may be forced to sit out the 2015 season, and even beyond, as the league looks for a suitable owner.

Mid-day Ticker: Impact’s Saputo part of Bologna purchase; Fulham sacks Magath; and more

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If reports from the Italian newspaper Corriere di Bologna ring true, the Montreal Impact's Joey Saputo is set to become the latest MLS owner to gain an ownership stake in a European club as well.

Hiatus isn’t the answer for Chivas USA

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With reports that Chivas USA will go on hiatus following the 2014 season, why has MLS changed its mind with the league-owned club? Read More

SBI Reader Poll: What do you think of the new MLS logo?

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After 19 seasons of being represented by the now famous boot and ball, Major League Soccer has unveiled a new logo.

The league debuted a new logo Thursday, signaling massive shift as MLS moves towards a new era. Boasting a new shield logo with customizable color palettes for each MLS team, the revealing of the the league's new emblem has caused a major stir.

Newcastle United

The Performance Really Upset Me – I Offer No Excuses

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Alan Pardew has been very contrite when he has talked about last Saturday's appalling performance at Southampton, and last season's performance there was also diabolical. Unfortunately if anything the performance last Saturday was even worse than the previous one. Alan Pardew last Saturday it looks like he's about to vomit over Steve Stone Here [.

Pardew – All Our Love Goes To Jonas – I Admire Him

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In the interviews Alan Pardew has given today, he has talked about Jonas Gutierrez, who revealed a day or two ago that he has testicular cancer, and Jonas has had many messages of encouragement since then, from people all over the football world. Jonas Gutierrez testicular cancer This is what Alan Pardew has said [.

Ashley backing could curse Newcastle manager Pardew

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After just three Premier League games this season reports emerged that Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was under threat and that he had just two...

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Why Getting A Good Manager To Newcastle Could Be Difficult

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If Alan Pardewis sacked in the next week or two, maybe even after the game this Saturday if Newcastle lose again, we'll be holding our breath to see who Mike Ashley brings in torun the club. Frank de Boer would he want to come? Would Mike Ashley want him to come? The Newcastle manager [...]

Should Newcastle United Sack Alan Pardew?

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Should Newcastle United Sack Alan Pardew? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is barely four games into the new season but already there's something of a crisis unfolding at St James' Park. With just two points from four games and a goal difference already of -6, Newcastle United sit bottom of the Premier League.


Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Four games, three cleansheets. Brad Guzan and Aston Villa have gotten off to a dream start in the Premiership season, but will have to dig deep this weekend in order to extend their undefeated run to five games.

Will Diarra shine in second spell at Arsenal?

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The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign [.

Learn FAST or FORGET Champions League warns Arsenal captain

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The Arsenal captain was not absolving himself of blame for the dire performance and defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but Mikel Arteta has taken the captain's role and delivered a stark and honest appraisal of where Arsenal went wrong and how we have to change quickly or forget about winning the Champions League.

English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle

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English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's hard to tell much after just one group game, but a string of unimpressive results and performances from English sides in the Champions League this week has left me wondering, do fans of the top four sides need to re-evaluate their expectations?

Felix Magath

The end of Felix Magath

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Well there we go, it happened.

It's pointless trying to defend the undefendable clearly Magath was not fit for purpose but as with most recent Fulham decisions, the timing is iffy.

Honestly, you decide after an away defeat to the top of the table team that enough is enough?

Never mind.

Fulham sack Felix Magath

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Fulham have sacked manager Felix Magath after seven months in charge. The 61-year-old took over at Craven Cottage in February following the sackings...

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Fulham Sack Felix Magath In Catastrophic Season For Cottagers

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Fulham sacked manager Felix Magath today, with the club sitting at the bottom of the Championship table with just one point to its name for the 2014/15 season.

The sacking has come onthe back of a 5-3 loss away to Nottingham Forest. In the midweek match, the Cottagers came back from being 2-0 down to go ahead 3-2 to ultimately losing the lead again and losing in the eight goal thriller.

Tottenham Hotspur

Anti-Semitic Banner Branded During Europa League Match In Serbia

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For the second consecutive night, fans attending a UEFAEuropean cup tournament have marred the outcome of a match.

Last night in Rome, during the second half of AS Roma's Champions League match with CSKA Moscow, travelling supporters attacked stewards and threw lit fireworks into the Roma section.

Europa League: Everton 4 – Wolfsburg 1, draws for Gladbach and Spurs

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Tim Howard had a strong performance for Everton in their Europa League Group H win over Wolfsburg while Gladbach drew with Villarreal. Read More

Photo: Shocking anti-Semitic banner at Partizan Belgrade vs Tottenham

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#455665620 / gettyimages.com Partizan Belgrade fans unfurled a disgusting and bizarre ant-Semitic banner at their Europa League game...

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Manchester United

Angel di Maria praises Man Utd’s new signing Marcos Rojo

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Angel di Maria has praised Manchester United's new signing Marcos Rojo, who he believes will go on to be a success at Old Trafford. The former...

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Angel di Maria praises Louis van Gaal for bringing him to Man Utd

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Angel di Maria has praised the role of boss Louis van Gaal in bringing him to Manchester United this summer. The Argentine made the switch to Old...

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The Rest

#TBT: Falcos Too Fast for Fall River F.C.

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After a summertime hiatus, we welcome you back to the latest installment of "Throwback Thursday," where we take a trip back in time to spotlight some of the clubs that made their mark on the New England soccer landscape over the past century.

Europa League Rewind: Howard stars for Everton; Sevilla beat Feyenoord; and more

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Tim Howard marked Everton's return to European competition with another magnificent performance.

The U.S. Men's National Team star was a beast between the posts on Thursday evening as Everton routed Wolfsburg, 4-1, at Goodison Park in their first match of the 2014/2015 Europa League Group Stage.

Before the starting gun, the race is on for J.J. Kick and crew

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By DEBBIE FETTERMAN / Special Contributor

As fall unfolds and temperatures cool, the workload increases for J.J. Kick and his Racing Systems operations teams.

This weekend, Kick's crews will be up early Saturday setting up two large morning races: the Dallas Arboretum's Tour Des Fleurs and Wipe Out Kids Cancer's Addison Oktoberfest Run for the Children.

Club notes: Great start for FC Wisconsin Nationals Academy teams

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AFR On-Site: Capturing the Copa Centroamericana AFR...

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AFR On-Site: Capturing the Copa Centroamericana

AFR videographerLuis Sanchezwas on the scene this weekend and put together a short highlighting the best moments from the Copa Centroamericana. Check out his other work at his fantastic Vimeo account.

It can be tempting to write off any football tournament not named the World Cup, Copa America or European Championship as something of an excess.

MLS Next becomes MLS Now with new logo

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MLS debuts its new logo and the MLS Next campaign as we roundup the soccer news for Thursday. Read More

The new MLS logo is... umm... different?

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MLS unveiled their new logo today just before FIFA '15 was released, much to the displeasure of almost everyone.

I really picked the wrong line of work. Instead of studying how systems work and how to create databases, I should have been a graphical designer. I feel like if I knew how to use photoshop well and understood symbolism, I could make some pretty slick designs which could serve as corporate logos and artwork (or at least logos for some punk rock bands).

Ronaldinho plays for Queretaro

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Ronaldinho debuts for Queretaro in Liga MX in a move more reminiscent of what happens in MLS than in Mexico. Read More

Video: Fabio Borini scores a top corner screamer in Liverpool training

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Fabio Borini didn't appear to have a Liverpool future. But he stubbornly refused Brendan Rodgers' best efforts to usher him out of...

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The Oldest Footballer in England Meet Dickie Borthwick....

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The Oldest Footballer in England

Meet Dickie Borthwick. He's approaching 79, and still plays football.

Beyond the immediate desire to want to kick around with him, this short film by Alex Knowles & James Callum focuses on a man who has been fortunate enough to share his whole life with the game.

Throwback Thursday: D.C. United's 2013 U.S. Open Cup semifinal win over the Chicago Fire

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We could have been cute and put the not-quite-out-of-use MLS logo up instead of our usual TBT fare, but we'd rather troll the Fire instead.

Ozil, Ramsey and the system

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In truth, prior to the defeat in Dortmund on Tuesday night, Arsenal's start to the season had been patchy; a team that looked a little like it was just about being sellotaped together, until Borussia's ruthless dismantling of a dishevelled looking Arsenal side. It's reasonably obvious to everybody by now that Arsene has tried to tinker a little with last season's formula and it's clearly taking some time to synchronise all of the team's attacking attributes.

Chelsea target Raphael Varane signs new deal with Real Madrid

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Chelsea target Raphael Varane has signed a new contract with Real Madrid that will see him extend his stay with the European champions until 2020....

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CCL Preview: Sporting KC hosts Saprissa with important points on the line

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Sporting Kansas City broke out of a four-game MLS losing streak against Chivas USA, and now their attention turns toward taking care of business in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Sporting KC currently sits in last place in Group 2, but they've only played one game so far and have a chance to potentially vault into first with two CCL games coming up in short order.

Union Academy in College: Week 3

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Doyle Tuvesson's first college goal is a game-winner for Lehigh; Darius Madison makes 2014 debut off the bench and Connor Maloney scores another in the third week of the college season.

Covers games through 9/16/2014

The 2014 class of incoming freshmen from the Union Academy has seen very little of the field so far this season - Patrick Berneski at Notre Dame, Tyler Skwara at Boston College, Ryan Talbot at South Florida and Joe Harding at Fairfield are still awaiting their debuts - but Doyle Tuvesson has already made a mark both on the field and in the box score for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.

Preview: USWNT squad gets last chance to impress Ellis before World Cup qualifying

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. When the U.S. Women's Nation Team crushed Mexico a few days ago, it was a bit strange. Strange, not for the U.S. women to win 8-0 against a team, but because they hadn't been playing their best.