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Michy Batshuayi passes Chelsea medical

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Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has passed a medical ahead of his transfer to Chelsea, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year-old is currently part...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to complete Man Utd move this week

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the end of the week, according to the BBC. The...

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Video: Man Utd’s Anthony Martial scores an overhead kick in France training

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.@AnthonyMartial : son superbe retourné acrobatique l'entraînement ce soir Clairefontaine ! #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/mRvXS1gddg...

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Previews and predictions for Euro 2016 quarterfinals

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Here are previews and projections for the four quarterfinals at Euro 2016 in France.

Poland v. Portugal

Poland didn't exactly set the world alight in their Round of 16 shootout win over Switzerland, but Portugal and Croatia combined to put it to sleep.

Four games into their Euro 2016 campaign, Fernando Santos' side still doesn't have a win in normal time.

Previews and predictions for Euro 2016 quarterfinals

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Here are previews and projections for the four quarterfinals at Euro 2016 in France.

Poland v. Portugal

Poland didn't exactly set the world alight in their Round of 16 shootout win over Switzerland, but Portugal and Croatia combined to put it to sleep.

Four games into their Euro 2016 campaign, Fernando Santos' side still doesn't have a win in normal time.

Houston Dynamo

Dynamo End Sporting's Cup Defense

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After it looked like Sporting Kansas City just might be turning a corner, after a big win over FC Dallas at home and a good draw on the road with Montreal, Sporting KC fell back into the form that the team has been in most of this season, falling 3-1 on he road to the Houston Dynamo ending their defense of the US Open Cup.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Houston Dynamo first match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 2 win over the Houston Dynamo. Included are individual marks for every Timbers player that appeared in the match plus composite ratings for the coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officials.

Portland Timbers defeat Houston Dynamo 3 to 2, the lighter side

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On Sunday, June 26, the Houston Dynamo got burned twice in Portland: once by the sun, the other by the Timbers. Photos and random snark from the Timbers 3-2 win at home.

EURO 2016

Fans fund-raising for former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker’s parking fan

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Wales supporters have set up a crowdfunding page to help cover the cost of their former striker's parking fine. The ex-Liverpool and Aston...

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Portugal vs Poland, Euro 2016 Quarter-Final: Three Key Battles

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Portugal will play Poland at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille in the first of the four quarter-final ties at Euro 2016 in France, with a semi-final against either Wales or Belgium up for grabs for the winner.

Both sides failed to win their respective Euro groups in the first round, with Poland finishing second behind fellow quarter-finalists Germany in Group C and Portugal qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams, with both Hungary and Iceland above them in Group F.

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Soccer TV: Chicago vs San Jose and Real Salt Lake vs DC United

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There's an MLS doubleheader on UniMas on Friday with Chicago playing San Jose at 8pm and RSL vs DC United at 10:30pm.

MLS Ticker: Gilberto, Rivero, Tissot and more

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Two South American stars appear set to leave MLS as the summer transfer window continues to heat up.

The Chicago Fire and Gilberto have mutually agreed to terminate the forward's contract, with Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez stating that the Brazilian, "was not able to reach his top form in Major League Soccer," despite his best efforts.

English Premier League

Queens Park Rangers 2016/17 DryWorld Home, Away and Third Kits

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Currently rebuilding under the management of former Netherlands and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Queens [...]

Not Mkhitaryan: Mourinho to seal another huge Man Utd transfer; Global star will sign on Friday

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer this week.

The Swedish striker’s current Paris Saint-Germain deal expires on Thursday and he will sign for Jose Mourinho’s side the day after.

A deal for the Ligue 1 star was agreed weeks ago, but Ibrahimovic chose to delay the move because of a loyalty bonus from the French club if he does not join another club before his contract runs out.

The Rest

Video: Lionel Messi in numbers

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It can be hard to keep up with Lionel Messi's achievements. The stats he generates and the records he smashes are so mind-boggling as to be...

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo in numbers

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Is Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest player ever? The video above collates some of the incredible numbers and statistics relating to the Real Madrid and...

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Liverpool’s Christian Benteke linked with £30m move to Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace have been told to stump up £30m for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, according to the Telegraph. The Belgium international, aged...

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Martin Skrtel calls Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp a ‘d*ckhead’, apologises

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been forced to apologise after calling his manager Jurgen Klopp a "d*ckhead" on social media. The...

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Rosell Going on Loan Again - Former SKC Wizards Update

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It hasn't been an extremely productive move for Oriol Rosell since he left Kansas City for Sporting Portugal. After getting playing time in 2014 for the club he fell out of favor in Portugal and was sent on loan to Vitoria where he only played 253 minutes in league play and actually played 180 minutes for their reserve team in the Portuguese second division.

Accam’s Double Leads Fire to Open Cup QFs

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The Chicago Fire jumped out to a 2:0 lead on the Columbus Crew on Tuesday in their US Open Cup encounter, and it was enough to propel the Fire to the tournament's quarterfinal stage. David Accam paced the Fire with a pair of goals and the Fire bunkered for the last half hour to hang on to a 2:1 victory.

Djajang's The Man For Persib. Again

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For a club the size of Persib this has not been the best of campaigns. They needed an injury time equaliser in their opening game if the Indonesian Soccer Championship and ever since the only constant has been the barrage of criticism from the terraces heaped on coach Dejan Antonic. He finally paid the ultimate price following a humiliating 4-1 loss away to Bhayangkara Surabaya United and for a while Persib, ISL champions in 2014, appeared rudderless.

Sporting Extend Rubio Loan

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Right as Sporting KC was getting ready to kick off against the Houston Dynamo the Sam McDowell with the KC Star reported that according to Diego Rubio's agent Kansas City was extending the Chilean's loan with the club through December of this year. After the game tonight, Peter Vermes confirmed that the club had locked him up through December.

Greenspan Back Early

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The Open Cup just kicked off but there was news today that I wanted to get out there. The Denver Post is reporting that Joseph Greenspan has been released from active duty in the Navy to join the Rapids full-time He'll finish his naval commitment in the Reserves over the next few years and be a professional soccer player.

GAME THREAD: U.S. Open Cup - Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Can the Union reach the USOC quarterfinals for the 3rd straight year?

U.S. Open Cup Round of 16
VS
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Online Streaming: Philadelphia Union Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Once A Metro
Starting XI
Sebastien Le Toux Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips

Chris Pontius, Roland Alberg, Ilsinho

Tranquillo Barnetta, Warren Creavalle

Midfield

Mike Grella, Sacha Kljestan, Lloyd Sam

Dax McCarty, Sean Davis

Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry Defense Sal Zizzo, Aurelien Collin, Ronald Zubar, Connor Lade
Andre Blake Goalkeeper Ryan Meara
John McCarthy, Ray Gaddis, Ken Tribbett, Brian Carroll, Cole Missimo, Leo Fernandes, Walter Restrepo Bench Luis Robles, Justin Bilyeu, Chris Duvall, Felipe, Gonzalo Veron, Brandon Allen, Alex Muyl
Numbers of Note
10 - MLS assists by Sacha Kljestan, most in MLS
9 - MLS goals by Bradley Wright-Phillips, tied 2nd in MLS
0 - Times the New York Red Bulls have advanced past the Union in the U.

7 young soccer stars at Copa America Centenario

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For most people, just knowing the top players in a tournament is fine. However, what about the players who are going to hit it big atthe next World Cup? With the growing popularity of Football Manager-type computergames, the public is more informed on footballers than they've ever been before.

‘He Hasn’t The Slightest Idea What He’s Talking About’ – Paul Pogba’s Agent Responds To Gary Lineker Jibe

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Paul Pogba's agentMino Raiola has hit back at Gary Lineker after the BBC presenter claimed that the French midfield star was over-rated.

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The 23-year-old Pogba has, so far, failed to live up to his top-billing at Euro 2016, prompting Lineker to Tweet the following during France's Last 16 clash with Ireland.

Report – Townsend Still Keen To Stay At Newcastle

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The SportMail's Simon Jones has reported that Newcastle winger Andros Townsend may not be leaving Newcastle after all and still wants to stay at Newcastle. But that news is in a throwaway line when Simon is discussing the imminent transfer of Dwight Gayle to Newcastle. Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez This is the piece in [.

Will Arsenal fans give Oxlade-Chamberlain another year to prove his worth?

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Are Arsenal right to give the Ox another chance? You may have seen over the last few days how Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken to social media to show that he is training hard ahead of next season's campaign. It was paired with the news that Arsenal won't be looking to move the player on [.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City, US Open Cup: How to watch, lineups and more

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The Dynamo host rival Sporting Kansas City in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City

What

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Round of 16. Houston and Kansas City have both made it to the Round of 16 in the Open Cup. The winner of this match up will move on to the quarter finals.

Italy ready for German ‘Everest’ Euro 2016 match, says Florenzi

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Marseille (AFP) Beating world champions Germany to a semi-final place at Euro 2016 will be like scaling Everest, but a united Italy are ready to strap on the crampons, says Alessandro Florenzi.

"We've already climbed some mountains here and now we're facing Everest," the Roma midfielder said Wednesday.

Italy ready for German ‘Everest’ Euro 2016 match, says Florenzi

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Marseille (AFP) Beating world champions Germany to a semi-final place at Euro 2016 will be like scaling Everest, but a united Italy are ready to strap on the crampons, says Alessandro Florenzi.

"We've already climbed some mountains here and now we're facing Everest," the Roma midfielder said Wednesday.

Portland Timbers 3, Houston Dynamo 2: Photos and video from Portland's win

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Ronaldo used to burden of expectation, says Portugal coach Santos

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Marseille (AFP) Portugal coach Fernando Santos shrugged off suggestions Cristiano Ronaldo will be weighed down by the burden of his country's hopes in their Euro 2016 quarter-final with Poland on Thursday.

At 31 Ronaldo is unlikely to have a better chance to finally land a major tournament with Portugal.

Ronaldo used to burden of expectation, says Portugal coach Santos

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Marseille (AFP) Portugal coach Fernando Santos shrugged off suggestions Cristiano Ronaldo will be weighed down by the burden of his country's hopes in their Euro 2016 quarter-final with Poland on Thursday.

At 31 Ronaldo is unlikely to have a better chance to finally land a major tournament with Portugal.

Ronaldo used to burden of expectation – Santos

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Marseille (AFP) Portugal coach Fernando Santos shrugged off suggestions Cristiano Ronaldo will be weighed down by the burden of his country's hopes in their Euro 2016 quarter-final with Poland on Thursday.

At 31 Ronaldo is unlikely to have a better chance to finally land a major tournament with Portugal.

Ronaldo used to burden of expectation – Santos

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Marseille (AFP) Portugal coach Fernando Santos shrugged off suggestions Cristiano Ronaldo will be weighed down by the burden of his country's hopes in their Euro 2016 quarter-final with Poland on Thursday.

At 31 Ronaldo is unlikely to have a better chance to finally land a major tournament with Portugal.

If you can keep your Head (Coach) when all about you.....

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Victor's Stunt Double apparently. . The JimmyG2 Column. . Shades of Sol Campbell. Famous Spurs blogger defects to top team in London.Well perhaps not exactly famous, unknown more like, but certainly longstanding and long suffering. Top team in London but not for much longer. But I said that with four games to go last season.

Sounders transfer window preview: Here’s what’s in the shopping cart

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With the summer transfer window less than a week away (July 4), let us rehash some potential names on Garth Lagerway's wish list.

Previously on Sounder at Heart, Jeremiah shared some golden kernels from a KJR interview featuring Sounders radio announcer Matt Johnson and team scout Chris Henderson.

FC BARCELONA SIGNS DEFENDER UMTITI

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Bergkamp to the rescue for misfiring Poland striker Milik?

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Marseille (AFP) Misfiring Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik has turned to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp for assistance ahead of Thursday's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

Milik scored Poland's opening goal when the White Eagles beat Northern Ireland in their Group C curtain-raiser on their way to an unlikely place in the quarter-finals against Portugal on Thursday.

Bergkamp to the rescue for misfiring Poland striker Milik?

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Marseille (AFP) Misfiring Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik has turned to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp for assistance ahead of Thursday's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

Milik scored Poland's opening goal when the White Eagles beat Northern Ireland in their Group C curtain-raiser on their way to an unlikely place in the quarter-finals against Portugal on Thursday.

Neymar, Costa star in Brazil Olympic football lineup

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Strikers Neymar and Douglas Costa head a young Brazil Olympic football squadlooking to bounce back from humiliation in the Copa America Centenario, stand-in coach Rogerio Micale announced Wednesday.

On home soil in next month's Games in Rio two years after their devastating 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany, Brazil are bidding to add Olympic gold to their three silver medals, two bronze and five World Cup titles.

Neymar, Costa star in Brazil Olympic football lineup

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Strikers Neymar and Douglas Costa head a young Brazil Olympic football squadlooking to bounce back from humiliation in the Copa America Centenario, stand-in coach Rogerio Micale announced Wednesday.

On home soil in next month's Games in Rio two years after their devastating 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany, Brazil are bidding to add Olympic gold to their three silver medals, two bronze and five World Cup titles.

Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Open Cup Preview: Kevin on Keepers

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The Portland Timbers host the LA Galaxy tonight in the US Open Cup's round of 16 and in goal for the hosts will be rookie goalkeeper Wade Hamilton. Fans of the first team might not have seen Hamilton in action yet, so we got our resident T2 expert, Kevin McCamish, to give us the rundown on him.

First, can you just tell us a little bit about how Hamilton plays in goal?

Portugal threat bigger than Ronaldo, says Poland coach Nawalka

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Marseille (AFP) A "top class" Portugal pose a bigger threat than just Cristiano Ronaldo, Poland coach Adam Nawalka insisted Wednesday ahead of their battle for a place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Ronaldo has been racking up the records in France as Portugal, who stunned Croatia to reach the last 16, go in search of unprecedented international glory.

Portugal threat bigger than Ronaldo, says Poland coach Nawalka

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Marseille (AFP) A "top class" Portugal pose a bigger threat than just Cristiano Ronaldo, Poland coach Adam Nawalka insisted Wednesday ahead of their battle for a place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Ronaldo has been racking up the records in France as Portugal, who stunned Croatia to reach the last 16, go in search of unprecedented international glory.

Real Salt Lake Vs. Sounders, U.S. Open Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Talent and character can take you a long way but if you only have talent with no character you aren't going to go far."

The deck was pretty well stacked against the Seattle Sounders heading into Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match against Real Salt Lake. The Sounders were on short rest, were using a lineup not so different from many S2 games and were facing what was effectively a first-choice RSL lineup on the road.

Deschamps circles wagons before Iceland Euro 2016 clash

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Paris (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps is keeping his players out of the spotlight amid mounting expectations ahead of the Euro 2016 hosts' quarter-final against Iceland on Sunday.

France have enjoyed a favourable path to the last eight and are widely expected to brush aside surprise packages Iceland, and Deschamps is trying to ensure nothing derails their progress.

Deschamps circles wagons before Iceland Euro 2016 clash

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Paris (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps is keeping his players out of the spotlight amid mounting expectations ahead of the Euro 2016 hosts' quarter-final against Iceland on Sunday.

France have enjoyed a favourable path to the last eight and are widely expected to brush aside surprise packages Iceland, and Deschamps is trying to ensure nothing derails their progress.

SBI's Top 10 Goals of the Copa America Centenario

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The Copa America Centenario was always expected to be a showcase of high-quality skills and goals. It certainly did not disappoint, especially with regards to the latter.

Whether it was free kicks, volleys, shots from range, or something else entirely, the recently-concluded Copa America Centenario had a number of impressive and memorable strikes.