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Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira.

Antoine Griezmann headed in what appeared to be the opening goal at the Stade de France shortly after half-time, but it was ruled out for offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.

Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira.

Antoine Griezmann headed in what appeared to be the opening goal at the Stade de France shortly after half-time, but it was ruled out for offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.

FIFA probes Ivory Coast, Senegal crowd trouble

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Geneva (AFP) – FIFA said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into incidents which led to the abandonment of a friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris following a series of pitch invasions.

The sides were level at 1-1 late Monday when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch.

FIFA probes Ivory Coast, Senegal crowd trouble

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Geneva (AFP) – FIFA said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into incidents which led to the abandonment of a friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris following a series of pitch invasions.

The sides were level at 1-1 late Monday when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch.

CAF chief Ahmad backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

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Rabat (AFP) – New African football chief Ahmad Ahmad gave his backing on Tuesday to a potential bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.

The north African country has bid to host the global showpiece on four previous occasions but missed out on the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.

CAF chief Ahmad backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

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Rabat (AFP) – New African football chief Ahmad Ahmad gave his backing on Tuesday to a potential bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.

The north African country has bid to host the global showpiece on four previous occasions but missed out on the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.

Sidibe adds to Monaco injury woes for PSG final

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Monaco (AFP) – France international full-back Djibril Sidibe is a major doubt for Monaco ahead of Saturday’s French League Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain, his club said on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old injured his ribs in the 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Luxembourg last Saturday.

Arsenal

Manchester United monitoring Arsenal duo

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Jose Mourinho is monitoring Arsenal pair, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to...

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Arsenal’s Ozil is ‘one of the best but not World Class’

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Michael Ballack has tried to give Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil a confidence boost, while telling him he needs to push himself to meet his World Class potential. The German midfielder has been struggling for form this season, despite finding the net more this term than he has in previous years with the club.

Will Arsenal struggles block wonderkid’s progression to first-team?

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Arsenal's campaign this term has put immense pressure on our manager as well as the club as a whole, and that could force us toalter our philosophy on promoting youth somewhat. Fans are crying out for change, with Arsene Wengertaking the majority of the flack from supporters, and according to recent reports, Stan Kroenke has [.

Sol Campbell – Arsenal need more players like Sanchez

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Chelsea

7 Chelsea transfer targets for the summer window

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Video: Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores two (Denmark U21 0-4 England U21)

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the star of the show as England Under-21s capped a successful international break with a comfortable...

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Real Madrid star to demand move to Chelsea this summer?

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According to various reports, Alvaro Morata has had enough of life in Madrid after his return from Italy, and expected to demand a move to Chelsea this summer.

As reported on this website previously and on the majority of credible websites on the Internet, Morata has become more than frustrated with life in Madrid having to play second fiddle to the likes of Cristano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT vs. Honduras: What to Watch For

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business on Friday night, but the task at hand is not quite finished.

On Tuesday, the U.S. will look to make it a perfect international break with a road win over Panama. It will be a tough ask, as all road CONCACAF matches are, but the USMNT's display on Friday showed a team more than capable of taking down any team in the region.

Years later, infamous USMNT win still looms large ahead of clash with Panama

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Jozy Altidore still remembers Oct. 15, 2013 like it was yesterday. It's a game etched in his memory, but for all of the wrong reasons.

Altidore was one of nine current call-ups on the roster when the U.S. Men's National Teamlast took on Panama in World Cup qualifying play.

Lletget to miss 4-6 months due to foot injury

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The initial diagnosis said Sebastian Lletget's foot injury was nothing to be concerned with. After review, though, the midfielder's injury is set to keep him on the shelf for an extended period of time.

Following initial reports that the injury was nothing serious, the LA Galaxy announced that Lletget will require surgery fora Lisfranc injury suffered during the USMNT's 6-0 win over Honduras.

Major League Soccer

OTF Roundtable: The Signal, The Noise, and The German

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Making predictions is hard. And it becomeseven harder when the information you are workingwith is, well... noisy. In Nate Silver's book, "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don't," he connects our ineptabilityto make accurate predictions (humans, not Fire fans)as an evolutionary problemidentifying the truthfrom nonsense.

MLS Ticker: Martinez out for weeks, Piatti could be in same boat

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The injury bug took all sorts of prisoners on Tuesday, as some of Major League Soccer's best talent officially got knocked off the field for a few weeks, if not more.

First came the news that LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National team midfielder Sebastian Lletget would miss four to six months with the foot injury he suffered against Honduras on Friday.

United States

Many Sounders are going to watch USA-Panama just like you will

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Mostly for fun, but also to check on the health of key players.

On a team crowded with United States national team hopefuls, many of the Seattle Sounders will be watching the United States against Panama Tuesday night (7 PM, BeIN Sports, Telemundo). That includes the coaching staff, as assistant Djimi Traore explains "We watch all the games because our main guys are with the national teams.

Atlanta United’s leading scorer will miss Sounders match

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Injury will keep the Josef Martinez out of action for over a month.

The Seattle Sounders have caught a bit of a break when it comes to slowing down Atlanta United's vaunted attack, as the timetable for Josef Martinez's return is weeks not days. The Venezuelan striker's left quad injury will hold him out four to six weeks, which of course rules him out for this weekend's match against Seattle.

Univision

USA-Honduras game scores 1.6 million viewers on Univision

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Univision’s broadcast of the World Cup qualifier between the US Men’s National Team and Honduras on Friday night averaged 1.62 million viewers across Univision, Univision Deportes and UniMas.

The broadcast featured a 6-0 win by the United States, which was televised live from Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.

USA-Honduras game scores 1.6 million viewers on Univision

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Univision’s broadcast of the World Cup qualifier between the US Men’s National Team and Honduras on Friday night averaged 1.62 million viewers across Univision, Univision Deportes and UniMas.

The broadcast featured a 6-0 win by the United States, which was televised live from Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.

Liverpool

Steven Gerrard wants to play for Liverpool this weekend

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Major injury blow, Liverpool star ruled out for a month; Top class star is vital to Klopp's system

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Jurgen Klopp has been dealt a major injury blow today. The Liverpool manager will be without his star midfielder Adam Lallana for a month due to injury.

The Times journalist Paul Joyce has confirmed that the former Southampton midfielder picked up a thigh injury during the international break and will be sidelined for a few weeks now.

Juan Agudelo

Agudelo Wins POTW

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Revolution striker Juan Agudelo was named MLS Player of the Week for Week 4 on Tuesday in the wake of his two-goal performance against Minnesota United over the weekend.

Agudelo, who scored in the fourth and 41st minutes, helped lead the Revolution to an emphatic 5-2 win over the Loons on Saturday.

Two-goal performance earns Juan Agudelo MLS Player of the Week honors

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The Revolution forward seized the moment vs. Minnesota United.

For the second time in his MLS career, Juan Agudelo has earned MLS Player of the Week honors.

The award recognizes Agudelo's standout performance vs. Minnesota United on Saturday, when the Revolution forward scored a pair of goals and drew a penalty kick.

The Rest

Enter the Arena

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I don't care to link to any of the folks who are clasping at the Honduras game as proof that Bruce Arena is an elite coach and the USMNT is now back on track. I'm not sure the USMNT was ever that far off track the opening schedule was brutal and the loss of Clint Dempsey was huge. Still, I'm no Jurgen apologist.

Watch the Washington Spirit’s Line Sigvardsen Jensen score a golazo

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This game was played in Leesburg, but LS7 took this shot from somewhere in Winchester

The Washington Spirit have scored some pretty great goals thus far in the preseason. Kristie Mewis has managed to score with a rocket from outside the box in both of the Spirit's games thus far, Cheyna Williams torched UNC for a solo goal, and there were a couple of well-worked passing sequences resulting in goals in both of matches.

United States vs. Panama 2017 live stream: Lineups, TV channel, and how to watch World Cup qualifier online

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The USMNT heads to Panama to take on Roman Torres. Here is your Souder at Heart USMNT World Cup Qualifying Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:

Clint Dempsey had a hat trick and Christian Pulisic was a force of nature in attack with a goal and two assists (both to Dempsey) plus drawing the foul that Dempsey scored on a free kick and the shot that rebounded to Sebastian Lletget to open scoring against Honduras in the United States' 6-0 win on Friday.

Donde seguir en vivo Trinidad y Tobago vs Mexico eliminatorias hexagonal

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Te presentamos algunas opciones para seguir en vivo por internet gratis el partido entre Trinidad y Tobago vs México, que inicia a las 5 de la tarde hora del centro de México

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Messi-less Argentina slump to Bolivia loss

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La Paz (AFP) – An Argentina side reeling from the shock suspension of captain Lionel Messi crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Bolivia on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

Goals from Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins secured a deserved win for Bolivia, who retain a slender hope of qualification for next year’s finals despite remaining second from bottom of the table.

Messi-less Argentina slump to Bolivia loss

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La Paz (AFP) – An Argentina side reeling from the shock suspension of captain Lionel Messi crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Bolivia on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

Goals from Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins secured a deserved win for Bolivia, who retain a slender hope of qualification for next year’s finals despite remaining second from bottom of the table.

Trinidad & Tabago vs. Mexico live stream: Lineups, TV channel, and how to watch World Cup qualifier online

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Joevin Jones and Nicolas Lodeiro have big games tonight.

While a pair of Seattle Sounders will be facing off in the United States-Panama game, two other Sounders have big games elsewhere. Joevin Jones' Trinidad & Tabago probably need at least a point at home against Mexico to keep their hopes of a World Cup berth alive, while Nicolas Lodeiro's Uruguay need to take advantage of a weak Peru.

Video: Another Everton defender picks up an injury

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Photos: Liverpool start preparations for Everton game

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SPAIN DEFEATS FRANCE 0 - 2 IN FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL

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Clint Dempsey writes his name in ink on USMNT lineup sheet

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And if he keeps playing like this, it's going to stay that way through Russia 2018.

No player in United States soccer history has demanded as much attention as Clint Dempsey. Whether it's on the field where teams invariably have to be built around him or off the field where seemingly every marketing campaign puts him front and center, the team's style has been closely linked to Dempsey basically ever since he scored his first World Cup goal in 2006.

Some Soccer News for Mar 28, 2017

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It's Day 87 of 2017.


I was on the radio in Salt Lake City last night (On Frame w/ Brian Dunseth and Matt Gaschk) talking about Minnesota United - the MNUFC and RSL face off on Sat Apr 1 in Minneapolis.
  • Had a very good time speaking with these great people!
  • You can listen to the episode right here.

USMNT vs. Panama and Honduras, plus MLS and D.C. United: Filibuster 230

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Another packed episode of soccer hilarity!

It is a Tuesday and that means it is time for a Filibuster! We live up to our title today, going long talking about the USMNT, the MLS Western Conference, plus D.C. United's upcoming game.

Before we balk soccer on the field, we mention the very sad news of the passing of former Richmond Kickers player Kofi Nti.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Colombia visits Ecuador, Peru hosts Uruguay, and more

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After several teams earned crucial victories just five days ago, CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying returns on Tuesday with all ten South American sides looking for points to close March'sinternational break.

The premier showdown on Matchday 14 takes place between Colombia and Ecuador, in a battle of fourth vs.

Bukharov saves Russia in first Sochi match

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Moscow (AFP) – Alexander Bukharov netted an injury-time equaliser as Russia battled back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Belgium in the first ever match at Sochi’s Fisht Arena on Tuesday.

Bukharov and Alexei Miranchuk came off the bench to cancel out the visitors’ two-goal lead after Everton forward Kevin Mirallas scored from the spot and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke added a first half brace.

Bukharov saves Russia in first Sochi match

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Moscow (AFP) – Alexander Bukharov netted an injury-time equaliser as Russia battled back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Belgium in the first ever match at Sochi’s Fisht Arena on Tuesday.

Bukharov and Alexei Miranchuk came off the bench to cancel out the visitors’ two-goal lead after Everton forward Kevin Mirallas scored from the spot and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke added a first half brace.

Sidibe adds to Monaco injury woes for PSG final

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Monaco (AFP) – France international full-back Djibril Sidibe is a major doubt for Monaco ahead of Saturday’s French League Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain, his club said on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old injured his ribs in the 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Luxembourg last Saturday.

Three Creative Midfielders Who Would Make A Difference At Newcastle

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What drives a team in footballis its midfield engine and Newcastle need to strengthen thecentral midfield. Assuming we are promoted which is still not certain Newcastle will likely move ambitious;ly in the transfer market ifRafaBenitezgets his way and we hope he does. Rafa knows there are weaknesses in his side if Newcastle [.

Dutch in the ditch

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The latest round of European World Cup qualifiers went largely to script.

The big boys all won comfortably - Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and England all registered victories. Surprise European Championship semi-finalists Wales drew again and struggling to make it to Russia next year have probably reverted to type.

Positive Talks In China For Commercial Growth – They’re Needed

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The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle Managing Director Lee Charnley has been doing some business in China and the club are apparently looking to China to increase our commercial revenues. It's an area of Newcastle's financial portfolio that have never performed well in the past at least not compared to other top clubs [.

Boston Breakers officially sign Margaret Purce

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Another draft pick officially joins Boston.

The Boston Breakers have officially signed their #8 2017 draft pick, Margaret Purce. Purce joines fellow draftees Rose Lavelle and Morgan Andrews in getting the official nod from the team.

"Midge has really impressed since our preseason camp started.

Philadelphia Union Academy teams put in a perfect weekend

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Seacoast United, BW Gottschee and Lehigh Valley United all fell in matches against the Union over the weekend

Three different opponents all met the same fate in games against the Philadelphia Union Academy over the weekend as the Union U18, U16, U14, U13 and U12 teams outscored opponents 20-2 in six wins.

Nos Audietis, Episode 248: Gustav Svensson shares some stories

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Been a fun week.

It's been an interesting couple weeks to be a Seattle Sounders fan. The Sounders, of course, won their first game of the year, a confidence-building win over the New York Red Bulls. The goals from Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp all doing their part to aid in the good feelings.