English Premier League

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 5

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend's Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States.

Here's the line-up:

Saturday, September 20:

QPR vs Stoke, 7:45am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Clive Allen
Aston Villa vs Arsenal, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Ian Crocker & Trevor Francis
Burnley vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Dean Sturridge
Newcastle vs Hull, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra andselect movie theaters nationwide; Jonathan Beck & Davie Provan
Swansea vs Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Brian Little
West Ham vs Liverpool, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux

Sunday, September 21:

Leicester City vs Manchester United, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Martin Keown
Spurs vs West Brom, 8:30am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Tony Gale
Everton vs Crystal Palace, 11am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Phil Blacker & Barry Horne
Manchester City vs Chelsea, 11am, NBCSN and Telemundoand NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Jim Beglin

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Wenger explains Ozil form but can Arsenal afford to carry him?

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The Arsenal manager has spoken out once again to offer an explanation about why Mesut Ozil is not firing on all cylinders and to defend him against what the Frenchman sees as unfair criticism of his number 11, as a report by Arsenal.com reveals. The Prof clearly feels that Ozil needs a bit of time [.

The Players Need Your Backing – Please Support The Team

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NewcastleUnited captain Fabricio Coloccini has come out in the program notes for tomorrow's game, and has asked the Newcastle fans to support the team against Hull City. Fabricio Coloccini asks for support from fans It'sinteresting that Alan Pardew has not come out and asked for the support of the fans, and we think it's [.

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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A surfeit of superb games are on offer this weekend, as clubs across Europe begin to get stuck in totheir respective domestic leagues.

Some are desperate to atone for a stuttering start, others keen to continue a prosperous beginning to their seasons. And withthe league table beginning to take shape in some nations, there are opportunities to make some big statements early on in the campaign.

The Way The Media Is – There’s A Huge Appetite For Nonsense

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Steve Bruce knows all about what it's like to supportNewcastle United he grew up in Newcastle like a lot of us supporting the lads and of course he did spend a difficult time managing Sunderland, from 2009-2011, before he was fired. Steve Bruce - Hull City manager'sblastat north-east media The Corbridge-born 53 year-old [.

Preview: Everton vs Crystal Palace

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Everton will have their chance to avenge the 3-2 defeat they suffered at the hands of Crystal Palace last season. The Toffees seemed on course to...

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FULL Arsenal injury update is NOT too disastrous!

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It is not good news for Arsenal on the injury front by any means, with Arsene Wenger already having to cope with plenty of missing players already this season, but it could definitely have been worse. I certainly feared the worst after all the Arsenal players that missed the Champions League defeat in Germany on [.

Southampton’s August-September Progress Report

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Last season, we saw a lot of this from Southampton's attack...

And this...

But once "this," left for Champions League football, Southampton supporters were left asking themselves, now what? Who could possibly fulfill the rolls of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, and who could partner with Jose Fonte at center-back?

5 English Premier League Players That Promised A Lot But Became Flops

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There's little doubt who the star of Chelsea's superb start to the season is. Diego Costa's seven goals in his first ever four games for the Blues helped Mourinho's side to maximum points from their opening four fixtures in the Premier League. A ruthless striker was the missing ingredient from Chelsea's push towards the title last season with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o all failing to consistently find the back of he net.

Costa To Return For Chelsea v Man City Showdown

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that striker Diego Costa will return up front for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City in a huge match on Sunday.

Costa has made a brilliant start to his Chelsea career, scoring seven times in four Premier League matches already. But the £32 million signing from Atletico Madrid was only a substitute in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Schalke as he his not ready to play more than one game a week, after aggrevating a hamstring problem while on international duty earlier this month.

New Finance figures show Arsenal BANKED £50m last year!?!

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Arsenal fans may have had a bit more to shout about int the transfer market over the last year or so, but at the end of each window, us fans and the football media are still left scratching our heads as to why Arsene Wenger did not sign, for instance, a striker or a defensive [...]

Searching For Soccer In England, The Home of Football

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Last weekend was a surreal one for me. I spent most of the afternoon in York, as well as the morning in Edinburgh and the evening in Manchester. It was surreal because I was there on a Premier League Saturday, but there was little to no evidence of anything Premier League-related going on in the country that is the home to the world's most popular sports league (and the birthplace of the game).

Yaya Toure’s Form Is Pivotal To Manchester City’s Title Hopes

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[Programming note: Manchester City vs Chelsea will be shown LIVE on Sunday morning starting at 10:45am EST on NBC Sports Network]

Manchester City's lineup is dotted with top players at every position and each individual has an distinctvalue to the club.

Vincent Kompany is the captain and orchestrates the squad from the back.

Manchester United

Ashley Young Finally Breaks His Silence Over The Infamous ‘Bird Poo’ Incident Of 2014 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It's taken him over a month to build up the courage to talk about it, but Ashley Young has finally opened up and broken his silence over the infamous "bird poo" incident that he suffered against Swansea on the opening day of the season.

The bilious anger caused byUnited getting their campaign off to a losing start at Old Trafford was quickly overshadowed when Vine clips suddenly flooded social media which appeared to show Young taking a globule of bird poo directly in the mouth.

“United didn’t believe in me”

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Javier Hernandez has said that he left Manchester United because the club didn't believe in him and he has embraced the opportunity of making the most of his season-long loan at Real Madrid.

Having played a pivotal role in United's title-winning campaigns in 2011 and 2013, Hernandez fell out of favour under David Moyes last season, making only six starts before being shipped out on loan on transfer deadline day this summer.

Luke Shaw set to kick-off his glittering Manchester United career

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Luke Shaw set to kick-off his glittering Manchester United career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having completed a £30 million transfer from Southampton this summer, in a deal thatsaw him become the world's most expensive teenager,Manchester United's Luke Shaw is yet to feature this season.

Video: Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal says Wayne Rooney will start every game

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Wayne Rooney is a guaranteed starter at Manchester United this season, according to manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman says he will always pick his...

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Wenger Defends Under-Fire Ozil

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has launched an impassioned defence of under-fire midfielder Mesut Ozil, insisting that the German World Cup winner should not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League defeat away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

"Why should he be a scapegoat?

Van Gaal admits Ronaldo interest

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Ronnie return?

In today's press conference Louis Van Gaal confirmed that United would be happy to haveCristiano Ronaldo back at the club.

Though he remained coy on whether there would be an attempt to bring the Real Madrid forward to Old Trafford. The manager conceded that Ronaldo is the type of player he would want in his team.

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck needs to practice his finishing more, says ex-Man United star Paul Scholes

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck needs to practice his finishing more if he is to improve his questionable finishing, former Manchester United star Paul...

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Mesut Ozil is being wasted by Arsenal, says ex-Man Utd star Paul Scholes

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Mesut Ozil is being wasted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who insists on playing the attacker in a wide role, according to former Manchester United...

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Major League Soccer

Red cards in MLS over the past five seasons

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With FC Dallas still sitting on 10 red cards for the season, some were wondering where they would rate over the past five years in MLS compared to the league's current other 18 members? Well, here's said breakdown:

MLS RED CARDS OVER PAST FIVE YEARS

Red Cards Team
28 San Jose
27 FC Dallas, New England
23 Toronto FC
22 Chivas USA, Houston, Sporting KC
21 Chicago, Philadelphia, Real Salt Lake, Seattle
18 Colorado, New York
17 Columbus
12 D.

THE MATCHUP/AFTER 90: Adios

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TORONTO FC VS. CHIVAS USA BMO FIELD - SUNDAY 3PM ET TV: SPORTSNET 360
In solidarity with the dozens of fans of Chivas USA who likely face at least one full season without a club, we will honour our Goat enthusiast friends this weekend by doing what Major League Soccer will do to them. We are going on:
HIATUS

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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Photo bySusan C. Ragan/USA Today Sports

By RYAN TOLMICH

With just over a month remaining in the MLS regular season, playoff races are tightening league-wide.

Out west, the battle for the Supporters Shield heats up between the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy, who take on the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas, respectively.

USL Pro Semifinals: A Look Ahead

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By EVAN REAM

With MLS officials currently in town, possible future stadium renderings releasedand a letter of intent signed for a bid for that stadium site, the city of Sacramento has entered full celebration mode.

Though the MLS representatives are not scheduled to stay for the game, the No.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By DAN KARELL

Manchester City will attempt to knock Chelsea off their perch at the top of the English Premier League when the two teams meet in the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Both clubs are coming off disappointing mid-week performances in the UEFA Champions League, but with an extra day of rest, Man City are hoping that their home form can help lead toChelsea's first defeat of the season.

The SBI Show: Episode 165 (Talking the new MLS logo, U.S. Open Cup Final, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

After a week break, The SBI Show is back, and there is plenty to catch up on in the soccer world, starting with the new MLS logo.

Episode 165 of The SBI Show discusses the league's new logo, which has been received with mixed reviews since being unveiled on Thursday.

Diploma Divide

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Hey y'all, checking in with another piece bringing some soccer issues to a general audience light. This time it's college soccer training limitations and reform. I know you know enough to get the gist of it, but I did have Andrew Wenger and Jordan Morris among others weigh in – figured you'd want their $.

Union’s Antoine Hoppenot Benefiting from USL-Pro

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The Harrisburg City Islanders upset the Major League Soccer bound Orlando City FC in the opening round of the United Soccer League – Pro playoffs advancing to play the Richmond Kickers in the semifinals. The lone goal of the match was scored by Philadelphia Union forward and Princeton University graduate.

Arsenal

Arsenal plotting fresh attempt to sign PSG’s Adrien Rabiot

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a new move for French wonderkid Adrien Rabiot in January, according to reports. The Gunners were linked...

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Photo: Danny Welbeck uses Arsenal team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a guitar

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I tried to go past Welbz 1v1 today and somehow it ended with him playing guitar.... pic.twitter.com/2TyVd85oeY Alex Ox-Chamberlain...

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Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil should not be made a scapegoat for his side's recent defeat to Borussia Dortmund, as well as...

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Should Wenger persist with the Wilshere and Ramsey axis?

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The deployment of Mesut Ozil on the left means Arsene Wenger can play Jack Wilshere and Aaron...

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Chelsea

Eden Hazard Demonstrates Fancy New Skill Moves Available In FIFA 15 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

As the FIFA 15 pre-release hype continues to gather apace, here's the latest EA Sports teaser viral which sees the game's UK cover star Eden Hazard press-ganged into demonstrating the new raft of skill and flair moves available,including some nice little Zidane-esque roulettes and a Zlatan-esque hamstring-twanger of a flying backheel volley.

Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he didn’t expect to see Frank Lampard in a Man City shirt

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Jose Mourinho admits he never imagined he would see Frank Lampard in a Manchester City shirt. The former Chelsea midfielder made his City debut...

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Diego Costa is a ‘fantastic’ striker, says Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

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Didier Drogba believes Chelsea's new striker Diego Costa is a "fantastic" striker who can fire the goals the club needs to secure...

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Didier Drogba says Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend despite joining Man City

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martin skrtel

Photos: Jose Enrique catches Liverpool team-mates sleeping on the way to West Ham

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Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has been sharing photos of his sleeping team-mates with the world. Lazar Markovic, Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren...

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Reds Ready To Face Hammers

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Liverpool travel to London on Saturday evening as they aim to thrive off their Champions League win over Ludogorets earlier in the week. Brendan will face Sam Allardyce's West Ham side who currently find themselves 13th in the league.

The injury list for Liverpool is still a pretty long one.

College Soccer

College Weekend Preview: Delaware’s California Clashes, Virginia-Notre Dame Headline Week 4

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Photo by Mark Jordan/University of Delaware Athletics

By AARON CRANFORD

The Blue Hens are undefeated but untested.

A relatively simple schedule against no ranked opponents have seen the SBI No. 20 Delaware surge to a perfect 6-0 record.

SBI College Soccer Top 25 (Sept. 19th Edition)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The North Carolina Tar Heels may have started the 2014 season with a loss, but it is the way they have rebounded that now has the ACC powerhouse on top of the heap.

UNC has climbed up to the No.

Trasmision

Trasmision en vivo León vs Veracruz futbol mexicano jornada 9

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Este sabado 20 de septiembre a las 20:06 los Panzas Verdes de León recibirán a los Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz en duelo de la jornada 9

El León marcha como lugar 16 de la general mientras que el Veracruz sigue en el 15, ambos equipos en la parte baja de la tabla

Antecedentes Leon vs Veracruz Local Visita Hora Torneo 9 Leon --- Veracruz 20.

Trasmision en vivo Morelia vs Pumas Futbol mexicano jornada 9

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Este viernes a las 21:30 horas los pupilos del Profe Cruz recibirán a los Pumas de la UNAM en la ciudad de Morelia.

El Morelia se ubica en al lugar 18 mientras que los Pumas de la UNAM el 11, ambos equipos ya han cambiado de DT esta temporada

Antecedentes Morelia vs UNAM Local Visita Hora Torneo 9 Morelia --- UNAM 19.

The Rest

Wave opens MASL season with six-game road trip, home opener Dec. 6

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Opposite View: Three questions with Dynamo Theory

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This week we talk with Derek Stowers of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog, about the crucial match against the last team to beat the Philadelphia Union in MLS play.

tBG) Houston is on the verge of missing the playoffs for only the second time in club history. What would missing the playoffs mean for the Dynamo as an organization and as a fan base?

Raising His Game

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Something about Lee Nguyen is different this year.

He knows it, his coach knows it, and anyone who's regularly watched the Revolution this year knows it, too. But Nguyen, who leads the Revolution with 13 goals and is already being touted as a potential league MVP candidate, hasn't offered too many specifics about his success in 2014, opting instead to praise his teammates and the hard work he's put in at practice.

UEFA picks London and the rest of Europe for Euro 2020

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UEFA announced that London and Wembley Stadium will host the semifinals and final of Euro 2020 in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Irapuato vs Correcaminos Sábado 20 de Septiembre

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La Trinca Fresera sin muchas alternativas, navega en el peldaño 11 con 8 puntos y con un descalabro más, prácticamente estará fuera de liguilla ya que para aspirar a una calificación requeriría ganar todos los puntos restantes.

El Correcaminos se encuentra en la posición 6 con 12 puntos y aunque está en zona de calificación, su situación no es firme, muy cerca de la línea fronteriza y si pierde saldrá de la zona y entonces se comprometerá y requerirá jugar por arriba del 50% de efectividad el resto del torneo para pretender liguilla.

Another Impressive Inter Win

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Great result for F.C. Internazionale in Europa on Thursday as they beat 10-man Dnipro 1-0 in Kiev in their Europa League opener. Danilo D'Ambrosio's was the Inter goalscorer.

Heading into the match Dnipro were undefeated this season with five wins and a draw in their first six games in the Ukraine Premier League.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Crucial match against Houston

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Houston Dynamo defender, and Harrisburg-area native, David Horst joins Greg and Eli ahead of Saturday's game. Greg and Eli then discuss Tuesday's US Open Cup final loss.