English Premier League

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: What the Matchday Experience Was Like At the Rose Bowl

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The sky above Pasadena was still bright blue as a red sea of Manchester United faithful filled the Rose Bowl to see their recast club face the L.A. Galaxy on a sultry Wednesday night.

The 86,432 who packed into L.A.'s historic college football venue, greater than any UCLA Bruins crowd last season, endured a half-hour kickoff delay in stride as Manchester United's bus got stuck in traffic.

West Ham Striker Andy Carroll Faces Four Months Out After Suffering New Injury

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The injury curse has struck West Ham striker Andy Carroll again.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool player is facing four months away from the first team after suffering torn ligaments in his ankle during the early stages of the Hammers' tour of New Zealand.

Reports today are saying that the 25-year-old is set to have surgery tomorrow in the United States.

Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts

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Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Several Premier League clubs are currently over in North America on pre-season tours to get the squadprepared and to test out new formations for the up-coming season in Britain.

Soccer News: Manchester United wins big

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Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal sees his team buying into tactics following a lopsided win over the LA Galaxy in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: A Night to Remember For Red Devils Fans [PHOTOS]

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For many Manchester United supporters, Wednesday night was a dream come true to see their favorite players up-close and to watch the team absolutely thrash LA Galaxy 7-0 in front of 84,362 spectators.

World Soccer Talk photographer Josh Tomlinson was at the match in Pasadena, where he shared the following photographs with us:

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: A Night to Remember For Red Devils Fans [PHOTOS] is a post from World Soccer Talk.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea forward joins Bundesliga club on-loan

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea forward joins Bundesliga club on-loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has completed his switch loan move to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

A statement on the Blues' official website read, " Lucas Piazon has today joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

PHOTO: Chelsea legend wearing MLS club’s shirt

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PHOTO: Chelsea legend wearing MLS club's shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has signed a two-year deal with Major League Soccer side New York City FC.

The 36-year-old was released by the Premier League outfit after his contract expired on June 30.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea legend signs for MLS Club

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea legend signs for MLS Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New York City have confirmed the signing of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard on Thursday.

The veteran midfielder was released by the Blues after his contract expired at the end of the last season. The 36-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Major League Soccer side.

Early Signs Look Good For Manchester United, But They Are Still A Work In Progress

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Of course, it's the first match of the preseason and Manchester United were lined up against a fourth place MLS squad that have been struggling of late.

Arguably the LA Galaxy's best player, Landon Donovan, was benched at the start of the friendly because his manager felt the former Everton-loanee had been "sub-par" in his past few league matches.

Erik Lamela Can Emerge As A Vital Figure For Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham

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Erik Lamela made me lookabitsilly last season.

When Tottenham secured his signature from AS Roma in aclub record£30 million deal, I considered it to be a very astute piece of business. There was little doubt in my mind that this enthralling young wingerwould take the Premier League by storm and Iwaxed lyrical about his stratospheric potentialto plenty.

Premier League Betting Q&A

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With the World Cup having come to a close, attention turns back to the Premier League with pre-season already in full swing. It was a dramatic term last year at both ends of the table and this year's campaign is set to be just as enthralling.

The Easyodds.com football tipsters Simon Hopper, Tom Powell and Ross Casey have picked out their best bets ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season:

Outright Winner

Simon Hopper: CHELSEA (15/8) – Jose Mourinho sides always improve in their second season while competition looks thin on the ground this term with Man City probably focusing on the Champions League and big question marks over the other top teams.

New York City FC Signs England Veteran Midfielder Frank Lampard

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MLS team New York City FC today announced the signing of England veteran midfielder Frank Lampard on a free transfer.

Lampard, who holds the record as Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer, was unveiled as New York City FC's newest signing, where he'll join the club in 2015 alongside David Villa.

Arsenal

No Sanogo or Campbell as Akpom only Arsenal striker in USA?

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I may be reading too much into this, after the names of the Arsenal squad who have gone on the mini pre-season tour of America was released on the official website of New York Red Bulls, the MLS team with the former Gunners star Thierry Henry that Arsenal will be facing on Saturday. The 20-man [...]

Are Arsenal finally changing their Youth Policy?

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Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are [.

A football fan abroad

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My favourite aspect of travelling to watch Arsenal in Europe is the chance it affords one to experience live football in different cultures. I support the biggest, historically most successful and well supported club in the city of my birth. As such, Arsenal is woven rather easily into the fabric of my footballing identity.

Why Arsenal MUST win another trophy this season

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Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to [.

Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo to Fly to United States to Play In Ann Arbor and Dallas Games, Says Report

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join up with the team in the United States on Saturday, which means he should be available to play in the matches in Dallas (July 29 against AS Roma) and Ann Arbor (August 2 against Manchester United), according to MLive.

His teammates Iker Casillas, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, after arriving from their extended break after the World Cup.

Luis Suarez Could Make His Barcelona Debut in October el Clasico

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The 2014-15 La Liga schedule has been released and most fans of the Spanish league quickly scanned the fixtures to see when Barcelona and Real Madrid will be facing off in the first El Clasico of the season.

The first matchup between the Spanish giants will be Sunday, October 26 at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

Throwback Thursday: D.C. United vs. Real Madrid in 2006... in Seattle

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This Saturday's trip to Jacksonville, Fla. to play Fulham is not the first time D.C. United has gone to some far-off corner of the United States to play a European club. Watch how the last one went down, back in August 2006, against Real Madrid in Seattle.

Real Madrid Fans Going Crazy Over James Rodríguez

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Once again Real Madrid have signed the star of the World Cup, this time it is James Rodriguez, who has joined the European Champions for a reported £63 million.

The winner of the World Cup's Golden Boot got a rapturous reception from a 45,000-strong crowd, around a third of whom were wearing Colombia shirts, when he was introduced at the Bernabéu on Tuesday night.

Newcastle United

It Was A Privilege To Watch Newcastle United Train

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It seems that reporters in Wellington haven't seen any football of the quality that Newcastle United players showed in training today for the game on Saturday night against Wellington Phoenix. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini in action against Sydney FC In an article in the Dominion Post by Hamish Bidwell, he seemed to be in [.

Devastating Injury News For Andy Carroll

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Really bad news for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll today that he could be out up to four months with torn ligaments in his ankle. Andy Carroll out four months with torn ankle ligaments It's yet another devastating injury blow for the Gateshead lad and it's sad to hear about this, after [...]

Newcastle Set Sights On These Two Attacking Players

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The Daily Star is reporting that Newcastle are interested in three Arsenal players they are 22 year-old right-back Carl Jenkinson, 22 year-old Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell, and young German attacking midfielder Serge Gnabry, whom Pardew would like to get on loan for the season. Joel Campbell - would be a great loan signing [.

Gary Ferguson – His Act Of Humanity Galvanizes A Community

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Gary Ferguson did a very humane thing after flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last Thursday, and among the 298 innocent people killed were two dedicated Newcastle fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who were traveling to New Zealand to support the lads down under. John Alder and Liam Sweeney lost their [.

Videos

Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker’s Terrible QPR Initiation

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Premier League returnee's QPR wrapped up the signings of experienced centre halves Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker for the up coming season this month however despite their wealth of experience the pair still had to go through a rigorous initiation "Singing" during the clubs tour of Germany!

Let's hope their football is alot better than their singing or it could be another brief stay in the top flight for the R's!

Wonderful Frank Lampard Chelsea Tribute

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Frank Lampard officially signed for New York City today and will kick off his MLS career in February alongside another great David Villa.

I'm not a Chelsea fan but as a football fan if the above tribute to a midfielder who scored 147 Premier League goals from 429 appearances a ratio of a goal every 3.

Video: Liverpool stars play baseball

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Liverpool's players have entered the Boston Red Sox batting cages to try their hands at baseball. The Reds' stars were visiting Fenway...

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Sporting Kansas City

THE MATCHUP: Waste the Rainbow

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TORONTO VS. SPORTING KC
BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 7PM ET
TV: TSN 2

MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME:
"The Wizard's Sleeve"

FACTS* & STATS**
TORONTO FC
- 2: Number of eyeballs used by Michael Bradley to give opponent withering, emasculating stare down.

Sporting KC Fall to Manchester City

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Last night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC fell to BPL champions, Manchester City in the Champions Shield match up. The visiting Citizens grabbed the lead in just the 2nd minute when Bruno Zuculini picked up a loose ball and beat Andy Gruenebaum with a very well struck finish. Even though KC went down early, they actually looked pretty good and had a couple opportunities to equalize.

Major League Soccer

Maurice Edu and Brain Straus | Episode 420

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We talk to Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu and Brain Straus from Sports Illustrated about Designated Players, the World Cup, and soccer in America.

Follow @MauriceEdu on Twitter | Follow @brianstraus on Twitter

Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

Fixing the MLS Player of the Week award

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Is the MLS Player of the Week award setup to regularly honor goal scorers rather than looking at who did the most for his team? Read More

U.S. Women's National Team

PPL Park to host CONCACAF qualification semis, final for 2015 Women’s World Cup

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PPL Park will be the site of the championship rounds of CONCACAF's qualification tournament for the 2015 Women's World Cup.

U.S. set to host Women’s World Cup qualifying games across 4 cities

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The stage is now set for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup and the U.S. Women's National Team will be competing in front of home crowds.

From Oct. 15-26, Kansas City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. will serve as host cities for the2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, where three teams will qualify for the World Cup.

Manchester United

Have United found the new Fergie?

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Ryan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.

Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn't prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he's seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 yearshe played under Fergie.

Massive Blow: €50m rated World Cup star rejects Manchester United

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Massive Blow: €50m rated World Cup star rejects Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it appears that the verdict is out then. Manchester United fans look away as some bad news is on your way from Italy. According to reports in Gazzetta Dello Sport, Juventus midfielder has rejected a move to the Red Devils after landing in Italy from vacation post the World Cup.

FRANCO PANIZO

DeMerit announces retirement in open letter to Whitecaps fans

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By FRANCO PANIZO

One of U.S. Soccer's most perseverant players has played his last game.

Jay DeMerit has announced his retirement in an open letter to Vancouver Whitecaps fans. DeMerit's decision comes after two injury-plagued seasons in Vancouver in which the centerback suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the season opener in 2013 and another torn tendon in his left ankle this past June.

Earthquakes push five past Fire in impressive victory

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Photo by Casey Valentine/ISIphotos.com

By FRANCO PANIZO

Not since 2012 had the San Jose Earthquakes offense been so deadly, putting up five goals on Wednesday in an impressive victory over the Chicago Fire.

The Earthquakes were on the sweet end of a 5-1 rout against the Fire at Buck Shaw Stadium on Wednesday night, with five different players finding the back of the net for San Jose.

Serie A

AC Milan vs Olympiacos: Starting Lineups, TV Times and International Champions Cup Open Thread

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Mario Balotelli and his AC Milan teammates take on Greek powerhouse Olympiacos tonight at BMO Field in Toronto at 8pm ET in the first game of the 2014 International Champions Cup.

Milan and Olympiacos are in the same group as Manchester City and Liverpool, so both AC Milan and Olympiacos will want to get a win tonight in order to gain confidence before they play the Premier League teams.

Genoa CFC 2014/15 Lotto Home and Away Kits

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Genoa CFC have launched their home and away kits from Lotto Sport for the 2014/15 [...]

The Rest

PHOTOS: Liverpool-Roma at Fenway

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New England Soccer Today photographers Chris Aduama (aduamaphotography.com) and Kari Heistad (capturedimages.biz) bring you the scenes from Wednesday's Liverpool-Roma match at Fenway Park.

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Honoring Pablo

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7:15 tomorrow night Mastroeni goes into the Gallery of Honor
The Rapids are back home tomorrow night for the first time in three weeks. They'll be facing former assistant coach and the rest of the Under-A-Chivas. We'll also see former Rapids Martin Chavez and Nathan Sturgis, but not Martin Rivero who's season is over after a knee injury.

Luis Suarez Could Have His FIFA Ban Lifted By The Court of Arbitration for Sport

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News coming out of Spain today reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has agreed to review the appeal of Luis Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup Group D encounter with Italy.

If Suarez's appeal is successful, he would be able to play in Barcelona's opening match of the La Liga season versus Elche on August 25.

Lucas Piazon Loaned to Frankfurt

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As has become the norm at Chelsea football club this time of the year the loan moves are starting to be announced on something of a regular basis. This time we are seeing 20 year old forward Lucas Piazon head out on loan for the third time.

The Bundesliga has become a league this season where you will be able to catch plenty of Chelsea youngsters out on loan as Piazon joins Kalas and Thorgan Hazard in the German top flight.

Preview: Union vs Crystal Palace

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Adam Cann on what to expect when the Union host Crystal Palace in Friday's friendly.

The Brotherly Game Mailbag - Volume One

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Have a question? Email eugene@nasmg.com and we'll answer questions in a weekly column.

Ever have a question about soccer or the Union but didn't want to ask for whatever reason? Well fear not. Send me your questions via email and once a week I'll answer a question here in the column. We'll only use first names and last initials, and your email address will remain confidential.

Um rabo seminu...

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O vimaranense Moussa Maazou tem um companheiro de equipa na selecção do Níger digno de figurar entre o "top ten" de futebolistas com nomes mais bizarros. Rabo Saminou é um guarda-redes de 28 anos que, infelizmente, ainda não teve oportunidade de jogar na Europa. No seu país, representou sempre o Sahel Sporting Club e pelo meio já teve duas experiências no Enyimba, da Nigéria, e no Cotonsport, dos Camarões.

Soccer TV: Porto vs Barcelona and Morelia vs Atlas

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Porto and Barcelona play a tribute match for Deco and Morelia and Atlas meet in Liga MX on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

THAT JEREMIE BOGA GOAL LAST NIGHT!

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There is one player in particular that has impressed all of us in this pre season and that's Jeremie Boga. His ability is frightening for someone so young and it's been good to see him get a chance.

Last night with Chelsea being a goal down, Boga came on and created the equaliser out of nothing.

New York City FC add Lampard as Designated Player

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By FRANCO PANIZO

New York City FC have signed their second Designated Player, and he is well-known player still capable of making an impact.

NYC FC announced on Thursday at a formal press conference in Brooklyn that they have signed free agent midfielder Frank Lampard.

It's taken ten years but Cech finally faces direct competition from Courtois!

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that he intends to keep BOTH Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois at the club this season and whoever doesn't start will NOT be sold.

Chelsea fans around the world have heard the news of Courtois impending arrival at Stamford Bridge and have immediately questioned the situation with Petr Cech at the club.