Manchester United

Wayne Rooney: The Right Choice Or The Only Choice As England Captain?

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When Wayne Rooney burst onto the international scene as a teenage sensation, there was a sense that this day—a day on which he was named England captain—would always come.

The young Evertonian's irrepressible ability pointed towards a lengthy and prosperous career on the international stage.

Deal Close: Manchester United in advanced negotiation with Dortmund

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal gave a strong hint in the press conference that he is likely to remain busy in the few days of the summer transfer window. In fact very busy. He openly claimed that would be ins and outs.

Possible Manchester United Starting Line-Up Against Burnley

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Saturday's fixture at Turf Moor features two teams still looking for their first wins in the Premier League. Burnley, the home team, being in that category is hardly surprising. Following promotion from the Championship last season, life in the top-flight was always going to be difficult for the Clarets.

Manchester United Still Waiting For Marcos Rojo To Secure A Work Permit

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A little more than a week ago, Manchester United confirmed the £16 milliontransfer of Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo.

Shortly after the Argentina international was announced as a member of the twenty-time champions of England, United manager Louis van Gaal revealed that the 24-year-old would not be included in hissquad against Sunderland because the player was unable to finalizehis work permit.

How Angel Di Maria Can Avoid Being The Latest British Transfer Record To Flop

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Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, "X".

For those who don't instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players make a note of the eventual answer, because it's a nailed on pub quiz question it's a chronologically descending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken the British transfer record.

Di Maria: Ronaldo told me what the #7 shirt means at United

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Angel di Maria was unveiled as a Manchester United player today following his record breaking transfer earlier this week.

The Argentinean claimed his main aim is to get United back in to the Champions League for next season.

"I'm very pleased to be at Manchester United, I like the team and I wanted to come here even though there is no Champions League football this season," he said.


Can Arsenal UCL place beat Man United to Carvalho transfer?

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There was a new twist to the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a move for the 22-year old Portugal international William Carvalho earlier this week. It said that the defensive midfielder was waiting to see whether the Gunners would make it through to the group stage of the Champions League before deciding whether to [.

O novo craque do Bessa

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O Boavista ainda não pontuou neste regresso Primeira Liga e a direcção do emblema axadrezado decidiu fazer um esforço no sentido de dar a Petit mais e melhores opções. E eis que surpreendeu ao assegurar a contratação de Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, um extremo esquerdo que admiro há muito mas que, aos 28 anos, nunca conseguiu verdadeiramente "explodir" e confirmar o talento que demonstrou precocemente.

Club president gives transfer update on €90m Arsenal targets

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Arsenal are looking to do some business in the last few days of the transfer window. Respected Italian journalist GDM claimed today that the Gunners had lodged a bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, while French media reported thatagent of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot was supposed to hold meeting with Arsenal today.

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

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You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement [.

Wenger makes phone call to convince €25m midfielder join Arsenal, formal bid lodged

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Earlier in the day, we reported that Adrien Rabiot's mother, who is also his son's agent, was due to meet Arsenal officials over a possible move.

The 19-year-old has one year left on his contract and has set his heart onleaving PSG.

Torino striker Alessio Cerci’s agent holds talks with Arsenal

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Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Torino forward Alessio Cerci with the Gunners holding talks with the player's agent. Arsene Wenger is...

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United States Men's National Team

Klinsmann explains reasoning behind USMNT’s youth movement

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The U.S. Men's National Team begins its road to Russia 2018 with its first friendly next week, and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is wasting no time in trying to identifytalent in the pipeline that could potentially help along the way.

USMNT squad for Czech Republic friendly

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Jurgen Klinsmann calls in 22 players for the USMNT squad that will face the Czech Republic in a September friendly. Read More

Klinsmann Goes Young With Newest USMNT Squad, Including First Collegian Since '90s

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Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer announced the 22-man squad for the upcoming friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague. Surprises came in the form of call ups for a young cast of Emerson Hyndman, Joe Gyau, Bobby Wood, Jordan Morris and Brek Shea. Hyndman has seen some playing time already this year for Fulham, who has gotten off to a poor start in the English Championship, after

Klinsmann names 22-man USMNT squad for first post-World Cup friendly

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Jurgen Klinsmann was not kidding when he said he would be looking at some younger players at the start of the new cycle.

Klinsmannunveiled his roster for the U.S. Men's National Team's first friendly of the new cycle on Thursday, naming a side with plenty of youngsters for the Sept.

Champions League

Champions League 2014-15: finally some football!

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Wow! The World Cup is only a faraway memory of drama and mediocre football when one can look forward to the 2014-2015 Champions League, whose groups were drawn today. Group A: Atletico Madrid Juventus Olympiakos Malmo Zlatan's old team of Malmo are a welcome Swedish return to the Champions League after many years.

Snapshot: Legia Warsaw Fans Have A Message For The ‘Greedy Capitalist Pigs’ At UEFA…

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By Chris Wright

As displayed by the Legia Warsaw fans before their Europa League tie against Kazahkstan's FK Aktobe tonight, a none-too-subtle message for the greedy capitalist pigs at UEFA...

Message: received.

This way for context, should you need it.

Ronaldo Named Best Player In Europe

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who led Real Madrid CF to UEFA Champions League glory last term, has been voted the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe by a panel of football journalists.

Ronaldo finished ahead of Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists at today's Champions League draw.

2014-15 Champions League groups

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UEFA completed the draw for the 2014-15 Champions League groups on Thursday with Bayern Munich in Group E and Anderlecht in Group D. Read More


Europa League: Hull 2-1 Lokeren (Agg: 2-2) – Tigers Bow Out Despite Win At KC Stadium (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (Agg: 2-2 Lokeren win on away goals) Europa League Qualifying 28th August 2014

A Robbie Brady brace wasn't enough to stop Hull's maiden European campaign ending prematurely despitea 2-1 win against Lokeren.

Irishman brady netted early doors but the Belgians levelled soon after the break, courtesy of a goal fromJordan Remacle made it 1-1.

Europa League: Tottenham 3-0 AEL (Agg: 5-1) – Lilywhites Stroll To Victory At Lane (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 AEL Limassol (Agg: 5-1) Europa League Qualifying 28th August 2014

Spurs coasted into the Europa League proper courtesy of an easy win against AEL Limassol on Thursday night.

Harry Kane missed a spot-kick early on but the burly hitman would eventually get his goal with Paulinho and Andros Townsend (via another penalty) also getting on the scoresheet.

Team-Mates Sent-Off for Fighting!

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It's not the first time and won't be the last time either that we see team-mates fight one another it's probably not a regular occurrence in the Pro-Game but at Amateur level it's a constant thing, believe me I know only too well!

Paraguayan side General Diaz defenders Ángel Vera and Gustavo Toranzo fought each other after a counter attack from Cobresal and were both sent off in last nights Copa Sudamericana tie in just the 26th minute!

David Beckham Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted (Video)

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Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls CONCACAF Champions League Attendance Highlights Problems

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For all the international games played in New York this summer, it was nice to have one that actually counted toward something larger. All those World Cup preparation games, those friendlies that were meant to prepare teams for Brazil, or the pre-season competitions that ended in a trophy ceremony, all those victories and cups held aloft were rather empty in a way.

Kyle McCarthy | Episode 424

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Boston Herald writer and FOX Soccer editor Kyle McCarthy discusses Jermaine Jones joining New England Revolution and updates us on the latest news from around the league.

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

Kamara parts ways with Middlesbrough by mutual consent

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Less than one year after joining the club, Kei Kamara is on his way out at Middlesbrough.

The English club announced Thursday that they had parted ways with the formerMLSforward by mutual consent, ending astint that began in September 2013. The 29-year-old Kamara made 24 appearances for the club and scored four goals.

Does Friday night MLS work?

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Friday night MLS certainly works locally in Kansas City, but that doesn't mean it's worth putting those games on national cable. Read More

English Premier League

Official: Argentina Stalwart And Champions League Winner Esteban Cambiasso Joins Leicester City

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By Alan Duffy

What a superb bit of business this is by Premier League new-boys. Signing a player of Esteban Cambiasso's calibre is quite the coup with the 34-year-old joining the Foxes on a free in a one-year-deal.

From Independiente to River Plate and Real Madrid to Internazionale, Cambiasso proved to be one of the best midfielders of his generation, with his mix of tough-tackling and sublime technique winning him the Champions League in 2010 with Jose Mourinho's Inter side as well as a whole host of other trophies.

Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Everton

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Chelsea have got off to the perfect start this season, winning both their opening games of the campaign. Manager Jose Mourinho fielded the same starting XI in both the games.

But both those games were against newly-promoted sides and Chelsea dominated proceedings throughout.

Why Jack Colback’s call up isn’t so surprising

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Roy Hodgson named his first England squad since the World Cup, including four uncapped players: Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback. When I first saw the squad, the biggest surprise to me was the inclusion of Newcastle's Colback.

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Management Ignoring Persita

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Now I am not sure if this is a bad thing or not but with Persita struggling to avoid the drop from Indonesia Super League, coach Fabio Oliveira's frustration has boiled over. Over night the Brazilian coach has tweeted...

3 bulan tdk di gaji...bonus belum di bayar...5 bln terahir tdk ada 1 pun perwakilan dr management yg datang ke lapangan melihat latihan tim.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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John Brooks has not played in a competitive game since scoring the dramatic winner in the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup opener vs. Ghana, but an injury to one of his club teammates may change that.

Brooks is poised to earn his first start of the season for Hertha Berlin after Sebastian Langkamp was ruled out for up to a month earlier this week.

Fire move on after losing Jones, Nyarko back in full training, Fernandez added as Homegrown, and more

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Frank Yallop didn't hide his disappointment with losing Jermaine Jones to the New England Revolution but remained politically correct and avoided any direct criticism of the the league and the dubious circumstances that led to the now infamous "blind draw". "Obviously, from a club point of view (we're) very disappointed that we didn't get him.

Why Sporting Should Not Bring Back Kei Kamara

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Today, Middlesbrough FC released former Sporting KC forward, Kei Kamara. Kamara left KC a year ago to join the Championship club after impressing on a loan to EPL side, Norwich City late in the 2012-2013 EPL season. In his 12 months with Middlesbrough though, Kamara struggled. After a good start with the club, he picked up a knee injury around the middle of the season and could never get his place back.

Coras Tepic vs Lobos BUAP Viernes 29 de Agosto

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Y los líderes del circuito entran en acción este viernes 29 de agosto a partir de las 20:30 hrs. tiempo de Tepic, 21:30 hora del centro del país, recibiendo en su estadio Arena Cora a Lobos BUAP en partido correspondiente a la jornada 7 del Apertura 2014 del Ascenso MX.

Atlante vs Atlético San Luis Viernes 29 de Agosto

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Con este partido se abre la jornada 7 del Apertura 2014 del Ascenso MX, de inicio se mira interesante el enfrentamiento entre dos equipos que marchan en la primera mitad de la tabla.

Y los números están demasiado parejos, ambos llevan 10 puntos con 3 victorias, 1 empate y 2 derrotas, más arriba en la tabla el San Luis por mejor diferencia de goles.

Massive Clearance Sale at Lovell Soccer

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Lovell Soccer are currently having a massive clearance sale with up to 70% off Puma boots, 50% off Adidas boots, 50% off Nike boots and up to 70% off Warrior football boots!

And if that's not enough they also have up to 40% off running shoes, 70% off Asro Trainers and up to 60% offclub Jersey's!

Michel Platini puts UEFA ahead of FIFA

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Michel Platini puts his ambitions for UEFA ahead of FIFA by choosing not to run for president in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann Announces 22-Man Roster For USMNT Friendly Against Czech Republic

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United States Men's National Team head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, announced the 22-man roster which have been called into camp to prepare for the country's first friendly of the 2018 World Cup cycle. The USMNT is set to travel to Prague and face Czech Republic on September 3rd at 2:15 PM ET with the game shown on NBC Sports Network and UNIMas as well as tweets from the US Soccer twitter account @ussoccer.

Cech, Rosicky headline 20-man Czech Republic squad

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New Czech Republic manager Pavel Vrba has called in an experienced squad for his side's two September matches.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky headline a 20-man squad that will take on the U.S. Men's National Team on Wednesdayin Prague before hosting the Netherlands in their first UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match on Sept.

Welsh Premier League Guide 2014-15

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The Welsh Premier League

The Welsh Premier League started in 1992-93, with Cwmbran winning the title. The format changed in 2010-11, when 18 teams became 12 The Super 12, as they're dubbed. The New Saints are the current champions. The Welsh Premier is the only league in Wales that isn't regionalised, leading to some hefty away travelling across the very slow mid-wales roads.

Return Of The Warnock: Crystal Palace Always Keep Their Ex-Managers Coming Back For More!

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By Ed Barrett

When it comes to managers, Crystal Palace certainly keep them coming back for more...

"Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

Al Pacino's words come to mind when considering the appointment of Neil Warnock as the latest manager of Crystal Palace (the ever loveable Neil is seen above berating a disallowed Palace goal that hit the net and bounced back out).

Curtin, Meola, Harkes, Marsch on Union’s head coach short-list

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The Philadelphia Union are getting closer to identifying their next head coach, and their short-list for the position holds quite a few interesting names.

Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz identified to MLSsoccer.

Convocatoria Selección Mexicana vs Chile y Bolivia amistosos

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La Dirección General de Selecciones Nacionales da a conocer la convocatoria de jugadores para participar en los encuentros de Fechas FIFA ante las Selecciones de Chile y Bolivia, los próximos 6 y 9 de septiembre, respectivamente.
El Tricolor que dirige Miguel Herrera iniciará su concentración la noche del domingo 31 del presente, en las instalaciones del Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol y el lunes realizará el viaje a la unión americana.

Pronóstico América vs Pumas Jornada 7 Apertura 2014

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Este sábado a las 5 de la tarde América recibe a los Pumas, en la tabla general las Águilas son muy superiores a los Pumas, en todos los aspectos de este torneo los de Mohamed son superiores y es por eso la notoria cantidad de personas que votan porque gane el América en los pronósticos de esta semana.

Giroud out, Alexis in. Chequebook closed?

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When Olivier Giroud charged down Sylvain Distin's clearance on Saturday evening and collapsed to the ground in a crumpled heap adjacent to the away end, I barely flickered in recognition. Partly because I'd yet to psychically realign with planet earth after the Frenchman's equaliser. But also because it's easy to be blasé about the sight of Olivier Giroud's anguished features and flicky hands.

Chelsea step-up chase for Roma’s Mattia Destro after Diego Costa’s injury

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Chelsea have reportedly stepped-up their efforts to sign Italy international striker Mattia Destro from Roma after Diego Costa suffered a hamstring...

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