EPL Talk Archives for January 2013

Is This Manchester United’s Third Shirt for the 2013-14 Season? [PHOTO]

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Is this Manchester United's third shirt for the 2013-14 season?

Probably not, but there is substance to the rumor that Manchester United may be preparing to launch a new third shirt this summer that will be gold. According to the website Football Shirts, Nike's official UK Twitter account said that United will have a new third this upcoming season, but that tweet was quickly deleted by Nike.

Cardiff City Away and Third Shirts for the 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Cardiff City today unveiled their new away and third shirts for the 2013-14 season, or at least we think they did.

The Bluebirds, who wear red as their home kit, revealed the new shirts (pictured above), which the club website are calling their "alternative kits." But which one is the away, and which one is the third shirt?

Liverpool Have Arsenal Right Where They Want Them With £50m+ Demand for Luis Suarez

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Another day, another twist in the ongoing saga of whether or not Liverpool will part ways with striker Luis Suárez. Just two weeks ago, it seemed as if the Reds had missed their best chance to move on from the talented but troubled Suárez after the team turned down a £30 million offer from Arsenal.

NBC Sports to Debut ‘Premier League Club Selection Show’ August 8th

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In the build-up to the new Premier League season scheduled to kick off on Saturday, August 17 on NBC, NBC Sports Network will debut two new soccer shows in early August as well as featuring several classic Premier League matches to increase the excitement before opening day.

One of the shows has been mentioned before, which is Premier League Countdown, a preview of the 2013-14 season.

A Winter 2022 World Cup Is Bad News For Other Sports, Not Just Soccer

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It is firmly advisable that one needn't even attempt to come up to speed with developments in this summer's – probably the next eight summers' – most absurdly gripping parlance without first flushing a number of distractingly obvious thoughts out of the mind. In getting to grips with the decision – looking more likely with each bumbled and blundering press release – that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be moved to the winter months to avoid the wasting heat of the summer in the appointed emirate, a couple of unanswerable questions need to be served up, sniffed at and then chucked into the bin before morbid curiosity leads us to make the fatal mistake of shoveling in a noxious mouthful of Haute Blatter.

Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy Wants World-Record £125m Transfer Fee For Gareth Bale

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to back down in the ongoing Gareth Bale transfer saga with Real Madrid.

According to controversial Spanish newspaper Marca, Levy is angry and considers it insulting that ‘Los Blancos' would come for another one of his stars, only a season after Luka Modric made the move to the Bernabeu.

Watch NBC’s ‘I Was There’ Video Featuring Crystal Palace vs Watford at Wembley [VIDEO]

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If you search through YouTube, you'll find a couple of videos produced by NBC Sports Network on the theme of "I was there," where sports fans discuss the highs and lows of what it was like to be at magnificent games. The two examples I found this morning revolved around great NHL games.

But lo and behold, there's one about soccer.

Beginner’s Guide to the English Premier League (EPL)

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On August 17, the new season of the 2013-14 English Premier League season will kick off. For viewers in the United States, the league games will be available to the mainstream more readily than ever before with 20 matches scheduled to run over-the-air, as well as every game being shown live via an assortment of networks and options, which can — for new fans to the leagues — seem overwhelming.

David Moyes Turns to Luka Modric as Manchester United’s Search For a Star Widens: Nightly Soccer Report

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The Times newspaper is reporting tonight that Manchester United have turned their attention away from trying to sign Cesc Fabregas, and are now pursuing Real Madrid's Luka Modric.

United are planning a £25million bid for the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.

What do you think?

Napoli Home, Away And Third Shirts for the 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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With Napoli's new kits for next season, you'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful set of new home, away and third shirts in world soccer this summer.

Starting with Napoli's home shirt for their Serie A exploits this coming season, the club has a beautiful color palette to work from even down to the fortunate colors of the shirt sponsors, who seem to complement the color scheme so well.

Fulham Offer £6million for Aston Villa Striker Darren Bent: Daily Soccer Report

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Fulham have made a £6million offer to try to sign striker Darren Bent from Aston Villa, according toThe Daily Mail newspaper today.

The paper reports than an initial £4million offer was turned down last weekend, and that Newcastle's Director of Football Joe Kinnear is scheduled to meet with Bent's advisers this week.

Despite Excellent Gold Cup, Landon Donovan Has Not Earned Automatic Selection

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All of the headlines and analysis over the course of the last three weeks has been about how Landon Donovan has forced his way back into the United States starting XI with his performances against lesser competition and the Costa Rican "B" side (or in Honduras' case almost a "C" side) in the Gold Cup.

Stuart Holden Diagnosed With Torn ACL In Knee To Add to His Injury Woes

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US and Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden has been diagnosed with a tornanterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee after having a MRI exam to evaluate the extent of his injury he picked up in the 2013 Gold Cup Final.

While Holden is a gifted footballer, he has had a horrible history of injuries throughout the last few years.

Jozy Altidore Could Lead Sunderland Attack With Fletcher Out Until September

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Last season Sunderland found themselves struggling to keep their heads above the murky waters of relegation. A quick look at the club's statistics from last year reveals that, despite being almost middle of the table in terms of goals conceded, the Black Cats managed to score just 41 goals. Only QPR and Stoke scored fewer.

Chepo Fired As Coach of Mexico National Team, Says Report

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Chepo has been fired as manager of the Mexican National Team, according to a report on ESPN Deportes.

José Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre met with a senior member of the Mexican Football Federation today for talks, where Chepo was told his services are no longer needed as coach of the Mexico team.

Jose Mourinho Prepares For a New Era Of Chelsea Dominance

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With the new Premier League season less than three weeks away, the long wait for competitive soccer is almost over. This time around, there will be no Fergie, no Mancini, nor will there be a poor fellow in the Chelsea hot seat facing impending doom. Arsene Wenger is now the elder statesman of the Premier League, and Andre Villas-Boas will be gunning for that much coveted Champions League spot all over again, and possibly more, providing that he can keep Gareth Bale away from the amorous advances of Real Madrid.

A Guide to Where to Watch Soccer On Canadian TV

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Despite the fact that Canadians still don't have access to beIN SPORT, there's still plenty of soccer for Canadian fans to watch. After scouring the web and checking out the various sports networks, here's the Canadian's guide to where the major European Leagues can be seen on television for the upcoming season.

NBC Announces TV Schedule for EPL Matches Between Aug-Dec Including 10 On Free-to-Air NBC

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NBC Sports has announced their Premier League TV schedule for the first three months of the 2013-14 season, which includes an unprecedented 10 matches on their free over-the-air NBC network. Those games are Swansea-Man United (Aug. 17), Aston Villa-Liverpool (Aug. 24), Crystal Palace-Sunderland (Aug.

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati Criticizes FIFA World Cup Bidding Process

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US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has criticized the bidding process for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and has called for more transparency and better communication to help improve the process in future years.

Gulati was speaking with the Associated Press, where he said:

"The process needs to be far more transparent as far as what matters.

What A New Stadium Deal Would Mean for DC United Fans

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Major League Soccer team DC United moved a step closer to a new stadium deal last week that could see the team leave RFK Stadium, their home since 1996.

When news broke that Chelsea and AS Romawere going to play at RFK Stadium this summer, my heart sank because going to RFK each time is becoming more of an intolerable experience.

Napoli’s Signing of the Summer? Rafael Benitez

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Though much maligned, Rafael Benitez understands football. While his demeanor may portray arrogance, football managers don't exist to shake hands and kiss babies; they exist to manage football teams. And if they do that well, no matter what their personality, they are deserving of credit from the fans.

Former Birmingham Striker Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez Dies, Aged 27

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Former Birmingham City and Club America striker Christian Benitez has died, aged 27.

The Ecuadorian, nicknamed 'Chucho,' played on loan at Birmingham City during the 2009-10 season when the club was in the Premier League. Benitez made an immediate impression in the league with his strong, physical style and incredible dribbling skills.

Newcastle United Continue Interest In Striker Loic Remy: Daily Soccer Report

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Now that Newcastle United have pulled out of negotiations after their £7million bid for Bafetimbi Gomis was rejected by Lyon, the Tyneside club have turned their attention back to Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy as a possible summer loan signing.

According to the Newcastle Chronicle, a loan deal could be finalized as early as this week.

Scudamore: Premier League is Not to Blame For England’s Failures: Nightly Soccer Report

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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has gone on the attack against the Football Association, and has expressed frustration that the league is being blamed for England's failures at European Championships and World Cup tournaments.

According toThe Guardiannewspaper, Scudamore said:

"It frustrates me enormously because it is so palpably not true.

Besiktas Away Shirt for the 2013-14 Season: 110 Year Anniversary [PHOTOS]

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The 2013/14 away shirt for Turkish club Besiktas has been revealed for the upcoming season.

The unique away shirt by Besiktas is silver in color with a beautiful detail on the chest of the shirt, flanked by the Besiktas club crest. Add to that, the collar design is very modern with its gray and white colors.

Pepe Reina’s Goodbye Letter to Liverpool Supporters

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who has been with the Reds since 2005, has published a goodbye letter on his website to Liverpool supporters.

Reina reveals that he was disappointed that Liverpool agreed to loan him to Napoli before they told him. The Spaniard says he would have liked to have extended his contract at Liverpool after his move to Barcelona didn't materialize.

US Beats Panama to Win Fifth Gold Cup Trophy: Goal Highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke City attacking midfielder Brek Shea scored the only goal of the game to give the United States men's national team its fifth Gold Cup trophy after defeating Panama 1-0 in Chicago at Soldier Field.

The victory in the Gold Cup final means that the United States is one step closer to qualifying for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

USA vs Panama, 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final: Open Thread

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Today's broadcast of the match between USA and Panama in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup final will begin at 3:30pm ET on FOX, the free-to-air over the air network, for viewers in the United States. Kick-off time is 4pm ET.

The final match will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago in front of a capacity crowd to determine who will be crowned 2013 CONCACAF champions.

It’s a Do or Die Season for Sunderland Manager Paolo Di Canio

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In August, Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio begins his first full season at Sunderland, a club which has finished in the bottom half of the Premier League table four times in the last five years (in 2011, the club finished tenth). This consistency is pretty remarkable.

Since securing promotion in 2008, Sunderland has raised transfer-window schizophrenia to a new art.

Swansea City Are Ready to Scale New Heights In Third Season in Premier League

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Tailor-made suits, an air of confidence beaming with a lustrous mane, Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup could easily be mistaken for soccer's very own 007 James Bond.

Laudrup's verve and experience dates back to his playing days with Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Denmark. Laudrup remains one of the hottest prospect of the beautiful game, even years after he last kicked a ball in a competitive match.

Sheffield United Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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League One side Sheffield United have unveiled their home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season.

The Blades, managed by former Everton defender David Weir, recently announced new sponsorship deals with the makers of Football Manager and Pukka Pies. The Football Manager name will be emblazoned on the back of the Sheffield United shirts beginning this coming season.

FC Dallas 0-1 Stoke City: Mark Hughes’s Attacking Tactics Are A Work In Progress

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In Friday's press conference at FC Dallas Stadium, new Stoke City manager Mark Hughes confirmed his desire to help his new club play a more "progressive" style than the straight ahead, defensive style they're known for, without getting rid of those elements that have kept Stoke in the Premier League since the 2008/2009 season.

FFS: Football Desperation, Referee Diversion and Summer Blockbuster League [VIDEO]

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In this week's episode, see what happens when Football Desperation kicks in, there is a Referee Diversion and the Summer Blockbuster League takes over.

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ESPN’s SportsCenter Only Covers Soccer 1.3% Of The Time: Daily Soccer Report

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The amount of airtime dedicated to soccer in the past 12 months on the United States's top sports news program ESPN's SportsCenter was a paltry 1.3 per cent, according to a study by Deadspin.

Out of the 289 hours of actual airtime (minus commercials) that the study measured, soccer was covered for 3.

Tottenham Agree £26m Deal to Sign Valencia Striker Roberto Soldado: Nightly Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a £26million deal with Valencia to sign Roberto Soldado, according to a report in Spain.

Soldado still has to agree personal terms and undergo a medical, but the outlook appears very positive that Tottenham have finally secured a deal to sign their elusive striker.

MLS Doubleheader: Colorado vs LA Galaxy & Houston vs Chicago: Open Thread

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Several Major League Soccer matches are scheduled this evening across the United States and Canada, but two in particular are our focus tonight as they both are scheduled to be shown on nationwide US television.

The first match is Colorado Rapids against LA Galaxy, which is being televised on ESPN2 beginning at 7pm ET.

Why AC Milan Defender Mattia De Sciglio is a Prized Possesion in Serie A

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How often do you see a 20-year old full back settle into one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world and then look like an experienced veteran who's been at numerous European and world championships for his country? The answer is simple: Not very often.

Mattia De Sciglio is a full back who can play either right or left back as well as to fill in further up the pitch on the right hand side of midfield.

Borussia Dortmund Defeat Bayern Munich 4-2 to Win 2013 German Super Cup [VIDEO]

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In a closely fought match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp's side won the 2013 German Super Cup today after defeating Pep Guardiola's side 4-2 in front of a packedSignal Iduna Park in Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund were in control for most of the match, taking an early lead from a Marco Reus goal that capitalized on a goalkeeping mistake by Tom Starke, who palmed the ball into Reus's path.

Leeds United Finally Liberated From Ken Bates After 9 Frustrating Years

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Leeds United have finally been liberated from the clutches of Ken Bates. The former Chelsea owner, whose stewardship of Leeds since 2005 was characterized by a lack of transparency, continuing financial shell games, high ticket prices and ultimately failure on the pitch, has been run out of the club by the owners, Bahrani based GFH Capital.

Bayern Munich vs Dortmund, Valencia vs AC Milan and Ajax vs AZ Alkmaar: Open Thread

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Saturday afternoons of European soccer make a return to our airwaves today with three meaningful matches on deck.

Six top European teams compete today in three separate tournaments. At 2pm ET, Valencia plays AC Milan live on FOX Soccer (and ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.

Stoke City Focusing On Attacking Mindset On US Preseason Tour

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, striker Peter Crouch and US defender Geoff Cameron attended a press conference yesterday evening at FC Dallas Stadium ahead of their preseason friendly tonight versus FC Dallas.

The trio discussed a number of topics relating to Stoke's preseason tour of the United States, including Hughes's opinion about his team's 2-0 loss to Houston Dynamo that occurred Wednesday night:

"From our point of view it was more about preparation.

Australia’s Mark Milligan Close to Agreeing Deal With Crystal Palace

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Australian midfielder Mark Milligan is close to securing a deal to move from Melbourne Victory to Crystal Palace, according to reports in Australia.

Twenty four months ago, Milligan was nowhere near the Australian national team setup. He began to get a reputation as a journeyman among Australian soccer fans, but a loan and then permanent move to Melbourne Victory from J1 side JEF United Chiba seemed to change his fortune.

André Villas-Boas Refuses to Deny That Real Madrid Bid for Gareth Bale: Daily Soccer Report

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Andre Villas-Boas has refused to deny that Real Madrid have made a bid for Gareth Bale.

According to an article inThe Guardiantoday, Villas-Boas was asked point-blank whether the reports inMarcathat Bale wants to join Real Madrid were true or not.

Villas-Boas replied:

"I don't want to comment on anything like that.

Manchester City Defeats Sunderland to Win 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy [VIDEO]

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Manchester City today won the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy after defeating Sunderland one-nil in the final at Hong Kong Stadium.

Edin Dzeko scored the winner for Manchester City in the ninth minute after capitalizing on a defensive mistake by Wes Brown after his attempted clearance fell to the Bosnian striker, who unleashed a shot into the net.

DirecTV Will Offer Access to NBC’s Premier League Extra Time, According to Report

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DirecTV will offer access to NBC's Premier League Extra Time in time for the 2013-14 Premier League season, according to a report on DirecTV's website.

Premier League Extra Time is the product from NBC that will feature a slew of live matches to choose from on television that are not being televised elsewhere.

Jurgen Klinsmann to Serve One Game Suspension; Will Miss Gold Cup Final

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USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann will serve a one game suspension from CONCACAF for his tirade against the referee in Wednesday's game against Honduras, and will miss Sunday's 2013 Gold Cup final against Panama.

Klinsmann was sent off in the 87th minute Wednesday after yelling at the referee. CONCACAF's disciplinary committee confirmed Friday night that Klinsmann would be forced to serve the one-game suspension.

John W Henry Wants to Sell Liverpool Just 3 Years After Buying Club: Nightly Soccer Report

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Reports appeared in the British tabloid media Saturday morning that Liverpool FC owner John W Henry wants to sell his prized asset for £350million just three years after taking over the Anfield club.

Disillusioned with ownership,The Mailreports that "Liverpool are 'unofficially' on the market with three parties, one Saudi oil company and two American billionaires, interested in a purchase.

Fenway Sports Group Says ‘Liverpool FC Is Not For Sale’

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After reports surfaced last night US time that Fenway Sports Group were trying to sell Liverpool Football Club for £350million, the company owned by John W Henry has vehemently denied the reports this morning, saying that"Fenway Sports Group has made its position clear, Liverpool Football Club is not for sale.

Real Madrid Unveils Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Real Madrid have unveiled their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season, and it's a beautiful piece of fashion meets purpose.

The new Real Madrid shirt takes its inspiration from the successful early years of the club in the 30s, 40s and 50s. This celebrates the period that saw Los Blancos grow into, arguably, the most recognized club side in world football.

Mexico Manager Chepo Will Be Fired On Monday, Says Report

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Mexico managerJosé Manuel de la Torre, better known as Chepo, will be sacked on Monday after he meets withMexican Football Federation chiefJustino Compeán for crunch talks after a series of disastrous results, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Record.com.mx.

Compeán is expected to end Chepo's run as manager of the Mexican national team, a job that the former Toluca manager has had since 2011.

Why Serie A Is Back Among The Best European Leagues

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There can't be many British die-hard fanswho don't fondly recall the halcyon days of 90′sItalianfootball. Gazzetta Football Italia, hosted by the always affable James Richardson and legendary Kenneth Wolstenholme,would dominate early Saturdays anddrowsy Sundays as Serie A, with its brand of tactical superiority over the pre-money soaked Premiership and exotic names were piped into living-rooms across the country.

Squads Announced For 2013 International Champions Cup For July 27-August 7

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The inaugural International Champions Cup kicks off tomorrow with AC Milan and Valencia being shown live on US television via FOX Soccer at 2pm ET. Then, the remaining 12 matches of the tournament — featuring Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan, Everton, Inter Milan, Juventus, Valencia and LA Galaxy — will all be played on US soil.

Watch Bob Bradley’s Appearance On The Daily Show [VIDEO]

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Egyptian national team manager Bob Bradley was interviewed by Liverpool supporter and media personality John Oliver on Comedy Central'sThe Daily Showlast night, to discuss the incredible story of the former USMNT manager's journey to try to help Egypt qualify for the 2014 World Cup — despite a massacre, the national league shutting down and political turmoil in the country.

See What’s New In FIFA 14 Ultimate Team [VIDEO]

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EA Sports has announced the new features of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team (FUT). With over 3.4 million matches played daily, FUT is the most popular game mode within EA Sports FIFA.

For the upcoming release of FIFA 14 (due out in September), here are the new features that you can expect in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team:

Deeper Chemistry System.

NASL Adds Oklahama City and Jacksonville Teams Thanks To Buzz About NY Cosmos

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The announcement by the North American Soccer League of two new teams yesterday increased the scope of the region's second division in the United States. Jacksonville and Oklahoma City will begin play in 2015.

With the New York Cosmos about to kick off action in the NASL on August 3rd,this is a high-profile time for the league.

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen Out For Up to Three Weeks: Daily Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen could miss the start of the 2013-14 season after being ruled out of action for up to three weeks.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas had this to say about his star Belgium defender:

"He's going to be most likely out of training for two to three weeks.

Celtic Striker Gary Hooper Joins Norwich City On a 3-Year Deal

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Essex-born striker Gary Hooper has joined Norwich City on a 3-year-deal, which makes him the seventh summer signing by manager Chris Hughton.

Hooper, who has been Celtic's top goalscorer for the past three seasons, almost joined Queens Park Rangers. Manager Harry Redknapp said on Wednesday that unless there were any last ditch hurdles, then Hooper would be heading to Loftus Road.

Manchester United Will Not Sell Wayne Rooney Even If Fábregas Arrives: Nightly Soccer Report

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Manchester United will not sell Wayne Rooney even if the club signs Cesc Fabregas or a new striker. That's according to a new report tonight inThe Guardian newspaper.

If true, the situation with Rooney is troubling. He's stuck between a rock and a hard place with United unwilling to sell him, while Rooney obviously is disinterested in playing for United.

Gareth Bale Tells Tottenham, “I Only Want to Play For Real Madrid”

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Tottenham star Gareth Bale has told Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy that he only wants to play for Real Madrid, and that Levy has broken his promise to let Bale join the Spanish club, according to a new reports in Spain.

Here's what Bale allegedly told Levy, according toMarca:

"You made me a promise.

Belgium Winger Nacer Chadli Joins Tottenham Hotspur: Official

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Belgium winger Nacer Chadli officially joined Tottenham Hotspur today after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. The transfer fee is reportedly £7million.

Chadli's first appearance for the Lilywhites will be August 3 when Tottenham Hotspur plays Monaco in a friendly at theStade Louis II in Monaco.

Cesc Fabregas Is Staying at Barcelona, Says New Manager Gerardo Martino

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Barcelona presented new manager Gerardo Martino to the media today to replace Tito Vilanova, and one of the first things the new Barca coach did was to set the record straight regarding Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Martino said:

"I'm not going to involve myself in the club's accounts, but considering the club has already rejected two offers, I would guess it will reject a third.

Nothing Seems to Be Going Well For David Moyes At Manchester United This Summer

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When David Moyes was asked to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, Moyes knew the demands that came with being in charge of such a high profile club. But his recent comments and actions in the media might have exposed his inexperience in managing such a top club.

With under a month to go until the start of the new Premier League season, Moyes has only recruited Uruguayan full back Guillermo Varela.

One Night Ticket to Jerry World’s Gold Cup Soccer Fiesta, Semi-Final Style

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It's not every day that you get a chance to attend two international semifinals on the same night, in the same stadium. Wednesday evening was a rare soccer spectacular at Cowboys Stadium, aka Jerry World, in Arlington, Texas, just a short drive from where I live in suburban Dallas. Big time international soccer doesn't make it to the Dallas area very often, so fans have to jump at the chance when it does.

Why a Luis Suarez Transfer Is Best For Arsenal and Liverpool

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"If Arsenal want the player, then they have to produce the value for the player," Brendan Rodgers said. "There was an offer two weeks ago of £35m. Two weeks later it is now £40m and £1 – I don't think it is anywhere near what he is worth. But it is two-fold, really. A player may want to go but then somebody has to pay the value of that player.

TacticalPad Helps Visualize Soccer Tactics With Quick and Easy-to-Use Software

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TacticalPad is a software solution that helps coaches, media, pundits and hardcore soccer fans visualize soccer tactics in a whole new way on Windows as well as iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Whether you're a soccer coach or a hardcore soccer fan that's looking for a better way to display and analyze soccer tactics, TacticalPad has the features you need.

Jozy Altidore Plays the Hardest Game of His Life After Mentor Dies

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Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore said that his game against Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong yesterday was one of the hardest of his life.

Altidore told the Sunderland Echo:

"For me, it was always going to be a difficult game. It was probably the hardest game of my life because on Tuesday, I had some bad news.

USA Awaits CONCACAF Decision On Whether Jurgen Klinsmann Will Be Allowed to Coach Gold Cup Final

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CONCACAF officials will rule in the next 24-48 hours whether or not US Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann will be able to coach in Sunday's Gold Cup Final.

Klinsmann was ejected during the USMNT's semifinal win over Honduras on Wednesday night for being overly demonstrative while protesting a non-call on what Klinsmann believed was a foul on DaMarcus Beasley.

FIFA Planning to Host World Cup 2022 in November to December in Qatar, Says Report

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be played in November to December of 2022 instead of January, according to a report today in German magazine Kicker.

A source revealed to the magazine that the World Cup tournament would begin in mid-November, while the 2022 World Cup Final would be played on December 18.

Norwich City Agree Fee With Celtic for Gary Hooper: Daily Soccer Report

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Norwich City have agreed a fee with Celtic for star striker Gary Hooper only hours after Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp said the player was close to signing for the London-based club.

Hooper has been Celtic's top goalscorer for the past three seasons, but the 25-year-old striker looks set to leave Scotland where he'll discuss personal terms and have a medical with Norwich before joining the Canaries.

Manchester United Launch Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Manchester United today unveiled official photos of their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season.

Man United's away shirt for 2013/14 features the club's iconic gingham check from the city's industrial heritage. The new away shirt was unveiled during the club's pre-season tour in Japan at Osaka Castle.

Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse Resolves Shirt Sponsor Dispute

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Papiss Cisse will wear Newcastle United's shirt branded with the club's pay-day loan sponsor after resolving a dispute because of religious concerns.

The Professional Footballers' Association were called in to help with discussions between the player and the club, with the PFA saying they worked with all parties to reach a "satisfactory settlement.

Mourinho Admits Frank Lampard Will Have To Be Used More Sparingly at Chelsea: Nightly Soccer Report

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that Frank Lampard will be used more sparingly in the upcoming season.

Lampard, 35, will continue to be a key influence for Chelsea in the 2013-14 season, but he won't be playing as many games as he did during the 2012-13 season. Mourinho said:

"The role doesn't have to change.

Fenerbahce Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Turkish side Fenerbahce have unveiled their home, away and third shirts for the 2013-14 season.

Based in Istanbul, Fenerbahce is set to enter Fridays Champions League despite its UEFA ban for match-fixing, after winning an emergency ruling from the CAS. That'll give one of the most successful teams in Turkey the chance to progress through the qualifying rounds into the Group Stage of the tournament.

USA vs Honduras, Gold Cup Semi-Final Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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The US men's national team cruised into the final of the 2013 Gold Cup tonight after comfortably defeating Honduras 3-1 on a bouncy temporary pitch at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

In this weekend's final, the USA will play the winner of Mexico against Panama.

Here are the match highlights in case you missed them:

Eddie Johnson's goal gives the US an early lead:


Video: Eddie Johnson's goal gives US early lead

Landon Donovan makes it 2-0 to the United States


Video: Donovan adds to US lead

Honduras pulls a goal back


Video: Honduras answers back with Medina goal

Landon Donovan makes it 3-1 to the US men's national team


Video: Landon Donovan seals US victory

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann gets sent off for arguing with the referee


Video: Klinsmann sent off for arguing with match official

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Chelsea Launch Third Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Chelsea today launched their third shirt for the 2013-14 season.

It's the same one that was leaked in March. Designed by adidas, the all black shirt with black shorts and black socks is another kit that's fashionably black. But in this case, there are some distinct differences — namely a silver trim featuring the three adidas stripes down the arm, white stripes on the side of the shirt and the Chelsea logo in silver.

Panama Defeats Mexico in Gold Cup Semi-Final: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Dark horse Panama defeated Mexico last night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final to set up a final against the US men's national team on Sunday at 3:30pm ET on FOX.

While TV executives may be disappointed that the final won't be a Mexico-USA TV ratings bonanza, Panama deserves to be in the final based on its performances throughout this Gold Cup.

International Champions Cup Preview: Valencia C.F.

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Valencia C.F. are the third most successful club in Spain, rich in history and hungry to match former glory. They will be joining compatriots Real Madrid in United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.

Here's a preview:

Schedule

July 27, 2013: Milan vs Valencia C.

Watch HBO’s Report on Chivas USA That Alleges Racial Discrimination at MLS Club [VIDEO]

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On Tuesday, July 23, the acclaimed HBO TV program Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel ran a 10-minute report that investigated claims of racial discrimination at Chivas USA. If you missed the show, watch it below in its entirety.

During the show, reporter Soledad O'Brien explored the swirling controversy surrounding the struggling MLS club.

Missing Sky Sports News On US TV? Here are 4 Ways To Continue Tuning In

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The future of Sky Sports News on US television is still up in the air. According to the latest update from FOX Sports, the decision is still "to be determined." With the upcoming launch of FOX Soccer Dailyscheduled for August 19 on FOX Sports 1, FOX's daily soccer show will be the priority soccer show on the new channel.

Is The Number 10 Role A Dying Breed in Soccer?

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Ah yes. The double holding midfield pair. How I love to watch them. The joy of viewing a perfectly weighted backwards pass, the ambition and invention of a lateral pass, and the beauty of a tactical foul. You can't help but admire their fire-fighting skills.

Think of the names. Lucas Leiva.

Newcastle United Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Brand-New Leaked [PHOTOS]

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New photos of Newcastle United's home shirt for the 2013-14 season have been leaked on the Internet.

The new home shirt for Newcastle United confirms the previously leaked image of Newcastle's home kit. Designed by Puma, Newcastle's shirt features the famous black and white vertical stripes.

Arsenal TV, Chelsea TV and Bayern Munich TV Programming Coming to US TV

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ONE World Sports, a new international sports channel that's available on select TV providers in the United States, has secured season-long rights to present soccer matches— along with extensive player and manager interviews —from Arsenal TV, Chelsea TV and Bayern Munich in Germany's Bundesliga.

AC Milan’s Kevin Constant Walks Off Pitch After Racial Abuse [VIDEO]: Daily Soccer Report

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AC Milan soccer player Kevin Constant walked off the pitch during a pre-season friendly yesterday after allegedly being racially abused.

Milan was playingSassuolo. Constant, who plays in midfield for the Serie A club, walked over to take a throw-in, but was on the receiving end of abuse from spectators in the crowd.

Gonzalo Higuain Arrives In Italy to Sign With Napoli in £31.8million Deal [VIDEO]

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Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has arrived in Italy today to finalize his transfer to Napoli in a deal rumored to be £31.8million on a five-year contract worth £140,000 a week.

Higuain was mobbed at the airport by enthusiastic Napoli supporters. The Argentine striker has been one of the hottest transfer targets this summer with Arsenal, Tottenham and other clubs trying to capture his signature.

State of Cowboys Stadium Pitch For US Gold Cup Game Is Embarrassing [PHOTOS]

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Amidst concerns about security after violent fights erupted inside the ground in the last US men's national team game, CONCACAF has another PR nightmare on their hands. This time it's the playing surface for Wednesday night's Gold Cup semi-final between USA and Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas that can be best described in one word: Pathetic.

Gareth Bale Tempted By £130million Real Madrid Offer: Nightly Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur could be tempted by a £80million offer from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale. That's according to a seemingly incredulous article inThe Sunnewspaper tonight. Believe it not or believe it maybe.

Up until this point today, I've purposely steered away from the speculation in the Spanish media this morning thatMarcahad reported that Real Madrid were close to finalizing a six-year deal for Bale.

95,000 Liverpool Fans Sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone Anthem’ at Australia’s MCG [VIDEO]

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At one of the world's most famous sporting stadiums today, Liverpool Football Club played in front of a sold-out crowd of 95,000 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where practically every single supporter sang Liverpool's famous anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone."

With scarves held high and a sea of red shirts encircling the entire pitch, the stadium was drowned in a chorus of Liverpool's anthem, which shows the unbelievable support the Reds get down under in Australia.

Can Marseille Compete Against Ligue 1′s AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain?

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At the end of the 2009-2010 Ligue 1 season, Olympique de Marseille (OM) was sitting pretty. They had won the Ligue 1 title as well as captured the Coupe de la Ligue. And with the coming season, new players entering the fold made it look like OM could be successful for the long haul.

But soon the face of Ligue 1 would change.

Luis Suarez Transfer Saga: Arsenal Bid £40m Plus £1 to Activate Clause to Enter Talks

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Arsenal have triggered a clause in Luis Suarez's contract to enter transfer talks with the striker after bidding £40million plus £1 for the footballer, according to The Guardian newspaper.

Under the terms of Suarez's contract with Liverpool, the club must alert Suarez if any club bids above £40million for the player.

RCN Adds Access to NBC Sports Live Extra; Great News For EPL Fans

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Great news for RCN customers. The cable TV company, who offers service in the northeastern United States and Chicago, has now added access to NBC Sports Live Extra, the TV Anywhere app from NBC Sports that allows sports fans to watch live games on the web, smart phone and tabloid devices.

RCN joins the growing list of DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, xFinity Comcast and many other providers who will allow their subscribers who get NBC Sports Network in their TV package via an authenticated login to access 100% of Premier League matches online (and on mobile devices and tablets) beginning with the 2013-14 Premier League season that kicks off on August 17.

What To Expect From Alvaro Negredo, Manchester City’s New Signing

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With Alvaro Negredo completing his move to Manchester City last week, the Spaniard is finally getting a shot at the big time, a chance he thoroughly deserves. Since he moved to Sevilla, Negredo has fired in 70 goals in 139 games, which is an outstanding record at any level. There is no doubt in Negredo's ability, but is he the man to lead Manchester City to Premier League and much needed European success?

Why Too Many Midfield Choices Hurt Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid

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Some of Europe's top teams have one thing in common — a lot of talented midfield players who will not get the playing time they deserve. Bayern Munich, for example, have 13 midfielders to choose from in their first team squad yet they only have two forwards. Even if they play a 4-2-3-1 system, it's still a lot of players to keep satisfied.

Tottenham Miss Out On Roberto Soldado After Valencia Demand £25million: Daily Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur may miss out on signing Valencia striker Roberto Soldado if they're unwilling to increase their bid for the Spanish footballer.

According to reports in Spanish media, Tottenham Hotspur offered £22million for the 28-year-old striker, but Valencia are demanding £25million.

Shocking Footage of Fights Between USA and El Salvador Fans In Gold Cup [VIDEO]

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Video footage has been posted on the Internet that shows shocking footage of fights that happened during the USA against El Salvador match in the CONCACAF Gold Cup match that was played in Baltimore on Sunday night.

World Soccer Talk's Morgan Green reported yesterday that there were a multitude of fights both inside and outside of M&T Bank Stadium.

World Soccer Talk Launches New Browser Experience for iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7 & Kindle Fire Devices

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World Soccer Talk has launched a brand-new browser experience for readers who view the site on an iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire device.

Now, when you go to www.worldsoccertalk.com on any of those devices, you'll be presented with the same great content but in a completely different experience that is easier to read and interact with.

Barcelona Appoint Gerardo Martino As Successor to Tito Vilanova: Nightly Soccer Report

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Tata will replace Tito.

Barcelona have appointed Gerardo "Tata" Martino as the successor to Tito Vilanova. The new Barca manager was recommended by Lionel Messi after impressing at Argentine club Newell's Old Boys both as a player and manager.

Read more insight in the articles below.

Manchester City Away Shirt For 2013-14 Season Confirmed: Official [PHOTOS]

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Manchester City today officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season.

The black kit is a beautiful work of art featuring a lot of exquisite detail as well as being accentuated with a gold trim.

Here's how the City website describes the new shirt:

"City will play in a new away kit next season paying homage to their rich history and the club's founding fathers.

My First International: Recapping USA vs. El Salvador

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It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for me that's included 6+ hours in a car, travel through three states and an absolute thrashing on a football pitch in Baltimore.

Going to the USA vs. El Salvador quarterfinal in Baltimore, Maryland was a first for me. I had been to several club friendlies at the same venue (which included the Pirelli Cup match between Inter Milan and Man City a few years ago, though I wouldn't have called that match ‘competitive') so this really was an eye-opening experience for me.

Optimism Is High for Jack Wilshere to Have the Best Season So Far of His Career

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It feels less than a moment ago since a fresh faced Jack Wilshere wrote his name into the record books by overhauling previous talisman Cesc Fabregas as Arsenal's youngest ever player at the tender age of just 16 years and 265 days. By replacing future captain Robin van Persie in the lapsing minutes of a comprehensive Premier League win at Ewood Park, there the midfielder in turn became one of the most talked about young footballers in the Football League.

Hosts Named for ‘ESPN FC’ Daily Soccer Show to Air On ESPN2

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ESPN FC, the new daily soccer show from ESPN that will debut on August 11, will feature Max Bretos and Dan Thomas as the hosts of the show, according to Sports Illustrated.

After a career at Real Madrid TV, Thomas moved to ESPN in 2010 and has been a regular host of Press Pass, as well as a commentator for many soccer matches aired on ESPN.

FIFA 14: EA Sports Release New Screenshots Of Game And Ultimate Team

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EA Sports have released new screenshots of FIFA 14 and FIFA 14 Ultimate Team today.

The FIFA 14 screenshots feature Barcelona against Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan versus Borussia Dortmund, as well as several new screenshots from FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.

Pre-order FIFA 14 today so you can get it in your mailbox first without having to wait in lines at your store.

Arsenal Are On Verge of £21million Deal For Bernard: Daily Soccer Report

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Arsenal are on the verge of a £21million deal to sign Brazilian striker Bernard, according to L'Equipe. However, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger says that the report in the French newspaper is not true.

L'Equipe said that Bernard will be in London on Friday for a medical. However, is Wenger being coy, or is the transfer story a complete fabrication?

El Salvador Fans Throw Sunglasses at Landon Donovan, So He Tries Them On: Nightly Soccer Report

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Late into the CONCACAF Gold Cup game between the US national team and El Salvador in Baltimore tonight, a small number of El Salvador supporters began trying to pelt Landon Donovan with objects near the corner flag. Instead of acting like a jerk, Donovan picked up a pair of sunglasses that were thrown on the field, and put them on before being told by the assistant referee to remove them:

Here's the Kodak moment:

The USA team went on to win the match 5-1 and will now play the winner of Honduras and Costa Rica in the semi-final of the 2013 Gold Cup.

Manchester United Confirm Second Bid For Cesc Fabregas

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that the club has made a second bid to try to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

A reported £25million bid for the 26-year-old midfielder was made last week. And on Saturday, we reported that Manchester United had put in a £30million bid for Fabregas plus add-ons.

Mick Harford Turns Down Newcastle United Job

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Former Newcastle United striker Mick Harford has turned down the job to work at Newcastle United. Harford was offered a position to work as as assistant alongside Newcastle United Director of Football Joe Kinnear, but Harford passed on the opportunity.

Harford told Sky Sports News:

"I have declined an offer to be Joe Kinnear's assistant.

Move Over Cricket, Here’s to Bad Sportsmanship in Soccer

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John Terry comes roaring in from the pavilion end and bowls a full-toss at the batsman's head. Wow, that was a bit mischievous, someone tell him the wicket is on the ground.

Deep into the heart of the Barclays Premier League off-season, I'm seeking solace in cricket, particularly the Ashes competition between England and Australia.

Norwich City’s New Signings Increase Chances Of Europa League Qualification

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Despite being a popular pick for relegation since their promotion two years ago, Norwich City have found themselves not only entering their third consecutive season in the Premier League, but the club is in a position to make a run at a Europa League bid.

Like every club, they can qualify for a European adventure if they win a domestic cup, but a trip to Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge can quickly put an end to a dream of silverware.

US Soccer Pioneer Phil Woosnam Dies Aged 80

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One of the pioneers of the sport in North America, Phil Woosnam passed away this week in Marrieta, Georgia after a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Along with Clive Toye, Woosnam was the driving force behind the foundation and eventual success of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

Galatasaray Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Turkish club Galatasaray have revealed their home, away and third shirts for next season.

Pictured above, the home shirt is the gold and red shirts on the far left and right. Designed by Nike, the away shirt is the black shirt with red and gold trim, while the third shirt is the red one (close-up photos of the third shirt can be seen below).

Hamburg Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Hamburg have unveiled their away shirt for the 2013-14 season.

Designed by adidas, the beautifully designed navy blue shirt with sky blue trim is a clean looking design that features the classic iconic Hamburger SV club crest. While I'd prefer to see Rafael van der Vaart wearing a Premier League club jersey, the Dutch attacking midfielder seems at home in his Hamburg away shirt.

Tottenham Agree £7m Deal to Sign FC Twente Winger Nacer Chadli: Daily Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal with FC Twente to sign winger Nacer Chadli in a £7million transfer. Spurs were able to brush aside Swansea City who were also interested in signing the highly-rated footballer.

Chadli still needs to undergo a medical and agree personal terms before putting pen to paper on the deal.

Preston North End Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Preston North End, founded 150 years ago, have unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season.

For the upcoming season, the League One club will be wearing shirts designed and manufactured by Nike. The home shirt features the classic white and navy blue of PNE. I particularly like the collar design, which is subtle but elegant.

Valencia Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Valencia have revealed their home and away shirts for the 2013-13 season.

Designed by Joma, the home Valencia shirt features a white jersey with an orange and black traditional collar. The kit is accompanied by black shorts and white socks.

Valencia's away shirt, meanwhile, is far more interesting with an orange shirt and a unique black and white diagonal set of stripes across the front of the shirt.

Benfica Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTO]

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After Benfica released their new home shirt two weeks ago, the club's away shirt for the 2013-14 season has now been revealed.

It's easy for shirt suppliers and football clubs to get into a pattern where the shirts often look quite similar except for the color schemes, sponsor and club logos.

Wayne Rooney Believes Alex Ferguson Has Influence at Manchester United: Nightly Soccer Report

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Wayne Rooney believes that Sir Alex Ferguson is still one of the power brokers at Manchester United, which is one of the reasons why the striker wants to leave the club, reports The Guardian tonight.

Rooney has reason to believe that Ferguson still has an influence at the club. Ferguson lied about Rooney submitting a transfer request at the end of last season, when the club admit now that Rooney didn't.

Wigan Athletic Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Wigan Athletic have unveiled their away shirt for the 2013-14 season.

It's a shame that the club isn't in the Premier League this season because the design of the shirt is exemplary.

Wigan's away shirt is black with gold trim. Designed by Mi-Fit, the shirt features a classy black buttoned collar.

Footage of Sky Sports’s First-Ever Premier League Broadcast From 1992 [VIDEO]

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The Premier League has changed a lot in the 21 years since the league launched in 1992. On the pitch, the quality and type of football has changed dramatically. But it's also changed a lot on-screen.

Take a look at the following video footage of the very first Sky Sports Premier League broadcast from 1992.

Bizarre ‘Match Of The Day’ Opening From 1990-91 That Was Only Used Once [VIDEO]

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BBC's Match of The Day is one of the most famous soccer TV shows on the globe. The weekly highlights show on British television is renowned for its iconic opening with a familiar opening tune. But bizarrely, during the height of the acid-house craze in England in the early 90s, BBC premiered a new version of the opening to Match Of The Day that was completely remixed and different.

Manchester United Make Improved Bid Of £30m Plus Add-Ons For Cesc Fabregas: Daily Soccer Report

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Manchester United have reportedly made an improved bid of £30million plus add-ons for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to Sky Sports.

The Red Devils are not giving up the chase for the Spanish midfield maestro despite the fact that the Barcelona vice-president says that Fabregas is non-transferable.

Boca Juniors Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Founded 108 years ago, Boca Juniors, the club based in La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be wearing their famous blue and yellow shirts beginning with the 2013-14 season that kicks off in August.

Designed by Nike, the new home shirt from Boca Juniors features a more traditional design than in previous years — with a yellow rounded collar and yellow hems on the bottom of the sleeves.

Review of Fantasy English Premiership, A Fantasy Football Game With A Difference

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We recently reviewed EPL Fantasy Commissioner, a new online game that allows you to set up your fantasy football league just like they do in the NFL and other traditional American sports. But if you're looking for a more traditional fantasy football game, FanXT also offers Fantasy English Premiership, a Premier League football manager game.

Liverpool Goalkeeper Pepe Reina Set for Loan Move to Napoli: Nightly Soccer Report

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It's looking likely that Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is going to team up again with Rafa Benitez. The Spanish goalkeeper is set for a loan deal to join Napoli for the season, which will open up the number one starting position at Anfield to new signing Simon Mignolet.

Here are tonight's world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

  • Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina set for loan move to Napoli — BBC Sport
  • José Mourinho insisted John Terry is not certain of selection and must prove he is 'untouchable' — Guardian
  • Flamengo sign Andre Santos from Arsenal — Sky Sports
  • Michael Laudrup denies Barcelona link — BBC Sport
  • Fox Sports 1 faces the unenviable pressure of high expectations — Awful Announcing
  • Carl Jenkinson wants to be Arsenal's first choice right-back — Telegraph
  • Sunderland target Valencia full-back as move for Argentine fails — Shields Gazette
  • Which football clubs are the most family friendly?

Villarreal Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season: [PHOTOS] & [VIDEO]

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After a season in the second division of Spanish football, Villarreal are returning to the Primera Division in Spain for 2013/14. To mark their new season in La Liga, Mexican international Giovani Dos Santos and his teammates have modeled their new home and away kits for next season.

Villarreal's home and away kits for next season are designed by Chinese shirt supplier Xtep.

Veteran Striker Kevin Phillips Signs One-Year Contract at Crystal Palace

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Veteran Premier League striker Kevin Phillips has signed a one-year contract at Crystal Palace to keep the footballer at Selhurst Park through until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Phillips, who turns 40 this week, scoredseven goals in sixteen appearances last season including his goal at Wembley Stadium that sealed promotion on the final day of last season to lift Palace into the Premier League.

Top 10 Episodes of Special1 TV [VIDEO]

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The return of Special 1 TV is amongst the best news soccer fans have received this summer. Betfair now has five episodes on their YouTube channel chronicling The Special One's return to the Premier League, and rumors are flying around that the Internet-based company may pick up the series on a long-term basis.

Bert Trautmann: Farewell Manchester City Legend

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When goalkeeper Bert Trautmann signed for Manchester City in 1949, 20,000 people demonstrated against the signing of a former German paratrooper. When Trautmann would retire in 1964 after 545 appearances for the Blues, his name was sung along with Bill Meredith, Erik Brook, Roy Paul, Roy Clarke and Bobby Johnstone as one of the greatest legends in club history prior to the glorious Mercer/Allison era.

FFS: Shearer’s Fly Encounter and Moyes’ Room Service [VIDEO]

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In this week's episode of FFS (Friday Football Special), the blokes take a look at Alan Shearer from a fly's-eye perspective during his continued summer adventures, plus David Moyes still knows his place despite taking over from Sir Alex at Old Trafford.

Plus you can always subscribe on iTunes by clicking on this link.

No Longer a Secret: Gedion Zelalem Shines for Arsenal

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A star is emerging for the Gunners in the Far East. Forget Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney. The sparking debut of a 16-year old midfielder with American ties is the most exciting development of the summer for Arsenal supporters.

Gedion Zelalem was born in Germany to an Ethopian father and was spotted by Arsenal scouts two years ago while playing for Olney Rangers Soccer club in Maryland.

Paris Saint-Germain Sign Marquinhos On 5-Year-Deal

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Paris Saint-Germain have scored another sensational signing by landingMarquinhos on a five-year deal.

The 19-year-old centre back has been signed from Roma. The promising Brazilian defender has played at the u-17 and u-23 levels, and is a product of Corinthians academy, which continues to produce so many young talents.

International Champions Cup Preview: Inter Milan

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Inter Milan, a Serie A powerhouse that has fallen on hard times recently, is a team with everything to prove and will be coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.

Here's a preview:

Schedule

August 1, 2013: Chelsea vs Inter, Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium) 8:00pm ET

August 4, 2013:Loser ofChelsea vs Inter will play loser of AC Milan vs Valencia or winner of Chelsea vs Inter will play winner of AC Milan vs Valencia , New York (MetLife Stadium) 4:00pm ET or 6:30pm ET

August 6, 2013: Opponent to be determined, Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET or 9pm ET

August 7, 2013:Opponent to be determined, Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET or 9pm ET

What to Expect

Inter Milan may not be at their mightiest at the moment, but with new manager Walter Mazzarri at the helm, Inter hope to correct last season's 9th place finish.

Stevan Jovetic Signs for Manchester City: Official [PHOTOS]

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Manchester City have today officially announced the signing of Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic. The Montenegro national team player can play as a striker or as an attacking midfielder, and is certainly a player that has a huge amount of potential to score plenty of goals in the Premier League this coming season.

Interview With Lewis Holtby On Tottenham’s First-Ever Google Hangout [VIDEO]

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby is the interviewee on Tottenham's first-ever Google Hangout that was released today.

The gifted 22-year-old creative midfielder, who signed from Schalke in January, is a very promising footballer who could on the verge of a breakout season this year.

Tampa Bay Rowdies Legend Mike Connell to be Honored with Jersey Retirement

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies, whose tradition and history will be the subject of a forthcoming World Soccer Talk video documentary, announced this week they would retire the kit number of legendary defender Mike Connell who played ten seasons with the club in the original North American Soccer League (NASL).

Tito Vilanova to Step Down As Barcelona Manager Due to Ill Health, Says Report

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Barcelona are expected to announce that manager Tito Vilanova will step down in charge of the team due to ill health.

A press conference has been announced by the club for later today. It's expected that the club will reveal that Vilanova has had a relapse from hisparotid gland cancer condition.

Christian Benteke Agrees Aston Villa Contract Extension Through 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a major blow in the transfer window with the news that Aston Villa have signed an extension to Christian Benteke's contract to keep him at Villa Park through 2017.

Despite initially handing in a transfer request at Aston Villa, Christian Benteke returned to preseason training yesterday and has now put pen to paper on a lucrative new contract.

Luis Suarez Worth £55million, Just Like Cavani, Insists Brendan Rodgers: Daily Soccer Report

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Brendan Rodgers is playing hardball with Luis Suarez. He's teasing prospective buyers by saying that if Cavani was sold for £55million, Suarez should get a similar transfer bid.

It seems that Rodgers is gung-ho for either selling Suarez for a ransom, or forcing him to stay at Liverpool if other clubs can't afford to buy him.

Newcastle Step Up Interest In Strikers Bafetimbi Gomis & Andre-Pierre Gignac: Nightly Soccer Report

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Lyon's owner has confirmed that Newcastle United and Aston Villa are in talks with the club to try to sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis, while Newcastle are also reportedly interested in signing Marseille strikerAndre-Pierre Gignac.

Bafetimbi Gomis was a target for Newcastle many years ago when Kevin Keegan was manager at the club.

Watch All 31 Of Swansea’s New Striker Wilfried Bony’s Goals From Last Season [VIDEO]

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Last season, one of the biggest surprises in the Premier League was Michu, the incredibly gifted attacking midfielder who set the Premier League on fire with a flurry of goals for Swansea City. And all for just a £2million signing from Spain.

For the upcoming season, there's going to be a lot more expectation about Swansea's record-breaking transfer signing Wilfried Bony, who was signed from Vitesse Arnhem for £12.

Manchester City Signs Alvaro Negredo; Will Wear Number 9 Shirt: Official [PHOTOS]

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Manchester City officially announced today that Alvaro Negredo has signed for the club. The 27-year-old Spanish striker, who was signed from Sevilla for a reported £21.5million, will wear the number nine shirt at City. The last City player to wear that shirt number was Emmanuel Adebayor.

Last season, Negredo scored 25 goals for Sevilla,trailing only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao Garcia in the goal charts.

Barcelona Rule Out Cesc Fabregas Transfer, While Man United Still Remain Hopeful

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Barcelona's club vice-president has ruled out Cesc Fabregas leaving the Spanish club this summer.

"Barca can ensure they will not entertain any offers for Cesc," said Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, as quoted inThe Guardian newspaper. "He is completely non-transferable.

Stoke City Offers Its Supporters Free Travel to All Away Matches

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Stoke City are offering its supporters free travel to all away Premier League matches for the 2013-14 season.

The Potters believe they're the first club to offer the service in all four divisions of English football. The free bus service to away matches follows through on "the increase in their income delivered by the new TV deals, in a bid to try and ease the financial burden on fans who follow City on their travels.

RIP Bert Trautmann: Legendary Manchester City Goalkeeper Dies, Aged 89

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Legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann died today, at the age of 89.

Trautmann entered football folklore when he played for Manchester City in the 1956 FA Cup Final against Birmingham at Wembley. With 17 minutes of the match remaining, Trautmann suffered a serious injury, where his neck was noticeably damaged.

Papiss Don’t Preach: Why Cisse’s Protest Against Wonga Is Unwinnable

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It's no surprise that a clash of corporate and ethical interests has finally produced a stand-off. The outcome however has a predictable feel.

When you're as big as the Premier League, you can't expect to maneuver delicately through every glitzy cocktail party without spilling the odd drink on some fairly expensive outfit.

Manchester City’s South Africa Tour Exposes Why Club Upgraded Its Attack This Week

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You can't read too much into preseason matches especially this early in training. But Manchester City's two loses in South Africa this week were more alarming for the lack of cutting edge in attack and industry from attacking players than the results themselves.

Edin Dzeko, the club's leading scorer last season, looked well off the pace as the Blues were shown up by Alex Nimely, a 22 year-old Manchester City Academy product whose last Premier League appearance for the club was in the 2009-2010 season.

Complete List Of TV Providers Offering Access to NBC Sports Live Extra

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One of the most exciting aspects of NBC's coverage of the 2013-14 Premier League season is that, for the first time ever, all 380 matches will be available online for free with authenticated access.

That means no $14.95 or $19.95 monthly subscriptions to only see a selection of the matches played — whether it was FOX Soccer 2Go, FOXSoccer.

Manchester City Agree Deal With Fiorentina For Striker Stevan Jovetic

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Manchester City have agreed a deal with Fiorentina to sign strikerStevanJovetic in a deal that's reportedly worth £23million. Jovetic will be a City footballer after he passes his medical and agrees personal terms.

"[Fiorentina has] reached an agreement with Manchester City Football Club for the permanent transfer of the player Stevan Jovetic," read an official club statement from Fiorentina, the Serie A club.

Final Episode of ‘FOX Soccer News’ Will Air On US TV On August 17

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'FOX Soccer News,' the nightly news and analysis show, will no longer be available on United States television once FOX Soccer Daily launches on FOX Sports 1 on August 19.

"'FOX Soccer News' will no longer be shown on FOX Soccer after August 17," said a spokesperson for FOX Sports. "'FOX Soccer Daily' will be the primary destination for our soccer coverage going forward.

Chelsea Make Bid For Real Madrid Striker Gonzalo Higuain, Says Report

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Chelsea have made a bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to a report in the Spanish media.

The bid, which is reportedly around £34million, comes on the heels of Chelsea offering a bid of £20million for Wayne Rooneyon Tuesday.

Higuain has told his closest advisors that "Mourinho wants me there," as reported by AS newspaper.

Luis Suarez’s Liverpool Stats From the 2012-13 Premier League Season [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The "Will he or won't he" saga regarding Liverpool striker Luis Suarez continues day by day this summer. The latest is that Suarez will stay at Liverpool unless "anything drastic happens." Of course, all it would take is a decent offer from Real Madrid, Arsenal or another major club, and Suarez could be leaving Anfield.

NBC’s Coverage of the Premier League: By The Numbers

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Thirty days from now, NBC Sports will begin broadcasting the Premier League on US television and Internet.

NBC Sports Group broke down the numbers to illustrate the depth of coverage they'll be bringing to soccer fans in the United States:

1610+Total hours of Premier League programming annually

600 Hours of original and weekly studio programming

380 Live TV games across NBC, NBC Sports Network,Premier League Extra Time, and additional NBCUniversal networks – more televised Premier League games than ever before

380 Live Premier League gamesstreamed onNBC Sports Live Extra– across desktop, tablet and mobile via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

Premier League Blasts Sepp Blatter Proposal to Have 2022 World Cup in Qatar Played in Winter: Daily Soccer Report

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The Premier League have blasted Sepp Blatter's proposal to move to 2022 World Cup from the summer to the winter, calling it "neither workable nor desirable."

FIFA announced today that they plan on discussing whether to move the 2022 World Cup during their October FIFA Executive Committee meetings.

Manchester United Are Making a Massive £60million Bid for Gareth Bale, Says Report

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Manchester United are preparing a £60million bid for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, according to a report inThe Daily Mirrornewspaper today.

The newspaper cites no sources, but the reporter understands that one of the reasons why Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward made an unexpected return to England to work on transfer business was to finalize a deal with Tottenham for Bale.

Manuel Pellegrini Wants Manchester City to Play Like Barcelona, Says Jack Rodwell

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Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell has revealed that new City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants his side to play like Barcelona.

Rodwell, in an interview with The Sunnewspaper, said:

"Pellegrini likes us to press high up and press in numbers, to get the ball back as soon as possible and then play simple football.

Arsenal Join Chelsea in Battle for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney: Nightly Soccer Report

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his club doesn't have any issues with Wayne Rooney's reported £250,000 per week wages, and has hinted that he may be willing to enact some revenge on Manchester United for stealing away his prized striker (Robin van Persie) by doing the same thing to United by stealing away Rooney.

Chelsea to Play AS Roma in Washington DC On August 10

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Chelsea have added another match to their 2013 US summer tour. Jose Mourinho's side will face AS Roma on August 10 at RFK Stadium near Washington DC as their final match of the pre-season before they face Hull City on Sunday, August 18. Kick-off time for Chelsea-Roma is scheduled for 6pm ET.

Tickets will go on sale to US Chelsea supporters' clubs on Thursday, July 18.

Arsenal and Man City Fans: ESPN to Televise Emirates Cup & Audi Cup On US TV

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For soccer fans who can't wait until the European seasons start in a few weeks, ESPN has acquired different rights packages to three upcoming pre-season tournaments — the Emirates Cup, Audi Cup and International Champions Cup, which will feature teams such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Real Madrid and many other clubs.

Guardiola’s Gamble On Thiago Alcantara: Is It Time For Bayern Munich Fans to Worry?

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The transfer of Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich has done nothing but pain me.

What happened to the club that used to take care of its own youth and nurture them to become the Bastian Schweinsteigers and Philip Lahms of today? What about Bayern's great youth academy? Is the transfer of Thiago Alcantara really necessary when the Bayern roster is already bursting at the seams with world class midfielders?

Manchester City Agree Deal With Sevilla For Alvaro Negredo

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Manchester City have agreed a deal with Sevilla to sign Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo, pending a medical.

The Spanish club have confirmed that the deal has been finalized, and will be hosting a farewell send-off at Sevilla's Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium at 1:30pm ET today to bid goodbye to Negredo.

Mark Hughes Wants to Bring “Good Football” to Stoke City

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In the 1990′s, Mark Hughes, who in May replaced Tony Pulis as Stoke City manager, wore his hair long, played for several European powerhouses, and routinely scored incredible volleys. He was a sexy center forward, the kind of player who these days appears on billboards and negotiates image rights.

Jose Mourinho Delivers Ultimatum to Manchester United Over Wayne Rooney Bid; It’s Rooney Or Bust

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has delivered an ultimatum to Manchester United over his club's bid for striker Wayne Rooney.

In a press conference in Asia today, Mourinho confirmed that the Blues made a bid for Rooney, but he said that Chelsea will not make an improved bid for Rooney. The Special One admitted the English footballer is the only transfer target that Chelsea are currently chasing.

Papiss Cisse Pulls Out of Newcastle Tour After Sponsor Row: Daily Soccer Report

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Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has pulled out of the club's pre-season tour to Portugal after refusing to wear the club shirt featuring shirt sponsor Wonga. Cisse objects to wearing the shirt promoting the payday lender due to religious reasons.

As a Muslim, the shirt infringes Sharia Law, which forbids Muslims from benefiting from lending money.

FOX Sports 1 to Debut ‘FOX Soccer Daily’ on August 19; New Soccer Show

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FOX will debut a brand-new daily soccer show on FOX Sports 1 beginning August 19 entitled FOX Soccer Daily.

In the promo for the new show, FOX claims that "The world authority in soccer is coming to FOX Sports 1, introducing 'FOX Soccer Daily,' the power of FOX Soccer in a daily show.

More Details Regarding ESPN’s New Daily Soccer Show ‘ESPN FC’

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More details have been announced regarding the launch of ESPN's daily new soccer show entitled 'ESPN FC,' which will launch on August 11.

The 30-minute 'ESPN FC' show will air weeknights at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2.

'ESPN FC' will be shown on ESPN2 weeknights beginning at 5:30pm ET and Sunday nights beginning at midnight.

Barcelona Need Cash From Cesc Fábregas Sale to Manchester United: Nightly Soccer Report

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There's an interesting development in the Cesc Fabregas to Manchester United transfer saga tonight asThe Guardianis reporting that Barcelona need the cash from the sale of Fabregas to help the club's coffers after all of the money they've spent in the past two seasons on Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Fabregas and a new contract for Messi.

Real Madrid Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Leaked [PHOTO]

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A photograph of Real Madrid's new away shirt for the 2013-14 season has been leaked on the Internet.

Designed by adidas, Real Madrid's away shirt for the 2013/14 season will be blue with white trim. The design looks quite similar to recent Chelsea home shirts. The Real Madrid away kit is completed with blue shorts and socks.

Manchester United Dismiss Chelsea’s £10million Plus Player Bid For Wayne Rooney

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Manchester United have rejected Chelsea's initial bid of £10million for Wayne Rooney plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz, according to BBC Sport.

The Old Trafford club remain insistent that Rooney is not for sale.

Wayne Rooney returned to Manchester United's training ground today to begin treatment on the hamstring injury he suffered in Asia while training with Manchester United.

Napoli Attempt to Sign Gonzalo Higuain and Leandro Damiao, Says Club President

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After selling Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain for £54million, Napoli are negotiating to sign Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain as well as Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, according to Napoli's club president Aurelio De Laurentiiswho was quoted in La Repubblica Sport.

New Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has been given a reported transfer budget of£108m to spend in this transfer window.

USA vs Costa Rica, Gold Cup Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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The US men's national team played their third and final game of the first round of the 2013 Gold Cup Tuesday night against Costa Rica to determine which of the two teams playing would finish first in their group.

Watch all of the action from the Gold Cup match between the United States and Costa Rica:


Video: USA v Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup Highlights 07/16/13

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Chelsea Confirm Bid For Wayne Rooney, But No Players Offered In £20million Deal

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Chelsea Football Club confirmed today that they put in a written offer for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney yesterday, but the bid did not offer a player as part of the deal.

It was reported earlier today that Chelsea put in a £10million bid for Wayne Rooney plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz.

Sevilla Confirm Alvaro Negredo Is Set to Join Manchester City

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Sevilla PresidentJosé María del Nido has confirmed that Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo is set to leave the club and join Manchester City.

"We are about to close the sale of [Alvaro Negredo] and, if everything goes [well] and everything is signed, [he will] soon [say] goodbye [to] the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Are AS Monaco FC A Cash Cow Or A Big Bust?

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Going into the 2013-14 Ligue 1 season, all the talk is centered around AS Monaco FC. With Monaco's tax advantages causing quite the controversy, the prospective Ligue 1 powerhouse makes a strong case for players to transfer to The Principality. Dmitry Rybolovlev and his millions bring in the kind of purchasing power that Ligue 1 has only seen once, and that is with the current Paris St.

Trailer for Istanbul United, A Documentary About Turkish Football Ultras [VIDEO]

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Judging by the four-minute trailer, the forthcoming documentary entitled "Istanbul United" looks to be an explosive, informative, emotional and wild ride into the world of Turkish football Ultras and the political protests in Turkey.

The trailer gives a wonderful preview to a documentary that will hopefully see the light of day.

Jose Mourinho Advised Frank Lampard Not to Play In MLS

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Jose Mourinho admitted today that he advised Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard not to play in Major League Soccer, and to instead stay at Chelsea.

In the interview with Sky Sports News, Mourinho discussed how he had a conversation with Lampard before the 2012-13 Premier League season ended:

"I was telling him that the way I know you, don't go to American soccer because you are not a player to go to American soccer.

FOX Still Negotiating Deals With DirecTV, DISH & TWC For FOX Sports 1

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There are only 32 days until the launch of FOX Sports 1, the new nationwide sports network that will battle for TV ratings and advertising dollars against ESPN. In the past several weeks, the number of TV spots FOX has been running to promote the network has been increasing at a feverish rate. However, FOX Sports is still trying to find its way on to the major TV providers in the United States.

Paris Saint-Germain Sign Edinson Cavani In £54million 5-Year Deal

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Paris Saint-Germain have signed Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year deal at the Ligue Un club. The reported transfer fee is a whopping £54million.

Cavani had been a transfer target for both Manchester City and Chelsea, but the French club were the victors in the race to sign the former Napoli striker.

Wayne Rooney is “Angry and Confused” At The Way Manchester United Are Treating Him

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Wayne Rooney is "angry and confused" by the way he's been treated by Manchester United, according to a source close to the footballer.

The report on Sky Sports News added that Rooney is open to a move to London, which will certainly interest fans of Chelsea Football Club and Arsenal.

Rooney is particularly confused by the conflicting messages he's reading in the media.

BT Crashes Sky’s Premier League Party, But Old Habits May Die Hard

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With the Premier League title sewn up last season before there was snow on the ground and doomed QPR sucking all relegation fodder towards them like an expensive black hole for most of the season, there was a conspicuous dearth of competition at the top and bottom to get the pulse racing in last season's league.

Real Madrid Tops The World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams, Says Forbes: Nightly Soccer Report

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Real Madrid has surpassed Manchester United as the world's most valuable sports team. Los Blancos, who are worth $3.3 billion according to Forbes, have the highest revenues of any team in sports ($650 million during the 2011-12 season), while Madrid's operating income of $134 million is second only to NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Is This Bayern Munich’s Third Shirt for the 2013-14 Season? [PHOTOS]

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Is this Bayern Munich's third shirt for the 2013-14 season that they'll be wearing in the UEFA Champions League?

After Bayern Munich's beautiful black kit that they wore last season in the Champions League, this new third shirt design – if it's the real deal — looks ugly, combining black stripes with sky blue and blue jean-colored alternating stripes.

Sunderland SIgn Italy Midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini From Juventus

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Sunderland have signed Italian midfielderEmanuele Giaccherini from Juventus on a four-year contract.

The 28-year-old footballer can play as an attacking midfielder or winger. At Juventus, he helped the club win the Italian Serie A title twice, first in 2011-12 and again last season.

Giaccherini has played 14 times for Italy, and featured twice at Euro 2012 where Italy finished runners-up in the tournament.

Cesc Fabregas Rejects Man United; Wants to Stay at Barcelona, Says Vilanova: Daily Soccer Report

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The ball is firmly in Cesc Fabregas's court regarding where his future lies. Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova says that Fabregas wants to stay at Barcelona.The Guardiannewspaper reports that Fabregas would consider a move to Manchester United, while Sky Sports is claiming that there's a four-way fight to sign Fabregas with United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City interested in the Spanish midfielder.

Norwich City Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Norwich City have revealed their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season, modeled by star signing Ricky vanWolfswinkel (aka The Wolf).

Designed by Errea, the new Norwich City away shirt is white with black sleeves and a black collar. The sleeve also features a white hem.

The shorts on the new Norwich away kit are black with white trim, while the socks are white with black trim.

An American Apology: Sorry for Ruining the Premier League

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As we all know another Premier League team has been bought by another money hungry (Pakistani) American. So naturally there is a ton of outrage. How couldn't there be?

Fulham, a club that has been English owned for so long before being acquired by Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, has fallen into the grasp of American ownership.

As More Betting Companies Invest in the EPL, Is It Time For an Ethical Code?

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Anyone who wants to make a conveniently sweeping judgment about the relative growth of any given industry in the domestic and, increasingly, global market need not look very much further than the names and logos ironed across the front of Premier League replica shirts. Soccer, it seems, is the new sex.

David Moyes Is Setting Himself Up For A Fall By Pursuing Cesc Fabregas

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David Moyes is certainly intent on showing us who the boss is at Manchester United. In his most authoritative move so far, the former Everton boss has made it abundantly clear that Wayne Rooney is going nowhere under his watch. That was not long after cleaning house of the previous regime and bringing in his own trusted back-room staff.

Join 2013-14 Fantasy Premier League, World Soccer Talk Private League Edition

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Registration is now open for the 2013-14 Fantasy Premier League season. The game is free to play. And, if you like, you can join the World Soccer Talk private league.

Last season, we had 4,259 of you that played in the private league version for our site. And quite often, especially earlier in the season, we were ranked in the top 3 best performing private leagues worldwide.

Jonjo Shelvey May Thrive At Swansea Under Michael Laudrup and Less Expectations

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When Brendan Rodgers arrived at Anfield last summer, his admiration for England under-21 international Jonjo Shelvey was no secret. It was clear that Rodgers saw Shelvey as a long term successor to Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard in some form, with regular public backing for the youngster in Liverpool's TV documentary Being: Liverpool.

Memories of Seeing a Match At Maine Road, Manchester City’s Old Ground

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A typical Saturday at Manchester City's former ground Maine Road — dismal, bleak, depressing; much like the football displayed by the side who called it their stomping ground. The home of Manchester City from 1923 to 2003 was always a place where you could expect an easy day out if you were the away side.

Gareth Bale Featured On UK Cover Of FIFA 14 [PHOTOS] & [VIDEO]

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EA Sports have unveiled the UK cover of FIFA 14, which will feature Gareth Bale alongside Lionel Messi.

Bale, who's already the poster boy of the Premier League after being featured on a giant billboard in New York Times Square, is featured on the new FIFA 14 game that will be released this September.

Steven Gerrard Signs 2-Year Extension to His Liverpool Contract

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has signed a new two-year extension to his contract at the Anfield club.

The 33-year-old midfielder will likely see out his playing career at Liverpool. The club's managing director Ian Ayre said, regarding the contract extension:

"It's fantastic for everyone the club, Steven and the fans.

Manchester United Make £25m Bid For Cesc Fabregas: Daily Soccer Report

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Manchester United have made a £25million bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to theManchester Evening News.

However, there are a few stumbling blocks in the way for United if they hope to sign the former Arsenal maestro. First, Barcelona's official response to the transfer speculation is"The player is not transferable.

GolTV Adds Eredivisie to Its Lineup: Will Begin Broadcasting On Aug. 2

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GolTV will begin televising the 2013-14 season of Eredivisie, the Dutch national soccer league, on August 2.

The Miami-based soccer network will share the US media rights to the Dutch top flight league with ESPN. As of press time, ESPN — the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader of Sports — begins its coverage of Eredivisie on August 11, while GolTV is set to kick off their coverage on August 2 with the season opener between Ajax against Roda JC Kerkrade.

Bayern Munich Agree £21.6m Deal for Barcelona’s Thiago Alcântara: Nightly Soccer Report

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Pep Guardiola has signed one of his young stars from Barcelona in a £21.6million four-year deal that'll see Thiago Alcantara move to Bayern Munich instead of Manchester United.

Thiago, 22, was one of the stars of the Spain u-21 side this summer. The highly rated midfielder will join up with Guardiola later this week.

AZ Alkmaar Home, Away and Third Shirts for the 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Italian shirt supplier Macron have designed another beautiful series of kits for next summer. This time, it's the home, away and third shirts for AZ Alkmaar, Jozy Altidore's former team in the Eredivisie league from the Netherlands.

AZ Alkmaar's new home shirt for next season is a red shirt with white sleeves.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Appointment Is Not All Romance at Real Madrid

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Having suffered from a plague of controversy and acrimony under the rule of The Special One, Real Madrid decided to turn over a new leaf, or at least a slightly different one. In Carlo Ancelotti, the kings of Spain have acquired the services of a man with a wealth of experience and an array of silverware to boot fourteen trophies to be exact, including two UEFA Champions League titles during his highly successful tenure at AC Milan.

International Champions Cup Preview: Real Madrid

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Real Madrid are the richest football club on earth and the most successful club in Spain. Their name represents the absolute highest caliber of football, and they will be coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.

Here's a preview of the incomparable Real Madrid:

Schedule

July 31, 2013: Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy, Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium) 9:30 ET

August 3, 2013:Loser ofReal Madrid vs LA Galaxy will play loser ofJuventus vs Everton F.

Can Paolo Di Canio Make Sunderland Dark Horses for Europa League Qualification?

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There is little doubt that since Paolo Di Canio took over the helm at Sunderland in March, an optimistic windhas blown in over the Wearside club; and not the usual cautious optimism so often used to describe most managerial changes either.The fiery andcharismatic Italian seems to have affected a shift in the attitude and outlook of everybody associated with the club, not least with the fans and certainly with the media who have fervently pursued any anecdote, controversyorscrap of news about The Black Cats and their bosswith the same zeal usually reserved for their neighbors down the road, fierce rivals Newcastle United.

Are Liverpool Missing Their Best Chance to Sell Luis Suárez?

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Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has made it known once again this week that he is eager and willing to leave Anfield.

On Monday,Suárez' agent, Pere Guardiola, reportedly visited Merseyside and told Brendan Rodgers and managing director Ian Ayre that Suárez wants the opportunity to participate in the Champions League, the implication being that is not something that will not occur if he remains at Liverpool.

AS Roma’s Home Shirt for Next Season Will Be Produced By Themselves

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AS Roma's home shirt for the 2013-14 season will be produced by themselves, will not include any logos for a shirt supplier, will feature the club's own charity foundation as their shirt sponsor, will feature a new club logo, and will feature individual serial numbers on each shirt to add to the authenticity.

Norwich City Sign Leroy Fer From FC Twente For £7million: Nightly Soccer Report

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Norwich City have signed Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer for a 4-year transfer deal believed to be around £7million. The talented international is Norwich's sixth signing of the summer alongsideRicky van Wolfswinkel, Javier Garrido, Nathan Redmond, Martin Olsson and Carlo Nash.

In the January transfer window, Everton were very close to sealing a deal to sign Fer.

USA vs Cuba, Gold Cup: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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The US men's national team played their second match of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup today against Cuba in front of large and passionate crowd in Sandy, near Salt Lake City, Utah.

After beating Belize 6-1 on Tuesday, the USA team needed a win today (as well as the score going their way in the Costa Rica-Belize game) to qualify for the quarter-finals, thereby making Thursday's game against Costa Rica a dead rubber.

Lazio Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Serie A club Lazio have launched their new home, away and third kits that would make supporters of many Premier League clubs drool.

For as long as I can remember, Lazio seems to have always had very stylish and iconic jerseys. Their sky blue shirts are permanently etched in my brain, so I was particularly interested to see what the crop of 2013-14 shirts looked like for Lazio.

Wayne Rooney Won’t Be Offered Extension to His Manchester United Deal: Daily Soccer Report

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While Manchester United manager David Moyes has been trumpeting how Wayne Rooney is a key part of his plans at United and saying that the player will not be sold, new United chief executive Ed Woodward is singing from a different hymn sheet.

"No contract renewals are being discussed.

Coventry City Blues: The Sad Decline Of A Once Great English Club

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Competition for the prize for last season's biggest crisis club was one of the most hotly contested and morbidly gripping tussles up and down the divisions. Portsmouth provided the latest, and hopefully final, volume in their beginners guide to self-destruction whilst Aldershot Town tore up two decades worth of progress following liquidation to leave themselves with a sinking feeling of deja vu.

West Ham United Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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West Ham United this week unveiled their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season.

The new West Ham away shirt is the same one that was leaked in May. With the official launch, we can now see the detail of the shirt more closely. The white shirt with claret trim is accentuated by thin sky blue pinstripes.

Will American Owners Eventually Rip The Soul Out Of English Football?

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While I find David Conn's alarmist piece in today's Guardian excessively xenophobic and reactionary, the continued buying of English football clubs by American owners does pose larger questions long term.

Having bought teams that had this most previous season just avoided relegation, Randy Lerner (Aston Villa) and Ellis Short (Sunderland) have seen their sides continue to fight relegation despite large financial outlays on players.

Planning to Watch EPL on NBC on Opening Day? Here’s What You’ll Be Missing On FOX Sports 1

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There's only 35 days until the 2013-14 Premier League season kicks off on August 17 with Liverpool against Stoke and Swansea versus Manchester United just two of the many games on opening day.

For TV viewers in the United States, the August 17 date means that all Premier League coverage will switch from FOX Soccer to NBC Sports.

Brilliant Super Mario Bros-Inspired Vid Celebrates Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd Career [VIDEO]

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YouTube user Anton Alfy has created a brilliant new video to celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson's career as Manchester United by creating "Super Fergie," a video inspired by the Super Mario Bros game.

Here's a remarkable walk-through the 38 trophies that Sir Alex Ferguson won at Manchester United:

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Fulham Sale Adds to the Alarming US Takeover of English Football: Daily Soccer Report

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The Guardian's resident anti-capitalistcurmudgeon David Conn writes today that "no one seems to question why an increasing number of rich American businessmen are buying up England's leading clubs." It's a fair question considering 30% of the Premier League teams are owned by Americans.

Arsène Wenger Starts Arsenal Contract Talks and Rejects PSG Link: Nightly Soccer Report

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Arsene Wenger has begun new contract talks and plans on being at Arsenal beyond next summer when his contract is set to expire. Wenger also played down links that he was being considered for the Paris Saint-Germain job.

"The link is because I'm French and I know the owners," he said.

West Bromwich Albion Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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West Bromwich Albion have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season.

Using adidas's template, West Brom's new home shirt fits right in with the design even down to the thick bands on the sleeve, which don't look out of place at all (as opposed to Swansea's home shirt, where the thick bands look like captain's armbands).

Man United, Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea Preseason Friendlies to be Televised On US TV

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Preseason friendlies featuring Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea will be televised on US television in July.

Five of Manchester United's preseason matches in Asia and Australia will be televised live on FOX Soccer and FOX Deportes, as well as live onFOX Soccer 2Go.

Jacksonville Jaguar Owner Shahid Khan Agrees Deal to Buy Fulham, Says Report

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Fulham Football Club have been sold to Pakistan-born American billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars.

According to The Daily Telegraphnewspaper, the deal is expected to be announced tomorrow. The paper reports that Khan is set to pay Mohamed Al Fayed between £150-£200million.

FFS: Arsene of Africa and Alan Shearer’s Summer Adventures

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In this week's episode of Friday Football Special (FFS), they continue to look at Alan Shearer's Extraordinary Summer Adventures, as well as Arsene Wenger's own foray into the African wilderness. Plus FFS takes a literal look at Alan Hansen's language.

Plus you can always subscribe on iTunes by clicking on this link.

A Crossroads In East German Football: Some Clubs Are Adapting to the Future, While Others Are Mired In the Past

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In November of 2014, Germans will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For decades, the Wall conjured up a number of negative feelings. While some said the Wall was built to keep East Germans from fleeing to West German, it can also be argued that the Wall was built to keep West German ideas from making their way to the East.

International Champions Cup Preview: Juventus

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Juventus, reigning Serie A champions, are one of the biggest names in world football and will be coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.

Here's a preview of Italy's reigning champs:

Schedule

July 31, 2013:Juventus vs Everton F.

Wayne Rooney Injured On Asia Tour, Faces Race To Be Fit For New Season: Nightly Soccer Report

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Manchester United striker/midfielder Wayne Rooney injured his hamstring in training today, and is flying back from the Red Devils Asia Tour. According to reports, he's a doubt for the first game of the Premier League season on August 17.

"Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation," read a statement by the club.

Tottenham Hotspur Home and Away Kits for 2013-14 Season: Official [VIDEOS]

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Tottenham Hotspur and Under Armour unveiled the new home and away kits earlier this week.

This year's home kit features a white shirt with blue and white taping around the neck, blue shorts and blue socks, which pay tribute to the kits worn during the Club's successful 1960s period. The Cadet Blue in the home kit is the deepest, darkest blue that Spurs have worn.

Henry Jones, A Swansea City Star In The Making

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At age eight, Henry Jones was scouted by his boyhood club Swansea City. Now 19, the Welsh midfielder is a star in the making at Swansea, and another youth product from South Wales who has the potential to go on to make a big name for himself.

Jones is a central midfielder who uses his wide range of passing ability well, in addition to being a danger from dead ball situations.

Christian Benteke Should Think Twice Before Walking Out On Aston Villa

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As Aston Villa were reeling this week following Christian Benteke's transfer request, manager Paul Lambert must have felt a victim of his own good work. Last summer, the Scotsman took over a team on an apparent unrelenting decline. As if being the new manager at one of England's biggest clubs wasn't enough of a challenge, he had to conduct a juggling act; lowering the wage-bill and blooding young players out of necessity, whilst simultaneously maintaining Villa's Premier League status.

No La Liga or Serie A In Canada: beIN SPORT’s Alienation of Canadian Viewers

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As a Real Madrid supporter, the 2012-13 season was disappointing for various reasons. The team relinquished its title to Barcelona, was knocked out for the third straight time in the Champions League semi-finals, and was torn apart by in-fighting within the dressing room. These events were tough for any Madridista, but the worst part for me was that other than the Champions League, I was unable to watch any part of my team's season on television.

Will New Dortmund Signing Mkhitaryan Shine as Götze’s Replacement?

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With the Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfer saga finally over, many of the recent discussions have been about what Liverpool have missed and Dortmund have gained. However the other side of the story needs to be explored —whether Dortmund could have signed a better replacement for Bayern Munich's Mario Götze than Mkhitaryan.

Clint Dempsey Transfer Listed By Tottenham, Says Report

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American midfielder Clint Dempsey has been transfer listed by Tottenham Hotspur, according to a reports coming out of England today.

The 30-year-old US international signed for Tottenham Hotspur last summer after leaving Fulham. During the 2012-13 season, Dempsey scored 7 goals in 28 league appearances.

Mark Schwarzer’s Move to Chelsea Ignites Race to Find New Australia Goalkeeper

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After signing with Chelsea this week on a free transfer, Mark Schwarzer said "I didn't take much convincing to come here," which is a very normal response for a player that's just signed for a new club. However, Schwarzer's move to Chelsea may hurt both Australia and himself in next summer's World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Why I’ll Miss Rafa Benitez as Chelsea Manager

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I wouldn't be surprised if this article got me kicked out of my Chelsea supporters' group. It's no secret that Rafa Benitez wasn't a fan favorite at Chelsea since taking the helm in late November of last year. Demeaning signs and jeers rang out at Stamford Bridge and across the Internet every time fans saw his face.

Why Liverpool Should Pursue a Suarez-Higuain Swap Deal

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Oftentimes the greatest opportunities arise when we are least expecting them. And usually it is taking that risk, going off the beaten path that ends up giving us the greatest of experiences. Herein lays a choice facing Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers: Keep Luis Suarez for another season, or push through a player-plus-cash deal with Real Madrid for Gonzalo Higuain.

International Champions Cup Preview: AC Milan

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AC Milan,the most successful club in world footballin terms of international trophies won(along with Boca Juniors), are coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.

Here's a preview of the Italian giants:

Schedule

July 27, 2013:Valencia vs AC Milan, (Valencia)

August 4, 2013:Loser of Valencia vs AC Milan will play loser of Chelsea vs Inter Milan, New Jersey (MetLife Stadium) or Winner of Valencia vs AC Milan will play winner of Chelsea vs Inter Milan, New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)

August 6, 2013: Opponent to be determined, Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET or 9pm ET

August 7, 2013:Opponent to be determined, Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET or 9pm ET

What to Expect

Massimilano Allegri's AC Milan, especially since January 2013, is one of the most exciting in world football.

What Jozy Altidore’s Transfer Means to American Soccer Fans and NBC Sports

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Jozy Altidore has capped off an amazing season for club and country by transferring to Sunderland. This will be Jozy's second go-around in the Premier League after his non-successful loan spell with Hull City during the 2009-10 season. Altidore, coming off a 23 goal season for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie, is going to a team that scored only 41 goals and finished one place away from relegation.

NBC to Televise Swansea-Man United On Free-to-Air NBC On August 17: Daily Soccer Report

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The opening game of the 2013-14 Premier League season on US television will feature Liverpool against Stoke City live on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, August 17.

Later that day, the match between Swansea City and Manchester United will be televised live on free-to-air NBC with the kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm ET.

It’s Time For Tottenham To Splash The Cash For a True Number 9

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In the wake of that monumental away goal at the San Siro two years ago in the Champions League Round of 16, it seemed that Tottenham Hotspur were on the verge of breaking into the big time. Outlasting bitter rivals Arsenal in the world's greatest club competition, the tide finally appeared to be turning in the battle for North London.

Portland to Host 2014 MLS All-Star Game

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Major League Soccer has announced that Portland's JELD-WEN Field will host the 2014 MLS All-Star Game.

The match will feature a MLS All-Star team against an opponent to be announced. This will be the first time that Portland has hosted the All-Star Game.

"The Portland Timbers and their passionate fans have certainly earned the honor of hosting the 2014 MLS All-Star Game," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said.

With the Millions Monaco Have Spent, How Will They Line Up?

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AS Monaco FC is the name on everyone's tongue, and for good reason. Bursting at the seams with cash thanks to the next Russian billionaire on the block, Dmitry Rybolovlev, they have spent it on a flood of top talent. Names like Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, and Eric Abidal are of a caliber fans would expect at the best clubs in the world.

Arsenal’s New Away Shirt Connects Me to 1979′s FA Cup Final Triumph Against Man Utd

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The unveiling of Arsenal's new away-kit brought to mind the away-kits of the 1970′s, specifically those worn in the 1979 FA Cup, a glorious 3-2 victory over Manchester United. The new away-kit features the same (or similar) bright yellow and royal blue. It's probably one of the most-famous finishes in FA Cup history.

Crystal Palace In Talks With Peter Odemwingie: Daily Soccer Report

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Peter Odemwingie may finally get his transfer move from West Bromwich to London.

Everybody's favorite Premier League transfer hero is in talks with Crystal Palace about a proposed move that would bring the West Bromwich striker to England's capital. Odemwingie, who reportedly has been banned from the West Brom dressing room, could move if Crystal Palace agree a transfer fee of £2.

Michael Laudrup Reveals He Rejected PSG to Remain at Swansea: Nightly Soccer Report

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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup admitted today that a couple of big clubs in Europe — reportedly Paris Saint-Germain, Fenerbahce and/or Monaco — were interested in signing him as a manager this summer, but that he passed on them in order to remain manager of the Swans.

Here's what he told the media today in Holland, where the club are conducting a pre-season tour:

"Yes there were clubs — a couple of big ones as well — wanted me but it never became anything more than that.

Alexi Lalas Critique of US Based Fans Ignores Local Game Outside MLS

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In March, Alexi Lalas loudly proclaimed that to be a true soccer fan in the United States, you must watch and support Major League Soccer. "Think globally act locally," Lalas proclaimed.

While the sentiment is nice, the promotion of Major League Soccer by many pundits in the United States tend to forget that the majority of professional teams in the United States are not in MLS, the nation's top flight league, but in lower divisions that receive little or no promotion from the likes of Lalas.

Arsenal Release Short Film to Promote 2013-14 Away Kit [VIDEO]

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Arsenal have released the complete one minute video to promote their new away shirt for the 2012-13 season.

The video, which is the follow-up to the teaser they released last week, stars Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey as well as a select few supporters.

In the words of Arsenal FC, "Our style.

Fulham On Verge Of Being Sold To American Investors, Says Report

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Fulham owner MohamedAl Fayed is on the verge of selling his Craven Cottage club to American investors, according to a report tonight in The Daily Mailnewspaper.

Al Fayed is reportedly not interested in investing any more money in the club. He bought Fulham in 1997 £6.25million, and has invested approximately £200million in the club since then.

Wilfried Bony Agrees £12million Deal to Sign For Swansea City [PHOTO]

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Wilfried Bony looks to have agreed a deal to sign with Swansea City, with a deal expected to be completely finalized tomorrow.

Bony, who was the Golden Boot winner in the Eredivisie after scoring 31 goals in the 2012-13 season, has been pictured in a photograph holding a Swansea City shirt and standing beside Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins (left) and Bony's agent (right).

Giant Billboard of Gareth Bale Takes Over New York Times Square [PHOTO]

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NBC Sports has unveiled a giant billboard featuring Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale in Times Square in New York City to promote the network's coverage of the English Premier League.

Bale, who's wearing the brand new Tottenham Hotspur home shirt, is featured in Times Square alongside another banner that reads "Premier League is coming to NBC Sports – August 17th.

With Benteke Leaving Aston Villa, It’s Time For Lambert to Make Up With Darren Bent

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With Aston Villa potentially possessing an array of solid options up-front for the forthcoming season in the shape of a possible big money replacement for last season's top-scorer Christian Benteke (if and when he leaves the club) and the emerging Andi Weimann, not to mentionlocal lad Gabby Agbonlahor and recent arrival of giant Dane Nicklas Helenius from AaB, it goes without saying that Darren Bent's mixed time at Villa Park will soon be coming to an end.

Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer On A Free Transfer For One Season

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Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on a one-year deal.

The Australian international has joined the Blues on a free transfer after recently leaving Fulham due to Maarten Stekelenburg becoming the starting goalkeeper at Craven Cottage.

The 40-year old goalkeeper is a good piece of business for Chelsea who need an reliable backup to first-team goalkeeper Petr Cech.

American Striker Jozy Altidore Joins Sunderland On 4-Year Deal

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The latest American to call the English Premier League his "home" happened this afternoon after Sunderland announced a four-year deal to sign US striker Jozy Altidore from AZ Alkmaar. The transfer fee is rumored to be £8.5million.

Altidore's first chance to play for Sunderland in the Premier League is the weekend of August 17-19 when the Black Cats play at home against Fulham.

Arsenal Away Shirt For 2013-14 Season Unveiled: Official [PHOTOS]

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Arsenal today officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season in a ceremony outside Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal's new away kit is designed by Nike (in the final year of their contract with the Gunners). The yellow shirt with blue trim is a fitting tribute to Arsenal and their final season of Nike kits.

Norwich Set to Sign FC Twente Midfielder Leroy Fer for £7m: Daily Soccer Report

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Norwich City are close to signing FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer for £7million. The 23-year-old Dutch international is a central midfielder who has been compared to Patrick Vieira.

Fer almost joined Everton in the January transfer window, but the signing fell apart when he failed a medical.

Wigan Sign Striker Grant Holt from Norwich On 3-Year Deal: Nightly Soccer Report

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Wigan Athletic have signed Norwich City striker Grant Holt on a three-year deal.

Just 12 months ago, Holt handed in a transfer request six days after being voted Norwich's Player of the Season. The request was rejected by Norwich, but the situation got worse after manager Paul Lambert walked out of Carrow Road in early June, and Lambert tried to take Holt with him to Aston Villa.

Seeking Writers For World Soccer Talk

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If your passion is soccer, you love to write and you're looking for an opportunity to get your articles in front of more than 500,000 unique visitors per month, World Soccer Talk would like to hear from you.

We're currently accepting submissions on any world soccer topics — whether it's the Premier League, the international game, Bundesliga or anything else world soccer-related.

Is This Tottenham’s Third Shirt for the 2013-14 Season? [PHOTO]

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After Tottenham unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season yesterday, they revealed that the Spurs third shirt would be launched later this summer. And now a new photo of what may be Tottenham's third shirt has been found on the Internet.

Could this be it?

Tottenham's blue and fluorescent green shirt certainly looks like it could be the real deal.

Christian Benteke Hands In Transfer Request to Force Move Out Of Aston Villa

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Tottenham Hotspur may have at last found their striker now that Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has handed in a transfer request and hasn't traveled with the rest of the Villa squad who are in Germany for pre-season.

Aston Villa have confirmed that the transfer request has been received.

CONCACAF Gold Cup Analysis: Group C

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Gold Cup's Group C will be the most watched group. It includes the host nation, the United States, as well as Costa Rica, Cuba and Belize.

There will be some familiar faces pitted against each other and could be considered the strongest group in the competition with Costa Rica and the United States, both potential World Cup contestants and Gold Cup finalists.

Atletico Madrid Agree Deal For David Villa, Dashing Tottenham’s Dreams

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Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign David Villa pending the Spanish striker passing a medal and agreeing personal terms, Atletico said today.

The news will come as a blow to Tottenham Hotspur who were strongly linked with signing the 31-year-old striker. In addition to Spurs, Arsenal were also linked earlier in the summer.

Theo Walcott Wears New Arsenal Away Shirt: Leaked [PHOTO]

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Yet another new photograph of Arsenal's away kit for the 2013-14 season has been leaked on the Internet — this one featuring Theo Walcott.

Interestingly, the shade of blue in this Arsenal away shirt and shorts is far darker than previously released photographs. Perhaps it's the lighting, but that's a very dark shade of navy blue.

PES 2014: New Screenshots Released [PHOTOS]

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New PES 2014 screenshots have been released by Konami, which feature a birds-eye view of how wonderful the graphics are.

The attention to detail are quite extraordinary. And the facial rendering of these famous footballers is some of the best I've seen in a video game.

Pre-order PES 2014 today to ensure it arrives in your mailbox as soon as it's released this September.

My Favorite Game: Jagielka Sends Everton Into the FA Cup Final

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As lovers of soccer, we all get caught up in games. But every now and then, there is one game that stands out from the rest. And it can be for a host of reasons. Seeing your team lifting silverware, a dramatic last gap winner, a triumph against your bitter rivals or even just a great away trip with your mates are all factors that can contribute to the perfect match day experience.

Tottenham Hotspur Home and Away Shirts for the 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Tottenham Hotspur today unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season.

There's been a lot of anticipation brewing regarding the new Tottenham kits with plenty of supposed leaked photos revealed. But now we can see the real deal.

Featuring new club shirt sponsor HP, Tottenham's new kits — designed by Under Armour — are modern.

Everton Sign Striker Arouna Kone From Wigan On 3-Year Deal

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Everton have signed striker Arouna Kone from Wigan on a three-year deal. The club didn't disclose the transfer fee, but Kone was being chased by Newcastle United and Swansea City, among other clubs, so the signing is quite a coup for Roberto Martinez and the Toffees.

Kone had a strong season for Wigan Athletic last year with 11 goals scored in 33 league appearances.

Chelsea Line Up £10million Bid for Roma’s Daniele de Rossi: Daily Soccer Report

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Chelsea are reportedly lining up a £10million bid for Daniele de Rossi after Roma president James Pallottaadmitted that "everybody is on the market," according toThe Daily Mirrornewspaper.

The 29-year-old Italian defensive midfielder is being seen as an ideal replacement for John Obi Mikel.

Inter Milan Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Inter Milan today unveiled their new home and away shirts for next season.

Designed by Nike, Inter's new home and away kits are excellent examples of taking an iconic look and enhancing them.

According to the club website,

"The Home shirt has a crisp, sleek design with blue vertical stripes that are notably darker than before.

Tottenham Hotspur Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season: New Leaked [PHOTOS]

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In the build-up to today's launch for Tottenham Hotspur's new home and away that will be officially unveiled in the next hour, someone at Under Armour accidentally published photos of the new shirts until someone realized the mistake and reverted the site back to the old version.

Here's the screenshot of the new Tottenham home and away kits from Under Armour for the 2013-14 season:

Thanks to Nelson Arblaster for the news tip!

Liverpool Dismiss £30million Offer From Arsenal For Luis Suarez: Nightly Soccer Report

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Liverpool have rejected a £30million bid for Luis Suarez from Arsenal, according toThe Telegraphnewspaper.

Reliable Merseyside reporter Chris Bascombe reveals that Arsenal made direct contact with Liverpool last week, but the club insisted that Suarez is not for sale and dismissed the bid from the Gunners.

Ajax Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTO]

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AFC Ajax's home shirt for the 2013-14 season is a classic Ajax design with a red strip flanked by white on either side.

The two major differences between Ajax's home shirt for the 2013-14 season compared to last season's design is that the new shirt features a red collar and red cuffs on the sleeve.

Porto Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Porto have launched their new home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season designed by Nike.

Interestingly, the away shirt isn't that much of a dramatic color change from Porto's home shirt. Porto's home shirt is a blue and white striped jersey with gold and blue trim. Porto's away shirt, which features a different sponsor name, is aturquoise and green colored-shirt that also features gold trim.

Manuel Pellegrini’s First Day at City Reveals a Deep and Intriguing Character [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, Manuel Pellegrini began his first day at his new job as Manchester City manager. While there was nothing explosive about his first 24 hours as City boss, I finally had a chance to sit down and watch a video from Manchester City's City TV that provides a fly-on-the-wall narrative of Pellegrini's first day.

PSG Will Pay £54m Fee to Snatch Edinson Cavani From Chelsea: Nightly Soccer Report

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The biggest signing of the summer so far appears close to being finalized as Paris Saint-Germain look set to seal a deal with Napoli to sign Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani for a whopping £54million.

According to the Evening Standardnewspaper, "PSG sporting director Leonardo was in Naples last night to conclude the deal, although there has been a slight delay after the Serie A club asked for even more money at the last minute.

Amateur Scores Incredible Bicycle Kick in Messi Charity Game [VIDEO]: Daily Soccer Report

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An amateur soccer player, who was brought in to make up the numbers due to a large number of stars dropping out of the Messi & Friends charity game, scored an absolutely incredible bicycle kick yesterday that you have to see to believe.

Thierry Henry chipped a free kick into the box for former college player (and now financial analyst)Matt Eliason to chest the ball before smacking it into the net with a beautiful overhead kick in front of a large crowd in Chicago.

Arsenal Away Shirt For 2013-14 Season: Brand New Set of Leaked Photos

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A brand new set of photos of Arsenal's away shirt have been leaked on the Internet in anticipation of the official launch scheduled by Arsenal and Nike for Tuesday.

Other than this brand new set, we've now seen five other different sets of leaked photos for this new Arsenal away jersey here, here, here, hereand here.

Charlie Stilitano, International Champions Cup (EPL Talk Interview)

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Later this month, the International Champions Cup will be taking place across the United States involving world soccer giants including Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Valencia, Everton and LA Galaxy.

Kartik Krishnaiyer recently sat down with Relevant Sports CEO Charlie Stilitano to discuss the upcoming tournament, to get insight on how it was put together as well as what we can expect in the games this summer.

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup TV Schedule

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The 2013 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup debuts on Sunday, July 7 with all matches televised live on US television.

Here's the complete TV and Internet schedule:

All times Eastern.

Sunday, July 7, 2013:

Canada vs Martinique (Group A), 5:00pm,FOX Soccer, Univision, Univision Deportes andFOX Soccer 2Go
Mexico vs Panama (Group A), 7:30pm,FOX Soccer, Univision, Univision Deportes andFOX Soccer 2Go

Monday, July 8, 2013:

El Salvador vs Trinidad & Tobago (Group B), 6:30pm, FOX Soccer,Univision Deportes andFOX Soccer 2Go
Haiti vs Honduras (Group B), 9pm, FOX Soccer, Univision Deportes andFOX Soccer 2Go

Tuesday, July 9, 2013:

Costa Rica vs Cuba (Group C), 8pm, FOX Soccer, UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go
Belize vs USA (Group C), 10:30pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go

Thursday, July 11, 2013:

Panama vs Martinique (Group A), 8pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go
Mexico vs Canada (Group A), 10:30pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go

Friday, July 12, 2013:

Trinidad & Tobago vs Haiti (Group B), 6:30pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go
Honduras vs El Salvador (Group B), 9pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go

Saturday, July 13, 2013:

USA vs Cuba (Group C), 3pm, FOX, UnivisionandFOX Soccer 2Go
Costa Rica vs Belize (Group C), 5:30pm, FOX Soccer, UnivisionandFOX Soccer 2Go

Sunday, July 14, 2013:

Panama vs Canada (Group A), 3pm, FOX Soccer, UnivisionandFOX Soccer 2Go
Martinique vs Mexico (Group A), 5:30pm FOX Soccer, UnivisionandFOX Soccer 2Go

Monday, July 15, 2013:

El Salvador vs Haiti (Group B), 6:30pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go
Honduras vs Trinidad & Tobago (Group B), 9pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go

Tuesday, July 16, 2013:

Cuba vs Belize (Group C), 5pm, FOX Soccer, Univision Deportes andFOX Soccer 2Go
USA vs Costa Rica (Group C), 7:30pm, FOX Soccer,UniMasandFOX Soccer 2Go

Saturday, July 20, 2013:

Teams TBD (Quarter Final 1), 2:30pm, FOX Soccer
Teams TBD (Quarter Final 2), 5pm, FOX Soccer

Sunday, July 21, 2013:

Teams TBD (Quarter Final 3), 3:30pm, FOX
Teams TBD (Quarter Final 4), 6pm, FOX Soccer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013:

Teams TBD (Semi Final 1), 6:30pm, FOX Soccer
Teams TBD (Semi Final 2), 9pm, FOX Soccer

Sunday, July 28, 2013:

Teams TBD (Final), 3:30pm, FOX

MORE — CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview
MORE — CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A Analysis
MORE — CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B Analysis

The commentators for FOX will include Gus Johnson, John Strong and JP Dellacamera.

AT&T U-verse Adds NBC Sports Live Extra; Great News For EPL Fans

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With just 42 days to go before the 2013-14 Premier League season starts, AT&T U-verse had added NBC Sports Live Extra for its customers so they can have access to 100% of Premier League matches online, via tablets and smart phone devices.

As long as AT&T U-verse customers have an active TV subscription to NBC Sports Network, they'll be able to login via authentication to NBC Sports Live Extra.

Aldershot Town Are Flying Too Close to The Sun; Club Face Extinction

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As the Premier League was kicking and screaming its way into the world in 1992 amidst talk of a revolution in the way football was played and watched, there was a less seismic but equally historic development unfolding much further down the pyramid. As the First Division clubs packed up their things and left to take up lucrative new contracts in the revamped top flight, Aldershot of the Fourth Division became only the second club in League history, and the last to date, to crash out of business without fulfilling its obligations for the season, crippling debts sending the club to the wall with two months of fixtures outstanding.

Arsenal Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTO]: This Summer’s Worst Kept Secret

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Another photograph of this summer's worst kept secret — Arsenal's new away shirt for the 2013-14 season — has been leaked on the Internet.

Arsenal aren't supposed to officially unveil their new away shirt until Tuesday, but we've already seen four different leaked photos other than the one above here, here, here and here.

Brad Guzan Signs New 4-Year Deal At Aston Villa: Daily Soccer Report

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American goalkeeper Brad Guzan has signed a new four-year deal at Aston Villa, which will keep him at the club to the end of the 2016-17 season.

"For me, it's an honour and a privilege to play for Aston Villa Football Club and to commit my future long-term. I'm overjoyed by it.

Tottenham Hotspur Complete Signing of Brazilian Midfielder Paulinho: Official

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed their first signing of the summer by finalizing a deal to bring Brazilian midfielder Paulinho to White Hart Lane.

The 24-year-old former Corinthians footballer, who was one of the stars of the 2013 Confederations Cup, was being chased by Real Madrid and Inter Milan, but Tottenham Hotspur were able to convince the Brazilian to join the London club.

Fiorentina Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Serie A club Fiorentina have launched their new home, away and third shirts for the 2013-14 season.

The three beautifully designed shirts from Joma feature a rich color palette to draw from including the purple (home), white (away) and grey (third) kits. As you'll see from the close-up photos below, the Fiorentina shirts also feature a lot of design treatments that make these shirts even more special and stand out from the crowd of new soccer shirt designs released this summer.

Leicester City Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTO]

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Leicester City's new home shirt for the 2013-14 season in the Championship will feature their famous blue strip, but this time accented by gold, white and blue.

According to the club website, "Featuring the Foxes' familiar ‘reflex blue', the new shirt includes PUMA's ‘King neckline' with blue and gold twin taping, gold underarm panels and gold trim on the sleeves.

Stoke City Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Stoke City unveiled their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season today.

The new home kit for The Potters is a no-thrills, plain and simple design that isn't going to upset any supporters, nor will it create a mad rush to the Stoke City club shop.

Stoke City's new home shirt features a traditional white collar.

Liverpool Third Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Warrior Sports sent me some new photographs yesterday of Liverpool's third shirt for the 2013-14 season. While the new images didn't change my mind regarding how awful the designs are, I thought I'd share with you their press release to let you decide whether it helps make sense of the shirt design (or not):

"Liverpool FC has revealed its latest collaboration with Warrior, completing the 2013/14 range with its new third kit design.

Sunderland Agree Deal to Sign American Striker Jozy Altidore

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AZ Alkmaar have confirmed that they've reached an agreement with Sunderland to allow Jozy Altidore to join the Wearside club.

Altidore is set for a medical in Sunderland on Monday. If he passes and agrees personal terms, American international Jozy Altidore will be the latest American to play in the English Premier League after a previous run at Hull City.

Liverpool Lose Out as Dortmund Sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan for £21.5million: Nightly Soccer Report

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Liverpool Football Club have lost out on the signing ofHenrikh Mkhitaryan after the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder has signed for Borussia Dortmund for a transfer fee of £21.5million, according to the BBC.

Brendan Rodgers has already signed Iago Aspas, Kolo Toureand Simon Mignoletthis summer, but it's no secret that Liverpool were chasingMkhitaryan for his signature.

Jozy Altidore’s Official Website Announces His Transfer to Sunderland Before Page Is Removed

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An article was published on Jozy Altidore's official website Friday announcing that the AZ Almaar and US international striker had successfully completed a transfer to Sunderland in the Premier League.

However, soon after the article was published, it was removed from the site. No official announcement of Altidore's signing has been mentioned on the official Sunderland club website yet, so presumably one of Altidore's representatives jumped the gun and posted the article prematurely.

FFS: Pub Chat Without Soccer And Summer Adventures of Alan Shearer [VIDEO]

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Wimbledon, the British Lions tour of Australia, the Tour de France and the Ashes are all good sports, but who gives a toss about them? The campaign to restore football to the back-pages starts here with the all new FFS. Watch out for the most exciting and thrilling Summer Adventures of the most interesting man in football: Alan Shearer.

CONCACAF Gold Cup Analysis: Group B

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With the CONCACAF Gold Cup scheduled to start on Sunday, here's a preview of the teams in Group B.

This group includes Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago; games will be played in Harrison NJ, Miami and Houston. This group lacks any of the notable heavyweights, although Honduras has established itself as one of Central America's best teams.

Eric Wynalda Has Earned a Chance to Manage at a High Level in the US

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The Atlanta Silverbacks completed an improbable run to win the NASL Spring season title with a three to nothing victory over Minnesota United on Thursday night.

The victory came a year and one day after Eric Wynalda made his coaching debut for Atlanta against Carolina. At the time the Silverbacks sat at the bottom of the NASL table and had earned fewer points in a season and a half of NASL play than any other side had in a single season.

David Moyes’s First Press Conference As Manchester United Manager [VIDEO]

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Manchester United manager David Moyes held his first press conference today as the new boss at Old Trafford and said a few noteworthy things including how he got the job at United, and that Wayne Rooney is not for sale.

"Wayne Rooney is not for sale. He's a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player.

A Letter To Joe Kinnear From a Newcastle United Supporter

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It's been three weeks. And we love a good messiah at Newcastle. Keegan and Shearer are just two examples. Three weeks to summon the energy, nay the will, to put down in words how I feel about the return of Joe Kinnear — nobody's messiah.

Recently I ran into an old friend at a wedding; a Liverpool fan.

Birmingham City Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Birmingham City have launched their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season.

According to the club, "The boys in blue will be wearing a modern version of the classic 1970s penguin kit. The original ‘penguin' was a simple design with the royal blue shirt emblazoned with a broad white stripe down the centre.

FanXT Reviewed; A New Fantasy Football Game Where You Can Be Commissioner

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It's that time of the year when soccer fans start thinking about the new season and considering what fantasy football games to sign up for. One new game that you should definitely consider is Fantasy EPL Commissioner from FanXT, a fantasy football game with a twist that puts you in the role of a commissioner where you create your own fantasy league, determine the budget for each team, as well as customize several other features of your game.

Borussia Dortmund Unveil Giant-Sized New Kit at Westfalen Park [PHOTOS]

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Borussia Dortmund launched their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season today with a giant-sized shirt at Westfalen Park.

Dortmund's new home shirt from Puma can be viewed from the above aerial shot with Dortmund'sWestfalen stadium viewable in the distance.

Here are close-up images of Borussia Dortmund's home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season:

Das ist gut, ja?

New Signing Nicolas Anelka Wants to End His Career at West Brom: Daily Soccer Report

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West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka wants to end his career at the Baggies.

The former Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool forward has been around the block a few times, to say the least, but hopefully the 34-year-old striker can go out with a bang:

"I think I will finish in England, I'm happy here.

Nottingham Forest Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Nottingham Forest have unveiled their new home shirt for next season, and will be wearing adidas to replace the Umbro shirts from last season.

The only two photographs published thus far of Forest's new shirt are pictured above and below. The familiar red shirt of Forest features an adidas shirt that is different to the majority of new template designs that we've seen for next season.

UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Preview

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The 2013 UEFA Women's Euro kicks off on Wednesday, July 10 in Sweden, the host nation. For viewers in the United States, all games will be shown live on ESPN3.

The venues for the Championship will include the 30,000 seater Friends Arena, which will host the final on July 28. Gamla Ullevi will also host three group matches and one semi-final, Nya Parken will also hold a number of group matches with the other semi-final.

Fulham Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Fulham have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season.

Gone are Kappa, replaced by adidas. And the new shirt isn't as bad as I first thought. The addition of the red color to the shorts and shirt sponsor name balances the shirt design quite well. The big black design around the collar isn't as obnoxious as I first thought it was.

Manchester City Third Shirt for 2013-14 Season: New Leaked [PHOTO]

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A new leaked photo of Manchester City's third shirt for the 2013-14 has been found on the Internet.

This one is best example of what many believe Manchester City's third shirt to look like for next season. The white shirt with blue and black vertical stripe down the side of the chest complements Manchester City's home and away shirts well.

Ryan Giggs Appointed Player Coach at Manchester United: Daily Soccer Report

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Ryan Giggs was today appointed as a player-coach of Manchester United.

"I'm delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player/coach," said David Moyes. "His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game.

Happy 4th of July to World Soccer Talk Readers

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My kids got up early this morning to design the above image on the computer to celebrate American Independence Day.

As a British citizen and American citizen, it's one of those surreal days on the calendar today. But I still celebrate it. On behalf of everyone here at World Soccer Talk, have a very happy Fourth of July.

Soccer Pundits Must Study Coaching Badges to Improve Broadcasting Skills: Nightly Soccer Report

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Sky Sports analyst and co-commentator Gary Neville argues that soccer pundits on UK TV must study coaching badges in order to improve broadcasting skills.

You could argue that Neville's comments are an indirect criticism of many of the pundits on BBC's Match Of The Day program that are woefully lacking in constructive analysis on television.

Hull City Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Maybe it's time that Southampton took a lesson from Hull City, to see how a club's home kit for the new season has returned to their classic stripes?

After a "season in the wilderness" where Hull City ditched their amber and black stripes, Hull City have returned to their traditional striped kit in time for the 2013-14 season.

Werder Bremen Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Bundesliga club Werder Bremen have unveiled their home, away and third shirts for the 2013-14 season.

Designed by Nike, the club kits are more traditional this time around with the home shirt featuring a green shirt complemented by white trim. Werder Bremen's away shirt for next season is a white shirt with traditional green collar.

Manchester City 2013-14 Away Shirt Leaked: Official [PHOTOS]

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Both Manchester City and Manchester United's away shirts will be black next season.

On the same day that new photos of Manchester United's away shirt for next season have been leaked, their noisy neighbors Manchester City also have images that have been leaked on the Internet showing that the Citizens will be wearing black, too.

CONCACAF Gold Cup Analysis: Group A

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Group A in the 2013 Gold Cup consists of Mexico, Canada, Panama, and Martinique with the games being played in Pasadena, Seattle and Denver. Mexico look like the clear favorites in this group, but team selection and recent results may lead to an upset.

Let's take a closer look at this group and the individual teams.

Celtic Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photograph of Celtic's away shirt for the 2013-14 season have been leaked on the Internet.

The Scottish Premier League side will be wearing yellow and green as their away colors next season. Celtic's away kit, designed and manufactured by Nike, features a yellow shirt with thin green hoops across the chest of the shirt, as well as a green v-neck collar and green cuffs.

CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview

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The 2013 Gold Cup competition begins on Sunday, July 7 and runs through July 23.

The continental showpiece for North and Central America has gone through various reformations, but the current format has been in place since 1991 and the competition has occurred 11 times until now, roughly every other year.

Manchester United 2013-14 Away Shirt Leaked: Official [PHOTOS]

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Leaked photographs of Manchester United's new away kit for the 2013-14 season have been leaked on the Internet. And these ones are official images.

The following photos are, by far, the best ones revealed so far (better than the previously leaked images).

Manchester United's black and blue design for their away shirt is original, and should be a hit among most United supporters.

Liverpool Third Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Leaked Official [PHOTOS]

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Liverpool's new third shirt isn't scheduled to be officially unveiled until tomorrow, but leaked images have been found on the Internet that confirms the previously leaked images and everyone's worst nightmare — the purple, white and black jigsaw piece design is the real deal.

Here are the leaked images:

Which is worst — Liverpool's away kit for next season or this third shirt?

Benfica Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season [PHOTO] & [VIDEO]

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Benfica have unveiled their new home kit for the 2013-14 season. And in keeping with the rich history of the club, it's a classic.

Designed by adidas, the only negative aspect of the shirt is the distracting shirt sponsor. Otherwise, it's a beautifully designed red shirt with black and white trim befitting one of the top clubs in Portugal.

The Secret to Yaya Toure’s Success as a World-Class Footballer

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Every young player in the world can learn something from Yaya Toure. He is thearchetypalrampaging midfielder that would start for any club side in the world. There is one reason which explains both of these two statements – Yaya Toure is a football journeyman.

This sets him apart from other players.

Liverpool Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey Joins Swansea City for £5million

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Swansea City have signed Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on a four-year deal for a transfer fee of £5million.

The 21-year-old midfielder is Swansea's fifth major signing of the summer, and the England international will now join the club on their preseason tour in the Netherlands.

"The fee for Shelvey also includes potential add-ons on top of the transfer fee," said a statement on Swansea's club website.

Blackburn Rovers Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Leaked [PHOTO]

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A photograph of what appears to be Blackburn's away shirt for the 2013-14 season has been leaked on the Internet.

After Blackburn's stunning new home shirt for next season, this one is a little bit of a letdown, but Blackburn's away shirt is still distinctive enough to stand out from the crowd and is, at least, a memorable design.

Cristiano Ronaldo Rules Out Quick Return to Manchester United: Daily Soccer Report

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In today's soccer news, Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out a quick return to Manchester United, ruining the hopes of United supporters who were excited about seeing CR7 return to Old Trafford.

"I miss English footbal. For me, it was one of the best years in my career when I was there in Manchester United.

British Journalist Hits Out at Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich [VIDEO]

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British journalist Matthew Syed has hit out at Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich by saying that the Russian "has exerted a corrosive influence on the game."

In the discussion on Sky Sports News, Timesreporter Syed doesn't hold back as he criticizes Abramovich's decade in charge of the club.

Swansea City Agree £6m Fee for Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey: Nightly Soccer Report

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Swansea have agreed a £6million fee with Liverpool to sign midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. If the England international agrees personal terms and passes his medical, the midfielder could join Swansea as early as this weekend in time for the club's pre-season tour to the Netherlands.

If the deal goes through, Swansea will have beaten West Ham United and Crystal Palace to capture his signature.

Arsenal Release Teaser Video to Promote New Away Kit [VIDEO]

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Arsenal have today released a trailer video to promote the release of its new 2013-14 away shirt, which will be unveiled on July 9th.

It's short and suspenseful. Here it is:

If you can't wait until next week to see what Arsenal's new away kit looks like, here's a leaked photo.

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Sunderland Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Sunderland today unveiled their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season.

The Black Cats will be wearing their familiar red and white stripe kit, but this one is far better than last year's version — one which looked too similar to Stoke City and had the questionable shirt sponsor.

Sunderland's home kit for next season returns with a black trim to accentuate what makes the Sunderland kit unique.

Future of Sky Sports News On FOX Is Up In The Air

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Sky Sports News, the popular 24/7 British sports news network that has been simulcast on FOX Soccer for several years, has been discontinued by FOX Soccer as of June 30.

Since Sunday night, no live nor taped simulcasts of Sky Sports News have appeared on FOX Soccer, and the TV schedule through July 14 shows that there are no plans to air the program.

1.3 Million Viewers Watch Brazil-Spain Confederations Cup Final On ESPN

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ESPN's coverage of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil was watched by 1.3 million people in the United States. The TV rating for the final was a 1.2, according to Nielsen Company. Note that the ratings are US household ratings.

While it was less than the viewing figures for the final 2009 Confederations Cup match, where 2.

New Season Is Make or Break Time for Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers

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For four seasons on the bounce, Liverpool — England's most successful club in Europe — has not qualified for the continent's flagship competition, the UEFA Champions League. That means the club has finished below fourth place in the Premier League for
each of those seasons. On top of that, Liverpool have not won a top flight title in England for 23 years, while Manchester United have usurped their status as record holders for League title triumphs (twenty for United, 18 for the Reds).

The Best Of Paul Scholes: Goals and Assists From 1993 to 2007 [VIDEO]

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For a walk down memory lane, here are many of Paul Scholes great goals and assists from the 1993 to 2007 period of his Manchester United career.

Here's what Socrates, the Brazil legend, said of Scholes:

"(Paul Scholes) is good enough to play for Brazil. I love to watch Scholes, to see him pass, the boy with the red hair and the red shirt.

Theo Walcott Depicted Manga-Style, Wearing Arsenal Battle Suit [PHOTO]

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In coordination with Arsenal's upcoming preseason tour of Asia, the club has decided to create Manga characters based on several of the stars of the Arsenal team.

First up on the block to be drawn is Theo Walcott, who has been turned into a Manga warrior as pictured above.

"I based Theo's suit loosely on the long-running Gundam franchise (a personal childhood favourite), the main protagonists in which are usually heroic youngsters with access to gigantic exo-suits," artist Morgan Lewis explained.

Confederations Cup Shows How Media Overreacts Rather Than Follows International Soccer

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The media narrative constantly changes when it comes to international soccer. Previously, we've been subjected to massive over-reaction to every Spanish triumph, but now as we sit two days removed from Spanish defeat at Maracana, we are hearing about how Spain was never that dominant and how a European country cannot win in South America.

Tottenham Should Hand Gareth Bale the Captaincy, Says Glenn Hoddle: Daily Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle believes that Gareth Bale should be handed the captaincy at the club.

Here's what Hoddle said regarding the matter:

"I would have a word with Michael Dawson [the current captain] and give Bale the captaincy.

"Tottenham have had some wonderful captains over the years: Dave MacKay, Danny Blanchflower and, to give Bale the captaincy, is to put your hat on him.

Paulinho Confirms £17million Move From Corinthians to Tottenham: Nightly Soccer Report

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In a tearful goodbye, Paulinho had a press reference today to say goodbye to Corinthians as he confirmed he's heading to Tottenham Hotspur in a £17million deal.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who was one of the many stars on the Brazilian team who won the Confederations Cup, travels to London this week to take his medical and to finalize the deal with Spurs.

St Pauli Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2013-14 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Outside of the big clubs, one of the most trendy clubs in Germany is St Pauli, the Hamburg-based Bundesliga club that is now in the second division in Germany.

The eclectic club (and its eclectic fans) will be looking forward to these new shirts that will be worn by their players. The season begins August 2 for St Pauli when they play Prussia Münster.

MLS All-Star Jersey for 2013 MLS All-Star Game: Leaked [PHOTO]

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The 2013 MLS All-Star Game doesn't kick off until July 31 at Sporting Kansas City's stadium, but a photograph of the shirt that the MLS All-Star Team will be wearing that night has been leaked on the Internet.

Inspired by Sporting KC's shirt colors, the 2013 MLS All-Star Team shirt features different shades of blue on a shirt that's designed and manufactured by adidas.

6.4 Million Watch Brazil Against Spain in Confederations Cup on Univision

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A total of 6.4 million viewers watched the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final game on Univision between Brazil and Spain on Sunday, June 30. It was Univision's highest rated game of the 2013 Confederations Cup.

Overall, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on Univision Networks reached 18.6 million viewers who tuned in to all or part of the tournament's 16 matches, up +71% from the 2009 competition.

Anticipation Building Among US Soccer Fans For International Champions Cup

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Taking a step back and looking at the eight massive soccer clubs that'll be competing in the International Champions Cup later this month in the United States, it's difficult to judge who the bigger stars are — the managers or the footballers?

When you have the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Everton, Juventus, Inter Milan, Valencia and LA Galaxy competing on US soil, who's the bigger draw?

Premier League vs Bundesliga: Comparison of Ticket Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Many of us have heard the arguments. The Bundesliga is better than the Premier League because the tickets are cheaper, the attendances are greater and the league is more financially secure, etc.

Instead of talking in generalities, the folks at the website Supporters Not Customers have created an infographic that crunches the numbers and shares these eye-opening revelations:

Share your observations and feedback about the numbers in the comments section below.

ESPN’s US TV Coverage Plans for FIFA World Cup 2014

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Now that the 2013 Confederations Cup has ended, the focus for ESPN is on their next major tournament, which is the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil next summer.

Sport Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch recently got the exclusive on all of the glorious details of ESPN's World Cup 2014 coverage.

Why Scolari Deserves Praise For Turning Brazil Into World Beaters

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As the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup drew to a close Sunday night in the famous Maracana, Luiz Felipe Scolari raged. He ranted and gesticulated, looking more like a wildly animated cartoon character than the coach who had just masterminded the shellacking of a Spanish team that is arguably the best footballing side ever assembled.

Zenit St Petersburg Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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High-flying Zenit St Petersburg will be wearing a futuristic-looking Nike shirt next season, according to these leaked photographs.

Zenit's unique logo is embroidered on top of a sharp blue shirt that features sky blue and a darker blue color, as well as white v-neck collar.

It's one of the most dynamic and interesting designs from Nike instead of their shirts designed from their templates.

Topps Launch New Virtual Sticker Album Featuring Legendary England Footballers

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When you hear the name Topps, the first thing that most people will think of is baseball cards. But they produce far more than that. In England, they've been producing soccer cards for years, but they recently launched a new product that is a departure for them as well as a move to become more modern.

AC Milan Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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AC Milan today officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2013-14 season.

The white shirt with gold, red and black trim is smartly designed, with a rounded collar and lines down the side of the shirt as well as shooting out from near the collars, giving the shirt a distinct look.

While Milan have now unveiled their third and away shirts for next season, the one shirt they haven't revealed yet is the AC Milan home shirt.

Why Carlo Ancelotti is the Man For the Future at Real Madrid

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His appointment was inevitable and unavoidable. Last week saw by far the worst kept secret in soccer become reality as Carlo Ancelotti signed a three year contract with Real Madrid, signaling the end of a long term pursuit by Florentino Perez for the manager, dating back to 2009, and simultaneously commencing what looks to be a fruitful relationship.

Brazil Wins Confederations Cup Against Spain While Police Attack Protestors: Nightly Soccer Report

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Brazil are the deserved winners of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup after convincingly beating Spain 3-0 in the final on Sunday night. The Brazilian team outperformed, outmuscled and outwitted Spain with two goals by Fred and another sublime goal by Neymar.

The performance by Brazil was spectacular — one of the best games I've personally seen this year.

Voila! The Winning Designs From the Who Are Ya Designs T-Shirt Contest

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Who Are Ya Designs and World Soccer Talk recently teamed up to run a contest to give away some lovely prizes. But, on top of that, the 3 winners had their soccer T-shirt idea made into a real life T-shirt that's now available to buy on the Who Are Ya Designs online store.

Congratulations to all three winners.

Blackburn Rovers Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTO]

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Blackburn's home kit for the 2013-14 season will be available tomorrow. The new Blackburn home shirt, designed by Nike, is one of the best Rovers shirts I've seen in years. The design of it is spectacular.

According to the club website:

"In acknowledgement of the Football League's 125th anniversary celebrations – and Rovers' status as one of the 12 founder member clubs – Nike have reverted back to the original orientation of the famous blue-and-white halves, which was the predominant form of the shirt until 1942.

Sunderland Confirm Signing of Valentin Roberge On a 3-Year Deal: Daily Soccer Report

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It's been a busy day at the Stadium of Light, as Sunderland today announced the signing of French defender Valentin Roberge as well as confirming the signings of defenderModibo Diakite from Lazio and midfielderCabral from FC Basel.

Manager Paolo Di Canio is planning on overhauling his squad this summer after shipping out Phil Bardsley, Matt Kilgallon and Titus Bramble.

‘MLS Breakaway’ Is Returning to NBC Sports Network On August 3

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Exclusive: NBC Sports Network will announce on Monday that the network will televise its secondMLS Breakawayshow on Saturday, August 3.

The live whip-around coverage of 4 games on August 3 will include a 90-minute MLS Breakawayshow.

In March, NBC Sports Network launched its first MLS Breakaway, with live whip-around coverage of games that afternoon.