Soccer By Ives Archives for January 2014

The SBI Show: Episode 144 (Talking USMNT, MLS Week 13, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. Men's National Team has hit the New York/New Jersey area ahead of Sunday's friendly against Turkey, and the latest SBI Show takes a look at the state of the team following Tuesday's win against Azerbaijan.

Episode 144 of The SBI Show takes a look back at the USMNT 2-0 win against Azerbaijan, including the players who impressed and what we thought of the 4-4-2 diamond formation.

After missing out in 2010, Bedoya poised to make World Cup dream come true

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By FRANCO PANIZO

NEW YORK Four years ago, Alejandro Bedoya was training with the U.S. Men's National Team during its pre-World Cup camp before he was made one of the final seven cuts from the provisional 30-man roster.

Bedoya felt the natural pain and disappointment that comes with such a decision, but he used those feelings and the knowledge that he could compete at such a high level as the fuel to the fire that now has him on the brink of playing in his first World Cup.

Portugal to rest Ronaldo, Pepe in friendly vs. Greece

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe will miss Portugal's first tune-up match for the World Cup against Greece on Saturday after joining camp Thursday.

The team's star winger and captain missed training Friday and has yet to leave the team hotel due to an on-going injury to his left thigh and knee.

NWSL Week 8: A Look Ahead

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By SARAH HALLETT

Heading into the eighth week of the National Women's Soccer League season, Seattle's reign at the top is looking more vulnerable than it has all year.

The second-place Chicago Red Stars sent a strong message to the league-leading Seattle Reign FC with their fifth win in a row on Wednesday night.

Report: Villa would train with Man City ahead of potential NYCFC move

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Atletico Madrid striker David Villa would train with Premier League champions Manchester City until February if he signs with New York City FC, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

Villa has been linked to NYCFC, which will begin play in Major League Soccer next season, for several days, and a move appears to be imminent.

MLS Week 13: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

A busy weekend of international friendlies and MLS action wraps up with an always anticipated Cascadia Cup match-up between the host Portland Timbers and visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Timbers are playing on short-rest but are coming off an easy 2-0 victory at Chivas USA, where a number of starters were rested as head coach Caleb Porter kept his eye on this Sunday's match.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Pre-World Cup friendlies and Major League Soccer highlight the action on television this weekend.

The U.S. Men's National Team continues their send-off series at Red Bull Arena on Sunday with a friendly match against Turkey.

Must-See Video: Green discusses first impressions with USMNT

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Johannsson extends AZ contract to 2018

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Aron Johannsson will be playing for AZ Alkmaar up until at least the 2018 World Cup.

The U.S. Men's National Team striker, who made the 23-man roster for Brazil, has signed a contract extension with AZ through summer 2018, the club announced Friday.

NYCFC withdraws plans for Manhattanville College training facility

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

New York City FC's hopes to build a training facility at Manhattanville College are over.

Club officials have told Manhattanville College that they cannot wait for a resolution to the lawsuit seeking to block the new construction and will look elsewhere for a site, the school announced Friday.

Friday Kickoff: Wenger signs new Arsenal deal; Barcelona linked with Koke; and more

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By DAN KARELL

It's official. Arsene Wenger will remain Arsenal manager through June 2017.

Following a report from the BBC, Arsenal confirmed on Friday morning that Wenger has signed a new three-year deal that will take his tenure at Arsenal to more than 20 years as manager.

Report: Saborio in jeopardy of missing World Cup after suffering foot injury

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Just a few weeks away from starting its tough World Cup campaign, Costa Rica has been dealt an apparent serious blow.

According to a report out of Costa Rica, Alvaro Saborio is in jeopardy of missing the World Cup after suffering an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Thursday morning.

Klinsmann expecting Dempsey to start vs. Turkey

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Jurgen Klinsmann was apparently not bluffing when he said that Clint Dempsey missed this week's match vs. Azerbaijan as a precaution.

Dempsey was a late scratch in the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 win vs. Azerbaijan this past Tuesday due to groin soreness, but Klinsmann told reporters Thursday that he "definitely" expects the U.

Revs Notes: Fagundez scoring spree, Goncalves feeling ‘very good’, Alston injury update, and more

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BY CARL SETTERLUND

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have always been careful about the development of now 19-year-old Diego Fagundez, and the electric left winger has finally righted the course on offense the last three weeks with four goals and two assists over that stretch.

MLS Disciplinary Committee warns Sounders, Whitecaps; fines three more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has punished the Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps and two players for a confrontation that occurred in their May 24 matchup.

Both the Sounders and Whitecaps were warned by the league violating the league's mass confrontation policy.

Group suing to stop NYCFC from practicing at Manhattanville College

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By TIM FONTENAULT

New York City FC's quest to build a training facility has hit a snag in the road.

A civic group in Purchase, New York is suing to prevent 2015 MLS expansion side New York City Football Club from building a practice field at Manhattanville College, according to Westfair Communications.

Report: Beckham facing opposition from former Miami mayor on new stadium site

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By DAN KARELL

David Beckham is quickly learning that building a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami is much more difficult than he originally envisaged.

After deciding to push forward on a new stadium site adjacent to American Airlines Arena in Museum Park, Beckham and his representatives have reportedly received fresh opposition from five people including former Miami mayor Manny Diaz and the creator of the Museum Park master plan.

Toronto FC, Impact play to 1-1 draw in first leg of Canadian Championship final

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Montreal Impact may be struggling in MLS, but they are one step closer to Canadian glory after picking up a road draw vs. Toronto FC on Wednesday.

The Impact picked up a valuable away goal en route to playing to a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC at BMO Field on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship.

Report: Shea to go on 10-day training stint with Orlando City

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Brek Shea might currently be in the beginning stages of his Stoke City offseason, but that is not stopping him from going to train with a U.S.-based club.

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, Shea is set to begin a 10-day training stint with USL Pro's Orlando City on Thursday.

Six of eight NASL teams advance in Open Cup, setting up juicy fourth-round matches vs. MLS clubs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

NASL clubs made their entrances into the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, and the majority of them lived to fight another day.

Six of eight NASL representatives won their respective third-round matches, setting up some intriguing fourth-round showdowns with debuting MLS teams.

Thursday Kickoff: Natal stadium still under construction; Mexico trounces Israel; and more

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By DAN KARELL

With less than two weeks remaining until the start of the World Cup, it's a race against the clock for Brazil to finish construction on a few remaining unfinished venues.

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke visited the Arena Das Dunas in Natal on Wednesday and sent out images on his official Twitter account showing that there were still plenty of areas where seats still need to be installed in the stadium.

Report: New York City FC lining up move for Villa

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By IVES GALARCEP

From the moment New York City FC became an MLS expansion team, it was clear the club's big-money ownership would spare no expense on building a top squad. According to a fresh report from Spain, we just might be finding out real soon how far the club is willing to go in building a powerhouse.

ESPN to broadcast 9 NWSL games this season

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By MITCHELL NORTHAM

ESPN and the National Women's Soccer League announced a one-year agreement today that will have ESPN broadcast nine NWSL games this season.

ESPN 2 will air three regular season games, both semifinal matches, and the NWSL championship, while three other regular season games will be aired on the network's online streaming service, ESPN3.

Report: Ream agrees to 3-year extension with Bolton

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Less than a month after being named the club's player of the year, American defender Tim Ream has reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension with Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

According to The Bolton News, Ream has come to a verbal agreement with the club that would keep the 26-year-old defender under contract until the summer of 2017.

Adi brace leads Timbers over Chivas USA

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By MIKE DONOVAN

In his first MLS start, Fanendo Adi led the way for the visiting Portland Timbers as they beat Chivas USA, 2-0, Wednesday night. Adi had both goals as the Timbers won their second road match in five days in front of a crowd of 3,702 at the Stubhub Center.

Adi, who is on loan from F.

Sporting KC face Saprissa, Red Bulls to meet Canadian champs after CCL group draw

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New York Red Bulls will be facing a familiar foe in the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League, with the reigning MLS Supporters Shield holders set to face the winner of the Toronto FC/Montreal Impact Canadian Championship Final.

The eight three-team groups were determined for the 2014/2015 CONCACAF Champions League, with Sporting Kansas City drawn in against perennial Costa Rican power Deportivo Saprissa and the Portland Timbers drawn into a group including Honduran side CD Olimpia.

Johnson’s red card rescinded on appeal

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By DAN KARELL

Eddie Johnson will be eligible to play this Saturday for D.C. United after a decision from an independent review panel.

The 30-year-old forward was shown an early exit on Saturday when referee Juan Guzman controversially sent off Johnson in the 82nd minute of D.

Manchester United owner Glazer dies

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By DAN KARELL

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer passed away this morning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced. He was 85-years old.

Glazer bought into the legendary English club back in 2005 for a reported £800 million (£1.0424 billion in 2014 value), and under his ownership, Man United won five English Premier League titles and a UEFA Champions League crown back in 2008.

Altidore’s goal drought continues, but Klinsmann full of praise

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Jozy Altidore didn't find the net on Tuesday night in the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 win against Azerbaijan, but that didn't stop U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann from singing his praises.

The much-maligned forward is facing the stigma of a disappointing season at Sunderland, and a goal drought that has encompassed most of 2014, but Klinsmann insists that his target striker showed well against Azerbaijan, putting in plenty of work even if he didn't find his way onto the score sheet.

USA 2, Azerbaijan 0: SBI Player Grades

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By IVES GALARCEP

SAN FRANCISCO- It was by no means a pretty game, or one filled with highlights and reasons to get excite about the U.S. Men's National Team's chances at the World Cup.

That said, there were some bright spots, and some players who took advantage of the opportunity on a windy night at Candlestick Park to make their case for more playing time when the USMNT heads to Brazil.

Report: USMNT won’t make it out of group stage, says statistical analysis

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By DAN KARELL

The biggest question that the U.S. Men's National Team are facing this summer is whether they can make it out of the group stage at this summer's World Cup.

While some might argue yes they can, American investment banking firm Goldman Sachs thinks otherwise.

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Matchups with MLS clubs on the line as NASL joins tournament

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Eight NASL clubs join the hunt for the U.S. Open Cup as the third round continues Wednesday night.

The New York Cosmos, Carolina RailHawks, Atlanta Silverbacks, San Antonio Scorpions, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Indy Eleven and Minnesota United FC all enter in the third round, with fourth round matchups against MLS clubs on the line.

MLS All-Star Ballots go live

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By DAN KARELL

Starting Wednesday, fans can determine who will make up the MLS All-Star squad that will face Bayern Munich on August 6 in Portland.

MLS released the MLS All-Star Game ballots and opened polling for fans to vote in their favorite players to the 2014 MLS All-Star Game.

Wednesday Kickoff: Khedira, Schweinsteiger back in training; Tottenham appoint Pochettino; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Germany head coach Joachim Löw received a huge boost on Wednesday when Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger returned to training with the full squad.

Löw's central midfielder depth is stretched thin, especially with the injury to Lars Bender that's ruled him out of the World Cup.

USMNT vs. Azerbaijan: SBI Live Match Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

SAN FRANCISCO- The U.S. Men's National Team begins their run to the 2014 World Cup with a friendly against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park (10pm, ESPN2).

Jurgen Klinsmann will trot out his team for the first time since selection his 23-man World Cup roster.

Wright-Phillips notches 11th goal, salvages draw for Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The script was all-too familiar for Sporting Kansas City Tuesday. An early go-ahead goal gave fans a sense of optimism and excitement, only for the visitors to storm back for a crushing equalizer.

The New York Red Bulls were the antagonists — or benefactors, if you will — this time around as the two sides played out to a 1-1 draw in front of 19,221 at Sporting Park.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Mix Diskerud

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By DAN KARELL

With the U.S. struggling to break down a dogged and determined Azerbaijan side midway through the second half, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann turned to a player who always seems to create chances when he's on the field.

Just four minutes after coming on the pitch, Mix Diskerud provided the game-changing moment.

USMNT ride pair of late second-half goals to beat Azerbaijan

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The U.S. Men's National Team was on its way to a disappointing scoreless draw vs. Azerbaijan, but a pair of substitutes came off the bench to provide timely goals that paved the way for a victory.

Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson both made their impacts felt by scoring in brief cameos in a 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on a windy Tuesday night.

Klinsmann eases fears over Dempsey’s groin problem

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By FRANCO PANIZO

When Clint Dempsey was removed from the U.S. Men's National Team's starting lineup just minutes before Tuesday's kickoff vs. Azerbaijan, the fear of the U.S. captain missing the World Cup began to settle into the hearts of American fans everywhere.

USMNT 2, Azerbaijan 0: Match Highlights

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Howard discusses differences between past, present USMNTs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Tim Howard has been with the U.S. Men's National Team for more than a decade, and he has witnessed firsthand just how much it has grown during that span.

Howard recently touched on some of the stark differences between the current crop of U.

USMNT face Azerbaijan with plenty to work out in first send-off series match

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By FRANCO PANIZO

After nearly a week of talk regarding which players did and did not make it onto the 23-man squad headed to Brazil, the U.S. Men's National Team can now shift its focus towards games that matter.

The U.S. gets back to action when it hosts Azerbaijan in its first send-off series friendly at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Tuesday night, but there is much to play for for the Americans even if the game's final result means little.

Report: Hannover add Agudelo to their summer transfer window shortlist

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Juan Agudelo's immediate future might lie in the German Bundesliga.

According to a report out of England, Agudelo is being lined up as the replacement for Senegalese striker Mame Diouf at Hannover 96. Diouf is expected to leave Hannover in June for Stoke City, which is where Agudelo was hoping to play next season before a second appeal for a work permit to play in the Premiership failed.

NWSL Week 7: A Look Back

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By SARAH HALLETT

The unstoppable Seattle Reign are finally looking vulnerable. Seattle had to settle for two draws this week – their first results less than a win this season – though they still hold a sizable lead in the standings, sitting seven points ahead of second-place Chicago.

SBI MLS Spotlight: Fire rookie Shipp making case for

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By DAN KARELL

On May 10, 2013, Harrison Shipp was just an average student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame preparing for his upcoming season.

One year and 90 minutes later, Shipp had appropriately announced his arrival in MLS with a hat-trick performance in his club's first win of the season.

All of Landon Donovan’s 136 MLS regular-season goals

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Who should the USMNT start vs. Azerbaijan?

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By IVES GALARCEP

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Men's National Team is ready to play the first game of the pre-World Cup send-off series on Tuesday night and there is still some question as to just what starting lineup Jurgen Klinsmann will deploy at the World Cup.

Plenty can change between now and the opening match against Ghana on June 16, but the team's open training session on Monday evening seemed to shed some light on the starting lineup would could see on Tuesday.

The SBI Show: Episode 143 (Previewing USA-Azerbaijan, recapping MLS Week 12, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Memorial Day Weekend may have meant some time off for many, but it also provided American soccer fans with plenty to talk about.

Episode 143 of The SBI Show takes a look at the U.S. Men's National Team as it prepares for Tuesday's friendly against Azerbaijan.

Tuesday Kickoff: Costa decision to come at last minute; Van Gaal identifies targets; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Diego Costa's gamble to play in the UEFA Champions League final was unsuccessful, leaving him sidelined for another two weeks as he rehabs his hamstring injury.

Costa is included in Spain's 30-man roster for the World Cup, but a decision whether to keep him on the final 23-man roster will come at the last minute, according to Spain head coach Vicente Del Bosque.

Must-See Commercial: ESPN World Cup Promo 2

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A look at this summer’s international soccer in the USA

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By DAN KARELL

The big Kahuna will be taking place this summer in Brazil, but that doesn't mean the United States will be devoid of international soccer action.

Teams such as England, the Ivory Coast, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and of course the U.S. Men's National Team will be spending at least a few days if not a few weeks in the U.

Earthquakes rout mistake-ridden Dynamo 3-0 behind Stephenson brace

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By RYAN TOLMICH

A Kahari Stephenson brace led the way for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 3-0 win over the visiting Houston Dynamo.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 38th minute after a mental error from Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall awarded the Earthquakes with an indirect free kick just outside the six yard box.

Monday Ticker: Liverpool extend Rodgers; Barcelona eye trio of signings; and more

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By DAN KARELL

After an impressive English Premier League campaign, Liverpool have no desire to see Brendan Rodgers move on to another club.

Liverpool announced on Monday morning that they have signed Rodgers to a "long-term" contract extension, with reports out of England stating that the contract is four-years long.

Green impressing in USMNT camp as expectations mount

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By IVES GALARCEP

Julian Green is the youngest player on the U.S. Men's World Cup team, but that isn't keeping expectations from being very high for the Bayern Munich prospect.

Having only committed to playing for the United States in April, Green has just one appearance for the USMNT, and few fans have seen much of him in action.

Donovan breaks MLS goals record as Galaxy romp past Union

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MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif. The outcome seemed inevitable as soon as Landon Donovan took the field on Sunday.

Just three days after being a surprise omission from the U.S. World Cup team, Donovan cemented himself in the MLS record books, scoring his 135th regular season goal to become the MLS all-time leading goal scorer, bypassing former record holder Jeff Cunningham.

Must-See Tweet: Mike Magee

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By IVES GALARCEP

There were thousands of tweets dedicated to Landon Donovan breaking the MLS goal-scoring record on Sunday, but none was quite as perfect as Mike Magee's.

The reigning MLS MVP delivered a tweet that both supported his good friend and former teammate, and also served as the perfect parody of the infamous anti-Donovan tweet levied by Jon Klinsmann, son of U.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Landon Donovan

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By IVES GALARCEP

Landon Donovan delivered a storybook ending to his chase for the MLS career goal-scoring record, while also providing the perfect response to suggestions he no longer capable of dominating a game.

The LA Galaxy star scored two goals and registered an assist in the Galaxy's 4-1 romp over the Philadelphia Union.

Late penalty helps Sounders salvage draw at Whitecaps

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By IVES GALARCEP

The whistle blew late in Saturday's Cascadia clash betwen the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders, and few could believe what it was being blown for. A penalty call on Jay DeMerit left the Whitecaps perplexed and the Sounders on the verge of escaping enemy territory with a precious point.

Must-See Commercial: Adidas

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Must-See Goal: Erik Hurtado

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Chance Myers out for season with torn Achilles

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By IVES GALARCEP

Sporting Kansas City's defense was already being stretched to its limits after injuries and national team call-ups, but Peter Vermes' task of keeping together Major League Soccer's best defense just became that much tougher.

Chance Myers is out for the season after suffering a torn Achilles during Sporting Kansas City's 2-2 tie with Toronto FC on Friday.

Crew cruise past Fire, snap eight-game winless skid

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Columbus Crew broke out of an eight-game winless skid in a big way against a very short-handed Chicago Fire side.

Marked by two beautiful goals engineered by the wizard-like feet of Federico Higuain, and scored by midfielder Ethan Finlay and forward Jairo Arrieta, the Crew cruised to a 2-0 victory against the Fire at Crew Stadium on Saturday night.

Urruti brace leads Timbers to road win vs. Red Bulls

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By RYAN TOLMICH

HARRISON, N.J. A Bradley Wright-Phillips penalty was canceled out by a pair of Maximiliano Urruti strikes as the New York Red Bulls fell to the Portland Timbers, 2-1, at Red Bull Arena.

Wright-Phillips opened the scoring in the 36th minute from the spot after Lloyd Sam was dragged down in the box by Portland defender Pa Modou Kah.

Fagundez, Mullins help Revs down D.C. United for fifth straight win

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BY CARL SETTERLUND

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution coach Jay Heaps won't admit it, but the Revs have been on a revenge tour during their recent unbeaten streak.

New England took another victim on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, avenging an April loss at D.

RSL Positive Despite Lackluster Draw Against FCD

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By TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah. -Real Salt Lake was on the verge of making history heading into their match against FC Dallas. All they had to do was not lose and they would tie the longest unbeaten streak to start the season for an MLS team.

In a rather uneventful 90 minutes, FCD clogged the midfield and RSL was unable to do anything to break them down.

Chemistry up top crucial to run of form for Mullins, Revolution

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By TIM FONTENAULT

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – New England Revolution forward Patrick Mullins, theMAC Hermann Trophy winner as college soccer's best player in 2012 and 2013,came off after 45 minutes in his MLS debut on March 8, and he rode the bench for the next seven matches.

MLS Week 12: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Two of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer square off at Gillette Stadium tonight as the first-place New England Revolution face D.C. United in a clash of Eastern Conference powers.

New England is riding a five-match unbeaten streak heading into the clash against a D.

Landon Donovan: ‘I absolutely deserve to be going to Brazil’

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif. Following his first practice with the LA Galaxy since his return from the USMNT camp in Palo Alto, Landon Donovan addressed the media for the first time since his shock omission from Team USA's final twenty three-man World Cup roster.

"I'm not angry.

UEFA Champions League Final: Your Running Commentary

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The Madrid Derby has made it to Lisbon, where newly-crowned La Liga champion Atletico Madrid take on arch-rival Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final (2:45pm, FOX).

Cristiano Ronaldo will look to lift the trophy for the second time in his career, while also trying to help Real Madrid win a 10th Champions League title.

TFC come back twice in second half to draw Sporting KC

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By DAN KARELL

Against the odds with a weakened side and reduced to ten men, Toronto FC showed terrific mental strength and desire to produce a positive performance on the road.

Playing a rare Friday night match at Sporting Park, TFC came back from a goal down on two occasions to draw Sporting Kansas City, 2-2.

Must-See Goal: Alexander Stølås

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Gonzalez ‘feeling great’ after overcoming pre-camp injury

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite injuring his knee just weeks before the start of pre-World Cup camp, Omar Gonzalez is 'feeling great'.

The 25-year-old defender injured his left knee earlier this month when the LA Galaxy took on the Colorado Rapids, giving plenty of people a reason to worry about his World Cup status.

Klinsmann: Decision to drop Donovan was “based on today”

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By DAN KARELL

After calling it the "toughest coaching decision" in his career, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann faced the press following his decision to leave Landon Donovan off his final 23-man roster for Brazil.

With bubble players such as DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks, and Brad Davis all making the U.

Klinsmann ‘hugely disappointed’ in his son’s Donovan tweet

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By RYAN TOLMICH

U.S. Men's National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has had to deal with the fallout of his decision to leave Landon Donovan off the final 23-man roster for the World Cup in the last 24 hours, but before speaking with the media, he had to deal with his son.

Klinsmann discusses his final 23-man USMNT roster selection

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Donovan releases statement on being left off World Cup squad

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By DAN KARELL

Landon Donovan was understandably just as disappointed as was much of the U.S. Men's National Team fan base when he learned that he was left off the 23-man roster for Brazil.

After the news broke that U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann had selected his World Cup squad, Donovan released a statement on his official Facebook page, saying he was disappointed but that he will be watching and rooting on his teammates from home.

USWNT-heavy Tyreso falls in classic Champions League final to Wolfsburg

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Tyresö looked poised Thursday to win the women'sUEFA Women's Champions League twice. But VfL Wolfsburg surged back twice for their second straight Champions League title, edging out Tyresö, 4-3, and producing an instant classic of a match.

Tyresö led by former U.

Green, Yedlin, Brooks heading to Brazil as Klinsmann focuses on youth

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By TATE STEINLAGE

In total Jurgen Klinsmann fashion, the U.S. Men's National Team head coach surprised all with his roster release on Thursday evening, as well as selecting three promising youngsters with a total of six caps between them: defenders DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks, and midfielder Julian Green.

Klinsmann explains decision to leave Landon Donovan off World Cup roster

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The SBI Show: Episode 142 (talking USMNT World Cup roster w/special guest Taylor Twellman)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. World Cup roster was revealed on Thursday, sending shockwaves throughout American soccer circles as the news of Landon Donovan's exclusion from the squad dominated the conversation.

Episode 142 of The SBI Show takes a closer look at the 23-man roster, and the omission of Landon Donovan, with special guest Taylor Twellman.

Klinsmann’s son causes a stir with tweet mocking Donovan’s World Cup omission

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By IVES GALARCEP

As if Jurgen Klinsmann wasn't already going to face a mountain of scrutiny over his decision to leave Landon Donovan off the U.S. World Cup roster, his son decided it would be a good idea to throw gasoline on an already-prodigious fire.

Jonathan Klinsmann, the 17-year-old son of the U.

Friday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Costa travel to Lisbon; PSG close in on Luiz; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa have both made the trip to Lisbon for the UEFA Champions League final.

Despite injury concerns around the duo earlier in the week, both Ronaldo and Costa traveled with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, respectively, as they prepare for the final at the Estadio Da Luz on Saturday.

A look back at Donovan’s World Cup Career

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For as long as many can remember, Landon Donovan has been synonymous with the U.S. Men's National Team. From his goal in the now famous "Dos a Cero" game in 2002 to his life-saving finish against Algeria in 2010, the LA Galaxy forward has been a part of the country's best moments on the game's biggest stage.

Klinsmann names 23-man World Cup roster, Donovan left out

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Jurgen Klinsmann dropped a bombshell on Thursday when he announced his 23-man World Cup roster and Landon Donovan's name was not on it.

Youngsters Julian Green, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks joined Tim Chandler among the players to jump off the bubble and onto the U.S. World Cup roster. Veteran midfielder Brad Davis also made the cut.

Cameron coy on positional deployment, but preparing for centerback all the same

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By FRANCO PANIZO

There has been a lot of talk and debate about what position Geoff Cameron should see time in at this summer's World Cup, and now we might have an idea as to where exactly Jurgen Klinnsman envisions deploying his jack of all trades.

Beckham’s group reveals new plans for proposed soccer-specific stadium

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By FRANCO PANIZO

David Beckham is wasting no time in his pursuit for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami.

Just two days after Beckham and his group of investors said they changed their focus and were looking at a boat slip as the site for their proposed stadium instead of initial target PortMiami, the global icon's representatives publicly laid out a plan for the new location on Thursday.

Klinsmann discusses role of several players as USMNT camp continues

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jurgen Klinsmann has long professed his belief in Tim Howard being a top five goalkeeper in the world, and the U.S. Men's National Team head coach believes this summer will be the perfect time for Howard to show it.

U-20 USMNT suffer loss in friendly vs. RailHawks

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team played the first of three May friendlies on Tuesday, and it will surely be hoping for better results in the next two.

The U.S. got off to losing start inits training camp in North Carolina by suffering a 2-1 loss vs.

Sporting KC Notes: Vermes encouraged by Palmer-Brown debut; concerns mount at centerback; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

It wasn't exactly a dream debut for Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown Sunday in Chicago. The highly-regarded 17-year-old — who just three months ago was the target of Serie A giant Juventus in a $1 million bid — lasted 64 minutes in his first MLS appearance and start before getting sent off after picking up his second yellow on the afternoon.

World Cup 2014: A look at every nation’s slogan

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By DAN KARELL

For every international tournament these days, there's a slogan that accompanies it and the groups participating. The World Cup this year is no different.

FIFA chose the slogan "All in one rhythm" for Brazil 2014.

Keane, Zardes guide Galaxy past struggling FC Dallas

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif. A little home cooking was good for the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night, as they picked up a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in their first game at StubHub Center in more than a month.

Returning from a four-game, five-week road trip in which they managed only two points, the Galaxy put on a possession clinic and dominated FC Dallas before a reported crowd of 14,615.

Edu cites bond between USMNT teammates as key to World Cup success

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Maurice Edu has done this before.As a veteran of the 2010 U.S. Men's National Team World Cup roster, Edu has experienced the rigors of earning his spot among his country's best.

There are differences, of course, between this team and the team that took on South Africa four years ago.

Klinsmann ‘flexible’ ahead of roster cuts

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With the deadline to confirm his World Cup roster just two weeks away, the job of U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is anything but easy.

Trimming down a team of 30 of the country's best players down to just 23 is a tall task for Klinsmann, who is entering his first World Cup in charge of the team.

Thursday Kickoff: Suarez injures knee ahead of World Cup; Kroos could leave Bayern; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Uruguay have suffered a serious scare ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Reports broke first from Uruguay on Wednesday night and then across Europe on Thursday morning that Luis Suarez has suffered an injury to his meniscus just 20 days before the start of the World Cup.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By RYAN TOLMICH

It is a soccer-filled Wednesday night as a pair of MLS nightcaps headline tonight's action.

In Wednesday's first game, the Houston Dynamo will head to RFK Stadium to take on D.C. United, who will be without star striker Eddie Johnson due to suspension.

Beasley discusses Puebla exit, USMNT youth, and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

DaMarcus Beasley's role for the U.S. Men's National team is quite clear. Entering the pre-World Cup camp, the 31-year-old Beasley is a veteran whose presence in defense is looked at to be a calming influence amongst a generally inexperienced back-line.

However, his role on the club level is now anything but certain, as Beasley confirmed Wednesday that he is looking to move away from his current club, Puebla.

Stanko inks first professional deal with SC Freiburg

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Former U.S. Under-20 midfielder Caleb Stanko signed his first professional contract with Bundesliga side SC Freiburg on Wednesday.

Stanko enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2013/2014 with Freiburg II in the Regionalliga, starting 30 times in 31 games and scoring two goals along with four yellow cards.

NWSL Power Rankings (Week 6)

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

And the sixth week of the National Women's Soccer League was the week when the Seattle Reign finally got beat.

Just kidding.

But FC Kansas City came awfully close, managing to score twice on the Reign more than any team has in one game so far this season.

Revs Notes: Gonçalves return imminent, Tierney proving worth, and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

After weeks of speculation about the New England Revolution's José Gonçalves and his injured right quad, the MLS Defender of the Year sure sounded Wednesday morning like he thinks he's ready to return.

"I always wanted to be back as fast as possible and as healthy as possible," Goncalves told SBI.

Report: Robinho considering swapping Milan for Orlando City

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite being nearly a year away from the club's first MLS game, Orlando City have drawn the interest of AC Milan's Robinho.

Robinho, who has played for Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Santos throughout his 14 year career, is looking to finish his career in the United States and is interested in joining the Lions ahead of their debut in 2015, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport.

FIFA, Corinthians cancel test match at World Cup opening stadium

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With the World Cup just a few weeks away, a FIFA mandated test of Brazil'sArena Corinthians has been postponed due to a lack of sufficient preparation of both the stadium and its surrounding area.

It was announced Tuesday that the matchup between Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Cruzeiro had been moved to a 4:00 p.

Rubin discusses move to Holland, time with U.S. U-17s and U-20s

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Chandler linked with move to Eintracht Frankfurt

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With the impending sale of starting right back Sebastian Jung, Eintracht Frankfurt is going to need a replacement in preparations for the 2014-15 season. According to reports from German website Allgemeine-Zeitung, that replacement might just be Timothy Chandler.

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Johnson, fines Berhalter

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BY MITCHELL NORTHAM

Outside of scoring his first goal of the Major League Soccer season against the Montreal Impact over the weekend, it sure has been a rough going lately for DC United forward Eddie Johnson.

After being left off Jurgen Klinnsman's 2014 World Cup roster last week, MLS suspended Johnson on Tuesday for what MLS called a "reckless challenge" against Montreal goal keeper Troy Perkins.

Wednesday Kickoff: Balotelli racially abused at training; Barcelona introduce Enrique; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Mario Balotelli just endured a difficult season with AC Milan, but that was nothing compared to what he received on Wednesday morning.

During an open training session at the Italian National Team's headquarters in Coverciano, Florence, a small group of Italian fans shouted racist abuse at Balotelli as he jogged around the pitch with teammates.

Red Bulls Notes: Luyindula day-to-day, Petke talks potential Cosmos game, and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After missing last week's loss to Toronto FC, midfielder Peguy Luyindula is still a question mark for the New York Red Bulls' weekend match-up with the Portland Timbers.

Luyindula picked up a calf injury last week in training, but Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke isn't worried about a longterm absence for the Frenchman.

Orlando files for eminent domain for final piece of land for soccer-specific stadium

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Eminent domain, it is.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday that Orlando has filed suit in court to force a church in Parramore to sell the downtown land its on in order to give MLS-bound Orlando City SC the final piece of land they need for their soccer-specific stadium.

U.S. Soccer announces fourth-round draw for U.S. Open Cup

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The games that make up the third round of the 2014Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have yet to be played, but the dates for the fourth round contestshave already been decided.

U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday the potential match-ups that will happen in the competition's fourth round, which will take place June 10-18.

USMNT Notes: Howard believes 2014 squad better than 2010′s, Dempsey talks Fulham loan, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The U.S. Men's National Team at the 2010 World Cup had enough seasoned talent to surpass expectations by finishing first in their group before reaching the knockout rounds of the competition.

Tim Howard believes the current group of U.

The SBI Show: Episode 141 (Recapping MLS Week 11, talking USMNT, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

Major League Soccer's U.S. Men's National Team stars may have left for pre-World Cup training camp, but that didn't stop MLS from having a memorable Week 11, led by the latest masterpiece performed by the New England Revolution.

Episode 141 of The SBI Show takes a look back at MLS Week 11, including New England's thrashing of the Philadelphia Union and Portland's comeback tie against the Columbus Crew.

Must-See Video: Brad Friedel reads mean tweets

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USL Pro Week 9: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Sacramento Republic FC weren't going to allow their rivals from Southern California spoil another sold-out party.

The Sacramento Republic defeated the LA Galaxy II, 2-1, on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,231 at Hughes Stadium.

Thomas Stewart put the Republic on the scoreboard in the seventh minute when his strike from long-range curled into the net, beating goalkeeper Cody Laurendi along the way.

Univision Deportes, BeIN Sports to broadcast Road to Brazil friendlies

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If you are unable to attend any of the seven Road to Brazil friendlies that will take place in the United States this summer but are hoping to watch them, you are in luck.

It was announced on Tuesday that Univision Deportes and BeIN Sports will be the broadcast partners of the 2014 Road to Brazil series.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Obafemi Martins

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SBI MLS Save of the Week: Brad Knighton

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Tuesday Kickoff: Costa likely to miss UCL Final; Toure could leave Man City; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Atletico Madrid will be without arguably their most important player when they take the field Saturday against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon.

After being forced off early in Atletico's stunning 1-1 draw last Saturday that earned them the La Liga crown, Atletico's medical staff diagnosed Diego Costa with a grade one hamstring strain, all but ruling him out for this weekend's action.

Report: Beckham shifts focus to downtown boat slip for Miami stadium

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The PortMiami dream that David Beckham shared publicly just three months ago is dead. The pursuit for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami is not.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Beckham and his group of investors have made the decision to move away from wanting to build a stadium in PortMiami and instead are interested in acquiring a location near the Miami Heat's AmericanAirlines Arena that is currently a deep-water boat slip.

With fourth World Cup looming, Donovan not taking roster spot for granted

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

STANFORD, Calif. Landon Donovan is, by most estimations, the best player in U.S. Men's National Team history – but he isn't taking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance for granted.

As things stand, Donovan is one of the 30 players vying for 23 roster spots, and while he seems every bit like a lock, Donovan isn't ready to call himself one and neither is his coach.

Report: Castillo set to move to Monterrey

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By DAN KARELL

Edgar Castillo's time at Club Tijuana is reportedly over.

After spending two and a half years with Club Tijuana, Castillo is set to complete a transfer to fellow Liga MX side Monterrey, according to Goal.com. The 27-year-old was surplus to requirements at Tijuana, with the emergence of young American left back Greg Garza becoming a cheaper and better defensive option for the club.

Bento trims Portugal squad to final 23 for World Cup

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By DAN KARELL

Less than a week after announcing their preliminary World Cup roster, Portugal has settled on their final 23 for Brazil.

Headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, and Pepe, Portugal have taken a strong and experienced squad with them to the 2014 World Cup as they face Germany, the United States and then Ghana in Group G.

Mid-day Ticker: Barcelona hire Enrique amid flurry of moves; Conte stays at Juve and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just one day after parting ways with Gerardo Martino, Barcelona have already found his replacement.

Former Barca midfielder Luis Enrique will take over at the Camp Nou, according to an announcement by the club, having signed a two year deal to manage the team he played for from 1996-2004.

Crystal Palace to face Crew, Union, Kickers during U.S. tour

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Fresh off of an eleventh-place Premier League finish, Crystal Palace will head stateside for a summer tour that features contests with the Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union and Richmond Kickers.

Tony Pulis and co. will begin their nine-day stay with two days of training in Columbus before taking on the Crew on July 23.

NASL Week 6: A Look Back

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Entering Week Six, two teams had separated themselves as the NASL's top teams in a tie for first place. However, after Saturday's clash between Minnesota United FC and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, it is United that now find themselves as the league's leaders.

NWSL Week 6: A Look Back

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By SARAH HALLETT

Several teams had opportunities to make a big move in the standings this week, but only the Chicago Red Stars were able to take full advantage.

The Red Stars won both their games this week and grabbed six points to move up to second in the league.

Report: D.C. United, district move closer to securing stadium deal

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By DAN KARELL

D.C. United's future soccer-specific stadium is closer to reality than ever before.

According to a report in the Washington Post, District officials and D.C. United executives are very close to finalizing a stadium deal, one that began with an announcement more than ten months ago to put the framework of the deal in place.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Federico Higuain

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By DAN KARELL

With the Columbus Crew going through a three-game goal drought, the team looked to their star player to give them a lift when they needed it most.

After going down a goal early, Crew Designated Player Federico Higuain reached deep into his bag of tricks and scored a tremendous goal, chipping the ball over the tall and athletic Donovan Ricketts to tie the score at the time against the Portland Timbers.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution

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By DAN KARELL

It took them a little while to get rolling, but the New England Revolution are playing on a level right now that no team in MLS can match.

For the second straight week, the Revolution scored five goals in a game and could have had more, this time obliterating the Philadelphia Union, 5-3, at PPL Park.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Patrick Mullins

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By DAN KARELL

The New England Revolution are currently the hottest team in MLS, and reason behind the team's recent success is the play of rookie forward Patrick Mullins.

Playing as the lone forward and occupying both centerbacks, Mullins hard work and excellent hold-up play has allowed the Revs to play some pretty free-flowing soccer.

Liga MX Clausura Final: A Look Back

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By DANIEL PRICE

Mexico National Team captain Rafa Marquez got the perfect World Cup send-off on Sunday night as Club Leon were crowned the champions of Mexico for the second time in six months.

Leon beat Pachuca, 4-3, over the two legged-final, overturning a 3-2 defeat from the opening game by winning 2-0 in the Estadio Hidalgo.

Monday Kickoff: Van Gaal named Man United manager; Wenger to sign new deal; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Manchester United finally made it official on Monday. Louis Van Gaal will be their new manager.

The club waited until after the Netherlands' friendly match on Saturday against Ecuador to announce the news, which will see the Dutch National Team head coach take his first job in England.

Magee’s penalty double leads Fire past Sporting KC

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By IVES GALARCEP

It isn't every day you see a visiting team earn two penalty kicks, but that was what the Chicago Fire were able to do just 15 minutes into their visit to Sporting Park on Sunday.

One of the penalties looked extremely dubious, while the second looked considerably more legitimate.

USMNT Notes: Pre-World Cup camp has different feel; more arrivals reach Stanford; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

STANFORD, Calif. The U.S. Men's National Team pre-World Cup camp at Stanford University is almost full and the intensity is heating up.

With only 23 plane tickets to Brazil and 30 players in the last training camp before a series of send-off matches, it has a different atmosphere than a typical training camp, according to forward Chris Wondolowski.

European Weekend Rewind: Atletico win La Liga; Arsenal rally to end trophy drought; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

For the last decade, the title in La Liga has gone back and forth between Spain's longtime powerhouses, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

On the final weekend of the 2013-14 season, with two of their top players off with injuries, Atletico Madrid snapped the Clasico rivals' streak thanks to a comeback result at defending champions Barcelona.

TFC break home Red Bulls hoodoo in tightly contested affair

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By DAN KARELL

Jermain Defoe's move to Toronto FC cost the team a reported $50 million in transfer fees and total salary over the course of his contract.

While those numbers are hard to live up to, on Saturday afternoon, Defoe proved he was worth every penny.

Revolution dismantle Union at PPL Park

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By DAN KARELL

It took them a little while, but it seems that the New England Revolution attack has finally made it into fifth gear.

For the second game in a row, the Revolution scored five goals as they thrashed the Philadelphia Union, 5-3,on Saturday evening at PPL Park.

Johnson equalizes late to force draw with Impact

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Fresh off of his exclusion from this summer's World Cup roster, Eddie Johnson ended his goal-scoring drought with a late-game equalizer, earning D.C. United a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact.

Johnson's 84th minute header canceled out Jack McInerney's 56th minute opener, his second since joining the Canadian side.

Barnes strike gives Dynamo key win vs. Galaxy

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By DAN KARELL

The LA Galaxy made only one defensive mistake on Saturday night, and the Houston Dynamo pounced on it.

Giles Barnes found the ball at the edge of the area and fizzed a side-footer that gave the Dynamo a 1-0 victory against the LA Galaxy, erasing memories of the Dynamo's 5-2 thrashing from RSL last Sunday.

RSL survives late surge to down Rapids at home

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By TYLER GRAY

Sandy, Utah With three members of Real Salt Lake's starting lineup missing on World Cup duty, last week's RSL hero showed up again to stymie the Colorado Rapids and secure all three points.

RSL continued their 11-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory over the rival Rapids on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Timbers overcome early red card, net late equalizer vs. Crew

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- With both teams slipping in the standings, the Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers combined for a wild match at Providence Park that saw six goals, a red card, and numerous contentious moments for both sides.

In the end, the match finished tied in a 3-3 draw with Federico Higuain leading the way with a brace for Columbus.

Martins wonder strike lifts Sounders past Earthquakes

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By LEE PRINDLE

SEATTLE – After last week's humiliating 5-0 defeat to the New England Revolution, the Seattle Sounders were eager to return to their winning ways. They faced a San Jose Earthquakes side coming off a hard-fought win against FC Dallas, and the Quakes were desperate to get another result as their difficult start to the season continues.

FC Dallas, Chivas USA play to 1-1 draw

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By RYAN TOLMICH

FC Dallas avoided their fifth-straight loss, as a late Fabian Castillo equalizer was just enough to earn a 1-1 draw with visiting Chivas USA.

Entering Saturday's matchup, FC Dallas had lost four straight by a combined 9-3 scoreline. They looked to be well on their way to yet another defeat when Marco Delgado scored the game's opening goal in the 60th minute.

Must-See Goal: Robin Van Persie

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NWSL Week 6: A Look Ahead (weekend)

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By KAREEN DROT

It's a way-way tie heading into the sixth week of the National Women's Soccer League and some shuffling is bound to happen.

Western New York Flash, Chicago Red Stars and FC Kansas City are tied for third place as they enter the this week with all having a chance to move into second as they face some inconsistent opposition.

Diskerud looking to bring special mix to U.S. World Cup team

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

STANFORD, Calif. It is that name. Mix. It can be a noun or it can be a verb, but however it is used, it is clear that something is coming together.

For a guy that considers himself equally American and Norwegian – "a mix," he says – and is keen to play either holding mid or attacker, it might be fate that gave Mix Diskerud his name.

The SBI Show: Episode 140 (Talking USMNT camp, Previewing MLS Week 11, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. Men's National Team has kicked off training camp ahead of the World Cup and the latest episode of The SBI Show breaks down what to watch for in the coming weeks at Stanford University.

Episode 140 of The SBI Show discusses the roster battles that will be taking place, and discusses the 30 players chosen to take part in the camp.

Saturday Kickoff: Sao Paulo stadium behind schedule; Man City, PSG sanctioned; and more

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By DAN KARELL

The 2014 World Cup will kickoff in an unfinished stadium.

According to a report in the Associated Press, Sao Paulo's Itaquerao stadium is so far behind schedule that glass panels in the stadium's roof will not be installed in time by the first kick of a ball at the World Cup.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

The last major Soccer Saturday of the 2013-14 European league calendar should be one to remember with a La Liga title decider on the same day as a pair of domestic cup finals.

Atletico Madrid need a win or a draw Saturday at Camp Nou, home of defending champions Barcelona.

Bradley welcoming more USMNT responsibility ahead of second World Cup

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By FRANCO PANIZO

From a physical standpoint, Michael Bradley has not changed all that much over the last four years.From a mental standpoint, there is a subtle but noticeable difference.

Bradley is in his second consecutive World Cup preparatory camp in which he is a key figure for the U.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By DAN KARELL

Arsenal are 90 minutes away from ending their nine-year trophy drought.

After suffering through year after year of cup and league disappointments, Arsenal enter the FA Cup final as favorites to lift the crown against fellow English Premier League side Hull City.

MLS Week 11: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

The MLS season will continue to play on but teams across the league will be dealing with some heavy losses this weekend due to international duty.

Without Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando, and Alvaro Saborio in their squad, Real Salt Lake look to remain undefeated when they host the Colorado Rapids in the first Rocky Mountain Cup match of the season.

Must-See Commercial: ESPN World Cup Promo

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Impact send Warner to TFC for Nakajima-Farran

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By DAN KARELL

Toronto FC were searching for some central midfield depth with Michael Bradley leaving for U.S. Men's National Team training camp, and they found a willing trade partner nearby.

TFC completed a trade on Friday, sending experienced Canadian winger Issey Nakajima-Farran to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Collen Warner.

Who makes your Americans Abroad Best XI?

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By IVES GALARCEP

With foreign leagues around the world wrapping up their seasons ahead of the World Cup, we are coming to the end of another eventful campaign for Americans Abroad.

We saw Aron Johannsson turn into a goal-scoring machine at AZ Alkmaar, Tim Howard help lead Everton to a very impressive fifth-place finish in the English Premier League, and Tim Ream win Bolton Player of the Year honors for an excellent season in the English League Championship.

Sources: Jill Ellis to be named USWNT coach

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The search is over and the U.S. Soccer Federation didn't need to look far.

U.S. Soccer will name Jill Ellis the new head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team on Friday, a source with knowledge of the hiring process confirmed to SBI on Thursday evening.

European Weekend Preview: Barca host Atletico in title decider; Arsenal battle Hull in FA Cup Final; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

This Saturday, for the first time in more than 60 years, there will be a title-decider between the top two teams in La Liga.

First-place Atletico Madrid have battled with traditional powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid throughout the season, trying to become the first team outside of the El Clasico duopoly to win La Liga since Valencia in 2003-04.

Friday Kickoff: Blatter calls Qatar WC a mistake; Messi agrees restructured deal; and more

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By DAN KARELL

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has seemingly joined the public opposition against the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar, going as far to call it "a mistake".

In an interview with Swiss TV channel RTS, Blatter admitted that Qatar shouldn't have been voted to host the 2022 World Cup based on recommendations from the technical report, which raised concerns about players playing in extreme heat during the summer.

Liga MX Clausura Final: A Look Ahead

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By DANIEL PRICE

Club Leon and Pachuca go head-to-head tonight in the first leg of the Liga MX's 2014 Clausura final. The second leg will take place on Sunday evening.

Leon were lucky to finish eighth in the regular season having relied on some fortunate results in the games involving Chivas, Queretaro, Puebla and Atlas on the final day of the regular season.

Revs Notes: Searching for a first win at PPL Park, Rowe and Goncalves making progress, and more

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BY CARL SETTERLUND

The New England Revolution has achieved some unlikely results of late, dating as far back as Bobby Shuttleworth's stoppage time penalty kick save to preserve a tie against Chicago four weeks ago.

Since then, the Revs have taken three points against some of the league's best competition in Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC and Seattle, whom they unexpectedly thrashed, 5-0, at home last Sunday.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 10)

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By IVES GALARCEP

There will be no winless teams in Major League Soccer in 2014, but there still just might be an undefeated team.

Okay, so Real Salt Lake still has a very long way to go to finish a full season unbeaten, but they have continued to extend their run as the lone remaining unbeaten in MLS playing some of the best soccer in the league.

Red Bulls Academy products headline U.S. Under-20 camp squad

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By IVES GALARCEP

A quartet of New York Red Bulls Academy players headline the 24-player squad called into U.S. Men's National Team training camp slated for next week in North Carolina.

Midfielders Adam Najem, Alex Muyl and Chris Lema, and goalkeeper Evan Louro were included in the squad, which will spend from Saturday to May 25th training on the campus of North Carolina State.

SBI MLS Spotlight: Kekuta Manneh

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio Major League Soccer's next budding young star needs only three strides to get to full speed, gliding past defenders as though they were stationary traffic cones, before approaching the opposing goal at light speed.

On Women’s Soccer: After Sermanni, USWNT coach choice is about vision for the future

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

When the U.S. Soccer Federation names a new U.S. Women's National Team head coach, the decision will obviously end up dictating the future of the squad.

But it is the way the decision, and U.S. Soccer's choice, dictates the future that will matter most.

Union upset Sporting KC to snap nine-match winless skid

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Chalk it up as playing a team at the right time, or one team simply executing a solid game plan. Either way, the Philadelphia Union saw Sporting Kansas City at their worst just days after Sporting KC gave fans a glimpse of their best.

Thursday Kickoff: Sevilla win Europa League; Arsenal preparing Benzema bid; and more

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By DAN KARELL

For the third time in club history, Sevilla have won the UEFA Europa League.

In the final against Benfica where both goalkeepers starred at Juventus Stadium in Torino, penalty kicks were needed to decide a game that finished 0-0 after 120 minutes of action.

NWSL Week 6: A Look Ahead (midweek)

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By KAREEN DROT

The midweek fixtures for Week Six of the National Women's Soccer League provide the clubs sitting in the middle of the pack a chance to climb back up.

Following a 1-0 loss to Seattle, the Portland Thorns have a chance to reclaim their second place spot as they meet the Houston Dash – a club that is riding a three game goalless streak.

A look at the players on the USMNT World Cup roster bubble

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By IVES GALARCEP

As the U.S. Men's National Team prepares to kick off training camp ahead of the 2014 World Cup, a total of 30 players will be battling for 30 World Cup roster spots, meaning seven players will see their World Cup dream fall short.

Jurgen Klinsmann will have to make the final decision and while he has three weeks to figure out who those seven players will be, it is safe to assume he has a working list going already, and has a sense of who is currently on the chopping block.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Michel

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SBI MLS Save of the Week: Raul Fernandez

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UEFA Europa League final: Your Running Commentary

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The 2013-14 UEFA Europa League will be decided on Tuesday, and the match should be plenty intense.

Sevilla and Benfica are set to square off at Juventus Stadium (2:45pm ET, ESPN Deportes/Fox Sports 1/Fox Soccer 2Go) in the Europa League final, and both sides enter the match with a healthy group of players.

CONCACAF working to land 2026 World Cup

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Having seen the United States lose out on hosting the 2022 World Cup, CONCACAF has set its sights on landing the 2026 edition of the tournament.

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb told reporters Tuesday that he believes it is only fair that a nation from his region is given the 2026 World Cup after missing out on a chance to host the upcoming tournaments in 2018 and 2022 because of FIFA's decision to do away with its rotational policy.

Poyet touches on Altidore’s debut season at Sunderland

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore's struggles at Sunderland are well-documented, but manager Gus Poyet is not really sure how to solve them.

Poyet was a guest on The Football Show on Tuesday and he briefly discussed Altidore's underwhelming first season with the Black Cats.

SBI NWSL Power Rankings (Week 5)

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The 2014 National Women's Soccer League season is turning out to be one of redemption as new leaders emerge and last year's big names fade away.

Amy Rodriguez, who took last year off to start a family as players like Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux started to steal some of her U.

Must-See Report: ESPN E:60 segment on the Qatar World Cup

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Qatar's World Cup | ESPN E:60 ~ Jeremy Schaap from Bluefoot Entertainment on Vimeo.

Preliminary World Cup roster round-up: Rossi makes Italy preliminary squad, France dump Nasri, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Giuseppe Rossi has yet to play in a World Cup, but that could change this summer.

Rossi was included in the 30-man Italy roster that head coach Cesar Prandelli released on Tuesday despite only recently returning from injury, and the New Jersey-born forward will compete for a spot on the squad with the likes of Ciro Immobile, Mattia Destro and Antonio Cassano.

Must-See Commercial: Samsung Galaxy 11

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Wednesday Kickoff: Clubs lining up for Di Maria; Peralta moves to América; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Clubs in France and England are lining up to sign one of Real Madrid's best players this season ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Angel Di Maria has plenty of suitors across the world and Spanish publication Marca believe that Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and AS Monaco are all preparing bids worth a minimum of €40 million for the Argentine left-winger.

Orlando City Notes: Kaka negotiations still underway, MLS jerseys to launch in fall, and more

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

ORLANDO, Fla. — There's no denying that Orlando City SC and AC Milan legend Kaka have something brewing.

After the Lions revealed their Major League Soccer logo for the 2015 season on Tuesday, club president Phil Rawlins once again talked about the possibility of Kaka landing in Central Florida.

Beitashour included in Iran’s pre-World Cup roster

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Steve Beitashour said earlier this month that he hopes to be playing in the World Cup this summer, and he has just moved one step closer to accomplishing that.

Beitashour was included in the 30-man pre-World Cup roster that Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz released on Tuesday.

Klinsmann backs Altidore, confident USMNT striker can have big World Cup

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore is not a finished product yet.

That is the message U.S. Men's National Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has for anyone who questions how valuable Altidore can be at this upcoming World Cup.

Altidore is coming off of a disappointing season at Sunderland in which he scored just one league goal a year after lighting up opposing defenses and setting the U.

MLS Ticker: Chivas USA part ways with Bautista, Thomas sidelined 6-8 weeks, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista joined Chivas USA this past offseason with the hopes of regaining top form. He might still achieve that, but it will not be with the MLS club.

Chivas USA announced Tuesday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with Bautista just four months after he signed with the club.

SBI MLS Best XI (Week 10)

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By IVES GALARCEP

Before MLS Week 10 began, Harrison Shipp, Javier Morales and Diego Fagundez had combined for zero goals this season. By the end of the weekend, the trio had combined for eight goals, and three spots on this week's SBI MLS Best XI.

Shipp's hat trick helped topple the New York Red Bulls, while Fagundez's brace helped New England halt Seattle's red-hot run.

Ronaldo headlines Portugal’s 30-man provisional World Cup roster

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Joao Moutinho headline a star-studded provisional World Cup squad that was named by Portugal head coach Paulo Bento on Tuesday.

Bento called in 30 players for his pre-World Cup camp, and some of the other notable selections areNani, Ricardo Quaresma, Rolando and Raul Meireles.

CONCACAF, CONMEBOL unveil 2016 Copa America Centenario Logo

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By DAN KARELL

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL unveiled on Tuesday the logo for the 2016 Copa Centenario, set to take place in the United States.

Set against a black backdrop, the logo features a sleek design of the Copa America trophy in the middle with red, blue, and green curves forming the shape of a soccer ball.

Report: Timbers eyeing Nigerian forward Adi

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By FRANCO PANIZO

In need of some help, the Portland Timbers are reportedly considering adding some more power to their front line.

According to a report out of Denmark, the Timbers are eyeing Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi as a potential summer acquisition. The 23-year-old Adi is currently on loan at FC Copenhagen from Slovakian club FK AS Trencin, but is struggling for playing time and looking for a move elsewhere.

Chandler’s strong season at Nurnberg paves way for USMNT return

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It has been over a year since Timmy Chandler last played for the U.S. Men's National Team, but head coach Jurgen Klinsmann insinuated Monday that Chandler has as good a chance as any fullback to make it to Brazil this summer.

Tuesday Kickoff: Costa and Torres called up for Spain; Luiz linked again with Barca; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Spain will be bringing one of Europe's most prolific strikers with them to Brazil this summer.

On the day of FIFA's deadline to name a maximum 30-man provisional World Cup squad, Spain released their 30-player squad, which included all of the usuals plus Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa.

Orlando City reveals new official MLS logo

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Orlando City SC finally have a new logo to go with their 2015 inaugural Major League Soccer season.

The Orlando Sentinel first reported on Tuesday morning OCSC's newest crest, which features a one-headed golden Lion with 21 flares around it that represents the Sunshine State while also representing Orlando City as the 21st expansion franchise in MLS.

Garber: MLS shift to winter European schedule “almost impossible”

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By DAN KARELL

MLS fans in northern U.S. and Canadian cities won't have to worry any time soon about having to see their local team play home games in the cold winter months.

At a press conference announcing the landmark agreement between MLS, U.S. Soccer and ESPN, FOX, and Univision, MLS Commissioner Don Garber poured ice cold water on the idea of MLS shifting their calendar to be in line with those in Europe, saying it would be "almost impossible" to make that change at this point.

NWSL Week 5: A Look Back

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By KAREEN DROT

Cascadia rivals Seattle Reign FC and Portland Thorns FC occupied first and second place for the past four weeks – but all that changed when they met in Week Five of the National Women's Soccer League.

On Saturday, the Reign kept their perfect record with a win against the Thorns, thanks to a late stunner by Kim Little, and now sit a full 10 points clear of their competition on the league table.

Klinsmann explains Johnson omission, other cuts, and more from USMNT roster

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jurgen Klinsmann made it clear on Monday that he hadn't forgotten the important goals Eddie Johnson scored while helping the U.S. Men's National Team qualify for the World Cup.

Those goals, and those memories, ultimately still couldn't keep Johnson from being left off the preliminary U.

Ghana names 26-player preliminary World Cup squad

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By DAN KARELL

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has chosen one of the strongest sides in memory to represent their nation at the World Cup this summer.

Appiah announced on Monday a 26-man provisional World Cup squad featuring the likes of Kevin-Prince Boateng, Asamoah Gyan, and Michael Essien.

A look at who missed the cut from the USMNT preliminary World Cup roster

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 30-man preliminary World Cup squad on Monday, but there were plenty of notable absences.

Some of the standout names of players that missed the cut were Eddie Johnson, Sacha Kljestan, Brek Shea and defender Tim Ream.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Harrison Shipp

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In the world of professional sports, rookies are generally compared to fellow first year players. Rookies are evaluated based on how they stack up against other draftees and are tasked with demonstrating the ability and maturity it takes to play at the highest level.

Klinsmann names 30-player USMNT preliminary World Cup squad

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Timmy Chandler, Joe Corona and DeAndre Yedlin were among the 30 players named to the preliminary U.S. Men's National Team World Cup roster released by Jurgen Klinsmann on Monday.

Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley headline the 30-player preliminary U.

MLS, U.S. Soccer sign long-term TV and media rights deal with ESPN, FOX, Univision

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By DAN KARELL

Figuring out when to watch MLS on TV just got a whole lot easier.

MLS and U.S. Soccer announced on Monday an eight-year deal with ESPN, FOX Sports, and Univision Deportes that includes, a set-time national game-of-the-week broadcast on each network, rights to future U.

Brazil World Cup costs skyrocket due to corrupt billing

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With costs skyrocketing, this summer's Brazilian World Cup is already set to be the priciest in tournament history and, despite promises to the contrary, it appears those paying for the soccer spectacle may just be the Brazilian public.

With the World Cup set to cost roughly $11.

The SBI Show: Episode 139

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By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. Men's National Team's preliminary World Cup roster will be announced on Monday and the latest episode of The SBI Show takes a look at the squad we could see named by Jurgen Klinsmann.

Episode 139 of The SBI Show takes a closer look at the 30-man roster we are likely to see named for the pre-World Cup training camp, which kicks off this week at Stanford University.

MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The Seattle Sounders' red-hot unbeaten streak had to cool off eventually, but it's doubtful anyone thought it would be snuffed out in such spectacular fashion.

The New England Revolution proved their own unbeaten streak wasn't a fluke and pummeled the Sounders this week, scoring four goals by halftime in an astonishing performance worthy of SBI MLS Team of the Week honors.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Javier Morales

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Taking down a team in their own building will always be a tough task in MLS. Trampling a team, 5-2, on the road, like Javier Morales and Real Salt Lake did to the Houston Dynamo over the weekend, is an entirely different achievement.

Morales was the best player on the field for the league's best team over the weekend, tallying three goals and an assist against a Dynamo defense that just couldn't contain him.

USL Pro Week 8: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Orlando City SC's dream USL Pro season continues to shimmer.

Back-to-back road matches didn't mean much for Orlando City as they extended their unbeaten run to nine games after defeating the winless Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-0 on Friday, which continued with a 1-1 draw at Rochester Rhinos the following day.

Reports: New MLS TV deal worth $90 million per season

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The future for Major League Soccer looks a bit brighter and greener, thanks to a deal that will see the league's revenue from television quadruple.

The league will announce Monday a national television deal that will include a massive financial boost with ESPN, Fox and Univision paying a combined $90 million per year, according to Sports Business Daily.

Monday Kickoff: Conte could leave Juventus; Man United make bid for Shaw; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Juventus could be searching for a new head coach this summer.

After winning their third straight Scudetto and ending AS Roma's unbeaten run at home last Saturday, Juventus manager Antonio Conte told Sky Italia that he would take some time as the season comes to a close to decide on his future.

Defoe makes standby list for England’s World Cup squad

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Jermain Defoe's World Cup dreams are still alive, but look unlikely now.

Toronto FC's Defoe missed England's 23-man World Cup roster, instead making it as a standby choice in the 30-man preliminary roster.

England manager Roy Hodgson gambled on leaving some veterans behind in favor of bringing a more youthful squad to Brazil.

Morales hat trick caps wild win for RSL over Houston

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By TYLER GRAY

It only took sixteen seconds for Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales to score his first goal on Sunday, and when the dust finally settled, he had secured a hat trick to make his goal-less drought a distant memory.

Morales' three goals, and a goal apiece from Luke Mulholland and Alvaro Saborio, helped RSL secure a 5-2 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

Sounders Notes: Defensive errors costly, Dempsey focuses on World Cup

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By TIM FONTENAULT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Like most players in the Seattle Sounders' lineup Sunday night at New England, DeAndre Yedlin started hot. His blistering pace had him all over the pitch and nearly produced a fourth-minute goal. It looked like Major League Soccer's top club had been off for a week, not three used for traveling.

Must-See Title Celebration: Bayern Munich

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European Weekend Rewind: Man City win EPL title; Atletico fail to clinch La Liga crown; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Like their last title victory, Manchester City's English Premier League title-clinching performance had to come on the final day of the league's long season.

But this time featured significantly less drama as the Citizens easily dispatched West Ham United 2-0 in a match that they needed just a draw from in order to win their second title in three seasons.

Liga MX Semifinals: A Look Back

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By DANIEL PRICE

For the first time since the 2009 Clausura, Pachuca have made it to the Liga MX finals.

Santos Laguna exited the Liguilla after being unable to overturn Pachuca's first leg advantage on Saturday evening. Pachuca won their home match 2-0, and secured their progress with two away goals, despite being beaten 4-2.

A closer look at the USMNT depth chart: Left Backs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jurgen Klinsmann famously said back in summer 2012 that anybody can play left back.

We will soon see just how true those words were.

The U.S. Men's National Team will head into the World Cup this summer not short on options at left back, a position that has long troubled the Americans.

A closer look at the USMNT depth chart: Centerbacks

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By DAN KARELL

For the first time since 1998, the U.S. Men's National Team could head into the World Cup with no starting experience from their centerback pair.

The duo of Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez have entrenched themselves as USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's starting defenders, having stayed as the preferred pairing since the infamous snow game victory in Colorado against Costa Rica in March 2013.

A closer look at the USMNT depth chart: Central Midfielders

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It has been no secret this cycle that the U.S. Men's National Team's strength lies in the midfield, particularly in the central positions. Jurgen Klinsmann has a glut of talented players cable of manning the middle of the park, but how many of them earn places on the World Cup roster this summer will be a storyline that is followed very closely in the coming weeks.

A closer look at the USMNT depth chart: Forwards

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Only a few weeks remain before U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann names his preliminary World Cup roster, and one position where places are still up for grabs is forward.

Klinsmann has what could be the deepest (though not necessarily the most talented) pool of forwards in U.

Chavez brace burns Rapids as Chivas USA roll in the snow

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Marvin Chavez scored two goals on his Chivas USA debut, two days after being traded from the Colorado Rapids, as Chivas picked up three impressive points with a 3-1 win in Colorado Sunday afternoon.

The first half was heavily affected by snow and hail, which resulted in a slow and uneventful 45 minutes where neither side was able to gain an edge.

Salgado’s return marks end of nearly two-year absence

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By DAN KARELL

There was hardly any fanfare when he came on the field, but Omar Salgado's 16-minute substitute appearance on Saturday night at the Columbus Crew was more than just a late-game cameo.

It was his first appearance in one and a half years.

The former No.

Timbers and Galaxy draw after two stoppage-time goals

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.-After 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy each scored in second half stoppage-time to provide a wild finish to their Mother's Day match.

Robbie Keane's goal looked to be the winner for LA, but Portland received its answer from Diego Valeri and the teams finished deadlocked at 1-1, Sunday afternoon in Portland.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Terrence Boyd could not have asked for a much better end to his season.

Boyd stayed red-hot by scoring for the fourth consecutive game on Sunday, netting the third goal in Rapid Vienna's 5-2 victory vs. SV Josko Ried. The 23-year-old forward with hopes of being on the U.

MLS Match Week 10: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

A quartet of Mother's Day offerings in Major League Soccer help round out what has already been an exciting day in the world of soccer.

The Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy renew acquaintances in the day's first match, as Caleb Porter and Bruce Arena match wits at Providence Park (2:30pm, NBC Sports).

Dominant Whitecaps condemn Crew to third straight loss

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio If the first ten weeks of the MLS season are any indication, few teams will be able to slow down the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The speedy and talented Canadian side went into Crew Stadium on Saturday evening and took down the Columbus Crew, 1-0, in impressive fashion.

Shipp’s hat-trick leads Fire past Red Bulls in nine-goal thriller

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By IVES GALARCEP

When the New York Red Bulls took a 2-1 lead into halftime of Saturday's match against the Chicago Fire, there was a sense it might not be enough to hold off a Fire team playing with the look of a team determined to win its first game of the year.

It wasn't enough.

Earthquakes overcome first-half red card to beat FC Dallas

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By IVES GALARCEP

FC Dallas has made a habit of late of picking up red cards, so when Oscar Pareja's team was on the positive end of a first-half red card for once it seemed like the team's recent run of bad results would end.

The San Jose Earthquakes had other plans though, overcoming Shea Salinas' 45th-minute red card to post a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday night.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The task is simple for Manchester City on this Championship Sunday: get a result, win the English Premier League title.

Manchester City have a two-point lead on second-place Liverpool heading into the final day of the EPL season, and they will need a win or a draw at home against struggling West Ham United.

Rolfe and Hamid lead D.C. United past hapless Union

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Philadelphia Union entered Saturday's showdown vs. D.C. United winless in eight matches and facing the very real possibility that another loss could doom their coach, John Hackworth, to the unemployment line.

Rather than come out with an inspired performance, the Union started out flat, and D.

Sporting KC dominate struggling Impact

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Needing three points to help kickstart a climb out of the MLS Eastern Conference cellar, Montreal knew it would have a tough task Saturday without its leader up top in Marco Di Vaio. However, a 17th-minute red card would make the task insurmountable, and turn an already forgettable week into a downright disaster.

MLS Week 10: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

John Hackworth will be coaching for his job while Eddie Johnson will be trying to secure his place on the U.S. preliminary World Cup squad when the Philadelphia Union take on D.C. United in the latest installment of their I-95 rivalry (4pm, Direct Kick).

The Union are mired in an eight-match winless streak that could cost Hackworth his job if they don't snap that skid today against a D.

NWSL Week 5: A Look Ahead

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By KAREEN DROT

Four clubs have an opportunity to steal second place from the Portland Thorns on Sunday, but will have to wait until after Portland hosts the Seattle Reign FC on Saturday.

Seattle sits seven points ahead of Portland, riding a five game win streak at the top of the National Women's Soccer League table.

The SBI Show: Episode 138 (Previewing MLS Week 10, talking USMNT, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

A loaded weekend of MLS action, and the looming U.S. preliminary World Cup roster announcement are among the leading topics in the latest episode of The SBI Show.

Episode 138 of The SBI breaks down MLS Week 10, including the rivalry clash between the Philadelphia Union and D.

Agudelo has work permit appeal rejected again, leaving him a free agent heading into summer

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By IVES GALARCEP

Juan Agudelo signed a lucrative contract with Stoke City in January that was supposed to help him realize his dream of playing in one of the best league's in the world. When he had his work permit appeal denied, Agudelo went on loan to Dutch side FC Utrecht with the hope being that a good stint there would be enough to improve his chances of securing that all-important work permit.

Revs Notes: Stiff test awaits from Seattle; Dempsey set for homecoming; and more

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BY CARL SETTERLUND

The New England Revolution (4-2-3, 14 points) are currently in a four-way tie atop the Eastern Conference standings, meaning that, for now, this Sunday's 6 p.m. home match against the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders (7-1-2, 22 points) can be referred to as a meeting of the two conference leaders.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

The newly crowned Ligue 1 champions will be action Saturday against a rival club fighting for its Champions League future.

Third-place Lille lead Saint Etienne by five points in the battle for the final Champions League spot in France, and they can nail their trip to next season's tournament with a home victory Saturday against Paris Saint-Germain.

MLS Week 10: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

After some memorable battles last season, the LA Galaxy and Bruce Arena visit Caleb Porter and the Portland Timbers for the first time this year.

The Timbers are coming off their first win of the season and though their defense struggled to hold on to a lead, the attack was arguably the best it's been this season, scoring three goals against D.

Chicharito, Marquez, Dos Santos highlight Mexico’s World Cup squad

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By DAN KARELL

After a difficult qualification process, Mexico are set to enter the 2014 World Cup with all of their high-profile stars.

At a press conference in Mexico City on Friday afternoon, Mexico National Team manager Miguel Herrera named his 23-man squad for Brazil, including European-based players such as Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Giovani Dos Santos, and Guillermo Ochoa, as well as captain Rafa Marquez.

U.S. Soccer releases potential U.S. Open Cup third-round pairings

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Soccer conducted the third round draw of the U.S. Open Cup in Chicago on Thursday, and released the possible pairings on Friday morning.

With the second round yet to commence, the third round will see the 24 winners of the second round take on each other or one of the eight North American Soccer League teams that enter at this stage.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The Premier League season comes to a close this weekend with a full slate of Sunday morning games to headline This Weekend's Soccer on TV.

Manchester City highlight Sunday's action as the Premier League leaders host West Ham needing only one point needed to secure the club's second title in three seasons.

Report: Beasley eying move to MLS after World Cup

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Major League Soccer could soon be on DeMarcus Beasley's horizon.

Beasley has toldJesús López Chargoy, president of Mexican club Puebla FC, that he wants out to join MLS after the World Cup in Brazil, according to a report out of Mexico.

If Beasley makes the move, he will be following in the footsteps of fellow U.

Five countries eye 2019 Women’s World Cup, including England, New Zealand

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The bids for hosts for the 2019 Women's World Cup are in – and there's more competition than the last time around.

Five countries have submitted bids on the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: England, France, Korea Republic, New Zealand and South Africa, FIFA announced Friday.

Chivas USA land Chavez, Finley, Moore joins TFC amid flurry of MLS deals

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By IVES GALARCEP

Chivas USA needed to shake up their squad and boost an attack that has become overly-reliant on Erick Torres while both the Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC needed to address depth needs at specific positions. The result was a flurry of deals that sent four MLS players heading in different directions in trades finalized on Thursday.

European Weekend Preview: Man City look to secure EPL title; Atletico eye bounce-back win; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

While last season's English Premier League crown was sealed with four matches, there will be some title drama on this season's Championship Sunday.

Two years ago, the last time the EPL trophy went down to the final day, Manchester City won the title in dramatic fashion.

USMNT to face Belgium in final World Cup tune-up

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team will have one final warm-up game before facing Ghana in the World Cupon June 16th.

As first reported by a number of outlets on Thursday and confirmed on Friday on FIFA's website, the USMNT will take on Belgium in a closed-door friendly match on June 12 on the training grounds of Sao Paulo FC, where the USMNT are based during the World Cup.

Friday Kickoff: Blatter intends to run for fifth term; Costa, Pepe carrying injuries; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Sepp Blatter isn't ready to step away from FIFA just yet.

Despite making promises in 2011 that his election that year would be his last, Blatter sent yet another hint to the press that he intends to run for a fifth term as FIFA president in 2015. The 78-year-old claimed in an interview with a Swiss radio station that he was still in good health and that if the nations of FIFA nominated him to run again, he wouldn't say no.

TFC lead Whitecaps, Impact trail Edmonton after Canadian Championship semi first legs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Toronto FC's new-look team got off to a winning start in their pursuit of earning a CONCACAF Champions League berth, and it did so thanks in part to two of its Designated Players.

Jermain Defoe scored the opener and Michael Bradley netted the eventual winner as Toronto FC picked up a narrow 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of their Canadian Championship semifinals series on Wednesday night.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Two points are all that separate Jermaine Jones and Besiktas from landing a place in next season's UEFA Champions League, and they have two matches left in the season to close that gap.

Jones and Besiktas currently trail second-place Galatasaray by one point, but will need a victory over Elazigspor and at least a draw between Galatasaray and fourth-placed Trabzonspor in order to jump into the spot with the automatic berth for the 2014-15 Champions League.

Arena expects Gonzalez to miss two weeks with knee tweak

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By FRANCO PANIZO

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said earlier this week that he was confident that Omar Gonzalez's knee injury was one that would keep the centerback out for only a short period of time.

Now, we know just how long it will be.

Reports: Del Piero set for move to MLS

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Alessandro Del Piero could be the next big name to hit MLS.

According to several reports out of Australia and Europe in recent days, Del Piero looks set for a move to MLS after holding talks with the LA Galaxy and D.C. United. The 39-year-old Italian has been a free agent since leaving Sydney FC last week and is reportedly keen on continuing his distinguished playing career.

Report: Johnson apologizes to teammates after recent comments

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By FRANCO PANIZO

A day after making some unflattering comments about his new D.C. United teammates, Eddie Johnson issued them an apology.

Johnson met with teammates prior to D.C. United's practice on Thursday to clear up and apologize for some of the comments he made in a story published on MLSsoccer.

Must-See Goal: Yaya Toure

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FC Dallas miss Mauro Diaz in third straight loss

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By LEE PRINDLE

SEATTLE Since losing star playmaker Mauro Diaz to a knee injury, FC Dallas has struggled in back-to-back losses and Diaz' absence has played a major role in those defeats.

The club's offense, so reliant on Diaz's technique on the ball as well as his passing and vision, hit a creative wall after his forced 45th-minute substitution two weeks ago against D.

SBI MLS Best XI of the Month (April)

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By IVES GALARCEP

It was a banner month of April for the Seattle Sounders, and while Clint Dempsey grabbed most of the headlines, he was hardly alone in helping the Sounders turn in a 3-0-1 month.

A total of four Sounders lead the way in the SBI MLS Best XI of the Month of April, with Dempsey being joined by attack partners Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle.

A closer look at the USMNT Depth Chart: Right Backs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The U.S. Men's National Team entered the last two World Cups not spending all that much time worrying about their right back situation, but that will not be the case this year.

The retirement of the long-serving and solid Steve Cherundolo earlier this year was just the latest reminder that, for the first time in a long time, the right side of the Americans' back line is up for grabs ahead of a World Cup.

Real Madrid, Barcelona named the most valuable clubs on Forbe’s latest list

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By FRANCO PANIZO

When it comes to the world's most valuable soccer clubs, Spain currently takes the cake.

Forbes named its latest list of most valuable teams on Wednesday, and Real Madrid and Barcelona grabbed first and second place, respectively, to mark the first time that two Spanish sides have finished in the top two spots since Forbes began compiling this list a decade ago.

Thursday Kickoff: Arsenal interested in Martinez; Pogba to remain at Juve; and more

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By DAN KARELL

With four place and UEFA Champions League qualification confirmed, Arsenal have already begun to look at options to add to their squad for next year.

Reports in England state that Arsenal have already made an enquiry to see whether Bayern Munich would sell defensive midfielder Javi Martinez, who has also been linked this spring with a move to Barcelona.

Germany unveil strong 30-man preliminary World Cup roster

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Germany head coach Jogi Low has released his provisional roster for the 2014 World Cup, and it is as strong as anyone could have expected.

Manuel Neuer, Phillipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller headline the group of 30 player in contention to represent Germany in Brazil this summer.

SBI NWSL Power Rankings (Week 4)

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

And the jostling toward the National Women's Soccer League playoffs seems to be revving up.

The Portland Thorns are finally looking poised to defend their title as they continue their climb in the rankings while FC Kansas City skyrockets up both the league table and SBI's power rankings after two important wins.

Wednesday Evening Ticker: Sunderland complete ‘Great Escape’, Real Madrid stunned, and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

Sunderland has pulled off a feat that seemed impossible just a month ago.

The Black Cats won their fourth straight match, beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0, on Wednesday to secure safety from relegation in the English Premier League.

Jack Colback and Fabio Borini scored first-half goals to secure a victory that extended Sunderland's unbeaten streak to five matches.

Stellar Irwin helps Rapids earn draw in San Jose

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By IVES GALARCEP

The San Jose Earthquakes may have created the better chances, and may have had the better of the play in Wednesday night's showdown with the Colorado Rapids, but what they couldn't do was find a way to beat Clint Irwin.

Bruin’s second-half goal sinks Crew

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By DAN KARELL

For 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, the Houston Dynamo looked like the MLS Cup contenders of old.

Facing the Columbus Crew in a midweek Eastern Conference encounter, the Dynamo defeated the Crew, 1-0, in an end to end match with chances for both teams.

Second-half rally lifts streaking Sounders over FC Dallas

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE Just call them the comeback kids.

After falling behind 1-0 early to visiting FC Dallas on Wednesday night, the Seattle Sounders once again delivered late magic.

With the score tied 1-1 in the 88th minute, Obafemi Martins collected a pass just outside the penalty area, spun on defender Matt Hedges, and found late substitute Kenny Cooper as he charged past the penalty spot.

USMNT fall back to No. 14 in latest FIFA Rankings

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team are looking likely to be one of the top 15 ranked teams heading into this summer's World Cup.

On Thursday, FIFA released their latest world rankings for the month of May, which saw the USMNT drop one place to No. 14. It's the third time in 2014 that the USA have been at No.

MLS Week 10: Your Mid-Week Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The last time the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas met, it was FC Dallas that entered the match looking like the powerhouse team while Seattle was only just starting to heat up. A month later, the Sounders are rolling while FC Dallas is struggling badly.

Van Gaal discusses Manchester United job

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Louis Van Gaal isn't known as a shy manager, or a manager afraid to mix it up with journalists, so this interview with some British reporters trying to find out about his prospects of coaching Manchester United went about the way you would expect.

What resulted as was an entertaining exchange, and a glimpse into the psyche of one of the more brilliant coaching minds in the sport.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 9)

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By DAN KARELL

Chad Marshall picked a great time to open his Seattle Sounders scoring account.

The towering Sounders centerback powered home a header in the 84th minute to lead his team to their fourth straight win. The Sounders performance in their 2-1 victory against the Philadelphia Union earned them the top spot in this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings.

NWSL Week 4: A Look Back

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By KAREEN DROT

It's a month into the 2014 National Women's Soccer League, and two teams remain strong at the top of the table, but one team is quickly catching up. FC Kansas City made a huge leap from bottom place to third place with two consecutive wins in the fourth week, against the Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday and the Houston Dash, on Saturday.

Wednesday Kickoff: Messi asks Barca for Aguero; Rodgers to remain at Liverpool; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Lionel Messi's representatives are far along in contract negotiations with Barcelona, but a new bump in the road has appeared.

Multiple reports in Spain and Argentina are stating on Wednesday that Messi has asked for Barcelona to sign forward Sergio Aguero from Manchester City and to give goalkeeper Pinto a new contract as well.

Liga MX Semifinals: A Look Ahead

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By DANIEL PRICE

The Liga MX semifinals start on Wednesday evening, with Club Leon facing Toluca and Santos Laguna playing Pachuca.

Of the two games, Leon vs Toluca is arguably the more entertaining. The matchup sees the reigning champions face the side who finished second in both the regular season and CONCACAF Champions League.

TFC’s Julio Cesar makes Brazil’s World Cup squad

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By DAN KARELL

Major League Soccer will officially be represented in Brazil's squad at the World Cup.

On Wednesday morning, Brazilian National Team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced his 23-man roster for this summer's tournament, with Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar making the squad as expected.

Report: Kljestan unhappy at Anderlecht, considering return to MLS

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By DAN KARELL

Sacha Kljestan could become the latest U.S. Men's National Team player to return to Major League Soccer.

According to a report in Belgium, Kljestan is no longer happy at Anderlecht, mainly due to only playing six times since the start of 2014. The report states that despite being under contract (he signed a three-year deal in Feb.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Harrison Shipp

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By IVES GALARCEP

There aren't many bright spots for the Chicago Fire through their winless start to the 2014 season, but one of the clear-cut ones is the emergence of Harrison Shipp.

The Notre Dame product has been outstanding early on in his rookie campaign, and he has continued to be an impact player in a season where there simply haven't been many rookies to make their mark.

Diaz out for 6-10 weeks with knee injury

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By DAN KARELL

FC Dallas will be without one of their star performers for up to two and a half months.

The club said on Wednesday in a release that the Argentine midfielder Mauro Diaz would miss six to ten weeks with a knee injury suffered during FC Dallas' 4-1 loss to D.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Both the La Liga and English Premier League seasons are on the line on Wednesday as Real Madrid and Manchester City look to bolster their title chances.

Los Blancos hit the road to take on Real Valladolid, knowing that anything less than three points is a failure, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The SBI Show: Episode 137 (Recapping MLS Week 9, talking Americans Abroad, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

There were plenty of wild finishes and surprising results in MLS week nine, and the latest episode of The SBI Show takes a look back at all of them, and much more.

Episode 137 of The SBI Show takes a look back at all the MLS action, from New England's win in Toronto, to Seattle's comeback against Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake's stirring comeback win against the Chicago Fire.

Reports: Gonzalez injury not believed to be serious

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Those worried about the status of Omar Gonzalez can breathe a little easier.

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said confidently on Tuesday that he does not believe the left knee injury Omar Gonzalez suffered this past weekend is all that serious, according to multiple reports out of Los Angeles.

Savarese addresses Raul-to-Cosmos rumors

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Contrary to recent reports, Raul is not on his way to the New York Cosmos.

Not yet anyway.

Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese held a conference call on Tuesday afternoon and was asked about the recent Spanish reports that said that Raul was close to joining the NASL club.

MLS Ticker: Sanchez ruled out 4-6 weeks, Kreis reportedly scouting Donyoh, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Colorado Rapids have received the result from Vicente Sanchez's MRI scan, and it is not good.

Sanchez is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained left knee that he sustained in Saturday's 1-0 victory over the Galaxy. The Rapids' leading scorer picked up the knock early in the match, but played through it and scored a beautiful game-winning chip before being replaced at halftime by Edson Buddle.

A closer look at the USMNT Depth Chart: Outside Midfielders

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By FRANCO PANIZO

From the emergence of Graham Zusi to the return of Landon Donovan to the introduction of Julian Green, the U.S. Men's National Team saw its options at outside midfield grow exponentially this cycle.

That may have been welcome relief for Jurgen Klinsmann, but now come the tough choices for the U.

Report: Beckham asked to consider different waterfront stadium location by Miami-Dade mayor

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By FRANCO PANIZO

That beautiful, proposed stadium at PortMiami is looking less and less likely to happen for David Beckham and his group of investors.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez has asked Beckham's group, Miami Beckham United, to consider a different site on which to build their proposed soccer-specific stadium.

Bolton holding contract negotiations with Holden

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Bolton Wanderers have begun preparing for next season by parting ways with four players.

Stuart Holden is not one of them.

Bolton announced on Monday that they will release a quartet of players and are in contract negotiations with three others, one of them being the injured Holden.

SBI MLS Best XI (Week 9)

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By IVES GALARCEP

Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins have been grabbing most of the headlines during the Seattle Sounders' dream start to the 2014 season, but another player has been just as important to the fast start.

USL Pro Week 7: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

KISSIMMEE, Fla. As hard as it may be to believe given their successful past, Orlando City SC are enjoying their best-ever start to a USL Pro season.

Orlando City extended their unbeaten streak in the early stages of the campaign to seven games, defeating the Oklahoma City Energy, 3-1, on Sunday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Tuesday Kickoff: Liverpool collapses in draw; Man City facing FFP punishment; and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

Liverpool's dreams of winning the English Premier League title have all but faded amid a 12-minute collapse that saw the Reds squander a three-goal lead in what seemed like the blink of an eye.

The Reds held a 3-0 lead at Crystal Palace, and were looking for more goals to cut into Manchester City's goal-difference edge, but the final 12 minutes saw their lead vanish as Palace fought back to earn a 3-3 draw on Monday.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Gaston Fernandez

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MLS Save of the Week: Zac MacMath

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NASL Week 4: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

After a nearly unstoppable run last fall, the New York Cosmos are experiencing their first losing streak.

For the second season in a row, the Cosmos fell on the road to the Carolina RailHawks, this time by a 1-0 scoreline. Ty Shipalane scored the RailHawks only goal but the credit has to go to Cesar Elizondo, who made a storming 70-yard run, evading Cosmos defenders in his path, before setting up Shipalane in the 12th minute.

MLS well represented in Honduras World Cup squad

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By DAN KARELL

Fans of Major League Soccer clubs will have plenty of players to follow at this summer's World Cup on nations other than the U.S. Men's National Team.

At an event in Honduras on Monday morning, Honduras National Team head coach Luis Fernando Suarez named his 23-man roster to head to Brazil.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

This season's English Premier League title challenge is coming down to the wire.

Liverpool can jump back to the top of the table on Monday night when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park (3pm, NBC Sports Network), but Manchester City will remain just three points behind with a game in hand.

Report: Gatt to miss 2014 season with second ACL surgery

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By DAN KARELL

Josh Gatt will have to wait another year before returning to the field for Molde FK.

The 22-year-old speedy midfielder is set to undergo surgery to repair his left anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out for the rest of the 2014 NorwegianTippeligaen season, according to a report in MLSSoccer.

Report: Zelalem close to American citizenship, USMNT eligibility

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Just when you thought Julian Green would be the recruiting coup to end all recruiting coups by Jurgen Klinsmann, now there are rumblings that another high-profile young player could be choosing to play for the U.S. Men's National Team over Germany among other options.

The Washington Post reported over the weekend that highly-regarded Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem was recently in the United States to finalize his American citizenship and receive his American passport, which would make him eligible to play for the United States.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New England Revolution traveled to Canada to take on Toronto FC this past weekend and set about trying to post their first win in Toronto in team history without the services of reigning MLS Defender of the Year Jose Goncalves and star playmaker Kelyn Rowe.

USWNT schedule pair of friendlies vs. France

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By DAN KARELL

One of the top women's soccer teams in the world will be coming to the United States this summer.

On Monday morning, U.S. Soccer announced that the U.S. Women's National Team will host France in a pair of friendly matches this June. The first game will take place on June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Patrick Mullins

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By IVES GALARCEP

Patrick Mullins was widely-regarded as the best player in college soccer over the past two years, but injuries had kept him from flashing that quality early on in his rookie season.

Mullins finally had a chance to show his stuff this weekend and he showed why he was so highly-rated, scoring a beautiful goal and drawing the eventual match-winning penalty kick in the New England Revolution's 2-1 victory against Toronto FC.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Joao Plata

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By IVES GALARCEP

Joao Plata may be the shortest player in Major League Soccer, but when he's on his game, he can also be one of the most dangerous.

The 5-foot-2 Ecuadorian reminded us of that fact by leading Real Salt Lake's stirring comeback against the Chicago Fire.

Liga MX Quarter-Finals: A Look Back

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By DANIEL PRICE

Reigning champions Club Leon hope to become the first Liga MX team to win both the Apertura and Clausura championships in a single season, and their dreams remain on track after they beat league winners Cruz Azul on away goals following a 3-3 tie on aggregate.

The first game ended, 1-1, on Wednesday night when Jose Cardenas grabbed an equalizer after Mariano Pavone's early goal, meaning Cruz Azul held a slight advantage heading into this weekend's fixture.

Whitecaps, Miller agree to part ways

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By DAN KARELL

The Kenny Miller era in Vancouver is officially over.

After nearly three years with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the club and Miller mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Sunday, which was set to expire on June 30. The 34-year-old was signed by the Whitecaps in July 2012 as the club's fourth Designated Player.

Red Bulls ride Wright-Phillips winner to road victory vs. FC Dallas

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By RYAN TOLMICH

It may not have been ideal, but the New York Red Bulls got what they came for against FC Dallas. Despite a less-than-impressive effort, the Red Bulls picked up a 1-0 victory at Toyota Park via a second-half goal fromred-hot Bradley Wright-Phillips .

It didn't take long for things to shift in favor of the visitors.

Must-See Goal: Cristiano Ronaldo

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European Weekend Rewind: Man City top Everton; Levante stun Atletico; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Thanks to some heroics from striker Edin Dzeko, Manchester City are two wins away from an English Premier League title.

Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City team defeated fifth-place Everton, who were eliminated from Champions League contention, on Saturday by a scoreline of 3-2 at Goodison Park.

Monday Kickoff: Wenger hints he’ll stay at Arsenal; Ancelotti blames fatigue; and more

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By DAN KARELL

After guiding Arsenal to an UEFA Champions League spot for the 17th consecutive season, Arsene Wenger is ready to commit to the club.

Following Arsenal's 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion, Wenger told reporters that, despite not having signed a new contract, they'll see him again next season, hinting that he's likely to put his John Hancock on a new deal.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Terrence Boyd just cannot stop finding the back of the net right now.

Playing in Rapid Vienna's penultimate game of the season on Sunday, Boyd continued his recent scoring tear by netting the winner in the first half of the club's 2-0 triumph over FC Wacker Tirol.

Sporting KC cruise past Crew in battle of East powers

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Chances were many in Kansas City Sunday, but most of them favored the team in blue — Sporting Kansas City — as they cruised past the Columbus Crew 2-0 into a tie for first place in the MLS Eastern Conference.

On an afternoon where Sporting KC received its MLS Cup championship rings, the home fans enjoyed goals in both halves, including a late, 95th-minute goal from forward Claudio Bieler.

Union’s struggles continue as winless slide reaches eight matches

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By LEE PRINDLE

SEATTLE- The opponent changes but the storyline remains the same for John Hackworth and the Philadelphia Union.

This time it was the Seattle Sounders who left Hackworth searching for answers as his side's winless streak extended to eight in what is quickly becoming a routine for the Union.

Plata, Saborio lead RSL rally in stirring comeback win vs. hapless Fire

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By IVES GALARCEP

After waiting eight weeks for their first win of the season, the Chicago Fire had to feel like that precious first victory was within sight as they held a 2-0 lead on Real Salt Lake 71 minutes into their match on Saturday night.

That sight quickly turned into a nightmare though, as three unanswered goals from Real Salt Lake left the Fire wondering just what went wrong.

Second-half rally lifts Sounders over Union

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE The Seattle Sounders keep finding themselves trailing early, and they keep finding ways to salvage a result.

Saturday night was no different.

Defender Chad Marshall, signed in the offseason at least partially due to his aerial prowess, put the Sounders ahead in the 84th minute, powerfully heading a Marco Pappa corner kick into the far netting for a 2-1 lead in front of 38,516 at a soggy CenturyLink Field.

Urruti’s last-second goal gives Timbers first victory of 2014

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- For the final 15 minutes of its Saturday night match with D.C. United, it looked like the Portland Timbers would see another match that slipped out of their hands and leave them without a win in their first nine matches.

But Maxi Urruti struck in the fourth minute of stoppage time to deliver a palpitating 3-2 victory to the home side to the relief of the Rose City.

Early goals lead Whitecaps to victory vs. Earthquakes

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By DAN KARELL

The Vancouver Whitecaps may have some defensive issues, but there's no doubting their offensive capability.

With members of the original Whitecaps in attendance, the current Whitecaps squad channeled the former team's spirit with three first half goals on their way to a 3-2 victory against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at BC Place.

Omar Gonzalez leaves Galaxy-Rapids match at halftime with knee injury

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By IVES GALARCEP

Just six weeks before the World Cup is not a good time to be picking up injuries, and that time frame might have been why U.S. national team centerback Omar Gonzalez was pulled from Saturday's LA Galaxy-Colorado Rapids match at halftime.

Gonzalez left the match due to a knee injury, though the substitution was reported as a precautionary move.

Sanchez chip leads Rapids past Galaxy

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By DAN KARELL

Returning to the friendly confines of Dick's Sporting Goods Park might be just what the Colorado Rapids needed.

After a 4-1 thumping last Saturday at the Seattle Sounders, the Rapids again jumped themselves into the top five in the Western Conference with a 1-0 victory against the LA Galaxy.

Dynamo dismantle Chivas USA

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Houston Dynamo needed a win. After six matches without a victory, the Dynamo were at a point where anything but a win against lowly Chivas USA would signal serious alarm bells about the perennial playoff contender.

The Dynamo played like a team in dire need of a victory, jumping all over Chivas USA en route to a 4-1 victory at Stub Hub Center on Saturday night.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

After last weekend's 2-0 road victory against then-league leaders Liverpool, Chelsea are still in the hunt for the English Premier League title.

But to keep the pressure on the former leaders and new leaders Manchester City, Chelsea have to take care of business at home against relegation-threatened Norwich City.

Saturday Ticker: Fulham relegated after Sunderland tops Man United; violence mars Coppa Italia; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Sunderland's dream end-of-season run continued on Saturday, with a 1-0 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford drawing them ever closer to securing safety from relegation.

Sebastian Larrson's 30th minute goal proved to be just enough for the visitors with United failing to find a goal in front of the Old Trafford crowd.

Juan Agudelo nets assist, scores winner in FC Utrecht win

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With just 39 days remaining before the start of the World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team roster is anything but set. With that being said, Juan Agudelo made his case to be on the plane to Brazil with his performance in FC Utrecht's 2-1 win overVitesse Arnhem on Saturday.

Revs rally to post comeback road win vs. Toronto FC

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Patrick Mullins posted the first breakout match of his rookie season on Saturday, and did so at the expense of young Canadian defender Doneil Henry.

Mullins scored a stunning first-half equalizer, then drew a second-half penalty, to help lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday.

NWSL Week 4: A Look Ahead (weekend)

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By KAREEN DROT

Eight teams return to action for the National Women's Soccer League on Saturday including the Western New York Flash, who are returning after a bye week with some potentially big changes.

Key midfielder Carli Lloyd received a two-game suspension for "use of excessive force" during a foul in week two, but Abby Wambach is set to make her 2014 debut at their home-opener against Portland Thorns FC.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Manchester City kick off what they hope will be a title-winning trifecta of league matches this Soccer Saturday at Everton's Goodison Park, where they have struggled in recent seasons.

With a match in hand on first-place Liverpool and second-place Chelsea, Manchester City control their own destiny in the tight title race with two weekends remaining.

MLS Match Week Nine (SBI Live Commentary)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New England Revolution travel to Canada today to take on Toronto FC in one of the more intriguing match-ups of MLS week nine.

Jermain Defoe is back in the starting lineup as TFC takes a full-strength team into today's Eastern Conference showdown against a Revs side that is close to full strength as well now and enjoying a good run of form.

USL Pro Week 7: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Sitting at the bottom of the USL Pro table, the Charleston Battery have a busy weekend lined up with pivotal points on the line as they eye an exit from last place.

The Battery visit the Skyline Sports Complex on Friday when they play the Harrisburg City Islanders, which follows with a stop at Dayton Dutch Lions on Sunday.

MLS Week Nine: A Look Ahead

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Columbus Crew aren't the team most would have pegged to be leading the MLS Eastern Conference at this point in the season, but Gregg Berhalter's side has been one of the most impressive of the young season, and this weekend they will face the reigning Eastern Conference, and MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City.

MLS Ticker: Diaz, Acosta out for a while; Sapong, Zizzo, Collin to sit; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

If FC Dallas are going to continue their ascent to the top of the Western Conference, they're going to have to do it without bothMauro Diaz and Kellyn Acosta for an extended period of time.

Both players are dealing with injury issues, and Diaz's injury status is generating plenty of attention after a tweet by an FC Dallas-area journalist claimed he will miss the rest of the season due to a meniscus injury.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Domestic European leagues are winding down and a pair of title races are coming right down to the wire in This Weekend's Soccer on TV.

In England, the three-horse race that is the Premier League title race heads for the home stretch over the season's last few weeks.

Chandler and Ream poised for USMNT returns

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By IVES GALARCEP

The race for the defender roster spots on the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup squad is wide open, both at fullback and centerback, and that open race has left the door open for both Tim Ream and Timmy Chandler, who stand good chances of making their way to the USMNT roster for the upcoming training camp despite having both been away from the national team set-up for some time.

The SBI Show: Episode 136 (talking MLS expansion stadium issues, USMNT and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

MLS expansion is moving along full steam ahead, but plans for the stadiums for these new teams aren't coming along quite as smoothly.

In Episode 136 of The SBI Show, we discuss issues with Orlando City's stadium project, as well as the latest developments surrounding David Beckham's push for a stadium in Miami for his MLS expansion team.

European Weekend Preview: Man City battle Everton; Real Madrid host Valencia; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Second-place Chelsea may have defeated first-place Liverpool in English Premier League action last weekend, but the real winners of the colossal matchup could be found in Manchester.

On Saturday, Manchester City look to secure the first of what they hope will be three straight victories to clinch their second EPL title in three seasons.

Projecting the USMNT World Cup training camp roster

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By IVES GALARCEP

Jurgen Klinsmann's decision to bring his entire 30-man preliminary World Cup roster to the U.S. Men's National Team training camp at Stanford later this month didn't come as a big surprise, but it did signal the time to start thinking about just which players will fill out that 30-player list.

Sevilla score last-gasp goal, 10-man Benfica hold on to reach Europa League final

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By FRANCO PANIZO

On the brink of a severely demoralizing elimination, Sevilla saw their UEFA Europa League dreams rescued by Stephane M'Bia.

M'Bia scored a last-gasp goal that pushed Sevilla past Valencia and through to the tournament final on the away-goals rule on Thursday.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Time is winding down on many of the European seasons, and that means a good chunk of the focus will turn towards relegation battles.

Jozy Altidore and Sunderland are involved in one of the more interesting ones, and they will need a big performance in order to keep themselves in the safety zone.

USL Pro adds St. Louis franchise as part of 2015 expansion class

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Make room for one more team in next season's USL Pro expansion class.

Professional soccer will be back in St. Louis, Missouri in 2015 after USL Pro announced Thursday that it has awarded an expansion franchise to SLSG Pro LLC. St. Louis becomes the third expansion team announced for next season, joining Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Two teams will keep their UEFA Europa League dreams alive on Thursday, but they will likely have to go through some intense matches to do so.

Sevilla, Valencia, Juventus and Benfica will all attempt to book their tickets to the tournament finale following the second legs of their respective semifinals series on Thursday.

Klinsmann to bring 30 players to pre-World Cup camp

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By FRANCO PANIZO

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was not initially planning on bringing the maximum 30 players to his pre-World Cup camp, but he has had a change of heart.

Klinsmann used his Twitter account on Thursday to announce that he intends to summon 30 players for the World Cup preparation camp set to begin in Stanford, Calif.

SBI MLS Player of the Month (April): Clint Dempsey

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By IVES GALARCEP

To say Clint Dempsey ran away with SBI MLS Player of the Month award is as big of an understatement as you can probably make about a Major League Soccer award these days.

To put Dempsey's monster month of April into perspective, consider that he single-handedly outscored 16 of the league's other 18 teams during the month, with only the New York Red Bulls and D.

Brooks voted Bundesliga Player of the Week

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By FRANCO PANIZO

This might very well be John Brooks' best week of the season.

Days after scoring the game-winning goal in Hertha Berlin's 2-0 triumph vs. TSV Eintracht Braunschweig, Brooks was named the Bundesliga Player of the Week for MatchDay 32 on Wednesday. Brooks earned 43.

CONCACAF, CONMEBOL announce long-rumored Copa America Centenario in 2016

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By FRANCO PANIZO

At long last, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL have made an announcement regarding the widely-speculated 2016 Copa America Centenario.

The two federations announced at a press conference in Miami on Thursday morning that the 45th edition of the Copa America will be played on the 100th anniversary of the inaugural 1916 tournament.

Cascio suffers torn right ACL, expected to miss rest of season

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By FRANCO PANIZO

There is always a risk when a club loans out one of its players, and the Colorado Rapids have harshly been reminded of that.

The Houston Dynamo announced on Wednesday that midfielder Tony Cascio, who is on loan from Colorado, is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL in his right knee.

Thursday Kickoff: Hazard hits out at Chelsea tactics; Juventus to meet with Pogba’s agent; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Cracks could be beginning to form in the Chelsea squad as they lost out on a chance to compete for the UEFA Champions League title.

Following Chelsea's 3-1 defeat on Wednesday evening, winger Eden Hazard seemed to take a shot at Jose Mourinho's tactical approach as a reason for the loss.

SBI USL Pro Power Rankings (Week 6)

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Orlando City SC are preparing for their jump to MLS in impressive fashion.

Despite a slow start which resulted into two draws, Adrian Heath's squad has rapidly showed why it's still the best side in USL Pro after four consecutive league wins that has kept them atop the standings.