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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa never lack for tough challenges, and this weekend is no different, with the Villans facing defending English Premier League champions Manchester City.

Aston Villa is on a two-match losing streak, but still sit just a point behind Manchester City for third place in the EPL, and the Villans will be hoping Villa Park can offer enough support to pull off another upset.

SBI Friday Rewind: Strong U-23 men’s roster named; Kaka returns to Brazil national team; and more

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With an October friendly in Brazil, the U-23 men's roster was named Friday, with a strong batch of players. The roster includes Stanford's Jordan Morris, Southhamptom'sCody Cropper and Utrecht's Rubio Rubin, all who U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann had called up to the senior team last month.

Frustrated Cahill’s outburst should not come as a surprise

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The New York Red Bulls wrapped up Thursday's morning training session by doing an 11-v-11 drill. Immediately after it ended, a clearly upsetTim Cahill was the first player to walk off the fieldwith Andy Roxburgh in tow trying to calm the midfielder down.

D.C. United secure playoff spot after scoreless draw vs. Sporting KC

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It may not have been pretty, but D.C. United used a goal-lessdraw to clinch a spot in the playoffs less than a year after finishing with just three wins.

Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United were stuck in stalemate on Friday in front of 19,308 rain-soaked fans at RFK Stadium, a result that secured the home team a spot in the postseason.

Friday Ticker: Mourinho: “No racism” in soccer management; Messi facing tax evasion trial; and more

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Despite the lack of diversity amongst managers in England's top leagues, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that racism is not a factor when it comes to managerial hires.

Days after Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor discussed adopting the NFL's Rooney Rule, which forces teams to interview minority candidates when a head coaching job opens up, Mourinho revealed Friday that he believes that the cream truly rises to the top, regardless of race.

U.S. U-17 5, Costa Rica U-17 2: Match Highlights

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College Soccer Weekend Preview: Georgetown vs. Marquette, Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse Headline Week 6

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A majority of College Soccer's top teams play this Saturday, with SBI's No. 10-ranked Marquette visiting the No. 5 Georgetown Hoyas standing out asthe marquee matchup this weekend.

The Hoyas defeated their last non-conference opponent, Maryland, Tuesday, but they have many tough matchups in their Big East conference schedule, with Marquette being the first Saturday.

MLS Week 31: A Look Ahead

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With less than a month remaining in the MLS regular season and a logjam of teams colluding the playoff picture, every point becomes vital in the quest for postseason play.

Headliningthis weekend's action is a clash between two Eastern Conference contenders, as conference leaders D.

SBI College Soccer Top 25 (Oct. 3rd Edition)

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The University of Washington managed to avoid the jinx of the No. 1 seed, though the Huskies upcoming schedule could test their hold on the top spot in the SBI College Soccer Top 25.

Washington sent a statement on Thursday by beating California to push its winning streak to six matches heading into a tasty showdown with SBI No.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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For the first time since donning the Chelsea blue, Cesc Fabregas will be taking on his former club Arsenal.

First-place Chelsea welcome fourth-place Arsenal to Stamford Bridge for another massive battle between title contenders, ending a busy week for Chelsea that included a victory at Aston Villa last Saturdayand a win at Sporting Lisbon in mid-week UEFA Champions League action.

Morris, Rubin among U.S. U-23 roster for Brazil friendly

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Fresh off call-ups to the senior side, Jordan Morris, Rubio Rubin, Emerson Hyndman and Cody Cropper are set to join up with the U.S. U-23 Men's National Team for an October camp.

U.S. Soccer announced the U-23's full 21-man squad Friday as the team prepares for next week's trip to Brazil, where they will train for three days before taking on Brazil's U-23'sOct.

Kaka recalled to Brazilian National Team for first time since March 2013

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After missing out on both the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup, Kaka is back with the Selecao.

The Orlando City midfielder, who is currently on loan with Brazilian side Sao Paulo FC, has been called upto the Brazilian National Team by new manager Dunga as an injury replacement for midfielder Ricardo Goulart, the younger brother of LA Galaxy midfielder Juninho.

Liga MX Round 12: A Look Ahead

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It's a double derby weekend as two city battles commence in Liga MX Round 12.

Club America, who qualified for the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla, or playoffs, with a 2-0 victory over Veracruz on Wednesday, hit the road to take on Cruz Azul in another grand display of the Clasico Joven.

NASL Week 14: A Look Ahead

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This weekend's North American Soccer Leagueaction kicks off Saturday with a classic six-pointer as the fifth-place Fort Lauderdale Strikers host the fourth-place Carolina RailHawks in a match-up that could determine the only playoff spot that is still seemingly up for grabs.

MLS Ticker: Di Vaio announces retirement; Powers signs extension; and more

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Major League Soccer will be losing one of their most marketable stars this offseason.

Following a two-and-a-half year stint with the Montreal Impact, veteran Italian forward Marco Di Vaio has announced that he will retire from soccer at the end of the season.