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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

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Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties.

It's the third club in the past three years for the former Ballon D'or winner cum journeyman, who's found his career petering out in a way few could have imagined back in 2006.

Luke Moore interview; Soccer Morning (10.6.15)

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On the latest episode of Soccer Morning, host Jason Davis interviews Luke Moore.

Jason kicks off today's show with Luke Moore (Football Ramble) as they discuss reports linking Jurgen Klopp with a move to Liverpool and Chelsea's early season struggles.

Listen to the episode above or here.

Chelsea desperately needs a leader, and that leader must be Mourinho

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José Mourinho is a fantastic coach. His record speaks for itself. He's a winner. He's won all over Europe, in many competitions, with several different teams. Everywhere he's gone, titles and trophies have followed.

His time managing in the Premier League has been no different. In his first spell as Chelsea manager, he won back-to-back titles (the only manager besides Sir Alex Ferguson to do so) and went on to win several domestic cup trophies.

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

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"Das Reebot," anew book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never fallen short of the World Cup quarterfinals in its post-World War II history, failures at the 2000 and 2004 European Championships exposed the Germans as caught and passed by several European rivals.

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

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Sixty-seven international games will beshownlive across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United Statesin the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on the precipice of qualifying for the tournament to be played next summer.

Cruyff: Mourinho a poor example; Van Gaal not playing dominating soccer

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Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho is setting a bad example to young people with his behavior. Cruyff launched an attack on the former Chelsea manager and reopened his war of words with Louis van Gaal during an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday.

Mourinho has come in for criticism for his management of Chelsea so far this season.

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

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There's a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line:"Oh no. We can't stop them."

Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders?

Jurgen Klopp’s 4 qualities that make him a good fit for Liverpool

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Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is being lined up to become Liverpool's next boss after Brendan Rodgers was sacked.

Here Press Association Sport looks at what the German will bring to Anfield should he be appointed.


Not an essential characteristic but certainly a welcome one.

7 possible destinations for Jose Mourinho’s next job after he leaves Chelsea

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"The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support." That sentence, the first of Chelsea FC's statement in support of Jose Mourinho, should quiet doubts instead of inspiring them. But that's not how momentum works, and at this moment – with Chelsea off to their worst start since 1978; with Mourinho, in a purportedly dreaded third year on the job – the narrative is in control, and that narrative is either in the second act of a remarkable comeback or winding up the final scenes of a predictable conclusion.

Sunderland seek to make the numbers work in search for new manager

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Sunderland chairman Ellis Short's pursuit of the man to succeed head coach Dick Advocaat could ultimately come down to hard cash.

The Black Cats have identified Sam Allardyce as the leading candidate for the vacancy created when the 68-year-old Dutchman prematurely called time on his brief stay on Wearside over the weekend.

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Brian Sciaretta and Luke Moore

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Today's Soccer Morning features interviews with Brian Sciaretta and Luke Moore.

You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at

During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call in with your questions or comments by dialing 646-832-3909.

Liverpool continue pursuit of Jurgen Klopp as new manager

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Liverpool's non-international players returned to training on Tuesday as the club continue their pursuit of Jurgen Klopp to become the new manager.

After Brendan Rodgers' sacking on Sunday assistant boss Sean O'Driscoll, first team coach Gary McAllister and development coach Pep Lijnders have been tasked with taking care of sessions at Melwood in the interim.

Gary Bailey interview: World Soccer Talk Radio (10.5.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Gary Bailey from beIN SPORTS.

During the interview, Nate chats with Gary about his time as goalkeeper of Manchester United, how the role as goalkeeper has changed from the 1970s until now, some of his most memorable memories of his playing career, who he rates as the best goalkeeper in the world, why he decided to play for England instead of South Africa, and much more.

Watch a 3D animation of Thomas Müller’s fantastic solo goal against Dortmund [VIDEO]

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Striker Thomas Müller scored 2 of the 5 goals on Sunday as Bayern Munich steamrollered over Borussia Dortmund in a top of the table clash in the Bundesliga.

Out of the 6 goals scored that day, the one that was the most special was the solo effort by Müller. Not only was it the way he flicked the ball around the approaching goalkeeper, and then ran past him to calmly slot the ball into the back of the net, but —as you see in the 3D animation below —the pass from Jerome Boateng was simply sublime.

Theo Walcott is settling into Arsenal’s center forward role

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Arsenal took most of the soccer world by surprise on Sunday by dismantling rivals Manchester United 3-0 at the Emirates. The north London outfit was the better side from start to finish, but it was Arsenal's first half display that set to the two clubs apart. Superstars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil ran the show for the Gunners, the dynamic duo scoring all three of their team's goals within the first 20 minutes of the game (Alexis withtwo).