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Adam Hurrey interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (9.3.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Adam Hurrey.

During the interview, Nate speaks with Adam Hurrey, the author of a new book entitled 'Football Clichés: Decoding the Oddball Phrases, Colorful Gestures, and Unwritten Rules of Soccer Across the Pond.

Wayne Rooney predicts Anthony Martial will be a hit at Manchester United

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney admits he knows little about new team-mate Anthony Martial, despite the youngster becoming the world's most expensive teenager.

Louis van Gaal splashed out £36million to buy the winger from Monaco on transfer deadline day.

The deal made waves across the footballing world, but Rooney concedes that, despite the buzz surrounding the 19-year-old, he is largely in the dark about his new team-mate.

Long-time Bolton striker Kevin Davies announced his retirement

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Former Bolton and Southampton striker Kevin Davies has called time on his playing career as he announced his retirement on Friday. The 38-year-old former England striker left Preston over the summer when his two-year contract expired after leading them to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship last season following a career which saw him score 150 goals in 820 appearances.

Vicente del Bosque admits he nearly called Victor Valdes up to the latest Spain squad

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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has revealed he considered calling up out-of-favor goalkeeper Victor Valdes in his latest selection. Valdes has made just two appearances since joining Manchester United in January after recovering from a knee injury.

The former Barcelona player has had a strained relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal and has not been given a squad number for the 2015-16 campaign.

Remember DaMarcus Beasley on your Mount Rushmores

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It's time. Sixteen years after his professional debut? The truth is, it's way past time. We need to start giving DaMarcus Beasley his due as one of the greatest American soccer players of all time.

The U.S. men's national team is currently preparing for its most important game since it was knocked out of the World Cup last summer, a Confederations Cup playoff against Mexico in October.

It’s time for MLS teams to bring in more Designated Player defenders

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Ever since its inception, Major League Soccer's primary goal has been growth, trying to cultivate an untapped sports fan group in this country. They've been relatively successful in that venture if you look at a variety of metrics, from number of teams to revenue to attendance.

A large part of that success can be attributed to the Designated Player rule.

Progress report on Leicester City’s first four matches of the Premier League season

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It wasn't really supposed to go like this for Leicester City. Having lost a manager with an enormous personality and a key experienced midfield player, Claudio Ranieri didn't seem like a coach capable of carrying on the good work done by this team as of late. But it's definitely so far so good for the amicable Italian.

Interviews with Brian Sciaretta and Alexander Einarrsson; Soccer Morning (9.4.15)

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features interviews with Brian Sciaretta and Alexander Einarrsson.

Jason kicks off today's show with Brian Sciaretta to preview tonight's USA-Peru friendly as well as to discuss the latest news about the US youth players. Afterwards, Jason interviews Alexander Einarrsson to chat about Iceland's win against Netherlands, and how the Icelandic nation is now just one win away from qualifying for Euro 2016.

Progress report on West Ham United’s first four matches of the Premier League season

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Has there been a more fascinating team in the Premier League this season than West Ham United? A new and completely different style of manager taking the helm for the final season at the Boleyn Ground meant that there was never going to be a shortage of drama for the east London outfit. But even by Slaven Bilic's standards, this has been a chaotic start.

Progress reports for EPL clubs after 4 games played

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World Soccer Talk's Arsenal correspondent Chris Moore faced an interesting dilemma this week when faced with the task of selecting his ideal XI for the Gunners. Take a look at his Arsenal progress report to see whether you agree or disagree with him.

Having a hard time picking my Arsenal starting XI for my article today.

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Alexander Einarrsson

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Today's Soccer Morning features an interview with Alexander Einarrsson about Iceland moving one giant step closer to qualification for Euro 2016 after defeating the Netherlands yesterday.

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

Sir Alex Ferguson admits approach to discipline could have cost him titles at Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson admits his tough approach to discipline could have cost him Premier League titles during his time at Manchester United.

Ferguson, who won 13 league titles at United, had a number of high-profile bust-ups with some of the best players in the world during his 27-year tenure at Old Trafford.

Interview about social media’s impact on soccer: World Soccer Talk special episode

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Listen to the fourth episode of Divers And Cheats, the show hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer where he tackles a controversial topic that many in the soccer media ignore or don't want to touch.

This week's topic is a revealing look at how social media has an impact on the sport of soccer in the United States, how it's covered and how topics are sometimes blown out of proportion by how social media reacts to specific soccer topics.

The drama of the De Gea transfer saga; are there any winners?

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Ever seen the movie Alien vs. Predator? If you haven't believe me you're not missing out on an art house classic.

To my eternal shame I have seen it, in the cinema no less, and walked out with a one-word critique, "meh". The danger of too much time coupled with poor judgment.

Progress report for Aston Villa’s first four games of the Premier League season

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Aston Villa have had a stop start beginning to the season but have made some astute signings and look like a side with some quality players, who should comfortably avoid relegation. They have a young enthusiastic manager and a squad with plenty of players who have a point to prove.

Best starting XI: Brad Guzan,Alan Hutton, Micah Richards ©, Joleon Lescott, Jordan Amavi, Jack Grealish, Ashley Westwood, Carlos Sanchez, Leandro Bacuna, Rudy Gestede and Scott Sinclair have so far proved to be the best options for Tim Sherwood, and despite not playing yet this season Jack Grealish should walk straight back into the first XI when fit.