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Long-time USMNT defender and Crew star Hejduk retires

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Frankie Hejduk has called it a career.

The long-time U.S. national team defender and Columbus Crew captain retired on Thursday, ending an impressive career that saw him play in multiple World Cups as well as in Europe.

Hejduk enjoyed a 16-year professional career that saw him play for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, Crew and LA Galaxy in MLS, with a stint at German club Bayer Leverkusen.

Tim Vickery in South America

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Is David Luiz destined to be a pillar of the defence and a leader of men for club and country? With their latest Brazilian acquisition, have Chelsea signed the new Lucio?

There are clear similarities, not all of them complementary.

Luiz, already in Portugal with Benfica, first appeared on the radar screen of the average Brazilian fan during a disastrous World Youth Cup campaign in Canada in 2007, mixing up some slipshod defending with disciplinary problems.

Canberra/Asia Business Football group to form?

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The FFA might not want a team in the A-League from Canberra but Canberra will host up to seven games in the 2015 Asia Cup.

Fantastic.

Now show us how the FFA, Capital Football, ACT Government has any plan to use this huge and significant tournament to build the game either through a professional football team, a youth team and a legacy for the kids who play the game in Canberra.

Aussie Football: Best display ever coming up.

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While the Aussies played a 0-0 draw with UAE last night as they start their Asian Cup 2011 bid on the weekend it was announced by AFC President and Qatari Bin Hamman that Australia has won the rights to host the 2015 Asia Cup.

Aussie media are reporting we were the only bidder!

I'm telling you who cares.

Canberra Football: Boys areThe Number One issue.

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So Western Sydney are to die on Thursday so we're told. No money. Not when they ditched Canberra for the West and not now.......leaving Canberra football exactly where?

The fair city of Canberra with thousands of players in it's city walls and surrounding lands still has not one State Youth team, not one State Premier League team, not one National Youth team and of course no A-League Youth team.

USA U20 Women Face Nigeria Sunday In Quarterfinal

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After winning Group D at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the United States will face Group C runner-up Nigeria in its quarterfinal match on Sunday, July 25 at 4:30 a.m. CT live on ESPNU.

A U.S. Women's National Team has never faced an African team in the knockout round of a Women's World Cup, although the senior U.

USA U20 Women Face Nigeria Sunday In Quarterfinal

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After winning Group D at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the United States will face Group C runner-up Nigeria in its quarterfinal match on Sunday, July 25 at 4:30 a.m. CT live on ESPNU.

A U.S. Women's National Team has never faced an African team in the knockout round of a Women's World Cup, although the senior U.

USA: Many positives, few holes to fill

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Fantastic. Lucky. Courageous. Shocking.

Those are a few of the words we could use to describe what the USA accomplished at the Confederations Cup, which showed what this team is capable of doing and how far they need to go to do it consistently.

Everything about this tournament can be spun two ways.

Still Soaring … So Some Sundry Soccer Stuff … Sorry (non)Soccer Surfers and Smatterers!

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Wow, wow, wow. Even the Phillies' loss has not dampened my amazement and feeling of great good fortune. The USWNT is through to the quarterfinals (not too surprising) and has won their group (pretty darn surprising) and is starting to score some goals (excellent news). To date, five different people have scored, [.

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Solveig Gulbrandsen: FC Gold Pride’s Soccer Mom

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Solveig Gulbrandsen is a midfielder for FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer.

She is a big presence on the field at 5′7″, making powerful runs up and down the field all game long.

She is the most-capped player on the Norwegian National Team with 139 international appearances that include three World Cups (1999, 2003, and 2007,) two Olympic games (2000, and 2008,) and three UEFA Women's Euro tournaments (2001, 2005, 2009.

Cameroon: The Germany of Africa?

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I didn't say it unfortunately, those where the words of Patrick MBoma yesterday on RMC'c After Foot show. Patrick Mboma should know, he was one of Cameroon's stars at the end of 1990s and beginning of 2000, participating in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002 as well as getting the gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.

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Xavi files a complaint to the IOC about the Olympics ruining football

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Spain's Olympic football team shockingly failed to advance to the knockout rounds after proving unable to score a single goal in their three group-stage matches. They were the only team that didn't score at least once. This nightmarish showing was not only a disappointment for the country that just won a record third straight major tournament at Euro 2012 and currently holds the U-21 and U-19 European titles, it was also an emotional blow to touchy midfield genius Xavi.

Relationship between Olsen & Wolff are key to DC success

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Having players and coaches around you that you can trust is critical for a team's success. Ben Olsen is working on putting together a winning formula with DC United in Major League Soccer, and a key piece in that equation is Josh Wolff.

Josh Wolff and Ben Olsen had been teammates on the youth national scene, at the 2000 Olympics and 2006 World Cup.

Canberra already Smelling The Fear?

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Canberra ABC Sports journo and friend Tim Gavel has taken the easy option, like many older Aussie sports journos, once more.

Now Tim is not a noted friend of the round ball game and rarely gives any coverage to the game on his one hour Saturday morning ABC Radio show.

So when the phone-in section is devoted to football for the first time this year, or so it seems in living memory, something must be up.

The Best Players in US WNT History: Who’s #5?

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Her Story: It's tough not to put Joy Fawcett higher up on this list, but I like her here at #5. She grew up in California and was a three time All-American at UC Berkeley. She would join the Nats in 1987 and would serve the squad well until 2004. For almost two decades, she would be a constant fixture on the backline for the powerhouse WNT.