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Mo Farah wants Arsenal to sign him up!

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Mo Farah, Great British Olympian, double winning gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics and lifelong Arsenal fan has told reporters that the club should sign him up, as a fitness coach for Arsenal, once he retires from his very successful Olympic career. The 29-year-old, made the nation proud by claiming gold in the 5000m [.

USA-Mexico Set to battle at Azteca

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The U.S. Men are winless when playing Mexico at Stadium Azteca (0-8-1) and Mexico is fresh off a Gold Medal win at the 2012 London Olympics. No need to create drama in this latest so called "friendly" between two sides that rarely if ever play a match under that matches that definition. The Americans will also be missing some regular roster members due to the schedule of the game in Mexico conflicting with the start of many international leagues.

VIDEO - USWNT “The Redeemers”

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USWNT - The Redeemers from Atlee Hargis on Vimeo.

Since NBC and the International Olympic Committee has put such a stranglehold on the highlights and footage of the 2012 London Olympics getting quality complication videos is quite a chore.

We're not sure how long this video will stick around, but it's got all the goods of a solid gold medal wrap up vid: dramatic music, slow-motions, pained-then-triumphant looks, and more.

U.S. Women Celebrate Gold Medal on Twitter

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The 2012 London Olympics have been referred to by many media outlets as the Twitter Games or the Twitter Olympics. With the bad press some Olympic athletes (i.e. Hope Solo) have garnered for their not-so-smart use of Twitter we wanted to show the positive side of athletes using Twitter to share their excitement with their fans.

Portland Timbers acquire New Zealand defender Ian Hogg, trade Mike Chabala to D.C. United for draft pick

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The winds of change continue to surround the Portland Timbers as the team announced two separate player moves on August 9. The team acquired New Zealand international player Ian Hogg, who most recently played in the 2012 London Olympics with Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson. Meanwhile, defender Mike Chabala was traded to D.

2012 Olympics: Tune into USA vs Japan women's soccer final

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As iconic an image: Could the USA top this in the finals?

Yes, all you football/ soccer lovers. This is one of the most anticipated clashes, the USA vs Japan showdown, all year. Destiny had both countries renewing their rivalry in the Olympics women's soccer final. The USA for redemption.

Former Washington Freedom Star, Abby Wambach Previews Gold Medal Game against Japan

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In two seasons with the Washington Freedom (2002-2003/WUSA & 2009-2010/WPS) Abby Wambach not only played along side the most famous U.S. Soccer player ever - Mia Hamm, she also won a league championship and was named MVP. Wambach scored 44 goals and added 30 assists while playing for the Freedom franchise and was by far a fan favorite at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Video: Olympics Football 2012 Mexico v Japan Goals

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2012 London Olympics Semi-finals Mexico vs Japan

USA tops Canada in extra time in Olympic semifinal thriller

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A stoppage time goal from Alex Morgan after the second period of extra time puts the US into the gold medal match after an epic battle with Canada that was not without controversy.

US Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Defeats Canada, Moves On to Final with Japan

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In what many are calling the most exciting 'team game' of the 2012 London Olympics, the US Women's Soccer Team came from behind three times and eventually defeated our neighbor the to north, Canada, in an exhilarating 4-3 win with the winning goal scored by Alex Morgan in the 123rd minute of play.

United States Women vs Canada Olympics Semifinal- Gamethread

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The US Women face Canada in the Semi Finals of the 2012 London Olympics today at 11:45 AM Pacifc on NBC Sports Network (Comcast 626, 603 on DirectTV). The United States has come under scrutiny for the Canadian's claim that their set piece defense is illegal, which is just a precursor to the excuses issued for yet another Canadian loss to the US.

Olympic quarterfinal match report: USWNT 2-0 New Zealand

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Sydney LeRoux scored late to put the match away as the US defeated New Zealand 2-0 to advance to the Olympic semifinals.

United States Women vs New Zealand Olympics - Gamethread

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The USWNT enters the single elimination round of the 2012 London Olympics at 6:30AM on NBC Sports Network against the New Zealand Ferns. The United States remained undefeated through group play, to earn their way into the quarterfinals. The Ferns are coming in as the third place finishers of group E.

USWNT Olympics review & quarterfinals preview

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Comfortably atop their group with three wins, the American women are preparing to face New Zealand in the quarterfinals. PSP reviews the USWNT efforts so far and previews the quarterfinals match ups.

Mexico vs Switzerland Highlights – August 1st Mens Olympics Football

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LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC FOOTBALL | SPAIN GOES HOME | SPAIN 0 MOROCCO 0

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The SPANISH FOOTBALL OLYMPIC TEAM goes home & last placed in their Group after drawing 0 - 0 in the last 2012 London Olympics match against MOROCCO. This is a real down to earth situation which put the Spanish youngsters perhaps into their place. The most significant aspect however is that Spain has not scored one single goal in all their Group games & this is for deep analysis.

London 2012 Olympics: Team GB Women defeat Brazil in front of a record crowd at Wembley – Daily Telegraph

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London 2012 Olympics: Team GB women defeat Brazil in front of a record crowd at Wembley Telegraph.

It isn't often than I get the opportunity to pump myself up whenever a British team plays a team from Brazil, but today at the London 2012 Olympics, the Great Britain women's team beat the Brazilian women 1-0 at Wembley and put themselves in prime position for a medal in the quarter finals.

London 2012 Olympics: Team GB Women defeat Brazil in front of a record crowd at Wembley – Daily Telegraph

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London 2012 Olympics: Team GB women defeat Brazil in front of a record crowd at Wembley Telegraph.

It isn't often than I get the opportunity to pump myself up whenever a British team plays a team from Brazil, but today at the London 2012 Olympics, the Great Britain women's team beat the Brazilian women 1-0 at Wembley and put themselves in prime position for a medal in the quarter finals.

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The After Bar: USWNT 8 - Costa Rica 0

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Yes! The shoe shine celebration! (Photo Credit: inourfinalhour.tumblr)

The United States women's national team played their first match after winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, and kicked off theif "Fan Tribute Tour" with a bang , defeating Costa Rica 8-0.

In-Game Blog: USA vs. Costa Rica

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U.S. WNT KICKS OFF FAN TRIBUTE TOUR AGAINST COSTA RICA: The U.S. Women's National Team begins its Fan Tribute Tour on Saturday, Sept. 1, as the gold medal winners host Costa Rica at 2:30 p.m. ET at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., the hometown of star striker Abby Wambach. The match will be broadcast live on NBC.

Golden, Union youth secure club’s first trophy, no Indy in new women’s league, more news

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Reports and reaction to USWNT winning Olympic gold. Union U-17s win Generation adidas Cup. RIvas gets extra two game ban for Hoppenot headbutt. Independence owner says team has no plans at present to join new women's league.

The After Bar - USWNT 2 - Japan 1

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True grit, and a little luck, propelled the United States women's national team to gold medal glory at the 2012 London Olympics. Carli Lloyd was the unlikely hero of the match, scoring both goals to lead the Lady Nats to a tight 2-1 win. Several fantastic Hope Solo saves, a few shots aided by the cross bar and some last-ditch defending from her back line helped perserve the lead throughout the match.

USA! USA! USA! More news

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The US says "We won." Canada says, "We were robbed." Recaps and reaction to USWNT amazing come-from-behind win against Canada in the Olympic semifinals. Power rankings and Generation adidas Cup. More news.

“We didn’t execute”: reaction to Union loss; USWNT in Olympic quarterfinal today, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's loss in Montreal. On the headbutt. Soumare goes full 90 in reserve team defeat. Canada coach says USWNT uses "highly illegal" tactics ahead of today's Olympic quarterfinal. Young Crew midfielder dies. More news.

Union ready for Montreal, USWNT looks to put shine on Kiwis, more news

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The Union ready to battle Montreal. USWNT take on Kiwis in Olympic quarterfinals. SAF says he won't make money from Man U stock flotation. More news.

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The aggregation of marginal gains increases scrutiny on Hodgson’s England and The FA

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I haven't written much over the past 2-3 weeks or so as being an English ex-pat living in the USA, my emotions have been completely caught up in that wonderful spectacle back home called the London Olympics. Day after day of supreme effort from British athletes has energized a nation and apparently cauterized the acid memories of ignominious performances from the England football team in successive international tournaments.

The aggregation of marginal gains increases scrutiny on Hodgson’s England and The FA

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I haven't written much over the past 2-3 weeks or so as being an English ex-pat living in the USA, my emotions have been completely caught up in that wonderful spectacle back home called the London Olympics. Day after day of supreme effort from British athletes has energized a nation and apparently cauterized the acid memories of ignominious performances from the England football team in successive international tournaments.

The aggregation of marginal gains increases scrutiny on Hodgson’s England and The FA

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I haven't written much over the past 2-3 weeks or so as being an English ex-pat living in the USA, my emotions have been completely caught up in that wonderful spectacle back home called the London Olympics. Day after day of supreme effort from British athletes has energized a nation and apparently cauterized the acid [.

Soccer Players

What ails Brazilian soccer? Time to bring Dunga back

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The title should actually read what fails Brazilian soccer? Clearly, with all its unsurpassed talent, Brazilian soccer should have no ailment. Jonathan Wilson's article in the Guardian exposes Brazil's fatal flaws when competing against teams which individual talent may find tough to overcome.

2012 Olympics: Canada get the bronze as they beat France, 1-0

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Canada completely outplayed by France in the second half managed to score an extra time goal by Diane Matheson following a scramble for the ball in front of the box. Before that heartbreak, France had peppered the Canadian goal with a plethora of shots, one that unluckily hit the upright, with the rest sailing over the crossbar.

2012 Olympics: Mexico enter men's final beating Japan, 3-1

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szólj hozzá: Mexico vs Japan 3:1 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Yuki Otsu's magnificent strike in the 12th minute gave the Japanese men hope that they too could emulate their women's team entering the Olympic finals but El Tri happened to be much stronger. Marco Fabian, Oribe Peralta, and Javier Cortes scored to turn things around as Mexico marched to their first Olympic finals.

2012 Olympics: Japan defeat France, 2-1 in semi-final

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Sepp Blatter was around to see his fondest dream of seeing women playing in "tighter shorts". Yes, he really did say that as a way of attracting more male spectators amongst many of his other pearls of wisdom.

The match underscored the importance of having a good goalie and in Miho Fukumoto, the Nadeshiko had theirs.

Usain Bolt's sensational 100m win deconstructed brick by brick

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Arsene Wenger we've heard is looking for new talent. Bolt may only be slightly faster (tongue firmly in cheek) than Theo Walcott but his celebrations are way better.

2012 Olympics: Alex Morgan's ET strike as USA pip Canada, 4-3 in thriller

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An instant classic. Christine Sinclair was a one woman wrecking crew for Canada as she scored a hat trick with the USA having to play catch up with each of her goals. They had a reply each time and then went one better with Alex Morgan's 123rd minute header for the winner as seconds remained in the match.

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Sounders v LA Galaxy - Three Questions

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Sunday night's (6 PM start, ignore your ticket) game between the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy is a contest for 3rd at this point. Either side could go on a run and avoid the Play-in Round. Watching the two teams with the strongest records since the Sounders joined MLS will be about 60,000 - a league match, no gimmicks.

National team call-ups, Soumare ready, anatomy of a goal, more

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Valdes, Gomez, and Daniel receive national team call-ups. Soumare available for selection against Montreal, will Hoppenot start? How much Perlaza and Soumare are paid. Anatomy of a goal. Reading and Ocean City players up for season best awards. GolTV to broadcast US Open Cup final. More news.

2nd half of 6-pointers, USWNT win, more news

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With just one Western Conference opponent left on the schedule, the Union face a second half of the season of six-pointers. Valdes, Williams named to Best XIs. USWNT knock off North Korea to advance to Olympic quarterfinals. Reading United's Deshorn Brown named to PDL All-Conference team. More news.

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Park Chu-young vs Japan: 2012 London Olympics

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Park Chu-young vs Japan: 2012 London Olympics It was August 10th of 2012 London, when Chu-young Park, the Arsenal FC forward (at the time) scored this amazing solo goal against Japan. It was the game after Korea lost to Brazil in the semi-finals and Bronze medal was on the line. It was minute 37 of.

Liverpool Transfer Update

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Liverpool Football Club have today confirmed that Craig Bellamy has completed a move to Championship side Cardiff City. Family reasons have been cited as the cause of his departure.
The 33 year old's family has lived in Cardiff throughout his long career as a footballer which has seen him travel a lot due to the large amount clubs he has been at.

Japan Defeat France in Semis

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Boston College alumnus Laura Georges helped lead France on an impressive run to the semifinals in the women's soccer tournament at the 2012 London Olympics, but her team came up just short against Japan in a 2-1 loss at Wembley Stadium on Monday. France will now head to the bronze medal match against the loser of the semifinal between the U.