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Arsenal

GIF It: Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny takes a nasty kick to the head

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This kick to the face sustained by Laurent Koscielny was only dampener on a great night for Arsenal as they beat Fenerbahce 0-3 in a Champions League qualifier. French defender Koscielny was caught by a high boot from Fenerbahce striker Pierre Webo. He was immediately subbed off after receiving what physio Colin Lewin described as [.

Arsenal Guessing Game

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Today we throw down a challenge to test your Arsenal knowledge. This was our match report from a game in the 2010/11 season with the names hidden by code numbers. Your task should you choose to accept it, is to identify the game, the opposition and if you're not already bored, the names that correspond to the numbers in red .

Arsenal Guessing Game

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Today we throw down a challenge to test your Arsenal knowledge. This was our match report from a game in the 2010/11 season with the names hidden by code numbers. Your task should you choose to accept it, is to identify the game, the opposition and if you're not already bored, the names that correspond to the numbers in red .

Young And Raring To Go

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First bow

Hello to all and welcome. Not a great day so far? Well, let's try to cheer you up shall we. Jack Wilshere has completed his minor procedure surgery in Sweden and will now return to Arsenal to continue his rehabilitation. It's good that he has completed that and even tweeted a picture about it.

Young And Raring To Go

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First bow

Hello to all and welcome. Not a great day so far? Well, let's try to cheer you up shall we. Jack Wilshere has completed his minor procedure surgery in Sweden and will now return to Arsenal to continue his rehabilitation. It's good that he has completed that and even tweeted a picture about it.

second half

Sunday vs Houston: The more things change, the more they stay the same

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It's been an odd week or so at the corner of 71st and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, Illinois. Marco Pappa is out. The Fire decided to take the transfer fee from Dutch club SC Heerenveen instead of keeping his MLS rights. There were rumors swirling about that this was because they were interested in Carlos Bocanegra, which you know by now signed with Racing in the Liga Adelante; the Spanish second division.

STERLING STARS AS LIVERPOOL DOWN BAYERN

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Young Liverpool winger, Raheem Sterling scored his debut goal for Liverpool after just 3 minutes at Anfield on Sunday. Brendan Rodger's new side have embraced the possession and attacking game readily. John Joe Shelvey, in particular, has flourished under the new manager's philosophy of pass and move with the ball.

Seattle Sounders Fall in Shootout to Sporting KC

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A hot and muggy Kansas City afternoon gave way to a thunderstorm that delayed the started of this much anticipated match for over 30 minutes. Lightning within 2 miles of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park means a 30 minute delay from that strike.

Sporting KC had control of the match early in the first half, in the second minute Teal Bunbury received a square ball near the top of the box, had he allowed the ball to continue rolling Kei Kamara was unmarked on Sporting's left wing.

Spain v France – Match Preview – Euro 2012 – 23 June 2012

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Defending champions Spain start the Euro 2012 quarterfinals with a match against Group D runner-up France. The match will take place at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine with kickoff scheduled for 20:45 local time.

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque

"Everybody thinks we're favourites because we won the EUROs four years ago and the World Cup two years ago.

MLS Week 13 Recap: Montreal Thump Seattle In Stadium Opening; Toronto, Philly Change Coaches Not Results

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Vancouver 1-0 Colorado The Vancouver Whitecaps managed a late-goal win against the Colorado Rapids despite playing the last 30 minutes with 10-men. The early chances in the games came mostly from Colorado through the play of Martin Rivero and Edu. The Whitecaps came into the second half with better chances, but just before the hour [.

The Week That Was in Major League Soccer: Round 7

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I cannot recall the last time I watched a game where multiple players from the same team were ejected from a game. The only game that comes to mind is Portugal v. Netherlands in the 2006 World Cup. In that game, each team ended up loosing two players. This week, we had two teams in two different games loose two player each to straight red cards.

The Central Midfield Paradox [UPDATED]

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Ha, sorry about posting this early, the full version is below. Thanks!

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If you have five central midfielders, and zero wide midfielders, do you have a central midfield?

LA Galaxy

Quote Sheet: FC Dallat at LA Galaxy

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On Castillo's injury impacting the match: "Well of course we had to make a change, it forced us to bring Blas (Perez) on, we weren't sure, we thought Blas could maybe give us a good 30 minutes but he had to come on earlier. If you remember earlier in the game, Castillo was causing LA quite a bit of problems because of his speed and explosion.

Inglewood's Villarreal sparks Galaxy to crucial win

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Galaxy 2 FC Dallas 0 Game story. "I thought Jose (Villarreal) was outstanding," said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena. "Really an alert play to set up the first goal. A solid 30 minutes." Quotable: David was a little sick," said coach Bruce Arena about David Beckham heading down the tunnel early

Hyndman, Shea Plan to Meet Again

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Thursday was a busy day for Schellas Hyndman. The FC Dallas head coach caught an early morning flight from Philadelphia and arrived back in Frisco about 30 minutes into his club's second training session of the week. So, considering he arrived after the start of practice, he has yet to speak again with midfielder Brek Shea again, something he said before leaving for the MLS All-Star Game on Tuesday he planned to do later in the week.

Lightning strikes as the Galaxy win on the road, Chivas USA at home on same night

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Before Wednesday night, the Galaxy had won just once on the road, Chivas USA just once at home. By the end of it the respective clubs had doubled those totals. The Galaxy clawed back from the two-goal deficit they were down within just 30 minutes to score three unanswered goals

Seattle Sounders

Eddie Johnson's Game Winner Pushes MLS Past Chelsea

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In an entertaining back-and-forth match that featured strong defensive performances, quality interplay and a few pretty goals (two not so pretty too) it was Comeback Player of the Year candidate Eddie Johnson that scored the winner to put MLS up 3-2 on Chelsea FC. The All Star Game MVP was his stiffest competition for CPoY Chris Pontius who scored the tying goal in the 73rd minute.

Open Cup Final Start Time, Rosell, and All Stars

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Just a little bit ago, Sporting KC and the Seattle Sounders announced the start time of the US Open Cup final on August 8th. The game will kick off at 8pm Central Time on that Wednesday, 6pm on the West coast. There's still no announcement of any TV for the final, but the assumption on the start time is that it hopefully was done 30 minutes later than usual Sporting home games to help facilitate a potential TV deal.

Sounders Notebook: Adam Johnasson, Mauro Rosales Play Vs. UW

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All week we've been hearing about how this would be a telling day regarding the health of injured right-sided players Mauro Rosales and Adam Johansson. After each played in Saturday's scrimmage against the University of Washington, bot seem to be on track for making their return for the Seattle Sounders.

Marquette

Five-goal first half carries Bavarians

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Dorian O'Lochlayne (Milwaukee Marquette) scored his first two goals of the season, and Amilcar Herrera (Milwaukee Riverside/Marquette), UW-Parkside's Cyril Simmons and Marquette's Chris Madsen (Brookfield Central) also scored in a five-goal first half as the Milwaukee Bavarians topped host Eau Claire Aris 5-3 in a National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region match Sunday afternoon at Bollinger Fields.

Colleges: State players ousted from Cup

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Marquette midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka helped set up a 90th-minute equalizer for the Chicago Fire PDL team in a second-round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but the Dayton Dutch Lions scored in the final seconds of stoppage time to post a stunning 2-1 victory Tuesday night at the Toyota Park Practice Field in Bridgeview, Ill.

Euro 2012

Etching Themselves In The History Books

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The one in red is a bit good isn't he

Champions, Champions, Champions. That's how the record will read for Spain going into their next footballing assignment. They have reached the pantheon of greatness as they now become the first team ever to retain the Henri Delaunay trophy. A run that started 4 years ago in the same competition, it is unprecedented and in all likelihood, unlikely to be repeated.

Euro 2012: No sterile domination by Spain in final

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It took 15 passes to create David Silva's goal which as it turned out would have been enough to win the final. The illustration shows how Spain got the ball forward with laterals and back passes kept to a minimum. Spain barely edged Italy in total ball possession with 52% to 48%, after actually falling behind in the first half.

New fave words like thrash, throttle & rout, more news

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Photo: Earl Gardner

If you haven't already, read PSP's match report on the Union's emphatic win over Sporting Kansas City. It includes video of John Hackworth's postgame press conference and locker room interviews. Look for analysis and player ratings and a photo essay from the game later this morning.

Italians Surprised, Not Really

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Nonchalant

Let me say this up front first. I only started watching the match from the 73rd minute onwards. Time difference and work in the morning plus a tiring day before, all combined to ensure that my body doesn't respond to the alarm ringing at 2:30am for the start of the match.

Easier Than The First 3

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Flying wings

Quarter finals. Whatever happens in the group stage flies out the window. From now on, it's just about the performances and effort put in within a 90 minutes window. Failing that, an extra 30 minutes and so on. You catch my drift. Anyway, back to what I was trying to say, it comes down to being to lift your game for a singular match without worrying about how other result can affect you.

Newcastle United

The Tactics Board- Missed chances United’s Swan song?

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This game started out slow, as United appeared to be deflated after the derby loss and City winning against Newcastle 30 minutes before this game kicked off. Swansea played with little passion or pace, which allowed United to take control of the game as they eventually stirred to life. United's front 4 played some very [.

Pardew – I’ve Got No Worries About Demba Ba – I Know Him

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Demba  Ba hasn't scored in 9 games and indeed, he has scored just one goal since he returned from the African Cup of Nations in February. Demba Ba in action yesterday against Bolton stroppy again? And that was in his first game back after just 30 minutes in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa at home, when Papiss Cisse on his [.

The Rest

Rapids Not Yet Out Of Their Playoff Misery

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The Rapids played a good 30 minutes and an adequate 60 minutes on Sunday night, which was enough to get out of Vancouver with a 2-2 draw and a slight playoff hope. The early game was controlled by the Whitecaps, with Pickens having to come up twice on big saves and Wynne making multiple clearances.

Feuerstein’s Fire World Cup Qualifying Special

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USWNT Start Victory Tour on 9-1-12

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Just a quick reminder that the USWNT is starting their Victory Tour tomorrow in Rochester, New York. The game sold out the 11,000 tickets so quickly that the stadium added another 2,000 seats, which also sold out within 30 minutes. Abby Wambach will be playing in front of her home town to start the tour off right.

Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew Game Thread

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Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew Game Thread

No goals 30 minutes in. Discuss the game here.

Lineup Juggling: At Caledonia

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The Seattle Sounders have a chance to put their foot solidly in the door for advancement in the CONCACAF Champions League with a win over Trinidad and Tobago club Caledonia. In the three-team table format, wins are more important than ever, and a victory would force Marathon to beat Seattle at least once to move on.

The death of the substitute

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Many football commentators still believe in some form of divide between incumbents and substitutes. I think those days are over. Welcome to the era of the incumbent that just doesn't start the game. That's a small paradigm shift which has already happened in rugby for example.

Analysis and player ratings: Union 2-3 Red Bulls

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Photo: Nicolae Stoian; Video: Daniel Gajdamowicz

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Losing a rivalry game can be devastating. Especially when that rival was thoroughly outplayed for 90 minutes. Yet that is where the Union find themselves.

Playing down a man for 47 minutes, the Union still turned in their best performance of 2012, looking confident on the ball and eager to attack the questionable New York defense.

David Villa: Hot ‘Baller Presents Bronzed Book Cover

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Image: MundoDeportivo.com.

Earlier today David Villa presented the eighth edition of the book "Relatos Solidarios" a compilation of short stories written by 42 journos with Villa contributing as well. The book was dedicated to Dani Montesinos, a journalist who tragically died in an accident but was represented in spirit by his parents, widow and brother (L-R, above) at Thursday's launch.

Our team to face Norwich – what’s yours?

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The big team news ahead of this afternoon's clash at White Hart Lane is the injury doubt over Gareth Bale. The Welshman suffered an ankle injury following a heavy tackle by Craig Gardner and could be rested with Harry promising to make changes elsewhere.
Aaron Lennon is one of those who could feature after coming off the bench on Saturday.