Hamburg: Nicolai Muller Ruled Out For Seven Months After Rupturing Knee Ligament While Celebrating Goal (Photo & Video)

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Hamburg opened their Bundesliga campaign with a 1-0 win over Augsburg, with winger Nicolai Muller grabbing the only goal of the game.

Alas, the eighth-minute goal also saw Muller's involvement in the match come to an abrupt end when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the act of celebrating it.

Bournemouth: Callum Wilson Ruled Out For Six Months After Pranging ACL For Second Successive Season

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Shite news for Bournemouth and even shiter news for Callum Wilson today after the striker was ruled out for the rest of the season with a "serious knee injury."

Wilson ruptured his ACLjust a few weeks into the 2015/16 season and spent the next eight months recovering before finally making it back out onto the pitch for the last month of the campaign.

Ryan Taylor Out For Months – Nobody Coming In Today

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The news on Ryan Taylor is as bad as we thought it could be, and Ryan could well have damaged the ligaments in his knee and that is a very serious injury. Ryan Taylor damaged knee ligaments If it's the ACL the anterior cruciate ligament that could take many many months to recover from, and it's [.

Bunbury Done for the Year

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Sporting KC got some extremely bad news today on the injury front. Teal Bunbury, who only played 14 minutes last night against the Red Bulls before being subbed out, is done for the year. Today Sporting announced the Bunbury had torn his ACL and damaged his LCL. Bunbury picked up the injury on Kansas City's goal after colliding with New York goalkeeper, Bill Gaudette.

A League

AFC Champions League Rotation

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Rotation has undoubtedly been the buzzword for the group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League.

Much debate has been had about the extent of squad rotations this year and just what that says about the attitudes of clubs towards participation in the ACL.

It's a difficult issue, and not one that can be viewed as black or white.

A-League Finals 2014

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Finals time in the A-League can only mean one thing - the annual debate about the merits of a finals system.

While the debate has been more muted this year, it's one that bubbles beneath the surface as five clubs vie to stop Brisbane Roar claiming what would be just reward for their season - a third A-League championship in four years.

Asian Champions League 2014

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Ah ACL it's good to have you back!

108 days have passed since Guangzhou Evergrande were crowned 2013 Champions, and while we were served a great entrée with the entertaining playoff rounds there is nothing like a main course.

And what a main course!

On the opening night there were a number of intriguing battles, especially in Group E.

Who Can Predict the A-League?

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Who can predict the A-League? Just when it looked like the die had been cast for the season, a few results have turned everything on its head.

Brisbane Roar still retain their seven point lead at the top of the table, but they just cannot seem to beat their nemesis, the Newcastle Jets. The Jets unlikely 1-0 win at Suncorp Stadium on the weekend reminded everyone that, as good as they have been, Brisbane are beatable.

Will Australia Finally Embrace Asian Football in 2014?

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As the clock ticked over into 2014 it was not just a time of reflection on the year that was, but also a chance to look forward to what lay ahead and make your wishes for 2014. My wish, football wise anyway, is that 2014 is the year that Australia finally embraces Asian football.

Since joining the AFC in 2006 Australians haven't so much embraced Asian football as tolerated it.

New England Revolution

Supporters Unite to Support Wounded Troops

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Supporters make American soccer different from other professional leagues. More than just fans, these organized groups typically occupy their own section within stadiums across Major League Soccer; standing, cheering for the full 90 minutes to support their club. Here, the New England Revolution are supported by the Rev Army, Midnight Riders and The Rebellion.

Saer Sene Will Miss Rest Of Season With Torn ACL

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New England Revolutionforward Saer Sene tore his left ACL during Wednesday's tie against Chivas USA and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Saturday. Sene was having a Newcomer of the Year-caliber season, scoring 11 goals and adding three assists in 25 appearances. That was the most goals a Revolution player had scored since 2007.

Dynamo at Toronto FC: Dealing With the New and Improved TFC

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The Houston Dynamo have a thing about Canada, since Toronto joined the league in 2007 they've never won north of the border. Not against TFC, not against Vancouver and not against Montreal. The Dynamo have amased a rather unimpressive 0-4-3 record in Canada, but thanks to the ever cyclical nature of sports, they'll get yet another chance tomorrow at BMO Field.

MLS Notes: Earthquakes sign Zayner, Rapids activate Smith and more

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After an extensive trial period, Jed Zayner has officially found a new home with the San Jose Earthquakes.

The veteran defender signed with the Earthquakes Wednesday, sealing the deal after initially being on trial with the club in the preseason.

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Bunbury out for season with torn ACL

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Sporting Kansas City's quest to add another trophy this season has suffered a major setback.

Starting forward Teal Bunbury is out for the season after tearing his ACL and suffering LCL damage in his left knee in the club's 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls Sunday night.

Frimpong got Frimponged

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Not DEEENCH at all:

Frimpong is out for the season after rupturing his ACL in his right knee while at Wolves on loan. He did the same thing to his left knee two summers ago and was out for over half a year:

What's the opposite of #DEEENCH?

I haven't seen any video, but everything points to Frimpong getting Frimponged.

Lucas Leiva Out For Season

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The swelling went down, the MRI was done, and the news came back confirming the worst fears and least palatable rumours: Lucas Leiva will be out, at best, for the remainder of the season after injuring his ACL. This is, of course, horrible news for the player himself, whose development into one of the best holding midfielders in world football had finally seen a long overdue shift in public and media opinion.

VIDEO: Liverpool FC blow as Lucas is ruled out for the rest of the season...

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As expected, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

The club site released following statement a few minutes ago:

"A scan has confirmed an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in Lucas Leiva's left knee.

Colorado Rapids

Our Greatest Triumph

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Second game in a row I can use this pic :D
We go from facing our opposition in MLS Cup to playing at the location of MLS Cup. Unfortunately the Rapids have lost every game they've ever played in Toronto other than MLS Cup. Much like Seattle, Toronto appears unbeatable at home, at least by us.

Houston trades draft pick for Kandji

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The Houston Dynamo are still actively trying to improve their forward options, and they took a step in that direction by swinging a trade Wednesday night.

The Dynamo traded a conditional 2014 draft pick to the Colorado Rapids for Macoumba Kandji, adding the athletic, Senegalese striker to a stable that currently has Calen Carr, Will Bruin, Cam Weaver and rookie Colin Rolfe.

Club Legend Leaves Rapids

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Earlier today reported that the reason Mac Kandji wasn't in camp right away is that he was looking for a team in Europe. This afternoon the Rapids announced that Kandji had been traded to Houston for a conditional 3rd round draft pick in 2014. Probably a fair trade for a guy who's had 0 goals and 3 assists in 16 games.

Omar Gonzalez

Gonzalez returns but Galaxy fall to Union

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CARSON, Calif. – Omar Gonzalez made his return to action, but the Los Angeles Galaxy were unable to get a victory as a stoppage time goal by Michael Farfan gave the Philadelphia Union, a 2-1 victory over the Galaxy.

Making his first apperance for the Galay since tearing his ACL in January, Gonzalez was solid throughout his 45 minutes of action, but ultimately could not stop the Union from stealing a victory.

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Scouting Report: The Case of the Missing Eurostars

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Last season we remarked that the LA Galaxy were very much a team built to win in the short term. They had one of the oldest rosters in the league and the key players on the team did not look like they were planning on sticking around. Landon Donovan had proven himself in short stints in Europe and gave off the clear impression that he'd like to move his career to the EPL while he was still young enough to put some years into it.

Several familiar faces missing as Galaxy open training camp

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CARSON, Calif. –Fresh off one of the most successful seasons, the Los Angeles Galaxy returned to the practice field amid a steady downpour at the Home Depot Center.

Missing several pieces like Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane (both on loan), Omar Gonzalez (injury) and Juninho (joined Sao Paulo) the club returned to the training ground in preparation for their CONCACAF Champions League matches against Toronto FC in March.

Omar Gonzalez Tears ACL Training with FC Nürnberg

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In what was probably the absolute worst turn of events for 23 year old LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, the MLS Defender of the Year tore his left ACL in his very first training on loan at German outfit FC Nürnberg. After much waiting and anticipation by United States National Team supporters, Gonzalez finally received [.

Galaxy's Gonzalez likely out for season after blowing out knee

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The Galaxy will begin the defense of their MLS title without the best defender in the league after Omar Gonzalez tore his ACL in his first training session on loan with a German club after leaving the USMNT camp. Here's a Google translation of the club announcement (1.FCN): Serious injury

Gonzalez suffers torn ACL

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In his first practice session with FC Nurnberg, Omar Gonzalez ruptured the ACL in his left knee. What was first thought to be a minor injury will end up sidelining the USMNT defender for months.

Gonzalez tears ACL at Nurnberg

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What was supposed to be a winter during which Omar Gonzalez was going to take the next step in his career has turned into disaster.

The Los Angeles Galaxy centerback tore his left ACL on his first day on loan with FC Nurnberg, and he has returned to Los Angeles to undergo surgery, according to Nurnberg's official website.

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Maura Gladys Deconstructs The USWNT & Hurricanes “Alex,” “Sydney” & “Carli”

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by Maura Gladys

Five games, nine days and 39 goals. That's what it took for the U.S. women's national team to win the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying

One of the few negatives....

Tournament and book their ticket to this summer's London Olympic Games. The U.

Ali Krieger is Out for 6-8 Months With a Torn ACL/MCL

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Bad news comes for the USWNT as star defender Ali Krieger will be sidelined for 6-8 months with tears in both her ACL and MCL. The injury occurred during the the first half the teams landslide victory against the Dominican Republic. After taking a shot on goal, Krieger was kicked hard in the knee when a DR player was trying to make a tackle.

The Rest

Terrence Boyd out for ten weeks with a slight tear to the ACL

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Terrence Boyd has been sidelined for ten weeks with a slight tear to his ACL. Photo provided by Sports Net.

The German/American will be out of action for both his seconddivisionGerman club teamRed Bull Leipzig and the U.

AFC Splits into East & West

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Many experts have long suggested that the AFC should split in two and create two separate confederations - East Asia and West Asia.

In a move that surprised many, the AFC has done just that with its flagship club competition, the AFC Champions League. From this year onwards the tournament will be split into two until the Final, still to be played over two legs, ensuring an East vs West final.

EPL: Manchester City v Southampton Highlights

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Despite holding the lion's share of possession and shots, Man City barely scraped out a last second win at home against EPL fresh faces, Southampton in this 3-2 winner. It only cost them Aguero, who tore an ACL, to win. Question now is, will Man City buy him a new body and transplant his brain, or make him into the $1mil man?

Euro 2012: Matchday Five (Group A)

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Russia was one of the more impressive teams from the first wave of matches at Euro 2012, posting four goals on the Czech Republic, including two by rising star Alan Dzagoev. The Russians' quest to take a giant step out of Group A and toward the knockout round gets a bit tricker on Tuesday.

Dalglish Out!

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I honestly don't know this club anymore. I'd better get used to that fact.

Look, we're all aware this season's results were horrendous. The denizens of the Andromeda Galaxy are aware of that. The fact remains it was one season, the season after Hicks and Gillett nearly destroyed the club and Hodgson helped dig the hole deeper.

Adelaide United vs Bayern Munich?

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With the domestic season over our focus swings to the ACL, where Adelaide United continue to smash all expectations. Could we see them playing in the Club World Cup this December? Paddy Bordier, Nick Cumpston and Nick Amies bring you the lowdown on all the ACL action as well as the latest news in the world's longest off-season.

Rossi tears ACL again

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Just as he was on the cusp of potentially returning to action for Villarreal, Giuseppe Rossi faces yet another long spell on the sidelines.

The New Jersey-born Italian international tore his right ACL for the second time in the last six months during a training session and will be out for at least another six months, according to the club's official website.

Ramires suffers MCL injury – does not look like a severe tear

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We of course don't have the official prognosis yet, but on the strength of quotes from both the player and Andre Villas-Boas it looks like we may have dodged a massive bullet.

Worrying moments

Ramires went down in serious pain during the second half of today's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Loftus Road against Queens Park Rangers.

US Women knock off Mexico

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The US Women's National Team knocked off Mexico 4-0 in their final match of the group stage of Olympic qualifying to win Group B. Carli Lloyd had a hat trick and Heather O'Reilly added a goal as the USWNT rolled to an easy victory. They will face Costa Rica for a chance to qualify on Friday (8pm, concacaf.

Krieger Goes Down

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Very sad news for the U.S. WNT today as it was confirmed via an MRI that defender Ali Krieger had in fact torn the MCL and ACL in her right night after being brutally tackled in the USA's opening match win over the Dominican Republic.

We are happy to report that she is handling the situation extremely well and is sincerely appreciative of the outpouring of support from fans across the world.

SuperDraft what, who and why: Possible Union selections

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The MLS SuperDraft is Thursday, January 12 at 12pm ET (ESPN2, ESPN3). The Philadelphia Union have the 13th, 32nd and 35th picks this year, and nobody knows what the team will do. PSP runs down some of the options.

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What: Winger

Why: Some experts believe the Union will look to solidify their wing play by adding a player like UConn's Tony Cascio.