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Arsenal

Man Utd don’t need Cesc Fabregas, says David Moyes

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club can have a successful season even if Cesc Fabregas doesn't join them. The Scot is still desperate to bring the Barcelona midfielder to Old Trafford. But with the Catalan club playing hardball, Moyes has changed the narrative slightly to point out that United's hopes for next season [.

A look at the new Arsenal squad reveals lack of depth

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A Look At The Final Arsenal Team by AH What a disappointment yesterday was. Gooners waited all day long for some news to be broken on Sky Sports News, but the news didn't come and instead we ended up seeing our rivals down the lane, strengthen their team with Hugo Lloris and Clint Dempsey. Thank [...

Arsenal have their eyes on some special players

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will not be looking to bring any old players into the Arsenal squad. With less than a week to go before the transfer window closes, lots of clubs will be desperately trying to strengthen theit teams while they have the chance. Wenger does want a few additions, but they [.

Malaga fight to keep Cazorla from Arsenal

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Manuel Pellegrini the Malaga coach has been desperate for the club's Qatari owner, Sheikh Al-Thani, to sort out the problems that the club is facing. His three main concerns are the possible sale of Santi Cazorla, the settling of unpaid debts and the lack of any additions to the squad. It was thought that the [.

Arsenal starlet talks up new forwards

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Aaron Ramsey has hailed the quality of Arsenal's summer signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, expressing confidence in the duo's ability to succeed in the Barclays Premier League.

Manager Arsene Wenger introduced Podolski and Giroud a few weeks ago as the duo who could take the Gunners' attacking dimension to a whole new level alongside skipper Robin van Persie.

Arshavin and Denilson definitely coming back to Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has been very active in the transfer market bringing in some excellent additions to the arsenal squad, but it seems he is not having as much luck at getting rid of our out-of-favour peripheral players so far. It was hoped that both Andrei Arshavin and Denilson would be staying at their loan clubs [.

Wigan preview, Szczesny, diving

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Morning all, a new week begins and begins with Arsenal looking to stretch their lead in third place to a healthy 8 points, despite the fact that T*ttenham will have a game in hand.

Starting with the team news and we've lost nobody since Wolves and there may be a couple of additions. Arsene says Gervinho is 80:20 to make the squad tonight while Kieran Gibbs is 50:50.

Comolli not expecting a massive influx of new signings

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Liverpool FC director of football Damien Comolli has said that he doesn't expect the club to bring in many additions this summer after last year's spending blitz , when Liverpool brought in £120million worth of new talent and broke the British transfer record (buying Andy Carroll).

"It is early days.

England

David Moyes: Wayne Rooney’s still not for sale and I’m waiting to hear about Cesc Fabregas

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has reiterated that striker Wayne Rooney is not for sale at a press conference in Sydney. The Chelsea target was unsurprisingly the hot topic of conversation as the champions' pre-season tour rolls on to Australia. Moyes said: "The club's position on Wayne Rooney is there's no change to that.

Chelsea Will Struggle to Score Goals This Season

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After a strange year of turbulent highs and lows, Chelsea will prepare for the future with a squad full of new, exciting additions. Chelsea was a massive disappointment in England as they finished sixth after the the Andre Villas-Boas experiment...

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Champions League

Top five conclusions: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich (0-7 on agg.)

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1. It's hard to see this as anything other than the end of an era for 'the' Barcelona side we all know. Minus Messi, the rest of the team either older and achier members of the great side or lesser additions are no longer up to the high standards they've set themselves. Expect [...]

Gudjohnsen set for Sounders trial

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Even after the additions of Christian Tiffert and Mario Martinez, the Seattle Sounders might not be done adding to their attack just yet.

According to the Seattle Times, Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer said that former Chelsea and Barcelona attacker Eidur Gudjohnsen will be with the club on trial this week ahead of the Sept.

DI MATTEO: Spot on yesterday with plenty of positives.

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I thought that Roberto Di Matteo's press conference yesterday was impressive. It comes as no surprise really because of the way he handled himself here with the media ever since he took over the club, but yesterday bearing in mind it was his first "official" press conference as an installed, permanent manager, he spoke with plenty of optimism.

Mini-goodie

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I can confirm that FK Velez Mostar striker Danijal Brković (born in Dubrovnik but raised in the U.S. - holds at least two passports) has joined Bosnian holders FK Željezničar. And we all know what that means, one more American for our Champions league section on the 2012/13 UEFA Honor Roll. We will probably have more additions before the list is finalized at the end of August, and I will have an

evolution

Sneak Peek at the Future of tBG And SB Nation

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of the Brotherly Game. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for the Brotherly Game.

The Next Step in the Evolution of Dynamo Theory

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of Dynamo Theory. We've of course added our new co-managing editor Stephen Eastepp, but there's more coming! SB Nation is on the verge of something very cool and since we here at DT are part of SB Nation, we're going to be a part of the coming transition.

title challenge

German Bundesliga – Season Predictions – 2012/13

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The 2012-13 German Bundesliga season is about to start with Borussia Dortmund aiming for a third straight title. It's been a fantastic run for Dortmund who are looking to match Bayern Munich's run of three consecutive league titles from 1998 to 2001.

Overall, the Bundesliga remains one of the most competitive and popular leagues in the world along with attendance averaging over 45,000 per match last season.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Chelsea fan on JT’s ban, sacking the manager and Torres

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Last season, Chelsea became one of the worst teams in the history of Champions League football, rivalled by Liverpool, to win the competition. After being outplayed in pretty much every single game, somehow they managed to drag themselves to a penalty shoot-out in the final which they won.

For all their success in the cup competitions, Chelsea fell some way short, finishing 6th, 25 points behind us and City.

starters

San Jose fullbacks Beitashour, Morrow stay close while developing into All-Stars

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PHILADELPHIA -- San Jose Earthquakes fullbacks Steven Beitashour and Justin Morrow are rarely far apart from one another, whether it's during games shutting down opposing wingers, while running laps during training sessions or while on team road trips venturing into new cities.

"Planning"

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Also, the Insider has learned the club is planning to look at a left back, where United lacks depth.
Christ! "Planning" to look? Now that the regular season is less than a month away?

Left back was one of the weakest spots on the roster as far as incumbent starters, had its depth removed in December (Burch gone via Re-Entry draft), and has been consistently identified by United punditry writ large as one of the two gaping holes in the roster for months.

Major League Soccer

Union Delinquent On 2010 Tax Payments

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[Front page bump - Ed.]

For those of you who theorized that many of the high profile offloads this summer without any notable additions may have been motivated by money (or a lack thereof), here's more wood for your fire.

Under the deal that brought Major League Soccer to Chester, the Philadelphia Union agreed to pay the impoverished city $500,000 a year in lieu of property taxes.

New faces, new results for Chivas USA

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When Chivas USA defeated the rival Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday night, a few new faces donned their signature Red & White.

This past Thursday, the club announced two deals, acquiring US international Juan Agudelo from the Red Bulls and finally completing the Danny Califf trade with the Philadelphia Union, which had been at the forefront of the rumor mill the few days prior to the trade.

A Brief History Of Promotion And Relegation In American Soccer

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Let's get the obvious out of the way up front, shall we? There is not currently, nor has there ever been, a full, traditional system of on-field-merit-based promotion and relegation in any American pro soccer endeavor that I'm aware of[1].

With that said, the essence of promotion and relegation, the ability to move between levels of a nebulous pyramid, does exist, and has for more than a decade[2].

Jurgen Klinsmann

US storylines

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Over the weekend, Jurgen Klinsmann announced final additions to his 27 player roster for the upcoming games which include the start of World Cup qualifying.

Klinsmann Names 11 More to Roster

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Jurgen Klinsmann announced the additions of 11 more players today, filling the U.S. camp for the summer. The total number is now 26, which will be trimmed down to 23 by Friday.

Threads

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes Match Thread and Live Blog [7:30 PM]

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The first of many match threads to come for 2012 and this one happens to be against a west coast rival in San Jose Earthquakes. But, before I begin, let me just state that the Portland Timbers WILL be streaming this game online for those who can't make it out to the game. So there's some good news.

Minutes Lost in the Offseason Due to Player Movement

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As usual it is past midnight and I am finding it hard to sleep so I boot-up my computer and start looking at all the soccer related websites I frequent the most and stumbled across this thread. The thread talks about the offseason moves of each team and how many minutes each player who is no longer on the team contributed during the 2011 season.

The Rest

Whitbread signs with Leicester City

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American defender Zak Whitbread signed a two-year deal with Leicester City, the club announced on Tuesday. Whitbread joins as a free agent after seeing out his contract with Norwich City. "We're really pleased with the business we have been able to do so far this summer," Leicester manager Nigel Pearson told the club's official site.

Take a gamble, trust Jewell, back ITFC

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On Thursday, Part 1 of Mark's blog looked at off-the field factors that influenced Town's 10th year in the second tier of English Football League.

Today, Mark looks in detail at the man in charge of the on-field action, the man who currently holds the key to the future of Ipswich Town, the man I've been trying so hard to have faith in this season: Paul Jewell.

Klinsi's (Other) Eleven

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Including today's 11 additions, the USMNT has 27 going for 23 spots in the "tourney simulation squad" starting with Saturday's Scotland friendly. I may have additional thoughts later, but for now I'm just trying to figure out why Eric Lichaj is not along (while Alfredo Morales is). And Zusi over Kljestan?

Croatians, Fire PDL gear up for Open Cup

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The Croatian Eagles figure to make a few additions to their roster before facing the Chicago Fire PDL team in a first-round match of the 99th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next Tuesday night in Bridgeview, Ill.

As for the roster for the Fire's developmental team, it appears that not much likely will be known until closer to gameday.

Spearing Never Considered Switch

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Jay Spearing insists leaving Liverpool has never crossed his mind, despite seeing a number of international stars drafted into the Anfield ranks.
A product of the Reds' academy system, Spearing has faced a fight to be noticed at senior level.
While the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have paved the way for home-grown stars, Liverpool has bolstered their squad with big-money additions on a regular basis.

OFFICIAL: Union Trade Nakazawa, Second Rounder For Galaxy International Roster Spot

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The Philadelphia Union have officially completed a trade of Kyle Nakazawa to the LA Galaxy. Nakazawa will be sent to California with a second round selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft for one of the Galaxy's international roster spots.

Nakazawa was reported to be on his way to the Galaxy early this morning, when the Brotherly Game published a storywith information from a source knowledgeable on the situation.