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Montreal Impact

Koffie, Camara, Bernardez suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee had plenty of incidents to sift through from this past week, and three more players have received bans for harsh fouls.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Gershon Koffie, Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara and San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez were all suspended for a game and fined an undisclosed amount for their actions.

Montreal shakes up standings thanks to 3-1 win over San Jose

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By BRYAN ROBISON

There was no late match heroics for San Jose this time around, as they built themselves too big of a hole to come back from thanks to a two goal defecit. After falling behind early, Montreal charged back, scoring three unanswered goals, and winning their fourth consecutive home match 3-1 at Stade Saputo on Saturday.

Euro 2012

Friday Kickoff: French FA suspends Nasri, Menez; Hoilett joins QPR and more

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It will be at least three international matches before Samir Nasri represents France again.

The Manchester City star was suspended there games, and French teammate Jeremey Menez was suspended one for their conduct at Euro 2012. Nasri was punished for his comments made after the team's ouster at the hands of Spain, going into a curse-laden tirade at journalists.

Ben Arfa’s Relapse In Euros – It’s Not A Big Deal

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It seems that Hatem Ben Arfa may have had a little relapse back to his old ways,  during the Euro 2012 Championships, after France had surprisingly been beaten 2-0 by Sweden, to finish second in Group D behind England. Ben Arfa in action for France And during the altercation in the dressing room between some of France's  players and manager Laurent Blanc after the [.

Ben Arfa’s Relapse In Euros – It’s Not A Big Deal

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It seems that Hatem Ben Arfa may have had a little relapse back to his old ways,  during the Euro 2012 Championships, after France had surprisingly been beaten 2-0 by Sweden, to finish second in Group D behind England. Ben Arfa in action for France And during the altercation in the dressing room between some of France's  players and manager Laurent Blanc after the [.

Euro snoozes + The Mirror make Giroud faux pas

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It's a quiet one today.

Perhaps people have been bored into submission by how boring Spain were or how boring people talking about how boring Spain are. As I said yesterday, I was hoping for a really good, exciting game of football between France and Spain last night. What we got was anything but.

Soccer Business Bits: San Jose Stadium, Arrests & More

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Over the years we have repeatedly written about efforts to build stadium for the Earthquakes in San Jose. After multiple fits and starts, the team appeared to cross some final hurdles and appeared ready to start the construction process. Now come reports that the date for stadium completion remains in flux and could move into 2014.

Houston Dynamo

Crew's Renteria suspended one game

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Emilio Renteria's reaction to a hard challenge has cost him a game.

Renteria was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for delivering a headbutt to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura in the second half of the Crew's 2-0 loss Saturday night.

Report: Three Toronto FC players arrested in Houston

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As if Toronto FC's season was not already bad enough, in comes word that three of their players have been arrested for public intoxication.

According to the Toronto Sun, Toronto FC players Luis Silva, Nick Soolsma and Miguel Aceval were jailed outside of a nightclub in Houston on Sunday night.

Wednesday Kickoff: Redknapp acquitted, two Dynamo players arrested and more

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Harry Redknapp is a free man.

Redknapp and Sheffield Wednesday owner Milan Mandaric were acquitted of tax evasion charges after being found not guilty of avoiding to pay taxes on payments made into an offshore account in Monaco between 2002 and 2007, when both men were at Portsmouth.

Roosevelt Bar Allegedly Discriminates Against Dynamo Players, Dynamo Players Get Arrested

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On Saturday evening, Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric and midfielder Warren Creavalle were arrested outside of the Roosevelt Bar on Washington Avenue in the Heights. The various reports indicate that Deric and Creavalle as well as Will Bruin and Alex Dixon were denied entry and they believed that the grounds for said denial were based on the bar's apparent racist policies.

Soccer History

John Terry racism trial: Ashley Cole defends his team mate

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Ashley Cole says that we really shouldn't be having this trial referring to a post match meeting where John Terry met with Anton Ferdinand and both shook hands after agreeing there was nothing more than "handbags".

Ferdinand re-considered his position after his girlfriend replayed You Tube footage of the Terry incident on her cell phone where the Chelsea captain was seen mouthing off using racial epithets which he does not deny using.

UEFA bans Arsene Wenger for three games

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I ordered the Chateau Pape de Neuf and you give me the Montepulciano?

The UEFA wizards ban Arsene Wenger for three matches for the offense of having a verbal altercation with referee Damir Skomina after the Milan Champions League match. Wenger is also fined £33,000.

Skomina was the referee who allowed Robinho's goal to stand after receiving a pass from a clearly offside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Joey Barton

Joey Barton punched in the head outside gay nightclub

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When Joey Barton announced his commitment to pacifism, DT assumed his days of stubbing out cigars in teammates eyes and violently attacking teenagers on the street were over. But when he went postal on the final day of the season, it was clear he had returned to his feral ways. The QPR midfielder — currently serving a 12-match ban due to his antics at Eastlands — was involved in another skirmish while exiting 'gay-friendly super club' Garlands in Liverpool city centre.

Joey Barton In Trouble Again At Night Club Early Today

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News is just coming in that former Newcastle player Joey Barton has been involved in another altercation, this time in his home town of Liverpool. The news it that the Liverpudlian, who supports Everton, was punched in the face at 5:30 am this morning outside a Liverpool night-club. QPR midfielder Joey Barton was hit in the face outside the [.

Joey Barton, Misunderstood?

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Man City 3-2 QPR was an eventful game to say the least. Manchester City won their first Premier League title in almost 40 years but the game will also be remembered for the actions of a former Man City player. Joey Barton, who left the club in 2007, has been an enigma his whole career. There's no doubt that Barton is a talented midfielder with a terrific range of passing combined with the work rate and determination that every captain should possess but his temperament has never improved with age.

New England Revolution

Revs successful in appeal of Cardenas card; Sounders' Gonzalez suspended

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Retroactive refereeing has now gone both ways.

The New England Revolution were successful in the first-ever appeal of a red card under the league's new system, getting Fernando Cardenas' fine and suspension for the card he received Saturday against Real Salt Lake rescinded.

Musket Rounds: Timbers, Olympics, Muamba, Creavalle And More

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We're just one day away from the New England Revolution home opener against the Portland Timbers, and there's a palpable buzz in the air if you're a soccer fan around the Hub. Meanwhile, there's been quite a bit going on in soccer while we prepare for this momentous event, including the kickoff of the USA's Olympic Qualifying campaign.

Manchester United

Will Gazidis look again at Emirates ‘standing’ after Arsenal fans banned?

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Two Arsenal fans have been banned from football matches for an altercation with police at the Emirates which was prompted by the fact they were standing during the game.

It is fair to say there was more to the incident at the home game against Manchester United than simply the fact that they wouldn't sit down and you can read a full report here.

Will Gazidis look again at Emirates ‘standing’ after Arsenal fans banned?

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Two Arsenal fans have been banned from football matches for an altercation with police at the Emirates which was prompted by the fact they were standing during the game.

It is fair to say there was more to the incident at the home game against Manchester United than simply the fact that they wouldn't sit down and you can read a full report here.

Liverpool Fans Target Patrice Evra Ahead Of FA Cup Clash

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Angry Liverpool fans have targeted Manchester United defender Patrice Evra as the focal point for their wrath as Liverpool and Manchester United clash in the FA Cup 4th Round. Evra was involved in an altercation with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez when the two sides met in the League clash in September with Suarez having been [.

Video: John Barnes on Racism in Football

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It's a bit of an unexpected grab-bag today, with plenty of newsworthy tidbits but not a whole lot to really sink our teeth into, so we've got a few highlights to hit before getting to the video that might normally round out a lazy Sunday here on the Liverpool Offside:

* The third round is done, the fourth round is drawn, and because it simply had to happen it means that Liverpool will host Manchester United in the FA Cup on either January 28th or 29th.

Liverpool 5-1 Oldham Athletic | FA Cup third round match report

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Guardian: Liverpool 5-1 Oldham Athletic | FA Cup third round match report

Shunning the FA Cup in protest at the eight-match ban handed to Luis Suárez was among the more ludicrous proposals put to Liverpool by indignant supporters. Mercifully it was given short shrift by the Anfield club and Kenny Dalglish's team as they ended another turbulent week by overcoming an obstinate Oldham Athletic to secure their place in the fourth round.

English Premier League

Crucial weekend at the foot of the Premier League

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It is a potentially critical weekend at the bottom of the Premier League table.


The games almost have a play-off theme to them – with the bottom six facing off against one another. Blackburn Rovers host QPR, Bolton Wanderers entertain Wigan Athletic and West Brom travel to Wolves in the Black Country derby.

Reds In Goalless Draw With Spurrs

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What? ... No i'm not bloody offside! Meow...Liverpool fought hard on Monday night in an attempt to take three points from Tottenham Hotspur but with no goals from either side the highlight of the game ended up going to a little mischievous cat. The Reds played well but just couldn't find a goal as Spurs showed some staunch defending.

Liverpool FC: And The Heat Goes On…

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In a story heading straight for our 'hell no' files, 27-year-old Liverpool winger and England international, Stewart Downing, was arrested on suspicion of assault early Sunday morning following an altercation with a supposed  ex-girlfriend (rumoured to be Donna the doorstep dramatist Moloney) at the Cross Keys pub near Middlesborough.

The Rest

MSHSL Boots Prairie Seeds Academy from 2012 State Soccer Tournament

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The Minnesota State High School League was to announce its verdict today after two days of investigation into the fight that broke out last Thursday Oct. 18 between Prairie Seeds Academy (PSA) and Totino-Grace high schools in the section 5A championship. PSA won the match 2-1 and the altercation broke out in the final seconds [.

Gaven's late winner leads 10-man Crew to key victory over Union at PPL Park

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By JOEY SAMUEL

CHESTER, Pa. -- Despite being down to ten men, and getting dominated in possession for large parts of the second half, Eddie Gaven gave the Columbus Crew just what they needed to make up ground in the ever-tightening Eastern Conference playoff race.

Mourinho sorry for poking Vilanova in eye

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Jose Mourinho has conceded he was wrong to poke Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova in the eye last season.

The incident happened during a touchline altercation in the Spanish Supercopa last season.

Vilanova was then-assistant coach to Pep Guardiola and the confrontation happened in a tie which Los Merengues went on to lose 5-4 on aggregate.

Dynamo v Toronto FC: The "Worst Team in the World" Comes to Town

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Just four days after a tough victory over FC Dallas in the Texas Derby, the Dynamo will be back to work tomorrow night at BBVA Compass Stadium. This time, it's Toronto FC, an Eastern Conference foe who has put the struggle in struggling so far this season.

This will be Paul Mariner's second match in charge of Toronto after replacing Aron Winter less than two weeks ago.

Messi hat-trick leads Argentina to victory over Brazil

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By FRANCO PANIZO

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. --Â It may have only been a friendly and not a World Cup qualifier, but it was still a game that will not be forgotten any time soon.

Argentina defeated archrivals Brazil, 4-3, in front of a record crowd of 81,994 at MetLife Stadium on Saturday afternoon, riding a Leo Messi hat-trick that included a wonderful winner in the final minutes of the South American clasico.

Video: Rajon Rondo Cameraman Fight

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Rajon Rondo and a cameraman got into an altercation after Tuesday night's game between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks. Apparently Rajon Rondo didn't want to be on camera and went to the cameraman and told him to his face. You can watch the Rajon Rondo cameraman video below to see how it unfolded.

Cabanas Returns From Near-Death Shooting

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This past weekend, football was secondary. Seeing 25 year-old Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini collapse on the pitch put everything in perspective once again for the football world just weeks after Fabrice Muamba's similar heart attack on the field against Tottenham. Only on Saturday, Morosini wasn't as lucky and died en route to the hospital.

Hong Kong police arrest 10-year-old boy for kicking opponent in the face during match

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Hong Kong youth side ESF Lions had a grudge to settle going into their match with rivals Kitchee Escola, having lost the previous encounter 16-0. The bad blood wasn't helped when one of the Lions earned himself a trip to the police station — and the starring role in a race scandal — by delivering a fairly unsubtle kick to the head of an opponent who had suffered a bad tackle.

Swansea 3-2 Arsenal: Wenger Left Blaming All And Sundry As Swans Sashay Into Top-Half (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

Arsene Wenger was left blaming the referee, Nathan Dyer's sapling legs, his own porous defence, his own wayward attack and the poor bloke that ladles out the Bovril at the Liberty Stadium after watching his Arsenal side have their top-four aspirations kicked squarely in the nads in South Wales yesterday evening.

Baltimore makes their case as top team in the MISL with win over Milwaukee

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By Joel Greenwaldt

In a match up that was billed by many as the must see game of the season, the Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave battled fiercely for 60 minutes in a game that lived up to it's billing. Baltimore was able to secure a hard fought 9-4 victory over Milwaukee, and at the same validated their belief that they are the best team in the MISL.