Liverpool Recruit New Youth Ambassadors

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The Liverpool Foundation has launched the second phase of their successful Youth Ambassadors Scheme with another 25 local youngsters starting work on the program just before Christmas.
The Youth Ambassadors Scheme, a partnership between Liverpool FC Foundation and Liverpool City Council, began in April last year and is designed to provide employment opportunities for local youngsters and showcase the best of what the city has to offer.

Reds Sign Council Partnership

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Liverpool Football Club today signed a unique partnership with Liverpool City Council to help ready young people in the north of the city for future careers.
Reds Managing Director and Cllr Joe Anderson, leader of the city council, launched the joint venture at Melwood on Wednesday morning.
It will see Liverpool and its foundation support the council's drive to provide opportunities for young people in training, education and other related initiatives taking place in the community.

Reds Arrive In Guangzhou

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For the first time in their history, Liverpool Football Club has landed in China to kick off the first leg of their Standard Chartered sponsored pre-season tour of Asia.
Kenny Dalglish and his squad touched down at Guangzhou airport at 11am local time this morning following a 13-hour flight from Liverpool (via Kazakhstan) - and were greeted by scenes of hysteria as Chinese fans gathered in their hundreds to welcome the Reds to their country for the first time.

World Cup


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The U.S. team and the high school players from Sacred Heart in Tokyo

Today was a day off from training for the U.S. U-20 WNT, following a rhythm the team has been undertaking for most of the tournament: Game, then the next day is recovery for starters, training for the reserves, and the next day is off for everyone, followed by the whole team training for a short period on the day before the game.

Player ratings and analysis: USA 2-0 North Korea

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On paper, you would struggle to find two more different teams than USA an North Korea.The United States roster features thirteen players with World Cup experience. The North Koreans, by contrast, combine for an average age under 21 and only one player who has made a previous trip to the big stage.

Lionel Messi

DrinkWear - Beer and Art: Round Three By Women United FC

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The don't call it "the Beautiful Game" for nothing. Soccer is art. A great Lionel Messi goal or a stunning David Beckham free kick is a thing of beauty.

These small moments in soccer can create life-long fans of the sport (with the help of a beer or two, perhaps?) and the memories of such sporting excellence can hang in our memories like fine art in a gallery.

Champions League : The Best Facial Expressions feat. Bored Mascots, Ibrahimovic & Torres

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You've gotta love the look on that girl's face : "Messi?? Quiero que mi sopa de letras!" ("I only want my Alphabet soup!") Ah, remember when you were 11 years old and spent hours daydreaming about being a child football mascot for the Champions League and/or walking out, holding a player's greasy hands?

Sporting Gijon Defender Renounces ‘Rotten’ Football, Quits Forever And Refuses To Cash His Wages

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By Chris Wright

While the young people of Spain continue to protest on the streets against the country's manifest political corruption, Sporting Gijon defender Javi Poves has taken a moral stand turning his back on the club and quitting football altogether aged 24, after spending too long in direct contact with the game's grubby underbelly.

Sporting Gijon’s Javi Poves Denounces ‘Rotten’ Football, Quits Forever And Refuses To Accept His Wages

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By Chris Wright

While the young people of Spain continue to protest on the streets against the country's manifest political corruption, Sporting Gijon defender Javi Poves has taken a moral stand turning his back on the club and quitting football altogether aged 24, after spending too long in direct contact with the game's grubby underbelly.

Madison 56ers

Hohlbein scores twice, 56ers take third

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Given a chance to end their season on a high note, the Madison 56ers did so by finishing some of their chances Saturday night.

Player-coach Jed Hohlbein (Middleton/UW), in charge of the team in coach Jim Launder's absence, scored twice as the 56ers held off the Bay Area Ambassadors 3-2 in the National Premier Soccer League third-place match at Del Norte High School in San Diego.

56ers fall to FC Sonic in NPSL semifinal

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James Graf converted a penalty kick in the 56th minute and second-half sub Leslie Fraser added an insurance goal in the 75th as FC Sonic knocked off the Madison 56ers 2-0 in a National Premier Soccer League semifinal Friday afternoon at Del Norte High School in San Diego.

56ers draw FC Sonic in NPSL semifinals

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After initially planning to do the draw for this weekend's national semifinals on Thursday, just one day before the semifinals, the National Premier Soccer League changed course and held the draw Monday.

The Midwest Region champion Madison 56ers (15-6-0) drew perhaps the most challenging semifinal opponent in Northeast winner FC Sonic (12-2-1).

NPSL Looks To Social Media To Broadcast Its National Championships To A Wider Audience

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Soccer Support has just got its hands on the media advisory for this weekends National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) 2012 National Championships which is pasted below FYI.

The San Diego Flash (together with the San Diego Sports Commission) look like they are putting together an event with a strong social media focus.


Euro 2012 – England – Harry Redknapp picks his team for France

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The Betfair ambassadors reveal their thoughts on the likely England line-up for Euro 2012.

Harry Redknapp and Lee Dixon: One word on England

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The Betfair ambassadors reveal their thoughts on England's Euro 2012 chances and the tournament in general.

The Women Of England Wear Twitter

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In a complete departure from the discussion of intelligence and football: social media.

Though studies may eventually indicate otherwise, I musn't be the only one who feels they're becoming more stupider just by reading Twitter. That won't stop it, however, nor will it stop the freight train of every single noun in the world one day being preceeded by an ampersat.

Lions off the leash: Capello lets players loose for his Euro 2012 farewell

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Lions off the leash: Capello lets players loose for his Euro 2012 farewell

"We are going to be doing things very differently this time. We want to be good tourists and ambassadors," says Club England MD Adrian Bevington

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The MLS Grinder: Bay Area Ballin'

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Before we get going today, wanted to give a little update on our buddies Stanislaus United Turlock Express from California. SUTE downed the Bay Area Ambassadors 3-0 on Saturday night to claim an historic berth in the USOC. With the win, SUTE becomes the first US Club Soccer team to qualify for the USOC in the 99-year history of the event.

For all you club hackers out there...

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...I am here to provide you with a new, fervent rooting interest for the 2012 US Open Cup. Martyn Artista's brace guided Northern California club outfit Stanislaus United Turlock Express past Napoli 5-2 and just a breath from qualifying for the 99th USOC. If they do it, which requires they beat NPSL side Bay Area Ambassadors, it would be US Club Soccer's first-ever participant in the USOC.


Portland Timbers Officially Partner with Elite Portland Area Youth Clubs

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So this news is actually about two weeks old at this point. It was something I've been meaning to write about because it's actually a pretty important development as far as our youth system goes, but with the tournament and other Portland Timbers news it just kind of got swept under the rug, an unfortunate reality when there's so much going on.

The Idea of the Free Beer Movement

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U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati speaks to U.S. supporters (including the American Outlaws) in Chicago. He might have been taking about this....
The idea is simple: invite your friends to a soccer game, buy them a beer. There... you've done it! You're now a participant in the Free Beer Movement.


The story of Pelé life, in art

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The story of Pelé life, in art - originally posted on

A sense of nostalgia sets in when thinking of Pelé, arguably the best footballer of all times, and the one that gave "Futebol bonito" to Brazil and to the rest of the world. Pelé's memorable moments include the bicycle kick, winning three world cups for Brazil out of their total of five, and being one of the best ambassadors football could ever want and need.

Real Madrid’s players as Spanish Brand Ambassadors

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The new marketing campaign "Visit Spain, Visit Madrid" is now ready and shows all of Real Madrid's star players, like Cristiano Ronaldo act as "brand ambassadors" for both the Spanish capital and the country as a whole.

[Feature] Hanafi joins the rank of C Ron and ready to shine in the Lion City Cup

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(This entry is formulated based on and partly extracted from the press release issued by and pictures credited to Integrated Marketing Solutions Group [IMSG] - the PR agency for Nike Singapore)

With the 23rd Lion City Cup scheduled to kick off in less than a month away, it's not doubt that again that Hanafi Akbar (pictured below) and the rest of the National U-16 team will be carrying the hope of the country to repeat that kind of performance that captured the heart of the nation last August.

The Rest

Clint Dempsey now has a Signature Timepiece

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TUSTIN, Calif. – September 10, 2012 – Jorg Gray, an American watch brand designed to define your time, today announced it will release a limited edition, signature timepiece in conjunction with brand ambassador and soccer phenomenon Clint Dempsey.

HAO and Team for Tomorrow

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Heather O'Reilly at the Wang YMCA in Boston, Mass. on May 31

During the U.S. team's last break, two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather O'Reilly visited the Wang YMCA of Chinatown in Boston, Mass on May 31 as an Athlete Ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee's Team for Tomorrow program.

Beckham helping deliver Olympic torch to London, will return for Chivas match

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Visiting the White House with his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates was just the beginning of David Beckham's whirlwind week.

Assuming his role as one of London's ambassadors for this summer's Olympic games, Beckham will be part of the contingent bringing the Olympic torch from Athens to London on Friday, one of the traditional ceremonies in the build-up to an Olympics.

Man Utd Stars Hoof 200 Footballs Into Van, Ship Them 4,395 Miles And Hand Them Out To Kenyan Kids (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With charity the theme of the day here on Pies, here's another little yarn to pluck your cockles and warm your heartstrings.

What you are about to see is Manchester United's Nani, Park Ji-Sung, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling humping 200 footballs into the back of the DHL van (with a little help from the tricksy driver) at Carrington.

Arsenal’s Year Again? The Return Of The FA Womens Super League

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Tomorrow afternoon sees the return of the FA Womens Super League, with eight teams doing battle in the first summer league version of a tournament that the FA hopes will dramatically increase interest in the competition. A signifier of how important they consider the development of this years competition to be and the extent to which the powers that be regard social media to be the key to increasing the profile of the league in the future.

MOVEMBER: Ruud Gullit set to grow back his iconic moustache.

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Ruud Gullit is growing back his famous moustache in support of men's health charity Movember.

Movember, the month formally known as November, challenges men across to show their support for men's health by growing a Mo (slang for moustache) throughout the month, and this year Ruud Gullit will be rising to the challenge by growing back his iconic moustache.

Could there be trouble ahead with Town's latest signing? Or will Bowyer bring the success we've all being waiting patiently for?

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This summer Ipswich Town have been 'linked' to so many footballers I think I've lost count; but this time last week the name being thrown about on Twitter made my blood run cold.

Seven days later we have signed Lee Bowyer, chequered history and all. But was it the right move?

The debate on Twitter has been interesting to say the least; when I offered my opinion on him I was ridiculed for being childish and judgemental, being told to 'grow up' and 'give him a break'.