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Chicago Fire – Athletes

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life in the box

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Briana Scurry & Tony Meola: Two of the best goalkeepers in U.S. history interview each other.

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As a kid I wanted to do anything but play in goal. But I was the tallest kid on the team, and the kid's dad who coached the team thought that made the most sense. I don't remember ever encountering a goalkeeping coach, just being forced into the big clown gloves.

Sponsorship

Clash of the World Cup corporate logos

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The 2010 World Cup is as much a clash of logos, as it is the world's best soccer players. Adidas and Nike are in a battle for consumer attention, and money.

Women’s Professional Soccer scores deal with PUMA

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December 15, 2008 - Global sport lifestyle brand PUMA and Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) announced an exclusive partnership making PUMA an official founding partner of  WPS and an official sponsor of all WPS  franchises. The multi-year partnership makes PUMA the official sport and lifestyle apparel, footwear and equipment supplier of WPS, including the official WPS Match [.

Culture

we’ll see about sacha

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Sacha Kljestan throws up his hands. He did his best and doesn't know what else to do. Maybe it's time to quit. He's thought about it before. One guy can only do so much. So many factors go into success or create failure. The opponent is only of them.

Sacha sizes up his pre-teen cousin Moselle, who has her younger brother, Sterling, bouncing and banging up and down as she yanks harder on the back of his underwear.

we’ll see about sacha pt5

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This is part 5. Here is part 4. Here is part 3. Here is part 2. Here is part 1.

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Sacha is in line for a spot in the American midfield, but where exactly he stands only Bob Bradley knows. The American coach deals in elusive simplicity, which he projects to the media and, sometimes it turns out, even his players.

we’ll see about sacha pt4

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This is part 4. Here is part 3. Here is part 2. Here is part 1.

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The dream team. Not The Dream Team. The Hulking NBA players walked next to the soccer team at the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Oylmpics, but for an U-23 American soccer team, this was the best yet.

we’ll see about sacha pt3

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This is part 3. Here is part 2. Here is part 1.

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Sacha played every minute of every game his freshman year as an attacking central midfielder. He finished second on the team in points, with 6 assists and 4 goals and was just one of three freshman to earn all-conference honors in the Big East.

we’ll see about sacha pt2

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This is Part 2 - Here is Part 1.

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He is Sacha's father. He was his first coach. He taught his boys to play soccer a certain way. He battled to become an American citizen, lost his mother in war, and damned if he isn't going to have his say. With carpenter hands, a bartender's mouth, and the disposition of an all-knowing CEO, Slavko sits back and explains matter of fact that his son's technical skills outweigh what are still conceived as physical deficiencies.

we’ll see about sacha pt.1

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Sacha Kljestan throws up his hands. He did his best and doesn't know what else to do. Maybe it's time to quit. He's thought about it before. One guy can only do so much. So many factors go into success or create failure. The opponent is only of them.

Sacha sizes up his pre-teen cousin Moselle, who has her younger brother, Sterling, bouncing and banging up and down as she yanks harder on the back of his underwear.

two sides of the mexican pipeline

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After hearing from a few people about the poor sound quality of the interviews on last week's Waiting For Gaetjens podcast (sorry about that), I figured I'd transcribe the two interviews and post them here. I normally wouldn't do this I hate the whole, I write the same thing that I Twitter that I podcast that I Facebook, etc, etc, etc but I think Hugo Salcedo in particular offers the most experienced knowledge of the movement of American youth players to Mexican club teams, while Goal.

vietnam star or league minimum

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Did I just learn why the negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement are so contentious? Did I find out just how disrespected the Vietnam league is? Or did I discover that MLS doesn't think he's worth it? There is plenty to learn from the professional path taken by Lee Nguyen, but at present, all I have are questions.

Vietnam Superstar

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QUICK PROGRAMMING NOTES: TIAS, Du Nord, The Original Winger, Soccer By Ives, and The Offside Rules will be hosting a party Friday night 9pm in downtown Seattle at Kell's Irish Pub (FYI - bar charges $5 cover, which is not going to us). It's a true soccer bar I'm told, should be a good time.

back in the bright lights

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Grant Wahl discusses his new book, The Beckham Experiment, out now from Crown

Why do book reviews have to be summaries of the book? I never got that. I understand it but don't get it. I do get jacket blurbs, though. Those few sentences of praise on the back of a boo I'm always curious what names are there and what they say.

where have you gone brad friedel

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Laugh about it, shout about it / When you've got to choose / Every way you look at it, you lose
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Lost in the whirlwind tour of South Africa and the Confederations Cup, which brought outlets from Harper's to Deadspin to what seemed like every newspaper in the country out for a week-long soccer columning festival, was the demise of Brad Friedel's once heralded (here at least) soccer academy in Ohio.

the curious case of devann yao

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Discovered at the age of 10 in New York. In an elite American residency program in Pennsylvania at age 11. Three seasons at FC Metz youth academy in France at 13. A year in Italy as an amateur on AS Livorno's reserves at 17m followed by a spell in Scotland at St. Mirren.

A soccer vagabond by the age of 19, Devann Yao is now back home in New York, and that's where he wants to stay.

a view from another place

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Indoor is in a weird place. If you think soccer has it bad in the American sporting landscape, how bad is it for its little indoor brother, a wholly unique being known to most players as that crazy game that filled the cold winter months between club seasons? Better than you might think actually. I loved [.

the game don’t care

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PART 5 Looking over photos back in New York, it's clear that the closest I ever got to being Clint Dempsey was on the golf course (and that probably will end once he puts in some practice). The flare that helped get Clint to where he is today might be lacking at the moment as he [...]

the game don’t care

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PART 4 It's dark out, time has gotten away. I didn't envision talking to Dempsey to be this easy, for him to be so engaged. I should probably let the guy get some rest. But he keeps asking questions, almost as many as me. He wants to compare our lives, proving his point that he's just [...]

the game don’t care

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PART 1 Ron Isley croons from the stereo of the Audi A6 Quattro Clint Dempsey purchased from sports agency-mate Ryan Nelson. "You fool one day you're here and then you're gone." But before the beat drops, before UGK's Pimp C and Bun B have a chance to trade verses about making the most of the Texas [.

Around the World

chris bosh had the best time

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Steve Nash and friends throwdown for the showdown in chinatown, for charity, take 2

It's never as good as the first time. The rain, the grand stand bleachers, the wet turf, the steady cam man on the field, the crane cam hovering over the crowd. What was an underground experiment last year became the mainstream mainstay as Steve Nash and Claudio Reyna hosted their 2nd annual Showdown in Chinatown to benefit each of their namesake charities.

the game don’t care

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(this is all five parts of the story in its entirety) Ron Isley croons from the stereo of the Audi A6 Quattro Clint Dempsey purchased from sports agency-mate Ryan Nelson. "You fool one day you're here and then you're gone." But before the beat drops, before UGK's Pimp C and Bun B have a chance to [.

the game don’t care

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PART 3 Lance Dempsey now coaches soccer in North Carolina. Seeing the game from the other side of the sidelines gave him a new respect for the work his older brother put in. "My parents sacrificed a lot," he tells me. "But I don't want it to sound like something crazy, like we were homeless, like [..

the game don’t care

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PART 2 A talented tennis player, Jennifer Dempsey ranked in the top two at Nacogdoches High School. Her athletic pursuits begged for more attention, and being a family of limited means, younger brother Clint, 13 at the time, was forced to put his soccer development on the backburner after three years of family sacrifice supported his [.

119 over 40

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losing effort maybe not the only lesson for american soccer at the olympics In the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, China came home with 59 medals (28 gold), good enough for 3rd place in the medal count behind Russia and the United States, the latter of which had 91 (36 gold) and dominated the games [.

The Rest

Everything You Need to Know About the Sochi Olympics

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Olympics 2012 Football – North Korean athletes in seclusion after flag flap

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The emblem flap that eclipsed the start of chars's soccer at the London Olympics might be consigned to a listing of human faults by organizers, but it could barely have been more abusive to North Koreans. More to ejaculate on goalpost.tv from Olympics 2012

Not So Secret Agent

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I've asked Lyle Yorks for an interview several times to no avail. Agents aren't known for talking to press and short of Scott Boras are famous for the low profiles they keep in the shadowy underbelly of professional sports. So when Michael Wheeler appeared on Twitter, giving up information not just on client movement but personal research on the game, it struck me as odd.

Ashley Cole Models New Chelsea Third Kit

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Adidas are launching the new Chelsea Third Kit less than two weeks in to the new Premier League on the 28th August. The bright yellow kit modeled by defender Ashley Cole incorporates ClimaCool to keep the athletes at their peak by keeping them dry and at a comfortable temperature. The new ForMotion technology uses designs [.

What is the Deal With These Athletes?

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Things that jocks are doing with their free clip are asinine. A bevy of these happenings have got transpired to a broad assortment of athletes. The first event that come ups to mind is about the Cincinnati Bengals. If I were to listing all of the NFL participants who have got got got got been arrested on that team, I would have to pass an infinity in presence of a computing machine (just like those swots who play Warcraft and have no life).