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Brighton on brink of club record Izquierdo signing

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London (AFP) – Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion are on the verge of signing Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Belgian side Club Brugge, Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said Thursday.

Brighton broke their transfer record by signing Dutch midfielder Davy Propper for a reported fee of around £6 million ($7.

Brighton on brink of club record Izquierdo signing

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London (AFP) – Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion are on the verge of signing Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Belgian side Club Brugge, Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said Thursday.

Brighton broke their transfer record by signing Dutch midfielder Davy Propper for a reported fee of around £6 million ($7.

Manchester United will face Brugge in UEFA Champions League playoff

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Manchester United must get past Club Brugge to reach the group stages of the Champions League.

United drew the Belgian side in the play-off round, with the first leg taking place at Old Trafford on August 18 or 19. The second leg will be played on August 25 or 26.

Club Brugge, who finished second in the Belgian league last season, beat Greek side Panathinaikos 4-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round but it will be seen as a decent draw for Louis van Gaal's side, who could have been pitted against Lazio, Monaco or CSKA Moscow.

Staff And Players Of Belgium’s Club Brugge Star In Own Wacky ‘Party Rock Anthem’ Music Video

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If you're a desperate music producer looking for your next break, look no further than the talents at Club Brugge! Players and staff from the Belgian club recently got together to shoot their own music video for history's Most Overplayed song, LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem".

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Bruges win first Belgian title for 11 years

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Brussels (AFP) Belgian giants FC Bruges ended 11 years of frustration on Sunday by winning their domestic title thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Anderlecht, the only side that could have denied them the crown.

A first-half brace from Malian Abdoulaye Diaby followed by goals from Belgians Hans Vanaken and Timmy Simons in the second period gave Bruges their first title since 2005 and 14th overall.

Bruges win first Belgian title for 11 years

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Brussels (AFP) Belgian giants FC Bruges ended 11 years of frustration on Sunday by winning their domestic title thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Anderlecht, the only side that could have denied them the crown.

A first-half brace from Malian Abdoulaye Diaby followed by goals from Belgians Hans Vanaken and Timmy Simons in the second period gave Bruges their first title since 2005 and 14th overall.

Anderlecht's transformation

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Back in February I was in Brussels and went into watch he Brussels side play and defeat Mols in a match without passion, where the fans expressed deep dissatisfaction about their side. It is now September, and I am back in Brussels, having had to leave Liberia, and again went into watch Anderlecht, this time against Cercle Brugge.

Anderlecht-Mols

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Since I am in Brussels in decided to go into see the Belgian champions Anderlecht play against the bottom-team Mols. Anderlecht seem unlikely to win the Belgian title. Standard Liege have a commanding lead in the first spot, and Anderlecht are currently fighting for second spot against Club Brugge. In today's match Mols played with a massive defense and Anderlecht had difficulty finding

Sacha Kljestan nets his first goal of season for Anderlecht

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Just days after tallying an assist on the game-winning goal for Anderlecht against Zenit St. Petersburg in Champions League play, Sacha Kljestan knocked in his first goal of the year in Belgian League play, as Anderlecht routed Club Brugge 6-1 on Sunday. The win moves Anderlecht to the top of the standings, as they move past Zulte Waregem for first place.

Mid-Day Ticker: Anderlecht eyes Kljestan extension, Spector fit for playoff & more

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On the heels of a campaign in which Sacha Kljestan was a focal point in helping lead Anderlecht to a Belgian league championship, the club is hoping to lock up the U.S. midfielder for the long term.Â

Kljestan's current deal with Anderlecht runs through 2014, but according to Belgian outlet Het Niuewsblad, Anderlecht is looking to extend Kljestan's stay in Belgium for two or three more years beyond then.

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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After scoring a highlight-reel goal in a friendly this week, Terrence Boyd will be looking to do something he has yet to do in his budding career -- make a top-flight, first-team appearance in a game that counts.

Despite already having four caps with the U.S. national team and following a season with Borussia Dortmund's reserves in which he scored 20 goals, the 21-year-old Boyd eyes his pro debut with Rapid Vienna this weekend as the Austrian Bundesliga season gets underway.

Which snubbed player most deserved to get called into USMNT camp?

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By FRANCO PANIZO

U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann unveiled the final additions to his summer training camp before World Cup qualifying on Sunday. And is the case every time a roster is announced, there was much debate and criticism over who was and was not selected.

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Jovanovic Tells Suarez To Shun Reds

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Milan Jovanovic has told Anderlecht team-mate Matias Suarez to not consider moving to Liverpool.
A host of clubs are tracking Argentine forward Suarez, who is currently one of the stars of the Belgian league.
The likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are amongst the sides being linked with Suarez, but he has been told to forget about Anfield.

A roundup of the January transfers

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Now that the dust has settled, here's a look at some of the transfers that took place during the January transfer window, and see if we can separate the wheat from the chaff.

Whereas last season money was being splashed out on the likes of Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll like a mad gambler who got his greasy mits on a load of free bets, the window this time around was a lot more sensible, indicating a lot less value in the market.

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Newcastle In For Right Back In Belgian League

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There are reports coming out of France that Newcastle are interested in signing 20 year-old French defender Yarouba Cissako of Monaco who is on loan for the season at S.V. Zulte Waregem in the Belgian Pro League. Yarouba Cissako 20 year-old Monaco right back Yarouba has played for the France U16, U17 and [.

‘Do Are Ya? Double red card over Afro-pulling (Lierse v Standard Liege)

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Afro aggro A match in the Belgian league descended into a bit of a girly catfight, complete with hair pulling, last pulling. Lierse and Standard each had a player sent-off, despite red-carded Standard defender Felipe being the victim of the hair attack. Boban Grncarov Lierse's Macedonian defender conceded a free-kick in the Liege [.