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Serie A Benches Go International

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Well this is a smallish big change which is likely to make waves across the continent: Serie A benches have been extended from 12 players deep to 7, just like internationals. At this point, it's just Serie A. Other leagues, one would assume, will follow. (Eventually.)

The change, beyond having more options for the coach's whim, also likely means something crucial: a third goalkeeper.

Hey Boys...

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As the U.S. WNT training was ending today (it's last training before the Olympics BTW!), apparently the Spain men's training was starting on the adjacent field. Well, it became apparent that it was when a few players stuck their head over the fence to see what was happening on the USA's field.

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Yids, give Andre Villas-Boas a chance!

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Was Andre Villas-Boas' (a.k.a. AVB) first season in England a complete failure? Chelsea was fifth in the league, and trailing 1-3 to Napoli in Champions League when he left. Roberto Di Matteo earned Roman Abramovich his dream trophy but Chelsea still finished fifth in Premier League, only to qualify for next season Champions League through the defending champion rule.

Sounders Women Face Whitecaps To Start Season

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This Sunday, at 4:00, in Coquitlam, the Sounders Women will kick their season off against their neighbors to the North. The rivalry between these two teams is not unlike the men's sides. There is certainly no love lost between these teams. Especially since Sydney Leroux signed with the Sounders, rather than her "home" team.

Sounders Face Chelsea In Friendly, Open Full Stadium For Cascadia And Galaxy

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First rumored on February 29th, the Seattle Sounders FC will face Chelsea FC in this year's midseason friendly on Wednesday 18 July 2012. This will be Chelsea's third trip to Seattle in the past nine years, and second facing the Sounders. Also in the press release announcing the friendly is that the club will sell a four-pack of tickets that includes the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps and the August 5th visit by the LA Galaxy, their second.

Groundhopping

Ruthin Town

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Date: Saturday Mar 10 2012
Ground: Memorial Playing Fields
Comp: Cymru Alliance (Welsh step two)
Match: Ruthin Town 1 Rhyl 3  HT: 0-2

ATT: circa 150
Additional: Entrance £5.00, Programme £1.00
Memorial Playing Fields in pictures

Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 5, Structures/Terracing 3, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 7
Total 22

Whilst I have a vague ambition to complete all 16 Cymru Alliance clubs at some point Ruthin Town was never near the top of the list, as it was one of a few without floodlights and, from what I'd seen on the net, the ground looked like part of a public park.

Newtown FC

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Date: Saturday Nov 05 2011
Ground: Latham Park
Comp: Welsh Premier (Welsh step one)
Match:Â Newtown 2 Port Talbot Town 0Â Â HT: 1-0
Penk 14, Boundford 82

ATT: 158
Additional: Entrance £7.00, Programme £1.50

Latham Park in pictures

Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 9, Structures/Terracing 8, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 8
Total 32

Newtown marked my completion of the mid-wales Welsh Premier clubs.

Newtown FC

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Date: Saturday Nov 05 2011
Ground: Latham Park
Comp: Welsh Premier (Welsh step one)
Match:Â Newtown 2 Port Talbot Town 0Â Â HT: 1-0
Penk 14, Boundford 82

ATT: 158
Additional: Entrance £7.00, Programme £1.50

Latham Park in pictures

Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 9, Structures/Terracing 8, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 8
Total 32

Newtown marked my completion of the mid-wales Welsh Premier clubs.

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Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Match #7 - Game Thread

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Starting line-ups and benches will be announced and posted approximately an hour before kickoff.

Use this space to discuss the game. Please do not use it to post illegal streams, troll, or attack others. San Jose Earthquake fans are more than welcome to join the discussion, but don't be a douche bag.

Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Match #4 - Game Thread

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Starting line-ups and benches will be announced and posted approximately an hour before kickoff.

Use this space to discuss the game, the hilarity that would ensue should Vancouver Whitecaps lose to the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Final, and whether or not after scoring the inevitable hat trick, Sebastian Le Toux will do this dance in front of Peter Nowak.

Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire Soccer Club - Match #3 - Game Thread

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Starting line-up and benches will be posted approximately an hour before kickoff. I will tell you in the comments when I have this posted updated so you can refresh the comments.

Use this space to discuss the game, why Chicago Fire are the only MLS team to have "Soccer Club" at the end of their name, and whether or not you think this match will have the same result as the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.

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Nowak, Union await discipline verdict, Valdes in Best XI

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Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz

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Still awaiting official notice of his suspension for entering the field of play in last Saturday against Chivas USA, Peter Nowak said at Wednesday's weekly press conference, "I don't really want to go into details before the whole situation with the verdict and we see what happens.

The Monday After

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First Kick is (almost) in the books with only a sold out Jeld-Wen Field left for Monday night. Here is a look at the first week of attendance figures from around Major League Soccer. The first set of games featured Colorado hosting Columbus and Vancouver hosting Montreal's inaugural match. 21k sold out BC Place for Vancouver's home opener while just over 14,700 were DSG for the Rapids.

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Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. WAITING -- I HATE WAITING FOR THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M WAITING FOR BUT IT'S ALREADY AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH THIS INVISIBLE CHAIR IS OFFERING ME NO BACK SUPPORT AT ALL!

Sevilla turn subs bench roofs into giant hot dogs

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With so many Spanish clubs in massive amounts of debt, they're being forced to get creative in finding new streams of revenue. Sevilla have already proven to be innovators in sucking some extra cash away from their fans by allowing them to buy the placement of a tiny photo of themselves in the number on the back of their favorite player's shirt.

Chelsea football

Napoli…And Leicester! The Chelsea Football FanCast #198

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Chidge is joined by ChelTel, Dazza, Pablo, Ross, the Celery Terrorist and a packed ‘benches' this week to discuss the great win against Napoli and Fernando Torres returning to scoring form against Leicester.

What an unbelievable week for Chelsea supporters! First we had the remarkable win against Napoli last Wednesday, the exact score line predicted on this very show last week by Chidge, Ross and Dazza!

AVB easy as 1-2-3! The Chelsea Football FanCast #194

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Chidge, ChelTel, Celery Terrorist, Pablo, Dazza Mental and the ‘Benches' report back on what seems like Chelsea's first win in ages, against Bolton, and the welcome return of Super Frankie Lampard and The Bison!

Chelsea got back to winning ways on Saturday with a fairly easy win against Bolton, but of more significance for the supporters was that AVB seemed to get with the programme and actually picked the right team.

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Fabrice Muamba, Fabrice Muamba

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The blog I don't want to write.

No one knew what had happened as we were watching the ball slide off for a throw but straightaway realised it was serious because both sets of physios dashed onto the field. The player lay face down and still. I wondered out loud if the urgent attention paid to his head meant he had swallowed his tongue but quickly he was on his back.

Fabrice Muamba, Fabrice Muamba

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The blog I don't want to write.

No one knew what had happened as we were watching the ball slide off for a throw but straightaway realised it was serious because both sets of physios dashed onto the field. The player lay face down and still. I wondered out loud if the urgent attention paid to his head meant he had swallowed his tongue but quickly he was on his back.

Arsenal

Arsenal’s timetable for 125th anniversary party

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Arsenal have announced the timetable for the events to mark the 125th anniversary celebrations at tomorrow's match against Everton. The club have sent out an email to fans saying you are encouraged to arrive early to experience a number of special moments to mark the celebration. See below.

Arsenal’s timetable for 125th anniversary party

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Arsenal have announced the timetable for the events to mark the 125th anniversary celebrations at tomorrow's match against Everton. The club have sent out an email to fans saying you are encouraged to arrive early to experience a number of special moments to mark the celebration. See below.

Manchester City Outsmarts Arsenal in Carling Cup Quarterfinal

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The pre-match hype was all about squad rotation. Who of those gracing the benches of these deep squads was going to make their rare first team appearance tonight? For Manchester... Read more »

Manchester City Outsmarts Arsenal in Carling Cup Quarterfinal

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The pre-match hype was all about squad rotation. Who of those gracing the benches of these deep squads was going to make their rare first team appearance tonight? For Manchester City, players like Nigel de Jong, Kolo Toure, and Adam Johnson were looking for a rare place in the side. For Arsenal, the troop of [.

Arshavin Threatens To Leave Arsenal

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The Winter transfer window is just around the corner and many clubs are already flying their agents to every continent to scout for the best talent. Chelsea coach Villas-Boas has already sent out his newly appointed European scout to Italy to look for a replacement for the aging Didier Drogba while fellow London Club Arsenal through their manager/scout Arsene Wenger have already set their eyes on Borussia Mochengladbach forward Marcos Reus.

The Rest

Bench Mark: Czech Side Viktoria Plzen Unveil Brilliant New Novelty ‘Beer Can’ Dugouts (Photos)

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Viktoria Plzen have installed new dugouts at their Doosan Arena stadium and, ordinarily, that probably wouldn't be worth noting.

However, thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Czech beer barons Gambrinus, Plzen's new subs benches have been shaped to look like two enormous cans of lager.

Paraguayan Youth Mass Clears Pitch, Benches, Hope

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A youth match descended into chaos on Sunday, resulting in a fairly rare maybe 36 red cards, all players and substitutes being sent to the showers, from the showers. The referees never actually flashed red, because they'd long fleed the pitch for their own safety.

Rather than trying to end the brawl, the match officials ran off the field in fear.

Watching A Game At Starfire: A Survival Guide

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One of the biggest complaints about games at Stafire Sports Complex is that they are a pain to get to. As someone who has been to his fair share of events there, I understand your complaints. It's certainly not as accessible as CenturyLink Field, but I also think the problems are a bit overblown.

Watching games at Starfire is really an experience every Sounders fan should enjoy at least a few times.

Reserves Lose, Sinovic Out, Gibson Training with Sporting

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It's not a great day news wise for Sporting KC today, with two bits of bad news coming out today. First, Sporting KC's reserves, the Swope Park Rangers, took the field against the Colorado Rapids in reserve league play. From the beginning, KC was the stronger side, controlling the game and attacking consistently, but were unable to grab the lead.

FC Barcelona Trip: Day 11 Notes [Video]

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By mandate the day began waaaaaay too early for us. We had arrived back in L'estartit at 2 am after our Champions League adventure and had to get up at 8 am, eat breakfast on the fly to depart to Palamos for the MIC Cup 2012 opening ceremony.

Every team is present and it was quite the spectacle.

Plight of the MLS Athletic Trainer

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Continuing the "Plight Of..." series which has led us around the league, looking into those who work behind the scenes, looks at the MLS Athletic Trainer. On the sidelines, typically with medical bags or water bottles attached to their hips, these are the people charged with keeping the players safe from themselves.

Ronaldinho and teammates celebrate goal by playing leapfrog

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Flamengo beat Bangu 2-1 on Sunday thanks to two goals from Vagner Love and to celebrate one of those goals, Love, Ronaldinho and a third teammate played leapfrog in front of the benches.

Even at 32 years old, there aren't many footballers who have more fun while playing than Ronaldinho.

Martino will not call the game in a conventional sense. Instead, he will occupy a role "Between the...

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Martino will not call the game in a conventional sense. Instead, he will occupy a role "Between the Benches" during matches with White remaining in the broadcast booth. From this vantage point, Martino is expected to provide unique field level insight in addition to game analysis. NBC currently employs a similar technique during their hockey coverage, using an "Inside the Glass" analyst.

The Pine Barrens League, part 5: Catenaccio!

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I'm not going to bother you with my personal issues this time (it's going to be couples therapy), but my God, what a game.

I told you last week we were at that school, right? Last Saturday we were using that same field, but now there were at least a thousand people, maybe more. Everybody was dressed up to go to a fancy AC New Years Party, there was a great atmosphere.