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New York Cosmos – The rebirth continues…

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New York Cosmos The rebirth continues... is a post from: Just Football

by Jason Carr

The names may be the same, but don't expect to see a new flood of international stars descending on New York next year.

July's announcement that the New York Cosmos would field a team in the North American Soccer League was greeted with much excitement.

Maybe Chris Penso should be disciplined as well?

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Maybe Chris Penso should be disciplined as well?

MLS announced today that Mamadou "Futty" Danso will be suspended one game and fined for the vicious hit to the head he delivered to Calen Carr (who is wearing protective headgear for goodness' sakes!!) late in the 0-0 draw on Tuesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Stoppage Time

Last-second Clark penalty gives Dynamo crucial win over Real Salt Lake

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After the night Nick Rimando had in goal for Real Salt Lake, there's no question he'd like to have one moment back.

Rimando, who saved a Brad Davis penalty and a point-blank Will Bruin header late in the second half, committed a foul on Mac Kandji that led to a last-second penalty, one that Colin Clark converted to give the Houston Dynamo a 1-0 victory over RSL at BBVA Compass Stadium Thursday night.

Breakers beat Fury

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SOMERVILLE, MA- The Boston Breakers extended their winning run to two games by beating the New York Fury 2-0 at Dilboy Stadium on Saturday night in front of 2,117 fans. Match kick-off was delayed 45 minutes thanks to thunder showers in the area. And while lightning didn't strike twice, Kyah Simon did, scoring her eighth and ninth goals of the season in the win.

Chelsea advances to Champions League Final

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Soccer America recaps Chelsea's victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semifinal yesterday.

Playing with 10 men, Chelsea came back from 2-0 down to tie Barcelona and improbably move into the final of the UEFA Champions League. Brazilian Ramires' goal in stoppage time of the first half turned the game around for the Blues.

Controversy and more from the weekend

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One of the most anticipated matchups of the weekend that just went by was the San Jose-Real Salt Lake tilt. It may not have gone the way RSL wanted but the match did indeed live up to the billing - two red cards, four goals, including a stoppage-time winner, and drama throughout was what this game produced.

New England Revolution

Player Ratings: New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

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Matt Reis was easily the Revs top performer on Saturday. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the New England Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection).

Revolution vs. Crew: Player Ratings and Man of the Match

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After every match this season, the staff here at The Bent Musket will be putting together player ratings. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale, with 5 representing a thoroughly average performance, and 6 a decent/capable showing. The final ratings will be averages of individual ratings from Corey Major and Brendan Schimmel.

Fury Claim Northeast Division

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Connecticut FC Azul did their best to play spoiler and keep the USL PDL Northeast Division title race down to the last day, but the Ottawa Fury found the goal they needed through Alex Rodriguez ten minutes from the end of regulation time to win 1-0 and clinch first on Friday night at Algonquin College Soccer Complex in Ottawa.

Player Ratings: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Brazil

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the United States National Team players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Sean Donahue and Brian O'Connell contributed ratings for the USA's 4-1 loss to Brazil.

Wait, WHO Beat WHOM?!?!

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New England's 2012 season began as we all expected. The Rev's lost their two opening road matches, including a 1-0 loss at San Jose and a whopping 3-0 spanking by Sporting. Things turned around only narrowly with the club's home opener, as the club rode past the absences of Darrius Barnes, John Lozano, Stephen McCarthy, and Benny Feilhaber to find a 1-0 win over Portland.

Soccer History

Man City made to sweat by QPR again, 3-1

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The scoreline is flattering. This was a QPR side that made its ambition clear enough with its number of signings. It was Man City doing all the early pressing forcing corners and set pieces, one of which Yaya Toure scored from after Carlos Tevez's shot caromed off Bobby Zamora and fell to the big man.

Man City made to sweat by QPR again, 3-1

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The scoreline is flattering. This was a QPR side that made its ambition clear enough with its number of signings. It was Man City doing all the early pressing forcing corners and set pieces, one of which Yaya Toure scored from after Carlos Tevez's shot caromed off Bobby Zamora and fell to the big man.

La Liga shocker: Getafe deflate Real Madrid, 2-1

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Paging Nuri Sahin. Please return immediately to Real Madrid, do not stop at duty free to pick up chocolate bonbons, board the next flight. We have a problem. Only one point against the also rans. Luka may not do it.

Getafe's heroes were Juan Valera with a superbly placed header and then Abdel Barrada, the pick of the Azulones, in a breakaway with Adrian Colunga, finishing with aplomb.

Fernando Torres's clearly offside goal against Reading

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szólj hozzá: Chelsea vs Reading 3:2 Torres

Even Gary Cahill admits as much. That goal turned the tables on Reading as goalie Federici was sent upfield for a corner in a desperate search for the equalizer. It left him stranded while Chelsea made its breakaway move for the fourth and final goal.

Chicago Fire

Keane's double leads Galaxy over Fire

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By JEFFREY KRAUSE

BRIDGEVIEW, IL.- Defending MLS Cup champs LA Galaxy used a brace from Robbie Keane to shut out the Chicago Fire, 2-0, in front of a sold out crowd at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon.

The much-needed win helped LA avoid a three-game losing skid, after dropping consecutive matches to San Jose and Philadelphia earlier in the week.

Pappa gives Fire first win over Sporting KC at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. - To call Marco Pappa an enigmatic player at times might be an understatement.

The Chicago Fire midfielder joined the Fire on a loan during the 2008 season, which was later extended into a permanent move. At times, he's been one of the league's most talented players. At other times though, he's been criticized for not putting forth a complete effort.

Goal line technology needed

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Ask Dominic Oduro if goal line technology might change the game in a good way.

On Sunday, Oduro was the latest to be denied a score because the humans officiating on the field could not keep up with a player on a breakaway and a deflected shot. While replays clearly showed that the Chicago Fire striker had netted a goal, a sliding defender's late arrival was credited with keeping the ball from crossing the line.

Stewart Regan

Rangers newco: Looking for a revolution

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A drookit summer has seen Scottish football drowning in uncertainty and indecision.

We finally got a decision yesterday. The SPL chairmen voted against letting the Rangers newco into the top flight.

That was hardly surprising. Some of the chairmen - 10 said "no" - might have voted with a heavy heart and some might very well be daft.

Rangers newco: A cowardly compromise

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Scottish football has had a sickly pallor for some time. An anaemic game, given to petty squabbles and entrenched self preservation.

A game that at times looked determined to throttle itself to a slow, painful death.

A game with only one real talent: an unerring ability to make a bad situation worse.

The Rest

GIF It: Andros Townsend’s breakaway solo goal (Dinamo Tbilisi vs Spurs)

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Tottenham might not miss Gareth Bale at all if Andros Townsend keeps racing through opposition defences and scoring with left-footed shots from the edge of the box. The young winger, back from a loan spell at QPR last season, gave Spurs the lead in their Europa League clash with Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgia this evening.

Brad Evans New Role

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Brad Evans play as a right mid started a little while ago. It was due to the strong play of Andy Rose and the benching of Fredy Montero and then just continued, except for those times when he was used at right back or at center mid. He's even popped up at left mid for a bit. There was a theory, one I really wanted to be true because I like fun tactical stuff and I like how Evans plays, that he was now being used as a roving midfielder.

MMCB: Fighting Back and Looking Forward

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Welcome to another edition of Monday Morning Centre Back

The Dynamo drew 2-2 with the Columbus Crew last night, coming back from a goal down late to equalize and then holding on late as the Crew came close to becoming the first MLS team to win at BBVA Compass Stadium. It wasn't the reaction match I was hoping for after last week's loss to New York, but it's a point and the Dynamo offense looked sharp, especially in the first half.

Eagles Cruise Past Friars

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NEWTON, Mass. – The Boston College women's soccer team kicked off the 2012 season in style, cruising past Providence College on their way to a 3-0 victory in front of 831 at the Newton Campus Soccer Field.

Senior Kristen Mewis, who was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List earlier this week, led the charge with a goal and an assist, while freshman McKenzie Meehan and junior Patrice Vettori also scored.

Great Football League Teams 36: Brighton and Hove Albion 2010-11

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Last Wednesday Bradley Wiggins' big yellow Tour de France victory parade passed near to a town synonymous with its greatest ever champion – Mourenx, site of the coming of age of the indomitable Belgian, Eddy Merckx. From the moment his breakaway victory there on the 17th stage of the 1969 Tour, people spoke in hushed tones about Merckx's achievement.

Post Game Reaction: Sporting KC Eliminate Union From USOC

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[In the future, I'm going to try to write and post these reactions right after games. The PGR will be a supplement to recaps. This kind of post is part of a "rebirth" for the Brotherly Game that I've pondered lately, something I think is necessary for both myself and the site. Enjoy. - Scott, Mg Ed]

A header and then a long range attempt, resulting in a goal.

Revolution 1-2 DC United: Player Ratings

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After every match this season, the staff here at The Bent Musket will be putting together player ratings. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale, with 5 representing a thoroughly average performance, and 6 a decent/capable showing. The final ratings will be averages of individual ratings from Steve Stoehr, Corey Major, Matty Jollie, and Abram Chamberlain.

Liverpool declare independence, King Kenny to lead them to league title

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Liverpool declare independence, King Kenny to lead them to league title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have declared their independence as a separate and sovereign nation, electing King Kenny as their first leader. Liverpool will also breakaway from the English Premier League with immediate effect to form their own Liverpool Premier League, where they, as the only members, will be guaranteed silverware each season.

West Brom 1 Newcastle 3 – Cisse Hits Brace – Magpies Fly High

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Newcastle tore West Brom apart in the first half this afternoon, and scored three magical breakaway goals, two through number 9 Papiss  Cisse, and one from the mercurial Ben Arfa. The goals came from Ciise after 5 minutes, Ben Arfa after 11 minutes and Cisse  again after 33 minutes  to make that five goals in just 6 [.

Revs Academy Win 3 in N.J.

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The Revolution Youth Academy teams reeled off three wins in New Jersey during the St. Patrick's Day weekend, including a sweep of Match Fit Chelsea on Sunday.

The U-18s took a 4-1 win over Match Fit Chelsea U-18s on Sunday in West Windsor, N.J., thanks to goals from Manuel Andrade (9′), Ramario Osorio (44′) Devin Devoy (48′) and Peguy Ngatcha (57′).

The Sizzle Query: Shaggy Or Smooth?

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Image:Â REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes.

Fabio Caballero (above, left) of Olimpia isn't the only player with a happy trail (and bad underwear) on the pitch these days, Kickettes.

Although we're prepared to forgive the latter on the basis that by revealing his furry fortune finder, Caballero has kicked off another debate in our office about male grooming: is a little map guiding a person on their journey to a footballer's nethers helpfully hairy or scary?