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Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo and Liverpool vs Arsenal

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The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup concludes on Saturday and Liverpool play Arsenal on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Bayern Munich Ready To Make Martin Ødegaard The Highest Paid Youth Player In Soccer

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Bayern Munich have made signing 16-year-old Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard a priority, and the German giants are willing to do anything it takes in order to acquire the young midfielder's signature, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.

Ødegaard has been tipped to join the Bundesliga championsby the German press, with most Spanish papers predicting European champions Real Madrid could still pip Bayern Munich and sign the young starlet.

Bayern Munich Ready To Make Martin Ødegaard The Highest Paid Youth Player In Soccer

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Bayern Munich have made signing 16-year-old Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard a priority, and the German giants are willing to do anything it takes in order to acquire the young midfielder's signature, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.

Ødegaard has been tipped to join the Bundesliga championsby the German press, with most Spanish papers predicting European champions Real Madrid could still pip Bayern Munich and sign the young starlet.

Chelsea in transfer talk with Bundesliga club, Mourinho rates him highly

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Werder Bremen in talks with Chelsea for Nathan Ake transfer

Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen are reportedly interested in Chelsea's highly rated youngster Nathan Ake and have made contacts with the London giants over a possible transfer in January, or next summer.

Good for Liverpool if Manchester United miss out on £20m world class forward

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Good for Liverpool if Manchester United miss out on £20m world class forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been struggling badly this season. The Reds were humiliated 3-0 at Old Trafford by arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday that leaves them trailing behind their rivals by 10 points.

Most Champions League Minutes Played By Footballers of Each Country

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Players representing Brazil have edged out Spaniards for the most minutes spent on the pitch during Champions League play so far this season. Brazil, who have 17 of their 23 players that were called up last month to the national team on Champions League rosters, have racked up 22,659 minutes played.

Most Champions League Minutes Played By Footballers of Each Country

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Players representing Brazil have edged out Spaniards for the most minutes spent on the pitch during Champions League play so far this season. Brazil, who have 17 of their 23 players that were called up last month to the national team on Champions League rosters, have racked up 22,659 minutes played.

Watch Live Borussia Dortmund and Benfica Matches and Everton TV With fuboTV

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If you're a fan of Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica or Ajax, take note. Internet streaming service fuboTV is now providing live feeds to both Benfica and Borussia Dortmund matches here in the United States and Canada as well as coverage of Everton TV, Benfica TV and Ajax games. The service provides access to 17 Benfica Primeira Liga home matches and 34 total Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga home and away games throughout the 2014-15 season.

Watch Live Borussia Dortmund and Benfica Matches and Everton TV With fuboTV

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If you're a fan of Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica or Ajax, take note. Internet streaming service fuboTV is now providing live feeds to both Benfica and Borussia Dortmund matches here in the United States and Canada as well as coverage of Everton TV, Benfica TV and Ajax games. The service provides access to 17 Benfica Primeira Liga home matches and 34 total Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga home and away games throughout the 2014-15 season.

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Newcastle United and Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Arsenal play Newcastle United and Manchester United try to continue their Premier League winning streak on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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Momentum is a word that's thrown around regularly in soccer, and it's a valuable, intangible commodity for managers. Especially at this time of year with the fixtures coming up thick and fast ahead of a frenetic festive period.

The best way to accrue some momentum is arguably by beating a city or positional rival, and this weekend's selections feature three games that fall into that enticing bracket.

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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Momentum is a word that's thrown around regularly in soccer, and it's a valuable, intangible commodity for managers. Especially at this time of year with the fixtures coming up thick and fast ahead of a frenetic festive period.

The best way to accrue some momentum is arguably by beating a city or positional rival, and this weekend's selections feature three games that fall into that enticing bracket.

Bundesliga player responds to Liverpool rumours

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Bundesliga player responds to Liverpool rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a massive setback in their ongoing pursuit of signing a goalkeeper after FC Koln stopper Timo Horn put the recent speculations linking him with a move to Anfield to bed.

The German U21 international has been the standout player for the Bundesliga outfit after coming up through the ranks of the club's youth setup.

Chelsea to miss out on €25M Manchester United target?

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Chelsea to miss out on €25M Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Marco Reus transfer saga has just got a lot more interesting. According to leading German tabloid Bild, the Borussia Dortmund winger is very unlikely to move to close rivals Bayern Munich.

Reus will almost certainly be leaving the Signal Iduna Park at the end of the season, with the German available for just€25 million next summer.

From Germany: Encouraging news for Chelsea on top-class winger

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From Germany: Encouraging news for Chelsea on top-class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has been reportedly eyeing the likes of Marco Reus and Anderson Talisca to add to the vast attacking talent already at his disposal. But the Portuguese manager has a gem on his books already.

Stoke City beat Arsenal, Boyd injured, Tigres advances in Liga MX

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City beat Arsenal in the Premier League and Tigres advanced in Liga MX in the weekend USMNT results. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Everton and Galaxy vs Revolution

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Manchester City play Everton in the Premier League on Saturday and Sunday is the 2014 MLS Cup final on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Bundesliga Clubs Vote to Implement Goal-Line Technology

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In a decision on Thursday, Bundesliga clubs voted to approve goal-line technology starting next season. The result in Germany now means that the German league will join the Barclays Premier League in implementing the expensive technology during its matches.

Bundesliga president Reinhard Rauball said during a press conference after the decision, "I can tell you that in regard to the introduction of goal-line technology has been decided and indeed with a score of 15 to 3.

Borussia Dortmund

Italian Football Has Empty Nest Syndrome

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Italian Football Has Empty Nest Syndrome - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a season of utter disappointment, it was yet another letdown for Dortmund. Five minutes from victory against the side in possession of Die Schwarzgelben's near-customary second place in the Bundesliga, an unmarked Naldo equalised for Wolfsburg.

Marco Reus Fined €540,000 After Being Found Guilty Of Driving Without A License For The Last THREE YEARS!

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By Chris Wright

Marco's made an illegal U-turn on Wallybritches Boulevard before turning right into Doofus Street

A sort of half-sensational story is circulating in the German press this morning, with the news that Marco Reus has been hit with a hefty fine after it was found theBorussia Dortmund winger had been merrily pootling around in his car without a license for the last THREE YEARS!

Soccer TV: Bournemouth vs Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund vs Wolfsburg

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Bournemouth and Liverpool play in the Fifth Round of the Capital One Cup and Dortmund host Wolfsburg on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Despite Their Woes, Dortmund Put On Admirable Show Of Fair Play During Hertha Berlin Defeat (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Borussia Dortmund slipped up once again this weekend just gone, losing 0-1 against Hertha Berlin to tumbleback down below theBundesliga's dotted line o' doom.

However, despite the crisis, Dortmund's players still put on a tremendous show of good sportsmanship during the game collectivelyhaltingplay and refusing to take advantage afterHertha's Per Ciljan Skjelbred temporarily lost his boot and took several secondsto put it back on.

Watch Hertha Berlin vs Dortmund Live, Legally and For Free at 9.30am ET

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If you live in the United States or Canada, sign up for a free 14-day trial of fubo PRO so you can watch today's Hertha Berlin against Borussia Dortmund match, which kicks off at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.

fubo PRO is completely legal (see our article about the new service).

With fubo PRO, you have access to all of the Borussia Dortmund league games (home and away), as well as home Benfica matches, Everton TV and on-demand matches for Everton and Ajax.

Watch Hertha Berlin vs Dortmund Live, Legally and For Free at 9.30am ET

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If you live in the United States or Canada, sign up for a free 14-day trial of fubo PRO so you can watch today's Hertha Berlin against Borussia Dortmund match, which kicks off at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.

fubo PRO is completely legal (see our article about the new service).

With fubo PRO, you have access to all of the Borussia Dortmund league games (home and away), as well as home Benfica matches, Everton TV and on-demand matches for Everton and Ajax.

La Liga

Soccer TV: Mainz vs Bayern Munich and Celta Vigo vs Almeria

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Mainz host Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and Celta Vigo are home to Almeria on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: Almeria vs Real Madrid and Hoffenheim vs Eintracht

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Almeria and Real Madrid meet in La Liga and Hoffenheim host Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich Sign Off For The Winter With Spectacular Psychedelic Laser Show (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With Tuesday evening's game against Freiburg being their final home game before the Bundesliga goes intohibernation for the winter, Bayern Munich doffed their collective cap to their faithful fans by signing off with a fantastical psychedelic laser show at the Allianz Arena after the final whistle.

Norwegian Prodigy Martin Odegaard Trains With Bayern Munich, Says Report

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Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard trained with Bayern Munich last week under the orders of manager Pep Guardiola, according to the German tabloidTZ.

Odegaard is arguably the most sought-after talent in world football. The 15-year-old attacking midfielder, who turns 16 next week, is being monitored by as many as 30 clubs and has already spent time training with European giants: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

Norwegian Prodigy Martin Odegaard Trains With Bayern Munich, Says Report

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Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard trained with Bayern Munich last week under the orders of manager Pep Guardiola, according to the German tabloidTZ.

Odegaard is arguably the most sought-after talent in world football. The 15-year-old attacking midfielder, who turns 16 next week, is being monitored by as many as 30 clubs and has already spent time training with European giants: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

Iker Casillas Sees Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich As Real Madrid’s Main Champions League Threats

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During an interview with the Spanish publication AS,Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he feels his side's main rivals in the Champions League are Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos head into Tuesday night's encounter with Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu as group winners and are in the midst of an 18-match winningstreak in all competitions.

Iker Casillas Sees Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich As Real Madrid’s Main Champions League Threats

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During an interview with the Spanish publication AS,Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he feels his side's main rivals in the Champions League are Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos head into Tuesday night's encounter with Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu as group winners and are in the midst of an 18-match winningstreak in all competitions.

Snapshot: So, This Happened At Bayern Munich’s Christmas Party…

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By Chris Wright

'Tis the season and all that malarkey, so last night saw Bayern Munich hold their annual Christmas party at chef Alfons Schuhbeck's Teatro eatery (a "theatrical restaurant" if you will) in Munich.

It wasn't long before things turn a turn for the weird, with the pre-dinner entertainment consisting of some guy unleashinga leaf-blower into his own mouth.

SC Freiburg

Transfer Talk: Zack Steffen

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One of the best things about writing for SB Nation is the access to fans of almost every team imaginable. I asked a question to some of the SB Nation writers who cover the Bundesliga to ask about SC Freiburg, new home of former Union Academy goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Here's what I learned.

Eugene Rupinski) I'm curious about SC Freiburg's goalkeeper situation and academy setup.

Zack Steffen signs pro contract with SC Freiburg of Bundesliga

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Union Academy alumnus Zack Steffen has decided to forgo his final two seasons at Maryland to join German club SC Freiburg.

University of Maryland sophomore goalkeeper and Philadelphia Union Academy alumnus Zack Steffen has signed with Bundesliga club SC Freiburg.

Maryland Athletics announced the signing on Friday, confirming reports earlier in the week that the Downingtown, PA native would forgo his final two seasons in College Park, MD to sign a professional contract.

Videos

Football Vine: Arjen Robben Hits The Deck With Yet Another Shameless Dive vs Augsburg

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By Chris Wright

Yet more horrendous, conniving floppage from Arjen Robben, this time before Bayern Munich's game against Augsburg had even kicked off...

The man has no shame.

Suggested further viewing...

33 Breathtaking Photos Of Arjen Robben In Full ‘Dying Swan' Mode

German Sixth-Tier Match Graced By Absolute Monster Goal From Maurice Kühn (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Way, way down in the German 6. Liga on Sunday morning, TSVMarl-Hüls registered a 2-2draw away againstFC Iserlohn that kept them sitting pretty at the summit of theWestfalenligatable.

The game was also graced by the kind of goal that every Sunday League player dreams of, with TSV's MauriceKühn rattling in an absolute belter from inside his own half that flew over the Iserlohn 'keeper and pinged satisfyingly in off the crossbar.

The Rest

Nantes win in League Cup, loss for Hamburg

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Alejandro Bedoya and Nantes came back to advance in the League Cup and Hamburg lost in the Bundesliga. Read More

Brilliant Hakan Calhanoglu Goal v Borussia Moenchengladbach

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Bayern Leverkusen's 20 year old Turkish international Hakan Calhanoglu gives another example of just why he is a hot commodity right now scoring another brilliant goal today against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

This guy is definitely a guy who Liverpool let slip through their fingers after refusing to up their bid for the youngster who moved to Leverkusen from Hamburger for £14.

Pies’ 2014 Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.10: Official Werder Bremen Nesting Box

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By Chris Wright

As detailed on the official Werder Bremen webstore, this little plywood beautycreates a perfect "green-white home for little birds".

The nesting box is weatherproofed, contaminant-free, handcraftedin the mountains ofErzgebirge and and!

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Who ya got? It's MLS offseason, and it's a rollercoaster.

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The USMNT is playing some soccer in 2015, MLS is playing some soccer with a new ball in 2015, and also MLS is playing some soccer with new teams in 2015. Also: Germany, Romania, and France make appearances.

All the offseason things happened yesterday. Or at least that's what it felt like, and we still have an expansion draft to get through tomorrow.