Major League Soccer

Slumping Timbers fire Spencer (updated)

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MLS has claimed its third head-coaching casualty of the year, and it is the Portland Timbers' John Spencer.

Spencer has been shown the exit door in Portland after a disappointing first half of the 2012 season that has the 5-8-4 Timbers in second-to-last place in the Western Conferece.

The Supporters' Shield In 2012

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By Dario Camacho - MIAMI, FL (Apr 13, 2012) US Soccer Players -- With all due respect to those fans wondering why they don't have a home date against the Galaxy, the biggest casualty with Major League Soccer's move to an unbalanced schedule is the importance of the Supporters' Shield. For those reared on European leagues, the Supporters' Shield is as close as MLS will get to crowning a true champion.

Nguyen ‘Excited’ to Join Revs

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In less than three months, former U.S. National Team youth star Lee Nguyen went from prized acquisition to roster casualty.

After signing with MLS in December and going to Vancouver via lottery many expected the 25-year-old midfielder to strengthen a squad that finished at the bottom of the table in 2011.

English Premier League

Bye ‘Eck – McLeish Out At Aston Villa

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There is something rather appropriate about the fact that the first post-season managerial casualty in the Premier League should have turned out to be Aston Villa's Alex McLeish. It was, after all, McLeish's arrival at Villa Park last summer that was one of the most perplexing seen anywhere in recent times, and has been one of the most bitterly opposed by supporters of the club at which the appointment was made.

Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea - What the hell was that!

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I will be honest, I don't know what to write or how to react to tonight and that's simply because one minute I am fuming angry and the next I have sympathy.

I tell you what, I am going to write whatever comes into my head at that particular moment and to just go with it so excuse me if you are reading this and it seems like just a load of waffle!

MK Dons: ever so ‘umble

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[T]his hasn't been a plum week in the history of MK Dons. Their dumping out of the cup at the hands of Premier League QPR on Tuesday night followed a weekend of sincere apology from all involved at the club after the farcical cancellation of their League One match with Carlisle. The game was the only weather casualty in the entirety of the professional game across England and Scotland – a mind blowing situation that owed much to bad planning and which was unbecoming for a stadium which was one the England 2018 bid's chosen host venues.

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Sunderland have sacked manager Steve Bruce after a string of poor results the club have confirmed Wednesday evening. The news has come somewhat as a shock to many Sunderland fans as well as fans from across the country as the first Premier League managerial casualty this season is claimed. After a bad run of results [.

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With the likely disappearance of West Ham from the Premier League, one of the options for dispensing with our fringe players has also gone. Step forward QPR, who have already been linked with Robbie Keane this month and are now strongly rumoured to be looking at a move for Jermaine Jenas.

JJ has been in and out of the side due to both injury and selection, but Harry does seem to favour him at times when other options are available.

How Would You Like A Little Argentinian At Arsenal

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No, Chris. FIFA are really mad

As usual the injury updates are given and we only added one new casualty, that being Kieran Gibbs. He's had a bad run of injuries ever since being promoted to the first team. This during a period where the player in front of him in the pecking order at left back, Gael Clichy, is not is very good form.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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Another management casualty predicted? Alex McLeish The estimation for this season was that Birmingham would be the predictable team in the Premier League: Nothing special, but no relegation danger, and finishing between 8th and 12th in the league. But after a summer spending in the region of £20million on Valles, Zigic, Foster, Jiranek and Beausejour, [.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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Another management casualty predicted? Alex McLeish The estimation for this season was that Birmingham would be the predictable team in the Premier League: Nothing special, but no relegation danger, and finishing between 8th and 12th in the league. But after a summer spending in the region of £20million on Valles, Zigic, Foster, Jiranek and Beausejour, [.


Serie A player reportedly breaks up with girlfriend after parents deem her ‘too sexy’

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Ezequiel Schelotto is a 22-year-old Argentine-born winger for Atalanta. Mariana Diarco is a model, also from Argentina, whose Google Images results reveal her severe clothing allergy. While this may sound like a perfect/cliche love match, Ezequiel's parents seem to have brought an end to the relationship for the very reason many of you have already stopped reading this post in search of those aforementioned Google Images results.

Final Roster Set

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Earlier today draftee Joel Helmick tweeted this:
Thank you @ColoradoRapids for the great opportunity. Made some friends and learned a lot. Hope to return sometime in the future.
From this I think its safe to say that the Rapids didn't extend him a contract. Not really a surprise since he was our pick in the final round of the Supplemental Draft and we already had 3 keepers under contract.

FA Cup

Pressure on Abramovich - What will he do?

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Roman Abramovich has had an "interesting" few days being back at Cobham hasn't he. Being present for the most part last week and taking an interest in training, to then watch the performance we gave on Saturday at Goodison and to then hear the Manager speak of not preparing the team properly must have been a real eye opener.

The Boys Who’ll Kick the Hornets’ Nest

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Welcome, if you've managed to get this far. We're having one or two server problems, you see. Hence why this page may've taken longer to load than an episode of Casualty. On a lighter note, I did find a Dairylea Dunker in the fridge last night, so it swings in round-a-bouts.

Watford dans la Cup, then.

Newcastle United

Dan Gosling Starting To Come Through At Newcastle?

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There are good signs that Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa is returning to his best form. Dan Gosling scores on Saturday for his first Newcastle goal And we also think that another long term casualty at Newcastle, 21 year-old Dan Gosling, seems to be coming along just fine, and hopefully he will soon get back to his top form too.

Are Newcastle Saving Jose Enrique For Liverpool Transfer?

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It seems that Newcastle have another injury casualty in America, Â as Jose Enrique has picked up another hamstring injury. Jose Enrique in training at Kansas earlier this week That explains why Argentine Jonas Gutierrez played the first half at left back last night against Sporting Kansas, until young James Tavernier came on in the [.


Injured Charlie Adam ruled out of Scotland game

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Injured Charlie Adam ruled out of Scotland game

Liverpool midfielder the latest casualty in Craig Levein's depleted squad

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Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal

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Ramsey (og) 78'
Suarez 90+1'

The circumstances truly don't matter when it's the first away league win over Arsenal since the turn of the century.

Nonetheless – and while it's only two games into the campaign – it's hard to escape the parallels between today's home side and 2009-10 Liverpool.

Young Fullbacks and the Need to Be Great Now

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In the past five seasons, Liverpool have had only three fullbacks reach the thirty match mark Steve Finnan and John Arne Riise played in 33 league matches apiece in the 2006-2007 season, and Emiliano Insua made 31 appearances after being forced into regular duty in the 2009-2010 season. Álvaro Arbeloa came close a few times, as has Glen Johnson since arriving, but it's been a tough marker to reach for a Liverpool fullback.

Liverpool v Fulham 01.26.11

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3pm ET, live in the US on FSC

Last four head-to-head:
0-0 (h) 04.11.10
1-3 Fulham (a) 10.31.09
1-0 Liverpool (a) 04.04.09
0-0 (h) 11.22.08

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-0 Wolves (a); 2-2 Everton (h); 1-2 Blackpool (a)
Fulham: 2-0 Stoke (h); 1-1 Wigan (a); 6-2 Peterborough (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Torres 9; Gerrard, Kuyt 4; Maxi 3; Kyrgiakos, Meireles, Ngog 2; Babel, Cole, Johnson, Skrtel 1
Fulham: Dempsey 6; Hangeland 3; Baird, Davies, Dembele, Kamara 2; Etuhu, Gera, Hughes, Johnson, Zamora 1

Referee: Lee Probert

Guess at a line-up:
Kelly Skrtel Agger Johnson
Meireles Lucas
Kuyt Gerrard Maxi

This is Liverpool's other game in hand thanks to the winter postponements.

Man United Still Undefeated

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It's finally hitting me that we're still undefeated. Granted, Chelsea next week will be our biggest test yet, but we have played Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and City and compiled a nice 3 wins and 1 draw against that lot. Not too shabby I would say even if those 3 wins have come at OT.

We reverted to a 5 man midfield to counter theirs with Berba once again being the casualty for this tactical formation.

The Rest

Man United Shirt Deal With Chevy Worth A Reported $559M

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Manchester United's new shirt sponsorship deal with Chevrolet is worth an "incredible" $559 million under its seven-year shirt sponsorship agreement.

Chevrolet takes over from the insurer Aon starting with the 2014-15 season. Manchester United said it will receive $70 million during the first season of the new deal.

MLS: John Spencer Fired By Portland Timbers

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John Spencer out in Portland.

In a season where MLS managers are increasingly and appropriately help more accountable by the front office, John Spencer becomes the latest casualty of the trend.

Spencer, 16-22-13 in almost a year and half at the helm of the Timbers, seemed to have run out of ideas in jumpstarting the Timbers this year.

STURRIDGE: Could the Olympics be his shop window?

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Of all the Chelsea players, there is one that will divide opinion like no other and that's Danny Sturridge.

We all know the immense talent he has, we all know the lightening pace he has to burn and we all know he has an eye for a goal but the problem is he is too selfish.

Under Owen Coyle at Bolton first of all and then AVB at Chelsea, Sturridge was given a chance, given confidence and fed off of that.

Chris Cooley Out for the Season

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Chris Cooley could never get out of the gates this season for the Washington Redskins. The star tight end seemed injured from Day 1. Now it's official: Chris Cooley is out for the rest of the 2011 NFL season.

Chris Cooley had knee surgery in the offseason but due to the NFL lockout, he didn't have medical help when recovering.

Roy Williams Released by Dallas Cowboys

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In a somewhat surprising move, the Dallas Cowboys will soon release wide receiver Roy Williams. Why did Roy Williams get released? It's all about the new $120 million salary cap. The Cowboys were $17 million over the cap and that meant the team had to shed salary. In doing so, Roy Williams was a casualty.

TALKING POINTS - Monday 30th May

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One of six times Union celebrated on Saturday.
Every time someone has dared praise Philadelphia Union this year, it's been met with the same opposition - "it won't last" and "they can't score goals". Well guess what? It is lasting, and the goals are beginning to flow.

What will happen tomorrow?

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Tomorrow is the day of the FIFA ethics committee meeting, and its rulings will have significant implications on the governance of world soccer and especially that of the CONCACAF region. Already we're seen one casualty of the corruption investigations, as today Mohammed bin Hammam withdrew his campaign for the FIFA presidency.

Job Center’s yon wey pal! (part 2)

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Well, well, well. Going into this weekend's fixtures, I'd have been the last one to have predicted yet another managerial casualty. Hibs, about whom there's been plenty of paper talk pulled of a win and so kept Colin Calderwood's place in the Easter Road car park safe for another week. Clyde, well, they're fucked anyway but they've just appointed someone and besides, they pulled of a tremendous 3-3 against Elgin City.

Unpopular Changes Made to Fan Relations Staff

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When I started writing this blog my intention was to write about everything and anything related to the Fire. In general I wanted to provide a place to find news, information, and discussion that wasn't provided anywhere through mainstream media outlets. This post has nothing to do with the team's play, player additions, or coaching changes so indulge my rambling regarding an off field topic for a moment.

Here's the Irony: Abby Wambach Loves Hot Dogs

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If you were watching ESPN's SportsCenter or PTI today, you might have seen a clip of Abby Wambach hitting a guy in the stands with an errant shot during warm-ups for yesterday's match vs. China. The shot just got away from Abby, but she hit it pretty hard, and it flew into the stands and pegged the dude in the arm/back, causing his hot dog to flip out of his grasp and onto the ground.