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Lampard announces retirement from playing career

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For many fans around the world,Thursday marks the end of an era in their soccer-viewing lives.

On an Instagram post Thursday morning, former New York City FC, Chelsea and England midfielderFrank Lampard announced his retirement from his playing career.

Monaco’s Falcao back in groove after English travails

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Monaco (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao says he is back in the groove after two misfit years with first Manchester United, then Chelsea in England.

Falcao, who made his name first with Porto then Atletico Madrid by scoring hatfuls of goals, was regarded as one of the world's top strikers when he headed to Old Trafford on loan three years ago.

Monaco’s Falcao back in groove after English travails

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Monaco (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao says he is back in the groove after two misfit years with first Manchester United, then Chelsea in England.

Falcao, who made his name first with Porto then Atletico Madrid by scoring hatfuls of goals, was regarded as one of the world's top strikers when he headed to Old Trafford on loan three years ago.

Why Frank Lampard’s Move to Manchester City Does Not Break Financial Fair Play

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Frank Lampard, the highly decorated and lauded former Chelsea and England midfielder, was recently announced as the second major signing for forthcoming MLS expansion club, New York City FC. The money was obviously an attractive offer, just as it was with NYCFC's first signing, Spanish striker David Villa, but the trouble is that the club won't officially be part of Major League Soccer until next season.

Ashley Cole

Newcastle Again Linked With Former Top England Defender

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Newcastle are again linked with Roma and former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole who turns 25 just before Christmas. And while we were linked with Cole in the summer we doubt whether Newcastle are really interested in the former world-class left-back, who is currently at Roma with one year left on [.

Arsenal Standout to Fill Boots of Injured Chelsea Star for England

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Reports surfaced on Monday according to SkySports that Chelsea and long term England number one at Leftback, Ashley Cole, will be forced to miss World Cup Qualifying this week for the Three Lions.

Following the Norwich City match, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho commented on the state of his starting fullback, "Cole had something in his ribs that we need to assess.

The Rest

Washington Spirit trade Crystal Dunn’s NWSL rights to North Carolina Courage for Taylor Smith, Ashley Hatch

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A separate deal saw the Spirit trade Lindsay Agnew and the 6th overall pick to pick up the 3rd overall pick in Thursday's draft

The NWSL offseason kicked into a higher gear today thanks in no small part to a pair of Washington Spirit trades. Washington traded the NWSL rights to Crystal Dunn (currently playing for Chelsea in England) and an international roster spot to the North Carolina Courage, picking up right back Taylor Smith and forward Ashley Hatch.

Chelsea FC - The best hope for success as an English team in the Champions League.

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After the first group games in this weeks Champions League were completed, TV Pundit and Ex-Pro Rio Ferdinand believes that Chelsea are England's best hope for success this season.

As we all know the game the other night was an expected result against what can only be described as the whipping boys of the group.

Women’s World Cup : Chelsea’s and England’s Aluko On Her Coach’s Criticism, Being ‘Accepted’ By The Lads

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In part two of the Women's World Cup #RoadtoCanada series, Eniola Aluko, Chelsea and England forward, has revealed the tough times she faced as a young, female athlete and her determination to inspire young footballers during England's trip to the World Cup.

"I had one particular coach who said, right before I went to America, that I would never make it.

Is Gary Cahill now one of Mourinho's new untouchables?

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Talking to the Chelsea fans I know, Gary Cahill has come on leaps and bounds as a centre half ever since he joined Chelsea in January 2012. His performances of late for Chelsea and for England have prompted me to ask the you all the question:
Is he now one of Mourinho's new untouchables?