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Real Madrid return 20mn euro ‘illegal aid’ payment

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid, one of the world's richest clubs, have returned 20.3 million euros to Madrid city council after the EU said it constituted "illegal" state aid, city officials said Friday.

In a statement, the city council said it would inform the European Commission it had received the sum, which is equvalent to $22.

Real Madrid return 20mn euro ‘illegal aid’ payment

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid, one of the world's richest clubs, have returned 20.3 million euros to Madrid city council after the EU said it constituted "illegal" state aid, city officials said Friday.

In a statement, the city council said it would inform the European Commission it had received the sum, which is equvalent to $22.

Newcastle United

Rafa Has A Powerful Vision For Newcastle United’s Future

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Rafa Benitez was at last night's Newcastle United Foundation Annual Awards Dinner along with a number of senior players including captain Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow and Aleksandar Mitrovic. Some of our former players Steve Harper, Bob Moncur, John Beresford and Shola Ameobi were also present The evening at St James' Park gave the manager [.

Benitez – We’ll Achieve Great Things For Club And City of Newcastle

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You can rightly say that Rafa Benitez is bringing a revolution to Newcastle and it's not just with the team he is starting to build that he hopes (expects?) will bring the great times back to the fans and people of Newcastle. In his exclusive interview with the Chronicle yesterday he has also has talked [.

Newcastle United And Council Agree To Boost City

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NewcastleUnited seemed to have a change of heart last May or should we say Mike Ashley seemed to have a change of heart last May and it was whenout of the blue Newcastle slid down the Premier League table and we were almost relegated again. Well, we survived, but not after Mike [...]

D.C. United

Buzzard Point Ancillary Development May Have Hotel

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The gears continue to grind.

There was prior mention, virtually six months to the day when we first mentioned that the D.C. Council would hold hearings on road closures for the proposed Buzzard Point stadium site for D.C. United, that the National Capital Planning Commission and DC Historic Preservation Review Board approved of the closing of the roads surrounding that location so that the land could be prepared for construction and ancillary purposes as needed.

Thursday Freedom Kicks: Moto Panacaku

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U-23 roster news, partner clubs avoid bad things, and PTA fun.

Hi. Ben's not here today, so I'll be your links assistant. Hope I can brighten your day.

D.C. United U-23 Roster Released - Black And Red United: D.C. United's U-23 roster dropped and it looks pretty good.

Richmond Kickers 2-0 Virginia Beach City FC: Kickers advance in the US Open Cup - Black And Red United: In news from down 95, the Kickers win in Open Cup play, and the Jacksonville Armada come calling next week.

Filibuster podcast episode 111: D.C. United stadium, Fabian Espindola, MLS Expansion Draft

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On tap: Blue Mountain Long winter's nap, bourbon and cider, Filibuster rye old fashioned old fashioned.

Adam is out with some sort of goat flu, and some Ben and Jason welcome Ryan back to the podcast and then things quickly spiral out of control. We first talk about the D.C. United stadium deal, which is on the agenda for Wednesday's City Council meeting.

DC United releases new renderings of proposed stadium

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but D.C. United is hoping they may be worth some more public support for a new stadium, too.

D.C. United released new renderings Friday of the proposed Buzzard Point stadium ahead of a June 26 city council meeting to win over public support for a project that has been met with some skepticism in Washington, D.

D.C. United Buzzard Point Stadium Announcement Content Clearinghouse

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All of Black and Red United's coverage of the stadium announcement for D.C. United's potential new digs.

The D.C. United twitterverse exploded this evening, with word that Mayor Vincent Gray will be holding a press conference tomorrow at Buzzard Point to announce a deal to build D.C. United a 20,000-25,000 seat stadium.

Could D.C. United be finally getting a stadium? Vincent Gray has a press conference scheduled for Buzzard Point tomorrow

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The D.C. United twitterverse exploded this evening, with word that Mayor Vincent Gray will be holding a press conference tomorrow at Buzzard Point to announce a deal to build D.C. United a 20,000-25,000 seat stadium. For a team that is in the midst of its worst season ever, a solid stadium deal would go a long way towards ameliorating that situation and put United back on stable and sustainable financial footing.

Swansea City

Swansea open talks to buy Liberty Stadium

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Swansea have opened talks to buy the Liberty Stadium, the city council has confirmed.

The Barclays Premier League club currently share the council-owned stadium with rugby union side Ospreys through a 50-year lease.

Swansea were a third-tier side when the stadium opened in 2005 but they have since established themselves in the top flight and are keen to increase the capacity of the 20,800 venue.

Swansea open talks to buy Liberty Stadium

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Swansea have opened talks to buy the Liberty Stadium, the city council has confirmed.

The Barclays Premier League club currently share the council-owned stadium with rugby union side Ospreys through a 50-year lease.

Swansea were a third-tier side when the stadium opened in 2005 but they have since established themselves in the top flight and are keen to increase the capacity of the 20,800 venue.

MLS expansion

Decision on Las Vegas’ proposed stadium deal pushed back

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Las Vegas' aspirations to join MLS are still alive, but Sin City still faces an uphill battle in the quest to land a franchise.

The Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday to vote on the $200 million stadium project deal that developers Findlay Sports and Entertainment of Las Vegas and Cordish Cos.

MLS Releases Statement On Sacramento Expansion

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Pretty interesting note there.

The city council in Elk Grove, Calif., voted "yes" to buy land and continue the pursuit of a $100-million soccer stadium in the Sacramento suburb, according to reports out of California's state capital.

Northern California Soccer, an ownership group seeking bring a professional team to the area, is headed up by former California state assembly speaker and US Soccer Federation board member Fabian Nunez.

The Rest

City of Rochester and USL Make Progress with Potential Owners

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David and Wendy Dworkin were identified in press releases issued by both the United Soccer League and the City of Rochester. The future of the Rhinos could be settled as early as Tuesday, January 19 at the next City Council meeting.

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren was beaming on Friday afternoon when she announced that the city was finalizing an agreement with new potential owners for the Rhinos.

D.C. Stadium legislation to go to Council This Week?

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The City may have something to review on the Buzzard Point stadium soon. Like, really soon.

D.C. United COO Tom Hunt said during halftime of the televised broadcast with Dave Johnson Saturday that he hoped to have some news on the stadium within the next two weeks. His appearance seems to make more sense in retrospect, as per a Washington Post article from Jonathan O'Connell today, legislation for the Buzzard Point stadium may be submitted to (& reviewed by) the City Council as soon as this week.

A Home Of Their Own For FC United Of Manchester

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The comment assent to the news that FC United of Manchester finally to now have the green light to start building their brand new stadium in the Moston area of the city seems to have been something along the lines of, "And about time, too." It was in March of 2010 that the club first announced its plans to build a ground of its own in Newton Heath, but after a volte face by the city council a year later brought about by a change in council funding the plans had to be redrawn and even these have proved to be fraught, with an attempt to undermine the new application by a section of local residents, which was approved by Manchester City Council in October 2011, and further lengthy delays before the green light to actually start building it was finally granted earlier this week.

City of Portland to Recognize Thorns FC

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In case you don't have details, here's the release from the Thorns FO, in its entirety:

Portland City Council to proclaim Wednesday a day of recognition for Thorns FC

WHAT: Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will issue a proclamation, signed by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, naming Wednesday, April 10, as a day of recognition for Portland Thorns FC at 9:30 a.