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Some Soccer News for Feb 11, 2016

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It's Day 42 of 2016.


The USA Women got Olympic qualifying started in the right direction, beating Costa Rica 5-0 in game 1 of 3 in the Group Stage. The match featured a goal from Alex Morgon just 12 seconds after kick off! (2 teams from CONCACAF qualify, while a 3rd goes to a regional playoff for 1 final spot.

US judge denies bail request from FIFA fraud suspect

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A US judge on Wednesday refused to release a FIFA corruption scandal suspect on bail, saying the man's proposal to post $5 million was not enough.

Judge Robert Levy scheduled a new hearing February 23 for the suspect, Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.

US judge denies bail request from FIFA fraud suspect

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A US judge on Wednesday refused to release a FIFA corruption scandal suspect on bail, saying the man's proposal to post $5 million was not enough.

Judge Robert Levy scheduled a new hearing February 23 for the suspect, Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: El Tri wins in Honduras, Jamaica and Costa Rica victorious also

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Juan Carlos Osorio needed only one try to end the Honduran spell on Mexico.

Behind second-half goals from substitutes Jesus Corona and Jurgen Damm,El Tripicked up its first victoryin Honduras in 50 years with a 2-0 triumph.

Corona broke the deadlock in the 67th minute with a nifty finish.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico faces road test, Costa Rica deals with injuries, and more

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As the U.S. prepares for its FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Trinidad and Tobago tonight, 10 fellow CONCACAF members will square off against each other looking to leave this international break in a comfortable position before resuming qualifying action again in four months.

Mexico enjoyed a successful debut under new manager Juan Carlos Osorio last Friday, but it will face a tough challenge ahead when it visits Honduras.

Una pasión compartida

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El fútbol vuelve a reunir a los mejores jugadores de la Concacaf, pero también a encender las ilusiones de los aficionados de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y el Caribe, que vibran con los colores de sus selecciones nacionales. Con sus estilos y costumbres, todos tienen una pasión compartida.

Reportaje publicado en el Programa Oficial de la Concacaf Gold Cup 2015.

Historial de la Gold Cup

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Las primeras diez ediciones fueron regidas por la Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF), entidad fundada en 1938. En 1961 se fusionó con la North American Football Confederation (NAFC), dando origen a la Concacaf. El último torneo se celebró en 1971; después se consideró campeones a los ganadores de la eliminatoria para la Copa del Mundo.

United States

United States vs. Costa Rica Olympic Qualifying live stream 2016: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USWNT will want to put their off-field issues to the side tonight against a tough, organized Costa Rican side.

It's back to business for the United States women's national team tonight. After a mostly successful Victory Tour - give or take games being cancelled due to horrible field conditions - the USWNT has mostly made noise off the field thanks to the recent suit filed by US Soccer against their players association and the accidental revelation of personal information left in that filing.

USA vs. Costa Rica preview: US seeks opportunity for redemption in key friendly

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Saturday was a disastrous day for US Soccer. Not only did the USMNT lose to Mexico and fail to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, but the US U-23 team lost in the semi-finals of Olympic Qualifying to Honduras and now faces the possibility of missing the Olympics for the second time in a row.

USA vs. Costa Rica preview: US seeks opportunity for redemption in key friendly

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Saturday was a disastrous day for US Soccer. Not only did the USMNT lose to Mexico and fail to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, but the US U-23 team lost in the semi-finals of Olympic Qualifying to Honduras and now faces the possibility of missing the Olympics for the second time in a row.

D.C. United

Costa Rican midfielder Ariel Rodriguez to trial with D.C. United

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Another trialist comes onto the radar.

Two reports out of Costa Rica link Ariel Rodriguez to D.C. United as a trialist for the Black and Red. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the 29-year old defensive midfielder played for LD Alajuelense last year in the CONCACAF Champions League against D.

D.C. United Season Review: Andrew Dykstra

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The backup netminder goes under the microscope in our ongoing series.

D.C. United backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra's 2015 campaign started off ominously. After tearing his achilles during a June 2014 friendly that ended his season, his first start back was on a road leg of CONCACAF Champions League play in Costa Rica against Alajuelense, in place of regular keeper Bill Hamid.

Alvaro Saborio agrees to new contract with D.C. United

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The team making the long-known report about the Costa Rican forward official.

D.C. United announced Tuesday that forward Alvaro Saborio has agreed to a contract extension. The terms of the contract have not been revealed, though based on his interview last month it would presumably be through the 2016 season, and at a significantly reduced compensation number than the $493,333 he was on in the 2015 season.

D.C. United's Alvaro Saborio and Markus Halsti called up for national team duty

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The veteran duo won't miss any United games while away with Costa Rica and Finland, respectively.

A pair of D.C. United veterans will leave the club after tomorrow's game against the New York Red Bulls for international duty. Alvaro Saborio has been called up by Costa Rica, while Markus Halsti will join the Finnish national team for European Championship qualifying.

Real Madrid

Wednesday Kickoff: Mourinho's future in doubt; Atleti, Real Madrid could face sanctions; and more

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Jose Mourinho's second reign as Chelsea manager could soon be over, according to ESPNFC.

The club began Wednesday by holding "intense discussions" over the status of the 52-year old boss and a vote by the team's board is said to occur in order to help guide owner Roman Abramovich's decision.

Keylor Navas: Real Madrid will put heart and soul into winning ‘La Undécima’

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas insists his side will put its heart and soul into winning the club's 11thEuropean title this season.

The Costa Rican has flourished in the number one role for Los Blancos after a summer filled with speculation regarding his future in the Spanish capital.

Keylor Navas: Real Madrid will put heart and soul into winning ‘La Undécima’

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas insists his side will put its heart and soul into winning the club's 11thEuropean title this season.

The Costa Rican has flourished in the number one role for Los Blancos after a summer filled with speculation regarding his future in the Spanish capital.

BRASIL

12 de octubre

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Hace 523 años, el genovés Cristoforo Colombo llegó con sus carabelas a Guanahani, una de las que hoy son las islas Bahamas. El almirante, por orden de los Reyes Católicos de Aragón y Castilla, volvió tres veces más a este lado del mundo y se murió en 1506 sin saber que las tierras que había pisado no correspondían a la India.

Mundial Sub-17 Chile 2015

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Del 17 de octubre al 8 de noviembre se disputará en Chile la XVI Copa Mundial Sub-17.
Esta será la cuarta competición FIFA que se dispute en el país, que anteriormente organizó la Copa Mundial 1962, la Copa Mundial Sub-20 de 1987 y la Copa Mundial Femenina Sub-20 de 2008.
Participaron 24 selecciones en ocho ciudades: Santiago, Viña del Mar, La Serena, Coquimbo, Chillán, Talca, Concepción y Puerto Montt.

Juegos Panamericanos Toronto 2015 - Torneo femenino de fútbol

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El fútbol masculino en los Juegos Panamericanos de Toronto 2015 se disputará entre el 15 y el 25 de julio. Los ocho seleccionados participantes jugarán con equipos Sub-22.
Además del local Canadá, participan los 4 primeros del Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino de 2014 y los 3 del Premundial Femenino Concacaf de 2014.

Tabla histórica de la Copa América

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1. ARGENTINA
382 puntos / 14 títulos
PJ: 182 G: 115 E: 37 P: 31 Goles: 437/171

2. URUGUAY
356 puntos / 15 títulos
PJ: 194 G: 107 E: 34 P: 53 Goles: 395/214

3. BRASIL
328 puntos / 8 títulos
PJ: 175 G: 98 E: 34 P: 43 Goles: 398/197

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Videos

Costa Rica 2015/16 New Balance Third Kit

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La Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (FEDEFUTBOL) haveunveiled the New Balance third kit that will be [...]

Former Man City Striker Paulo Wanchope Involved In Full-On Touchline Scrap With Security Guards (Video)

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He of that classic mazy, dribbly goal at Old Trafford for Derby County, the gangly Paulo Wanchope, got himself into a spot of bother recently during Costa Rica's U23 Olympic qualifier against Panama.

The 39-year-old, who is the current boss of the senior Costa Rican national side, wanted to go onto the pitch to complain to the fourth officalabout a decision.

Arsenal

Arsenal International Watch: Sanchez shines, Giroud flops

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Arsenal International Watch: Sanchez shines, Giroud flops - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The international football has come to a close, and the focus now shifts on to the club football. Here we take a look at how Arsenal players fared during the international break for their countries.

Brazil x Costa Rica: starting line-ups 5 September 2015

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Brazil take on Costa Rica in a friendly later this afternoon. Neymar is suspended. Marcelo Grohe, Lucas Lima and Douglas Costa will all start.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Brazil (probable): Marcelo Grohe, Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Lucas Lima, Douglas Costa, Willian, Hulk
Coach: Dunga
Costa Rica (possible): Patrick Pemberton, Óscar Duarte, Giancarlo González, Cristian Gamboa, Júnior Díaz, Francisco Calvo, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz; Joel Campbell, Johan Venegas
Coach: Óscar Ramírez
Date: 5 September 2015
Kick-off: 17:00 (Brasília) 21:00 (London)
Venue: Red Bull Arena, New Jersey, USA
Officials: Mathieu Boudreau (Canada), Joe Fletcher (Canada), Corey Rockwell (USA)


Arsenal Transfer: Agent says 23-year-old striker is ‘on the market’

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Arsenal Transfer: Agent says 23-year-old striker is 'on the market' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell doesn't seem to have any future with the North London club. Last season he was sent on loan to Villarreal and this summer the club isactively looking to sell him.

Gold Cup

Watch Mexico-Costa Rica controversial penalty decision [VIDEO]

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Watch Mexico-Costa Rica controversial penalty decision [VIDEO]

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Mexico vs Costa Rica 2015 Copa Oro Highlights 1-0 Guardado Penalty Controversial Video

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CONCACAF Gold Cup team previews, players to watch and schedule

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While the Gold Cup is starting a month later than usual, the meaning for this confederation remains the same: who is the big dog between Mexico and the United States.

Maybe the other nations in this region will feel aggrieved by that statement, but the results are clear. Since the tournament's inception, Canada (in the year 2000) is the only other nation to have hoisted the Cup.

CONCACAF Gold Cup team previews, players to watch and schedule

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While the Gold Cup is starting a month later than usual, the meaning for this confederation remains the same: who is the big dog between Mexico and the United States.

Maybe the other nations in this region will feel aggrieved by that statement, but the results are clear. Since the tournament's inception, Canada (in the year 2000) is the only other nation to have hoisted the Cup.

2015 Gold Cup TV schedule for U.S. viewers

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The 13th CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kick off on July 7 and will conclude on July 26 with the winner granted a spot in the Confederation's Cup in 2017, the summer before the next World Cup.

This year's tournament features 12 teams from across CONCACAF and are split into three groups of four.

2015 Gold Cup TV schedule for U.S. viewers

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The 13th CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kick off on July 7 and will conclude on July 26 with the winner granted a spot in the Confederation's Cup in 2017, the summer before the next World Cup.

This year's tournament features 12 teams from across CONCACAF and are split into three groups of four.

The Rest

USWNT thrash Costa Rica in Olympic qualifying opener

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The U.S. Women's National Team couldn't have imagined a better start to the team's run through CONCACAF's Olympic qualifying tournament.

Led by an Alex Morgan tally just 12 seconds into the match, the USWNT cruised past Costa Rica, 5-0, at Toyota Stadium in the reigning Women's World Cup winners' first gameof Group A play.

USWNT v. Costa Rica: How to watch Olympic qualifying match

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The Road to Rio starts today, as the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Costa Rica in its first CONCACAF Olympic qualifier match. The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, and will only be available via a stream on NBC Sports Live Extra. However, no authentication (e.g., a cable subscription) is required to stream the match.

Leo Gonzalez would retire rather than play for another MLS team

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The left back tells a Costa Rican site that he wants to play for Sounders or Herediano.

When news of option declines came down there were two long-time Seattle Sounders on the list. Zach Scott's future is still unknown, but Leo Gonzalez indicated his future plans are to play in Seattle or at Herediano in Costa Rica.

Nguyen Gets Call for USA-Costa Rica Clash

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen was one of five players added to the current U.S. Men's National Team roster on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's international friendly against Costa Rica.

Nguyen, who was called up for the U.S.'s first pair of friendlies in 2015, will join Revolution teammate Jermaine Jones for the tilt against the Ticos, which will take place at Red Bull Arena.

Jogo 367/2014 - Copa do Mundo 2014 - Costa Rica 1 (5) x 1 (3) Grécia

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 28/06/2014, na cidade de Recife-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Grécia (12° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca haviam jogado.

Os árbitros, foram:

Match Officials
Referee Ben WILLIAMS (AUS) Assistant Referee 1 CREAM Matthew (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2 ANAZ Hakan (AUS) Fourth Official SHUKRALLA Nawaf (BHR)
Costa Rica 1 - 1 Greece Arena Pernambuco 1 - 0 Bryan Ruiz
(52) 1 - 1 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
(90 +1) - EXTRA TIME - - PENALTY KICKS - 1 - 0 Celso Borges
1 - 1 Kostas Mitroglou
2 - 1 Bryan Ruiz
2 - 2 Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
3 - 2 Giancarlo González
3 - 3 José Holebas
4 - 3 Joel Campbell
- Theofanis Gekas
(Saved) 5 - 3 Míchael Umaña

Brazil vs Costa Rica 2015 Highlights 1-0 New Jersey Friendly Hulk Goal Video

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Brazil vs Costa Rica 2015 (Brasil-Costa Rica VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Brazil vs Costa Rica 1-0 (Hulk) Red Bull Arena, NJ- 5 September, 2015- Friendly Hulk scores the winner for Brazil as they beat Costa Rica in New Jersey 7:36 duration, Dailymotion 2:38 duration, Videa 7:08 duration, Vimeo Brazil vs Costa Rica 1-0 [.