Video: Amazing quadruple off the woodwork shot from Greece

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Tetraplo dokari by martelis Off The Post? Yep, and the rest. This footage comes from the Greek lower leagues. An Egeas Plomariou player thought he was about to find the net against Papanikolis. His shot beat the keeper but hit the post. Then the crossbar. Then the other post. Then the first post again.

Southampton 0-2 Wigan – Impressive Latics Spoil The Party At St Mary’s (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Southampton 0-2 Wigan Athletic Premier League 25 August 2012

Playing in their first home game in the top tier in seven seasons, the Saints were looking to give their fans something to celebrate. However, an impressive display by visitors Wigan spoiled the party and gave Roberto Martinez's side a deserved victory.

Sunderland frustrate a frustrating Arsenal, 0-0

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szólj hozzá: Arsenal vs Sunderland 0:0 HIGHLIGHTS

If you wanted to know where the goals were going to come for Arsenal in the post RVP world, then this was not the match to provide those answers. Sunderland packed it in the second half and the best chance fell to Oliver Giroud with all the dimensions in the world at his disposal after Santi Cazorla's brilliant pass found him but he shanked the ball.

2012 Olympics: Canada get the bronze as they beat France, 1-0

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Canada completely outplayed by France in the second half managed to score an extra time goal by Diane Matheson following a scramble for the ball in front of the box. Before that heartbreak, France had peppered the Canadian goal with a plethora of shots, one that unluckily hit the upright, with the rest sailing over the crossbar.

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Video: UAE midfielder Khamis Ismaeel sees his free-kick hit the crossbar… twice

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A footballer is entitled to feel a little bit unlucky if they watch a free-kick hit the bar and rebound to safety. They can feel particularly aggrieved if their free-kick hits the bar twice. That's what happened to United Arab Emirates player Khamis Ismaeel during his side's match against Kuwait. His effort crashed against the [.

USWNT Defeat Costa Rica

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Ahead of the USWNT's match against Costa Rica, it was announced that Pia Sundhage, coach for the US women since 2007, will be returning to her native Sweden to pursue opportunities there. Sundhage, whose 88-6-10 record over five years included two Olympic gold medals and second place in a World Cup, leaves big shoes to fill for her successor.

Andy Carroll's instant impact as West Ham batter Fulham, 3-0

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Andy Carroll was the elephant in the room. The Liverpool striker on loan in the first big moment of the match knocked the ball down straight into the path of Ricardo Vaz Te who found Kevin Nolan steaming down the left to fire a snap shot past Mark Schwarzer.

The match was just a minute old.

Spurs uneasy start continues as they draw 1-1 against Norwich

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Moussa Dembele's undoubted moment of genius was the only redeeming feature in an otherwise rather insipid, dull, and lethargic Spurs side that was hard pressed keeping away an industrious and well organized Norwich side.

The former Fulham midfielder scored a goal on debut showing his class in the 68th minute as he used some nifty footwork and a cool finish to frustrate an enterprising Norwich side who had plenty of chances of their own.

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 28 August 2012

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Santos defeated Toronto FC at BMO Field and Alajuelense won on the road at Real Esteli in the CONCACAF Champions League on August 28, 2012.

Toronto FC 1-3 Santos

It was a devastating loss for TFC as their hopes of advancing to the next round likely ended. Santos, the Group 1 favorites, are unbeaten and have six points through two matches.

Kickers fall to Hammerheads in USLPRO Playoffs

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RICHMOND, VA – (Saturday, August 25, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers were knocked out of the USLPRO playoffs Saturday night in a thrilling five-goal encounter with the visiting Wilmington Hammerheads.
Richmond dominated the early stages of the match, with Matthew Delicâte hitting the crossbar with his headed effort in the third minute.

German Bundesliga – Match Recaps – 25 August 2012

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Bayern Munich won on the road, Monchengladbach narrowly won at home, and Wolfsburg edged Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga on August 25, 2012. Other results on Saturday were Eintracht Frankfurt winning at Bayer Leverkusen, Fortuna Dusseldorf winning at Augsburg, and Freiburg were held to a draw by Mainz.

Colombian duo Ferreira and Castillo lead surging FC Dallas to victory in Vancouver

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FC Dallas is starting to think about a playoff push, something that would have been unthinkable a month ago, before a dynamic Colombian duo stepped forward to revive a struggling Dallas offense.

The Colombian connection of David Ferreira and Fabian Castillo have been the leading drivers of an FC Dallas resurgence, and they were at it again on Wednesday night in Vancouver, manufacturing both goals as FC Dallas posted an impressive 2-0 victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Vancouver.

The 2012 Olympic Games: The Womens Medal Matches

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The winners were predictable long before the first match – arguably since the last kick of the 2011 World Cup Final penalty shoot-out. The United States, fuelled by revenge for a defeat in that match they didn't really deserve, went ahead early in an appropriately entertaining Olympic final and, despite Japan's best performance of the Games, stayed there.

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E.P. Grabs Win in Cup Opener

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FALL RIVER, Mass. Jimmy Hernandez and Armando Gomes each scored to steer East Providence to a 2-0 win over Lindo's ST in the first leg of LUSA Cup competition on Sunday at Billy Gonsalves Field.

Hernandez gave E.P. the early lead with an 8th minute strike while Gomes added an insurance goal in the 65th minute to cap the scoring.

UVA Men Fall to Georgetown in OT

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Virginia Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 in Overtime to Georgetown Carroll scores goal for Cavaliers
GERMANTOWN, Md. – The Virginia men's soccer team opened its regular-season schedule with a tough 2-1 overtime loss to Georgetown Friday evening in the ACC/BIG EAST Challenge at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md.

Spartak Moscow Beat Fenerbahce 2-1

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Three goals in 10 minutes saw Spartak Moscow beat Fenerbahce 2-1 at home in a first-leg playoff match, with striker Emmanuel Emenike on target against his former club.
Emenike, who joined Spartak last year after just two months at Fenerbahce, scored on 59 minutes Tuesday, hammering the ball into the net after pouncing on a low left-wing cross from Dmitry Kombarov.

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We all know how bad the performance was last Friday night. We all know that Chelsea were well below par on the night and they have all openly admitted to the same. I wanted to have a proper look at game to see where things went wrong and I have to say that Atletico exposed Chelsea's defensive weakness time and time again and they were in fact that good!

Union, RSL play to scoreless draw at PPL

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With the MLS playoff race heating up, both the Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake could have used three points from their match on Friday night. But in a game where chances were few and far between, each team was forced to settle for a bore draw, although it was the Union who came away more disappointed.

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MLS Recap: Week 27

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Article by Pedro Gomes

Although it might have been Labor Day Weekend around America, MLS teams were putting in plenty of hard work to secure Playoff Spots heading into the post season. Let's take a look back and enjoy the action across the league as the post season contenders and post season pretenders are becoming clearer each game.

Draw Something: Philadelphia Union 0, New England Revolution 0

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The Philadelphia Union entered this game having not picked up a win in five games. The New England Revolution entered this game having not picked up a win in nine games. It felt like something had to give tonight in Foxboro. Only it didn't, and both teams' winless streak continued.

In the first half, the Philadelphia Union played a strong possession game, and while they succeeded in limiting New England Revolution to chances, the Union did little to generate chances themselves.

View From The Press Box: New England 0 Philadelphia Union 0

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The New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union battled to a 0-0 draw on Saturday night in front of 11,841 fans at Gillette Stadium. The draw extended the Revolution winless streak to 10 games, the longest in the club's 17-year history.

New England was dealt some bad news before kick off when they announced that top goalscorer Saer Sene suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Wednesday's match against Chivas USA and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.

Same Old Story

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The Revs midfielders desire to dribble over playing the ball quickly has hurt the team lately. (Photo: Chris Aduama/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. It's the same story, just different night for the New England Revolution. The Montreal Impact came into Foxborough and took advantage of the one mistake New England made, while the Revolution didn't have an answer for Montreal's defensive shape.

Revolution Vs. Impact: Postgame Quotes And Highlights

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Last night's loss made it six games in a row without a win, and four defeats running. The New England Revolution are having some serious trouble right now, and honestly should have put away a Montreal Impact side that's not particularly bad, but not as good as the Revs should be, either. Here are the postgame quotes, with a little extra that didn't show up on the Revolution website.

Revs Fall Short At Home Again

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Revolution defender Kevin Alston battles for the ball with Impact defender Dennis Iampichino during Sunday's game. (Photo: Chris Aduama/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the third straight home game, the Revolution fell 1-0, this time at the hands of the Montreal Impact Sunday night in front of 12,857.

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English Premier League – Match Recaps – 2 September 2012

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Arsenal won at Anfield, Man Utd came from behind at Southampton, and Newcastle were held by Villa in the English Premier League on September 2, 2012.

Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal had goals from new signings Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla to get their first win of the season. Podolski's goal was scored when the Gunners caught Liverpool on a quick counterattack.

D.C. United boss: ‘We did enough to win’

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Sunday night saw the Philadelphia Union play to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United at RFK Stadium. United supporters witnessed a match filled with questionable calls, penalty kick attempts, and a collection of yellow and red cards awarded.

Immediately following the match, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen voiced is disappointment in the officiating, namely head referee Mark Geiger.

Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonathan Soriano produced an impressively bad penalty kick

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The Austrian Bundesliga is already underway and during Red Bull Salzburg's match against Rapid Vienna on Sunday, there was a penalty kick that might not be top in any league this season. In the 79th minute, Rapid Vienna up 2-0, Salzburg were awarded a penalty and Rapid's Stefan Kulovits was shown a yellow card for a foul in the box.

Young and old, USA get their gold

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The U.S. Women's National Team exacted revenge and defeated Japan 2-1 in the gold medal match of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Thursday at Wembley Stadium. The victory, which marks the U.S.' fourth gold medal in women's soccer, comes 389 days after the U.S.' penalty kick loss to the Japanese in last year's World Cup Final.

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Good Start in Hiroshima

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Maya Hayes does her best Sydney Leroux after scoring against Ghana

There's is still much soccer to be played in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, but the USA got off to a great start on searing Monday afternoon at the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium, defeating Ghana 4-0 with three goals from forward Maya Hayes and an own goal that was earned when Morgan Brian smashed a header off the crossbar off a corner kick from Vanessa DiBernardo.

Sporting KC 2-1 DC United – Match Recap – MLS – 11 August 2012

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Sporting KC defeated DC United in 2-1 in Major League Soccer (MLS) on August 11, 2012. It's the first home win for Sporting in their last home matches.

The match started out with Sporting dominating play and taking the lead in the 13th minute. Teal Bunbury would head in a Graham Zusi corner kick to make it 1-0.


Sounders Late Magic Topped By Later Magic

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Seattle Sounders FC managed to pull even with the San Jose Earthquakes in the 92nd minute when Fredy Montero poached a goal on a long throw-in. Unfortunately for the Seattle side that had weathered so much pressure with a reduced lineup the game lasted just over a minute when Steven Lenhart worked his late game set-play magic and gave the 'Quakes the 2-1 winner.

Sporting KC Vs. Sounders, U.S. Open Cup Final: Highlights, Stats And Quotes

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Obviously, that was not the way the Seattle Sounders thought this run of U.S. Open Cup success was going to end. They didn't think it, probably, because it's the kind of nightmare ending you never want to imagine. A hard-fought game comes down to a penalty shootout, which is then at least partially decided by a questionable referee decision.

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Goalposts We play the game in all places, at all times of day....

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We play the game in all places, at all times of day. The Big Picture gathered a small collection of goalposts from around the world; there is no hierarchy, just the instant recognition of the shape of goal.

GIF It: Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby’s sweet strike vs Dinamo Tbilisi

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Tottenham's progression to the Europa League group stages was already pretty much ensured thanks to their 5-0 first-leg win against Dinamo Tbilisi. They followed that up with a 3-0 win at White Hart Lane, with midfielder Lewis Holtby responsible for putting the icing on the cake. He fired in off the crossbar from 25 yards [.

Live Text: UEFA Supercup – Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

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Hello everyone! Welcome to BFZ's first ever live text. Honestly, we have no idea how this will turn out but hey, we're here to try! Glad you're here to follow all the action from tonight's game.

This page will auto-update whenever we get around to typing something that's worthy of a live text.

Club Tijuana Wins in Azteca, Suazo Leads Monterrey to Win

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We are six weeks into the Apertura 2012 in Liga MX, and we're finally starting to see a few teams separate themselves in the league table. While some have risen, others have fallen and now we're starting to see the normal carousel of managers Mexican fans are accustomed too. Three managers are out of work and there are a few more that are walking thin lines.

Ozil Misses Sitter as Real Madrid Fall at Getafe

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Mesut Ozil could have got Real Madrid all three points had he not hit the crossbar with a wide open goal at his mercy last night, instead he saw Getafe coming from a goal down to beat the champions 2-1 leaving them with just a point on the board out of a possible six on offer.

Match Report: Hearts 0 - 1 Liverpool

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An own-goal from Andy Webster was all that separated the two sides as Liverpool scraped a narrow victory over Hearts in the first leg of their Europa League play-off at Tynecastle.
The Edinburgh side impressed for much of the tie before suffering a late blow against their Barclays Premier League visitors, who made the trip across the border without a number of star players.

In Our Lifetime: Mexico 0 – 1 USMNT

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"If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all." – Hamlet, Vii It was an article of faith. There's really no better term for it. One day it would happen. Not might, not could, would. It had been so close before; in 1997 when Dooley hit the crossbar, in 2009 when an early.

Dynamo at New York Red Bulls: Poop.

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Double Poop.

The Dynamo fell 2-0 at Red Bull Arena to the New York Red Bulls, ending Houston's five match winning streak and dropping them back to second place in the East for the moment. Goals from Markus Holgersson and Jan Gunnar Solli were the difference, that and the Dynamo's inability to convert their chances.