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LA Galaxy

Final MNT Camp for 2011 Getting Underway in France

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The U.S. Men's National Team has begun gathering for the final time in 2011, with 19 of the 22 players on the roster already having made the trip to Paris. Tuesday will see the arrival of Kyle Beckerman and Landon Donovan, who travel together following LA Galaxy's 3-1 win against Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Championship, as well as DaMarcus Beasley.

New marketing campaign, no Becks and another friendly

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Hi folks,
Welcome back to the blog, and it has been a long, long time. A lot has happened since this blog was last active, most it being very, very bad. What the hell has gone wrong?
Too much, and hopefully with a basically new team, that will change this season.
More on that in later blogs, but for now lets get into more current news.

KC Media Coverage (Editorial)

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It seems like it's going to be another slow week for Wizards news. We have the rumors of the potential trade to fill Scott Sealy's roster spot, as well as waiting on the renderings of the Wizards stadium to be released. But nothing of any real substance to touch on. But isn't there news to report on, how serious is Wolff's injury?

English Premier League

EPL Talk Podcast: Chris Bascombe

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Longtime Liverpool Echo and current News of the World Football writer Chris Bascombe joins Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss the latest from Liverpool as well as some history of the club. Additionally, we discuss topics pertinent to News of the World and Football Journalism in general.

Be sure not to miss a single episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview show on the Internet.

Homegrown hoolies.

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Hooliganism Follows British Team to Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A brawl among more than 100 fans at halftime marred an exhibition match Sunday between West Ham United of the English Premier League and the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. The fights overshadowed West Ham United's 3-1 victory.

BREAKING - Darth Vader out at Chelsea

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To quote liberally from BBC: Grant sacked as Chelsea manager Chelsea have sacked manager Avram Grant after just eight months in charge. The decision followed two days of talks between Grant and the club's chief executive Peter Kenyon. The Israeli coach's position had been subject to intense speculation after Chelsea finished runners up in the Premier League and Champions [.

Barton in the clink.

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Newcastle's Barton jailed for assault and affray Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton was today jailed for six months for assault and affray. The former Manchester City player had admitted his part in a street attack in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of December 27 last year. Judge Henry Globe QC, at Liverpool Crown Court, told him it [.

Major League Soccer

Team Owners Association Update 10/21/09 – Decision Time Nears

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In last Friday's Team Owners Association (TOA) update I reported that Selby Wellman had told IMS some time ago, that this would be a decisive week for the collective of teams.

Kartik Krishnaiyer has been Inside Minnesota Soccer's reporting partner on the this breakaway group and this morning he is reporting that the dispute between the USL and the TOA will come to a head in the next 48 hours.

Team Owners Association Update 10/21/09 – Decision Time Nears

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In last Friday's Team Owners Association (TOA) update I reported that Selby Welman had told IMS some time ago, that this would be a decisive week for the collective of teams.

Kartik Krishnaiyer has been Inside Minnesota Soccer's reporting partner on the this breakaway group and this morning he is reporting that the dispute between the USL and the TOA will come to a head in the next 48 hours.

Goldenballs to Italy.

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AC Milan is saying David Beckham will join them on loan in January so he can keep fit for England's World Cup 2010 qualifiers, but I wouldn't bet on it until I heard it from LA Galaxy or Beckham himself. Beckham is going to join a gang of other "experienced" players, including Maldini, Emerson, Gattuso, Inzaghi, [.

blogging

Couple of things.

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1. Football posts from this blog are now simultaneously posted to argie-bargie.tumblr.com, which is much easier to read on a mobile device. Since no one really reads this blog in the first place, it's a bit of a shout in the dark, but it was fun to tinker with. 2. I'm fooling around [...]

Messing around.

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I got a new phone a few days ago that has a few features I'm going to try out. The blog might be uncharacteristically active over the next few days. I put a Twitter feed over in the right sidebar. I am having a bit of trouble understanding the appeal of it, though.

123rd page, 5th sentence.

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I saw this over on Long Pauses. Here's how it works: 1) Pick up the nearest book. 2) Open to page 123. 3) Locate the fifth sentence. 4) Post the next three sentences on your blog and in so doing... 5) Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you. No-one tagged me per se, so I guess I'll refrain from [.

Serie A

Thanks anyway.

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Hilarious story from Serie A. Bologna, sitting in the relegation zone at #18, fortuitously tied against Siena yesterday. And then ... After the game Bologna's Vangelis Moras went to celebrate the away point against Siena by saluting the traveling supporters and throwing his shirt into the stands for a fan to take home as [.

Bits.

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Some news sources -- some of them semi-reputable -- are reporting that Roberto Mancini is leaving Inter Milan and will be replaced by The Special One. Here's some info about CONCACAF Champions League and World Cup qualifying that I've been meaning to post for the last 2 weeks. Meanwhile, at the Italian national team's Euro [.

The Rest

MLS Submits Bid For Samuel Eto'o

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MLS Submits Bid For Samuel Eto'o

It would easily be the largest transfer fee ever paid, even if only about half of what Eto'o's current team wants. The National is not a news organization with which I am familiar, but the rolling David Beckham deal is the current news and MLS & Didier Drogba have been linked before.

On hiatus.

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I'm taking a break. Elsewhere: BBC Football ESPN Soccernet The Fiver Guardian Football bbl.

CL Preview

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Hi all... with Easter behind us and a massive agenda for yours truly I'll only do some short current news stuff. I've got some pre-cooked articles coming along for you to enjoy. Well, in the Eredivisie Feyenoord finally unleashed secret weapon Roy Makaay, who scored a hattrick against Heracles (5-1), with

Roger Spacey - Blue Will Always Be His Colour

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This morning brings the sad, horrible news that a great friend, lifetime football fan, and Chelsea man, Roger Spacey, has died as a result of the LA-area MetroLink train crash.  In yet another of life's cruel ironies, Roger was a huge fan of trains and had a lifelong interest in everything having to do with [.

But It’s not official.

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UPDATE: It's a done deal. I'm not getting my hopes up just yet, but ... DONE DEAL: Sirius-XM merger approved by FCC The day is finally here. The Federal Communications Commission reached an agreement to conditionally approve the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

Where To Get Proper Valencia News

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In light of yesterday's stupid, inane news item about Valencia in MARCA, I thought it would be wise to share where I get proper, legitimate Valencia news.

I'll also list where I connect with like-minded fans.

Forums and discussion groups can be wonderful places to get breaking news and connect with fellow Valencia supporters.

Good luck with that.

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I can't fathom how a club could cope with this. This is pretty much a death sentence, no? Luton to face 30-point deduction Luton will start next season on an unprecedented minus 30 points after a ruling by the Football League. The Hatters had already been deducted 10 points by the Football Association after being found guilty [.