Diego Forlan

Manchester United

VIDEO: Mourinho asks Carrick “who’s Diego?” during Forlan chant

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During Manchester United's 3-0 win over Sunderland, our travelling fans were singing our chant for Diego Forlan.

"Diego, woah, Diego, woah, he came from Uruguay, he made the scousers cry."

Puzzled, Jose Mourinho turns to Michael Carrick on the bench to ask him who our fans were singing about.

Forlan urges patience for Pogba, Man Utd

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Mumbai (AFP) Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan said it's only a matter of time before underperforming midfielder PaulPogba starts justifying his world-record price tag for Jose Mourinho's lacklustre side.

Forlan,now playing for India's Mumbai City FC, endured a torrid start to his Red Devils career but went on to become a fan favourite and believes that Frenchman Pogba will too.

Forlan urges patience for Pogba, Man Utd

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Mumbai (AFP) Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan said it's only a matter of time before underperforming midfielder PaulPogba starts justifying his world-record price tag for Jose Mourinho's lacklustre side.

Forlan,now playing for India's Mumbai City FC, endured a torrid start to his Red Devils career but went on to become a fan favourite and believes that Frenchman Pogba will too.

VIDEO: Top 5 Manchester United goals vs Liverpool

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VIDEO: Top 5 Manchester United goals vs Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The international break is over and the club football returns this weekend. The biggest clash in the Premier League over the weekend will be Manchester United facing Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Forlan: I get goosebumps when I hear my chant for Anfield goals

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Diego Forlan will forever be remembered by Manchester United fans for the two goals he scored at Anfield in our 2-1 win in 2002. He scored twice within three minutes and the moment has been immortalised in a song.

Forlan has reflected on what it means to him to hear this song when he is all over the world watching United play.

Three alternatives to Falcao for next season

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So often Manchester United have chased, been led a merry dance and failed in the acquisition of world class footballers. The prolonged pursuits of Ronaldinho and Fabregas are embarrassing examples of this from down the years.

So when the loan signing of Radamel Falcao was announced, united fans began to fantasise at the prospect of goals and records that would tumble.

Beware of the January transfer window

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Rarely has a Manchester United squad entered January in more urgent need of an injection of quality than David Moyes' 2013/14 vintage. The Old Trafford side have spluttered through the first half of the season, possessing a squad made up of a makeshift central midfield, uninspired set of wingers and shaky group of fullbacks.

Liverpool

Blasts From The Past: 20 Former Premier League Footballers You Probably Won’t Believe Are Still Playing

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With the shock news today that Alex Manninger has been training with Liverpool with a permanent deal on the cards, we thought we'd scout around and cobble together a list of some of the other ageing ex-Premier League pros that you assumed retired years ago but are in fact still plugging away out there.

Forlan: Neville told me United fans would never forget me after Anfield goals

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Diego Forlan has given an interview with United Review, where he discusses the two goals in three minutes that he scored against Liverpool in 2002.

I remember those goals very clearly. They came at a difficult time for me. I was not playing so much and hardly playing in the big games.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Pacheco killed

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Pacheco was one victim in at least two soccer-related shootings

MLS

Stefan Frei's presence in this montage of "Angry MLS Keepers" isn't a good sign of defensive cohesion.

Diego Forlan is finally open to an MLS move, years after the prospect could excite anyone.

Longtime MLS Sounders may remember a New York Red Bulls defender by the name of Alfredo Pacheco, who played for the New York club for 14 matches in 2009 (including one against Seattle.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-22-15

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Hey Union fans! Are you excited for christmas as I am?! It's in THREE. MORE. DAYS! Check out today's latest news and links below.

Savarese: Leo Fernandes Likely Heading back to Union | Empire of Soccer:
The Cosmos wanted to keep Fernandes but as of now all signs are pointing towards a Union return.

“We’re fine”: Recap & reaction from Union loss, Jack not voted into ASG, OC moves into 1st as RU draws, more

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Hackworth not bothered by Union loss to Houston. McInerney not voted into to All-Star Game roster. Diego Forlan to Toronto? Reaction to big USMNT Gold Cup warmup win. Ref stabs player, fans decapitate ref in Brazil. More news.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Unflattering odds, Academy kids with last gasp win at GA Cup, more from Nashville

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Las Vegas bookmakers give Union 50/1 odds of lifting MLS Cup. Last gasp goal sees Union Academy top NYRB at Generation adidas Cup, but was it enough to advance? More reaction from Nashville on possible HCI move.

The ones who got away

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Piers Barber FollowPierson Twitter "The only way after United is down," is the oft-heard warning when a big-name player at Old Trafford is tempted by a move away from the club. Yet history has...

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Offbeat: Rooneys At Glastonbury, Julio Cesar In Trouble With Wife Over ‘Wags’, Diego Forlan Marries- Plus Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard

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It's Wednesday, your Weekly Gossip Special! This week, read about Steven Gerrard's holiday, Brazil's girl 'party' that got Julio Cesar in hot water, Diego Forlan's wedding ceremony, The Rooneys at Glastonbury and Ronaldo's little Far East adventure!

It's July, which is enough to evoke the dullest groans among European-based footballers.

Juan Mata

Man United’s January buys.

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The January transfer window is open and already Manchester Unied have made one new addition with the not so surprising news that Victor Valdes has agreed an 18 month contract to be David de...

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Transfer Deadline Day Madness : Knee-Jerk Reactions, Diego Forlan, And His J-League Adventure

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It's Transfer Deadline Day, which is also the most dangerous time in European football and deserves its own public holiday.

Two of the biggest transfers to have taken place was Juan Mata's £37.1million move from Chelsea to United, and Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle to PSG yesterday.

Luis Suarez

Colombia v Uruguay Preview: Colombians confident they won’t get ‘bitten’ by Uruguay

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Colombiav Uruguay Preview: Colombians confident they won't get 'bitten' by Uruguay - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia, fresh from toppingGroup C, take on Group D runners-up, Uruguay,tomorrow in Rio De Janeiro at 5pm local time. Both nations border Brazil; Colombia to the north and Uruguay to the south, so the climate should not play a factor in this South American match-up.

Thursday Kickoff: Suarez fit to face England; Barca make Higuain offer; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Uruguay's best player will be ready to go from the start when La Celeste take the field on Thursday afternoon.

Luis Suarez has been declared fit for Uruguay in their second match of the 2014 World Cup, against England at theArena Corinthians in São Paulo.

Uruguay Appeals To Classic ‘Garra’ In Latest World Cup Promo

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BELO HORIZONTE The Uruguayan FA released a video to intensify their country's support as the squad continues to prepare for the world cup in Brazil.

"We know the World Cup is going to be difficult. Some say that it is going to be impossible. They talk about the group of death, faraway matches and a lot of other things," says the narrator in the footage while the national team playing.

With or without Luis Suarez: 3 other Uruguay players that will trouble England

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With or without Luis Suarez: 3 other Uruguay players that will trouble England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Often overlooked when considering the greatest nations from South America, but Uruguay have won just as many World Cups as Argentina and came 4th in the previous tournament, 2010′s finals in South Africa.

Luis Suarez To Miss Costa Rica Match

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Luis Suarez has returned to light training with Uruguay, but media reports suggest that the Liverpol striker will not not risked in Uruguay's opening World Cup game with Costa Rica on June 14.

The Premier League Player of the Year had knee surgery 10 days ago, but was seen back working with physios on Monday going through his initial recovery.

Greatest World Cup matches: Ghana-Uruguay (2010)

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The first World Cup in Africa came amid criticism whether the South African hosts were ready to host the tournament. On the pitch there was surely no doubt that Africa was ready: since the 1970s African football had taken enormous strides to take its place among the top world football. First Cameroun and Morocco had taken the world by storm, and were then joined by Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire

Video: Luis Suarez scores… just not for Liverpool or Arsenal

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez found the net in Uruguay's match against Japan today. The wantaway star / appreciator of Liverpool supporters set-up a goal for Diego Forlan before scoring himself in the second-half as Uruguay recorded a 4-3 win. Following his recent proclamations that he will be staying at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping [.

Ex-United striker believes Suarez is missing piece

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During an interview with Goal.com, Diego Forlan spoke about Uruguayan teammate Luis Suarez's on-going transfer saga over a move to Arsenal, saying that Suarez could be the missing piece Arsenal need to win a title. The former Manchester United forward was confident in his compatriot's ability and hopeful over his prospect of moving to the Emirates and what it could do to boost the club.

La Liga

The True Importance of Winning?

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In the latest issue of The Classical, there's some pretty words written about losing. In particular, the NBA has stories from the 2000′s about teams that couldn't win a ring but earned critical acclaim. I speak, of course, of the Chris Webber Sacramento Kings and the Steve Nash Phoenix Suns. These teams both were fun to watch the Suns tried to score in six seconds each possession, and relied on the delicious pick-and-rolls of Nash and Amare Stoudemire.

Atletico Madrid Continue To Succeed Despite Losing Star Players

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The summer transfer of Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco has been well documented. The world class striker was sold to the French club for £52.8 million ($85.4 million).

Over the course of two seasons with the Spanish club, Falcao had scored 52 goals in 67 appearances and helped the club win the 2012 Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and the Copa Del Rey.

Toronto FC

The Toronto FC Sadvent Calendar: Day 9

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"THE COMING OF FORLAN"   Before #LeiwekeLeaks were cool, Kevin Payne had his own brand of loose lippage. Early in 2013, as TFC fell ass-backwards out of another gate, the rumour that Uruguayan sensation Diego Forlan would soon be jetting up to CrackTown USA aka Toronto, was rampant.

Who-Rey?!

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He is a winger form Seville. Figaro. Figaro.

While this may not be the Spanish-speaking droid you were looking for, Toronto FC (former long-distance mistress of Diego Forlan) has signed 24-year old wide midfielder Alvaro Rey. The winger, whose name translates to "The King of Dudes Named Alvaro" has spent much of the summer on trial with The Reds but they unceremoniously let him go a few weeks ago.

A Chance for a Bit of Payback

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Sporting KC welcome Toronto FC to Kansas City for the only time this season tomorrow night when the two teams meet at Sporting Park. It's a chance for Sporting to get a bit of payback, and exorcise a demon from earlier this season. When the two teams met earlier this season in Toronto, the two teams played at the Rodgers Centre.

Tim Leiweke

BREAKING NEWS : Payne is out! No one lined up to replace them!

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Seriously.

#StabilityNow #carouselOfLaughter #theShockHasWornOff

Kevin Payne has been relieved of his duties according to a reputable source (The Star). He is to stay on in a consultancy role to ease the transition, but is stripped of his title. Apparently, the list of debacles was enough for Tim Leiweke to sever ties with his good buddy.

Forlan to TFC says Globe&Mail Paul Attfield

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So, it is yet to be made official, but I would say that Paul Attfield of the Globe and Mail is a very credible reporter. So when he says "Forlan to TFC" I am ready to believe.

Here is what I wrote on the Globe and Mail report page.

First Tim Leiweke signing and it brings star power.

The Rest

ISL doing it India’s way as China splurges

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Mumbai (AFP) The third Indian Super League season kicks off on Saturdaywith organisers intent on turning it into a global brand and shrugging off comparisons with big-spending China.

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan, Brazilian World Cup-winner Lucio and Champions League winner John Arne Riiseare some of thestars of yesteryear turning out in the eight-team, 11-week-long football tournament.

Union bits, more news

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Cosmos head coach says Leo Fernandes likely to return to Union for 2016. More news.

Marcos Senna a reminder that lack of rumors indicates little

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When, exactly, the Sounders were trying to sign the former Spain international, the fact that we're only hearing about it now is telling.

Silly season is just gearing up. Rumors of inbound players will surely start to fly. Some of those signings will come to fruition (Román Torres was a recent fanciful example) and a lot more don't (oh man, remember when we were signing Diego Forlan before he was really old?

Diego Forlan Score’s 40 Yard Lob on J-League Debut

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Diego Forlan shows he still has an eye for goal with this stunning 40 yard lob on his Cerezo Osaka debut in the J-League having joined the Japanese side in the January transfer window.

FC Dallas sniffed at Diego Forlan

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Back in July it was reported that Toronto FC was taking a look at bringing inUruguayan internationalDiego Forlan, but the Canadian team isn't the only MLS side to consider him.

Sources report that FC Dallas' Fernando Clavijo, also Uruguayn, has shopped the idea of Deigo coming to Frisco.

Retention fund, Daniel scores for T&T, USA ready for Belize, more news

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More on the new retention fund salary mechanism. Union's preseason Florida home considering building soccer stadium. Power rankings drop. Forlan says no MLS move. USA ready for Belize. Messi's mess. More news.

THE STARTING 11: Reasons why Diego Forlan would consider Toronto FC

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A hair-raising possibility!  There is much to say about the widely rumoured imminent signing of Uruguayan forward/ shampoo & conditioner aficionado Diego Forlan. We will cross that elderly South American bridge when (and if) we come to it. Who knows... we may only be hours away from the unveiling of the TFC marketing department's newest star the next legend to don the famous TFC Red.

Monday After

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The holiday weekend is over and hopefully all Footiebusiness readers had an enjoyable break over the last four days. While many Americans occupied their time with road trips, beaches, hot dogs and fireworks, American soccer was in full swing. The Gold Cup is getting underway around the country, while the domestic league scheduled matches seemingly around the clock.