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CONCACAF chief responds to Trump ‘shithole’ slur

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Miami (AFP) – The head of CONCACAF responded to Donald Trump’s “shithole” slur on Friday, emphasising the region’s embrace of diversity as it enters a key phase in its bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Victor Montagliani, the president of the confederation for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), took to Twitter to address Trump’s remarks, which have been branded as racist at home and abroad.

Trump makes racism ‘fashionable again’, LeBron James blasts

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James blasted Donald Trump on Tuesday for making hate “fashionable again”, saying individuals must combat racism and not look to the “so-called president”.

James reacted swiftly after the US president reiterated his opinion that there was “blame on both sides” in the deadly racial unrest in Charlottesville at the weekend.

Trump makes racism ‘fashionable again’, LeBron James blasts

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James blasted Donald Trump on Tuesday for making hate “fashionable again”, saying individuals must combat racism and not look to the “so-called president”.

James reacted swiftly after the US president reiterated his opinion that there was “blame on both sides” in the deadly racial unrest in Charlottesville at the weekend.

Trump makes racism ‘fashionable’ – James

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reacted swiftly Tuesday to US President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that there was “blame on both sides” in the deadly racial unrest in Charlottesville.

“Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!

Trump makes racism ‘fashionable’ – James

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reacted swiftly Tuesday to US President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that there was “blame on both sides” in the deadly racial unrest in Charlottesville.

“Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!

Threatened by Trump, but united by football

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New York (AFP) – New York’s most unlikely football league meets every Saturday in the Bronx.

Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money. They made the dangerous journey here with one goal in mind: to escape the violence and poverty of their homelands.

Threatened by Trump, but united by football

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New York (AFP) – New York’s most unlikely football league meets every Saturday in the Bronx.

Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money. They made the dangerous journey here with one goal in mind: to escape the violence and poverty of their homelands.

Mexico skipper Marquez next to hit out at Trump wall

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Paris (AFP) Veteran Mexico skipper Rafael Marquez on Thursday fired a Twitter volley at Donald Trump's proposed wall along the border as football weighed in on the US president.

"No wall can stop us if we believe in ourselves," tweeted the 37-year-old former Barcelona stalwart in a post including video of him firing home a trademark freekick from his Barca days.

Mexico skipper Marquez next to hit out at Trump wall

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Paris (AFP) Veteran Mexico skipper Rafael Marquez on Thursday fired a Twitter volley at Donald Trump's proposed wall along the border as football weighed in on the US president.

"No wall can stop us if we believe in ourselves," tweeted the 37-year-old former Barcelona stalwart in a post including video of him firing home a trademark freekick from his Barca days.

Trump vote won’t affect US World Cup bid decision

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Columbus (AFP) The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States would not impact any decision the country may make to bid for the 2026 World Cup, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said on Friday.

The US is considered favourite to host the tournament with the bidding process expected to get under way next year.

‘Leftie’ Lineker becomes voice of post-Brexit outrage

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London (AFP) Having spent his football career at centre-forward, Gary Lineker's outspoken stance in the aftermath of Britain's Brexit referendum has seen him proclaimed as the country's most prominent left-winger.

Lineker, renowned as English football's Mr Nice during his playing days, said he was "ashamed of my generation" after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23.

‘Leftie’ Lineker becomes voice of post-Brexit outrage

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London (AFP) Having spent his football career at centre-forward, Gary Lineker's outspoken stance in the aftermath of Britain's Brexit referendum has seen him proclaimed as the country's most prominent left-winger.

Lineker, renowned as English football's Mr Nice during his playing days, said he was "ashamed of my generation" after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23.

Trump win adds twist to ‘respect’ in USA-Mexico rivalry

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Columbus (AFP) United States captain Michael Bradley says he expects the team's supporters to show respect to Mexican fans in Friday's World Cup qualifier which comes in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential vote.

Trump's controversial rhetoric about Mexican illegal immigrants during the campaign adds to the already strong rivalry between the two nations on the football field, but Bradley said he hopes that won't be a factor at the stadium.

Trump presidency could scupper US World Cup bid – Gulati

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Chicago (AFP) A Donald Trump victory in the US Presidential elections could scupper America's chances of mounting a successful bid for the 2026 World Cup, the country's top soccer official told US media outlets on Tuesday.

US Soccer president Sunil Gulati said Trump's election could adversely affect international opinion of the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to hopes of gathering enough votes to land the tournament.

Trump presidency could scupper US World Cup bid – Gulati

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Chicago (AFP) A Donald Trump victory in the US Presidential elections could scupper America's chances of mounting a successful bid for the 2026 World Cup, the country's top soccer official told US media outlets on Tuesday.

US Soccer president Sunil Gulati said Trump's election could adversely affect international opinion of the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to hopes of gathering enough votes to land the tournament.

Major League Soccer

Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Message To America Features Surprise Appearance From Andy Cole (Video)

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In his guise as President-elect, Donald Trump has taken the time to deliver a heartfelt Thanksgiving message to his loyal US subjects-to-be.

Perhaps a little more confoundingwas an appearance in the accompanying video of former Manchester United striker Andy Cole, whose image popped uphalf-way through for no immediately discernible reason.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Cardiac Capitalinos

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Recaps from Friday night, Donald Trump at a D.C. game (but not really), and a mariachi national anthem.

Well that was interesting Friday night, wasn't it? Goals in stoppage time in the last 3 weeks, 2 points. There you go. Please vote when you have some time.

Oh, and for those who didn't see it, this AMAZING rendition of the anthem Friday night:

¿Te perdiste esta magnífica rendición del Himno de Estados Unidos ?

New York Cosmos: Why MLS may not be the endgame

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The news of Eric Cantona's hiring by the New York Cosmos to become their new Director of Soccer has sent a ripple through the soccer world and has the famous old North American Soccer League team name in the news again.

Liverpool

Liverpool sponsor under attack for backing Donald Trump’s economic policies

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New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers, or lighting them on fire in the act of protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump.

After Trump’s almost unimaginable victory, the trainer manufacturer’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Matt LeBretton came out publicly to congratulate the new President Elect.

Liverpool sponsor under attack for backing Donald Trump’s economic policies

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New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers, or lighting them on fire in the act of protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump.

After Trump’s almost unimaginable victory, the trainer manufacturer’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Matt LeBretton came out publicly to congratulate the new President Elect.

Maurice Edu

Union bits, USA-Mexico and the election, more

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Alberg reflects on adjusting to MLS, looks ahead to 2017, and other Union news. New dimension to USA-Mexico game following Tuesday's presidential election. More.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/8/16

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Happy Mother's Day. Everyone make sure to call their mother and tell her to read these links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union notes: More from Maurice Edu, Copa comments and veteran ball shagging
Here's round up from this week's new on the Union.

MLS News

A collection of the most entertaining responses to Brad Evans' Donald Trump tweet
Have a laugh at some of the most entertaining responses.

Dutch report says Alberg has signed 2-year deal with Union, BSFC adds staff, US Soccer sues USWNT union, more

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A dutch report says Roland Alberg is waiting on a work permit after signing two-year deal with the Union. BSFC adds to technical staff. West Chester United secures US Open Cup spot. US Soccer sues USWNT players union. More.

Media Day, Adu mea culpa, USA v Iceland, more news

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Union bits. Adu says he took time with Union "for granted." USMNT hosts Iceland on Sunday. More news.

United States Men's National Team

Union bits, US crushes Costa Rica, more news

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Union bits and bobs. US roars back from defeat to Colombia with 4-0 thrashing of Costa Rica. Gulati says no talks over US becoming permanent host to Copa America. More news.

Gulati hints that Trump election could impact future tournaments

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Republican presidentialcandidate Donald Trump has created waves with some of his comments throughout the campaigning process, but could a potential White House bid affect the United States' chances of hosting another major soccer tournament?

English Premier League

What if Donald Trump Bought Your Soccer Club?

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Lots of people hate Americans. As an American, I always like to think that, like, Americans are a diverse group of people with different tastes, political beliefs, and values (to an extent). Thus, you can hate some of us, but not all of us. Still, people hate Americans. And I can kinda understand why.

A week of stormy seas ending in a trip to Bournemouth

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This opening paragraph is largely irrelevant. Everyone reading this will have already made up his or her minds about the man at the helm of Manchester United. Like one of Donald Trump's thoughts you're either filled with hatred or largely uncertain of anything.

The fact remains that regardless of what anyone thinks Louis Van Gaal will remain Manchester United manager.

Arsene Wenger: Same as it ever was

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" I am positive because we have good quality and a style of play that is known by the players. So we want to add not quality but super quality."

So said Arsene Wenger in his press conference amongst many other things including the fact that Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri did not make the flight to Benfica for Arsenal's final pre-season match.

Other 87 Minutes

The Tuesday Ten: If the UEFA Champions League was the Super Bowl edition.

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By "The Other 87 Minutes" / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents

What if the Champions League final were treated with the same reverence as the Super Bowl... Here are ten phenomena guaranteed to occur.


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The Tuesday XI: Republican Candidate Edition

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By "The Other 87 Minutes" / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents


As you might have heard, there's some kind of election-thing going on today (We hear it may be important or something). In honor of those brave Iowans who are secluding themselves in small rooms everywhere to argue about which, we bring you this, a squad made up of Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential nomination, past and present.

The Rest

Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before: Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Ex-Leeds Midfielder Olivier Dacourt

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Of all the myriad enemies Donald Trump has madeover the years, you may be surprised to learn that one of them used to play in midfield for Leeds United.

According to documents stumbled upon by the New York Timeslast year, Trump was once sued by none other than Olivier Dacourt.

Arsenal: Stray ‘Wenger Out’ Placard Spotted At Anti-Trump Protest Rally In Central London (Photo)

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"Oh come on..."

WhileArsenal were busy seeing off Sutton United on the outskirts of town, aprotest took place in central London on Monday night, with people gathering to call for President Trump's upcoming state visit to be cancelled.

However, one protester seized the opportunity to make his opinionheard on a different topic entirely by bringing his "Wenger Out" placard along for good measure.

‘I’m So Disappointed In You’ – Crystal Palace Fan Posts Utterly Heart-Broken Response To John Salako’s ‘Brexit/Trump’ Tweet

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Though he was more synonymous with the left wing in his playing days, John Salako has today courted a ripple of consternation by emitting a Tweet in which the former Crystal Palace wideman mentioned the EU Referendum, Donald Trump and Gareth Southgate in the same breath.

Drawing parallels with Brexit and Trump, Salako speculated that the FA should hire Southgate as England manager on a permanent basis as it represented a sea change in terms of the established norm.

A collection of the most entertaining responses to Brad Evans' Donald Trump tweet

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Brad Evans became a political lightning rod for at least one day.

If you were anywhere near Twitter on Thursday, you probably heard about Brad Evans stepping into the political arena with a response to this almost-impossible-to-believe tweet from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:

Happy #CincoDeMayo!

Retro Football: Donald Trump Helps Saint & Greavsie Conduct The League Cup Draw, 1991/92 (Video)

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It might be hard to believe but there was a time whenDonald Trump wasn't a clownish, polemic-spewing presidential candidate seemingly intent on setting the entirety of Western civilization back many many decades.

Indeed, back in the primordial mists of 1991, Trump was just ahumble, fresh-faced young billionaire with a luxurious full head of hair and a glint in his eye.

Dutchman do battle

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The world really can go through some dramatic declines. As it changes around Bruce Forsyth's lifeless corpse sometimes we fail to appreciate how rapidly things have transformed.

Within a few years cities can go from wonderful holiday destinations to urban decay. Musicians who once lit up the planet become distant memories.

MLS Halloween Nightmare: Donald Trump, New York Cosmos & The End of the MLS - Part 3

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November 20, 2011 - "You are probably wondering why Mark Cuban would get involved in a soccer league. You should probably be wondering why I haven't got involved before. I actually started researching MLS expansion teams independently of Donald Trump. There is a list of about ten players who have a realistic chance at leading a team to the NBA trophy every year and every year Dirk Nowitzki falls farther down on that list.

Serie A Halloween Costumes

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So, it's Halloween. Do you want to dress as a Serie A player or club? Here's how:



Zlatan Ibrahimovic:
Wear a Milan jersey over an Inter jersey over a Juventus jersey. Start fights with anyone and everyone.

Ronaldinho: Wear a Milan jersey and stand still all day.

MLS Halloween Nightmare: Donald Trump, New York Cosmos & The End of the MLS - Part 1

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November 20th, 2011 - After lining up press credentials for Hot Time In Old Town writers for the MLS Cup, MLS Superdraft, MLS All-Star Game, MLS Anything and Everything, I the editor had finally saved up some travel money to enjoy MLS Cup weekend myself. 'Sorry everyone, step aside. Executive decision, I'm taking this assignment and I won't hear anything to the contrary.