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Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Just eight years after starting life in the local leagues, RB Leipzig will enhance their rags to riches tale on Wednesday by hosting Monaco on the German club’s Champions League debut.

Backed by energy drinks giant Red Bull, who bought the licence of a fifth-division club, Leipzig began climbing Germany’s football pyramid in 2009.

Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Just eight years after starting life in the local leagues, RB Leipzig will enhance their rags to riches tale on Wednesday by hosting Monaco on the German club’s Champions League debut.

Backed by energy drinks giant Red Bull, who bought the licence of a fifth-division club, Leipzig began climbing Germany’s football pyramid in 2009.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

New York Red Bulls Scouting Report: Do they have wings?

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New York will push up and their midfield will fly around but no, they don't have wings.

Energy drinks can pick you up and they usually do, but a crash always follows. New York started 1-6-0 before their Red Bull kicked in and oh my did it kick. Just three points in seven matches but then 16 points in the next seven going 5-1-1 in that stretch.

Energy Drinks: No Effect on Repeated Sprints

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Energy drinks such as Red Bull are becoming increasingly popular among young athletes. Energy drink companies now sponsor many athletes and sports teams including New York Red Bull of Major League Soccer. Thus, it is not surprising that many high school age players regularly drink one or two servings of an energy drink prior to competition.

Energy Drinks and Young Athletes

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I've been meaning to start posting again for a while now that my life has gone from barely managed chaos to just insanely busy. So while perusing the excellent NY Times Chrome Edition, I stumbled across an interesting article on young athletes and energy drinks:

In a recent survey of American high-school athletes, 32 percent reported drinking energy beverages.

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Know Thy Enemy: Revolution vs. Red Bulls Open Cup Edition

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For the second time in as many weeks, the Energy Drinks are in town for a visit.

The New England Revolution have probably never needed the Gold Cup break more than they do right now. Struggling mightily in MLS play, the Revs do have a reprieve today with a rematch against the New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.

An inspirational young man, more news

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From the Union website, this piece details Chris Agorsor's road to recovery from a devastating injury. Agorsor grew up playing with Zach MacMath and has long known Sheanon Williams. Coming from just outside of Baltimore, Agorsor says he never wanted to play for DC United. He says Baltimore "is a lot more similar to Philly than to DC.

Rooney gets message, new deal & more news

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Ferguson and Rooney: BFFs again.

To anybody out there who has ever doubted that one should never believe a word that comes out of the mouth of a player when it is contract renegotiation time, there is this: Wayne Rooney, all over the soccer news this week after it emerged that he wants to leave Manchester United because he believes them to be a club in decline, has signed a new contract that will keep him there until 2015.

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Video: Manchester City star Mario Balotelli is not a fan of energy drinks

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During Sunday night's energy-sapping England v Italy match, it was essential that the players took plenty of fluids on board. Some did this more successfully than others. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli attempted to take a swig of an energy drink, but ended up spitting it anywhere. OTP likes to think that Antonio Cassano [.

Thai Premier League 2012 Kick Off

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A new season underway in Thailand and one of many changes be they new teams, name changes or just political interfering.
Buriram United, who won the league as Buriram PEA last season, defeated Chiang Rai United 3-1 in front of 9,763 fans. If you're new to Thai football you will soon notice a few trends.

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Preview: Union vs Energy Drinks

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What: Union vs Energy Drinks

When: Sunday, May 13. 12:30PM EST

Where: PPL (For NY fans, it'll be the stadium with people in it)

Offenses: NY: 2nd, PHL: 18th

The New York Energy Drinks come to PPL park disguised as the 2011 Philadelphia Union.

Game on! More news.

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New York watch

Tickets are still available for tonight's game. C'mon, you know you want to go.

MLS Gameday Guide download.

Match previews from Philly Soccer Page, MLSsoccer.com, JP Dellacamera, the Inquirer, phillyBurbs.com, the Brotherly Game, Once a Metro (SB Nation NYRB blog even their name is ridiculous).

Is it Thursday yet? More news.

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Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz

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In this week's power rankings roundup, the Union fall two spots to fifth at MLS Soccer.com. At ESPN, they move up one spot to fifth. They drop one spot to fourth at the Seattle Times. At Goal.com, the Union fall two spots to eighth.

Sheanon Williams, profiled on the Union website, was named to Goal.

Three points, KC loses, Langley debuts, more

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Sweet win! Three points for the Union puts them in third place and within striking distance of first if they knock off KC in a week. Check out the current playoff situe in the east.

PSP's Eli rolls out a match report from last night's win.

Rounding up the rest of the Eastern Conference playoff picture's Saturday performances, Columbus lost (obvi), the Energy Drinks won, Houston came back late to nip the points, and KC went down to RSL in a rough and tumble match.

The Dragon and Sir Becks, more news

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With lone Union representative Faryd Mondragon on a MLS roster coached by and littered with Energy Drinks and other all-too-easy ho-hum selections, not to mention that fact that the Dragon isn't starting, does anyone around these parts really give a toss about the All-Star Game?

At first, the only kind of Philly related All-Star story Union fans seem to be able to expect is a retread of the Beckham/Mondragon meeting at the 1998 World Cup kind of story MLSsoccer.

Friendly draw, FIFA follies, CONCACAF crisis, more news

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The fallout from the ongoing corruption scandal at FIFA continues with the interim CONCACAF firing American whistle-blower Chuck Blazer only for the CONCACAF website to post an announcement saying the firing contravenes confederation rules. Meanwhile, efforts to postpone the election for the FIFA presidency are voted down with FIFA's senior vice-president calling England's FA "pirates.

Nowak: more additions – and cuts – to come

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From a conference call with reporters on Wednesday:

  • Noting that the roster compliance deadline is March 1, Peter Nowak said, "The roster is not in place yet we still are working on some things that could improve our roster offensive and defensively."
  • Nowak said, "Having a forward or even grabbing another defender is still in the works.

PSP reports live from the SuperDraft

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PSP is traveling to the SuperDraft on the Union Founding Members bus and will be posting updates from the draft throughout the day. Be sure to hit your refresh button!

4:38pmAt a very crowded Tir Na Nog Baltimore. Union staff are setting up for the panel that will discuss the draft that will be moderated by JP Dellacamera (I hope I spelled that correctly).

Excited for next season, more news

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Justin Mapp talks about how welcome he felt when he came to the Union, what he's doing in the off season, and the team's focus on winning in 2011. "Our fans are the best in the league. They're loud. They're supportive. They're passionate. When we start stringing wins together, these fans are going to be the ones who deserve it.

Rooney (the other one) to MLS, more news

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More on Diego Gutierrez, the Union's new Head of Scouting and Player Development.

With the SuperDraft rapidly approaching (January 13—mark it on your calendar!) mock drafts are starting to pop up on the web. WV Hooligan sees the Union going for Corey Hertzog: "'I'd be a bit shocked at this point Philadelphia didn't select him in the draft after trying to get a Home Grown contract on him before it.

Scalora named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, more news

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U.S. Soccer has opened the voting for its Best of 2010 US Soccer awards. Among the categories is best soccer blog. You can vote for the Philly Soccer Page here. (Registration is not required to nominate PSP.) Voting ends Friday, November 19. Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga and Shea Salinas are all up for MLS Goal of the Year.

Keeping the loans in Philly, more news

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A story on the Union website offers a sobering look at the efforts being made to keep Michael Orozco Fiscal and Roger Torres, both of whom are on loan to the club, in Philadelphia. The article notes "that very well may happen," but cautions, "As with any roster decision, however, there are a number of considerations, both financial and other.

Becks considers adding another trophy, more news

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Later today, it is expected that MLS will announce the winners of the the Fair Play Award, for which Sebastien Le Toux is in consideration, and Rookie of the Year, for which Danny Mwanga made the final three. The Soccer By Ives Rookie of the Year Award has been given to the New York Energy Drinks central defender Tim Ream.

Mwanga chat, FIFA suspensions, Rooney looniness, etc.

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ESPN looks at the MVP race and says that, while Le Toux is unlikely to win the title largely due to the Union not making it to the postseason, he wins the MOT, or Most Outstanding Player award. (ESPN tips Dallas FC's David Ferreira to win the MVP. San Jose's Chris Wondolowski kept his iron in the fire with a hat trick on Wednesday against Chivas USA.

Chat with Le Toux and Mwanga & more news

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You can chat live with Sebastien Le Toux this afternoon from 1:30pm on the Union website. Danny Mwanga will be available to do the same at the same time on Thursday. Pretty f'ing cool, no?

The Union move up two spots to No. 10 in the MLS Power Rankings. They are 13th in the ranking rankings.

Expansion team no more & other news

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With Saturday's win over the Energy Drinks (ending their five-game unbeaten streak), Peter Nowak says, "We think we can compete with any team. The tag of an expansion team is long gone." More reaction to the win from the Daily News, Goal.com (1) and (2), MLSsoccer.com, Soccer By Ives, Big Apple Soccer (Marquez blames tactics and "the condition of the field.

2-1 victory over Red Bulls wraps up home season

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It was a night for Philadelphia fans to remember. The team they fought so hard to get playing the final match of the season in the stadium they've filled with noise and energy all year.

And who better to close out the season than the team with the best chance to become Philly's archrival: New York Energy Drinks

New York had something to play for.

Doing it for the fans and more morning news

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The Union are stoked for Saturday's season finale at home against Thierry Handball and the New York Energy Drinks. Says Stefani Miglioranzi, "This is for the fans. We want to put on a good show and do our very best to make it a win."

Though his performance has dipped recently, here's a look at why Danny Mwanga deserves the Rookie of the Year award.

US roster announced and more morning news

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There are three home games left in the Union season and, as of this writing, Saturday's game against Houston is the only one that isn't sold out. You can get tickets to the game here. While you're at it, take a look at our preview. The Union may realistically be out of playoff picture but the players still have a lot to play for, like place on the squad next year and you and me: the 2011 season starts now.

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Photo: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez drinks ‘mate’ from his fancy calabash gourd

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PHOTO: @luis16suarez arrives at the ground ahead of today's fourth-round tie with Bournemouth pic.twitter.com/KopZ1MGLtA Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 25, 2014 You can keep your energy drinks: Luis Suarez has arrived for Liverpool's game against Bournemouth today sipping a traditional South American drink called 'mate'.

Ex-Wolves and Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy speaks out on energy drink spoiled brats

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Mick McCarthy has revealed that the pampered nature of modern footballer rears its head in the form of tantrums over energy drinks. The former Wolves, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland manager told the story as an example of how prima dona Premier League stars get unsettled by the smallest things. He told Radio Five presenter [.

Preview: Cascadia Cup Match # 3

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Well here is the last bastion of hope for any hardware this season and hopefully Portland can play the role of spoiler for the rest of the season. For those of you who don't remember the standings for the Cascadia Cup head here. The question I have been thinking about is can Portland do something it hasn't done since July 3rd?

The Pine Barrens League, part 9: The Final – Kicking their teeth out

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Editor's note: For your offseason pleasure, PSP is happy to present an multi-part fiction series entitled The Pine Barrens League. In the conclusion of the story, it is the second half of the final. Schnauzer and company have 45 minutes to score a goal to win the money.

We were exhausted when we got off the field at half time.

NTR: The mess in Harrison New Jersey

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NTR: The mess in Harrison New Jersey

WOW! I read this article about the New York Redbulls and all I can say is I am thankful we have the FO and coach we have. give it a read and be thankful our team is not like the Energy Drinks.

Spurs 3-1 QPR: Man-Size 6-a-Side

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Yes it was only QPR (nota bene, Chelski), and no one does not really like to brag – but by golly our lot could not have played with more swagger if they had purred around in Lamborghinis with Megan Fox in the passenger's seat and Snoop Dogg mixing cocktails in the back, while the stereo blared out Test Match Special.

Energy Drinks are Cause for Concern, Scientist Say – NYTimes.com

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A friend of mine, Tavis Piattoly, is the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets. He is launching a new website called High School Sports Nutrition and recently sent me a link to this NYTimes.com article and I felt it was worth blogging about.