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US TV Schedule for Tonight’s Games Featuring Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City & Others: Open Thread

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Eight matches are being played tonight across the United States and Canada featuring some of the biggest names in world soccer including Manchester United, Liverpool, AS Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma. For soccer fans that like to watch games on television, tonight is the biggest night since the World Cup Final ended on July 13.

More Info on Manchester United’s 2 New Signings

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Ahead of Manchester United's first preseason tour game in the US against the LA Galaxy, we take a look at Manchester United's first two signings of this summer transfer window....

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Fraizer Campbell Finalizing a 3-Year Deal With Crystal Palace

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Reports from England are saying that Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell is in London to have a medical before a proposed move to Crystal Palace.

The 26-year-old was reportedly nearing a transfer to newly-promoted Leicester City, after the club triggered his release clause with the Welsh club.

End of an Era For Manchester United Stars Heralds a New Beginning For Younger Players

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The close season is, more than anything else, a time of change. Players and mangers come and go, club goals are reassessed and expectations molded. Similar to this summer, the corresponding months of 2006 also featured a World Cup, followed by its annual transfer merry-go-round.

That summer also featured change and uncertainty at one of the world's biggest clubs, Manchester United.

Manchester United 2014/15 Nike Away Kit

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Manchester United Football Club have unveiled their 2014/15 Nike away kit ahead of their pre-season [...]

Manchester United Reveal Away Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Manchester United have officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2014/15 season.

United will be wearing a white shirt with black trim, black shorts and white socks as their away uniform for the 2014/15 season. The kit is designed and manufactured by Nike for the final season before adidas takes over the duty for 2015/16 season onwards.

Why Wayne Rooney Should Not Be Named England Captain

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With the announcement of Steven Gerrard's international retirement, after 38 games as captain and 114 appearances, attention was quickly turned to one question. Who will wear the captain's armband next for the Three Lions?

Frankly, England isn't littered with options. Perhaps that is part of the reason the English performed so poorly in Brazil.

Manchester United suffer blow in signing €20m World Cup star

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Manchester United suffer blow in signing €20m World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's hope of signing Mats Hummels has suffered a blow after Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Kloop has suggested the defender will be continue at Signal Iduna Park next season.

Arsenal

Arsenal Name 20-Man Squad For Friendly Against New York Red Bulls

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Arsenal Football Club has announced its squad for this Saturday's friendly against New York Red Bulls in the 2014 New York Cup.

Arsenal footballers, manager Arsene Wenger and staff departed England earlier today on their way to New York City. Meanwhile, Arsenal supporters from across North American and England will be making their way to Harrison, New Jersey for Saturday's match, which kicks off at 5pm ET (and will be shown live on ESPN2).

Joel Campbell on his way to fight for his place at Arsenal

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How do we utilise Campbell this season? by KJ Joel Campbell has just tweeted that he's on his way back to England. It is too early to expect him to be ready for the game against the New York Red Bulls but I expect him to join up with the team next Thursday (as will [...]

Have Arsenal planned the perfect pre-season?

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As the Arsenal boss said the other day in his interview with Arsenal.com after the first pre-season game, having a summer tournament like the World Cup can make the club's preparations for the new season that bit more difficult. And with Arsenal having so many players like the French and German Gunners reaching the latter [.

Give Us An ‘F’: Alternative Arsenal Alphabet

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First off, get yourselves out of the gutter.

Just because we're dealing with ‘F' words does not mean that the tone of this fine blog will be in any way compromised.

No f*cking way.

So we are onto the sixth letter in our Alternative Arsenal Alphabet – and it's one that throws up some fine entries to this anthology.

Are the Oligarths looking after their own money?‏

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Morning Gooners,

Now I know we don't do politics, religion and all those things that make the world go round, but I felt I had to put a few words together to discuss the following. Many supporters have been asking for one of our major share holders to use his billions to buy Arsenal FC outright and spend some of that vast wealth on players.

Arsenal’s long term target passes medical

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Arsenal's long term target passes medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Toulouse star Serge Aurier is all but set to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain after the talented right-back and Arsenal summer passed his medical.

Earlier reports claimed the Gunners were keen on landing the Ivory Coast international as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who left the Emirates and signed for Manchester City on a free transfer.

PHOTO: Arsenal and Liverpool target joins another PL club

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PHOTO: Arsenal and Liverpool target joins another PL club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Liverpool's hope of signing Steven Caulker has been dashed after the defender agreed terms to join Queens Park Rangers.

The 22-year-old left Tottenham Hotspur last summer and signed for Cardiff City.

Does Arsenal Really Need Another Striker?

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Coming off of a season in which one Arsenal player, Olivier Giroud, scored more than half of the team's goals scored by forwards (22 out of 42), there was little doubt that the North London club would strengthen its front line before the start of the 2014-15 campaign. The Gunners quickly made moves by splashing $50 million for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez and recalling youngster (and World Cup standout) Joel Campbell from a season-long loan at Olympiacos.

Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina for £3million

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Arsene Wenger looks set to agree the £3million purchase of Nice and Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, according to multiple sources. The deal has been reported on for a lengthy period of time and now it appears that the Gunners will be officially announcing the goalkeeper in the near future.

Ospina, 25, played in all of Colombia's World Cup games in an impressive run for the South Americans, before being eliminated by Brazil in the quarter finals.

Who is biggest threat to Arsenal being Premier League champions?

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With over a month still to go in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have already done some very good business, with David Ospina soon to be confirmed and with Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez already done and dusted. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Theo Gazidis have promised us more, so the Gunners will certainly have a [.

Wenger hails Willock as Arsenal star of the future!

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With the Premier League due to kick off in less than a month, Arsenal and all of our rivals are currently in pre-season, with plenty of training sessions, some friendly games and tours of far flung lands, as well as the odd tournament like the Emirates Cup. There are commercial reasons for some of this [.

America 2nd Home of the Arsenal

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I am still on a football break, if you can call it that. I missed Arsenal's first preseason match against Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon. I normally would have at least tried to watch this match. Over the last few years, I think I've only missed a handful of matches, competitive or otherwise.

Liverpool

DONE DEAL: Tottenham finally sign Liverpool target, plus two more deals confirmed

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DONE DEAL: Tottenham finally sign Liverpool target, plus two more deals confirmed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea City left-back of last season, Ben Davies, has been confirmed as a new signing at Tottenham Hotspur today, fighting off interest from high-flying Liverpool. The Swans and the Lilywhiteshavebecome very co-operative of late with Michel Vorm also heading from South Wales to North London andGylfi Sigurdsson heading in the opposite direction.

Luis Suarez – Replacing The Irreplaceable?

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Luis Suarez Replacing The Irreplaceable? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Be it the acquisition of a major international name, or the return of a prodigal hero, the flamboyant unveiling of a major signing by the world's biggest clubs has long since become part and parcel of the realm of modern football.

Sevilla Loanee Iago Aspas Believes Luis Suarez Has Been “Treated Like A Murderer”

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Iago Aspas, on loan at Sevilla from Liverpool, told the Spanish radio stationCadena Cope that he understands why his former team-mate Luis Suarez has been banned from playing. However, even though this latest offense is Suarez's third time biting someone, Aspas believes that the Barcelona striker's ban from all soccer-related activities is excessive.

Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star’s final roll of the dice in ‘favorite position’

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Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star's final roll of the dice in 'favorite position' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joe Cole has recentlycompleted an unexpected free transfer to struggling Premier League side, Aston Villa, and has stated that one of the key factorsbehind his decision was the chance to play in his favorite position: an attacking role in the center of midfield, just behind the strike-force.

Remy, Markovic, Can…Why it’s an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan

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Remy, Markovic, Can...Why it's an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan is a post from: Just Football

by Simon Denavi

Liverpool lived and died by the sword last season, with a simple philosophy to score more goals than they conceded. In the wake of losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Brendan Rogers is having a second crack at this age-old football mantra.

Transfer News

Winners and Losers Of Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Gylfi Sigurdsson Transfer Deals

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Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City have finalized the transfer deals between each club with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm heading to Spurs, while Gylfi Sigurdsson heads to Swansea.

But in this convenient series of transfer deals, who are the winners and losers? Surprisingly, there are more winners than losers in this deal, which is one of the reasons why the deals between both clubs make so much sense.

Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic Joins Stoke City On A Four Year Deal

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Stoke City have announced the signing of 23-year-old Barcelona La Masia product, Bojan Krkic.

The Spanish striker, who has spent loan spells with AS Roma, Ajax and AC Milan, has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League side.

An official announcement was issued via Stoke City's Twitter account:

"#HolaBojan Stoke City are delighted to confirm the signing of Bojan Krkic from FCBarcelona on a 4-year deal.

Cardiff City’s Steven Caulker Set To Join QPR In £8million Deal

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Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker has had a medical this morning and is set to finalize a move to Queens Park Rangers.

According to reports in the British media, the two sides have already agreed a fee for the Bluebirds' captain in the region of£8million ($13.6 million).

The 22-year-old is a product of the Tottenham Hotspur Academy and has been a target of R's manager Harry Redknapp for the past few weeks.

Chelsea

Chelsea 2014 Transfers Update: Ins, Outs and Future Signings

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Chelsea 2014 Transfers Update: Ins, Outs and Future Signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have possibly done the best deals in the transfer windows amongst the top Premier League clubs in the ongoing window.

The Blues first signed the former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

Frank Lampard is headed to New York City FC

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Frank Lampard is headed to New York City FC - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Frank Lampard is heading to Major League Soccer newest club, New York City FC. Photo provided by the Daily Mail.

The long time Chelsea midfielder will be leaving England, and now heading to the states to play in the 2015 expansion team for Major League Soccer, New York City FC.

Chelsea Reveal Third Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Chelsea has unveiled its third shirt for the 2014/15 season.

Chelsea's third shirt features an "electric blue" sound wave graphic on the front of the shirt that symbolizes the volume of support from the fans at every away game. Plus the shirt features the first use of dark navy since 2009/10 when Chelsea won the Premier League and FA Cup double, the only other time the club have worn a dark blue strip.

REVEALED: Chelsea 2014/15 Third Kit

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REVEALED: Chelsea 2014/15 Third Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have unveiled their third 2014/15 kit by Adidas, with the new shirt offering a fresh, youthful design that includes the first use of dirk navy since 2009/10, when the club wonthe Premier League and FA Cup double.

The Rest

Burnley Home and Away Shirts for 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Burnley recently announced their new kits for the 2014/15 season, with a traditional claret and blue and a daring all black away jersey.

As with such an historic club like Burnley, the home kit has been tampered with very little. Sky blue sleeves and piping surround the claret body, with the Puma logo on the right side of the chest and the Burnley crest matching it on the right.

NBC Sports Bringing Premier League Games Into Movie Theaters Nationwide

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For soccer fans in the United States, the Premier League has already rekindled many memories of getting up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. The ritual among many adult soccer fans is now to watch Premier League games on NBCSN in those timeslots. But NBCSN has taken it once step further by bringing select Premier League matches into movie theaters every Saturday at 10am ET throughout the upcoming season.

Experiencing A Pre-Season Friendly in England: The Heart Of English Football

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Going toyour team'sfirst pre-season friendly game is a bit like meeting up with agoodmate you've not seen for months.

You'll bea bit out of sync at first. You make small talk about how your summer has been, have a bit of a chat about soccer, but soon enough, you effortlessly fall back into the same old groove.

Chelsea FC 2014/15 adidas Third Kit

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The full Chelsea Football Club 2014/15 match range is now known to the team's fans [...]

Newcastle United Home Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photos of Newcastle United's home shirt for the 2014/15 season have been leaked on the Internet.

Honestly, I feel sorry for Newcastle United supporters. For a club with so much history (as well as several classic Newcastle shirts), it just feels that the club owners treat their fans as second class citizens.

CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Bojan Krkić signing from Barcelona

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CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Bojan Krkić signing from Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Bojan Krkić from Barcelona on a four-year deal on Tuesday evening.

"Spanish ace signs four-year deal as City secure fifth signing of the summer.

Soccer TV: Sporting Kansas City vs Manchester City and LA Galaxy vs Manchester United

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Sporting Kansas City hosts Manchester City and the LA Galaxy and Manchester United meet in friendlies on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More