New England Revolution

Player Ratings: New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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Darrius Barnes scored a 95th minute equalizer in the Revolution's 1-1 draw with the Red Bulls. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the New England Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection).

Chicago 2 - 1 New England: MacDonald's First is the Decider in the Revs' 4th Straight Loss

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It was another disappointing road result for the Revs tonight as they fell 2-1 to the Chicago Fire, bringing their 2012 record to 6-13-5 with still only one road win on the season. Meanwhile, with tonight's result the Fire sit comfortably in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings and look more than ready to extend their campaign into the post-season.


State pros: Weber delivers for Gullringens

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James Weber (Hartford) continues to make an impact for Swedish club Gullringens GoIF.

The 19-year-old striker, who opted to forego his final three seasons of college eligibility and sign with the fifth-division side, scored a 44th-minute equalizer as Gullringens tied host IK Östria Lambohov 1-1 in a Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland match Saturday.

DTotD: Israel keeper gets big air, does faceplant after collision with opponent

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During the second half of Israel's friendly against Hungary on Wednesday, Israel keeper Dudu Aouate played a game of chicken against Hungary striker Adam Szalai and nobody won. Aouate decided to be proactive with a long ball that could've set Szalai up for a one-v-one and sprinted to the edge of the box to head it away.


Danish goalkeeper scores overhead equalizer in stoppage time

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Frem goalkeeper Jakob Kohler proved to his his side's secret weapon in a Danish Second Division East (the third tier of Danish football) match against Birkerod. In the 92nd minute, with Birkerod up 1-0, Kohler came forward for Frem's last-ditch effort to equalize off a corner kick.

After the ball was headed away from goal and a Frem shot was blocked by a defender, Kohler executed a beautiful overhead kick off the deflection and, to the surprise of everyone, scored an equalizer.

Dike goal leads Timbers to second straight win, downing collapsing Rapids

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The Portland Timbers may be doing too little, too late to help the team's chances of making a playoff run in 2012, but another commendable effort suddenly has the once-struggling Timbers slowly turning things around.

Bright Dike slotted home a Sal Zizzo cross just before halftime to give the Timbers all they needed to squeeze out a 1-0 victory against the faltering Colorado Rapids.

Inspired Toffees stun Man Utd

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Marouane Fellaini rose above make-shift center-half Michael Carrick to head home the night's only goal twelve minutes into the second half and propel Everton to a famous win over Manchester United.

United, whose costly 4-4 draw against the Toffees last season played a major part in their title defeat to bitter rivals Manchester City, once again met a Toffees side that was ready for a fight at Goodison Park.

DTotD: Pepe sent to hospital after nasty collision with Iker Casillas

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Pepe had to spend a night in the hospital after a ugly collision with Iker Casillas as Valencia scored their 42nd minute equalizer against Real Madrid. Pepe, Casillas and Xabi Alonso all collided as Jonas headed in a free kick, with the goalkeeper and defender getting the worst of it.

All three played on -- Pepe with a head wrap -- but the Portuguese usually known for inflicting pain on opponents had to be taken off at halftime after complaining of dizziness and was eventually taken to the hospital for the night.

Premier League Rewind: City earn comeback win, Arsenal stymied, and more

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It may not have been the way they envisioned it, but Manchester City earned an impressive win in their first game of the season as they opened their defense of the Premier League title in dramatic style.

City came back from a goal down to defeat newly promoted Southampton, 3-2, at Etihad Stadium with goals from Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, and Samir Nasri.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City – Match Recap – Community Shield – 12 August 2012

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Manchester City kicked off the 2012-13 with a come from behind victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. The match is the start of the English season with the EPL winners taking on the FA Cup champions.

Man City started out on the front foot with decent chances for Carlos Tevez and a Sergio Aguero while Chelsea's Eden Hazard tested the goalkeeper with a bouncing shot from long range.

North American Soccer League

Late Edmonton Equalizer Delays Minnesota Stars Playoff Berth

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It finally looked as if the Minnesota Stars FC's luck had turned against Canadian rivals FC Edmonton. For the majority of the 90 minutes, the Stars preserved a one goal lead in hopes of winning their first game since July. Not only would then win end the monotony of draws and losses, but it would [.

NASL Week 21: A Look Back

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If the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers were hoping to end August on a strong note, they did just that by defeating the league-leading San Antonio Scorpions this past weekend.

The Strikers topped the Scorpions, 2-1, in front of 3,268 fans at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday courtesy of two second-half strikes from Abe Thompson.

Clint Dempsey

Jamaica 2, USA 1: A Look Back

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KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Just three weeks after making history by winning in Mexico for the first time, the U.S. team made history again, only it was the kind they definitely didn't want to make.

Jurgen Klinsmann had to know his U.S. team would be in for a tough night without a handful of key veterans, but he also has to know that his teams chances of leaving Jamaica with a point or three were going to hinge on his roster and lineup selections.

Jamaica rallies from early deficit to earn first win over USMNT

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For a second straight month, Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. men's national team made history, but this time the result was not one they wish to remember.

Weeks after beating Mexico for the first time at Azteca Stadium in a friendly, the United States resumed their World Cup qualifying campaign by suffering a 2-1 loss to Jamaica at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday night.

USA vs. Jamaica: A Look Ahead

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A visit to Independence Park, otherwise known as ‘The Office,' for a game against the Jamaican national team isn't really an intimidating experience for opposing teams. If anything, the loud reggae music and female dance squads that entertain fans give national team matches a party-like atmosphere.

Who should Klinsmann start vs. Jamaica?

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The U.S. Men's National Team takes on Jamaica in World Cup qualifying on Friday and with stars Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley set to miss out, Jurgen Klinsmann will have some important decisions to make on how he shapes his lineup without those two stars.

Without Donovan and Bradley, and potentially without Clint Dempsey, the U.

Dempsey A ‘Coup’ For Tottenham

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Clint Dempsey completed a move to Tottenham on Friday. (Photo Credit: Tottenham Hotspur)

Looks like Deuce might need a new nickname. Clint Dempsey has been handed the number 9 jersey at Tottenham Hotspur according to Sky Sports.

Though it may be a bit presumptuous to put much meaning on Dempsey wearing the number often reserved for a club's star striker, it's another sign Spurs manager André Villas-Boas plans to give Dempsey a significant role.

Spurs uneasy start continues as they draw 1-1 against Norwich

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Moussa Dembele's undoubted moment of genius was the only redeeming feature in an otherwise rather insipid, dull, and lethargic Spurs side that was hard pressed keeping away an industrious and well organized Norwich side.

The former Fulham midfielder scored a goal on debut showing his class in the 68th minute as he used some nifty footwork and a cool finish to frustrate an enterprising Norwich side who had plenty of chances of their own.


Rosell's late winner lifts Sporting KC to victory over Toronto

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Sporting Kansas City preserved their top spot in the East on Saturday, but they were made to work for it by the team at the bottom of the conference.

Newly-acquired Oriol Rosell scored an 87th-minute winner as Kansas City topped Toronto FC, 2-1, at Livestrong Sporting Park.

MOTM: 2 Away Goals edition

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For the first time in their brief MLS History Portland has scored 2 away goals and not only have did they score two but one of them was a late equalizer. With all that said there were not that many players to choose from for Man of the Match honors as quite a few players had pretty poor performances, so let's see who the writers thought was their MOTM.

Stoppage Time

Higuain rallies Crew past Impact

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The Montreal Impact took a 1-0 lead on the Columbus Crew in their important Eastern Conference clash on Saturday, but in a scene that Crew fans have become all too familiar with in recent weeks, Federico Higuain drove the Columbus attack to a victory.

Emilio Renteria headed home a Higuain cross in second-half stoppage time to lift the Crew to a 2-1 victory at Crew Stadium on Saturday night.

Americans Abroad: Bradley out for Inter match, McCoist talks Bocanegra & more

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Michael Bradley's first season with Roma has hit its first speed bump.

According to Italian publication Gazzetta Dello Sport, Bradley suffered a muscle strain in his right leg and will be out for Roma's trip to Inter Milan this weekend. There is no timetable given for his return, and the injury will be monitored in the coming days, so it is unclear how it will affect his standing for the U.

Club Tijuana Wins in Azteca, Suazo Leads Monterrey to Win

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We are six weeks into the Apertura 2012 in Liga MX, and we're finally starting to see a few teams separate themselves in the league table. While some have risen, others have fallen and now we're starting to see the normal carousel of managers Mexican fans are accustomed too. Three managers are out of work and there are a few more that are walking thin lines.

Spanish Primera Division – Match Recaps – 26 August 2012

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FC Barcelona and Getafe both won while Sevilla and Valencia had to settle for draws in the Spanish Primera Division (La Liga) on August 26, 2012.

Osasuna 1-2 FC Barcelona

Barcelona trailed at halftime but rallied with a brace from Lionel Messi. Osasuna defeated Barcelona last season and looked ready for a repeat as Joseba Llorente scored in the 17th minute.

Scottish Premier League – Match Recaps – 26 August 2012

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Motherwell were held at home by St Mirren and Hearts remained unbeaten with a draw at Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League matches on August 26, 2012.

Aberdeen 0-0 Hearts

Hearts continued their unbeaten record in the new season with a clean sheet at the Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen were the stronger side in the beginning as Hearts looked a bit lethargic following their loss to Liverpool in the Europa League.

NASL Recap: Week 20

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After a shaky last week, the San Antonio Scorpions solidified themselves as the cream of the NASL crop. With a dominating 4-0 win over the second place Tampa Bay Rowdies, the Scorpions have clinched at least a playoff spot with 6 games left in their schedule.

French Ligue 1 – Match Recaps – 18 August 2012

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Lyon thrashed Troyes at home, Bastia defeated Reims, Lorient edged Montpellier, and Toulouse beat St Etienne in the French Ligue 1 on August 18, 2012.

Lyon 4-1 Troyes

Lyon moved on top of the league table with a strong victory. Troyes actually had a 1-0 lead with a 47th minute goal but Lyon responded with two goals in a 15 minute span.

NASL Week 19 Recap

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Huh. Where did all the goals go? Did the heat wave finally get to everyone? Did every team suddenly start signing better defensive players(Hint: No)? To put this into perspective, more goals were scored in ONE game last week than were scored by all the teams this week, which even included an extra midweek game!

San Jose Earthquakes Vs. Seattle Sounders: Highlights, Stats, Quotes

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That was certainly not how the Seattle Sounders imagined this week going. Losing to both Sporting Kansas City and the San Jose Earthquakes would have been bad enough, but doing it in the way they did makes it almost unfathomable.

The more depressing loss was the penalty shootout on Wednesday, but the way the Sounders lost 2-1 on Saturday was just pouring salt on the wound.

Soccer Business

Skrtel lets City come back twice to draw Liverpool, 2-2

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szólj hozzá: Liverpool vs Man City 2:2 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS

Martin Skrtel was responsible for three of the four goals scored today at Anfield in an engrossing match. Liverpool went ahead as Skrtel attacked a corner throwing himself at the ball and absolutely buried the ball past Joe Hart.

In the second half, Roberto Mancini introduced Jack Rodwell which allowed Yaya Toure to roam up front.

Fernando Torres's clearly offside goal against Reading

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szólj hozzá: Chelsea vs Reading 3:2 Torres

Even Gary Cahill admits as much. That goal turned the tables on Reading as goalie Federici was sent upfield for a corner in a desperate search for the equalizer. It left him stranded while Chelsea made its breakaway move for the fourth and final goal.

The Rest

FCKC Losing Scott to England

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It looks like FC Kansas City will be losing a big part of their midfield ahead of the 2014 season. The Equalizer is reporting that Canadian international, Desiree Scott is leaving KC and the US to head to England. The report says that Scott is joining the Notts County Ladies of the FAWSL, the top league in England.

Is Arsene Wenger also worried about Giroud now?

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger bought the French Ligue 1′s top scorer last season, hoping to replace some of the 30 goals that Robin Van Persie provided last season, but the ex-Montpellier hitman seems to be lacking in confidence in front of goal at the moment.

After a few blatant misses in early league games, Wenger decided to take the pressure of Giroud a bit by keeping him on the bench and unleashing him in the League Cup match against Coventry where he duly obliged by scoring the first goal.

Toulouse keeper scores stoppage-time equalizer with backwards header

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With Toulouse down 2-1 to Stade Rennes late in added time, goalkeeper Ali Ahamada came forward on a free kick in an attempt to salvage a point at home. Ahamada ended up finding space in the box and managed to execute an off-balance backwards header to score an equalizer in the 95th minute.

Ahamada then celebrated like the happiest man on earth, scrambling to his feet, hoping over the advertising board and embracing a group of joyful supporters.

Schellas Hyndman: Jackson Not a Player Who Will Score From Outside Area

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In the first half of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas midfielder Jackson delivered another goal for his side, the equalizer after the visitors had gone ahead thanks to a nice sequence from Seattle's Steve Zakuani and Mauro Rosales in the 20th minute. Jackson's tally was clearly a case of him being in the right place at the right time and capitalizing on the opportunity, something he's done quite well during his time with Dallas.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Your Running Commentary

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The second Clasico in as many weeks takes place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid will attempt to overturn a 3-2 deficit to bitter rival Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish SuperCopa (4:30 p.m., ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes).

Barcelona battled back for the opening-leg win after Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the second half last Thursday, getting an equalizer from Pedro a minute later that was followed by consecutive goals from Lionel Messi and Xavi.

Ronaldinho makes a run from midfield to score against Cruzeiro

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Both Cruzeiro and Atletico-MG had a player sent off in the 58th minute of their Brasileiro match on Sunday. Half an hour later, with the score at 1-1, Atletico-MG were reduced to nine men with the match's third sending off. And a minute after that, Ronaldinho made a run from the midway line and after beating the same defender twice (once at midfield and again in the box), he put the ball just inside the far post to give Atletico a 2-1 lead.

Galaxy open up CCL play with a win

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The Los Angeles Galaxy's opening match of the 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League tournament had just about everything one could ask for.

The Galaxy got goals from its star players, but had to weather some questionable officiating late in the second half which featured a red card to Robbie Keane and a yellow card right in the midst of a substitution.

Neymar charters a jet so he can score a great goal for Santos and get compared to Superman

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Neymar played six matches in 14 days during Brazil's disappointing silver-medal run at the Olympics. Four days after that he went to Sweden to play 83 minutes of a friendly and a little more than day after that he was back in Brazil leading Santos to a 3-1 win over Figueirense.

From Reuters:

The spikey-haired forward hired a private jet to take him from Stockholm to Florianopolis, a 14-hour trip, to try and help his struggling side revive their Brazilian championship fortunes.

William and Mary Draw N.C. State 1-1

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Tribe Women's Soccer Ties N.C. State, 1-1, in Exhibition Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Sat, August 11, 2012 RALEIGH, N.C. - The William and Mary women's soccer team and N.C. State played to a, 1-1 draw Saturday evening in the College's lone exhibition match before opening the 2012 season Friday, Aug.