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Hiring Friedel is a big risk for the Revolution

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Employing an inexperienced coach shows a lack of ambition.

According to reports, Brad Friedel is the New England Revolution's next head coach. This hiring may come to a surprise to many. Rumored candidates, such as former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella, New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, and former USMNT boss Bruce Arena, made it seem like the Revolution were looking for experience.

Hiring Freidel is a big risk for the Revolution

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Employing an inexperienced coach shows a lack of ambition.

According to reports, Brad Friedel is the New England Revolution's next head coach. This hiring may come to a surprise to many. Rumored candidates, such as former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella, New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, and former USMNT boss Bruce Arena, made it seem like the Revolution were looking for experience.

AFP

Brighton snap up experienced Schelotto

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London (AFP) – Much-travelled defender Ezequiel Schelotto will provide the experience struggling Premier League newboys Brighton need said their manager Chris Hughton after he signed on Thursday from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon.

The 28-year-old right-back - born in Argentina but a naturalised Italian who won one cap for the senior side - signed a three year contract for an undisclosed fee with ‘The Seagulls’ who become his ninth club.

Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss

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Barcelona (AFP) – Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde is the man charged with reviving Barcelona’s fortunes after being confirmed as the Catalan giants’ new boss on a two-year deal on Monday.

“Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way,” club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said at a press conference.

Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss

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Barcelona (AFP) – Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde is the man charged with reviving Barcelona’s fortunes after being confirmed as the Catalan giants’ new boss on a two-year deal on Monday.

“Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way,” club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said at a press conference.

Manchester City will learn from Monaco thriller – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the experience of Tuesday’s exhilarating 5-3 Champions League victory over Monaco would stand his side in good stead in the competition.

City are in control of the last-16 tie ahead of the return leg on March 15, but at several moments during the first leg their European destiny appeared to be hanging by a thread.

Youthful France capable of beating anyone – Varane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane is confident Les Bleus have the right mixture of youth and experience to lead them to victory on home soil at Euro 2016.

Varane, 23, is one of a number of talented younger players including Juventus' Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rival Antoine Griezmann who will carry French hopes of replicating their success of winning the Euros and World Cup at home in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

Youthful France capable of beating anyone – Varane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane is confident Les Bleus have the right mixture of youth and experience to lead them to victory on home soil at Euro 2016.

Varane, 23, is one of a number of talented younger players including Juventus' Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rival Antoine Griezmann who will carry French hopes of replicating their success of winning the Euros and World Cup at home in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

Arsenal

BFG adds German efficiency to the Arsenal team

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Per Mertesacker has been the acting captain of Arsenal in the absence of Mikel Arteta for the last year, and he believes that he brings some organization and planning to the team, making sure everything is in the right place to get the team dynamics working correctly. "It's not about me or anyone else, it's [.

Arsenal Debate – Can you put a price on experience?

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Why Arsenal fans shouldn't underestimate the value of experience by KJ Recently, there has numerous reports about certain players getting or not getting a new contract and fans have naturally been reacting. Some believe we must pay whatever is required to keep valuable players at the club whilst others think that we shouldn't be held [.

Arsene Wenger reveals that Arsenal don’t need to buy a striker this summer

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Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration. But the fact [.

Arsenal need more squad players as well as new stars!

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Why competition for places is key! by Ash

On the basis of players potentially joining the club, I often see fans being quite pessimistic in my opinion and state that we don't need to sign one player because we already have a player for that position. Some fans also take the Arsene Wenger approach and say that by purchasing a certain player will "kill off" another.

Arsenal should take free-agent Ambrosini for his top-class experience

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Arsenal should get Ambrosini by Rohan

Its been said repeatedly that Arsenal lacks experience. We pride ourselves on the young talent we produce but year after year we have seen that it is not enough to win trophies. Arsene wenger has also said over and over in post match conferences that the team lacks personality at the moment.

Wenger to rely on experience for Arsenal’s Top Four fight

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Sir Alex Ferguson famously spoke the words "squeaky bum time" about the nervewracking end of season games, and it certainly is for fans of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham at the moment. This is a time for the players to try and approach each game calmly and confidently and not to let the nerves affect their game.

Is Sagna set for summer exit from Arsenal?

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It is believed that Arsenal are only willing to offer Bacary Sagna a one year extension to his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2014. The French international is not happy with this, apparently, which means that the Gunners will have to decide whether to keep hold of him and lose him for nothing in 17 months, or sell him this summer and bring in a replacement.

Wenger finally admits Arsenal Youth Policy was a failure!

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There is a very interesting quote on Arsenal.com this morning from Arsene Wenger, which all Arsenal fans who have watched Wenger promote his policy of using youngsters for the last decade will read with bated breath.

This is his quote: "You can play well for 80 minutes and lose a game because one or two players make a mistake in decisive moments against experienced players,"

"You grow with the knowledge of the game and you make your career with your qualities but with your experience as well.

Arsenal have a great role model in Arteta

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Arsenal have always had a blend of youth and experience in the team and since Wenger took over as manager the amount of young players has increased to the point where Mikel Arteta, at 30-years old, is one of the oldest players at the club.

It is not just his age and experience that make the Spaniard one of the best role models at the club, however, it is the way he conducts himself both on and off the field.

Arsenal to mix youth and experience against Coventry

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Coventry City have had a dreadful start to the season, with five league defeats in a row. Their new manager Mark Robins is desperate to avoid another dent to his sides fragile confidence and may have hoped for a young and inexperienced Arsenal side in tonight's Capital One cup clash. He is going to be out of luck, however, as Arsene Wenger has vowed to field a strong and competitive side at the Emirates.

Arsenal’s new confidence has come from buying experienced winners

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Experience builds confidence by Chris Over the last 7 seasons, the problem with Arsenal not winning silverware, has, in my opinion been a ‘mental' issue, a question of belief. We have been SO close to Trophy success at times since 2005, it is hard to take, that we missed out each time. In 2007 – [.

Arsenal mix Youth and Experience in Memorial Cup squad

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Arsenal's Memorial cup preview by KJ This has been in large a horrifically boring month without the Arsenal to watch during the weekend. Fortunately, preseason gives us a little taste of what we might see next season. Arsenal have named the squad that will feature in this interestingly formatted tournament.

It’s a shame Arsenal can’t keep Benayoun….

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Yossi confirms he's leaving! by KJ The lovable Israeli, Yossi Benayoun has officially announced on his Twitter that he will be officially leaving Arsenal tomorrow. Here's the official tweet: "My loan spell with arsenal will be officially over tomorrow..I want to say again a big thanks to the fans and the club.

Rosicky – Arsenal’s youngsters need experienced players like me around

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Thomas Rosicky has just been rewarded with a new two-year contract at Arsenal despite being 31 years of age, which is a massive departure from Arsene Wenger's policy regarding older players. But the Czech international thinks that Arsene Wenger's Young Guns need expeienced players like him to keep them calm when the going gets tough.

Wenger – Arsenal won’t make the same mistakes this time

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Arsene Wenger and Arsenal had a thoroughly miserable end to last season. The Gunners were challenging for all four competitions, then after the farcical defeat to Birmingham in the Carling Cup Final, the team just seemed to lose all belief in themselves and quickly dropped out of contention in the other three competitions as well.

Henry – I can help Arsenal even if I don’t play

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The returning Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is well aware that he doesn't have the same speed that helped him become a world beater ten years ago, but he is certain he can contibute in other ways, even if he doesn't play. He said: "Right from the start, as I said, it looks more like I [...]

Football Manager

Review of Football Manager Touch 2016, a streamlined, faster-paced FM experience

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Sega surprised many soccerfans by releasing a Football Manager Classic game near the end of last season and giving many mobile managers a much better on-the-go experience. Football Manager Classic 15 was very close to the same experience that you get on the PC but not without its flaws.

Review of Football Manager Touch 2016, a streamlined, faster-paced FM experience

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Sega surprised many soccerfans by releasing a Football Manager Classic game near the end of last season and giving many mobile managers a much better on-the-go experience. Football Manager Classic 15 was very close to the same experience that you get on the PC but not without its flaws.

New England Revolution

Jermaine Jones returns to national team, adding crucial experience ahead of Mexico decider

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After surgery in June to repair a bilateral sports hernia injury, Jones returns to the national team to help a side that finished fourth in the Gold Cup

After suffering through a sports hernia surgery in February that kept him out during the opening of the MLS season, Jermaine Jones had to go through it all again this summer.

Five Questions: Revolution vs. Impact

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Youth vs. experience. Old vs. new. Michael Keaton Batman vs. Christian Bale Batman. If you like these kinds of debates, then you'll loveSunday's Revolution-Impact clash.

On one hand, we have the Revolution (average age 23.5), a team stocked with enough young talent to be a dark horse in this year's run to the College Cup.

Liverpool

Lucas will not rush Liverpool return

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Midfielder Lucas Leiva has vowed not to rush his return to action from his latest injury and said it has been "the worst experience of his career".

The 25-year old is not expected to return to action until November as he is currently recovering from a thigh injury picked up in the second game of the season against Manchester City

"It's been the worst experience of my career because I've never had experience of injuries," Lucas told the club's official website.

Reds Win In Edinburgh

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Raheem was the star last night...
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It wasn't exactly a pretty performance nor was it very controlled but it was a win nonetheless and by the end of the 90 minutes Liverpool's experience had helped them to a 1-0 victory over a plucky Hearts side.

The Rest

Georgetown outlasts Villanova in Big East showdown at Talen Energy Stadium

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The first place Hoyas scored a goal in each half to take the 2-0 win

Villanova got to experience Friday night soccer in front of their home crowd at Talen Energy Stadium last night, but goals in each half were enough to give the Georgetown Hoyas faithful, which included two current Philadelphia Union players, reason to celebrate a 2-0 victory.

Bhayangkara Exchange Thiago For Spasogol

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Thiago Furtuoso is a more than competent striker. In the first half of the season for Bhayangkara he scored seven goals and three assists as the police side have maintained an unlikely title bid in the face of more fancied sides. The 30 year old Brazilian striker's experience has also proved invaluable in bringing on younger players like Ilham Uddin Armaiyn (seven goals in fifteen games) and Dendi Sulistyawan.

The sound of green thundered

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nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum

Sounders FC were kind enough to invite some of the SB Nation crew to experience a different perspective at the Portland match in Seattle a few weeks ago. As part of that experience, we got a behind the scenes look at the press operations and other behind the scenes perspectives.

MLS expansion, US Soccer’s deep pockets, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/5/2017

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D.C. United gears up for Saturday, while the Washington Spirit get some kudos

It's Cinco de Mayo, which means people here in the US are going to go too hard and act a fool. I have some experience in going out to watering holes and acting like an unhinged lunatic while not wronging people or going to jail, so here's some advice:

  1. This isn't Mexico's July 4th.

Levy interviews Tacoma Stars midfielder Joseph Cairel

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Cairel discusses his experience playing in Brazil and his relationship with his father

Joseph Cairel was one of many new faces to sign with the Tacoma Stars for the 2015/16 MASL season. Head coach/GM Darren Sawatzky took note of Cairel's work rate with Burlingame Dragons in PDL when Sawatzky's Sounders U23 side faced Cairel's side in the 2015 PDL playoffs.

New Soccer Video Website Launches to Aggregate Best Viral Videos From Across the Web

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Viral videos are such an integral part of the soccer experience. Whether it's interviews with The Special One, clips from Nike or user generated videos, you can now find them in one place at worldsoccertalk.tv.

No longer do you have to hunt and click through YouTube or social media to find the soccer videos that appeal to you.

Watching Soccer On Projectors: A Closer Look

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Every year, more and more people are letting their TVs gather dust in favor to using projectors, thanks to their increasing affordability and unparalleled image size and experience. Consumers that love having a movie theater-like experience in the comfort of their own homes know that there's no better way to get there than by using video projectors.

Research: Top European Leagues Leaning towards Young Coaches

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"Like a good wine, we get better with age"; This is a common belief among many people, and strongly believed among professional football club management. Therefore, it has always been a norm among football community to bring an experienced and middle-aged coach to the team, and path to success would be assumed as guaranteed.

City Duo Applaud Toure Acquisition

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Kolo Toure's level of experience and leadership makes his free transfer to Liverpool an 'astute' signing according to two of his former colleagues at Barclays Premier League rivals Manchester City.
The Ivorian defender plied his trade with City for four seasons, winning a championship medal and the FA Cup as well as sharing a dressing room with Gareth Barry and Joleon Lescott.

Two Roads Converge in Antigua

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All players, no matter how much experience they have, still get a special feeling when they receive word they have been selected to the National Team. Especially for a World Cup qualifier, the sense of pride is magnified. For two players on the current roster, the chance to be with the team for these two critical matches is particularly gratifying, although the route has been quite different.