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Extra Time: DeAndre Yedlin

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I spoke with DeAndre last week and the resulting MLSS article went up Saturday. As usual, there was a bit from our chat that didn't make the final edit.On playing in front of the notoriously intense Sunderland supporters:The Sunderland fans have been awesome. They're always supporting us, it's been a joy to play in front of them.

Extra Time: Emerson Hyndman

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I had a chance to talk to the Fulham youngster last week and the resulting bit went up yesterday. Here's his thoughts on a couple of topics that didn't make the final cut.On learning from Scott Parker:I've played with Scotty for two years now and I've learned a lot, from the way he carries himself on and off the pitch to giving the maximum professionally.

Extra Times

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Yup, I've gathered all the stray interesting quotes from recent MLSS feature interviews and here we are. Unfortunately, I thought I had a couple sitting on my notepad for the Bibert Kaghado article, cleared my recorder and then came to see I did not actually have any of his extra comments saved. Go read the original anyway, he is another American coaching name to file away.

Extra Time: Clint Dempsey

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I acquired the quotes for the Tottenham move portion of this cool MLSS feature on the life of Clint Dempsey. You know the drill when some of the story offered (this time by Deuce's agent) has missed the editing cut, so here we are. And it is also nice when old reporting is substantiated, so you know there's no way I was keeping all this a secret.

Extra Time: Aron Jóhannsson

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Not to turn this into AJ Central, but I've a couple stray quotes from yesterday's MLSS interview feature with the newest USMNT ace.On rallying to beat champions/nearby rivals Ajax on Sunday:"It's delightful, especially to get the first points on the board in the league. It's important for us, for our confidence.

Extra time: Matt Taylor

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You know the drill. The OG can be found here.On his ability to continue improving after 30:"I think I came over here a little late. Had I come over earlier, it's hard to say where I'd be."On his side's promotion push coming one year earlier than planned:"[The club's] goal was to get back into the black numbers and they did that with winning the first DfB-Pokal game.

Extra Time: Steve Cherundolo

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[Photo: Getty] I'm a bit tardy with this, but let's just call it fashionably late. Here's the OG article. -- On why the team shedding its previous underdog mentality is not because of heightened expectations around the club: "Most of the expectations have come from the media, and some of the fans allow themselves to be influenced by that.

Videos

Extra Time: The Footloose Kid

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I have been dealing with a minor thumb sprain this week, but did manage to knock out this feature with AZ/USMNT forward Aron Jóhannsson. He made one rather interesting comment about club life that it seemed best to share. Now we are getting too far behind in the league. Obviously, at the beginning of the season, the league is the most important thing.

Video: Chelsea 2-2 Bayern Munich (Bayern win 5-4 on penalties)

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Chelsea lost last night's Uefa Super Cup to Bayern Munich in just about the most sickening circumstances. Fernando Torres gave the Blues an early lead, which was cancelled out by Franck Ribery. Ramires was sent off on 85 minutes, leaving Jose Mourinho's side heading into extra-time with 10 men. They had been expected to sit [.

Video: Liverpool 4-2 Notts County

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Liverpool needed extra-time before they were able to see off League One opponents Notts County and progress in the Capital One Cup. Raheem Sterling gave the Reds the lead with a lovely solo effort before in-form Daniel Sturridge fired in a second. But the Premier League team was pegged back. A Yoann Arquin header and [.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez arrives in Australia to join pre-season tour

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Wantaway Liverpool star Luis Suarez has arrived in Australia to join the club's pre-season tour. The Uruguay international has been given extra time off after competing in the Confederations Cup, but will now be thrust back into the spotlight as he is reunited with his team-mates. Suarez flew into Melbourne ahead of the rest of [.

Video: Manchester United arrive in Bangkok for their Asian tour, bus gets stuck under hotel roof

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Premier League champions Manchester United's pre-season tour didn't get off to the smoothest of starts. Their bus got stuck beneath a roof at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Hotel workers had to climb on top of the vehicle to help free it. The squad were already off the bus at the time. Nemanja [.

Man City made to sweat by QPR again, 3-1

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The scoreline is flattering. This was a QPR side that made its ambition clear enough with its number of signings. It was Man City doing all the early pressing forcing corners and set pieces, one of which Yaya Toure scored from after Carlos Tevez's shot caromed off Bobby Zamora and fell to the big man.

Man City made to sweat by QPR again, 3-1

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The scoreline is flattering. This was a QPR side that made its ambition clear enough with its number of signings. It was Man City doing all the early pressing forcing corners and set pieces, one of which Yaya Toure scored from after Carlos Tevez's shot caromed off Bobby Zamora and fell to the big man.

League Cup: Swindon shock Stoke at the Britannia in a thriller, 4-3

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James Collins scored a hat trick at the impregnable fortress, the Britannia stadium which saw Arsenal labour to a scoreless draw over the weekend. Seven goals were scored, three in extra time, as Stoke came back twice to level. Collins had the last answer in the 118th minute right after Peter Crouch equalized for the Potters.

Swindon’s James Collins Scores Hat-Trick vs Stoke, Still Gets Kick Up The Arse From Paolo Di Canio (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Swindon saw off Stoke City in the Capital One Cup League Cup last night, coming out on top in a 4-3 tit-for-tat game which saw James Collins sticking away a hat-trick for the Robins, including an extra-time winner though it was his second goal of the evening which coaxed the most curious reaction out of manager Paolo Di Canio, with the coco-loopy Italian beckoning Collins over, hoofing the striker up the arse and sending him on his way.

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Chelsea’s Fernando Torres battles to catch-up with ‘much fitter’ team-mates

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he is striving to improve his fitness because he is currently lagging behind many of his team-mates. The Spain international says the extra time-off he and five team-mates were given after competing in the Confederations Cup has left them all fighting for first-team spots with players who are currently in [.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud delighted to resume Santi Cazorla bromance

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Olivier Giroud has been doing his bit to ensure Santi Cazorla stays at Arsenal with this Instagram tribute. Cazorla has only just resumed training with the Gunners after being given extra time off following the Confederations Cup. That meant he missed the pre-season tour of Asia and Giroud has been quick to let him [.

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GIF It: Tottenham defender William Gallas scores Inter Milan’s equaliser with an own goal

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Heading into their Europa League second-leg against Inter Milan with a 3-0 lead, Spurs very nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at the San Siro last night. An extra-time goal from Emmanuel Adebayor was enough to send Spurs through on away goals, but not before William Gallas had levelled the tie at 3-3 [.

USL Pro semifinals: A Look Back

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Orlando City entered the playoffs as the heavy favorites to claim the USL Pro championship. They had done so in 2011 and ramsacked through the regular season this year en route to securing homefield advantage throught the postseason.

No one told the Wilmington Hammerheads that.

Paolo Di Canio kicks his players, cuts the grass and continues winning

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League One side Swindon Town pulled off a extra-time upset at Stoke in the second round of the Capital One Cup (formerly the Carling Cup). Manager Paolo "I do what I want" Di Canio led Town with his signature intensity and spurred James Collins to a hat trick by celebrating his goals with a kick up the backside.

POTD : USA’s Hope Solo Enjoys A Gold Medal-Worthy Cappuccino

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After the United States women's team downed Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal at the Olympics Women's Football Final on Thursday night, goalkeeper Hope Solo found the time to grab a specially created cappucino today in between doing media interviews in London. The prospect of meeting the press usually involves copious amounts of caffeine (as Mesut Ozil would tell you) and in Hope's case, she would've probably needed it after a night of hard partying!

English Premier League

Bradford knock Aston Villa out to reach Capital One Cup final

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Badford are heading to Wembley and there's not an egg-shaped ball in sight. The League Two side beat Aston Villa 3-4 on aggregate after a 2-1 defeat at Villa Park last night. Paul Lambert's side crashed out in humiliating circumstances, losing to a side three divisions below them over two legs. Christian Benteke gave [.

United defender faces delayed return

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has reportedly hit another setback in his bid to return to action. The experienced defender suffered a groin injury that has forced him out of the Red Devils first two Premier League games this season, and despite initial hopes of a return against Southampton this weekend it's now been revealed that he could be out for another fortnight.

Add some broth and a potato

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Morning all,

quite the feast of stories going on this morning. Makes a change from the quietness of some of the summer days. I guess we'll chop 'em up, add some broth, throw them in a pot with some vegetables, and baby we got ourselves a stew there.

We'll start with the fact that many of our players have gone away on international duty.

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Non-league Bashley demand FA Cup replay over ghost goal

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Non-league side Bashley have written to the Football Association to ask for their tie with Gosport to be replayed after the referee missed a clear goal. Gosport's keeper booted the ball through the side-netting in frustration before ref Will Bull had seen it cross the line. He didn't award a goal, believing that the ball [.

Glory Glory Leeds #250 now available

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Here we go then Glory Glory Leeds Two Five Oh! An extra long show for you all, to celebrate the occasion!
An hour of the latest Leeds United news. reviews and interviews and then an extended extra time, reading out your wonderful listener emails and congratulations!
It has been a long strange trip over the past 5 years of GGL shows.

Champions League

Extra Time: Josh Gatt

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I know you're all distracted by other things, but perhaps a distraction for your distractions? You know the drill, here was the OG. On switching focus after falling out of the Champions League in harsh circumstances:"We were a PK away from moving on in the Champions League and that was hard to take for everyone.

“Why now? Why not.” Reaction to Hackworth deal, Comcast, more news

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Hackworth thankful but focused on New England game. Sakiewicz explains why he decided to remove interim tag now.Comcast to have beIN Sport available by Sept. 6. US defeat North Korea in extra time to advance to semis at Women's U-20 World Cup. More news.

The Champions League qualifiers

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I must openly admit that I was fearing Denmark would for the first time ever have two teams in the CL. Not because I have anything against Denmark with two teams, but it depends on which two teams. And while I think it is great FC Nordsjaelland will play their first CL ever, I am not in favour of FC Copenhagen, so I was delighted when Lille won 2-0 in a hard-fought extra time match.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 22 August 2012

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AEL edged Anderlecht, BATE defeated Hapoel, Malaga blanked Panathinaikos, Dinamo beat Maribor, and Udinese held Braga in the UEFA Champions League on August 22, 2012.

AEL 2-1 Anderlecht

Greek side AEL got goals from Dossa Junior and Melo Rui Miguel to get the narrow victory. Anderlecht did level the match for 11 minutes but a 75th minute Milan Jovanovic red card ended any realistic chance of a draw.

Portland Timbers

THE SOUTH STAND REPORT - Toronto v. Portland... or Who jumps bitches? We jump bitches?

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The "who jumps bitches" is in reference to what we thought the capos were singing.
Not you Timber Army.
Tonight at BMO, the all-star teams of Toronto A, B and C against a relatively full-Portland side that's struggling.

21' - GOAL - After a block off of the line from Avila, Sal Zizzo puts home the rebound.

Behind the Axe – Has the luster fallen off for the Portland Timbers?

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Behind the Axe looks at the news surrounding the Portland Timbers from the past few days. Since their last match against FC Dallas at home, the team has altered its roster despite fan comments. The Timbers are hoping their new acquisitions plus extra time off is enough for them to secure their first road win of the 2012 season, either in Toronto on August 15 or New York on August 19.

The Rest

Instant redemption: Jon Walters manages to find the right net to send Stoke to the FA Cup fourth round

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After an unimaginably poor performance at the weekend, including two own goals and a missed penalty, Stoke striker Jonathan Walters managed to score two again last night. Luckily this time they were in the right end! The Potters hitman made amends from his Chelsea disaster to help book his side a home tie against Premier [.

Kamara and Sierra Leone Draw at Home

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Kei Kamara and Sierra Leone will have a tall task ahead of them when they travel to Tunisia for the second leg of their African Cup of Nations qualifying series. Today in Sierra Leone, the Leone Stars drew 2-2 with Tunisia. That means that Sierra Leone will now need to win on the road in Tunisia or draw 3-3 or greater to advance automatically.

Paolo Di Canio calls his goalkeeper ‘one of the worst players I have ever seen’

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Less than a week after literally kicking his players up the backside and pulling off the upset of the Capital One Cup second round with a 4-3 extra-time win over Stoke, Paolo Di Canio and Swindon Town returned to League One player and lost 4-1 to Preston North End. Preston scored twice in the first 10 minutes, with the first goal coming off a goalkeeper error, prompting Di Canio to take 21-year-old goalkeeper Wes Foderingham off in just the 21st minute.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 28 August 2012

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Anderlecht, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, Malaga, and Braga all advanced to the Group Stage in the UEFA Champions League on August 28, 2012.

Anderlecht 2-0 AEL

The home side scored two late goals to secure their place in the Group Stage. AEL were able to hold onto their 2-1 lead from the first lead until the 81st minute when Anderlecht's Deiudonne Mbokani scored.

The Shaky Future of U.S. Women's Professional Soccer

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Insightful stuff from Noah Davis over at Grantland regarding the formation of the new women's professional soccer league here in the States: Extra Time.

No time to read today? In short, as you expect, it's going to take time and money...and quite possibly a miracle.

Napoli boycotted Supercoppa Italiana ceremony after trio of red cards

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Juventus beat Napoli 4-2 after extra time in the Supercoppa Italiana and the Azzurri were so upset about the three red cards they were shown near the end of the first 90 minutes that they walked out on the post-match ceremony. Goran Pandev was sent off for dissent when he argued a penalty that was given to Juventus in the 73rd minute, Juan Zuniga followed him back to the dressing room after a second yellow during injury time and manager Walter Mazzerri was sent off for arguing the first two decisions before extra time.

Evening Ticker: Dos Santos out for Olympic final, Lukaku loaned and more

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If Mexico is to capture Olympic gold, it will have to do so without attacking star Giovani Dos Santos.

Dos Santos has been ruled out of the final with a muscle injury, leaving El Tri without one of its most lethal options in a game that features two of the more explosive teams in the Olympic field.