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Impact of the Video Assistant Referee on the TV-viewing experience: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 32, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• Pros and cons of the video assistant referee system,

• Our thoughts on the TV coverage of the Confederations Cup thus far,

• Our memories of a man who was a pioneer in US Soccer who died this week.

Impact of the Video Assistant Referee on the TV-viewing experience: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 32, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• Pros and cons of the video assistant referee system,

• Our thoughts on the TV coverage of the Confederations Cup thus far,

• Our memories of a man who was a pioneer in US Soccer who died this week.

Colorado Rapids

U.S. Open Cup Draw: Time and livestream

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Sounders will face one of Republic, Earthquakes or Galaxy.

With the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup completely in the books, the Seattle Sounders will know their Round of 16 opponent shortly. U.S. Soccer has scheduled the draw for 8 a.m. on Thursday and it will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Centennial 38's Thoughts On The Direction Of The Rapids

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Copying this from the C38 Facebook feed. I fully support this statement:

Centennial 38 would like to publicly express its concern and disappointment over the direction the Colorado Rapids has been taking over the last six months. Coming off of a historically successful 2016 season, supporters were buzzing with excitement.

Liga MX

Changes NBC needs to make to improve its EPL coverage next season: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 28, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• More examples of how Liga MX is dominating soccer on US TV,

• News about FOX’s plans for the Confederations Cup,

• How NBC Sports can improve its Premier League coverage next season,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

Liga MX English-language broadcasts to debut on MLS Live from Univision Deportes

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In big news for soccer fans in the United States, Univision Deportes will begin broadcasting English-language commentaries of Liga MX games on Facebook Live.

The top-flight Liga MX is already the most popular soccer league in the United States. However, up until now (other than a failed attempt from ESPN), matches haven’t been available as English-language commentaries in the United States.

Univision announces deal to broadcast Liga MX on Facebook

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Liga MX, Univision and Facebook have combined to announce a historic broadcast deal.

Univision announced on Monday that select Liga MX matches will be broadcast in English live on Facebook. The deal begins on Saturday, February 18th, and continues throughout the 2017 season.

In total, Univisionwill stream 46 matches, including playoff matches, live on Facebook.

AFP

Facebook scores deal to stream MLS matches

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Washington (AFP) – Facebook has struck a deal to stream matches from US-based Major League Soccer, in the latest social network tie-up for live sports.

At least 22 matches for the 2017 season which are broadcast in Spanish on Univision Deportes will be streamed on Facebook Live with English language commentators, under the deal announced by Major League Soccer and Univision.

Facebook scores deal to stream MLS matches

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Washington (AFP) – Facebook has struck a deal to stream matches from US-based Major League Soccer, in the latest social network tie-up for live sports.

At least 22 matches for the 2017 season which are broadcast in Spanish on Univision Deportes will be streamed on Facebook Live with English language commentators, under the deal announced by Major League Soccer and Univision.

Former Chelsea star Lampard retires at 38

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London (AFP) Former England and Chelsea midfield star Frank Lampard said he was retiring Thursday at the age of 38 after turning down "a number of exciting offers" to continue playing.

"After 21 incredible years I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer," he wrote on Facebook.

Hooligan Facebook threat ahead of Euro 2016 Croatia-Spain

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Zagreb (AFP) Hardcore supporters of Croatian club Hajduk Split, suspected of throwing flares during the Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic, have threatened on Facebook to also disrupt the next game against Spain.

UEFA have brought charges after at least 10 flares were lobbed from the Croatian corner of the Saint-Etienne stadium during the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday.

Hooligan Facebook threat ahead of Euro 2016 Croatia-Spain

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Zagreb (AFP) Hardcore supporters of Croatian club Hajduk Split, suspected of throwing flares during the Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic, have threatened on Facebook to also disrupt the next game against Spain.

UEFA have brought charges after at least 10 flares were lobbed from the Croatian corner of the Saint-Etienne stadium during the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday.

Manchester United

RoM Reads

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Scott reviewed the players against Rostov for ESPN.

Scott wrote for ESPN about how Zlatan's ban is Rashford's time to shine.

The Guardian talks about Suarez's cheating in Barcelona's incredible comeback.

The Telegraph claims Ibrahimovic has an offer from the MLS.

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RoM Reads

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Scott writes for Four Four Two to rate the youngsters who made their debut for LvG.

ESPN educates us on target Eric Bailly.

The Guardian talks about Chris Smalling.

FourFourTwo reports on Rooney's claim this England squad is the best he's played in.

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RoM Reads

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Scott reviews the season for ESPN.

The Mirror interviews Marouane Fellaini and discusses whether he's a dirty player.

The Evening News looks at Paul Scholes' thoughts on the final.

The Guardian reports on Van Gaal's claim that we deserve the FA Cup.

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Turner Sports

What to expect from Turner Sports’ Champions League coverage: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 16, we cover a range of topics including:

• What soccer fans can expect to see from Turner Sports’ UEFA Champions League coverage,

• News about YouTube TV and whether it’ll be a good fit for soccer fans,

• Looking ahead to the start to the 2017 MLS season and what the level of interest is,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

What to expect from Turner Sports’ Champions League coverage: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 16, we cover a range of topics including:

• What soccer fans can expect to see from Turner Sports’ UEFA Champions League coverage,

• News about YouTube TV and whether it’ll be a good fit for soccer fans,

• Looking ahead to the start to the 2017 MLS season and what the level of interest is,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

South America

Thousands Of Chile Fans To March Through Santiago In Support Of Alexis Sanchez Leaving Arsenal

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Fed up at seeing their main man let down by his teammates, thousands of Chile fans have organised a campaign to persuade Alexis Sanchez to ditch Arsenal at the end of the season.

A Facebook event page has been set up called "National March for Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal", with over 5,000 Chilean zealots signing up to march through the city of Santiago on 1st March.

‘I’d Love To Go’ – Diego Maradona Formally Invited To Speak To Students At Harvard University (Photo)

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As unlikely at it may seem, it looks like Diego Maradona has been invited to speak at Harvard University.

The Argentinian dumpling shared a letter he received fromMariano Siskind, department chair and professor of 'romance languages and literature' at Harvard.

In the letter, Professor Siskind asks Maradona to lecture students at a class called 'The Global Game: Soccer, Politics and Popular Culture'.

MLS expansion

Four best cities for MLS expansion based on TV markets: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 12, we cover a range of topics including:

•Evaluating the 12 MLS expansion cities through the lens of future TV contracts,

•NWSL's new TV deal and where soccer fans can watch the games this year,

•Our thoughts on the FA Cup and Bundesliga coverage from this past weekend,

•What NBC Sports did this week that infuriated us,

•Plus questions from YOU, the listeners!

Four best cities for MLS expansion based on TV markets: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 12, we cover a range of topics including:

•Evaluating the 12 MLS expansion cities through the lens of future TV contracts,

•NWSL's new TV deal and where soccer fans can watch the games this year,

•Our thoughts on the FA Cup and Bundesliga coverage from this past weekend,

•What NBC Sports did this week that infuriated us,

•Plus questions from YOU, the listeners!

New York Red Bulls

First MLS Cup 20th Anniversary, Lloyd Sam, and Patrick Nyarko: Freedom Kicks for 20 October 2016

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Soccer, go!

Happy 20th anniversary of the very first MLS Cup. We've got something special planned for it that will be coming out later today, but first, here are the links!

United to stream first MLS Cup on Facebook | D.C. United: D.C. United will stream the very first MLS Cup on Facebook this evening; we will have something to go along with it that will be coming later this morning, so keep your eyes open for that!

Curtin’s Comments: October 19th

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Didn't call in to Coach Curtin's presser? We got you covered

Every Wednesday Jim Curtin takes some time out of his day and fields some questions from the media. If you don't want to watch the Facebook video of it, I've compiled some highlights from this week's presser below. If you do want to watch the Facebook video of it, I've added that at the very bottom.

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Football Art: Graphic Untd Design Series Of App-Themed Fantasy Kits For Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etc (Photos)

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Ever wondered what it might look like when Facebook's office football teamsquare off against their Airbnbcounterparts after work on a Thursday night?

Well, wonder no more compadres, for the good people at Graphic Untd have spent their recent weeks drafting up a series of fantasy kits for a whole raft of different apps.

Norwich City Slap Down Haughty Facebook Commenter With Brilliant Reply To LGBT Pride Quip

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By Joseph Viney (@jjviney)

Football is shadowed by a bad reputation for its reception and treatment of the LGBT community.

Indeed, much has been made of the almost total lack of publicly gay footballers at all levels for fear of reprisals and abuse from fans, other players and even colleagues.

It’s Complicated: Jordon Ibe Removes All Mention Of Liverpool Football Club From Social Media

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By Joseph Viney (@jjviney)

The relationship between Jordon Ibe and Liverpool appears to have been broken beyond repair after the player removed all mention of the club that pays him a king's ransom from his social media accounts.

The 20-year-old midfielder has barely figured in manager Jurgen Klopp's plans over the last few weeks and his omission from the matchday squadthat beat Stoke 4-1 yesterday afternoon seems to have been the final straw.

Leeds Fan Claims He Was Paid £500 A Month To Say Nice Things About Massimo Cellino On Facebook

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Say what you like about Massimo, but the guy knows a top valuemeal deal when he sees one!

Just when you think it couldn't get any more absurd, a Leeds United fan is claiming that he was unofficially put on the club's payroll with orders to say nice things about widely-despised owner Massimo Cellino on social media.

Awkward: Thierry Henry Tears Into Chelsea In Front Of Cesc Fabregas At Sky Sports Facebook Q&A (Video)

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Fresh from Chelsea's deserved 2-1 defeat at the hands of high-flyers Leicester City on Monday night, Blues' midfielder Cesc Fabregas took part in a Sky Sports Facebook Q&A thingy along with former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry.

In what was an interesting and entertaining chat, poor old Cesc had to endure the obvious questions about his side's dismal form, which sees the reigning champions languishing in 16th place in the Premier League table.

New England Revolution

Lee Nguyen Signs New Contract With New England Revolution

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Announced during a Facebook Q&A session, Lee Nguyen has a new deal to extend his stay in New England.

The New England Revolution and Lee Nguyen have agreed to a contract extension today. The Revs midfielder put pen to paper at the start of a live Facebook video segment before answering a few fan questions.

Revolution's PDL Affiliate Boston Rams Unveil New Logo

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And it's wicked cool.

I know that everyone, and by everyone I mean the rest of you, want to desperately change the current New England Revolution logo.

That didn't happen, but their PDL affiliate the Boston Rams did release a new logo on Facebook yesterday and I think it's a solid new look.

The Rest

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The Confederations Cup once again takes center stage this weekend as the group stage closes out on Friday and Saturday. There is still much to play for in the World Cup warm-up event. Seven of the eight teams playing still have a shot at making the semi-finals.

MLS, Univision partner to broadcast matches live on Facebook

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MLS is set to unveil a whole new way of watching the league.

The league announced a new partnership with Univision and Facebook on Friday that will seeAa least 22regular season matches broadcast live on the social network. Matches typically broadcast on Univision in Spanish will be availableto live stream in English in the U.

Friday Kickoff: Suarez, Wenger, Maradona and more

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Spain's governing body upheld a striker's suspension despite an appeal while one manager says he isn't feeling the heat this weekend.

Luis Suarez's ban was upheld by the Spanish federation, meaning the Barcelona striker will miss the Copa del Rey final against Deportivo Alaves. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he does not feel pressure regarding his job, but the Arsenal manager did admit that the club's season is at stake this weekend against Hull City.

Sports and Public Tragedy, where is the line drawn?

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When tragedy strikes in the non-sports world, should teams risk dividing their fan base?

Authors note: This article touches on many topics which can be considered controversial. The point of this article is NOT to take any sides on topics, but rather it is to generate discussion on how sports teams should address these topics, if at all.

Highlights of the Brad Evans-Chad Marshall Facebook chat

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Sounders teammates got together to help Facebook celebrate "Friends Day."

By now, you probably are aware that Brad Evans and Chad Marshall are good friends. Their relationship goes back to their days with the U20 national team and when they were teammates with the Columbus Crew.

They've been reunited in Seattle since 2014, but this is actually the first time since the 2009 Gold Cup that they've both been called into the senior national team at the same time.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Boo this man

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Also: choose your Chinese Super League club.

Yo, it's Tuesday, and I'm here to serve you guys up some soccerball links.

Black & Red United is having a meetup on April 16 - Black And Red United
That's this Saturday! Here's the Facebook event if you're into that. I promise we are fun and cool (that's what fun, cool folks always say).

What can a plastic football jersey tell us?

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Earlier this month, Lionel Messi's jersey was trending on Facebook. No surprise there. The football star, often dubbed the best soccer player in the world,1 is used to turning heads. A forward for both the Argentine national team and FC Barcelona, Messi is a five-time recipient of the Ballon d'Or,2 a prestigious award that singles.

VIDEO: Answering your Obafemi Martins questions

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