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Manchester United game against Benfica to stream live on Facebook

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Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday will be streamed on Facebook Live.

The match, which will be played at Estádio da Luz in Portugal, is scheduled to kick off at 2:45pm ET. On television, the game is only available via FOX Deportes, which can be streamed through fuboTV.

Manchester United game against Benfica to stream live on Facebook

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Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday will be streamed on Facebook Live.

The match, which will be played at Estádio da Luz in Portugal, is scheduled to kick off at 2:45pm ET. On television, the game is only available via FOX Deportes, which can be streamed through fuboTV.

NBC’s Premier League Pass will hurt growth of EPL in USA: 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 33, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• NBC’s big change to next season’s Premier League coverage,

• Which massive soccer competition is going to be debut games on Facebook Live,

• Our latest analysis of the Confederations Cup TV coverage,

• News about the Gold Cup TV schedule, and more.

NBC’s Premier League Pass will hurt growth of EPL in USA: 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 33, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• NBC’s big change to next season’s Premier League coverage,

• Which massive soccer competition is going to be debut games on Facebook Live,

• Our latest analysis of the Confederations Cup TV coverage,

• News about the Gold Cup TV schedule, and more.

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.

Soccer on TV

Facebook is paying FOX Sports to stream UEFA Champions League games

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After streaming four English-language UEFA Champions League games on Facebook Live this month, World Soccer Talk has learned that Facebook is paying FOX Sports to stream the games.

So far this month, FOX Sports has streamed four Champions League games exclusively online and has prevented them being shown live on television.

Facebook is paying FOX Sports to stream UEFA Champions League games

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After streaming four English-language UEFA Champions League games on Facebook Live this month, World Soccer Talk has learned that Facebook is paying FOX Sports to stream the games.

So far this month, FOX Sports has streamed four Champions League games exclusively online and has prevented them being shown live on television.

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.

Transfers & Rumours

Diego Costa Pens Obligatory Open Letter To Chelsea Fans After Wrapping Up Atletico Madrid Return

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It's done. Diego Costa has officially returned to the employ of Atletico Madrid, with the striker's Chelsea exit confirmed by both parties on Tuesday night.

The transaction, said to be valued in excess of £50million, will take effect on the first day of January, 2018 the day on which Atleti's current transfer embargo is lifted.

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.

AFP

Totti confirms retirement to take Roma role

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Rome (AFP) – Roma legend Francesco Totti confirmed his retirement on Monday and will take a directorship role at the Serie A club.

The 40-year-old played his final game for Roma in May after 24 years with the capital-city side.

He had been linked with a possible move to either Japan or Major League Soccer, but wrote on Facebook: “The first part of my life as a football player is over and now another more important one is about to begin.

Facebook to livestream Champions League football games

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New York (AFP) – Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches for American internet users under a deal with Fox Sports, which will host the livestreams on its pages, the channel said Tuesday.

The partnership will involve two group matches per day, four round of sixteen games and the four quarter-finals of the 2017-18 season, in the social media giant’s latest foray into sportscasting.

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.

Video Assistant Referee

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.

Univision Deportes

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Rest

Arsenal: Ian Wright Goes In Two-Footed On Mesut Ozil After Latter Implores Club Legends To ‘Stop Talking And Start Supporting’

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has bitten back at Mesut Ozil after the latter politely requested that overly critical ex-Gunners should "stop talking and start supporting" the current team in a social media message posted recently.

Marking the fourth anniversary of his arrival at the Emirates, Ozil published a lengthy message on Facebook in which the nimble German forward made reference to the nigh-on constant, one-note criticism he continuously receives from all and sundry all the time.

Around The Forest: FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer dead at 72

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Minnesota United signs New Zealand international, Sebastián Blanco goes on record about his favorite things and more!

Portland:

Plugged In | Sebastián Blanco's love for Argentine rock and Facebook | Portland Timbers
It's a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more.

The Peel Episode 37: Texas Derby Feels

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Post Texas Derby feelings

Another Texas Derby match in the books and El Capitan is still up for grabs. Josh and Justin talk about the derby and the up coming Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match versus Sporting Kansas City and the league match at Colorado Rapids Soccer Club. Also, the just will discuss the call-ups for the USMNT for the Gold Cup.

Jurgen Klinsmann dismisses links to Sunderland job

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Jurgen Klinsmann's name always seems to pop up when it comes to vacant managerial positions, but the former U.S. Men's National Team head coach insists his latest link isn't legitimate.

Over the weekend, the Daily Mail reported that German manager was being targeted as Sunderland's next manager.

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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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.

‘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'.

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.