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MLS Week 16: A Look Ahead

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Both the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers have fallen on hard times recently, with Seattle winless in six and Portland tied for last in the Western Conference. But none of that will matter when they renew their Cascadia Cup rivalry Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field.

Quakes Rally Twice as Red Bulls Settle for Draw

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McCarty Celebrates His First New York Goal With BallouchyThe New York Red Bulls had managed to get through the first five games of the current season without a single draw, after settling for sixteen stalemates in 2011. With Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper in terrific goal-scoring form, it has simply been impossible for opponents to match New York's production.

English Premier League

How close is the EPL to seeing a 'Rangers'?

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There may well not be any soccer clubs in the EPL currentlypetitioning to be placed in administration, something that one of the twoOld Firm clubs in Scotland, Rangers, have been forced into, but one thing is clear:the top flight of English soccer is not immune from financial troubleand may end up falling victim to the financial climate sooner rather thanlater.

Gerrard And Agger To Return

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Roy Hodgson has confirmed Steven Gerrard and Daniel Agger are fit to face Blackpool on Boxing Day.
Gerrard has been sidelined in recent weeks by a hamstring injury sustained on international duty with England last month, while a calf problem has kept Agger out of action since September 25.
However, the pair are set to return to action for the trip to Bloomfield Road.

Seasiders Clash In Doubt

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Blackpool's home tie with Liverpool scheduled for Boxing Day is already in danger of being postponed because of the adverse weather conditions.
The Premier League calendar was decimated at the weekend following the big freeze which has swept across the country, with Liverpool's clash with Fulham and Blackpool's game against Tottenham falling victim.

Title race on ice as snow blankets Premier League

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LONDON, England — Heavy snow and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc with the Premier League on Saturday, all but wiping out the fixture list and putting the title race on ice. Arsenal were denied the chance to regain top spot after their match against Stoke at the Emirates was one of four matches to be called [.

The Rest

Preview: Reading Utd vs. Long Island Rough Riders

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Photo: Courtesy of Glenn Riegel/Reading United AC

Reading United return to the friendly confines of Albright's Shirk Stadium for their Premier Development League clash with the Long Island Rough Riders on Sunday, June 24th from 4pm. Sunday's match is also Reading's Kicks Against Cancer Night in which United raise money for the fight against the insidious disease which took team founder and local soccer legend, Archie Moylan, in 2000.

10 Cracking Own Goals

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10 Cracking Own Goals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Scoring an own goal is soul-destroying, confidence-shattering and altogether demoralising. If you deflect a shot into your own net, convert a cross past your own goalkeeper or get the last touch before your team concedes it is frustrating and annoying, but these ten are just down right embarrassing.

USA eliminated from Olympic Qualifying

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A stoppage time equalizer was the difference in Nashville on Monday night, with the United States Under-23 National Team failing to advance out of the group stage in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. After Cuba came up with a stoppage time equalizer against Canada in the early game, Canada advanced in second-place.