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Mid-Day Ticker: Rossi needs knee surgery again; Iniesta out of Spain squad; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Giuseppe Rossi will have to go under the knife again.

The American-born forward is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after an exam byDr. Andrew Williams in London revealed damage in the knee. A timetable for Rossi's return has not been announced.

Thursday Kickoff: Platini won’t run against Blatter; Rooney named England captain; and more

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By DAN KARELL There's very little that stands in Sepp Blatter's way to retaining his title as FIFA president. With Blatter ready to run again for his fifth term, UEFA president Michael Platini has decidednot to campaign against Blatter in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections in January 2015, leaving Blatterlikely to end up as the sole candidate in the election.

United States

BREAKING: Toronto FC relieve head coach Ryan Nelsen

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BREAKING: Toronto FC relieve head coach Ryan Nelsen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ryan Nelsen has been relieved of his duty of being Toronto FC head coach on Sunday morning. Photo provided by intheback.net.

TFC fire Ryan Nelsen and brought in Greg Vanney to replace the New Zealand native.

Landon Donovan to play in his final match for the United States Men’s National team in Oct.

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Landon Donovan to play in his final match for the United States Men's National team in Oct. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Landon Donovan will get his chance to say good by to the USMNT on Oct. 10 against Ecuador at Renstchler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Photo provided by glogster.

Official: Jermaine Jones is heading to the New England Revolution

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Official: Jermaine Jones is heading to the New England Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Sunday, Jermaine Jones became an official member of the New England Revolution. Photo provided by the RevolutionSoccer.net.

The U.S. 2014 World Cup veteran is finally heading to Major League Soccer, after weeks of delays.

Report: Juan Agudelo could be heading to 2.Bundesliga side, TSV 1860 München

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Report: Juan Agudelo could be heading to 2.Bundesliga side, TSV 1860 München - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Free agent American strikers Juan Agudelo could be heading to 2.Bundesliga side, TSV 1860 München, if rumors are true. Photo provided by SoccerByIves.net.

The 21-year-old U.

Former U.S. youth international Tony Taylor is heading to the Revolution

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Former U.S. youth international Tony Taylor is heading to the Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Under-20 U.S. international forward Tony Taylor (Center) is heading to the New England Revolution. Photo provided by Getty Images.

25-year-old American forward is headingto Major League Soccer side, the New England Revolution.

Former U.S. international Tony Taylor is heading to the Revolution

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Former U.S. international Tony Taylor is heading to the Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Under-20 U.S. international forward Tony Taylor (Center) is heading to the New England Revolution. Photo provided by Getty Images.

25-year-old American forward is headingto Major League Soccer side, the New England Revolution.

Aron Jóhannsson will be missing more time from the field

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Aron Jóhannsson will be missing more time from the field - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aaron Jóhannsson will be missing more time from the field, due to his recent groin surgery, according to his club AZ Alkmaar. Photo provided by USA Today.

The 23-year-old U.S. World Cup veteran will not be in action for club and country for at least six more weeks.

Preview: The United States versus North Korea DPR in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada

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Preview: The United States versus North Korea DPR in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

American forwrd Lindsey Horan (Center) will be the leading force to victory against North Korea DPR in the quarterfinal match of the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup on Saturday in Toronto.

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up

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The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop.

The United States Men’s National team will be facing Ecuador in Oct.

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The United States Men's National team will be facing Ecuador in Oct. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Yanks will be hosting Ecuador on Oct. 10 at Rentschler Fied at East Hartford, CONN in a FIFA Friendly match. Photo provided by USA Today.

The Yanks will be hosting the South American side on Oct.

Eddie Johnson has been hit with a two game suspension

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Eddie Johnson has been hit with a two game suspension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Eddie Johnson was handed a two game suspension from Major League Soccer on Wednesday. Photo provided by SportSpyder.com

The 30-year-old striker is serving a two game suspension because of violent conduct.

The U.S. Men’s National team rumored friendly against Colombia falls through

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The U.S. Men's National team rumored friendly against Colombia falls through - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Rodríguez and the rest of the Colombian National team will not be playing the U.S. in Sept., due to written contracts falling apart. Photo provided by Getty Images.

The Yanks hopeful friendly against Colombia breaks down near the finish line.

The United States Soccer Federation, confirm the U.S. and Republic Ireland FIFA friendly match in November

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The United States Soccer Federation, confirm the U.S. and Republic Ireland FIFA friendly match in November - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

U.S. Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann will be taking his squad to Dublin, Ireland on Nov. 18 to take on the Irish at the Aviva Stadium. Photo provided by state.

Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy

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Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alan Gordon will be leaving the San Jose Earthquakes, after a trade was completed between San Jose and the Galaxy on Monday. Sending the Southern California native back home. Photo provided by the San Jose Earthquakes.

The Irish have confirmed that they will host the U.S. in November

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The Irish have confirmed that they will host the U.S. in November - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Yanks could be heading to Dublin, Ireland on November 18, to face The Green Army at Aviva Stadium. Photo provided by the New York Red Bulls.

The Yanks could be heading to Dublin, Ireland on Nov.

English Premier League

van Gaal Hates His Life

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At this point, after a solid run in Brazil's WC2014, van Gaal could have had his pick of clubs. He chose to step in and right the ship that is the aging SS Man U. Let's put it this way, when Twitter is trending #bringbackMoyes, you know something went wrong. What, you may ask? How about their only chance for silverware outside of outright winning the Prem this year getting dashed by lowly

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Cable TV No Longer The Future For The Soccer Viewing Fan

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With cable and satellite prices continuing to increase, many people are joining the cord cutter movement and ditching their television provider services. In fact, 7.6 million Americans have ended their cable/satellite subscriptions according to USA Today. In the report, the newspaper claims that "about 6.

Win tickets to Everton v Chelsea and a copy of EA Sports FIFA 15

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Win tickets to Everton v Chelsea and a copy of EA Sports FIFA 15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens has teamed up with EA SPORTS™, the Official Sports Technology Partner of the Barclays Premier League, to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to Everton v Chelsea on 30.08.

Soccer Lynx – Quality Pieces, Familiar Places

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If you've been around the block like I have, some of your favorite sites have long since been shelved, your friends have been laid off by media companies, and you sometimes struggle to find qualify writing on the internets. Still, take heart. It exists.

And here's some of it.

When FIFA accepts a bid from a host country for an event, they often force down that country's throats a series of temporary laws that include tax breaks and special courts.

FIFA 15 boasting new features ahead of September 23 release

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With soccer's premier video game set to be released next month, EA Sports developers are raving about the latest features to make their way to the virtual pitch.

EA Sports are set to release the latest edition of their FIFA series, FIFA 15, September 23, with those in charge of the game promising heaps of improvements and additions.

EA Announces New Innovations for FIFA 15, Including Next Gen Keepers [VIDEO]

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EA Sports announced today that its making significant changes to goalkeepers in FIFA 15. It is part of its attempts to provide a more realistic gameplay experience, with keepers acting and moving a lot more like their real world counterparts. It is just one of an array of new features that FIFA 15 will bring to the franchise.

FC Barcelona

FIFA Reject Barcelona’s Appeal Against Transfer Ban; Club Decides to Appeal

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FIFA has announced that it has rejected Barcelona's appeal against the sanctions imposed on the club over breaches of rules around the transfer of under-18 players.

According to the ruling, Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two transfer windows; beginning in September 2014 and ending January 2016.

Wednesday Kickoff: Barcelona transfer ban upheld; Di Maria looking to stay at Real Madrid; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With big-money acquisitions Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Thomas Vermaelen highlighting the club's summer expenditures, Barcelona have done their fair share of business heading into the 2013-14 season. However, the Catalan club better make the most of the current transfer window, as it looks to be their last for a long time.

FIFA Upholds Barcelona Transfer Ban

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Barcelona have had their appeal against a two-window transfer ban rejected by FIFA following a hearing on Wednesday.

The Spanish giants will be barred from signing players in the next two transfer windows, taking them through until January 2016, after breaking the transfer rules related to signing players for their famed La Masia academy,

Barca though are not taking the decision well and have already announced, just as they did with the Luis Suarez ban, that they will now appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS Upholds Length Of Suarez Ban

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport have upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during this summer's World Cup. Suarez's lawyers argued that Fifa's decision to suspend him from all "football-related activity" for biting Chiellini was excessive.

While the Cas did not reduce Suarez's ban, they have ruled that the Uruguay striker can now train and play in friendly matches, including for new club Barcelona on Monday against Mexico's Club Leon.

Suarez ban upheld, but allowed to train with Barcelona

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By DAN KARELL

Luis Suarez's final appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was decided upon on Thursday, and the result was a win-win for all parties involved.

The CAS upheld FIFA's four-month suspension on Suarez but said that it only applied to official matches, leaving Suarez free to join his new Barcelona teammates in training, be officially introduced by the club, and play in the club's friendly matches before his suspension ends on Oct.

Luis Suarez’s Appeal Rejected And Ban Is Upheld; But Player Can Train

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Luis Suarez's four month ban from soccer has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). But the player has been permitted to train with his teammates and be involved with promotional activities at Barcelona.

"The sanctions imposed on the player by FIFA have been generally confirmed," the CAS said in a statement.

United States Men's National Team

Howard gives his take on FIFA 15, Chicharito, and more

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USMNT 18th in FIFA Rankings

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The USMNT is 18th in the August 2014 FIFA Rankings released on Thursday. Costa Rica move up to 15th with Mexico 17th. Read More

USMNT fall three places to No. 18 in latest FIFA Rankings

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By DAN KARELL

FIFA's updated world rankings for August weren't kind to the USA.

The U.S. Men's National Team fell in the FIFA World Rankings for the second consecutive month, droppinganother three places to No. 18 in the August 2014 edition.

World Cup

Colombian Lawyer Sues FIFA For £800m Over ‘Cardiac Problems And Moral Damage’ Caused By Poor Refereeing At The World Cup

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By Chris Wright

A Colombian gentleman has filed a gigantic lawsuit against FIFA after deciding that the refereeing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was so abhorrently abysmal that it caused him to suffercardiac problems.

Aurelio Jimenez, a 74-year-old lawyer, is suing Sepp Blatter and his cronies for ONE BILLION EUROS (roughly £800million) after the controversial decisions, or lack thereof, made by Spanish refereeCarlos Velasco Carballo during Colombia's quarter-final defeat to Brazilcaused him to wind up in hospital with a broken heart.

Top Female Soccer Players Express Outrage That Women’s World Cup Will Be Played On Artificial Grass

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More than 40 international women's players have stepped forward and are threatening to take legal action against FIFA and its decision to allow the 2015 Women's World Cup to be held exclusively on artificial turf in Canada.

What started as a grassroots campaign by players on social media has turned into a growing issue that FIFA will have to address less then a year before the opening kick in Canada.

The Rest

Michel Platini puts UEFA ahead of FIFA

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Michel Platini puts his ambitions for UEFA ahead of FIFA by choosing not to run for president in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Fútbol contra la homofobia

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Durante la Copa del Mundo 2014, GLAAD, el grupo que aboga por la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transexual (LGBT) en los medios de comunicación, envió una carta, firmada por más de 25 organizaciones más, pidiendo a la FIFA acciones para erradicar la homofobia en los estadios de fútbol.

The Revs sign former Dutch youth international forward

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The Revs sign former Dutch youth international forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Revs announce the signing of former Dutch youth international striker Geoffrey Castillion on Monday. Photo provided by www.voetbalnieuws.ni.

New England is going orange after Monday's newest signing oftheirlatest forward.

And EA Sports’ Débutante Cover Star For FIFA 15 Is… (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

For those with an interest in this kind of thing, Pies can reveal that the new cover stars for FIFA 15 (the UK version, at least) are as follows...

That's correct: Monsieur Eden Hazard...

Well, that's that over and done with. Try to get on with your lives as best you can.

Fifa World Rankings August 2014

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Fifa's World Rankings for August 2014 were published today at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.

These are the second rankings after the World Cup in Brazil and new world champions Germany remain at the top followed by Argentina, the Netherlands, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, Spain, Brazil, Switzerland, and France.

En camino a Rusia 2018

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La XXI Copa Mundial de la FIFA se disputará en Rusia entre el 8 de junio y el 8 de julio de 2018 (Чемпионат мира по футболу FIFA 2018 в оссии, en ruso).
Rusia confirmó 12 estadios en 11 ciudades: Ekaterimburgo, Kaliningrado, Kazán, Krasnodar, Moscú, Nizhni Nóvgorod, Rostov del Don, San Petersburgo, Samara, Sochi, Volgogrado y Saransk, las cuales albergarán los 64 partidos.