Frank Lampard


Art Of Football Produce Cracking Animated Love Letter To The Beautiful Game, Complete With Commentary From Martin Tyler (Video)

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Art of Football have forged themselves a well-earned reputation for quality over the past year or two, principally for their rather excellent splotchy t-shirts and prints.

With things continuing to go from strength to strength for the Nottingham-based collective, the Art of Football chaps have gone big to celebrate their four-year anniversary by creating their very first animated short film which they call a "love letter" to the beautiful game.

Pies Classics: Harry Redknapp Defends 17-Year-Old Frank Lampard From Snarky West Ham Fan (Video)

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With Frank Lampard annoucing his retirement today we thought we'd revisit a classic clip from the other end of his long and storied career.

Back in 1996, while schmoozing with fans at a conference,then-West Ham manager Harry Redknapp suddenly found himselfforced to defend the ruddy-cheeked 17-year-old sitting next to him.

Major League Soccer

Dreaming of greener pastures

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As the Union offseason follows a familiar pattern, fans' patience is wearing thin.

Hat Trick Mullins turns into Pa4rick Mullins, USMNT jersey designs leaked? and more: Freedom Kicks for 9/25/17

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Also: an emotional story down in RVA.

Hi. That was fun, wasn't it?

Recaps of D.C. United's 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes by us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. Center Line Soccer has the NorCal take.

Lampard weighs in: "Class" performance from Mullins (MLS): Former Manchester City, West Ham United and Chelsea player Frank Lampard pays tribute to former New York City FC teammate Patrick Mullins.

Frank Lampard probably isn't coming to Sounders

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Seattle is listed as one of five teams "keen" on signing the ancient Chelsea great. It make no sense.

Seattle Sounders are one of the more well known teams of Major League Soccer. They get attached to a lot of famous names, but most of those don't work out — because most rumors are crap. This is almost certainly one of those rumors.

Pontius wins Comeback Player of the Year, Opara re-signs with SKC: Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/17/16

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Enjoy today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Chris Pontius wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award
No one else really deserved it to be honest.

Andre Blake wins Goal's Goalkeeper of the Year award named Andre Blake as their MLS Goalkeep of the Year.

Frank Lampard leaves New York City FC

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A look back at the Chelsea legend's Major League Soccer career.

New York City FC announced that their part-time midfielder Frank Lampard would not be returning in 2017 via twitter yesterday.

#ThankYouFrank: Lampard set to leave New York City Football Club following the conclusion of his contract.

Major Link Soccer: Alan Kelly wins Ref of the Year

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Russell Wilson joins the Sonics Arena group and Frank Lampard is done in MLS.


The Sounders won't have to face Tim Howard when their Western Conference semifinal begins next week after he injured his groin against Mexico on Friday, but the Rapids have a lot of confidence in their backup plan, Zach MacMath.


Ross Barkley’s £35m transfer to Chelsea will be best for all parties

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It isn’t very common to see a player turn down a sealed move to the defending Premier League champions on the wee hours of transfer Deadline Day. Ross Barkley, Everton’s midfield starlet, seemed set to complete his transfer to Chelsea back in August. He was at their training centre at Cobham to undergo his medical before a late, late change of heart put him on the train back to Merseyside.

Chelsea legend blasts Arsenal, says club has "too many false dawns"

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has backed Watford striker Troy Deeney over his criticism of Arsenal.

Deeney infuriated Arsene Wenger by accusing Arsenal of lacking “cojones” after inspiring Watford to a 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday.

Lampard says Deeney’s comments were fully justified and he insisted Arsenal are a soft touch.

Chelsea need a good start to the season tomorrow. We cannot afford a performance like Arsenal.

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Following the defeat by Arsenal in the community shield on Sunday, a lot of questions are being asked. It's good to note that since the arrival of Roman Abramovich Chelsea have had the upper hand against Arsenal for the most part. However, in their last two competitive games, Chelsea simply haven't turned up and that's been frustrating thing for all of us.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in talks over Oxford manager’s job

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Oxford United have held talks with Frank Lampard over their vacant manager's position, according to Sky Sports. The Chelsea legend is said to...

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Lampard: Chelsea will find it hard to replace Costa

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa played an influential role in the club’s Premier League win last season, and hence, it was surprising to see him announce that he was not in manager Antonio Conte’s plans for the future.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has weighed in with his views and has said that the Spaniard will be a difficult player to replace.

From Lampard to Totti, five football legends who retired in 2017

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When reflecting on the 2016/17 season, it's important to remember more than just the trophy winners and great goals. It's a time to look back on the legends that decided to hang up their...

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Dynamic Kante leaves Pogba in his wake

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London (AFP) – N’golo Kante’s sublime performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United in Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final prompted former England great Frank Lampard to dub him the best central midfielder in the world.

Kante - whose superb goal ended United’s hold on the trophy - escaped his opponents roughhouse treatment of playmaker Eden Hazard and allowed the 25-year-old French international to dominate the encounter.

Saluting The Departing Legend That Is Frank Lampard: His Greatest Hits

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He may be hanging up his boots a bona fide legend, but there was more to Frank Lampard than his oodles of goals and groaning trophy haul.

Here we look at his greatest achievementsoutside of his actual footballing CV...

1. His personal blog...

At the behest of sponsorsOrange, Lampard launched his very ownpersonal blog in the year of our Lord, 2007.

Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard Officially Retires From Football At Grand Old Age Of 38

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Frank Lampard has announced that, after 21 years at the coal face, he's officially bowing out from professional football at the grand old age of 38.

As is the fashion these days, the former West Ham, Chelsea, Man City, New York City and England midfieldermade his big announcement on Instagram:

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

Frank Lampard vs Steven Gerrard: Who was the better player?

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It’s an age-old debate, with seemingly no logical conclusion. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard defined a generation of English central midfielders and yet, they can’t be unanimously separated in an individual comparison. They were similar in so many ways, and yet different in so many others.

Statistically, Lampard’s 211 goals in 648 games for Chelsea seems far far superior to Gerrard’s 186 in 710 for Liverpool.

Report: Chelsea to offer position to Lampard

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Though his playing days may be numbered,Frank Lampard may not be done with the beautiful game just yet.

The Mirror reports that Chelsea will offer a position at the club to their former star player and club legend Frank Lampard upon his departure from New York City FC. The team aims to bring Lampard back in either a coaching, ambassadorial , or mentoring role, with the priority simply being his continued relationship with the Stamford Bridge club.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard leaves New York City FC

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As my time at NYCFC comes to an end I would like to thank so many people for the kindness and support that they have shown me over the last two...

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Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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As the season winds down, the Union face a battered but talented Chicago Fire. Learn all you need to know with Nick Fishman's match preview.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's a DP party

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Probably not a USMNT party though, if we're honest.

Happy USMNT game day, folks! Assuming USMNT game days are still happy days for you, which, I'd understand if they're not necessarily.

D.C. United Statistical Analysis - 2016 - Black And Red United
ICYMI yesterday.

Costa Rica vs.

BSFC’s Burke scores winner in Jamaica’s Caribbean Cup win, Richter PK powers Cosmos to title, USA-Mexico fallout, more news.

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Blake captains Jamaica in Caribbean Cup qualifier as Burke scores game winner. Ryan Richter scores championship winning PK for Cosmos. Fallout for US loss to Mexico. More news.

English Premier League

Gary Speed, Steven Gerrard And Frank Lampard To Be Inducted Into National Football Museum Hall Of Fame

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The National Football Museum have announced that Gary Speed will be one of nine 2017 inductees into their esteemed Hall of Fame as a tribute to the late Welshman's exemplary career.

One of the most serially underrated players of the modern era, Speed made 841 appearances for five clubs, 535 of them coming in the Premier League, attaining bona fide fan favourite status at Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton in the meanwhile.

Former England midfielder showers huge compliment on £50,000-a-week Tottenham star

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Former Chelsea midfielder and club legend, Frank Lampard, has hailed Tottenham’s young attacking midfielder, Dele Alli as a special player.

Alli joined joined Spurs from Milton Keynes in 2015, and has been a huge success at the north London club. In his first full season at the club, he scored 10 leagues goals.

Man Utd star confirms that this fan favourite is set for Old Trafford return in June

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is all set to return to the Old Trafford dugout this summer.

The Scottish manager spent 27 years at the club and guided the Red Devils to the top of English football before he retired in 2013.

Stadium Of Dark: Jermain Defoe Becomes Eighth Player To Score 150 Premier League Goals As Lights Go Out In Sunderland (Photos)

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Jermain Defoe netted his 150th Premier League goal on Saturday, as Sunderland secured a precious 3-0 home win against Hull.

However, the game was temporarily suspended in the second-half after, in the mother of all ironies, the lights went out at the Stadium of Light.

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Defoe netted his first-ever Premier League goal for West Ham in a 3-2 win over Ipswich on 28 October 2001.

MLS-New York City FC

NYCFC Notes: Embracing change, lessons for Lewis and more

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Change is a good thing. Change triggers progress. Not all change is pleasant but overcoming a tough period can make you stronger.

The transformation in year three of the New York City Football Club has illuminated the varying effects of a makeover.

Moralez brings something "completely different" to NYCFC

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New York City FC supporters have been noisy on social media in the off-season, curious as to what prominent Designated Player the club would obtain to replace retired legend Frank Lampard.

While Maxi Moralez may not rank with Sami Khedira in name recognition, the 5-foot 3-inch attacking midfielder may be NYCFC's most essential acquisition since star forward David Villa.

NYCFC signs Moralez as Designated Player

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Following the departure of Frank Lampard, NYCFC went out in search of their third Designated Player. They got him on Wednesday.

NYCFC announced Wednesday that the club has signed Argentinian midfielder Maxi Moralez as a DP. Moralez joins from Mexico's Club Leon, signing a three-year deal with NYCFC.

Friday Kickoff: Lampard, Aguero, Ronaldinho and more

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One Premier League club reached out to Frank Lampard prior to his retirement while one of the league's top stars is determined to stay.

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement says the club tried to sign Frank Lampard to help with the club's push in the relegation battle.

Lampard announces retirement from playing career

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For many fans around the world,Thursday marks the end of an era in their soccer-viewing lives.

On an Instagram post Thursday morning, former New York City FC, Chelsea and England midfielderFrank Lampard announced his retirement from his playing career.

On MLS: NYCFC has options to fill void left by Lampard departure

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From biggest DP bust in MLS history,= to solid acquisition with the second highest goal total on the team. From oft-injured absentee to crucial piece in a franchise-first playoff run.

New York City FC star midfielder Frank Lampard has been polarizing to say the least in his time in MLS, but while his bang-for-buck value is up for debate, the gaping hole he leaves in NYCFC's midfield is not.

The Rest

The same incompetent referee in charge of United’s game against Chelsea… again

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October 2016: Luiz red card

Martin Atkinson awarded David Luiz with just a yellow card for this studs on the knee challenge on Maroaune Fellaini, despite having a perfect view.

December 2015: Two penalties
In the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, United were denied two clear penalties by Atkinson.

Tuesday Kickoff: Aubameyang set to return, Barcelona after 'finishing touch' and more

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While one star returns to his team's lineup, Barcelona looks ahead to adding a new star of their own.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to return to the Dortmund lineup following a suspension for disciplinary issues. (REPORT)

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says the club probably needs to add a "finishing touch" via a January signing.

‘Frank Lampard’ role bringing out the best of Arsenal’s Ramsey

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Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Aaron Ramsey is thriving in his central midfield role for Arsenal, likening his impact to that of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. The Welsh international has been crying out for a central role for some time, but injuries have set him back on a number of occasions, and he has struggled [.

What Medunjanin will bring and other Union bits, league news, more

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Insight into new signing Haris Medunjanin and other Union news. SoB election results. Steel open preseason training. League news. more.

2016 Player Review: Roland Alberg

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Roland Alberg had an explosive middle of the season, but is there room for him on the roster next year?

Quick, name the top players in MLS in terms of goals scored per minute played. If you thought of Sebastian Giovinco, Bradley Wright-Phillips, David Villa, Frank Lampard, Ola Kamara and players like that, you were right.

Report – Newcastle Want To Sign Frank Lampard

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In what they are calling an exclusive, the Express are reporting on Sunday that both Newcastle and Brighton are thinking of offering FrankLampard a one year contract when he finishes his current contract at New York City FC in the MLS. The new contract would be dependent on the clubsgaining promotion to the Premier League [.

Blake named’s Goalkeeper of the Year, US humiliated in Costa Rica, more

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Blake wins Goalkeeper of the Year and other Union news. Calls for Klinsmann to be fired grow louder after shambolic 4-0 World Cup qualification loss to Costa Rica. More news..