Golden Boot

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham: Harry Kane Wins Golden Boot After Scoring Another Hat-Trick In 7-1 Drubbing Of Hull City (Photo)

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Harry Kane retained his Premier League Golden Boot award by sticking away yet another hat-trick (his fifth of the season) in Tottenham's final day eviscerationof already-relegated Hull City.

Indeed, the Spurs striker scored thrice as Hull succumbed to a 7-1 home drubbing in their final match of the campaign.

Tottenham: Harry Kane Takes Lead In Race For Golden Boot After Four-Goal Salvo Downs Leicester (Photos & Video)

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Tottenham produced a superb attacking display on Thursday night, thoroughly battering Leicester City 6-1 at the King Power Stadium, with Harry Kane netting four times.

While there was little to play for in this last fixture before the final day of this season's Premier League programme, Spurs were well up for it, with Kane opening the scoring on 25 minutes.

Tuesday Kickoff: Drogba, Anelka may be sold; Spurs denied for Damiao & more

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It has been far from smooth sailing for former Chelsea teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka in their foray into Chinese soccer.

With their club, Shanghai Shenhua, sitting in 10th place in China's top flight comes word that the pair may have to be offloaded because of financial issues and a conflict among shareholders, according to reports out of China.

English Premier League

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Chelsea host Newcastle United this weekend and will be looking to avenge their loss to Newcastle earlier in the season, that saw their unbeaten run come to an end. Chelsea are enduring a sticky patch to the season and have not won in either of their last two games, notably falling to a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Top 5 Contenders For The Premier League Golden Boot

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We may not even be a fifth of the season in, but there are some patterns emerging already. The Premier League may be the most unpredictable league in the world, but there are some prophecies that can be made based on what we have seen so far.

SWOL Poll: Who is the Most Dangerous Attacker in the Barclays Premier League?

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Luis Suarez of Liverpool (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

What constitutes a world-class striker? Is it the amount of goals produced, the number of links during the January transfer window, or is it the ability to involve other teammates into the attacking fold? Numerous questions surround who is the best attacker in the Premier League and with a current four way tie for the golden-boot in the Premier League (Robin van Persie, Demba Ba, Luis Suarez, Michu) the race is hotter than ever in England.

Dimitar Berbatov Transfer to Fulham: Martin Jol A Genius

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Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is undergoing a medical at Fulham, their manager Martin Jol has confirmed. Berbatov is a former Premier League Golden Boot Winner but has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United with the recent arrivals and ... Continue reading →

Friday Kickoff: Dempsey out for opener, Van Persie signs for four years & more

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On the eve of the 2012-13 Premier League season, Clint Dempsey remains in club limbo.Â

Fulham manager Martin announced that Dempsey, the club's leading scorer last season, will not be part of Fulham's matchday roster for Saturday's season opener against Norwich City while also confirming that Dempsey wants to leave Craven Cottage.

Man Utd agree to transfer with Arsenal for Robin van Persie

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Manchester United have agreed to a transfer for Arsenal's Robin van Persie for around 22 million pounds (around 34 million US dollars). Van Persie had been linked with United, Manchester City, and Juventus.

Arsenal released the following statement about the deal.

Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

Summing up the summer: Arsenal

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Robin Van Persie shocked Arsenal fans when he announced his decision not to sign a contract extension .

Club captain, Premier League Player of the Year and Golden Boot winner with 30 goals last season, RvP naturally holds the key to Arsenal's title contention, depending on whether he stays at the Emirates next season.

Geoff Cameron's Work Permit Approved

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It was announced this morning that Geoff Cameron's work permit has been approved and the former Dynamo defender is now officially a member of Stoke City. Congratulations to Geoff on having the opportunity to pursue this incredible personal opportunity and we wish him all the success in the English Premier League.

World Cup

Artilheiro da Copa 2014: Golden Boot Predictions

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The Golden Boot at the World Cup, or Artilheiro da Copa as the Brazilian's call it, has a very rich history, being won by the likes of Gerd Muller, Ronaldo (the real one), Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Gary Lineker, and a dude named Just Fontaine. The fun part about this award is trying to predict who will win it.

Top Contenders for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden Ball Trophy

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The World Cup is inching ever nearer, and there are plenty of betting markets for punters to get involved with over the month long tournament. A lot of focus will be on the Golden Ball winner (player of the tournament) with the best players in the world vying to join a list of winners that includes the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Pele and Bobby Charlton.

Major League Soccer

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

The 1st Annual “I Don’t Get a Vote” MLS Awards

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By: RescindedRedMLS

Rather than pretend to understand the mind set of MLS award voters, I am developing my own awards that I believe will best tell the story of the 2013 MLS regular season. These awards aren't necessarily achievements but rather reference points that give more depth than the Golden Boot or Defender of the Year.

Anatomy of a MVP Trophy

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By: RescindedRedMLS

Statistics can speak truth and at the same time misguide the masses. They can provide understanding to the greater story and support impressive claims. However, in soccer simply reviewing the leader board at the end of the season does not convey the whole story. And in the case of the 2013 MLS MVP race the goal tally alone fails to give life to one of the most fascinating narratives in years.

De Rosario to be named 2012 D.C. Sportsperson of the Year at upcoming SneakerBall IX

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D.C. Sportsperson of the Year Presented by Arent Fox: Dwayne De Rosario Signature Charity Event Celebrates MLS Most Valuable Player

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Greater Washington Sports Alliance announced today that the recipient of the 2012 D.

MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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Riding a three-game winning streak, Sporting Kansas City has climbed back to the top of the Eastern Conference -- a spot the New York Red Bulls are keeping a close eye on from a short distance.

That first place slot will be on the line Sunday when Kansas City hosts New York in a nationally televised clash at Livestrong Sporting Park in the first of three matches between these two clubs in the next two months.


Video: Chelsea’s Fernando Torres delighted to win Golden Boot with Spain… or not

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After years of winning just about any tournament you cared to put in front of them, Spain faltered in the Confederations Cup as they lost in the final to hosts Brazil. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres discovered that personal achievements like the Golden Boot feel a bit hollow if you haven't won the competition as well.

Evening Ticker: Brazil reaches Olympic final, Suarez signs long-term deal & more

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The gold medal favorites are within one win of fulfilling their lofty expectations.

Brazil's men's Olympic team got two goals from Leandro Damiao and escaped a controversial no-call on a penalty shout to rout South Korea 3-0 and advance to the Olympic gold medal match against Mexico.

MLS All-Star Notes: Henry, Donovan address Cahill, Torres not playing & more

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PHILADELPHIA -- Thierry Henry's looming future teammate is one of Landon Donovan's former teammates, and as the two MLS standouts prepare for the MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea, they took the time to address Tim Cahill's pending arrival in the league.

Everton announced Monday that Cahill has been transferred to MLS, where he will play with Henry's New York Red Bulls, and while the club has yet to confirm his capture, Henry is intrigued at the possibility of adding him to the club's attacking arsenal.

North American Soccer League

Pablo Campos 2012 NASL Golden Boot Winner

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The NASL officially announced today that San Antonio Scorpions super striker Pablo Campos has received the Golden Boot honors for most prolific goal scorer in the 2012 NASL regular season. The 29-year-old Brazilian international finished the season with 20 goals with the final tally coming in the Scorpions' 1-1 tie with the Minnesota Stars in [.

Jeff Cunningham Surfaces in San Antonio

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It didn't take former FC Dallas forward Jeff Cunningham long to catch on after he was released by CSD Comunicaciones of Guatemala earlier this month. No, the former MLS Golden Boot winner is now playing for the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL, a club which has several former FCD players on its roster like Aaron Pitchkolan and Blake Wagner as well as former SMU goalkeeper Craig Hill.

D.C. United

Montreal shakes up standings thanks to 3-1 win over San Jose

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There was no late match heroics for San Jose this time around, as they built themselves too big of a hole to come back from thanks to a two goal defecit. After falling behind early, Montreal charged back, scoring three unanswered goals, and winning their fourth consecutive home match 3-1 at Stade Saputo on Saturday.

Trio of D.C. United Women named to Super-20 All-Tournament Team

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Mónica Mendes (D), Lindsey Lane (M), and Stephanie Hamilton (F) where all named to the Womens' Super-20 All-Tournament Team.

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Super-20 League announced its 2012 North American Finals All-Tournament Team today, honoring Colorado Rapids forward Karisa Price as the Finals' Most Valuable Player for leading her team to the championship this past weekend at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Manchester City

Arsene Wenger explains the sale of Robin van Persie to Manchester United

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So, Van Persie's gone Manchester City. Or United. Whatever. I honestly don't care. Yes, he scored 40 percent of Arsenal's goals last year, but the rest of the team scored 60 percent. A clear majority. Plus he always used way more towels than one person could possibly need.

I can't tell you how many times other players would come up to me and complain that there were no more towels and every single time Robin would have a giant pile.

If it continued… (Chelsea v Man City, Community Shield)

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Manchester City opened the new season by picking up where they left off with the last one -- coming from behind to beat a 10-man side and win a shiny trophy. Fernando Torres opened the scoring for Chelsea two minutes before Branislav Ivanovic was shown a straight red for a nasty challenge shortly before halftime.

Mid-Day Ticker: Lucas lured by PSG, Spurs make move for Damiao and more

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Paris St.-German have struck again.

The high-spending French power swooped in to sign rising Brazilian star Lucas Moura, outbidding the likes of Manchester United and Inter Milan for the Sao Paulo attacking midfielder. Reports Tuesday had PSG making a €45 million move for Lucas, who is currently on the Brazilian Olympic team that is vying for the gold medal in London.

Roberto Mancini claims van Persie signing out of his hands

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I'm not exactly sure what Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini is getting paid to do, but apparently signing new players isn't it. Mancini admitted that player transfers are out of his hands as somebody else looks after them. This somebody is reportedly Brian Marwood, who is listed as the club's football director.

The Rest

Who will win the Revolution's golden boot?

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It's opening day for the Revolution and we want to know who will win the team's golden boot.

It's finally here.

The New England Revolution begin their 2016 regular season slate today when they face the Houston Dynamo. With the bulk of the roster still intact, expectations are high for the Revolution.

WATCH Eusebio Documentary About One Of The Greatest Footballers [VIDEO]

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Portuguese soccer legend Eusebio is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers ever.

Nicknamed the Black Panther, Eusebio scored 733 goals in 745 appearances. Forty one of those goals were scored for Portugal, including a goal for Portugal against England in the 1966 World Cup semi-final.

FCKC Season Ends in OT

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Prairie Village, KS- Via "The Inaugural Season for FC Kansas City comes to a close in front of over 4,000 fans at Verizon Wireless Field, despite an early score from Rookie of the Year, Erika Tymrak, and the first goal of the season from Melissa Henderson.

Monday Kickoff: Messi wins Golden Boot, Boca Juniors tie River Plate and more

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Leo Messi can add yet another piece of hardware to his stacked trophy case.

Messi was presented with his second Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in a European league last season. The 25-year-old scored a La Liga-record 50 goals for Barcelona in 2011-2012, which was four more than Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi “Titanium” Skills Goals and Tricks in HD

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Sit back and relax, turn up your speakers and enjoy some of the best of Lionel Messi in this collection of Skills, Goals, and Tricks. The Messi video is nicely put together and set to the music and song by David Guetta featuring Sia, Performing Titanium...Soccer and Music at it's finest.

Just in case you've been living under a rock and have no idea just how good a soccer player Messi is or who he is.

Klinsmann's Roster Includes Some Surprises

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Ahead of their match against Mexico, Jurgen Klinsmann has released the full roster for the US Men's National Team. Nine MLS players were selected to the 23 man roster and they will have their hands full against a powerful Mexican team at Azteca Stadium in Mexico.

"I think we just need to finish": Frank Klopas

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The Fire's goal scoring drought has been no secret to anybody. And it's been a point of contention all year for the club, but it was at no time more evident then in the month of July. They were shut out four times in six games- including the Aston Villa friendly, and only scored two goals the entire month.

United States Women v North Korea Olympics - Gamethread

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While the United States Women have already made it through the Group Stage at the 2012 London Olympics Women's Soccer Tournament today's match against North Korea will help determine the Knockout Rounds. The match is on NBC Sports Network (Comcast 626 in Puget Sound) at 9:15AM.

With the USA certainly moving on Pia Sundhage will be able to tinker a bit and try new things.