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Major League Soccer

Jorstian Mordan rocked The Newlywed Game

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Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan know each other about as well as most 20-something good friends.

That Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris have become good friends is now well-established fact among Seattle Sounders fans. Now, though, we have a better idea of just how close they are after MLSSoccer.

Portland Timbers @ Montreal Impact Preview Interview with Mount Royal Soccer

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A new week and, as such, a preview interview with our good friends running SB Nation's Montreal Impact blog: Mount Royal Soccer! For those of you at all curious as to what's been happening up there in Montreal since they joined the league this year, take a look at the blog.

Anyway, as usual (aside from last week) I was lucky enough to be able to ask Managing Editor Benzinho a few questions about MLS's newest franchise and how they have settled into their first ever season.

Chelsea

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on trying to combine being a footballer AND an economics student

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Fernando Torres has been discussing combining life as a professional footballer with studying for an economics degree. Apparently, it's not really feasible. The Chelsea striker tried to go to university while already a member of the Atletico Madrid first-team. He stuck at his degree for six months before deciding he had taken on too much.

"I'LL PLAY ANYWHERE" - OSCAR TELLS RDM.

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Chelsea's new Brazilian signing Oscar has spoken ahead of his new challenge at Chelsea and has been keen to re-iterate that is willing to play wherever Roberto Di Matteo wants him to and he is happy to adapt.

He said:
After the Olympics I am going to talk to the manager and I am ready to do whatever the manager wants me to do.

Chelsea back in for two as Roman refuses to give in!

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As pre season approaches and as the Euro's come to an end, it will signal the beginning of silly season with the press linking players with moves left, right and centre up until the transfer window closes at the end of August. Be prepared to read that Chelsea are linked with making moves for all sorts of players.

Arsenal

Video: Sami Khedira sad to see Mesut Ozil join Arsenal

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Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira said he is said to see Germany international team-mate Mesut Ozil leave the club to join Arsenal. The pair came through the Germany Under-21 ranks together and both joined Real in the summer of 2010. Khedira revealed that he is disappointed that a close friend is moving away, but equally [.

Competition: Win ‘Walley Barnes – Captain of Wales’

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Our good friends at GCR Books have given us 3 copies of 'Wally Barnes Captain of Wales' to give away.

After our last home game of the season, Tom Parker called the regular players to his office one by one, to tell us that, owing to a difference of opinion, he was ending his contract with Southampton.

Competition: Win ‘Walley Barnes – Captain of Wales’

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Our good friends at GCR Books have given us 3 copies of 'Wally Barnes Captain of Wales' to give away.

After our last home game of the season, Tom Parker called the regular players to his office one by one, to tell us that, owing to a difference of opinion, he was ending his contract with Southampton.

BigFourZa’s date with Dwight Yorke

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Another day, another big date. BigFourZa has been star struck yet again, getting a timely dose of bodybuilding supplement to keep labouring away at keeping this site alive. After meeting a Scouse legend last time around, this time it was our turn to meet Manchester United and Aston Villa legend Dwight Yorke.

Arsenal to buy Samir Nasri back?

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This must qualify as one of the most ridiculous Arsenal transfer rumours that I have ever read in my life! Our good friends at the Metro have decided to give all Arsenal fans a laugh this morning by reporting that the Man City manager Roberto Mancini has not been very impressed with Cashri's contributions this [.

BigFourZa & Slum Soccer Predictor

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The European Championships are here and BigFourZa has decided to enter the fray in our own style. We have a number of things lined up for you and today we bring to you the first of many; an awesome predictor game with a dollop of goodwill involved.

As you might already know, BFZ has been quite seriously involved with the charity Slum Soccer Refresh your memory here and our good friends are in a fundraising race organized by streetfootballworld

We would like you to invoke the Carlton Palmer in you and predict the results of the Euro 2012 matches by playing the BigFourZa & Slum Soccer League in the Euro Predictor on the website Just UNITED.

AFR vs The World: Our Euro 2012 Prediction Competition

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Remember, every selection is illuminated. Things will be said. Judgments will be passed. England will probably lose. These are the truisms of Euro 2012. It's kind of a big deal.

The Competition: Make a bracket (example here). Pick the teams that will advance in each round of the European Championship.

A football game with Steve McMahon

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Four scores and seven years ago, or so it feels like now, Yours Truly had the chance to meet and greet and play an actual football game with Steve McMahon. Yes, he of the last-Scouser-to-win-anything-of-note, familiar-face-on-Indian-tellys, Singapore-based-coach-and-pundit fame. In Chennai for the Great British Sports festival organized by the British Deputy High Commission, Abhinav Bindra Foundation and our good friends at Slum Soccer, Steve consented to play an exhibition game with the Slum Soccer+few assorted tagger-alongers (e.

The Monday Morning Timewaster Project: 05/03/2012

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It's Monday morning again, and time to waste away roughly a tenth's worth of your weeks endeavours by clicking through some links from the previous seven days. As ever, we have a mixed bag for you a video here, some forensic financial investigation there and we should also take this moment to remind you that if you come across anything that you think might be appropriate for this feature, feel free to drop us a line using our contact form, which is available using the page linked at the top of this page.

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Cassano and Pazzini swap lives in Milan?

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By Jared Mercer

Amongst all the transfers this summer, it was the Milan clubs who swapped strikers, which has been the most surprising and well planned by Internazionale. Inter's 28-year-old Italian striker Giampoalo Pazzini suffered a poor year with the Nerazurri, playing in 33 matches and only notching 5 goals.

San Jose fullbacks Beitashour, Morrow stay close while developing into All-Stars

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Photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com

By FRANCO PANIZO

PHILADELPHIA -- San Jose Earthquakes fullbacks Steven Beitashour and Justin Morrow are rarely far apart from one another, whether it's during games shutting down opposing wingers, while running laps during training sessions or while on team road trips venturing into new cities.

Italy’s New Friendship ‘Quartet’ And Sebastian Giovinco, The Shortest Player At Euro 2012

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Italy vs Croatia
Matchday 2 Group C
Poznan | 18:00Â

We're going to be honest with you : we did not expect Antonio Di Natale (of all Italian strikers... si può credere?!) to score in their opening game against Spain on Sunday, but he did!

Champions League

Valencia: I’m Excited And Humbled By #7 Shirt

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Antonio Valencia has again expressed his delight at being made Manchester United's number 7 after Michael Owen was released this summer.

"I'm excited to be wearing the no.7 shirt in the coming season," he told the official site. "It's a number I really respect because so many great players have worn the shirt and made history for Manchester United in it.

Valencia: I’m Excited And Humbled By #7 Shirt

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Antonio Valencia has again expressed his delight at being made Manchester United's number 7 after Michael Owen was released this summer.

"I'm excited to be wearing the no.7 shirt in the coming season," he told the official site. "It's a number I really respect because so many great players have worn the shirt and made history for Manchester United in it.

Straw Poll – Is David Moyes The Man To Replace Sir Alex At Man Utd?

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By Alan Duffy

"If you're going to intimidate the ref like I do, you're going to have to look angrier than that, David."

A Manchester United manager during the mid-seventies, Tommy Docherty has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson will be allowed to choose his successor at Old Trafford, with Everton boss David Moyes favourite for the job.

Who knew that Drake and Didier Drogba were good friends? It...

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Who knew that Drake and Didier Drogba were good friends?

It turns out that rapper/musician Drake was at Stamford Bridge in London to take in Chelsea's Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday night. Now, this isn't Drake's first time kicking around with the best. He's admitted plenty of times that he's a massive fan of the beautiful game.

Liverpool

MAXI LEAVES LIVERPOOL

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Maxi Rodriguez has left Liverpool. The former Athletico Madrid midfielder arrived at Anfield in January 2010 and he scored a very healthy 17 goals in 73 appearances for the Reds. He is rejoining Newell's Old Boys of Argentina.
He wrote an open letter to all Liverpool fans:
Dear Reds, I am leaving Liverpool FC today.

Brendan Rodgers in talks to become next Liverpool manager

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After much speculation, it seems almost imminent that Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers will leave the club to take over at Anfield.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins confirmed that Rodgers is in talks with Liverpool and the move will be made as soon as compensation between the two clubs is agreed upon.

Liverpool in managerial shocker

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In what would be the most surprising major managerial hiring decision of late, Liverpool look set to name Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers as Kenny Dalglish's replacement at Anfield. Rodgers recently guided Swansea into the Premier League, and according to Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins a deal could be less than 24 hours away.

OFFICIAL SWANSEA STATEMENT: ROGERS HAS LEFT SWANSEA

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Swansea's Brendan Rogers will certainly now be the next Liverpool Manager.
Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, said on the club's official website: "I was contacted by Liverpool last night and they expressed their wish to speak to Brendan regarding their vacancy. I had a discussion with Brendan to talk about their interest and his views on whether he wanted to speak to Liverpool.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Mike Fucito Traded To Portland Timbers

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We get it, some of you don't really want to read about Mike Fucito anymore. But this certainly merits attention: the former Seattle Sounders player (and a favorite of this site) has been traded from the Montreal Impact to the ... Portland Timbers.

Yes, you read that correctly. The next time you see Mike Fucito on a MLS field, he will be wearing the uniform of our favorite rivals.

Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Match #4 - Game Thread

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Starting line-ups and benches will be announced and posted approximately an hour before kickoff.

Use this space to discuss the game, the hilarity that would ensue should Vancouver Whitecaps lose to the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Final, and whether or not after scoring the inevitable hat trick, Sebastian Le Toux will do this dance in front of Peter Nowak.

The Rest

On Tap: Mexico v USA

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In the spirit of our good friends over at The Shin Guardian, I'd like to proffer a film reference to illustrate my point on today's upcoming game. This one involves the 1960 classic Inherit the Wind, in which Spencer Tracy turned in an Oscar-nominated performance for his role as defending attorney Henry Drummond in the midst of the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Rio Ferdinand charged by FA for Twitter comments

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Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) for comments on his twitter account. The charges are in reference to a tweet Ferdinand made referring to Ashley Cole and using the term "choc ice" which has been viewed by some as racist.

Ferdinand responded that racicm charge (a few weeks ago) by tweeting the following

"What I said yesterday is not a racist term.

Kinnear interested in ex-Rangers Sone Aluko?

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I've been debating whether this tidbit of transfer rumor deserves any traction from DynamoTheory or not. More and more sites are picking up on it, indicating there may be something more to it than just heresay and conjecture. As recently as yesterday, I began seeing reports on Twitter of interest in Sone Aluko, ex-Rangers left-footed Winger, from multiple clubs.

Hard Work Becoming A Culture For The Young Revolution

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The difference in attitude and energy from the 2011 New England Revolution to this year's 2012 incarnation is palpable even through a television screen. The players seem looser, more intense, and more exuberant, and it's showing in both style and results on the field.

Perhaps more importantly, the players seem younger.

Tijuana Teammates

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U.S. Men's National Team defender Edgar Castillo is one of two players who can say he's played for both the Mexico and U.S. National Teams, along with MNT assistant coach Martin Vasquez. American-born Castillo switched associations and was granted eligibility to play for the United States, before he made his debut vs.

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Among the list of most typical utilizes of spy software applications is to find out facts about the fidelity of the spouse. As a result of its simplicity of use, reduced price tag, and appropriate attributes, customers of these applications have obtained all the details they needed, and in a few situations, the info they get could be entirely different to what they anticipated.