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Coleman calls for Irish ‘heroes’ against Italy in Euro 2016

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Lille (France) (AFP) Seamus Coleman believes the Republic of Ireland can claim another famous win over Italy on Wednesday and make themselves "heroes" by qualifying for the Euro 2016 knockout stage.

Ireland go into their final Group E game in Lille with just a single point and must win on a shocking surface at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy if they are to reach the knockout phase.

Coleman calls for Irish ‘heroes’ against Italy in Euro 2016

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Lille (France) (AFP) Seamus Coleman believes the Republic of Ireland can claim another famous win over Italy on Wednesday and make themselves "heroes" by qualifying for the Euro 2016 knockout stage.

Ireland go into their final Group E game in Lille with just a single point and must win on a shocking surface at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy if they are to reach the knockout phase.

Arsenal

Arsenal Will Be Unbeaten From Now On

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It has been a tough 48 hours since we were left lying in the gutter by that steaming turd of a performance.

Wallowing in S H one T is no fun, even though people on some Arsenal blogs seem to have been enjoying it.

But as I recline, idly watching the floaters* drift by, I have decided to heed the words of Oscar Wilde: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Arsenal Will Be Unbeaten From Now On

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It has been a tough 48 hours since we were left lying in the gutter by that steaming turd of a performance.

Wallowing in S H one T is no fun, even though people on some Arsenal blogs seem to have been enjoying it.

But as I recline, idly watching the floaters* drift by, I have decided to heed the words of Oscar Wilde: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Arsenal release video of the Running Man

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While their players were briefly entertained by a fan who tripped up chasing the team bus, the real hero of Arsenal's pre-season tour so far was the Vietnamese fan who managed to run alongside the bus for more than 10 minutes. The supporter trailed the bus through the streets of Hanoi, catching the eye of [.

From Boston With Love: Arsenal Supporters Club Grows In Popularity

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Despite the early hour on a recent Sunday morning, a group of cheerful and eager fans made their way to Lir on Boylston Street in Boston. Clad in red and white jerseys, complete varying names of team heroes and an ...

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A football match at last …………….

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There's a football match today and although it has little significance to the upcoming season, we like a pre-match on Arsenal Arsenal so here goes ........

I know absolutely nothing about the opposition but I do expect that we'll see lots of different Arsenal players during this game as Arsène makes the most of giving a run out to as many as he can.

A football match at last …………….

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There's a football match today and although it has little significance to the upcoming season, we like a pre-match on Arsenal Arsenal so here goes ........

I know absolutely nothing about the opposition but I do expect that we'll see lots of different Arsenal players during this game as Arsène makes the most of giving a run out to as many as he can.

Arsenal in Malaysia 2012 : Day 1

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A smile goes a long way

Hello all. It's been a long, hectic and draining day but it's only the first day of Arsenal's arrival for 2012 version of their tour to Asia. Early morning showers did not dampen the spirits of Arsenal fans here in Kuala Lumpur as they all came out in droves to welcome the team.

all sorts

HTIOT Interview Series: Sherjill MacDonald

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If you have been a long time reader of HTIOT, you have seen an occasional interview pop up on the site. We did a few interviews with various people and players involved with the Chicago Riot of MISL. And I personally had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Fire legend Peter Wilt. Interviews are always a way to have a little fun and find out more about the person on the other end of the conversation.

Nos Audietis, Episode 55: Getting To Know Cinderella

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Just because there's a big break in MLS action, doesn't mean the Seattle Sounders are getting much time off. The same goes for us, as we recap last week's win over the Atlanta Silverbacks and preview this week's game against Cal FC in U.S. Open Cup action.

In addition to our guest Nick Webster (@nickwebster), basically the assistant coach for Cal FC (@cal_fc), we also welcome a special co-host, Matt Gaschk (@mattgaschk) of SoundersFC.

North American Soccer League

San Antonio Scorpions Blank Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-0

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San Antonio Scorpions FC took on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Heroes Stadium still holding on to the top spot in the NASL with 39 points before Sunday's match against the Rowdies. Â The Scorpions came in to the contest four points ahead of the Rowdies who were tied on points with Puerto Rico. Â In their [.

NASL Week 18 Recap

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Article by Doak Gips


Hmph. Well, shows how much I know. I spend all last week gushing about the Scorpions, and how they are clearly the best team in the NASL, and they can't be beat, and blah, gush, gasp, ooh and aah, and what do you know? I went into that game giving Puerto Rico a roughly 1% chance of winning after coming off a mid-week tilt in CONCACAF Champions League play, a game in which they played away to Isidro Metapan, and guess what?

NASL Week 18 Recap: Islanders Beat Scorpions, Trail League Leaders by a Point

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Sunday's final regular season meeting between the two teams who've jockeyed for first place most of the season ended with an away win for the Puerto Rico Islanders, 2-1, at the San Antonio Scorpions' Heroes Field. Â Saturday in the NASL the Tampa Bay Rowdies staged a furious comeback to earn a point against their hosts, [.

San Antonio Scorpions Dominate Carolina Railhawks with 8-0 Thumping

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San Antonio shuts out Carolina 8-0 behind a four goal performance by NASL scoring leader Pablo Compos. The Carolina Railhawks visited Heroes Stadium Saturday night for the first time ever, looking to improve their away form with only one win on the road. Â The Railhawks have improved in recent weeks adding six wins to their [.

NASL Week 16: Rowdies Climb to Second in the Standings

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Saturday night action in the NASL saw the Tampa Bay Rowdies move up to second place in the standings with their win over the Puerto Rico Islanders, while the San Antonio Scorpions maintained their first place position with another shutout at their Heroes Field home. Â FC Edmonton got an important three points on the road [.

Scorpions Stay Atop NASL Standing with Bayona Strike

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The fourth of July festivities were scheduled for today at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas but not before NASL league leaders SA Scorpions FC took on FC Edmonton to round out a busy week for both clubs. FC Edmonton drew with the Puerto Rico Islanders on the weekend amid a structural change in formation [.

NASL Week 13 Recap

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Article by Doak Gips


So, there were some NASL games played this weekend. What? You don't care? You heard that Eric Wynalda is going to be coaching the Atlanta Silverbacks? That's right. You heard it first from this tape-delayed recap that the one and only Eric Wynalda will be coaching the Atlanta Silverbacks on an interim basis.

Open Cup: Third Round Set

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Major League Soccer's clubs found out their Open Cup opponents on Tuesday with the completion of the Second Round. Cal FC, the team coached by US National Team alum Eric Wynalda, are the only USASA club to advance to the Third Round. They'll face Portland on May 30th. THIRD ROUND (Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30) Houston Dynamo (MLS) at San Antonio Scorpions (NASL): Heroes Stadium; San Antonio, Texas; 7:30 p.

NASL Week 7: Scorpions, Rowdies and Stars All Victorious

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The San Antonio Scorpions are becoming as hot as a Texas summer as they downed FC Edmonton 2-0 before another excellent crowd at Heroes Field, while the Minnesota Stars are on a roll themselves, defeating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-1 in Florida. Â The visiting Tampa Bay Rowdies withstood a Silverbacks comeback to capture all three [.

2012 US Open Cup: Dynamo Learn Their First Potential Foes

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The Dynamo enter the 2012 US Open Cup in the 3rd Round with the rest of their MLS brethren. They won't be hosting the match, with either a trip to San Antonio or Laredo on the agenda.

Here's the possibilities:

at Laredo Heat (PDL): Texas A&M IU Soccer Complex; Laredo, Texas; 7:30 p.

San Antonio Scorpions Dominate in First Home Win

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The fifth place Scorpions took on the third place Tampa Bay Rowdies, Saturday night at Heroes stadium in San Antonio, Texas in front of a 9,000+ crowd. Early in the match Tampa Bay enjoyed a fair amount of possession while the scorpions looked to sit back and defend. Â An early corner (3') from Tampa Bay [.

Fulham

The new Fulham Review is out now!

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It was another long slog, but the new Fulham Review is here.

Usual stuff, 108 pages of match reports, Dave's departing heroes, Colin's stats, and more historical marvels from Nick Johnson. There are also outstanding contributions from Alex L, 'Hatter' Don Hymel and Jamie R. John Cummins made the cover better!

The new Fulham Review is out now!

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It was another long slog, but the new Fulham Review is here.

Usual stuff, 108 pages of match reports, Dave's departing heroes, Colin's stats, and more historical marvels from Nick Johnson. There are also outstanding contributions from Alex L, 'Hatter' Don Hymel and Jamie R. John Cummins made the cover better!

Spurs - Fulham Preview: One Final Hurrah

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So it all comes down to a rather rummy type of Cup Final in which victory might not necessarily suffice. No need to remind anyone of all the permutations, with England managers and Bayern Munich and the alignment of the planets and so forth. Our heroes might be advised simply to concentrate on the glorious stretch of greenery that is White Hart Lane, and the 90-odd minutes that lie ahead.

Euro 2012

Spain And Thousands Of Their Closest Friends Celebrate Euro 2012 Triumph In Cibeles Square (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Here you go. A raft of photos from Spain's Euro 2012 victory parade through the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, where they were greated by an ocean of Roja as fans (call it conservative, but we'd estimate over a million billion people turned up) swarmed into the square to cheer their boys.

The Reddened Cheeks Of Sweden

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The gents of Sweden played a game of 'pig' at the end of training. Johan Wiland lost, and this was his punishment. Now, 'anti-bullying groups' are casting a scornful gaze in the direction of the Swedes, as if they need more things to worry about in the wake of Andriy Shevchenko's Rapture.

Euro 2012: Greece 1-2 Czech Republic – Wolfmen Wingers Secure Vital Win For Czechs (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wolfsburg duo Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar weere the goal heroes for the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon, as Michal Bilek's side bounced back from their 4-1 mauling by Russia to kickstart their quest for the knockout stages.

Jiracek opened the scoring after just three minutes before gifted winger Pilar made it 2-0 with just six minutes gone.

Euro 2012 : Portugal National Team Meets President And Ronaldo, Nani, Quaresma Greet Fans At Airport

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The Portuguese 'Seleccao' paid an official visit to President Anibal Cavaco Silva at the Belem Presidential Palace yesterday ahead of their trip to Ukraine today. Naturally, their national icon- whether they like it or not (here's looking at you, Bruno Alves!

Ugo Ihemelu

Hartman Slated to Replace Ihemelu in Heroes Baseball Game

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If the official release on the game is any indication, it looks like the FC Dallas contingent at Dirk Nowitzki's 2012 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on June 30 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco will now consist of Kevin Hartman and Brek Shea.

Ihemelu, Shea Scheduled to Play in Heroes Baseball Game on June 30

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Two FC Dallas players-captain Ugo Ihemelu and 2011 MLS MVP finalist Brek Shea, are scheduled to be among the participants in the 2012 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, which will be held at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco on Saturday, June 30.

The Rest

Heroes rise for an unlikely win

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Heroes. They come in every shape and size. Heroes don't always wear capes, sometimes they wear jerseys.

Watching the team take the field at Dick's Sporting Goods Field is inspirational. As each young soccer player looks up at the pro, you can see the look of admiration in their faces. Getting to walk onto the field with them is close to magical.

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini, Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart and James Milner do voiceovers for tram company

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Passengers travelling to Manchester City games on Metrolink's east Manchester tram line will now be treated to service announcements from their heroes. Manager Roberto Mancini, skipper Vincent Kompany and England internationals Joe Hart and James Milner have all lent their voices to the tram company.

Professional Tailgating: A boring preseason friendly

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On Saturday, the OTWT Tailgating Crew traveled to Baltimore to take in the preseason friendly between Spurs and Liverpool. The game was terrible but the stadium is amazing.Alan Shearer has more Premier League titles than Steven Gerrard
A life size picture of former Rutgers star Ray Rice. Loved watching him college as a Rutgers season ticket holder.

Michael Owen makes the mistake of carrying out Twitter Q & A

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Twitter is a wonderful social medium that allows fans to fell closer to their heroes by asking them for retweets or opinuions on certain topics. But it doesn't always end well. Michael Owen carried on the current trend for celebrities offering question and answer sessions (Gary Neville does one called #askgary on a daily basis) [.

Don't panic! Yet...

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Our heroes....

Hi all, I was traveling when Oranje lost against Bulgaria ( and Germany lost etc etc) and was working my way through all your comments :-). Well done all. The passion is alive and kicking!

By the way, I'm working on something really cool!! I hope you will like it. [read more]

A League of Roleplayers

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Perhaps you have heard of the popular, free to play, online game called League of Legends. Perhaps not. Maybe you have played its progenitor Defense of the Ancients; maybe not. Or you might be acquainted with Storm of the Imperial Sanctum, though, if you said no to the above, probably not. Whether you have or haven't, hopefully you will enjoy the interesting parallels we might draw between these Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games and our beloved sport of soccer.

Torrance to host AYSO National Games in 2014, honors MLS coach Sigi Schmid & father

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Soccertown USA honors hometown soccer heroes Fritz Schmid and son, Sigi Schmid: From left, Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto; long-time AYSO referee Fritz Schmid; Valerie Schmid, wife of Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, an original AYSO player in the inaugural season in 1964; and Roland Schmid, of Seattle, Sigi's brother, are