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Europe

Costly Pablo Armero Cock-Up v Braga

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Udinese striker Pablo Armero could have given his side a 2-0 advantage against Sporting Braga in last nights Champions League qualifier instead he fell over when one on one with the keeper and to add insult to injury Braga won the shoot-out 5-4.

Nasty Pepe and Casillas Head Clash

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It's usually Real Madrid defender Pepe inflicting pain on others but this time he's on the receiving end, after clashing with his own keeper Iker Casillas as Valencia equalise to add insult to injury. Both men played on, however Pepe spent the night in Hospital before being released today.

Toronto FC

THE MATCHUP (with bonus STARTING 11!): All our huevos in uno basket

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Poor Santos and his savage heart... so much passion!Those of you who frequent this site... hello you three... know that Monday is reserved for our STARTING 11 feature but as there is an unusual Tuesday fixture this week it's "Buy None - Get Two Free" today. All of the STARTING 11 you love with a dose of THE MATCHUP you kind of enjoy with none of that pesky AFTER 90 you have to tolerate!

Upside: Keepers

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Their Words "If you speak to managers, they'll say the best keepers aren't those that make 10 great saves in a game, it's the ones who make one or two." Everton defender Phil Jagielka. Other Sources Dream dies for Toronto FC - from The Toronto Sun's Ryan Wolstat: To add insult to injury, the hosts added another just prior to the final whistle.

MLS Recap Week 4

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Week 4 of MLS action saw two league leaders fall and one come back on the road. The Revolution handed the Galaxy a defeat to put them in last place of the Western Conference while Real Salt Lake climbed back to win against Portland. San Jose gave Seattle all they can handle and suddenly out of nowhere the New York Red Bulls impressed.

Abby Wambach

2012 Olympics: USWNT says cou cou!

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Cou cou is French for "hey girl."

If Les Bleues feel robbed today it's in the way you do after leaving the doors to the house unlocked and the windows wide open. They took the early lead with two quick, confident and gorgeous goals from Gaëtane Thiney and Marie-Laure Delie.

But the Americans kept their cool.

Morgan, Wambach help USWNT snap winless streak vs. Japan in 4-1 romp

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The U.S. women's national team just keeps on rolling ahead of the upcoming Olympics.

Led by braces from Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, the United States cruised to a 4-1 victory over Japan in a friendly in Halmstad, Sweden on Monday. The result ended the U.S. team's tour of Sweden at 2-0-0 with seven goals scored.

Women's World Cup: A Comeback for the Ages

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Abby Wambach celebrates the game tying goal.Highs and lows came at a gut-wrenching pace, but an emotional roller coaster doesn't even begin to capture the Women's World Cup quarterfinal match between the Samba Queens of Brazil and United States Women's National Team was no exception. Fans of the USWNT were ecstatic when Daiane put the ball into her own net off a cross by Shannon Boxx, then livid when Rachel Buehler was sent off in the 65' for a foul in the box on Marta.

Videos

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Produces World Class Dive And Even Better Injury-Feign (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Forget his fleet-footed dribbling and dazzling ball skills, Neymar showed just what a magnificent cheating diver he is against Gremio recently, flying in the air and then feigning serious injury after he was touched by nothing but fresh Brazilian air (Santos won the game 4-2, by the way).

Carlos Tevez’s celebration golf swing analysed in excruciating detail by Sky Sports golf expert

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On this week's podcast, OTP took a light-hearted look a Tevez' golf swing goal celebration against Norwich. While we gave the Argentine's action a brief analysis – deciding he was working a "soft fade" – Sky Sports have gone a fair few steps further in their observations. Dimply-ball smashing expert Simon Holmes provided a rather [.

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Wigan Athletic: Latics Escape Drop Zone After Comeback At The Hawthorns (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Wigan Athletic Premier League 10th December 2011


Roberto Martinez and his Wigan side made it seven points from their last four Premier League games after coming from behind to win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Max Allegri

What coul have been for Milan

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We all know what happened. On Sunday night any hopes Milan had of retaining their domestic crown were dashed. To add insult to injury, the final blow came from city rivals Inter. To add yet further insult, it was the second time they had done so this season – and this year. Milan end the [...]

What could have been for Milan

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We all know what happened. On Sunday night any hopes Milan had of retaining their domestic crown were dashed. To add insult to injury, the final blow came from city rivals Inter. To add yet further insult, it was the second time they had done so this season – and this year. Milan end the [...]

English Premier League

West Brom Hit Blackburn For Three

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West Brom hit Blackburn for three which keeps the former Premier League champions in the relegation zone on goal difference with just six games left of the season.
And to add insult to injury Anthony Modeste was given his marching orders in the 88th minute having been on the field less than ten minutes.

Former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy and George Elokobi set to run a cowboy ranch… in OTP’s imagination only

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There's not been a day gone by since his controversial sacking that OTP hasn't wondered what Mick McCarthy is up to. A man who shirked sassy scarves and manipulative mind games, Mick was a noble no-nonsense bloke for whom we have always held a candle. It's not a sexual thing, but admittedly we would feel nice [.

Disallowed QPR Goal v Bolton

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When your down at the bottom you need all the luck you can muster and it proved Bolton had it today, firstly QPR's Clint Hill seen his header clawed back from a yard behind the goal-line by Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan and to add insult to injury Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic grabbed the winner in the 86th minute in this relegation six pointer.

EPL: Manchester United v Newcastle Highlights

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It wasn't even close. Ba scores yet again and to add insult to injury, Jones scores an own goal on Man U as Newcastle run out winners, 3-0 at home.Video: rutube

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Scottish Striker Accused of Failed Drug Test and Fraud Claim

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Hibernian striker Garry O' Connor (28) was in hiding last night after the 16 times capped Scottish striker was accused of failing a drugs test in 2009/10 while playing for Birmingham City in the Premier League.

And to add insult to injury it is alleged that O'Connor was also charged with fraud after his £100,000 Ferrari was mysteriously found crashed a few short miles from his home a few months ago.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool | Premier League match report

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Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool | Premier League match report

For the second week in succession Arsenal had a man sent off and failed to score a goal, but for Arsène Wenger at the moment it never rains but it pours. Just as a patched-together Arsenal side seemed likely to hold out for another draw, a freakish own goal handed Liverpool three points they barely deserved.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Man U win, QPR crash and Barton makes the headlines

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All this week's stories come from the opening fixtures of the English Premier League. You can listen to these and other stories on our weekly podcast and can find explanations of key vocabulary in bold below.

league game

Chicago Fire v Philly Union

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Philadelphia Union will be coming into town this Saturday to face the Fire. This home opener should also be the first time that Arne Friedrich and Rafael Robayo get time during a league game. I would think that Frank Klopas will probably start the same lineup with the possible exception of, the aforementioned.

Chicago Fire v Philly Union

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Philadelphia Union will be coming into town this Saturday to face the Fire. This home opener should also be the first time that Arne Friedrich and Rafael Robayo get time during a league game. I would think that Frank Klopas will probably start the same lineup with the possible exception of, the aforementioned.

Soccer History

Roberto Mancini has no choice but to play Tevez

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A few months ago, everything was going swimmingly for City. All they seemingly had to do was to show up for win after lopsided win. But then there was a gradual slide in theor fortunes. At the end of January their season is but a litany of thwarted ambitions. Out of the Champions League in December and by last week, the Carling Cup and the FA Cup, their accelerated program to win the Premiership title seems to have hit a wall and in danger of being snatched by those other pesky Mancunians and the upstart Spurs.

The US Women and a Comeback for the Ages

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By Elmer Smith, writing from Boston

Highs and lows came at a gut-wrenching pace, but an emotional roller coaster doesn't even begin to capture the Women's World Cup quarterfinal match between the Samba Queens of Brazil and United States Women's National Team.  Fans of the USWNT were ecstatic when Daiane put the ball into her own net off a cross by Shannon Boxx, then livid when Rachel Buehler was sent off in the 65′ for a foul in the box on Marta.

San Jose Earthquakes

Keane scores, Galaxy top San Jose

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Not a bad way to start things off for Robbie Keane in Los Angeles.

 A new chapter was written into the storied and intense California Clasico rivalry. A first half strike from the latest big-name acquisition into MLS that was set up by the man that started this whole Designated Player thing.

Keane scores, Galaxy top San Jose

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Not a bad way to start things off for Robbie Keane in Los Angeles.

A new chapter was written into the storied and intense California Clasico rivalry. A first half strike from the latest big-name acquisition into MLS that was set up by the man that started the whole conecpt of big-name stars coming to America.

Red Bulls vs San Jose: Bouna Condoul makes another blooper

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Watch Bouna Condoul fumble a run of the mill grab of a corner and gift the ball to Ryan Stephenson for San Jose Earthquakes equalizer. Last weekend he was similarly embarrassed when he completely flubbed Marco Pappa's soft shot on goal.

Condoul's horrifically incompetent goalkeeping is a seamless transition from his predecessor Greg Sutton's equally inept performance.

MLS Highlights: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 New York Red Bulls

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A record crowd of 41,028 watched as the Earthquakes threw away two points against the Red Bulls who scored with five minutes left on the clock and to add insult to injury the Earthquakes had defender Bobby Burling sent off in injury time for a second yellow card.

MLS Highlights: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 New York Red Bulls

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A record crowd of 41,028 watched as the Earthquakes threw away two points against the Red Bulls who scored with five minutes left on the clock and to add insult to injury the Earthquakes had defender Bobby Burling sent off in injury time for a second yellow card.

Matchday @San Jose: Earthquakes vs Red Bulls

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Good afternoon! The Red Bulls are back in MLS action today vs the San Jose Earthquakes (10:30pm ET, ESPN2). The Earthquakes usually play @Buckshaw Stadium (pictured above) but they moved this match to the much larger Stanford Stadium. As of yesterday, 30,000 tickets had been sold, so it should be a fantastic atmosphere.

The Rest

‘Keep smiling’ – Sacked Nigel Adkins leaves a farewell note for Southampton players

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If you are somehow dead inside and don't feel sympathy for axed Southampton boss Nigel Atkins, youcertainlymust now. In one of his last acts before leaving the Saints training ground for the last time, the 47-year-old penned this farewell message on a changing room whiteboard. After being put out on his backside despite two [.

The beINSport Debacle

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If you've been looking for La Liga or Serie A programming on GolTV or Fox Soccer Channel, you've been out of luck. Upstart Al Jazeera owned network beINSport has obtained the U.S. broadcast rights for both.

The problem is beINSport is only available in the U.S.on DirecTV and Dish Network. Needless to say this has provoked much consternation among U.

Seattle Sounders' 2012 Schedule is MLS' Easiest

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File this one under the category: most likely to attract choice commentary from Seattle Sounders supporters.

As the Sounders-less MLS First Kick fast approaches, we here at Stumptown Footy are spooling up the statistical analysis drives in preparation for the 2012 campaign. Lacking much in the way of hard data so far, with just one preseason match under our belt, we've decided to start with the schedule.

Kettering’s Season Goes From Bad To Worse

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The last time we reported from Kettering Town, the club was at the point of being on its knees. With the whole team having been put on the transfer list, they lost five players on loan deadline day, only to see three replacements having their transfers to the club cancelled after the club was placed under a transfer embargo.

Exhausted Rapids Beat Down In Chicago

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The Rapids traveled to Chicago on Saturday, but everyone might have been better served by Colorado forfeiting the game and staying home for the rest. A 2-0 loss where Colorado was outplayed and out-hustled all night wasn't any better than the 3-0 forfeit score line and added rest would have been.
I'd break down the play and the goals, but honestly they're what you would expect for a tried Mile High Club.