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Best of MLS Week 1: Tyler Miller, Diego Rossi, and more

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Week one was a banner week for the newest team in MLS.

Los Angeles FC faced a difficult away test for their MLS welcome party and they didn't disappoint. Their 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders at Centurylink Field featured a stellar goalkeeping performance, a rookie having a strong debut, and a wonderful goal from a Uruguayan teenager.

In Pictures: 2018 MLS SuperDraft

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Sights from Philly's first big soccer event of the year.

16 players to watch in the 2017 College Cup

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Nick Fishman ranks 16 players to watch as the best four teams in men's college soccer come to Philly.


Ligue 1: Monaco Midfielder Joao Moutinho Scores Exquisite First-Time Chip Against Bordeaux (Video)

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Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho scored one of the goals o the season in Ligue 1 on Saturday, with the Monaco star perfectly executing a first-time long-range chip.

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The goal came on 74 minutes, with league-leaders Monaco already 1-0 up.

Receiving a pass from fellow countryman Bernardo Silva well outside the Bordeaux box, Moutinhoconnected beautifully with the ball, directing an exquisite chipped effort which sailed into the top corner of the net.

Mbappe, Moutinho keep Monaco on title track

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Paris (AFP) – Teen sensation Kylian Mbappe scored his 10th league goal of the campaign as Monaco beat Bordeaux 2-1 on Saturday to cement their place at the top of Ligue 1.

Mbappe opened the scoring midway through the second half at the Stade Louis II and a beauty from Joao Moutinho soon after doubled the principality side’s lead.

2 reasons that helped shape up Monaco's moneymaking transfer policy

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Monaco have adopted a clever transfer policy in recent years. It has enabled them to make huge profits on player transfers.

Originally, Monaco’s billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev wanted them to become Europe’s elite club. He was willing to spend as much as necessary to get them there.

Portugal midfielder comments on Manchester United transfer link

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Manchester United had been linked with several central midfielders in the summer. While most ofthe transfer rumour whirligig centred around Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal,United had been linked with other good central midfielders as well who were touted as potential alternatives.

Portugal midfielder comments on Manchester United transfer link

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Manchester United had been linked with several central midfielders in the summer. While most ofthe transfer rumour whirligig centred around Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal,United had been linked with other good central midfielders as well who were touted as potential alternatives.

Reims vs Monaco 1-1 Highlights 2013 Devaux Moutinho Goals Turan Red Card Video

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Premier League Transfers: Your Complete Guide to the Transfer Window

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Notable Transfers Outside the Premier League Mario Goetze [Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich] £31.5m

Radamel Falcao [Atletico Madrid - Monaco] £50m (reported)

James Rodriguez [FC Porto - Monaco] (Combined with Moutinho for £60m)

Joao Moutinho [FC Porto - Monaco] (Combined with Rodriguez for £60m)

Isco [Malaga - Real Madrid] £23m

Asier Illarramendi [Real Sociedad - Real Madrid] £34m

Neymar [Santos - Barcelona] £48.

With the Millions Monaco Have Spent, How Will They Line Up?

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AS Monaco FC is the name on everyone's tongue, and for good reason. Bursting at the seams with cash thanks to the next Russian billionaire on the block, Dmitry Rybolovlev, they have spent it on a flood of top talent. Names like Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, and Eric Abidal are of a caliber fans would expect at the best clubs in the world.

Monaco To Begin Next Season On -2 Points As Punishment For Pitch Invasion After Final Home Game

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By Chris Wright

Simmer down you lot

There's understandable hoo-ha surrounding AS Monaco's return to the French top tier for 2013/14 given that they've spent vast swathes of money in their quest to assemble the world's biggest collection of Porto alumni, with thelikes of Falcao, Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Ricardo Carvalho already moving to the principality for a combined fee of £115 million.

Wednesday Kickoff: Monaco set to break the bank for Ronaldo; AFA bans away fans after supporter death; and more

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AS Monaco just can't get enough.

After spending more than $172 million dollars on the transfers for Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, and James Rodriguez, the newly promoted Ligue 1 club is ready to spend some serious cash, offering Real Madrid nearly $133 million (€100m) for talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a report in England.

Bad Day For Spurs: Joao Moutinho Joins Monaco, While Andros Townsend Charged With Betting

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It's been a bad day for Tottenham Hotspur. FC Porto have announced that they've sold striker Joao Moutinho to Monaco for a transfer fee of £21 million. The White Hart Lane club were reportedly within minutes of signing Moutinho last summer, but failed to beat the deadline to bring the highly-sought after footballer to England.

AS Monaco Rival Chelsea and Manchester City with Transfer Window Activity

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FC Porto winger James Rodriguez, who has long been linked with a move to Manchester United, is apparently close to sealing a move to French club Monaco. After promotion to the French first division, Monaco are expected to be a big player in the summer transfer window. They are bankrolled by a Russian billionaire, and they also have the advantage of offering a tax haven for the players.

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The World Cup’s Underrated Stars

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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Aguero, Neymar, Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo, Neymar, Neymar. It's all we've heard the last few weeks. Let's face it; we all know what these guys can do. And let's face it; we all expect them to do it. But that's not the real beauty of the World Cup. The beauty is that it unearths huge talent who lift us off our seats, get us talking, and eventually go on to become household names.

Portugal Name 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Portugal, one of the group stage opponents for the United States, has released its final 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup. The shock cut was that of Ricardo Quaresma who made the squad for Euro 2012 but did not feature in that tournament. Braga's Rafa Silva appears to have been selected in Quaresma's place.

Trasmision Suecia vs Portugal, horarios

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Horarios, A qué hora juega Portugal vs Suecia 2013 En Vivo: 13:45 hs: Centroamérica, México
14:45 hs: Colombia, Ecuador, Perú
15:15 hs: Venezuela
15:45 hs: Bolivia, Chile, EEUU, Paraguay
16:45 hs: Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay
20:45 hs: España
Alineaciones Portugal vs Suecia Repechaje 2013: PORTUGAL: Rui Patrício; Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fábio Coentrao o Antunes; Miguel Veloso, Raúl Meireles, Joao Moutinho; Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo y Hélder Postiga.

Chelsea Linked with Move for Porto Frontman

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Today, some sources are reporting Chelsea are considering launching a big for Porto frontman and Colombian international, Jackson Martinez. I've said for a long time now Jackson has been severely underrated as he's been in the shadow of the other Colombian striking superstar, Radamel Falcao. However, as I closely follow both the Colombian national team AND Porto, I've always thought Jackson has the minerals to be a superstar at a top-tier European club.

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Chelsea striker target ‘to stay in Paris’, Spurs missed out on maestro over 500k

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Chelsea will have to cross another potential attacking reinforcement off the list, after Edinson Cavani's agent today rubbished claims that the Uruguayan was set for a move from PSG this January.

The numbers behind Tottenham’s transfer plans

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After the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League once more, Tottenham have a busy summer in the transfer window ahead. Andre Villas-Boas has the core of a side that can challenge consistently for the top four, and more, but needs a quality addition or two to bolster his contingent.

Tottenham and PSG continue chase for FC Porto midfielder

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According to TalkSport on Mar. 18, 2013, Tottenham Hotspur are believed to have once again opened up their chase for FC Porto midfield maestro Joao Moutinho. Having been a previous star player for Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas during his tenure with the Portuguese club, the manager is keen to rekindle their working relationship in London.

Spurs To Grab Wesley Sneijder For Bargain Price Of £10m

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It was only 18 months ago that Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder was linked with a £25m move to Manchester United. That move fell apart reportedly due to Sneijder's high wage demands and it looks like Spurs are about to capitalize.

Sneijder, who has not played since September, has been involved in a pay dispute with Inter Milan.

Tottenham transfer rumors and news round-up December 7, 2012

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Tottenham look to ride the wave of joy that is continued European campaigning in the coming new year to Goodison Park against Everton after booking a spot in the UEFA Europa League knockout stage. The club has been building in confidence and form under Andre Villas-Boas every week, and look a strong opponent to any club.

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The Joao Moutinho transfer saga rumbles on and while it's widely tipped that Spurs will come back in for the Portuguese in the summer, it looks as though Andre Villas-Boas will have some stern competition for his former player.

The club were trying to tie up a transfer for Moutinho on the final day of the August 2012 transfer window but time literally ran out on the deal.

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Spurs made a much publicised bid to take Joao Moutinho away from Portugal in August but time ran out on the deal in the final minutes of the summer transfer window. The club were widely expected to come back in for the midfielder in January but instead sealed the signature of Lewis Holtby as their only major signing.

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There are growing reports today that Spurs will return in the summer to make another attempt to secure the signature of Porto's Joao Moutinho. Tottenham made a well documented approachto bring the Portuguese international to White Hart Lane in August before time ran out on the deadline day deal.

But the story has emerged again and there could be a very good explanation as to why Moutinho is back in the spotlight.

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The press seem determined to set Spurs up with a new midfielder in this transfer window even though this is the most crowded area of the squad. For once, everyone seems to be at full fitness and on any given weekend, the first choice midfield could be challenged by a number of names.

Lennon, Bale, Dempsey, Sandro, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Parker, Huddlestone, Carroll – the list goes on so do we really need to add to the squad in this area over the course of this month?

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When any transfer window approaches, the media look for clubs that are going to receive a major ‘war chest' and invariably, Tottenham's name always comes up. The reality however is usually a little different.

This is a club that were widely linked with Hulk – a man whose fee and wages are beyond most sides across the world.

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Andre Villas-Boas has already suggested that he won't be adding to the Spurs squad in January but if he has to make just one signing, it could well be the former Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho. The Portuguese international almost signed for the club at the end of August and while AVB insisted that there was nothing in his attendance at Porto's Champions League game this weekend, Moutinho must have been a focus of his attention.

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The newspapers are full of reports claiming that Daniel Levy is set to back the ‘under fire' Andre Villas-Boas by providing a £20m transfer fund ahead of the January transfer window. In turn, that has sparked a host of new rumours, linking players with a move to White Hart Lane.

Some of them are old, familiar faces like Porto's Joao Moutinho, who reportedly came agonisingly close to putting pen to Tottenham headed notepaper at the end of August.


Malaga vs. FC Porto: Preview and Projected Lineups for Champions League Round of 16 Battle

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Much of the discussion around the Champions League Round of 16 fixtures has focused on Manchester United vs. Real Madrid and Barcelona vs. AC Milan. While both of those fixtures featured tremendous storylines involving some of the world's biggest clubs, and neither FC Porto nor Malaga have as much worldwide support as the aforementioned, both sides are capable of producing world-class football.

FC Porto vs Malaga 2013 Highlights Champions League 1-0 Joao Moutinho Goal Video

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'Ecstatic' Moutinho ready for fresh start with LAFC after being selected first overall

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PHILADELPHIA When Joao Moutinho came to the U.S., he was searching for a fresh start, a new beginning and a clean slate. He found it at the University of Akron, rapidly becoming one of the top prospects in the college game.

On Friday, he joined a team beginning anew as he was selected first overall in the MLS Draft.

NCAA College Cup semifinals preview: Akron vs. Stanford

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With the College Cup coming to Talen Energy Stadium this weekend, Nick Fishman previews the first of Friday's semifinal doubleheader. Here's everything you need to know about Stanford and Akron.

Claims Newcastle To Sign Monaco’s Joao Moutinho For £9M

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Newcastle are supposedly ready to sign Monaco's Joao Moutinho for £9.5M according to Portuguese journalist Jorge Bacao, who has sent out a tweet saying that. EXCLUSIVO : Joao Moutinho para o Newcastle United por € 13 Milhões valor acordado com o Mónaco . Amanhã médica. #NUFC #Mónaco — Jorge Ba?

One Man Team Uruguay Lives and Dies by Talismanic Luis Suarez

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Going into the 2014 World Cup, most analysts, pundits and fans alike picked Portugal as a one-man team— a squad dependent on one player, Ronaldo, to carry them. All this was said despite the fact that they have other quality players. Two of their defenders, Pepe and Fabio Coentrao, play for Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Portugal Steals Win in Stoppage Time

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56,292 were in attendance as Portugal defeated Mexico on Friday night in Foxboro. (Photo credit: Sean Donahue)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal scored a stoppage time winner to defeat Mexico 1-0 in front of 56,292 at Gillette Stadium in a pre-World Cup international friendly on Friday night.

Manchester City: Three Players the Citizens Should Have Signed

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While hindsight may be a beautiful thing, Manchester City can still remain blameful in the majority of their transfer hiccups, purely for the reason that most targets seem to be within their reach.

While that's not to lambast the signings the club has made this summer, there are perhaps better ways that the Citizens might have spent their millions in recent months.

Arsene Wenger Talks Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas as Window Opens

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Well we've certainly got an exciting transfer window ahead this summer. Some of the biggest names in world football are thought to be on the move, with several already having completed moves to their new clubs. Names like Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski, and Neymar have been all the buzz as of late, with additional names like Wayne Rooney Cesc Fabregas, and Fernando Torres filling in the gaps.