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D.C. United

Bill Hamid out for six weeks with knee surgery

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For the second preseason in a row, Bill Hamid will not participate

As first reported by Steve Goff, D.C. United and US Men's national team goalkeeper Bill Hamid had surgery on his right knee on Monday. We can further confirm that Hamid had arthroscopic surgery on the knee, which he aggravated during preparations for the national team camp.

D.C. United striker Michael Seaton to miss 6-8 weeks after knee surgery

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United's homegrown forward will miss the start of the 2015 season.

Per a release from D.C. United, striker Michael Seaton will miss up to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery. According to the club, Seaton suffered a torn meniscus as well as a grade two MCL sprain (the latter of which will not require surgery).

Arsenal

Arsenal’s Welbeck out for nine months

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London (AFP) Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be out for around nine months after undergoing knee surgery, the club announced on Wednesday, ending his hopes of playing for England at Euro 2016.

The 25-year-old forward damaged cartilage in his right knee during a challenge with Bacary Sagna in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Sunday.

Arsenal’s Welbeck out for nine months

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London (AFP) Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be out for around nine months after undergoing knee surgery, the club announced on Wednesday, ending his hopes of playing for England at Euro 2016.

The 25-year-old forward damaged cartilage in his right knee during a challenge with Bacary Sagna in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Sunday.

Arsenal’s Welbeck out for nine months

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London (AFP) Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be out for around nine months after undergoing knee surgery, the club announced on Wednesday, ending his hopes of playing for England at Euro 2016.

The 25-year-old forward damaged cartilage in his right knee during a challenge with Bacary Sagna in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Sunday.

Arsenal’s Welbeck out for nine months

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London (AFP) Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be out for around nine months after undergoing knee surgery, the club announced on Wednesday, ending his hopes of playing for England at Euro 2016.

The 25-year-old forward damaged cartilage in his right knee during a challenge with Bacary Sagna in Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Sunday.

10 Most Overpriced Footballers

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10 Most Overpriced Footballers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are many, especially those who don't have very much of an interest in sport, who think that top athletes are overpaid to do nothing more than ‘play a game'. However, there are many like Lionel Messi, Tom Brady, Derrick Rose, and others who are the best or among the best in their respective sports that look like they at least somewhat deserve the high salaries that they receive.

La Liga

Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathieu to miss 6-8 weeks due to injury

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Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu looks set to miss the rest of the La Liga season after the European champions confirmed the French international will miss six to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.

"Jeremy Mathieu has been satisfactorily operated on this Thursday," Barca said in a statement.

Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathieu to miss 6-8 weeks due to injury

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Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu looks set to miss the rest of the La Liga season after the European champions confirmed the French international will miss six to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.

"Jeremy Mathieu has been satisfactorily operated on this Thursday," Barca said in a statement.

Puyol on comeback trail after surgery

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Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has been given the medical all-clear to resume playing after undergoing knee surgery earlier this summer.

The 34-year-old Spain defender returned to training with his team-mates last week after missing the end of the 2011/12 season, including his nation's triumphant European Championship defence, and going under the knife in May.

Fabregas Expected To Be Fit For Italy Opener

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Barelona's Cesc Fabregas appears to have shaken off his hamstring injury in time to feature in Spain's Euro 2012 Group C opener against Italy on June 10, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Saturday.

"They did some tests yesterday and the doctors saw that he (Fabregas) is in reasonably good shape," Del Bosque told a news conference in Seville previewing Spain's final warm-up match against China on Sunday.

FC Dallas

FC Dallas’ George John has knee surgery

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After months of speculation, worry and wondering FC Dallas announced yesterday defender George John had "successful" surgery on his long bothersome right knee. He will miss the rest of the 2014 season, resulting in losing an entire season.

John had a procedure explained as an "osteoplasty of the medial femur".

Jacobson Rebounding Form after Slow Start

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When the 2012 season started on March 11 against New York at FC Dallas Stadium, it was clear that Andrew Jacobson wasn't himself. Maybe it was the fact that he wasn't fully recovered from an offseason knee surgery, which in turn affected his confidence on the pitch. But AJ was a player trying too hard and trying to do too much early in the year and it was evident to all who watched him play early in the season that he was far from the same player that led FCD in assists in 2011.

Jacobson Rounding into Form after Slow Start

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When the 2012 season started on March 11 against New York at FC Dallas Stadium, it was clear that Andrew Jacobson wasn't himself. Maybe it was the fact that he wasn't fully recovered from an offseason knee surgery, which in turn affected his confidence on the pitch. But AJ was a player trying too hard and trying to do too much early in the year and it was evident to all who watched him play early in the season that he was far from the same player that led FCD in assists in 2011.

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Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Deja Vu Edition

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The Timbers held a short, early practice today before flying to Colorado this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's game against the Rapids. Practice was closed after a brief warm up as the travel squad broke off to prepare for the game while the rest of the team played a game of 5v5.

Trialist Pablo Di Fiori and practice player Cam Vickers were the only non-roster players with the team today.

Lucas’ wife had a police officer go to the Liverpool bench to ask him about his injury

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas was forced to come off in just the fifth minute of their 2-2 draw against Man City because of a thigh injury. Obviously seeing a player forced out of a match so quick is a troubling sight, especially since Lucas missed five months of last season to knee surgery. So the fans at Anfield were left to nervously wonder what the trouble was, but one person in the stands -- model Ariana Lima Bonfanti, who happens to be Lucas' wife -- decided to be a bit more proactive about procuring information.

Lucas Thanks Rodgers

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Lucas Leiva insists the kind words of new boss Brendan Rodgers helped him make a remarkable recovery from knee surgery.
The 25-year-old Brazil international went under the knife after damaging his knee ligaments last November and was not expected back until the autumn.
But the midfielder stunned medical staff at the club by declaring himself fit for Liverpool's pre-season tour of the US and came off the bench to face Tottenham in Baltimore.

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Kaboul blow should halt Dawson speculation

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Bad news came out of Spurs Lodge today with the confirmation that Younes Kaboul will be out of the Tottenham side for around four months after knee surgery. The French international pulled out of the game with West Brom at the weekend but the extent of the damage will come as a real blow.

"Morning all, surgery done with success.

Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo - MLS #4 - Gamethread - 6:00 PM CST - Comcast SportsNet

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Here are a couple of things to look out for in today's game. Be sure to check out the pre-game show at 5:30 PM on Comcast SportsNet. Ours and your in-game comments are after the break.

Jalil Anibaba and Arne Friedrich Pairing

The bad news is that Cory Gibbs is out 4-6 months as he recovers from knee surgery.

Houston Dynamo

Game Thread: Dynamo v Columbus Crew, 2012 MLS Match 25

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BROADCAST: FOX Sports Houston - 8 p.m. MultiMedios Houston - 7:30 p.m. SportsTalk 790 - 7:30 p.m. La Ranchera 850 - 7:30 p.m.
REFEREE: Drew Fischer. MLS Career: 2 games; FC/gm: 27.0; Y/gm: 2.5; R: 0; pens: 0
INJURY REPORT: HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness) COLUMBUS CREW - OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear); DOUBTFUL: DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); DF Nenamja Vukovic (L ankle sprain)
HEAD-TO-HEAD:
  • ALL-TIME (13 meetings) - Dynamo 2 wins, 13 goals .

Game Thread: Dynamo at Toronto FC, 2012 MLS Match 22

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BROADCAST INFORMATION: FOX Sports Houston - 3:30 p.m. MultiMedios Houston - 3 p.m. La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio) SportsTalk 790 (ENG Radio)
REFEREE: Drew Fischer. MLS Career: 1 game; FC/gm: 29.0; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 0; pens: 0
INJURY REPORT: TORONTO FC -- OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); QUESTIONABLE: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (L hamstring strain)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- DOUBTFUL: FW Will Bruin (calf contusion)
HEAD-TO-HEAD:
  • ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 12 goals .

MLS Spotlight: Bruin on a roll after his up-and-down rookie year

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Will Bruin set the bar too high for his rookie season. That much, he acknowledges, is now clear.

The 11th overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Bruin immediately stepped into the lineup for the Houston Dynamo that season, starting the first eight matches while bagging four goals -- three of which came via a hat trick in a 4-1 win over D.

Game Thread: Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps, 2012 MLS Match 12

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Today's match for the Dynamo is all about adjustment and survival. Jermaine Taylor, Geoff Cameron, Je-Vaughn Watson and Andre Hainault are all away on international duty. Will Bruin (concussion), Alex Dixon (concussion), Kofi Sarkodie (foot sprain) are all our injured. So needless to say, the lineup could look a bit different today.

Hamid Returns to D.C. Lineup, Shuts Out Toronto

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Goalkeeper Bill Hamid saved four shots to lead D.C. United to a 2-0 win last weekend.

This past weekend was all about previously injured U.S. Soccer Development Academy alumni making their returns to the lineup in Major League Soccer play.

Game Thread: Dynamo at DC United, 2012 MLS Match 6

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BROADCAST INFORMATION: KPRC Local 2 - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 12/HD 612; AT&T Uverse: 2/HD 1002; DirecTV: 2; Dish: SD 2) KBME 790 (ENG Radio) La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio)
REFEREE: Juan Guzman. MLS Career: 10 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 6; pens: 2
INJURY REPORT: D.

European Soccer

Wednesday Kickoff: Earthquakes rally again, Puyol to sign new deal and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The San Jose Eathquakes are the MLS comeback kings of 2012, and Swansea City were the latest team to find that out.

Inspired by two late goals from Steven Lenhart, the Earthquakes rallied to a 2-2 draw with Swansea in a friendly played at Buck Shaw Stadium on Tuesday night.

Mid-Day Ticker: Holden commits to Bolton, Argentina alters format & more

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Stay up, or go down, Bolton can count on Stuart Holden to stick around.

The U.S. midfielder, who is continuing his comeback from fall knee surgery, pledged his future to the club regardless of what happens in its battle against relegation. In order to stave off the drop and remain in the Premier League, Bolton need to defeat Stoke City on Sunday while hoping that Queens Park Rangers lose to Manchester City.

Tuesday Kickoff: Puyol doubtful for Euro 2012, Blackburn relegated and more

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Spain's European championship title defense is going to be a bit more challenging, as a vital component to its back line is unlikely to be available for the world's No. 1-ranked team.

Carles Puyol is doubtful for this summer's tournament after Barcelona announced that their captain and 34-year-old centerback requires arthroscopic knee surgery that will sideline him for around the next six weeks.

Chicago Fire

Report: Union sign Bakary Soumare

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Ives Galarcep reports at Fox Soccer that the Philadelphia Union have signed 6-foot-4-inch central defender Bakary Soumare.

According to the report, Soumare, a 2008 Defender of the Year finalist when he was with Chicago Fire, will join the Union after being let out of his contract with French side Boulogne.

FOX Soccer: Union Acquire Former MLS Defender Of The Year Nominee Bakary Soumare

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The Philadelphia Union addressed a glaring need by adding a veteran center back with a successful history in Major League Soccer.

According to a report on FOX Soccer, by Ives Galarcep of Soccer By Ives, the Union acquired Bakary Soumare, formerly of the Chicago Fire. Soumare was a nominee for MLS Defender of the Year in 2008, when the Fire only gave up 33 goals in 30 games and finished second in the Eastern Conference.

LA Galaxy

Three Reasons Why the Portland Timbers Can Beat the LA Galaxy on Sunday

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On Sunday, the Portland Timbers will, once again, head down to Los Angeles to play against the LA Galaxy. This will be the second time this season where the Timbers are playing away from home. Such is the way of life under an unbalanced, conferenced league. But I'm not really here to complain about that, I'm here to make the case for why the Timbers have absolutely no reason to not come back home with three points.

Galaxys Buddle, Keat out up to six weeks after knee surgeries

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Galaxy striker Edson Buddle, who fans might suggest has missed much of the season so far anyway given his performances, will miss the next three to six weeks after right knee surgery, the club announced today. Buddle's operation occurred Monday; midfielder-defender Dan Keat underwent the exact same procedure last Thursday

Buddle has knee surgery, will miss the next 3-to-6 weeks

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For those thinking that something was physically off with Los Angeles Galaxy forward Edson Buddle, that appears to have been the case.

Buddle underwent right knee surgery Monday to repair damage to his right meniscus, the Galaxy announced on Tuesday. The injury will cause him to miss the next 3-to-6 weeks and comes at a time when Robbie Keane is on Euro 2012 duty with the Republic of Ireland.

The Rest

Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb undergoes knee surgery

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INJURY UPDATE: We can confirm that @nabilbentaleb42 has today undergone surgery to his left knee. pic.twitter.com/9x9EYToEWK Tottenham...

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Josh Gatt continues rehab, begins running after latest knee surgery

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After undergoing surgery in September to repair his injured left knee, U.S. Men's National Team winger Josh Gatt has taken the next step in his rehabilitation process.

The 24-year old American announced on Friday via Instagram that he has started running again and is eager to get back out on the field.

Dash’s Stephanie Och out for season after knee surgery

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Houston Dash defender Stephanie Ochs underwent surgery to repair an ACL tear in herright knee, the team announced Thursday. She is expected to miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

The injury was originally sustained in the Dash's match against Boston on April 26. Ochs. a San Diego native, appeared in all 24 matches for the Dash in 2014 and was named the team's Defender of the Year after moving to the position midway through the season.

Photo: Chelsea’s Marco Van Ginkel in hospital bed after knee surgery

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Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel appears to be keeping his spirits up after an anterior cruciate ligament injury ruled him out for the rest of the season. Everybody's favourite footballing Justin Bieber lookalikes was still smiling and giving the thumbs up in a photo posted to his official Instagram account.

Foxboro Infirmary Ward: How Will Revs Cope With Short Bench?

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Injuries always play a role in any season, sometimes more than others, but with the 2012 winding down for the New England Revolution, available players are dropping like flies.

First, it was the loss of Saer Sene to season-ending knee surgery. Then, the news about Flo Lechner and Lee Nguyen both being lost for the rest of 2012 as well.

Euro 2012: Hard times sharpen Danny Welbeck’s England appetite

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Hard times sharpen Danny Welbeck's England appetite" was written by Louise Taylor, for The Guardian on Tuesday 5th June 2012 22.00 UTC

It may have happened slightly later than originally envisaged but Danny Welbeck is delighted finally to be celebrating his first goal for England.

Copa Libertadores: Santos, Universidad join Corinthians, Boca Juniors in semis

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Santos' quest to repeat as Copa Libertadores champion is alive. Barely.

The Brazilian giant needed a late equalizer from Alan Kardec to pull even with 10-man Argentine side Velez Sarsfield and then prevailed on penalties 4-2 to advance to the tournament semifinals Thursday night.