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SAHIN DEAL COMPLETE & WILL WE BEAT MAN CITY?

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Nuri Sahin has finally completed his medical at Melwood and signed his one year deal with Liverpool FC.

He becomes the first Turkish player ever to join LFC and I wish him all the best for the Season ahead. He is a skilful central mid-fielder with a great range of passing to his game, take note Charlie Adam.

Liverpool Latest : Including Enrique Injury Update

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Full back Jose Enrique will miss the Reds Europa League fixture against Hearts as manager Brendan Rodgers prepares to field a much-changed side.

The 26 year old was absent for last Saturday's 3-0 Premier League defeat at West Brom due to a knee injury, which he picked up in training.

"He had a couple of scans which didn't show a great deal but he's still in pain," said Rodgers.

Is There Space For Another Defender

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Thankfully the boss didn't mention he wants a striker

Hello to everyone, hope to find you well.

It's Tuesday and the first round of league matches has been completed. Do one really take a look at the league table at this stage of the season? I doubt so. I don't really look at it either.

TORRES: It's a bold statement but he will score 30 goals this season.

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Fernando Torres has had to get used to the pressure of his price tag and the constant scrutiny of the press and media about his performances ever since he signed for Chelsea. Now that Didier Drogba has gone, there are already stories about Chelsea "lacking" firepower this season but today Fernando Torres has a chance to start the season on a high and begin to answer all those critics with goals against City at Villa Park.

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SUB WATCH: Week 24

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I'm Sorry, You Were Saying Something About My Substitution Strategy?Last Saturday saw the lowly Portland Timbers visit Red Bull Arena for a match that was highly anticipated by many Red Bull fans who had to endure a horrible performance at Houston and a not-entirely-convincing win at home against the same team in previous weeks.

Homesick Richard Wright Leaves Preston After One Whole Week At Deepdale

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By Chris Wright

"I'm a-comin' home ma!"

Former Arsenal and England 'keeper Richard Wright has left new club Preston North End despite only officially signing on last Saturday (on his release from Ipswich), with the 34-year old citing homesickness after requesting to have his one-year contract terminated with immediate effect.

Landon Calling

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Last week, I caught up with all-time leading USA goal scorer, Landon Donovan - a short profile and some thoughts on how American soccer should pursue its own style and method.

Landon Donovan was in the Bay Area last Saturday scoring for Los Angeles Galaxy in his team's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes before a sell-out crowd at Stanford.

Newcastle United

Alan Pardew Pleads Guilty To FA Charge

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Alan Pardew didn't have much of a choice, as to what to do about the misconduct charge the FA issued to him last Monday, after he was seen to push the referee's assistant after about an hour of the game against Tottenham last Saturday. Alan Pardew pleaded guilty This is what Alan said about the [.

Magpies Got Their Just Rewards Against Great Team

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Newcastle had one first team starter missing through injury last Saturday afternoon, and would you believe it, James Perch forced his way into the side as a replacement for Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, and that's not bad for a player who a year ago looked like he was on the scrap heap at Newcastle.

Newcastle Have Top Young Striker Already On Their Books

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17 year-old Adam Campbell was showing what he can do again last Saturday, when he scored a hat trick in the first 33 minutes of the U21 game against Tottenham Hotspur at Benton, and he looked really impressive, as he did for the Newcastle first team at Cardiff a week last Saturday. Adam Campbell in action [.

Newcastle Have Top Young Striker Already On Their Books

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17 year-old Adam Campbell was showing what he can do again last Saturday, when he scored a hat trick in the first 33 minutes of the U21 game against Tottenham Hotspur at Benton, and he looked really impressive, as he did for the Newcastle first team at Cardiff a week last Saturday. Adam Campbell in action [.

Campbell Could Become Youngest Ever Player In Europe

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Adam Campbell was one of the few positive things that came out of last Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Cardiff City, but it was no flash in the pan, and Adam scored for Newcastle Reserves in mid-week, and he seems to have continued his impressive form in training. Adam Campbell could be in squad for Atromitos game Newcastle will field their [.

Newcastle’s Chance To Atone For Cardiff Disaster – Beat Spurs

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Local lad Steven Taylor has come out this morning and he's yet another player who has now apologized for the terrible display against Cardiff City last Saturday, and said the lads let down the faithful Newcastle fans who traveled all the way to Cardiff, and had that stuff to watch from the Magpies.

Demba Ba Has Looked Terrific In Pre-Season

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One good piece of news this week for Newcastle fans, was that Demba Ba is still at the club, and did not move away from Tyneside via that £7M release clause in his contract, so that's a big relief. Demba Ba in action against Braga last Saturday Demba Ba has looked very sharp in pre-season, even with Ramadan having started, and we [.

Demba Ba Has Looked Terrific In Pre-Season

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One good piece of news this week for Newcastle fans, was that Demba Ba is still at the club, and did not move away from Tyneside via that £7M release clause in his contract, so that's a big relief. Demba Ba in action against Braga last Saturday Demba Ba has looked very sharp in pre-season, even with Ramadan having started, and we [.

Toronto FC

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 24

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There is a new team atop the SBI MLS Power Rankings, and it's a team that knows what it feels like to be in the top spot.

Sporting Kansas City has edged past the San Jose Earthquakes for the No. 1 spot after posting their third straight league win with a road shutout against Toronto FC.

Reds captain preaches redemption

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is looking forward to seeing new manager Brendan Rodgers revolutionize the Reds' offense but wants his teammates to use last season's disappointment as a fuel to succeed in the coming campaign.

Gerrard has been out of action since England's Euro 2012 quarterfinal elimination but his teammates have continued to struggle, remaining without a win in their first two pre-season matches in the United States.

Reds captain preaches redemption

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is looking forward to seeing new manager Brendan Rodgers revolutionize the Reds' offense but wants his teammates to use last season's disappointment as a fuel to succeed in the coming campaign.

Gerrard has been out of action since England's Euro 2012 quarterfinal elimination but his teammates have continued to struggle, remaining without a win in their first two pre-season matches in the United States.

Liverpool 1-2 Roma

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Goals:
Bradley 63'
Florenzi 69'
Adam 80'

Who would have guessed that Roma would pose more of a problem than Toronto FC, especially when starting the likes of Totti, Osvaldo, Pjanic, Bradley, Rosi, and Burdisso, and bringing on Bojan, Lamela, and Heinze in the second half?

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Connor Lade

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When Thierry Henry called rookie Connor Lade one of the New York Red Bulls' players of the season more than a week ago, the high praise seemed a bit generous. Last Saturday, Lade showed just why Henry and his teammates are so high on the St. John's product.

Lade turned in a Man of the Match-caliber effort in providing two assists in the Red Bulls' 2-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union.

New England 1 - 2 Montreal: More Points Dropped on the Road, and More Questions that Need Answering

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The road woes continued for the Revs tonight as they fell 2-1 to the Montreal Impact, dropping them back down into 7th place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Revolution's record now stands at 6-9-4, while their road record reflects a disappointing 1-7-1.

The match tonight saw the return of Ryan Guy to the lineup, who went the full 90 minutes, and also saw Darrius Barnes stepping into the role usually occupied by Stephen McCarthy, who is recovering from concussive-like symptoms after taking a knock against Toronto FC last Saturday.

McCarthy Injury Disrupts Revs

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The Revs never recovered from Stephen McCarthy's early injury after he collided with Ryan Johnson on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad)

Stephen McCarthy's early injury gave Toronto FC an opening to grab the lead and the New England Revolution were never able to recover from the early 1-0 deficit as they fell to TFC at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.

Toronto Sends de Guzman To Dallas

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Julian de Guzman has been traded to Dallas. (Getty Images)

The rumor mill was going in full motion last night on this deal and now it is official. Toronto FC has sent Designated Player Julian de Guzman to FC Dallas in exchange for Generation adidas midfielder/forward Andrew Wiedeman.

Yeah, a DP for a GA.

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Zach Loyd Was Huge in Vancouver Game Says Schellas Hyndman

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A lot of labels have been attached to FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd in his nearly three seasons with the club. One of those monikers is resilient. After having to miss last Saturday's 3-2 win over Colorado because of a red card during a 1-1 draw at Portland the previous weekend, Loyd responded with what his head coach called one of his best games in Wednesday's 2-0 shutout of Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place.

Who’s on “The Committee”

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Earlier this week, FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman said in a quote when asked about the decision to sit Brek Shea for a second straight game last Saturday that the decision had been made by a committee.

The post Who's on "The Committee" appeared first on 3rd Degree.

Hackworth shoots down Adu trade rumors

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Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth took some time out from helping coach the MLS All-Star Team to address some internet rumors making the rounds that had the Union dealing Freddy Adu.

Adu's absence from Philadelphia's 2-0 loss to New York, and the Union's subsequent refusal to provide details as to why he was absent (saying only that it was an internal matter) helped spark some imaginations and led to the creation of some internet trade rumors, with the most popular being that the Union was going to trade Adu to FC Dallas for Brek Shea, who is out of favor in Dallas after a very public blow-up with head coach Schellas Hyndman.

Galaxy win Round 2 of Superclasico

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In the midst of a busy stretch that will get even more busier in the coming week, the Los Angeles Galaxy has simply one objective; get points.

Following a shootout win at Portland last Saturday followed by a two-goal rally against Vancouver for a draw on Wednesday, the Galaxy earned three more points in its biggest match to date, outlasting Chivas USA 3-1 in the second installment of the 2012 Honda Superclasico on Saturday night.

Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Player Ratings: I Miss Diego Edition

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Sorry for the delay in the player ratings. Given that this week is so incredibly busy, what with another game tomorrow, and all the news that surfaced yesterday, we're running a little behind schedule. Additionally, as with normal busy-week schedule expect today's player ratings to be a tad abbreviated as we attempt to fit in a lot of stuff into not enough time.

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Hyndman: Ruben Luna Had Tough Night in Vancouver

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As is often the case with young players, a strong performance in one game often doesn't spill over into the following match. That was definitely the case for FC Dallas striker Ruben Luna, who was strong in the second 90-minute performance of his career in last Saturday's 3-2 win over Colorado.

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Bavarians top Twin Stars, stay in hunt

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Midfielder Amilcar Herrera (Milwaukee Riverside/Marquette) and UW-Parkside striker Cyril Simmons scored two goals apiece as the Milwaukee Bavarians got past the 10-man Minnesota Twin Stars 5-3 in a National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region match Saturday in Glendale.

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Why signs point to Portland having a good game

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I am ever the optimist and always try to find the silver lining in dark and stormy clouds and these last few months have not been even close to the CumulUs humilis of last year. The clouds have not even been the typical Nimbostratus clouds of a normal up and down season but have been the cumulonimbus incus which usually foretells a very rough patch in the weather.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes Player Ratings: Hot and Cold Edition

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High, low. Up, down. Hot, cold. If there's one thing I can say about this current Portland Timbers squad it's that they're certainly not consistent with their results. It boggles my mind how a team can come out as fired up against their primary rival, the Seattle Sounders, and win then go on the road to the Colorado Rapids and essentially play like a dead fish, and then come home to play a game against the San Jose Earthquakes and be on fire once again.

The Rest

Calm Determination at Exeter City

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A fortnight ago, I wrote effusively of Oxford United's strong start to the season; Chris Wilder's charges having reached the summit of the League 2 table with a win over Plymouth. But with Wilder installed as the bookmakers' favourite for the vacant Coventry City job, York City having ended the Us' unbeaten run last Saturday and Exeter City plundering a terrifically impressive 4-2 win at the Kassam at the weekend, the situation is now less rosy for the Thames Valley Club.

Middleton's Burghy second to 500 wins

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Middleton's Ken Burghy became the second prep boys soccer coach in Wisconsin history to reach 500 wins last Saturday when the Cardinals beat visiting Hartland Arrowhead 3-0.

But while he appreciated the milestone, he was quick to divert most of the credit to the hundreds of players who have donned the cardinal and white over the past 29 years.

SPL: Celtic v Hibs

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After they both enjoyed SPL wins last Saturday the week rather diverged for Celtic and Hibs.

Celtic progressed to the Champions League group stage, that promised land where the streets are paved with gold and the couches upholstered with £50 notes.

24 hours earlier Hibs were dumped out of the League Cup by Queen of the South in a display that seems to have flitted between pathetic and miserable.

Evian vs Lyon : mineral water, or Beaujolais wine?

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(Sorry guys, this is just a filler for now, due to technical reasons the post will be up after the game)

Milan for Lyon, first take, clap! New Lyonnais Milan Bisevac will start in central defense. The Serb defender will be associated with Kone and not Lovren, who rejoined the group after four months absence due to a painful foot.

Impact continue strong home form, topples Union at Stade Saputo

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By BRYAN ROBISON

One pattern had to end on Saturday night, as the Montreal Impact welcomed fellow Eastern Conference foe Philadelphia Union to Saputo Stadium for the first time. The Impact, winners of their last three home matches, faced off against the Union, winners of three of their last four.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes Preview Interview and Pre-Game Chat

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Remember when I said this week was gonna be hectic? Well here's your proof. It's a few hours from game day and I'm just not putting up my preview interview form earlier this week. This also means that tonight we'll use an abbreviated match thread.

In any case, I was lucky enough to interview Robert Jonas of fellow SB Nation blog: Quake, Rattle and Goal to help us figure out exactly who this San Jose side is, and why they're so damn good right now.