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English Premier League

Spurs defender Davies signs new deal

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London (AFP) – Tottenham defender Ben Davies signed a four-year contract extension with the Premier League title challengers on Thursday.

Davies joined Tottenham from Swansea in July 2014 and has made 43 league appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The 23-year-old’s composed displays in second-placed Tottenham’s last four league games have helped them keep in touch with leaders Chelsea in the title race.

James Collins has signed on for two more years at West Ham

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Welsh international defender James Collins on Thursday signed a new two-year deal with West Ham which will keep him at the London club until 2018.

Collins, 32, has made 160 appearances for West Ham across two spells, having rejoined the club in 2012 after a three-year period with Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

James Collins has signed on for two more years at West Ham

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Welsh international defender James Collins on Thursday signed a new two-year deal with West Ham which will keep him at the London club until 2018.

Collins, 32, has made 160 appearances for West Ham across two spells, having rejoined the club in 2012 after a three-year period with Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

Downing to play left-back or should he be moved on??

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With the arrival of Oussama Assaidi and emergence of teenager Raheem Sterling, Downings hopes of a regular first team role on one of the flanks looks increasingly unlikely.

The 28-year-old England international has struggled to impress on his first season at Anfield, failing to score or collect an assist despite of his 36 Premier League appearances last season.

Will Tottenham finally get a win under AVB?

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Will Tottenham finally get a win under AVB? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you are looking for bankers to put in an acca then Spurs looks suitable material at 1.53 with Paddy Power to beat West Brom on Saturday (25th August 2012). The Baggies last win at White Hart Lane came in November 1984, since then they have lost six and drawn two of their visits to north London.

Spurs v West Brom Betting Preview

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Spurs are a top priced 1.53 with Blue Square and Paddy Power to beat West Brom and the stats suggest they will do just that. The Baggies last win at White Hart Lane came in November 1984, since then they have lost six and drawn two of their visits to north London. They also have a poor record in the capital winning just three and losing 22 of their 33 trips to London in the Premier League.

Alexander Buttner FM profile and his Manchester United prospects

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Alexander Buttner FM profile and his Manchester United prospects - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Media reports in Holland say that Alexander Buttner has traveled to Manchester to undergo a medical ahead of a potential £3.5m-£4m move to Manchester United.

Buttner is a 23 year-old left sided player who can play higher on the wing or as left back, came through the Ajax youth ranks and currently plays for Vitesse Arnhem.

This is what a Stewart Downing goal for Liverpool looks like

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Immediately after returning from their U.S. tour, Liverpool began their season with a Europa League qualifying match against Belarusian club Gomel. In that match, Stewart Downing set the tone for the new season. That tone? One of excellence and domination. One destined for multiple Golden Boots.

Chicago Fire vs. Aston Villa- Friendly- Six Questions

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Saturday is going to be a full day for Fire and Aston Villa supporters. From the Supporters Friendly Saturday morning to the actual friendly match Saturday night, it will be a chance for Fire fans to mingle with the fans of a Premier League club rich in history. Let's just say that it's not everyday that you have the chance to see and English Premier League club playing in our very own Toyota Park.

QPR Report Saturday: John Terry "Not Guilty"...Buzsaky Departs...QPR Start Asia Tour...Martyn Busby-Michael Wale Flashback...Season Tickets: All Gone

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- The John Terry Trial Updated: Verdict and Reactions
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- Germany Tour in August

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- Flashback: QPR Off On Tour to Spain



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- Year Flashback: 125 Year St Jude's Commemoration

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Left Back Robinson Wanted On Loan

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Liverpool left back Jack Robinson is wanted on loan by several Premier League and Championship sides, with Norwich City and Bolton having shown interest in the 18 year old.
Derby County is also looking to sign the Warrington born defender for the duration of next season.
With the departure of Fabio Aurelio this summer, Liverpool have only Jose Enrique as a recognized left back at present, although Glen Johnson was chosen as cover whenever Enrique was injured last season, ahead of Robinson.

Stats

Single Season Appearances/Starts

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More stat updating, this one a quick one because there was only one change to the list in 2016. This is appearances and starts in a single season.

For league appearances, Dom Dwyer made the list in 2016, appearing in 33 of KC's 34 league games. He's the only player from the 2016 season to make any of these lists.

Besler's Path to Break the Record Books

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Back when news was first starting to really come out about Matt Besler and a potential move abroad, Besler's agent, Eddie Rock said that there were really only three options for Besler, a move to the EPL, a move to the German Bundesliga, or stay with Sporting KC.

Rock said in the article that "If Matt re-signs with the league now, his intentions would be to be a one-club player for the rest of his career.

Seattle Sounders

Sounders Academy product named USL MVP

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Sean Okoli led the USL in scoring for FC Cincinnati.

Former Seattle Sounders and Academy product Sean Okoli was announced as the 2016 USL MVP today. The Federal Way native is in his first year with FC Cincinnati after spending 2015 with the New England Revolution, following a trade that netted the Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller.

Tottenham’s Clint Dempsey signs for Seattle Sounders

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Clint Dempsey has left Spurs to return to the MLS with Seattle Sounders. The USA international has gone back to his homeland in a deal believed to be roughly the same as the £6m Spurs paid to sign him from Tottenham 12 months ago. The 30-year-old said: "I am very excited about coming back to [...]

Ex-Chelsea Forward Eidur Gudjohnsen Reportedly Coming On Trial With Sounders

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It would appear that the Seattle Sounders might not be done making moves, after all. Former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen told an Icelandic publication that he is joining the Seattle Sounders for a trial.

"I'm just going to see situations, I train there for a few days and see how I described on this," he's quoted as telling 433.

Sounders acquire Martinez on loan

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Fan favorite Alvaro Fernandez may be gone, but Seattle Sounders supporters have another new player to cheer for in addition to recently-acquired Christian Tiffert.

The Sounders announced Monday that they added Honduran international midfielder Mario Martinez on loan from Real Espana.

Johnson continues recent resurgence with All-Star Game winner

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By JOEY SAMUEL

CHESTER, Pa. -- At the start of 2012, many people had written Eddie Johnson off. After all, he had languished for several years in Europe, moving from club to club.

But after returning to MLS with the Seattle Sounders, Johnson has found his form once again, and he proved that Wednesday night when he delivered a stoppage time winner as the MLS All-Stars defeated European champions Chelsea, 3-2, at PPL Park.

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Balotelli brace helps send Nice top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) Controversial star Mario Balotelli continued his fine start to life on the French Riviera by helping fire Nice to the top of Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

The Italy international scored his second brace in as many league appearances for Nice in a 4-0 thumping of local rivals Monaco to leap-frog champions Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table.

Totti staying at Roma, club director says

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Rome (AFP) Iconic Roma captain Francesco Totti will stay at the capital outfit for a 24th season, the club's general manager Mauro Baldissoni said in a television interview on Friday.

A one-club player with 600 league appearances, the veteran playmaker has had a tense relationship with coach Luciano Spalletti in recent times and speculation had been rife the player would be forced out.

Totti staying at Roma, club director says

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Rome (AFP) Iconic Roma captain Francesco Totti will stay at the capital outfit for a 24th season, the club's general manager Mauro Baldissoni said in a television interview on Friday.

A one-club player with 600 league appearances, the veteran playmaker has had a tense relationship with coach Luciano Spalletti in recent times and speculation had been rife the player would be forced out.

Bayern Munich

Mario Goetze goes from World Cup hero to zero in 2016

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Mario Goetze made German football history by scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final, but now the Brazil 2014 hero can not get a game at Bayern Munich.

A groin injury has restricted Goetze to just seven league appearances this season, but a month after making a full return to training, he has been kept on the bench for all of Bayern's last five games.

Mario Goetze goes from World Cup hero to zero in 2016

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Mario Goetze made German football history by scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final, but now the Brazil 2014 hero can not get a game at Bayern Munich.

A groin injury has restricted Goetze to just seven league appearances this season, but a month after making a full return to training, he has been kept on the bench for all of Bayern's last five games.

Why Wright Is Not Necessarily Wrong For Man City

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By Daniel Storey

Feels so Wright, it can't be wrong

During each and every window there is at least one signing that raises an eyebrow, a deal that takes us outside our footballing comfort zone. Be it Michael Owen's move to Manchester United or Bayern Munich deciding to recruit Dale Jennings from Tranmere, clubs will continue to upset our notion of the footballing norm.

Major League Soccer

Galaxy sign Swedish midfielder Ishizaki

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By DAN KARELL

The LA Galaxy addressed another one of their offseason needs on Thursday with the signing of Stefan Ishizaki.

The Galaxy announced that they have signed the Swedish midfielder pending a physical, the receipt of his international transfer certificate, and his P-1 visa.

Galaxy sign Swedish midfielder Ishizaki

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By DAN KARELL

The LA Galaxy addressed another one of their offseason needs on Thursday with the signing of Stefan Ishizaki.

The Galaxy announced that they have signed the Swedish midfielder pending a physical, the receipt of his international transfer certificate, and his P-1 visa.

Galaxy send Barrett on loan to Valarenga

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The LA Galaxy have known for months that they would have to find a way to get Chad Barrett off their payroll in order to fit all the salaries they had compiled on their roster for 2012, and on Monday it appears they have finally found a way to make that move happen.

The Galaxy have sent Barrett on loan to Valarenga for the remainder of the 2012 MLS season, Galaxy writer Adam Serrano confirmed on Monday night.

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Americans Abroad Spotlight: Gatt fights off injuries to continue shining for Molde

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Photo courtesy of Molde FK

By FRANCO PANIZO

Josh Gatt has been a shining star for Molde FK this year, helping the Norwegian club in its quest to repeat as league champions with six goals in the first six months of the Tippeligaen campaign.

Monday Kickoff: Guzan re-signs with Villa, Russia to appoint Capello, & more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If Brad Guzan is going to permanently claim a starting goalkeeping spot in the near future, he will have to do so at the club where he has struggled to breakthrough thus far.

After flirting with free agency, Guzan re-signed with Aston Villa on Monday, the Premiership club announced on its website.

AC Milan

DT Exclusive: Ask Kaka

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As the season draws near and the transfer window inches towards closing, Real Madrid seem content to let Kaka go as they hope to make room for Luka Modric. His much talked about chance at a return to his beloved Milan remains in limbo as the newly budget conscious Italian giants publicly claim the move would be "almost impossible.

Friday Kickoff: Modric to Real Madrid, Silva set to sign new City deal & more

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Real Madrid's newest Galactico appears to be Luka Modric.

The Croatian playmaker is reportedly set to leave Tottenham to sign a four-year deal with Madrid for a transfer fee in the range of $45 million to $55 million.

According to the report, Modric has agreed to personal terms with Madrid on the contract, but Madrid's compensation to Tottenham still needs to be resolved.

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Bjorn Helge Riise Leaves, I Think

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According to the Norwegian media, Bjorn Helge Riise is a Lillestrøm SK player. In fact, according to a video interview on their own website, he's an LSK player.

But, according to Fulham's own website he still plays for the club. Screenshot below:

Perhaps this is just a technicality and the Fulham PR and web team are posting a release announcing his departure while simultaneously taking down his profile page.

Bjorn Helge Riise Leaves, I Think

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According to the Norwegian media, Bjorn Helge Riise is a Lillestrøm SK player. In fact, according to a video interview on their own website, he's an LSK player.

But, according to Fulham's own website he still plays for the club. Screenshot below:

Perhaps this is just a technicality and the Fulham PR and web team are posting a release announcing his departure while simultaneously taking down his profile page.

Liverpool Prepare £7m Bid For Celtic Midfielder

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Liverpool are the latest club to be linked with a move for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung who is said to be attracting interest from a number of European clubs this summer.
The Sun believes that Liverpool will make an offer of £7million as they hope to steal a march on the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Deportivo La Coruna who are both believed to be interested.

The Rest

D.C. United has reportedly released Jose Ortiz

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It looks like the Black-and-Red are clearing the deck for more moves

D.C. United is apparently making room for new players in the transfer window. Steve Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that the Black-and-Red have released forward Jose Ortiz. Ortiz had joined United on loan from CS Herediano and managed to score the club's first goal of the 2017 season, but that strike against Philadelphia is his only goal or assist in 16 league appearances.

Rochester Rhinos Sign Five Players for 2017 USL Season

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Bob Lilley's 2017 roster is beginning to take shape.

On December 9, 2016 the Rochester Rhinos announced ten players returning for the 2017 USL season. Those returning players are: Midfielders Kenardo Forbes, Brandon Beresford, Michael Garzi, Ryan James, and Sofiane Tergou, defenders Wal Fall, Joe Farrell, Bradley Kamden, and goalkeepers Tomas Gomez and Dan Lynd.

Could Bravo Return to KC?

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It's a rumor that I never really thought I'd actually see, reports out of Mexico tonight are that former Kansas City designated player, Omar Bravo, is set to make a return to MLS and Kansas City. Bravo spent the 2011 season with Kansas City making 28 league appearances and scoring nine goals for the club.

A Few Words on the Retiring Davy Arnaud

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A Sporting Kansas City legend retired from the game yesterday, former team captain, Davy Arnaud retired from professional soccer yesterday after 14 MLS seasons due to concussions. Arnaud, who spent most of his career with Sporting KC/KC Wizards, had spent the last four seasons split between the Montreal Impact and DC United.

U.S. in Liga MX

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Six players on the roster have made Mexico their home for professional football, and tonight's match represents a special opportunity. A snapshot of the Liga MX'ers:

  • DaMarcus Beasley: Beasley made the move to Mexico and Puebla FC in the summer of 2011. Since then, the 30-year-old midfielder has scored seven goals in more than 30 league appearances for La Franja.

Transfer Rumors 2012: Revolution Taking Davide Zoboli On Trial?

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With two roster slots still wide open and at least one (possibly two) open international spots, the New England Revolution have a lot of options to play around with in their search for mid-season reinforcements. It can be agreed all around that defensive help and striker depth are the areas of greatest concern for the Revs, and if rumors on twitter and in the Italian media are to be believed, they may be about to address the former.