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Monkey gesture / chicken dance Sunderland fan given three-year banning order

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A Sunderland fan photographed making a monkey gesture towards West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku has been given an 18-month conditional discharge and been banned from football matches for three years. Liam Jones, aged 22, admitted causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress during the Black Cats' home defeat to West Bromich Albion in November 2012.

Navas: We must attack from the start

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Spain winger Jesus Navas has warned the Republic of Ireland the defending champions will attack from the off when the teams meet on Thursday.

The Spaniards were held to a 1-1 draw by Italy in their Euro 2012 Group C opener on Sunday and take on Giovanni Trapattoni's men in Gdansk before ending the group stage against Croatia.

Racing Club striker Teofilo Gutierrez allegedly threatens team-mate with paintball gun

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Argentinian side Racing Club have vowed that their striker Teofilo Gutierrez will not play for them again after he allegedly threatened team-mates with a paintball gun. The Colombian forward was sent-off for mouthing off at the ref during his side's 4-1 defeat to Independiente, leaving his team-mates to play out the last 21 minutes with [.


Espanyol Reserves Not Coming

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Indonesia will not be be facing a European reserve team.

The PSSI had recently announced the national team would be playing Espanyol reserves in Jakarta on 5th September in a friendly.

When I checked the Espanyol website a few days back there was no mention of this game. Which is odd.

PSS Fans Buck Trend

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One guy recently posted on this blog that local media don't like good stories and he has a point. So I am happy to write about PSS fans for the Jakarta Globe, just a small redress of current perceptions.


Ever Banega’s new Ferrari burnt to a crisp, continuing his bad experiences with his own cars

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Valencia's Ever Banega has terrible luck when it comes to cars. Back in February, he suffered a broken ankle that kept him out for six months after it rolled backwards while he was filling up at a gas station because he forgot to set the handbrake. Now, his super expensive new Ferrari has been charred to a crisp because of a mysterious "short circuit.

Colombian footballer allegedly threatens teammates with paintball gun

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Argentina Primera Division side Racing Club kicked striker Teofilo Gutierrez off the squad after he allegedly threatened his teammates with a paintball gun. Gutierrez was sent off in the 67th minute of Saturday's 4-1 loss to Independiente (he also scored Racing Club's only goal), leaving his side to play with nine men when they were still just 2-1 down.

Major League Soccer

Weekly Column: Galaxy marketing gets ahead of reality (again)

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Friendlies between MLS and foreign clubs are always just as much about marketing as they are soccer. The video above, for instance, is as close as the local media got to American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who was inexplicably not made available for interviews by Tottenham Hotspur ahead of tonight's

David Estrada Grabs Player Of Week

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When VH1 gets around to doing best week ever for March 12-18 of 2012 David Estrada will be featured. It won't be just because they want to make CHiPs references and show pics of funny glasses, but because Estrada had a best week ever. His rare First Kick hattrick earned him the MLS Player of the Week nod for week two.

Major League Soccer to visit North Carolina

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On Thursday April 12th Major League Soccer will visit the home of the Carolina Railhawks. The day will include a visit from President Mark Abbott and Will Kuhns, Director of Communications for MLS. League spokesperson, Dan Courtemanche, had this to say on the matter:

"The Carolina Railhawks invited Mark Abbott to participate in a fan forum and meet with a variety of constituents to grow soccer in North Carolina.

Dear Revolution: A 2012 Request

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In the spirit of honesty, I can let you know that I've been writing the same Revolution-focused blog post for well over a week. It's a long winding tale of where the team stands and what you might do differently from a business and marketing perspective. Goodness knows, I didn't have the heart to also tackle on-field possibilities in the same post.

Manassas player on MLS radar

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The 2012 MLS SuperDraft is set to take place January 12, 2012 in Kansas City, MS and one local player has garnered a lot of attention from potential MLS suitors.

Herbert Mejia-Flores of Manassas, VA has recently helped the U.S. U-17 MNT win the Nike International Friendlies in December:

Kansas City Wizards

Closing Arguments: Sporting KC vs KC Royals

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Here are some responses this week to the posting I made regarding Sporting KC's success vs the KC Royals struggles.


I brought a friend to the Real Salt Lake game...he said that it was the best game day atmosphere he had ever been to and that he wanted to come back on Cinco De Mayo.

Opening Arguments: Sporting KC vs KC Royals

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Does the Kansas City Royals poor start to the season hurt, help, or not matter to Sporting KC's success off the field?


For those that don't watch a ton of baseball (myself included), the Kansas City Royals are in the midst of a very long losing streak right now. Eleven straight losses, ten of those at home, not the way that you want to start a season that many felt would finally see the Royals be a little more competitive in the Central Division.

Newcastle United

Pardew’s Management Philosophy Laid Out Plain And Simple

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Alan has given an interview with The Manager, the official trade magazine of the League Managers' Association. Alan Pardew has good philosophy of football management The piece is titled North Eastern Promise, and in it,  Alan lays out his management philosophy, which he has used at Newcastle since coming in on Thursday 9th December,  when he gave that first  impressive interview to the local media.

Mid-Day Ticker: Suarez set for return, Ibrahimovic suspended and more

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Luis Suarez's spell on the sidelines has come to a close.

Having served his eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra and a one-game suspension for a gesture to Fulham fans, Suarez is set to return for Liverpool on Monday in its game against Tottenham.


Biggest Problem: Effort, Tactics or Squad?

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Think the biggest problem with the Timbers right now is effort? The Timbers postgame comments would appear to agree with you, as would former captain Ian Joy:
Playing for the Love of the Axe

Slide Rule Pass is the go-to blog for post-match tactical breakdowns.

Xavi thinks Barcelona are under-appreciated in Spain

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For a man so quietly brilliant on the pitch, Barcelona midfielder Xavi has been quite outspoken off it. He has previously told Barcelona's official website that Cesc Fabregas confided in him that he was "suffering" because he so desperately wanted the move from Arsenal back to Barca that he eventually got.

carlos tevez

The Carlos Tevez guide to keeping friends

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If you're anything like Carlos Tevez (and who isn't?), you know how hard it can be to keep friends. So with that in mind, Carlos has put together a fail-proof system to make friends and keep them for as long as you find them useful (even if they don't want to like you!).

Though your individual situation might be different, following some variation of these steps will bring you guaranteed friendships forever (sort of).

Carlos Tevez Returns To Man City And Receives Personalised Training Plan, Contests €12 Million Fine

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Oh, what would Maradona say about this? The final episode of "Tevez y Mancini La Ópera de Amor" has finally come to a close on all of you. But fear not, because although Man City went out of their way to come up with a personalised training plan for him upon his return yesterday, Tevez wants to contest the €12 million fine they have slapped on him.

Friday Kickoff: Tevez deal called off, Gibson headed to Everton and more

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Carlos Tevez is not headed to Milan.

Talks between Manchester City and AC Milan suddenly broke down after Alexander Pato refused a move to Paris-St. Germain. Milan needed the 20-25 million pound transfer fee from the Brazilian international's move to have any chance of raising the necessary cash.

The Rest

Ozarks O-Zone Increases The Ante

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Have you checked out the O-Zone yet? After offering soccer coverage for 7 years in the Ozarks, it's nice to see the local media finally stepping up their coverage of the beautiful game. A check of the Men's Soccer Page on the O-Zone website shows recent game reports, including photos, from Nixa-Greenwood, Central-Greenwood and Ozark-Parkview.

Did Eddie Johnson Punch A Dude? Video Hardly Incriminating

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As you may have heard, the Seattle Sounders' 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes was marred by a post-game incident. What happened? Well, the Earthquakes announcer certainly seemed to think Eddie Johnson punched Earthquakes reserve Jed Zayner, and that was the story being spun by the local media.

Chinese Man Dies After Pulling 11 Straight All-Nighters To Watch Euro 2012 Games

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By Chris Wright

"Hurry, give me the ball. Don't you know people are dying here?"

We're going back a couple of days here, but a 26-year old man from the Hunan province region of China has died after pulling 11, count 'em, eleven all-nighters on the trot in a bid to watch every single match at Euro 2012.

30 Ways To Improve Your Soccer Clubs Community Outreach Activities

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There are many benefits in engaging with your local community and for that reason outreach is fast becoming an essential component in becoming a sustainable 21st century club.

Being entrenched in your local area not only increases your clubs exposure to potential sponsors but also your ability to attract new players.

Inside Reading: Life in the PDL

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Photo: Glenn Riegel, courtesy of Reading United AC

(Editor's Note: Over the next three months, PSP will give readers an unprecedented look inside one of the nation's top minor league soccer clubs, Reading United AC, which plays in the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of American soccer, and draws its players from colleges around the country.

Zusi's Homecoming

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On Monday, we showed you how popular midfielder Graham Zusi is here in Orlando with the local media. The Studio 90 Extra Time Podcast decided to get in on the action, too, and had the hometown boy on the show to talk about his call-up to camp in the Sunshine State.

Graham Zusi started for the Men's National Team in January's 1-0 win over Venezuela

Zusi started in the USA's first two matches of 2012, consecutive 1-0 victories against Venezuela and Panama.

Cardiff City Owners Ponder Rebranding The Bluebirds As ‘Red Dragons’

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By Alan Duffy

The wonders of (badly-done) Photoshop...

After seeing their team flop badly in the Championship play-offs against West Ham, Cardiff City's Malaysian owners are apparently now considering rebranding the Welsh club by changing their kit to red and renaming them the 'Red Dragons'.

Soccer Business Bits: Union Tickets, Orlando Expansion

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The Philadelphia have reached out to fans to announce that only 352 pairs of season tickets remain available for 2012. The outreach effort is aimed at selling full 18 game seats for all Union home matches. The packages do not include the All-Star Game but does entitle purchasers to have "priority access" to tickets for the event.

Mondragon leaves Union for Deportivo Cali

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Philadelphia Union and Faryd Mondragon confirmed Monday that the veteran goalkeeper will leave to sign with Colombian club Deportivo Cali.

Mondragon, 40, will return to his hometown to play for the team he made his professional debut for more than 20 years ago.

"For family reasons, I have requested the club to allow me the opportunity to finish my career where it started," Mondragon said in a statement released Monday afternoon by the Union.

Capitão América

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Yes, that is Oguchi Onyewu's nickname with Sporting CP fans and the local media - even though he neither captains them nor the USMNT. And this is how one supporter artistically views our man Gooch today...- Greg Seltzer