UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: Tottenham faces Dortmund, Sevilla travels to Liverpool, and more

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After an entertaining first day of action in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, Matchday No. 1 continues on Wednesday with 16 sides in action.

The must-watch fixture comes from Group H as Tottenham hosts Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere on Wednesday, Sevilla faces a tricky test in England against Liverpool.

Liverpool Accept £3m Bolton Bid For Spearing

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Liverpool has accepted a £3 million bid from Bolton Wanderers for Jay Spearing, can reveal.
The midfielder is set to complete a move to Reebok Stadium in the next few days after the Championship club matched the Merseysiders' asking price for the 23-year-old.
Contrary to reports, it is understood that Spearing will move to Bolton permanently rather than on a season-long loan.


View From the Enemy – Arsenal v Chelsea Tactical Preview and Team news

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It wouldn't be matchday without our View From The Enemy, so here is our first one of the new season from the official Chelsea website. We have had mixed results against the Champions in the last year, but this tactical preview describes that the match will be won or lost by who controls the midfield [.

Video: Arsenal fan urges no pints, no programmes and no pies against Spurs

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An Arsenal fan is urging fellow supporters to follow his "no pints, no programmes and no pies" manifesto ahead this weekend's north London derby against Tottenham. The supporter said he didn't want to let the players down by boycotting the team and doesn't think protest scarves have any impact at boardroom level.

Jack Wilshere fondly remembers former Arsenal team-mate Emmanuel Eboue

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been reminiscing about former team-team Emmanuel Eboue ahead of a reunion this weekend. The Gunners face Eboue's Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup on Sunday. The Ivory Coast international was a firm favourite with colleagues and fans alike before leaving for Turkey in 2011.

2015 MLS Combine

Quiet Day at Combine for Locals

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It was a quiet day for the local collegians during MatchDay #2 of the MLS Combine on Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Team adiZero, which featured Dominique Badji (Boston University), Sergio Campbell (Connecticut) and Fabio Machado (Providence College), dropped a 2-0 loss to Team Nitro Charge 2-0 in the first match of the day.

Locals Get Looks at Combine

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Friday's start of the MLS Combine marked the first opportunity for a number of local college prospects to improve their stock ahead of next week's SuperDraft.

Typically, Matchday #1 matches are often disjointed affairs, with players who've never played together trying to get acclimated to each other on the fly.

Major League Soccer

THE WHOLE STORY: Matchday 17 Union at New England Revolution

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Philadelphia Union resume MLS league play with a trip to Foxborough to take on the Revolution. Get THE WHOLE STORY of Matchday 17 from preview to post match analysis all in one place.

It will be three whole weeks between MLS regular season matches when the Philadelphia Union visit the New England Revolution.

MLS Cup: MatchDay 360

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Cascadia Cup: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Thread [7:30 pm]

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Welcome to the new abbreviated match thread! As we've gone through the months we've picked up on our preview duties prior to the game and, as such, we're going to test out a new abbreviated match thread which doesn't aim to preview the game itself, but rather display as much information as possible so that you guys can find everything you need to know about the match.

Champions League

Preview: Champions League action

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Matchday six of the Champions League will see Sascha Kljestan and Anderlecht vie for a spot in the Europa League, Jermaine Jones and Schalke aim for the top spot in group B.

Today’s Champions League Fixtures: Juve-Chelsea & Valencia-Bayern Are Matches To Watch

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Today's UEFA Champions League (Matchday 5) fixturesscreengrabbed, via

UEFA 2012-2013 Champions League Matchday 5.1

Spartak-Barcelonaand BATE-Lille are already underway, in Moscow and Minsk respectively. The other six matches kickoff at the usual 2:45pmET.

The MOTDs are Valencia-Bayernat the Mestalla (tied atop Group F with 9 points apiece), and Juventus-Chelseain Turin.


Born to Run.. on fumes

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FC Lorient – Olympique Lyonnais

Stade du Moustoir, Matchday 8 – Ligue 1

  • Last match before the International break of two weeks.
  • Lorient stands 5th in the points table before this match, while Lyon is 3rd in the tally.
  • Marseille and PSG fight it out after Lyon's match.

Team GB on form at London 2012

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We may not have taken any golds yet at London 2012 but both the men and women's GB football teams have quietly gone about their business and are in good shape to progress to the last 8.


A shock win for Senegal over Uruguay means Stuart Pearce's men sit top of their group with one fixture to come against the South Americans tomorrow in Cardiff.

English Premier League

The Footy Show – EPL Matchday Two Preview

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Friday Kickoff: Dempsey out for opener, Van Persie signs for four years & more

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On the eve of the 2012-13 Premier League season, Clint Dempsey remains in club limbo.Â

Fulham manager Martin announced that Dempsey, the club's leading scorer last season, will not be part of Fulham's matchday roster for Saturday's season opener against Norwich City while also confirming that Dempsey wants to leave Craven Cottage.

Musket Rounds: Dempey Transfer News, Bengtson, All-Stars, And More

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It's Tuesday, it's hot out, and it's another day of Musket Rounds. Today's pretty much chock full of news, including a wealth of New England Revolution talk and some news on our old friend Clint Dempsey. I've always said his best fit in the EPL would be with Arsenal, even though I can't stand the Gunners; perhaps Brendan Rodgers' new system will suit him better.

Premier League TV Rights: Worth £3 Billion between 2013 and 2016

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Securing its status as world football's richest competition, the Premier League has finalized an astounding £3.018 billion deal for domestic TV rights for the three years starting from the 2013-14 campaign (i.

New York Red Bulls

Blackout Mystery

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Once again I sat on my couch on Wednesday with hopes of watching a Red Bulls match on MLS Live and once again I was denied. In the Hartford area, the Red Bulls are blacked out despite the absence of any means to watch the games through cable television. Yet again, fans in a neighboring state are prevented from watching one of the league's hallmark franchises because of the league's complex blackout rules.

Some Soccer News for Thu Jul 26, 2012

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The 4th episode of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is now ready for you to listen. Check it out right here.


All credit goes to David Beckham for spending the previous 2 days in London on official England Olympic duty, flying to Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, starting for the MLS All Stars on Wednesday night and playing 74 minutes, helping them beat Chelsea culminating with a trademark long range pass of perfection, fulfilling tons of media requests, then getting back on an airplane to return to London for more Olympic duty.

Who was the biggest MLS All-Star snub?

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It happens every year. There are only so many spots to fill on the MLS All-Star team's matchday roster, and as a result, a number of players deserving of participating in the league's mid-summer classic miss out on the opportunity.Â

Players like Columbus Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum, New York Red Bulls forward Kenny Cooper and San Jose Earthquakes winger Marvin Chavez have all stepped into new roles this season and excelled, for example.

Matchday @Gillette: Revolution vs Red Bulls

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Good afternoon! It's another matchday and our glorious team has traveled north, on I-95, to the Land of Mitt Romney. That's right, it's Revs vs Red Bulls today, in a clash of MLS Eastern Conference Titans (7:00pm ET, MSG+, Galavision, match notes here)! Let's see how both of these teams come into this one.


Men’s Olympic soccer: Matchday 2

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Spain is out, dos Santos and Neymar shine in Matchday 2 of the men's tournament at the Olympics

Women’s Olympic Tournament – Match Recaps – 28 July 2012

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The United States, Brazil, Great Britain, Canada, and France all won in the second group stage matchday of the 2012 Women's Olympic Tournament.

New Zealand 0-1 Brazil

A 86th minute Cristiane goal was the difference as Brazil booked their spot in the quarterfinals. New Zealand could still possible advance on one of the best third best finishers but will need a win against Cameroon.

Euro 2012

England 1, Ukraine 0: Outplayed but Advancing to the Quarter-Finals

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England 1 Rooney 48′
Ukraine 0

Much of the English media spent the days leading up to the match talking as though advancement to the knockout rounds was a foregone conclusion, little more than a formality with the only question being whether Roy Hodgson's side would face off against Spain or Italy in the next round.

EURO 2012 : Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery Set New Records Ahead Of Sweden Meeting

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France vs Sweden
Matchday 3 Group D
Olympic Stadium | 21:45

Philippe Mexes, along with Adil Rami and Ben Arfa, enjoyed a leisurely stroll during France's training session in Kiev yesterday. Technically, Laurent Blanc's squad are allowed to have a little bit of a laugh about the Swedes including Ikea's infamous meatballs and terrible furniture- but there's just too much to play for tonight!

EURO 2012 : Xavi Says No Rifts In Spain Team, Reveals Squad’s “King Of Board Games” and Table Tennis Expert

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Croatia vs Spain
Matchday 3 Group C
Gdansk | 20:45

Ahead of Spain's dicey encounter against Croatia tonight, Real Madrid's Raul Albiol has been in a rather pensive mood. The defender hasn't played a single minute for La Furia Roja yet, so he took some time off his press duties yesterday to call home and speak to his wife, Alicia, from the comfort of Spain's handy buggy!

Euro 2012: Czechs and Greece Advance, Group of Death on Tap

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Also, WHAT? We've really been spoiled with the tournament so far, and Saturday only enriched an experience that's provided plenty of dramatic moments to this point. I say that as a neutral yesterday was obviously painful for those who had a vested interest in the success of Russia or Poland, and today will see two more teams end their run.

Group of WTF: How the Czech Republic and Greece advanced to the quarterfinals

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With just three points separating first place from last in Group A -- the "Group of Life" -- of Euro 2012 going into the final matchday, there was a strong possibility that something weird would happen. And when the final whistles blew, the Czech Republic were atop the group with a negative goal difference and Greece snatched second place from previous group leaders Russia.

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Euro 2012 : France Struggle With Ukrainian Heat As Laurent Blanc Defends Karim Benzema’s Role

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France vs Ukraine
Matchday 2 Group D
Donetsk | 18:00

We know that the Frenchies haven't stopped complaining about the Ukrainian heat since their arrival two weeks ago they've even devised cooling jackets and ice packs to help them sleep at night ("ingénieux!

The Rest

A day at the football

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Something I tried out today hope you enjoy. Took a lot of snapping and a bit of luck catching the right piece of video...

VIDEO - MatchDay 360: MLS Cup 2012

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Incredible behind-the-scenes footage of MLS Cup 2012. Check it.

Lyon vs Nancy : I’ll have a 3-pointer please. And a soda, with a straw.

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Facing Nancy tonight is a daunting prospect. OK, maybe I'm overdoing it a bit, but still: the Lyonnais tradition these past years was to fare honestly against the big guns and stumble against the minnows. And that's how Nancy can be seen so far, the very last of L1 who hasn't won a game since matchday 1.

VIDEO: US/Jamaica MatchDay 360

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Courtesy of

Official count:

One time-lapse montage.

Two beer-pouring shots.

A half dozen beers in hands.

Two Dempsey being Deuce-y (although no DeuceFace)

Steve Cherundolo juking.

Four FBM Spokesperson Frankie Hejduk sightings.

Recap: Midweek German action

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Matchday seven saw Americans taking on Bundesliga royalty with Daniel Williams and Fabian Johnson playing Bayern Munich and Steve Cherundolo and Hannover taking on Dortmund.

Fire captain Pause shakes off pain to return from injury scare in playoff hunt

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Nobody should question Chicago Fire captain Logan Pause's threshold for pain and drive to return to the field from injury after what transpired in the last month.

During an Aug. 12Â game against the Philadelphia Union, Pause, 31, was defending a corner kick when Bakary Soumare, his former teammate on the Fire and current Union defender making his team debut, elevated for the ball, inadvertently striking Pause from behind.

Portland Timbers @ Colorado Rapids Links and Match Thread [6:00 pm]

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Round two of the Portland Timbers home and away saga against the Colorado Rapids kicks off tonight at 6:00 pm as the Timbers desperately look for both their first road win (much needed for morale) and three more points. If they do indeed win tonight it would see the Timbers leapfrog Chivas USA to become the 7th place team in the Western Conference and come within only three points of over taking FC Dallas with 2 games in hand.

Olympic Men’s Soccer: Quarterfinals

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After a rather staid third matchday to finish the group stages, the quarterfinal round of the men's Olympic tournament had a surplus of excitement.

Some Soccer News for Fri Jul 27, 2012

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New York paid approx $1.57 Million for Tim Cahill.
-And the team put his through a 7 hour medical exam to make sure their investment was sound.