May

Friendly

Mexican & Nigerian National Teams to Play Friendly at Reliant on May 31st

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Obtained from a Press Release issued by SUM:

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) announced on Wednesday March 6, 2013 that the Mexican National Team will face the current Africa Cup of Nations champion, Nigeria, on Friday, May 31 (9:00 p.m.

Mexican & Nigerian National Teams to Play Friendly at Reliant on May 31st

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Obtained from a Press Release issued by SUM:

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) announced on Wednesday March 6, 2013 that the Mexican National Team will face the current Africa Cup of Nations champion, Nigeria, on Friday, May 31 (9:00 p.m.

Mexican & Nigerian National Teams to Play Friendly at Reliant on May 31st

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Obtained from a Press Release issued by SUM:

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) announced on Wednesday March 6, 2013 that the Mexican National Team will face the current Africa Cup of Nations champion, Nigeria, on Friday, May 31 (9:00 p.m.

Australia 2-1 New Zealand – International Friendly – Monday, May 24, 2010

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Australia 2-1 New Zealand – International Friendly – Monday, May 24, 2010



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Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 Boca Juniors – Friendly – Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 Boca Juniors – Friendly – Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Manchester United

ANCELOTTI SACKED

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LONDON, England  Chelsea have announced that Carlo Ancelotti has left the club after a trophyless season at Stamford Bridge. It has long been expected that the Italian would leave the London club, despite winning the Double in his debut campaign in England in 2009/10. And Chelsea confirmed the inevitable decision to part company with [.

Blackpool may qualify for Europa League

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MANCHESTER, England Blackpool are now in contention for European football next season despite being relegated from the Barclays Premier League on Sunday. Ian Holloway's side went down 4-2 at Manchester United to end their brief spell in the top flight of English football. But the Tangerines could feature in the Europa League next year [.

What ARE they thinking…

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LONDON — Tickets for this season's Champions League final at Wembley will be the most expensive in history, UEFA confirmed Thursday as officials revealed sharp price hikes for entry to the football showpiece. While the cheapest tickets sold via allocations to clubs will be 80 pounds (129 dollars/95 euros), the cheapest on general sale "category [.

Mark Hughes – No bid from Arsenal for Schwarzer since May

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The new Fulham manager Mark Hughes has admitted that Arsenal made a bid to sign Mark Schwarzer at the end of last season, but they haven't had any increased bids since then. The ex-Man Utd star understands that Schwarzer would find it hard to turn down a chance to play in the Champions League, but [.

Division

Bayern sign Petersen, lose Altintop to Real Madrid

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May 20, 2011 German giants Bayern Munich have bolstered their squad for the 2011/12 season by signing second division top scorer Nils Petersen from Energie Cottbus. Petersen, who has signed a three year contract, has cost Bayern a reported three million euro fee. Petersen is Bayern's first signing of the summer window as they aim [.

US Club Soccer adds U-20 division

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NEW YORK, NY Consistent with US Club Soccer's goal of providing a vehicle through which clubs can offer life-long soccer to their members, the organization has announced the formation of the National Adult Leagues U-20 Division. US Club Soccer's National Adult Leagues is a program comprised of high-quality, competitive and low-cost local leagues for [.

FC Dallas sign 31-year-old Brazilian Ricardo Villar

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FRISCO, Texas — Major League Soccer side Dallas has signed 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Villar from Spielvereinigung Unterhaching of the German third division. Villar played for Pennsylvania State University from 1997-01 after playing youth soccer at Sao Paulo. He was with Hampton Roads and Pittsburgh in the U.

money

Drug smugglers used Adebayor portrait

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LONDON, England  Drug smugglers tried to transport a kilo of cannabis within a wooden framed painting of Manchester City footballer Emmanuel Adebayor last year, the UK Border Agency said on Thursday. The painting was sent from Togo destined for an address in Tottenham, north London, and was discovered at a postal hub in Coventry.

Aston Villa’s John Carew tells court of ‘car fraud’

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BIRMINGHAM, England A Premier League footballer paid £100,000 for a car which never arrived, a court has heard. Aston Villa's Norwegian international striker John Carew told Birmingham he had paid the money for a Porsche Cayenne Gemballa. He said he paid a further £50,000 for modifications to the car.

U.S.

U.S. 30-man provisional squad

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Bob Bradley has named his 30 man provisional roster for World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Obviously the big question on the minds of everyone was what he was going to do up front with the loss of Charlie Davies. It seems Ching, Gomez, Findley, Johnson and Buddle are going to fight it out for a spot or two.

Report Card: Ballon d’Or Nominations

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With the Ballon d'Or nominations finally releasing this weekend, the headlines have mostly been devoted to the fact that world champions Italy have no representation whatsoever. But why blame the press for paying excessive attention to an irrelevant detail? After all, the award itself is destined to be heading Lionel Messi's way, which means very little is there to be talked about in terms of debating the winner, right?

Quarter 1 Report Card: New Club Managers

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With the first quarter of football almost over in most leagues around Europe, now is a good time to measure the current progress of some of the giant clubs on the continent. Actually, analyzing the success or failure of clubs in general won't be nearly as exciting as identifying a more specific object of analysis.

Shameless Barca Continue Cesc Pursuit

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Barcelona may be the treble winners last season. In addition, they may also be the side with arguably the most potent attack in Europe, comprising of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry, Bojan Krkic, and FIFA World Player of the Year hopeful Lionel Messi. On top of that, they also possess one of the most powerful midfield combinations in the continent in the form of Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez.

Nicklas Bendtner: ‘Accidentally’ Slammed

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The title to this article might suggest that I am providing some late coverage on Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner's recent car accident while driving to practice in his Aston Martin. In reality, though, this article is written in vehement defense of the player, who has certainly had more than his fair share of critics, to put it bluntly.

Dreadful Olympiacos Waste Nikopolidis Heroics

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As the Olympiacos team bus got closer and closer to the Finsbury Park area, I am sure veteran goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis began to relive some of the greatest moments of his career at the highest level. From his invaluable contribution in Greece's historic Euro 2004 win to his consistency during his club's league triumph over the last three years, Nikopolidis is no stranger to success at a grand stage.

Double Trouble: Ones to Watch

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Given the title of this article, I could be about to tell you about how the strike duo of Darren Bent and Kenwyne Jones will be leading Sunderland to new heights in the Premier League this season, but we will save that for a later date. I'd rather make a bold statement and talk about the bottom of the table at the moment.

This Weekend’s Winners and Losers

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With yet another exciting Premier League weekend in the books it's time to review this weekend's winners and losers.

Winners Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane emerges from this weekend as the biggest winner. The Tottenham striker has had a relatively quiet start to the season, oftentimes playing second fiddle to the red hot Jermain Defoe.

Antonio Cassano – The People’s Player

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Antonio Cassano has reinvented himself. Not only has he changed his physical approach by losing weight, he has changed his mental approach too, becoming not only more mature, but also a leader. He is now someone who visits hospitals and gives signed shirts to sick children. He is now someone who can carry a team on his back, provide assists for his teammates, and entertain the crowd.

The Wednesday Wonder: Fernando Torres

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The Hammers were out to get over a dismal start to the season. Liverpool was ready to steady a shaky ship say that five times fast and improve on their 4-0 win over Burnley from the week before. Both teams came to play at Upton Park on Saturday, and neither time gave in throughout the entirety of the match.

Reds Seek to Continue the Momentum

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There is no denying that Liverpool F.C. is the form team in the Barclays Premier League at the moment. Rafa's Reds have defied all odds to overcome a frustrating start to the campaign and surprisingly, the Steven Gerrard - Fernando Torres pairing isn't exclusively responsible for leading the revival.

The Wednesday Wonder: Florent Malouda

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Stoke City may be a small club, but that never seems to faze them when they walk out in front of the crowd at The Britannia. Saturday was no different.

Chelsea was visiting, and they brought their undefeated record with them, too. Stoke was ready for a battle, though. It's pretty hard to describe how different Stoke is as a team when they are playing at home.

Premier League to Unveil Home-Grown Rule

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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has announced the Premier League's plans to instate a home-grown players rule. The rule will be effective beginning next season and throws a whole new wrench into the under 18 transfers debate.

The Premier League's ruling means that Premiership clubs can have no more than 17 non-homegrown players.

Emmanuel Adebayor: A Huge Disgrace

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This weekend's headlines were stolen by Emmauel Adebayor even before a ball was kicked. Saturday morning, Adebayor finally lashed out at his former club Arsenal, moments before the Gunners kicked-off a challenging visit to the Eastlands.

FiFPro Chief Calls for U18 Transfer Ban

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Last week's biggest headline was the announcement that Chelsea have been handed a transfer ban. The Blues are accused of illegally tapping up former Lens youngster Gael Kakuta, and the ruling has sparked controversy all around the world of football. Manchester United appear to be the next club on the chopping block as French club Le Havre are accusing the Premiership champions of tapping up 16 year old Paul Pogba.

Thursday Throwdown: A to Z

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Another week of Premiership action is now in the books, and Thursday means one thing: it's time for the Thursday Throwdown from A to Z. Here we go...

AÂ is for Anelka. Chelsea fans should be counting their lucky stars that both Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba are in spectacular form.

The Wednesday Wonder: Everton

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It seemed like every week last season somebody from Everton was deserving of the Wednesday Wonder. This season, though, as short as it has been, has not been the case. With expectations extremely high at Goodison Park after a fantastic season for an exciting Everton squad, their start to this season has been less than impressive.

The Rest

Injured Schweinsteiger to miss Germany qualifiers

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BERLIN, Germany — Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger will play no part in a friendly against Uruguay on May 29 or in two Euro 2012 qualifiers next month because of injury, the German football federation (DFB) said Friday. The 26-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder, one of the stars of Germany's strong 2010 World Cup performance, broke a [.

World Cup Warmups this week:

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SCHEDULE:
May 24 in Melbourne, 4 am ET
Australia vs. New Zealand
May 24 in Saitama, 6:20 am ET
Japan vs. South Korea (TV: ESPN3)
May 24 in London, 3 pm ET
England vs. Mexico (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, Telemundo)
May 24 in Leiria, 2:30 pm ET
Portugal vs.