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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/3/17

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A new signing in LA, USA unlucky against Costa Rica, and more World Cup Qualifying results.

MLS News

LA Galaxy sign Ligue 1 veteran Michael Ciani
33-year-old center back replaces Jelle Van Damme.

Garber believes Beckham's influence as owner will help MLS grow further
The MLS commissioner believes David Beckham was a "transformational" player for MLS, comparing him to Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan in the NHL and NBA, respectively.

Major Link Soccer: Soccer world the latest to fall victim to fake news

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Also: Zlatan still hasn't made his big announcement, and should fans have more of an actual say in a team's operations?

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After a circuitous journey back to MLS, former Colorado Rapid Deshorn Brown is taking full advantage of the Gold Cup break to get fully acquainted with his new club D.

5 Things We Learned From The MLS Cup Final

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The LA Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in extra time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday afternoon, following an all-too-familiar script to win their fifth championship and deny the Revolution in the final for the fifth time. Here are five thoughts.

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5 Things We Learned From The MLS Cup Final

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The LA Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in extra time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday afternoon, following an all-too-familiar script to win their fifth championship and deny the Revolution in the final for the fifth time. Here are five thoughts.

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RBNY vs Dynamo : Fever Pitch!

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In a contest that will forever be compared to Michael Jordan's Flu Game, the Red Bulls battered Houston 4-Nil on the strength of a Bradley Wright-Phillips Hat Trick. BWP was due to sit this one out, as he'd been suffering from a bout of Jersey Flu, but started the game and made a little bit of history.

Darren Mattocks brings high jump to MLS with header against Toronto

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(Mattocks' Michael Jordan impression at 6:30 into the video above)

With a mighty leap, Vancouver's Darren Mattocks showed why he's one of MLS's most impressive talents, scored a late equalizer and gave Toronto defender Logan Emory a headache. It started with a pretty ridiculous long cross into the box that the 21-year-old Mattocks casually rode an invisible elevator over both Emory and outstretched Toronto keeper Milos Kocic to head into the net at the start of injury time.

Thank You, David Beckham: One Writer's Take On MLS's First "Training Wheels"

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Dear David Beckham,

I just wanted to introduce myself first. My name is Matt, I'm 29-years-old and, to be honest, I didn't really get involved in soccer all that much until 2006. At that time, I was in Iraq. As you can imagine, soccer is beloved in Iraq, but what got me caught up in it was the fact that I couldn't friggin' escape it.

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Donovan Could Do It

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There's precedent for a Landon Donovan comeback to soccer, though mostly in a different sport.
In a way, it's comparable to how Michael Jordan retired from basketball to play baseball for a while before coming back to basketball.

No, I'm not saying LD in soccer is anywhere near what MJ was to basketball - it's more that when MJ came back to play basketball, he could still do so at the NBA level.

LeBron James Proposes to Savannah Brinson

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LeBron James picked a team last year. And today, LeBron James has picked a wife. The Miami Heat superstar proposed to Savannah Brinson, who has been LeBron James' girlfriend since high school. LeBron and Savannah already have two children together.

Why did LeBron James decide to get engaged now?

Chicago Bulls

Why Arsenal and Manchester United Must Advance in the UEFA Champions League

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For a good part of the last ten years, the Premier League ruled the roost when it came to the debate of "Which is the best league in the world?" With the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea each making deep runs in the Champions League, there was just no comparison. But with the recentresurgencefrom Bayern Munich (Bundesliga), Inter and Milan (Serie A) and Real Madrid and Barcelona (La Liga), the balance of power has been more or less restored.

David Beckham has Michael Jordan as his personal restaurant guide

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With David Beckham playing his last match for the LA Galaxy in the MLS Cup final, there is a lot being written about whether his six years in America have been a success for him, the league and the sport. The answer appears to be an easy "yes" all around, but for Beckham himself, this time has definitely been greatly productive if only because he comes away from it with basketball legend Michael Jordan as his personal concierge.

Las deportistas olímpicas alemanas posan desnudas en Playboy

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Cuando tuve la oportunidad de visitar las tierras germanas , iba con pocas expectativas en cuanto a la belleza femenil se refiere, por la mala fama que tienen las mujeres alemanas , si a eso le agregas el estigma del doping deportivo en epocas pasadas pues no queda mas que esperar lo peor.
Pero bien dicen que viajar abre los ojos y así fue , me encontré por todos lados con mujeres muy sanas e incluso divertidas, ávidas de nuevas experiencias.

OKC Positioned for Historic Playoff Run

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Over the last 13 NBA seasons, there have been only three teams from the Western Conference to play for an NBA championship.

The Dallas Mavericks have played twice, both times against the Miami Heat, winning one time and losing one time.

The Los Angeles Lakers have played seven NBA Finals, all under Kobe's watch, going 3-1 with Shaq and 2-1 with Gasol and Bynum.

Commitment to defense and hard work are staples for Thibodeau

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Tom Thibodeau has transitioned from being an outstanding assistant coach in the NBA to the 2010-11 NBA Coach of the Year as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun Times writes of what makes Thibodeau such a special coach.

‘‘Before we made the decision to hire him, we did an incredible amount of background work on all the candidates,'' says Bulls general manager Gar Forman, who with executive vice president for basketball operations John Paxson signed Thibodeau as the 18th head coach in franchise history on June 23, 2010.

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Basquetbol olímpico Dream Team de 1992 vs 2012 Michael Jordan le responde a Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant no es conocido por su humildad, es de los mejores de todos los tiempos en la NBA eso no se duda, pero creo que se equivoco en las declaraciones que realizo acerca del Dream Team y la respuesta del mas grande de todos los tiempos no se hizo esperar.

La respuesta de Jordan se produjo después que Kobe Bryant le dijo a periodistas en Las Vegas que el equipo olímpico de este 2012 podría ganarle al Dream Team si se enfrentaran en sus mejores momentos.

Messi, Tévez, Mascherano y Di María en Londres 2012

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12.04.2012 - Si bien Argentina, bicampeón olímpico de fútbol vigente, no logró clasificar para defender el oro, los nombres de Lionel Messi, Carlos Tévez, Javier Mascherano y Angel Di María (entre otros) estarán presentes en Londres 2012.
Las 361 estaciones de la red de subterráneos de Londres cambiarán sus nombres durante el desarrollo de los Juegos Olímpicos (entre el 27 de julio y 12 de agosto de 2012) en homenaje a las leyendas Olímpicas de la historia.

Dwyane Wade Apologizes to Kobe Bryant

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During the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, Dwyane Wade broke Kobe Bryant's nose. On Monday, Wade sent a note of apology to Kobe. Considering these are two of the biggest competitors in the NBA, it's a bit of a surprise that Wade even went that far.

However, wade explained it like this: "It's all I can do.

Injury Update: Kobe Bryant Broken Nose

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Kobe Bryant had a busy night yesterday. Not only did he break Michael Jordan's All-Star game scoring record, he helped lead the Western Conference to a 152-149 victory over the Eastern Conference. And on top of that, he suffered a broken nose.

Kobe Bryant broke his nose after a hard foul by Dwyane Wade.

Kobe Bryant Breaks Michael Jordan’s All-Star Record

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Kobe Bryant has always wanted to be just like Michael Jordan. On Sunday during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan. With his 27 points, Kobe Bryant now has 271 career points in All-Star games. Jordan previously held the record at 262 points.

On his way to passing Jordan in the record books, Kobe also passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson who had 251 points and 246 points, respectively.

Bird feels that Bryant is ideal teammate

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When it comes down to comparing the great players in the NBA today, Kobe Bryant is someone that i've always kept as the gold standard because of his ability to compete, desire to win, and proven track record.

Boston Celtics great Larry Bird saw the Los Angeles Lakers as the enemy during his playing days, but sees Bryant as the one current player he'd like on his side if he were playing today.

La arrogancia de Pelé

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El futbol como deporte de equipo siempre tendrá sus complicaciones al elegir al mejor jugador del mundo, de un equipo o hasta de un partido. El que tiene que lograr un resultado es el conjunto de futbolistas y no uno solo. Aunque por supuesto que en cada época hay uno que manda, que destaca por encima del resto por sus virtudes individuales para lograr que su equipo tenga los mayores éxitos.

Chicago Fire

A Diary: Portland vs. Chicago

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Article by Brad Snook



With the NATO Summit in town, the Chicago Fire must be pleased to escape the chaos of the Second City (where the protests look like this) for the Pacific Northwest (where protests look a little different). One of the more surprising teams of the season, the Fire are currently sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference with as many 5 games in hand on some teams above them (D.

Early Week Roundup - Chicago Fire

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There's so much going on in the Chicago Fire universe right now, it's hard to pick where to start. Let's set the tone the same way Section 8 Chicago did with their wonderful tifo display on Saturday night. 'For Two Years Our Flames Have Smoldered - Tonight We Reignite the Fire'. That was beautiful.

Mid-Day Ticker: Osorio resigns, Guardiola likens Messi to Jordan & more

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Juan Carlos Osorio is on the move again.Â

According to reports from Mexico, the former Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls coach has resigned from his post as manager of Puebla after just a few months in charge.

Osorio, who took over at Puebla in November, has seen his team struggle during the Mexican Clausura campaign.

FC Barcelona

The curse of the white buses?

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from Lisbon

A game we've all seen before, where Barcelona persistently tried to find the net and were unlucky, again. The consequences of an attacking overload were suffered at the back as an advanced defensive line lost them Europe's most wanted crown.

Barca vs. Chelsea Primer: Has Javier Really Been A Great Masch for Barcelona?

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Barcelona is tired.

The genius of Messi has been a little more challenging lately....

It's not hard to see that. When a team gets tired, they slow off the ball.

Barcelona, more so then any other elite team, thrives with off-ball movement. It's necessary for neutrons in their attack.

Messi, Jordan, And The NBA Problem

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 21, 2012) US Soccer Players -- There's one of those quotes that gets picked up by wire services and shuffled around the internet from Barcelona's manager, Pep Guardiola. In his post-game comments following another Lionel Messi hat-trick, he compares Lionel Messi to Michael Jordan.

Miércoles Messi : Pep Guardiola Compares Star To Michael Jordan After Breaking Barcelona Record

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If there was ever a better time to declare "Miércoles Messi" (Messi Wednesday), it's today. Records are broken by players all the time but the difference here is that Messi is only 24 and has already rewritten his entire club's history.

Lionel Messi en la portada de la revista TIME El Rey Leo

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Es la primera vez que un jugador de fútbol aparece en solitario en la portada de esta revista, de las mas importantes del mundo el TIME, ya han aparecido deportistas como Tiger Woods, Muhammad Alí, Bjön Borg o la super estrella Michael Jordan.

La revista estadounidense TIME ha elegido al jugador argentino del FC Barcelona Leo Messi como protagonista de su próxima portada.

New Orleans Hornets

Top 7 NBA Team Nicknames that Should Be Replaced

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With the news that Tom Benson is buying the NBA franchise New Orleans Hornets, it seems like a good time to review piss-poor unoriginal nicknames, like the Hornets, or inappropriate nicknames that don't fit well, like the Jazz in Utah.

San Antonio Spurs Pursuing Emeka Okafor?

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As the trade deadline of March 15th comes closer and closer, teams in the hunt are trying to shore up their weaknesses. Every effort will be made to gel and play loose, error-free ball as teams begin their push for the playoffs.

The Rest

The North Carolina Courage are the Monstars and Nadia Nadim is Michael Jordan

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That's what we hear, anyway.

The Thorns spoke with the media today ahead of tomorrow's championship match against the Courage. Nadia Nadim made the most of the day, giving us one last quote to cement her legacy in the Rose City.

First, Emily Menges offered this assessment of the North Carolina Courage:

"They're scrappy.

How much does David Beckham make after his retirement?

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In 2014, his first full year of retirement, David Beckham posted the highest earnings of his life with $75 million (his previous high was $51 million in 2012, when he was still playing for the Galaxy). He ranked second behind Michael Jordan in Forbes' look at the highest-paid retired athletes in 2014.

Like Leo Messi, Neymar now has his own logo

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To maximize the marketability of the world's greatest athletes, a logo is apparently necessary. Michael Jordan, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods all have one and last year, Leo Messi unveiled his superhero style mark. Now, at the age of 20, Neymar has one to call his own.

Advertising agency Loducca came up with the design, which seems less likely to inspire a comic book than Messi's.

Unique Derrick Rose Signature Shoe!

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NBA's 2011 Most Valuable Player Point-Guard Derrick Rose became only the second Chicago Bull's player to receive NBA's most coveted MVP award in 2011, after Michael Jordan.

And like Jordan before him Rose has his very own signature shoe much like the Air Jordan's, only Rose;s latest signature basketball shoe is aptly named the 3 rose 3 designed by Adidas and available to Pre-Order for $160 with the release date scheduled for October 4.

Major Link Soccer: The Lower Division Edition

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Another game at Starfire, another rousing victory. Yes, as bad as the last few weeks have been, the Sounders seem to have found their health and form, and sit a game away from being the first team ever to four-peat the Open Cup. The Sounders will now face Sporting Kansas City in August, but leave it to the ECS to try to turn it into a pseudo home game by aggressively promoting travel opportunities for the game.

Euro 2012: Group D: Theo Walcott shines as England inflict late misery on Sweden, 3-2

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szólj hozzá: England vs Sweden 3:2 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Score all three points for Roy Hodgson. He started Andy Caroll, and the big man delivered with a towering (Michael Jordan would have been proud of that hang time) header for England's first goal. With England falling behind, he went to Theo Walcott, who with his first touch restored parity through a rasping open field volley.

Rayo Vallecano manager tried to block an Atletico Madrid throw in

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Atletico Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 on Sunday, but Rayo manager Jose Ramon Sandoval didn't go down with out a (strange) fight.

In the 87th minute, with Atletico leading thanks to a Falcao goal, Diego tried to take a quick throw in after the ball went out near the Rayo bench. Well, Sandoval didn't like this and decided to try and block Diego's throw, but the 43-year-old didn't have the hops to get the job done and the throw found its target.

Welcome to Club 23

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Welcome to Club 23

Chicago Red Eye Cover Story:

"No. 23 on a sports jersey is special in Chicago.

Michael Jordan brought the Bulls a dynasty with that number. Devin Hester ran with it to the Super Bowl, although the Bears didn't win that year. Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg also wore that number, as did White Sox fielder Jermaine Dye when he was named MVP of the 2005 World Series.

Shunsuke Nakamura Rides The Bus

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This video is technically Shunsuke Nakamura belting a free kick onto a moving bus, but it really qualifies as a pleading attempt for a free kick trick series between the likes of Nakamura, Juninho, Darijo Srna, et cetera et cetera, just like those old McDonald's trick shot commercials between Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.