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Roberto Firmino linked with Bayern Munich move

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Bayern Munich would be interested in a summer move for Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino. New York Times reporter Rory Smith told BBC 5 Live the...

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Manchester derby figures to be one of biggest in history

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Sandy Macaskill of the New York Times writes of the Manchester derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, and how this football match is bigger than any in recent memory.


MANCHESTER, England — Slanting rain and a vicious wind sent ripples and eddies across the puddles forming outside Manchester City's Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Simon Evans

Soccer Morning (5.27.15) Simon Evans and Andrew Das discuss FIFA and CONCACAF corruption charges

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests Simon Evans and Andrew Das.

Jason kicks off today's show with Simon Evans (Reuters) as they discuss the impact of the ongoing FIFA corruption probe on CONCACAF.

Andrew Das (New York Times) then comes on the show to discuss the New York Times' coverage of the FIFA corruption probe.

Soccer Morning (5.27.15) Simon Evans and Andrew Das discuss FIFA and CONCACAF corruption charges

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests Simon Evans and Andrew Das.

Jason kicks off today's show with Simon Evans (Reuters) as they discuss the impact of the ongoing FIFA corruption probe on CONCACAF.

Andrew Das (New York Times) then comes on the show to discuss the New York Times' coverage of the FIFA corruption probe.

English Premier League

Hey New York Times, Here Are Soccer’s Most Authentic People

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On Tuesday morning,The New York Times took over as the PR firm of New York City FC and wrote a puff piece on their most recognizable names, Frank Lampard and David Villa. The piece was primarily about the system of franchises Manchester City is establishing across the globe, but it also included a line about how these two stars are bringing an "authenticity" to American soccer.

“The Premier League is Interested in Doing New Things in the United States,” Says NBC: The Daily EPL

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The New York Times ran a story this morning quoting a NBC executive who said that The Premier League is interested in doing news things in the United States." Unfortunately, the article didn't pinpoint what some of those new ideas...

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“The Premier League is Interested in Doing New Things in the United States,” Says NBC: The Daily EPL

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The New York Times ran a story this morning quoting a NBC executive who said that
The Premier League is interested in doing news things in the United States." Unfortunately, the article didn't pinpoint what some of those new ideas are — whether it's simply having a new media partner (NBC Universal instead of FOX).

Sunday Union Freekicks: Apathy Setting In?

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Another game, another somewhat disappointing result for the Union. They had nearly 70% of possession in the first half, and had a handful of prime scoring opportunities in the second half, but couldn't score. But it's like we've come to expect that, so this wasn't anything all that new. Still, a road point is never a terrible result.

Some Soccer News for Wed Aug 29, 2012

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Portland has announced that Caleb Porter from the University of Akron has been hired as their new head coach.
-The team's official announcement.
-Geoffrey Arnold of the Oregonian with lots of quotes from Timbers owner and management on the new hiring.
-George Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal with the story from the Akron Zips point of view.

Major League Soccer

MLS Stadium Plans Not Going According to Plan In New York and Miami

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On Monday, the New York Times broke the news that Major League Soccer's newest MLS franchise, New York City FC (NYCFC) — which is slated to begin play in 2015, will be playing its first three seasons in a baseball stadium.

NYCFC is set to publicly announce that the expansion franchise will play from 2015 through at least 2018 at Yankees Stadium.

Soccer in New York

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The big news story of the day was the announcement that the Cosmos will begin play in the second division NASL beginning in 2013. The team will play at Hofstra University on Long Island.  The business implications of the news are an open question.  The Cosmos name certainly carries a certain amount of cache, yet previous efforts in the last couple of years to monetize that cache have failed miserably.

Le Foot lives in Montreal. The first few months of the Montreal...

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Le Foot lives in Montreal.

The first few months of the Montreal Impact's inaugural season in MLS have been both exciting and frustrating. Last Wednesday, I grabbed my camera and took a trip up to Montreal with a good friend. We took in the Canadian derby between Montreal and Toronto FC.

New York Red Bulls

Vulgar Chants a Problem for MLS Teams

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The Viking Army, a fan group for the New York Red Bulls, one of several MLS team working with fan groups to kick their habit of vulgar chants. Courtesy of nyt.com

When most fans of the beautiful game hear the term "vulgar chants," they probably conjure images of English hooligans, racism across Europe or any game the United States Men's team plays in Mexico.

Monday After

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The Olympics are over, but NBC managed to milk one more prime time match for MLS during the Olympic coverage. Ratings have been stellar for the Peacock during the Olympics and MLS has enjoyed a bump during the same window. The USA Women also drew huge numbers of viewers during their mid-week/mid-day medal matches.

Some Soccer News for Wed Jul 18, 2012

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Paul Doyle of the Guardian raves about Clint Dempsey and why Liverpool, or any other team, should be overjoyed to get their hands on him.
-While the stories have been going 'round and 'round that Liverpool has already signed Dempsey, keep in mind he has said on many occasions that he wants to play in the Champions League, and Liverpool is not in that tournament.

Some Soccer For Mon Jul 16, 2012

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Michael Bradley is now officially a player for AS Roma in the Italian Serie A. Roma bought him from Chievo for $4.6 million and he signed a 4 year contract. Huge congrats to him.
-They have 3 upcoming friendlies here in America, and then start their regular season on Aug 25.

‘Do you remember yesterday?’ Thierry Henry says MLS’s lack of history makes it hard to compete

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MLS has existed for 16 years, 11 of which occurred before David Beckham descended from the heavens (what they call the check signing room at MLS HQ) and landed in Los Angeles. Of course, in a country with four other major sports deeply rooted in the national consciousness over many decades of popularity, this is only a few rings in the tree.

Jack Bell

New York Times - With New Book, Seeking Truth in Statistics of Soccer

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We had the pleasure of chatting with Jack Bell, soccer writer for the New York Times, about the release of The Numbers Game in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 30. You can read his story by clicking here.



Some Soccer News for Fri Jul 13, 2012

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The du Nord Futbol Show podcast - Episode 2 - Featuring an interview with the legendary Eric Wynalda is ready for listening!

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Toronto FC is making big roster clearing moves that one would assume means new players are on their way. Today money-drain Julian de Guzman was shipped off to FC Dallas in exchange for cheap youngster Andrew Weidman, while last week the team cut Nick Soolsma and loaned out Joao Plata.

Seattle Sounders

Labor Day Union Freekicks - The Hackworth Era Begins

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Happy labor day, everyone! Today's open thread for all things Union, MLS, barbeque, etc.

Monday MLS Breakdown: John Hackworth plans for his permanent future in Philadelphia [Kyle McCarthy, Goal.com] - "Player development and team building rank high on the agenda as Hackworth attempts to continue the work started during his interim reign with the Union.

Some Soccer News for Tue Jun 26, 2012

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The Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival begins in NYC on Wednesday and I am jealous of anyone who can be there! If you are in the area it is a MUST-ATTEND event. Deets.
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Copa Libertadores Final 1st Leg tomorrow night! Boca Juniors v Corinthians!

ESPN

The After Bar - USWNT 2 - Japan 1

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True grit, and a little luck, propelled the United States women's national team to gold medal glory at the 2012 London Olympics. Carli Lloyd was the unlikely hero of the match, scoring both goals to lead the Lady Nats to a tight 2-1 win. Several fantastic Hope Solo saves, a few shots aided by the cross bar and some last-ditch defending from her back line helped perserve the lead throughout the match.

Report: Guatemala-USA World Cup qualifier only available on pay-per view

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U.S. men's national team fans will be able to watch next month's World Cup qualifier against Guatemala, but they'll have to fork over a decent chunk of change to do so.

According to the New York Times, the match will be only accessible on television in the United States on pay-per view only for $29.

UPS

Some Soccer News for Fri Jun 8, 2012

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CONCACAF World Cup qualifying for Brazil 2014 begins today! Oh yeah! I live for this. How about you?

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ESPN again has shown their pathetic side for American soccer. If you search their website good luck finding anything about the USA World Cup qualifier tonight.

Bulls and Basketball an Obsession for Thibodeau

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Greg Bishop of the New York Times writes about the life of Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, and how he got to where he is today. Coach Thibodeau's dream to become an NBA head coach became true two years ago when he became the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

Ever since the first coach forced players to run wind sprints, the profession for grown-ups who work in track suits has produced an inordinate share of the obsessed, the eccentric and the paranoid.

Rob Hughes

Guardiola leads Barcelona to gold standard of football

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Pep Guardiola led not only a dominant era of football for Barcelona, but also a revolution of the 'total football' that was preached by his mentor, Johan Cruyff.

As he steps away from his post at Barcelona at the ripe age of 41, Rob Hughes of the New York Times writes of how Guardiola had transformed Barca into the gold standard in world football.

Some Soccer News for Fri May 18, 2012

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HUGE TV NEWS: The USA World Cup qualifying game in Quatemala on Tue Jun 12 will only be shown on PayPerView. More exacting details soon.
-US Soccer explains what is going on.

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HUGE TV NEWS 2: Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and more will all be shown in the USA on a new channel when the 2012-13 seasons kick off in August.

The Rest

Howler Magazine and the New Wave of Soccer Journalism

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It's pretty much become a cultural joke that soccer is the unofficial sport for American hipsters. The New York Times ran a semi-snarky piece on the sport's popularity in Brooklyn, America's hipster headquarters, attributing soccer's success amongst the "creative class" to "the game's aesthetics, Europhilic allure and fashionable otherness.

New York Times: Eclipse Select's Rory Dames on early recruiting

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Eclipse Select President Rory Dames
Eclipse Select President Rory Dames was recently interviewed by the New York Times for its piece, "Commiting to Play for a College, Then Starting 9th Grade." Here is a snippet:

"The early recruiting system has given significant power to club coaches, who serve as gatekeepers and agents for their players.

The New York Times is making fun of Arsene Wenger’s puffy coat

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Arsene Wenger's puffy coat has been a running joke amongst fans and commentators alike for years. And when Wenger started having trouble with the zipper on his sleeping bag with arms, he might've thought the mockery couldn't get much worse. But now even the New York Times has chimed in with a story about the sorry fashions of Premier League managers wherein Wenger serves as its main, puffy-coated pinata.

Weekend Reading Material

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Stories this week from the MNT January Camp:
Believing in the U.S. team, but demanding more(New York Times)
Besler, Gonzalez could fill hole in U.S. defense(espn.com)
Wondo: No second chances(mlssoccer.com)

Soccer Goes Radio

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The big soccer business announcement of the day came from an unusual medium, the world of radio. Mainstream sports talk radio has long ignored soccer in many markets, while the internet has giving rise to many quality podcasts focusing on the beautiful game. Today SirriusXM revealed that starting on Monday, the satellite radio provider will offer a 24 hour, 365 soccer channel, with talk shows, matches and more.

Some Soccer News For Mon Sep 17, 2012

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3 more monster goals for Jozy Altidore of Alkmaar Zaanstreek. See them right here. This gives him 7 goals in 5 games this season.
-What this shows me is that the USA has no idea how to feed the ball to the red hot striker.

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Real Madrid v Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday is huge for the two managers - both successful at Inter Milan, one moreso than the other - Jose Mourinho v Roberto Mancini.

Have Patience: The Other Football in the News

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Who doesn't love a feel-good story about a girl playing, um, football? Don't miss this, courtesy of the New York Times.

Some Soccer News for Fri Aug 31, 2012

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THE CLINT DEMPSEY SWEEPSTAKES

And the winner is... Tottenham Hotspur!











Clint won't even have to move to another city.

-Here is the official from the team.

And Dempsey has signed a new three year contract.

POTD : USA’s Hope Solo Enjoys A Gold Medal-Worthy Cappuccino

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After the United States women's team downed Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal at the Olympics Women's Football Final on Thursday night, goalkeeper Hope Solo found the time to grab a specially created cappucino today in between doing media interviews in London. The prospect of meeting the press usually involves copious amounts of caffeine (as Mesut Ozil would tell you) and in Hope's case, she would've probably needed it after a night of hard partying!

Some Soccer News for Mon Aug 6, 2012

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Lets stop everything for a few moments and open our hearts to the family, friends and teammates of Columbus Crew player Kirk Urso who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning. Its a very sad day. RIP Kirk Urso.

There has been no further word on the cause of Urso's death.

Ukraine coach denies his country is racist despite previous comments

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Ukraine coach denies his country is racist despite previous comments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin was asked about racism in Ukraine during the Sweden v Ukraine pre-match news conference, he put down his headphones and stopped listening to the translation of the question, preferring to deliver a seemingly prepared statement:

"I don't want to talk about racism.

My How Things Change

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It's not every day that Sporting KC is mentioned in the New York Times, but today a nice article about the turnaround of the team came out in the New York paper. Plenty of interesting information with regards to the growth of the team since OnGoal took over. There's also an uncredited mention of this blog posting the new logo first.