MLS Spotlight: Johnson shining after overcoming Olympic qualifying nightmare

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CHESTER, Pa. -- Sean Johnson may be quietly piecing together one of the best seasons among goalkeepers in MLS this year, but not many people will point to that when asked about the year he is having. Rather, they will talk about the blunder he had in Olympic qualifying in March that cost the U.

Close to curtain (but hopefully not curtains)...

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The USWNT will kick off against Olympic semifinal foe Canada in one hour, so let's look at that match-up and enjoy a sitdown with Hope Solo...- Greg Seltzer

Olympics show just how far British football has fallen

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The Olympics have created a lot of controversy ever since professional athletes were allowed to compete in the Games. Many supporters feel they should be for amateurs only while others argue that most of them are in fact professionals since they train for their chosen sport 12 months a year.

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Olympics 2012 Soccer – FA chief praises Olympic spirit

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Football Association chairperson David Bernstein hopes English football can copy the spirit demonstrated at the Olympics. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62209000/jpg/_62209930_bernstein.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Hibernian 1-1 Hearts

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Leigh Griffiths grades a difficult struggled Edinburgh derby after Andrew Driver's start for Hearts. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62222000/jpg/_62222615_7636467.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – England duo out of Italy friendly

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Joe Hart and Daniel Sturridge force away of England's team for Wednesday's friendly against Italy. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62229000/jpg/_62229536_joe_hart_pa.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Man City bid for Rodwell accepted

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Everton concur an unrevealed anchorage with Manchester City for the transferral of 21-twelvemonth-previous midfielder Jack Rodwell. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62221000/jpg/_62221415_jackrodwell.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Chelsea v Man City

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Premier League champions Manchester City and FA Cup winners Chelsea kicking away the unexampled period in the Community Shield at Villa Park. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62187000/jpg/_62187569_markomarin.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Olympics still a success, Menezes

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Brazil handler Mano Menezes told that his squad's Olympic run remains a barnburner despite failing to romp amber. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62216000/jpg/_62216661_62216221.jpg

Olympics 2012 Soccer – S Korea Olympic footballer barred

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The IOC tells South Korea to saloon one of its footballers from a medal observance after he allegedly made up a political broadcast after the squad beat Japan. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62209000/jpg/_62209620_korea.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Mexico shock Brazil to win gold

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Two goals from Oribe Peralta infect Mexico an amazement 2-1 triumph over Brazil in the Olympic football last. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62208000/jpg/_62208573_62208026.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – COMING UP: Brazil vs Mexico

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Brazil and Mexico are two states with fertile soccer stories, but neither has e'er won an Olympic amber medal. That pity will modification for one of them on Saturday. Watch inhabit here and on NBCSN.

Olympic Football 2012 – SFL kick-off like no other

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These are topsy-turvy times as the Scottish Football League begins with Rangers in the underside tier HTTP://word.bbcimg.co.uk/spiritualists/ikons/62200000/jpg/_62200926_mccoist.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Wembley: The Soccer Cathedral

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Manchester is a wonderfully underrated metropolis and its National Football Museum is an award. But Olympic soccer moved on Thursday nighttime to Wembley Stadium the cathedral of soccer for the womanhoods's amber medal match.

Olympic Football 2012 – Japan Dejected Following Loss

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Just over a twelvemonth after keeping a sensational triumph in the World Cup, Japanese fans were disappointed Friday after their squad lost 2-1 to the U.S. in the last of the Olympic women's soccer tourney.

Olympic Football 2012 – USA overcome Japan to secure gold

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The USA trounce Japan 2-1 to retaliate their World Cup concluding licking and asseveration a fourth Olympic amber in womanhoods's football. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62169000/jpg/_62169949_150054730.jpg

Olympic Football 2012 – Lloyd Proves Her Coach Wrong

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Carli Lloyd talks to Michele Tafoya about proving skeptics wrong and being "quick for the instant" in the womanhoods's soccer concluding, the second sequent Olympic terminal in which she proved to be the hero.

Olympic Football 2012 – All As One: Japan’s Strength Is Unity

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Japan's squad spirit is what helped elevate it to the 2011 World Cup rubric over the United States. The "Nadeshiko," as they are known, will take that same squad portion in Thursday's amber medal tally.

Olympic Football 2012 – U.S. Women Eye Redemption

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It's not simply about the amber medal. It's about salvation. Olympic charwomen's soccer couldn't enquire for a better conclusion: United States vs. Japan in the rubric fit on Thursday a 2011 World Cup concluding replay.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – About that call against Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod wasting time…

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All recognition to the United States for finding a fashion, for three determined rallyings from a goal downwardly, for attaining bass into the modesties at the 123rd over-the-top Min to unearth that arresting competition-victor and for uncoerced their fashion into Thursday's Olympic amber medal agree.

Olympics 2012 Football – The Best Olympic Soccer Fans

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Soccer fans are distracted, passionate and entirely awing. They have turned away in variety for the Olympic men's and women's soccer tourney across the U.K. These are icons of the better rooters away there.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – GB women in quarter-final defeat

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Great Britain's charwomen's squad are vanquished 2-0 in their Olympic one-fourth-last by Canada. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62029000/jpg/_62029557_149767040.jpg

Olympics 2012 Football – What To Watch: Women’s Quarterfinals

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Eight squads rest in the Olympic chars's soccer tourney and one bedside of the set is importantly harder than the other. Watch all four matches inhabit on NBCSN and online here starting atsepteta.m.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Mexico defeats Gabon 2-0 in Olympic soccer

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Substitute Giovani bashes Santos scored doubly in the second half to infect Mexico a 2-0 triumph over Gabon on Sunday in the men's Olympic soccer tourney.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Swiss Olympic team probes player’s offensive tweet

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Switzerland back Michel Morganella aspects being expelled from the London Olympics for allegedly sending a racialist broadcast on Twitter.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Spain faces FIFA discipline after Olympic elimination

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Spain aspects FIFA disciplinary thing after its big-normalized riddance from the Olympic soccer tourney.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Colombia player gets Olympic ban for Wambach punch

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FIFA has enforced a two-jibe prohibition on Colombia participant Lady Andrade after U.S. forrad Abby Wambach said she was "mug-pluged" by her opposition in an Olympic football match.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Colombia coach denies conflict with Rincon

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The Colombian Olympic womanhoods's soccer handler denied Monday there is struggle between him and rising sensation Yoreli Rincon, rejecting accusations by the participant's begetter that he is benching her because of a personal feud.

Olympics 2012 Football – Japan women downplay Olympic soccer expectations

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Japan is taking nothing for granted in its run for a charwomen's soccer Olympic amber to qualify to last yr's World Cup award, despite guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals.


Mexico Stun Brazil to Claim Gold

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Oribe Peralta grabbed a brace as Mexico as Mexico stunned Brazil in today's Olympic mens final, in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley's hollowed turf.

Peralta took less than half a minute to put the Mexican's in front after he took advantage of a horrendous mix-up in the Brazilian defence before grabbing his second 15 minutes from time with a bullet header.

Arsenal Ladies doing Britain proud

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While most Arsenal supporters are focused on the Robin van Persie saga, the pre-season, and new possible signings, let's not forget the Arsenal Ladies. There are six of them making the club and nation proud with their performances during the Olympic Games. Britain has won all three of their matches in the group stage against New Zealand, Cameroon, and Brazil and faces a tough opponent in Canada on Fri.


USWNT: After Canada, A Golden Battle For Global Supremacy in London

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Neil W. Blackmon Oh, Canada! We don't need to remind you that Monday's semifinal was an absolute classic, an all-timer of a match that transcended women's sport and cemented a spot in U.S. Soccer and Olympic lore. We don't need to remind you of how overwhelmingly familiar the narrative was either, this team trailing and [.

Canada head stomp, FIFA investiges comments, US Open Cup final, more

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FIFA to investigate post game comments and footage emerges of a Canada player stomping on the head of a US player as the fallout from Olympic semifinal continues. US Open Cup final tonight. Union U-17s in Generation adidas Cup final on Thursday. Bolt wants to be a Red Devil. More news.

Internet Alight With Brilliant Moment, Run for Gold, "Revenge," Blah, Blah, Blah

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Predictably, the women in stripes, but sometimes just navy blue, are unavoidable this morning in any media, courtesy of their last-minute defeat of Canada yesterday, which, yes, was a remarkably good game. Good for them. In case you're somehow missing it, allow me:

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Beats Canada in Olympic Extra-Time Thriller

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‘I’d Like To Help Out For Sure’ – Mo Farah Politely Asks To Be Arsenal’s Fitness Coach

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By Chris Wright

"If you listen closely, you can hear perpetual disappointment"

Fresh from doing the rounds, performing the 'Mobot' salute on every single TV show in Christendom, double gold-medalist Mo Farah is facing the grim reality of reentering the mundane post-Olympic drudge of club athletics so it's only natural that he should try to use his new-found standing as whatever the male equivalent of a 'national sweetheart' is to good effect.


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The recently re-crowned European Champions & current World Champions SPAINÂ will be back in action next 15th of August when they fly off to the Puerto Rico for a Friendly International. With this motive Spanish Football National Selector & Coach Vicente Del Bosque has handed in the list of players to travel.

“We didn’t execute”: reaction to Union loss; USWNT in Olympic quarterfinal today, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's loss in Montreal. On the headbutt. Soumare goes full 90 in reserve team defeat. Canada coach says USWNT uses "highly illegal" tactics ahead of today's Olympic quarterfinal. Young Crew midfielder dies. More news.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez rightly annoyed by anthem booing, shows shocking lack of self-awareness

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was quite rightly disappointed at booing during Uruguay's national anthem. But he's got completely the wrong end of the stick when it comes to guessing why he was booed. The Uruguayan anthem was interrupted ahead of last night's Olympic match against Great Britain when Suarez's image flashed up on the big [.

POTD : The Most Bizarre Japanese Fan Costume

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We don't know what's more bizarre the fact that this fan is actually a football supporter (with a bowling pint attached to his head) at the Japan-South Africa women's Olympic match yesterday or that he forgot to blend his white face make-up into his beard and neck... via Gettyimages

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