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EURO 2016

Perisic fires late to lead Croatia past Spain in Group D decider

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Spain needed just one point to win their Euro 2016 group,but Ivan Perisic had other ideas.

Having amassed fivepoints heading into Tuesday's clash,Spain fell to second in Group D with a 2-1 loss to Croatia on Tuesday. Led by an 88th minute Perisic goal, the result sees Croatia leap to the top of Group D, sealing a much more favorable route through the knockout stages.

Switzerland, Romania settle for draw

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Switzerland could have sealed a spot in Euro 2016's knockout rounds on Wednesday, but an early penalty kick doomed the Swiss to a draw.

After conceding a first half penalty kick, Switzerland required a second half leveler from Admir Mehmedi to seal a 1-1 tiewith Romania.

Against the run of play, Romania took the lead in the 18th minute through a penalty kick, their second of the young tournament.

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Panenka prank keeps keepers busy 40 years on

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Prague (AFP) Zinedine Zidane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andrea Pirlo have all done it: instead of blasting a penalty kick into the net, they fool the diving keeper by chipping the ball into the middle of the net.

Forty years have passed since Czechoslovakia's playmaker Antonin Panenka first displayed the trick at the 1976 European Championship final against Germany.

Panenka prank keeps keepers busy 40 years on

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Prague (AFP) Zinedine Zidane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andrea Pirlo have all done it: instead of blasting a penalty kick into the net, they fool the diving keeper by chipping the ball into the middle of the net.

Forty years have passed since Czechoslovakia's playmaker Antonin Panenka first displayed the trick at the 1976 European Championship final against Germany.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

D.C. United

U18s draw, U16s lose to DC United in regular season finale

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Both of the Philadelphia Union Academy teams finished second in the Atlantic Division, qualifying for the group stage of the playoffs being staged in Frisco, Texas June 22-26.

Andrew Verdi came up with a huge second half save on a penalty kick that preserved a 1-1 draw in the Philadelphia Union Academy U18 team's regular season finale on Saturday at YSC Sports.

Terrible first half performance dooms D.C. United to 4-1 defeat on the road against the LA Galaxy - Recap + Highlights

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D.C. United gave up a disastrous goal in the opening moments of tonight's game against the LA Galaxy, and could only recover from it once down 3-0. An improved second half performance saw DCU briefly threaten to stage a wild comeback, but a controversial penalty kick finished the game as a contest.

Major League Soccer

Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/2/16

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Great win yesterday for the Union, read all about that and other news in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake is up for MLS Save of the Week after his penalty kick save on Kaka
I'm gonna miss not posting Andre Blake is up for Save of the Week next week since he's with Jamaica and missed the Columbus game.

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

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New York (AFP) Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain.

Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal.

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

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New York (AFP) Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain.

Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal.

Major Link Soccer: Say it isn't so Infantino

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New FIFA president linked to corruption scandal, MLS turns 20, and goals of the week.

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Say it isn't so; the new FIFA boss is already linked to corruption. The Panama papers ensnare Gianni Infantino in a corruption scandal.

Not sure what this goalkeeper was going for, the no-look penalty kick save or the "I don't know what just hit me" save, which is all well and good because he still saved the penalty.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Have TFC and NYCFC Stopped Scoring Yet?

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We look at a variety of things, since the Black and Red are all on Bye Week and such.

Well, when the team you cover is on a bye week like D.C. United was, you look for a variety of things to pass the time, right?

Own goals, penalty kick misses, and a hat trick in nine minutes, and that was just the first half of New York City FC and Toronto FC.

D.C. United 0-1 Orlando City SC: Player Ratings

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In which we wonder if our sights are still calibrated.

D.C. United finally had the chance to enjoy some time off after a hectic six weeks and jetted down to Orlando City to play a group that was unbeaten in their last four. It was a hard effort but the Black and Red fell 1-0 on a rebound from a saved penalty kick involving one of the highest paid players in Major League Soccer.

Keane, Galaxy Roll Past Timbers 3-1

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif The LA Galaxy continued their strong run of form, dominating the Portland Timbers, 3-1, in a rare morning match, before 20,089 at the Stub Hub Center.

Robbie Keane led the Galaxy scoring with a brace, one on a superb diving header, the other on a penalty kick late in the game to seal the Galaxy victory.

Late penalty doesn’t pay off, D.C. United draw with Crew

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By MITCHELL NORTHAM

LANDOVER, Md. Preceded by a Spain-El Salvador friendly on Saturday night, D.C. United (6-4-4) faced off against the Columbus Crew (4-5-6) at a site that was home away from home. Sure, United fans were in the building, but this wasn't RFK; it was Fed-Ex Field, home of the NFL's Washington Redskins.

Disney Classic Rewind: Crew and Sporting KC stay unbeaten; Red Bulls route Impact; and more

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Columbus Crew continued their winning preseason winning ways on Saturday, converting a late penalty kick to knock off the Philadelphia Union in the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic.

Federico Higuain converted an 87th-minute penalty kick after Ryan Finley drew the PK by being fouled by Union defender Amobi Okugo.

Fire acquire Palmer from RSL

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He might be best remembered as the guy the who missed the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City the MLS Cup last Saturday but the Fire acquired a solid role player in Lovel Palmer today. The well traveled Jamaican defender can play right back and holding midfield and should pose some competition for Jalil Anibaba.

Luyindula scores first goal in win vs. Montreal

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By DAN KARELL

Of all the story lines following the New York Red Bulls this season, the struggles in front of goal for forward Peguy Luyindula is the only one to endure through July.

That is, until Saturday night.

With a simple gesture, normal penalty kick taker Thierry Henry placed the ball in Luyindula's arms after the Red Bulls were awarded a penalty kick in the 87th minute.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Final Score: Early red card, PK doom Dynamo in Columbus

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Tyler Deric took down Kei Kamara inside the box in the 18th minute, earning a red card and awarding the Crew a successful PK. The goal was all the Crew needed for the 1-0 win.

A late tackle inside the box by Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric earned him a red card – and a penalty kick for the Columbus Crew.

Previewing the Dynamo vs. Seattle with Sounder at Heart

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We spoke with Dave Clark at Sounder at Heart to talk about Seattle's early season struggles and how they'll respond in Houston

The Houston Dynamo are ready to respond to a disappointing road loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps that was decided by a soft penalty kick call. Despite the penalty call being the difference in the 1-0 defeat, the Dynamo offense lacked potency.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Dynamo offense took the night off in a game that was decided by a questionable penalty kick against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Quick Thoughts:

1) Was it a penalty kick? I'm not so sure, but never give an opponent a chance to dive against you by creating even minimal contact on a ball they will never get.

Orlando City

Philadelphia Union U16s pick up two points in final GA Cup qualifier

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The Philadelphia Union Academy ended their 2016 Generation adidas Cup qualification on a high note with a 1-1 draw and penalty-kick victory against Orlando City on Monday afternoon.

Anthony Fontana scored his third goal of the weekend and goalkeeper Tomas Romero made several key saves to lead the Philadelphia Union Academy U16 team to a 1-1 draw and penalty-kick win over host Orlando City in the final East Regional qualifier for the Generation adidas Cup on Monday afternoon.

USL Pro Spotlight - No Strangers to Victory

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Article By: Pedro Gomes

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The Charleston Battery and Orlando City are no strangers to winning the USL Pro Championship; in fact they are the only two teams to have done so since the league formed in 2011*.

Orlando City won the 2011 Championship game in penalty kicks against the Harrisburg City Islanders, while the Battery beat the Wilmington Hammerheads last season to earn their crown.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Joe Corona may not have helped Club Tijuana avoid a second straight defeat to start the season, but he likely helped his cause for more starts with a strong performance.

Corona helped set up a penalty kick for Tijuana that marked the opener in their visit to Club America on Saturday, but Xolos conceded twice in the second half en route to sufferinga 2-1 loss that dropped them to 0-2 in the Apertura campaign.

Johannsson misses penalty kick as AZ ousted from Dutch Cup

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It looks like Aron Johannsson can have a bad club game, after all.

The young U.S. National Team striker has been enjoying a breakout season with AZ Alkmaar, but his team was ousted Thursday from the Dutch Cup after Johannsson missed a crucial penalty kick early in a 1-0 loss.

Boyd converts penalty kick in Vienna’s Europa League draw vs. Asteras Tripolis

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Rapid Vienna's European dreams took a hit when Greek club Asteras Tripolis jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half of their Europa League match, but Terrence Boyd made sure that result would not stick.

Five minutes after Vienna conceded the opener, Boyd drew and converted an equalizing penalty kick to help his club grab a 1-1 draw on the road in the first leg of their third-round Europa League qualifier against Asteras Tripolis.

Manchester United

Former United players attack “cheat”

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David Moyes has refused to criticise Ashley Young after the United winger appeared yet again to dive in order to win a penalty last night against Real Sociedad, as United squandered three good opportunities to take a decisive step towards qualification in Group A.

In his latest attempt to usurp Tom Daley's spot in Britain's diving team, Young went to ground with customary ease five minutes after coming a substitute, when Sociedad defender Markel Bergara appeared to slightly pull his shirt after Young had played a quick one-two with Shinji Kagawa just inside the box.

Video: Man Utd stars Rio Ferdinand, Anders Lindegaard and Patrice Evra star in Western-themed advert

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Manchester United team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Anders Lindegaard have taken each other on in a duel. The pair ditched the traditional cowboy gear and pistols in favour of... a penalty kick. Ferdinand and Lindegaard battle it out under the watchful eye of Patrice Evra.

The Rest

NYCFC 4 TFC 4 new chapter in Vanney coach textbook "point on the road"

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A tie on the road is a result to embraced. When TFC are missing Bradley and Altidore (plus Morgan and Osorio) a tie on the road is wonderful. Or, if you shake your head and recall the drubbing last Saturday in Los Angeles, a tie on the road is a great change of direction. And yet....Giovinco scores a hat-trick, sets up the fourth goal and everything victorious seemed possible.

Fire 2 New York City FC 2 - recap and ratings

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The Fire will rue opportunities like this one come October. After taking a lead in the 14th minute and clearly dominating a struggling and undermanned New York City FC side, the Fire added a second goal via a penalty kick in the 27th. The penalty kick foul also resulted in a straight red card to RJ Allen.

Most penalty kick goals in FCD history

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During his year-plus with FC Dallas, Michel has most definitely shown his prowess time after time on set pieces. Whether it's been by delivering a great ball that one of his teammates got on the end of for a goal or scoring off one himself like his unforgettable Olympico against Seattle in 2013, the Brazilian specialist has shown his worth.

Klinsmann talks penalty kick approach as knockout phase draws near

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By FRANCO PANIZO

SAO PAULO With the group stage now over and done with and the knockout rounds drawing near, the subject of penalty kicks was bound to come up to U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann eventually.

Pair of PKs Sees FCKC Top Boston

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FC Kansas City (6-4-3 21 pts) moves to a 3 game winning streak and 5 games undefeated with a 2-0 win over Boston Breakers (2-8-0 6 pts) in front of 1,457 fans tonight. Lauren Holiday capitalized on two penalty kicks in the first half. The first penalty came from Amy Rodriguez being fouled and the second from Erika Tymrak being fouled.

Barca Images GIF - Lionel Messi's Penatly Goal against Espanyol

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Lionel Messi's penalty kick allowed Barca to secure three vital points in their march towards defending the La Liga title.

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Freedom Kicks for 13 March 2014: PK decision, Phoenix FC folds, and CCL

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In today's Freedom Kicks, we have PRO explaining the PK call against Perry Kitchen, Phoenix FC folding, and Concacaf Champions League results.

Good morning once again, and welcome to your morning Freedom Kicks. In today's edition, we have news about the penalty kick call in the D.C. United game versus Columbus Crew, a third USL PRO team folding this offseason, and MLS action in the Concacaf Champions League.

WATCH Did Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez Dive to Win a Penalty Against Villa? [GIF]

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With Aston Villa leading 2-1 at Anfield in the second half, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had a one-on-one opportunity to score against Villa with goalkeeper Brad Guzan rushing out to try to stop the shot, but Suarez went down in the box and the Reds were awarded a penalty kick, which Steven Gerrard calmly slotted into the back of the net.

Photo: Former Chelsea Star Celebrates Entering the Golden Foot Hall of Fame

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Didier Drogba helped his native Ivory Coast defeat Senegal this past weekend in World Cup qualifiers as he converted a penalty kick in the 3-1 victory. On Tuesday, the former Chelsea forward flew to Monte Carlo, where he was inducted into the Golden Foot Hall of Fame.

Drogba competed against nine world-class players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Frank Lampard, David Trezeguet, Andrea Pirlo, Samuel Eto'o, Iker Casillas, David Beckham, and Miroslav Klose.

Alex Morgan's Reaction to Servando Carrasco's Penalty Kick

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Alex Morgan was a bit nervous watching her boyfriend, Servando Carrasco, take the penalty kick for the Sounders.

Nigeria up 2-1 at the break

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It's been an action-packed first 45 minutes here at Reliant Stadium in the international friendly between evenly matched Mexico and Nigeria.

Nigeria has a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick and a score on a deflected shot.

Mexican superstar Chicharito opened the match's scoring with a goal in the 21st minute.