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Keane, Galaxy Roll Past Timbers 3-1

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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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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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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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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.

Revs End Desert Diamond Cup On A High Note

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Lee Nguyen and Jerry Bengtson scored first-half goals to help the New England Revolution take third place in the Desert Diamond Cup with a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening.

Nguyen scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in just the fourth minute when he drew a penalty kick before stepping up to convert himself.

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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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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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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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.

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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.

Galaxy earn valuable scoreless road draw vs. Herediano

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The Los Angeles Galaxy can count themselves both lucky and cheated coming away from Thursday's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opener vs. Herediano, but they won't leave Costa Rica too unhappy with a scoreless draw.

The Galaxy had a Mike Magee goal incorrectly ruled offside, then saw a late Herediano penalty kick crash off the crossbar (after a very questionable penalty call).

English Premier 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.

Must-See Finish: Watford beats Leicester City

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There are crazy endings, and then there are endings like the one seen in England today between Watford and Leicester City.

Anthony Knockaert stood at the penalty spot, prepared to take a penalty kick that would send his Leicester City through to the English League Championship promotion final at Wembley.

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea – Walters Has A ‘Mare In Blues’ Cruise At The Britannia (Photos & Highlights)

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Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea Premier League 12th January 2013

Irish striker Jonathan Walters had the mother of all nightmare games on Saturday, with the Stoke striker managing to bag a brace of own-goals as well as missing a late penalty kick.

Spurs Fall Out of Cup

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Clint Dempsey battles for the ball against Norwich. (Photo: Tottenham Hotspur)

Clint Dempsey had a rare chance to play as Tottenham Hotspur's lone striker on Wednesday, going against the Premier League's second worst defense in Norwich City. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a night he'll want to forget.

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.


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.

Nigeria evens match at 1-1 on PK goal

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Nigeria evened the match at 1-1 with a penalty kick score from Aide Brown Ideye.

Brown Ideye was given the penalty kick after a red card was called on Mexican standout Pablo Barrera.

Barrera handed the ball in the box in the 27th minute.

Barrera assisted on El Chicharito's goal that opened the scoring and has played exceptionally well at right wing.

Roy Lassiter

Wondolowski ties season goal record in Earthquakes draw at Portland

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After putting together one of the best seasons in MLS history, Chris Wondolowski could be forgiven if the final goal he scored during this dream 2012 campaign was a penalty kick.

Though Steven Lenhart certainly appeared to embellish on his way to earning a valuable penalty, it isn't likely to be remembered for long that a questionable call helped draw the penalty Wondolowski buried to give him a league record-tying 27th goal on the season.

Chris Wondolowski matches MLS single-season scoring record with questionable penalty

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In the 24th minute of last match of the regular season, San Jose's 29-year-old striker Chris Wondolowski scored his 27th goal of the season with a penalty kick, matching Roy Lassiter's MLS single-season record that has stood since the long-ago time of 1996. And as anti-climactic as doing it with a penalty may be, it was not without its moderate bit of controversy.

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Mario Balotelli Penalty Kick Versus Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller tries to distrupt Mario Balotelli before he talks the penalty kick by whispering in his ear.

Mario Balotelli Penalty Kick Versus Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller tries to distrupt Mario Balotelli before he talks the penalty kick by whispering in his ear.

The Rest

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.

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.

Klinsmann talks penalty kick approach as knockout phase draws near

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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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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.

USL Pro Spotlight - No Strangers to Victory

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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.

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.

Club Tijuana’s Libertadores upset bid falls short, losing on away goals to Atletico Mineiro

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In a span of four minutes, Club Tijuana fans and players felt a full roller coaster of emotions, beginning with agony, peaking with the thrill of victory, and plummeting down to crushing resignation.

Earning a penalty kick in the 91st minute with the score tied 1-1, Xolos had a chance to defeat Brazilian powerhouse Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte and continue their amazing debut Copa Libertadores run.

Yes,Fenerbahce,Trabzon will meet in Turkish Cup final

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Fenerbahce after beating Eskisehir with penalty kicks, will meet Trabzonspor who also trashed Sivas at home with huge score 6-0 !

The ninety minutes ended with 1-1 draw, after playing two 15 minutes overtimes they went to penalty kicks.

Eskisehirspor missed two of their penalty kick and Fenerbahce advanced to the Turkish Cup final match early hours of Thursday.

As drought stretches over three seasons, Timbers still waiting for a PK call

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Ask most die-hard Portland Timbers supporters about their team's history, and chances are you should be able to get your share of good information, whether back from the NASL days to the current MLS days. Ask those same fans when was the last time their team received a penalty kick call and you will probably have a much tougher time getting an answer.

Akron eliminated from NCAA Championship in penalty kicks

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The Akron Zips were eliminated from the NCAA Championship this afternoon by Creighton on penalty kicks. After 110 minutes, the two found themselves locked at 1-1. Wil Trapp missed one penalty kick for Akron, while Creighton made all five to upset the fifth ranked Zips.

Dynamo Academy standout goalkeeper Fernando Pina plays for Akron, but did not seen action in 2012 as a freshman.

Neymar equalizes, misses penalty as Brazil tie Colombia

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Neymar was first the hero, then the scapegoat.

Neymar wasted a prime opportunity to help Brazil defeat South American foes Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday night, missing a late penalty kick that forced the Selecao to settle for a 1-1 draw with the Colombians in front of a crowd of 38,624 at MetLife Stadium.

Cup Competitions Continue in Europe

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Many countries in Europe used midweek fixtures for Cup competitions, which carry tradition along with opportunity and once again the MNT players were called into action. Here's a snapshot:


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Dynamo up 2-1 and Bruin draws a penalty kick!

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Will Bruin draws a penalty kick on a breakaway. Good call, ref. Let's Go Dynamo! Let's get another! YES!