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Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard working on Luis Suarez to convince him to stay

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his talking regularly to Luis Suarez in an attempt to convince the wantaway striker to stay at Anfield. The Uruguay international is desperate to leave the club, with Arsenal his most likely destination. But Gerrard has not yet given up on talking Suarez into committing his future to Liverpool.

Ahead of the USL Championship, Corey Hertzog Shares His Thoughts

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Interview by Pedro Gomes



Corey Hertzog is a New York red bull striker who is on loan down to the Wilmington Hammerheads. Corey was loaned to the Wilmington Hammerheads at the end of May. His loan was extended at the end of June through the end of the USL pro season.

At least the failed deadline day deals are improving

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It's nearly a week since the transfer window closed in this country yet the papers are still talking about the late bid to bring Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho into White Hart Lane. With AVB reportedly fuming and Zenit st Petersburg set to pounce, could the Portuguese be forever seen as the ‘one that got away?

If Defoe is the answer then what’s the question?

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Jermain Defoe has gone through a couple of frustrating years at White Hart Lane due, largely to Harry preferring other strikers ahead of him. Throughout that period there has been talk of moves elsewhere but none of those have materialised to date.

In some ways, JD has been the architect of his misfortune – thrilling when coming off the bench and scoring as an impact sub – but frustrating when he starts a game.

English Premier League

Arsenal v QPR Preview : We Begin Again

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Take me Jack......No, take me Jack.

Match day as Arsenal return to action with QPR visiting the Grove today. It has been a testing week for the people associated with Arsenal Football Club, whether from the fans perspective or from the employees' perspective. But today is the day to put all that aside and concentrate on one solitary goal.

Losing Faith In Arsène

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Saturday's defeat at Norwich affected me much more than is normally the case with our setbacks and I have spent the last couple of days trying to figure out why.

Usually in the wake of a bad defeat (or even a depressing draw, like the 4-4s against Newcastle and Totteringham) I am able to keep things in perspective.

Losing Faith In Arsène

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Saturday's defeat at Norwich affected me much more than is normally the case with our setbacks and I have spent the last couple of days trying to figure out why.

Usually in the wake of a bad defeat (or even a depressing draw, like the 4-4s against Newcastle and Totteringham) I am able to keep things in perspective.

Spotlight on Geoff Cameron

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Geoff Cameron continued to solidify his starting role with new club Stoke City, playing 90 minutes in the Potters' 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

It has been a whirlwind few months, and an unforgettable year for the 27-year old, who has made the transition to the English Premier League, as well as the U.

Wenger brushes off striker exit

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After watching his side succumb to a second straight goalless draw, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rubbished claims that they'll struggle to cope with the departure of talisman Robin van Persie.

The Gunners' leading goalscorer from last season completed a shocking move to Manchester United earlier this month, and while Arsenal fired yet another blank the Dutchman was on the scoresheet at Old Trafford.

Chelsea 4-2 Reading - Hard work - Credit to Reading.

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For the neutrals it must have been a good game, for us it was another "typical" Chelsea display in a game that on paper, Chelsea should have won easily.

Now I mean no disrespect to Reading and their fans at all when I say that, but let's put things into perspective here. A newly promoted side come to Stamford Bridge on a Wednesday night, on Chelsea's first appearance at the Bridge since winning the Champions League and with plenty of attacking talent on the pitch, surely it's a home banker isn't it?

This Week In Balotelli: Stealing Lenses

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Mario has a little fun with Citeh's official photographer. Or makes her job infinitely harder. One of the two tis a matter of perspective. She seems a good sport, however.

(The gent at the very end seems to have something in his hand and be walking back toward her. Which means employment, which is good.

Barcelona Sign Alex Song From Arsenal

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FC Barcelona have taken another player from Arsenal, as they have signed midfielder Alex Song from the Premier League side for a reported €19million.

A statement on the Barcelona website read:

"Barcelona have agreed a deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Alex Song to the Nou Camp.

Seattle Sounders

Putting Seattle Sounders' Record Attendance In Perspective

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It is an impressive record. It is often put into perspective compared to other soccer leagues or sports leagues in the United States. Here's the way the team presented in their weekly release;

Attendance Records Broken

The Sounders FC faithful further cemented themselves atop the Major League Soccer supporters ranks with another impressive showing throughout the 2012 regular season.

CSRN welcomes What The Flock to CSRN – Chivas USA are close to CSRN’s heart join Elac & Glyconerd each week for all things GOATS!

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ELAC and Glyconerd bring you What The Flock Episode 18 Luis Bueno (mlssoccer.com), fan reactions

After the 6-2 defeat at home to Seattle Sounders ELAC and a knife wheedling Glyconerd try to make sense of Robin Fraser's tactics, Luis Bueno joins to pull us back from the brink, and super fan Ty calls in to give us his perspective on Robin Fraser.

Nos Audietis, Episode 65: Back In The Saddle, Again

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Coming off a rather horrible week, the Seattle Sounders got just what they needed with a win over Cascadia Cup rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps. The winning goal was provided by none other than Fredy Montero, who made a bit of a surprise appearance off the bench. A surprise only because he figured to be starting.

Sporting KC v Seattle Sounders – Match Preview – US Open Cup – 8 August 2012

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The Seattle Sounders are looking for a record fourth straight US Open Cup title as they travel to face Sporting Kansas City in the final. The match will take place at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes

"We don't have to approach it from the perspective we're at home.

MLS Players Union Releases Updated Salaries

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Not much new to talk about here from our perspective, but the MLS Players Union has released an updated mid-season salary list for all MLS teams, including our own Portland Timbers. While the Timbers haven't been terribly active this mid-season with regards to bringing in new players, specifically new players from outside the league, the two new players, Danny Mwanga and Kosuke Kimura, you probably didn't catch last time salaries released are now there.

Sounders Transfer Rumor: Alvaro Fernandez Deal Apparently Falls Through

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It would appear that reports of Alvaro Fernandez's imminent departure may have been a bit premature. While the rumor wire was all abuzz over Fernandez joining Colombian side Deportivo Cali last week, El Pais is now reporting that the deal has fallen through.

It's not entirely clear why this happened, but it does seem to indicate that Fernandez will at least be finishing out the MLS season with the Sounders.

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‘I Could Be Dead’ – Scunthorpe Manager Alan Knill Almost Killed By Squirrel

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By Chris Wright

With Scunthorpe anchored to the bottom of League One and on a six-game losing streak, you'd have grounds to assume that manager Alan Knill had no reason to consider himself a lucky man not so, as we're talking about a man who survived a vicious SQUIRREL ATTACK here.

‘I Could Be Dead’ – Scunthorpe Manager Alan Knill Almost Killed By Squirrel

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By Chris Wright

With Scunthorpe anchored to the bottom of League One and on a six-game losing streak, you'd have grounds to assume that manager Alan Knill had no reason to consider himself a lucky man not so, as we're talking about a man who survived a vicious SQUIRREL ATTACK here.

Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill thought he’d been killed by a squirrel

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Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill has revealed he almost lost his life in a bizarre squirrel related accident. The Iron's poor start to the season has been given some perspective after their manager revealed he feared he was going to die after his bicycle hit a squirrel. He said: "I got hit by a squirrel. I [.

shea

On Brek Shea

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I've spilled a lot of virtual ink on Brek Shea. Like, a lot. So, as Shea possibly prepares to take his first important call up this week against Jamaica, I want to pull out a few of these past points that can still serve a purpose. I think, as always, perspective is key, but should more be expected of Shea?

Mexico to honor Olympic gold medal team prior to U.S. friendly at Azteca

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If Terrence Boyd, Sean Johnson, Joe Corona or Brek Shea needed a reminder of what they potentially missed out on by not getting a chance to compete in the Olympics, they will get as close a look as they will possibly want.

Mexico will honor its Olympic gold medal winning team prior to the U.

FC Barcelona

Will Iniesta pull the strings in tonight’s ‘El...

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Will Iniesta pull the strings in tonight's ‘El Clásico'?

It's probably the most spoken about rivalry in modern football, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, simply known as El Clásico. Nike have launched a new video promoting their latest CTR360 boot featuring the visionary Andres Iniesta.

Et tu Alex? Goodbye to Alex Song

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Well, I picked a pretty interesting week to go out of town from an Arsenal perspective. When I left last week there was hope that RvP might be staying put, everyone was jazzed up about the new signings, and there was talk of more to come. I land in San Francisco on Wednesday last week, turn on my phone, and immediately receive 5-10 texts from both Arsenal and ManUre fans about the now confirmed transfer of one Robin Van Persie to Manchester.

New York Red Bulls

KFC: Is NY a Better Fit, or is KFC Just Plain Better?

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After taking just two points from five straight games against the league's worst teams, the Portland Timbers are about to face one of the MLS' best. Oi.

Any discussion of the New York Red Bulls, from Portland's perspective, must start with Kenny Cooper. His 13 goals in 2012 have been a sore spot for Timbers fans, mainly because of how much more that number is than his 2011 total.

Attending to a rivalry

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How real are the I-95 rivalries? A look at Sunday's Union against DC United from a red and black perspective.

AC Milan

Milan transfer update: Tight pockets, discouraged fans

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Another day, another slew of new names, yet, still no new signings. Milan's utterly failed transfer campaign to date has been duly noted by its fans in the most telling of ways. Only 15,000 have signed on as season ticket holders. To give some perspective on how bad this is, Sampdoria – now playing in [.

Rodgers Aims To Sell Aquilani Back To An Italian Club

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Liverpool hope they can finally offload Alberto Aquilani back to Serie A after informing the Italian he is not part of Brendan Rodgers' plans.
Aquilani did not return to Merseyside with the rest of the Liverpool squad when they flew home from their North America tour on Saturday.
Instead, he headed to Rome to see if a deal could be struck with numerous Serie A sides, one of which is believed to be Fiorentina.

The Rest

Letter From A Volunteer Coach

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This letter has apparently made the rounds of Little League the past few years, but I only recently came across it as a soccer coach. The best I can tell, it was written by Brian Gotta, the President of CoachDeck. It's an open letter to his parents on his little league baseball team. But the sentiments are felt by youth sports coaches across all sports.

Physical power and fine margins

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Twenty four hours often gives one time to find more context and perspective, and this is definitely the case after yesterday's tightly contested encounter with Chelsea. Firstly it is remarkable that we can compete against a team that would be bankrupt if they were forced to live in the real world, they have a team full of massive 20/30/40 million pound signings and taking this into account

Americans Abroad Spotlight: Altidore overcomes obstacles to hit stride with AZ

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photo courtesy of AZ Alkmaar

By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore may be finding the back of the net more frequently than ever and may be playing some of the best soccer in his career, but that is not to say the recent success has come easy for the young American striker.

Rumor Confirmed: Porter to Coach Portland Next Year - Stumptown Footy

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Rumor Confirmed: Porter to Coach Portland Next Year - Stumptown Footy

Say what you will about how successful it will be, but the Timbers have certainly managed to sign one of the hottest coaching candidates out there in Caleb Porter. From a selfish perspective, we can rest easy knowing that Porter will at least finish out the year of coaching DeAndre Yedlin.

The Portland Timbers' latest promotional video captures match day from the perspective of the city,...

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The Portland Timbers' latest promotional video captures match day from the perspective of the city, the team, and the fans. They have some very talented people working for them.

Fantasy Premier League 2012/2013 Preview: Defenders

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We've previewed the best FPL goalkeeping studs & duds, so let's preview the best and worst defenders from a Fantasy Premier League perspective. Studs: He's back. Nemanja Vidic [7m] returns to action to Captain Manchester United after injury problems limited ... Continue reading →

SPAIN DISASTROUS OLYMPICS | LONDON 2012

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The London Olympic Games have come to their end. The question that now needs to be answered locally from a SPANISH SPORTS perspective is: how did Spain fair? We have already the official answer from the maximum Directives of the Superior Sports Council ( CSD) & Spanish Olympic Committee President, Miguel Cardinal & Alejandro Blanco respectively: "satisfactory".

Academy Trio Spread Community Cheer

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Three of Liverpool's promising young players spent a day bringing cheer to children in the community recently when they paid a visit to the Royal School for the Blind and Alder Hey hospital.
Academy trio Henoc Mukendi, Yusuf Mersin and Villyan Bijev were a credit to the club as they firstly visited the pupils at the school in Wavertree before moving on to Alder Hey to hand out some presents to the children on the wards.

Gillette Stadium Reviews, New England Revolution | Stadium Journey

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Gillette Stadium Reviews, New England Revolution | Stadium Journey

Jeffrey Werner reviews Gillette Stadium for Stadium Journey. This is an updated review, since they did one last season as well. I have to say, I think the opinion is a little rosy, but it's important to see a perspective like this and realize that, for as much as we complain about Gillette, it's actually a nice place.

Solo thoughtz

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If you aren't following Hope Solo's twitter feed, do.
Today's tweets were in response to Brandi Chastain's remarks during the US game against Colombia. At about 18 minutes, Chastain disparaged defender Rachel Bheuler's ball control. She said that Bheuler gives the ball away too much, and "needs to work on an improve on" her trapping skills.

Alvaro Fernandez - A bit of analysis

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As you are all now well aware of Alvaro Fernandez has been acquired by the Chicago Fire for allocation money. This can only be described as a huge boost for the Fire organization. Fernandez has been a main stay in the very good Seattle offensive attack over the last few years. His production has fallen off from last season to this season.