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D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes staff and reader predictions

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Is it a trap game coming up late this evening, or will the teams' play on the field match their respective records so far?

We fell a little bit out of practice with our predictions threads over the World Cup break, but we're back at it this week, as D.C. United travel to play the San Jose Earthquakes tonight.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew staff and reader predictions

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Always bet on black (and red).

The last time D.C. United played at FedExField, an Higuain scored against them in a 3-0 win for the visitors. The last time the Columbus Crew played in DC, a different Higuain scored for the visitors as they downed the Black-and-Red. But tomorrow evening, when United take on the visiting Crew out at FedExField, no Higuain will be playing.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City predictions: Can DC take advantage of the depleted Sporks?

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D.C. United look to rebound from their loss in New England, while injury-depleted Sporting Kansas City try to find their way without several key players. But how will it all go down Saturday at RFK Stadium?

As we've documented in this space, Sporting Kansas City has basically owned our beloved D.

Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United staff and reader predictions

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United just had their unbeaten streak snapped, while Philly haven't won since mid-March.

D.C. United will take the field tomorrow afternoon against the Philadelphia Union looking to start a new unbeaten streak to replace the one that was broken deep into second half stoppage time last weekend in Portland.

Portland Timbers vs. D.C. United staff and readers' predictions

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It's a late one tomorrow night in the Rose City, so you have plenty of time to let us know how you think it's going to go down when the Black-and-Red take on the Timbers.

Yesterday, D.C. United boarded a plane for their first cross-country trip of the 2014 season, flying to Oregon in advance of tomorrow night's game against the winless Portland Timbers.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas staff and reader predictions

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With the Black-and-Red on a four-match unbeaten streak, claiming 8 of the last 12 available points, the highest-scoring team in the league comes to visit RFK. How will los Capitalinos fare against league-leading FC Dallas? See our picks and share your own here.

Here's a weird fact about D.C.

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World Cup Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals and Final Predictions From World Soccer Talk Writers

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We polled several of our top writers to get their predictions and analysis on who they think will win the World Cup quarterfinal games, as well as who will advance through the semi-finals and all the way to the World Cup Final at Maracana.

Not surprisingly, there's a lot of difference in opinion regarding who will progress.

World Cup: Australia vs Chile Preview

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This one is going to be the anticlimactic finish to the day for most. Australia v Chile. So let's get to it. A few to choose from, but most are recent for Australia. Mark Schwarzer v Elias Figueroa Schwarzer has been a steady rock in the back for Australia. With a career some 20 years and 109 appearance for the Socceroos, Schwarzer has appeared in 3 World Cups, Uefa Cup twice,

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World Cup 2014: Netherlands vs Spain Preview

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Ooooo kids. Pull up a chair and let me tell you about two of the most storied players in the game. Alfredo Di Stefano vs. Johan Cruyff Di Stefano, born to Italian immigrants in Buenos Aires, moved to Spain to play for Real Madrid after some time with Millionairos in Argentina. Within 4 years, he was gaining Spanish citizenship (something of a uproar happened over this as Real

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World Cup 2014: Cameroon v Mexico Preview

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Well, it's off and running. Today we get our first full day of games, which of course seems to overlap with my USSF licensing class and drive there, but so be it. I bring you your first matchup of the day: Roger Milla vs. Cuauhtemoc Blanco vs. Both phenomenal players on the field, both having some of their best games in the twilight of their careers, and both iconic for

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World Cup 2014: Brazil v Croatia Preview

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Alright kids. Last World Cup we did a WAGs matchup and we'll continue that with our Facebook page, but here, we'll show the true fans a matchup worthy of their time. Today, at 3pm CST, Brazil v Croatia. In our minds, it'll be: vs. Both phenomenal players for their countries. We could have gone the easy route with Pele, but Socrates was more than a player, he was a statesman and all

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World Cup 2014 Group A predictions

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Members of our staff and the rest of the B&RU community have opinions. Those opinions do not stop at the water's edge, so today we open our series of World Cup predictions posts with the obvious place: Group A.

You guys. You guys! The World Cup starts today. After four years of waiting and planning and qualifying, we ease into the 2014 tournament with just a single game as hosts Brazil take on the always strong Croatia.

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World Cup 2014: USA vs. Belgium predictions

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What good is having a blog if you can't go on the record with predictions in what has been an utterly unpredictable World Cup?

It actually is all on the line this afternoon. Jurgen Klinsmann will lead the United States against Belgium this afternoon with a berth in the World Cup quarterfinals on the line.

The sixteen best in the world

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It has been an exciting group stage of the 2014 World Cup, full of drama, entertainment and passion. We have sixteen nations left. For the first time ever three of these are from the Concacaf after USA qualified in their dullest match of the tournament, where it did seem they relied on Portuguese and German largesse.

My World Cup predictions

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The time has come for my World Cup predictions. I am, in my own view, notoriously bad at it. I analyze too much, playing on the safe side, and guessing wrongly on the surprises that are always going to happen in a tournament. I have played the entire tournament on paper, and here are my predictions: Group A: Brazil will win.

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George's Premiership Predictions May 11 2014

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So here we are - the last weekend of the Premiership with Manchester City just needing to avoid defeat at the Etihad to lift their second title in recent years. Liverpool face newcastle at Anfield hoping City slip up.

We think it unlikely and this weekend will see the title move east across the city from Old Trafford to their Blue rivals.

Sunderland v West Brom Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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A point a piece would all but assure both sides Premier League status for next year and don't be surprised to see that happening having spent most of the season in the relegation zone I'm sure both Sunderland and West Brom would be happy with a share of the spoils.

Best Bet: Draw @19/10

Scorecast: 0-0 @17/2

First Goalscorer: No Scorer @13/2

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Manchester City v Aston Villa Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Manchester City can take a giant leap towards securing their second Premier Title in three years with a victory against Aston Villa at the Etihad tonight and like so many more in the footballing World we can't see anything less than a home win despite the inevitable nerves which City may have tonight their home record against the Villian's is almost second to none with only one defeat in 11.

Arsenal v West Brom Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Arsenal should be able to secure yet another Champions League season for next season with a home win today against West Brom even if Arsene Wenger's men do have an eye on their FA Cup Final against Hull in two weeks time!

Best Bet: Arsenal -1 @5/6

Scorecast: Arsenal 3-1@10/1

First Goalscorer: Yannick Sanogo @4/1

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Chelsea v Norwich Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Chelsea should make a return to the top of the League today albeit with a game more played than their rivals but nonetheless putting pressure on your rivals never done anyone any harm, and as for Norwich they could be waving a long goodbye to the top-flight with another defeat almost certain today at Stamford Bridge.

Swansea v Southampton Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Having toyed with relegation for quite a while Swansea who are now safe should be able to show us what their really about with a home win against a Southampton side who have been creating numerous chances without converting them into goals!

Best Bet: Swansea @6/4

Scorecast: Swansea 2-1 @8/1

First Goalscorer: Michu @13/2

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Stoke v Fulham Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Anything less than a Fulham victory and the Trotters could be waving goodbye to the top-flight for a while as they visit the mid table specialist's Stoke at the Brittania tomorrow who have already secured their place in the Premier League this season!

Best Bet: Draw @21/10

Scorecast: 0-0 @10/1

First Goalscorer: No Goalscorer @13/2

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Newcastle v Cardiff Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Newcastle's 2014 form would see them bottom of the table yet they still hold 9th place in the league while the visitor to St James Park tomorrow are on the brink of a rapid return to the Championship should they not grab at least a point which might still not be enough for survival.

Best Bet: Draw @23/10

Scorecast: 2-2 @12/1

First Goalscorer: Craig Bellamy @11/1

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Aston Villa v Hull Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Aston Villa will be hoping to continue their great record against Hull at Villa Park tomorrow and take another step towards survival and with Hull's eye's more likely to be set upon their FA Cup Final clash with Arsenal in two weeks time this should be the advantage Villa need to claim a valuable 3 points!

West Ham v Tottenham Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Despite both managers doing reasonably well given their squads both are being called to be sacked and should, either Tottenham or West Ham suffer a loss in tomorrow's early kick-off it could spell the end for either Sam Allardyce or Tim Sherwood!

Best Bet: Draw @16/5

Scorecast: 1-1 @7/1

First Goalscorer: Andy Carroll @13/2

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Manchester United v Sunderland Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Ryan Giggs managerial career should read played 2 won two come full-time at Old Trafford on Saturday, with Sunderland still looking for their first ever Premier League win at Old Trafford.

And the United fans will be hoping a victory tomorrow not only helps their team to a more respectable league position but also help's the Black Cats fans suffer relegation or humiliation following their Poznan celebrations two season's ago when Manchester City snatch the title late on against QPR!

Everton v Manchester City Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Manchester City go to Goodison Park knowing a victory would see them jump to the top of the Premier League from Liverpool on goal difference, however Everton still have the slimmest of chance's of Champions League football and have a great record against City of late at Goodison Park.

However despite all the if's and but's City know it's almost last chance saloon tomorrow if they are to realise their dream of their second Premier League title in three years.

George's Premiership Predictions 3 May 2014

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The big game in this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures sees Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield in a game that could confirm Liverpool's first title since 1990. At the bottom Norwich visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United, now under the new management of Ryan Giggs after the sacking of David Moyes earlier this week.

Manchester United v Norwich Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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It's been an eventful week at Manchester United and for the most for all the wrong reason's, however the eye's of the football World be on Old Trafford today as Ryan Gigg's plus his Class of '92 staff walk out in charge of the club for the first time and who better to start against than Norwich who have been struggling all season and face a fight for survival which should test United's resolve despite all the smiles nothing more than a win will be good enough just like it would be if David Moyes was still in charge!

West Brom v West Ham Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Given the plight of both these two sides it could be worth siding with West Brom who need a victory more than West Ham who are well and truely safe from the drop this season with West Brom toiling just above the drop zone albeit with a few games in hand.

Best Bet: West Brom win @10/11

Scorecast: West Brom 2-1 @15/2

First Goalscorer: Victor Anichebe @6/1

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MATCH FACTS

The Baggies have only won one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham United (D5 L4).

Swansea v Aston Villa Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Aston Villa's desperate recent run of results looks set to continue as they visit the Liberty Stadium today with both sides desperate to escape the relegation dog-fight! What set's Swansea apart from the visitors is they have an in-form striker while the Villian's haven't!

Best Bet: Swansea win & Bony to score @3/1

Scorecast: Swansea 3-1 @14/1

First Goalscorer: Wilifried Bony @5/1

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MATCH FACTS

Wilfried Bony has now netted 13 Barclays Premier League goals this season, eight more than any other Swansea player.

Stoke v Tottenham Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Tottenham will still be hoping that sixth spot can get them a Europa Spot should Arsenal beat Hull in the FA Cup Final, however Stoke at the Brittania couldn't be any harder and with Manchester United biting at their heals for sixth place the pressure may be too much to handle for the Londoners?

Best Bet: Over 2.

Fulham v Hull Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Fulham will hope it won't they can avoid a repeat of the reverse fixture this season where they were beaten 6-0, however despite their recent improvement in performance they could get pipped to all three valuable points as Hull welcome back Shane Long to the squad after a recent injury!

Best Bet: Hull Draw no Bet @5/4

Scorecast: Hull 1-0 @17/2

First Goalscorer: Shane Long @7/1

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MATCH FACTS

Fulham's 6-0 hammering at the KC Stadium in December remains their biggest ever Barclays Premier League defeat.

Southampton v Everton Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Southampton seem to have taken their foot off the pedal somewhat these last few weeks, however despite their lack of victories they have still created lots of chances without converting. Everton on the other hand are looking to continue their assault on the top four with another win which would pile the pressure back on Arsenal who play on Sunday.

Everton v Manchester United Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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Former Everton boss David Moyes can expect a hostile reception on his first return to Goodison since taking the reigns at Manchester United and despite the popular thinking of Manchester United's superiority over Everton in the Fergie years one should not forget the defeat of last season's opener and the dramatic 4-4 draw which ultimately cost United another title which they threw away in 2012!

Hull City v Arsenal Match Facts, Betting and Predictions

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It's been a tougher than usual season for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with many grumblings coming from his own fans who have grown tired of second best at this stage, however they should be happy they have fourth spot in their own hands right now and another win against Hull should strengthen their grip on Champions League football for next Season.

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World Cup Final: Predictions for Germany vs. Argentina

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The Black and Red United staff weighs in with our predictions for the Biggest Game of Them All. Share your take in the comments!

One game to rule them all, and it goes down Sunday afternoon on ABC. We here at B&RU didn't want to wait another day to share our predictions for the World Cup final, though, so use part of your Friday afternoon time-killing with us as we try to prognosticate our way through Germany-Argentina.

Mid-Season Predictions From the Brotherly Game Staff

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The Brotherly Game staffers make bold predictions about the second half of the 2014 MLS season for the Philadelphia Union. Nostradamus need not worry.

Ok, so while it's not exactly the middle of the season, I thought that we were close enough to the halfway point that we could start making predictions as to how the rest of the 2014 MLS campaign would play out.

Your Predictions for the Final 2013-14 Premier League Table; How Did You Do?

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For the past seven years I've posted my predictions at the beginning of each season for how the final Premier League table will look. And, at the same time, I've always opened it up to you, the readers, to cast your predictions too. So how did we do?

First up is my prediction, which was a complete failure this season.

Matchday: FC Dallas v Red Bulls

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It's a Bullfight in Big D!

The Red Bulls take a three-game unbeaten streak down to Dallas this weekend in search of their first road win, where they face the formidable Dallas... um... FCs? Sure. The Dallas FCs, who are sitting third in the West with 16 points on 5 wins and 18 goals over 8 games--a pretty nice ratio.