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‘I Am A Living Legend’ – Typically Humble Zlatan Ibrahimovic Accepts Place On Malmo’s ‘Walk Of Fame’

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By Chris Wright

Back in town on international duty over the weekend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was honoured by his first professional club with a slab on Malmo's 'Walk of Fame' outside the Swedish side's Swedbank Stadion and accepted the nod with typical humility:

"It is a great honor, it means that I have done something during my career.

‘I Am A Living Legend’ – Typically Humble Zlatan Ibrahimovic Accepts Place On Malmo’s ‘Walk Of Fame’

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By Chris Wright

Back in town on international duty over the weekend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was honoured by his first professional club with a slab on Malmo's 'Walk of Fame' outside the Swedish side's Swedbank Stadion and accepted the nod with typical humility:

"It is a great honor, it means that I have done something during my career.

US Men's National Team

Americans Abroad Spotlight: Boyd adapts to new surroundings at Rapid Vienna

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By FRANCO PANIZO

After the busiest summer of his brief professional career, Terrence Boyd joined Austrian club Rapid Vienna from German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund in July with the idea that he would find the necessary playing time to further his development.

For USMNT's New Jersey natives, Red Bull Arena provides homecoming twist

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By AVI CREDITOR

HARRISON, N.J. -- With the U.S. national team frequently playing in the New York-New Jersey area, the novelty -- but not the joy -- of coming back has worn off a bit for a few of the players who call the region home.

Major League Soccer

The NY Cosmos are back, but should they be the MLS’ next expansion team?

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The NY Cosmos are back, but should they be the MLS' next expansion team? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The New York Cosmos have officially returned to the professional ranks of American soccer... and this time it's not just for a brief merchandising blitz.

This is a sports franchise that carries a great deal of baggage, some filled with memories of how great it once was, and many others filled with how swiftly it all went wrong.

Big Changes To US Open Cup: 64-Teams, Equal Hosting Chances

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The US Soccer Federation has approved a major change to the US Open Cup. A change that will certainly enhance how the tournament is played in the US.

The competition will feature a Modern Professional Era (1995-present) record 64 teams, including every US-based professional club in the American soccer pyramid from Major League Soccer (16 teams), the North American Soccer League (6 teams), and USL PRO (10 teams).

Arsenal

Barcelona’s Under 11s Are Already Better Than You (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Here we see Barcelona's U11 side taking on Arsenal a month or two ago, playing them off the park with some lovely possession football and pretty much kicking your dreams of still being scouted by a professional club squarely in the crotch as you approach your late, late twenties.

Playing Championship Manager

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As the season is drawing to close and another trophyless one for the good guys again thoughts are beginning to turn to who we should buy and how much we will spend in the summer.

Some fans are beginning the clamour for new experienced signings already, sure that it is the only way we can ensure success going forward.

Playing Championship Manager

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As the season is drawing to close and another trophyless one for the good guys again thoughts are beginning to turn to who we should buy and how much we will spend in the summer.

Some fans are beginning the clamour for new experienced signings already, sure that it is the only way we can ensure success going forward.

Wojciech Szczesny Scores Twitter Own-Goal, Jokes That Aaron Ramsey ‘Looks Like A Rapist’

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By Alan Duffy


Arsenal's gifted young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has made the latest in a long line of footballing Twitter boo-boos. Indeed, it's not even his first offence.

On responding to a photo team-mate Aaron Ramsey has posted of himself at a golf event, the Polish international Tweeted: "I don't wanna be rude mate but you look like a rapist on that picture.

Arsenal Transfer Window 101

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It's January, and in the footballing world January means only one thing. The winter transfer window, where player names are bandied about as potential new players and the ones we love to hate are bound and gagged in hopes that someone will take them off our hands.

For the next twenty one days, rumors will abound.

Our New Brazilian – Legend or Liability – A Close Shave

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Written by chas

Andre Clarindo Dos Santos was born on the 8th March 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil. His early career at Figueirense was as a left winger. After loan spells at Flamengo and Athletico Mineiro, he joined Corinthians and was successfully converted into an attacking left back.

Our New Brazilian – Legend or Liability – A Close Shave

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Written by chas

Andre Clarindo Dos Santos was born on the 8th March 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil. His early career at Figueirense was as a left winger. After loan spells at Flamengo and Athletico Mineiro, he joined Corinthians and was successfully converted into an attacking left back.

Europe

Future News: Pep Guardiola named manager of every club in Europe

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Following a dogged pursuit and intense negotiations, former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been put in charge of every professional club in Europe. Even before stepping down from his job with Barcelona at the end of the season, Guardiola has been linked named as the prime target by a number of Europe's top clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Milan.

U-17 MNT in Focus: Tyler Turner and Junior Flores

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ussoccer.com profiled two U-17s who made an impact at the Nike International Friendlies: Tyler Turner and Junior Flores. Both players were part of the team's success at the tournament, helping the USA to lift its first Nike Friendlies trophy.


Read more about Tyler Turner


Read more about Junior Flores

LA Galaxy

Beckham helps Galaxy snatch draw in front of record crowd in Montreal

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BY ADAM SERRANO

A record-setting crowd of 60,860 -- a record for a professional club match in Canada -- arrived the Olympic Stadium looking for some excitement on Saturday afternoon and boy, did they get it.

A vintage free kick goal from David Beckham from  in the 62nd minute negated Davy Arnaud's eighth minute strike to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact.

Wolves 2-3 Aston Villa: Two-Goal Keane Comes Back To Haunt Molineux (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Aston Villa Premier League 21 January 2012


Joining the procession of MLS stars getting in a bit of off-season action in the Premier League, LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane returned to the home of his first professional club, only to help send Wolves to a 3-2 defeat.

Silva heads into SuperDraft as one of best combine performers

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If you were to ask MLS coaches which players at this year's combine helped their cause the most, David Silva would surely be among the more common names mentioned.

The Mexican-born attacking midfielder from UCSB was one of the brightest spots at the combine, showing the playmaking ability that his him considered a top prospect.

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A Second Take on Le Toux, Red Flags Raised

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Sebastien Le Toux's departure from the Philadelphia Union certainly made headlines. There was much made of the incident after the player came out and spoke his side of the story. It was emotional and troublesome that, according to Le Toux, a professional club in MLS would dismiss a player in such fashion.

Arnaud, Sinovic, and Nielsen

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Sporting KC was busy today, making one trade, another player announcement, and talk of a second trade taking place. It started during the weekend with a Tweet by Robb Heineman stating that there would be an announcement today. At 1:30 we got the first of the announcements, a surprising trade.

2011/12 Kits & Jerseys

St. Patrick’s Athletic Umbro 2012 Home Kit

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St Patrick's Athletic Football Club is a soccer club from Dublin, Ireland currently competing in the League of Ireland Premier Division. St. Pat's has won the League of Ireland title 7 times and the FAI Cup twice and was the first professional club of Republic of Ireland World Cup 1990 / 1994 and former Manchester [.

Gremio Topper 2011 Fourth Kit / Camisa

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The first professional club of Ronaldinho, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, usually referred to as simply Gremio, is a Brazilian professional soccer team based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Gremio is currently in 11th place in the 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A table with two matches to play.

FA Cup

Match Of The Week 3: Sutton United 0-2 Notts County

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Evening falls over Sutton, and with it comes the final match of the Second Round of this year's FA Cup. Gander Green Lane has been here before, of course, in 1989 when the team in amber and chocolate knocked Coventry City out of the competition the last time that a non-league club knocked one from the top division out of the FA Cup and also in 1970, when a scarcely-credible 14,000 people packed in here to see Sutton United lose 6-0 against Leeds United in the Third Round of the competition.

Countdown to Singapore Pools FA Cup Final 2011

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Long overshadowed by its more glamorous counterparts (i.e.: the S.League and the Singapore Cup), the FA Cup is the third major tournament organized by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) since 1995.

From 1999 onwards, the tournament had become a chance for a silverware for the NFL clubs after a decision was made that S.

The Rest

Milan Baros Donates €40k To First Club Banik Ostrava, Covers Players’ Unpaid Wages

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By Chris Wright

Former Liverpool, Portsmouth and current Galatasaray striker Milan Baros has donated a cool €40,000 to his first professional club, Banik Ostrava, who are currently struggling to make ends meet over in the Czech top tier.

It's being reported that half of Baros' donation will go towards easing some of Banik's crippling debts while the other half will be put towards covering as much of the players' unpaid wages as possible.

Porter named Timbers coach, will take over after conclusion of college season

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Caleb Porter is making the jump to the professional ranks, but not until December.Â

Porter was named the new coach of the Portland Timbers Wednesday, where he will take over full-time duties from interim coach and general manager Gavin Wilkinson, who took over for the ousted John Spencer.

It’s All A Lie In Adelaide

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When a top tier professional club is seeking out trialists to make a contribution to the playing squad in the upcoming season, things aren't going particularly well. Not every club has to be Citeh, but, well, it just isn't the ideal.

Public humiliation by a ghostly trialist is something which lands in everyone's spam box every single day.

Fabio Borini’s squad number revealed

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After agreeing terms and completing a medical Fabio Borini is now officially a Liverpool player.

He has requested the 29 shirt as it's his lucky number. Borini has never been able to wear his lucky number at a professional club as it has always been in use.

We'd like to welcome Fabio Borini to the club and hope his lucky number 29 brings him lots of goals for Liverpool.

Rangers and the Immediate Future of Scottish Soccer

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (June 29, 2012) US Soccer Players – After discussing Italian club soccer in theory earlier this week, it's worth paying attention to what's happening with Scottish club soccer in practice. The quick version is that Rangers as we knew them went out of business on June 14th.

Reds' bench takes a (hispter) haircut

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The proverbial hipster Cheshire CatAfter a long and gruelling FIFTEEN MONTHS coaching Toronto FC's fledgling U-17 team, Newmarket's soccer royalty was gifted the job of TFC Assistant Coach today. Yes, the hipster-hairdo'd/soul patch aficionado Jim Brennan has replaced the bombastic Dutchman Bob de Klerk as Aron Winter's number two.

Suffolk Punch: How Ipswich Town Shocked The Football League In 1962

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It is entirely appropriate that Ipswich Town should have chosen last Saturday's home league match against Barnsley as an opportunity to rename their South Stand as The Sir Alf Ramsey Stand, for this month marks a very special anniversary in the history of the club. It is fifty years ago this month the Ipswich Town became, against all odds, the champions of England, an achievement made all the more remarkable for the fact that just five years earlier they had been playing in the Third Division South of the Football League and was playing its first ever season in the top division of English football.