Rafael Marquez

Major League Soccer

Thursday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez returns to Atlas, Harry Kane injury and more

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A Mexican star has returned to the field following a lengthy absence.

After being sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for alleged links to a drug trafficking organization, Rafa Marquez made his Atlas return during a Copa MX match on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Harry Kane is doubtful for Tottenham's match against Manchester United due to a hamstring injury.

Non-Orange Things: Silly Season and Monopoly Money

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  • Here's a snapshot of what's happening around the MLS since the end of the MLS Cup. Just two days removed from the final, it's apparent the offseason has begun (thanks Portland for reminding us).

Chivas USA

Declined option on Juan Pablo Angel.

Around The League (MLS) week 6 now available on CSRN

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After a chaotic week in MLS, Scott and Ted return to break it all down. They answer listener emails regarding the job statuses of both Aron Winter and John Spencer, and talk about another potential suspension for Rafael Marquez. Correspondents include: San Jose, DC, New York, Chivas, Columbus, New England, Colorado, and Vancouver.

European Soccer

Tuesday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez back with Atlas, Man City offer Kevin de Bruyne new deal and more

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Despite his recent issues, Rafa Marquez is back with his club.

Rafael Marquez is back with Atlas over a month afterU.S. Treasury Department named him on a list for alleged drug trafficking connections in Mexico. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly set to offer Keivn de Bruyne a new contract.

Monday Kickoff: Blatter, Platini banned by FIFA; Marquez returns to Atlas; and more

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It all began in Maywhen seven of FIFA's top executives were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on corruption charges.Almostseven months later, current FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have been slapped with an eight-year banby FIFA's ethics committee.

After 40 years of service with football's top organization, 17 of which were spent as president, the 79-year old Blatter, along with Platini, wassaid to have been exiled by FIFA for an allegedtwo million Swiss franc (£1.

Mexico

Football: Marquez, Mexico hero accused of cartel ties

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico and former FC Barcelona star Rafael Marquez is dubbed “The Boss” for his leadership of the national football team - but now the United States has branded him a drug criminal.

No other Mexican player has won more titles and he is widely considered second only to Hugo Sanchez as the country’s best player ever.

Mexico skipper Marquez next to hit out at Trump wall

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Paris (AFP) Veteran Mexico skipper Rafael Marquez on Thursday fired a Twitter volley at Donald Trump's proposed wall along the border as football weighed in on the US president.

"No wall can stop us if we believe in ourselves," tweeted the 37-year-old former Barcelona stalwart in a post including video of him firing home a trademark freekick from his Barca days.

Mexico skipper Marquez next to hit out at Trump wall

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Paris (AFP) Veteran Mexico skipper Rafael Marquez on Thursday fired a Twitter volley at Donald Trump's proposed wall along the border as football weighed in on the US president.

"No wall can stop us if we believe in ourselves," tweeted the 37-year-old former Barcelona stalwart in a post including video of him firing home a trademark freekick from his Barca days.

Rafael Marquez fittingly ends Mexico's misery vs. USMNT in Columbus

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If there was ever going to be a player to end Mexico's nightmare in Columbus, Ohio, it was going to be Rafael Marquez of course.

An original member of theDos a Cerochronicles that began to be written in 2001, Marquez had suffered plenty in the quadrennial matchat Mapfre Stadium between Mexico and the U.

Marquez sinks US as Mexico snatch thriller

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Columbus (AFP) Mexico skipper Rafael Marquez scored an 89th-minute winner as the United States crashed to their first World Cup qualifying defeat on home soil in 15 years with a 2-1 loss.

Marquez, 37, headed home a Miguel Layun corner in the dying minutes of a pulsating battle to end the USA's long record of dominance at Columbus's Mapfre Stadium, where they had beaten Mexico in the past four World Cup cycles.

Marquez sinks US as Mexico snatch thriller

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Columbus (AFP) Mexico skipper Rafael Marquez scored an 89th-minute winner as the United States crashed to their first World Cup qualifying defeat on home soil in 15 years with a 2-1 loss.

Marquez, 37, headed home a Miguel Layun corner in the dying minutes of a pulsating battle to end the USA's long record of dominance at Columbus's Mapfre Stadium, where they had beaten Mexico in the past four World Cup cycles.

Mexico’s defence key to their success at the World Cup

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Mexico's defence key to their success at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Although very little was expected of the Mexican side, they emerged from Group A as one of the stand-out performers having missed out on top spot due to an inferior goal-difference, they do however finish with just 1 goal conceded in three games.

Mexico Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Mexico has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.

The squad that will be traveling to Brazil is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio)

Defenders: Paul Aguilar (América), Francisco Rodriguez (América), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Rafael Marquez (León), Miguel Layún (America), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Salcido (UANL)

Midfield: Juan Carlos Medina (America), Carlos Pena (León), Luis Montes (León), Juan José Vázquez (León), Hector Herrera (Porto), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul)

Strikers: Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Raul Jimenez (America), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Alan Pulido (UANL), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal)

Out of the 23 players listed above, 35% of the team play for Club America or Leon.

Marquez, Fabian headline 19-man Mexico roster for USMNT friendly

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Mexico has named a 19-player roster for its upcoming friendly with the U.S. Men's National Team, and it is not short on talent.

Rafa Marquez and Marco Fabian headline the fully-domestic-based squad that head coach Miguel Herrera unveiled on Thursday ahead of the April 2 friendly with the U.

Former Red Bulls defender Marquez called into Mexico camp

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By DAN KARELL

Victor Manuel Vucetich's first order of duty as Mexico manager was to select a roster for a mid-week September training camp, and he proved he's not afraid to bring in the old guard to the side.

Former Barcelona and New York Red Bulls defender Rafael Marquez is included on Vucetich's 25-man domestic-based roster as the manager continues his preparation for Mexico's final two World Cup qualifying matches on October 11 vs.

US Treasury

US sanctions Mexico football captain Marquez for alleged cartel ties

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Washington (AFP) – The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico’s national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a “front person” for a major drug trafficking organization.

Marquez was one of 22 people and 43 entities the US Treasury placed on a sanctions list in relation to a Guadalajara-based drug trafficking cartel controlled by one Raul Flores Hernandez.

US sanctions Mexico football captain Marquez for alleged cartel ties

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Washington (AFP) – The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico’s national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a “front person” for a major drug trafficking organization.

Marquez was one of 22 people and 43 entities the US Treasury placed on a sanctions list in relation to a Guadalajara-based drug trafficking cartel controlled by one Raul Flores Hernandez.

United States Men's National Team

Following Howard's injury, Guzan ready to step up for USMNT against Costa Rica

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For the first time in several years, Brad Guzan entered a U.S. Men's National Team camp as a backup. With just three Middlesbrough appearances to his name this season, Guzan joined the U.S. in the midst of one of the lower points of his career, one headlined by several months on the bench.

A Tale of Two Halves

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The United States grabbed a 2-0 first half lead behind goals from Michael Bradley and Chris Wondoloski, but fell apart in the second half as Mexico's Rafael Marquez and Alan Pulido scored to assure the match would end 2-2 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Wednesday night.

The match was the third friendly of the year for the U.

Apertura 2012

Alineaciones Jornada 12 LigaMx Apertura 2012

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Alineaciones Jornada 12 LigaMx Apertura 2012

Sábado 6 de Oct de 2012 - América 1-3 Guadalajara 17:00

El arbitraje estuvo a cargo de Jorge Pérez, quien tuvo una actuación mala, pero sin influir en el resultado. Amonestó a Marco Fabián de la Mora (37) por la visita, así como a Adrián Aldrete (70), por los de casa.

Alineaciones Jornada 11 Liga MX Apertura 2012

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Alineaciones Jornada 11 Liga MX Apertura 2012

Martes 2 de Oct de 2012 - Guadalajara 2-1 Tigres 19:00
El silbante Marco Antonio Rodríguez llevó bien su trabajo y dejó su protagonismo en el vestidor, además estuvo cerca de las jugadas en un encuentro bien disputado.

Aldo De Nigris

Historia México vs Costa Rica Antecedentes rumbos Brasil 2014

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Será el partido 41 en la historia entre México y Costa Rica, el Tri suma 21 victorias por 14 empates y solamente 5 descalabros. La última derrota fue el 16 de junio de 2001, en el Estadio Azteca.
Los resultados mas recientes entre ambas escuadras son:Copa Oro - 4 México vs Costa Rica 1 - 12/Jun/2011Elim Sudafrica 2010 - 0 Costa Rica vs México 3 - 5/Sep/2009Copa Oro - (3)1 Costa Rica vs México 1(5) - 23/Jul/2009Elim Sudafrica 2010 - 2 México vs Costa Rica 0 - 28/Mar/2009
Las Alineaciones e incidentes del último enfrentamiento son las siguientes:
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Selección de México 2-0 Gales partido amistoso

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La selección mexicana viajo a New York donde Rafael Marquez ya esperaba a los nuevos pupilos de Chepo De La Torre. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez no anda jugando mucho con el Manchester United,Carlos Vela desprecia al tricolor y el jugador del momento en México Oribe Peralta se lesiona, pero el regio Aldo De Nigris alza la mano con dos goles en este partido amistoso los goles llegaron a los minutos 43 y 88, dos muy buenos remates que le dieron la victoria al tricolor en contra de Gales un cuadro no muy conocido que no enfrentaba desde hace 50 años.

New York Red Bulls

Adam Johannson Helps Sounders To 2-2 Draw

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The difference in the Seattle Sounders play with Adam Johansson at right back is significant. While it is most clear in his two assists, his defense in the closing moments is also notable. The energy from Seattle was clear and the ability of Johansson to overlap a more defensive than usual right mid (Brad Evans) helped create many opportunities for the Swede to feed the ball into the box.

Red Bulls Run Win Streak to Five in Montreal

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Teammates Congratulate Cooper on His 10th Goal of the SeasonNo Henry, no problem.

When Thierry Henry collapsed to the Red Bull Arena turf clutching his hamstring on April 28, things looked ominous for Hans Backe and the New York Red Bulls. Yes, Kenny Cooper was having a fine season since his move from Portland Timbers.

Kick ‘em Back to North Jersey: NYRB Pre-Game

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The stumbling Philadelphia Union welcome a New York Red Bulls team riding a three-game winning streak this Sunday at PPL Park. With the Union playing ugly anti-football and the Red Bulls pressuring the Eastern Conference-leading Wizards in the standings, the Union have three ways to win this game: 1.

Video Review, On Your Side

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There's been much debate over the MLS Disciplinary Committee's usage of video to go back and slap players with fines and suspensions.

Now, it's possible that many of these same critics will not only praise this system but will be glad it's in place.
Rafael Marquez got away with a horrible act of violence in New York's 2-2 draw with San Jose on Saturday.

Quakes Rally Twice as Red Bulls Settle for Draw

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McCarty Celebrates His First New York Goal With BallouchyThe New York Red Bulls had managed to get through the first five games of the current season without a single draw, after settling for sixteen stalemates in 2011. With Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper in terrific goal-scoring form, it has simply been impossible for opponents to match New York's production.

SUB WATCH: Week 6

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Fun Fact: The Sub In This Ad Shares Many Features With RBNY's Tyler RuthvenBack safe and sound in the crystal clear waters of the mighty Passaic River, SUB WATCH returns for Week 6 as the New York Red Bulls take on the San Jose Earthquakes' stingy D and their star striker Chris Wondolowski.

Inside the Numbers

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What Will the Numbers Reveal About the Red Bulls?In modern sports, jersey numbers are used to identify individual players regardless of their position. For a while, the NFL had certain groups of numbers assigned to positions (e.g. single digits for kickers and QBs, low eighties for tight ends and receivers, etc.

Arsenal’s ‘Batman’ Van Persie Assures Win Over City, More Neymar Adventures, Rafa Marquez, Easter Sunday

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It's your Easter Weekend Wrap Special, where you'd better surrender your bunny outfits in exchange for tomorrow's Arsenal-Man City showdown. Forget about those egg chocolates and donate them to Samir Nasri instead because this is THE standout, Premiership match of the holiday!

SUB WATCH: Week 5

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What's That Rising from the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetlands?
The New York Red Bulls have made their way to Columbus to take on the Crew and their ridiculous slogan, "Dare to be Massive" (I kid you not), the team's sub situation has gotten even more intriguing with a plethora of lingering injuries and training knocks.

A Matter of Trust

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Artist's Rendition of Red Bulls Practice Before Colorado Match.On Sunday Red Bulls fans saw what they had been hoping for: an entirely different team. Without the red & white kit, you wouldn't have known it was Red Bull out there because we saw everything that was missing the first two games of the season.

MLS Carryover Minutes: What does this mean and why does it matter?

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Last year I examined how MLS teams have done based on the number of minutes a team gets from players that were on that same team the year before. For example, the Chicago Fire had Patrick Nyarko, Marco Pappa, Baggio Husidic, Logan Pause, Gonzalo Segares, Corben Bone, Sean Johnson, and Dasan Robinson in 2010 and all of those players provided the team with minutes in 2011.

New York Red Bulls Hoping to Shake Up Their Etch-a-Sketch

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Shake It Up!The 2012 campaign has hardly gotten off to an ideal start for the New York Red Bulls. Successive road losses to FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake have Hans Backe on the defensive and contemplating his next gig, even before his team has had a chance to sample home cooking. Looking at things from a "glass half empty" perspective, the beginning of the 2012 season has been a continuation of the misery of 2011, with boneheaded individual errors leading to goals for the opposition.

MLS Preseason Rewind: Boyd nets debut winner, Galaxy beat Revs and more

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By CALEB SONNELAND

Well, that didn't take long. Seven minutes, to be exact.

The Portland Timbers' big summer investment looks to be a worthwhile one as Kris Boyd, the newly-acquired Designated Player, grabbed the go-ahead goal in the 7th minute of Portland's 1-0 win over Swedish outfit AIK.

The Rest

Arjen Robben Admits To Diving In Mexico World Cup Game

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Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has found himself once again the center of controversy as he admitted to diving in the first-half of the Netherlands come from behind 2-1 victory over Mexico. The win advanced Robben and his Dutch side into the World Cup Quarterfinals where they will face Costa Rica.

The US and the 2002 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2002 World Cup.

Liga MX Rewind: Chivas keep stumbling, Tigres stay unbeaten, and more

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Chivas Guadalajara's poor run in the 2013 Clausura season continued last Friday night, with the Goats suffering a 3-2 loss to Jaguares de Chiapas.

Rafael Marquez Lugo's brace brought Chivas back level after falling 0-2 in the first half, but they were topped by Franco Arizala's 80th-minute game-winning strike.

Dynamo player salaries: Brad Davis tops at $265,000

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Brad Davis is the Dynamo's top-paid player with a base salary of $265,000, according to figures released today by the MLS Players Union. The MLS' two top-paid players will be in town on Friday as the Dynamo host the Red Bull, which feature Thierry Henry ($5.6 million) and Rafael Marquez ($4.6 million).