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Philadelphia Union

Fans’ View: Sleeping giants

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We all know that teams go through lots of ups and downs... but when do those fortunes change? Collin Deckert uses history to try and see similarities of Spanish giants and little old Philadelphia.

Expansion Draft today, MLS Cup Final viewership numbers show big increase, more news

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Roundup of Expansion Draft-related news. MLS Cup Final has big increase in viewership. MLS open to participating in Copa MX. More news.

Union bits, playoff results, Blazer wore a wire, more news

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Wenger working on fitness, Edu on analysis. New England and New York win, draws in the West. Report says disgraced FIFA/CONCACAF official Chuck Blazer wore a wire for FBI and IRS. More.

Okugo says no offers from the Union, Chaco chats, LAFC, more

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Okugo says no new contract offers have been made by the Union. Chaco on expectations for 2015. Red Bulls top KC to face DC in Eastern Conference semis. LAFC officially launched. More.

Zac expects to be back, Edu says future out of his hands, Geiger controversy, more news

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MacMath and Edu on their futures with the Union. Geiger call decides Western knockout game, Eastern Conference knockout game tonight. Valcke says turf at men's World Cup coming "sooner rather than later." More.

Sak not bothered by criticism, USWNT advance to WWC qualification semi, more

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Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz not bothered by fan criticism "because those fans that are saying that are completely wrong." USWNT romps past Haiti to World Cup qualifiers semi. More.

“Killer mentality”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Crew previews, Donovan’s farewell, more

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference ahead of big game against Columbus. Donovan's last USA game tonight. Klinsmann favors pro/rel. More.

Presser notes, Nogueira on settling in, LVU Sonic wins USOC 1st rounder, Reading opens season with draw, more

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Hackworth on pressure, Austin Berry, Edu callup, and more. Noguiera likes the Union locker room. LVU Sonic wins USOC 1st rounder. Reading opens season with a draw. More news.

The silly season — and why it’s uniquely silly in soccer

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The silly season has begun for U.S. soccer fans, but if you think the off-season rumor mill in baseball is crazy, the beautiful game puts it to shame. Here's why.

Real Madrid

Tuesday Kickoff: Blatter, Raul, Arsenal and more

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Sepp Blatter may be banned from FIFA, but he and his salary are in the news this morning.

In spite of being banned from the sport for eight years, outgoing FIFA president Blatter is still receiving payment from world soccer's governing body, and will continue to receive his salary until a new president is elected on Feb.

Robert Lewandowski, Juan Mata, Ronaldo… Names of the Champions League, Matchday 2

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Europe's elite competition provided another week of upsets, broken records and outstanding performances, as the Champions League groups start to take shape. Names of the Champions League is back to...

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: Former United man compared to other legends

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Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the best players of all time and is certainly one of the greatest players to ever play for Real Madrid.

The Portuguese internationalhas scored 230 goals in just 204 games for the La Liga giants.

Former United star Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid records in numbers

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Cristiano Ronaldo is making scoring goals look very easy at Real Madrid. A lot has been said about his form in recent times where he managed seven goals in nine matches in all competitions before Espanyol clash.

Iker Casillas’ Demise At Real Madrid And Why Jose Mourinho Not To Blame – A Fans’ Perspective

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Top 10 Goals in Modern El Clasico History

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New York Cosmos Ready to Tap Raul’s Experience and Passion

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There's another Spanish superstar in town and it isn't David Villa. In the wake of NYCFC acquiring the former Atletico Madrid and Spain forward, the New York Cosmos signed his predecessor, Raul. The Real Madrid legend was Spain's all-time top scorer before Villa broke his record in 2011, and until a few weeks ago he was the all-time top scorer in the UEFA Champions League.

New York Cosmos Ready to Tap Raul’s Experience and Passion

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There's another Spanish superstar in town and it isn't David Villa. In the wake of NYCFC acquiring the former Atletico Madrid and Spain forward, the New York Cosmos signed his predecessor, Raul. The Real Madrid legend was Spain's all-time top scorer before Villa broke his record in 2011, and until a few weeks ago he was the all-time top scorer in the UEFA Champions League.

La Liga all time top scorers: Will Lionel Messi break the record in El Clasico?

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Tonight's El Clasico is a big one for Barcelona, huge in fact. Not only is Luis Suarez set to make his debut for the Catalan giants, Lionel Messi is poised to either equal or break Telmo Zarra's all-time record of 251 La Liga goals.

Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos

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Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey's Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jaggerand Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match champagne and the most famous soccer club in American history folded.

Raul Gets His Real Sending Off

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If you were looking for a jog down memory lane, here's a sprint. Last night at the Bernabeu Real Madrid had a celebration in honor of Raul. Played for them once or twice, now picks up paychecks in the desert. The shirt is incredible, making the numbers out of photos of Raul, it seems, and they made a nice little video tribute as well.

Raul scoring for Real Madrid in the Trofeo Bernabeu is pure joy

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It's been three years since Raul left Real Madrid as the club's all-time leader in appearances and goals scored. Since then he's played two seasons for Schalke (who retired his No. 7 when he left) and joined Qatari club Al Sadd, where he's still playing at 36 years old. To honor Raul, Real Madrid invited Al Sadd to play in the annual Trofeo Bernabeu match with the striker playing a half for each side.

Spurs star Gareth Bale is too expensive, says Real Madrid legend Raul

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Legendary Real Madrid striker Raul has indicated that he believes his former club is being asked to pay over the odds for Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The 24-year-old is widely expected to move to the Bernabeu this summer, but Raul has expressed his concern about the transfer fees being quotes. He told the official website [.

Video: The most amazing assist of the summer

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Schalke beat Al Sadd by a sensational scoreline of 9-0 in a friendly match, and accordingly the match was not short of highlights. Perhaps the pick of the bunch, though, was the assist by Julian Draxler as the German danced through the box and used a stunning skill move to find Raul wide open in the box for an easy tap-in.

Real Madrid y Barcelona aportan a la Fecha FIFA

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El Real Madrid y el Barcelona aportan más de la mitad de sus plantillas a las selecciones ya que entre ambos equipos suman 29 futbolistas: 16 cede el conjunto madrileño y 13 el equipo catalán. Del total de jugadores que aportan ambos clubes, 13 vestirán la camiseta de la selección española en los choques frente a Bielorrusia y Francia.

Iker Casillas consiguió su victoria 300 en liga es el jugador más joven en lograrlo.

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Iker Casillas consiguió su victoria 300 en liga y se convirtió en el jugador más joven en lograrlo. El guardameta blanco ha conseguido ganar 300 partidos a la edad 31 años, 4 meses y 10 días, superando al ex madridista Raúl, que hizo lo propio con 31 años, 9 meses y 16 días. Previamente ya lo consiguieron Manolo Sanchís, con 34 años y 7 días, y Zubizarreta, con 34 años, 5 meses y 27 días.

North American Soccer League

NASL Ticker: Raul named La Liga ambassador; Strikers add four; and more

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Spanish legend and former New York Cosmos striker Raul has taken the first step into his post-playing career.

After retiring following the Cosmos's NASL final triumph, Raul has accepted a role as an ambassador for La Liga with a focus on the U.S. As such, the former Real Madrid striker will be tasked with promoting the game in the U.

Raul, Senna close out illustrious careers as champions with Cosmos

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Throughout their careers, Spanish legends Raul and Marcos Senna have made their names lifting up their teammates, making them better players and people through their leadership. On Sunday night, for the final time, the duo took the field, and it was on the shoulders of their teammates that they road off into the sunset.

Raul, Senna turn back the clock to lead Cosmos to NASL final

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BROOKLYN – Facing the prospect of ending their illustrious careers on the field of MCU Park, Raul and Marcos Senna turned back the clock to send the New York Cosmos to the NASL's final game.

Raul netted the game-winning goal while Senna set-up the game's equalizer, leading the Cosmos to 2-1 victory over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Saturday at Brooklyn's MCU Park.

Raul winner pushes Cosmos to NASL final

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Faced with what could have been his last game ever, New York Cosmos star Raul ensured that his playing career extended one more week.

Raul provided the game-winning goal in the 61st minute to lead the Cosmos to a 2-1 victory over the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in Saturday's NASL semifinals match at MCU Park.

Raúl, Senna glad to end careers together with Cosmos

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NEW YORK – Throughout their illustrious careers, Raúl and Marcos Senna have battled as competitors and embraced as teammates. Now, just a few games remain before the duo exit the game, not alone, but together.

Both Raúl and Senna are set to retire at the conclusion of the NASL season, ending distinguishedcareers that spanned a combined 39 years.

New York Cosmos 2015 Nike Third Jersey

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The New York Cosmos have released a 2015 third jersey from Nike ahead of Saturday's [...]

Raul: The Face of the Cosmos’ Youth

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The most renowned club in the United States is finally taking a big step into modern US soccer. The New York Cosmos has inspired a generation of American soccer players, but has never produced a player of its own. For nearly 40 years the club was built on bringing in..

How The New York Cosmos Are Quietly Making MLS Nervous

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Maybe you heard the news this week, maybe you didn't. Legendary Spanish striker Raul has signed with the New York Cosmos.

This would have been big news in 1975. Now, it's intriguing, but nothing more yet.

Savarese addresses Raul-to-Cosmos rumors

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Contrary to recent reports, Raul is not on his way to the New York Cosmos.

Not yet anyway.

Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese held a conference call on Tuesday afternoon and was asked about the recent Spanish reports that said that Raul was close to joining the NASL club.

The Rest

When Legends Move On: Bobby Moore And Other Club Heroes Who Left Their Spiritual Homes

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Fulham new boys (left-right) Bobby Moore, Flemming Hanssen and Alan Mullery, July 1974

It was on the 8th March, 1974 that West Ham reluctantly transfer-listed the greatest player in the club's history – Bobby Moore.

Aged 32, the great man informedthe club he fancieda new challenge after 18 years at the Hammers,and would eventually move to across the capital to Fulham.

Reaction to Nogueira deal, 3-man midfield, Pfeffer & Ribeiro impressing, much more.

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Reaction to Nogueira deal. Hack on 3-man midfield plan. Reports on Casey, MacMath, Pfeffer, and Ribeiro in camp. League news. US friendlies. More.

Real Madrid reject? Higuain stats should have Arsenal fans buzzing!!

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There is definitely some sort of pattern with Arsenal fans and transfer rumours, which some University professor with too much time on his hands should study and publish as a survey. A working title could be, `Arsenal arsing about causes Gooners grief`. There is certainly a tendency with us to overreact to possible transfer targets.

Tigres UANL: Prácticamente eliminados

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Las aspiraciones de llegar a la liguilla se esfumaron prácticamente hoy cuando los Tigres cayeron por la mínima diferencia de 0-1 ante unos Tuzos del Pachuca que solamente aprovecharon un desconcierto de la defensa con una anotación del juvenil Raúl Meraz quien acababa de ingresar.

El hermano de Viatri preso por robar al suegro de Maxi Rodriguez.

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23.10.2012 - Raúl Sebastian Viatri (27), hermano Lucas (centrodelantero de Boca) fue detenido por la acusación de robar la vivienda del suegro de Maximiliano Rodríguez el 6 de agosto (2012) en Rosario.
El suegro de "la Fiera" entraba a su casa cuando fue interceptado por cuatro asaltantes que robaron sus pertenencias.

Eliminatorias 2014: Paraguay 1 Perú 0

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16.10.2012 - Con gol de Pablo Aguilar (´53), Paraguay venció (1-0) a Perú en Asunción por la 10º fecha de las Eliminatorias sudamericanas (2014), cortando una racha de 5 derrotas consecutivas pero sin llegar a salir del fondo de la tabla clasificatoria (7 pts).


Paraguay: Diego Barrero; Iván Piris, Pablo Aguilar, Paulo Da Silva y Miguel Samudio; Cristian Riveros, Fidencio Oviedo y Julio Dos Santos; José Núñez, Edgar Benítez y Nelson Haedo Valdez.