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Major League Soccer

Making Waves: Rising MLS talent that will draw European interest

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Making Waves: Rising MLS talent that will draw European interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the recent EPL debut of Houston Dynamo product Geoff Cameron an undeniable success (he received "Man of the Match" honors in Stoke City's scoreless draw against Arsenal), we now look to the next batch of MLS-ers poised and postured to eventually make similar hops across the pond.

Is the Chicago Fire Offense Suffering from Miscasting?

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So let's say you have two players: Player A and Player B. Going back to the beginning of the 2010 season, here are their stat lines in Major League Soccer Regular Season play:

Player A: 2 goals, 19 assists
Player B: 15 goals, 8 assists

Player A profile:

Great goal scorer in college.

Revs Tab Rowe with Third Pick

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The last time the Revs had a top 3 pick in the draft, they took a 21-year-old named Taylor Twellman in 2002.

Ten years later, Jay Heaps and Co. hope that they landed a similar talent in Kelyn Rowe, who was selected with the third pick in Thursday's SuperDraft in Kansas City.

Rowe, a creative midfielder out of UCLA, will be be counted upon to revitalize an attack that was nearly non-existent for many stretches last season.

Season Review: Roger Torres

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Editor's note: At the end of the 2010 season, we posted a series of season reviews of every Philadelphia Union player. Over the next several weeks PSP continues with a review of the 2011 season.

When Roger Torres joined the Union at the young age of 18 he was an exceedingly raw talent.

Arsenal

Gunners boss in for another midfielder

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Arsene Wenger has indicated that the nearly completed transfer of Alex Song to Barcelona will be followed by the arrival of a new midfielder at Arsenal and the replacement is likely to have creative qualities as well.

Song started off as a raw talent in the defensive midfield for the Gunners but turned into a complete box-to-box powerhouse by the end of last season.

Nuri Sahin tutorial: What Arsenal gets if he lands up

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Only at Real would some one with the skills of Nuri Sahin go unappreciated. Which of course is topic for a larger debate, would Real recognize raw talent if it bit them in the behind or only if it had a multi-million dollar price tag? But this is what Arsenal would get if his proposed loan move works out.

Theo Walcott the next to fly the coop?

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Walcott's rumoured departure will be a loss but then again, will it?

So this summer is all about where RVP is finally going to land. City is probably the destination. It probably checks off all the boxes in RVP's to do list. But the next big thing on the radar is Theo Walcott's contract renewal and from the looks of things there appears to be no hurry on the part of the winger to re-sign.

Is This The Time To Sell Walcott?

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Let me start by saying, Stewart Robson is a man of courage. I'm not just saying that because I agree mostly with his recent comments deriding Theo Walcott. I sometimes disagree with his opinions during matches and on talksport and Arsenal World. I say it because he is employed by Arsenal, and I'm sure they were not pleased with his outspoken opinion against a current player.

Is This The Time To Sell Walcott?

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Let me start by saying, Stewart Robson is a man of courage. I'm not just saying that because I agree mostly with his recent comments deriding Theo Walcott. I sometimes disagree with his opinions during matches and on talksport and Arsenal World. I say it because he is employed by Arsenal, and I'm sure they were not pleased with his outspoken opinion against a current player.

When Players Play Exactly How You Expect

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Every person has a talent. Some have a talent with numbers; others are incredibly handy and can build whatever their hearts desire. Some people are intellectually gifted, while others are incredible athletes and invariably, the ones we love the most. It's easy to see why too, for an athlete's allure is a visual treat that invokes a sense of wonderment and a slight tinge of jealousy by the spectator.

The New Arsenal

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The new Arsenal: focus, enthusiasm, togetherness, and a mixture of raw talent and calm experience

The interlull is almost over. Although it has been a boring period from a footballing point of view at least we did not have to endure again the spectacle of recent interlulls: in-fighting of fellow Arsenal fans.

LUKAKU IS GOING NOWHERE IN JANUARY.

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Reports surfaced this week in Spain that Malaga had approached Chelsea with a view to taking Romelu Lukaku on loan for the remainder of this season in January. Now, I was surprised with these reports as AVB had openly said that he wouldn't be going anywhere.

The reports continued for a couple of days and got so intense even AC Milan were rumoured to be interested in January.

Finding Andy Carroll’s Role

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Afterwards, opinions ranged from Andy Carroll having finally shown something of his worth as more than a target for long clearances to him having done nothing in particular to rewrite the gargantuan failure narrative he's been saddled with since arriving at Liverpool for £35M in January. Sometimes those wildly divergent opinions even came from the same pundit.

The Week Ahead: Part 1 - The Schedule

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With the Manchester teams continuing to dominate the standings - both real and fantasy points - we come upon the first real test of the season. Â Chelsea arrives at Old Trafford as the first team not already eliminated from the title race to face either high-flying Manchester side. Â I don't really believe that Chelsea are in the race for the championship but with the collection of raw talent on


Wenger's plan: Anglicize Arsenal, salvage vision

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Natalie Portman's character hallucinates to success

Paul Hayward furthers the Arsenal in crisis trope which is a particular favourite amongst sports pundits. The central theme revolves around a group of disillusioned players who want to leave Arsenal because it has consistently defied the usual barometer of success.

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Q&A on Lucas Moura for Manchester Evening News

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I recently answered some questions on Lucas Moura for the Manchester Evening News. The article can be seen here, but below are all the questions and my answers.

MEN: First of all for those who haven't seen him, how would you describe Moura and who has been most likened to in Brazil?

What's going on with our substitutions this season?

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This is something that I feel I need to have a moan about. It's not the case week in, week out but at times this season our substitutions this season have been very strange.

AVB, like Jose Mourinho, is of the mindset that you make sure you use all three substitutions in the game no matter how well or bad you are doing which is fair enough.

English Premier League

Vieira Urges Balotelli to Mature

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Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has the ability to go far in the game, as his raw talent is renowned in both Italy and now, England.

Equally, if not more recognised, is the former Inter Milan star's seemingly poor attitude to what will always be a team game.

Balotelli has often been seen having touchline spats with managers, on-field rows with players, or training ground brawls with teammates.

[Media Information] I.T.E. BOYS GO THROUGH TO FINALS - BUSINESS TEAM DO THE BUSINESS IN STYLE

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(This entry is based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore with images depicted provided by the said organisation.)

Singapore, 19 June 2012 - Over the years the H-TWO-O Ultimate Champions League has grown from its early days, based on the theme that ‘football is for everyone' to what it is today - where players from Secondary Schools, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education are bestowed the opportunity to showcase their talents in this free tournament and bid for one of three chancesto see Manchester United play in the English Premier League.

Could a Partnership Between van Persie and Walcott be the way Forward for Arsenal?

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The end of another trophyless Arsenal season has gooners everywhere wondering how this Arsenal team can get out of its rut and move forward. It's obvious that a couple of quality signings would no doubt improve the team, but I thought I would look at our current resources to see if there is something new or different we could try next season.

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Sounders Sign Duran, Sodade

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Seattle's two SuperDraft picks signed with the team today. Andrew Duran and Babayele Sodade can now officially call themselves members of Seattle Sounders FC. Picked in the first round Duran offers depth across the backline. Sigi Schmid describes his play in the press release.

"Andrew was our first round pick and we feel he is a very solid defender," said Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid.

Ravel Morrison’s cameo a symbolic moment for him and the club

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If you could choose one moment that best encapsulates the raw talent of Ravel Morrison, you'd go back a fortnight to a Manchester Senior Cup game against Bolton's Reserves. 93 minutes had passed on what was nothing more than a dour encounter and, with the score at 0-0, Morrison had shifted responsibility upon himself to put things right.

Ravel Morrison’s cameo a symbolic moment for him and the club

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If you could choose one moment that best encapsulates the raw talent of Ravel Morrison, you'd go back a fortnight to a Manchester Senior Cup game against Bolton's Reserves. 93 minutes had passed on what was nothing more than a dour encounter and, with the score at 0-0, Morrison had shifted responsibility upon himself to put things right.

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NUFC Transfer News Latest

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The transfer window is well and truly open, and with Newcastle United having taken just 5 points from the last 24, there are many areas of the squad which needs strengthening.

First up doing the rumours on Twitter is Finnish footballer Thomas Hesakmi Hesakmi appears to be a very raw talent and it could be likely that Newcastle have unearthed another diamond (along the lines of Mehdi Abeid).

NUFC Transfer News Latest

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UPDATE: The rumours mentioning Finnish footbaler Thomas Hesakmi appear to be just that, rumours spread by a bunch of smart alecs on a football forum. Nowt else better to do lads? Well played though, well played indeed.

The transfer window is well and truly open, and with Newcastle United having taken just 5 points from the last 24, there are many areas of the squad which needs strengthening.

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Chesterfield Preview

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It feels a bit like Groundhog day at the moment and it's not because I'm stuck in the Insurance industry from 9 til 5 during the week. It is however because Stevenage have begun this season in a very similar fashion to last year's campaign. A draw at home in the league has been followed by a narrow defeat in the Carling Cup first round to Championship opposition.

Chesterfield Preview

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It feels a bit like Groundhog day at the moment and it's not because I'm stuck in the Insurance industry from 9 til 5 during the week. It is however because Stevenage have begun this season in a very similar fashion to last year's campaign. A draw at home was followed by a narrow defeat in the Carling Cup first round to Championship opposition.

2 Fundamental and Objective Metrics to Judging a Coach’s Quality

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How do you know a coach is any good at player development? I'm specifically addressing those coaches who are implicitly chartered with that goal.

Well, here it is:
1) The coach must have a clearly possession based style.
2) The coach must be a winning one.

The Rest

Mancini reveals Sturridge would be in his first team.

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Roberto Mancini ahead of the game tonight has spoken of Danny Sturridge and has made it perfectly clear that he can't believe that Sturridge was able to leave City because he would be a first team regular if he was still there now.

He said:
"I know Sturridge very well, I have watched him many times because he grew up in Manchester and someone let him go for almost nothing.

Two Left Feet

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Two Left Feet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A brand new publication brought to the general public courtesy of Football Friends Media. This is a book full of football tales provided by real life fans who have a love for the game rather than seasoned journalists.

There is a refreshing level of raw talent throughout the publication, names of aspiring writers who will be seen in print a lot more in coming years.

What next for Clint Dempsey?

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Despite playing a risky, aggressive game, Dempsey rarely gave the ball away against City, and had three good attempts at goal. Is this evidence of a distillation of the various Dempseys we've seen so far?

One of the interesting things about the Martin Jol era has been the play of Clint Dempsey.