News Roundup: No One Likes Us, MLS on Twitter, and the future of the USMNT

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Plus Fred gets a promotion, another Atlanta attendance record, and Arsenal's investment pays off.

Exciting Times: Arsenal Sign ‘Historic’ Sponsorship Deal With Emirates To Take Corporate Buddy-Up Into 18th Year

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Arsenal have got a couple of big deals over the line today, firstly announcing that the club have extended their sponsorship deal with Emirates.

The agreement will see the Gunners' kit stamped with the Fly Emirates marque until the end of the 2023/24 season, while their stadium will continue to carry the Emirates name until at least 2028.

North London Derby: Attendance For Tottenham’s Win Over Arsenal At Wembley Was 38 People Short Of Setting New English League Record

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While it looked like there were more than a few empty seats, we're reliably informed that Saturday's derby between Tottenham and Arsenal set a new Premier League attendance record.

Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game at Wembley as Spurs emerged victorious over their beloved next-door neighbours.

Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez Scores Twice As Gunners Down Crystal Palace In Festive Cracker At Selhurt Park (Video)

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His time at Arsenal may be coming to a close, either in January or next summer, but Alexis Sanchez once again showed his worth to the Gunners by netting a match-winning brace at Selhurst Park on Thursday.

The game saw Arsene Wenger equal Sir Alex Ferguson's record for most Premier League games managed (810), with the Frenchman looking to get one over on fellow coaching veteran Roy Hodgson.

Huzzah: CSKA Moscow Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev Keeps First Champions League Clean Sheet In 11 Years

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Last night, something utterly remarkable happened in the Champions League.

No, we're not talking about Celtic managing to restrict PSG to a mere seven goals, but the banishment of a dreadful record that had extended to over a decade.

In successfully keeping Benfica at bay to help ensure a 2-0 win for CSKA Moscow, erstwhile goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev managed to register his first Champions League clean sheet in 11 years.

Arsenal WILL NOT have it easy at Burnley – Be careful!

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Arsenal are heading for their eighth Premier League win in a row, something that no other club has achieved this season, but to reach that milestone we first have to dispose of Burnley at Turf Moor this weekend. Burnley may be 17 places below us in the table, but Arsene Wenger is well aware that [...

A goodbye to Andrei Arshavin – Arsenal’s talented enigma…..

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Andrei Arshavin's four and half seasons at Arsenal can be summarised as the following, the first two and half he looked a good signing, then he lost his form, his confidence and then he lost his place in the team and that was that! Without there ever really being an explanation.

Wenger – I took a gamble on playing Diaby against Chelsea

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Abou Diaby has been outstanding since his return to the Arsenal team this summer, and Arsene Wenger has admitted that he took a calculated gamble by putting him on the pitch against Chelsea this weekend despite knowing that the French international wasn't at 100% before the game.

The gamble didn't come off though as Diaby broke down after just 17 minutes of the game, but Wenger doesn't seem overly worried about it.

Robin van Persie has a DOUBLE incentive on Sunday!

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All the Arsenal players have had it drummed into them by Arsene Wenger that they must expect Chelski to win the Champion's league, making third place imperative for a place among Europe's elite. Arsenal's sensational striker therefore knows they must defeat West Brom in the last game of the season. He also knows that if [.


Watford: Troy Deeney Keeps Ridiculously Impressive Goal-Scoring Quirk Alive By Scoring On 300th League Appearance (Video)

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In notching the only goal of the game in Watford's win over West Brom on Saturday afternoon, Troy Deeney kept a fantastically quirky and impressively prolific goal-scoring record alive.

Come the 77th minute, Deeney latched onto a precise through-ball from Will Hughes and steered a clever disguised finish past Ben Foster to snare all three points for the Hornets on his 300th league appearance for the club.

Hat-Trick Hero Harry Kane Breaks Record For Premier League Goals In Calendar Year As Tottenham Pummel Southampton At Wembley (Video)

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Harry Kane broke the record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year on Boxing Day after the striker's hat-trick helped Tottenham to a 5-2 thrashing of Southampton at Wembley.

Kane opened the scoring on 22 minutes, with his header making it 37 for the year in the Premier League, a haul which saw the England striker to surpass Alan Shearer's 36-goal tally from 1995.

David Silva Dazzles As Man City Set New Premier League Record With 4-0 Trolleying Of Swansea (Photos & Video)

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Man City became the proud proprietors of a new Premier League record on Wednesday night when a 4-0 drubbing of Swansea saw Pep Guardiola's men rustle a 15th consecutive win.

The result at the Liberty Stadium saw City set a new outright record after drawing level withArsenal's 14-victory run (between February and August of 2002) in their previous outing.

Champions League: Man Utd Book Place In Last 16 After Record-Equaling 40th Consecutive Game Unbeaten At Home (Video)

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Manchester United booked their place in last last 16 of the Champions League after coming from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 at Old Trafford.

That win extended the Red Devils' unbeaten run at home to 40 games, equaling their best-ever run without losing on home soil from 1965.

Record Breaker: Romelu Lukaku Moves Clear As Belgium’s New All-Time Top Scorer By Nodding In Goal No. 31 Against Japan (Video)

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After drawing level with a couple of poacher's goals against Mexico on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku took 72 minutes of Tuesday night's friendly against Japan to move clear as Belgium's all-time record goalscorer.

Lukaku notched the 31st goal of his international career (on his 65th appearance) when he nodded home Nacer Chadli's far-post cross from approximately 30 centimetres out.

On This Day In 2009: Halloween Sees New Record Set For Most Red Cards On Single Day Of Premier League Football (Photos)

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The dark spirits definitely did their evil bidding in the Premier League on Halloween back in 2009: the very day that saw a new record set for the most red cards in one single afternoon of English top-flight football.

No less than eight players were sent off over the course of the day, with Jlloyd Samuel (1.

Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos Equals La Liga Red Card Record With 18th Dismissal Of Career Against Deportivo (Video)

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A congratulatory doff of the cap is most definitely due to Sergio Ramos, who equalled a long-standing Spanish record in Real Madrid's opening game of the league season on Sunday evening.

Real came romping out of the traps with a 3-0 away win over Deportivo la Coruna, but it was Ramos' final contribution to the evening's entertainment that will live longest in the memory.

Monumental: Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Jimmy Greaves’ 46-Year European Scoring Record As Real Madrid Move To Within One Point Of La Liga Title

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Cristiano Ronaldo brokeJimmy Greaves' long-standing European goal-scoring record with two goals in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday evening.

By opening the scoring with just 10 minutes on the clock, Ronaldo brought up his 367th goal in one of Europe's top five leagues, thus surpassing the overall career tally amassed by Greaves (366) in 1971, some 46 years ago.

English Premier League

Man City: Pep Guardiola Makes Premier League History By Winning Fourth Consecutive ‘Manager Of The Month’ Award

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He's done it. He's only gone and done it. Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for December, thus snaffling the award for the fourth time on the bounce a new record.

The Man City boss equalled Antonio Conte's three-in-a-rowby garnering November's award.

Man City: Pep Guardiola Named Premier League ‘Manager Of The Month’ For Record Third Time On The Bounce (Photo)

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After Man City took four victories from four and set a new Premier League record for a single-season winning streak in the process, it probably comes as little surprise to learn that Pep Guardiola has been named Manager of the Month for November.

Guardiola's team beat Arsenal, Leicester, Huddersfield and Southampton to maintain their flawless run throughout the month, with their manager duly picking up his third consecutive Manager of the Month award on the back of it the first ever Premier League coach to do so.

Peter Crouch: Stoke City Reward Top Goalscorer With New One-Year Contract Extension

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Peter Crouch has topped off a resurgent few weeks by earning himself a new contract extension at Stoke City.

The lanky forward has contributed three league goals in nine appearances off the bench for the Potters so far this season, setting a new record for most Premier League substitute appearances (143) after coming on against Brighton last Monday night, as well as taking Alan Shearer's crown as the apex headed goalscorer in Premier League historyback in October.

Liverpool: Adam Lallana Reveals He Ate Like A Flipping Horse (Eight Meals In 24 Hours!) To Top Those ‘Distance Covered’ Charts

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Got a bloody stitch now, haven't you?

Over the turn of the New Year, Adam Lallana achieved the impressive feat of toppingthe Premier League stat chartfor 'distance covered during a match' not once, but twice in the space of just 44 hours.

Indeed, the Liverpool midfielder began by covering 12.

Serie A

Unlucky For Some: Serie A Stragglers Benevento Lose 13th Successive Match To Break Man Utd’s Unwanted 90-Year-Old Record

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What you see above is the precise moment Amato Ciciretti realised he played for the one of the worst teams (statistically, at least) in the history of European association football.

Going into Sunday's Serie A match against Sassuolo, newly-promotedBenevento Calcio were poised on the brink of breaking a record that had stood for nigh-on 90 years.

Serie A: Newly-Promoted Benevento On Cusp Of Breaking Unwanted Record Held By Man Utd For Almost 90 Years

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Not that they'll thank us for mentioning it, but newly-promoted Serie A side Benevento Calcio are standing on the very cusp of breaking an antiquated footballing record that has stood for almost 90 years.

The record in question stretches all the way back to the 1930/31 season, when Manchester United lost all 12 of their opening matches in the English First Division.

Napoli secondo, Roma ai preliminari. Higuain record, superato Nordahl

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Come da previsioni il Napoli, trascinato dal super "Pipita" Higuain (tripletta e 36 gol, battuto il record sessantennale di Nordahl) supera 4 a 0 il Frosinone nella 38^ e ultima giornata di Serie A e si aggiudica meritatamente il secondo posto a 82 punti, con annessa qualificazione diretta ai Gironi della prossima Champions senza passare [.


Prolific: Robert Lewandowski Becomes Poland’s All-Time Top Goalscorer With Hat-Trick Against Armenia (Photos & Video)

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Bang in form, Robert Lewandowski enjoyed a productive night of national service as Poland eviscerated Armenia to the tune of 6-1 in Yerevan.

The Bayern Munich striker helped himself to a hat-trick to leave Poland needing to take just one point against Denmark in their final qualifier to book a berth at Russia 2018.

¿Fue legal el gol más rápido de la historia?

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Vuk Bakic, delantero serbio del GSP Polet, anotó este gol en el saque inicial del partido que su equipo ganó 4-1 en septiembre de 2012. Fue, casi literalmente, como si su equipo comenzara el partido con el marcador a favor.

Ahora bien, el gol suscitóuna gran polémica puesto que habría dos factores que no harían legal al que puede ser considerado como "el gol más rápido de la historia".

Lionel Messi

Messi a 18 metros.

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En un curioso y marketinero programa de TV japonés (grabado en las Escoles Pies de Sarri de Barcelona) Lionel Messi se expuso con éxito a la prueba de hacer y mantener jueguito después de lanzar la pelota a 18 metros de altura...


All 91 of Lionel Messi’s Goals from 2012

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Lionel Messi continued his quest for world's greatest ever player in 2012 as he broke Gerd Muller's forty year record of 85 goals in a single year. Messi concluded his year with 91 goals, finishing up his scoring on December 22nd by scoring in a 3-1 win over Real Valladolid.

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Messi's 91 goals came across multiple competitions: La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, the UEFA Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, as well as South American Qualifiers and friendlies with Argentina.

Champions and records

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With a 3-0 away victory against the team of the moment, Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid made sure that their lead is too big to be overtaken by their archrivals of Barcelona to take their 32nd Spanish league title. This was a welcome victory for the team which has trailed the Catalonians for the last three years, and a great triumph for Jose Mourinho, who has now won the title in four different

Los 234 goles de Messi en Barcelona

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Besler's Path to Break the Record Books

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Back when news was first starting to really come out about Matt Besler and a potential move abroad, Besler's agent, Eddie Rock said that there were really only three options for Besler, a move to the EPL, a move to the German Bundesliga, or stay with Sporting KC.

Rock said in the article that "If Matt re-signs with the league now, his intentions would be to be a one-club player for the rest of his career.

How Good Has Sporting Been on the Road?

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Here is a bit of a statistical look at Sporting's road form this season and how it compares to the rest of the league all time and KC's road history. For comparison purposes I mainly did the non-shootout years where the game wasn't decided by the shootout for a more level comparison. I do throw the shootout years out in a few of the comparisons though.

A Look at a Week Off

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While reading some post game thoughts on the Montreal game, someone made the comment that Kansas City was poor when coming off a bye week, it got me thinking about KC getting time off and how they've done. So what I did is I took a look at all games KC has played since Peter Vermes took over as coach of Sporting KC where KC has had at least 10 days off from their previous game.

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Official: Man City Break Transfer Record To Sign Aymeric Laporte From Atheltic Bilbao (Photo)

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Man City have broken their transfer record to sign Aymeric Laporte from Atheltic Bilbao is a deal said to be worth €65million (£57million-ish).

City triggered the release clause in Laporte's contract, thus making him their most expensive ever signing by eclipsing the £55million they paid for Kevin de Bruyne.

The Old Cat: Non-League Goalkeeper Paul Bastock Makes 1,250th Career Appearance To Break Peter Shilton’s Long-Standing World Record

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Congratulations are most definitely due to Wisbech Town goalkeeper Paul Bastock, who is now the proud owner of an absolutely formidable new world record.

On Wednesday night, Bastock equalled Peter Shilton's astounding tally of 1,249 competitive career appearances when he started for Wisbech in their 2-1 win over Sleaford Town in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Spagna da record, 10 gol a Tahiti. L’Uruguay batte la Nigeria e torna a vedere la semifinale

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Eloquente il risultato: 10 a 0. Con questo punteggio da record nelle fasi finali di un torneo Fifa la Spagna Campione d'Europa e del Mondo sommerge di reti Tahiti e vola in semifinale di Confederations Cup 2013. Nell'altra sfida vittoria fondamentale dell'Uruguay che supera 2 a 1 la Nigeria e vede la semifinale (nell'ultima giornata [.

‘Soul Surfer’ Team Show ‘True Spirit’ with Jessica Watson Sailing Story

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In 2010, 16 year-old Australian Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted. Her feat is now being turned into a feature film courtesy of Soul Surfer producer Brookwell McNamara Entertainment and Oz's Sunstar Entertainment.

Based on Watson's memoir, True Spirit: The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World, the film will be directed by Soul Surfer helmer and BME principal Sean McNamara.

Double Loop durante los X Games

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Todos alguna vez hemos jugado de niños con nuestros carritos de juguete, algunos si tenemos suerte hasta tener una pista de autos miniatura.

Pues en los X games una marca de carros de juguete logró romper un nuevo récord mundial con el Desafío del Double Loop de Hot Wheels durante los X Games, un evento cargado de adrenalina y que al parecer volvio realidad ese tipo de pistas de nuestra niñez .

Récord en las visorias “Club Xolos Tijuana “

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Récord en las visorias "Club Tijuana & The Chance "

Gran respuesta de los prospectos de la Región

Tijuana, Baja California._ El Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente & The Chance Nike le abrió las puertas a la convocatoria de visorias este 4,5 y 6 de Mayo en las instalaciones del Centro de Iniciación Xoloitzcuintles y el Estadio Caliente, de la Primera División del Futbol Mexicano.

Northern Illinois Football 2003 Record

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Lake Michigan is bordered by four different states; Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan. Very simply, as I stated before, by far the northern illinois football 2010 record is low at $110,730, but the northern illinois football 2003 record of car dealerships in this busy and bustling state.