USA 2 Ghana 1

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Well then... Revenge is a dish best served cold and the way in which the US defeated Ghana qualifies as sub-zero. Clint Dempsey's 30th secondopener created a "Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf" scenario for another 82 minutes with the Black Stars huffing and puffing to punch Tim Howard's goal, all to no avail.

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: A Look Ahead

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While the U.S. men's national team will be trying to avoid falling further behind Jamaica in Group A on Tuesday, 10 other CONCACAF teams will be looking to improve their chances of reaching the Hexagonal round of qualiyfing in what are sure to be intense and intriguing matches.


European Weekend Rewind: Arsenal edge Liverpool; Man City blank Chelsea; and more

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The weekend's top two fixtures in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup were rematches of recent clashes between English Premier League title contenders.

This time, the losers in the league matches got revenge and moved on to the quarterfinals of the sport's oldest tournament.

Michael Essien’s slightly creepy photo montage of sleeping Chelsea team-mates

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Some people collect stamps. Others collect football programmes. Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien collects photos of his team-mates sleeping. The Ghana international has put together a photo montage of team-mates including Demba Ba, Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel, Gary Cahill and Ashley Cole catching 40 winks during the Blues' pre-season travels.

AVB’s chance of revenge: Tottenham vs Chelsea preview

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London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham go head-to-head at White Hart Lane on Saturday in an early season indicator of where each side are in their respective ambitions this term. The Blues are undefeated and top of the pile after seven games, whilst Spurs have shown good form of late in their pursuit of Champions League football.

Chelsea vs Spurs. Not one preview, but two

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KayP's Note: To make up for all the silence on this site, we are now double-billing our posts. Surely the return of AVB deserves a double-bill revenge story. Like Kill Bill. So first up, we have big-time Chelsea fan Vineeth 'Fat Frank' Raman (his suggestion, not ours) with his first post for BigFourZa!

Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips

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Andre Villas-Boas will be looking for revenge this weekend when Spurs take on Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Ethan Rowe, tipster, explains where you should put your money. AVB and Chelsea will meet again on Saturday in what is a crucial match for the Spurs manager to continue restoring his reputation.

World Cup

Micah Richards has fun with Man City skipper Vincent Kompany’s shoes while he’s away

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Just because they're gucci doesn't mean they're nice

2012 London Olympics: USWNT Get Retribution, Win Gold at Wembley Against Japan

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For their third Olympics in a row and fourth time overall, the United States Women's National Team stood at the center podium, and had gold be put around their necks. Even sweeter was the victory, which came at the expense of Japan, who stole the 2011 World Cup in a heartbreaking penalty shootout last summer.

Lloyd brace lifts USWNT to victory over Japan in gold medal game

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A dream tournament ended with a dream result for the U.S. women's national team.

A year after losing to Japan in the World Cup final, the United States exacted revenge en route to claiming the gold medal in the Olympic final by defeating the Japanese, 2-1, at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

US go for gold in London

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Olympics Womens Football Final: USA v Japan Wembley Stadium, London 2.45pm EST D-Day for a USA ripe for revenge for the 2011 World Cup Final and a chance to retain their Olympic title. Thursday's final should be a cracker. Here's hoping anyway. Living south of the River Thames, I always find it a drag going to Wembley, a forlorn outer suburb of London sprawl with nothing to recommend it bar

Major League Soccer

Schellas Hyndman: Vancouver Whitecaps Still a Very Good Team

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When FC Dallas hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday night at FC Dallas Stadium, it won't exactly be their first taste of facing the second-year member of Major League Soccer. After all, FCD has faced the Whitecaps twice already in 2012, falling 1-0 at BC Place back earlier in the season. But Dallas did exact a bit of revenge in the last meeting, blanking Vancouver 2-0 to split their two trips at BC Place for the year.

Red Bulls ace: ‘Houston still ahead of us’

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Only one week after dropping a 2-0 decision to the Houston Dynamo, the Red Bulls had a chance at revenge as they played host to the Dynamo on Friday night.

A strong overall performance, along with the evolving chemistry between Thierry Henry, Kenny Cooper, and recently acquired Tim Cahill, paced the Red Bulls to a 2-0 victory over Houston at Red Bull Arena.

Portland Timbers dominate statistics versus Chivas USA except for the scoreboard, lose 1 to 0

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The Portland Timbers were trying to exact some revenge against Chivas USA, a team they had yet to beat during the 2012 season. After playing just 12 days ago in California, the two sides had some idea about how to attack each other, but it was a goalkeeping miscue that allowed Chivas USA to score a goal in the second half.

We want the Cup, more news

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US Open Cup previews. Hackworth expects fast and physical game. KC want revenge. Union players all over the weekly awards. More news.

2012 MLS, Week 16: Power Rankings

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After a busy week that saw six games in the midweek and eight on the weekend the Power Rankings saw plenty of movement.

At the end of it all we have a new leader in the clubhouse as well as one team inching their way back towards Tier 2.

Here is how I see things after this past week.


Arsenal midfielder targets revenge

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Injuries form a brutal reality of football that every player hopes to avoid as much as possible but for Arsenal's Abou Diaby, a background plagued by injuries is now only powering a redemption mission.

The 26-year old Diaby has featured minimally for the Gunners over the last two seasons and recently admitted that an extended period on the sidelines sometimes led him to the shocking lows of depression.

POTD : Alex Morgan Sets Up USA-Japan Women’s Football Final & Cazorla Reunites With Arteta

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Alex Morgan became the Heroine of the Hour after her extra-time goal catapulted the USA women's team into the final of the Olympics football event yesterday. Sadly, Canada seemed to have it all written in the stars when Christine Sinclair netted an outstanding hat trick to make it 3-3 by the 90th minute.

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Clint Dempsey scores in 36 seconds, U.S. still lose to Jamaica for first time

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Watching a pre-match motivational speaker rip phonebooks in half didn't help the U.S. in their first of two World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica. The U.S. lost 2-1 in Kingston for their first ever loss in 19 matches against Jamaica, even though Clint Dempsey scored just 36 seconds into the match for a new U.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic couldn’t score on Joe Hart, so he drank his water instead

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Football disobeyed the mighty will of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as England beat Sweden 3-2. Zlatan scored exactly none of the match's five goals -- though he did set up Sweden's first with his levitation kick (see below) -- and his frustration only grew throughout the match. As Sweden fought back to take the lead in the second half before eventually losing it again, the primary target of Zlatan's fury was England keeper Joe Hart.

Toronto FC

"I can haz Santoz?"

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Dear the Toronto FC's, 
Do you want to know why you really lost to teh Santos Lagunaz?
Me. Ow.
That is right spaniel-lovers, that handsome devil who ran across the pitch last night was I - Suarez Soolsma! I have single-pawedly ruined any chance you have of progressing in teh Championz League and finally.

Dunfield burns former club with winner to keep TFC rolling in Canada

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On a night when Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks served notice that he has every intention of being the MLS Rookie of the Year this season, it was a seasoned veteran who stole the show late.

Terry Dunfield punished the team that traded him away a year ago, scoring a stoppage-time winner to give Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Whitecaps at BMO Field on Wednesday.

Dynamo Houston

Tuesday Orange Slices: Dynamo Fall To Red Bulls

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Dynamo News

  • Recap: Houston Loses 2-0 to Red Bulls at RBA. Ending their five-game winning streak. (MLS Soccer)
  • "Tough loss in New York leaves Dynamo wanting more" (MLS Soccer)
  • "NY's Henry: We're ahead in points, but Dynamo are better team" (MLS Soccer)
  • Highlights: Dynamo 0-2 Red Bulls (Houston Dynamo)
  • "Notebook: Defense finally cracks at New York" (Houston Dynamo)
  • "Red Bulls take back 1st place from Dynamo" (Houston Chronicle)
  • The Dynamo drop to third in the Eastern Conference (SB Nation)
  • "Red Bulls get revenge on Dynamo" (New York Post)


Monday Orange Slices: Dynamo Off Montreal In Perfect Week

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Dynamo News

  • "There wasn't a game I wanted to win more this year than that one tonight and I'm really happy our guys went out felt the same way and took care of business," says Boswell. He goes on to state that it was revenge for the ugly 4-2 loss in Montreal earlier this season.


Bound for the Finals

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Sporting KC punched their ticket to their first cup final since the 2004 season when they made both the US Open Cup and MLS Cup final. KC topped the Philadelphia Union 2-0, on the road to advance to the final in the 99th running of the competition. Goals by Jacob Peterson and Graham Zusi helped Sporting KC grab the win over the Union in a bit of "revenge" from the last time the two clubs met and Philadelphia won 4-0.

Another Chance for Revenge

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For the third straight game, Sporting KC has a chance at revenge on a team that has recently beat them. First it was a trip to Montreal where KC was able to avenge their first home loss of the season, beating the Impact 3-1 at Saputo Stadium. Then this past weekend, KC got the opportunity for revenge on the Houston Dynamo for the loss in the Eastern Conference final last year.

Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders - USOC Quarterfinals - Game Thread

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Philadelphia Union starting XI:

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Harrisburg City Islanders bench:

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The Rest

Real Salt Lake gets revenge, beats FC Dallas with 77th-minute header

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Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) goes for the ball along with FC Dallas midfielder/defender Michel (31) in MLS action, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan)

SANDY, Utah — Alvaro Saborio scored on a header off Javier Morales' corner kick in the 77th minute to break a tie, and Real Salt Lake went on to defeat FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday night.

Comment on OL vs Evian : Act II, the revenge by Megame

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Lacazette scored today his 11th and 12th goal, making him the best scorer of Ligue 1 in the game. Ibra and Cavani scored more in total (17 and 13), but if we take away the penalty kicks (6 and 2), they're behind our Alex, with 11 goals in play each. Not bad, uh?

Comment on OL vs Evian : Act II, the revenge by Megame

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Lacazette is now rested, he does off under a standing ovation from Gerland. Nabil Fekir comes on for him.

Defender Nut-Megged Three Times Gets Revenge

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There's no doubt Gremio's Maximiliano Rodriguez has a box full of tricks and flicks as he nut-megs Nautico's defender three times in succession, however like all good defenders he leaves his taunter in a heap out wide on the sideline and not in a dangerous position for a set-piece.

DTotD: Goalkeeper suspended for revenge tackle on Ibrahim Afellay

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Schalke played a friendly against lower division club TuS Erndtebruck, giving newly acquired Ibrahim Afellay, on loan from Barcelona, a chance to show what he can do. When he did just that by hoping over fellow Dutchman and Erndtebruck goalkeeper Jannick von der Heiden to score an easy goal, the keeper got his revenge by putting in a late tackle on Afellay's legs as the ball found the net.

Golden Girls Reunion Special

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As was the case four years ago, the USWNT have collected Olympic gold, beating Japan 2-1. And like four years ago, your hero is Carli Lloyd. Apparently, revenge is best served in a pastry pie with mash. Here is her second goal of the day, the silly winner. - Greg Seltzer

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew - MLS #15 - Gamethread - 7:30 PM CST - NBC Nonstop (Chicago)

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It's that time again folks. Fire gamedays are always fun, but it's even better when we are facing the Crew. With the game only a few hours away, the cauldron of hate should be bubbling for many Fire fans. Not only are we playing a rivalry match, but we get to do it at home in front of Section 8 and our wonderful fans.

Post-Match Chalkboard: Slamming A Red Bull Does Give You Wings

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Three straight losses against beatable clubs (including the U.S. Open Cup defeat to a USL team) does not do wonders for confidence. Both the Chicago Fire squad and fans had to feel pretty low heading into the international break. Fortunately, the squad found motivation during the two weeks off, and they came out with their best performance of the season, and arguably, their best performance in the last two years.

Top 10 Euro 2012 conclusions: Spain 1-1 Italy

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1. Italy owe Spain one. It's not often they can counter the ultra-defensive sterotypes by saying: 'Well the other team didn't even have a striker on the pitch.' 2. Vicente Del Bosque brought Fernando Torres on for a cameo performance to demonstrate why he had preferred to start the match with six midfielders.

QOTD: Cheryl Cole On Her Ex-Husband Ashley

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From the Girls Aloud singer's second solo album comes a song titled "Screw You" in which the Geordie effectively (and finally) puts an end to her former life and WAG title with this lyrical line: "I loved you so much but you never gave a f**k so screw you." Well played, Chezza. Revenge doesn't get [.