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Major Link Soccer: The myth of El Clásico

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What's the real story behind the world's biggest rivalry? Robbie Keane's carefree cartwheels are curtailed for at least a month. Mark Geiger strikes again.

La Liga

Today, lots of soccer games will be played around the world, but most people will be watching and talking about FC Barçelona vs.

10 things we learned from gameweek 4 of MLS

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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 4of MLS.

1. Why did we play this weekend?

MLS has consistently played through FIFA international breaks. That was the case this weekend too, with the likes of Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Nick Rimando, Robbie Keane and others absent and on international duty instead of playing for their club teams.

10 things we learned from gameweek 4 of MLS

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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 4of MLS.

1. Why did we play this weekend?

MLS has consistently played through FIFA international breaks. That was the case this weekend too, with the likes of Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Nick Rimando, Robbie Keane and others absent and on international duty instead of playing for their club teams.

Philadelphia Union

Union ready for Fire, Bethlehem hosts Cincinnati, US Soccer responds to wage discrimination action, more

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Union on the road to Chicago. Bethlehem's inaugural home opener on Sunday. US Soccer responds to wage discrimination allegations. More news.

Union grades, previews, and pre-season power rankings, Copa kickoff times at the Linc, more

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News and such.

Bethlehem announcement today, profits and more Union bits, SoB Movie now on DVD, more news

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Union announcement in Bethlehem today. Did the Union turn a profit in 2014? Sons of Ben movie released on DVD. More news.

SoB Movie rocks at the Troc, Lahoud returns to full training, Blake called up by JAM, US tops Germany, more

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Triumphant Philly premier for SoB Movie. Lahoud training. Blake named to Jamaica's preliminary Gold Cup roster. Union US Soccer Development Academy playoff opponents announced. US tops Germany. FIFA news.

LA Galaxy

Knee operation to sideline LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane for up to 6 weeks

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Los Angeles Galaxy and Ireland forward Robbie Keane will be sidelined four to six weeks after surgery on his ailing right knee, the Major League Soccer team said.

The Galaxy said Keane, the club's top scorer in the last four seasons, underwent a successful procedure in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Knee operation to sideline LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane for up to 6 weeks

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Los Angeles Galaxy and Ireland forward Robbie Keane will be sidelined four to six weeks after surgery on his ailing right knee, the Major League Soccer team said.

The Galaxy said Keane, the club's top scorer in the last four seasons, underwent a successful procedure in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Robbie Keane to miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

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The LA Galaxy will be without one of their biggest stars for at least one month.

Robbie Keane underwent successful knee surgery on Thursday, but he will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks in order to recover from the injury.The Galaxy captain has scored two goals in three appearances for his club to start the 2016 MLS season.

Mexico 1-0 USA: Why Mexican clubs dominate the CONCACAF Champions League.. and how MLS can fight back

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When it comes to the CONCACAF Champions League North and Central America's version of the European equivalent it's Mexico 1-0 USA. Always. But why are Mexican clubs so...

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MLS Ticker: Drogba, Vela, Dykstra and more

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While a new report links Carlos Vela with a move to the MLS, the Montreal Impact will see the temporary return of their star striker to training ahead of their Week 3 battle with FC Dallas.

Drogba is set to train with the Impact in Dallas starting on Thursday.

2nd-half collapse leads to United’s 4-1 loss in Los Angeles

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Frustration builds for Ben Olsen (pictured) as his D.C. United side collapse in the second half of their 4-1 loss to the Galaxy

LA Galaxy romp and Vieira gets NYCFC’s first win as MLS kicks off

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Los Angeles Galaxy launched their new Major League Soccer season with a 4-1 victory over DC United on Sunday inspired by two of the star-studded outfit's lesser lights.

The Galaxy, whose starting line-up featured former Premier League stalwarts Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Nigel de Jong and Robbie Keane, had looked in danger of suffering a shock loss after United took the lead through Lamar Neagle on five minutes.

LA Galaxy romp and Vieira gets NYCFC’s first win as MLS kicks off

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Los Angeles Galaxy launched their new Major League Soccer season with a 4-1 victory over DC United on Sunday inspired by two of the star-studded outfit's lesser lights.

The Galaxy, whose starting line-up featured former Premier League stalwarts Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Nigel de Jong and Robbie Keane, had looked in danger of suffering a shock loss after United took the lead through Lamar Neagle on five minutes.

Recap: Oba-less Sounders water-ski past Galaxy 4-0

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Jordan Morris and Andreas Invanschitz make big marks in a convincing win over the star-studded Galaxy roster.

In the first meeting of the two teams since the Sounders eliminated the Galaxy from the playoffs, Seattle showed that the post-Martins era might turn out alright. They overcame a slow start and comically bad field conditions to hand the team of veteran Eurostars a 4-goal thumping.

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2016

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It's Day 26 of 2016.


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In 2011 CONMEBOL opened a new headquarters in Paraguay. There were 11 top officials in the federation at that time, the 10 country federation presidents and the regional federation president. Today 10 of those 11 have been charged by the US State Department in the FIFA bribery scandal.

Keane, Gerrard expect continued success despite Galaxy shakeup

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TheLA Galaxy's run of three MLS Cup crowns in four seasons came via the performances of a distinct core of players, butthat core has splintered ahead of the 2016 campaign as the club looks to pushinto a new era.

The Galaxy have had a roster shakeup this offseason.

My love-hate relationship with Robbie Keane; By Steve Davis

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LA Galaxy star Robbie Keane, truly as good a forward as has ever stalked for goals in Major League Soccer, tops a lot of lists for me.

Before anyone gets too excited, or wonders if there's some kind of cash prize for that, let me explain that this is not necessarily a good thing. The man tops some "good" lists, but he tops some"bad" ones, too.

My love-hate relationship with Robbie Keane; By Steve Davis

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LA Galaxy star Robbie Keane, truly as good a forward as has ever stalked for goals in Major League Soccer, tops a lot of lists for me.

Before anyone gets too excited, or wonders if there's some kind of cash prize for that, let me explain that this is not necessarily a good thing. The man tops some "good" lists, but he tops some"bad" ones, too.

LA Galaxy: Robbie Keane Steals Steven Gerrard’s Debut Thunder With Sweet, Sweet Goal Against Club America (Video)

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LA Galaxy continued their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Mexican side Club America last night, with Steven Gerrard pilfering the headlines by making his debut for his new employers.

However, it wasfellow Liverpool alumni Robbie Keane who got Galaxy up and running on their way to a 2-1 victory with a sweet, sweet goal on the stroke of half-time to cancel out Carlos Quintero's 7th-minute opener for America.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season:

1. The LA Galaxy Are Back

The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season:

1. The LA Galaxy Are Back

The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1.

Kofi Opare steps in for injured Birnbaum, helps United shutout Galaxy in 1-0 win

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The former Galaxy defender made his first appearance for United in league play, coming on in the 5th minute after Birnbaum injured his ankle

Disaster seemingly struck early on last night for D.C. United in their match up against the LA Galaxy. United had an opportunity to play LA at the perfect time, with Gyasi Zardes, Robbie Keane, and Jaime Penedo all away on international duty.

D.C. United MLS Scouting Report: LA Galaxy

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The Galaxy may be without Keane and Zardes, but they'll still bring a strong team to RFK tonight.

Optimists will look at the timing of this D.C. United game against the LA Galaxy and be thankful. LA, having flown across the country, is missing Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes, and Jaime Penedo. Keane and Zardes, in particular, would both individually be huge absences: Keane is either the best or second-best forward in MLS, while no one on the Galaxy roster has the mix of speed, size, and exuberance that Zardes brings to the table.

DC host a Galaxy without a few stars

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DC hopes to rebound from a woeful performance last week by catching the Galaxy at a good time when most of their big stars are away. Unfortunately for DC, while the Galaxy will be without their top two scorers in league MVP Robbie Keane and young superstar Gyasi Zardes, as well as starting keeper Jaime [.

Opposition 11: What kind of lineup can D.C. United expect out of the LA Galaxy Saturday?

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Thanks to the international window, it's the right time for United to face the Galaxy.

Normally figuring out the lineup for a Bruce Arena-coached team isn't too complicated. He's not really a tinkerer, though last season LA did spend a couple of months in a diamond before going back to the 442 they won MLS Cup with.

D.C. United quickly turn their sights forward with the LA Galaxy on the horizon

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With Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes away on international duty, United welcome a weakened LA Galaxy side to RFK this Saturday.

Another week, another game, another D.C. United opponent that had to adjust to the offseason retirement of a huge name. Last week, it was the New York Red Bulls, sans Thierry Henry.

Why L.A. Galaxy should pass on a Robbie Keane contract extension

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All due respect to Landon Donovan, no man in an L.A. Galaxy uniform has been more responsible in forging a Major League Soccer dynasty than veteran striker Robbie Keane.

I was on the record two years ago saying that the passionate, highly productive Irishman should have been Major League Soccer's MVP for 2013.

Why L.A. Galaxy should pass on a Robbie Keane contract extension

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All due respect to Landon Donovan, no man in an L.A. Galaxy uniform has been more responsible in forging a Major League Soccer dynasty than veteran striker Robbie Keane.

I was on the record two years ago saying that the passionate, highly productive Irishman should have been Major League Soccer's MVP for 2013.

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers versus Los Angeles Galaxy first match

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With the Portland weather getting back to more familiar settings for late Winter & early Spring, the Portland Timbers finish their two match home stand to start the 2015 season against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The two sides have combined for some wild fireworks on and off the pitch, and here's what I am watching for in the Galaxy's only visit this year to Providence Park.

Tottenham Hotspur

On This Day In 2009: In, Out, In, Out – Robbie Keane Does The Tottenham Hokey-Cokey

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Think of Tottenham Hotspur and you think of tradition – cup glory, fast flowing football and, for at short stretch after the turn of themillennium, selling players only to buy them back again shortly thereafter.

Case in point. Robbie Keane had left Tottenham in the summer of 2008, completing a stunning double deal in which the North London club managed to sell him and Dimitar Berbatov, thus depriving themselves of arguably the best strike combination in the Premier League.

On This Day In 2009: Harry Redknapp Signs Jermain Defoe Again As Striker Returns To Tottenham Less Than 12 Months After Leaving

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The first (2004) and second (2009) comingof Defoe

For a while, Tottenham resembled a revolving player exchange rather than a football club, with players passing through the club faster than a high-fibre breakfast.

Chuckwheeler dealerHarry Redknapp into the mix and a never-ending precession of eyebrow-raising cut price dealsis a nigh-on certainty.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: 10 Classic North London Derbies

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The north London derby. A simple utterance of the historic fixture is usually enough to get the blood boiling for fans of Arsenal and Tottenham. A mention of the opposing team serves as a reminder of...

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Fantasy Focus: 4 x (4 x 4)

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Four men share the lead.

Two teams tied for the high score this round, with Poor Man's Porales and Leister City FC scoring 75 points. Leister City FC featured David Villa (NYC, $11.4) with an armband-aided 20 points on a goal and an assist., followed by Kevin Ellis (SKC, $6.6) who scored a goal on the way to 9 points, and Matt Miazga (NYR, $6.

Fantasy Focus: Accommodating Visitors

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Boo this man.

It was not a high scoring round, with just 10 goals scored across 8 MLS games, and half of those goals came in Sunday's two matches. With 71 points, Stockholm Syndrome is the leader for the round. Robbie Keane (LA, $11.1) wore the armband and scored 14 points on the strength of a goal scored.

The Rest

Check out this excellent Lee Nguyen t-shirt

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Great Football Gear has designed a Lee Nguyen shirt that you're going to want to buy.

With so few clothing options, it can be difficult to rep your favorite MLS team in style. The people at Great Football Gear are trying to change that with their new line of shirts.

The soccer-oriented company is selling shirts that feature silhouettes of some of the league's most recognizable faces, including Didier Drogba, Andrea Pirlo, and Robbie Keane.

Bill Hamid is going to miss a lot of soccer. What can D.C. United do about it?

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The timetable for Hamid's return is bad enough that the Black-and-Red can't just ride this one out.

We've known for a few days that Bill Hamid was going to miss some of D.C. United's early schedule. First it was a couple of weeks, then it was maybe going to last into April. That was bad enough.

Roy Keane: ‘Unless Robbie Keane Is Breastfeeding His New Baby, He’ll Be Playing Against Germany’

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Assistant manager Roy Keane was in trademark terse form during his pitch-side Republic of Ireland press conference earlier, answering questions over Robbie Keane's availability for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Germany and Poland.

Keane and his wife Claudine have just welcomed their second child into the world on Monday night, so naturally the media assumed that paternity leave might rule the LA Galaxy striker out of the double-header.

Barrett en otro gol agónico salva a los Sounders en empate contra el Galaxy

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 1 1 LOS ANGELES GALAXY Keane 36, Barrett 93´. Chad BARRETT ha cerrado el círculo que quedó incompleto aquel 9 de agosto en en el StubHub Center cuando después de hacerle un gol al LA Galaxy, apenas en el primer minuto de juego, debió ser reemplazado al sufrir un desgarre muscular [.