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Newcastle United

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 11-12 May

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1. Old Trafford gave a great goodbye to Sir Alex Ferguson. Prawn sandwiches were pushed aside to create some serious atmosphere. 2. Quitting works. Both Manchester United and Everton got good home wins to say goodbye to departing managers. 3. It was a bittersweet weekend for Wigan. They upset the odds to win the FA [.

Meireles leaves Chelsea - Underrated ?

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I have to say the news that Raul Meireles left Chelsea yesterday wasn't a surprise really was it? The only surprising thing about this was that he never ended up with AVB at White Hart Lane.

Meireles had been a long term target for Chelsea if reports were to be believed as recent summers past.

Newcastle Player Ratings – Ban Arfa Again The Star Man

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For the second game in row Hatem Ben Arfa was Newcastle's star player with another excellent outing in Newcastle's colors, but even the Frenchman couldn't get the goal that would have put Newcastle back on track, although he worked his socks off for the side. Ben Arfa in action yesterday Tim Krul 7 Tim [.

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Center Backs Key In Shutout

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Stephen McCarthy played a key role in Wednesday's shutout. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution's defense has been leaky, which is putting it lightly. But, on Wednesday, for the second game in a row the Revolution's defense kept a clean sheet.

Chelsea Could Find It Tough Going Against Newcastle

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When 7:30 pm rolls a round tomorrow night, Newcastle will have finished their second game in less than 48 hours, and a good result at Chelsea would be simply great, and Newcastle could have used as many as 25 players in those two games, which has put pressure on the still thin Newcastle squad early in the season.

D.C. United tightens Eastern Conference race with win over Fire

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WASHINGTON -- D.C. United's response to all of the controversy and disappointment from Sunday's draw against Philadelphia was a thorough win over a fellow contender in the Eastern Conference.

Dwayne De Rosario scored the 99th goal of his career, and newcomers Lionard Pajoy and Long Tan got in the act as well, as D.

What The Heck Happened With Chris Wingert

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RSL: Not their night

TSG spoke with Real Salt Lake fullback Chris Wingert Monday after his team ended up on the wrong side of a 5-0 scoreline on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The impetus of the conversation was to get a sense of just what happened with RSL's snowball loss and to get an understanding of where the Jason Kreis's team's psyche was after the debacle.

Pre-season double

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Saturday 14th July 2012

Roundwood Stadium, Green Lane, Rawmarsh

Two games for me yesterday as originally I was going to watch some American Football, then a noon kick off caught my eye between Parkgate and Rotherham United. Decision made and then it was a case to what to go and watch at 3pm - a good friend of mine Rob Hornby got in touch to say he was going to watch Glapwell v Shirebrook @ Clune Street in Clowne.

Major League Soccer

Soccer Business Bits: USA Television, NBC TV & More

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The US National Team plays a pair of important qualifiers over the next few days facing Jamaica in the rare international home and home. What makes the games an interesting business story is the television availability of the games in the United States. Recall that the last away US qualifier was only available via on demand.


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I just want to say that the most important thing about Pre Season is fitness and it's important at the moment that we remember that.

As you know, Chelsea lost their second game running last night against AC Milan 1-0 following on from the 2-3 loss to the MLS All Stars the other day.

As you can imagine, the press having very little else that's negative to write about Chelsea since we won the Champions League, have already jumped on our pre season bandwagon this morning with The Sun in particular having a pop.

Galaxy Teen Villarreal Scores Amazing First MLS Goal

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Talk about an entrance into Major League Soccer. LA Galaxy forward and home grown striker Jose Villarreal made quite the entrance into MLS last night with his game-tying goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

While his first professional game wasn't anything to write home about, his second game will certainly be one he'll remember for a long time.

La Garde

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Since my first game in Montréal versus the Chicago Fire on March 17th 2012 I have been struck and moved by the powerful support we get from our fans. It was my second game as a professional, so you might have thought I would have gotten over the nerves of playing in front of a large crowd. Only a week earlier, I had my debut as a second half sub versus the Vancouver Whitecaps.

La Garde

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Since my first game in Montréal versus the Chicago Fire on March 17th 2012 I have been struck and moved by the powerful support we get from our fans. It was my second game as a professional, so you might have thought I would have gotten over the nerves of playing in front [...]

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This week on Good Times: JJ lights the Dyn-O-Mite.

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It's moments past halftime and Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones has just produced a fine individual effort to breach the Augsburg for the 2-0. Not only was it his first league strike since August of 2010, but the US livewire has already accumulated one "Gordie Howe hat trick" (goal, assist, rough yellow card) before the second game of the season is even done.

Santos Laguna, Toronto FC meet again with CCL fortunes at stake

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Five months ago to the day, Toronto FC and Santos Laguna kicked off the semifinals of the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League at BMO Field, with the Reds holding the Mexican power to a 1-1 draw before ultimately succumbing a week later in a 6-2 rout at Estadio Corona.



Liverpool vs Arsenal: Preview + Live Streaming Links

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Arsenal will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, to hopefully secure their first win of the season in a fixture that has seen a lot of drama in the recent years.

If you look back at the clashes between Arsenal and Liverpool, the hype around them in general has been deteriorating for the past 2-3 years, a time period coinciding with Liverpool's fall from title chasers to Europa League drop-outs.

USL Pro: A Look Back at Week 19

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The Charleston Battery booked their place in the USL Pro postseason this past weekend, and they did so in convincing fashion.

The Battery clinched a playoff berth and snapped a five-game winless skid by mauling the Rochester Rhinos, 4-0, in their penultimate game of the season on Saturday.


Espinoza Called Up and Warzycha Loaned Out

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The Roger Espinoza news continues today as Honduras announced their roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on September 7th and 11th, both against Cuba. Even though he's suspended for their first game on the 7th due to his red card in the Olympics again Brazil, Espinoza has been named to the roster.

All We Are Saying

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KC is back home again when they'll take on the Crew at Livestrong Sporting Park. Kansas City continues to struggle to find the back of the net. They've gone 325 minutes without find the back of the net in a league game at home, the second longest streak in team history. A streak only topped by a streak at the end of the 1998 through the beginning of the 1999 season.


Stoke vs Arsenal 0-0 Highlights Video August 2012

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Raining in Beijing

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Second game and still no injury.

Playing in the rain. That was a fun game when we're younger, or could still be if you're young now. Or not, if your parents are overly protective of you and thinks a every drop of rain on you would kill one cell in your body. Playing football in the rain is especially fun when you're in a hot climate and that is your once in a blue moon fix for a little cold weather.

UEFA Champions League

Americans Abroad: Bedoya's Helsingborg faces climb, Grella scores again and more

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If Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborg are to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage, they'll need to pull off an inspired road performance.

The Swedish champions conceded a second-minute goal to Kris Commons that set the tone for Celtic's 2-0 victory in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie, one that happened on Helsingborg's home ground.

Mid-Day Ticker: Terry ban reduced, Llorente linked with Juventus, and more

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John Terry is once again back in the headlines, but this time it comes with good news for the Chelsea captain.

Terry's ban for his violent actions in the UEFA Champions League semifinals against Barcelona have been reduced on appeal, meaning the centerback will be able to play from the start of their title defense this upcoming season.

New England Revolution

Musket Rounds: Donovan To Europe, SKC Visiting, MLS Captains, And More

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Thank Gooodness It's Friday, am I right? And what a week it has been for the New England Revolution. Captain traded away midweek, star striker gets arrested and tries to use the old "I'm a famous athlete" defense before finding out that being an MLS athlete in New England makes you about as famous as the Brazilian national curling team, and there's still a massively important game ahead on the weekend.

Five Questions: Revolution at Sporting K.C.

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The Revolution will need Lee Nguyen to deliver another solid game with first-place Sporting K.C. waiting for them at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park come Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

From the frying pan and into the fire.

Three days after getting grilled by the expansion Impact, the Revolution jump into the flames against conference king Sporting K.

Revolution vs. Impact: Know Thy Enemy

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The New England Revolution are gearing up for a three-match road trip by traveling north of the border to Quebec to take on the MLS newcomers known as the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night for their second game in just four days. It will be the second time in a row the Revs have faced a Canadian side, having just fallen to Toronto 0-1 on the weekend.

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U.S. women overcome shaky start to open Olympics with win over France

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The U.S. women's national team's Olympic campaign could not have started any worse, but after 14 nightmare minutes, the two-time reigning gold medalists restored order and opened group play with three points.

Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach scored to eliminate an early 2-0 deficit, and early substitute Carli Lloyd scored the game-winner on a long-range rocket to help the U.

Henry strike carries Red Bulls past Fire

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Playing in torrid conditions, at an unusual time during a weekday and on short rest, Thierry Henry still found a way to snap his scoring drought.

Henry chested down a cross-field pass from Sebastien Le Toux and volleyed a left-footed blast from a tight angle off the far post and in at the 71st-minute mark for the only goal in the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena Wednesday afternoon.

The Rest

Spanish daily Marca says ‘mysterious’ Gareth Bale injury points to Real Madrid move

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The injury that has ruled Gareth Bale out of Tottenham's friendly against Sunderland is merely a cover story as he forces through a transfer to Real Madrid, according to a Spanish newspaper. Marca irked Spurs supporters with yesterday's splash claiming that Bale had agreed personal terms with Real. They've now followed that up with a [.

Brown Earns 3rd Shutout, Beats Cleveland St.

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Defender Dylan Remick scored inside of 10 minutes to help lead No. 22 Brown (3-0-0) to a 2-0 win over Cleveland State (2-2-0) in the Brown Soccer Classic on Friday at Stevenson Field in Providence, R.I.

Remick (10′) and fellow defender Eric Robertson (70′) collected their first goals of the season while Bears keeper Sam Kernan-Schloss recorded a pair of saves and earned his third-straight clean sheet of the young season.

RVP arrival confirms there's no substitute for class...

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Robin Van Persie was a hat-trick hero on Sunday at St Mary's where United just about did enough to secure their first league away win of the season against newly promoted Southampton. And for the second game in a row, United had to score three to be sure of victory. Just like the previous weekend against Fulham, it finished up 3-2 and like many previous encounters with Southampton, it was a tense

UMW College Soccer Wrap-Up

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Reynolds' Late 2OT Score Lifts UMW Women's Soccer to 5-4 win in 2012 Opener Junior Erin Reynolds scored her second goal of the day with just 36 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the University of Mary Washington women's soccer team to a 5-4 win at Bridgewater College in both teams' season opener on Friday afternoon.

Spartak Moscow Beat Fenerbahce 2-1

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Three goals in 10 minutes saw Spartak Moscow beat Fenerbahce 2-1 at home in a first-leg playoff match, with striker Emmanuel Emenike on target against his former club.
Emenike, who joined Spartak last year after just two months at Fenerbahce, scored on 59 minutes Tuesday, hammering the ball into the net after pouncing on a low left-wing cross from Dmitry Kombarov.

MNT Abroad - Goals, and Not All From Who You Expect

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Scoring goals for their clubs is nothing new to Men's National Team players, but a couple surprising names turned up on the scoresheet this past weekend.
Goals have become business as usual for Jozy Altidore at Alkmaar, and the second game of the season meant another pair for the U.S. striker. He scored the first and third in the 3-1 win against Heracles.

Winner winner, chicken dinner!

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For the second game in a row, Michael Parkhurst has hit the winner - but in far more dramatic circumstances. With 15 minutes left, the U.S. man accepted a target man lay-off to leave the home keeper no chance for the 1-0 at AGF Aarhus. The victory restored the Superliga holders to third place through six rounds.

Sao Paulo Keeper Scores Another Screamer

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We've featured 39 year old Sao Paulo keeper Rogerio Ceni here before scoring his 100th career goal and following six months on the sidelines following shoulder surgery he was back to his very best as he scored another trademark free-kick in just his second game back as Sao Paulo beat Bahia 2-0 in the Copa Sudamericana.

Aztec Fall in WPSL Final

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Beverly (Mass.)-based Aztec MA succumbed to the heat and the Texans in Sunday's WPSL Final in Pensacola, Fla. on Sunday. (Photo: Aztec MA)

Playing in their second WSPL Final in three years, Aztec MA couldn't conjure the magic of their 2010 championship as they fell to the undefeated Gulf Coast Texans 4-0 in Pensacola, Fla.

Sounders Women Face Pali for Western Conference Championship

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Sounders Women Face Pali for Western Conference Championship

This Sunday, the Sounders Women will take on the Pali Blues for the third time this season. The first meeting found the Pali Blues handing the Sounders their first loss. The second game the Sounders held Pali to only one goal, but have yet to score against them.

Sounders Vs. Chelsea | Recap, Stats, Quotes

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Last night's game against Chelsea FC was sold as a celebration of soccer. And it sure felt like it. With the pressure off, the Sounders' offense showed the same spark against Chelsea that they have when they have been at their best this season. Fredy Montero scored two very well-taken goals, showing a striker's determination to get on the score sheet.

Our Greatest Triumph

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Second game in a row I can use this pic :D
We go from facing our opposition in MLS Cup to playing at the location of MLS Cup. Unfortunately the Rapids have lost every game they've ever played in Toronto other than MLS Cup. Much like Seattle, Toronto appears unbeatable at home, at least by us.