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Manchester City and New York Yankees join forces to form MLS side New York City FC

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Manchester City and baseball side New York Yankees have announced they will create an MLS expansion side called New York City FC. The club will join the league in 2015, when it will become its 20th club. City's owner Sheikh Mansour will be the majority partner of the new team, with the Yankees also actively [.

How Some New Fans to the Premier League Find Teams to Follow

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It's easy to live in a bubble when following soccer in the United States. Ninety nine percent of my interactions are with hardcore soccer fans, so when I talk to a fan who's new to the Premier League, it's often ... Continue...

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Man City Makes Player Statistics Data Available To Public; Small Step Towards Stat-Nerd Nirvana

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Manchester City, champions of England, have launched a fantastic new feature that allows fans free access to advanced player statistics. By registering here, soccer fans will be able to go beyond mere goals scored and into the kind detailed data...

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Manchester City Gives Stat Heads A Huge Opportunity - SBNation.com

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Manchester City Gives Stat Heads A Huge Opportunity - SBNation.com

If you've been sitting around waiting for the soccer-stat revolution, this might well be the thing that kicks it into high gear. Up until now, stat-interested soccer fans were largely inhibited by the lack of good information. With Manchester City basically offering the full catalogue of Opta-generated statistics to anyone who's interested, we can finally get some crowd-sourced and peer-reviewed data that has been missing up until now.

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Why Do Some Soccer Fans Dislike FOX Soccer So Much?

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Over the past two years, FOX Soccer has spent a lot of money and worked tremendously hard at improving everything related to its channel. But at the same time,FOX Soccer gets a lot of criticism from soccer fans from all ... Continue reading...

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2012 SBI College Soccer Season Preview: Rankings, Players to watch and more

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The 2012 Men's College soccer season is ready to kick off tonight around the country and the best teams and players in America will give soccer fans plenty of added entertainment to go along with their usual pro soccer fix.

Defending champion North Carolina is back, and despite all the new faces, the Tar Heels should be in contention again.

Real Madrid and Barcelona set to renew rivalry in Spanish Super Cup Clash

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Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to resume what many soccer fans consider the most entertaining rivalry in the game when they clash today in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup (4pm, ESPN3.com)

Real Madrid will be facing their rival for the first time since beating them at the Camp Nou to all but clinch the Spanish League title.

FOX Soccer 2Go To Launch On Android This Week; New Updates Coming to iOS Devices

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The news that many soccer fans who own Android devices have been waiting to hear can finally be revealed. FOX Soccer 2Go will be available on Android devices later this week according to a FOX Soccer spokesperson. FOX Soccer 2Go ...

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If You Want to Watch Serie A This Season, Contact Your TV Provider Today

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The new season of Serie A kicks off on August 25, but if you want to ensure that you don't miss watching a game featuring your favorite Italian team, it's time to take action.

Previously you've been accustomed to watching Serie A on FOX Soccer and ESPN3. But as we exclusively reported four months ago, beIN SPORT has acquired the US TV and Internet rights to Serie A.

Open Cup Final and Player Salaries

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For those of you that don't already have tickets for the US Open Cup final a week from today against the Seattle Sounders, you may want to get them. Today it was announced that the US Open Cup final for this year (and the next two after that) will be shown on Gol TV. The station that most people have to get another tier on their cable provider to be able to watch the game.

Middle East Soccer

Egyptian Ultras Emerge as Powerful Political Force

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Egypt's militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era, says writer James Dorsey.

Egyptian Ultras Emerge as Powerful Political Force

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Egypt's militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era, says writer James Dorsey.

Egyptian Ultras Emerge as Powerful Political Force

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Egypt's militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era, says writer James Dorsey.

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Ricketts, Canada move to top of group

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While many U.S. soccer fans are concerned about their team's standing in CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifying after Friday's matches across North and Central American and the Carribbean, it's a different story north of the border.

Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) was a 66th-minute sub as Canada beat Panama 1-0 on Friday night in Toronto and moved into first place in their semifinal-round qualifying group.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Leagues around the world take a back seat to the international game, as World Cup qualifying resumes.

The marquee match for U.S. soccer fans is the U.S. men's national team's battle against Jamaica Friday night, where the U.S. can claim sole possession of first place in its qualifying group with a win.

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Today’s The Day….

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Dempsey gets the tally against Jamaica in 2011. (Photo Credit: Alex Brandon, AP)

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Finding the Game : Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer

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Many North American soccer fans and players may be now familiar with the film Pelada (it's achieved somewhat of a cult status in the US soccer scene). If it left...

Today’s The Day….

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Donovan gets a warm (beer, urine, whatever) reception at Azteca. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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What's the point of August friendlies?

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 14, 2012) US Soccer Players – If you're a European club, there's a quick and abrupt answer. There is none. Surprisingly, FIFA actually listened and we only have one more year to enjoy watching the August date disrupt the early goings of the European seasons. Will any tears fall for a friendly date that seems designed to remind everyone that FIFA sets the schedule?

Chandler cites schedule and travel as reasons for latest USMNT snub

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There was yet another turn in the Timmy Chandler-U.S. men's national team saga on Monday, but it is not one unfamiliar to American soccer fans.

According to a German report, Chandler was called up for the United States' Wednesday friendly against Mexico at Azteca Stadium but he passed on the opportunity due to the scheduling and 'strenous' travel that would have been required.

USMNT Notes: Chandler uncommitted, Klinsmann discusses roster and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If there was any lingering uncertainty as to the real reason Timmy Chandler turned downed cap-tying call-ups the past two summers, U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann put them to rest on Sunday.

Tom Hanks Attends Portland Timbers Game, Schmoozes with Players

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Tom Hanks talks Soccer shop in the video above.

Apparently, he is a fan of Aston Villa, who was in town to play the Timbers. He explains how Aston Villa came to be the team he roots for.

Tom doesn't quite say that he favors one team over the other.

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The Soccer Hater

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Still on the road...so here is the next part in our 2009 "Bringing the Fans" series. This post looks at the "soccer hater" and asks whether they are a desirable target audience for MLS. Did the World Cup change some minds? We should be back posting live Monday morning. The next part in this series should run tomorrow.

Soccer Business Bits: Soccer Box, Olympics Drive Ratings & More

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This weekend the Revs will host the Montreal Impact in a match-up of lower table teams in the Eastern Conference. The match will take place at Gillette Stadium, but unlike other Revs games, the match will be followed by a three fight card of boxing. The main event will feature local fighter Danny O'Connor, who has been quoted as saying that he is a big Revs fan.

If You Want to Watch La Liga This Season, Contact Your TV Provider Today

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If you live in the United States and you watch La Liga — whether it's el Classico, Real Madrid, Barcelona or any of the other teams in the Spanish league — it's time to take action.

Previously you've been accustomed to watching La Liga on ESPN and GolTV. But as we exclusively reported in March, beIN SPORT has acquired the US TV and Internet rights to La Liga.

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US Soccer Gold Medal Match Most-Watched Event in History of NBC Sports Network

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While this is not really FC Dallas specific, most of us that are soccer fans have probably been following the US Women's march though the Olympics. Apparently soccer fans weren't the only ones watching as the Gold Medal match is now the most watched program in NBC Sports history.

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Alex Morgan is a Beast – USWNT Moves on to Gold Medal Match

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Nails were bitten to the quick. Voices hoarse from yelling. Heart palpitations no doubt sent soccer fans reaching for their chests. The United States vs. Canada women's soccer semifinal in Manchester, England on Monday was about as thrilling as a match could be.

In the end, after two overtime periods, Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) scored in the 123rd minute to lift the US to a 4-3 win over their neighbors to the north.

Olympics 2012 Football – The Best Olympic Soccer Fans

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Soccer fans are distracted, passionate and entirely awing. They have turned away in variety for the Olympic men's and women's soccer tourney across the U.K. These are icons of the better rooters away there.

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That’s On Point - USMNT vs. Guatemala Preview

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He's saying "foul", right?

"You don't live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati," -- Ex-Bengals coach Sam Wyche during a 1989 incident when fans were throwing stuff on the field at Riverfront Stadium.

Part of what many people would argue that makes soccer the best game on the planet is that "everybody" plays it, meaning different cultures influence the way the game is played in perceived in their own unique ways.

Introducing Stars And Stripes FC

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Introducing Stars And Stripes FC

U.S. Soccer fans have clamored and clamored and clamored for this, and now, the moment is here. Headed by Ryan Rosenblatt and Kevin McCauley, SB Nation now has a U.S. Soccer blog. Go over, bid your hellos, and don't forget, 'Muricah.

5 Soccer Apps Reviewed for Smartphones and Tablets

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Now that we're on an international break, it's perfect timing to take a look at five apps that soccer fans should consider in order to get their footy fix on the go. One is new yet nostalgic, one is revamped, ...

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Jamie Watson Loaned to Minnesota Stars for Remainder of Season

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From the days of the Minnesota Thunder playing Real Salt Lake in USOC matches or when the NSC Stars played the Austin Aztex in the USSF D2 Pro League, whenever Jamie Watson touched a ball for those opposing sides, Minnesota pro soccer fans would chant, "You dive like Jamie Watson." The chant was started after [.

England Football Terrace Anthem by Trapper

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Ah the beautiful England Football Anthem written and produced by Trapper. This song was originally released for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but the song entitled "Terrace" is still so very popular today with English Soccer Fans today.

Should EA Sports add women’s soccer players to ‘FIFA’ game?

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Video games giant EA Sports has received criticism for failing to include women's players and teams on its popular title "FIFA" in the wake of the United States' dramatic victory over Japan for the Olympic gold medal.

The Americans' 2-1 triumph was watched by over 80,000 fans in Wembley Stadium and an audience of 4.

Wigan Athletic Third Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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Some soccer fans may argue that Wigan Athletic doesn't need three kits for their 2012-13 football season, but who are we to argue? After releasing their new home and away kits for next season, the Latics have now unveiled their ...

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Captain Morgan Party Like a Champion Advert

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The Captain, Captain Morgan gets footy/soccer fans from all over the world to Party Like A Champion in this brilliant advert for the Captain's Whiskey which features a the music and should very well be a popular anthem around the world.

When it comes to legendary partying, Captain Morgan always leads from the front.

"Irish" Danny O'Connor To Fight In First-Ever Boxing Match At Gillette Stadium

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The New England Revolution are all about doubleheaders these days.

Sunday's Eastern Conference matchup against the Montreal Impact will be followed up by a three-bout boxing card in the stadium, headlined by an eight-round battle between Framingham native "Irish" Danny O'Connor and Eddie Soto of Pawtucket.