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Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey’s stripped down game is perfect for a stage like this

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It's another opportunity for Dempsey to bolster his "big game" credentials.

Clint Dempsey's legacy seems secure, regardless of what happens on Saturday. The discussions about the greatest player in American men's soccer player are unlikely to be swayed either way. The debate about whether or not it was a good move for him to return to MLS will rage on.

The end of Fulhamerica

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By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 7, 2012) US Soccer Players -- The moment Clint Dempsey's transfer to Tottenham was official, an era in American soccer at least temporarily came to an end. "Fulhamerica," for years the American soccer player's likeliest English destination, had followed in the footsteps of Germany's Bayer Leverkusen.

Wear Your Clint Dempsey Tottenham Hotspur Shirt With Pride [PHOTO]

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Arguably the best US soccer player ever has jumped ship from Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur. And now you can order a Tottenham Hotspur shirt with Clint Dempsey's name on the back — to show your support for the player, the club ...

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Jordan Morris

Type 1 diabetes didn’t stop Jordan Morris

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Between checking his blood sugars, calculating carbs, and giving himself insulin, it's been a lot to deal with.

There are a lot of barriers standing between the average youth soccer player and a career as a professional. There's competition, fitness, skills, bad coaching. Jordan Morris had one more barrier to deal with.

Jordan Morris caps grand year with MAC Hermann Trophy

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In 2015 Morris won the Pac12 Player of the Year, the College Cup Player of Tournament and tonight he takes home the greatest award for college soccer players.

Jordan Morris' 2015 is finally over. It ends with the award as the greatest D-1 NCAA men's soccer player. Tonight he won the MAC Hermann trophy.

Rodrigo Santoro

Trailer for ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’ shows a lot of promise [VIDEO]

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It's been a very long time since a movie about soccer raised our eyebrows. Sure, there have been some decent ones such as The Damned United and Rockmount, but they have been too few and far between.

So it's encouraging that the trailer for the new film 'Pele: Birth of a Legend' shows a lot of promise as a movie that could entertain and inspire viewers.

Trailer for ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’ shows a lot of promise [VIDEO]

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It's been a very long time since a movie about soccer raised our eyebrows. Sure, there have been some decent ones such as The Damned United and Rockmount, but they have been too few and far between.

So it's encouraging that the trailer for the new film 'Pele: Birth of a Legend' shows a lot of promise as a movie that could entertain and inspire viewers.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Chilling scenes in Dortmund after fan death

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Seattle

A San Jose Earthquakes fan polled r/MLS users on who the most hated supporters in all of MLS were. You. Will. Never. Guess. Who. Came. Out. On. Top.

Megan Rapinoe is basically the awesomest person ever. Here's another reminder.

Learn more about Seattle Reign FC draft pick, Carson Pickett, a one-armed soccer player who proves an inspiration to teen.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-24-15 [Christmas Eve Edition]

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'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Earnie soon would be there.

Gonzalez move to Liga MX Pachuca makes Galaxy MLS top-heavy | ESPN FC:
The LA Galaxy defender, who was once a poster child for staying in MLS, has moved to rival Liga MX as roster construction in MLS continues to evolve.

Some Ferocious Soccer Lynx

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You know the drill. Contrary to some rumors, I am not the only person who writes about soccer. While you love my writing and would love to see three epic, full length features at this site each and every week, I've been pretty prolific at SoccerGods and Paste Magazine. Thus, for today at least, you'll just have to content yourself with fine writing by other folks and links to said writing.

Questions: The gap in points

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Oct 23, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Tuesday's column, Tony studies the gap in MLS between the Supporter's Shield and 19th-place, salutes Chad Marshall's achievement in Columbus, and reminds us that Taylor Twellman was an exceptional soccer player. With one game to play, the difference between the Supporter's Shield winners and the 19th-placed team in the League is 42 points.

FC Dallas Midfielder David Ferreira Voted MLS Player of the Week

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FC Dallas midfielder David Ferreira was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 24 of the 2012 MLS season.

The post FC Dallas Midfielder David Ferreira Voted MLS Player of the Week appeared first on 3rd Degree.

Looking at MLS Salaries

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The annual mid-summer dump of player salary information by the Major League Soccer Player's Union has hit, and as always, it makes for a great read for fans. As always, there is plenty of fodder for discussion for fans looking critically at the list of salaries. The Revolution's all new Designated Player Jerry Bengston is making only $120,000, suggesting that his DP status is based on his transfer fee and not his salary.

Real Madrid

Watch ‘The Laurie Cunningham Story’: ITV TV Documentary [VIDEO]

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In March 2013, British television channel ITV aired a documentary entitled "The Laurie Cunningham Story" about one of the pioneers of English football.

He was the first black soccer player ever to be capped by England, which opened the door for other black professional footballers to gain international experience for their country (including Viv Anderson who became the first black athlete to play for the England national team, as well as Paul Ince who became England's first black captain in 1993).

Must-See Comedy: Fabio Coentrao

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So imagine you are a soccer player who takes his place on the bench for a game, in full uniform, only to find out you weren't selected to even be in uniform for that match.

That awkward situation happened to Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao before their recent match against Espanyol. He turned up on the Real Madrid bench only to be told by Iker Casillas that he didn't belong there.

U.S. Women's National Team

Former Washington Freedom Star, Abby Wambach Previews Gold Medal Game against Japan

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In two seasons with the Washington Freedom (2002-2003/WUSA & 2009-2010/WPS) Abby Wambach not only played along side the most famous U.S. Soccer player ever - Mia Hamm, she also won a league championship and was named MVP. Wambach scored 44 goals and added 30 assists while playing for the Freedom franchise and was by far a fan favorite at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

All In, All Out: a note on the amazing Megan Rapinoe

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In two interviews, four years apart, two different USWNT players casually identified themselves as gay to reporters. Neither did so with the solemn declaration, "I'm a lesbian." Both players answered a reporter's question in a way that snuffed out the presumption of heterosexuality maintained by mass sports media on those rare occasions when it addresses women athletes, a presumption it maintains in spite of all evidence to the contrary.

The Rest

Photo: Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his knee strapped

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Chef Antonio with world famous soccer player, Zlatan Ibrahimović at Senti. Thank you @iamzlatanibrahimovic for stopping by! We wish you the best of...

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WoSo Week in Review: Tobin Heath, NWSL expansion, and more

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U.S. Soccer names their POTY, NCFC wants to join the NWSL, and more

This week in women's soccer, Tobin Heath was named U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and North Carolina FC expressed interest in joining the NWSL. Also, FC Kansas City's general manager resigned after four years with the club.

Beer Commercial Presses Hot-Button Soccer Topic

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Is Tecate Light predicting a trend for soccer's future?

The ad is only :15-seconds long and has very few words. After a soccer player makes an obvious dive to try and draw a foul, the referee begins to take out a yellow card when he is influenced by the Tecate Light beer mascot who is looking on from the bleachers.

Shalrie Joseph is looking for America's next soccer star

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Shalrie Joseph has partnered with America's Next Soccer Star Tour to provide young athletes with the opportunity to be discovered.

Shalrie Joseph had no interest in going to college after high school until he had a conversation with Nick Dimitrievski, the Director of Athletics and Head Men's Soccer Coach at Bryant & Stratton College.

What can a plastic football jersey tell us?

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Earlier this month, Lionel Messi's jersey was trending on Facebook. No surprise there. The football star, often dubbed the best soccer player in the world,1 is used to turning heads. A forward for both the Argentine national team and FC Barcelona, Messi is a five-time recipient of the Ballon d'Or,2 a prestigious award that singles.

2015 Player Profile #19: Lamar Neagle

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Neagle fell off from his great 2014 season. His future is now in the hands of "other Washington."

Federal Way's finest soccer player had his worst season as a Sounders veteran. It was not about the numbers, but a combination of expectations and need that showed Lamar Neagle's best, and worst.

Jorge Mendes: Super Agent

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Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria, David De Gea, Diego Costa. These are just some of the superstars that Jorge Mendes represents. Mendes is a Portuguese soccer agent who is one of the most influential in the world and lays claim to about 68% of all player transactions at Sporting Lisbon, Benfica, and Porto (Portuguese soccer clubs) and its said to have brokered over 1 billion pounds worth of trades.

Qatar 2022 could be FIFA’s biggest mistake ever

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Growing up around an Egyptian father absolutely obsessed with football there were certain truths that I had to accept and never question:

1. Pele is the greatest soccer player of all time, and any Argentinian fan who disagrees is blinded by bias.

2. Never trust a fan of the Algerian national team.

USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard shows off new Tattoos

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If you are a fan of soccer/futbol than you have surely seen the increased trend of most of your favorite players sporting tattoos.

David Beckham was most likely the first soccer player to gain recognition from his many tattoos but just like in the NBA, many soccer players around the world can be seen with tattoos covering their arms -- and in some cases even exposing multiple tattoos on their torsos when exchanging jerseys in the post match ritual.

Whatever Ever Happened To?

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It has been quite some time since we did this interview with Concave Sports about their new soccer cleat. Was the product a success?

From the 2009 Footiebusiness Vault:

Dave Frederick of Concave Sports was kind enough to chat with us about his product and what is involved in marketing a new soccer shoe in the United States.

UVA's Caroline Miller Named ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia women's soccer senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was named the ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week conference officials announced Tuesday. It was the second consecutive week that Miller was honored by the league.

Miller was honored for the final week of the regular season as she led Virginia to a 5-1 win over No.

Philly Soccer Six roundup

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La Salle goalkeeper John McCarthy has been named Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week after keeping two clean sheets. More Philly Soccer Six results and news.

Video: Richmond women's soccer player Becca Wann on winning U20 Gold Medal

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University of Richmond women's soccer player and Chesterfield, VA native Becca Wann talks about her time winning a gold medal with the U20 US National Team.


Sapling Snapshot – The Outoftowners Edition

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With the Portland Timbers Academy roster popping up this week and before I try and delve into the full roster – here is a quick glance at the three players on the roster NOT from Oregon or Southwest Washington.

The Timbers have three players from outside of the standard territory on the U-18 Roster: Lucas Cawley (Centerville, Utah), Michael Gray (Las Vegas, Nev.

Michael Essien to Arsenal? Yes, Please…

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With less than 24 hours remaining in the European football's summer transfer window, reports have emerged in the British press that Arsene Wenger is trying to sign Chelsea's Michael Essien on a season-long-loan deal.

English: Michael Essien, football (soccer) player (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arsenal's recent goal-scoring troubles have overshadowed the fact that there is a big Alex Song-sized hole in the central defensive midfield for Wenger to fill before today's 11pm deadline.

Who is the Ozark’s Top Boys Soccer Player

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I guess I could put up a photo to go with this story but that might tip my hand. Suffice it to say that my choice isn't the same as the early leader. If the boys at O Zone are going to troll for traffic this way, might as well ensure there is as large a vote as possible.

Poll Question: Who is Ozarks' top boys soccer player?

SBI College Preview: Alvarez ready to lead UConn to glory and realize his pro dream

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Before he was a college soccer player, and before he developed into one of the best playmakers in the nation for national power UConn, Carlos Alvarez was just a teenager with a life-changing decision to make.

I think I'm a better soccer player (now) than ... when I first started playing with the men's...

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I think I'm a better soccer player (now) than ... when I first started playing with the men's national team. I have a better understanding for the game. Technically, I'm better. And in front of the goal, you can never settle. So that's one of the things where I practice every day out of the week.

Zak Boggs Retires Because He's Incredibly Smart

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Since this blog was founded in late 2010/early 2011, we've had a lot to say about Zak Boggs. Not all of it has been positive. However, this last time what we'd like to say is "good luck." The Revolution released this afternoon that Boggs, a third-year midfielder, has retired from soccer to accept a Fullbright Scholarship for medical sciences at Leicester University in England.

Did That Happen?!: Revisiting the USA vs. Canada Classic

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Ring-a-round the Mounties.

Maura Gladys finally composes herself to write on the US's heart-stopping win.

Some games are won with heart and soul and will and belief and all of the other intangibles that pepper sports vernacular when a monumental moment unfolds.

On and Off the Field Rising Star: Alex Morgan sponsorship review

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Alex Morgan is a the US Women's National Team rising star on and off the field. She is the most marketable women's soccer player and has already signed sponsorships with major brands.

National Teamers Abroad: Gomez keeps at it

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Though the Liga MX season is still in its early rounds, a US soccer player was once again on the score sheet. This time, it was Herculez Gomez getting a goal for Santos Laguna in a 2-2- draw with Puebla on Friday. Carlos Quintero opened the scoring for Santos in the 6th minute with Gomez doubling that lead in the 15th.

Guy to Join Guam National Team

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On Wednesday, Revolution midfielder Ryan Guy announced his intentions of joining the Guam National Team. (Photo: Kari Heistad)

Ryan Guy may not be on Jurgen Klinsmann's radar, but that won't stop the Revolution midfielder from earning his first international cap before the close of the calendar year.