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Major League Soccer Passes the Six Million Mark

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Give up comparing soccer to the nation's dominant sports. Baseball and Football don't do comparisons they exist alone. No point in soccer warriors climbing the walls of their impenetrable castles chanting,we're going to be bigger than you one day!Forget it. They'll throw their balls at you and knock you off.

DeRo and Draw Dominate Definitive Atlantic Cup Duel

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An Atlantic Cup match is always a show. The dueling cheering sections always cheer a little louder, the players are a bit more physical, and the soccer world is reminded that league rivalries can be just as fierce on the ...

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The N.A.S.A. Roundtable … (Nerds Attack Soccer Analytics)

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Landing a rover on Mars is CHILD'S PLAY compared to figuring out who's really helping a soccer team win. ... Yeah, we said that.

What happens when TSG reaches out to a bunch of nerds in high places who like numbers, triangle passes, Barcelona analogy misappropriations, Dax McCarty data, Roger Espinosa heat maps and deal in things called "machine learning" & "regression analyses?

The N.A.S.A. Roundtable … (Nerds Attack Soccer Analytics)

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Landing a rover on Mars is CHILD'S PLAY compared to figuring out who's really helping a soccer team win. ... Yeah, we said that.

What happens when TSG reaches out to a bunch of nerds in high places who like numbers, triangle passes, Barcelona analogy misappropriations, Dax McCarty data, Roger Espinosa heat maps and deal in things called "machine learning" & "regression analyses?

European Soccer

Mid-Day Ticker: Martinez to Bayern done; Barca, Madrid hit with bans & more

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Javi Martinez is officially a Bayern Munich player.

After an on-again, off-again transfer saga, the Spanish international has completed his move from Athletic Bilbao to the German giants for a €40 million fee that was necessary to trigger a buy-out clause in his contract.

Mid-Day Ticker: Scorpions land stadium sponsor, Robinho out a month and more

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The San Antonio Scorpions are making moves.

The NASL club landed Toyota as a sponsor for its new soccer-specific stadium, which is slated to open in time for the 2013 season. It will be the second soccer-specific stadium in America with the Japanese car company's name branded on it, joining the Chicago Fire's Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

Mid-Day Ticker: Spurs sign Adebayor, De Rossi stays put at Roma and more

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Emmanuel Adebayor is returning to White Hart Lane to inject some much-needed life into Tottenham's attack.

Adebayor, who scored 17 goals last season while on loan with Tottenham from Manchester City, has completed a permanent transfer to the club after a drawn-out transfer saga has finally concluded with his departure from Etihad Stadium for a reported £5 million fee.

Evening Ticker: Dos Santos out for Olympic final, Lukaku loaned and more

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If Mexico is to capture Olympic gold, it will have to do so without attacking star Giovani Dos Santos.

Dos Santos has been ruled out of the final with a muscle injury, leaving El Tri without one of its most lethal options in a game that features two of the more explosive teams in the Olympic field.

Mid-Day Ticker: Lucas lured by PSG, Spurs make move for Damiao and more

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Paris St.-German have struck again.

The high-spending French power swooped in to sign rising Brazilian star Lucas Moura, outbidding the likes of Manchester United and Inter Milan for the Sao Paulo attacking midfielder. Reports Tuesday had PSG making a €45 million move for Lucas, who is currently on the Brazilian Olympic team that is vying for the gold medal in London.

Evening Ticker: Brazil reaches Olympic final, Suarez signs long-term deal & more

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The gold medal favorites are within one win of fulfilling their lofty expectations.

Brazil's men's Olympic team got two goals from Leandro Damiao and escaped a controversial no-call on a penalty shout to rout South Korea 3-0 and advance to the Olympic gold medal match against Mexico.

Mid-Day Ticker: Diskerud trains with Rosenborg, Woolard concussed & more

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A new option has presented itself in Mix Diskerud's quest to leave Stabaek for greener pastures.

Diskerud is training with Norwegian side Rosenborg, one of the country's most storied teams, this week as he eyes a move before the close of the summer transfer window at the end of the month.

Friday Kickoff: Mourinho wants to keep Kaka, Muamba plays again and more

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Kaka may not be on his way out of the Bernabeu just yet.

Speaking after Real Madrid's 5-1 thrashing of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Madrid coach Jose Mourinho claimed that he wanted to keep the Brazilian playmaker this season, this despite rampant reports that he was headed elsewhere.

Mid-Day Ticker: Ferdinand charged over tweets, Everton close in on Pienaar and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Rio Ferdinand's rough summer just got worse.

Having missed out on Euro 2012 due to manager Roy Hodgson electing John Terry over him, Ferdinand is now being chagred by the English Football Association over remarks he made on Twitter following the conclusion of Terry's recent trial.

Friday Kickoff: French FA suspends Nasri, Menez; Hoilett joins QPR and more

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It will be at least three international matches before Samir Nasri represents France again.

The Manchester City star was suspended there games, and French teammate Jeremey Menez was suspended one for their conduct at Euro 2012. Nasri was punished for his comments made after the team's ouster at the hands of Spain, going into a curse-laden tirade at journalists.

Mid-Day Ticker: Collin suffers facial fracture, Kompany signs new deal & more

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Sporting Kansas City centerback and MLS All-Star starter Aurelien Collin will miss the next 1-to-2 weeks after suffering a facial fracture at PPL Park Wednesday night.

Collin suffered the injury in the first half of the All-Star Game after a clash with Chelsea's Michael Essien in the center circle.

Mid-Day Ticker: Bale faces ban, United still interested in Moura and more

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Gareth Bale raised more than a few eyebrows when the midfielder, who denied a call up to Great Britain's Olympic team due to injury, took the field for Tottenham against the LA Galaxy on Tuesday. Now the authorities are beginning to ask questions.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter added to the controversy this morning when he said Bale could be banned for the duration of the Olympics should the Football Association lodge a formal complaint.

Mid-Day Ticker: Documents out Teixeira, Havelange for accepting bribes & more

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What has been expected for years was confirmed on Wednesday.

After a Swiss court ordered that FIFA could make the documents detailing business with marketing partner ISL public, the world's governing body of soccer did so, outing some of the biggest names in the organization for taking kickbacks.

Mid-Day Ticker: Van Persie says no new deal, Egyptian league to resume and more

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Arsenal have been left shaken by the news that Robin Van Persie does not intend to sign a new deal with the club, and now they have a decision to make.

Van Persie's current deal runs through the end of next season, but Arsenal may want to cash in on him now before he is able to leave on a free transfer next summer.

Mid-Day Ticker: Schweinsteiger questionable, River Plate promoted and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If Germany is to defeat Italy in the Euro 2012 semifinals and advance the the tournament finale, they might have to do it without one of their key midfielders.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is questionable for Germany's semifinal bout on Thursday against Andrea Pirlo and the rest of the Azzurri with an ankle injury.

Mid-Day Ticker: Dempsey claims Fulham honor, Mathijsen sidelined and more

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Fulham's supporters just put the icing on the cake for Clint Dempsey's historic season.

The club announced Thursday that Dempsey has been voted Fulham's Player of the Season by the club's fans for the second straight year. The honor comes as no surprise for the 29-year-old, who scored 23 goals in all competitions despite logging most of his minutes in the Cottagers' midfield.

Thursday Kickoff: Preciado dies of heart attack, Hughton to Norwich and more

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Given his history, track record and vision, Manolo Preciado seemed like the perfect man to be tasked with getting relegated Villarreal back to Spain's top flight. After a tragic event overnight, though, Preciado will never get that chance.

Preciado, a beloved long-time Spanish coach and player, died suddenly of a heart attack, a day before he was set to be introduced as Villarreal's next coach.

Friday Kickoff: Mexico beats Bosnia, Hulk closer Chelsea move and more

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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez may have missed two quality chances, but he came through in the clutch to give Mexico another friendly win on Thursday.

Hernandez made up for two missed shots in the 80th minute by scoring a winner in stoppage time of a 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina at Solder FIeld in Chicago, Ill.

New England Revolution

USA vs. Mexico: A Compilation of Previews

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With the United States Men's National Team set to take on Mexico at the Azteca, the whole American soccer world is abuzz as the region's greatest rivalry is about to get serious in a way that it only does once every few years. Normally, only World Cup Qualifying forces these two continental giants to face off in Mexico City; traditionally, the US only wanted to travel there if forced, anyway.

Musket Rounds: Beating New York, Transfer Rumors, Steve Zakuani, And More

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Doesn't it feel great to wake up Monday morning and have it be the day after a win? Especially a comprehensive, dominant victory over a team from New York? The New England Revolution put in a classic performance to crush the Red Bulls, although poor finishing kept it from being the rout it probably should have been.

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Olympics 2012: Window Shopping the Moneyball Talent

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Jon Levy We humble writers here at The Yanks Are Coming have always been proponents of infusing the soccer world with both logic and reason, less common elements within the game than you might think. So it should come as no surprise that we're big fans of the book Soccernomics. Written by Simon Kuper and [.

Olympics 2012: Window Shopping the Moneyball Talent

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Jon Levy We humble writers here at The Yanks Are Coming have always been proponents of infusing the soccer world with both logic and reason, less common elements within the game than you might think. So it should come as no surprise that we're big fans of the book Soccernomics. Written by Simon Kuper and [.

English Premier League

Thursday Kickoff: Special 2016 Copa America being discussed, Corinthians wins Copa Libertadores, & more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The long-discuscced special Copa America is no longer just a rumor.

New CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb revealed on Wednesday that the confederation is in talks with CONMEBOL about a possible 2016 Copa America that would include teams from both regions.

Tottenham take a step back in hiring Andres Villas Boas to replace Harry Redknapp…or do they?

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Many of us in life are frequently tempted by the old ruse of "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence", only to find after a while that things were not what they appeared. This seems to occur often in the soccer world as clubs constantly strive to improve only to find later that the change was for the worse rather than the better.

Euro 2012: England, Interrupted

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For the last decade, the English national team has followed a comfortable and somewhat regular pattern. First, aside from 2008, qualify for an international soccer tournament. Second, assemble a roster of the EPL's top goalscorers. Third, optimistically (or naively or unreasonably) set the bar high.

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Raves: Zac MacMath

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Young keepers will struggle, it's just a fact of life in the soccer world. But Sean Doyle says the future looks bright for Zac MacMath in this rave.

SBI Live Q&A (Sept. 18th Edition)

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It is time for us to talk all things soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A.

It has been a while since our last Q&A, but with so much going on in the soccer world now seems like the perfect time to catch up and discuss everything. Want to talk U.S. national team or MLS or international soccer, or college soccer?

Arsenal linked with Danish defender

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Of course, this being the final week of the summer transfer window, there will be rumours flying around the soccer world like flies round, well you know. Arsenal are today being linked with 20-year old Danish defender Nicolai Boilesen from Dutch club Ajax. Southampton are rumoure to have already enquired about the youngster, with The [.

Marouane Fellaini Shines With Physical and Technical Combination

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Barcelona's influence in the soccer world is not just about the aesthetic quality produced by the La Masia nurtured technicians. They have reopened the eternal debate of how the game should be played. Their mystical football has given us pleasure,...

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Weekend Soccer Notes

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With most leagues a week away from starting. There was still plenty going on around the soccer world from the Olympic Gold Medal game to the FA Community Shield to the German Super Cup. Here are some thoughts on each game.

Olympic Gold Medal Game
• As a United fan, not surprised by the mistake by Rafael.

Canadian Team Boosts Women's Pro Soccer Potential

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The thrilling, controversial semi-final match of Women's Olympic Soccer stirred heavy emotions for Canadians.

The outcome may have been plagued by referee judgment, but it also may have stoked new flames for the Women's Pro game in North America.

Ironically, the loss may mean more for women's Soccer than a win would have.

Foundations of a Soccer World: David Wangerin, 1962-2012

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"I have never believed that something needs to be achingly popular for it to be interesting, and for a soccer fan born in the wrong country at nearly the wrong time, few things are more fascinating than the peculiar roller coaster the game in America has ridden across the decades. As near as I can tell it's story has never really been told.

Video: Rare Comeback Triggered by Landon Donovan

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With much of the Soccer world focused on Euro Cup and the sports world in general still focused on the NBA Finals, one MLS game this past week providing unusual intrigue.

A team went down by two goals and came back to win.

Euro 2012 Football Phrase: To Silence the Critics

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During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will be looking at some of the words and phrases that emerge from the competition. Today we explain the phrase 'to silence the critics'.