Video: Spurs signing Roberto Soldado wants 20 goals and Champions League qualification

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Tottenham new boy Roberto Soldado is targeting 20 goals in his first season in the Premier League and hopes his tally will fire the club into the Champions League. The Spaniard found the net on his debut against Espanyol last weekend and is hoping to carry his goalscoring touch into Spurs' Premier League campaign.

Video: Builder hides Portsmouth shirt inside Southampton’s training ground

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Video has emerged of a Portsmouth-supporting builder hiding a Portsmouth shirt and scarf within the walls of Southampton's new training ground. The multi-million pound training complex is currently being built at Staplewood. But despite the painstaking attention to detail that has gone into the project, it appears that Saints or Scum as they're known [.

Swansea 2-2 Sunderland – Fletcher On The Double As Black Cats Hold Swans At The Liberty (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Swansea City 2-2 Sunderland Premier League 1st September 2012

Steven Fletcher celebrated his debut for Sunderland with a fine brace which would ultimately earn the Black Cats a creditable share of the points at the Liberty Stadium.

Who likes goals?

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Once again back is the incredible - and not just because it'll distract you all from asking me about the transfer scenes. Ahem... Lazio's Hernanes is a bad, bad man. Memphis Depay shows all the footwork, rodeo skills and demolition derby agility in the world to add PSV Eindhoven's insurance tally against Groningen.

Video: Sao Paulo keeper Rogerio Ceni scores six-yard punched own goal

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Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is no stranger to finding the net, having scored more than 100 career goals. But he's more accustomed to blasting in free-kicks and penalties at the other end of the pitch than scoring embarrassing own goals. On this occasion the goal won't be added to his tally after he got a punch [.

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Rapids turn tables on Timbers, coast to home victory

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What a difference a few days made for the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers.

After Portland stifled the Rapids with a 1-0 result at Jeld-Wen Field last Friday to put the 2010 MLS Cup winners in last place in the Western Conference, the Rapids bounced back with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Wednesday night.

Reserve League #7: Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids

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The Chicago Fire Reserves defeated the Colorado Rapids Reserves by a score of 3-1 on a sunny mid-August afternoon at the Toyota Park practice field today. Much like the first team, the reserves conceded the first goal before retaliating with three unanswered goals from Daniel Paladini, Dominic Oduro, and Victor Pineda.

Rapids dominate in 3-0 win

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The Rapids definitively needed a win and on Saturday night the team delivered a definitive victory in eviscerating the Portland Timbers 3-0.

Colorado (7-8-1) scored early to take control and late to make it a rout in dismantle the Timbers. Jaime Castrillon scored in the 18th minute and Conor Casey tallied four minutes later as Oscar Pareja's offense finally showed signs of coming together.

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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.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Crew

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Benny Feilhaber returned to form out on the left during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Crew. Feilhaber assisted on Jerry Bengtson's 23rd minute tally. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

One-goal games.

It's often said that good teams prevail in one-goal games. That, somehow, whether it's squeezing out the lone goal of a 1-0 win, or grabbing the game-winner in an offensive outburst, good teams, more often than not, come out on top.

The American goals keep coming...

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With SønderjyskE midfielder Conor O'Brien grabbing his side's lone goal in a 2-1 loss against Odense BK, that brings the American strike tally to nine for the "weekend" round. His second goal of the young season cut the away lead in half, but there was to be no complete rally. Clip search underway.

Stoppage Time

USL Pro: A Look Back at Week 20

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The final weekend of almost every regular season has its share of drama, and the USL Pro's season finale was no different as two teams snuck into the playoffs while another saw its postseason hopes vanish.

The Harrisburg City Islanders and the Wilmington Hammerheads booked the final two spots in the postseason and the Charlotte Eagles fell out of sixth place and the playoff picture by losing on Sunday.

RBNY vs Union: #COOP

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DOOP. That's the Philadelphia Union fan thing. I know, I know - It's silly. They play that horrible Doop, Doop, Doop song at their stadium, to no end, and they bombard Twitter with the #DOOP hash-tag. I got one for you, Doop boys! Wait for it, wait for it... #COOP!!!

As in Kenny F'ng Cooooooooooooper!

Dunfield burns former club with winner to keep TFC rolling in Canada

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On a night when Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks served notice that he has every intention of being the MLS Rookie of the Year this season, it was a seasoned veteran who stole the show late.

Terry Dunfield punished the team that traded him away a year ago, scoring a stoppage-time winner to give Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Whitecaps at BMO Field on Wednesday.


Boyd saves Rapid in injury time

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Rapid Vienna waited until the waning minutes of the second leg to salvage their Europa League campaign, thanks to an extra time penalty from Dani Alar and an insurance tally from Terrence Boyd.

Recap: Rapid Vienna 0 - 3 Austria Vienna

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The visiting Austrianers triumphed decisively in the Viennese derby on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a one-two from Roman Kienast, and an insurance tally from Tomas Simkovic.


Kljestan scores in Anderlecht's UEFA Champions League qualifying win

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Sacha Kljestan has scored in league play in MLS and Belgium, for the U.S. men's national team and in the UEFA Europa League. He can now add UEFA Champions League goalscorer to his resume.

Kljestan scored the opening goal and assisted on the second tally in Anderlecht's 6-0 rout of Lithuanian side Ekranas in a UCL third-qualifying-round match on Wednesday, a win that sealed an 11-0 aggregate victory and puts Anderlecht within one round of the UCL group stage.

Olympics: Brazil 3-0 South Korea – Selecao Waft Past Korea And Into Gold Medal Match (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

Neymar takes his instructions to 'crush South Korea' a little too literally

Despite a brief period of early South Korean dominance and a largely crap first half, Brazil more or less sauntered through to the Olympic final with a comfortable 3-0 win at Old Trafford courtesy of a goal from Romulo and a second-half double from Leandro Damiao who now sits pretty at the top of the scoring charts having taken his tournament tally to six.

Olympics: Brazil 3-0 South Korea – Selecao Waft Past Korea And Into Gold Medal Match (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

Neymar takes his instructions to 'crush South Korea' a little too literally

Despite a brief period of early South Korean dominance and a largely crap first half, Brazil more or less sauntered through to the Olympic final with a comfortable 3-0 win at Old Trafford courtesy of a goal from Romulo and a second-half double from Leandro Damiao who now sits pretty at the top of the scoring charts having taken his tournament tally to six.

Gomez scores in Santos' draw with Puebla

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Herculez Gomez got one step closer to assuring himself of receiving a call-up for the U.S. men's national team's friendly with Mexico later this month, scoring his second goal in the early parts of the Mexican Apertura on Friday night.

Gomez netted for the second time in the first three games of the season for Santos Laguna by thundering home a header on a drawn up set piece in the 15th minute of their match against DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla.


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 Soccer – Team GB women, Sweden draw in tune-up

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Britain's womanhoods's soccer squad, who act component in the first act of the Olympic Games when they compete New Zealand in Cardiff next Wednesday, forced 0-0 with Sweden in their first prescribed tally at the Riverside Stadium on Friday.


10 Players Looking for a Contract

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With just three weeks to go before the start of the season, one of the most surprising aspects of this summer is the enhanced quality of the ‘out of work' list – a roster of players that can be pondered with increasing incredulity here. In the past, the directory was populated with the kinds of players one might expect – journeymen who had reached the end of their shelf life and eternal fringe performers.

Is Super Mario so often vilified because he is black?

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A slightly controversial headline today regarding Monsieur Balotelli from yours truly in preparation for today's Euro 2012 final. This is something which has been on my mind for a while but whether any of it is any true is entirely a different matter.

Anyway, firstly back to the game between the Germans and the assured Azzuri which was perhaps provided one of the most surprising results of the tournament so far.

The Rest

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka excused from Everton match on ‘compassionate grounds’

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West Brom have confirmed that veteran striker Nicolas Anelka has been excused from this weekend's game against Everton for compassionate reasons. A statement on the club's website reads: "West Bromwich Albion can confirm that Nicolas Anelka will not be involved in Saturday's game at Everton. "The club have excused the striker from club duty on [.

UMW Women Shutout Catholic University 2-0

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The University of Mary Washington women's soccer team used the strength of two second half goals in defeating Catholic University, 2-0, on Saturday at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to 3-0 on the season.

After a scoreless first half, UMW scored at 47:54 on a penalty kick from freshman Adrian Newcomb.

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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VIDEO - 33 Goals for MLS Week 26

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We're just kicking off week 27 of Major League Soccer, but "Treat Yo Self" to every tally from the previous week... 33 of 'em!

From the lovely gents at Kick TV.

Schellas Hyndman: Jackson Not a Player Who Will Score From Outside Area

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In the first half of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas midfielder Jackson delivered another goal for his side, the equalizer after the visitors had gone ahead thanks to a nice sequence from Seattle's Steve Zakuani and Mauro Rosales in the 20th minute. Jackson's tally was clearly a case of him being in the right place at the right time and capitalizing on the opportunity, something he's done quite well during his time with Dallas.

U-20 Women’s World Cup : Germany And Japan To Meet In Semi-Finals

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Title holders Germany are through to the next round of the U-20 Women's World Cup and boy, oh boy, will they be facing an opponent worthy of the final match-up itself : Japan! The German girls thrashed Norway 4-0 in Saitama, a squad that has been trying to replicate their 1995 Women's World Cup success for more than a decade.

Americans Abroad Spotlight: Gatt fights off injuries to continue shining for Molde

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Josh Gatt has been a shining star for Molde FK this year, helping the Norwegian club in its quest to repeat as league champions with six goals in the first six months of the Tippeligaen campaign.

Altidore nets two more goals in AZ win

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Jozy Altidore can't stop scoring.

The U.S. Men's National Team forward scored two more goals today, both of the quality variety, in AZ Alkmaar's 3-1 win against Heracles. That gives him four in two matches, and gives him an outstanding start to the season.

Altidore didn't just score tap-in goals today.

A Farewell to The Offside

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Indeed, the time has come friends for us to say our goodbyes. If you follow us on Twitter, then you're well aware of the news. If not, then hit the jump to get informed. We're not disappearing, just moving locations of sorts. More, after the jump:


I haven't been at this craft for too long.

Jerry Watch In London 2012: Honduras Vs. Morocco

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Men's Olympic soccer kicked off this morning, and Jerry Bengtson was in action with Honduras. Los Catrachos faced off against Morocco in Group D action at Hampden Park and came away with a 2-2 draw, with both Honduras goals scored by our boy Jerry.

After Morocco opened the scoring in the 39th minute with a volley from Abdelaziz Barrada, Honduras took over.

Dries Mertens Finds Himself On Liverpool’s Shortlist

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New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen the club's attacking options for the upcoming season and is believed to have earmarked young Belgian winger Dries Mertens for this purpose.
The Belgian international moved from Utrecht to PSV Eindhoven last summer and stunned fans by adjusting quickly to life at the Philips Stadion.

Match Report: Philadelphia 0-1 Aston Villa

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Aston Villa made Nathan Delfouneso's first half tally stand up in a tightly contested friendly at PPL Park on Wednesday night.

Philadelphians Abroad: Staying in Wilmington, Hip-Hoppenot

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Those looking forward to seeing Reading-native Corey Hertzog re-take the field for New York will have to wait a little longer. Last week, New York agreed to extend Hertzog's loan to Wilmington until the end of the USL Pro season. Originally loaned for a one-month stint, Hertzog will now appear in the Hammerhead kit at least until August 18 when Wilmington plays its last regular season game.