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Man Utd keeper David De Gea: Too many tacos, too much sleep, not enough English

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David De Gea's first season in the Premier League was undermined by lifestyle issues and his reluctance to learn English, according to former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele. The Spaniard was heavily criticised by the media and fans during an underwhelming start to his career at Old Trafford.

U.S. outlasts Sesselmann, Canada

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and the Canadian women's national team went toe-to-toe with the U.S. in a semifinal of the London Games on Monday night, taking the lead on the world's top-ranked team three times.

But the Americans answered each time and got a last-gasp, game-winner from Alex Morgan in the 123rd and final minute of extra time to post a 4-3 victory in a wild match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

Liverpool

Steven Gerrard says the international stage was set for Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge

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England captain Steven Gerrard says the injury to his Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge is "a shame" because he had the chance to shine in international football in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Moldova. Sturridge, already a matchwinner for the Reds three times this season, had to pull out the Moldova game through injury.

Sahin Rejects Greed Claims

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Nuri Sahin has hit out at suggestions he joined Liverpool for the money by outlining the reasons for his switch to Anfield.
Turkish midfielder Sahin has come to the Reds on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid and is in contention to make his debut against Arsenal on Sunday.
He says he had offers from elsewhere but decided to make the move to Merseyside because he has faith in Brendan Rodgers and wants to play regularly.

Cup Wouldn't Have Saved Kenny

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Liverpool owner John W Henry says he would still have sacked Kenny Dalglish even if the manager had led the Reds to FA Cup success.
Anfield legend Dalglish was shown the door by the club four days after the Reds came in eighth in the Premier League - their worst finish since 1994.
Suggestions have been raised that the manager might have survived the axe had he followed up Liverpool's Carling Cup success with another Wembley triumph in the FA Cup, where they lost out to Chelsea in the final.

Keep your eye on… Suso. Since 2007, Spain have won the...

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Keep your eye on... Suso.

Since 2007, Spain have won the U-19 European Championship three times, clinching their third title this past weekend in a 1-0 win over Greece. While the squad was supplied with plenty of future stars, such as Deulofeu and Jesé, one player stood out: Suso.

Champions League

Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City

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1. Now Manchester City know what it's like to be on the receiving end of an epic 3-2 comeback. At least no trophies were on the line this time. 2. Roberto Mancini is presumably wishing that all parties had taken his advice about Cristiano Ronaldo taking a six-month sabbatical seriously. 3. Somebody at Channel 5 [.

Clubs Must Balance Their Books – Or Be Banned From Europe

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The madness started when Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in the summer of 2003, and he has spent £1B since then in trying to make Chelsea into a top team and yes he has done that and they finally won the Champions League last season, and they have won the Premier League three times [...]


Clubs Must Balance Their Books – Or Be Banned From Europe

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The madness started when Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in the summer of 2003, and he has spent £1B since then in trying to make Chelsea into a top team and yes he has done that and they finally won the Champions League last season, and they have won the Premier League three times [...]


Bayern Munich Sign Javi Martinez For €40 million

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According to the German newspaper Bild, Bayern Munich have signed Javi Martinez from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao. The transfer was triggered after Bayern activated a €40m buy-out clause in Martinez's contract. The size of the deal is a record for a German club.

"I am very happy and looking forward to playing for a club with such a history," Martinez told Bayern Munich's official TV channel.

Bayern Munich Sign Javi Martinez For €40 million

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According to the German newspaper Bild, Bayern Munich have signed Javi Martinez from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao. The transfer was triggered after Bayern activated a €40m buy-out clause in Martinez's contract. The size of the deal is a record for a German club.

The 23-year-old Martinez signed for Bilbao from fellow La Liga side CA Osasuna for €6 million in the summer of 2006.

What are your expectations of Chelsea this season?

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I again thinking of Roberto Di Matteo's press conference the other day when he spoke of the expectations of Chelsea this season and it got me thinking about what would be an "acceptable" season for many of you the Chelsea fans out there looking ahead to the new season.

Di Matteo said:
"Having won the European title might bring some expectations, yes, but I think it's a club that has always had expectations.

New England Revolution

Questions: Opposite directions in MLS

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Sep 4, 2012) US Soccer Players -- For your post-holiday reading, Tony looks at Major League Soccer clubs going in different directions and if there is hope for the teams on the slide. Tell me something good about Saturday night's New England – Philadelphia game? Philadelphia completed a lot of passes and had lots of possession.

Crew Outlast Revs

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Lee Nguyen came on as a second half substitute to score the Revolution third goal of the game in the 81st minute. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

It turns out that the best defense isn't a good offense, after all.

After mounting an early-two goal lead, the Revolution defense conceded a season-high four goals en route to a frenzied 4-3 defeat to the Crew on Saturday.

MLS Rankings: Week 18

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Every week the New England Soccer Today crew will look beyond the standings to rank each of the 19 Major League Soccer (MLS) teams. This week Sean Donahue and Julian Cardillo contributed rankings. Comments are followed by the ranker's name and the rank they gave that team. *Note: Games played on July 11th were not included in these rankings.

second half

No. 11 Badgers rebound, tame Lions

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Two days after having its three-game winning streak snapped, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team ended another team's winning run Sunday afternoon.

Freshman midfielders McKenna Meuer (Madison Memorial) and Kinley McNicoll each had a goal and an assist as the No.

Corinthians win first Copa Libertadores title with Emerson Sheik double

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Corinthians, Brazil's second most popular club, finished off Boca Juniors with a 2-0 win in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final to claim their first ever title in the competition (3-1 aggregate score). Brazilian-born, attempted Qatar international Emerson Sheik scored both goals for Corinthians within 20 minutes of each other in the second half.

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Moussa Dembele is good, with visuals

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Apologies if this is redundant, but I wanted to share some visuals to back up Rich's previous post.

Dembele's dashboard is below:

For those wondering, the 'X' is a tackle, the hexagons are take-ons. Orange is successful, purple is unsuccessful. And as we can see, he had many successful tackles and take-ons all over the pitch; all while posting a 96% passing completion rate.

Moussa Dembele is good, with visuals

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Apologies if this is redundant, but I wanted to share some visuals to back up Rich's previous post.

Dembele's dashboard is below:

For those wondering, the 'X' is a tackle, the hexagons are take-ons. Orange is successful, purple is unsuccessful. And as we can see, he had many successful tackles and take-ons all over the pitch; all while posting a 96% passing completion rate.

CD Chivas USA

Sounders at Chivas USA - Three Questions

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Saturday's 7:30 PM match between the aspiring Seattle Sounders and struggling Goats features one of the hottest teams in MLS and a team that is bewildering. Despite several name brand players on offense Chivas USA has 9 fewer goals than the next worst in the league. If it wasn't for Dan Kennedy and the strong defense there would be no chance for the other SoCal team to make the MLS Cup Playoffs.

5mTKO make an early appearance this week on CSRN trying to make sense of Portland Timbers world!

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We lost to Chivas USA three times Will we lose to FC Dallas again? Trencito arrested Reserves defeated Chivas USA 4-2 on Sunday behind 3 goals from Bright Dike and a goal from Sal Zizzo. Fearsome foursome in the back: Chabala, Kawaolouk, Palmer, Wallace Timbers U-23s forward Mark Sherrod named to PDL All-League team & K+S Film Fest set for Sept 13&14.

Videos

Manchester City star Mario Balotelli fears for his life on a bungee catapult

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Mario Balotelli is used to striking fear into the hearts of defenders around Europe but he got a taste of his own medicine during his summer holidays. The Manchester City striker and his brother decided to try out a bungee catapult during a holiday in Ibiza earlier this summer. A petrified Balotelli was left [.

Arsenal Fan Launches Into Frenzied Van Persie Rant Before Doing Him The Ultimate Discourtesy (Video)

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By Chris Wright

What a treat! Six minutes of ranting over Van Persie from a guy who's not quite as angry over the whole ordeal as he'd probably like to have you believe, before he sets about delivering the ultimate hammer blow selling him on FIFA 12 not once, not twice, but THREE times.

Olympics

Venky’s finally threaten to sack Blackburn boss Steve Kean

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The Blackburn fans' 'Kean Out' campaign has been relentless over the last few months, including flying the message over Ewood Park and displaying banners at the London 2012 Olympics. And yet the under-fire manager has seemed untouchable as far as the club's owners were concerned... until now. After more than a season of poor football [.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Fallen And Risen: U.S. Women Do It Again

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Three times the U.S. charwomen fell behind against Canada in Monday's semi. Three times they came back and Alex Morgan scored the contest-victor in the 123rd Min, but these theatre are nothing unexampled.

US Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Defeats Canada, Moves On to Final with Japan

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In what many are calling the most exciting 'team game' of the 2012 London Olympics, the US Women's Soccer Team came from behind three times and eventually defeated our neighbor the to north, Canada, in an exhilarating 4-3 win with the winning goal scored by Alex Morgan in the 123rd minute of play.

All Star

Goals galore in Masonic All-Star Games

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The crowd at UW-Whitewater's Fiskum Field was treated to plenty of scoring in Saturday's 21st annual Masonic Soccer All-Star Games.

UW-Milwaukee recruit Maria Stephans (Hartford) had a goal and assist as the Blue team scored three times in the first half en route to a 4-1 victory over the Gold side in the girls match for recent high school graduates.

Colleges: Vorberg joins Marquette staff

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Longtime Milwaukee Wave goalkeeper Nick Vorberg is getting further involved in Milwaukee-area soccer.

Marquette men's coach Louis Bennett named Vorberg a volunteer assistant on Thursday, with his primary duties to train and mentor the Golden Eagles' goalkeepers and instruct at the program's camps.

The Rest

Bernier wins Player of the Month

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Montreal midfielder Patrice Bernier is Major League Soccer's Player of the Month for August, MLS announced on Tuesday. Montreal was a perfect 4-0-0 over the month with Bernier scoring three times with three assists. Bernier got eight of the 19 votes, tying Seattle's Fredy Montero. Bernier got the nod with five 2nd-choice votes to Montero's four.

SPANISH FOOTBALL - LEAGUE | ROUND 2 SATURDAY GAMES RESULTS

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SPANISH FOOTBALL action with Round 2 of LA LIGA scheduling four matches this Saturday. Here are the final results & the goalscorers. Real Sociedad - Celta REAL SOCIEDAD made a comeback to win CELTA DE VIGO 2 - 1. Deserved victory as Sociedad hit the post three times in the first half & were unlucky.

Singapore Eye League Cup Expansion?

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In more bad news for the few remaining fans of Singapore football officials have been so delighted not just with the League Cup but the Plate as well, for those poor buggers knocked out at the group stage, yep, gone are the days when an early exit from the unloved League Cup meant you could concentrate in the league.

Ex-Red Pedro Mendes Earns NASL Honors

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Former Reds striker Pedro Mendes scored a pair of goals over the weekend to help lead his current team the Atlanta Silverbacks to a 4-2 win over Ft. Lauderdale. (Photo: Rhode Island Reds FC)

Former Rhode Island Reds forward Paulo Mendes earned NASL Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday after scoring two goals for the Atlanta Silverbacks in a 4-2 win over Ft.

From scoring over 1000 goals, to advertising for Louis Vuitton...

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From scoring over 1000 goals, to advertising for Louis Vuitton and now delivering Pizzas!

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, globally known as Pele, has tried everything since hanging up his boots. The latest campaign promoted by his beloved Santos FC involves the three times World Cup champion delivering pizzas to fans.