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AFP

Aubameyang slammed for failing to testify at Dortmund attack trial

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German authorities criticised Borussia Dortmund player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for failing to testify Monday in a trial over the bomb attack targeting the team last year.

Aubameyang, who is reportedly closing in on a lucrative switch to Arsenal, was due to speak at the trial of the alleged attacker, German-Russian man Sergei Wenergold, but did not show up, citing illness.

Aubameyang slammed for failing to testify at Dortmund attack trial

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German authorities criticised Borussia Dortmund player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for failing to testify Monday in a trial over the bomb attack targeting the team last year.

Aubameyang, who is reportedly closing in on a lucrative switch to Arsenal, was due to speak at the trial of the alleged attacker, German-Russian man Sergei Wenergold, but did not show up, citing illness.

FIFA trial: US jury convicts two ex-soccer bosses

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New York (AFP) – A US jury convicted two South American ex-soccer bosses of corruption on Friday but will return after Christmas to deliberate on the fate of a third defendant in the FIFA trial in New York.

The panel returned guilty verdicts against Jose Maria Marin, former head of Brazil’s Football Confederation and Juan Angel Napout, former head of Paraguayan football, on the sixth day of deliberations following an extraordinary seven-week trial.

Argentina football official commits suicide over FIFA trial claims

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New York (AFP) – A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York.

Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, Argentine newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on their websites.

Argentina football official commits suicide over FIFA trial claims

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New York (AFP) – A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York.

Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, Argentine newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on their websites.

Dortmund bus attack suspect faces trial in December

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Berlin (AFP) – A German-Russian man, accused of carrying out a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, will go on trial on December 21, a German court said Friday.

Sergej W., 28, has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder, setting off explosions and causing serious physical injury in the assault on April 11.

Dortmund bus attack suspect faces trial in December

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Berlin (AFP) – A German-Russian man, accused of carrying out a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, will go on trial on December 21, a German court said Friday.

Sergej W., 28, has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder, setting off explosions and causing serious physical injury in the assault on April 11.

Neymar ordered to stand trial for fraud in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – A Spanish court on Thursday ordered Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar and his parents to stand trial over alleged fraud and corruption in the player’s transfer from Santos in 2013.

The National Court also ordered Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell, as well as the two clubs, Barcelona and Brazil’s Santos, to be sent to trial over the affair.

Neymar ordered to stand trial for fraud in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – A Spanish court on Thursday ordered Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar and his parents to stand trial over alleged fraud and corruption in the player’s transfer from Santos in 2013.

The National Court also ordered Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell, as well as the two clubs, Barcelona and Brazil’s Santos, to be sent to trial over the affair.

Major League Soccer

Freddy Adu Joins Polish Side Sandecja Nowy Sacz On Trial, Manager Forgets His Name Then Likens Him To ‘An Old Vacuum Cleaner’

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Touted to set the MLS on fire at the ridiculously young age of 14, Freddy Adu's subsequent senior career trajectory has seen him struggle to live up to the hype while trudging through a succession of short, unremarkable stints in Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Serbia and the Finnish third tier.

Leeds United Striker Training With New York Cosmos

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Grella in action for Leeds United.
Leeds United forward Mike Grella is training with New York Cosmos, according to Sky Sports.
The New York native represented the US at youth level, and in 2009 he was picked 34th overall by Toronto in the SuperDraft. Grella instead decided to try his luck in Europe, and signed a deal with the Yorkshire club.

De Rosario on trial with Celtic, Toronto FC clueless

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TORONTO, Ont — Despite being under contract with Toronto FC, Dwayne De Rosario has gone on trial with Scottish power Celtic without the Reds' permission. The media in Scotland, including the Glasgow Evening Times, reported on Tuesday that De Rosario suited up with Celtic at their training facility, Lennoxtown, on Tuesday morning.

US striker Buddle training with Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, England Los Angeles Galaxy and United States striker Edson Buddle is on trial at Premier League club Birmingham during the Major League Soccer offseason. Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is searching for a new forward with the central England club two points above the three-team relegation zone after scoring just 17 goals in 17 [.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Taking A Close Look At Finnish Goalkeeper

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Newcastle are taking 16-year-old Finnish goalkeeper Otto Huuhtanen on a one-week trial with the club trying to bolster their squad at every level of the club under new manager Rafa Benitez. The 6ft 2ins tall goalkeeper is highly rated in his home country and has played for the Finland U-16 side and he will try [.

Newcastle Take Serbian On Trial

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Newcastle have taken young Serbian U20 goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic on trial with a permanent deal possible if he does well in his trial. He currently plays at Austrian club SK Austria Klagenfurt where he has a contract until 2019, so Newcastle would need to pay a transfer fee if they decide to sign the 20 [.

Trialist Hits Hat-Trick For Newcastle

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Finnish teenager Mauro Severino is said to be on trial at Newcastle and in a behind the scenes game today the Finnish U16 player scored three goals. The 16 year-old immediately took to his Twitter account with the good news. Big win w/lads 4-3 against Blackpool U18 proud to score 3 goals today #newcastleunitedfc ?

Dutchman Trying To Emulate Sebastien Bassong

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Newcastle are giving a one week trial to 17 year-old Dutchman Dani Koks on trial, so he will have a chanced to impress the new head coach Stave McClaren, who will be off with the first team to America this weekend. We remember seven years ago when 21 year-old Sebastien Bassong came in for a [...]

Newcastle Eyeing Young England Center-Back

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News in the Journal that Newcastle are giving a trial to Sunderland's 21-year-old center-back Louis Laing, with a view to signing him if he does well. Lois Laing 21 year-old Sunderland center-back Newcastle will probably want to bring in another center-back this summer, and this lad seems to have a good pedigree, and has [.

Top Swedish Youngster Not Impressed With Newcastle

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Not much is going right for Newcastle at the moment, and some bad publicity for the club today and it's from 15 year-old Landskrona youngster Erik Andersson, who is about to reject any offer from Newcastle, following his trial on Tyneside. 15 year-old Erik Andersson to reject Newcastle The 15 year-old recently had a [.

Asian Player On Trial On Tyneside – Loving It At Newcastle

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Newcastle's latest young player spotted by Chief Scout Graham Carr is impressing in his two week trial on Tyneside, and this time the lad is from Singapore, and Adam Swandi could well be signed by Newcastle, following his trial. Adam Swandi number 10 is loving his trial at Newcastle The news a month [.

Revolution

Packwood Back on Trial w/ Revs

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A familiar face was spotted at the Revolution's training ground on Friday.

U.S. U-23 center back Will Packwood, who trialed with the Revolution back in May following his departure from Birmingham City, was back in the fold for Friday's training session, per MLSSoccer.com's Craig Forde, who tweeted the development.

Heaps Mum on Packwood’s Presence

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Less than a week after Concord, Mass. native Will Packwood had his Birmingham City contract terminated by request, the 21-year-old defender was at Gillette Stadium for his first training session with the Revolution. But coach Jay Heaps wasn't anxious to talk about it.

Brazilian CB Silva on Trial w/ Revs

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The New England Revolution invited Brazilian center back Renato Silva for a trial this week as the club looks to improve its defensive depth.

Silva, 33, has spent the bulk of his career in the Brazilian first division playing for Fluminense, Flamengo, and Botafogo.

Arsenal

Classic funny Wenger story from an Arsenal legend

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Arsenal players past and present, as well as fellow managers and all sorts of people connected with football, have been talking about Arsene Wenger and his achievements as the Frenchman's 1000th game in charge of the Gunners approaches. Some, like Jose Mourinho and Harry Redknapp sound like they have had to have their arms twisted [.

Arsenal checking out Moroccan international midfielder

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El Jadeyaoui turns up at the Emirates by AH

I really couldn't believe it when I found out that Arsenal had decided to hand a 20 year old Colombian a trial at the Emirates this week, when ultimately Wenger should be concentrating on preparing for the start of the season and sorting out the club's incoming transfer business regarding the likes of Luis Suarez, rather than watching some unknown youngster prove his worth.

Talented young defender gets Arsenal trial

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22-year old Godfrey Oboabona will not be totally unheard of at Arsenal. The centre back plays for Sunshine Stars FC and the Nigerian national team. He played the full 90 minutes in direct opposition to the Arsenal striker Gervinho as the Ivory Coast were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations at the quarter-final stage.

Arsenal to give trial to young Brazilian

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Arsenal continue to search for young talent as part of the ongoing philosophy of the club, especially since Arsene Wenger took the reins in 1996. A young Brazilian footballer who was born that same year could be the latest recruit to the Arsenal academy, although he is only coming fpr an initial trial at the moment, according to Skysports.

Wenger nearly signed Ibrahimovic for Arsenal 12 years ago

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Arsene Wenger was as impressed as eveybody else by the Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, as he single handedly dismantled England, scoring one of the best goals ever into the bargain. It must have given Wenger some regrets after he revealed that he nearly signed the player for Arsenal when Ibrahimovic was a 16-year old at Malmo.

Caen boss not happy that Niang is coming to Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has returned to his home country again in the search for promising young footballers. The 17-year old hotshot Caen striker M'Baye Niang is coming to the Emirates for a trial. His coach at the French club is urging Niang not to go as it is too soon in his fledgling career, but the [...]

Videos

Video: John Terry, not guilty – a CO interpretation

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Our sabbatical has been lengthy. And thorough.

But we had to return today to comment (briefly) on the fact that John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a no-blame verdict. NOT GUILTY, ho.

I'm not going to get too far into it, but let's just say the case bordered on the farcical before and during the trial, and this is exactly what was expected.

Tottenham land former Barca starlet

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LONDON, England Harry Redknapp has already pulled off the transfer coup of the summer, sources have told ESPNsoccernet, by snatching Barcelona youngster Cristian Ceballos from under the noses of Chelsea. Ceballos, 16, was hailed as Barcelona's new superstar four years ago when he became an internet sensation, featuring in a video juggling a ball [.

The Rest

Men charged over Hillsborough disaster to go on trial

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London (AFP) – Five men charged over the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died, will go on trial next year, a British judge ruled on Wednesday.

A sixth man, who has not yet been formally charged, could join the other five defendants in the dock.

The trial - the first since the 1989 disaster - is expected to start on September 10, 2018 in Preston, northwest England.

‘We Would Be Very Interested’ – Championship Side Burton Albion Fully Willing To Take Usain Bolt On Trial

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Usain Bolt poses in his Burton colours

After seeing his peerless athletics career come to an underwhelming, cramp-stricken end at the World Championships in London recently, Usain Bolt is currently looking for a new day job as the pressure to be able to pay next month's gas bill becomes a stark reality.

Freddy Adu: Sandecja Nowy Sacz interest was 'a recipe for disaster'

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While Freddy Adu's search for a new team continues, he departs Poland confidant he made the right decision to walk away from his latest possibility.

The 28-year old American was recently on trial with Polish first-division newcomersSandecja Nowy Sacz, but quickly found that he was unwanted, at least by the team's manager Radoslaw Mroczkowski, reports Goal.

Local Star Looking to Catch on w/ LA Galaxy II

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Its appears a local prospect has heeded Horace Greeley's advice about going west.

Former University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth defender Karim Fernandes trialed with USL outfit LA Galaxy II last week in the hopes of landing a professional contract at the division 2 level.

England Assistant Sammy Lee Gave ‘False Evidence’ In Bolton Bung Trial, Appeal Court Finds

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The FA have taken another swift kick in the danglies today after seeing a high court judgement that England assistant manager Sammy Lee supplied false evidence upheld by a court of appeal.

The trial in question is centred around Bolton Wanderers' signing of midfielder Gavin McCann in 2007, during Lee's brief tenure as manager.

Sporting Trialing Former Ghana Captain

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Reports are that Sporting KC is bringing in the former captain of the Ghanaian national team, John Mensah in on trial. The 32 year old center back last played with FC Nitra in the Slovakian league, but has spent time with the likes of Lyon, Rennes, Sunderland, and Chievo. He's appeared 86 times for his country, including the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, captaining Ghana in the 2010 World Cup when they made the quarterfinals.

Sporting to Trial US U17 Defender

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Reports out today that Sporting KC will be bringing in another defender on trial in the month of June. That player is 16 year old defender, Alexis Velela, a defender for the US U17 national team. He's captained the team on a number of occasions.

Velala has been in the US Soccer residency program, but recently hired an agent.

Zusi on "Full Trial"

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Last Friday we'd heard that Sporting KC midfielder, Graham Zusi would be heading to England to train with West Ham United before joining the US national team for "Camp Cupcake." At the time I stated that there is no "training session" that all the training session are also trials, that West Ham wouldn't have brought Zusi in unless they were interested at least a little bit.

So Ochocinco is Coming

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Last week on Twitter, Kei Kamara and Teal Bunbury tweeted at Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver, Chad Ochocinco, saying he should come train with Sporting KC now that the NFL has locked the players out. I'd avoided comment on the topic at the time because I figured it was just going to go away with out anything so I really did not want to get on it.