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Artur Boruc

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. LOOKING FOR A NEW CLUB -- SO I TOOK THE SUMMER OFF FROM WRITING RAGE LISTS AND FIGHTING THE CORN TO FOCUS MY VIOLENT FURY ON FINDING A NEW CLUB TO PLAY FOR AND DOING HOUSEHOLD CHORES FOR THE ELDERLY!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. EURO 2012 -- THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP WITHOUT ME OR MY PLANS FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY!!!!!!!!!!!! POLAND GET KNOCKED OUT IN THE GROUP STAGE EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE PLAYING AT HOME THERE ARE PIGS TRYING TO PREDICT WINNERS AND I AM LAYING DOWN WITH MY HEAD INSIDE MY SHIRT!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. WHAT'S HAPPENING -- I BLACKED OUT A FEW WEEKS AGO AND NOW I'M IN A POOL SITTING ON FOAM NOODLES AND THERE'S CREME BRULEE IN MY NOSE!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH I CAN TASTE THE BURNT SUGAR IN THE BACK OF MY THROAT!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. I LOVE YOU -- I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!! NOW STOP LOOKING AT ME!!!!!!!!!!! STOP IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. THE COLOGNE SMOKE MONSTER -- Â I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT MUCH BLACK SMOKE SINCE RIGHT NOW WHEN I JUST REALIZED THAT EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. DELIO ROSSI ATTACKING ADEM LJAJIC IN THE DUGOUT -- THIS IS SO EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DISHEARTENED TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS FIORENTINA TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I MEAN WHY COULDN'T IT BE ME?

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. MY HAIR -- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I TENSED ALL OF MY MUSCLES AT THE SAME TIME AND SHOT EVERY HAIR ON MY HEAD INTO THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEAL WITH THAT ALIENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEAL WITH IT!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. THINKING ABOUT THINGS -- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. ARSENAL PLAYERS DOING BALLET -- SO WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S BEEN SEVERAL YEARS SINCE I COMBINED BALLET WITH MY OWN BRAND OF MARTIAL ARTS TO CREATE A LETHAL YET ELEGANT DANCE STYLE!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. BALL -- COME BACK HERE!!!!!!!!!!! COME BACK HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH IF MY LEG STOPS WORKING FROM BENDING LIKE THIS I'M GOING TO USE IT TO BEAT THE CRUD OUT OF RODRIGO PALACIO'S CAR!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. WAITING -- I HATE WAITING FOR THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M WAITING FOR BUT IT'S ALREADY AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH THIS INVISIBLE CHAIR IS OFFERING ME NO BACK SUPPORT AT ALL!

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. YELLING AT PEOPLE -- AHHHHHHHHHHHH I DON'T THINK THIS REFEREE IS FOCUSING ON WHAT I AM SAYING TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY ARE HIS SIDEBURNS SO LONG?!??!?!??!! WHAT TIME DOES THE BUILD A BEAR WORKSHOP CLOSE?

Pescara

Complete Italian Serie A 2012 – 2013 Fixture List

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Complete Italian Serie A 2012 2013 Fixture List is a post from: Serie A Weekly Complete Italian Serie A 2012 2013 Fixture List is a post from: Serie A Weekly In case you missed it, here it is again. This list was first published last week. Week 1 & 20 08/28/12 and 13/01/13 Fiorentina Udinese Juventus Parma AC Milan Sampdoria Roma Catania.

Serie A 2012-13 Fixture List Released

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The Serie A 2012-13 fixtures have been finally released and the defending champions Juventus will begin defence of their title at home to Parma on 25 August.

There will be four breaks on September 9, October 14, December 30 and March 24, and the pre-Christmas round is on December 23.

Major League Soccer

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 20

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Don't look now, but here come the MLS Cup finalists.

After spending much of the season in the middle of the SBI MLS Power Rankings pack, the Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles Galaxy have ridden unbeaten runs to the fifth and sixth positions, respectively, in this week's poll.

Houston, undefeated in six and on a three-game winning streak, now sits third in the Eastern Conference.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 19

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With the league's best record on the line, the San Jose Earthquakes came through Saturday in spectacular fashion.

San Jose, the Supporters' Shield front-runner, rose to the challenge against second-place Real Salt Lake on Saturday, cruising to a 5-0 win that secured a season sweep of RSL and a firm grasp on the top spot in this SBI MLS Power Rankings.

2012 MLS, Week 19: What To Watch For

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Toronto is finally finding their form but will it be enough against New England? (Getty Images)

We are rolling on in July as Major League Soccer heads into Week 19 another busy week to say the very least.

Last night Toronto edged out rivals Vancouver 3-2 thanks to a late goal. The Whitecaps got a brace from rookie Darren Mattocks, a guy that may be working his way up the Rookie of the Year ladder.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 18

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After briefly falling on hard times, Real Salt Lake is back in familiar territory.

Dropped to a season-low position of No. 6 in last week's SBI MLS Power Rankings because of a four-game winless drought, Salt Lake jumped back to third in the new poll thanks to a four-point week highlighted by Alvaro Saborio's hat trick in a 3-0 triumph over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 15

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It's a good time to be a Vancouver Whitecaps fan.

After back-to-back wins, the Whitecaps are unbeaten in four and have pushed up to the No. 5 slot in this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings. And to make matters better, Designated Player signing Barry Robson will finally be eligible to play come June 27.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 7

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Sporting Kansas City is still the team to beat in MLS right now, but the San Jose Earthquakes sure are making things interesting.

While Kansas City suffered its first loss of the season in Portland over the weekend, the Earthquakes improved to 5-1-1 with a 3-1 triumph over Real Salt Lake, pushing them to No.

MLS Western Conference Week 5: Trendspotting

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With five weeks already having passed in the 2012 MLS season, we at Stumptown Footy thought we'd switch things up for the Western Conference Weekly. Instead of providing a short recap of each match, we'll be giving you a rundown of the Western Conference teams by their order in the standings. Let us know in the comments what you think of the change!

2012 MLS, Week 4: What To Watch For

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Will DC and Dallas battle to any goals this year? (Getty Images)

Here we are, at the end of the first month of the season already and by the end of the weekend we'll be in April. Week 4 in Major League Soccer gets started a little early with a game tomorrow night in DC with United hosting FC Dallas.

MLS Team of the Week: Sporting Kansas City

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Sporting Kansas City's dismantling of the New England Revolution was a study in how to make full use of a man advantage, as their attack punished the 10-man Revs on their way to a 3-0 drubbing at Livestrong Sporting Park.

In a weekend where not every team that enjoyed a man advantage could make the most of it, Sporting KC provided a textbook example of how to stretch a team open and break down a short-handed side.

What was your MLS Goal of the Week?

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Major League Soccer's opening week is in the books, and while a few team performances are what stood out the most, there were some individual moments that deserve another look.

A few of the First Kick goals boasted quality right of the gates to help kick off MLS' 17th season.

Major League Soccer Power Rankings – Week 1 – March 13, 2012

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Major League Soccer Power Rankings Week 1 March 13, 2012 - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

It's the first rankings for the 2012 MLS season and a few surprises. Now, keep in mind that these rankings are not solely on the first weekend of matches but will take into account a variety of factors.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Sebastian Velasquez

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Not many MLS fans were aware of exactly who Real Salt Lake was picking when the club selected Sebastian Velasquez in the second round of this past January's MLS SuperDraft. They have a better idea now.Â

The unheralded Velasquez earned a surprise start and was an integral part of RSL's 3-1 victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday night, winning the season's first SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Kalif Alhassan

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The Portland Timbers kicked off their second season in style, and right winger Kalif Alhassan had as much to do with that as anybody.

Alhassan had a goal and an assist in the Timbers' 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union Monday night to take home the season's first SBI MLS Player of the Week honors.

Five games sell out in opening week

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Mike Woitalla of Soccer America reports on the number of sellout crowds in week 1 of the 2012 Major League Soccer season.

Five of eight games in the opening week of the 2012 MLS season sold out. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

Portland, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles and FC Dallas all announced capacity crowds for their first games of MLS's 17th season.

Timbers top Union in season opener

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The Portland Timbers could not have asked for a much better start to the MLS season.

Playing in the final Week 1 match of the new campaign, the Timbers defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, on a rainy night inside a packed Jeld-Wen Field. The hosts fell behind early in the second half, but responded with three unanswered goals from newcomers Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Kris Boyd and Kalif Alhassan.

MLS Recap Week 1

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Major League Soccer kicked off the 2012 season with several surprise wins and last gasp winners. Montreal lost its MLS opener, LA suffered a home loss and Andre Hainault gave Houston a win versus Chivas.
Pedro Gomes has the recaps of MLS Week 1:

Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Montreal Impact 0
MLS opened 2012 with a First Kick double dose.

MLS Week 1: Match Night Commentary

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The seventeenth season of Major League Soccer kicks off today as teams from Vancouver to Washington D.C. begin their new campaigns.

The Montreal Impact will make their debut as the league's 19th team, taking on Canadian rival in Vancouver. Meanwhile in LA, the Galaxy kick off defending their MLS Cup championship by facing fellow Western Conference power Real Salt Lake in the day's best match-up.

D.C. United

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 17

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The Chicago Fire just keep on rising.

On the strength of a three-game winning streak, capped by a gutsy 1-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on Friday, the Fire have jumped to No. 4 in this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings.

Aside from the top-ranked San Jose Earthquakes, the top five teams all hail from the Eastern Conference, perhaps signifying a shift in power in a league that in recent years has been dominated by clubs from the West.

SKC: Credit Where Due: Convey, CJ Sapong, Flanks….& Vermes

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In this week's MLS Soccer March to the Match podcast, the extraordinary amount of shot opportunities for Sporting KC was referenced.

Forward progress....

Cauldron favorite and midfielder Graham Zusi in particular is on a pace for almost 100 shots taken. As a midfielder this is nothing short of outstanding.

Real Salt Lake

MLS Western Conference Week 9: The Weather is Too Beautiful

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So, it's Friday afternoon, gorgeous outside. Since I put off writing a Western Conference Weekly this week, because of the Timbers not playing this weekend, I'm doing it now, while the sun is out and the sky is blue and it's absolutely perfect outside. Clearly Geoff didn't agree to let me write for Stumptown Footy because of my abundant intelligence.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake

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Real Salt Lake faces serious competition for the top spot in the Western Conference this season, but they got off to an impressive start in Week 1 by going on the road and defeating the reigning MLS champions.

Trailing the Los Angeles Galaxy after Edson Buddle scored off a header in the 71st minute, Real Salt Lake responded with three goals in 17 minutes.

Musket Rounds: No One Likes Following A Loss

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No one likes trying to follow a loss like the one suffered on Saturday. Unfortunately, the show must go on, and the world of soccer has not stopped to let us be alone with our grief. MLS's opening weekend has, by and large, been exciting and successful. LA was beaten handily by RSL, Colorado topped Columbus, SKC squeaked a win over DC, Vancouver took down Montreal in the latter's MLS debut, and Houston left it late but managed a victory over Chivas.

The Rest

In the beginning… the top teams’ games previewed. Man U, Man C, Chelsea, and Arsenal

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Week 1 The Beginning; by Arun

The intro...

After the drama on the last day of the season, club football is back on the cards. Transfer has been the word since last season ended but Euros and then Olympics helped a lot in avoiding the boring, repetitive, non-sense and self-contradictory imaginations of the football [.

3 Football Tumblrs we’re enjoying this week: Calcio, Middlesbrough and Pele in goal!

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3 Football Tumblrs we're enjoying this week: Calcio, Middlesbrough and Pele in goal! is a post from: Just Football

After the first in a new series introduced last week on Just Football, in which we bring you a regular dose of the finest football Tumblrs around, here are three more that have been keeping us mightily entertained this week:

1) I Got Cider in my Ear - Heavy on vintage photos, Inter, Serie A and Gli Azzurri, with occasional appearances from Brazil, Ligue 1, Frenchies, old Brits and assorted Russians.

Euro 2012 Knockout Stages: Soccer Pro Jersey Giveaway Continues

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The response to our SoccerPro Euro 2012 jersey contest has been overwhelming and we received hundreds of submissions and tweets sent to us in week one. What we've decided to do is make everyone who entered in week 1 eligible for ... Continue reading →

Feuerstein’s Fire #97

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Feuerstein's Fire Episode #97: Tuesday, April 10th 8PM EDT – 5PM PDT Discussion Of Clint Dempsey Earl Reed on the state of the Union NASL Segment: Reviewing Week 1 matches Red Bulls Hour: Reviewing the 4-1 win away at Columbus. ...

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per @tvsportsratings #MLSonNBC with Sounders Dynamo .10 Men 18-49. 106k viewers— Sounder At...

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per @tvsportsratings #MLSonNBC with Sounders Dynamo .10 Men 18-49. 106k viewers- Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) March 26, 2012

That's slightly down from week 2, but up from week 1. A Friday night slot isn't great, but for all the people that say that they want MLS to have a bigger salary cap they don't seem to be watching the games.

SUB WATCH: And So, It Begins

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Almost as rare at Red Bull Arena as a pre-89' substitution.Welcome to the first installment of the hottest new regular feature of The Viper's Nest: SUB WATCH. Every week I'll be bringing you the latest and greatest news and stats* on Coach Hans Backe's new found love of substitutions. Will he be able to keep it up?