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Shaka Hislop and Raphael Gellar interviews; World Soccer Talk Radio (8.28.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring interviews with Shaka Hislop and Raphael Gellar.

During the interview with Shaka Hislop, the ESPN soccer analyst discusses West Ham United's form this season, whether he has faith in Slaven Bilic, as well as his memories of playing with the Hammers and the Trinidad and Tobago team in the World Cup.

Shaka Hislop and Raphael Gellar interviews; World Soccer Talk Radio (8.28.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring interviews with Shaka Hislop and Raphael Gellar.

During the interview with Shaka Hislop, the ESPN soccer analyst discusses West Ham United's form this season, whether he has faith in Slaven Bilic, as well as his memories of playing with the Hammers and the Trinidad and Tobago team in the World Cup.

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.24.15) Seamus Malin interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with legendary soccer commentator Seamus Malin.

Malin, who announced World Cup, USA and Cosmos games across networks including ABC, ESPN, CBS and others from the 1970s to the 2000′s, took a walk down memory lane to chat about the growth of soccer in the United States, his passion for Aston Villa, his memories of the original NASL as well as his opinions about the current USA Men's National Team squad and Jurgen Klinsmann.

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.24.15) Seamus Malin interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with legendary soccer commentator Seamus Malin.

Malin, who announced World Cup, USA and Cosmos games across networks including ABC, ESPN, CBS and others from the 1970s to the 2000′s, took a walk down memory lane to chat about the growth of soccer in the United States, his passion for Aston Villa, his memories of the original NASL as well as his opinions about the current USA Men's National Team squad and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Global soccer power index: USA is a soccer power

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The US Women are FIFA World Cup champions! And, the USA is a world soccer power. In fact, only three countries are greater soccer powers than we are!

Dear America,

Know and accept this fact: not only is the United States the FIFA women's World Cup champions, we are also a world soccer power.

La Liga

How Spanish Influence In The Champions League Will Help Spain Win Euro 2016?

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How Spanish Influence In The Champions League Will Help Spain Win Euro 2016? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish influence in European football is anything but new. Over the past few years, we have witnessed domination in European football by the Spanish clubs which has been in full throttle in the last two seasons with their all-encompassing sweep of the major tournaments.

Soccer Jam

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The year is 2004. Zinedine Zidane has just announced his retirement from Les Bleusand international football. Instead, he wants to focus on his club career at Real Madrid and also try to play professional ping pong, which was his dad's greatest dream for him. Sadly, though, Zizou's serve lacks the spin and precision for him to advance past the semifinals at any of the major pro ping pong (PPP) tournaments.

International football

Rubbing It In: Diego Maradona Gives Signed Argentina Shirt To 1986 World Cup ‘Hand Of God’ Referee

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Diego Maradonapopped in to visit an old friend after finding himself in Tunisia over the weekend an old accomplice whohad a major influence on the wee fella's career despite barely anybody knowing his name.

We're talking aboutAli Bennaceur, the referee in charge of the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between Argentina and England.

World Cup 2018: England Face Scotland, Wales Meet Republic Of Ireland As Qualifying Draw Throws Up Mouth-Watering Clashes

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The EURO 2016 qualifying campaign is yet to finish but already plans for afoot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On Saturday afternoon, the draw was made for the qualifying stages with some intriguing combinations thrown up.

Most fascinating of all is Group F, which sees England go head to head with Scotland.

New York Holds Ticker Tape Parade For Triumphant USA Women’s Football Team (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Fresh from battering Japan in the final of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the triumphant USA squad were rewarded with an incredible ticker-tape parade in New York. The UNSWNT became the first female sports teamto ever garner such a parade in NYCafter bagging their third world title.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: Germany 0-1 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England secured a historic third-place finish after narrowly beating Germany on Saturday night, courtesy of yet another Fara Williams spot-kick.

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Tinkerman Mark Sampson started with three centre-backs for the game, with Jo Potter dropping in alongside Steph Houghton and Laura Bassett.

Classic Moments: Luis Suarez Makes ‘The Best Save Of The 2010 World Cup’ (His Words) To Send Ghana Packing

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By Chris Wright

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First of all, apologies are due as this was originally intendedto go out as an'On This Day' piece yesterday but yours truly completely bungled it. May the good Lord strike me asunder as penance for my sins.

Anyway, July 2nd not 3rd markedthe fifth anniversary of the dark and stormy day that Luis Suarez truly ascended to the upper echelon of global sporting pantomime villainy.

Mundial Magazine Presents: Toto Schillaci At Italia ’90 – The Flame That Burned Twice As Bright

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By Naomi Accardi

(Illustration : Davey Blackett,@daveyblackett)

25 years ago, on Saturday 9th June in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, Italy were 75 minutes into a dour 0-0 against Austria. With the host fans restless and Gianluca Vialli and Andrea Carnevale unable to break the deadlock, Azzuri coach Angelo Vicini whistled to Salvatore Schillaci and told him to get warmed up.

FIFA

USMNT schedule for 2015 U-17 World Cup

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The USMNT U-17 team will play in Group A at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, opening the tournament against Nigeria on October 17. Read More

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

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FIFA and Sepp Blatter was the topic yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.'

During Sunday night's show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches.

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

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FIFA and Sepp Blatter were the topics yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.'

During Sunday night's show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches.

FIFA plays its waiting game

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FIFA politics continues as usual with the organization pushing its presidential election to the end of February. Read More

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Where to find the World Cup qualifying preliminary draw on US TV and Internet

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The draw for the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place live from St Petersburg, Russia on US television and Internet.

The draw will determine the qualifying rounds for confederations around the world, including UEFA (Europe), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and other regions.

Where to find the World Cup qualifying preliminary draw on US TV and Internet

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The draw for the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place live from St Petersburg, Russia on US television and Internet.

The draw will determine the qualifying rounds for confederations around the world, including UEFA (Europe), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and other regions.

Freedom Kicks: USA, Women's World Cup, D.C. United, and US Open Cup links for Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Soccer? Go!

Who says that the summer is the slow season for soccer? There is madness all around!

Michael Bradley named as USA captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup | FOX Sports: The passing of the torch has finally come, with Bradley taking over so Dempsey can focus on his "playing duties.

Gold Cup

Miguel Herrera and Mexico’s 2015 Gold Cup

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Though Mexico hasn't dominated at any point during the 2015 CONCACAF World Cup, that doesn't mean a coaching change is in order. Read More

The Gold Cup means it is show time for Jurgen Klinsmann and the USA

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Lots to think about coming into the Gold Cup

It is finally the moment of truth forJurgen Klinsmann. Well, almost. Klinsmann has spent the year since the World Cup (that one where the US got out of the group of death) tinkering with the US first team constantly, much to the annoyance of some USMNT fans.

Videos

The Aftermath (not presented by Dr. Dre)

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- Greg Seltzer

Girl Talk

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That is to say, champion girls. - Greg Seltzer

Women’s World Cup Final – The Best Bits: USA 5-2 Japan (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

An amazing 13-minute hat-trick from Carli Lloyd fired the USA to a deserved 5-2 win against Japan in the Women's World Cup final.

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The game was only three minutes old when the unmarked US captain fired home from a superbly worked corner from Megan Rapinoe.

Japan

USA vs Japan 5-2 Highlights Womens World Cup 2015 Carli Lloyd Goals Video

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Japan-USA Final!

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The Women's World Cup has been excellent, and the final is already highly anticipated to anyone that has followed the impressive growth of Women's Football over the last decade. Japan-USA is a repeat of the 2011 Final in Germany, when the Japanese took their first World Cup title winning 3-1 in penalties after 2-2.

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Stars take to social media to celebrate U.S. women’s World Cup title

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A day after celebrating the United States' 239th birthday, patriotism was still running high for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. And after a 5-2 throttling by the Americans, several stars from athletes to entertainers and everyone in between took to social media to congratulate the victorious U.

USA vs. Japan, Women's World Cup final: U.S. earn third World Cup title in exciting 5-2 win

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A Carli Lloyd hat trick was just part of a stellar performance from the U.S., who broke their 16-year World Cup trophy drought.

Normally any recap that includes "Julie Johnston own goal" would spell trouble for the U.S., but not this time. This time, it's pretty much, "Own goal? It's fine," because in the end, the U.

Germany

England’s lionesses clinch third place at Women’s World Cup with extra time victory over Germany

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The England women's football team—known as the lionesses—celebrate with their third-place medals, following an historic first ever win over rivals Germany.

England Women vs Germany 2015 Highlights World Cup Third Place Playoff 1-0 Williams Goal Video

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22 Years, 6 Finals, 6 Defeats: Argentina Lose Another Final As Agonising Wait Continues

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Andre Blake gets Jamaica National Team call-up

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The Philadelphia Union will be without Andre Blake as he goes to represent Jamaica in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Andre Blake is set to miss this Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes, as he'll be with the Jamaican National Team as they do a home-and-home series with Nicaragua in the first round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

Houston’s Glenn Eller wins shooting gold at World Cup

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2008 Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller of Houston won his first World Cup gold medal since 2007 at an International Shooting Sports Federation event Tuesday in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Eller's last World Cup gold medal came the year before he won the gold medal in men's double trap shotgun at the Beijing Olympics.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: My preferred weapon is a baguette

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But we all do our hooliganism differently.

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D.C. United Hires Youth Team Coaches, Including Father of World Cup Winner - Black And Red United
Cool. Cool cool cool.

U.S. women's soccer team plans coming together for victory tour - The Washington Post
The roster for Sunday's and next Wednesday's games will include just the World Cup players.

Shot Stopper Sergio joins Man United.

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Louis van Gaal has gone back to his managerial past by signing Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on an initial three year deal. The two worked together while van Gaal was the coach at AZ in Holland...

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England draw Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualification

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England have been drawn alongside Scotland in Group F of the European section of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The draw for the...

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World Cup Bumps: D.C. United, Washington Spirit & Sundry Soccer Links for 24 July 2015

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FRIDAY FREEDOM KICKS!

D.C. United's Alvaro Saborio arrives with something to prove - Washington Times: There is "hope that Saborio is the missing link necessary for a prolonged post-season run."

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Italia 90 memories

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Clemente Lisi remembers the 1990 World Cup and what it continues to mean for the USMNT and American soccer. Read More

Dani Alves Claims Pep Guardiola Wanted To Coach Brazil At 2014 World Cup

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By Chris Wright

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"Pssst. Dani. Can I let you into a little secret?"

Dani Alves has revealed that Pep Guardiola had a secret yearning to take charge of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and that his ex-Barcelona coach even drew up a comprehensive strategy to transformthe Seleção into world champions again.