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Around the Forest: Caleb Porter reflects on his rise

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/29/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Salon asks in an extremely Salon-like long read: Has Soccer finally arrived in the US? [Salon]

David Beckham is moving quickly from not having the financing for a Miami expansion team, to not having the funds for a Las Vegas franchise.

Soccerwarz: An insider’s guide to the conflicts holding back US soccer

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Soccer is an outlier in the landscape of American sports in that the major debates shaping the sport are about the leagues themselves. In the other sports leagues, the debates are about the rules of the game or how players are perceived, but only among American soccer fans are the major debates about the competence of the divisions.

Soccerwarz: An insider’s guide to the conflicts holding back US soccer

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Soccer is an outlier in the landscape of American sports in that the major debates shaping the sport are about the leagues themselves. In the other sports leagues, the debates are about the rules of the game or how players are perceived, but only among American soccer fans are the major debates about the competence of the divisions.

Major Link Soccer: Say it isn't so Infantino

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New FIFA president linked to corruption scandal, MLS turns 20, and goals of the week.

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Say it isn't so; the new FIFA boss is already linked to corruption. The Panama papers ensnare Gianni Infantino in a corruption scandal.

Not sure what this goalkeeper was going for, the no-look penalty kick save or the "I don't know what just hit me" save, which is all well and good because he still saved the penalty.

Spanish Football

NEYMAR JR | THE MOST OVERRATED FOOTBALL PLAYER IN WORLD SOCCER ?

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FC BARCELONA - REAL MADRID ROUND 31 LIGA

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REAL MADRID | POSSIBLE STARTING 11 TEAM LINE-UP AGAINST FC BARCELONA

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ITALY 1 SPAIN 1 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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SPAIN FOOTBALL TEAM LIST OF 25 PLAYERS | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES

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LA LIGA | MOST RED CARDS IN SPANISH FOOTBALL

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English Premier League

EPL GW 35 review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer discuss the weekend's action in the Premier League, the Champions League draw, a tightening title race in La Liga, and the battle for promotion in the Football Championship.

Listen to the show via the player above or via this link.

EPL GW 35 review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer discuss the weekend's action in the Premier League, the Champions League draw, a tightening title race in La Liga, and the battle for promotion in the Football Championship.

Listen to the show via the player above or via this link.

EPL GW 34 preview and Champions League review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley returns along with Kartik Krishnaiyer to review an upending week in Europe, where the Champions League's holders were seen out of the competition after a Wednesday loss at the Vicente Calderon.

Your hosts also preview Thursday's Europa League action as well as the 34th round of action in the Premier League, where a six-pointer at Carrow Road could reveal the final pieces of this year's relegation puzzle.

EPL GW 34 preview and Champions League review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley returns along with Kartik Krishnaiyer to review an upending week in Europe, where the Champions League's holders were seen out of the competition after a Wednesday loss at the Vicente Calderon.

Your hosts also preview Thursday's Europa League action as well as the 34th round of action in the Premier League, where a six-pointer at Carrow Road could reveal the final pieces of this year's relegation puzzle.

EPL GW 33 preview and Champions League review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, host Nipun Chopra is joined by the returning Morgan Green as they review the UEFA Champions League games from midweek as well as previewing this weekend's Premier League matches.

On top of that, Nipun and Morgan share their opinions about Chelsea's decision to hire Antonio Conte as their new manager to replace Guus Hiddink.

EPL GW 33 preview and Champions League review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, host Nipun Chopra is joined by the returning Morgan Green as they review the UEFA Champions League games from midweek as well as previewing this weekend's Premier League matches.

On top of that, Nipun and Morgan share their opinions about Chelsea's decision to hire Antonio Conte as their new manager to replace Guus Hiddink.

Alison Bender interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (4.6.16)

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Alison Bender, the former Chelsea TV reporter who has now expanded her role at ESPN FC. As well as revealing some of ESPN's plans for Euro 2016, she shares her opinion about Antonio Conte being hired as the new Chelsea boss.

Bender has expanded her role at ESPN FC as its UK-based soccer presenter and reporter, contributing daily content, analysis and breaking news on Premier League, European and world soccer.

Alison Bender interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (4.6.16)

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Alison Bender, the former Chelsea TV reporter who has now expanded her role at ESPN FC. As well as revealing some of ESPN's plans for Euro 2016, she shares her opinion about Antonio Conte being hired as the new Chelsea boss.

Bender has expanded her role at ESPN FC as its UK-based soccer presenter and reporter, contributing daily content, analysis and breaking news on Premier League, European and world soccer.

EPL GW 32 review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, host Nipun Chopra is joined by Gabe Smith as they dissect the weekend's results including el Clasico, Leicester's continued good form against Southampton, as well as all of the results from a busy weekend of Premier League action after the dreaded international break.

EPL GW 32 review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, host Nipun Chopra is joined by Gabe Smith as they dissect the weekend's results including el Clasico, Leicester's continued good form against Southampton, as well as all of the results from a busy weekend of Premier League action after the dreaded international break.

Sacking Arsene Wenger may not be Arsenal’s wisest decision

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If notfor Arsene Wenger and the sacrifices he's made, it's hard to imagine where Arsenal would be today. The stature, the reputation or even the identity Arsenal have as a club among all other European giantsisall down to the Frenchman's contributions. Compare the club's state prior to Wenger's appointment and the state thereafter, and you'll get an idea.

Sacking Arsene Wenger may not be Arsenal’s wisest decision

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If notfor Arsene Wenger and the sacrifices he's made, it's hard to imagine where Arsenal would be today. The stature, the reputation or even the identity Arsenal have as a club among all other European giantsisall down to the Frenchman's contributions. Compare the club's state prior to Wenger's appointment and the state thereafter, and you'll get an idea.

EPL GW 31 review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Nipun Chopra discuss the Tyne-Wear and Manchester derbies as well as their implications on the relegation battle and the race for fourth place. The hosts also talk about wins for the Premier League's top three, Liverpool's collapse at Southampton, as well as the rest of the action in the season's 31st round.

EPL GW 31 review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Nipun Chopra discuss the Tyne-Wear and Manchester derbies as well as their implications on the relegation battle and the race for fourth place. The hosts also talk about wins for the Premier League's top three, Liverpool's collapse at Southampton, as well as the rest of the action in the season's 31st round.

UCL review, EPL GW 31 preview; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer talk about Manchester City advancing in Champions League, where Arsenal was also eliminated by Barcelona. The duo also preview Thursday's Europa League action, talk about Mauricio Pochettino's future with Spurs, and preview the coming Premier League weekend, where derbies in England's northeast and northwest will have major impacts on two parts of the table.

UCL review, EPL GW 31 preview; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer talk about Manchester City advancing in Champions League, where Arsenal was also eliminated by Barcelona. The duo also preview Thursday's Europa League action, talk about Mauricio Pochettino's future with Spurs, and preview the coming Premier League weekend, where derbies in England's northeast and northwest will have major impacts on two parts of the table.

EPL GW 30, FA Cup quarterfinals review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley is joined by Laurence McKenna and Nipun Chopra to discuss FA Cup quarterfinal weekend, where the two-time defending champions, Arsenal, were seen out of the competition after an upset loss at home to Watford. The trio will also talk about the limited slate in the Premier League as well as preview the coming week of Champions League soccer.

EPL GW 30, FA Cup quarterfinals review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Richard Farley is joined by Laurence McKenna and Nipun Chopra to discuss FA Cup quarterfinal weekend, where the two-time defending champions, Arsenal, were seen out of the competition after an upset loss at home to Watford. The trio will also talk about the limited slate in the Premier League as well as preview the coming week of Champions League soccer.

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Date proposed for start of FIFA trial to be held in New York City

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US prosecutors on Tuesday set a February 2017 target date for the start of the huge FIFA corruption trial that has ensnared dozens of world soccer's top executives.

"The proposed schedule set forth below contemplates that jury selection would commence on February 27, 2017," prosecutor Robert Capers wrote in a letter late Monday to federal Judge Raymond Dearie, who is presiding in the case.

Date proposed for start of FIFA trial to be held in New York City

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US prosecutors on Tuesday set a February 2017 target date for the start of the huge FIFA corruption trial that has ensnared dozens of world soccer's top executives.

"The proposed schedule set forth below contemplates that jury selection would commence on February 27, 2017," prosecutor Robert Capers wrote in a letter late Monday to federal Judge Raymond Dearie, who is presiding in the case.

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Kartik Krishnaiyer interview; World Soccer Talk Radio

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss the latest developments within US soccer including the US Women's National Team suing the US Soccer Federation regarding wage discrimination, in addition to the continued soccer feud between MLS, NASL and USL.

Kartik Krishnaiyer interview; World Soccer Talk Radio

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss the latest developments within US soccer including the US Women's National Team suing the US Soccer Federation regarding wage discrimination, in addition to the continued soccer feud between MLS, NASL and USL.

Joe Tolleson interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (3.10.16)

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Joe Tolleson, New York City FC play-by-play announcer for the YES Network and program director at Sirius XM FC.

During the interview, Joe looks ahead to New York City FC's season, discusses the impact that Head Coach Patrick Vieira has already made at the club, and shares his insight regarding what it's like to announce a game from the famous Yankee Stadium.

Joe Tolleson interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (3.10.16)

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Joe Tolleson, New York City FC play-by-play announcer for the YES Network and program director at Sirius XM FC.

During the interview, Joe looks ahead to New York City FC's season, discusses the impact that Head Coach Patrick Vieira has already made at the club, and shares his insight regarding what it's like to announce a game from the famous Yankee Stadium.

Johan Cruyff

International break review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Nipun Chopra, Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer analyze the USA's shock 2-0 defeat against Guatemala, the impact that Johan Cruyff had on American soccer, review of the UEFA Champions League draw, the chances of Tottenham winning the title, the importance (or lack thereof) regarding the Olympic U23 tournament, and who could (or should) replace Jurgen Klinsmann as US coach.

International break review; World Soccer Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, Nipun Chopra, Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer analyze the USA's shock 2-0 defeat against Guatemala, the impact that Johan Cruyff had on American soccer, review of the UEFA Champions League draw, the chances of Tottenham winning the title, the importance (or lack thereof) regarding the Olympic U23 tournament, and who could (or should) replace Jurgen Klinsmann as US coach.

JOHAN CRUYFF DIES | WORLD SOCCER

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The Rest

Major Link Soccer: The Jury has spoken

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Justice for Hillsborough families, Fairy tales for Leicester City and their fans, and Goals of the Week.

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Decades of deceit was righted on Tuesday. A 27-year struggle for truth by the families of the 96 people killed at the Hillsborough football stadium has been vindicated after new inquests into the disaster determined that they had been unlawfully killed.

Major Link Soccer: Barcelona pitch invasion goes surprisingly well

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Three young boys decided they needed a break from school so they visited FC Barcelona; what happened next is the stuff of dreams.

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Who knew that skipping school could be so much fun: For three boys in Barcelona breaking all the rules was rewarded with a hangout with legends.

Some Soccer News for Mar 10, 2016

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It's Day 70 of 2016.


EDITORIAL: Its my belief that when the PED scandal hits world soccer its going to be the most massive thing in the history of sports. And it will happen in the next couple of years.

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Jermaine Jones was introduced by his new team Colorado Rapids.