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Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake dominate Timbers on road in big win

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The goals and red cards were flowing on Wednesday night, and they mostly flowed in Real Salt Lake's favor.

With five goals and three red cards, Real Salt Lake's victory over the Portland Timbers was a highly-eventful, hugely entertaining return to MLS play.

RSL seek CCL rebound at Rio Tinto

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It is unusual to think that the second game of the CONCACAF Champions League group stage would be a must-win affair, but that is essentially the situation in which Real Salt Lake finds themselves after a tournament-opening loss three weeks ago.

With the new tournament format shrinking the group stage from six games to four, the pressure and importance rises with each match, and as a result, RSL's clash with Panamanian side Tauro FC (10 p.

English Premier League

Ex-Referee Howard Webb Claims Players Actively Sought Yellow Cards To Ensure They’d Be Suspended Over Christmas

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Ex-Premier League referee Howard Webb has claimed there were instances when players would deliberately seek yellow cards to ensure they got out of doing the Christmas shift.

Webb, who retired in 2014 to become the technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, sort of semi-revealed hefelt a couple of players had tried to milk intentional bookings out of him in order to rule themselves out over the festive period the Boxing Day fixture especially.

Who Are Ya? Etienne Capoue (Tottenham)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Etienee Capoue Age: 25 Position: Midfielder Signed from: Toulouse Fee: Undisclosed (reported £8.6m) Did you know? Last season Capoue picked up 17 yellow cards in 41 matches, so don't expect him to be ever-present this season. What's the deal?

Arsenal have a great role model in Arteta

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Arsenal have always had a blend of youth and experience in the team and since Wenger took over as manager the amount of young players has increased to the point where Mikel Arteta, at 30-years old, is one of the oldest players at the club.

It is not just his age and experience that make the Spaniard one of the best role models at the club, however, it is the way he conducts himself both on and off the field.

Sahin wants to go to Arsenal, Mourinho prefers Liverpool

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There is an interesting battle going on at Real Madrid over Nuri Sahin. The 23-year-old, former Bundesliga Player of the Year has been told by Jose Mourinho that he needs to go out on loan this season, in order to get some much needed playing time.

Sahin wants to play in the Premier League and that is where the problem lies.

New England Revolution

London Woodberry Suspended For Desert Diamond Cup Match vs. SKC

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The Revs defender received two yellow cards yesterday in the DDC opener against RSL.

New England Revolution defender London Woodberry will serve a one-game suspension in the preseason Desert Diamond Cup for his red card yesterday against Real Salt Lake.

It's preseason, but London Woodberry will be suspended for Saturday's game vs.

Jerry Watch In London 2012: Honduras vs. Brazil

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Jerry Bengtson is done with the Olympics. After helping Honduras through to the quarterfinals, he is coming back to New England. He and the other MLS representatives of Los Catrachos are heading back to their respective clubs following a pretty historic run for the Honduran Men's National Team.

In a high scoring affair filled with yellow cards, and some world class embellishment from Neymar, Honduras ended up not being able to come through with a miracle finish falling 3-2 to Brazil.

Philadelphia 2 - 1 New England: Revs Concede Late Goal, Slip Further out of Playoff Picture

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The New England Revolution fell to the Philadelphia Union tonight in Chester, PA thanks to a second half Freddy Adu PK and a late goal from Jack McInerney. It was the same old story as the Revs had chance after chance, but could only muster one goal, Saer Sene's in the 12th minute. In the end, despite a second-half onslaught, the Revs lost a winnable game and now look just about out of the playoff picture.

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[Infograph] How The World Cup Will End Up

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Who better than a sports spread betting site to give us predictions on how the 2014 World Cup will shake out.Sporting Index, have created an infograph outlining their predictions for Brazil 2014, which are rather specific.Want to see who they think will make the final? How many penalties will be missed?

Sagna has doubts while Coq wants to play

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It's Friday. Hurrah.

Today sees the first round of internationals take place as teams, you know, play against each other and stuff. And there'll be some goals and corners and yellow cards and red cards, but they're not all made out of ticky-tacky and they won't turn out all the same.

From an Arsenal point of view you can see the players on duty here and we'll be keeping everything crossed that they come through tonight, then Tuesday night, without any problems so they can continue their start to the season with the real football, the football that people actually care about.

Sporting KC 1-1 NY Red Bulls – Match Recap – MLS – 26 August 2012

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Sporting Kansas City remained on top of the Eastern Conference with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer on August 26, 2012.

It was a similar fate for Sporting KC who dominated most of the match but had to settle for a draw. The home side started out quickly with a fourth minute Kei Kamara goal.

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City – Match Recap – EPL – 26 August 2012

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Liverpool had a late second half lead but had to settle for a draw as Manchester City capitalized on a defensive lapse in the EPL on August 26, 2012. The Reds were the stronger side for most of the match and both City goals were basically gifts.

City did not have a great start as Liverpool took a 1-0 lead on a Martin Skrtel goal.

Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal – Match Recap – EPL – 26 August 2012

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Arsenal and Stoke City played to a scoreless draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, August 26, 2012. It's the second draw of the season for both clubs and the Gunners have yet to score or concede a goal this season.

Overall, Arsenal were the stronger side and dominated large stretches of the match but couldn't finish in the final third.

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United – Match Recap – EPL – 25 August 2012

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Chelsea remained perfect in the 2012-13 English Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard had another impressive match and Fernando Torres scored for the second straight match as the Blues are showing they could be title contenders this season.

Liverpool FC vs Manchester City : Probable Line Up and Predictions

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The Reds begin their first home game of the season against Premier League Champions Manchester City on Sunday, 26th August 2012. Daniel Agger is on a red card and will not feature against Manchester City. The good news is full back Jose Enrique could be fit in time to partner with Glen Johnson at the back.

Chelsea 4-2 Reading – Match Recap – EPL – 22 August 2012

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Chelsea scored three second half goals to get a 4-2 victory over Reading in the English Premier League on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

It was another strong performance from new signing Eden Hazard who earned a penalty kick in the 18th minute. Frank Lampard stepped up and converted the penalty by slotting it just inside the left post.

Everton 1-0 Man Utd – Match Recap – EPL – 20 August 2012

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Everton defeated Manchester United 1-0 on a second half goal to conclude the first round of matches in the 2012-13 English Premier League season. The Toffees have always been a solid team at home but they were not expected to get the win or even a draw.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson chose not to start newly signed Robin van Persie but instead have Kagawa, Nani, and Welbeck supporting Rooney in the attack.

Mexico 0-1 USA – Match Recap – Friendly – 15 August 2012

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The United States defeated Mexico 1-0 in an international friendly on August 15, 2012. It's the Americans first ever win at the Estadio Azteca. Very few gave the USA a realistic chance to get a result, let alone win, as Mexico have been dominant at the Azteca.

Mexico started out with most of the possession but the United States were committed to defending and absorbing pressure.

Jerry Watch In London 2012: Honduras Vs. Morocco

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Men's Olympic soccer kicked off this morning, and Jerry Bengtson was in action with Honduras. Los Catrachos faced off against Morocco in Group D action at Hampden Park and came away with a 2-2 draw, with both Honduras goals scored by our boy Jerry.

After Morocco opened the scoring in the 39th minute with a volley from Abdelaziz Barrada, Honduras took over.

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To Hand Out A Yellow Card For A Bad Tackle, Or Not: Premier League Referees Can’t Win

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West Ham United achieved more than 3 points against Queens Park Rangers on Monday night. They now have the milestone of being the first Premier League side in the history of the league to receive 8 yellow cards in one game.

But for those of you who, like me, watched the game, it wasn't a dirty match at all.

Timbers battle back for draw vs. 10-man FC Dallas

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Just two weeks after losing 5-0, the Portland Timbers looked to exact some revenge on the visiting FC Dallas squad on Sunday night. While they were unable to pull out a victory, they were able to unleash the wrath of the raucous JELD-WEN Field crowd late in the match to even up the score, and walk off the field with a 1-1 draw.

Crew's Renteria suspended one game

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Emilio Renteria's reaction to a hard challenge has cost him a game.

Renteria was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for delivering a headbutt to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura in the second half of the Crew's 2-0 loss Saturday night.


Kamara scores for both sides as Red Bulls earn road draw vs. Sporting Kansas City

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The New York Red Bulls went into Livestrong Sporting Park hoping to pull off an upset and grab first place in the Eastern Conference back from Sporting Kansas City.

They fell short of that goal, but still came away with a result that keeps them very much in position to potentially catching Sporting KC further down the road.

Brazil 1-2 Mexico – Match Recap – Olympics – 11 August 2012

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Mexico won their first ever Gold Medal the Olympics (soccer tournament) by defeating favorites Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. Brazil were the favorites with a talented squad worth millions in transfer fees but could never recover from a slow start.

Mexico's Oribe Peralta gave his side a 1-0 lead with a goal in the first minute.

Sporting K.C. Ends Seattle’s Hold on U.S. Open Cup

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Sporting K.C. midfielder Paulo Nagamura converted a controversial second chance at his club's final penalty to help break Seattle's three-year grip on the U.S. Open Cup win a 1-1 win (3-2 on penalties) in Wednesday's final at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.

Nagamura, whose first attempt was stopped by Michael Gspurning on the right post, was handed a do-over by the referee after it was ruled that Seattle's keeper came off his line early.

Recent play leaves Heaps frustrated

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Following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sporting KC on Saturday night, Revolution head coach Jay Heaps did not hold back when voicing his thoughts on his clubs effort and recent play.

The loss extended the Revs winless streak to five games (0-4-1), and was also the eighth time this season the Revs were held scoreless.

Extra Time

The 2012 Olympic Games: Womens Football – The Semi-Finals

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After one-and-a-half sensational semi-finals, I feel like a killjoy. Despite the wonderful football played – at least as much by the losers as the winners – my thoughts were of refereeing decisions at Old Trafford; of penalties given (to the United States) and not given (to Canada); of yellow cards not shown (to Abby Wambach).

Men’s Olympic Tournament – Match Recaps – 4 August 2012

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Brazil rallied past Honduras, Japan cruised past Egypt, Mexico edged Senegal, and South Korea knocked out Great Britain in the Men's Olympic Tournament on August 4, 2012.

Japan 3-0 Egypt

Japan continued their great play (not conceded a goal in entire tournament) with a commanding victory over Egypt.

The Rest

WFC2 assault fails as S2 dominate overly physical match

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A stout defense and moments of quality prove too much for Whitecaps 2 in Langley.

With a close to first choice lineup Seattle Sounders FC 2 headed to Canada Saturday to face a struggling, though Cascadia dominant, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2. From the very start WFC2's game plan was clear; they were going to try and bully S2 off of the pitch.

COSTA: Do you agree with Mourinho that he is getting a raw deal?

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Diego Costa picked up his SEVENTH yellow card against Hull for "diving" despite not even making an appeal for a free kick. Jose Mourinho believes that the big Spanish striker is being victimised by Referees this season because of his image.

What is your opinions on this? Do you agree with the manager?

Timbers update - sometimes it pays attention to notice the stats

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Social media has been abuzz with questions about differing disciplinary numbers relating to the Timbers going into the Portland Timbers match versus the Philadelphia Union. I decided to ask the powers that be what was going on, and the answer was pretty straight forward.

GIF It: Gareth Bale’s stunning solo goal (Norwich 1-1 Tottenham)

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Is this proof that yellow cards that are incorrectly given for diving are good for football? Gareth Bale, a man who has previously claimed that the slightest touch will always send him sprawling when he's running at full pace, opted for the Messi approach against Norwich last night. Despite a blatant foul from the Canaries' [.

To Hand Out A Yellow Card For A Bad Tackle, Or Not: Premier League Referees Can’t Win

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Fenerbahce drew at home 2-2

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Fenerbahce drew 2-2 with Olympique Marseille in Group C in the UEFA Europa League in Istanbul.

Stadium: Sukru Saracoglu

Referees: Ivan Bebek, Tomislav Petrovic, Miro Grgic (Croatia)

Fenerbahce: Volkan Demirel, Gokhan Gonul, Bekir Irtegun, Yobo, Hasan Ali Kaldirim, Mehmet Topuz, Meireles, Mehmet Topal, Caner Erkin (Mn.

Jones scores winner as Schalke tops Augsburg

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Jermaine Jones has made quite a habit out of receiving yellow cards but on Saturday he picked up something entirely different: Three points for Schalke 04.

Jones scored the winner in Schalke's 3-1 triumph over FC Augsburg, making a long, dribbling run from the right flank before firing home a low shot to the far corner to give the club a 2-0 lead.

The World of Fantasy

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Around the country millions of men and women are sitting in conference rooms, in front of computers and elsewhere shouting names of professional football players as part of the annual ritual of the NFL fantasy draft process. Fantasy sports are immensely popular in the United States and around the world and the NFL is the most popular of the fantasy games.

Exciting Kunalan Returns

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PETALING JAYA: Negri Sembilan are hitting top gear and coach Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah is grinning from ear to ear. The defending champions started off with a lacklustre 1-1 draw with Felda United in their opening Group C match but proved their title aspirations by whipping Sime Darby 4-0 in their second match on Saturday.

Soares: Teams Foul Us “Because We Play Really Good Soccer”

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Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber suffered an early foul at the hands of Patrice Bernier during Sunday's contest against the Impact. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. You couldn't tell the Revolution were in the throes of a six-game winless spell with the way Revolution defender A.

Ezequiel Lavezzi Commences His Parisian Highlight Reel

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The man's been on the books of the Nouveau Riche for all of a few weeks and he's already landed an enormously impressive achievement. Value on the euro? (Oil drum?) Possibly.

During yesterday's friendly key word, that: friendly Ezequiel Lavezzi was yellow carded for a dive.