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  • Atlético de Madrid vs Real Madrid, 2014 Spanish Supercup: Projected Lineups, Match Preview and TV Information

    Real Madrid will try to come back from Raúl García's late equalizer in a very tough atmosphere at the Vicente Calderón. When Raúl García scored Atlético's equalizer, Ancelotti and his coaching staff soon realized that they now need to score at least one goal at the Vicente Calderón. Simeone's men…

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  • Danny Welbeck deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal

    According to a report in the Evening Standard, a few top English clubs are looking to capitalise on Louis van Gaal's disinterest in United striker Danny Welbeck. The London Evening Standard are reporting that van Gaal has given the England international permission to leave Old Trafford, with both…

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  • Mario Balotelli is returning to a country he didn't like very much

    With Mario Balotelli on the verge of completing a £16million move from Milan to Liverpool, he leaves a country with vocal segments that don't like him very much for one that he isn't particularly fond of.

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  • Malky Mackay's banter zone fallout (with guest star Harry Redknapp)

    The Daily Mail published a collection of sexist, racist and homophobic text messages between former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and head of recruitment Iain Moody, setting off a domino effect of stupidity.

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  • Jermaine Jones potential move to MLS gets weirder

    Report says the United States midfielder has agreed to terms, but only if he's allowed to join Fire, which MLS is unwilling to guarantee. Just when it appeared as though Jermaine Jones' move to Major League Soccer was nearing a simple solution, now come reports that whatever happens is going to be…

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  • Mourinho hails ousted keeper Cech

    Jose Mourinho has praised Petr Cech for the goalkeeper's reaction to being left out of Chelsea's opening Premier League game of the season. Cech, the club's number one since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2004, sat on the bench during the 3-1 opening day victory at Burnley, with Thibaut Courtois…

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  • UEFA will not recognize Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

    UEFA will not recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS), European soccer's ruling body said on Friday. In a statement on its website (www.uefa.org), UEFA said its Emergency Panel had made the decision in light of the "complex and difficult…

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  • Barcelona charging just $3,000 a year to convert American kids into fans of the club

    European clubs have been attempting to win over fans in the U.S. with summer tours for years now, but Barcelona might have discovered the most effective and profitable way to achieve this mission: youth academies that teach kids to be fans of the club for the low price of $3,000 a year.

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    FIFA 15 (16 photos)

    The next entry in the premier soccer franchise releases September 23 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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  • Friday Freedom Kicks: DC United, MLS, and Sundry Soccer Links for 22 August 2014

    Can't Hold Him Back: D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid's career on the rise | MLSsoccer.com:  A well-deserved, glowing profile of Bill Hamid, this is.  I did not realize that the "can't hold us back" motto was coined by him at Red Bull Arena during the 2012 playoffs.  Now everything makes sense.…

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  • Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

    An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty said Friday highlighted the country's descent into lawlessness. The video of the execution in the eastern city of Derna was posted on social media websites, including…

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  • Villa keeper set for more international experience

    USA keeper Tim Howard is taking a break from the national team for a year, meaning Aston Villa goalie Brad Guzan will get to play more. Tim Howard of the United States was one of many great goalkeepers at this summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Howard, who has been solid in goal for Everton ever…

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  • Factbox - UEFA president Michel Platini

    Factbox on UEFA president Michel Platini who will announce on Thursday whether he will stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency in next year's elections: EARLY DAYS AND PLAYING CAREER Born: Joeuf, France, June 21, 1955 Joined AS Joeuf as an 11-year-old, moving to Nancy when he was 17 helping…

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  • Manchester United target will not feature against Atlético

    The Spanish radio station Cadena Cope states that Ángel Di María is out of the squad list for tomorrow's game. Despite Carlo Ancelotti confirmed yesterday that Di María is still a Real Madrid player and he would be treated accordingly, it seems his situation is about to change. According to Cadena…

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  • Barcelona say Neymar suffers ankle sprain

    Brazilian superstar Neymar has suffered an ankle sprain in training, Barcelona announced Friday, adding to the club's injury woes just two days before opening their new La Liga campaign. Neymar complained of pain in his left ankle at the end of Thursday's training session and tests confirmed he had…

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  • Mario Balotelli close to £16m Liverpool move

    Liverpool have agreed to a fee with AC Milan for Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli isn't a Liverpool player quite yet, but the move is as good as done. The BBC are reporting that Liverpool have agreed to a £16m fee to sign Balotelli from AC Milan, while the rossoneri have announced that Balotelli has…

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  • HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How does it feel now that the Union are in a Cup Final?

    The Union are hosting a U.S. The staff gets a little introspective and discusses what it means now that the Union are one game away from their first trophy. Open Cup Final means a lot to the folks here, and these answers point to many different perspectives on what will be the biggest game in PPL…

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  • Mehdi Benatia Reportedly Close to Leaving Roma, Several Clubs in Negotiations

    Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are reportedly in different stages of negotiation for Mehdi Benatia, who has not joined Roma on their trip to Athens. At this point, we've nearly run things to say about the Mehdi Benatia transfer saga. The Daily Star claims the Gunners are prepared to…

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  • D.C. United versus Sporting Kansas City preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Kansas City blog The Blue Testament

    In which we talk to Ben Gartland to get the lowdown on all things Sporting. D.C. United travels to Kansas City to take on Sporting Kansas City in a showdown of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. To preview the game, we talked to Ben Gartland of The Blue Testament to get the lowdown on all…

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