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  • Stuttering Monaco held with Falcao absent

    With Radamel Falcao left out of their side, Monaco continued their stuttering start to the Ligue 1 season on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with Lille at the Stade Louis II. The day started in chaotic fashion for Monaco as Falcao, who had been named in the squad, was withdrawn from the matchday list at…

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  • Red Bulls-United Preview

    After splitting two difficult matches on the road, D.C. United has designs on extending its home winning streak and building its lead atop the Eastern Conference. The New York Red Bulls remain in a crowded race for a playoff spot despite going winless on the road since early June. D.C. United will…

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  • AC Milan hopeful that Torres can re-ignite career

    AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is hoping to guide Fernando Torres back to form. Milan signed Torres from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal on, subject to a medical which the Spanish striker was undergoing on Saturday. ''I've talked to Torres, even though he still has to complete medical tests,''…

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  • Genoa vs. Napoli, preview: Hoping for a decent start to the Serie A campaign

    Serie A finally begins this weekend! Napoli kick things off with a visit to Genoa, where they'll be hoping to put aside their Champions League woes by taking all three points at the Marassi. Gian Piero Gasperini returned to the club early last season, and managed to lift them from the relegation…

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  • Official: Alex Song to Join West Ham United on Loan Deal

    It's finally official: Alex Song has returned to the Premier League, as West Ham United announced that they have reached an agreement with FC Barcelona to land the 26-year-old, both clubs confirmed on Saturday. West Ham are delighted with the news. The team's chairman, David Gold, called Song "a…

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  • Season Preview: Predicting what's to come for Napoli

    With Napoli's league season about to get underway, it's time to take stock and see what we think is coming. How Far Will Napoli Take This Europa Journey? If the league season goes sideways I could see the focus shifting to trying to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League that…

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  • Confident Van Gaal hits back at United critics

    Louis van Gaal attempted to quash criticism of Manchester United's dismal start to the season by insisting he is the right man to restore the fallen giants to their former glory. United are still waiting for their first victory under Van Gaal after losing to Swansea, drawing with Sunderland and…

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  • Zenit face first real test to unbeaten start

    Andre Villas-Boas's Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg face their first serious test this season as they look to defend a 100 percent record against Lokomotiv Moscow on Sunday. Last season's runners-up Zenit have won all five of their Premiership encounters this season to remain the…

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  • Tough early away days for Barcelona, Real Madrid

    Barcelona and Real Madrid face difficult trips in their first away games of the La Liga season on Sunday when they travel to Villarreal and Real Sociedad respectively. Luis Enrique enjoyed a trouble free debut as Barca boss last weekend as the Catalans eased past Elche 3-0 despite having Javier…

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  • Breaking Down Napoli's Europa League Group

    So now that we know who exactly Napoli are facing in the Europa League.... er, who exactly are Napoli facing in the Europa League?

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  • Daniel Agger Set to Leave Liverpool for a Return to Brondby

    Daniel Agger is set to leave Liverpool and return to Brondby, his boyhood club. In a move that is a long time coming, yet shocking, Daniel Agger is prepared to leave Liverpool to return to Brondby. Agger got his start at Brondby, joining the club at the age 12, before transferring to Liverpool in…

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  • Alonso had "Five Great Years at Liverpool" but Won't Be Returning

    Addressing the various rumours surrounding his move to Bayern Munich, the ever classy Xabi Alonso spoke very fondly of former club Liverpool but insisted he'll never return to Merseyside. Despite leaving Liverpool FC several eons ago, Xabi Alonso has been continuously linked with a move back to…

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  • Arsenal-Leicester City Preview

    The last time the Foxes were in the Premier League was in the 2003-04 season, when they took a point off the Gunners in a 1-1 draw at home and were beaten 2-1 at Highbury thanks to goals from Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. Leicester City were relegated that season, while Arsenal went on to win…

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  • Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps Match Preview

    The Timbers are starting into the do or die portion of their season with a match against their other rivals, the Whitecaps. With a chance to kleapfrog the Vancouver Whitecaps in the standings lost last weekend, the Portland Timbers will have to do it the old fashioned way: by beating their…

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  • Chelsea flop Torres set to join AC Milan on loan

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to end his miserable spell at Stamford Bridge by joining AC Milan on loan for the next two seasons. Torres has endured a difficult time with the Blues since his then-British record £50 million (63m euros, $82.9m) move from Liverpool in January 2011. The…

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  • D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ New York blog Once A Metro

    In which we talked to Matt Coyne of SB Nation's Metro-flavored blog, Once A Metro.

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  • The two lasting images from Fernando Torres' time at Chelsea

    It's finally happening. Chelsea have announced that Fernando Torres will move to Milan on an unusual two-year loan deal that will take the Spaniard who has been the subject of all of the world's jokes, pity, hand-wringing and hope since joining the club in January 2011.

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  • Timbers-Whitecaps FC Preview

    With the Portland Timbers looking to bounce back from one of their toughest losses of the season, Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson has called the matchup a "massive game for the organization." The visiting Timbers will try to leapfrog the Whitecaps into the Western Conference's final playoff…

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