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  • State of the MLS Run In: 6 Weeks to Go

    In the West it still comes down to Portland and Vancouver, and next year's CCL odds get shaken up by the Sounders' hoisting of the 2014 Open Cup.

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  • FC Barcelona 1-0 APOEL FC: Tactical Review

    Barça have been criticised by some observers for winning by only one goal, but this was a controlled performance that made sure victory was never in doubt. In Luis Enrique’s first UEFA Champions League match as FC Barcelona manager, the tactical match-up was familiar and straightforward: Barça’s…

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  • Everton return in style as Spurs, Celtic held

    Paris (AFP) - Everton marked their first appearance in Europe since the 2009/2010 season with a 4-1 Europa League win over Wolfsburg on Thursday while Celtic and Tottenham were held to draws in tricky away assignments.

  • Tim Howard magnificent in Everton's Europa League win

    Everton started their Europa League campaign with a 4-1 win over Wolfsburg, but it wasn't the thrashing that the scoreline would indicate. The Toffees were the better team on the day, but they could have allowed three, or even four goals if not for Tim Howard.

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  • UEFA expects sanctions after Roma-CSKA violence

    Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) - Clashes at the Champions League game between AS Roma and CSKA Moscow that left two fans in hospital with knife wounds will be investigated, a top European football official said Thursday.

  • Allardyce Speaks On Topics He Knows Nothing About

    West Ham's manager is not a popular figure at Anfield. Sam Allardyce is doing his best to rile Liverpool fans up ahead of this weekend's Liverpool-West Ham clash with another round of rather arrogant quotes that were published in the Mirror earlier today. "On past history of playing against teams…

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  • 3-minute concussion breaks in European matches

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Referees have been given the power to stop matches in European competitions for three minutes to fully assess head injuries.

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  • New beginnings for Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus

    With Andrea Pirlo out through injury, the first Serie A matches of the season against Chievo and Udinese showed different ways for Juventus to build up from defense. Leonardo Bonucci's distribution became simpler with Kwadwo Asamoah and Martín Cáceres taking on more responsibility. For Juventus,…

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  • Two Premier League clubs enter race for Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez, per reports

    Pedro Rodríguez is not what he once was. Under Pep Guardiola, the winger was a beast, who showed great work-rate and goal-scoring ability. Since the most successful coach in Barcelona's recent history departed, Pedro's greatness went away, also.

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  • Ribery unsure on lay-off length

    Berlin (AFP) - Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is increasingly frustrated by his troublesome left knee injury, which will keep the Frenchman out indefinitely.

  • Arsenal-Aston Villa Preview

    Surprise package Aston Villa have made a storming start to their Premier League campaign and are unbeaten after four matches ahead of Saturday's clash against Arsenal at Villa Park.

    The Associated Press
  • Liverpool-West Ham United Preview

    Liverpool learned much about themselves last season as their resurgence to the Premier League's elite became official. Brendan Rodgers may be relying on that acquired resilience Saturday when the Reds - coming off their return to Champions League play - travel to Upton Park to face West Ham…

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  • Real Salt Lake announce 2015 season ticket pricing, increases seen around Rio Tinto Stadium

    Real Salt Lake announced season ticket prices for 2015 today, and there has been a bit of an increase across the board, with the lowest tier increasing $40 and the highest nearly doubling.

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  • San Siro to host 2016 Champions League final

    UEFA has chosen the San Siro in Milan to host the 2016 Champions League final. Milan previously hosted European Cup finals in 1965 and 1970, and the Champions League final in 2001. The UEFA executive committee on Thursday also selected St. Jakob-Park in Basel to stage the Europa League final in…

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  • RSL announces 4,200 square foot video board for Rio Tinto Stadium

    In the most exciting announcement from Real Salt Lake since Sebastian Jaime was officially revealed (which was really the last real announcement), the long-discussed and not-particularly-new-news that Rio Tinto Stadium is getting a new video board was revealed. The video board should be in place…

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  • MLS reveals new logo, includes color branding for each team

    As rumored yesterday, MLS announced a new logo with club-specific coloring yesterday. MLS NEXT: Breaking down the new logo The logo is more or less a generic shield with a bar cutting across it, the text 'MLS' in the corner, and three stars, which apparently represent club, country and community…

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  • The last word: Ben Olsen has been flawless in CCL so far

    D.C. United's trip to Kingston, Jamaica, went just about as well as we could have hoped. Ben Olsen deserves credit. Last season's surprising US Open Cup championship is continuing to pay dividends for D.C. United.  Not only will it perpetually be the hometown club's 13th major trophy, but it also…

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  • MLS Wins and Losses. Week 27

    Seattle win a bunch of things, Bruce Arena takes responsibility for his players being shit, Colorado don't lose! and more, in this week's wins and losses. The biggest win of the week went to the Seattle Sounders, who beat Real Salt Lake 3-2 in a very entertaining game, RSL taking the lead, then…

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