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Inside MLS 2015 Season Preview: LA Galaxy

ESSENTIAL FACTS Last year in a sentence: Landon Donovan marched off into the sunset with one last MLS Cup victory. Offseason in a sentence: The exits of Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas eroded the championship core, but the signing of Steven Gerrard injected plenty of excitement heading into the new campaign. (as of February 27) Incoming: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool/England) Outgoing: Landon...
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Premier League clubs seek to recoup mojos after humbling week

LONDON --   If the Barclays Premier League thought Europe's second-tier competition could bring comfort after two of its clubs had suffered UEFA Champions League humblings earlier in the week, it could hardly have been more wrong. Out of the UEFA Europa League crashed first Tottenham in Florence and then, after extra-time and penalties against Besiktas in historic Istanbul, Liverpool...
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Out from the shadows: Liverpool’s unexpected hero

The Spurs and Liverpool took the field at Anfield, home of the Liverpool Football Club, on the night of Feb. 10. From the very start of the game one could feel the energy and tension that filled the stadium. The Tottenham Spurs needed these three points to put themselves in contention to be top four in the league, which leads to playing in the Champions League. Although Liverpool...
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Brendan Rodgers confident ahead of Besiktas-Liverpool game despite injuries

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may have left eight players at home but he remains confident what remains of his squad can get the job done against Besiktas in the Europa League. The Reds return to the Ataturk Stadium, venue for their famous 2005 Champions League victory, holding a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against the Turkish League...
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Sky Sports will televise 2 MLS games per week to viewers in United Kingdom

Sky Sports, the UK sports TV juggernaut, will televise two MLS games per week beginning with the 2015 season, revealed ESPN’s MLS analyst and co-commentator Taylor Twellman. No details have been announced yet by Major League Soccer or Sky Sports, but the move by Sky Sports and MLS will certainly help give the American top flight league more exposure and credibility in England...
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Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez set to play in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match

Former Liverpool strikers Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez have been tipped to return to Anfield next month to feature in Steven Gerrard’s scheduled testimonial according to Spanish newspaper AS. Torres in particular, enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Gerrard in his Liverpool days before his £50million transfer to Chelsea, a move that was said to have broken Gerrard’s heart...
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Balotelli future in doubt after penalty debacle

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com/+LiverpoolFC Mario Balotelli landed himself in further controversy by taking the penalty kick from designated penalty-taker Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday. The Italian was slammed by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard who accused him of showing “disrespect” for going against...
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LA Galaxy coach Arena on Steven Gerrard: "He's looking forward to a new challenge."

TALLAGHT, Ireland -- LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena is "surprised" by Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard's eagerness to join the MLS side this summer.  Arena met Gerrard on Thursday night as Liverpool defeated Besiktas 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League, and was impressed by the 34-year-old's desire to move to the MLS champions. "We spoke a good bit and, to be honest, I was surprised about...
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To take or not to take: Mario Balotelli defies Liverpool to score PK

In case you haven’t seen, Mario Balotelli took it upon himself and defied team orders to take a late game penalty to defeat Besiktas in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. After Jordon Ibe won a penalty in the 85th minute, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was ready to take the penalty when Balotelli took the ball out of his hands and decided he wanted to take...
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Twitter Reaction: Henderson-Balotelli penalty drama, Gerrard’s criticism

Twitter Reaction: Henderson-Balotelli penalty drama, Gerrard’s criticism - originally posted on Soccerlens.com It has to be Mario Balotelli. Winner. Hero. And yet a controversial figure. At Anfield in the Europa League clash against Besiktas, with clocks ticking away, Liverpool were awarded a penalty, after Jordon Ibe was fouled in the box. Jordan Henderson was the designated...
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Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has accused Mario Balotelli on showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson as the Italian insisted on taking the penalty which helped the Reds beat Besiktas by 1-0 in the Europa League at Anfield on Thursday night. Gerrard who missed the...
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Steven Gerrard Dreams Of Managing Liverpool In Distant Future

Steven Gerrard hopes to author new chapters in his Liverpool story some years down the line. Gerrard told British television network ITV on Thursday he hopes to manage Liverpool one day, accord to Sky Sports. Gerrard added he must learn the managerial trade after he retires as a player (something he doesn’t intend to do in the near term) before warranting...
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Steven Gerrard: Mario Balotelli Disrespected Jordan Henderson In Penalty-Kick Incident

Steven Gerrard didn’t need to be in the thick of the action to determine Mario Balotelli was wrong to do what he did. Gerrard accused Balotelli of disrespecting Jordan Henderson and breaking Liverpool’s rules Thursday in the aftermath of the Reds’ 1-0 win over Besiktas in the UEFA Europa League, according to the Liverpool Echo. Gerrard, who was working as a pundit for British...
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Steven Gerrard: Balotelli showed 'disrespect' taking ball from Henderson

Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing "disrespect" for taking the penalty which earned Liverpool a 1-0 Europa League win over Besiktas ahead of Reds captain Jordan Henderson. Balotelli tucked away the spot-kick to earn the hosts' a narrow first-leg lead, but only after an apparent disagreement with Henderson, the captain on the night, and Daniel Sturridge over who would...
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Steven Gerrard accuses Balotelli of disrespect in Liverpool penalty incident

Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing "disrespect" for taking the penalty which earned Liverpool a 1-0 Europa League win over Besiktas ahead of Reds captain Jordan Henderson. Balotelli tucked away the spot-kick to earn the hosts' a narrow first-leg lead, but only after an apparent disagreement with Henderson, the captain on the night, and Daniel Sturridge over who would take it.  
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Ghost of Anfield: Ba to remind Liverpool of glorious failure against Chelsea?

Ghost of Anfield: Ba to remind Liverpool of glorious failure against Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The sight of Demba lining up for Besiktas in tomorrow night’s Europa League match with Liverpool will only serve to remind fans of last season’s glorious failure after he capitalised on Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip to all but kill the Anfield side’s title...
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Liverpool’s £160,000 a week target ready to snub club for Man Utd

Liverpool’s £160,000 a week target ready to snub club for Man Utd - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool’s hopes of luring in-demand Roma star Miralem Pjanic have been thrown into doubt after reports the playmaker is prepared to snub their £160,000 a week offer – with Manchester United lurking as Louis Van Gaal looks to boost the creativity of his midfield. Reds...
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Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba hopes to break Liverpool hearts again

Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba hopes to break Liverpool hearts again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba is hoping to break Liverpool hearts again when his new side Besiktas take on the Reds in the Europa League this week. The ex-Newcastle forward scored for the Blues last season following Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip that all but ended the Merseysiders’...
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Breaking down the FA Cup Fifth Round

The FA Cup Fifth Round kicks off today, and the fixtures are set up to be quite interesting. This deep in the competition, it's rare to still see some inter-divisional clashes such as Preston versus Manchester United or Middlesbrough facing off against Arsenal, but this year has provided us with more than enough to talk about. Let's break down a few choice ones. Most intriguing...
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Five candidates who could become the next Liverpool captain

Five candidates who could become the next Liverpool captain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com In few months’ time from now, Liverpool will bid farewell to their skipper Steven Gerrard who is set to join MLS at the end of the season. Not only Liverpool need to find a suitable replacement (if not like-for-like) but the club need to pick someone who is capable of leading the side...
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Colin Pascoe: Injury update on Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe says captain Steven Gerrard will be assessed today after suffering a hamstring injury on Wednesday night. The 34-year-old left the pitch in the 68th minute of the 3-2 win over Tottenham and will probably miss Saturday's away game against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. "Unfortunately, he felt his hamstring […]
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Liverpool wait on Steven Gerrard scan to discover full extent of injury

Liverpool are awaiting the results of a scan to discover the extent of Steven Gerrard's hamstring injury. The Reds captain came off in the second half of Tuesday's victory over Tottenham after complaining of tightness. "Unfortunately he felt his hamstring towards the end of the game and he is having a scan this morning and we are just waiting for results to come back," Liverpool...
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Gerrard’s injury – blow or blessing in disguise?

Gerrard’s injury – blow or blessing in disguise? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool are set to be without their hollywood-bound skipper Steven Gerrard for up to three weeks after the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury, as reported by Andy Hunter of The Guardian. Gerrard was replaced with 22 minutes to go in Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham at Anfield...
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Liverpool-Tottenham Verdict: Reds Outlast Spurs With Depth, Quality

Liverpool lost its way after beating Tottenham in August but confirmed its return to the ranks of Premier League powers with a win over the same team Tuesday. Liverpool defeated Tottenham 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League game at Anfield. The teams traded goals in each half before Mario Balotelli put the Reds ahead for good with his first league goal for...
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EPL Week 24: Derby Hit and Miss

This past weekend saw four clubs come together for their respective derbies: Tottenham versus Arsenal in the North London Derby, and Everton versus Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby—with the latter being billed as “Steven Gerrard’s farewell to this Premier League fixture.” One rose to the occasion, while the other overwhelmingly failed to inspire. Yet, each involved are...
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