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Jurgen Klinsmann should be sacked if USMNT fail to win Gold Cup

When Bob Bradley got sacked as US manager after the 2011 Gold Cup, it was the right move. The US needed a new voice. Fresh ideas. Different energy. Bradley did a good job, but it was time for both parties to move on. A 4-2 loss to Mexico in the tournament finale at the Rose Bowl was the final straw. Never mind that the US went down to what was the best Mexico team of the century...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Long rescues point for Ireland vs. Poland; Hungary draw Greece

Shane Long came off the bench to keep the Republic of Ireland's chance of qualification for Euro 2016 alive with a dramatic late equaliser against Poland. The Southampton frontman's 91st-minute strike - the 12th goal of his senior international career - snatched a 1-1 draw with the Group D leaders, who remain unbeaten as they attempt to book a trip to France. Slawomir Peszko's 26th...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toni Kroos says Spanish media changes direction like a flag in the wind

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has compared the Spanish press to a flag that changes direction as the wind blows. This season, Kroos and his teammates have reached magnificent heights in Madrid, winning 22-straight matches in all competitions while taking home the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. During that time, the media sang the club’s praises labeling them one of...
Via World Soccer Talk
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wrong national anthem played for El Salvador

FedEx Field hosted a friendly between El Salvador and Argentina on Saturday afternoon, and after what happened before the match, someone might be out of a job in the near future. When El Salvador’s national anthem was played, fans and players alike were ready to sing along. Except the anthem that was heard over the stadium’s speakers wasn’t theirs! Believe it or not, it...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Revolution midfielder narrowly misses team cameraman with shot (Video)

New England Revolution midfielder Daigo Kobayashi nearly took out his team's cameraman with a shot from close range during Saturday's game against San Jose.Now that was a close call.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Gareth Bale grounds keeper with free kick

Gareth Bale and spectacular goals are nothing new. Hitting a strike so perfect the goalkeeper just stands and watches it? That’s exactly what Bale did in Wales’ qualifier against Isreal on Saturday. The post VIDEO: Gareth Bale grounds keeper with free kick appeared first on 32 Flags.
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to destroy the myth that MLS is a retirement league

With Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard set to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Thierry Henry, by spending their final years as footballers in the United States, MLS has unfairly developed a reputation as a retirement league for finished players.  It’s much more than that. As a soccer fan living in the United Kingdom, I’ve heard first-hand the ignorant comments...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nike Soccer: “Up” starring Wayne Rooney

Nike Soccer: “Up” starring Wayne Rooney To reach new heights, you need the ultimate in lightweight movement. Wayne Rooney introduces the Nike Flash training top. http://gonike.me/TrainingGear. From: Nike Soccer Views: 170405 787 ratings Time: 00:40 More in Sports The post Nike Soccer: “Up” starring Wayne Rooney appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
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Do Manchester United really need Gareth Bale?

Do Manchester United really need Gareth Bale? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com If you scan through daily English tabloids, at least once or twice a month, you’ll come across this sensational story of Manchester United lining up a record breaking summer move for Gareth Bale. The rumour has been going on for a while. Initially what looked like a typical tabloid-fabrication...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike Soccer: “Fast” starring Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike Soccer: “Fast” starring Cristiano Ronaldo Play with fire. Stay cool when they can’t catch up. Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the speed of the Mercurial Superfly. http://nike.com/flashtop. From: Nike Soccer Views: 191343 1206 ratings Time: 00:36 More in Sports The post Nike Soccer: “Fast” starring Cristiano Ronaldo appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giuseppe Rossi's 360-Degree Pilates Side Plank

Although Italian-American soccer player Giuseppe Rossi has been recovering from a knee injury for quite some time, recent reports point to him returning in as little as two weeks. The 25-year
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Walcott denies bust up with Arsene Wenger amidst contract talks

Theo Walcott denies bust up with Arsene Wenger amidst contract talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal forward Theo Walcott took to Twitter to deny reports of a bust up with manager Arsene Wenger amidst his ongoing contract talks. The Englishman’s contract with the Gunners is set to expire in 2016 and there were claims that he is looking for a significant pay rise on...
Via Soccerlens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Confirmed: Lionel Messi is not as tall as Gheorghe Muresan

Lionel Messi and teammates were in attendance for Wednesday night’s Wizards-Pacers game in Washington, where the soccer star got to meet former NBA big man Gheorghe Muresan. Emphasis on ‘big,’ man. One would assume that the 7’7 Muresan dwarfs most people he comes into contact with, but the former Wizards center stands a full two feet Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Southampton Forster out for season after undergoing knee surgery

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Forster was injured during the Saints' 2-0 home victory over Burnley on Saturday and a scan on Monday showed he had suffered damage to his left patellar tendon. The 27-year-old has now had a successful operation and will miss Saints' final eight matches of the Premier...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

USA-Denmark verdict: Team USA flops against Danes

  The United States men’s national soccer team rode its luck against Denmark on Wednesday but only found bitterness at the end of the road.   Host Denmark defeated the United States 3-2 at NRGi Park in Aarhus on the strength of Nicklas Bendtner’s hat-trick. Jozy Altidore and Aaron Johansson twice put the United States in front, but Bendtner responded with goals...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soccer team celebrates too hard, allows goal

Listen, I’m all for taking the time to celebrate an awesome goal, but this Mozambique futures team may have gone a little overboard after a free kick score during a recent tournament match. The goal was impressive and definitely worth celebrating, but their excessive celebration was ultimately so wild that it wound up effectively erasing Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA president Michel Platini eyes one last challenge in 2019

VIENNA -- Michel Platini has his eye on one last challenge in 2019, the year FIFA will elect its president. Given four more years to lead European soccer's governing body on Tuesday, Platini hinted at a news conference that he won't seek another UEFA mandate. Platini, who turns 60 in June, later told reporters that he has only one job left to do in his career. ''If I have to do something...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

We are beginning to see the FC Barcelona of old

El Clasico provided fans with another match that included masterful skill, precise passing, and beautiful finishing, but mainly from Barcelona. The first half was tight; seven shots for Barcelona to nine for Real Madrid, a borderline 50-50 possession, and a tied score at one a piece. Supporters, including myself, had hopes of a second half that would be one to witness for the ages...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders: Clint Dempsey’s injury has its positives

Clint Dempsey’s injury will test Seattle Sounders’ depth. Losing your leading scorer and most recognizable player to injury is bad news for any team, but Clint Dempsey’s hamstring injury could be a blessing in disguise for Seattle Sounders. The American captain picked up the injury that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks during Monday’s training with the US national team. With...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Skrtel Denies Violent Conduct Charge For David De Gea Stamp

Martin Skrtel is fighting to clear his name and help Liverpool pursue success. Skrtel denied the Football Association’s charge that he acted violently toward David de Gea in Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday, according to the BBC and Sky Sports. Skrtel appeared to step on de Gea’s leg while chasing a ball in the game’s dying seconds...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Injures Hamstring, To Miss Denmark, Switzerland Games

Clint Dempsey won’t be leading a new-look U.S. men’s national soccer team on the field in Europe this month. Demspsey suffered a hamstring strain Monday during the United States’ European training camp. Dempsey’s hamstring injury will sideline him for two to three weeks and prevent him from playing in upcoming exhibition games against Denmark and...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazilian soccer fans shoot fireworks at opposing goalkeeper (Video / GIF)

In recent Campeonato Brasileiro soccer action from Brazil, Gremio FC fans went a little too far in their attempts to distract the opposing goalkeeper by shooting fireworks directly at him.Their tactics seem to work as planned, as a loud firework went off just a few feet from the goalkeeper, causing him to dive away from it and opening up the net for an easy Gremio goal. Fortunately...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer teammates have shoving match over penalty kick (Video)

Two Guizhou Renhe teammates got into a shoving match over who should take a penalty kick during this past weekend's Chinese Super League soccer match against Shanghai Shenxin.It happened in the second half with the match tied at 1-1 as Guizhou Renhe attacker Hyure was tripped in the penalty box, resulting in a spot kick attempt. Polish captain Krzysztof Maczynski and Brazilian...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s soccer ball lives a better life than any of us

Because I feel like depressing myself and everybody else today, current French enemy Zlatan Ibrahimovic took good care of his soccer ball by giving it a first class airplane seat on the flight back to his native Sweden. Ibrahimovic scored his first Ligue 1 hat trick against Lorient and received the ball from the game. Ibrahimovic had a bit of fun on the way back to Sweden and took...
Via 32 Flags
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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