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Michael Bradley named as USA captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley as captain for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. Klinsmann opted to hand Bradley the role for the upcoming tournament to allow Clint Dempsey to focus on his playing duties in the wake of an incident in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 16. Dempsey and Klinsmann spoke after Dempsey joined...
Via Fox Sports
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Rio Ferdinand: The player Arsenal are missing at the moment

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is what the Gunners need to be title contenders next season. Speculation over the Chilean's future has been considerable in recent weeks with Juventus reported not to be happy with his off-the-pitch behaviour. Arsenal and Real Madrid are reported to be interested although according […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
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Frank Lampard Joins New York City FC for First Training Session

Frank Lampard joined his NYCFC teammates in his first training session for the club on Wednesday. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) The long awaited arrival of Frank Lampard has finally come, as he participated in his first NYCFC training session on Wednesday. “It’s amazing. We’ve been waiting and waiting, as you already know, as well as everyone involved with the club...
Via The Sports Journal
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

England loses World Cup semifinal to Japan in heartbreaking fashion

There are few feelings more deflating in the game of soccer than allowing an own goal. Sending the ball into your own net in the semifinal of World Cup action is one example of a more painful, disastrous moment. In the 92nd minute of a 1-1 tie against defending champion Japan, England defender Laura Bassett attempted to clear a well-placed cross, but her ill-fated deflection...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: USWNT's Kelley O'Hara seals 2–0 win over Germany with goal

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Via Bob's Blitz
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Andrea Pirlo revealed as New York City FC player on club website

New York City FC’s very own website revealed that Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has joined the club, according to a page that was on its website on Tuesday night but was later removed after the details spread throughout social media. By accidentally publishing the page to the public, New York City FC confirmed what most have been speculating for a short while now, that...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alexi Lalas Burns Landon Donovan On Twitter After Post-Game Tweet

Alexi Lalas burns Landon Donovan on Twitter after the former captain sends out a bitter message on exclusion from men's team last summer.
Via Gamedayr
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Landon Donovan takes shot at Jurgen Klinsmann

The USWNT advanced to the final of the Women’s World Cup thanks to a 2-0 semifinal win over Germany on Tuesday. After the game, Donovan took to his Twitter account to praise Abby Wambach, while taking a shot a Jurgen Klinsmann in the process. Love the enthusiasm and veteran presence of @AbbyWambach despite not playing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USA vs. Germany player ratings

After a number of relatively unconvincing performances in the group stage and round of 16, the United States pushed their way to Vancouver with a valiant statement of a performance against number one-ranked Germany. Goals from Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara and a missed penalty from Germany’s Celia Sasic highlighted this action-packed match from Montreal. USA Hope Solo (GK) —...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Hope Solo admits to using stalling tactics on penalty kick

Hope Solo admitted to using stalling tactics during a penalty kick in the US’ 2-0 win over Germany in the Women’s World Cup semifinals on Tuesday. One of the most critical moments of the match came in the 59th minute when Julie Johnston committed a foul inside the box that led to a penalty kick...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Carli Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Carli Lloyd was the hero for the USWNT in a 2-0 semifinals win over Germany at the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. Lloyd scored on a penalty kick in the 69th minute and then assisted on Kelley O’Hara’s goal in the 84th minute to put the team up 2-0, which is all that was needed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Blatter won’t attend World Cup final due to ‘personal reasons’

Sepp Blatter won’t have the pleasure of performing one of his favorite job tasks this weekend. Blatter won’t attend the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver, Reuters reported Tuesday. Blatter’s U.S.-based lawyer, Richard Cullen, said the FIFA President won’t travel to Canada “for personal reseasons” but declined to say what role the ongoing corruption...
Via NESN.com
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Done deal: Chelsea agree terms to sign Petr Cech replacement

Done deal: Chelsea agree terms to sign Petr Cech replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea have reacted instantly to the departure of goalkeeper Petr Cech to Arsenal. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, a deal worth £8 million has been agreed for the signing of Asmir Begovic. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been touted as the favourite to replace Cech at Stamford...
Via Soccerlens
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Chelsea ready to offload €35m flop midfielder, Mourinho admits mistake

Chelsea ready to offload €35m flop midfielder, Mourinho admits mistake - originally posted on Soccerlens.com It’s not too often that Jose Mourinho gets something wrong in the transfer market, but on this occasion, it’s only taken him six months to realise that he has. Juan Cuadrado only moved to Chelsea in February, but after an uneventful time at Stamford Bridge, it looks...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal drop interest in Vidal, club looking at £35m Portuguese star

Arsenal drop interest in Vidal, club looking at £35m Portuguese star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are have ended their pursuit of Chile international, Arturo Vidal. Arsene Wenger was thought to be a keen admirer of the Juventus midfielder, but the Frenchman is now exploring alternatives. While there is no concrete reason as to why Arsenal...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Giggs: The players Manchester United need to be title contenders

Louis van Gaal assistant Ryan Giggs says Manchester United will try to strengthen in all areas of the pitch during the summer transfer window. After a slow start to last season's campaign, the Red Devils enjoyed a very positive second half of the season which allowed them to finish in the top four. They will […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Galaxy Continue Their Road Struggles, Fall to Intrastate Rival San Jose Earthquakes

Chris Wondolowski (center) and teammates celebrate his tying goal in San Jose’s 3-1 win Saturday over the L.A. Galaxy. (Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton/ USA Today Sports) After winning their last two games by a combined score of 10-1, the L.A. Galaxy could not hold on to an early lead as they fell 3-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday and Stanford Stadium. The Quakes nearly...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon making film about FIFA scandal

One movie about FIFA has already been a disaster. The propaganda film United Passions earned $918 dollars in the U.S. on its opening weekend and has lost more than $26 million against its estimated $29 million budget. People were clearly not buying what that movie was selling, especially as it was released following FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s forced resignation amid a federal...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes win first Cali Clasico of the season

Chris Wondolowski scored a classy goal against LA Galaxy. San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxay renewed their storied rivalry at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, and the former left the stadium with all three points in the bag. The Galaxy came into the Cali Clasico with a full head of steam after scoring a combined 16 goals in the last three games – 10 in two league games and six in...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Real boss thinks Ronaldo will leave the Bernabeu before Bale

Cristiano Ronaldo will be sold off by Real Madrid before Gareth Bale is, according to the Spanish club's former manager John Toshack. Reports in Spain suggest new Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez plans to build his side around Wales forward Bale, despite the widespread criticism he received during his second season in the Spanish capital. Ronaldo has enjoyed the status of top-dog...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

From bankruptcy to the Premier League

​ AFC Bournemouth will play in the Barclays Premier League in 2015-16, and those who hold the club near and dear surely must be pinching themselves. Bournemouth is not a household name; most people probably couldn’t spot the town on a map. The club had never been a perennial Championship contender, much less a Premier League participant. After all the new campaign will mark...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Franck Ribery could be forced into retirement

Injured Franck Ribery could be forced to retire. After struggling to recover from an ankle injury suffered in March, the former French international’s ankle was immobilized earlier this month – but it seems the set back could be serious enough to force the 32-year old into an early retirement. An ankle injury could force Franck Ribery into retirement Ribery is no stranger to...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux, Others Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

The US Women’s Soccer team has a big game Friday night against China in the World Cup, but it’s pretty apparent that a number of players on the team already feel like they’ve had a successful day. Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. It’s arguably the biggest moment in history for gay rights advocates. To celebrate the decision, a...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal: Imminent signing of Cech signals title intent

  Petr Cech Arsenal is on the cusp of completing the signing of Petr Cech from Chelsea for a fee in the region of 10.9 million pounds. The Czech stopper has agreed personal terms and is having a medical on Friday. The deal looks very likely to be completed as early as next week, Cech is expected to sign a three-year deal worth £100,000-a-week upon the completion of a successful...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy opens home to USWNT's Meghan Klingenberg, Morgan Brian

Jeff Van Gundy and U.S. women’s national soccer team players Meghan Klingenberg, Morgan Brian have a happy home. Wait, what? It’s true. Klingenberg and Brian live in Van Gundy’s Houston-area home with him, his wife Kim and their family, USA TODAY revealed Thursday. Klingenberg and Brian play club soccer for the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League and they...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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