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Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

The highest bidder will decide whether Eddie Charters’ devotes the love of his soccer life to Manchester City or Manchester United. Ian Charters, the father of seven-month-old Eddie, is auctioning off his son’s lifetime soccer allegiance with the proceeds going to charity. Ian Charters, a 30-year-old resident of Greater Manchester, England, set up an auction site on eBay in which...
Via NESN.com
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Abby Wambach: Hope Solo's situation is different from Ray Rice

Abby Wambach recently acknowledged the debate surrounding Hope Solo as her US Women’s soccer teammate awaits trial for a domestic violence charge stemming from a fight with a family member back in June. Wambach, who has been teammates with Solo for over a decade, chose most of her words very carefully. “It’s hard because we’re...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

While there weren’t as many goals as yesterday, we had some excitement in the closing moments of a few of the games. Matchday three is finished for everyone and we are at the halfway point of the group stage. Everyone has played each other once and has a feel of what they need to do in the final three games if they want to see any more European play. Now that the final four groups...
Via 32 Flags
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid Match Highlights

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sublime goal for Real Madrid against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday to open up the scoring at Anfield. Ronaldo netted the goal in the 23rd minute at Anfield to score his first-ever goal at the stadium. With Liverpool looking more threatening in the first 20 minutes, Real Madrid’s goal was against the run of play, but who other than...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Carlo Ancelotti Takes Picture With Iconic ‘This Is Anfield’ Sign (Photo)

Carlo Ancelotti won’t soon forget the first time he took Real Madrid to Liverpool for a game at Anfield. Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s head coach, posed for a photo next to the iconic “This Is Anfield” sign at Liverpool’s venerable stadium. The Italian tactician used Twitter to share the photo with the world Tuesday. 'This is Anfield' It's an honour to play in a...
Via NESN.com
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Luiz Adriano Ties Lionel Messi’s Record With Five Goals In Champions League Game

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano isn’t as good as Lionel Messi, but he you’d be forgiven for thinking he was the Argentine’s equal Tuesday. Adriano scored five goals in Shakhtar’s 7-0 win over host Bate Borisov in the UEFA Champions League. Adriano, 27, tied Messi’s record for most goals in a single game in European soccer’s elite club competition. Adriano started...
Via NESN.com
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Dixie Dean’s Record Still Stands Even After Cristiano Ronaldo’s Remarkable Goalscoring Achievements

Cristiano Ronaldo will rock up on Merseyside this week boasting a phenomenal strike rate for the 2013/14 season. The Portuguese sensation has 17 goals in nine appearances in domestic and European competition at the time of writing, and such is the standard of the Real Madrid man’s remarkable goalscoring feats, questions will be asked about the milestones the former Manchester United...
Via World Soccer Talk
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MLS 2014 regular season review: Top 10 goalkeepers

Headed into its final week, the 2014 MLS season has left the league’s supporters with a good taste in their mouths. The loyal advocates are envisioning a brighter future because of the success of the Homegrown Player system, the plethora of European and South American talents willing to ply their trade in North America’s top league and the all-around improvement of the quality...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho happy with points, says it was a safe performance

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was delighted after his side's win against Maribor on Tuesday. The Blues eased past Ante Simundza's side by 6-0 with the Portuguese describing the performance as a "safe" one for the Blues. "It was good," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Obviously when you score a third before half-time the opponents were not […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferguson admits Moyes didn’t listen to his advice

Ferguson admits Moyes didn’t listen to his advice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com A lot has been said, discussed and written about David Moyes’s calamitous tenure at Manchester United. It started with an euphoria before anxiety and fear crept in, and it didn’t take much long for the fans to realise their “Chosen One” is completely out-of-his-depth and incapable of...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday’s gossip column: Ozil, Toure, Torres, Lloris

Mesut OzilManchester City have earmarked Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil, 26, as the man to replace unsettled playmaker Yaya Toure. (Metro) Manchester United could renew their interest in midfielder Fredy Guarin after Inter Milan put the 28-year-old up for sale. (Daily Star)  Bundesliga side Schalke are poised for a shock January move for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres...
Via Ghanasoccernet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CAF fires angry volley at UEFA boss Platini for seeking 2015 AFCON postponement

Michel Platini has been accused of being anti-AfricaAn all-out war has broken out between CAF and UEFA as Africa’s football governing body has launched a scathing attack at the European body’s president Michel Platini describing his quest for the postponement of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as ‘treachery’.CAF angrily lashed out at Platini over his comments calling for the...
Via Ghanasoccernet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Moyes vs Van Gaal: First eight games comparison

David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal Twelve months ago Manchester United sat eighth in the Premier League after a turbulent start under new boss David Moyes. A year, £150m, and one more new manager later the Red Devils are just one point better off, but that’s just a snapshot of the story so far. So how has Louis Van Gaal fared in his first eight games compared to the man he replaced...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Ferdinand facing QPR exit just 6 months after signing for Harry Redknapp's Hoops

Rio Ferdinand could be offloaded by Queens Park Rangers - in January. Mirror Sport also understands QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has called Adel Taarabt’s representatives to back manager Harry Redknapp’s astonishing verbal attack on the 25-year-old, in which he branded the mercurial midfielder “three stone overweight”. Ferdinand, who will be 36 next month, was dropped for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Barclays Premier League: Game week 8 talking points

Cheeky: Southampton fan Samuel Foyle mocks disgruntled Santiago Vergini after his spectacular own goal. With the international break over the dramatic goal fest of the Premier League resumed. Here are this weekend’s talking points. Stunning Southampton steamroll shell shocked Sunderland Sunderland fans had probably worked out that this wasn’t going to their day when their own...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

We get it. Not everyone wants to wake up at 7:45 on a weekend morning to watch soccer, especially when college football and the NFL demand our attention the rest of the day. It takes a certain type of dedication to embrace football as the world knows it. Luckily for you, TSFJ’s soccer heads Dillon […] The post Southampton Takes A Stroll: The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drogba recalls first time Mourinho named John Terry as Chelsea captain

Drogba with Chelsea captain John terry Ivorian striker Didier Drogba has recalled when Jose Mourinho first named John Terry Chelsea captain. Terry played his 500th game for the Blues in victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday. “I remember when we had our first meeting in Seattle at the start of pre-season, Jose was introducing himself and his staff and he was saying okay, John Terry...
Via Afrikan Soccer
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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