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Exclusive chat focused on forgotten US playmaker Freddy Adu

Freddy Adu’s signing with Finnish team Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) was supposed to rejuvenate his ailing career. It was a move that was supposed to remove the haters and critics, and once again put them on the side of support. That has not happened. Four months since signing with his eleventh club, KuPS, Adu is nearing the exit door. Although the club haven’t said his time is...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

World Cup semifinals preview: US-Japan, Germany-England

With the World Cup semifinal matches set to begin this Tuesday, four teams are currently vying to hoist the trophy on July 5.  Of the remaining teams, three of those squads are ranked in the top five in the world. France was eliminated after being deadlocked for 120 minutes before losing to top-ranked Germany in penalty kicks. With host country Canada eliminated in the quarterfinals...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalo Higuain eager for Liverpool move; will Reds sign him?

Gonzalo Higuain eager for Liverpool move; will Reds sign him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain is very interested in a move to the Premier League, according to a report by Italy’s Sports Mediaset (scroll down to 10:38 AM) today. The Napoli man has been targeted by nearly every top English club including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United...
Via Soccerlens
18 hours 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
1 day 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
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Steve Bruce feared sack after getting Hull City relegated

Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted he was lucky not to lose his job following the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League. The Tigers' stay in the top flight ended last month as they finished 18th in the table, with a goalless home draw against Bruce's former club Manchester United not enough to keep them up. Bruce, who has been in charge at Hull City since 2012, told...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Javier Mascherano: Chelsea striker target is one of the best in the world

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano says Chelsea target Radamel Falcao is one of the best strikers in the world. The former Atletico Madrid and Manchester United man is one of Chelsea's main targets ahead of next month's transfer window and the 31-year-old believes that the Colombian will soon rediscover the same form that made him one […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is 'very happy' with Real Madrid

Portugese soccer immortal Cristiano Ronaldo is perfectly happy at Real Madrid, thank you very much. The 30-year-old superstar ended his months-long media silence on Saturday to quash rumors of his supposed discontent with the Spanish club. Speaking with Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the forward set the record straight on where things currently stand between him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Wright: The number of points Petr Cech will earn Arsenal in a season

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says the Gunners will be title contenders if they finalise the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea. The 33-year-old is expected to leave Stamford Bridge after more than ten years at the club. He joined the Blues from Rennes in 2004. He only played 16 games for Chelsea last season […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach drops F-bomb while pumping up Team USA

Abby Wambach is much older and is now coming off the bench for the US Women’s National Soccer Team, but that does not mean she has lost her fire. After the US was held scoreless in the first half of its quarterfinals match with China in the Women’s World Cup Friday, Wambach pumped her team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mourinho paves the way for Falcao move

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com/+manutd Premier League Champions Chelsea are poised to secure Monaco striker on loan for next season. The Blues eased to an impressive title victory with their attack spearheaded by Diego Costa. The Spanish International had his season curtailed by injury with veteran Didier Drogba and Loic Remy providing cover. Chelsea boss Jose...
Via Top-soCCer
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski insists Arsenal could be his future club

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski admits moving to Internazionale in January was a mistake but insists that he is now looking forward to the next campaign at the Emirates. The 30-year-old struggled to settle down in Roberto Mancini's squad, scoring only one goal in the Serie A after joining the club on loan in the January […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani Ejected From Copa America After Being ‘Violated’

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani was ejected from the Copa America after Chile's Gonzalo Jara poked him in the butt and Cavani retaliated.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann Goes With Experience for Gold Cup

After months of experimentation with young USMNT players, Jurgen Klinsmann is going with experience for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. While Klinsmann still has some youth on the final 23 man roster, there is more experience and veteran players on this team since the 2014 World Cup. Here are the players going to the Gold Cup: Goalkeepers-Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando, William Yarbrough Defenders...
Via 32 Flags
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Beckham wishes Zinedine Zidane Happy Birthday via Instagram

Zinedine Zidane turned 43 years old today. Zizou is often considered, and rightly so, one of the greatest players to ever grace the pitch. In his career as a player, he won nearly every soccer accolade imaginable, and his passion for the game not only won him the admiration of soccer fans worldwide, but also won him the respect and friendship of his teammates; David Beckham being...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Klinsmann announces USMNT Gold Cup roster

Jurgen Klinsmann has released his 23-man roster that hopes to defend the United State’s Gold Cup title in this summer’s CONCACAF tournament. Klinsmann opted for experience over form, featuring 17 players that were present for the 2014 World Cup, ten who have been on previous Gold Cup winning teams, and six from 2013’s Cup winning team. After the win in 2013’s competition...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wambach, Rapinoe: Team USA victims of yellow-card injustice

  Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe have taken dim views of the refereeing in the United States’ win over Colombia on Monday night in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.   After Team USA’s 2-0 win over Colombia, Wambach and Rapinoe suggested in an interview with USA TODAY referee Stephanie Frappart might have issued yellow cards to Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday for soft...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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