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Hope Solo undergoes successful shoulder replacement surgery

On Wednesday, Hope Solo revealed she underwent a successful shoulder replacement surgery. She took advantage of the timing of her contract termination with U.S. Soccer and her decision to end her season with the Seattle Reign during the 2016 NWSL campaign. While Solo does not go into the specifics in her brief post on Facebook, the surgery was done to “address an injury [she...
Via Excelle Sports
1 hour ago

Luca Zidane demonstrates exactly why he couldn't be an outfield player like his dad

Hours before Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid engaged in a spectacular back-and-forth battle with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, son Luca and the rest of Real’s kids also played Dortmund in the UEFA Youth League.Unlike the pros, Real’s under-19s were able to beat Dortmund, 5-2, but unlike his dad, Luca Zidane proved that he possesses just about zero skills...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Real Madrid can't figure out how to win without Casemiro

Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, among a slew of other terrific players. They can afford to miss a player or two, be it to injury or suspension. Except they can't afford to be without Casemiro, apparently.Ever since Casemiro went down with a fractured fibula, Real Madrid have struggled. The...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Kevin Kratz Finally has his Visa

The newest signing for the Philadelphia Union is now eligible to join the team. Kevin Kratz was signed a few weeks ago by the Philadelphia Union on a free transfer. Kratz had last played for Bundesliga 2 side, SV Sandhausen after beginning his career with Bayer Leverkusen. The 29-year-old midfielder has made 277 appearances in […] Philadelphia Union: Kevin Kratz Finally has his...
Via Section215
5 hours ago

Report: Manchester United attacker keen to sign new deal

Manchester United attacker Juan Mata is “desperate” to stay at Old Trafford and wants to sign an extension to his current contract, according to the Sun. The report suggests Mata has already held talks with Jose Mourinho over the new deal, with the club keen to resolve the issue before the end of the year.
Via FutnSoccer
12 hours ago

Tranquillo Barnetta to Return to Switzerland

Today it became official that the Philadelphia Union’s central attacking midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta will be returning to his boyhood club. Initially, Barnetta was between signing an extension with the Philadelphia Union and returning to his boyhood club FC St. Gallen when his contract expired at the end of this season. Today in a statement released by […] Philadelphia Union...
Via Section215
17 hours ago

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score on a beautiful counterattack (with backheel nutmeg)

Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Clint Dempsey officially ruled out for rest of MLS season by Seattle Sounders

This had the air of inevitability written all over it, but it is official, USMNT and Seattle Sounders star striker Clint Dempsey will miss the remainder of the MLS season due to an irregular heartbeat. Dempsey’s irregular heartbeat was discovered just this past month, but after testing and trying to get him back, Sounders GM and President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey made the decision...
Via The Comeback
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sam Allardyce, English FA announce contract termination just 67 days into the job

“Big” Sam Allardyce is in some big trouble these days, following a story by The Telegraph that saw him become public enemy No. 1 in England. As the boss of the English National Team, his conduct certainly wasn’t ideal, to say the least. So it should come as no surprise that Allardyce and the English FA have come to “mutual terms” to terminate his contract to be manager...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey To Miss Key World Cup Qualifiers, MLS Games Due To Heart Problem

Copa America 2016 proved to be Clint Dempsey’s apex this year, and that doesn’t necessarily bode well for the USA soccer team. The Seattle Sounders announced Tuesday that Dempsey will sit out the rest of 2016 due to his irregular heartbeat. Dempsey will miss the Sounders’ pursuit of MLS Cup and Team USA’s exhibition games against Cuba (on. Oct. 7), New Zealand (Oct. 11) and...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi sent the cutest birthday video message to Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti turned the big 4-0 on Tuesday, and for his birthday the AS Roma lifer received a special video greeting from one of his biggest fans: Lionel Messi.“Hello Francesco, I want to wish you a very happy birthday,” Messi says. “I hope you have a wonderful day. I’ve always admired you, and even more so on the day I met you. Big hug!”Totti and Messi have never played on...
Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score on a beautiful counterattack (with backheel nutmeg)

Borussia Dortmund ran roughshod all over Real Madrid for 17 minutes. 17 minutes of sauce. For 17 minutes, this Dortmund team went zipping all over the pitch, pinging the ball around, and generally doing what they've done to nearly every team that's come up against them this year. Then, Madrid did a Very Madrid Thing.It only took seconds for them to get down the pitch after Dortmund...
Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

Report: Clint Dempsey to miss rest of 2016 MLS season

Seattle Sounders star forward Clint Dempsey has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 MLS season due to an irregular heartbeat, the club announced on Tuesday. Dempsey, 33, had been dealing with the issue since August. He returned to practice on Sept. 14 after undergoing a medical procedure for his condition, at which point GM Garth Lagerwey said he was “cautiously optimistic”...
Via The Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal gives Real Madrid early lead against Dortmund

Despite Borussia Dortmund being in control for the first 17 minutes, it was Real Madrid who scored first. After what seemed to be a clear handball that wasn’t called, Cristiano Ronaldo fired a fast shot toward the far post to give Real the lead. All better! @Cristiano hands Real Madrid the lead in Dortmund and goes over for a high five with Zidane. #UCLonFOX https://t.co/8oQBNiY9bO...
Via 32 Flags
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sounders, USMNT star Clint Dempsey ruled out for remainder of 2016

Seattle is five points back of fifth place KC, and three back of Portland. The Sounders have played two less matches than both sides.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
22 hours ago

Sam Allardyce out as England manager after just one game

England have parted ways with Sam Allardyce after the manager was caught in a sting allegedly advising businessmen on how to skirt FA rules. The Telegraph's investigative report claimed that Allardyce was giving advice on how to get around the FA's laws governing third party ownership."Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager," an FA statement...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Arsene Wenger: Injury update on Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will not feature against Basel on Wednesday night, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25-year-old was replaced by Granit Xhaka in the 25th minute of last Saturday's game against Chelsea. He will miss six games and will be back for Arsenal's away game at Sunderland on October 29. "He [Francis Coquelin] is […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
22 hours ago

Arsene Wenger: This is what our game is about and this is what we want to achieve

Manager Arsene Wenger is convinced Arsenal can win Group A of the Champions League as they prepare to host Basel on Wednesday night. The Gunners kicked off their European campaign with a very encouraging draw away at Paris Saint-Germain. They impressed at the end of last week as they eased past Chelsea and will be […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
23 hours ago

Toronto FC looks to take advantage of game in hand

Win over Orlando on Wednesday would give Reds sole possession of first place.
Via Toronto Star
23 hours ago

Lionel Messi sent the cutest birthday video message to Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti turned the big 4-0 on Tuesday, and for his birthday the AS Roma lifer received a special video greeting from one of his biggest fans: Lionel Messi.“Hello Francesco, I want to wish you a very happy birthday,” Messi says. “I hope you have a wonderful day. I’ve always admired you, and even more so on the day I met you. Big hug!”Totti and Messi have never played on...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Report: English soccer about to be rocked by corruption scandal

The Telegraph in England unveiled the first in a series of promised articles detailing allegations and evidence of corruption throughout soccer in the country. The first target was new England manager Sam Allardyce, who was caught in a sting of investigative reporters posing as foreign businessmen and has since been removed as manager of the national team. Allardyce was taped...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane says everything fine with Cristiano Ronaldo after substitution drama

With Real Madrid approaching a quick turnaround for UEFA Champions League action on Tuesday, manager Zinedine Zidane is downplaying notions of tension after he subbed Cristiano Ronaldo out on Saturday.It was Ronaldo’s first tactical substitution in his seven years with the club, and he was clearly displeased to come off in the 72nd minute in a draw to Las Parmas, allegedly hurling...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Could FC Cincinnati be a contender for MLS expansion?

FC Cincinnati have been shattering attendance records as USL’s newest team and now MLS is taking notice in a big way.MLS commissioner Don Garber will visit Cincinnati on Nov. 29 to meet with the mayor of the city and members of the FC Cincinnati ownership group, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.The general manager of FC Cincinnati, Jeff Berding, said he plans to show Garber...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Arsene Wenger revenge game is proof Arsenal belongs in title mix

Days before Arsene Wenger and Arsenal celebrated his 20th year at the club, it was fitting they would face Chelsea in a London derby. And the 3-0 mauling Arsenal dished out to the visitors on Saturday was the perfect way to celebrate the momentous anniversary. Though former Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson may have been Wenger’s...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Does Arsenal’s win over Chelsea get Arsene Wenger off the hot seat?

It’s funny how quickly 90 minutes can change a narrative for a club and its manager. Yet the story lines around Arsenal and Arsene Wenger could not be more different after a resounding 3-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday. Before the match, the win around the Gunners and its manager of almost two decades was centered on the future. As in, will Wenger be at the club next season?...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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