Arsene Wenger: I don't rule out that this striker will one day play regularly for Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the possibility of giving striker Joel Campbell a regular place in his squad next season. The Costa Rican has joined Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan. He has struggled to enjoy regular first-team football since he moved to the Emirates and was loaned out to […]
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Legal analyst: No hope for Solo’s speech claims in suspension fight

“I think we played a bunch of cowards.” After a devastating early defeat against Sweden in the 2016 Rio Olympics, these were the eight words, among others, that the U.S. Women National Team’s (“USWNT”) famed goalkeeper Hope Solo chose. In the days that followed, the words were picked to pieces by media, fans and critics as unsportsmanlike, unprofessional, and “classless...
Via Excelle Sports
1 hour ago

More than the Rocky Mountain Cup on the line vs. Real Salt Lake

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit If the Colorado Rapids hope to retain the Rocky Mountain Cup, they’re going to have to do some daunting work at Rio Tinto Stadium Friday night...
Via Mile High Sports
11 hours ago

Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
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Will we ever see Hope Solo play with the USWNT again?

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, who entered the 2016 Rio Olympics as defending world champions and seeking their fourth consecutive gold medal, were surprisingly ousted in the quarterfinals at the hands of Sweden. After a 1-1 draw in regulation and an unfortunate penalty shootout, the Americans were sent home medal-less for the first time since 2000. It wasn’t...
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WATCH: Tobin Heath, Meghan Klingenberg, Allie Long and Lindsey Horan talk about their Olympic experience

The U.S. Women's National Team lost in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Heath, Klingenberg, Long and Horan talk about their experiences in the tournament as they look ahead to what's next for the Portland Thorns.
Via The Oregonian
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Rapids set sights on snapping Rio Tinto woes as Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry ramps up

COMMERCE CITY — The Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry has waned in recent years as the Rapids and Real Salt Lake slipped from relevance in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. But expect tensions to ramp back up Friday as the Rapids take on RSL in a nationally televised showdown. Only three points separate Colorado and RSL, who enter the weekend in second and third in the conference...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

A definitive ranking of the UEFA Best Player nominees' outfits

Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time in his career. In the process, he beat out Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale, and the man he defeated in both the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals, Antoine Griezmann. That's all well and good, but the true battle on the day was on the sartorial front.Ronaldo, Bale and Griezmann lined...
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

Cristiano Ronaldo’s UEFA Best Player Award Preludes Big Prize Of Ballon D’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has a new memento to add to his trophy case but he should clear space for another that’s bound to come his way. The Portuguese soccer superstar won UEFA’s Best Player In Europe Award on Thursday by vote of leading European soccer journalists. Ronaldo earned 40 of 55 votes, comfortably topping Antoine Griezmann (eight votes) and Gareth Bale (seven) in the tabulation...
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WATCH: Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell: 'We have to focus'

Powell talks about preparing to play the Seattle Sounders for the second time in eight days.
Via The Oregonian
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What you need to know about the Champions League draw

The 24 teams vying for 2016-17 European glory were placed into their groups Thursday as UEFA had its draw for the 2016 Champions League season. Who are the teams that will look to replicate the drama Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid displayed in May when the group stage begins this September? There are the obvious teams that will emerge, but we take a look at the few...
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WATCH: Portland Timbers defender Vytas talks about playing the Seattle Sounders

Vytas talks about the Timbers' match on Sunday against the Sounders and about the final stretch of the MLS regular season.
Via The Oregonian
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A definitive ranking of the UEFA Best Player nominees' outfits

Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time in his career. In the process, he beat out Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale, and the man he defeated in both the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals, Antoine Griezmann. That's all well and good, but the true battle on the day was on the sartorial front.Ronaldo, Bale and Griezmann lined...
Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

Is this the year Arsenal fall out of the top four?

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Petr Cech of Arsenal and Francis Coquelin of Arsneal applaud supporters following defeat during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) Another Premier League season is upon us, and with it comes another chance for Arsenal to win the Top 4...
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Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids: Projected Lineups

  After our game preview, here are BSN Rapids’ projected starting XI for each team leading up to Friday’s rivalry bout in Utah. Projected Lineups: Colorado Rapids 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper: Tim Howard Defense (left to right): Marc Burch, Axel Sjoberg, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller Midfield: Sam Cronin, Dillon Powers, Shkelzen Gashi Forwards: Dominique Badji (Marco Pappa), Kevin Doyle...
Via BSN Denver
19 hours ago

Big Surprise! Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player Award for 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best Player in Europe by UEFA on Thursday in Monaco, beating out club teammate Gareth Bale and city rival Antoine Griezmann in the process. Griezmann had a career year, Bale was fantastic for club and country, but Ronaldo's performances in Champions League and Euro 2016 meant he was always going to be the winner.Ronaldo had a sensational year, scoring...
Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

Best Player in Europe: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Bale, Griezmann to win award

Ronaldo crowned the top player in Europe for his exploits with Real Madrid and Portugal.
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

By losing now, USWNT may ensure more wins later

If you accept that the objective of playing is to win, then it follows that the failure to win a tournament is a failure to accomplish anything at all. The United States women’s national team fell well short of a fourth-consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, crashing out against Sweden on penalties in the quarterfinals, and didn’t reach the semifinals of a major tournament...
Via The Comeback
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For Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manchester United his “Last Club in Europe”

A year ago, German captain and Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger decided it was time for a new challenge, moving to Manchester United in the Premiere League. Then 31 years old, the transfer seemed to make a lot of sense, as United lacked someone of his experience and quality in the club. As the club aimed for glory domestically and in the Champions League, Schweinsteiger...
Via The Sports Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo’s ban from USWNT about much more than “coward” comments

Reading between the lines, Solo has blown her final chance with U.S. Soccer.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

I feel good for those long-suffering Toronto FC supporters

Plus I tried the caipirinha, and I don't have nice things to say about it.
Via Doug Smith's Blog
1 day ago

Rookies Shine in Victory at Columbus

With the recent signings the Philadelphia Union have made in this most recent transfer window, it’s abundantly clear that they are preparing themselves for a true playoff run. But last night against the Columbus Crew, it was the young guns from the 2016 MLS SuperDraft that proved to be the x-factor in a crucial victory […] Philadelphia Union: Rookies Shine in Victory at Columbus...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Hope Solo suspended from USWNT for 'cowards' remark towards Swedish team

Hope Solo will have plenty of time to think about choosing her words more carefully after U.S. Soccer announced it has suspended the rabble-rousing goaltender from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months citing conduct that is contrary to the organization’s principles. The suspension comes after Solo called Sweden cowards following the Americans’ elimination from the...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago

Chelsea Transfer Rumours - Wednesday Round-up: Alessio Romagnoli, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado

Chelsea are in talks to sign Real Madrid striker James Rodriguez, has revealed. - Read full article Chelsea attacking midfielder Marko Marin has left the club to join Olympiakos in Greece. - Read full article Negotiations for the transfer of Chelsea attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado to Juventus will resume today or tomorrow, has […]
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Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Wednesday Round-up: Yacine Brahimi, Islam Slimani, James Rodriguez, Omer Toprak

The transfer of Arsenal striker Joel Campbell to Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan deal is now official. - Read full article Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi will not join Arsenal during the last few weeks of the summer transfer window. - Read full article Arsenal are ready to make a move to sign Porto attacking […]
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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