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It’s time to destroy the myth that MLS is a retirement league

With Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard set to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Thierry Henry, by spending their final years as footballers in the United States, MLS has unfairly developed a reputation as a retirement league for finished players.  It’s much more than that. As a soccer fan living in the United Kingdom, I’ve heard first-hand the ignorant comments...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Barcelona’s Jordi Alba ruled out for 10 days after suffering hamstring injury

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has been ruled out for ten days after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty for Spain. The injury took place during the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Spain and Ukraine on Friday – which Spain won by a score of 1-0. The left-back was substituted in the 76th minute after feeling pain during a run down the left wing. Immediately...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Welbeck joins England trio on sidelines for Italy friendly

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has pulled out of the England squad because of a knee injury he suffered in Friday's 4-0 win over Lithuania. Welbeck sustained the injury in the second half of the victory at Wembley and was replaced in the 77th minute. The Football Association (FA) confirmed on Saturday that Welbeck had been sent back to Arsenal. The striker will therefore not take...
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Klinsmann, USMNT hope to use Swiss excursion to lay foundation for CONCACAF Gold Cup

ZURICH As his players walked off the training field on Friday morning, U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann stepped off to the side and took a moment to cast his view over the bigger picture. There are instant responsibilities looming against Switzerland at Stadion Letzigrund on Tuesday (live, 11:30a.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go), but there are pressing concerns...
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Barcelona defender Alba out for 10 days with leg muscle injury

Barcelona says defender Jordi Alba has a right leg muscle injury and will be sidelined for around 10 days. Tests Saturday morning "confirmed a Grade 1 injury to the abductor muscle in his right leg," the club says in a statement. Alba asked to be substituted in the 77th minute of Spain's European Championship qualifier against Ukraine on Friday. Spain won the match 1-0 thanks to...
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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba out for 10 days with injury

MADRID (AP) Barcelona says defender Jordi Alba has a right leg muscle injury and will be sidelined for around 10 days. Tests Saturday morning ''confirmed a Grade 1 injury to the abductor muscle in his right leg,'' the club says in a statement. Alba asked to be substituted in the 77th minute of Spain's European Championship qualifier against Ukraine on Friday. Spain won the match...
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Nike Soccer: “Up” starring Wayne Rooney

Nike Soccer: “Up” starring Wayne Rooney To reach new heights, you need the ultimate in lightweight movement. Wayne Rooney introduces the Nike Flash training top. http://gonike.me/TrainingGear. From: Nike Soccer Views: 170405 787 ratings Time: 00:40 More in Sports The post Nike Soccer: “Up” starring Wayne Rooney appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
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Sterling, Baines and Milner to miss England's clash with Italy

Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner will not play in Tuesday's friendly in Italy with Danny Welbeck also a concern after picking up knocks in the win against Lithuania. It was a largely jubilant evening for England with Harry Kane scoring on his debut in the 4-0 win in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley. However, it was not all good news with Liverpool forward Sterling...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal when the keeper's clearing effort nailed him in the face and bounced in

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Goal vs Moldova? A facer.More angles.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Mourinho to make shock move for Tottenham striker in the summer

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is a target for Italian league leaders Juventus who are plotting a £15m move. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will launch a shock move for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor...
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Do Manchester United really need Gareth Bale?

Do Manchester United really need Gareth Bale? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com If you scan through daily English tabloids, at least once or twice a month, you’ll come across this sensational story of Manchester United lining up a record breaking summer move for Gareth Bale. The rumour has been going on for a while. Initially what looked like a typical tabloid-fabrication...
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Nike Soccer: “Free Kick” starring Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike Soccer: “Free Kick” starring Cristiano Ronaldo From: Nike Soccer Views: 200563 1412 ratings Time: 00:30 More in Sports The post Nike Soccer: “Free Kick” starring Cristiano Ronaldo appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
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Nike Soccer: “Fast” starring Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike Soccer: “Fast” starring Cristiano Ronaldo Play with fire. Stay cool when they can’t catch up. Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the speed of the Mercurial Superfly. http://nike.com/flashtop. From: Nike Soccer Views: 191343 1206 ratings Time: 00:36 More in Sports The post Nike Soccer: “Fast” starring Cristiano Ronaldo appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores bizarre goal for Sweden

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Via World Soccer Talk
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sweden strengthen Euro qualifying hopes; Austria thrash Liechtenstein

Two goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Sweden a 2-0 win over Moldova on Friday to strengthen his team's hopes of qualifying for the European championship. Ibrahimovic's 46th-minute opener was a gift from Moldovan goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu, who hit his clearance straight at the Sweden striker. Ibrahimovic reacted quickly to head the ball into the open net from just outside the area, and...
Via Fox Sports
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Ibrahimovic's double gives Sweden 2-0 win over Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) Two goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Sweden a 2-0 win over Moldova on Friday to strengthen his team's hopes of qualifying for the European championship. Ibrahimovic's 46th-minute opener was a gift from Moldovan goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu, who hit his clearance straight at the Sweden striker. Ibrahimovic reacted quickly to head the ball into the open net from just...
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WATCH! Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his easiest goal ever against Moldova

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a man of many talents. Scoring impressive and technical goals is one of them.
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Harry Kane scores on first touch in England debut

79 seconds. It only took 79 seconds for Harry Kane to score in his England debut. Kane was left on the bench for some reason by Roy Hodgson but once got subbed on in the 72nd minute, he wasted no time in scoring as he powered in a header from Raheem Sterling on his first touch. His goal made it 4-0 against Lithuania in a Euro 2016 Qualifier at Wembley Stadium. So this is obviously...
Via Bloguin Best
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Harry Kane scores on first touch in England debut

79 seconds. It only took 79 seconds for Harry Kane to score in his England debut. Kane was left on the bench for some reason by Roy Hodgson but once got subbed on in the 72nd minute, he wasted no time in scoring as he powered in a header from Raheem Sterling on his first touch. His goal made it 4-0 against Lithuania in a Euro 2016 Qualifier at Wembley Stadium. So this is obviously...
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Cristiano Ronaldo pranks Ricardo Quaresma with tinfoil car decor

Cristiano Ronaldo pranks Ricardo Quaresma with tinfoil car decor
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Steven Gerrard parody video about his Liverpool to MLS move

Long-time readers of World Soccer Talk may remember the video series we posted each week from London entitled Friday Football Special (which was later renamed The Football Special, but unfortunately bit the dust). The show included a mix of computer animation, jokes and parody songs. The person responsible for many of those parody songs is now out on his own and has produced a very...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane praises Bayern Munich during 3-day visit

Former World Cup winner and current Real Madrid Castilla head coach Zinedine Zidane has taken time during the international break to visit Bayern Munich and has praised the organization and family atmosphere at the German club. The legendary player was among seven French coaches who took part in a three-day visit to the Bundesliga giant. The coaches met chief executive Karl-Heinz...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giuseppe Rossi's 360-Degree Pilates Side Plank

Although Italian-American soccer player Giuseppe Rossi has been recovering from a knee injury for quite some time, recent reports point to him returning in as little as two weeks. The 25-year
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Di Matteo plays down Schalke's chances of signing Khedira

Roberto Di Matteo has played down Schalke's chances of signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. The 27-year-old Germany international has confirmed he will leave the Bernabeu when his contract expires at the end of the season. Schalke are believed to be sitting in pole position to lure him back to the Bundesliga but, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich having been...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break

Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break according to the doctor who operated on the defender. The Belgian took part in his first training session with the club on Wednesday after being sidelined for nearly four months following surgery on his damaged hamstring. Vermaelen’s match fitness is nowhere near what it needs to be, but his surgeon...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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