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Italy playmaker Pirlo joins New York from Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has joined Major League Soccer club New York City FC from Juventus. Juventus confirms the news on its official Twitter account Monday. Pirlo has spent four years at Juventus after joining from Serie A rival AC Milan. He has won the Italian league six times, including in each of the past five seasons, as well as the Champions League...
Via AP on Fox
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Villa boss Sherwood confident Benteke will remain at club

Tim Sherwood is confident of keeping Christian Benteke at Villa Park, and the Aston Villa boss has been willing to put his money where his mouth is. Sherwood collected £100 after winning a bet with a Sky Sports reporter regarding the status of Aston Villa's ownership – and he's willing to place another wager that Liverpool target Benteke will be around for the start of the...
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Tsunami survivor fulfills dream by signing with Sporting Lisbon

More than 10 years ago, a young Indonesian boy named Martunis lost his mother and two siblings in a devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake that triggered the tsunami killed roughly 230,000 people in 14 countries. Somehow, the 7-year-old Martunis survived by himself on an island for three weeks before being found...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Telemundo’s call of Carli Lloyd’s third goal was classic Andres Cantor (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. If you watched the Women’s World Cup final on FOX Sunday night like most of us, you missed out on some of the most intense commentary in the history of women’s soccer. That was provided by none other than Andres Cantor. Cantor, who is the play-by-play man for Telemundo,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Barcelona presidential candidate would welcome Guardiola return

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta says the door is open for Pep Guardiola to return to Camp Nou, but insists that Luis Enrique will remain coach next season. Guardiola was promoted to become first-team coach of the Catalans in 2008 during Laporta's first spell as president before he led the club to the treble that season and delivered a further 11 trophies during...
Via Fox Sports
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Benzema facing uncertain future at Real Madrid under Benitez

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly planning to play Cristiano Ronaldo as a lone striker in a move which could sideline Karim Benzema. Benzema started 29 of Real's 38 games in La Liga last season as part of the 4-3-3 formation favored by Carlo Ancelotti, but Benitez is planning to switch to a 4-2-3-1 with Ronaldo as the focal point, according to AS. That would see Benzema...
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AMERICAN WOMEN: USWNT Go For Gold and Grab It!

She’s unstoppable. She being Carli Lloyd, the 32-year-old mid-fielder and hero of the Team USA’s 5-2 win over Japan, and the rest of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT).  But it was Lloyd’s three goals leading up to the World Cup Final that had already made her the standout of the team.  Scoring a goal in three consecutive matches is a hard-to-top accomplishment on its...
Via All Sports Everything
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Cuadrado's agent dismisses summer exit for Chelsea winger

Juan Cuadrado has firm interest from other clubs, but is "very likely" to remain at Chelsea, according to his agent. The Colombian has been attracting the interest of Roma and Inter Milan, while Juventus registered their interest in the 27-year-old winger over the weekend. Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta claimed the Serie A side are "open to all possibilities": "Should Chelsea...
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Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as ''President of the United States.'' More like Captain America. Lloyd scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan for the team's record third World Cup title - and first since 1999. Lloyd's hat trick came in the match's first 16 minutes...
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Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Sunday Round-up: Pedro Rodriguez, Lloris, Vidal, Benzema, Munir

Chilean newspaper La Tercera has claimed that Real Madrid have agreed terms with Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. - Read full article Former France manager Raymond Domenech says Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris should join Chelsea, Arsenal, or Manchester City if he decides to leave White Hart Lane. - Read full article Arsenal are ready to […]
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Manchester United Transfer Rumours - Sunday Round-up: De Gea, Ramos, Darmian, Benzema

Chelsea are set to complete the £8m capture of Manchester United target Asmir Begovic next week, the Telegraph reports. - Read full article Former Atletico Madrid defender Tomas Ujfalusi says the other half of Madrid will not forgive Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea if he joins Real Madrid in the summer. - Read full […]
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Enveloped in controversy, Solo leaves as World Cup winner

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Hope Solo walked out of BC Place on Sunday night with two pieces of coveted hardware and for the time being, more focus on her skill as a goalkeeper and less on her off-field travails. ''We did it. Awesome.'' Solo said as she quickly zoomed through the mixed zone after the United States beat Japan 5-2 to win the Women's World Cup title. That was...
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Arsenal Poised to sign Midfielder

Arsenal has now been given approval to go ahead with the signing of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. Arsene Wenger and the Gunners have been in talks with Juventus recently about bringing Vidal to the Emirates, and now the Italian side ... Read More
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Japan emotional after World Cup loss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd. Lloyd scored a hat trick in the opening 16 minutes on Sunday to help give the United States a 5-2 victory over Japan for its record third Women's World Cup title. The game Sunday night at Vancouver's BC Place was a rematch of the World Cup four years ago when Japan prevailed after a penalty shootout for...
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Watch: Carli Lloyd’s World Cup hat trick

I’m not a soccer guru by any means, but USA’s Carli Lloyd did her thing on the field Sunday. Lloyd scored three of the five goals to lead the U.S. over Japan 5-2 to win the Women’s World Cup. Check out Lloyd’s three goals, the one I was more impressed with was goal number three.
Via The Front Office News
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WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores long range Golazo

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.gfycat.com Carli Lloyd golazo against Japan in The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is probably one of the best goals you’ll see in anywhere football. Lloyd became just the second American to score twice in a Women’s World Cup final, but surpasses her achievement within minutes to score the wonder goal above. To make it even better, her...
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Liverpool Legend Steven Gerrard Endears Himself to L.A. Galaxy Fans With 500 Beers

Steven Gerrard was officially introduced to L.A. Galaxy fans at half time of Saturday's match, but he had actually already taken care of introducing himself to the fans earlier during the day during pre-game festivities. Did he give some kind of speech or something? No--he spoke in a language that every tailgating fan understands.He bought them beer--lots of beer.via TwitterRead more »
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The Distraction: Alex Morgan

A photo posted by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on Jun 12, 2015 at 11:18am PDT Alex Morgan is a professional soccer player from Diamond Bar, California. A photo posted by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on May 28, 2015 at 12:41pm PDT A photo posted by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on Jun 7, 2015 at 7:48pm PDT A photo posted by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13...
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Carli Lloyd named President on Wikipedia, gets shoutout from Obama

Carli Lloyd is now an American hero after putting together probably the best game ever by an American soccer player representing his/her country. Lloyd scored three goals, giving her six total for the event, in the US’ 5-2 win over Japan in the finals of the Women’s World Cup. Her heroics and stellar play during...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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If Raheem Sterling leaves it won’t affect Liverpool significantly

At this point in the transfer window, nothing is certain and every rumor and “insider” tidbit should be taken with quite a few grains of salt. But if there’s anything I’ve learned through eight years of following Liverpool, it’s that some rumors have an inevitable air to them. With every big transfer to (and from) the club, the rumors start small and take time. Fernando...
Via World Soccer Talk
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USA-Japan Wrap: Carli Lloyd’s World Cup Final Bonanza Reward For Meeting Sports’ Ideals

All’s well that ends well for Carly Lloyd and the United States women’s national soccer team, right? Yes, but not exactly. The United States’ 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final embroiders an unprecedented third star above and above the U.S. Soccer Federations’s crest on Team USA’s jerseys and confirms their restoration to the throne...
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Somebody Changed Carli Lloyd’s Position On Wikipedia To ‘President’ (Photo)

Carli Lloyd for President. Team USA midfielder Carli Lloyd put on the show of the century Sunday night when she scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the  United States’ 5-2 World Cup final victory versus Japan. She accomplished her hat trick faster than any other player in Women’s World Cup history, and became the first woman to ever score three goals in a World Cup...
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Abby Wambach's World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christine Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women's World Cup championship trophy in 16 years. Not a bad farewell to the World Cup. Wambach played what's expected to be her final World Cup match...
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Jose Mourinho set to add another striker to his ranks after Falcao

Chelsea have made a move to sign striker Leon Bailey from Slovakian side Trencin, Metro has reported. The arrival of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on loan means that boss Jose Mourinho has found a replacement for experienced striker Didier Drogba, who left at the end of last season. But the Blues are also keen to […]
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

USWNT romps Japan 5-2 to win third Women's World Cup title

The United States has beaten Japan to win its third Women's World Cup title.
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss
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