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SiriusXM FC: Steven Gerrard to Leave Liverpool

Imagine yourself a kid with the ball at your feet. You close your eyes and envision yourself playing for your favorite team in the biggest of moments. You score a goal. Your team lifts the trophy. For yourself, for the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Steven Gerrard to Leave Liverpool

Imagine yourself a kid with the ball at your feet. You close your eyes and envision yourself playing for your favorite team in the biggest of moments. You score a goal. Your team lifts the trophy. For yourself, for the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC’s Best XI matches of 2014

SiriusXM FC looks back at the 11 best matches from the 2014 season. 1 – June 17, 2014: FIFA World Cup Group Stage: USA 2 – Ghana 1 The revenge game. Not only did the US Men’s National Team draw … Continued

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SiriusXM FC’s Best XI matches of 2014

SiriusXM FC looks back at the 11 best matches from the 2014 season. 1 – June 17, 2014: FIFA World Cup Group Stage: USA 2 – Ghana 1 The revenge game. Not only did the US Men’s National Team draw … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thierry Henry’s legacy to MLS

After four years, 51 goals and 42 assists, Thierry Henry’s time with the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer has ended. Henry made the official announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. Henry is arguably the best Designated Player … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thierry Henry’s legacy to MLS

After four years, 51 goals and 42 assists, Thierry Henry’s time with the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer has ended. Henry made the official announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. Henry is arguably the best Designated Player … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: MLS conference semifinals wrap-up (11/3)

LA Galaxy 5 (5) – Real Salt Lake 0 (0) In the first leg, these teams played to a scoreless draw. This could have been Landon Donovan’s last game. Major League Soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer – in the both … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: MLS conference semifinals wrap-up (11/3)

LA Galaxy 5 (5) – Real Salt Lake 0 (0) In the first leg, these teams played to a scoreless draw. This could have been Landon Donovan’s last game. Major League Soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer – in the both … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: EPL wrap-up (11/3)

EPL Wrap-Up Chelsea 2 – Liverpool 1 Getting results against the top teams on the road is the true test of a champion. It may be early, but Chelsea are beginning to look invincible. Earlier this season, Chelsea went to … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: EPL wrap-up (11/3)

EPL Wrap-Up Chelsea 2 – Liverpool 1 Getting results against the top teams on the road is the true test of a champion. It may be early, but Chelsea are beginning to look invincible. Earlier this season, Chelsea went to … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: European wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s European action.

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SiriusXM FC: European wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s European action.

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SiriusXM FC: MLS playoffs wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s MLS playoff action.

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SiriusXM FC: MLS playoffs wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s MLS playoff action.

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SiriusXM FC: EPL wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s EPL action.

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SiriusXM FC: EPL wrap-up (11/3)

A look at the weekend’s EPL action.

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/27/14)

El Clasico Recap Real Madrid 3 – Barcelona 1 The two biggest clubs in Europe. The highest of star power. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, James. And yet it was Pepe and Karim Benzema — far from slouches — who stole the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/27/14)

El Clasico Recap Real Madrid 3 – Barcelona 1 The two biggest clubs in Europe. The highest of star power. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, James. And yet it was Pepe and Karim Benzema — far from slouches — who stole the … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/20/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Crystal Palace 1 No Diego Costa? No problem. Chelsea won without their top striker, the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer. Jose Mourinho’s side proved it has the depth necessary to hoist the trophy when it’s all … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/20/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Crystal Palace 1 No Diego Costa? No problem. Chelsea won without their top striker, the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer. Jose Mourinho’s side proved it has the depth necessary to hoist the trophy when it’s all … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thank you, Landon

I believed in Landon Donovan because he truly embodied the U-S-of-A as well as any soccer player I’ve ever seen. He played his best when the lights were at their brightest. I believed in Landon Donovan because I grew up … Continued

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SiriusXM FC: Thank you, Landon

I believed in Landon Donovan because he truly embodied the U-S-of-A as well as any soccer player I’ve ever seen. He played his best when the lights were at their brightest. I believed in Landon Donovan because I grew up … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/6/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 0 Stop reading if you’ve heard this before. Chelsea won. Diego Costa scored. For the record, Cesc Fabregas’ pass was even better than the soft-touch finish. Still here? Good, because you’re going to be … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (10/6/14)

EPL Recap Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 0 Stop reading if you’ve heard this before. Chelsea won. Diego Costa scored. For the record, Cesc Fabregas’ pass was even better than the soft-touch finish. Still here? Good, because you’re going to be … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (9/30/14)

EPL RECAP Merseyside Derby: Liverpool 1 – Everton 1 Saturday was Derby Day in the English Premier League. Up north, it was the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton, two clubs that began the season with aspirations of a top-four … Continued

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SiriusXM FC weekend recap (9/30/14)

EPL RECAP Merseyside Derby: Liverpool 1 – Everton 1 Saturday was Derby Day in the English Premier League. Up north, it was the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton, two clubs that began the season with aspirations of a top-four … Continued

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Chris Hughton explains transfer deadline day through the eyes of a manager

The major European leagues are underway, but the season now takes on new life with the transfer window closing on Monday. Teams added what they hope was the last piece of their puzzles, and some major players are on the move. … Continued

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Chris Hughton explains transfer deadline day through the eyes of a manager

The major European leagues are underway, but the season now takes on new life with the transfer window closing on Monday. Teams added what they hope was the last piece of their puzzles, and some major players are on the move. … Continued

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We will be the champions: The Football Show previews Premier League title contenders

Twenty teams begin the Premier League season, but only four qualify for the richest and most prestigious tournament in the world. Realistically, there are seven teams with a shred of hope to finish in the top four. This season, five … Continued

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We will be the champions: The Football Show previews Premier League title contenders

Twenty teams begin the Premier League season, but only four qualify for the richest and most prestigious tournament in the world. Realistically, there are seven teams with a shred of hope to finish in the top four. This season, five … Continued

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The Football Show previews teams vying for Europa League spots

It might not have a catchy theme song (does it even have one?), but the Europa League is still a major club competition which teams strive to reach. A handful of clubs in the English Premier League will duke it out … Continued

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The Football Show previews teams vying for Europa League spots

It might not have a catchy theme song (does it even have one?), but the Europa League is still a major club competition which teams strive to reach. A handful of clubs in the English Premier League will duke it out … Continued

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SiriusXM FC’s Premier League preview: Stuck in the middle

The middle. No spot in a European tournament. No worries of relegation. There’s nothing sexy about it. Unless you think $2.6 billion is sexy. That’s the total television revenue that the 20 Premier League teams split up last season. (Now that’s sexy.) SiriusXM … Continued

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SiriusXM FC’s Premier League preview: Stuck in the middle

The middle. No spot in a European tournament. No worries of relegation. There’s nothing sexy about it. Unless you think $2.6 billion is sexy. That’s the total television revenue that the 20 Premier League teams split up last season. (Now that’s sexy.) SiriusXM … Continued

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Tom Sermanni taken by surprise over firing from USWMNT

Hours after coaching the US Women’s National Team to a 2-0 victory over China Sunday in Commerce City, Col., Tom Sermanni was relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. “I was taken completely by surprise,” Sermanni told Kevin Flynn … Continued

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Tom Sermanni taken by surprise over firing from USWMNT

Hours after coaching the US Women’s National Team to a 2-0 victory over China Sunday in Commerce City, Col., Tom Sermanni was relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. “I was taken completely by surprise,” Sermanni told Kevin Flynn … Continued

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Clint Dempsey reflects on his journey to US Men’s National Team captain

Nacogdoches, Texas might be the last place you’d expect to find a professional soccer player, yet the small town in a football and baseball crazy state is home to US Men’s Soccer Team captain, Clint Dempsey. “It’s not always easy … Continued

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Clint Dempsey reflects on his journey to US Men’s National Team captain

Nacogdoches, Texas might be the last place you’d expect to find a professional soccer player, yet the small town in a football and baseball crazy state is home to US Men’s Soccer Team captain, Clint Dempsey. “It’s not always easy … Continued

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Tim Howard, Everton aiming for top four spot

Twice a year, fans in Liverpool, England get to experience the thrill of the Merseyside Derby. Tuesday, Liverpool got the better of U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard and Everton, 4-0. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, … Continued

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Tim Howard, Everton aiming for top four spot

Twice a year, fans in Liverpool, England get to experience the thrill of the Merseyside Derby. Tuesday, Liverpool got the better of U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard and Everton, 4-0. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, … Continued

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Michael Bradley embracing pressure of MLS return

Michael Bradley, the leader of the US Men’s National Team, has returned to Major League Soccer from Europe. Another step in the evolution of a player who first broke into professional soccer at the age of 16, and who now … Continued

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Michael Bradley embracing pressure of MLS return

Michael Bradley, the leader of the US Men’s National Team, has returned to Major League Soccer from Europe. Another step in the evolution of a player who first broke into professional soccer at the age of 16, and who now … Continued

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MLS commissioner Don Garber excited about direction of league

On the day Major League Soccer held its annual SuperDraft, the league’s commissioner, Don Garber, sat down with Counter Attack hosts — and founding MLS players — John Harkes and Tony Meola, to talk about the dramatic growth of the … Continued

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MLS commissioner Don Garber excited about direction of league

On the day Major League Soccer held its annual SuperDraft, the league’s commissioner, Don Garber, sat down with Counter Attack hosts — and founding MLS players — John Harkes and Tony Meola, to talk about the dramatic growth of the … Continued

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Alex Morgan working to lead USWNT to 2015 World Cup

A book that debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Best Seller List. Her photo in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And she’s pretty good at soccer, too. Alex Morgan, just 24 years old, was named the 2013 CONCACAF … Continued

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Alex Morgan working to lead USWNT to 2015 World Cup

A book that debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Best Seller List. Her photo in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And she’s pretty good at soccer, too. Alex Morgan, just 24 years old, was named the 2013 CONCACAF … Continued

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Bobby Clark leads Notre Dame to first men’s soccer title

You’d think after winning the national championship, your wife might cut you a little slack. That wasn’t the case for Notre Dame men’s soccer head coach Bobby Clark. “I got home and she told me, ‘It’s about time,’” Clark told former … Continued

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Bobby Clark leads Notre Dame to first men’s soccer title

You’d think after winning the national championship, your wife might cut you a little slack. That wasn’t the case for Notre Dame men’s soccer head coach Bobby Clark. “I got home and she told me, ‘It’s about time,’” Clark told former … Continued

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Matt Besler, Peter Vermes reflect on Sporting KC’s MLS Cup win

Saturday afternoon, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake 1-1 (7-6) for their first MLS Cup since 2000. The game ended in penalty kicks, as the final field position player, Lovel Palmer, hit his penalty off the cross bar — one shot before … Continued

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Matt Besler, Peter Vermes reflect on Sporting KC’s MLS Cup win

Saturday afternoon, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake 1-1 (7-6) for their first MLS Cup since 2000. The game ended in penalty kicks, as the final field position player, Lovel Palmer, hit his penalty off the cross bar — one shot before … Continued

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Jozy Altidore: ‘Group of Death’ a ‘group of opportunity’ for US Men’s National Team

It’s the most meaningful meaningless part of the most important sports tournament in the world. The World Cup Draw. And it could not have gone any worse for the United States. The U.S. Men’s National Team was placed in the … Continued

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Jozy Altidore: ‘Group of Death’ a ‘group of opportunity’ for US Men’s National Team

It’s the most meaningful meaningless part of the most important sports tournament in the world. The World Cup Draw. And it could not have gone any worse for the United States. The U.S. Men’s National Team was placed in the … Continued

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Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando preview 2013 MLS Cup

Third time is indeed the charm for Sporting Kansas City. After the Houston Dynamo knocked them out of the Major League Soccer playoffs the previous two years, Sporting KC upended the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs with a 2-1 victory … Continued

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Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando preview 2013 MLS Cup

Third time is indeed the charm for Sporting Kansas City. After the Houston Dynamo knocked them out of the Major League Soccer playoffs the previous two years, Sporting KC upended the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs with a 2-1 victory … Continued

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Orlando City SC to join Major League Soccer in 2015

Orlando has the Magic, Disney World and the best USL PRO team in the country. What more could they want? How about a Major League Soccer franchise. Orlando City SC will become the 21st MLS team, beginning competition in America’s top … Continued

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Orlando City SC to join Major League Soccer in 2015

Orlando has the Magic, Disney World and the best USL PRO team in the country. What more could they want? How about a Major League Soccer franchise. Orlando City SC will become the 21st MLS team, beginning competition in America’s top … Continued

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Michael Bradley drives US Men’s National Team and Roma to success

He’s called “Il General” by AS Roma fans in Italy’s Serie A. His Roma team (10-2-0) sits atop the Serie A table, ahead of preseason favorite Juventus and big-spending Napoli. US Men’s National Team and Roma midfielder Michael Bradley joined JP Dellacamera on SiriusXM FC’s Counter Attack to … Continued

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Michael Bradley drives US Men’s National Team and Roma to success

He’s called “Il General” by AS Roma fans in Italy’s Serie A. His Roma team (10-2-0) sits atop the Serie A table, ahead of preseason favorite Juventus and big-spending Napoli. US Men’s National Team and Roma midfielder Michael Bradley joined JP Dellacamera on SiriusXM FC’s Counter Attack to … Continued

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Sporting KC, Houston Dynamo again battle for spot in MLS Cup

Once again, Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo are battling it out for a place in MLS Cup. Sporting KC overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against the New England Revolution Wednesday night with a 3-1 win at home, thanks … Continued

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Sporting KC, Houston Dynamo again battle for spot in MLS Cup

Once again, Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo are battling it out for a place in MLS Cup. Sporting KC overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against the New England Revolution Wednesday night with a 3-1 win at home, thanks … Continued

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Taylor Twellman to soccer community: Time to think about head injuries

Taylor Twellman, current ESPN analyst and former U.S. Men’s National Team player, unfortunately knows about the dangers of concussions – he was forced to retire from soccer due to head injuries he sustained during his playing days. He joined former USMNT stars Tony … Continued

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Taylor Twellman to soccer community: Time to think about head injuries

Taylor Twellman, current ESPN analyst and former U.S. Men’s National Team player, unfortunately knows about the dangers of concussions – he was forced to retire from soccer due to head injuries he sustained during his playing days. He joined former USMNT stars Tony … Continued

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Tim Cahill brings never-say-die attitude for coach Mike Petke

Captain Clutch. The best Socceroo of all time. MLS MVP? With his knack for scoring game-saving goals, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill might bring home some personal hardware this year. “When you play against the big teams, that’s when the … Continued

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Tim Cahill brings never-say-die attitude for coach Mike Petke

Captain Clutch. The best Socceroo of all time. MLS MVP? With his knack for scoring game-saving goals, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill might bring home some personal hardware this year. “When you play against the big teams, that’s when the … Continued

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Matt Besler, USMNT defender, leads Sporting KC to MLS playoffs

The date: March 26, 2013. The venue: Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. The match: U.S. Men’s National Team’s third World Cup qualifier of the Hex. Matt Besler may have been the reigning MLS Defensive Player of the Year, but it wasn’t … Continued

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Matt Besler, USMNT defender, leads Sporting KC to MLS playoffs

The date: March 26, 2013. The venue: Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. The match: U.S. Men’s National Team’s third World Cup qualifier of the Hex. Matt Besler may have been the reigning MLS Defensive Player of the Year, but it wasn’t … Continued

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez’s winning combination up top and in goal

Roberto Martinez’s Everton squad, currently 3-3-1 and in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League, is led this season by Romelu Lukaku and Tim Howard. Lukaku’s performance on offense — four goals and one assist in five games — shouldn’t … Continued

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez’s winning combination up top and in goal

Roberto Martinez’s Everton squad, currently 3-3-1 and in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League, is led this season by Romelu Lukaku and Tim Howard. Lukaku’s performance on offense — four goals and one assist in five games — shouldn’t … Continued

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US Men’s National Team gearing up for 2014 World Cup

The US Men’s National Team takes on Panama Tuesday night in the final game of the ‘Hex’ to cap off their World Cup Qualifying for CONCACAF. Already qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the only thing that remains in … Continued

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US Men’s National Team gearing up for 2014 World Cup

The US Men’s National Team takes on Panama Tuesday night in the final game of the ‘Hex’ to cap off their World Cup Qualifying for CONCACAF. Already qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the only thing that remains in … Continued

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Caleb Porter guiding Portland Timbers to MLS playoffs

Beating a rival is nice. Doing so when first place in the MLS Western Conference is on the line? That’s pretty special, and that’s exactly what the Portland Timbers did Sunday night under first-year head coach Caleb Porter. “The fact [is] that over … Continued

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Caleb Porter guiding Portland Timbers to MLS playoffs

Beating a rival is nice. Doing so when first place in the MLS Western Conference is on the line? That’s pretty special, and that’s exactly what the Portland Timbers did Sunday night under first-year head coach Caleb Porter. “The fact [is] that over … Continued

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Peter Vermes looks ahead to Hall of Fame induction

A former member of the US Men’s National Team and now the head coach of Sporting Kansas City, Peter Vermes knows what it takes to succeed in American soccer. So it comes as little surprise that one of this year’s inductees to … Continued

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Peter Vermes looks ahead to Hall of Fame induction

A former member of the US Men’s National Team and now the head coach of Sporting Kansas City, Peter Vermes knows what it takes to succeed in American soccer. So it comes as little surprise that one of this year’s inductees to … Continued

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Jurgen Klinsmann putting best team forward in World Cup qualifiers

The United States Men’s National Team has already qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That doesn’t mean Jurgen Klinsmann is going to take his foot off the pedal against Jamaica and Panama. On SiriusXM FC, Klinsmann told former USMNT captain … Continued

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Jurgen Klinsmann putting best team forward in World Cup qualifiers

The United States Men’s National Team has already qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That doesn’t mean Jurgen Klinsmann is going to take his foot off the pedal against Jamaica and Panama. On SiriusXM FC, Klinsmann told former USMNT captain … Continued

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Bonetti: Juventus ‘doesn’t have the DNA to compete in Europe’

How can a team dominate one of the best leagues in the world, but still struggle against the other top teams in Europe? Matteo Bonetti, beINSPORT Serie A Expert, told Tony Meola and Nick Kostos on Counter Attack that Juventus … Continued

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Bonetti: Juventus ‘doesn’t have the DNA to compete in Europe’

How can a team dominate one of the best leagues in the world, but still struggle against the other top teams in Europe? Matteo Bonetti, beINSPORT Serie A Expert, told Tony Meola and Nick Kostos on Counter Attack that Juventus … Continued

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England goalie: Fraser Forster or Joe Hart?

Joe Hart was supposed to be the next great goalie and lead England to a World Cup title. Manchester City fans are well aware of his fall from grave. Now, there’s a new kid on the block and he plays for … Continued

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England goalie: Fraser Forster or Joe Hart?

Joe Hart was supposed to be the next great goalie and lead England to a World Cup title. Manchester City fans are well aware of his fall from grave. Now, there’s a new kid on the block and he plays for … Continued

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Christopher Sullivan: Manchester United midfield is ‘ultra vanilla’

Sir Alex Ferguson turned Manchester United into a global soccer power. Even though “Fergie” isn’t at the helm at Old Trafford anymore, the expectations are still sky-high. But three losses in the first six games of the Barclays Premier League … Continued

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Christopher Sullivan: Manchester United midfield is ‘ultra vanilla’

Sir Alex Ferguson turned Manchester United into a global soccer power. Even though “Fergie” isn’t at the helm at Old Trafford anymore, the expectations are still sky-high. But three losses in the first six games of the Barclays Premier League … Continued

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