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Meinert: Germany must stay true to our style

FIFA - 3 hours 32 min ago
Germany coach Maren Meinert speaks to FIFA.com about her team's return to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup final, what she expects from the reunion with Nigeria and the prospects for her players' progression.

Uchechi gunning for revenge

FIFA - 7 hours 22 min ago
After watching from the sidelines as Nigeria missed out on the chance of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup glory to Germany in 2010, Uchechi Sunday tells FIFA.com this time it is going to be different.

American Exports: Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan notches second straight shutout to start EPL season

MLS Soccer - 8 hours 52 min ago

AMSTERDAM – Aston Villa backstop Brad Guzan continued his stingy start to the season on Saturday afternoon, blanking Premier League guests Newcastle in a 0-0 stalemate.

The former Chivas USA star made two saves, with the best one coming when he tipped a Daryl Janmaat header over the bar just after the break. Guzan also aggressively denied Magpies sub Siem de Jong with two minutes left and added a strong punch to clear some danger near time.

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Despite renewed defensive effort in Seattle, San Jose Earthquakes admit it's a long road to the playoffs

MLS Soccer - 9 hours 7 min ago

In ordinary circumstances, a 1-1 tie at CenturyLink Field against the Seattle Sounders – who have been MLS’ most successful team this season at harvesting points from home games – would have been an impressive result for any opponent.

For the San Jose Earthquakes, though, it represented a job only half done.

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LA Galaxy acknowledge that they must fix "collective mistakes" despite dramatic win in Colorado

MLS Soccer - 9 hours 27 min ago

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy want to believe they awakened from a brief slumber during that second-half comeback in Wednesday’s triumph at Colorado, but they can’t be sure until they see how they start Saturday night’s clash with Vancouver (10:30 pm ET, MLS Live).

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Lavogez: It's been a wonderful adventure

FIFA - 10 hours 49 min ago
France midfielder Claire Lavogez, whose spectacular goals and inventive displays have earned three Player of the Match awards at Canada 2014, speaks to FIFA.com about the buzz her performances have generated.

Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar: We just weren't good enough vs. FC Dallas

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:45pm

Real Salt Lake suffered their fifth — and, arguably, the most disappointing — loss of the season against FC Dallas on Friday night, falling 2-1 at Toyota Stadium.

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Down a man, FC Dallas's "character" & "resilience" shines through vs. Real Salt Lake

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:16pm

FRISCO, Texas -- Adversity? No problem.

FC Dallas have faced adversity seemingly all season long, from injuries to suspensions to winless streaks to red cards. Lots of red cards. A league-high nine red cards, in fact.

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FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 | MLS Match Recap

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:18pm

FRISCO, Texas -- Fabian Castillo and FC Dallas continued their current mastery of MLS, overcoming a first-half red card to Blas Perez to post a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium.

The win extended FCD's unbeaten streak to 10 and -- at least temporarily -- drew them level with RSL, Seattle Sounders, and Sporting Kansas City at the top of the MLS Supporters Shield standings.

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NWSL soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:52pm

(August 22, 2014) - With two playoff games on the schedule this weekend, here are the latest injury updates for the four teams in action.


FC Kansas City

OUT: None



PROBABLE: Nicole Barnhart (right ankle sprain), Kassey Kallman (left ankle sprain)


Portland Thorns FC

OUT: Courtney Niemiec (right medial tibial stress syndrome), Kat Tarr (left knee meniscus surgery), Nikki Marshall (right knee surgery)


QUESTIONABLE: Stephanie Catley (left midfoot sprain), Sinead Farrely (internal medical matter)



Seattle Reign FC

OUT: Amanda Frisbie (osteitis pubis), Carmelina Moscato (left foot injury)



PROBABLE: Elli Reed (left mcl sprain)


Washington Spirit

OUT: Renae Cuellar (right knee partial meniscus tear), Caroline Miller (right ankle surgery), Tiffany Weimer (left knee acl tear)



PROBABLE: Ashlyn Harris (concussion)

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders | MLS Match Preview

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:04pm

Aug. 24, 2014 (WEEK 24, MLS Game #229)
2 p.m. PT (ESPN2/WatchESPN/Deportes)

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Socrates, Brazil's swaggering revolutionary

FIFA - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:33pm

Known for his velvet touch on the pitch, Socrates showed he was not just a football star but an influential figure at all levels of society. FIFA.com looks back at the Brazilian legend's career. 

New York Red Bulls happy to have backline leader Jamison Olave back after suspension

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:09pm

HANOVER, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls’ defensive anchor is back.

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Sporting Kansas City eye huge Eastern Conference clash with D.C. United

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:29pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you're on top of your conference and trying to stay that way, every match – especially in front of a sold-out home crowd – is a big match.

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Finally contenders again, Toronto FC's Ryan Nelsen likes team's chances heading into final stretch

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:26pm

TORONTO – Toronto FC has one mission this season: make the MLS playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Eight years of waiting has built up to a season that offers Toronto FC fans some optimism heading into the month of September. It’s an unfamiliar position, since the club’s playoff hopes are often dashed by the time July rolls in.

“It’s a situation that Toronto has only been in once in its short life,” Nelsen told reporters at training on Friday, referring to the club’s 2009 season.

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Columbus Crew's Justin Meram hoping to make the jump from super sub to impact starter

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:15pm

OBETZ, Ohio – Justin Meram has never enjoyed being labeled a super sub.

The fourth-year Michigan product has always maintained his desire to be a starter, despite finding a role as a late game spark for Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew.

But Meram got his chance Saturday, starting on the left wing against the LA Galaxy.

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Chivas USA acquire defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado from Chicago Fire for allocation money

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:10pm

A day after exchanging Mauro Rosales for Nigel Reo-Coker, Chivas USA have made another big move by acquiring center back Jhon Kennedy Hurtado from the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money, the team announced Friday.

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NWSL soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:10pm

CHICAGO (August 22, 2014) – Chicago Red Stars defender Julie Johnston was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Rookie of the Year for the 2014 NWSL season.

Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai was second in the voting and Washington Spirit defender Crystal Dunn finished third.

Johnston, 22, was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 NWSL Draft and scored two goals to go along with two assists in 21 games during her rookie campaign with the Red Stars.

The Mesa, Ariz. native was instrumental in helping Chicago to the league’s second-ranked defense, which allowed just 26 goals in 24 games this season for a 1.08 goals against average. The Red Stars allowed more than one goal in just four of Johnston’s 21 appearances.

The Santa Clara University product scored her first goal 59 minutes into her professional debut April 19 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. to lead Chicago to a 1-0 opening-day victory over the Western New York Flash.

Johnston, who captained the under-20 U.S. Women’s National Team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan, had 19 shots (7 on goal) while playing 1,890 minutes during her first season in the NWSL and played a key role in the Red Stars’ five-game winning streak May 11 – 28.

The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, team officials and NWSL players.

Chivas USA hope heading east to face New England will revive postseason prospects

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:45pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Though another week brought yet another roster change for last-place Chivas USA, who earlier this week shipped leading assist man Mauro Rosales to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Nigel Reo-Coker, the objective has stayed the same.

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American Exports: Julian Green dresses, does not see field in Bayern Munich season opener

MLS Soccer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:34pm

AMSTERDAM – A few young Americans suited up for Friday night action in Germany, and though he didn't see the field, Julian Green was one of the 18 players dressed as Bayern Munich kicked off their Bundesliga title defense by topping Wolfsburg 2-1.

Meanwhile, one flight down in the 2. Bundesliga, Bobby Wood and early strugglers 1860 Munich clawed back for a 2-2 share away to newcomers FC Heidenheim.

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