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CONCACAF Champions League: 10 things you need to know about North America's top club tournament

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:44am

The CONCACAF Champions League begins in earnest for MLS teams this week (though diehards and Impact fans will have started watching two weeks ago), as four teams take the field to begin/continue their quest for North America's top club soccer prize. Here are the TV listings for this week's games, and 10 things to know going into the 2014-15 CCL:

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Colorado Rapids defiant despite loss of Drew Moor, Shane O'Neill: "You cannot take our will to fight"

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:23am

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids probably couldn’t have imagined a worse injury than the one that befell team captain Drew Moor on Sunday night.

The 30-year-old center back suffered a torn ACL in his right knee as he defended Luis Silva on the first goal in a 4-2 loss to D.C. United, andt the Rapids announced Tuesday morning that he will miss the rest of the season as a result.

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FIFA to host landmark conference on sporting ethics

FIFA - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:37am
The World Forum for Ethics and Business has invited leading figures from the world of sports, politics, business and academia to gather at the Home of FIFA on 19 September for the first-ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports.

Report: Juan Agudelo a transfer target for 2.Bundesliga side 1860 Munich

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:31am

US national teamer and MLS alumnus Juan Agudelo remains without a club in the wake of his aborted transfer to English side Stoke City, but a new German report claims that he's in the crosshairs of 2.Bundesliga side 1860 Munich.

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Chivas USA cautious with Carlos Bocanegra's concussion: "He needs to be 100 percent"

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:47am

CARSON, Calif. – Chivas USA captain Carlos Bocanegra missed his fourth consecutive match last weekend as he continued to recover from a concussion, and head coach Wilmer Cabrera told reporters he would not press the veteran defender regarding his status.

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Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor ruled out with season-ending ACL, meniscus injury

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:03am

The Colorado Rapids announced on Tuesday that captain Drew Moor will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI scan on Monday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral meniscus in his right knee.

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MLS Stream of the Week: Vote to see your favorite match in Week 24

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:40am

It's time to pick another MLSsoccer.com Stream of the Week.

Last week you picked Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC. This week, four matches are eligible. Make your pick before the polls close at 11:59 pm PT on Tuesday night, and we’ll offer up the winning game on mlssoccer.com.

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Global Soccer: Chelsea and Manchester City Convincing in Premier League Starts

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:55am
Chelsea and Manchester City both won their Premier League openers convincingly, and few clubs look capable of keeping up with them this season.

Oshoala: #HappyGirlAlways

FIFA - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:59am
After being named player of the match in Nigeria's quarter-final triumph, Asisat Oshoala has every reason to be happy, but FIFA.com found out the versatile goal-scorer seems to permanently wearing her trademark smile.

Kick Off: Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City set to kick off CONCACAF Champions League campaigns

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:52am

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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: FC Dallas rookie Tesho Akindele blasts past the rest in Week 23

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:36am

When players score in their teams' wins, they usually have good games. But when players score hat tricks, they really set themselves apart from the rest of the pack.

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CONCACAF Champions League: DC United's Fabián Espíndola burns with desire to win title

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:28am

WASHINGTON – D.C. United are back in the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time since the 2009-10 edition of the tournament, and when they take the field at RFK Stadium on Wednesday for their group-stage opener (8 pm ET; Fox Sports 1), one player in particular will do so with added motivation.

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Mbock Bathy: I'm asked to be France's leader

FIFA - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:52am
Griedge Mbock Bathy tells FIFA.com about her crucial role in France's team and looks ahead to a semi-final rematch with the Germany team they beat at the same stage of the European finals.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Costa Helps Lift Chelsea in Premier League Opener

NYT Goal blog - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:56pm
Diego Costa scored just 17 minutes into his debut, and Cesc Fàbregas had two assists in a superb display as Chelsea opened its Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at newcomer Burnley.

Fabregas Impresses and Costa Scores in Chelsea Win

NYT Goal blog - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:14pm
New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday.

CONCACAF Champions League: Sporting KC hope familiarity breeds success vs. Real Esteli

MLS Soccer - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:28pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In one way, this is familiar territory for Sporting Kansas City. In another, everything is new again.

Sporting open CONCACAF Champions League play on Tuesday at Nicaragua's Real Estelí (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer Plus/Univision Deportes in US, Sportsnet in Canada), the same club they beat in last year's group-stage opener.

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Real Esteli vs. Sporting Kansas City | CONCACAF Champions League Match Preview

MLS Soccer - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:00pm

Real Estelí vs. Sporting Kansas City
2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League
August 19 | 10 pm ET | Estadio Independencia
TV: Fox Soccer Plus, UDN

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