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Eibar Is Facing Stiff Challenges in Spain’s La Liga

NYT Goal blog - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:32am
After winning promotion in late May, Eibar faced a race against the clock to raise $2.32 million and meet rules for the capitalization of a club in Spain’s top soccer league.






Rueda replaced as Ecuador coach

FIFA - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:29am
The Ecuador Football Federation have announced that they have chosen not to renew the contract of coach Reinaldo Rueda, replacing him with U-20 coach Sixto Vizuete for the rest of the year.

Colorado Rapids suffer injury epidemic amid busy stretch; three starters likely to miss Chivas USA tilt

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:38am

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The injuries are quickly piling up for the suddenly struggling Colorado Rapids.

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Montreal Impact plan to keep Evan Bush in goal, insist "it's not a demotion" for Troy Perkins

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:24am

MONTREAL – Don’t worry, MLS Fantasy owners. Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush has got you covered for his team’s double-game week.

“As far as I know, I’m still playing,” Bush told reporters on Tuesday.

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New England Revolution harness frustration from record losing skid: "This anger is going to help us"

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:15am

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – By any account, a seven-game losing streak is enough to sink a team to the point of no return. But the New England Revolution are still living life above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference – albeit holding on for dear life.

But the Revs know they must halt their downward progression in order to maintain that status, something that will require a more complete performance on the field.

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Brad Friedel, MLS coach? Ageless GK "keeping options open" as Tottenham career winds down

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:13am

TORONTO – For Brad Friedel, Tottenham Hotspur’s North American tour is a chance to experience a familiar shade of soccer all grown up.

Friedel played for the Columbus Crew during Major League Soccer's first two seasons but left for Europe in late 1997. He, like many US national team players, left the league to become a pioneer in European football, but Friedel says that he sees the change from its inception to today. 

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Dream Team winners earn Sony prizes

FIFA - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:08am

The results are in! Congratulations to the winners of the Dream Team Contest presented by Oi for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with five lucky FIFA.com Club members picking up prizes.

Houston Dynamo decline comment on report linking club with USMNT veteran DaMarcus Beasley

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:42am

The landing spot for US national team stalwart DaMarcus Beasley has been up for debate since before the World Cup ended. After leaving Mexican club Puebla, his future could be in orange.

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Wiebe: Sporting KC want to be greatest team in MLS? Win CONCACAF Champions League

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:35am

Eight years ago, a group of local businessmen bought a lame-duck franchise with no permanent home, no noticeable buzz and no foundation for long-term success.

They played in an NFL stadium in front of sparse crowds. They were last in MLS in just about every conceivable revenue stream. On the field, they were mediocre at best. They had nowhere to go but up.

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How Our Arms Help Us Run

NY Times Wellness > Physical Ed - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:01pm
The ideal arm swing while running may be the one you’re already using, a new study of upper body biomechanics concludes.

Quartet book ticket to New Zealand 2015

FIFA - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:09pm

Austria, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine sealed passage to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 after the first day of the final tournament of UEFA's European U-19 Championship in Hungary on Tuesday.

Samara starts work on 2018 World Cup stadium

FIFA - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Work on Samara's 2018 FIFA World Cup Stadium has begun and Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a ceremony in which a capsule was laid in the foundations of the future arena.

James Rodríguez Joins Toni Kroos in Revamped Lineup

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:51pm
The Spanish powerhouse paid the French club Monaco a transfer fee of about $108 million to sign Colombian forward James Rodríguez, a breakout star at the World Cup.






Global Soccer: Facts of Life in Soccer: Sports, Politics and Money Mingle

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:21am
It is idealistic, and not realistic, to not expect sponsorship deals like the ones between Gazprom and top European clubs.






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