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He's here: Orlando City unveil Brazilian star Kaka as club's first Designated Player signing

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:05am

Orlando City SC took another huge step toward their 2015 MLS expansion debut on Tuesday with the unveiling of Brazilian playmaker Kaka as the club's first Designated Player.

The 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2002 World Cup winner arrived in Orlando to a hero's welcome on Monday night, and was warmly received by club president Phil Rawlins and his staff in a Tuesday morning press conference. 

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World Cup Commentary: Whether the United States win or lose, I believe

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:00am

Just a few more hours now until Belgium-USA and it's hard not to feel it. The buzz, the hype, anticipation, the nervousness. It's in the smiles of that guy on the subway in the Clint Dempsey jersey. It's on the face of that girl in star-spangled spandex making her way toward Soldier Field in Chicago. Read More

Cameroon Investigating Match-Fixing Accusations Against its World Cup Team

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:51am
Cameroon’s soccer federation announced late Monday that it would pay particular attention to a heavy defeat by Croatia in the opening round.

MLS Fantasy Advice: Montreal Impact flip the script, deliver big-time in Round 16

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:45am

We're back and break-free from here on out!

Round 16 of MLS Fantasy was an incredible week for defenders with a season-high 10 teams logging clean sheets. The top score jumped up 21 points from last round (86 points to 107 points) and the average score rebounded as well.

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World Cup over for injured Mustafi

FIFA - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:49am

Germany coach Joachim Low has said that Shkodran Mustafi will miss the remainder of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ through injury.

Lacen: This golden generation has matured

FIFA - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:12am

Algeria midfielder Medhi Lacen says the future is bright for Algerian football after Les Verts were eliminated by Germany at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™

Global Soccer: James Rodríguez Might Be a Perfect No. 10

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:01am
The Colombian has surprised even professional observers with his play and his adaptability.

Vote now for Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month for June

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:27am

There weren't as many MLS games as a usual in the month of June, due to the World Cup break, but there were enought see a few players shine. One of them will be your choice for the winner of the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month award for June.

How it works: At the end of each month, the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff selects the five final nominees. These are then put to a vote among you, the fans. Fan voting for the May POTM will be open until 11:59 pm PT, Wednesday, July 2. The winner will be revealed on the morning of Thursday, July 3.

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World Cup: Landon Donovan responds to charges he "rooted against" USMNT after being cut

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:35am

When Landon Donovan was cut by US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, many wondered how the star, long the face of the USMNT, would deal with the news.

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World Cup: America gets decked out for US national team's game vs. Belgium

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:23am

You've got the fever, don't you? We know you do. We have it too.

The US national team's match on Tuesday against Belgium (4 pm ET, ESPN, Univision, CBC) has all of America shaking with World Cup fever. Here are just a few of the images we've seen so far of buildings, newspapers, and supporters rocking their USMNT gear.

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Will Ferrell joins KICKTV to explain his lucky LA Galaxy hat & why Michael Bradley is his favorite

MLS Soccer - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:50am

Ahead of the Belgium-USA Round of 16 game on Tuesday afternoon (4 pm ET, ESPN, Univision, CBC), actor and comedian Will Ferrell sat down with KICKTV's Jimmy Conrad in Rio de Janeiro. Among the topics bandied about: Ferrell's lucky LA Galaxy hat, why Michael Bradley should grow a beard, and the potential of going streaking at the World Cup. 

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Neuer and Schurrle crucial for resilient Germany

FIFA - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:01am
Manuel Neuer and Andre Schurrle - two key performers in Germany's win over Algeria - talk to FIFA.com about their standout performances in a gritty extra time victory.

Chicago Fire rookie sensation Harry Shipp keeps his feet on the ground as accolades roll in

MLS Soccer - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:01pm

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - There are not many professional soccer players around with a degree in finance, but the Chicago Fire’s Harry Shipp has proven he is anything but conventional in an impressive debut season in MLS.

Borrowing a great deal from his academic career at Notre Dame, the local native's measured and calculated approach to ball distribution has already established Shipp as one of the most potent offensive threats in the league.

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African bravery, European victories

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:55pm
The latest Round of 16 matches were highlighted by narrow wins for France and Germany who were pushed all the way by Nigeria and Algeria.

Pogba decisive for France, Varane and Omeruo shine

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:32pm
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba  - voted Budweiser Man of the Match - and his centre-back colleague Raphael Varane both starred in Les Bleus' 2-0 win over Kenneth Omeruo's Nigeria.

Fernandinho warns Brazil of James danger

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:20pm
Brazil's Fernandinho says his side will be in trouble if they afford space to Colombia starlet James Rodriguez in Friday's potentially epic quarter-final.

USA, Swiss out to subdue stars

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:18pm
Switzerland and USA will be out to stifle the dangerous duo of Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard when they go up against Argentina and Belgium respectively in today's Round of 16 matches.

Keshi steps down, Yobo retires

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:15pm
Stephen Keshi has announced he is stepping down as Nigeria coach following the Brazil 2014 defeat to France, while defender Joseph Yobo has retired from international football.

Low demands Germany improvement for France quarter

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 7:27pm
Germany coach Joachim Low says his side must improve for Friday's Brazil 2014 quarter-final against France after a below-par performance in their 2-1 extra time win over Algeria.

Griezmann: I just want to be on the pitch

FIFA - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 7:25pm
FIFA.com heard from France's impact substitute, Antoine Griezmann, and his coach, Didier Deschamps, on the changes that brought about Les Bleus' 2-0 win over Nigeria.


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