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Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo shoots past Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during their Champions League Group B soccer match at Anfield in LiverpoolLIVERPOOL England (Reuters) – Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield on Wednesday which appeared as classy as it was dominant. Ronaldo's glorious 23rd minute strike and a double from Karim Benzema sealed the champions' triumph before halftime, leaving Real's Portuguese icon insisting his side were in the mood to become the first team in the Champions League era to successfully defend the title. …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:25 am

Dortmund far from perfect despite flawless run says coach

By Karolos Grohmann (Reuters) – With three wins in three Champions League games and a better goal difference than any other team in the competition, Borussia Dortmund are enjoying a perfect start in Europe despite their domestic slump. The Germans crushed hosts Galatasaray 4-0 in Istanbul on Wednesday to take complete control of Group D with a maximum nine points and their best-ever start in the competition with nine goals scored and none conceded so far. …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:18 am

Arsenal victory papers over the cracks

Arsenal's Gibbs celebrates after scoring against Anderlecht during their Champions League soccer match in BrusselsLONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 Champions League win against Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points but the victory only served to paper over the ever-widening cracks. Defender Kieran Gibbs and substitute forward Lukas Podolski scored in the final two minutes to dress up what had been another exceedingly underwhelming and lethargic Arsenal Champions League performance. …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:16 am

Soccer-Asian Champions League finals

Oct 23 (Reuters) – Previous results from Asian Champions League finals: 2013 – Guangzhou Evergrande (China) beat FC Seoul (South Korea) 3-3 on away goals 2012 – Ulsan Hyundai (South Korea) beat Al-Ahli Sports Club (Saudia Arabia) 3-0 2011 – Al-Sadd Sports Club (Qatar) beat Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (South Korea) 2-2 (4-2 on penalties) 2010 – Seongnam Ilhwa Chuma (South Korea) beat Zob Ahan FC (Iran) 3-1 2009 – Pohang Steelers (South Korea) beat Al-Ittihad FC (Saudi Arabia) 2-1 2008 – Gamba Osaka (Japan) beat Adelaide United (Australia) 5-0 on aggregrate 2007 – Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan) beat …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:01 am

Chelsea facing striker crisis before Man United match

Chelsea's Nemanja Matic fouls Maribor 's Agim Ibraimi to concede a penalty during their Champions League Group G soccer match at Stamford Bridge in LondonBy Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who has a hamstring problem. Frenchman Loic Remy is also a doubt after injuring himself while scoring Chelsea's opening goal in their club record 6-0 Champions League victory over Maribor on Tuesday. …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:55 am

Merseyside’s Red Devils Origi and Lukaku clash in Europa League

Lille's Belgian forward Divock Origi could be the main threat for Merseyside's blue halfA battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton's Europa League clash at Lille on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur need a boost against high-flying Greeks Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome pointless Romanians Astra Giurgiu. Everton top Group H on four points ahead of the third round of group games, two points ahead of borth FC Krasnodar and Lille and three above German side Wolfsburg. A win in Lille would see the Toffees close in on a place in the knockout stage, but the main threat for the blue half of Merseyside could come from Lille's 19-year-old Belgian starlet Divock Origi.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:49 am

Peace declared between Platini, Hayatou

Platini talks with Blatter and Hayatou during the 62nd FIFA Congress in BudapestBy Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) – Peace has been declared between UEFA president Michel Platini and his African counterpart Issa Hayatou after the Frenchman reacted angrily to suggestions that he had interfered in the affairs of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF claimed in a statement on Tuesday that Platini had suggested calling off the African Nations Cup, due to be played in Morocco in January and told him to stay out of their business. …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:36 am

Analysis – Premier League defences aren’t what they used to be

Saido Berahino (unseen) of West Bromwich Albion scores past David de Gea of Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns in West BromwichSantiago Vergini, under no pressure as the ball arced slowly towards the edge of his penalty area, swooped towards it, ready for the simple task of hoofing it to distant safety. Instead, bewilderingly, the Sunderland defender caught the ball sweetly on the half-volley, simultaneously curling it at breakneck speed into the corner of the net. His goalkeeper, Vito Mannone, could only perch on one knee, forlornly contemplating the glory of one of football’s most exquisite own goals as up in the stands at Southampton's St Mary's stadium, watching his side go one down in historic fashion, an elderly, bespectacled Sunderland fan was caught by the cameras shaking his head in dismay. Not in my day, his old face seemed to scream in a snapshot which stood as a symbol of a weekend of comedy rearguard action in the Premier League.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:10 am

Evans asks for ‘second chance’ in career

Sheffield United's Welsh striker Ched Evans (L) vies with Queens Park Rangers' Latvian defender Kaspars Gorkss (R) during a match in London on January 12, 2010London (AFP) – Convicted rapist Ched Evans asked Wednesday for a "second chance" at his football career while at the same time saying he was "determined to continue his fight" to clear his name.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:16 pm

Soccer-Pardew struggled to face fans as Newcastle faltered

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Embattled Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says he struggled to look their army of fans in the eye during their terrible start to the Premier League season. Saturday’s nervy 1-0 win against promoted Leicester City at St James’ Park, was the first victory in eight league games this season for 18th-placed Newcastle. Before that, the quiet off-season optimism that had surrounded the club following a some potentially exciting signings quickly evaporated and was replaced by widespread discontent among their legion of supporters. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:53 pm

Soccer – Google News

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Las Vegas Hopes Its Play to Land Pro Soccer Won’t Be a Loser – New York Times


New York Times

Las Vegas Hopes Its Play to Land Pro Soccer Won't Be a Loser
New York Times
Build a couple office buildings. I don't think M.L.S. is the answer.” Given the city's growth and changing demographics, however, officials from the city and Major League Soccer insist that pro soccer can work here. Latinos make up a third of the city

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:30 pm

The three most disappointing teams in the Champions League (so far) – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

The three most disappointing teams in the Champions League (so far)
USA TODAY
Suarez-less Liverpool hasn't looked like the team that finished second in the Premier League last season, and Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid handed Liverpool a comprehensive 3-0 defeat Wednesday. Liverpool has a favorable schedule for the second …
Champions League Week 3 Wrap: Goals galore in record-breaking matchdayYahoo Sports
Bayern Munich Cruises Past Roma in Champions LeagueNew York Times
Champions League Tables 2014: Updated Group Standings, Results After Bleacher Report
SB Nation -Reuters UK
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:05 pm

Cheetos creates its own soccer team – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Cheetos creates its own soccer team
USA TODAY
Cheetos, the multibillion-dollar cheese snack brand, is about to add an unlikely twist: its own soccer team. Make that two soccer teams. No, these aren't existing pro soccer teams that Cheetos is simply going to sponsor. These are the brand's own

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:23 pm

US Soccer announces that USMNT will face Colombia in London on Nov. 14 – MLSsoccer.com


MLSsoccer.com

US Soccer announces that USMNT will face Colombia in London on Nov. 14
MLSsoccer.com
The United States men's national team will square off against Colombia in a friendly on Nov. 14 at Craven Cottage in London, US Soccer announced Wednesday. The possibility of a clash with the World Cup quarterfinalists was first reported Tuesday after

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:31 pm

Arsenal vs Anderlecht Live Stream: Watch Champions League Soccer Online … – Christian Post


Christian Post

Arsenal vs Anderlecht Live Stream: Watch Champions League Soccer Online
Christian Post
It will be a big night for 22-year-old goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who will make his Champions League debit for the Gunners, and he could be pivotal if Arsenal are to claim all three points on the road today. Regular keeper Wojciech Szczesny will be
Grading the Arsenal Players on Champions League Performances So FarBleacher Report
Anderlecht vs. Arsenal live stream: How to watch the UEFA Champions League SB Nation
Arsenal's late Uefa Champions League win over Anderlecht fails to mask problemsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
SI.com -Daily Star -Zee News
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:00 pm

Reviews: Fifa 15, The Sims 4, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Murasaki Baby and … – New York Times


New York Times

Reviews: Fifa 15, The Sims 4, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Murasaki Baby and
New York Times
The best change to this year's edition of EA's soccer simulation franchise doesn't grab headlines or dominate back-of-the-box marketing: It's the way the ball is handled. Shots and crosses have a lot more fluidity and variety in their delivery, meaning

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:55 pm

FIFA’s Latest World Cup Controversy: The Weather – The Atlantic


The Atlantic

FIFA's Latest World Cup Controversy: The Weather
The Atlantic
Most recently, corruption allegations have been leveled over the how soccer's greatest tournament was awarded to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022—FIFA's ethics committee looked into the decisions but the federation's president, Sepp Blatter, has …
FIFA Could Take Qatar World Cup Nocturnal, Starting Matches at 1 AMThe Big Lead
Former FIFA exec suggests 1am Qatar World Cup kick-offsArabianBusiness.com
Transparency Int'l Calls on FIFA to Release Alleged Bribery Probe Into 2018 RIA Novosti

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:19 pm

I Am Fascinated By This Soccer Fan Who May Or May Not Be A Zombie – Deadspin


Deadspin

I Am Fascinated By This Soccer Fan Who May Or May Not Be A Zombie
Deadspin
The photo above—first flagged by Cork Gaines on Twitter—was taken on May 21, 2003, before Celtic took on FC Porto in a UEFA Cup match in Seville, Spain. My first reaction to this photo went like this: "Wait, I think that purple-faced guy might be dead.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:12 pm

MLS, US Soccer partner with IMG to market media rights until 2022 – MLSsoccer.com


MLSsoccer.com

MLS, US Soccer partner with IMG to market media rights until 2022
MLSsoccer.com
Major League Soccer (MLS) and U.S. Soccer have partnered with IMG, a global leader in sport and entertainment, to market and distribute global media rights for the two soccer organizations for the next eight years. The long-term agreement, … MLS was
MLS and US Soccer partner with IMG to sell global media rightsGiveMeSport
VAVEL USA Soccer Talk: Episode 6Vavel.com
Can the MLS ever match the Premier League?SportPulse (blog)

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:26 pm

New York Cosmos: a soccer franchise from the past looking to the future – The Guardian


The Guardian

New York Cosmos: a soccer franchise from the past looking to the future
The Guardian
Since their self-branded “Reboot” in 2013, though, the Cosmos, who last year clinched the showpiece NASL Soccer Bowl in their first season back, have continued the rhetoric that their primary goal – before MLS speak, before signing big-name stars like

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:00 pm

BBC Sport – Football

Balotelli shirt swap ‘sheer madness’

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson describes Mario Balotelli’s half-time shirt swap as “sheer madness”.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:58 am

VIDEO: Wenger surprised by three points

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he was surprised his side managed to come back and beat Anderlecht 2-1 in the Champions League.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:59 am

Balotelli shirt swap angers Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with a Real Madrid player at half-time.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:29 am

No Rangers deal following King talks

Talks between Rangers shareholder Sandy Easdale and former director Dave King end without agreement.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:09 am

Liverpool face Balotelli conundrum

Mario Balotelli’s shirt swap must not hide Liverpool’s bigger problems as a 3-0 loss to Real exposes the gulf in class.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:55 am

Punish players for diving – Pulis

Ex-Stoke manager Tony Pulis says he understands why Swansea boss Garry Monk was upset with Potters winger Victor Moses.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:26 am

Thursday’s gossip column

Diego Costa was hospitalised, Southampton target Kuyt, Fabregas could be next Chelsea captain plus more.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:20 am

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Ginola’s slalom run

BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:30 am

Can politicians deliver fan power?

Politicians’ sudden zeal for reform of football’s ownership structure attracts both hope and suspicion, says BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:17 pm

VIDEO: Rodgers bemoans ‘sloppy’ Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side conceded ‘sloppy’ goals in their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid at Anfield.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:03 pm