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365 Q & A with Brian Carroll

With a win against Kansas City over the weekend, the D.C. United opened up a 5 point lead for first place in the East. Soccer 365′s Lars Lifrak spoke with midfielder Brian Carroll about his team’s quick start, playing the “least glamorous position” in soccer, and his favorite places to see in our nations capital….

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Atletico Net Argentine Sensation Aguero

Atletico Madrid have completed the club record €23 million (£15 million) signing of young Independiente playmaker Sergio Aguero. The 17-year-old had been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs including Bayern Munich and Liverpool, and the move signals Atletico’s intent to build a squad capable of challenging domestically and in Europe. Along with Barcelona’s…

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Neville Fine For Jamaica Friendly

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has insisted that right-back Gary Neville will be fit enough to start Saturday’s final World Cup warm-up match against Jamaica. The Manchester United defender had to withdraw from last night’s 3-1 win against Hungary with a hamstring strain, but the injury wasn’t serious. Eriksson explained that Neville, who missed the last…

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Real Waiting To Raid Juventus

According to Real Madrid’s FIFA emissary, the club are posied to go Galactico shopping if Serie A power Juventus are relegated due to their role in the recent wiretap scandal. Ernesto Bronzetti told Guerin Sportivo that the Merengues would, at the very least, chase after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluca Zambrotta. “Zambrotta is one of the…

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Lavolpe: only WC debut matters

Mexico’s coach downplays the importance of the international friendlies as the team prepares for their June 11th match versus Iran. After losing 1-0 to France and getting ready to face Holland Thursday, Mexican national team coach, Ricardo La Volpe, said the only thing that matters is the World Cup 2006 debut, not so much the…

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Fitness Is Priority #1 For ‘Nats

Brian McBride says the goal for the Red, White and Blue is to stay fit. After coming through three games in six days with a couple of setbacks, U.S. striker Brian McBride stated that World Cup form isn’t their first concern at this time. The Fulham man believes they can get a more solid idea…

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Brueckner Swimming In Injuries

Ace Tomáš Rosický limped out of a pre-World Cup friendly on the weekend adding to the Czech team’s injury woes. Czech Republic coach Karel Brueckner watched playmaker Tomáš Rosický limp out of a pre-World Cup friendly on the weekend, making a busy sick bay even more crowded. The Arsenal summer signing will miss Tuesday’s match…

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Zambrotta ruled out of WC opener

The Juventus utility man sustained a muscle injury in his left thigh during training last weekend and will need at least two weeks to recover. The Juventus utility man sustained a muscle injury in his left thigh during training last weekend and will need at least two weeks to recover. “If everything goes well, he…

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Argentina hopeful over Messi

Leo Messi has not yet healed from a thigh injury and will not be rushed into action. The 18-year-old Barcelona forward is still recovering from a thigh injury and will not be rushed back into action. Argentina coach Jose Nestor Pekerman said: “He is better every day. But we don’t want to make mistakes. We’ll…

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Ballack won't be risked: Klinsmann

German strike ace Michael Ballack could miss the warm-up game with Colombia on Friday. Ballack, who joined Chelsea on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, could also miss the warm-up game with Colombia on Friday. Klinsmann said on Ballack: “We won’t risk anything. He has been through running exercises and we will see how it…

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Ghana coach warns World Cup rivals

Dujkovic’s men outclassed their opponents, although the scoreline was flattering, with two of the goals deflected efforts by captain Stephen Appiah. Dujkovic’s men outclassed their opponents, although the scoreline was flattering, with two of the goals deflected efforts by captain Stephen Appiah. Sulley Muntari gave them a sixth-minute lead before Jamaica’s Damion Stewart deflected Appiah’s…

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Rooney will travel with England

England national team striker Wayne Rooney will travel to Germany with his mates in hopes of playing in Germany. Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to analyse Rooney’s fitness and recovery rates ahead of the scan in Manchester. An FA statement said: “England head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed today Wayne Rooney will fly out to Germany…

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McBride Header Edges Latvia

The US national team heads to Germany with a good with a winning spirit after the 1-0 over Latvia in East Hartford. In their final match of the three-game Send-Off Series before the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Latvia 1-0 in front of 24,636 fans at Rentschler Field in East…

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Parreira Wish: Healthy Ronaldo

Brazil are keeping their fingers crossed that star striker Ronaldo will be fully fit in time for the team’s World Cup opener against Croatia on June 13. Brazil are keeping their fingers crossed that star striker Ronaldo will be fully fit in time for the team’s World Cup opener against Croatia on June 13. The…

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Crespo Out To Prove His Worth

Wantaway Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo is desperate to show his true form for Argentina at this summer’s World Cup in Germany. Wantaway Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo is desperate to show his true form for Argentina at this summer’s World Cup in Germany. The 30-year-old has been offered a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge but…