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England cruise over US in friendly

Captain John Terry helped England produce their most impressive performance of the Fabio Capello era with the opening goal in a 2-0 win against the United States at Wembley. The Chelsea defender had something to smile about after his Champions League final penalty shoot-out agony when he headed Fabio Capello’s side into a 38th-minute lead….

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McBride calls time on Fulham career

Fulham captain Brian McBride is set to return to America after deciding to bring to an end his four-and-a-half-year spell at Craven Cottage. The veteran striker met with Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson at the club’s training ground to discuss his future and has decided the time is right to move on. McBride’s final season at…

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

The Hunter makes his mark in Holland All Klaas-Jan Huntelaar does is score. Despite having only played four full seasons in Holland’s Eredivisie, Huntelaar is poised to win his second league scoring title, not to mention the scoring title he won in the Ereste Divisie, Holland’s second highest league, the year before he broke into…

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Cuauhtemoc Blanco Voted MLS Player of Week

Cuauhtémoc Blanco was voted Major League Soccer’s Player of the Week for Week 9 of the 2008 season. Blanco led Chicago’s dominant effort by notching a goal and three assists in a 5-1 road victory versus the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, May 25. This is the first Player of the Week award for…

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Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres’s rise through the professional soccer ranks has been nothing short of meteoric. The Spaniard followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and grew up an Atlètico Madrid fan and, after dominating his amateur leagues, joined the club at the tender age of 11. Torres did not take long to display his talent, and when he…

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Liverpool warn Chelsea off Torres bid

Liverpool have told Premier League rivals Chelsea to forget about making a summer move for star striker Fernando Torres. Reports in Spain and England have suggested the Blues are weighing up a £50million move for the Spaniard after his superb first season in the top flight. The 24-year-old scored 33 goals in his debut campaign…

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John Terry 'haunted' by his Moscow miss

Captain John Terry says he will be “haunted forever” by his Moscow penalty miss that cost Chelsea the chance of winning the Champions League. In an open letter to fans on the club’s official website published soon after the club terminated the contract of manager Avram Grant, Terry reveals how he has hardly slept since…

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Thierry 'talked out of' Manchester United switch

Thierry Henry was reportedly on the verge of a move to Manchester United two weeks ago – but changed his mind after talks with Pep Guardiola. The France striker had a disappointing first season at the Nou Camp following his £16million switch to Barcelona from Arsenal last summer. The main reason for his poor form…

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'Drained' Sir Alex Hungry for More

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he felt “drained” after his side’s Champions League final victory over Chelsea. The 66-year-old followed up his 1999 triumph over Bayern Munich with a 6-5 victory over Chelsea on penalties after the match finished 1-1 following extra time. The win in Moscow provided United’s third triumph in the…

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Manchester United Triumph on Penalties

A dramatic night in Moscow ended with an emotional penalty kick shootout. The match stood at 1-1 after 120 minutes on first half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard. Chelsea captain John Terry had a chance to crown his Blues as Europe champs from the spot, but his shot hit the post. The teams…

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Tevez: Pressure On Chelsea

Carlos Tevez believes Manchester United have the psychological edge ahead of the UEFA Champions League final. United came out on top in the Premier League title race and Tevez has warned Chelsea that they will once again have to settle for second place in Moscow on Wednesday. Tevez thinks that United will play with confidence…

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Jail for Newcastle's Joey Barton

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has been jailed for six months after being found guilty of assault and affray at Liverpool Crown Court. The former Manchester City player had admitted his part in a street attack in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of December 27 last year. Judge Henry Globe QC told him it…

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Luca Toni thrilled by debut season

Luca Toni bagged a final-day hat-trick to cap a debut season with Bayern Munich that he admitted had left him “totally satisfied”. The 30-year-old Italy striker has enjoyed a season like no other in his career. Indeed, his return of 39 goals in 46 games is unprecedented in the history of the proud Bavarian club…

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MLS And Barcelona Establish Partnership

Major League Soccer today announced it has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with FC Barcelona, one of the world’s most popular and celebrated professional soccer clubs. The new, five-year partnership between MLS and FC Barcelona – the first-ever European club to establish a long-term agreement with MLS and SUM in the United States –…

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Zenit Wreck Rangers UEFA Dreams

Zenit St Petersburg won the UEFA Cup in Manchester with a 2-0 victory over Rangers. The Gers battled bravely but were unable to find an answer to second-half strikes from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zurianov. A tight first-half saw few clear-cut opportunities, with Zenit dominating possession without managing to break down a resolute Rangers defense….