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Countdown to FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Asia

FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying matches return on Sept. 6. As a full slate of contests approaches, we’re bringing you a breakdown of all six confederations, where teams stand and how they can earn a coveted place in Brazil. Asia: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) How many countries compete? 43 How many teams qualify for the World…

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European soccer’s five big weekend matches

A holiday weekend and a full slate of matches from the top leagues in Europe; life doesn’t get much better for soccer supporters. Get out your remote, set your DVR and prepare yourself for this exciting array of contests: Juventus v Lazio, Juventus Stadium, Saturday, 2:45 p.m.  Scudetto-holders Juventus make their home debut in this…

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NWSL championship preview

The first National Women’s Soccer League champion will be crowned on Saturday, as the Western New York Flash host the Portland Thorns in Rochester, N.Y. A dreamlike fantasy made in marketing heaven, this game features several marquee match-ups; US Women’s National team stars Western New York’s Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach, against Portland Thorns Alex…

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Chelsea, Bayern Munich set for UEFA Super Cup

Fans are always in for a thrilling affair when the winner of the UEFA Champions League faces the victor from the UEFA Europa League, but today’s UEFA Super Cup contest in Prague between Bayern Munich and Chelsea promises to be even more enthralling than usual. It’s a prestigious contest rife with intriguing storylines: Bayern Munich,…

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Countdown to FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Africa

FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying matches return on Sept. 6. As a full slate of contests approaches, we’re bringing you a breakdown of all six confederations, where teams stand and how they can earn a coveted place in Brazil. Africa: Confederation of African Football (CAF) How many countries compete? 52 How many teams qualify for…

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Eto’o reunites with Mourinho at Chelsea

Cameroonian striker Samel Eto’o is the second player in as many days to sign to Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. Eto’o inked a one-year contract with Chelsea on Thursday, and has said he is anxious to start playing and start fitting in with the club. This is the second club at which Eto’o has…

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2013/14 UEFA Champions League Groups

The top 32 clubs in Europe listed on a big screen. Eight glass pots. Dozens of star-laden tiny soccer balls with names and letters tucked inside. A room full of soccer royalty dressed in suits. Legends of the game such as Luis Figo, Billy McNeill, Michael Owen and Paulo Sousa gracing a stage fit for…

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Barcelona reigns supreme in Spanish Super Cup

Gerardo Martino and Neymar might be new to Barcelona, but they already have this winning trophies thing down pat. A goalless draw on a crisp Catalan night at the Camp Nou against Atlético Madrid was enough to secure the silverware in the Spanish Super Cup, contested between the reigning La Liga and King’s Cup champions….

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Manchester City’s Clichy fancies future MLS move

Major League Soccer enjoyed major headlines when Clint Dempsey, an iconic player still in his prime, decided to come home from the English Premier League and continue his career with the Seattle Sounders. Clint Dempsey joined other talented players who stared in Europe and believe in the MLS product. Word is spreading. This week Manchester…

Willian Borges da Silva looks on during a press conference at Stamford Bridge in on November 6, 2012, while still playing with Anzhi Makhachkala.
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Willian signs with Chelsea

On Wednesday, Chelsea finalized the transfer of midfielder Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. The 25-year-old Brazilian has signed a five-year contract with the Blues to wear the number 22 shirt. Willian exemplifies Brazil’s signature style. With his footwork, agility and creativity, he is capable of deconstructing defenses with maddening ease, evidenced in his impressive…

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GOALKEEPER GLOVE GUIDE

Goalkeeper gloves are the most important piece of equipment for keepers. The right pair of gloves can make the difference between a brilliant save and a good effort. Goalkeeper gloves provide a better grip on the ball, protect and…

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Nike Incyte Ball

http://bit.ly/NikeIncyte – Nike’s Incyte is the official ball for the English Premier League, Spain’s Primera División and Italy’s Serie A. Nike’s Incyte textured cover is backed up by a five-layer construction for optimal first-touch feel and quick control. You can’t see it, but insides there’s a very elastic response layer that responds to your foot’s…

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Record-setting Donovan to sign LA Galaxy extension

Landon Donovan appears set to sign a multi-year extension with the LA Galaxy that would allow the U.S. all-time great to play the rest of his career in Major League Soccer, according to a report on SI.com. Donovan’s current deal winds down in December, and speculation has swirled for months that the 31-year-old member of…

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Every goal from a glorious Premier League weekend

The English Premier League’s second weekend gave fans a whole host of talking points, highlighted by Cardiff City slaying the mighty Manchester City in Wales before a raucous home crowd treated to its first top-flight match since 1962. Arsenal’s demise was proven largely exaggerated as the Gunners restored order in a dominant London Derby victory…

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Five must-watch soccer matches for the weekend

La Liga, the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga are already in full swing, and this weekend European soccer fans welcome back Serie A. With a stunning slate of matches on tap for Saturday and Sunday, here’s our list of five matches not to be missed: Saturday, August 24 7:45 a.m. ET, Fulham v Arsenal, Craven…