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Mourinho’s Chelsea outlast Aston Villa

Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea is off to a perfect start after his Blues notched a second straight win at Stamford Bridge to open the season. The midweek clash with Aston Villa was a closer contest than many expected, though, especially after Paul Lambert’s side was humbled 8-0 in the fixture last season. Here’s…

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UEFA Champions League play-offs delight

The splendid, stately singing of the UEFA Champions League Anthem on Tuesday means soccer’s grandest, most prestigious competition is officially back in full swing. With the song came the play-offs round of the UCL, during which 20 teams are paired and face each other in two-legged contests, home and away matches with aggregate scoring. The…

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adidas Predator LZ Electricty/Red Colors #PayTribute

http://bit.ly/TributePredators – These two new, bold versions of the Predator LZ pay tribute to adidas’ extremely popular, limited edition Predator X and Accelerator released years ago in the same Electricity/Red colors. Whether or not you were one of the lucky ones to own a pair back then, it’s time to re-make history in them now.

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Manchester City starts strong, defeats Newcastle

New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini guided his men to a flying start to the English Premier League season Monday, a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle. Here’s how it all broke down: The goals: David Silva, Manchester City, Predator LZ, 6th minute Silva took advantage of a poor attempt by Steven Taylor at clearing the ball…

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English Premier League, the opening weekend that was

ContentsLiverpool 1 Stoke 0, AnfieldEverton 2 Norwich 2, Carrow RoadAston Villa 3 Arsenal 1, Emirates StadiumWest Ham 2 Cardiff City 0, Upton ParkFulham 1 Sunderland 0, Stadium of LightSouthampton 1 West Brom 0, The HawthornsManchester United 4 Swansea City 1, Liberty StadiumTottenham Hotspur 1 Crystal Palace 0, Selhurst ParkChelsea 2 Hull City Tigers 0, Stamford…

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SHIN GUARD GUIDE

ContentsNOCSAE APPROVEDSHIN GUARD TYPESSLIP-IN SHIN GUARDSANKLE SHIN GUARDSPOSITION SHIN GUARD RECOMMENDATIONSSIZING SHIN GUARD CARE SHIN GUARD ACCESSORIESShin guards are as much a part of the player’s uniform as cleats or a jersey.  A required piece of equipment, it can be hard to decide which shinguard is right for you. For example, a midfielder may not…

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Altidore nets historic hat trick in adidas F50 adizeros

At halftime of the U.S Men’s National Team’s friendly match in Sarajevo against FIFA World No. 13 Bosnia-Herzegovina, the proceedings appeared dire. Eddie Johnson was lethargic on the ball, giving up an easy 8th minute first goal to Manchester City talisman Edin Dzeko. Just 22 minutes later, a glancing header from the noggin of Vedad Ibisevic…

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Celtic’s new Nike away shirt continues its golden tradition

Inside the collar of the new Celtic away jersey from Nike reads a quote from Sir Robert Kelly, the legendary former chairman of the superlative Scottish squad, “The Celtic Football Club is much more than a football club. To a lot of people it’s a way of life.” Indeed for Kelly, who served the Celts…

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Crush the soccer preseason in training, running shoes

Games aren’t won on fancy footwork and tactics alone. Conditioning is a crucial part of soccer, from running to strength workouts to agility training. Since you won’t be doing three-mile runs or lunges in your cleats, you need a good pair of training shoes. Cross-training shoes and running shoes aren’t the same thing. Training shoes…

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MLS stars flock to adidas Predator LZ Tribute Pack

Legends of the game have walked, sprinted, dribbled, passed and scored historic goals in the adidas Predator, a shoe so important to the game that is worthy of a tribute. Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Raúl, Alessandro Del Piero and Edwin Van Der Sar are just a few of the pantheon of players who trusted adidas’…

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Fàbregas will remain at boyhood club Barcelona

Cesc Fàbregas finally put the rumors to rest, ending a summer saga by announcing he will remain at boyhood club FC Barcelona. The Catalonia native dashed the hopes of Manchester United fans and new manager David Moyes, who envisioned that the masterful midfielder would return to the English Premier League and reunite with former Arsenal…

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Questions, changes abound as English Premier League nears return

Things are about to get a whole lot less friendly. The long wait from May 19, full of exhibition matches and tours and tepid tournaments in Asia, North America and across the globe, ends in 10 days when the English Premier League season kicks off. A gritty affair between Liverpool and Stoke will lift the…

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New shoe from adidas matches Messi’s brilliance

In a TV spot promoting Lionel Messi’s new, tailor-made F50 adizero in a stunning turbo/blast/purple/white colorway that screams FC Barcelona, the Argentine ace attacker is outfitted in an LED-bodysuit complete with mask, shoes and a soccer ball with glowing laces. Messi as a moving Light-Brite makes for spectacular footage to be sure, but the world’s…

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What’s that sound? It’s Dempsey to Seattle

In a shock move that many thought was just a Twitter hoax at first, Clint Dempsey has come home. The U.S. Men’s National Team captain signed a guaranteed four-year contract to join the Seattle Sounders. A reported MLS-record transfer fee of $9 million sealed his move from Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League. Sales…

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Nike Mercurials – Revolutionizing Modern Soccer

Nike’s Mercurial is all about speed: The first one to the ball, the first to the box and the master of the first touch. With each new launch of the Nike Mercurial line, fast just keeps getting faster. And lighter. And slimmer. The Nike Mercurial line is a revolutionary collection because it changed the course…