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In Europe, debuts, derby highlight wonderful weekend

Finally, after an agonizing 12-day break for international play, teams in the top five leagues in Europe are back in action, the plotlines coming thick and fast. This is the first slate of games since the transfer window closed Sept. 2, and record signings are, at last, set to make their debuts in Spain and…

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UEFA Champions League previews: Group B

On day two of our eight-day preview of the UEFA Champions League group stage, we turn out attention to Group B. Play in this dynamic foursome begins on Tuesday, and there’s plenty of intrigue and star-power for fans to fancy. It’s a group featuring historic clubs, players among the best of their generation and rising…

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Clint Dempsey earns 100th USMNT cap

USMNT captain Clint Dempsey earned his 100th cap against Costa Rica last Friday. Dempsey, sporting cascading locks of glorious hair (in stark contrast to his current look), made his senior team debut in Columbus, Ohio, on November 17, 2004.He was called up after his first full season with the New England Revolution, during which he…

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USA leaps to No. 13 in FIFA World Rankings

Good news just keeps on rolling in for the U.S. Men’s National Team and its army of supporters. On the heels of a dominant qualification campaign capped by winning the way to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on Tuesday against Mexico, the Stars and Stripes climbed six spots to No. 13 in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World…

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UEFA Champions League previews: Group A

Now that Tuesday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification games are complete and international players have headed home to their parent clubs, we turn our attention to the UEFA Champions League. Today marks one week until the beginning of group stage play, with a whole host of Europe’s elites slated for action. Counting down to next…

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USMNT downs Mexico to make list of 10 teams bound for Brazil

The U.S. Men’s National Team booked its trip to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night by defeating Mexico in Columbus, Ohio and seeing Panama draw with Honduras an hour later to seal qualification. The Jurgen Klinsmann-led Stars and Stripes emerged the victors via second half goals from Eddie Johnson, who banged…

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SOCCER SHOE GUIDE

Soccer shoes, soccer cleats, soccer boots, cleats, football boots, firm ground shoes – no matter what you call them, they are a game essential. The different types, models, technologies and materials of soccer shoes can be overwhelming if you don’t know and understand the soccer shoe jargon. This guide to the soccer shoe will break…

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Summer transfers show the rise of the No. 11

Ladies and Gentlemen, the 11th hour is upon us, but it’s not too late to join soccer’s numerical revolution. As the dust settles from the summer transfer window, a silly season full of big digits behind dollar, euro and pound signs, a period in which a jaw-dropping $2.9 billion was spent on players, the number…

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Lionel Messi Flipbook Tribute

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#MyUpper90 at the SOCCER.COM Warehouse

How many different Upper 90s you spot in the SOCCER.COM warehouse? When you’re all about soccer 24/7, you see the upper 90 everywhere. Visit http://www.soccer.com/90 for more details.

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adidas Predator LZ – Pride Blue/Running White/Orange

More Lethal Than Ever! Order here: http://bit.ly/1e0dPbkThis evolution of the Predator is the pinnacle of power, control and speed into one high-level performance cleat. In addition to a new, eye-catching look, this updated of the adidas Predator LZ TRX FG has five predator zones, Hybridtouch and SpritFrame technology. This Predator is also miCoach SPEED_CELL compatible….

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adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 – Vivid Red/Running White/Electricity

Be The Engine of your team! Order here: http://bit.ly/1e0atozadidas’ revolutionary Nitrocharge is made to dominate the distance while conserving and enhancing player energy. It’s a power cleat for power players. An innovative protection mesh on the Nitrocharge’s upper protects foot and cleat during non-stop 90 minutes play, while an Engergysling rubber band is built into…

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adidas adiPure 11Pro – White/Black/Metallic Gold

Pure Performance from adidas! Order here – http://bit.ly/1dZWNd6Keep your game pure on the pitch with the adiPure 11 Pro. This lightweight boot offers the flex and stability you need on the field combined with the perfect amount of power. UPPER: Full-grain Taurus calf leather for high durability, low water uptake and a glove-like fit. MIDSOLE:…

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2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Preview

Beach soccer is more than a popular pastime on family vacations. It’s an intense, international game that will be played on the beautiful beaches of Tahiti from September 18 through September 28, for the coveted FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title. The 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be played in Papeete, the capital…

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USMNT on brink of Brazil as Costa Rica, Mexico lurk

If all goes well for the Stars and Stripes in the next wave of CONCACAF’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the men in red, white and blue will book their tickets to Brazil. Coming into today’s contest with Costa Rica and Tuesday’s showdown with Mexico, the U.S. Men’s National Team sits atop the CONCACAF Hexagonal…