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The 13 Best Wins of 2013

13. Manchester United defeats Aston Villa to win the EPL in Fergie’s final bow Robin van Persie notched a brilliant hat trick to send Sir Alex Ferguson into retirement with style, giving Manchester United the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa for the club’s 20th EPL title. 12. Nigeria wins the Cup of Nations final against…

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SOCCER.COM’s 2013 Naughty vs. Nice List

Apparently, Santa Claus is coming to town? He’s making his list, checking it twice, but we at SOCCER.COM have decided to take fate into our own hands to determine which footballers have been naughty or nice in 2013. Not like we have the power to distribute coal or anything. Nice: 5. Jurgen Klinsmann gets FOUR…

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Mario Balotelli makes headlines, then wears them.

AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli is known for taking things to the next level. In yesterday’s home match against AS Roma, Balotelli wore a customized pair of cleats covered in headlines (the good, the bad and the ugly) that he has inspired over the course of his career. The headlines included “Super Mario”, “Why Always Me?”…

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Sporting Kansas City claims MLS Cup in shootout

Sporting Kansas City added another piece of hardware to their trophy case on Saturday, as they defeated Real Salt Lake in a 7-6 penalty shootout at Sporting Park in Kansas City. Saturday’s match was a long, physical battle between two evenly-matched clubs. It was the longest shootout in MLS playoff history: Real Salt Lake and…

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Top 5 “Blacked Out” Products for Black Friday

You can’t deny the appeal of black gear; from cleats to jerseys, and from socks to gloves. It takes any player’s look to the next level, from All-Star to Rock Star almost immediately. To celebrate Black Friday, we decided to gather up a list of our favorite all-black products. Mostly because we think they’re cool….

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Real Salt Lake, Sporting KC to battle for MLS title

Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City will face off on Dec. 7 to determine the best team in Major League Soccer. Here’s how it happened: Securing the East: Sporting Kansas City won their series against the Houston Dynamo on Nov. 23 after an ugly, hard-fought draw.  Sporting playing their fifth game in 17 days…

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Aguero, Sky Blues shine on goal-filled weekend

There were goals in every contest in the 12th week of English Premier League play giving us plenty to write about in our round-up. There was a rousing Merseyside Derby, Arsenal extending their lead at the summit, Chelsea displaying class against London rivals and a stoppage time equalizer in Wales to steal a point from…

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Canarinho seek 6th star in 2014 home jersey

The defending Confederations Cup champions are ready to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in style, thanks to Nike. This bold yellow jersey is as much a soccer shirt as it is a symbol of national passion and pride. Brazil’s 2014 home jersey features an updated crest. It is slightly larger than previous crests and…

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France debuts new 2014 home jersey

Les Bleus are going to Brazil in this elegant home jersey from Nike. After the final whistle at Stade de France, once France had secured it’s ticket to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, members of the French National team - Franck Ribery, Blaise Matuidi, Yohan Cabaye and Raphael Varane – unveiled the new French National Team home…

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adidas’ Freefootball Sala Country Collection

Excited for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™? adidas’ Freefootball Sala country collection is designed to give fans another cool way to show their favorite federation some love. This collection pays tribute to each country with their rich, traditional colors. We’ll be pairing these sleek shoes with federation jerseys, graphic team T-shirts, track jackets and snapback…

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German Clasico, glittered with stars, set for Saturday

Bayern Munich travels to face bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in a contest that pits Germany’s two giants against each other in an eagerly anticipated rematch of last year’s UEFA Champions League Final. Dortmund comes into the week 13 match, now known as the “German Clasico,: in second place in the German Bundesliga table…

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10 of the Most Stylish Players in Soccer

Soccer players are known around the world for their cool sense of style, and that extends beyond the field of play. Here are our top 10 most stylish players (and managers). 10. Stephen El Shaarawy El Shaarawy has a youthful, yet refined, style. He dresses like an Italian soccer star should; with a lot of…

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Frank Lampard Earns 100th Cap for England

England midfielder and Chelsea star Frank Lampard was presented with his Golden Cap by his father, Frank Lampard Sr., and Sir Geoff Hurst on Friday at Wembley.   Lampard chose to make the celebration a full-fledged family affair. His father presented him with the illustrious cap, and Lampard’s daughters Luna and Isla also had a…

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Denmark’s 2014 Home Jersey – Danish Dynamite

This is Denmark’s new home shirt for 2014. Denmark’s home kit was inspired by the country’s iconic red and white flag. Using a classy combination of bright and dark reds,  A subtle pin striping pattern on the torso adds to this jersey’s classic feel. Transparent striping on the sides subtracts from this jersey’s weight. Like…

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Spain’s 2014 Home Jersey – La Furia Roja

Spain, the reigning FIFA World Cup champions, will take on the world in this regal jersey from adidas. España, actual campeón del mundo, defenderá su título con esta elegante camiseta de adidas.   Spain’s national team is a symbol of national pride. Instead of Spain’s traditional bright red and yellow, this home kit features a…