From the Field

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Championship City: Sky Blues soar to EPL title

During the 2013-14 Premier League season, Manchester City sat top of the table for a total of only 15 days, the shortest amount of time by any eventual champion. For City fans, one day would have been enough, as long as that day was Sunday, the final match day in the EPL. So it was…

SC Freiburg v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga
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Twists and turns in store on Bundesliga’s final day

The Bundesliga season comes to an end on Saturday with plenty yet to be decided. (All games kick off at 9:30am EST.) First place has never been in doubt, Bayern Munich claimed that spot from the beginning (officially in March, which was a record). Borussia Dortmund overcame numerous injury woes and solidified second. These things…

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Sky Blues, Reds shoot for title on Silverware Sunday

An English Premier League season rife with as many twists and turns as astute followers can recall comes to a close Sunday with two clubs—Manchester City and Liverpool—still fighting valiantly to claim the title of champions. The Sky Blues climbed to the summit on Wednesday with a tension filled 4-0 victory at home against Aston…

Aston Villa v Manchester City - Premier League
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Manchester City faces Aston Villa with title destiny in hand

“I love Crystal Palace so much …” Although many a fan walking the streets of south London on Monday was screaming this or something very close, these words came from the northwest of England and the Twitter account of Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri. The Frenchman’s club was given an unexpected lifeline in the race for…

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Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begović details his pre-match routine

As Stoke City prepares for the final English Premier League weekend of the season, a derby with bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion, we had the chance through our partners at Sells to get inside the mind of standout shot-stopper Asmir Begović. An elite goalkeeper both for the Potters and for Bosnia and Herzegovina, for which…

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Juventus seize Serie A title without lacing up a cleat

Juventus won its third straight Serie A title on Sunday without even playing, as second-place AS Roma lost to second-worst Catania by a surprising 4-1 score. Since Roma lost on Sunday, Juventus’ 8-point lead became mathematically insurmountable. This championship is also the 30th Serie A title in the club’s history. Even though championship celebrations are…

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2014′s free-kick artists and their boots

English hero and legendary free-kick specialist David Beckham turned 39 today. Not only renowned for his style and swagger off the field but on the pitch as well, Beckham putting 65 career free kicks into the back of the net with his consistent weapon of choice: the adidas Predator. Who will be the master of…

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USA to host its first Copa America tournament in 2016

It’s official. CONCACAF and CONMEBOL announced today that the United States will host the Copa America tournament in 2016 for the first time in the country’s history. The 2016 tournament marks the tournament’s 100th anniversary and will feature 10 CONMEBOL (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) and 6 CONCACAF teams (including…

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Six questions with Revs shot-stopper Bobby Shuttleworth

New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth talked with our partners at Sells recently about his hopes for the new Major League Soccer season, the future of soccer in the United States and what makes him trust his hands to Sells. The New York native is now in his fifth season in goal for the Revs…

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Blues, Atleti contest might hinge on Hazard, Juanfran

On one end of the Stamford Bridge pitch, the Gary Cahill, Diego Costa contest could prove critical. At the other end, today when Atlético Madrid takes on Chelsea in UCL semifinal action, it might come down to the battle between Blues’ winger Eden Hazard and Rojiblancos fullback Juanfran. Affectionately known by most as Juanfran, Juan Francisco Torres…

Club Atletico de Madrid v Chelsea - UEFA Champions League Semi Final
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Costa, Cahill head to head could decide UCL semi

As we catch our breath from Real Madrid’s dismantling of reigning champs Bayern Munich on Tuesday, we are gearing up for another heavyweight semi-final matchup today between Atlético Madrid and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In preparation, we are taking a look at the crucial individual battles on the field and what these superstars will be wearing…

Swindon Town v Chelsea - Capital One Cup Third Round
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Schwarzer records SOCCER.COM’s Save of the Week

In a pivotal weekend matchup between teams still in the race for the English Premier League title, Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-0, with back-up goalie Mark Schwarzer making a key save in the second half that prevented a late game draw. Schwarzer’s deflection of a Luis Suarez bullet kick earns him SOCCER.COM’s Save of the Week….

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Ronaldo sets record as Real Madrid reach UCL final

Heaps of history was made and displayed at Allianz Arena today with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a record goal that paves a path for Real Madrid to win an all-time best 10th European Cup. The reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner proved his worth yet again Tuesday, guiding the ball home after Gareth Bale slid him in to…

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Experienced Ribery to take on exuberant Carvajal today in Munich

In addition to the individual contest between Cristiano Ronaldo and Philipp Lahm today as Real Madrid faces Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals, another mouthwatering matchup will be happening on the opposite side of the field between Los Blancos youngster Daniel Carvajal and reigning European Player of theYear Franck Ribery. Mercurial Vapor IX…

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Ronaldo, Lahm key as Real faces Bayern in UCL semis

As we gear up for today’s heavyweight semifinal second leg contest between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, we take a look at the crucial head-to-heads on the field and what these superstars will be wearing to gain that extra step on each other. It will be style and showmanship versus grit…