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Author Archives: Aram Gyan

Comparing Andrea Pirlo’s life at Juventus to New York City FC [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Andrea Pirlo and Steven Gerrard, the greatest Italian (definitively) and English (arguably) players of the 21st century, are coming to America. Their paths famously crossed on that 2005 night in Istanbul, back when Gerrard looked exactly the same but Pirlo … Continue reading

How Steven Gerrard’s life in LA compares to Liverpool [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Arguably the greatest English footballer of the 21st century, Steven Gerrard has invaded America. After making his LA Galaxy debut in the International Champions Cup followed by a second half outing in the US Open Cup earlier this week, Gerrard … Continue reading

Newspaper front covers ahead of Women’s World Cup final [PHOTOS]

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Despite scheduling that saw the U.S. Women’s National Team play every World Cup knockout match on a weekday evening, record numbers of Americans have tuned in to support their squad on the team’s march to today’s final. But has the … Continue reading

Play the Warren Barton drinking game

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For those times when you’re bored and you end up watching the pre-game, half-time or post-match soccer analysis on FOX Sports, we have a solution to make their analysis more enjoyable — a drinking game. For readers 21 and older, print … Continue reading

List Of 9 Other Potential Lawsuits in Light of Valencia And DC Comics Saga

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For 75 years Batman has deftly defended Gotham City from the mass-murderous schemes of such villains as the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Bane, and Poison Ivy. Now, the Dark Knight must tackle his most terrifying threat yet  - an … Continue reading

Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York

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These days New York’s baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams are as blah as a slice from one of Manhattan’s now-ubiquitous 99-cent pizza joints. The Yankees have missed the playoffs for the past two seasons and have a roster older … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Steven Gerrard Should Join The New York Cosmos

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On Long Island, far from Manhattan’s bright lights, the new New York Cosmos may be gathering a glittering constellation of fading stars. Last week Real Madrid legend Raúl announced that he’s joining the club that already boasts his former Spain squadmate Marcos Senna. Now … Continue reading

Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos

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Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey’s Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jagger and Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match … Continue reading

Entertaining Vincent Tan Will Add Spice to New LA MLS Team [PHOTOS]

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Just because Vincent Tan may become a minority investor in Chivas USA doesn’t mean that the Malaysian is not going to actively get involved in making key decisions at the MLS club, which is more than likely to relaunch in … Continue reading

An In-depth Look At The New MLS Logo

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  NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. Pleated Dockers khakis. The Chevy Tahoe. Maroon 5’s music. David Cameron’s hair. People magazine. The new Wembley Stadium. Each the pinnacle of blandness in its field, and to these we can now add Major League … Continue reading

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed

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For Premier League fans, like James Bond in The World is Not Enough, Christmas comes twice a year. First, when August brings a three-week tease of action, and then again when the Prem triumphantly returns replete with new transfers after … Continue reading

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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Exhale. Savor summer’s few remaining days. Fire up the grill. Slither down a slip n slide. Lay back in a hammock while cradling a watery beer. It’s the September international break, and with options like Finland v Faroe Islands, Denmark … Continue reading

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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Allow The Sweeper to hurtle you through this past week’s best stories at the speed of Mario Balotelli racing through Milan’s streets in a Ferrari with his queasy pet Rottweiler by his side. 1. “Think Outside the Ibrox” Picture Ben Roethlisberger … Continue reading

The Sweeper: 11 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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Before we throttle into another action-packed weekend, let The Sweeper, a new World Soccer Talk feature, take you back through the week that was for some of the stories from around the web that you may have missed. 1. “Christmas … Continue reading

Jack Wilshere and the History of Smoking in Soccer

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What happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere as he was recently caught smoking a cigarette while partying poolside. He duly apologized, saying “Of course I regret it…I have kids myself and I don’t want … Continue reading

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: What the Matchday Experience Was Like at the Rose Bowl

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The sky above Pasadena was still bright blue as a red sea of Manchester United faithful filled the Rose Bowl to see their recast club face the L.A. Galaxy on a sultry Wednesday night. The 86,432 who packed into L.A.’s … Continue reading

Crests For 32 World Cup Teams Ranked From Best to Worst

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2014 World Cup Nations Crest Ranking

Germany may have triumphed on the pitch, but today we’re concerned with crowning the champion of a more esoteric field. Which World Cup country wore the best crest? The criteria for ranking each nation’s badge of honor is the quality … Continue reading

How New Soccer Fans Can Continue Their Passion For the Sport

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After a month of World Cup action, facing this week’s matchless void was like stumbling out of a bar and into the blinding sunlight. And if the USMNT’s addictive run was your first taste of the sport then you may … Continue reading