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Author Archives: Matt Covell

FIFA Bans Nigeria from International Competition

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Despite a terrific World Cup run, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have gotten their wings clipped by FIFA. The Nigerian Football Federation has been suspended immediately on the account of government interference. The interference took place after allegations of players … Continue reading

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USA Midfielder Mix Diskerud On Verge of Move to Celtic, Says Report

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Scottish Premier League side Celtic Football Club is reportedly interested in signing USA World Cup midfielder Mix Diskerud from Norwegian club Rosenborg. Diskerud’s contract expires in six months, at the end of the Norwegian Premier League season. Rosenborg BK manager … Continue reading

Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview and Predicted Lineups

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Ivory Coast and Greece arrive in Fortaleza with both sides having an opportunity to advance into the knockout stages (4pm ET/1pm PT kickoff). Ivory Coast comes into the match after losing a close affair with Colombia 2-1 and defeating Japan … Continue reading

United States vs Ghana: Projected Starting XI For World Cup Clash

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The anticipation is already growing for today’s Group G clash between the United States and their perennial World Cup nemesis Ghana. The United States is seeking revenge against The Black Stars who have eliminated the Yanks from the previous two World Cups. … Continue reading

Colombia v Greece: Highly Fancied South Americans Face Euro 2004 Champions

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Colombia and Greece will begin their World Cup campaigns Saturday at 12:00 EST in Belo Horizonte. The opening match is sure to be a tightly contested affair with plenty of first match jitters for both sides. Colombia comes into the … Continue reading

ESPN Announces 2014 MLS Television Schedule

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  Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls will kick off ESPN’s 2014 coverage of Major League Soccer. The network will be airing a total of 18 games for national broadcast in the United States (17 on ESPN2 and … Continue reading

Roberto Martinez Interview: Everton Boss Believes Premier League B Teams Will Improve English Football [AUDIO]

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes the way to improve England’s national team is to introduce a Premier League “B” Circuit. The idea of this “B” league is tentatively titled League 3 and has the backing of FA Chairman Greg Dyke. … Continue reading

Premier League Power Rankings : Gameweek 35

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“Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.”   As soccer continues it’s “invasion” of American shores, I find it fit to pay tribute to the original British Invasion of … Continue reading

Premier League Power Rankings, Gameweek 33: Liverpool Climb to Top After 9 Game Winning Streak

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“You say the hill’s too steep to climb, Chiding! You say you’d like to see me try, Climbing!” Fearless by Pink Floyd is a track off their album “Meddle”. The track samples Liverpool’s Kop and describes the story of someone … Continue reading

Premier League Power Rankings After Gameweek 31

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The team crests for this season's Premier League

The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it’s wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. … Continue reading

New Soccer Documentary Series Coming To FOX Sports 1

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In what is sure to be the first of many soccer programs coming out prior to the World Cup, FOX Sports has announced a new documentary series showcasing six unique soccer stories from around the globe. The series titled Rise … Continue reading