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USA vs Japan, Liverpool vs FC Gomel and Valencia vs Tottenham: Open Thread

The soccer gods didn’t come together on this one to make the schedule more convenient. Nevertheless, we have three brilliant spectacles this afternoon for you to follow along with — everything from the Olympic women’s final between the United States of America against Japan (live on NBC Sports Network and NBCOlympics.com […]

Why Luis Suarez Is A Villain Of The Game

Soccer has always had heroes and villains. It is all part of the show, particularly in the commercialized world of today. Often a player can be viewed as a hero by one person and a villain by another, depending on which team they support. But there are certain times when […]

2012 London Olympics, Opening Ceremony: Open Thread

The opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games begins at 4pm today and runs through until 7pm ET. Whether you’re watching it live, or watching it on tape-delay beginning at 7:30pm ET on NBC in the United States, feel free to post your remarks, questions and observations about the […]

Team GB Soccer: A Team And Country Divided

Watching Brazil steamroll over Great Britain on ESPN3 Friday afternoon, it was not only all too apparent how quiet Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium was, but how detached the crowd – and probably TV viewers – were from this Team GB. ESPN co/commentator Tommy Smyth was so bored by Britain’s lack of […]

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Luis Suarez Wonder Dribble Against Man United: Video

PL Player Bite: Kuyt’s Hat-Trick Luis Suarez twisted and turned past four Manchester United defenders Sunday and then nutmegged Edwin van der Sar, which led to Dirk Kuyt tapping the ball into the net for an incredible opening goal for Liverpool. The goal will be long remembered by Liverpool supporters […]

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Euro 2016 qualifying, group stage results: Netherlands eliminated as field grows to 20 [VIDEO]

The Netherlands became the biggest casualty of the 2016 European Championship qualifying cycle on Tuesday, with a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic confirming the third place finishers at the 2014 World Cup would not qualify for UEFA’s preeminent international competition. Even if the Dutch had won, their status would have also been […]

Everton progress report after eight Premier League games

It’s been 20 long years since Paul Rideout scrambled a goal home to win the FA Cup for Everton against Manchester United, and since then the Blues haven’t won another piece of silverware. They have, though, for the past decade been in a very comfortable position, first started by David Moyes […]

Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]

Manchester United defender McNair remains hospitalized in Finland with abdominal injury

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is to remain in Helsinki for another night for further assessment on the abdominal injury sustained on Northern Ireland duty. Press Association Sport understands the 20-year-old is still being monitored at a hospital in the Finnish capital. McNair was injured in the 13th minute of Sunday’s […]