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Mutu Ordered To Pay Chelsea £9.6 million

Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has been ordered to repay Chelsea a staggering £9.6 million in compensation after his sacking in 2004. FIFA ruled on the decision following Chelsea’s attempt to sue Mutu to cover losses incurred by his transfer fee and wages paid to him during his 14 month spell.  […]

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Dos Santos Confirms Tottenham Move

  The Mexican winger Giovani Dos Santos has completed his £5million move to White Hart Lane from Barcelona this afternoon. Dos Santos has signed a 5 year contract and joins up with his team mates for pre-season training on July 7th. It was a signing we discussed last weekend here on […]

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News & Notes

Beginning today the American Soccer Show goes to twice a week. Today’s show will feature a recap of US-Spain and a conversation with Duane Rollins about TFC and the Canadian National Team. In the upcoming weeks while qualifying for the national team begins, the American Soccer Show is going to […]

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Debate: Who'll Be Your Player Of Euro '08?

Euro 2008 hasn’t even started yet, but that hasn’t stopped so many pundits who have been writing off Holland’s chances of success in the tournament. The critics keep on pointing at the Dutch defense as a weakness, but what they’re forgetting is the Oranje’s power in midfield and up front.An […]

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Dossena joins Liverpool

Udinese fullback Andrea Dossena has become the first Italian international to sign for Liverpool. The players agent has confirmed that Dossena has passed his medical at Anfield earlier this week and expects the move to be finalised next week. Liverpool have paid £7 million to capture the exiciting fullback and he had […]

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France Face Injury Worries For European Championship Opener

French manager Raymond Domenech is facing the prospect of being without 3 key players for Mondays opening Group C clash with Romania in Zurich. Patrick Vieira is extremely doubtful to recover from his thigh strain but he has now been joined by worries over Thierry Henry and Franck Ribery’s fitness.  Henry is suffering from […]

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German (In)discipline: The Bundesliga’s Most Booked

Football is not always a beautiful game; sometimes bookings are necessary. This season was no different in Germany, even if statistically player discipline was comparatively better than in the past several seasons. While goal scorers have the Torjägerkanone (awarded by the magazine kicker) to shoot for, no comparable trophy exists […]

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The Silly Season Is Off And Running

While officially the transfer window isn’t open yet clubs are making signings that will become official on July 1st. It might be a free transfer of a player who is out of contract or a transfer involving money or just plain rumors involving players and clubs, the silly season has […]

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Mark Hughes Takes on Mission Impossible at Man City

It takes a very brave man to risk his managerial credibility being diminished and take on the lead role at Manchester City, and Mark Hughes has proved he has the heart of a lion by agreeing to work with ruthless owner Thaksin Shinawatra. Just days after Sven Goran Eriksson’s controversial […]

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Ronaldo picks Real Madrid over Manchester United

As the old saying goes, money talks and Cristiano Ronaldo is listening. The 23-year-old Portugese superstar finally ended his silence in an exclusive interview with respected Brazilian website Terra he is reported as stating: “I would like to play for Real Madrid but only if it is true they are […]

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A Tale of Two Halves

Last night’s US performance against Spain is difficult to classify but after all that’s what happens in friendlies when you are experimenting. On one hand I was more disappointed with the performance last night than against England because the team has now been together for almost ten days and seemed […]

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Why The Premier League Needs To Think Big Globally

Members of the 20 Premier League clubs will convene in Leicester today and tomorrow for their annual meeting. At the top of the agenda will be a topic that could have a profound impact on the future of the game — determining the league’s global expansion plans. According to The […]

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