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Promotion/Relegation: Can Camilo save the day for Canada?

The Sounders and RSL took massive blows to their ego this week.<p>Another week in the world of MLS and more uncertainty in terms of getting any closer to knowing which teams are truly elite. Just when you're prepared to hand the crown to Real Salt Lake or the Seattle Sounders, they lay eggs. Just when …

World Cup 2022: senior Fifa official says handing Qatar summer finals was a 'mistake' and 'very risky'

Senior official says Fifa made "mistake" in handing Qatar 2022 World Cup finals and players and spectators' health will be put at risk<p>Qatar won the 2022 World Cup bidding race before Fifa considered the inspection reports, according to the leader of the team who wrote the summaries. Harold …

Luis Suarez Claims Steven Gerrard Convinced Him to Remain with Liverpool

While Liverpool fans do not need much of a reason to like Steven Gerrard any more, the veteran provided yet another one this offseason by helping keep Luis Suarez at Anfield.<p>According to Sky Sports, Suarez recently credited Gerrard as a reason he stayed, saying:<p>Gerrard, for me, is a legend in …

Jack Wilshere Aims to Draw Line Under Smoking Controversy by Focusing on England

Jack Wilshere faced the media Tuesday—just days after he found himself the centre of a smoking controversy—and declared he wants to make up for his mistake by helping England qualify for the 2014 World Cup.<p>Wilshere endured a testing week after he was pictured with a cigarette in his mouth following …

International Misfits XI: would this team qualify for the World Cup?

Roy Hodgson could be forgiven for feeling a tad envious. While the England manager was forced to select a squad for this week's crucial round of World Cup qualifiers from an increasingly shallow pool of talent, some national team managers were spoilt for choice. Vicente del Bosque was able to …

Ethiopia make their football mark

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger challenged British reporters in January to name five members of Ethiopia's squad ahead of their rare appearance at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.<p>"It is maybe the only international competition today where you do not know all the players," he said in …

Why Raheem Sterling Isn't a Right-Wing-Back for Liverpool

On Saturday, for Liverpool’s home league game against Crystal Palace, Raheem Sterling was given an opportunity to prove why he should be a regular first team player.<p>From the team that beat Sunderland a week before, Brendan Rodgers moved Jordan Henderson in from the right-wing-back position to sit …

Michigan beats Ohio State with one of the best goals you'll ever see

The Michigan Wolverines men’s soccer team visited Ohio State Sunday for a rivalry match, and the only goal of the game was this otherworldly strike by Michigan sophomore James Murphy.<p>As our friends at KICK TV pointed out, Murphy’s goal is eerily reminiscent of one of Thierry Henry’s greatest …

Arsenal: Bruno Martins Indi Signing Would Spell the End for Thomas Vermaelen

It feels as if the summer transfer window has only just closed. It seems like it was only yesterday that Mesut Ozil made his last-minute move to Arsenal official. However, speculation has already begun to circulate ahead of the January window.<p>Ozil was the only signing for whom Arsenal paid a …

Relegation Zone Blog

Aug 4, 2014<p><i>This year, the Premier League welcomes Leicester City, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers back into its profitable embrace. But how will they</i> …

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