Soccer

Behind The Scenes Look At Man U's Visit To LA (Videos)

Manchester United Tour 2014 Presented by Aon, Beverly Wilshire HotelWednesday night, Manchester United began its summer tour of the United States, with a 7-0 blowout victory over the LA Galaxy, at the Rose Bowl.

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Wayne Rooney
Louis van Gaal
Danny Welbeck
Javier Hernandez
Juan Mata
Nani
Luke Shaw

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Reliving An Up Close Look At The Great Ronaldo In LA (Videos)

Reliving An Up Close Look At The Great Ronaldo In LA (Videos)Thursday signified the end of soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014 World Cup, as he and his Portuguese teammates were unable to advance out of group play, despite the nation's 2-1 victory over Ghana.

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UCLA Bruins

A Tour Of The US Men's Brazil Practice Venue (Video)

US Men's National Team training at Sao Paulo FC training facilityMonday, the US Men's National Team defeated Ghana 2-1, after connecting on a corner kick in the 86th minute. The match was played in the Brazilian northeastern coastal city of Natal. Sunday, the US Men will take on Portugal, in the Amazon municipality of Manaus.

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Landon Donovan

Croatian Soccer Fans Hit Paris Just To Wreak Some Havoc

Dinamo Zagreb fans arrested in Paris28 soccer hooligans were arrested, late Monday night, after brawling near the Place de la Bastille in Paris. Fans of Paris Saint-Germain and Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb clashed on the night before the match, won by PSG 4-0.

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Landon Donovan

Bankrupt Greek Soccer Team Saved By Brothel Sponsorships

Bankrupt Greek Soccer Team Saved By Brothel SponsorshipsVoukefalas, a Greek amateur soccer club, has a new sponsor, two brothels named Villa Erotica and Soula's House of History. The houses of prostitution are owned by Madame Soula Alevridou, an avid fan of her local team, based in the city of Larissa.

The squad, located in north central Greece, was cash-strapped after government spending cuts.

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Chimpanzee Competing In English Premier League?

Joey Barton and his inner chimpJoey Barton, of the English Premier League's Queens Park Rangers, explained to the London tabloid, The Sun, why he lost his temper in a recent soccer match against his former club Manchester City:  

"My inner chimp doesn't work well with injustice."

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Great Britain

Olympic Preview Part 2: David Beckham Snubbed By British Coach

David Beckham cut from English Olympic teamIt was widely expected and assumed that David Beckham would be one of the three overage players named to the British Olympic soccer team. Olympic rules state that the 18 players on the squad must be 23 or younger, other than the selected group of three. 

After all, Beckham is the most famous English sporting personality in the world and openly spoke about his desire to play for his country in his hometown of London. 

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David Beckham

Chinese Man Dies While Trying To Watch All Of Euro 2012

Jiang Xiaoshan dies  watching  2012 European championshipsJiang Xiaoshan was said to be a huge fan of England and France during the European championships.  Sadly, Xiaoshan died of exhaustion after watching every game of the tournament, which began on June 8. 

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UEFA
Cristiano Ronaldo

Brawl Of The Year In Brazilian Soccer

Votuporanguense and Fernandopolis brawlVotuporanguense and Fernandopolis recently played a soccer match in the Sao Paulo (Brazil) second division state championships.  

During the second half, Fernandopolis' goalkeeper took down the striker for Votu and then all heck broke loose.

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Brazilian Soccer
Pepe

Women In The Ukraine Stage Unusual Soccer Protest

women remove shirts at Euro 2012 trophy protestThe UEFA Football Championship will take place in Poland and the Ukraine, during the month of June. The event, which is held every four years, will feature such continental powerhouse teams as Spain, Germany, Italy and England. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea & Manchester City Collectively Shock The Soccer World

Chelsea & Manchester City Collectively Shock The Soccer WorldChelsea had a very disappointing season in the English Premier League, finishing a subpar sixth place.

However, the Blues from southwest London advanced through the rounds of the European Champions League, scoring a massive upset over Barcelona in the semifinals and advancing to the final against heavily favored Bayern Munich.

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Didier Drogba

Alex Morgan Dons Body Paint For Swimsuit Issue

Alex Morgan Dons Body Paint For Swimsuit IssueA highlight of the recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was a photo spread featuring US World Cup team member Alex Morgan .The soccer star was pictured wearing only body paint and a smile. 

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LSU Trying Out Powerful Legged Female Kicker

Mo Isom trying out for LSU kickerMorlan "Mo" Isom has been an outstanding goalie for the LSU women's soccer team over the past four years. In addition, last fall, she became the first LSU athlete to be crowned homecoming queen. 

So, what will she do for an encore? 

Isom is attempting to become a walk-on place kicker for the Bayou Bengals. She would become the first female ever to play football in Baton Rouge. 

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Mo Isom

The Soccer Game That Just Wouldn't End

Bishop's of La Jolla vs San Diego Crawford two-day soccer gameTwo San Diego-area high schools, Bishop's of La Jolla and San Diego Crawford, played a Division IV playoff game last Tuesday. The two squads tied 3-3 in regulation, so the game went to penalty kicks, with each team making 18 out of 21 shots, before darkness set in.

As a result, the game was postponed until Wednesday with still no winner.   

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English Soccer Fan Handcuffs Himself To Net

English Soccer Fan Handcuffs Himself To NetThere was a recent important midseason soccer game when Everton hosted first place Manchester City in the English Premier League. However, the game was delayed near the end of the first half by an unusual incident. 

A fan named John Foley (46) ran onto the pitch and handcuffed himself to the Man City goalpost.  It took several minutes for the police to find bolt cutters and escort him off. 

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Italian Soccer Star Injured By Model Girlfriend?

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Melissa Satta Sex InjuryKevin-Prince Boateng is a standout midfielder for soccer powerhouse AC Milan of the Italian league. The club recently announced that he is on the injury list once again, this time for at least a month due to a "muscular" problem. The club's press release added that he has a muscular lesion in his left thigh. 

His girlfriend Melissa Satta says she knows the reason.

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Kevin-Prince Boateng

Goalkeeper Scores From More Than 100 Yards Out!

Tim Howard 100 yard goalWednesday night, American keeper Tim Howard scored the longest goal in the history of the English Premier League, but his Everton side lost to Bolton 2-1. Howard became only the fourth goalie to score in EPL history (the EPL was founded in 1992), as his windblown boot bounced over the head of the Bolton keeper, giving his side a 1-0 lead

Howard spoke with Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan after the match.

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Tim Howard

Oh No - FOX Awarded Future World Cup Broadcast Rights

FOX Sports awarded World CupESPN did a wonderful job of covering the last few World Cups. So, naturally, the soccer tournaments were awarded to FOX beginning in 2015, as the ESPN deal runs through the men's World Cup of 2014.  Terms of the contract were not available. The FOX contract runs through 2022. 

The 2010 World Cup on ESPN and ABC averaged more than 3 million viewers and the Spain versus Netherlands final drew a huge audience of 15.5 million watchers. 

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