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  1. PST Man of the Match: Darlington Nagbe

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:33 AM EDT

    Nagbe

    Diego Chará came in a close second place for his steady play all night for the Timbers against the Sounders.

  2. Moscow derby to be played without fans after midweek incident

    Nov 2, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    People demonstrate as they hold a Nazi flag displaying a swastika at the stands of the Spartak Moscow supporters during a soccer match finals between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow in Yaroslavl

    After Spartak fans’ violence at a Russian Cup match away to Shinnik Yaroslavl on Wednesday, the Russian FA closed Lokomotiv Stadium for two games.

  3. Manchester City 7-0 Norwich City: Seven different scorers for City dismiss Canaries

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

    Red-hot striker Aguero is likely to be the difference between the two sides on Saturday.

    City cruised past relegation-zone resident Norwich at the Etihad on Saturday.

  4. Watch Live: Manchester City vs. Norwich City (lineups and discuss)

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Manchester City v Norwich City - Premier League

    Watch the game live on NBC Sports Live Extra, on your television and online.

  5. What We Learned from Houston Dynamo’s 3-0 shellacking of Montreal Impact

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Marco Di Vaio got in several physical altercations, including when he got in Corey Ashe's face early in the game. It was Ashe's throat that Di Vaio put his hand around to see a red card in the last minute on Thursday. (Photo: Bob Levey/AP)

    Several thoughts on the MLS Eastern Conference play-in game.

  6. PST Man of the Match: Will Bruin

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Will Bruin

    Two goals continued Will Bruin’s playoff scoring streak. He scored four in last year’s post-season — he’s already halfway there in 2013.

  7. Houston Dynamo 3-0 Montreal Impact: Quick start lifts Houston to next round (video)

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Oscar Boniek García slots home his penalty to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-0 lead over the Montreal Impact on Thursday. (Photo:  Bob Levey/AP)

    A Will Bruin brace put Dominic Kinnear’s team into the Eastern Conference semifinals, where it meets the Supporters’ Shield winner.

  8. MLS accommodates FIFA window with playoff schedule, causes congestion

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Columbus Crew v Seattle Sounders

    Coaches of three Western Conference playoff teams separately discussed the November fixture congestion.

  9. Steve Bruce not backing down from critical comments on referee

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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    The Hull City manager was unhappy with a penalty awarded to Roberto Soldado in a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

  10. FIFA extends sanctions on players, official in Australia

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Five individuals have been charged with match-fixing in a case that twists from non-league English soccer all the way to the Australian second division.

  11. MLS Playoff Preview: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers, first leg

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Eddie Johnson, Jack Jewsbury

    The league gets its dream matchup when Cascadia rivals clash for the fourth time this season.

  12. Diego Costa to play for Spain; Brazil calls in Robinho to replace him

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Luiz Felipe Scolari gave Robinho his first call-up in two years after Diego Costa signed a letter promising to play for Spain.

  13. Bruce Arena: ‘I don’t know if anyone has the formula’ for MLS playoff success

    Oct 31, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Bruce Arena, coach of the Los Angeles Ga

    The Los Angeles Galaxy coach downplayed his team’s historically strong ability in the MLS Cup playoffs.

  14. Goalkeeping drama leaves hometown hero between pipes for rivalry match

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Marcus Hahnemann

    Michael Gspurning’s mistake against the Rapids ensures Marcus Hahnemann will play a playoff game in front of his home fans.

  15. Eddie Gaven retires from soccer at age 27

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    In a surprising move, Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer veteran Eddie Gaven retired on Thursday, at age 27. In a prepared statement, he said he wants to pursue other options. Gaven’s full statement, published on the Crew website, reads: I would like to thank my teammates, the Crew organization and the fans for all…

  16. Cairo to host Egypt-Ghana qualifier Nov. 19 despite Black Stars’ protest

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Egypt's head coach Bob Bradley of the U.S. reacts during their friendly soccer match against RD Congo in Doha

    The 6-1 deficit may be insurmountable for Bob Bradley’s team, but at least it will get to bow out in front of its home fans.

  17. Óscar Pareja remains silent regarding FC Dallas rumors

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Union v Colorado Rapids

    The former Dallas academy director is up for MLS Coach of the Year honors after a 14-11-9 season with the Colorado Rapids.

  18. Americans Abroad preview: Bradley today, Xolos tomorrow, more this weekend

    Oct 31, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    No shortage of Americans overseas available on TV this weekend. Who will you watch?

  19. Russia’s racism stems from lack of education but can be reversed, experts say

    Oct 31, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Russia Soccer

    In the wake of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré’s accusations of racism against CSKA Moscow fans, we take a closer look at the country’s attitudes toward foreign and black players.

  20. Seattle Sounders’ new system allows star attackers to shine

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson

    With a diamond in midfield, Clint Dempsey has freedom to roam and combine with striker Eddie Johnson. It was a deadly combination Wednesday.

  21. Cesc Fàbregas reveals differences between Premier League and La Liga

    Oct 28, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Barcelona attacker also said he wants to return to Arsenal some day, in some capacity.

  22. Referee committee to look into Sergio Ramos’ dissent, but not Cristiano Ronaldo

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Ronaldo received a yellow card for his vehement protests about a penalty that was not given, while Ramos made some critical post-game comments about referee Alberto Undiano.

  23. Report: Michael Bradley could have gone to Cardiff City

    Oct 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    The Bluebirds put in an offer of €7 million in preseason, but Roma refused it.

  24. CSKA Moscow president Evgeny Giner: ‘Yaya Touré made it up’

    Oct 28, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    PFC CSKA Moskva v FC Kuban Krasnodar - Russian Premier League

    Giner responded to the Manchester City midfielder’s accusations of racism at the clubs’ Champions League clash last week.

  25. Football Focus, Barcelona-Madrid: Barça’s midfield dominance; Madrid’s periodic opportunism

    Oct 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    FCBvRM — lineups

    ProSoccerTalk tactical analysis Liviu Bird breaks down El Clásico and what the patterns each team exhibited mean going forward.

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