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  1. Premier League highlights from Sunday’s matches (Video)

    Aug 18, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Chelsea v Hull City - Premier League

    From Soldado’s winner to Lampard’s bomb from distance, here are your Sunday highlights:

  2. Isco the hero as Real Madrid find late winner, down Real Betis, 2-1

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Real Madrid CF v Real Betis Balompie - La Liga

    It was three points, but it wasn’t Barcelona.

  3. Gerardo Martino era at Barcelona starts with 7-0 win over Levante, and it could have been worse

    Aug 18, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    FC Barcelona v Levante UD - La Liga

    Two goals, assist from Lionel Messi led Barcelona to an opening day rout.

  4. I Was There: Premier League opening day from Liverpool (Video)

    Aug 18, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    From on-the-ground in Liverpool, reaction to Saturday’s roller coaster ride at Anfield.

  5. Quick Six: Top Premier League storylines from weekend no. 1

    Aug 18, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger walks down the tunnel following their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa in London

    Troubles for Wenger, Moyes’s lopsided debut, and the struggles of the league’s new trio are among the headlines from the Premier League’s first weekend.

  6. State of the NWSL after Week 18: Saying goodbye to four, Rankings of Power, and a look at Week 19

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:58 AM EDT

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    Thank you frailty / thank you consequence / thank you, thank you silence.

  7. Identity and the Premier League: Connecting England’s top clubs to teams in North America

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

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    Everybody knows the New York Yankees-Manchester United comparison. What about the other 19 clubs in the Premier League?

  8. 3 days until Premier League season begins on NBC Sports

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT

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    Countdown continues until the big kick off. T-minus 3 days:

  9. LA Galaxy to unveil third Designated Player on Thursday: Will it be Omar Gonzalez?

    Aug 14, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Will Gonzalez lead LA to another MLS Cup this season?

    The Galaxy will use their last extra-cap slot tomorrow. Does that mean a new deal for their rock at the back?

  10. Jozy Altidore hat trick pushes U.S. to 4-3, comeback win over Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Aug 14, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

    Honduras v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

    Altidore scores three of the U.S.’s four second half goals to extend the team’s winning streak to 12.

  11. Premier League Preview: Top 5 Midfielders to Watch

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    From all-around giants in Liverpool and Manchester to the diminutive creators in London, the Premier League’s five midfielders to watch provide variety.

  12. John Anthony Brooks starts for the U.S. against Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    Brooks of Hertha Berlin fights for the ball with Jung of Eintracht Frankfurt during their Bundesliga first division soccer match in Berlin

    The 20-year-old German-born defender gets his first senior cap in Sarajevo.

  13. Beyond Agger and Luiz: Barcelona’s continuing quest for central defenders

    Aug 13, 2013, 12:27 AM EDT

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    Liverpool and Chelsea’s defenders are in focus, but Barcelona’s list of targets is still very (too?) long.

  14. The Dan Patrick Show: Clint Dempsey stops by during his überjunket

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Seattle Sounders v Toronto FC

    A day in New York included eight media commitments for Major League Soccer’s returning star.

  15. Nani may be in the background, but he wants to stay at Manchester United

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

    Manchester United's Nani is challenged by Chelsea's Lampard for the ball during their English FA Cup quarter-final soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester

    Thought to be on the outs at Old Trafford, the Portuguese international wants to earn a contract extension.

  16. Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales vs. Ireland: So he really is hurt?

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland - Premier League

    He wasn’t sitting out because he’s going to Real Madrid. Wales agree: Bale’s actually hurt.

  17. Julian Draxler’s grotesque heel won’t let him play for Germany this week

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Doctor looks at an injury of Schalke 04's Draxler during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen

    Julian Draxler’s ankle isn’t broken, torn up, or otherwise suffering from any major injury. But if you’re squeamish, avoid this.

  18. Michael Orozco Fiscal withdraws from U.S. squad for Bosnia-Herzegovina match

    Aug 12, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT

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    And then there were … 22? Oh, they’ll be fine. But figuring out who starts in central defense just became a lot more fun.

  19. Liverpool vs. Luis Suárez: On Rodgers’ dogmatism, rhetorical hypocrisy, and a potentially amicable resolution

    Aug 12, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

    Rodgers’ demand for a player apology only propagandizes the story, failing to observe the same ethical standards he’s demanding of his player.

  20. Walking through Week 18 of the NWSL season

    Aug 12, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Whitehill’s Breakers rise, top half slides, and Spirit come alive in Week 19:

  21. Premier League Preview: Tottenham Hotspur

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Having acquired the pieces to make the tweaks he wants, André Villas-Boas will expect a return to Champions League.

  22. Barcelona pendulum swings to Daniel Agger, away from David Luiz?

    Aug 12, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

    Thailand v Liverpool - International Friendly

    It’s the big Dane’s turn to spend a week linked to Barcelona.

  23. Highlights and context: Landon Donovan posts fourth career hat trick, but Galaxy can’t hold on

    Aug 11, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Donovan’s fourth, fifth, and sixth goals of the season weren’t enough to give LA full points in Dallas.

  24. Arsenal closing in on Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Arsenal never replaced Alex Song. Do they need to?

  25. Fredy Montero unloads on Fiorentina, scores in Sporting CP friendly

    Aug 11, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

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    We seemed to get one of these per season in Major League Soccer. Now Fredy Montero’s launching these in Europe.

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