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Olivier Giroud returns to Arsenal after picking up injury with France

Published: November 12, 2017

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One of France’s goalscorers from Friday won’t be available when Les Bleus face Germany on Tuesday. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has left his national side after picking up a thigh injury during Friday’s 2-0 win over Wales


Hamburg coach: USMNT’s Wood could lose starting spot soon

Published: November 1, 2017

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Hamburg manager Markus Gisdol has suggested that U.S. Men’s National Team forward Bobby Wood could be benched soon if he doesn’t increase his form.


USA Soccer Rumors: Slaven Bilic ‘Front-Runner’ For USMNT Coach Job

Published: October 26, 2017

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Is Slaven Bilic the man to lift the United States men’s soccer team off the floor? The West Ham United manager is a leading contender to become the next permanent head coach of Team USA, talkSPORT’s Craig Bloomfield reported Wednesday, citing a “reliable” US soccer source. Bilic is under pressure at West Ham due to its sluggish start to the Premier League season, but his previous record as Croatia’s manager and the progression the country’s young players made during his tenure reportedly have vaulted him to the top of U.S


Soccer-Court rejects Newcastle’s legal challenge to tax raids

Published: October 6, 2017

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Officials from HMRC, the body responsible for the United Kingdom’s tax collection, raided Newcastle and West Ham United in April, with several men arrested for suspected Income Tax and National Insurance fraud. The HMRC said at the time that French authorities were assisting their efforts and searches had been carried out in France in connection with the investigation, which centres around transfer dealings between English and French clubs


Sounders, USMNT potentially dealt big Morris injury blow

Published: September 13, 2017

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The reigning MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders could be without one of its most important attacking contributors for the rest of the regular season.


Brazil doctor: Liverpool’s Coutinho in “perfect condition” to play

Published: August 29, 2017

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Philippe Coutinho is fit to play in Brazil’s two World Cup qualifiers this week, according to the national team doctor. Coutinho’s availability has been listed as “off limits” by Liverpool all summer long, and at one point Barca was said to relent on the idea of signing him.


Fouts: ‘Embarrassing’ for Chargers to play at StubHub Center

Published: August 28, 2017

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Don’t count Dan Fouts as a believer that the scaled-down size of the Los Angeles Chargers’ temporary home creates a better, more intimate atmosphere. The former Chargers quarterback witnessed the first two preseason games played by his old team at StubHub Center, a stadium designed for soccer, and was not a fan of what he saw


England’s Wayne Rooney retires from international action

Published: August 24, 2017

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The highest goalscorer and most capped outfield player in England’s history has called an end to his Three Lions career.


America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick’s protest

Published: August 23, 2017

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What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife.


Cristiano Ronaldo confirms birth of twins, leaves Portugal at Confed Cup

Published: June 29, 2017

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Sunday’s Confederations Cup third-place playoff after the team allowed him to leave camp


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