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After Theater in Brazil, Soccer’s Calloused Cousin Takes the Stage

Posted: September 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm   /   Development, The Buzz

Another interesting piece by William Rhoden……….. NFL training camps open this week. With that summer ritual, the eagerly awaited heathen season is upon us. N.F.L. football is back. For casual soccer fans, the World Cup was an intriguing spaceholder. Great theater. In fact, soccer offers much better theater than the N.F.L. Broadway on the pitch. […]

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Balotelli signed by Liverpool

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm   /   The Buzz

Liverpool have agreed to sign striker Mario Balotelli for a £16m fee from AC Milan. Liverpool’s boss Brendan Rodgers needs the Italy international, 24, to strengthen his attack after last season’s top scorer Luis Suarez joined Barcelona.  Balotelli moved to Milan for from Man City last year and scored 30 goals in 54 games for […]

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Turkish Fans Pay Tribute To Michael Brown With ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Sign

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm   /   The Buzz

The sports world has featured multiple tributes to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old Missouri man shot by a police officer, in recent days, from the St. Louis Rams’ decision to donate tickets to Ferguson-area high school football players to the pregame “hands up” protest from Washington football players Monday night. Tuesday, the tributes spread to Europe, […]

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Henry: Kids shouldn’t copy Messi and Ronaldo

Posted: August 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm   /   Development, The Buzz

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry thinks Germany forward Thomas Muller is the perfect role model in modern football. Muller was one of the stars of this summer’s World Cup as Joachim Low’s side lifted the trophy in Brazil having overcome Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the final. Henry, now with the New York Red Bulls, is […]

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US prodigy Julian Green on tour with Bayern Munich

Posted: August 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm   /   The Buzz

First, teenage prodigy Julian Green impressed US coach Jurgen Klinsmann enough to get a surprising invite to the World Cup. Then he impressed the fans in Brazil – and back stateside – with a picturesque goal against Belgium. Now he gets a chance to leave an impression on the most important soccer person in his life: […]

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Bayern Munich Is Open for Business in U.S.

Posted: August 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm   /   The Biz

Bayern Munich, the mightiest of the clubs in Germany’s Bundesliga, picked an appropriate time to begin building a year-round presence in the United States. It won five titles last year, including the trophies for the Champions League and the European Super Cup, and the Bundesliga signed a global television deal with 21st Century Fox. Germany […]

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Bradford Jamieson IV living the Dream

Posted: July 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm   /   Development, The Buzz

Sitting on the bench at StubHub Center, Bradford Jamieson IV had a flashback to when he was a kid, perched in the stands at a Galaxy game. As the confetti of a Galaxy victory fell, he stood trying to snag the falling pieces of paper, like a dog trying to catch snowflakes. He told himself […]

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Freddy Adu signs with Serbian Club

Posted: July 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Adu is set to sign with Serbian club FK Jagodina, sources close to Adu have confirmed to Sporting News/Goal USA. The former U.S. youth national team standout and U.S. national team playmaker has been without a team since leaving Brazilian club Bahia last November. Adu has spent time on trial with English club Blackpool, Norwegian […]

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Carmelo Anthony kicks it with Real Madrid

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 6:47 pm   /   The Buzz

European money machine and reigning UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid currently is in the U.S., training at UCLA for games in Berkeley, California, and Dallas. New York Knicks star and big-money player Carmelo Anthony is almost always in the U.S., and he too spent some time at UCLA on Wednesday with friend Dontaye Draper […]

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James Rodríguez signs with Real Madrid

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

The unexpected star of the World Cup finals, Colombia’s James Rodríguez, has signed for Real Madrid for a reported £63m. The 23-year-old follows the signing of another key midfielder from the World Cup, Germany’s Toni Kroos who joined for a bargain £20m, and will be given the No10 shirt which was last worn by Mesut […]

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