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Pele tribute to Muhammad Ali

Posted: June 5, 2016 at 10:36 pm   /   The Buzz

From one Legend to another. Brazilian football legend Pele paid tribute to Muhammad Ali, on Instagram, eulogizing the “The Greatest” who passed away Friday evening in a Phoenix-area hospital.

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Copa America 2016

Posted: June 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm   /   Culture, Latin America, The Buzz

Every four years, the national soccer teams of South America’s 10 countries, plus a couple of guests, duke it out for continental supremacy. It’s happening again starting Friday, but this one will be like no other: CONCACAF and COMNEBOL, world soccer’s North, Central and South American confederations, have joined forces to make it bigger, better and truly […]

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American soccer ‘It’s only working for the white kids’

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 10:16 am   /   Culture, The Buzz

Great article by: Les Carpenter As Doug Andreassen, the chairman of US Soccer’s diversity task force, looks across the game he loves, all he can see is a system broken in America. And he wonders why nobody seems to care. He sees well-to-do families spending thousands of dollars a year on soccer clubs that propel their children […]

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Posted: June 1, 2016 at 1:22 am   /   Culture, Race, The Buzz

Karim Benzema says the decision to leave him out of the French squad for Euro 2016 came because boss Didier Deschamps “bowed to the pressure of a racist part of France”. 28-year-old Benzema’s place has been in serious doubt since he was implicated in a criminal plot to blackmail former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a […]

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Kobe Promo for Copa America 2016

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm   /   The Buzz

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Football’s 10 Most Expensive Kit Suppliers Deals

Posted: May 21, 2016 at 12:49 am   /   The Biz, The Buzz

FC Barcelona has secured a landmark kit deal with long-term partners “Nike” which will see them earning record £100 million a year eclipsing Manchester United’s Adidas kit deal worth £75 million a year. We take a look at 10 biggest kit suppliers deal in football NO# CLUBS BRAND YEARLY CONTRACT 1 MANCHESTER UNITED Adidas £75m […]

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Henry and Kobe Swap Jerseys

Posted: February 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Thierry Henry and Bryant signed and swapped jerseys after the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center.  Henry was in the house to see Kobe Bryant play against the San Antonio Spurs one last time on Friday night.

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‘Too many blacks’ in Italian soccer, says country’s former World Cup coach

Posted: March 2, 2015 at 1:31 am   /   Culture, Race, The Buzz

Former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi claimed Monday that Italian soccer “has no dignity or pride” because there are “too many blacks” and “foreigners” in top clubs’ youth teams. In yet another example of racism in Italian soccer, Sacchi hit out at the number of foreign players and non-ethnic Italians playing for Italian clubs at this […]

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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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