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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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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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LeBron James says World Cup is bigger than NBA Finals

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm   /   The Buzz

Basketball superstar LeBron James landed in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday, and he said the Maracana showdown is bigger than the NBA Finals. Fresh from announcing his decision to leave the Miami Heat and return to his first team the Cleveland Cavaliers, James touched down in Brazil to watch […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm   /   The Buzz

Has the time finally come to slap a Do Not Resuscitate bracelet on soccer’s prospects for popularity in America? If it were up to me, the answer would be no, because soccer players are among the strongest, fittest, most strategic athletes in the world. But, for various reasons, the sport itself does not seem destined […]

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Brasil reacts to Neymar’s injury

Posted: July 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm   /   The Buzz, World Cup

Fortaleza’s Avenida Beira Mar was alive with the sounds of Brazil’s celebrations after they took another step towards the 2014 Fifa World Cup final – but there was no mistaking the Neymar effect. The road that sweeps around the front of this picturesque north-eastern coastal location was populated with fans torn between the joy of quarter-final […]

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