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Tag: Urban Soccer

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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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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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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Pickup Soccer in Brazil

Posted: July 1, 2014 at 12:16 am   /   Brasil, Culture

RIO DE JANEIRO — In Brazil, the ball is always moving. It moves on grass and on sand, on concrete and on cobblestone. Sometimes, during the rainy season, it even moves on water. Organized soccer, the kind the Brazilian national team will play next year in the World Cup, is known as futebol (pronounced FOO-chee-ball) […]

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Hanson Boakai youngest player to play a NASL game

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm   /   Development

EDMONTON – When FC Edmonton’s Hanson Boakai began his month-long stint with a professional soccer team in Germany, his training debut felt more like a cringe-worthy first day of high school. He wasn’t sure where to go when he first walked into the change room at Fortuna Duesseldorf, a second division team. “I was so […]

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The Problem of Soccer in the US

Posted: May 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm   /   Development

Lackeys of Youth Soccer, That ‘Arrogant’ Sport By SHARON VAN EPPS The edict from my daughter’s soccer team manager arrived Monday morning: A state cup match had been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in Vancouver, Wash., a two-and-a-half hour drive from our home in Seattle. Families were expected to travel and check into a hotel Saturday […]

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