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Injured Henry ruled out of Crew game

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com Thierry Henry will miss the New York Red Bulls' game with the Columbus Crew this Saturday after he picked up a hamstring injury in the season opener against Seattle, the Red Bulls confirmed via their … Continue reading »

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Howard turning focus to Gold Cup while preparing for familiar friendly foe

Photo by Rich Schultz/ISIphotos.com By JOHN BOSCHINI CARY, N.C. – Over the last few years, Tim Howard has had no shortage of memorable moments in a United States jersey. His performance in the 2-0 upset of Spain in the 2009 … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Mourinho eyes England return, Queiroz ban overturned and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI Jose Mourinho hasn’t even finished up his first season with Real Madrid, but the journeyman manager is already speculating as to where he’ll end up next. According to the Telegraph, the Portuguese manager said that his next … Continue reading »

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German-born Chandler an intriguing USMNT newcomer

  By JOHN BOSCHINI CARY, North Carolina– Of all the new faces joining the U.S. National Team camp in North Carolina this week, the most intriguing and least known of the newcomers is German-born midfielder/defender Timothy Chandler.  Chandler first drew … Continue reading »

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USMNT Camp Notes: Bradley talks Holden, no more players being called in

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JOHN BOSCHINI CARY, North Carolina- Nine months after the United State's exited the 2010 World Cup, Bob Bradley was finally set to coach a full-strength national team. Injuries changed those plans after news that breakout midfielder … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Blatter to be challenged, Davies’ crash driver sentenced and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI For the first time in a decade, Sepp Blatter has a challenger. Mohammad bin Hammam, president of the Asian Football Confederation, ended months of speculation today when he confirmed that he would stand for president of … Continue reading »

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Real Madrid, Chelsea advance to UCL quarterfinals

  By JOHN BOSCHINI After six miserable years, Real Madrid is through to the quarterfinals. A 3-0 win over Lyon gave Real Madrid a 4-1 victory on aggregate and broke the Spanish side’s six-year streak of being eliminated from the … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Ferguson hit with ban, Japan cancels friendlies and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a five-match ban by the English FA following critical comments of a referee earlier this month. The Scottish manager blasted match official Martin Atkinson following United’s 2-1 defeat … Continue reading »

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Inter wins thriller, Chicharito guides United to quarters in Champions League

By JOHN BOSCHINI Inter Milan left it late, but the reigning European Champion lives to fight another day after a dramatic 3-2 victory against Bayern Munich that puts the Italian side in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Goran Pandev scored … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Lehmann nears Arsenal return, Barca hit with injuries and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI Jens Lehmann could be heading back to the Emirates. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in signing the 41-year-old goalkeeper to a short-term loan deal to help stem Arsenal’s goalkeeping crisis. Lehmann left the Gunners in … Continue reading »

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Friday Ticker: Gerrard out up to a month, J.League halts season and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Liverpool's resurgence took a hit with the news the Reds will be without captain Steven Gerrard for up to a month after the English midfielder underwent surgery for a groin injury. Gerrard sustained the injury in Liverpool's 1-0 victory … Continue reading »

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