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Here’s What I Think Of The Anti-Soccer Column In Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

03/03/2013
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Here’s What I Think Of The Anti-Soccer Column In Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

As if stomaching another Barcelona loss to Real Madrid, a Clasico event topped off by a season-opening collapse by the Philadelphia Union, wasn’t enough, along comes the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer with a “Soccer needs to rev up the action” column. It was written by noted futbol mind Matt Zencey, a former Inquirer editor listed as…

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Here’s What The Philadelphia Union’s Third Kit Looks Like

02/27/2013
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Here’s What The Philadelphia Union’s Third Kit Looks Like

Just when you thought fashion folks would be limited in their presentation of the ad-text “Bimbo” on the jersey, along comes this. (For the record, I’m still partial to the original home kit). Per the Union: “Chester, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2013) –Philadelphia Union today unveiled the team’s 2013 third kit at Xfinitiy Live! during a…

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Whose Free Kick Was Better: Gareth Bale or Lionel Messi?

02/17/2013
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In Thursday’s Europa League match vs. Lyon, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale unleashed this dipping free kick over the wall and under the keeper: In Saturday’s La Liga match vs. Grenada, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi got all free-kick fancy bending this strike through two heads along the wall and curving back toward a goal which it ultimately found:…

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Guy In Messi Jersey Runs Onto Field At Argentina/Sweden Match, Kisses Messi’s Head

02/06/2013
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Guy In Messi Jersey Runs Onto Field At Argentina/Sweden Match, Kisses Messi’s Head

And the greatest player in earth history didn’t seem to even flinch. Even during matches in which he doesn’t score a goal, Lionel Messi can’t get got.

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Here Are Highlights From Wednesday’s Barcelona/Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Match

01/31/2013
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Here Are Highlights From Wednesday’s Barcelona/Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Match

Well, with the 1-1 draw on Wednesday, next week’s second-leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinals at the Camp Nou will decide who advances. Real Madrid looked a lot better than I expected, what with all the chatter about internal friction up to, and including, Mourinho. And, seeing Cristiano Ronaldo miss a header from, oh,…

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Here’s A Photo Of Lionel Messi Winning His Fourth Consecutive Ballon d’Or

01/07/2013
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Here’s A Photo Of Lionel Messi Winning His Fourth Consecutive Ballon d’Or

When you’re the best futbol player on earth now, and possibly ever, trophies probably don’t mean all that much. But if they do, Lionel Messi is as happy as can be since he won the piece of hardware that signifies being the best player in a given year for the fourth time in a row.…

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Louden On The Pitch, Thanksgiving Weekend ’12

11/26/2012
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Louden On The Pitch, Thanksgiving Weekend ’12

The wind was cold this Saturday, my friends. But that didn’t stop Louden from wanting to head up to Penn Charter to kick the futbol around with his old man.

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Here’s Andrey Lyasyuk With The Belarusian Futbol Highlight Of The Day

11/17/2012
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Here’s Andrey Lyasyuk With The Belarusian Futbol Highlight Of The Day

You probably already know that Neman Grodno defeated FC Gomel in today’s showdown between the fifth and fourth place teams in the Premier League of Belarus. But, take a look at Andrey Lyasyuk’s game-deciding strike from, oh, 35 yards from net..

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scored Four Goals Vs. England, Including A 25+ Yard Overhead Volley

11/14/2012
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scored Four Goals Vs. England, Including A 25+ Yard Overhead Volley

Wow.

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And Then There Was The Time An Assault Rifle Was Pointed At Leo Messi’s Face In Saudi Arabia

11/13/2012
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And Then There Was The Time An Assault Rifle Was Pointed At Leo Messi’s Face In Saudi Arabia

Seeing Lionel Messi with a gun pointed at his face makes me as uncomfortable as seeing a gun pointed at my face. Please, Argentina, make other arrangements than away games in Saudi Arabia, for everybody’s sake.

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