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Soccer on TV 
Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action includes an Arsenal-Borussia Dortmund clash.
Gervinho Tries to Smuggle Woman into Italy  
Apparently, AS Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho tried and failed to smuggle a woman onto his flight back to ...
Report: Wilshere Out Two-Three Months  
The Guardian on Monday reported that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who went off injured in the 2-1 loss to Manchester ...
Enrique: Messi to Play Different Positions for Barca 
Lionel Messi will be used both as the main striker as well as a wide forward in Barcelona's frontline as ...
Valcke: FIFA's Reputation is Damaged 
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Tuesday acknowledged that it could take "years" to rebuild FIFA's reputation following the damage ...
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The Messi files: Eight amazing scoring records
by Paul Kennedy on Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 8:28 PM EST
Lionel Messi holds all the single-season scoring records. Now, he is cleaning up on the all-time records. Three days after breaking the all-time La Liga scoring record, the Argentine -- still only 27 -- added the UEFA Champions League record, scoring a hat trick in Barcelona's 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia. For a look at Messi's scoring records.  
Pellegrini: Aguero 'One of the Best in the World' 
Manuel Pellegrini hailed hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero for rescuing Manchester City's UEFA Champions League hopes with two late goals on ...
Mourinho Hails 'Complete' Chelsea  
Jose Mourinho hailed the 'complete' performance of his players as Chelsea sealed first-place in Group G with the 5-0 thrashing ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding 
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and they were 15-0-0 en ...
The Messi files: Eight amazing scoring records 
Lionel Messi holds all the single-season scoring records. Now, he is cleaning up on the all-time records. Three days after ...
Mulroy departs NASL runner-up Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 
Tommy Mulroy, the longtime soccer promoter, is out as the president of the NASL Ft. Lauderdale Strikers following the sale ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho 
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team that is stronger than ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy  
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers our favorite move of ...
Caribbean combine returns next year 
More than two dozen players from the Caribbean played in MLS this season, and teams looking for prospective additions from ...
Business Reporter: adidas to open store in Orlando stadium 
MLS sponsor adidas will operate the league's first in-stadium store starting in 2016 with the opening of Orlando City's new ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

id2 all-stars headed to Argentina in 2015
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] The annual National Selection International Tour is heading to South America for the first time in program ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


Three takeaways from LA Galaxy-Seattle
The Western Conference finalists are separated by just one goal heading into the second leg in Seattle next Sunday. Here ...
College Soccer Reporter

Gamecocks head to quarterfinals for first time
[NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA: Women] For the first time, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals. It ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


Bayern Makes its Move
One thing we hear a lot from the foreign clubs coming to the USA is how they're aiming to help ...
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TV ignores vital referee influence in playoff soccer
There ought to be an acceptable explanation of this ... though I cannot, at the moment, think of one. Why on earth should there be a failure to see that, when soccer comes down to the really big games -- I mean the knockout games, the stage which MLS has reached -- the referee takes on a new and considerably magnified importance?

"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team that is stronger than us we have to accept it so they have to accept it. The only comfort they can take is that they lost against a very good Chelsea team."

-- Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho after his team thumped Schalke 04, 5-0, in Gelsenkirchen in UEFA Champions League play. (Reuters)