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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Five months after suffering the third major knee injury of his career, Stuart Holden is once again on the comeback trail. But don't expect the U.S. international to be suiting up for his club Bolton Wanderers anytime soon. In an interview with, coach Dougie Freedman talked about Holden's progress, ... Read the whole story
Barcelona forward Neymar has responded to coach Tata Martino's call for more goals in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, by scoring his sixth goal in seven days to cap Barca's 3-0 win over Cartagena in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. Barca easily advanced to the competition's Round ... Read the whole story
Chelsea was just two minutes away from securing a place in the English League Cup semifinal on the back of a slender 1-0 lead against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, when Blues goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer parried USA international Jozy Altidore's shot into the path of substitute Fabio ... Read the whole story
Ronald Gjoka, the 20-year-old man who ran onto the field at Miami's Sun-Life Stadium and hugged Cristiano Ronaldo during the International Champions Cup final between Real Madrid and Chelsea last summer, has seen the charges against him dropped, his lawyer revealed on Tuesday. After embracing and chatting briefly with Ronaldo ... Read the whole story
Following Manchester City's easy 3-1 win at Leicester City in the League Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday, coach Manuel Pellegrini revealed that Sergio Aguero's calf injury, sustained during City's 6-3 win against Arsenal at the Etihad over the weekend, is worse than previously thought, meaning the Argentine could miss eight weeks-and ... Read the whole story
Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich eased past Asian champion Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 in the Club World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, setting up the reigning European champion for a final showdown with either Atletico Mineiro, the South American champion, or Raja Casablanca, the African champion, who square off in the other semifinal ... Read the whole story
Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's Copa del Rey match against Olimpic Xativa on Wednesday with a calf problem, although Coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident the problem is not serious, meaning the Welshman could be fit for Real's La Liga trip to Valencia on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo ... Read the whole story
David Beckham and Major League Soccer took another step toward a new Miami franchise on Tuesday as local officials unanimously approved the retired soccer star's ongoing efforts to find a suitable stadium location in the city. The vote by Miami-Dade county commissioners was the first test of political support for ... Read the whole story

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