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European soccer weekend. - Trinidad & Tobago Express

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Manchester City players pose for a photo prior the Champions League group F soccer match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:

ENGLAND

It's derby day in the Premier League, with two of English soccer's most illustrious rivalries being played back to back on Sunday.

Unbeaten Manchester City can move into its biggest lead of the season — 11 points — with a win at second-place Manchester United. Before that, fourth-place Liverpool looks to keep up its prolific form when it hosts Everton, which heads to Anfield under recently hired manager Sam Allardyce.

Continuing the derby theme in the 16th round, third-place Chelsea visits London rival West Ham in Saturday's early kickoff and would briefly...


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IU soccer's stud freshman goalie was born for this - Indianapolis Star

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Indiana goalkeeper Trey Muse and goalscorer Trevor Swartz discuss the thrilling NCAA quarterfinal victory over Michigan State. Teddy Bailey / for IndyStar

BLOOMINGTON – Earlier this fall, Dave Muse was climbing the short hill up to Bill Armstrong Stadium when IU soccer coach Todd Yeagley pulled up.

Yeagley rolled his window down to say hello, and to chuckle about the heads Muse’s son, Trey, was turning.

A freshman goalkeeper behind veteran defenders, Trey Muse played without fear. He commanded his area. He communicated well. He stopped shots like a pro and helped build an undefeated season — one that continues Friday in Philadelphia in the national semifinals against North Carolina. He was a pleasant surprise to...


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Indiana goalkeeper Trey Muse and goalscorer Trevor Swartz discuss the thrilling NCAA quarterfinal victory over Michigan State. Teddy Bailey / for IndyStar

BLOOMINGTON – Earlier this fall, Dave Muse was climbing the short hill up to Bill Armstrong Stadium when IU soccer coach Todd Yeagley pulled up.

Yeagley rolled his window down to say hello, and to chuckle about the heads Muse’s son, Trey, was turning.

A freshman goalkeeper behind veteran defenders, Trey Muse played without fear. He commanded his area. He communicated well. He stopped shots like a pro and helped build an undefeated season — one that continues Friday in Philadelphia in the national semifinals against North Carolina. He was a pleasant surprise to...


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Here Comes the Soccer Arena Boondoogle - CityLab

As the NFL founders, cities are dangling football-style funding promises at pro soccer franchises.

Officials from Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, and Sacramento appeared in New York on Wednesday to place their bids with Major League Soccer for an expansion team. Slots for two teams are now up for grabs in the league’s plans to expand, so cities are lining up to lob promises of tax incentives for stadium construction at the MLS. Picture the mayors of each of these cities lined up for a free kick on goal.

Cincinnati, for example, has secured $200 million in private funds to build a stadium for FC Cincinnati, and the city has pledged up to $75 million in public money to pay for the infrastructure associated with a stadium. Nashville promises $25 million in tax dollars toward build-out costs for a $275 million Nashville Soccer Club stadium, which would be paid for through a public-private...


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Here Comes the Soccer Arena Boondoogle - CityLab

As the NFL founders, cities are dangling football-style funding promises at pro soccer franchises.

Officials from Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, and Sacramento appeared in New York on Wednesday to place their bids with Major League Soccer for an expansion team. Slots for two teams are now up for grabs in the league’s plans to expand, so cities are lining up to lob promises of tax incentives for stadium construction at the MLS. Picture the mayors of each of these cities lined up for a free kick on goal.

Cincinnati, for example, has secured $200 million in private funds to build a stadium for FC Cincinnati, and the city has pledged up to $75 million in public money to pay for the infrastructure associated with a stadium. Nashville promises $25 million in tax dollars toward build-out costs for a $275 million Nashville Soccer Club stadium, which would be paid for through a public-private...


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Soccer-Four big questions ahead of the Manchester derby - Eurosport.com

MANCHESTER, England, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The 175th Manchester derby pits a United side unbeaten in 40 home games in all competitions against a City side who have not lost this season in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's City currently lead by eight points from United in the standings, giving the game much more significance than just local pride.

Here are five big issues that will go a long way to determining the outcome of Sunday's clash at Old Trafford:

WILL MOURINHO 'PARK THE BUS' AT HOME?

United manager Jose Mourinho received plenty of criticism for the negative way his team approached rivals Liverpool at Anfield in October's goalless draw.

But defending in numbers and attacking on the break is also an approach that can work well for United. Relying on the counter-attack certainly paid off handsomely in the 3-1 win at Arsenal last Saturday, even if United keeper David de Gea had...


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MANCHESTER, England, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The 175th Manchester derby pits a United side unbeaten in 40 home games in all competitions against a City side who have not lost this season in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's City currently lead by eight points from United in the standings, giving the game much more significance than just local pride.

Here are five big issues that will go a long way to determining the outcome of Sunday's clash at Old Trafford:

WILL MOURINHO 'PARK THE BUS' AT HOME?

United manager Jose Mourinho received plenty of criticism for the negative way his team approached rivals Liverpool at Anfield in October's goalless draw.

But defending in numbers and attacking on the break is also an approach that can work well for United. Relying on the counter-attack certainly paid off handsomely in the 3-1 win at Arsenal last Saturday, even if United keeper David de Gea had...


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How Not to Be a Raging Maniac at Your Kid's Soccer Game - Lifehacker

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On Saturdays, I play pick-up soccer with a regular group of guys. We use any open field we can find. That got harder early in the fall, when the youth soccer leagues began their seasons. Once we saw those kids marching toward us wearing matching uniforms, flanked by coaches carrying thick playbooks, we made way. Those people are vicious. The parents are even worse.

The world was reminded of that a month ago, when a referee in Beverly Hills turned in his whistle with a blaze-of-glory email that left parents everywhere cheering in solidarity:

“Your behavior on the sidelines has, for far too long, been disrespectful and you are damaging the children,” Krut wrote. “You have said nasty things to and about too many referees and it must come to an end.”

Krut wrote that while the “vast majority” of those on the sidelines are “wonderful people,” he added that he has...


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How Not to Be a Raging Maniac at Your Kid's Soccer Game - Lifehacker

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On Saturdays, I play pick-up soccer with a regular group of guys. We use any open field we can find. That got harder early in the fall, when the youth soccer leagues began their seasons. Once we saw those kids marching toward us wearing matching uniforms, flanked by coaches carrying thick playbooks, we made way. Those people are vicious. The parents are even worse.

The world was reminded of that a month ago, when a referee in Beverly Hills turned in his whistle with a blaze-of-glory email that left parents everywhere cheering in solidarity:

“Your behavior on the sidelines has, for far too long, been disrespectful and you are damaging the children,” Krut wrote. “You have said nasty things to and about too many referees and it must come to an end.”

Krut wrote that while the “vast majority” of those on the sidelines are “wonderful people,” he added that he has...


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In the region: Radford soccer players honored - Roanoke Times

Highlanders honored

Radford senior defender Fraser Colmer has been named to the Academic All-America first team for the second straight year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Colmer, who has a 3.99 GPA, became only the second RU athlete in any sport to ever make the first team in back-to-back years.

On the women’s side, Radford junior forward Jessica Wollman (Blacksburg) made the second team. She has a 4.0 GPA.

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W&L star recognized

Washington and Lee junior forward Haley Tucker, who scored a school-record 20 goals this year, has been named a third-team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Ex-UVa standout cited

Former Virginia standout Thai-Son Kwiatkowski was one of 10 2016-17 seniors from around the country in various sports who have won an NCAA Top 10 award for their athletic and academic success and...


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Saugus soccer player donates 300 pounds of used gear to youth in Haiti - Santa Clarita Valley Signal

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A few weeks ago, Saugus JV girls soccer player Hope Weidman’s email inbox was flooded with photos of youth soccer players from Haiti showing off some new soccer equipment.

For them, the gear was all-new. For Weidman, she’d seen a lot of it before. After all, she was the one who donated the equipment through a partnership with GOALS Haiti.

“When I saw the pictures of the kids with the equipment we sent to them, it made it real for me,” Weidman said. “They all took what I sent to them. They actually used it and I thought that was really special.”

Weidman, a junior at Saugus, saw a post on social media by GOALS, a program that promotes a better quality of life for families in rural Haiti through soccer and immediately racked her brain to see how she could help out.

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On Soccer PM... Raheem Sterling, Jose Mourinho, Tyson Fury and more on special evening show - SkySports

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Soccer PM - live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Sky one on Saturday at 9pm

Soccer PM - live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Sky one on Saturday at 9pm

Soccer PM - live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Sky one on Saturday at 9pm

Raheem Sterling, Jose Mourinho, Tyson Fury and Jason McAteer will all feature on a special evening edition of 'Soccer PM'.

Airing at 9pm on Saturday evening, the special show will look ahead to Sunday's two huge derbies in the Premier League, as Liverpool host Everton and leaders Man City go to neighbours Man Utd, both live on Sky Sports Premier League.

In the studio, Fenners, Jimmy and Lloyd will be joined by former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer, as well as boxer and Man Utd fan Tyson Fury.

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling will be speaking with Tubes

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling will be speaking with Tubes

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling will be speaking with Tubes

We'll also be speaking with Tony Bellew, who may have a few words for Fury about a potential future fight between the pair.

Fenners will be interviewing Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho ahead of...


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European soccer weekend. - Trinidad & Tobago Express

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Manchester City players pose for a photo prior the Champions League group F soccer match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:

ENGLAND

It's derby day in the Premier League, with two of English soccer's most illustrious rivalries being played back to back on Sunday.

Unbeaten Manchester City can move into its biggest lead of the season — 11 points — with a win at second-place Manchester United. Before that, fourth-place Liverpool looks to keep up its prolific form when it hosts Everton, which heads to Anfield under recently hired manager Sam Allardyce.

Continuing the derby theme in the 16th round, third-place Chelsea visits London rival West Ham in Saturday's early kickoff and would briefly...


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WalletHub.Com Names Orlando 2nd Best City for Soccer - Orlando City SC (press release) (blog)

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The city of Orlando is once again making a splash in the countries sports scene. According to an extensive research process done by WalletHub.com, Orlando is the number two city for soccer, just behind Kansas City, Missouri. 

The study done by Wallet Hub takes into account multiple factors when calculating the best sports cities. According to Indiana University senior lecturer Kimberly Donahue, the factors include, "The ability of a city to attract, sustain and deliver on high-quality sporting events, the availability of hotel rooms, the ease of navigation within the city, the number of other attractions within the city, the overall hospitality and culture of the city, as well as the ability to develop a large team of local volunteers are all important to being able to host these events. In addition, obviously, is the support of the local and state government, as well as the...


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Soccer-Five memorable Manchester derbies - Eurosport.com

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We look at some notable clashes:

Man United 0 Man City 1 (League Division One, April 1974)

Former Manchester United great Denis Law scored the 82nd-minute decider with an instinctive backheel but he remained motionless in front of the Old Trafford faithful, thinking he had condemned United to relegation from the top flight.

The result stood despite a pitch invasion in the final five minutes, but as it turned out United would have gone down to the second tier anyway after Birmingham City beat Norwich City in their final game of the campaign.

Law, who scored 237 goals in 11 years at United, was draped in a United scarf by a fan soon after scoring and never played another competitive game for City.

Man City 2 Man United 3 (Premier League, November 1993)

United's Eric Cantona often made headlines against City, scoring eight times in seven appearances, and so it proved again in a...


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Why Do Didier Drogba, Diplo, Pete Wentz, and Brandon McCarthy Own a Second-Tier American Soccer Team Together? - The Ringer (blog)

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On August 6, Didier Drogba scored a stunning goal. The former Chelsea star and two-time African Footballer of the Year stood over a free kick nearly 40 yards from goal. He took a run-up of three abbreviated steps, then blasted a twisting shot that easily eluded the goalkeeper on its way into the top-right corner. “An absolute thunderbolt from the Ivorian,” the announcer said. “It’s Drogba at his best. Wow!”

It was a world-class effort, but Drogba, now 39, didn’t score it in front of tens of thousands of Premier League fans. The tally didn’t come in a lesser European first division, like the Turkish Süper Lig, where he played from 2012 to 2014, or even in Major League Soccer, where Drogba scored 22 goals in just 39 games for the Montreal Impact in 2015 and 2016. Instead, this highlight occurred while the man once credited with bringing peace to the Ivory Coast was playing for a...


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Competition dates set for new junior soccer competition | Gladstone ... - Gladstone Observer

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Mariners' Tiaan Engelbrecht and Pumas' Kayne Bartlett. Under 13s Junior Soccer between Central Pumas and Mariners.

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SOCCER: Key dates for the newly formed Football Queensland Community Cup have been confirmed and that's despite the concerns of a Gladstone junior coach.

CQ Mariners coach Grant Costello is worried that the new format, which has replaced the Inter City Cup, will not cater for a younger age bracket and that they will not get a look in.

"I feel for the younger boys and girls coming through because they are going to find it hard to be able to play at a level that gets them noticed to be able to go on and play like these boys - Tyler Wise, Logan Costello, Baden Larkin, Fateh Brar, Tiaan Engelbrecht, Jesse Sharp and Tegan Van Vegchel - at QPL and NPL in the future without a recognised quality competition,” Costello said.

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Sacramento leaders make their case for Major League Soccer with chanting fans on hand - Sacramento Bee

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Now, we wait.

After years of pep rallies, City Council votes and sellout matches, Sacramento made its final presentation to Major League Soccer on Wednesday, arguing that it belongs in the nation’s top-tier professional soccer league.

A contingent led by Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Republic FC chairman Kevin Nagle made a two-hour pitch to an MLS committee inside the league’s headquarters on Fifth Avenue. That committee –comprised of six MLS team owners – will recommend which two cities should be granted expansion.

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U.S. Soccer Foundation is building mini-pitches to help spread street ... - Washington Post

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A mini-pitch in Newark. (U.S. Soccer Foundation)

Growing up in New York, first in Brooklyn and then North Babylon, Ed Foster-Simeon played basketball whenever he wanted. There were courts in his Bushwick neighborhood and courts at the Long Island schoolyards.

Friends got together and played pickup games for hours, learning and loving the game through boyhood experiences. There was nothing formal about it: Kids developed their own style, chemistry and nuance without adult supervision.

“I didn’t see a coach until I was in eighth grade,” he recalled in an interview this week.

Decades later, as president and chief executive of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Foster-Simeon is applying the lessons of street basketball to soccer. On Wednesday, he will join Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former U.S. men’s and women’s national team players in announcing plans to build 50 mini-pitches over three...


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How to make soccer accessible to more kids? One group looks to pickup basketball. - Washington Post


A mini-pitch in Newark. (U.S. Soccer Foundation)

Growing up in New York, first in Brooklyn and then North Babylon, Ed Foster-Simeon played basketball whenever he wanted. There were courts in his Bushwick neighborhood and courts at the Long Island schoolyards.

Friends got together and played pickup games for hours, learning and loving the game through boyhood experiences. There was nothing formal about it: Kids developed their own style, chemistry and nuance without adult supervision.

“I didn’t see a coach until I was in eighth grade,” he recalled in an interview this week.

Decades later, as president and chief executive of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Foster-Simeon is applying the lessons of street basketball to soccer. On Wednesday, he will join Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former U.S. men’s and women’s national team players in announcing plans to build 50 mini-pitches over three...


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