Friday, July 27, 2012
Saturday, July 28
7:00 AM ET Women's Group F - Japan vs. Sweden City of Coventry Stadium
9:30 AM ET Women's Group E - New Zealand vs. Brazil Millennium Stadium
9:45 AM ET Women's Group F - Canada vs. South Africa City of Coventry Stadium
12:00 PM ET Women's Group G - United States vs. Colombia Hampden Park
12:15 PM ET Women's Group E - Great Britain vs. Cameroon Millennium Stadium
2:45 PM ET Women's Group G - France vs. DPR Korea Hampden Park
Sunday, July 29
7:00 AM ET Men's Group C - Egypt vs. New Zealand Old Trafford
9:30 AM ET Men's Group B - Mexico vs. Gabon City of Coventry Stadium
10:00 AM ET Men's Group C - Brazil vs. Belarus Old Trafford
12:00 PM ET Men's Group A - Senegal vs. Uruguay Wembley Stadium
12:00 PM ET Men's Group D - Japan vs. Morocco St James' Park
12:15 PM ET Men's Group B - Korea vs. Switzerland City of Coventry Stadium
2:45 PM ET Men's Group A - Great Britain vs. UAE Wembley Stadium
2:45 PM ET Men's Group D - Spain vs. Honduras St James' Park
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Great Britain 1 - 1 Senegal
Spain 0 - 1 Japan
Brazil 3 - 2 Egypt
UAE 1 - 2 Uruguay
Mexico 0 - 0 South Korea
Michael Cox: Five Conclusions
Grant Wahl: Three Thoughts
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
I got a bit behind this morning and matches are already underway. Currently, Japan are up 1-0 over Spain, Honduras and Morocco are tied at 2-2, and Mexico and South Korea are scoreless. Later today we've got the following:
UAE vs. Uruguay
Gabon vs. Switzerland
Belarus vs. New Zealand
Brazil vs. Egypt
Great Britain vs. Senegal
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the scoreboard introduced the North Korea players with South Korea's flag beside their pictures.
|Abdelaziz Barrada, M, Morocco|
Brazil and Spain are regarded by many as the favourites to win the competition, which is hardly surprising given the depth of quality in both squads.
Uruguay, who like Brazil have the coach of their full senior team in charge, also look strong, while Team GB will be competing for the first time since 1960.
The tournament will showcase some of the best players in the world as well as numerous others on the cusp of a major breakthrough.
Posted by The Editor at 10:25 AM
MLS All Stars beat Chelsea 3-2 in Philadelphia on Wednesday night - the first defeat for the London side as Champions League holders - a similar selective logic could be heard in some of the more tongue-in-cheek American reactions.
Manchester United are thought to have postponed temporarily plans to launch their $300m (£193m) flotation in New York, after volatile US markets spooked the Premier League club into a rethink.
The move is the latest setback in a long-running attempt to list the company's shares, a move that had previously been earmarked for the exchanges in Hong Kong and Singapore, and comes as the club had been looking to kick off their roadshow presentations to potential share buyers this week.
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Twice, Hope Solo stretched to her left to stop the ball. Twice, she couldn't quite reach it.
Bang! Boom! Two quick shots, and the US women's soccer team had an early hole at the start of the quest for a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Fortunately for the Americans, they have firepower like no other squad in the world, enough to overcome such a deficit and take control, beating France 4-2 Wednesday as they opened their London Games far from London.
Grant Wahl: It wasn't pretty, but U.S. women get first win
Alyssa Roenigk: U.S. women focused, unfazed
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Japan 2 - 1 Canada
in his midfield.
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Pippo Inzaghi, who retired this week after a 21-year career, better than the 2006-07 Champions League final.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
|Kelley O'Hara, D, USA|
Olympic soccer gets underway today and the continual growth of the women's game will shine.
Everyone knows about Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Marta, Homare Sawa and others. But when the matches begin look out for some of the younger athletes to break out and make a statement.
The women's game is no longer a select few of supremely talented players on one or two teams. The talent gap is continually closing and parity is creeping in. That is an exciting development for the sport that will only keep growing the sport growing in popularity.
Who are those that are going to break out in London?
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The Olympics may just be entering the psyche of football fans in the UK, but in Asia the five rings have been a big deal for years and, for some nations, the thought of gold around necks at the Olympics looms larger in dreams than the Asian Cup.
United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Japan are all getting very excited about the next few weeks.
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We've all been waiting to see which MLS team would make a blockbuster move before the July 27 transfer deadline. The Red Bulls didn't disappoint. MLS reportedly has agreed on a transfer fee that allows New York to acquire midfielder Tim Cahill from Everton of the English Premier League. This comes a little more than a week after New York made a trade with Vancouver for forward Sebastien Le Toux, and those upgrades make the Red Bulls the team to beat in MLS.
as the Australian prepares to trade Merseyside for Manhattan, the Toffees of Everton for the Red Bulls of New York, his methods provided a metaphor in themselves. Cahill stands under six feet, but he leaps above rather bigger men and 31 of his 56 Premier League goals came with his head. Rather than being camouflaged by a crowd of giants, he helped Everton reach unexpected heights. Eight seasons at Goodison Park brought seven top-eight finishes; his debut campaign remains as remarkable as it appeared then.
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Brazilians may like to claim that their defeat at the 1982 World Cup killed a great style of play but it was really the day that the system triumphed over an already declining method.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In 2003, I visited Senegal with Patrick Vieira who was returning to the country of his birth for the first time in almost 20 years. It was there and then that he laid the foundations for the Diambars football academy which has flourished and, nine years on, has produced several Olympic footballers as Senegal prepare to make their debut in the world's oldest international football tournament.
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There are times when being the manager -- or, more accurately, The Boss in (almost) every sense -- of the biggest Premier League club in the world calls for a bit of creative license.
"They have been great," he said. "They have always backed me whenever I have asked them. I have never faced any opposition.
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In the heart of transfer season, with big-name signings taking place all over the world, here is a Designated Player-heavy look back at Week 20 in MLS:
The fee is believed to be in the region of £1m for the 32-year-old, who has spent eight years at Goodison Park. Cahill is also understood to have agreed outline personal terms with the MLS club.
No one knew much about Uruguay as they sailed their way across the Atlantic to take part in the football tournament. But they strolled to the gold medal, and did it with a balletic, artistic style of play which captivated spectators and set off a fever for the game.
Four years later, to prove it was no fluke, Uruguay won the gold medal at the Amsterdam Olympics. Argentina came across as well, and they took the silver.
Monday, July 23, 2012
There are few places indeed where it is better to be a fan than in Germany. Hannover 96 fans, for example, can see their team play FC Bayern for a mere 13 Euros. That’s if they don’t buy themselves a beer, of course, which they’re allowed to do. Oh and they can vote for the chap who pours his money into the club – itself a far better “fit and proper person” test than anything cooked up by the organisers of English football.
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"I read the papers and I see they say £10 million is my price. I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me £5 million. So who is telling the truth, what do you think?" asked Dimitar Berbatov of his million-plus Facebook fans earlier this week. "The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing." It is the latest in a string of posts on his timeline wondering what the future holds.
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MLS did not give a specific reason for the end of the partnership, which had lasted only since January. But on Wednesday, the Boy Scouts announced, after a near two-year review, that it had reaffirmed its policy to exclude “open or avowed homosexuals” from membership in the organization.
It is also tempting to tell him to snap out of it and stop being so greedy; tempting, too, to demand that he and his compatriots leave something for the rest of us.
Spain are world and European Champions. Last summer they won the European Under-21 championship and it is barely a fortnight since they won this summer's European Under-19 championship.
And now they want the Olympics.
refusal to train and tour with Tottenham Hotspur, as his desire to leave the club turns ugly for the second summer in succession.
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