ManU at LA Starts Summer of Friendlies Wednesday

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And… the International Friendlies have returned! The International Champions Cup returns, although not to St Louis. I’m guessing that named sponsor Guinness isn’t too hot on visiting the home of Budweiser. So while we won’t be able to spend hundreds of dollars to see the boys live, we will see plenty of action via the […]

Liverpool vs Olympiacos at Solder Field

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The Guinness International Champions Cup returns for 2014. This year’s format will consist of two groups of four in a round-robin format. Each team will play a total of three matches in group play and the two group leaders will face off on August 4 in the final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The […]

Watch International Friendlies in St Louis

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There is a full schedule of International Friendlies on-tap in the coming week. It includes five games for us to see Germany, Portugal and Ghana preparations for the upcoming World Cup. I’ve highlighted those games for you in the table below that displays the schedule. I’ve added FIFA Rankings and World Cup Group (where applicable) […]

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ivory Coast From Jones Dome

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The Bosnian fans are bringing the noise despite the low numbers. I’m in the press box with a Japanese reporter from New York covering the game due to Ivory Coast being a Group C opponent of Japan at the World Cup. The publishers of BH Dragons are forgoing the normal ‘no cheering in the press […]

USMNT Lineup Prediction vs Azerbaijan

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The United States has their first friendly leading up to Brazil on Tuesday against Azerbaijan at 9pm on ESPN2. Azerbaijan are currently ranked 85th in FIFA’s latest rankings and they finished 4th in their World Cup qualifying group. But they will not be the focus of the game tonight, it will be Jurgen Klinsmann and […]

Bosnia-Herzegovina Face Côte d’Ivoire Friday

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There’s still time to join the crowd at the Edward Jones Dome Friday. Why? 1. We are a soccer town, or so we profess. We need a crowd! 2. Côte d’Ivoire features players such as EPL Champion Yaya Touré of Manchester City along with his brother Kolo in the midfield. Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Gervinho […]

Cristiano Leads Real Madrid in Champions League Final Saturday

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A true derby, albeit it played on a stage over 600 KM from their common home, today’s Champions League final features Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid. As the Guardian notes – Madrid united and divided by Real v Atlético Champions League final. Whether they are travelling to Lisbon or watching in the Spanish capital, Madrileños […]

Toulon Tournament Offers U21 National Team Soccer

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With international friendlies not yet ready to entertain us prior to the World Cup, into the vacuum comes the Toulon U21 Tournament. “Festival Espoirs de Toulon” (better known throughout the world as the Toulon Tournament) has a long and rich history. The tournament traditionally features invited national teams composed of under-21 players, although the first […]

Arsenal Seeks End to Trophy Drought

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A new pair of contributors from KC offer this preview of the FA Cup Final Saturday. By Collin Hickey and Russell Hickey This Saturday, in the 133rd FA Cup Final, Arsenal has a chance to redeem a season that most felt was spoiled by a poor stretch of results beginning with a devastating loss at […]

EPL and La Liga Big Finish and More!

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League play around the world is wrapping up in anticipation of World Cup 2014. I’ve got details on the English Premier League, La Liga and more. Here are the highlights in the coming week! ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE All 10 Matches Sunday will air on 10 TV Networks at One Time – Live at 9:00 AM […]