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Post by El Guapo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:54 pm

Ahhh, I was rooting for England due to spending some time there. Still, great that Croatia made the final for the first time ever.

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Post by AWS260 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 am

I've just started watching American Fiasco, Rog Bennett's podcast about the U.S. team at the 1998 World Cup. I am now forever grateful to Mr. Bennett for making me aware of this Super Bowl Shuffle-style music video produced for the 1990 team, with guest appearances by Cathy Lee Crosby and O.J. Simpson.

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Post by malchior » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 am

Oof...the first goal of the World Cup final was the result of a dive. Boo.

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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:22 am

That’s a fucking garbage goal. France dude didn’t even get touched, makes a ridiculous dive, and gets a free kick. Goal. :evil:

Croatia was playing really well, hope they don’t fold.
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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:30 am

WOW!! :shock:

That goal was brilliant.
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Post by malchior » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:30 am

Fantastic goal.

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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:41 am

Not a fan of stopping the game for video review, but that PK was the right call.
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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Great goal from France.

They’ve played really well today, but I’m thinking Croatia might just be out of gas.
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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:55 pm

Really good game. Glad that garbage dive wasn’t the difference.

Sad to see this tourney end. This was a truly fantastic few weeks of soccer.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:32 am

Finished work at 5:30 yesterday. Turned off phone. Woke up, and just had time to watch it before coming to work. That was awesome. Good job Croatia. Really got deeper than they had any right too. Awesome for them.

France on another level and could be so for a long time potentially.

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Post by AWS260 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:55 pm

The U.S. women beat Brazil in the (not very important) Tournament of Nations final.

Ladies and gentlemen, Megan Rapinoe:

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Post by pr0ner » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm

The combination of the shit eating grin and the double take from Marta is priceless.
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Post by pr0ner » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm

pr0ner wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm
The combination of Rapinoe's shit eating grin and the double take from Marta is priceless.
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Post by Alefroth » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:25 pm

pr0ner wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm
pr0ner wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm
The combination of Rapinoe's shit eating grin and the double take from Marta is priceless.

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Post by Alefroth » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:26 pm

pr0ner wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm
The combination of the shit eating grin and the double take from Marta is priceless.
I love watching her play. She always seems like she's having the time of her life.

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Post by Lassr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:46 am

Rapinoe has always been my favorite on the team, love watching her play.
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Post by pr0ner » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:55 pm

I got to see this play live tonight. So, so incredible.

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Yeah that was pretty sweet LoL
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:shock:
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Post by pr0ner » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:32 pm

Christian Pulisic is now the most expensive US Soccer player ever after Chelsea paid over $70M US for him.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am

pr0ner wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Christian Pulisic is now the most expensive US Soccer player ever after Chelsea paid over $70M US for him.
How does that work out for him though? Chelsea paid Dortmund, right? Does Pulisic see any of that?
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Post by pr0ner » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:32 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am
pr0ner wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Christian Pulisic is now the most expensive US Soccer player ever after Chelsea paid over $70M US for him.
How does that work out for him though? Chelsea paid Dortmund, right? Does Pulisic see any of that?
Most likely not. He'll make whatever big bucks are in the new deal he signed with Chelsea, but I haven't seen any figures on that. Otherwise, the $70+M goes to Dortmund.
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Post by mori » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:06 pm

Depends on the contract he had with Dortmund. If had a sell on percentage clause, such as 5% for example, he would get that amount of the sale. Also the youth club he trained with in the states before he left for Germany, have some claims for a payday as well.

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Post by Alefroth » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:39 pm

mori wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Also the youth club he trained with in the states before he left for Germany, have some claims for a payday as well.
Looks like not.

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Post by pr0ner » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:48 pm

Alefroth wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:39 pm
mori wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Also the youth club he trained with in the states before he left for Germany, have some claims for a payday as well.
Looks like not.
There's been a big row about this recently regarding DeAndre Yedlin's youth club wanting a cut of the transfer fee Seattle received when they sold him to Tottenham, but they've seen $0 and still fighting a protracted battle regarding that issue.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:13 pm

Geez, this sucks.
Soccer star Emiliano Sala delivered a desperate message to relatives just before the single-engine plane he was flying in vanished over the English Channel: “Dad, I’m really scared.”

The 28-year-old striker’s likely final words emerged on Wednesday as the search for him and the pilot of the Piper Malibu resumed.

“I’m in the plane and it looks like it’s going to fall apart,” the Argentina-born forward told friends in a voice message from the aircraft. “Dad, I’m really scared.”

Sala was set to make his debut in the English Premier League playing for the struggling Cardiff City. He had inked a record $19 million contract with the club just last week.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:42 am

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One body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed the sighting on Monday morning.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:53 pm

Apparently a crowdfunded search team found it after the official search team couldn't.

On Sunday it was announced private investigators hired by the star’s family had discovered the doomed aircraft on the seabed using two boats which picked up a sonar signal, two weeks after it dropped off the radar. The breakthrough followed a crowdfunding campaign which was supported by 4,700 people - including big-name footballers - to raise more than €371,000 for the search to go on after rescuers called it off. Kylian Mbappe donated £26,000 (€30,010), Adrien Rabiot gave £21,500 (€25,000), Dmitri Payet put up £8,600 (€10,000) and Alassane Plea forked out £7,014 (€8,000) on the GoFundMe page.
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Post by pr0ner » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:18 am

The MLS goal of the year may have already been scored during Saturday's DC United 5-0 win over RSL.

What a service from Wayne Rooney (who had a hat trick in the game!), and what a volley by Lucas Rodriguez.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:09 pm

EU fines Nike
Nike has become the latest target in the Europe Union’s crackdown on antitrust violators.

The bloc’s competition commission slapped Nike with a $14 million fine, saying the sports apparel giant prevented many of its licensees from selling soccer team merchandise across European borders, leaving shoppers with fewer choices and higher prices.
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The licensed merchandise included mugs, bags, toys and bedding with branding for FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, Inter Milan, AS Roma and the French Football Federation. The E.U. panel said Nike engaged in what is known as geo-blocking from 2004 to 2017. Vestager has been looking into Nike’s licensing and distribution behavior, along with those of Universal Studios (which holds the licensing rights to “Minions” and “Despicable Me”) and Sanrio (Hello Kitty) since 2017.

The fine came after a turbulent year for the company. Last March, several Nike executives were forced out amid complaints about a “boys’ club” culture. Female employees had circulated an informal survey that also raised concerns about gender and pay disparities within the company.

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Post by Biyobi » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:28 pm

Bayern Munich and Arsenal will be playing in Los Angeles in July as part of the ICC tournament. Definitely getting tickets. I got to see a Bayern Munich game when I was in Germany over the holidays in December and had a blast.

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Post by Lassr » Tue May 07, 2019 10:38 pm

Wow indeed.
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Post by Hrdina » Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 pm

Tottenham decided that this whole comeback thing is a good idea.

Conform or be cast out!

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Post by AWS260 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:40 pm

Is there a mercy rule at the Women's World Cup? The U.S. is currently up 8-0 against Thailand, and there are still 15 minutes to go.

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Post by pr0ner » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:56 pm

Final score, 13-0.
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Post by Pyperkub » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:27 pm

Well, goal differential shouldn't be a problem.
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Post by Gato » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:09 pm

Always found that annoying in soccer.
Not to target the USA team, because i saw this a lot of time in either women or men world cup.
Just stop celebrating it's a blowout. You still see the players jumping in each others arms on goal 9,10.11.12 and even 13.
A little respect maybe.

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Post by GungHo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:50 pm

Gato wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Always found that annoying in soccer.
Not to target the USA team, because i saw this a lot of time in either women or men world cup.
Just stop celebrating it's a blowout. You still see the players jumping in each others arms on goal 9,10.11.12 and even 13.
A little respect maybe.
I'm torn on this. I 100% get what you're saying and I'm always a fan of the athlete who acts like they've 'been there/done that before' as opposed to the athlete that celebrates like they just cured cancer, but this is the WC and you don't know how many of these you'll ever play in. The hope is that you just dont see too many games where the competition is so over-matched. And if that means you drop the number of finalists in the WC, I'm OK with that. This game didnt do anything for anyone, and it didnt help the game itself, either.
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