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Author: Mike Levitt

Giuseppe Rossi: The Great American Paradox

Watching Giuseppe Rossi is exhausting for American soccer fans. On the one hand, as witnessed in Villareal’s Champions League triumph against Danish side Odense FK on Tuesday, where the Teaneck, NJ
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Samuel Eto’o Becomes World’s Highest Paid Player

And we thought American athletes made too much loot. Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o, 30, has reportedly left Inter Milan, one of the world’s most accomplished clubs, for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala,
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El Clásico: Barcelona and Real Madrid Predictably Get into Fight Again

After five hotly contended meetings between the two teams last season, soccer fans already witnessed two Clasico’s between Spain’s top two teams this year as they contested the Spanish SuperCopa in a
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When Soccer Gets Too Real: Father of Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel Abducted

Hundreds of millions of us on this planet love soccer. We can’t get enough of it. Sometimes, even I forget that it’s just a game and that what happens on the soccer pitch should be taken for what it
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The (Un)Predictable, Hypocritcal Life of Joey Barton

And think, I really liked Joey Barton before Saturday’s match. I thought he just got a bad rap. I was wrong. For those of us that watched the Newcastle vs. Arsenal game on Saturday, the real show came
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Adu For a Return: Freddy Adu Back In MLS

He’s Ba-ack. Freddy Adu returned to MLS on Friday, signing a contract with the Philadelphia Union on a free transfer from Portuguese club Benfica. We all know about Adu’s trials and tribulations since
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And We Though Our Referees Were Bad: Ref Holds His Own, Then Runs For His Life From Angry Mob In Soccer Match

In light of a meeting I attended this week for my local men’s league, the Amateur Soccer League of CT (ASL-CT), in which referees were a major talking point, I want to share this YouTube video I found
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MLS Rookie Report: Portland Timbers’ Darlington Nagbe

Even the casual American sports fan has seen his goal. It has gotten 1.5 million hits on YouTube and won ESPN Sports Center’s Best of the Best for over a week, usurped only by Abby Wambach’s last-gasp
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Smells Like Teen Spirit: MLS Youngsters Shine in Week 21

What a weekend for the teenagers of MLS. Three up-and-coming stars, all of whom are academy prospects from their respective teams, all scored this weekend. For two of them, it was their first-ever MLS
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The Best Game You May Have Missed: Manchester United vs. Barcelona Part II in Washington D.C.

I know this game happened last weekend. I know all the European teams have left the United States as they prepare for the imminent beginning to their club seasons, and American sports fans are turning
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