1. Gervinho Kicks His Arsenal Season into Gear—Is Olivier Giroud Next?

    When the dust had settled—or maybe it would be more fitting to say that when the cacophony of noise, created by a hearty band of 30,000 or so local southern French ultras, ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 4,228 reads 11 comments

  2. Cristiano Ronaldo Is a Perfect Example of How Work Ethic Can Ignite a Career

    Cristiano Ronaldo had played in 11 Manchester derbies during his time at Manchester United , Martin Tyler informed us, in his wondrously nuanced manner, early on in Tuesday night's ...

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  3. Lukas Podolski: An Analysis of the Player as Metaphor for Arsenal Football Club

    Much was made about German international Lukas Podolski 's decision to join Arsenal from FC Cologne this past spring...

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  4. Francis Coquelin Has Earned the Right to Start for Arsenal Against Southampton

    With Abou Diaby, so impressive during the early going this season (see: trip to Anfield), expected to miss Arsenal 's Saturday home match against Southampton with a dodgy hip, ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 8,067 reads 30 comments

  5. Champions League Preview: Paris Saint-Germain Achieves Big-Club Status

    With the past 13 months as evidence, the philosophy utilized by the Qatar Investment Authority ( QIA ) in relation to their pet project, Paris Saint-Germain (the group assumed principal ...

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  6. England Review: A Changing of the Guard Is in Order for Roy Hodgson's Side

    In 2006, everything had seemed so good. England were qualified for the World Cup in Germany, just two years removed from an impressive European Campaign in Portugal (they'd lost ...

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  7. Arsenal Facing a Tricky Tie in Southampton at the Emirates This Weekend

    Let's forget, for a moment, just how impressive this start of season has been for Arsenal . The goalless draw to Sunderland , compounded by the goalless draw to Stoke, had some running for the hills...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 11,059 reads 17 comments

  8. Matt Fondy Makes Impressive First-Team Debut for San Jose Earthquakes

    His breakthrough chance for the San Jose Earthquakes had arrived in a fit of finger-snapping immediacy on Thursday night, for a reason no player would ever want...

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  9. San Jose Earthquakes Prove They Are Far More Than a "One-Man Team" in 2012

    He'd notched a goal via penalty against the Montreal Impact on Aug. 18, giving him the return rate of 18 goals in just 22 league games (one goal every 1.2 games)...

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  10. Moldova vs England: 5 Things to Watch for from the Three Lions on Friday

    England will contest their first competitive international fixture this Friday, heading across Europe to Moldova where they will kick off World Cup 2014 qualification...

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  11. Arsenal Report: Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna to Begin Full Training in 2 Weeks

    AFC Camden, one of the foremost providers of information about Arsenal , tweeted Tuesday that Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna are set to resume full training in two weeks ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 15,173 reads 59 comments

  12. San Jose Earthquakes Break Single-Season Goals Record in 4-0 Win over Chivas USA

    Since returning to Major League Soccer in 2008, San Jose had won just one of its 10 previous encounters with Chivas USA , their opponents on Sunday night. The run included this season’s May 13 draw (1-1) at Buck Shaw Stadium...

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  13. Liverpool vs. Arsenal Review: 9 Things We Learned from Sunday's Match

    Arsenal had been held scoreless for the first 211 minutes of the Premier League season, a streak that comprised two-and-a-third matches during which the Gunners had fired blanks on 42 separate occasions...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 6,248 reads 36 comments

  14. Swansea City Review: Nathan Dyer Superb, Neil Taylor Suffers Gruesome Injury

    Assists are never given as much attention as they are ought, although that may change during the still-young Premier League season...

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  15. Arsenal Weekend Preview: Expect Olivier Giroud to Open His Scoring Account

    Arsenal have not lost in their past five league trips to Anfield—a run that extends all the way back to the 2006-07 season, when Liverpool exacted revenge for three previous ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 4,401 reads 29 comments

  16. 6 Lessons Learned from Tottenham-Norwich City

    Moussa Dembele, signed in midweek from Fulham , was named to the bench for Tottenham Hotspur 's Saturday encounter against Norwich City at White Hart Lane...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 3,967 reads 12 comments

  17. UEFA Champions League Preview: A Complete Guide to All 32 Teams

    The Champions League Group Stage draw, held Thursday afternoon in Monaco, informed the 32 teams qualified for this season's competition of the three teams they would face off against from mid-September to the start of December...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 5,656 reads 23 comments

  18. EPL Preview: Why Swansea City-Sunderland Is One Match You Don't Want to Miss

    "Winning breeds confidence," Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup told the club's official website in a Thursday press conference—one that ran the proverbial gamut of conversation topics...

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  19. Arsenal Champions League Draw: Breaking Down Group B for the Gunners

    Drawn in Pot One (there were four pots in total, with teams divided according to seed), Arsenal discovered during the Group Stage Draw in Monaco that they will face Schalke 04 , Olympiacos and Montpellier Herault in the Champions League this season..

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  20. Arsenal vs Marseille NextGen Review: Chuba Akpom's Brace Powers 3-0 Victory

    Terry Burton, tasked with leading Arsenal 's U-19 side into the inaugural NextGen competition, which casts 24 European clubs into a Champions League-style competition, had spoken ...

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  21. Arsenal NextGen Series Preview: Serge Gnabry Is One to Watch for

    Arsene Wenger has said that he plans to attend "every single game" of the inaugural NextGen competition this season, which will pit some of Arsenal 's most talented youngsters against a medley of top teams from around Europe...

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  22. Nuri Sahin and the Impact of the Season-Long Loan Deal in the EPL

    The arrival of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin to Anfield, after what had seemed weeks of uncertainty, was met with widespread applause. The optimism made sense...

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  23. Adam Johnson Gets His Sunderland Career off to a Superb Start

    Over the course of last Friday, Sunderland effectively announced themselves as genuine contenders for a top-eight position in the Premier League, with a spot in next season's Europa League a very distinct possibility...

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  24. Henri Lansbury Completes Permanent Move to Nottingham Forest

    Arsenal 's official website reported Tuesday that 21-year-old midfielder Henri Lansbury, a member of the club since he was eight years old, has signed for League Championship side Nottingham Forest on a permanent basis...

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  25. Stoke City vs. Arsenal Reaction: Mikel Arteta Thrives in 'Andrea Pirlo' Role

    At their most frenzied moments, the peals for a defensive-minded midfielder to be added to Arsenal this summer grew to a deafening din. At their lowest ebb? A shred of a whisper...

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