1. Arsenal Loan Watch: Benik Afobe Scores Hat-Trick in Bolton Wanderers Debut

    Benik Afobe's season-long loan move to Bolton Wanderers was only sealed last Friday , but he has wasted little time in endearing himself to his new fan base...

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  2. Swansea City Continue Preseason Preparations with 2 Friendlies This Week

    Two home friendlies await Swansea City this week as they continue preparations for the rapidly approaching Premier League season...

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  3. Lessons We Can Learn from This Robin Van Persie Contract Saga

    These fateful words, released in a statement by Van Persie on his official website one month ago, didn't evoke anger in me: "I've thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 13,647 reads 25 comments

  4. Arsenal Youngster Chuba Apkom Is One to Watch for This Season

    For someone just 16 years of age, Chuba Apkom already possesses a keen awareness for the game of football...

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  5. Benik Afobe Joins Bolton Wanderers on Season-Long Loan

    Confirming reports which had been growing for the better part of a week, Arsenal striker Benik Afobe tweeted Friday that he will be joining Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan...

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  6. San Jose Earthquakes Don't Miss a Beat with Alan Gordon Leading the Line

    Alan Gordon didn’t earn a starting nod in last Wednesday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star game...

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  7. Gervinho's Excellent Preseason Form a Terrific Sign for Arsenal

    It said something that Gervinho averaged as many shots as dribbles last season, his maiden voyage for Arsenal after signing for £10 million from Lille. According to WhoScored , the Ivorian winger averaged 1...

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  8. Arsenal Report: Santi Cazorla Deal Will Be Completed Within Next 48 Hours

    Personal terms between embattled Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla and Arsenal had already been secured last week , with the Spanish international voicing his desire to leave the turmoil-ridden club...

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  9. San Jose Earthquakes and Swansea City's Absorbing Friendly Ends in 2-2 Draw

    Wholesale changes were in order throughout Tuesday night’s friendly between San Jose Earthquakes and Swansea City , with both Frank Yallop (San Jose) and Michael Laudrup (Swansea) clearing out their substitutes’ benches...

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  10. USA vs. North Korea: A Minute-by-Minute Recap of the First Half

    A cursory glance at the Twitter feeds of the players for the U.S. women's national team said it all: they were relishing this chance to play Wednesday's group stage match at Old Trafford...

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  11. Arsenal: Should Forward Benik Afobe Be Sent out on Loan This Season?

    With Joel Campbell set to earn his (blue-and-white) stripes for Real Betis this season, joining the La Liga side for a season-long loan, and Arsene Wenger having said that forwards ...

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  12. San Jose Earthquakes Acquire Midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy from New York Red Bulls

    The San Jose Earthquakes used a package deal of a 2013 international player spot and a conditional draft pick from that same year to entice New York Red Bulls to send along midfielder ...

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  13. Great Britain: A Review of Aaron Ramsey's Performance Against UAE

    Aaron Ramsey was looking lively, superbly turning United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) defender Hamdan Al Kamali at midfield. The dash of inspiration forced a cynical foul from Al Kamani , who had been thoroughly bested by Ramsey's shift of pace...

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  14. Steven Lenhart's Heroics Help San Jose Earthquakes Earn 1-1 Draw vs. Chicago

    Flushed from the excitement of San Jose Earthquakes ’ dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 victory over rivals Los Angeles Galaxy on May 23, forward Steven Lenhart summed up his ...

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  15. Aaron Ramsey Enjoys Encouraging Appearance for Great Britain Against Senegal

    Coming on in the 62nd minute in a match Great Britain were leading 1-0 over Senegal, it took Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey little time to get his first touch on the ball...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 2,725 reads 9 comments

  16. 3 Things to Know About Arsenal Midfielder Chuks Aneke

    He will be pleased with his injury-time winner in Arsenal 's 2-1 exhibition win over Malaysian XI on Tuesday, a superb bit of opportunism that may just mark midfielder Chuks Aneke's march toward first-team football...

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  17. Thomas Eisfeld Continues Impressive Form with Goal Against Malaysian XI

    Thomas Eisfeld didn't have much time to settle after Arsene Wenger swooped to sign him for £400,000 this past January 31...

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  18. Sam Cronin Is the Engine That Powers the San Jose Earthquakes

    San Jose Earthquakes central midfielder Sam Cronin rushed toward central defender Jason Hernandez, who was standing with the ball near midfield, and pointed with his finger to where ...

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  19. FC Dallas: Can Star Winger Brek Shea Break out of His 2012 Slump?

    With a little luck here or there, It could all have been so very different for Brek Shea at Buck Shaw Stadium on Wednesday night...

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  20. San Jose Earthquakes Cut It Close in 2-1 Victory over FC Dallas

    It wasn’t exactly a let-off, although something of that register might have been expected—perhaps even understood—after such a thrilling match four days earlier ...

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  21. Report: Carlos Vela Completes Transfer to Real Sociedad

    Tom Adams, supervising editor for UK Eurosport/Yahoo! , tweeted Wednesday evening that Stefan Edberg has revealed that Arsenal striker Carlos Vela , long rumored to be moving ...

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  22. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Not Feature for Paris Saint-Germain During USA Tour

    Officially unveiled alongside Marco Verratti as Paris Saint-Germain's newest signings Wednesday morning, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not travel with the French capital side to the United ...

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  23. Simon Dawkins Marks His Return from Injury in a Big Way Against Real Salt Lake

    Meeting reporters in front of a makeshift backdrop at halfcourt of Santa Clara University's Leavey Center just minutes after watching his San Jose Earthquakes mount a thrilling ...

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  24. Henri Lansbury and Gervinho Star for Arsenal in Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup

    Arsenal winger Henri Lansbury has a penchant for scoring goals when he dons the Arsenal shirt. Back in September 2010, when the Gunners were handed the thankless task of heading ...

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  25. San Jose Earthquakes Thrash Real Salt Lake 5-0, Consolidate First Place in West

    In a match with crucial implications for the MLS Western Conference standings, the San Jose Earthquakes made an emphatic statement on Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium, where Chris Wondolowski's hat trick paced a 5-0 drubbing of Real Salt Lake ...

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