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Apparently the bitches beat the Washington Generals again tonight, 3-0. 

Carli Lloyd knocked in two, so maybe the Jets will need to keep looking for a kicker. 

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So Emre Can was left off the Juventus Champions League roster... Most reports state it was Juventus' board that made the decision. I wouldn't put it past Sarri.

 

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3 minutes ago, Firemans4Horn said:

3 assists in the first 32 minutes of the game today for de Bruyne. When healthy he might be my favorite player in the world to watch. 

Yeah. I've followed him since he was at Genk and was hoping LFC could sign him. 

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OMG OMG OMG

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Mohamed Bouhafsi: In a press conference, President Aulas confirms the news #RMCsport yesterday. He tried to convince José #Mourinho but the Portuguese coach declined, because he's about to take a new job elsewhere.

Reddit thread predictions

Dortmund

ReUnited (LOL)

Madrid (doubt it, unless Zidane is throwing it in again)

Bayern (Tuchel just started)

Everton (hahah)

Spurs (in circumstance that Poch heads to United, but Levy and Mou would be amazing)

 

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Dortmund.

Because there's no way he'd go back to United. Zidane is fine at Madrid. Kovac is fine. Fuck Everton. Poch and Levy seem tight, but that one might be an option.

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Took my kid to the fifa museum today. Only been open 3 years apparently. Only pic I took is of the World Cup trophy that will be given away at the next one, but it’s late and I don’t want to find an image host. 

Some stuff from most cups, usually kits and keeper gloves used during various matches. Interesting display of homemade balls from around the world, from knitted to plastic trash bags bundled and tressed up with twine. 

Cool interactive feature that ends in soccer pinball. 

We got in together for I think 37 francs, so a little under $40. 

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Went to Hoffenheim vs schtalke on Sunday. First European match. Home team won 2-0 so got to see some nice goal celebrations. 

Every person got a pat down before entering- men, women, and children. 

After the match on the train back to Frankfurt, I read about the history of the Hoffenheim club. Back in 1996 it was an 8th division club and has moved up to bundesliga over the past 20 years with the financial help of a SAP founder who is a former player.

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A bit of a shameless plug, and a bit late since the MLS season is ending but I got tired of bigsoccer’s style and threw together a surly/shaggy for soccer called AustinVerde.com. I’ll still hang on surly mostly but I thought Austin FC, Austin bold, etc needed a soccer centric forum. It’s still early and a work in progress so check it out and hit me up and let me know what’s fucked up and I need to fix.

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Hoffenheim really spitting the bit today. 
mainz is not great, was already up 1-0 and down a man, and tsg puts in an own goal to go down 2. 
but they have a solid lead in possession time. 
 

mainz has now scored 4 goals while down a man. 

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2019 ballon d'or so far
20: tadic/aubumeyang
19: alexander-arnold
18: griezmann
17: firmino
16: aguero
15: de ligt
14: de bruyne
13: hazard
12: sterling
11: de jong
10: mahrez
9: bernardo silva
8: lewandoski

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On 11/30/2019 at 11:02 AM, maninblack said:

 

Jesus USA misses another major international tournament. We suck.

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So let me get this straight – De Ligt wins the Kopa (best young player), beating out Mbappe, who doesn't place in the top 3; De Ligt finishes in 15th in the Ballon d'Or while Mbappe finishes 6th.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Cheeseweasel said:

jordan henderson GIF by UEFA

I know I feel bad for Messi having to work with all those unprofessional folks at Barcelona.

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In the 2015-2016 season, little ole Southampton had THREE of today's Top 20 players on the squad

Mane, VVD, and Tadic.

Not coincidentally, it was Southampton's best season ever: finishing 6th with 63 points  (3 points off a 4th place).

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9 minutes ago, yoladu said:

In the 2015-2016 season, little ole Southampton had THREE of today's Top 20 players on the squad

Mane, VVD, and Tadic.

Not coincidentally, it was Southampton's best season ever: finishing 6th with 63 points  (3 points off a 4th place).

4, if you count The Best Defender In The World

Nervous Champions League GIF by Liverpool FC

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1 hour ago, yoladu said:

In the 2015-2016 season, little ole Southampton had THREE of today's Top 20 players on the squad

Mane, VVD, and Tadic.

Not coincidentally, it was Southampton's best season ever: finishing 6th with 63 points  (3 points off a 4th place).

I'm not sure how many people saw VVD's rise coming considering the age at when it happened. 

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