Manchester United Win 19th League Title Saturday May 14th, 2011 09:19

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Wayne Rooney scored the goal that gave Manchester United a record 19th English title in a 1-1 draw away to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday.

United needed just a point from this game to regain the Premier League title from Chelsea and they got it when England striker Rooney scored from the penalty spot 17 minutes from time after Rovers keeper Paul Robinson brought down Javier Hernandez.

Australia’s Brett Emerton had fired Rovers, still not certain of top-flight survival, into a 20th minute lead before Rooney settled United’s nerves with a powerful spot-kick.

The result gave United, now in sole possession of a record they had shared with arch-rivals Liverpool an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the English Premier League table, with closest pursuers Chelsea only able to win a maximum of six points from their two remaining matches.

“I was terrified, the ref took a long time to give it,” Rooney told Sky Sports in relation to the penalty.

“I had to compose myself, I’d been practising all week.”

Rooney, who earlier in the season stunned United by handing in a transfer request, added: “After the year I’ve had, with the ups and downs, this is for the fans and the team.”

United’s latest triumph gave both manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs a 12th English title.

“It’s a tough league to win and it’s still as special as ever,” Giggs said.

Asked about suggestions the current team was not as good as previous United sides, he added: “We’re champions and in the Champions League. We’re rubbish aren’t we?

“Twenty years ago we were nowhere near Liverpool. It’s great credit to the club, the manager and the players and it’s a good feeling to be ahead of our greatest rivals.”

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TV Match Guide for May 13th/14th Friday May 13th, 2011 23:07

 

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*ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN

FRIDAY, May 13

FOX SOCCER PLUS
Football League Championship: READING v CARDIFF CITY, Championship semifinal, 1st leg (live) 2:30 pm.

SATURDAY, May 14

ESPN2
EPL: BLACKBURN v MANCHESTER UNITED (live) 7:30 am.
MLS: SEATTLE v PORTLAND (live) 11 pm.

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
EPL: SUNDERLAND v WOLVERHAMPTON (live) 7:30 am.
FA Cup Final: MANCHESTER CITY v STOKE CITY (live) 10 am.
EPL: WEST BROM v EVERTON (live) 12:30 pm.
Serie A: AC MILAN v CAGLIARI (live) 2:30 pm.
International (Women): USA v JAPAN (live) 6:30 pm.
MLS: SALT LAKE v HOUSTON (live) 8:30 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
EPL: BLACKPOOL v BOLTON (live) 7:30 am.
Serie A: LAZIO v GENOA (live) Noon.
FA Cup Final: MANCHESTER CITY v STOKE CITY (delay) 8 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
FA Cup Final: MANCHESTER CITY v STOKE CITY (live) 10 am.
EPL: WEST BROM v EVERTON (live) 12:30 pm.
Serie A: AC MILAN v CAGLIARI (live) 2:30 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
EPL: BLACKBURN v MANCHESTER UNITED (live) 7:30 am.
Bundesliga: BAYERN MUNICH v STUTTGART (live) 9:45 am.
MLS: SEATTLE v PORTLAND (live) 11 pm.

GOLTV
Bundesliga: BORUSSIA DORTMUND v FRANKFURT (live) 9:25 am.
Categoria Primera A: PEREIRA v NACIONAL (live) 1:55 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK
MLS: TORONTO v CHICAGO (live) 7 pm.
MLS: NEW ENGLAND v VANCOUVER (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS: D.C. UNITED v COLORADO (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS: DALLAS v PHILADELPHIA (live) 8:30 pm.
MLS: LOS ANGELES v KANSAS CITY (live) 10:30 pm.
MLS: SAN JOSE v COLUMBUS (live) 10:30 pm.

ESPN3.com
EPL: BLACKBURN v MANCHESTER UNITED (live) 7:30 am.
Bundesliga: BAYERN MUNICH v STUTTGART (live) 9:30 am.
Bundesliga: FREIBURG v BAYER LEVERKUSEN (live) 9:30 am.
Serie A: AC MILAN v CAGLIARI (live) 2:40 pm.
Ligue 1: LILLE v PSG (live) 2:45 pm.
Primeira Liga: MARITOMO v PORTO (live) 3:15 pm.
MLS: SEATTLE v PORTLAND (live) 11 pm.

FOXSOCCER.tv
EPL: BLACKPOOL v BOLTON (live) 7:30 am.
EPL: WEST BROM v EVERTON (live) 12:30 pm.
Serie A: LAZIO v GENOA (live) Noon.
Ligue 1: MONACO v LENS (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: SAINT ETIENNE v RENNAIS (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: CAEN v MONTPELLIER (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: NANCY v NICE (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: BRESTOIS v LYON (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1:VALENCIENNES v AUXERRE (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: AVIGNON v TOULOUSE (live) 1 pm.
FA Cup Final: MANCHESTER CITY v STOKE CITY (On Demand) 11:55 pm.
EPL: SUNDERLAND v WOLVERHAMPTON (On Demand) 11:55 pm.

SUNDAY, May 15

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
EPL: CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE (live) 8:30 am.
EPL: ARSENAL v ASTON VILLA (live) 11 am.
Serie A: NAPOLI v INTER MILAN (live) 2:30 pm.
WPS: ATLANTA v PHILADELPHIA (live) 6 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
Serie A: FIORENTINA v BOLOGNA (live) 6:30 am.
Serie A: CATANIA v ROMA (live) 9 am.
EPL: LIVERPOOL v TOTTENHAM (live) 11 am.
EPL: BIRMINGHAM CITY v FULHAM (delay) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: LORIENT v MARSEILLE (live) 3 pm.
EPL: WIGAN v WEST HAM (delay) 5 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
EPL: CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE (live) 8:30 am.
EPL: LIVERPOOL v TOTTENHAM (live) 11 am.
Serie A: CATANIA v ROMA (delay) 1 pm.
Serie A: NAPOLI v INTER MILAN (live) 2:30 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
Eredivisie: AJAX v TWENTE (live) 8:30 am.
La Liga: BARCELONA v DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA (live) 3 pm.

GOLTV
Campeonato Brasileiro: SANTOS v CORINTHIANS (live) 3 pm.
La Liga: VILLARREAL v REAL MADRID (delay) 5 pm.
La Liga:ZARAGOZA v ESPNAYOL (delay) 7 pm.

GALAVISION
MLS: NEW YORK v CHIVAS (live) 7 pm.

TELEMUNDO
Primera Division de Mexico: GUADALAJARA v UNAM, semifinal, 2nd leg (live) 8 pm.

ESPN3.com

Serie A: FIORENTINA v BOLOGNA (live) 6:30 am.
Eredivisie: AJAX v TWENTE (live) 8:30 am.
Serie A: CATANIA v ROMA (live) 9 am.
Serie A: CHIEVO v UDINESE (live) 9 am.
Serie A: PARMA v JUVENTUS (live) 9 am.
Serie A: NAPOLI v INTER MILAN (live) 2:40 pm.
La Liga: BARCELONA v DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA (live) 3 pm.
La Liga: SEVILLA v REAL SOCIEDAD (live) 3 pm.
La Liga: SPORTING GIJON v RACING SANTADAR (live) 3 pm.

FOXSOCCER.tv
EPL: LIVERPOOL v TOTTENHAM (live) 11 am.
EPL: BIRMINGHAM CITY v FULHAM (live) 11 am.
EPL: WIGAN v WEST HAM (live) 11 am.
EPL: CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE (On Demand) 11:55 pm.
EPL: ARSENAL v ASTON VILLA (On Demand) 11:55 pm.
Serie A: NAPOLI v INTER MILAN (On Demand) 11:55 pm.

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TV Match Guide for May 6th-9th Thursday May 5th, 2011 19:06

 

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*ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN

FRIDAY, May 6

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
MLS: PORTLAND v PHILADELPHIA (live) 10 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
MLS: PORTLAND v PHILADELPHIA (live) 10 pm.

SATURDAY, May 7

ESPN2
EPL: WEST HAM v BLACKBURN (live) 10 am.
MLS: LOS ANGELES v NEW YORK (live) 11 pm.

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
EPL: EVERTON v MANCHESTER CITY (live) 10 am.
EPL: TOTTENHAM v BLACKPOOL (live) 12:30 pm.
Serie A: ROMA v AC MILAN (live) 2:30 pm.
EPL: NEWCASTLE v BIRMINGHAM CITY (delay) 5 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
EPL: ASTON VILLA v WIGAN (live) 10 am.
Serie A: PALERMO v BARI (live) Noon.
EPL: BOLTON v SUNDERLAND (delay) 4 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
EPL: EVERTON v MANCHESTER CITY (live) 10 am.
EPL: TOTTENHAM v BLACKPOOL (live) 12:30 pm.
Serie A: ROMA v AC MILAN (delay) 7 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
EPL: WEST HAM v BLACKBURN (live) 10 am.
La Liga: HERCULES v RACING SANTADAR (live) Noon.
MLS: LOS ANGELES v NEW YORK (live) 11 pm.

GOLTV
Bundesliga: WERDER BREMEN v BORUSSIA DORTMUND (live) 9:25 am.
La Liga: VALENCIA v REAL SOCIEDAD (live) 11:55 am.
La Liga: ATLETICO MADRID v MALAGA (live) 1:55 pm.
La Liga: SEVILLA v REAL MADRID (live) 3:55 pm.
Categoria Primera A: CALI v AMERICA (live) 7:15 pm.
Categoria Primer A: TOLIMA v NACIONAL (live) 9:25 pm.

TELEFUTURA
MLS: REAL SALT LAKE v CHIVAS USA (live) 4 pm.
Primera Division de Mexico: ATLANTE v CRUZ AZUL (live) 10 pm.

TELEMUNDO
Primera Division de Mexico: TIGRES v GUADALAJARA (live) 7:55 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK
MLS: TORONTO v HOUSTON (live) 7 pm.
MLS: D.C. UNITED v DALLAS (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS: COLUMBUS v SEATTLE (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS: NEW ENGLAND v COLORADO (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS: CHICACO v VANCOUVER (live) 8:30 pm.

ESPN3.com
Bundesliga: ST PAULI v BAYERN MUNICH (live) 9:30 am.
EPL: WEST HAM v BLACKBURN (live) 10 am.
La Liga: HERCULES v RACING SANTADAR (live) Noon.
Serie A: ROMA v AC MILAN (live) 2:40 pm.
MLS: LOS ANGELES v NEW YORK (live) 11 pm.

FOXSOCCER.tv
EPL: ASTON VILLA v WIGAN (live) 10 am.
EPL: NEWCASTLE v BIRMINGHAM CITY (live) 10 am.
EPL: BOLTON v SUNDERLAND (live) 10 am.
Serie A: PALERMO v BARI (live) Noon.
Ligue 1: AUXERRE v MONTPELIER (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: LORIENT v TOULOUSE (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: CAEN v LENS (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: BRESTOIS v NICE (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: BORDEAUX v SOCHAUX (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: AVIGNON v SAINT ETIENNE (live) 1 pm.
Ligue 1: NANCY v LILLE (live) 3 pm.
EPL: EVERTON v MANCHESTER CITY (On Demand) 11:55 pm.
EPL: TOTTENHAM v BLACKPOOL (On Demand) 11:55 pm.

SUNDAY, May 8

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
EPL: STOKE CITY v ARSENAL (live) 9 am.
EPL: MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA (live) 11 am.
Serie A: GENOA v SAMPDORIA (live) 2:30 pm.
WPS: PHILADELPHIA v BOSTON (live) 6 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
EPL: WOLVERHAMPTON v WEST BROM (live) 7 am.
Serie A: INTER MILAN v FIORENTINA (live) 9 am.
Ligue 1: LYON v MARSEILLE (live) 3 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
EPL: STOKE CITY v ARSENAL (live) 9 am.
EPL: MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA (live) 11 am.
Serie A: GENOA v SAMPDORIA (live) 2:30 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
La Liga: BARCELONA v ESPANYOL (live) 1 pm.
La Liga: ZARAGOZA v OSASUNA (live) 3 pm.

GOLTV
Campeonato Brasileiro: CORINTHIANS v SANTOS (live) 2:55 pm.
Primero Division de Uruguay: PENAROL v NACIONAL (delay) 5 pm.

TELEMUNDO
Primera Division de Mexico: UNAM v MONTERREY (live) 12:55 pm.

ESPN3.com
Serie A: UDINESE v LAZIO (live) 8:55 am.
Serie A: INTER MILAN v FIORENTINA (live) 9 am.
La Liga: BARCELONA v ESPANYOL (live) 1 pm.
Serie A: GENOA v SAMPDORIA (live) 2:40 pm.
La Liga: ZARAGOZA v OSASUNA (live) 3 pm.

FOXSOCCER.tv
EPL: WOLVERHAMPTON v WEST BROM (live) 7 am.
Ligue 1: MONACO v PSG (live) 11 am.
Ligue 1: VALENCIENNES v RENNAIS (live) 11 am.
Ligue 1: LYON v MARSEILLE (live) 1 pm.
EPL: STOKE CITY v ARSENAL (On Demand) 11:55 pm.
EPL: MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA (On Demand) 11:55 pm.
Serie A: INTER MILAN v FIORENTINA (On Demand) 11:55 pm.

MONDAY, May 9

ESPN2
EPL: FULHAM v LIVERPOOL (live) 3 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
EPL: FULHAM v LIVERPOOL (live) 3 pm.

ESPN3.com
Serie A: JUVENTUS v CHIEVO (live) 2:40 pm.
EPL: FULHAM v LIVERPOOL (live) 3 pm.

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Clint Dempsey hits a brace as Fulham rolls Wednesday April 27th, 2011 15:06

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The Associated Press
Clint Dempsey broke Fulham’s Premier League goalscoring record by netting twice in a 3-0 victory over Bolton on Wednesday.

The American midfielder hooked the ball into the net after 15 minutes and tapped in another three minutes into the second half to take his tally since joining Fulham in 2007 to 33 goals.

Dempsey surpasses fellow American Brian McBride and French midfielder Steed Malbranque, who both scored 32 league goals before leaving Fulham.

After Dempsey’s double, Norway defender Brede Hangeland completed Fulham’s victory with a 65th minute-header.

Fulham soared into the top half of the Premier League standings to ninth, a place and four points behind Bolton with four matches remaining.

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Hercules Gomez nets 2 versus Chiapas Sunday April 10th, 2011 02:46

The Associated Press
American forward Herculez Gomez entered as a second-half substitute and scored his first two goals of the Clausura season in Pachuca’s 3-0 win over Chiapas on Saturday night.

Gomez came in in the 62nd minute and scored in the 70th on a near-post header off Franco Arizala’s cross and in the 78th when he curled a 30-yard free kick over the defensive wall to give Pachuca a 2-0 lead.

A member of last year’s U.S. World Cup team, he signed with Pachuca last May and scored one goal in 14 appearances during the Apertura season.

Last year, he scored 10 goals during the Clausura season and became the first American to win or share the Mexican league’s regular-season scoring title.

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FA Cup: Chelsea vs Everton Highlights Saturday February 19th, 2011 09:50

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<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/video?vid=a849a1d1-b383-43cd-82b8-8be1a86b50da" target="_new" title="">FA Cup: Chelsea/Everton</a>

The Associated Press
Everton beat Chelsea 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup on Saturday, destroying the defending champions’ hopes of an historic hat trick of titles in the famous competition.

After the fourth-round replay at Stamford Bridge finished 1-1 after extra time, England left back Ashley Cole skied his spot kick over the bar with the shootout at 3-3, giving captain Phil Neville the chance to put Everton through.

The former Manchester United defender found the corner of the net to set up a home match with second-tier side Reading in the fifth round on March 1.

“We’ve been practicing (penalties) all week,” Neville said. “The manager just told us to hit them as hard as possible.

“Out of the two ties with Chelsea, I think we just deserved to go through.”

Everton required a stunning 119th-minute free kick by Leighton Baines, who went on to miss in the shootout, to take the match to penalties. The left back’s goal canceled out Frank Lampard’s close-range effort in the 104th.

The latest defeat for Chelsea, which has won three of the last four FA Cups, piles the pressure on manager Carlo Ancelotti. His side has dropped to fifth place in the Premier League after an alarming dip in form and could now struggle to qualify for the Champions League.

In two fifth-round matches, Premier League sides Birmingham and Stoke eased to 3-0 home victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton, who both play in England’s third tier.

Non-league side Crawley travels to Premier League leader Manchester United in the other fifth-round match on Saturday.

Everton was marginally better in a blood-and-thunder first half, although Chelsea came closer to scoring when Lampard’s free kick was glanced by Everton defender Phil Jagielka onto his own post. With the goal gaping as the ball rebounded out, John Terry thumped his shot over the bar from six yards.

Tim Howard produced a good save to deny Lampard in the 64th and late drama saw Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini have a goal disallowed for offside in last minute.

The hosts exerted more of the pressure in extra time, with Lampard timing his run into the area to perfection and reacting to Didier Drogba’s miscontrol from Nicolas Anelka’s cross to drill home from 10 yards.

The game was sent to penalties, though, when Baines curled in a sublime free kick from 20 yards.

Baines was the first player to miss in the shootout as Chelsea took a 2-0 lead but Anelka had an effort saved and Cole shot over, allowing Neville to be the match-winner.

The cup win provided welcome relief for Everton, which is just three points above the relegation zone in the Premier League.

“This could be the springboard for us,” Neville said. “We’ve set the standard today and we must not drop below that. There is still plenty to play for in the league if we pull our socks up.”

Chelsea was trying to become the first side to win three straight FA Cups since Blackburn achieved the feat between 1884-86.

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EPL: Weekend Roundup with Goals and Saves of the Week Monday February 7th, 2011 20:43

After all the transfer drama surrounding Fernando Torres, most people were looking forward to the Sunday clash between Chelsea and Liverpool. I don’t think anyone could foresee the meltdowns that would happened to Manchester United and Arsenal while American International Clint Dempsey, scored his 9th goal of the season.

Goals of the Week

Saves of the Week

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Bradley moves to Aston Villa on loan Monday January 31st, 2011 15:18

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Via Reuters

Michael Bradley has become the latest United States international to join the Premier League after Aston Villa agreed a loan deal with German club Borussia Moenchengladbach on Monday.

The New Jersey-born midfielder will play for Villa until the end of the season when the move could be made permanent.

Irish midfielder Stephen Ireland will not be playing alongside Bradley, however, after he was loaned to Newcastle United following a disappointing spell at Villa since signing from Manchester City.

The 23-year-old Bradley, son of U.S. coach Bob, has won 50 caps for his country after making his name with New York MetroStars and Dutch club Heerenveen.

“For me the Premier League is the best league in the world,” Bradley told Villa’s website. “The speed of the game, the pace and the power all stand out.

“I heard that (manager) Gerard Houllier was interested in bringing me here. From that moment I was excited and just hoping that everything could get done.”

Bradley will have to wait for international clearance before making his Villa debut.

Fellow American Clint Dempsey has enjoyed a successful spell at Fulham and Landon Donovan impressed during a short loan period at Everton. Midfielder Stuart Holden is at Bolton Wanderers while Jonathan Spector plays for West Ham United.

Bradley will have fellow countrymen for company at Villa in the form of goalkeeper Brad Friedel and defender Eric Lichaj.

Are you guys excited about seeing Bradley in the Premiership?  How do you think he’ll fair?  With players like Stiliyan Petrov, Nigel Reo Coker, Fabian Delph, Robert Pires and a promising talent like Barry Bannan it looks like it will be a battle for Playing time.  Is this the right move for Baby Bradley?

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EPL: Weekend Roundup with Goals and Saves of the Week Monday December 13th, 2010 22:40

Match Highlights from the weekend.

Goals of the Week

Saves of the Week

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EPL: Bolton vs Blackburn Rovers Highlights Monday December 13th, 2010 16:29

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The Associated Press
Stuart Holden scored a dramatic late goal to give 10-man Bolton a 2-1 win over Blackburn just seconds after Mame Biram Diouf appeared to have snatched the visitors a point.

The American drilled home a stunning 88th-minute finish just after the visitors finished celebrating their equalizer by substitute Diouf.

Bolton played with 10 men since Mark Davies’ 56th-minute dismissal for an apparent elbow, but they still grabbed a 65th-minute lead through Fabrice Muamba.

And just when Rovers had made their desperate pressure tell, United States midfielder Holden raced on to a neat header down from Kevin Davies to smash his rising shot past goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Diouf had just equalized but Holden burst forward following the resulting kickoff to half-volley past Robinson from just outside the area.

The American midfielder’s second goal of the season lifted Bolton to sixth place and 26 points, just six behind provisional leader Arsenal.

“What I loved was that, having lost an equaliser so late in the game and being down to 10 men, it would be easy to feel sorry for yourself,” Bolton manager Owen Coyle said. “But with this group, their first instinct was to go forward and to try to win it, even with 10 men.”

Bolton took the lead shortly after going down to 10 men, bringing on Muamba as a 58th-minute substitute.

Muamba, an England under-21 midfielder, had been on the field for just seven minutes when he cut inside defender Ryan Nelsen to score with a low shot to the near post.

But Diouf, the Senegal striker on loan at Blackburn from Manchester United, made Blackburn’s pressure and numerical advantage count in the 87th. Diouf collected a pass from Jason Roberts, held off a defender and lifted the ball over diving goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Holden made sure Blackburn was level for only seconds.

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