Soccer

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USMNT All-Athlete Team

  A heavyset man walks into the emergency room clutching his chest and complaining of pain in his left arm.  He’s sweating and gasping for a breath he can’t catch.  He’s moving slowly when he can muster the strength to move at all.  He’s nauseous, too, and when he can speak, he mentions there’s pain in

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Premier League Mid-Season Recap & Awards

  The first half of the Premier League season has been nothing short of brilliant. We’ve witnessed Chelsea‘s Antonio Conte evolve from the betting favorite to be the first manager sacked to now just one Premier League win away from making history for most consecutive wins with a six-point cushion on top of the league.

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Running Low on Hope

  Shut up, Hope Solo. The USA Women’s National Soccer Team suffered a stunning loss to Sweden Friday afternoon in the Olympic quarterfinals, losing in penalty kicks after tying 1-1 in regulation. The U.S. Women’s team is the reigning World Cup Champion and were the heavy favorites to march through the Olympics and take home

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Addition Through Inaction

  The Premier League summer silly season ended Monday night (at 6:00pm or 7:00pm, I’m not sure, I’ve never really understood the metric system) not with a whimper, but with a bang. The annual deadline day blockbuster, the annual deadline day steal, the annual deadline day head-scratcher…all the usual suspects were presented to us by

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  With time to reflect on the American’s run in the 2014 World Cup, the staff of NoTicketSports looks back and discusses whether it can be called a success.

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  We didn’t deserve that. After uniting behind an oft-forgotten sport with more fervor and passion than ever before in the nation’s history, we didn’t deserve to see it end like that. The tens of thousands who turned out in Chicago’s Soldier Field didn’t deserve to be sent home like that.  The millions watching, from

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  As Penny Lane would say, “it’s all happening.” At least for the U.S. it is.  Indeed, for them, every single thing they could have hoped for is happening. Prior to the World Cup, the United States’ fortunes looked bleak, and a trip to the knockout round looked possible only through a complicated sequence of

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  Of a tie, some say it’s like kissing your sister, Of the late nature of Portugal’s equalizer, some say it’s like getting kicked in a very delicate area. For me, it feels more like a bad M. Night Shyamalan movie – surprisingly, I was enthralled for 90-minutes, but then he delivered the trademark, though