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Gluck: What adds more value? Goal Scored or Goal Prevented?

With soccer statistical analysis growing daily, a longer headline might be: 

What do the tea leaves show about team performance measurements in Major League Soccer?  Does the goal prevented show greater value, relative to points earned, than the goal scored? 1,857 more words

Possession With Purpose

Brazil to play Germany next year for 1st time since 7-1 loss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Germany and Brazil will meet next year on the soccer field for the first time since the 7-1 rout in the World Cup semifinals. 97 more words

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World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz hospitalized after fight

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) German second-division leader Stuttgart says World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz has been hospitalized after getting involved in a fight Monday night.

The club says “Grosskreutz is doing well in the circumstances. 105 more words

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The Crown Prince

Kevin-Prince Boateng is often associated with the word ‘controversial’.

Not that surprising when the man himself confirms “You know, I’m always honest”.

Controversy was not far away from Boateng when he and fellow Ghanaian player Sulley Muntari were… 620 more words


FIFA Suspends Beckenbauer For Not Cooperating With Investigation Into World Cup Corruption

A 90-day ban for the former Germany captain and coach. 1. This afternoon, FIFA suspended former Germany captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer from all football-related activities, at any level, for 90 days. 13 more words


Be Careful What You Wished For...

3 tahun yang lalu, akhir tahun 2013, menghayal untuk dapat libur 1 bulan di bulan Juni-Juli 2014 untuk dapat nonton World Cup 2014. Sempat men-tweet hayalan ini. 60 more words