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Arsenal win their 13th FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over London Rival Chelsea

Arsenal managed to salvage some pride from this season with a 2-1 win in today’s FA Cup Final on Saturday. A controversial goal from Alexis Sanchez and a second-half winner from Aaron Ramsey was enough to see off Chelsea.The match featured it’s fair share of controversy, with a suspect goal and a sending off. However, Arsenal were worthy winners, and with 13 FA Cup trophies they further their record as the most successful in the oldest club competition in the game.Arsenal was the better...

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NWSL’s Rachel Daly collapses due to heat, taken off on stretcher

It was an incredibly hot day in Houston, with temperatures in the 90s and plenty of humidity on offer as well.That meant a tough match for the players, and it was toughest on Houston Dash (and England national team) striker Rachel Daly. On one of the final kicks of the match, Daly took an easily saved shot on goal, took a few steps, and then collapsed: A wider look at the aftermath: The NWSL released a quick statement, which seemed to be more focused on avoiding potential critiques for the...

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Philadelphia Union winning streak snapped by Joao Plata and RSL

All good things must come to an end as Real Salt Lake snapped the Philadelphia Union winning streak at Rio Tinto Stadium. Traveling to Salt Lake City has never been good for the Philadelphia Union and that didn’t change on Saturday as they fell 1-0. A Goal by Joao Plata made the difference as a […] Philadelphia Union winning streak snapped by Joao Plata and RSL - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog

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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez Becomes Mexico's All-Time Leading Goalscorer

Javier Hernandez scored in Saturday's friendly against Croatia to become the all-time leading goalscorer in Mexico national team history.

Chicharito found the back of the net in the 87th minute, bringing his career total to 47 goals for El Tri and moving him ahead of Jared Borgetti, per Fox Soccer:

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall tweeted how Hernandez's inclusion into the second half of Saturday's match reinvigorated the Mexican attack:

His substitution came too little too late for El Tri, who lost...

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Colorado Rapids halt two-game losing streak with victory over Sporting KC

COMMERCE CITY — Rookie center back Kortne Ford scored the first goal of his MLS career and made some big plays defending in the penalty area Saturday night as the Rapids won the first of four consecutive home games, halting a two-game losing streak 1-0 over Sporting Kansas City. In a matchup of teams at polar ends of the Western Conference standings — SKC in first place, Colorado in last — Ford tallied in the 12th minute with a header off a beautifully taken free kick by Shkelzen...

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Houston Dash player Rachel Daly collapses during NWSL match

Forward Rachel Daly is being treated for heat illness after collapsing during the Dash's game against the Seattle Reign.

        

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Christian Pulisic plays major role in Borussia Dortmund's German Cup win

American Christian Pulisic was pulled down by goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky midway through the second half, leading to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's tiebreaking penalty kick that lifted Borussia Dortmund over Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the German Cup final

        

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Barcelona beats Alaves to win Copa del Rey for 29th time

Barcelona defeated Alaves 3-1 on Saturday in coach Luis Enrique's final game to win its third straight Spanish cup.

        

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Chelsea Transfer News: Eden Hazard Comments On Romelu Lukaku Rumours

Eden Hazard has declared Chelsea may not have enough financial power to re-sign summer target Romelu Lukaku after he signs a new contract with the newly crowned Premier League champions.

The 26-year-old spoke to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad and confirmed he's in talks with the west Londoners regarding a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, hinting he may ignore any transfer rumours to remain in his current setting (h/t Metro's Chris Davie):

"At this moment, there's nothing on the...

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Carrick extends contract to June 2018

The club is delighted to announce Michael Carrick has extended his contract to June 2018. The post Carrick extends contract to June 2018 appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.

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Barcelona Cruise to Copa del Rey Triumph, Beat Alaves 3-1 in Final

Barcelona didn't have any trouble handling Deportivo Alaves in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, easily winning 3-1 to add some silverware to their collection in manager Luis Enrique's final match at the helm of the club.

Theo Hernandez gave Alaves some hope after Lionel Messi opened the score, but a late double from Neymar and Paco Alcacer meant the final was all but over at half-time at the Vicente Calderon.

The pace dropped tremendously in the second half, allowing the Catalans to play...

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Michael Carrick, Manchester United Agree to Contract Extension Through 2018

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract extension at Old Trafford.

The club's official Twitter account confirmed on Saturday evening that Carrick had agreed to another year at Old Trafford after helping his side clinch three trophies this term, including the UEFA Europa League:

The 35-year-old just finished his 11th season with the Red Devils, having joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, and has made 459 total appearances for United in...

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Javier Mascherano Stretchered off with Head Injury in Copa Del Rey Final

Javier Mascherano's outing in the Copa del Rey final against Deportivo Alaves didn't last long, as the veteran defender suffered a head injury that required him to leave the pitch on a stretcher after just 11 minutes.

As shared by Kieran Canning of Agence France-Presse, he was replaced by Andre Gomes:

The former Liverpool man clashed with Marcos Llorente and started bleeding heavily almost immediately. He also seemed to twist his knee while landing and held his leg as he was carried...

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Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup title in four seasons

Arsene Wenger became the competition's most successful manager with a seventh title in his 21-year reign.

        

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Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest Rumours on David De Gea, Marco Asensio Latest

Manchester United are reportedly "confident" they can keep goalkeeper David De Gea out of Real Madrid's clutches this summer. Meanwhile, Los Blancos star Marco Asensio has revealed Rafael Nadal's input in his move to Real.

De Gea has long been linked as a target for the Spanish powerhouse, but Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News reported the Red Devils have boosted their chances or retaining the stopper's services.

United clinched their place in next season's UEFA Champions...

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Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1 in Controversy-Filled FA Cup Final

Arsenal finished their 2016-17 campaign by winning their third FA Cup in the last four years, beating rivals Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday.

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring early with a very controversial goal, and the Gunners dominated the rest of the first half.

Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving after the break, complicating Chelsea's comeback even further. Diego Costa appeared to come to the rescue with 15 minutes left to play, but Aaron Ramsey restored the lead almost...

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All of Xabi Alonso’s farewell messages: Gerrard, Pizarro, Ramos & more! | #GraciasXabi

The post All of Xabi Alonso’s farewell messages: Gerrard, Pizarro, Ramos & more! | #GraciasXabi appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Remain in Europe, Agent Mino Raiola Says

The agent of Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ruled out a move to MLS in the summer, saying his client will stay in Europe.

Sky Sports' Fabrizio Romano shared the quotes from Mino Raiola:

The veteran has been linked with a move to the USA throughout the season, and the rumours intensified after he suffered a season-ending injury in April, as noted by The Guardian's Graham Ruthven.

At the age of 35, he's expected to cash in with a big-money move away from Europe's top...

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