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David Beckham’s glittering career as the world’s most recognizable soccer player is over.
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Nearly seven decades after the Holocaust, young soccer fans in Germany have become targets of neo-Nazis who preach the hatred of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.
Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup on Saturday.
Nobody can be too shocked about tonight’s ginormous news out of Los Angeles that David Beckham has one game remaining in his illustrious domestic professional soccer career.
The Galaxy announced on its website late Monday evening that Beckham, 37, will play his last match for the club on Dec. 1. That night, at the team’s Home Depot Center, the former England captain and his Galaxy teammates will try to defend their MLS Cup title.
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WEMBLEY, England - The U.S. women’s soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan.
Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year’s World Cup final.
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MANCHESTER, England - Alex Morgan scored in the 122nd minute to lift the United States over Canada 4-3 in a thrilling semifinal match on Monday and send the Americans into the gold medal game against Japan.
The victory overshadowed a hat trick by Canada’s Christine Sinclair.
Pictures taken in June 2012 shows supporters from various countries during the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
Reuters reports — Germany are blazing a trail, leaving awed competitors in their wake. Greece are perilously close to the exit.
It could be the euro zone, but this is Euro 2012.
Even at Europe’s biggest international soccer tournament, it is hard to get away from the debt crisis afflicting some of the countries playing in the 16-nation competition.
Politicians from indebted countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Portugal hope success on the pitch might - at least for a while - deflect attention from unemployment, homelessness and failing banks.
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