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NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

(Reuters) – The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Major League Soccer postseason & climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Portland. Goals from Felipe & Damien Perrinelle in the first half sealed the win for New York, who became the first team into the playoffs. New York are on 48 points, one more than Columbus Crew in second. Portland, on 41 points, hold the sixth playoff spot in the West.

With the score tied at 0-0 & half-time swift approaching, Felipe brought the game to life with a 30-yard strike to donate New York the lead in the 43rd minute.

Things quickly received worse for the home side as they fell 2-0 down in first-half stoppage time after Perrinelle headed home.

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NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

(Reuters) – The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Major League Soccer postseason & climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Portland. Goals from Felipe & Damien Perrinelle in the first half sealed the win for New York, who became the first team into the playoffs. New York are on 48 points, one more than Columbus Crew in second. Portland, on 41 points, hold the sixth playoff spot in the West.

With the score tied at 0-0 & half-time swift approaching, Felipe brought the game to life with a 30-yard strike to donate New York the lead in the 43rd minute.

Things quickly received worse for the home side as they fell 2-0 down in first-half stoppage time after Perrinelle headed home.

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Soccer-NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

Soccer-NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

Sept 20 (Reuters) – The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Major League Soccer postseason & climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Portland.

Goals from Felipe & Damien Perrinelle in the first half sealed the win for New York, who became the first team into the playoffs. New York are on 48 points, one more than Columbus Crew in second.

Portland, on 41 points, hold the sixth playoff spot in the West.

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Soccer-Pedro shines on debut and highlights worth to Chelsea

Soccer-Pedro shines on debut & highlights worth to Chelsea

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Newly-acquired Spain forward Pedro highlighted his potential worth to Premier League champions Chelsea with a goal, assist & eye-catching performance in their 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

The 28-year-old appeared destined to join rivals Manchester United for much of the transfer window yet instead signed for Chelsea earlier this week for a fee of 30 million euros ($33.59 million).

During nine seasons at Barcelona, Pedro scored 99 goals in all competitions & built a reputation as one of Europe's deadliest finishers.

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Soccer-Striker Dost pulls out of Dutch squad

Soccer-Striker Dost pulls out of Dutch squad

AMSTERDAM, June 1 (Reuters) – Striker Bas Dost has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for two internationals over the next fortnight because of a hamstring injury, the Dutch Football Association said on Monday.

Dost played a full 90 minutes, including scoring a goal, for VfL Wolfsburg in their 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's German Cup final.

The Dutch still have a 26-man squad for Friday's friendly against the United States in Amsterdam & the Euro 2016 Group A qualifier against Latvia in Riga on June 12.

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Soccer-Walcott hat-trick gives Wenger FA Cup final headache

Soccer-Walcott hat-trick gives Wenger FA Cup final headache

By Kieran Guilbert

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces a selection headache ahead of next weekend's FA Cup final against Aston Villa after Jack Wilshere & hat-trick hero Theo Walcott fired the Gunners to a 4-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

The hosts blew West Brom away with a four-goal blitz in the first half which ensured a third-placed Premier League complete & secured their place in the Champions League group stage next season.

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Soccer-Cancer survivor Gutierrez stars as Newcastle beat drop

Soccer-Cancer survivor Gutierrez stars as Newcastle beat drop

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – As if staying in the Premier League was not emotional enough for Newcastle United, there was the added fairytale of cancer survivor Jonas Gutierrez scoring his first goal of the season.

Gutierrez — who was undergoing treatment for testicular cancer in the early months of the campaign & only returned to the squad in March — netted the second goal in a 2-0 home win against West Ham United.

His strike, with fives minutes remaining, sparked wild celebrations in the stands & saw the Argentine sprint bare-chested to the touchline to embrace manager John Carver.

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Soccer-Videoton clinch second Hungarian title

Soccer-Videoton clinch second Hungarian title

BUDAPEST, May 3 (Reuters) – Videoton FC Fehervar were crowned Hungarian champions for the second time on Sunday after second-placed Ferencvaros drew 2-2 at Pecs.

The club, founded in 1941, holds an unassailable 13 points lead with four matches remaining & had taken a huge step towards the title by beating Debrecen 2-1 away on Saturday.

Videoton, who clinched their first title in 2011, had another memorable season in 1984/85 when they reached the UEFA Cup final, losing 3-1 on aggregate to Real Madrid despite winning 1-0 at the Bernabeu. (Editing by Mark Meadows; mark.meadows@thomsonreuters.com; +44 20 7542 7933; Reuters Messaging:; mark.meadows.reuters.com@reuters.net)

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Soccer-Villarreal's Musacchio has successful op after horror injury

Soccer-Villarreal's Musacchio has successful op after horror injury

BARCELONA, April 12 (Reuters) – Villarreal's Argentina defender Mateo Musacchio has undergone a successful operation following a nasty ankle injury in his side's draw with Getafe in La Liga on Sunday.

He was carried off on a stretcher & taken to hospital after his ankle buckled when he was running for the ball.

"Musacchio has been successfully operated on tonight at the Cemtro Clinic in Madrid after having a dislocation & break of his left ankle," read a club statement.

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Soccer-Chelsea beat valiant Hull to go six points clear

Soccer-Chelsea beat valiant Hull to go six points clear

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By Michael Hann

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – Chelsea regained their six-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table & took a step closer to the title thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Hull City on Sunday.

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