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Aug 17, 2014

Sterling and Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start

LIVERPOOL England (Reuters) – Strikers Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool begin the post-Luis Suarez era with a 2-1 victory over a new-look Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

It was far from a classic performance from Liverpool against a Southampton team that had clearly been well-drilled by new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

Aug 17, 2014

Soccer-Sterling and Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start

LIVERPOOL, England, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Strikers Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool begin the post-Luis Suarez era with a 2-1 victory over a new-look Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

It was far from a classic performance from Liverpool against a Southampton team that had clearly been well-drilled by new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

Aug 16, 2014

United need to learn to cope with pressure says Van Gaal

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season.

United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European champions Real Madrid before a friendly win over Valencia at Old Trafford in midweek.

Aug 16, 2014

Soccer-United need to learn to cope with pressure says Van Gaal

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season.

United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European champions Real Madrid before a friendly win over Valencia at Old Trafford in midweek.

Aug 16, 2014

Soccer-Swansea stun United to ruin Van Gaal’s Premier League bow

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal’s first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United ended in a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City on Saturday with his new team looking well short of title material.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, back at Swansea after signing from Tottenham Hotspur, fired in the 72nd minute winner from close range to stun the hosts who had drawn level through skipper Wayne Rooney shortly after halftime.

Aug 16, 2014

Swansea stun United to ruin Van Gaal’s League bow

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal failed to find any instant fix for Manchester United’s problems as his first Premier League game in charge ended in a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 72nd minute winner for the visitors condemned United to their first opening day home top-flight loss for 42 years and laid bare the problems Dutchman Van Gaal has to restore the fortunes of the 20-times champions.

Aug 16, 2014

Soccer-Swansea stun United to ruin Van Gaal’s League bow

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal failed to find any instant fix for Manchester United’s problems as his first Premier League game in charge ended in a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 72nd minute winner for the visitors condemned United to their first opening day home top-flight loss for 42 years and laid bare the problems Dutchman Van Gaal has to restore the fortunes of the 20-times champions.

Aug 15, 2014

Burnley determined to punch above their weight

BURNLEY England (Reuters) – Burnley, the smallest club to have won the English league, return to the top flight for just the second season in 38 years knowing they will need to overcome the odds in almost every area if they are to survive in the Premier League.

The Clarets, who kick off their campaign against Chelsea on Monday, returned to the elite four years ago but lasted just a solitary season and most pundits are predicting a repeat this time around.

Aug 15, 2014

Soccer-Burnley determined to punch above their weight

BURNLEY, England, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Burnley, the smallest club to have won the English league, return to the top flight for just the second season in 38 years knowing they will need to overcome the odds in almost every area if they are to survive in the Premier League.

The Clarets, who kick off their campaign against Chelsea on Monday, returned to the elite four years ago but lasted just a solitary season and most pundits are predicting a repeat this time around.

Aug 8, 2014

Donovan was America’s first soccer star

MIAMI (Reuters) – When the history of the growth of soccer in the United States is written, the soon-to-retire Landon Donovan will undoubtedly go down as the country’s first true star in the game.

But while Donovan’s role in putting U.S. soccer on the map is beyond doubt, his legacy will also contain questions over whether he was truly the best American of his era given his reluctance to test himself in one of Europe’s top leagues.

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      "Simon is a Reuters Sports Correspondent based out of Miami and he covers a range of sports including NFL, NBA, US national team and MLS soccer, tennis, West Indies cricket, golf and winter sports. He was the co-author of the best-selling soccer book The Rough Guide to European Football and previously worked in Milan, Italy and Eastern Europe. He was born in Lancashire, England."
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