Whaaaaaaat??? Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven retires from professional soccer | Columbus Crew

At 27, and one of the best players on the team when healthy? What’s the real story?

Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven retires from professional soccer | Columbus Crew.

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New Camera System Helps Soccer Refs Make the Right Calls | Playbook | Wired.com

The cameras shoot the goal area at 500 frames per second. Image-processing software erases the players and ref and locates the ball in 3-D space every two milliseconds. Within a second after the ball crosses the line, the GoalControl system transmits an encrypted decision to a special device strapped to the ref’s wrist; the gadget vibrates and the screen flashes—way before that one dude can even start screaming “Goooaaaalll!!!” Hooligans, find another excuse to break bottles over each other.

via New Camera System Helps Soccer Refs Make the Right Calls | Playbook | Wired.com.

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Report: FIFA investigating incident between USMNT’s Matt Besler, Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell | MLSsoccer.com

Hard to cheat with so many cameras everywhere. This is just shameful.

Report: FIFA investigating incident between USMNT’s Matt Besler, Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell | MLSsoccer.com.

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Crew to make major announcement on Tuesday, July 30 | Columbus Crew

Crew to make major announcement on Tuesday, July 30 | Columbus Crew.

They are bringing the Crewzers back!

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Robbie Keane’s salary is higher than all but four MLS teams

I mean, sure he is good and good for MLS, but is really worth THAT much? See for yourself in these excellent data visualizations of MLS Player salaries for all teams.

Is it ever awkward earning $35k passing the ball to a guy that takes home $4.3 million?

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Robbie Keane shows us how big his wallet is.

 

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Lecce Winger Ousmane Dramè’s Monday night sexcapade gone wrong – | FOX Soccer Blog | FOX Soccer on MSN | FOX Sports on MSN

Classy!

Italian third-division side Lecce had to deal with a rather bizarre police report this week after winger Ousmane Dramè reportedly attempted to solicit the services from a Nigerian prostitute with his iPhone 5 as his form of payment.

According to Italian news agency ANSA, the 20-year-old Frenchmen then apparently changed his mind about giving up his iPhone (who can blame him?) and allegedly stole the prostitute’s purse and took off on a bicycle.

Wait, it gets weirder. ANSA published further details:

A Lecce soccer player was charged Monday for (ed: allegedly) stealing a purse from a prostitute and fleeing by bicycle after reneging on a deal to give her his iPhone 5 for sex.

Ousmane Dramè, a French national and striker for the third-division club, was reportedly chased down by a transsexual friend of the robbed Nigerian streetwalker after the incident early Monday.

Police also charged Dramè with injuring the transsexual when he allegedly tripped him as he tried to wrest the purse from his hands.

Oh that is all? Just your typical Monday night out then.

The club reacted with a statement on its website claiming they would suspend Dramé and terminate his contract if the “facts were confirmed.”

 

Lecce Winger Ousmane Dramè’s Monday night sexcapade gone wrong – | FOX Soccer Blog | FOX Soccer on MSN | FOX Sports on MSN.

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