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August 2, 2009 | GRAHAME L. JONES
It figures that a former Real Madrid player would find a way to score against FC Barcelona. David Beckham, seeking a way on Saturday night to silence a near-sellout soccer crowd of 93,137 at the Rose Bowl that booed every time he touched the ball, did so briefly with a trademark goal off a free kick. That was enough to send the Galaxy into the locker room at halftime of an entertaining match against the reigning European and Spanish champions with the teams tied at 1-1.
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March 12, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Playing in this summer's World Cup will undoubtedly be an honor for Barcelona's feared foursome of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. But then a lot of players can say they've done that. How many can say they've been "Simpsonized" though? As part of a partnership between 20th Century Fox and FC Barcelona, the four players will have their likenesses reproduced, "The Simpsons"-style, in their red-and-blue striped Barca uniforms on a broad line of team merchandise. Six other players Barcelona players will eventually be added, part of a program to mark the 25th anniversary of the animated TV show.
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August 6, 2009 | Associated Press
In one motion, Lionel Messi settled the arcing pass off his chest and used his left foot to split the legs of once the top goalkeeper in America. Perhaps the world's best player, on arguably the world's best team, put on a display of dominance Wednesday night. Blinding in his nuclear peach uniform, Messi scored twice in the first half and FC Barcelona continued its preseason tour of the U.S. with a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders FC.
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August 28, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol took in a championship soccer match in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.       And tonight I'm enjoying the #SuperCup final at Camp Nou between @FCBarcelona and @Atleti ! Great Valdés! pic.twitter.com/RBcMv3dVpn - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 28, 2013 FC Barcelona drew with Atletico Madrid, 0-0, but won the Spanish Super Cup on the away goals tiebreaker. Gasol's tweet caught the attention of Kobe Bryant, currently rehabbing his Achilles' tendon in Los Angeles.
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August 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Bojan Krkic scored the tying goal and FC Barcelona completed its U.S. tour unbeaten, tying Chivas de Guadalajara, 1-1, in an international friendly match Saturday night at Candlestick Park. Chivas captain Ramon Morales put the 11-time Mexican champions on top in the 50th minute, but Krkic tied the score 14 minutes later for FC Barcelona, which beat the Galaxy and Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer during its week in the United States. After a first half in which Guadalajara didn't put a shot on goal, Morales broke through by meeting a cross from Xavier Baez and heading it past Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdez.
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January 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
You have to check out this incredible bicycle kick goal by 9-year-old Iker Merino of FC Barcelona's youth academy. That's right. They start teaching them highlight-reel moves at a young age in Europe. Or maybe the youngsters across the Atlantic Ocean just emulate their favorite players at a young age. Merino not only scores with a bicycle kick, but he first controls the ball by fighting for position in the penalty box before juggling the ball on his foot to set up for the shot.
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February 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Lionel Messi said on Thursday when he signed a two-year contract extension that he envisions playing only for FC Barcelona while in Europe. Messi, 25, also believes he'll end his playing days in Argentina. "I have said before that as far as Europe goes I would like to end my career at Barcelona,” the club's all-time leading scorer said. “I don't think about playing for any other team on the continent. That said, I don't rule out ending my playing career in Argentina.” The four-time reigning FIFA world player of the year who joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old and made his first appearance with the powerhouse at 17, is now under contract through 2018, when he will be 31 and at the end of his prime.
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April 3, 2012 | Wire reports
Lionel Messi converted a pair of penalty kicks in the first half to lead defending champion Barcelona over AC Milan, 3-1, Tuesday night and into the Champions League semifinals for the fifth straight season. In Munich, host Bayern beat Marseille 2-0 on goals by Ivica Olic in the 13th and 37th minutes for a 4-0 aggregate win. Following a 0-0 tie last week in the first leg of the total-goals series, Messi opened the scoring in the 11th minute after Luca Antonini slid into him from behind.
WORLD
August 3, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Spain's popular FC Barcelona soccer club on Saturday started a two-day “peace tour” with Palestinians and Israelis. Thousands gathered in a soccer stadium in the southern West Bank town of Dura as players interacted with children, held workshops and played short games. Earlier, the team arrived in Bethlehem, where they visited the Church of Nativity and met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Assn., described the team's visit as “a historic moment for the Palestinian people” and “a step toward achieving peace in the region.” Similar events are planned Sunday in Israel.
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June 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Mexican soccer teams Chivas and Club America will play FC Barcelona, the reigning Spanish League and European champion, during FC Barcelona's 2006 summer tour of the U.S., officials said. FC Barcelona will face CD Guadalajara Chivas at the Coliseum on Aug. 6 as part of a doubleheader that includes a Major League Soccer match between Chivas USA and the New England Revolution. The Spanish club will take on Club America in Houston on Aug.
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August 3, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Spain's popular FC Barcelona soccer club on Saturday started a two-day “peace tour” with Palestinians and Israelis. Thousands gathered in a soccer stadium in the southern West Bank town of Dura as players interacted with children, held workshops and played short games. Earlier, the team arrived in Bethlehem, where they visited the Church of Nativity and met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Assn., described the team's visit as “a historic moment for the Palestinian people” and “a step toward achieving peace in the region.” Similar events are planned Sunday in Israel.
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February 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Lionel Messi said on Thursday when he signed a two-year contract extension that he envisions playing only for FC Barcelona while in Europe. Messi, 25, also believes he'll end his playing days in Argentina. "I have said before that as far as Europe goes I would like to end my career at Barcelona,” the club's all-time leading scorer said. “I don't think about playing for any other team on the continent. That said, I don't rule out ending my playing career in Argentina.” The four-time reigning FIFA world player of the year who joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old and made his first appearance with the powerhouse at 17, is now under contract through 2018, when he will be 31 and at the end of his prime.
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January 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
You have to check out this incredible bicycle kick goal by 9-year-old Iker Merino of FC Barcelona's youth academy. That's right. They start teaching them highlight-reel moves at a young age in Europe. Or maybe the youngsters across the Atlantic Ocean just emulate their favorite players at a young age. Merino not only scores with a bicycle kick, but he first controls the ball by fighting for position in the penalty box before juggling the ball on his foot to set up for the shot.
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September 18, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES California's Gold: In this new episode Huell Howser tours the Glendale offices of "Classic Arts Showcase," a late-night TV series comprised of video samples from the worlds of ballet, opera, and theater (7:30 p.m. KCET). Survivor: Philippines: This latest installment of the unscripted competition series features a couple of famous names: Lisa Whelchel and former Dodger Jeff Kent (8 p.m. CBS)
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April 3, 2012 | Wire reports
Lionel Messi converted a pair of penalty kicks in the first half to lead defending champion Barcelona over AC Milan, 3-1, Tuesday night and into the Champions League semifinals for the fifth straight season. In Munich, host Bayern beat Marseille 2-0 on goals by Ivica Olic in the 13th and 37th minutes for a 4-0 aggregate win. Following a 0-0 tie last week in the first leg of the total-goals series, Messi opened the scoring in the 11th minute after Luca Antonini slid into him from behind.
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September 26, 2011 | By Kelly Candaele
The Italian novelist Umberto Eco apparently suffered a crisis of faith while watching a soccer match with his father when he was 13 years old. Surrounded by thousands of passionate fans who were living and dying with their team, all that Eco observed on the field were "senseless movements" of the players that added up to nothing. It was a "cosmic, meaningless performance," he determined. This childhood experience forever linked soccer, in his mind, to the vanity of all earthly things. But he might have thought otherwise had FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi been on that field.
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April 6, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Two of the most illuminating figures on the international soccer stage, both of them heading to the World Cup in South Africa this June, on Tuesday powered their respective teams into the semifinals of the European Champions League. In front of an enthralled crowd of 95,000 at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium, Argentine star Lionel Messi scored four goals, including a first-half hat trick, to lead defending champion FC Barcelona to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal. In the somewhat less salubrious surroundings of Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Dutch standout Wesley Sneijder scored the only goal in front of an overwhelmingly Russian and largely disappointed crowd of 50,000 to lead Inter Milan to a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow.
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October 13, 1994 | The Washington Post
On a team of World Cup superstars--Romario, Hristo Stoitchkov, Gheorghe Hagi and Ronald Koeman--the most talked-about player this season for Spanish League power FC Barcelona has been a thin, 20-year-old midfielder with one of international soccer's most famous names. In the tradition of Brazilian and many Spanish players, he prefers to be called by only his first name: Jordi. But everyone in European soccer knows who he is--Jordi Cruyff, son of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff.
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December 11, 2010 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Far from retreating into the shadows to lick his wounds in the wake of Real Madrid's recent 5-0 demolition by rival Barcelona, Jose Mourinho emerged fighting. The club's president, Florentino Perez , called it "the worst game in the [108-year] history of Real Madrid," but to Mourinho it was nothing more than a speed bump in the road. Shrugging off the loss, the Portuguese coach, who last season led Inter Milan to a trio of titles, including the European Champions League, before moving to Madrid, lashed out at UEFA, European soccer's governing body, after it banned him for two Champions League games.
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October 7, 2010
SERIES Bones: When Brennan and Booth (Emily Deschanel. David Boreanaz) investigate the death of a young man whose remains were found at the Jersey shore, Brennan does some research by watching an unscripted television show set there thinking it's a serious documentary (8 p.m. Fox). The Real Housewives of D.C.: The season finale revolves around the aftermath of the White House State Dinner controversy (9 p.m. Bravo). The Mentalist: Malcolm McDowell reprises his role as a cult leader who faces off with Patrick (Simon Baker)
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