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Premier League Weekend Preview: Chelsea, Liverpool to draw attention

Premier League Weekend Preview: Chelsea, Liverpool to draw attention

This week’s round of the English Premier League doesn’t offer the most exciting direct clashes for moving up on the table. Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are in a close fight for the third spot. Tottenham are playing Manchester City and are likely to lose. Fulham face Arsenal and are also likely to lose. Some may [...]

Red Bulls vs. Kansas City Preview: Momentum and Break Time Could Be Key

Red Bulls vs. Kansas City Preview: Momentum and Break Time Could Be Key

MLS features one of the most intriguing rivalries tomorrow at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The New York red Bulls are hosting Kansas City on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Whether finally playing a home game is an advantage for the Red Bulls is hard to say. Since the beginning of [...]

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy v Monterrey

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy v Monterrey

The Los Angeles Galaxy are in a tough spot facing Monterrey in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal on Wednesday, April 10, at 10 p.m. ET. The Galaxy have to play in Mexico after losing 2-1 at home a week ago. They will need their star and leader Landon Donovan to play [...]

CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy has the home advatage, Monterrey – the momentum

CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy has the home advatage, Monterrey – the momentum

On Wednesday, not all eyes will be on the European Champions League clashes. At 10 p.m. ET Major League Soccer champions from Los Angeles Galaxy will be facing off Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Beating the Rayados will be a tough task as the two-time defending CCL champions are also in great form [...]

Major League Soccer: Week 5 Preview

Major League Soccer: Week 5 Preview

Major League Soccer is entering its fifth round this weekend and by now teams should be getting a more clear idea of what they can and cannot do. The New York Red Bulls seems to be unable to win so far having a negative goal difference and only two points out of four matches. They [...]

USMNT vs. Mexico: Superb defense, missing offense

USMNT vs. Mexico: Superb defense, missing offense

The United States Men’s National Team did not score a single goal for 90 minutes but were very happy with how they played and their coach Jurgen Klinsmann had nothing but praise for them. The USMNT are not the best national team in the world (in fact, they rank 33rd and dropped one spot) so [...]

MLS Week 4 Preview

MLS Week 4 Preview

A week after a fairly unimpressive Rivalry week in Major League Soccer, teams face each other in an attempt to shuffle the Eastern and Western Conferences tables. One of the more interesting games to watch this weekend is DC United vs. Columbus Crew. An old rivalry resumes but the Red-and-Black fans will be waiting to [...]

Major League Soccer: Rivalry Week Is On

Major League Soccer: Rivalry Week Is On

Major League soccer has just started its new season and interesting table standings are forming already. Coaches are still testing different line-ups as their teams have played just one or two games so far. Some teams face long-time rivals. While the early games are usually not indicative of how the rest of the season will [...]

Arsenal out of UCL, Bayern Munich got lucky

Arsenal out of UCL, Bayern Munich got lucky

Arsenal were a goal short of a miracle. The Gunners beat Bayern Munich in Germany 2-0 thanks to quick and creative Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. The result alone was an unimaginable achievement before the match. That makes the fact that it was not enough even more painful to comprehend. The Bavarians beat Arsenal 1-3 [...]

UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Review of First-Leg Matches

UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Review of First-Leg Matches

Not many of the teams that were expected to win the first leg matches of the UEFA Europa League Round 16 actually delivered. Most notably maybe the reigning European champion lost Chelsea lost in Romania to Steaua Bucuresti 1-0. Yes, the winning goal came from a penalty, but the Blues showed no idea or creativity [...]

The FA Cup: No Longer What Every Premier League Team Desires

The FA Cup: No Longer What Every Premier League Team Desires

The FA Cup, despite being the oldest domestic club competition in the world, is no longer among the most prestigious. It’s one in which Premier League manager use their fringe and younger players to see how they will fit with the starting eleven in more important games. Of course, it’s great to win the trophy, [...]

Manchester United 1-2 Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho claims “the best team lost”

Manchester United 1-2 Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho claims “the best team lost”

“The best team lost.” This is what Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho said right after the game and before the press conference. He left the pitch before the final whistle and did not even smile. “We didn’t play well and we didn’t deserve to win independent of the red card,” is what he told a [...]

Internazionale 1-1 AC Milan: Italian Giants Draw in the Derby della Madonnina

Internazionale 1-1 AC Milan: Italian Giants Draw in the Derby della Madonnina

  Four days after stunning Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, the Rossoneri let their momentum slide and went from a winning position to almost losing against archrivals Inter Milan. In the process, they lost two points that could have propelled them further up the table. For [...]

Barcelona Stunned But Not Out

Barcelona Stunned But Not Out

“The best team in the world” has not found its match yet but learned it is beatable. Crushed not by the other “best team in the world” – Real Madrid – but by, until recently, a mediocre team from the comparatively weaker Italian Serie A. The “best player soccer has ever had’ and company lost [...]

Fatigued Juventus Lose 1-0 to a Unified AS Roma

Fatigued Juventus Lose 1-0 to a Unified AS Roma

The game of this week’s round in Serie A met expectations. In a low-scoring but tough match in which the better and more aggressive team won, fans were treated with another installment in a classic rivalry between each of the teams’ legends: Franceso Totti of AS Roma vs. Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus. The defeat came [...]

Why Mario Balotelli’s Time is Now

Why Mario Balotelli’s Time is Now

Mario Balotelli has a lot of fans. Some of them are experts; others are just fans of the game of soccer. However, ‘Super Mario’ is not loved by everyone. He has not yet lived up to the potential some say he has. The reasons can be many: he was not happy at the team he [...]