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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy

There has been more hype than usual surrounding Sunday’s MLS match between the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles Galaxy due to the addition of Robbie Rogers to the Galaxy roster. Rogers was acquired by the Galaxy on Saturday and in return the Chicago Fire received Mike Magee, who has been a reliable veteran in the [...]

Tottenham Year End Review: A Bale of  Season in 2012-13

Tottenham Year End Review: A Bale of Season in 2012-13

The 2012-13 English Premier League campaign of Tottenham Hotspur was one to remember and one that saw plenty of disappointment. The main headline to take away from the recently closed season is the performance of Gareth Bale, who propelled Spurs to a fifth-place, just one point behind rival Arsenal. Bale scored 21 goals in 33 [...]

UEFA Champions League Final: Preview and Projected Lineups

UEFA Champions League Final: Preview and Projected Lineups

One of the most celebrated days in the club soccer calendar as finally approached us as German titans Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will square off at Wembley Stadium in London for the UEFA Champions League title. Both clubs went on a rampant tear, especially Bayern, in the knockout stage of the competition and not [...]

MLS: Cascadia Clubs Finding Success Once Again

MLS: Cascadia Clubs Finding Success Once Again

Just a few weeks into the Major League Soccer season, the state of soccer in Cascadia was not in good shape. The Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps have all fallen on rough times already this season but Saturday’s matches involving the three clubs reinvigorated the state of soccer in the Pacific Northwest. The [...]

Tottenham vs Sunderland: What Spurs Must Do For UCL Qualification

Tottenham vs Sunderland: What Spurs Must Do For UCL Qualification

The final day of the English Premier League season may not have the same drama that it had last season but do not tell that to the fans based in North London. Arsenal and Tottenham are battling for the only meaningful position in the table that has been left up for grabs until Sunday. Currently, [...]

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Copa Del Rey Preview

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Copa Del Rey Preview

The 2013 Copa del Rey Final has an all-Madrid flavor to it this year as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will square off at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Both clubs have nothing left to play for with their league finishes set in stone with Real in second and Atletico in third in La [...]

Man City vs. Wigan Players to Watch in FA Cup Final

Man City vs. Wigan Players to Watch in FA Cup Final

One of the most prestigious trophies in all of world football, the FA Cup, will be handed out on Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London. This season Manchester City sit in second place in the English Premier League and will take on relegation battling Wigan Athletic. With the two clubs at different stages in their [...]

AZ Alkmaar vs PSV Dutch Cup Final Preview

AZ Alkmaar vs PSV Dutch Cup Final Preview

The storyline going into the final of the Dutch Cup on Thursday in Rotterdam mirrors the one going into Saturday’s FA Cup Final. PSV Eindhoven are sitting pretty in second place in the Eredivisie table and all they have to do to confirm their spot in Europe next season is win the cup on Thursday [...]

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Stamford Bridge Clash Will Finally Shape Up Top Four Race

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Stamford Bridge Clash Will Finally Shape Up Top Four Race

In EPL action over the weekend, Tottenham and Chelsea both set up their clash on Wednesday to decide who will advance to the UEFA Champions League next season. The two London based clubs have been fighting for a spot in the four all season and Wednesday’s crucial clash at Stamford Bridge could very well decide [...]

Benfica vs. Fenerbahce Key Battles

Benfica vs. Fenerbahce Key Battles

A spot in the UEFA Europa League final is on the line on Thursday at the Estadio da Luz in Portugal as Benfica hosts Turkish side Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce currently leads the two-legged tie by an aggregate of 1-0 after Egemen Korkmaz scored the lone goal of the first leg in Turkey last Thursday. With plenty [...]

Lackluster Draw Between QPR and Reading Prove They had to be Relegated

Lackluster Draw Between QPR and Reading Prove They had to be Relegated

Fighting for your status in the English Premier League is supposed to be one of the most spirited things for fans to watch in the final weeks of the season. On Sunday, Queens Park Rangers and Reading showed everyone watching around the world why they deserved to be relegated with three matches left in the [...]

By April 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Draw Leaves Both Wigan and Tottenham Wanting For More

Draw Leaves Both Wigan and Tottenham Wanting For More

Most clubs would take a 2-2 draw on any given Saturday but this was a different type of Saturday at the DW Stadium in Wigan. With the home side in a relegation battle and their visitors Tottenham in a top-four fight, a draw for both sides did no good for either club. The Latics, who [...]

By April 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Wigan vs. Tottenham:Players to Watch

Wigan vs. Tottenham:Players to Watch

Saturday’s clash at the DW Stadium is sure to be a highly entertaining one as both Wigan and Tottenham have plenty on the line. Wigan are desperate for three points as they sit behind Aston Villa for the final position in the survival race by the same amount while Spurs are competing with Arsenal and [...]

By April 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League Hopes Alive After Manchester City Win

Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League Hopes Alive After Manchester City Win

There was no other outcome that would have pleased the faithful at White Hart Lane more than a victory over Manchester City. Fans of Tottenham Hotspur got just that and more as Spurs climbed back into the top four race with a 3-1 victory at home over City. After a first half that was chock-full [...]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Benfica vs Fenerbahce: Europa League Key Battles

Benfica vs Fenerbahce: Europa League Key Battles

The semifinals of the UEFA Europa League kick off on Thursday with two mouth-watering clashes in Turkey and Switzerland. The semifinal tie opening in Turkey on Thursday is being played between Fenerbahce and Benfica, who are two perennial competitors on the European scene. The two clubs will go head-to-head at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in [...]

By April 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Tottenham v Manchester City: Projected Lineups and Preivew

Tottenham v Manchester City: Projected Lineups and Preivew

On Sunday, two clubs headed in different directions will square off at White Hart Lane in a top-five clash. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City will collide in a massive matchup in North London that is close to a must-win for Spurs if they want to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. Manchester City [...]

By April 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →