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Southampton vs. Manchester City: Players To Watch between Saints and Citizens

Southampton vs. Manchester City: Players To Watch between Saints and Citizens

As Manchester City prepare for this weekends match-up against Southampton, the one revolving theme is stop leaking goals. The last few weeks have not been kind to the boys in blue, but much of the same can be said for Southampton too. City is coming off two draws to QPR and Liverpool respectively, and could [...]

MLS Winter Transfers: Ranking the top 5 deals

MLS Winter Transfers: Ranking the top 5 deals

Whenever someone sits down to evaluate transfers, it is always difficult since what you have to go on is simply prior knowledge. You can guess and try to piece together how players will do, much like a puzzle with who will go where and how they will fit. However, the truth is no one knows [...]

Stoke vs Manchester City: Players to Watch

Stoke vs Manchester City: Players to Watch

It’s an early match for East Coasters in the United States (7:45 AM K/O), but that shouldn’t deter Manchester City or Stoke fans from watching this weekends FA Cup tie. In fact, for Americans there are several reasons to watch. Namely, U.S. National Team defender Geoff Cameron and an opportunity to explore the offensive prowess [...]

Bundesliga Match Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Features Bundesliga’s Top Two Goal Scorers

Bundesliga Match Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Features Bundesliga’s Top Two Goal Scorers

It’s interesting what the gap between fixtures can produce. Seventeen weeks ago, Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt met on the first week of the season. Frankfurt, to the surprise of many, came out 2-1 winners on that day. Since that time, both clubs have seen some impressive performances take them near the top of the [...]

Disaster in Manchester: Thought’s on Manchester City’s Draw with Borussia Dortmund

Disaster in Manchester: Thought’s on Manchester City’s Draw with Borussia Dortmund

As I sit here tonight reflecting on the match between Manchester City FC and Borrusia Dortmund there’s a lot going through my head. I will try to keep them aligned and short but as a City fan there’s a lot to be worried about. – Let’s start off with the obvious one – City played [...]

Roberto Mancini must make Manchester City’s Defense his top priority

Roberto Mancini must make Manchester City’s Defense his top priority

If you missed it, yesterday Manchester City FC lost to Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup third round clash. A bit of a nasty shocker for City fans, reminiscent of days past. Perhaps its not the fact that they lost that is so astounding, but the manner in which it happened. For the third [...]

DC United holds on against Philadelphia to keep pace in playoff race

DC United holds on against Philadelphia to keep pace in playoff race

For DC United, tonight was all about the playoff push. Traveling to Philadelphia to play the Union, DC United set themselves in a good position to qualify for the postseason of the MLS with a 1-0 win at PPL Park in Chester, PA. Lionard Pajoy struck back at his former club in the 67th minute [...]

A Herculean Effort: Post game reaction to USA v. Jamaica

A Herculean Effort: Post game reaction to USA v. Jamaica

Tonight as I sat down at the table that the waitress had shown to my friend I looked around and was a bit surprised. I did not see a single person decked out in US Soccer gear like we were. Not even USA gear for that matter; on 9/11 no less. I smirked, thinking to myself [...]

Preview: Can the USMNT get a win against Jamaica

Preview: Can the USMNT get a win against Jamaica

In the last year, the US Men’s National Team has created a lot of history. They went to Italy and won; they went to Mexico and won; now, they have the chance to go to Jamaica and create more history. The US has never won on Jamaican soil. Can they do it this time? Head [...]

Borussia Monchengladbach Falls To Dynamo Kiev in Champions League qualifiers

Borussia Monchengladbach Falls To Dynamo Kiev in Champions League qualifiers

Borussia Monchengladbach were the club that surprised everyone in the German Bundesliga last season. Their final position in the league table saw then earn a place in the UEFA Champions League qualification round this late summer, and it was anticipated by many of their fans for it to be a season to remember. However, after [...]

Season Preview – VfL Wolfsburg – The Pack Is On the Prowl

Season Preview – VfL Wolfsburg – The Pack Is On the Prowl

There is no question that the number one thing on the mind of VfL Wolfsburg manager, Felix Magath, is getting into a European competition spot and putting his side in a position to challenge for the Bundesliga title. Magath is famous for his my-way-or-the-highway approach to coaching. In some places, such as the Wolfsburg side [...]

German Cup round-up: What on earth is going on?

German Cup round-up: What on earth is going on?

It was a wacky and wild weekend in the DFB Pokal (German Cup). Many of the teams in the first division of German football were axed by lower division sides in what ended up being an exciting and upsetting round of games. For the first time in 25 years, six Bundesliga teams have been knocked [...]

Same Run-of-the-Mill for FC Nuremberg

Same Run-of-the-Mill for FC Nuremberg

Last season FC Nuremberg finished 10th in the Bundesliga after having a quick and smart start to their season. Der Club (The Club – think along the lines of saying The Ohio State University when you say it) enter this season not having lost a whole lot, but not gaining much either. There are a [...]

Season Preview – Middle of the Pack Again for Hoffenheim?

Season Preview – Middle of the Pack Again for Hoffenheim?

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are, for lack of a better term, disliked in Germany. Interestingly, it is due to their lack of tradition and ‘proper fan base’ as a club combined with the fact that the owner seemingly has ‘bought’ his way up the tiers of the German league that makes up this ‘dislike’. They are [...]

Greuther Fürth – Going Fürth-er Than Before

Greuther Fürth – Going Fürth-er Than Before

SpVgg Greuther Fürth are newcomers to the Bundesliga this season, and they will look to stick around for a season or two. This will be their first time ever in the German top flight. The club put on a good showing during their championship run in the 2. Bundesliga last season, but likely face an [...]

Freiburg Aim Higher In Upcoming Season

Freiburg Aim Higher In Upcoming Season

Image Courtesy of bundesliga.de Last season, around Christmas, SC Freiburg were on the ropes…big time. The German football club was struggling to keep pace with the pack, and hope was fading fast. Arguably, Papiss Demba Cisse, their best player, decided to hop ship and move to Newcastle in the English Premier League (In his defense he [...]