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U.S. Open Cup: NY Red Bulls Defeat Amateur Club Reading United 2-0

U.S. Open Cup: NY Red Bulls Defeat Amateur Club Reading United 2-0

The New York Red Bulls battled in their first game of the centennial U.S. Open Cup against a mix of college students and amateur players from Reading United AC. The visitors were granted the chance to play against the Red Bulls after defeating USL PRO  side Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 in the second round last [...]

DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

Both the Bundesliga and Champions League medals are in Bayern Munich’s back pocket, with one more feat in mind — the German Cup.  More commonly known as DFB-Pokal, the Bavarians will certainly not rest on their laurels as they seek to end their 2012/13 campaign on an all-time high with the treble right in front [...]

Seattle Sounders Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup at the Hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

Seattle Sounders Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup at the Hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies upset the Seattle Sounders Wednesday night 1-0 in Tampa the end the MLS club’s U.S. Open Cup campaign earlier than expected. Georgi Hristov gave the Rowdies the lead in the 75th minute, and that ended up being the difference. Rowdies coach Ricky Hill loved his team’s defensive effort especially given their [...]

FIFA Confederations Cup News: Stadium Issues Persist, Italy Drop Osvaldo and More

FIFA Confederations Cup News: Stadium Issues Persist, Italy Drop Osvaldo and More

With the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup just a fortnight away, all eyes are on Brazil as the hosts prepare to host what is being billed by many as a dress rehearsal of sorts to next year’s FIFA World Cup. However, persistent issues concerning many stadiums that were built and renovated for this year’s event in [...]

By May 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Fernando Torres Ready to Lead Spain in the Confederations Cup

Fernando Torres Ready to Lead Spain in the Confederations Cup

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been confirmed to be on the Spanish National Team’s roster for the upcoming 2013 Confederations Cup to be held in Brazil. Torres showed signs of his old form at times this season with Chelsea under interim manager Rafael Benitez, and his call up could perhaps be a wake up call [...]

Copa Libertadores May Suffer a Reduction of Participating Teams

Copa Libertadores May Suffer a Reduction of Participating Teams

The president of CONMEBOL, Eugenio Figueiredo, wants to drastically cut the number of participating teams in the Copa Libertadores next year. According to the new president of the South American confederation, the referees on the association are not qualified enough to officiate a competition of such magnitude. Figueiredo wants the competition to be more like UEFA Champions League  — [...]

Arsenal 4- 1 Wigan Match Analysis: Wenger Does His Homework on Martinez’s Stale Tactics

Arsenal 4- 1 Wigan Match Analysis: Wenger Does His Homework on Martinez’s Stale Tactics

When most of London was expecting Wigan to pull off another one of their dramatic last gasp escapes from the clutches of relegation, Arsene Wenger’s men destroyed any such Latics dreams in an inspired 2nd half display at the Emirates. At the end of the night Roberto Martinez’s men became the first team to be [...]

Arsenal, EPL Runners Make Their Final Wish

Arsenal, EPL Runners Make Their Final Wish

Everton forward and Belgium international, Kevin Mirallas, is hoping for his club’s first victory at the Emirates when they traveled to the Arsenal ground this past week: “There’s always a first time for everything. Let’s hope it’s Tuesday,” he had said to the Liverpool Echo. “It will be vital in order to get European qualification [...]

Manchester United: 7 Points From Championship

Manchester United: 7 Points From Championship

Competence and lucky tend to walk side by side, when a club is set to be champion most, if not all attempts turn into success. So even switching Wayne Rooney from his natural striker position to a more playmaker role does not affect the continuously victories for Manchester United, as the Reds stepped closer to [...]

English Football Weekly Wrap: EPL Round 33, FA Cup Semis, Aguero Tackle, Football Fracas

English Football Weekly Wrap: EPL Round 33, FA Cup Semis, Aguero Tackle, Football Fracas

In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend’s English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week. EPL Round 33 Recap: Arsenal [...]

By April 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Influence of the NextGen Series

The Influence of the NextGen Series

This years Champions League has represented a series of disappointments for England’s most elite sides. Whilst the miraculous feat achieved by Chelsea last season has failed to be emulated, the Next Generation Series (NextGen) sheds a glimmer of hope that England’s most reputable sides can soon be reinstalled as European heavyweights. Only in its second [...]

LA Galaxy: Frustration over CCL ousting

LA Galaxy: Frustration over CCL ousting

The Los Angeles Galaxy needed a victory of at least two goals of difference to have a shot in the CONCACAF Champions League final. So Landon Donovan stayed on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes for the first time this season, but the southern California club did not take advantage of their on shots [...]

LA Galaxy: Dreams Crushed in 8 Minutes

LA Galaxy: Dreams Crushed in 8 Minutes

The 1-2 victory by Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League this week punished the Los Angeles Galaxy for their break down in the last minutes of the match at Home Depot Center stadium this week. Additionally, this vanished the Californian team’s record with no losses thus far in the year and was an unpleasant first [...]

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 [...]

Seattle Sounders Go into CONCACAF Champions League on a Poor Run

Seattle Sounders Go into CONCACAF Champions League on a Poor Run

Seattle Sounders welcome Santos to the Pacific Northwest in the CONCACAF Champions League while they’re off to their worst start to an MLS campaign with three losses, no wins and one draw coming at home to neighbors Portland. Sitting in the basement of the Western Conference staring up at everyone else in the division is [...]

Five Worldwide Football Matches You Should Watch This Weekend

Five Worldwide Football Matches You Should Watch This Weekend

As we enter the business end of the most major European seasons, title races are really beginning to heat up right across the continent. However the action at the foot of these league tables is equally exciting, with a number of relegation crunch-games coming up the over the next few days. Add to that some [...]