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Beckenbauer Apologizes To England!

Franz Beckenbauer, who is an absolute legend in Germany after lifting the World Cup as a player and as a manager, is also quite infamous for his public commentary all things football. Recently, he infuriated Fabio Capello and the English public when he said that England had ‘taken a step […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 2: Open Thread

The best word to summarize today’s matches in the Premier League is fascinating. Why? Because now that the first gameweek of the 2011-12 Premier League season is out of the way, we will learn a lot today from each of the six games — which all feature clubs who are […]

Are Arsenal's Title Ambitions Dead in the Water?

Arsenal have just one defeat in the league this season – shoddy solace for a third-place finish. The Gunners have played four Premier League matches since Feb 11.  Though maintaining their ever crucial unbeaten streak, they have dropped eight points to Manchester United, who are now level on points, ahead […]

Christopher Samba Handed Two-Match Ban For Offensive Gesture After Being Racially Abused

FC Dynamo Moscow centre-back Christopher Samba has been handed a two-match ban by the Russian Football Union (RFS) for making an offensive gesture towards Torpedo Moscow supporters who had been racially abusing the former Blackburn and QPR defender during Monday’s Russian Premier League encounter. During the match at the Saturn […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]