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Archives: Chelsea

FC Barcelona Falls Behind Real Madrid Before El Clásico

Posted on by Andy Pineda

In American sports, pundits and journalists throw around the phrase “trap game” when describing a game that would be looked over in anticipation of more important matters in the immediate future.  With a pivotal UEFA Champions League fixture with Inter … Continue reading

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

Ranking the favorites to win the Champions League

Posted on by Jonathon Feyerherm

The UEFA Champions League is only in the group stage but realistically there are only a handful of teams who have a chance to win. So, who are the favorites to win and how are they looking so far? Here’s … Continue reading

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where … Continue reading

What Is Wrong With Villarreal?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After another underwhelming performance in a 0-2 loss to Real Madrid at El Madrigal on Wednesday evening, Villarreal currently sits in 18th place with only two points from four La Liga matches.  In their defense for their showing against Madrid, … Continue reading

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World … Continue reading

Champions League Tuesday Scores

Posted on by Juan Arango

Madrid Feel  “El Chorreo” At Casa De Anfield Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid LIV: Torres (16′), Gerrard (27′ pk, 47′), Dossena (88′) LIV adv. on 5-0 agg. Drogba and Essien Are Money- Again Juventus 2-2 Chelsea JUV:  Iaquinta (18′), Del Piero … Continue reading

Chelsea Sack Scolari — Bring on Zola !

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

A strange turn of events at Chelsea where Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked and Avram Grant, the man Scolari replaced, has emerged as one of the candidates on Chelsea’s shortlist to replace the former World Cup-winning manager. Whether Grant … Continue reading

Transfer Window Recap — Keane Returns To Spurs, Arsenal Add Arshavin

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The story that generated the most headlines outside of the Kaka to Manchester City, was the saga of Robbie Keane’s departure from Liverpool back to Tottenham. Keane made his “dream move” to Liverpool this past summer when the club splashed … Continue reading

Champions League KO Matchups

Posted on by Juan Arango

A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as … Continue reading

Prospects and Parity Ahead for 2010 Champions League

Posted on by Mike

As intriguing as the current edition of the Champions League may be, there’s a chance the 2009-2010 tournament could be one of the strangest, parity-rich events in football history. Seems someone has taken the snow globe that is European football, … Continue reading

Strachan right to back United

Posted on by Chris Rivers

After seeing his team well and truly played off the park Celtic manager Gordon Strachan honoured United as being the best side his Scottish champions had ever faced in Europe. That is some accolade when you consider that the Bhoys … Continue reading