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United Fall Short

A bitter disappointment I must admit for those of us hoping for a deep run from MLS’ lone representative in the competition. United fought valiantly but was eliminated 2-2 on away goals. I can’t help but wonder how ironic it is that this event used the away goal rule which […]

United Grab Lead

Benny Olsen hit the mark in the 23rd minute to give DC United a 1-0 half-time lead over CD Guadalajara (Chivas) in a Copa Sudamericana tie at RFK Stadium. However, Marc Burch has been sent off just before halftime. It is absolutely critical for DC United to win this first […]

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Serie A clubs struggling in the Champions League

Italy’s elite clubs are struggling in the Champions League and have struggled since 2000 despite two trophies won by Milan and one by Inter in the last decade. Italian clubs were the dominant force in the 1990s with Milan and Juventus winning the Champions League with Juve reached  three consecutive finals. Italian […]

The Milan Derby In New England: Part 1

A fledgling sportswriter’s first attempt at covering a big match. I arrived at Gillette Stadium yesterday unsure what to expect. I mean, I knew AC Milan were about to face Inter Milan some four thousand miles from their usual sparring ground.  I knew attendance for the event would be staggering compared to the […]

Why Milan Failed to Beat Juventus

League leaders Milan were dominant during the first-half and the early stages of the second period against their rivals Juventus. The Rossoneri scored after another mistake by Leonardo Bonucci. The Juve centre-back committed two mistakes leading to Milan’s goal scored by former Juve midfielder Antonio Nocerino. Bonucci was not under […]

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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 […]