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The Sync: Mainz 1-0 Schalke

Mainz assured us of a lower division team in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal. This evening they they upset Schalke 04 at home in front of a sold out Bruchweg. Most of the game had been a domination of possession by Schalke leading to no end product, followed by […]

No Ligapokal for Old Men

Earlier this year the Ligapokal was cancelled due to fixture congestion in the aftermath of Euro ’08, but was expected to return bigger and better. Understandable, if unfortunate. Now according to kicker the old men at the DFL* have already cancelled the 2009 edition of the competition. The reasoning behind […]

DFB Pokal 2nd Round Results

KSC, Wolfsburg, Wehen, Dormund, HSV, Jena, Stuttgart, Bayern and Freiburg join Bremen, Cottbus, Mainz, Hansa, Bayer 04, Schalke and 1860 in the round of 16. Kickers Offenbach 0:2 Karlsruhe FC Oberneuland 0:7 Wolfsburg Wehen 1:0 Aachen Borussia Dortmund 2:1 Hertha Berlin Hamburg 2:0 Bochum Carl Zeiss Jena 1:0 FSV Frankfurt […]

The Sync: The Return of the Ligapokal

Last year the winter break lasted six long agonizing weeks. This year it will be seven. The break has been controversial for some time as even the Kaiser has called for the abandonment of this “luxury”. It is too long a layoff for the players and fans. Meanwhile, this year […]

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From Superliga 2008.com Nobody that I speak with will claim that Superliga has in anyway proven that MLS is somehow on par with the FMF. The gap that exists between the two leagues is still obvious though it appears the gap may be closing quite rapidly. But what this year’s […]

Invisible MLS: Why?

Being away this weekend on business limited the MLS action I saw to just the Telefutura match. In Central Florida, which has many football fans, the pubs were overflowing Saturday morning for the start of the Premiership season, and it was easy to talk Mexican Football with some patrons on […]

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5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Everton vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN; Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN; Arlo White & Lee Dixon Swansea vs. Spurs, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; […]