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Basel must improve record against Portuguese sides to get past Porto

FC Basel must improve its record against Portuguese sides in order to get past FC Porto in their UEFA Champions League last 16 return leg on Tuesday night (3:45pm ET on FOX Sports 2 in the US). The 1-1 first leg draw means Porto are still unbeaten in this season’s competition […]

Champions League preview, predicted lineups, TV schedule and predictions

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League typically churns out some of the most dramatic soccer matches of the entire campaign and we don’t have to wait long until the last-16 gets underway. This season’s competition is packed with quality, as the remaining sides look to plot their path […]

Matches To Watch In The Champions/Europa League

With the another matchday of the Champions/Europa League group stages coming up, I’ve decided to take  a look at what could be the more interesting matches of the 40 which will be played in the two competitions. The way I’ve chosen these matches is by looking at the teams which […]

Champions League Matchday 4 — Tuesday Preview

Matchday 4 should be a pivotal one as many groups may well be decided once the games are completed. Who needs a win and who can afford to slip? Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games. Group A Roma need to win at home against Chelsea but that is looking […]

Chelsea and Atletico Impress; Roma Get Shocked

Champions League debutants CFR 1907 Cluj came from behind to beat Roma and record a stunning 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Beyond the absence of Totti, Roma had a strong squad out on the field and will be disappointed with their performance. There has been a bit […]

Champions League Group C Preview

FC Basel 1893 How They Got Here:Basel beat Vitoria de Guimaraes (also known as Vitoria SC) 2-1 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. Basel won the Swiss League last season. Star Performer: MF Benjamin Huggel. An experienced member of the Swiss national squad, Huggel is a strong presence […]

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After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding of the teams. By beating the San Jose Earthquakes on […]

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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 […]