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23 Americans to South Africa

In the next few days, USMNT Coach Bob Bradley will begin showing his cards and send out invitations to 28-30 players to join his camp in Princeton later this month.  Before those invitations go out, it is time for all the fans, pundits and blowhards to pipe in with our […]

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one Freddy Adu, watching his team take on a Rennes’ squad […]

US National Team: Looking Ahead

The 2006 World Cup was a page turner for the United States. Not only because the result didn’t fulfill the pre-tournament expectations of many, but because of a coaching change and the departure of arguably four of the United States five most skilled players. (Eddie Pope, Claudio Reyna and Brian […]

Adu Hits Another Game Winner

For the third time this season Freddy Adu, Benfica’s American super sub scored after the 86th minute and this time he helped lift 10 man Benfica to a league win over Martimo. Adu’s fine play recently earned him a place in the squad for Benfica’s Champions League victory earlier in […]

Adu Opens Benfica Account

Freddy Adu converted a completely unearned penalty kick for Benfica as the Lisbon club came from behind to defeat Estrela da Amadora in a Carlsberg Cup match. The penalty kick Adu converted was according to every press report I have read a poor call by the official. Nonetheless, Adu getting […]

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Chelsea Scrimmage With Seattle Seahawks Quarterback

During day two of Chelsea’s US tour, the squad visited Seahawks training facility in Renton, Washington. Chelsea players Frank Lampard, John Terry, Michael Essien and Michael Ballack took tips from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (pictured) before heading over to their 4pm PT training session at Qwest Field. Chelsea are […]

Fabulous Fulham Send The Old Lady Crashing Out Of Europe

European football occasionally throws up the odd freak result, but sometimes you witness a display of football brilliance so sharp it takes your breath away. Tonight, Fulham dazzled and displayed such panache against the tottering giants of Italian football, Juventus, that you had to check that things had really happened. […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]