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1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! I say that, bucking all trends, and knowing full well […]

Opening Day Fixtures for 2008/2009 Bundesliga Season

The fixtures for the opening day of the 2008/2009 Bundesliga season have been announced. All of these matches will be played on Saturday, August 16: FC Bayern v Hamburg Schalke v Hannover Wolfsburg v Cologne Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin Karlsruhe v Bochum Energie Cottbus […]

Season Finale

The 45th season of the Bundesliga has come to an end with comparatively little drama or theatrics. Bayern all but guaranteed itself the title with a busy summer in the transfer market, spending 70 million Euros on Luca Toni (the league’s top scorer), Franck Ribery (world class playmaker) and the […]

European Roundup: 10 countries in 10 minutes or less!

This leg of our European tour starts in France where Bordeaux revived their Ligue 1 title hopes when Pierre Ducasse’s stunning 25-metre strike in stoppage time earned them a 2-1 win at Olympique Marseille on the weekend. Second-placed Bordeaux, on 71 points with two games left, are two points behind […]

Roundup of European Domestic League action

As we wait for the Champions League final, it’s a good time to look at the leagues around Europe and see who will be part of next season’s competition. In this first report, we look at what I would call the “bigger” leagues in Europe — England, Italy, Spain and […]

2010 CL and UEFA Cup Final Locations Announced

The historic Santiago Bernabéu, home stadium of Real Madrid CF, in Madrid will host the 2010 UEFA Champions League final, with UEFA awarding the same season’s UEFA Cup final to the Arena Hamburg. Now boasting a capacity of over 71,000, the Bernabéu has staged three previous European Champion Clubs’ Cup […]

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Newcastle United Third Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

Newcastle United have released a photo of what their third shirt for the 2011-12 season will look like. Surprisingly, the design is one of the most appealing third shirts I’ve seen from Newcastle United in quite some time. The black shirt with thin white diagonal stripes across the shoulder and […]

Telegraph Blooper Confuses Ashley Young With Luke Young

Anyone who witnessed the remarkable comeback win by Aston Villa over Everton on Sunday will have no doubt who scored a brace for Martin O’Neill’s side. But The Daily Telegraph headline writers obviously do. Instead of crediting two goal hero Ashley Young, they mistakingly wrote that fellow teammate Luke Young […]

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini to Join Napoli On Loan Pending Player Approval

Manchester United and Napoli have agreed to a move that will send Marouane Fellaini to Italy on a season-long loan. The transfer will be finalized as soon as the Belgium international gives his approval to the switch. The Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Napoli has agreed to pay United […]

Listen to Soccer Morning from 10-11:15am ET with David Cartlidge and Kevin Kinkead

Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features interviews with David Cartlidge and Kevin Kinkead. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Kevin Kinkead will be on the show to discuss the Philadelphia Union […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]