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USL-1 has placed a team in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, just a day after the last MLS representative the Houston Dynamo were embarrassed in Cancun at the hands of Atlante. Yesterday we discussed tactics on this site: specifically how Colin Clarke, the second leading goal scorer in […]

Puerto Rico 2:1 CD Marathon: Islanders Work off Rust in Big Second Half

Playing in a competitive match for the first time in months, the Puerto Rico Islanders looked disorganized and unsettled.This gave Honduran league leaders CD Marathon several first half opportunities due to a the Islanders losing their shape and not communicating well with one another. The Islanders had actually begun the […]

CONCACAF Champions League Previews

The CONCACAF Champions League resumes Tuesday with three quarterfinals matchups involving sides from American based leagues. Houston vs Atlante The Dynamo have done well to get this far and boast a 4-0 win over Atlante in the opening group match of last season’s Superliga. But without Dwayne DeRosario, arguably the […]

Dynamo Join Islanders and Impact in CONCACAF knock out rounds

Brian Ching’s header last night sent the Dynamo through to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. For all the criticisms of this tournament by MLS apologists, the event has produced from my vantage point much more entertaining football than MLS itself, and the Dyanmo who are a class organization […]

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Premier League Odds and Sods 25 Feb 2008

Arsenal 2- Birmingham 2 Eduardo’s injury – a horrific broken leg – stole the headlines.   But, it did not decisively affect the outcome.  Luck controlled much of it.  Birmingham capitalized upon one free kick – a questionable call – and one penalty – a blatantly wrong call.  Fabregas had two […]

Where Have All Of The Transfers Gone?

During the past two weeks, I can’t count how many times I’ve seen a headline from a major British newspaper tout that a major transfer deal was going to be concluded within the next 48 hours. Unbelieveable. It’s now Thursday and there’s only a few days remaining before the transfer […]

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