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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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Sky Sports Mock ITV over Missed Goal Blunder

During Saturday morning’s Soccer AM programme on Sky Sports, the programme mocked ITV’s midweek blunder of showing adverts instead of Everton’s winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup. Just as studio guest John Barnes was about to show everyone how good he was at baton twirling, the picture cut to […]

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Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]

Manchester United defender McNair remains hospitalized in Finland with abdominal injury

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is to remain in Helsinki for another night for further assessment on the abdominal injury sustained on Northern Ireland duty. Press Association Sport understands the 20-year-old is still being monitored at a hospital in the Finnish capital. McNair was injured in the 13th minute of Sunday’s […]