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  • Wednesday, February 10

    Heidenheim vs Hertha Berlin, 1pm ET, ESPN3

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Bochum vs Bayern Munich, 2:30pm ET, ESPN Deportes & ESPN3

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Peterboro vs. WBA, 2:45pm ET, FS1 & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Valencia vs. Barcelona, 3pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

Nigeria Preview

Victor Obina celebrates a goal against Japan/Foto.net The United States enters the third and final group match of the Olympic Football Tournament needing a draw to guarantee advancement to the knock out stages of the competition. Sunday’s heartbreaking turn of events against a totally outclassed Holland team means that the […]

US 2 Holland 2

Jozy’s goal appeared to win the game for US/foto.net PRE GAME (4-4-1-1) Guzan Wynne – Edu – Parkhurst – Orozco Rogers – Bradley – Kljestan – Holden Adu McBride Rogers and Holden swap flanks to play on owing itself to the bad linkup play between Orozco and Rogers. Otherwise Nowak […]

Holland Preview

Ryan Babel has World Cup and Champions League experience/photo from the BBC The Netherlands entered the Olympic Men’s Football Tournament as the favorite in Group B. However, following a scoreless draw against Nigeria, the other highly touted side in this draw, Holland needs at worst a draw and ideally a […]

Japan’s Olympic Team

The first opponent for the United States in group play will be the Japanese. The US defeated Japan in the 2000 Quarterfinals of this same event, a match which the Japanese still feel hard done by. Peter Vagenas converted a spot kick in stoppage time to send the match to […]

Thoughts About the Olympic Selection

Peter Nowak’s selections for the 2008 US Men’s Olympic Team where fairly straight forward. However I was somewhat surprised by a few decisions. However none of these decisions can be filed away as shockers. With only 15 available U-23 spots from the legitimate pool of 40 plus possible players I […]

Olympic Team Thoughts

Charlie Davies Hat Trick vs Gais Can Davies produce this again?/You Tube Video US U-23 Manager Peter Nowak will choose the squad for this Summer’s Olympic games on Thursday. Here are the possible U-23 players to be selected: Players I consider locks are bolded (club releases assumed) GK: Chris Seitz, […]

U-23s: Work Left to Be Done

Peter Nowak is getting what he bargained for at the Toulon Invitational: A good look at his side and who has the grit and mettle to make an impact in this summer’s Beijing Olympics. Having selected what amounts to an experimental squad for the competition, Nowak seemed to be playing […]

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Carlo Ancelotti Deserves More Credit For Real Madrid’s Accomplishments

“Real Madrid should win La Liga and the Champions League every year with the talent in their squad.” “Anyone could win games with a squad full of players like that.” Football fans have either made or heard statements like these regarding Real Madrid since the time president Florentino Perez re-opened the club’s “galacticos” policy during […]

The Problems at Spurs

The attention before and after this weekend’s Premier League fixtures was focused towards Stamford Bridge and the first meeting of Chelsea and Manchester United since the European Cup final in May. Fans of clubs outside the ‘big’ four’ often bemoan their lack of coverage in the media but one club […]

Champions League Preview: Schalke Travel To Lyon

Magath’s struggling Schalke side will be looking to turn their recent form around against Ligue 1 big boys Olympique Lyon, but it is likely that Schalke will really be up against it in France tomorrow night. Lyon’s home form has not been particularly spectacular, but they will surely be up […]

Fan Diary #34 – Liverpool In Madrid

Eyjafjallajokull. Yes this is what comes out when I drink too much coffee and then absentmindedly drum my fingers on the keyboard without looking. But it’s also the name of the Icelandic volcano that has been spewing ash into the air causing flight bans in Europe and disrupting travel all over the world. Thousands […]

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European Clubs against 40-team World Cup

The European Club Association (ECA) insisted Tuesday that extending the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams would put too much burden on clubs and inflict physical overload on players. “We are satisfied with the balance of interest and any change would need very careful review,” insisted ECA vice-president Umberto […]