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Read This Piece!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Please read Steve Goff’s piece on Santino Quaratna. Once the great hope of American Soccer, Quaranta faced injury, addiction and deceit before finally kicking all of it and emerging as a better person and yes a decent footballer. This is … Continue reading

Kempes Leaving ESPN?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Image details: Mario Kempes of Argentina celebrates scoring a goal served by picapp.com According to sources, former World Cup winner and current ESPN analyst Mario Kempes is expecting to make a move back to his native Argentina to join the … Continue reading

Carling Cup First Round Draw for CCC Teams

Posted on by Shakira Graham

Preston North End v Chesterfield (Lg 2) Sheffield United v Port Vale (Lg2) Crewe (Lg1) v Barnsley Derby County v Lincoln City (Lg 2) Notts County (Lg 1) v Doncaster Rovers Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham (Lg2) Wolves v Accrington Stanley … Continue reading

Revs, Chivas USA, and Islanders:CONCACAF Champions League Draw

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With DC United and Houston receiving byes directly to group play in the CONCACAF Champions League, the other three representatives from the United States found out their draws today. Chivas USA (MLS Supporters Shield runners up) vs Tauro FC (Panama) … Continue reading

Final Player Ratings for Friendlies

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Beginning with the first Barbados match we’ll keep a running average of performances during qualifying. PLAYER Vs England Vs Spain Vs Argentina AVERAGE Tim Howard 6 6 9 7.0 Brad Guzan 6 6 X 6.0 Steve Cherdundolo 2 5 4 … Continue reading

Championship Players At Euro 2008

Posted on by Shakira Graham

After extensive research ie a quick visit to Wikipedia I found that 3 players who ply thier trade in the Coca-Cola Championship are on a countries roster for Euro 2008. For the Czech Republic are Midfielder Marek Matejovsky who players … Continue reading

Spain 4 – Russia 1, Villa Bags a Hat-Trick

Posted on by Garrett Rodriguez

Well here we are, the last group to get underway and we see the first Euro hat-trick in eight years courtesy of David Villa. His inclusion in the squad until now had been mostly as a sub, but after today I … Continue reading

Spain v Russia, Halftime Thoughts

Posted on by Garrett Rodriguez

Spain are off to a great start against the Russians, here are some of my observations this far. Spain are two goals ahead from David Villa, who looks sharp and full of confidence today. There was no way he could … Continue reading

ESPN Fútbol Channel?

Posted on by Juan Arango

A few years ago there were rumors milling in Bristol, CT about the possibility of ESPN trying to buy Gol TV. That rumor evaporated alongside the Dave O’Brien experiment. With the Worldwide Leader in Sports trying to justify that self-proclaimation, … Continue reading

MLS Operating in a Vacuum

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We want this league to succeed. For the future of the sport it must not only survive but thrive. However, as the European Championships heat up, Brazil is about to face Argentina in a critical COMNEBOL qualifier, the African nations … Continue reading

USA-Spain Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Join me right here in this space from 4 pm ET/1 pm PT for a live running commentary of the US-Spain match from Santander.

The View From London: Afternoon Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sky News ridiculed Sven Goran Eriksson possibly taking the Mexico job, and T&T was written off as a “weak opponent”. This shows the general contempt the UK based media has for CONCACAF Don Garber was interviewed on Sky News about … Continue reading

The View From London: Afternoon Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sky News ridiculed Sven Goran Eriksson possibly taking the Mexico job, and T&T was written off as a “weak opponent”. This shows the general contempt the UK based media has for CONCACAF Don Garber was interviewed on Sky News about … Continue reading

A Case for Raul, and the Spanish National Team

Posted on by Garrett Rodriguez

With Euro 2008 right around the corner and teams already preparing for the tournament, I find it odd that Raul was excluded from the national team. With his dip in form the past few seasons it was easy for Luis … Continue reading

Manchester Strikes Back- Episode 2

Posted on by Juan Arango

In the second episode of the Ronaldo Signing… “Negotiations” are underway.  Portuguese superagent Jorge Mendes is going to be a busy week.  After helping Massimo Moratti get Jose Mourinho… he prepares for one crazy summer. Malcolm Glazer rebutted Real Madrid’s … Continue reading

Confirmed Teams for the CCC season 2008-2009

Posted on by Shakira Graham

Here is who will be playing next season in the CCC: Barnsley Birmingham City Blackpool Bristol City Burnely Cardiff City Charlton Athletic Coventry City Crystal Palace Derby County Doncaster Rovers Ipswich Town Norwich City Nottingham Forest Plymouth Argyle Preston North … Continue reading

Let’s Chill

Posted on by Juan Arango

I can’t blame him. If I were in his position, I would do the exact same thing. While Sir Alex Ferguson and Real Madrid trade potshots- Ronaldo just sits back and basks in the glory of the moment. Hey I … Continue reading

Hot Down Below

Posted on by Juan Arango

Numancia, like Real Madrid, ran away from the pack and are just one point away from returning to the first division.  The big battle for promotion is being fought between Málaga, Sporting, and Real Sociedad.   Málaga have a slight advantage … Continue reading