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Pre-Season Preview: Mainz

Manager Thomas Tuchel heads into Mainz’s second consecutive season in the Bundesliga knowing that it will be a struggle to keep the side in the top-flight for another term. Tuchel, who was appointed head coach in August 2009 after Jurgen Klopp led the side to promotion in the 2008-2009 season, […]

Ljungberg to Chicago: A Trade in Time?

On Friday evening came the shocking news from Bridgeview, Illinois that Swedish star Freddie Ljungberg has been traded from the Seattle Sounders to the Chicago Fire for a conditional draft selection. The former Arsenal star and Swedish international, a veteran of multiple World Cups, brings his talents in the midfield […]

Inter Dismantle Manchester City 3-0 in Baltimore

While this was a mere friendly and many of the starters from both teams were not on hand, the manner with which Inter overcame Manchester City serves as a warning for those aiming to dethrone the Serie A champions and Champions League winners. The Nerazzurri were missing the likes of […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Week – 18

The Week 18 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 18 137 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   11,399     7   15,564     14,549     120   2007   15,894   39.43%   6   15,966   2.58%   15,024   3.26%   117   2008   13,013   -18.13%   6   16,524   3.50%  […]

Pirelli Cup: Inter Win Biggest Trophy!

Inter dismissed Manchester City 3-0 to win the Pirelli Cup on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland. While the scoreline fairly reflects the way the Nerazzurri dominated the match, particularly after Patrick Vieira was sent-off, the biggest surprise came after full-time when a massive sized trophy was presented to the winning team. […]

Can Liverpool Challenge for Fourth?

The last three permanent managers of Liverpool have all overseen a familiar pattern of events. Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez all enjoyed moderately successful starts – Evans had a decent first full league season, Houllier a distant third place and a (very fortunate) cup treble, Benitez’s Champions League […]

Pre-Season Preview: VfL Wolfsburg

English manager Steve McClaren has spent the summer constructing a squad that will compete for a Champions League berth this season, and so far things are looking rosy for the ex-Twente manager. Die Wolfe’s transfer market activity could destabilise the squad, but with McClaren at the helm, Wolfsburg fans can […]

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, 1971-72 Season: Video Flashback

During the 2010 World Cup, there were quite a few controversial incidents that happened on or near the goal line. Just a couple of examples including Frank Lampard’s goal for England against Germany which was disallowed because the referee and assistant referee ruled that the ball didn’t cross the line. […]

Sami Khedira Switches From Stuttgart

Premier League transfer target moves to La Liga Germany’s World Cup star Sami Khedira has moved from Stuttgart to Spanish Giants Real Madrid on a five year deal. Madrid sealed an undisclosed fee with Stuttgart for the 23 year old on Friday. Khedira is the third summer signing for new […]

Pre-Season Preview: Hamburg SV

After a disappointing pre-season loss today to Bundesliga rivals Schalke, Armin Veh and Hamburg have their work cut out for them. After finishing in a rather unemphatic 7th place last season, Veh will be looking to take the club to Europa League qualification at minimum this season. By many fans, […]

Why Supporting Your Local Soccer Team is Outdated

In a perfect world, we all support our local professional soccer team. Not only do we support them, but we go see them play during the home games. We buy their merchandise and we follow them til the day we die. But I believe that idea is antiquated and undemocratic. […]

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