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  1. UEFA fines clubs over crowd trouble

    UEFA has fined the clubs that had crowd trouble during the final qualifying round for the Champions League. Belgium’s Anderlecht were hardest hit as UEFA fined them 20,000 Swiss francs after fans threw missiles and attempted to invade the pitch … Continue reading

  2. When Will International Matches via CCTV Die?

    During an international break, it’s an unusual experience watching Euro 2008 qualifiers in the United States. The most talked about match, England against Israel, isn’t even on U.S. television (it’s only available via pay-per-view, so you have a choice between … Continue reading

  3. Zavagnin Replaces Mastroeni For US

    Pablo Mastroeni has been replaced by Kerry Zavagnin for the US friendly with Brazil, Sunday. Mastroeni has been ill since Colorado’s 1-1 draw with Columbus Sunday. Zavagnin, 33 was used often by Bruce Arena as a holding midfielder during qualifying … Continue reading

  4. More Ruminations

    Week Two has come and gone, and while I’ve been busily working on the podcast, I’ve skimped badly for the last few months on my day job which is as yeoman blogger. So, after interviewing last week a few notables … Continue reading

  5. MLS Heavy Squad Named For Canada Friendly vs Costa Rica

    The Canada Squad: Goalkeepers: Lars Hirschfeld (Rosenborg, Denmark), Kenny Stamatopoulos (Toronto FC). Defenders: Daniel Imhof (VfL Bochum, Germany), Ante Jazic (Los Angeles, United States), Adrian Serioux (FC Dallas, United States), Andre Hainault (FK SAID Most, Czech Republic), Jim Brennan (FC … Continue reading

  6. The sad case of Jose Antonio Reyes

    Jose Antonio Reyes has said, since his transfer from Real Madrid (not wanted really by new coach Schuster) and not wanting to return to London with Arsenal, that with his move across town to Atletico, “I had hoped to play … Continue reading

  7. The Lost Generation?????

    On the other side of the pond England currently has a golden generation of footballers who are perceived to have underachieved on the international stage by some. (I am not included in this group: I think England has gotten about … Continue reading

  8. Premier League Media Coverage News

    Weekly highlights from Fox Soccer Channel are now available on TivoCast, a relatively new service for Tivo customers. Irish musician Sinead O’Connor, of all people, is the latest music artist to record a song for Fox Soccer Channel, which is … Continue reading

  9. FC Dallas Defeats Seattle in Open Cup

    FC Dallas of MLS defeated Seattle 4-3 on pks after a 2-2 deadlock at the end of extra time. Seattle now will host New England in the open cup final at Pizza Hut Park.

  10. Hoops To Host Revs in Final

    FC Dallas of MLS defeated Seattle 4-3 on pks after a 2-2 deadlock at the end of extra time. Seattle now will host New England in the open cup final at Pizza Hut Park.

  11. UEFA Cup Overview

    As I mentioned last week, we’re going to take a look at the UEFA Cup, this companion competition to the Champions League. The UEFA Cup evolved from the old Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which was founded in 1955, two weeks after … Continue reading

  12. Football Weekly 0-1 The Game Podcast

    Since the 2006 World Cup, everyone from daily newspapers to amateur broadcasters have jumped on the soccer/football podcast bandwagon attempting to grab market share and win over listeners with a superior product. Out of the dozens of podcasts available on … Continue reading

  13. USA and Brazil Squads for Sunday’s Friendly

    United States Goalkeepers (2): Tim Howard (Everton FC, England), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake, USA). Defenders (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC, England), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liège, Belgium), Heath Pearce … Continue reading

  14. Olsen and Casey Should be Recalled

    For some reason Bob Bradley as I write this has yet to submit his squad for Sunday’s friendly versus Brazil at Soldier Field in Chicago. Based on recent performances in MLS two specific National Team veterans need to get a … Continue reading

  15. British Media Doesn’t Get It

    Martin Samuel’s column last week which our own BC John responded to in a classy fashion is the final straw with me in trying to understand the majority of the football writers in the United Kingdom. Samuel’s article points out … Continue reading