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Top 10 Dramatic European Encounters

Following last night’s drama between Chelsea and Barcelona in the Champions League I felt it was an appropriate occasion to dwell on memorable European encounters involving English teams in the past. The Champions League/European Cup has at different times proved a hugely rewarding hunting ground for English teams. In triumph or defeat […]

MLS MidWeek Bits

Chivas just keeps on keepin’ on. They are six points clear of Seattle, although the Sounders have a game in hand. Last weeks injury list for Chivas USA read like this… OUT: DF Bobby Burling (sports hernia surgery); FW Alecko Eskandarian (R hamstring strain); DF Ante Jazic (concussion); GK Dan […]

Premier League Preview – May 9-11

There’s some debate over whether or not the Tyne-Tees Derby is actually a derby, as Newcastle fans point to the annual matches with Sunderland as the more important derby. There’s no doubt, however, that Monday’s clash between the Toon Army and Middlesbrough at St. James’ Park is absolutely massive to […]

Gianfranco Zola – Football’s Mr Nice Guy

Ok I give up, I can’t find one. I’ve tried to find a football fan that has a strong disliking for Gianfranco Zola and failed miserably – the guy is just too darn nice! Even those who aren’t fond of Chelsea – the club he played for so successfully – […]

Chelsea v Barcelona: The Beautiful Game Triumphs

I had said before the contest between Chelsea and Barcelona would be a contest of league styles. Barca had yet to face an English side and this would be a vastly different context for the Spanish giants. Chelsea would not allow them the space for the same kind of free-flowing […]

Sami Hyypia: Leaving Liverpool

There won’t be a sympathy vote PFA award for Sami Hyypia as he ends his ten year career with Liverpool FC, but for Reds supporters his legend will remain as large as the 6’4 Finn himself. Bought from Willem II in 1999 for a mere £2.5m, Hyypia is easily one […]

The Best US Imports

Many nations have provided English football with players and the United States is no different. From Roy Wegerle to Brad Guzan, there has been a steady flow of Americans plying their trade across the pond, with goalkeepers being a regular export. Juergen Sommer became the first American stopper to play […]

New Chelsea Away Shirt For 09/10 Season: Revealed

A leaked picture of the new Chelsea away shirt for the 2009-10 season has been revealed, courtesy of Football Shirt Culture. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the new shirt is white with black trim and is sponsored by Samsung. In comparison to Chelsea’s new home football shirt, the away shirts […]

New Chelsea Third Shirt For 09/10 Season: Revealed

A picture of Chelsea’s new third shirt for the 2009-2010 season has been revealed, thanks to Football Shirt Culture. The new design, manufactured and designed by Adidas, features blue and navy blue hoops along with a fluorescent yellow trim and is sponsored by Samsung. The new shirt will be available […]

Major League Soccer Talk #76

In this weeks show we debut two MLS Talk correspondents. Robert Jonas from San Jose and Brian Zygo from Houston. In the upcoming weeks we will debut reports from Washington, Puerto Rico, Miami, and other MLS/USL/WPS markets. Host Kartik Krishnaiyer also urges all DC area listeners and readers to attend […]

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