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The Set: The 7 Best Transfers of the Summer (so far)

I tend to get too excited about the young kids, when they move. I will often over-value the transfers of the the Zuculini, Sven Bender and Lewis Holtby’s of the footballing world. I will see Ralf Fahrmann’s move to Eintracht as the bargain of the century. But youth takes time […]

The Bundesliga XI 2009

Goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny (Hertha Berlin) Make no mistake about it, Berlin’s rise from bottom half side to title contenders was based on defense. They were a hard side to break down and on the off-chance that a team did, there was Drobny to get by. His performance against Bayern was […]

die Tabelle lügt nicht: Week 5 (Now w/ the Bundesliga XI)

Here’s this week’s Bundesliga XI. It is packed with Bayer 04, Hoffenheim and Werder players. It does include a special shoutout to the man who ended Energie’s goal drought, an under appreciated defender from Arminia and a goalkeeper who lost. 1. Schalke 04 Now 10 of their last 13 have […]

The Bundesliga XI

While this is expected to become a weekly column, I have decided to hand out the first Weekly XI based on the cumulative efforts of the first three weeks.  I will use a 3-4-3 formation for my picks. GK: Mathias Schober (Schalke 04) – The veteran backup has taken over […]

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2011 MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders

Team Name Seattle Sounders FC Stadium and Location Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington. Coach (with record as MLS coach) Sigi Schmidt (GER) (14-10-6) 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: 4th in Western Conference, 6th Overall. 2010 REVIEW: A solid season for the Sounders saw them finish well in their conference before a strong Galaxy side ended their […]

Is MLS Really Competitive

The continued outstanding form of the Houston Dynamo and the likelihood that Houston will win yet another MLS Cup title this year begs the question: Have MLS proponents and the league once again exaggerated MLS’ quality, this time in claiming how competitive the league is top to bottom. Consider this: […]

The FC Start Movie; an Interview with Tyler Gooden (Part 2)

“Making the film has always been the goal, not having an office with bagels and coffee and tons of overhead”. So said Tyler Gooden the director of The FC Start Movie. Bagels and coffee aren’t bad companions to have though in creating an animated featurette and feature. The making of […]

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