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Week in Review April 4-8, 2011

Our week of action has already kicked off with the, ahem, controversial draw between New England and Vancouver.  But there is a full slate of intriguing games this weekend, so please vote in the poll at the end of this post.  Before doing that, however, let’s take a look at […]

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Anticipation Building Among US Soccer Fans For International Champions Cup

Taking a step back and looking at the eight massive soccer clubs that’ll be competing in the International Champions Cup later this month in the United States, it’s difficult to judge who the bigger stars are — the managers or the footballers? When you have the likes of Chelsea, Real […]

Is the Scudetto race over?

Rome draws at home and Inter wins on the road that sounds like game, set, match ! Congratulations Inter Milan as the Nerazzurri increased their lead over Roma to six-points in the Scudetto race. Although Inter Milan still have to play the second leg of the Milan derby, I can’t […]

First Impressions of Real Madrid and the Second Galacticos Era

The much-anticipated return of La Liga began with a scintillating match between the new galácticos of Real Madrid and the pesky Deportivo La Coruña, who always gives Madrid a run for their money, literally.  Because of the continued suspension of Pepe and the tendinitis suffered by Sergio Ramos, the Real […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]