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Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but from where did that phrase initially originate?  Credit is usually […]

Sevilla FC’s Defeat of Real Madrid Announces Their Presence in the La Liga Title Race

In terms of the football played on the pitch, the Sevilla – Real Madrid clash qualified as the best match of the young La Liga season.  Honorable mentions to Athletic Bilbao’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal CF in Round 3 and the pulsating 2-2 draw between Valencia and Atlético Madrid last […]

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where the European night atmosphere is second to none, buoying their […]

Sevilla Flies Underneath the Radar

While the press and the media focus most of their ink and font on the newly built Real Madrid and the continued brilliance of FC Barcelona, Sevilla carries on with their consistent good form.  On the surface, there is nothing too sexy that immediately grabs headlines, but arguably, Luís Fabiano […]

Barcelona v. United: Final Thoughts

Football is often at its best when it revels in simplicity. And Barcelona used a simple principle to win yesterday’s final: if you never give your opponent the ball, he cannot beat you. Sounds like something out of the Art of War. Maybe it was. United did have some time […]

Can FC Barcelona Prevent Another All-English Final?

On paper, FC Barcelona could be the world’s most formidable attacking side. Messi, Henry, Eto’o, Xavi, Alves, Iniesta, Abidal. Some of the most prestigious names in world football and are among the great wealth of talent in Barcelona’s ranks. They have been a dominating force this season with 24 wins, […]

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MLS Transfers: Winners, Losers and Your Thoughts.

Francisco Lima with Roma in a Champions League Match from the AP Reviewing the signings thus far in the transfer period, Red Bull New York and San Jose have been the big players. Juan Carlos Osorio has acquired several players most notably Venezuelan national team fixture Jorge Rojas. San Jose […]

Warren Barton Joins LA Galaxy Staff

Newcastle legend and former England defender Warren Barton has joined the new look LA Galaxy staff under former US National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena. Barton, who serves as a FOX Soccer Channel analyst for the Premier League on the weekends will work during the week with the Major League […]

Weekend Updates: February 4-6, 2011

It was an admittedly slow week in American soccer as the American sports scene shifted to Dallas and the American football Super Bowl.  Within the soccer world some amazing results and goals from the English Premier League overshadowed almost all the other soccer news.  But nevertheless there were some noteworthy […]

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