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Lessons Learned from Giornata 17

The big story of the weekend was the snow that postponed four matches including the much anticipated Fiorentina-AC Milan match, rescheduled for January 27.  However, the weekend still had plenty of drama, especially around Juventus.  In honor of the holiday season, this week’s Lessons will be handing out presents to […]

Lessons Learned From Giornata 9

The Top 6 Keep This Week Interesting Inter, Sampdoria, Juventus, Palermo, Fiorentina and AC Milan all won this weekend to raise the stakes for the mid-week matches: Genoa v. Fiorentina, Napoli v. AC Milan, Juventus v. Sampdoria, and Inter V. Palermo (29th).  Clear your schedule Wednesday and Thursday for some […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 5

It’s crunch time in Serie A, as clubs must play three games in the span of 8 days this week, and even more over the next eleven days if they are playing in international competitions. It’s a Bad Month to Be a Milan Fan: Not only is rival Inter atop […]

Champions League – Group Stage Draw

Group A Bayern Munchen Juventus Bordeaux Maccabi Haifa Group B Manchester United CSKA Moskow Besiktas Wolfsburg Group C AC Milan Real Madrid Marseille FC Zurich Group D Chelsea Porto Atletico Madrid APOEL Group E Liverpool Lyon Fiorentina Debrecen Group F Barcelona Internazionale Dynamo Kiev Rubin Kazan Group G Sevilla Rangers […]

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

It has been an interesting week in rumors. First the managers! Hoffenheim will say goodbye to Ralf Rangnick because he wants to spend money this summer. They will then say hello to Jurgen Klinsmann, who is the epitome of frugality. After all, he only forced Bayern to rebuild it’s training […]

Genoa vs Fiorentina LIVE Second Half Action

In the battle of topscorers with Diego Milito on 14 goals, and Alberto Gilardino on 14 goals, today’s contest is off to a flying start after the one-two partnership of Genoa’s Tiago Motta and Diego Milito have made it advantage Genoa 1-0 within the first 12 minutes. LIVE Updates at […]

Ibra Wins Big At Italian Football Awards

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Inter Milan’s Swedish hitman had a big night on Monday 2 days after the Nerazzurri’s surprising 3-1 loss to Atalanta. Ibra won the award as the 2007-08 Serie A Footballer of the Year at The Oscars Del Calcio ceremony. Inter’s goal scoring assassin beat out Juventus’ icon Alessandro […]

Serie A Matchday 14 Schedule

I’ll be watching Juventus vs. Reggina on Saturday and of course the big one, Roma vs. Fiorentina, come Sunday morning. Should be interesting to see how Fiorentina respond after dropping out of further Champions League action mid-week with the defeat to the lads from Lyon. In listening to post-match interviews by Fiorentina keeper Sébastien […]

Serie A Match Day 12 Results

Thursday November 13th Juventus 4 – 1 Genoa Saturday November 15th  Palermo 0 – 2 Inter Milan   Sunday November 16th AC Milan 1 – 0 Chievo Atalanta 3 – 1 Napoli Cagliari 1 – 0 Fiorentina Catania 3 – 2 Torino Sampdoria 3 – 2 Lecce Siena 1 – 1 […]

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, it’s make-or-break time. Group by group, here’s an analysis of […]

A New Renaissance in Florence

Those of us who paid attention in high school know the Renaissance began in Italy and spread across the West causing a change in art, music, and thought.  Its affects have greatly shaped the modern world.  The center of the Renaissance began in Florence or as it is known in Italy: Firenze.  Talented […]

Champions League Group Stage – Match Day Two

Match Schedule Tuesday 30 Sept. 2008   20:45 Fiorentina vs FC Steaua Bucuresti 20:45 FC BATE Borisov vs Juventus Wednesday 01 Oct. 2008 20:45 Bordeaux vs AS Roma 20:45 Internazionale vs Werder Bremen all times (CET) UEFA.com Magazine Interviews UEFA.com magazine interviews Juventus legend, UEFA president Michel Platini UEFA.com Training Ground Interviews […]

Champions League Match Day One – Part II

Wednesday Sept 17th Lyon v Fiorentina, Group F Juventus v Zenit St Petersburg, Group H Yesterday’s Results for Italian Clubs Roma 1 – 2 CFR Cluj, Group A Panathinaikos 0 -2 Inter, Group B Goalscorers Inter – Mancini (27′), Adriano (85′), for Roma Panucci (17′) UEFA Magazine Video Interview   of […]

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Setanta UK Goes Into Administration

Setanta UK has gone into administration this morning after failing to make payments to the Premier League and losing the Premier League TV rights in the UK for the 2009-2013 seasons. The administrator Deloitte said that it would shortly cease broadcasting to customers in Great Britain but would continue to […]

Top 10 Most Visited Soccer Websites in the UK

For the week ending October 27, here are the ten most visited soccer websites in the UK: 1 Liverpool Football Club, www.liverpoolfc.tv, 5.16% market share 2 Manchester United, www.manutd.com, 4.10% 3 TEAMtalk Football, www.teamtalk.com, 3.67% 4 Arsenal.com, www.arsenal.com, 2.65% 5 Premier League, www.premierleague.com, 2.24% 6 FootyMad.net Message Boards, boards.footymad.net, 2.03% […]

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US Soccer has systemic problems in addition to holding Klinsmann and Gulati accountable

The United States Men’s National Team program has hit a clear tipping point. Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup coupled with the stunning 2-0 loss to Honduras in the CONCACAF U-23 Championship represented a double-whammy indicting the current direction of the program. Poor results and national team […]