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Chelsea Dig Their Own Grave

I must have been the only Chelsea fan in the world who wasn’t surprised by today’s news. Realistically with the FA Cup the only legit chance of Chelsea winning any trophy this season, the move had to be made now. Had Scolari been in charge Saturday when Chelsea went to […]

Where Now For Chelsea?

Where were you when the news of Scolari’s sacking broke this afternoon? I saw it on facebook, followed by a text message from a friend who works at ESPN. I can honestly say that the decision by Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board has stunned me, after only 7 months […]

Liverpool Advance While Chelsea Can't Jump

Liverpool guaranteed advancement into the knockout stages with a Steven Gerrard twenty-second minute strike while Chelsea have to win against Cluj on matchday six to guarantee Champions League survival after Diawara’s workrate the whole match was rewarded with an eighty-third minute header to give Bordeaux a deserved 1-1 draw against […]

Chelsea Ruins Manchester City's Samba Party

In less than three weeks, my wife and I have a new arrival planned for our household: our first baby boy. So while my wife was enjoying her baby shower yesterday, I ended up watching our three other children. Needless to say, I didn’t get a chance to watch as […]

England v Czech Republic (Your Running Commentary)

England plays the Czech Republic in a friendly today at 3pm ET/8pm UK time. The game will be shown live on Fox Soccer Channel for U.S. viewers, while U.K. viewers can find the match on Setanta Sports. It should be interesting to see how Fabio Capello’s side does at Wembley […]

John Terry In a Nutshell

Park in the lot across the street?  Not John Terry. Capt. John parked his Bentley in a handicapped parking space while having lunch with his family at Pizza Express. Surely, he will stand up and be counted by paying his 60 GBP fine.

Premier League 2007 Awards (Non-Traditional)

Manager Fashion Statement of the Year: Sam Allardyce’s Pink Scarf Big Sam has been coming up short in the league this season, but not in this category. He had some tough competition from Avram Grant (Entirely Black Wardrobe), Paul Jewell (Sweatshirt/Popped Collar Dress Shirt) and Alan Curbishley (Track Suit). But, […]

Premier League 2007 Awards (Traditional)

Best Player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United It’s difficult to argue with this one.  Even if he does score a number of goals on penalties, he still produces a striker’s tally from midfield and, unlike Frank Lampard, he manages to look skillful while doing it.  The scariest thing is that he […]

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Sneijder’s Ankle Not Too Bad

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 — Netherlands 1: 0 Scotland today at Hampden Park (here’s the minute-by-minute report). As George Burley said, Scotland deserved at least something from the match at home in which they threatened the woodwork serially. The difficult loss ends Scotland’s chance of qualifying for South Africa’s pageant […]

Listen to Soccer Morning live from 9-10:15am ET with Travis Clark

Today’s Soccer Morning features guest Travis Clark. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Travis Clark from Top Drawer Soccer will join the broadcast today to discuss the US U-20 squad named […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 33: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Everton vs Burnley, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Barry Horne Crystal Palace vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale Leicester vs Swansea, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight […]

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Alleged global soccer match-fixer freed in Singapore

A Singaporean accused of leading the world’s largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption. Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of […]

Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]