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Week in Review April 11 – 15, 2011

Because of the number of games played during the week, this weekend’s schedule is evenly distributed between Saturday and Sunday.  The Saturday evening spotlight match is DC United visiting BMO Field and Toronto FC, as seen on Fox Soccer Channel.  The Sunday game on Telefutura is Chicago hosting the Beckham- […]

Live Blog: Premier League December 28

Will Manchester City top the table for a moment (however briefly)? Will Chelsea be knocked out of the top 4 for a day (at least)? Will Blackpool actually play a match? Join me for a live blog for the seven matches today, which include: Manchester City v Aston Villa Tottenham […]

Mancini and Tevez Set For D-Day Talks

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will meet with his rebel striker Carlos Tevez tomorrow, in a bid to save the Argentine’s career at the club. The two haven’t spoken since Tevez’s representatives informed the City hierarchy that the forward wanted to leave, but Mancini is still hopeful of persuading him […]

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Juventus On The Right Track?

After a dismal run which included a series of disappointing performances and unacceptable results the Bianconeri management finally decided to replace the inexperienced Ciro Ferrara with Alberto Zaccheroni. It is unreasonable to question whether Zaccheroni could have won the title if he was coaching from the beginning of the season. However, he most likely would have achieved better […]

Aston Villa To Feature Name Of Charity On Its Shirts

The Premier League has given Aston Villa permission to have a charity’s name emblazoned across their shirts next season instead of a sponsor’s name. The landmark decision by the Premier League will allow Aston Villa to have Acorns Children’s Hospice printed on its shirts. “Real credit must go to Aston […]

Why everyone loves to hate Diego Costa

Chances are, if you have a passion for the game of soccer and are not specifically a Chelsea supporter, you most likely (strongly) dislike the Blues from London.  The Premier League bad boys are a mixture of arrogance, brashness and talent, with players and a manager that are immensely polarizing. […]

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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 […]

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