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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 15

The Week 15 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 15 117 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   15,853     12   14,761     14,721     100   2007   14,650   -7.59%   6   14,948   1.26%   15,143   2.87%   103   2008   18,529   26.48%   6   16,629   11.25%  […]

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 3

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg   Avg +/- Home Teams  2005   12,147  NA  Chicago  NY  Colorado  Los Angeles  2006   9,533   -21.52%   Chicago  NY  Colorado  Chivas USA  2007   14,245   49.42%   Chicago  NY  Dallas  Kansas City  2008   10,476   -26.46%   New England  NY  Salt […]

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Manchester United v Barcelona: Live Blogging

I’ll be on blogging live today so check back at the half for my comments. A few thoughts prior to kick-off: 1) Surprised to not see Rooney even make the bench and both Park & Nani starting. It points to a wide game from United as they’ll hope to pressure […]

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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 […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]