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Euro '08 Preview–Group A (Part 2)

After taking a little break to watch some afternoon baseball, I’m back with the second part of my Group A preview.  Switzerland: Coming off their unexpected progression to the Round of 16 in World Cup 2006, where they were the only team to not concede a goal during regulation, Switzerland […]

The Best EPL Strike Partnerships

Michael Owen’s shock transfer to Manchester United gives him the chance to be re-united with Wayne Rooney, a strike partnership that proved so fruitful with the England national side. A successful pairing up front is often at the heart of a side’s success and if they develop a mutual understanding […]

Memories of West Bromwich Albion & The Hawthorns

Congratulations to Derby County on being promoted to the English Premier League after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 today at Wembley. While not a scintillating match, Derby was yet again impressive in the way they defended a lead and prevented West Brom from hitting the back of the net. Their […]

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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 […]