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Tag Archives: soccer

Italy’s World Cup Group

Posted on by David Schiavone

There you have it, Italy in Group F, drawn with New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. A relatively simple group and one Marcelo Lippi should take the Azzurri through with comfort. Group F Italy New Zealand Paraguay Slovakia They begin the … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Oct. 3-5

Posted on by Randy Capps

A clash between the second- and third-place teams in the Barclays Premier League is set for Sunday at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea entertains Liverpool. Sounds like fun, right? But first, check out the TV schedule here. Now, on with the … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Sept. 26-28

Posted on by Randy Capps

If it’s lonely at the top, you wouldn’t guess it by watching Chelsea run rampant through the Premier League in the early stages of the 2009-2010 campaign. With a perfect 18 points in six matches and a +12 goal difference … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Aug. 29-30

Posted on by Randy Capps

Can Spurs be stopped? Will the real Liverpool, Manchester United and Aston Villa please stand up? When will Pompey spend some of their new found wealth? Oh yeah, we have our first Big Four clash of the year with Arsenal … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Aug. 22-24

Posted on by Randy Capps

Have a look at the table. Go on, have a look. It’s always interesting to glance at a Premiership table and see Tottenham at the top while Manchester United sits mired in 10th. Take heart, Red Devil fans. The season … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Week One

Posted on by Randy Capps

Finally. The 2009-2010 English Premier League season is less than 24 hours away and, for the next few hours, everybody is in a Champions League spot. Of course, a pessimist would point out that everyone is also in the drop … Continue reading

Who is the target demo for MLS?

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Who is the real target demographic of professional soccer in the U.S.? Is it Soccer Moms?  Is it Soccer players?  Is it Latino people? Sure, Soccer Moms, Latinos and Soccer players make up some of the peripheral targets, but who makes up the … Continue reading

Five Facts to Explain Fulham’s Premier League Resurgence

Posted on by tyduffy

One year ago, Fulham was arguably the worst team in the Premier League not named Derby.  The club showed little holiday spirit, sacking Lawrie Sanchez just four days before Christmas.  New manager Roy Hodgson needed a great escape, scraping to … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 5

Posted on by Mitch Howard

A purely American soccer league must take the step of changing the goal post dimensions.   As it is now, posts are at a height of 8 feet.  An American league should make the bold move of moving the height of the crossbar higher.  … Continue reading

Video: David Beckham Press Conference AC Milan Introduction

Posted on by Kevin Walker

This video is popping up over the net and you can find several high quality versions including one at the Gazzetta dello Sport website.  Simply click on the Gazzetta TV icon or view the Youtube version embedded below.  Official Introduction 

The Anglo Angle: A Christmas Special, Football Italia with Elvis Costello

Posted on by Kevin Walker

   I came across this little gem several weeks ago yet didn’t know how to work it into the site. After writing on Paul Ince’s demise at Blackburn Rovers under, “The Anglo Angle” it now fits in nicely as an English cross-over to … Continue reading

College Soccer Needs a Facelift

Posted on by Mitch Howard

It’s a shame that the NCAA College Cup is not more publicized and marketed to the sporting public.  College soccer is exciting, and it should get more attention.  The NCAA is missing an opportunity with NCAA soccer.  The ‘Final Four’ in NCAA basketball … Continue reading

Catania Win Match By Dropping Shorts

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Catania striker Gianvito Plasmati, dropped his shorts at Torino goalkeeper Matteo Sereni, as team-mate Giuseppe Mascara scores on a free-kick during the Southerner’s 3-2 win.   Dreamed up by former Italian national goalkeeper Walter Zenga, this tactic was employed to great success against the … Continue reading

Serie A Match Day Four – Results

Posted on by Kevin Walker

OUCH ROMA, what are you doing?  Falling behind to Genoa in the 4th minute the Giallorossi battled back on a beautiful goal from Daniele De Rossi only to be shattered by Diego Milito with two second half goals.  Mr. Milito is certainly making an impact in the … Continue reading

The 6+5 Rule Would Radically Alter Football, But Not in a Good Way

Posted on by tyduffy

FIFA recently approved the “6+5 rule” in a 155-5 vote among member nations.  The rule would mandate that clubs field at least six players from the nation in which they play.  By targeting wealthy clubs, particularly English ones, buying foreign … Continue reading

Samir Nasri to Arsenal?

Posted on by tyduffy

If the papers were to believed, Arsene Wenger would have a Solomonesque Harem of young studs at his disposal.  However, the rumors of OM star Samir Nasri moving on up to the Emirates seem to have some juice. Nasri, 20, … Continue reading

Flamini Signs With AC Milan

Posted on by tyduffy

According to The Independent, Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is Milan bound as of July 1. Flamini will reportedly sign a five-year 20 million Euro contract with A.C. Milan. The Rossoneri see him as the eventual replacement to Gennaro “The Snarling … Continue reading