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African Cup Of Nations Round Up: Days 1-4

Well we all know how the competition started but the tournament kicked off in earnest on Sunday evening with the host nation Angola entertaining Mali. Hopes were high after all the political wrangling that engulfed the weekend, football could return to the forefront. What no-one expected was a series of […]

Chaos and Tragedy Strike The African Cup Of Nations

The news started coming through early on Saturday morning and as the information became clearer, it was soon apparent that the whole African Cup Of Nations would now be tainted. When the dust had settled, 3 members of the Togo party were dead and several were seriously injured. Angolan rebels […]

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Premiership Football Fever Spreading Through U.S.

Scott Coonfare owns a sports restaurant in downtown Tampa, not far from the Buccaneers stadium (Tampa Buccaneers that is, not Manchester). The appropriately named “Coonfare’s Sports Cafe” has jerseys from Premiership clubs framed on the wall, features a Union Jack flag outside and serves fish-n-chips (alas without the mushy peas, […]

MLS Power Rankings : Week 1

Welcome to the American Soccer Show MLS Power Rankings for 2008. This is the week one rankings. 1- DC United The two time defending supporters shield winners look for international glory this year in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. 2- Houston The two time defending MLS Cup Champions remain fairly intact […]

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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 […]