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Serie A Roundup – Week 29

The Serie A is heading down to the last few matches. There are 9 weeks left for teams to slip down the table or rise up the table. The marquee matchup of the weekend was AS Roma vs Juventus, too bad the match was one-sided as La Vecchia Signora dominated […]

La Liga Roundup – Week 28

After this week’s results in Spain, two things are clear: #1. The top 3 teams in the league are lethal & ferocious finishers. In Week 28, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Sevilla FC won their matches by a combined score of 13 to 1. Only Valladolid managed to score in their […]

La Liga Roundup – Week 27

The Top 3 of La Liga remained intact but the race for 4th place and the final Champions League spot got a bit tighter.  Villarreal gave up a 2-0 lead at the Vicente Calderon to Atlético Madrid and lost 3-2 with Antonio Lopez scoring the game winner in the 83rd […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 28

Even though Italians teams faltered in the Champions League earlier in the week, there were still some things to celebrate.  The best way to celebrate is to score a lot and this weekend there were a ton of goals.  In Siena, Super Pippo Inzaghi scored his 300th goal in Milan’s […]

La Liga Roundup – Week 26

It was truly a weekend of stars and out of this world play.  On Sunday,  every game had at least 3 goals scored. Let’s begin with the drama at the top of the table as Barcelona ended their 2-game losing skid with an important 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.  Sergi […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 27

This weekend witnessed impressive hat tricks from 2 players that heated up their matches.  In Milan, veteran striker Pippo Inzaghi scored his hat trick with 7s in mind.  Scoring goals in the 7th, 71st, and 74th minutes to give Il Rossoneri a big 3-0 win over Atalanta to tighten their […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 26

Week 26 of Calcio Italiano produced some exciting football including the league leaders fighting back from 2 goals down.  Inter Milan trailed Roma 2-0 into the 2nd half, then a back & forth affair ensued eventually ending with Mario Balotelli getting a double and Hernan Crespo heading in the equalizer […]

La Liga Roundup – Week 25

Just when you thought La Liga was over fate has conspired to inject some drama into the title race like Barry Bonds injected steroids.   Real Madrid won its 10th straight match defeating Espanyol 2-0 in Barcelona.  The veteran Merengues stepped up with Guti & Raul scoring to give Juande Ramos’ side a […]

La Liga Roundup – Week 24

The biggest surprise result in Europe took place in Spain as Barcelona lost 2-1 to last place, Espanyol in the Catalan Derby.  Even more shocking than the scoreline was the fact that it took place in Barca’s usually impenetrable Camp Nou.  Iván de La Peña scored twice to end Barca’s […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 25

Week 25 of the Italian Serie A did not produce any major surprises. A mild surprise was Atalanta’s 1-0 road loss to Sampdoria. The Genovese side ended Atalanta’s 3 game winning streak as Giampaolo Pazzini scored in his 4th straight game.  Sampdoria now sits 7 points out of relegation on […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 24

Week 24 of the Serie A featured two massive top of the table matchups.  The headliner of course being the Derby della Madonnina.  The Milan derby was an exciting match with its share of controversy.  Adriano’s opening goal was clearly a handball that went past Milan keeper Christian Abbiati.  Dejan […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 22

Week 22 witnessed a change near the top of the table as Juventus lost its 2nd straight match and slipped to 3rd in the standings. Cagliari took advantage of poor central defending from Juve to score 2 goals in the 2nd half to beat the Bianconeri 3-2 in Torino. 2nd […]

Serie A Results – Week 21

Midweek madness in the Serie A.  All teams were in action with plenty of drama, surprises, and teams jockeying for a better position on the table.  Fiorentina moved back into a European spot with an important 2-1 home win over Napoli.  I Viola leaped over Napoli for 6th place with goals […]

Serie A Week 20 Roundup

The big news coming out of Italy this weekend was football’s pretty boy David Beckham (photo courtesy of AP) scoring his 1st goal for AC Milan in an impressive 4-1 road victory over Bologna.   The real man of the match was Kaka who scored twice as Rossoneri tightened their hold […]

Serie A – Week 18 Scores

Thankfully, the Serie A is back in action after a well deserved holiday. Week 18 saw the possible revival of Hernan Crespo at Inter. He came on in the 68th minute and set up Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s point salvaging goal in the 77th minute versus a feisty Caligari side. Genoa continued […]

La Liga Week 17 Scores

What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division.  In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and the Madrid starlet took advantage of the jewel.  Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Poll: Who's The Worst Player In The Premier League?

Emmanuel Eboue had a nightmare performance for Arsenal against Wigan at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. So many bad passes. So many mistakes on the ball. And it was the Arsenal fans that were booing him. Watch the highlights here, if you missed them. But while Eboue had a disaster […]

The FC Start Movie; an Interview with Tyler Gooden (Part 2)

“Making the film has always been the goal, not having an office with bagels and coffee and tons of overhead”. So said Tyler Gooden the director of The FC Start Movie. Bagels and coffee aren’t bad companions to have though in creating an animated featurette and feature. The making of […]

Superliga 2008: Some Thoughts

Pachuca Celebrate victory in Superliga 2007/AP Photo  As we enter the knock out stages of Superliga 2008 let me state that while the intensity level was as high for these matches last year the football has been much better this year. No offense to anybody but an LA Galaxy side […]

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Crystal Palace vs. West Brom, 7:45am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Jim Beglin Manchester City vs. Newcastle, 10am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan Sunderland vs. West Ham, 10am, USA; David Stowell & Neil McCann Aston Villa vs. […]