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It’s Arrogant to Call Internationals Boring

Gentleman, let us put away childish things. Yes, international breaks can provide some godawful football.  Yes, it doesn’t seem fair for a player to risk injury for a team he plays with only five times a year and miss games for the club that employs him on a weekly basis.  […]

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Bundesliga Sunday Preview: Matchday Six

Steve McClaren’s Wolfsburg wide, who have been in good form despite their poor start to the season, will host Freiburg tomorrow night and will be looking for another three points. Meanwhile, recently promoted Kaiserslautern host Hannover, in what could be a crucial match in terms of Bundesliga survival this season. […]

AS Roma Officials Open Talks With Manchester United Regarding Mehdi Benatia, Say Reports

Reports of Mehdi Benatia joining Bayern Munich from AS Roma appear to have been premature, as the defender’s transfer saga continues with more twists. The Morocco international was rumored to make the switch to Manchester United on Saturday, then speculation in Italy was he would renew his contract with Roma […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

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 […]