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USA World Cup Roster Issues

Bob Bradley announced the US World Cup 23-man roster right after his club lost 4-2 to the Czech Republic.  So, who made the team? Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann, Tim Howard Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Clint Dempsey, [...]

US Looks Bad In Loss To Czechs

I know that the US national team is missing some folks, but the Czechs were too.  That also makes it hard to plan for an opponent in a match that REALLY doesn’t mean anything.  I can understand the issues there.  I really can.  However, what are we going to do come World Cup time?  You [...]

England Wins World Cup Warmup

England went into a warmup for the World Cup against Mexico without David Beckham and wondering if Darren Bent would be able to make the squad.  Well, even though there are all kinds of injuries and little problems the English still managed a 3-1 win over the Mexicans.  To me, this is a good victory [...]

Darren Bent Tries To Stay Healthy

When the English National Squad was announced earlier this year Darren Bent was on the team.  However, that was the 30-man provisional roster and Fabio Capello only takes 23 men to South Africa.  Now, the Sunderland striker is having issues because if he can’t stay healthy then he will probably not be travelling to the [...]

Grand Slam For Mourinho?

When I hear Grand Slam I think–baseball, Denny’s and Tennis–not necessarily in that order.  However, that’s what I think about.  Now, when you start mentioning the Grand Slam in Soccer then I start thinking about winning perhaps your league title, an ancillary tournament in your league and the Champion’s League.  Like, if Chelsea won the [...]

Mourinho To Real?

I hate job-hoppers.  Larry Brown does it too.  Hey, I just did something good–ok, bye.  So, Jose Mourinho just won the Champion’s League in Milan and Inter is probably looking for a new coach.  Why?  Basically, I have no freaking idea.Mourinho speaks in riddles–which makes him a great motivator–but it makes it hard to know [...]

Ribery Re-Signs

Bayern and Franck Ribery have come to terms on a new contract after Munich lost the Champion’s League Final to Inter on Saturday.  The word was that he would leave Munich this summer, but now a new 5-year deal keeps him in place.  I guess this means that the allegations of Ribery being a client [...]

Who Wins The Champion’s League?

Well, the funny part of this is that I’ve been on both sides of the fence during the Champion’s League and I certainly would not have picked either one of these clubs to be here–but here they are!Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho are both incredible motivational coaches who have nothing you can say negative [...]

Ladies and Gentlemen–your odds-on favorite to win the Spanish Primera Division and the Champion’s League next year–Barcelona!I just wrote about their desire to sign David Villa and now he has been signed.  I know that Barca was moving fast–but I didn’t know they moved that fast!Villa signed a 4-year contract for 34.2 million Euros.  That’s [...]

Barca Eyeing Villa and Fabregas

Barcelona doesn’t waste much time–do they?  They’ve already won La Liga and after scoring a record 99 points on the table they are looking to upgrade an EXTREMELY good team for next season.Well, how do you improve on near perfection in Spain?  Grab some more Spaniards.  Namely David Villa and Cesc Fabregas.  The duo of [...]