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Fabio Capello isn’t playing around.  He knows that the players for his 2010 World Cup club are all playing very hard right now in the EPL and I guess he wants to make sure they still work before he names a 30-man roster by next Tuesday. I guess it would be one thing to just [...]

Crew Keep Banging Out Wins

The Columbus Crew keep winning even it isn’t the nicest looking Soccer you’ve ever seen.  In finding this story I was quite pleased to find that the Crew has the attitude that ALL professional sports teams should–Cristiano Ronaldo, take notes. They play extremely tough–Danny O’Rourke already has two red cards this season–but they take that [...]

Herrrrrrrre’s Buddle–Again

Edson Buddle is here to stay after a wonderful performance against the Expansion Union of Philadelphia.  I can honestly say that I didn’t see this coming, but I am pleasantly surprised at how wonderfully this dude is playing for a Galaxy team that looked to be dead-in-the-water because of the loss of David Beckham. I [...]

Real Still Oh-So Close

Real Madrid must like near-coronaries because they needed a last minute shot from Cristiano Ronaldo to defeat Osasuna 3-2.The problem with this–for me–is that they gave two goals to Osasuna.  I’m not sure how they expect to keep pace with Barca for two more weeks giving goals to inferior teams.  They only have two matches [...]

Bayern Munich has the Champs League final on May 22nd–and they are about to play it without Franck Ribery.  Ribery was shown a red card right out of the ref’s pocket after a nasty tackle against Lyon. Now, let me make something perfectly clear–you cannot actually get a red card for tackling someone–it’s impossible.  In [...]

Inter and Bayern Munich will meet to decide the Champion’s League title on Saturday May 22nd and in that match there will no worries about aggregate scoring.  No worries about winning the 2nd leg and still losing the pair.  No worries about how this impacts a club season.  Just Bayern and Inter.  Nothing more–nothing less. [...]

Arsene Wenger is determined to sign players in the summer, but he is not going to go for broke on players who show out in the World Cup. He seems to think that there will be a run on top talent after the World Cup when certain players play better than normal.  I’m interested at [...]

Champs Final Is Battle Of Talking Heads

Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal will field Inter Milan and Bayern Munich for the Champion’s League final after Inter beat Barca on aggregate scoring to advance to the final. My theory of “machismo” impacting Soccer players’ performance is coming more and more to fruition everyday and now we have two big talkers in the [...]

Bayern Moves On And Barca Has Issues

A new final is almost here and it’s getting intense. Bayern Munich defeated Lyon 3-0 after Ivica Olic scored a hat-trick and the Germans are headed to the Champion’s League Final.  I am so glad I was right about Louis Van Gaal and his motivational tactics–which I’m sure he’ll keep up going into the Final.  [...]

Real Madrid Has Another Unhappy Customer

Cristoph Metzelder hasn’t had the best tenure in Madrid as the defender has rarely since signing out of the Bundesliga a few years ago.  Some people have called him an “out of favor defender”, but I think he’s just a casualty of Real Madrid’s desire to win everything over with money and “talent”.We can only [...]