Saturday, June 09, 2007
Forget Beckham, Ruud is the Real deal
Friday, June 08, 2007
The Deuce Strikes to give U.S. victory in Gold Cup...yeah dogg!
Next match for the USA is Saturday at 5 pm EDT versus Trinidad -- live on Fox Soccer Channel.
Jen Chang's Take:
Thursday, June 07, 2007
The next time that Pele says something stupid like, "I expect England to do very well in this tournament" and you find yourself scratching your head, take a moment to remember why people listen in the first place. Especially amazing is the section in the middle which is a highlight reel of him suffering brutal fouls.
USA vs. Guatemala: Preview
Richard Williams: David Beckham's presence in the autumn is mandatory if England are to reach Euro 2008.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tied on points, but ahead on a better head-to-head record, Madrid go into the game knowing that a win away against Zaragoza, coupled with a Barcelona defeat to UEFA Cup finalists Espanyol, will secure them the title.
It's difficult to gauge how soon my fingers will get itchy for the remote control tonight. Tim Walker Texas Ranger is on at 7 and Ghostbusters 2 at 7.30, so I'm thinking it'll be under 10 minutes.
Victory is everything for McClaren's England
Estonia's English inspiration warns of trouble in Tallinn
Alan Smith: Lampard is not the weakest link
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Per usual, thanks go to Arseblog for this bit of information and photograph.
I suppose it could be worse but I gotta say that I'm not a big fan. It looks to have a quality on par with my five-year-old nephew's kit. At least they made the socks long enough for Thierry to continue to sport his over-the-knee look. -Sanford
I think it's pretty nice. Certainly better than the past away kits below. - Alec
I have a question for Dunga: Will the real Brazil please stand up?
At Wembley on Friday, in front of nearly 90,000 expectant fans and a global audience, the most famous football nation on earth gave yet another performance which belies their status as the guardians of the beautiful game.
Milan put Henry on their wish list
Rosicky: We must keep Henry
How fucking dumb is UEFA? Regardless of the actions of any team's fans, good or bad, implying there's some type of league of evil soccer fans with one team at its head is not exactly what you want from a governing body. Doing so tends to lead to shit like this:
Gerrard defends Liverpool fans
Gaillard is a clown, rails Hicks
Check out Gabriele Marcotti's excellent article for a bit of perspective...
Law-abiding fans paying the price for Anfield’s huge ticketless army
Viduka plans for Newcastle switch
Wigan sign Bramble and Sibierski
Alves bidding begins
Bayern close in on Ribery
Hammers to join Barton chase
Monday, June 04, 2007
Jonathan Wilson: Goalscorers may be a dying breed but Eduardo da Silva's killer instinct has driven Slaven Bilic's side within striking distance of Euro 2008.
Scandinavian press in uproar after pitch invasion:
Poulsen contrite after Sweden mayhem:
The most excitement had to have been in Copenhagen where Denmark came back from three goals down only for a Christian Paulsen punch-fest to gift Sweden a penalty in the final minutes. It was never taken, however, as a Danish fan tried to attack the ref and the match was abandoned...
Youth Serves United States:
MAN OF THE MATCH: David Beckham. You can't keep a good man down and Beckham was all over the pitch, causing the Brazilian defence constant woe. His trademark free-kicks were full of quality and he has surely earned himself a place in the Euro 2008 squad (qualification allowing) with this performance. Spare a thought for Steven Gerrard though, who was the actual MOTM and had to drag Frank Lampard around the pitch until the 88th minute saw the Chelsea man was replaced.