9:30 AM Mexico vs. Senegal
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Friday -- Women's Quarterfinals
7:00 AM Sweden vs. France
9:30 AM United States vs. New Zealand
12:00 PM Brazil vs. Japan
2:30 PM United Kingdom vs. Canada
Saturday -- Men's Quarterfinals
7:00 AM Japan vs. Egypt
9:30 AM Mexico vs. Senegal
9:30 AM Mexico vs. Senegal
12:00 PM Brazil vs. Honduras
2:30 PM United Kingdom vs. South Korea
Posted by The Editor at 10:36 AM
So Thierry Henry has come out and said that while he'd love it if Robin van Persie stuck around at the Emirates, he is confident the club can cope with his departure.
What else is he supposed to say? Go all Chicken Little and warn of falling skies over Goonerland?
Henry sums up the way many Arsenal fans (and manager Arsene Wenger himself) view Van Persie. He's an important asset, but not one who is worth keeping at any price. Where folks might differ is what value to put on his head.
With this in mind, how about a cost benefit analysis among those reportedly chasing Van Persie?
Between the league's bevy of new big-name additions and some questionable in-game personnel moves, here is a look back at Week 21 in MLS:
Team of the Week
Goalkeeper: Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
Defenders: Danny Califf (Chivas USA), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Boswell (Houston Dynamo)
Midfielders: Felipe (Montreal Impact), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders), Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Forwards: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Posted by The Editor at 10:25 AM
Great Britain 1 - 0 Uruguay
Henry Winter at the Millennium Stadium
Paul Fletcher at the Millennium Stadium
Daniel Taylor at the Millennium Stadium
John Brewin at the Millennium Stadium
Brazil 3 - 0 New Zealand
Luke Edwards at St. James's Park
Paul Fletcher: Luis Suarez's dejection and Great Britain's elation shows that Olympic football matters
Amy Lawrence: Barracking of Luis Suárez goes against the Olympic spirit
Luis Suárez: Fans lack respect
Posted by The Editor at 10:21 AM
Kuala Lumpur’s vast Bukit Jalil Stadium stood up, removed his jacket – not that he needed one in such sticky, humid conditions – and proudly pointed to his counterfeit Manchester United shirt.
Posted by The Editor at 10:06 AM
There is no guarantee this magnificent footballer will campaign against abuses by police and problems within the judiciary.
Posted by The Editor at 10:02 AM
The former Brazil and Real Madrid full-back Roberto Carlos has officially ended his playing career, the Anzhi Makhachkala player confirmed on Wednesday.
The 2002 World Cup winner, who joined the wealthy Russian club in February 2011, has not played since being taken off the team's squad in March.
Posted by The Editor at 10:00 AM
sides to have claimed glory after winning promotion.
Posted by The Editor at 9:54 AM
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Olympic football may not be the main event of the Olympic Games but those teams taking part have an excellent opportunity to try things out as they prepare for the next World Cup.
What made this match especially interesting was that Belarus took the lead, scoring a beautifully worked goal on almost the first occasion they crossed the halfway line. The true test of a team is always when they go a goal down. How would Brazil respond?
Posted by The Editor at 10:07 AM
largely been overshadowed by the public debate of whether you are on #TeamSolo or #TeamChastain.
Posted by The Editor at 9:57 AM
The United States clinched top spot in Group G with a 1-0 defeat of North Korea at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Abby Wambach continued her impressive form in women's Olympic Soccer, scoring in each match of the group stage by providing the lone goal in Manchester. Finishing as Group G winners, the U.S. advances to the quarterfinals where it will play New Zealand, which finished third in Group E with a 3-1 defeat of Cameroon on Tuesday.
United States 1 - 0 North Korea
Jeff Carlisle: U.S. Women still perfect
Grant Wahl: U.S.-North Korea match headlines historic day for women's soccer
Great Britain 1 - 0 Brazil
Simon Hattenstone at Wembley
Paul Fletcher at Wembley
Posted by The Editor at 9:42 AM
in a move that will further enrage the club's fans. The changes – almost certainly designed to protect the Glazers' control of the club if the family cashes in further shares – is revealed in regulatory documents published as part of the club's planned flotation in New York. The float stands to net the Glazers around $150m (£96m), despite previous assurances that proceeds would go towards paying down the club's debt.
Richard Jolly: Manchester United IPO - Q&A
Posted by The Editor at 9:22 AM
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tottenham's Gareth Bale calls Liverpool's Charlie Adam 'a coward' after injury threatens his start to season
Tottenham's pre-season friendly in the United States has turned nasty, with Gareth Bale launching a scathing post-match attack on Liverpool's Charlie Adam.
Posted by The Editor at 10:33 AM
Metropolitan police lost a set of internal keys.
9:30 AM Women Group F Games Japan v South Africa
9:30 AM Women Group F Games Canada v Sweden
12:15 PM Women Group G Games North Korea v United States
12:15 PM Women Group G Games Colombia v France
2:45 PM Women Group E Games Cameroon v New Zealand
2:45 PM Women Group E Games Brazil v Great Britain
9:30 AM Men Group C Games Brazil v New Zealand
9:30 AM Men Group C Games Belarus v Egypt
12:00 PM Men Group B Games Mexico v Switzerland
12:00 PM Men Group B Games Gabon v South Korea
12:00 PM Men Group D Games Honduras v Japan
12:00 PM Men Group D Games Spain v Morocco
2:45 PM Men Group A Games Senegal v United Arab Emirates
2:45 PM Men Group A Games Great Britain v Uruguay
Posted by The Editor at 10:27 AM
Hope Solo met with the coach and captains of the U.S. women's soccer team Sunday to discuss her latest outburst of candor, a Twitter rant that did no good for the image of the squad and distracted from preparations for the upcoming game against North Korea in the Olympic tournament. Coach Pia Sundhage said Solo will not be disciplined for the series of tweets that criticized former U.S. player Brandi Chastain's commentary during the NBC broadcast of the Americans' 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday.
Posted by The Editor at 10:15 AM
Abby Wambach lay on her stomach, kicking the turf in pain from a freshly minted black eye. Had she been somewhere other than a soccer field, she might have responded differently to her aggressor. Instead, she merely broke the U.S. women's soccer record for goals at the Olympics. Wambach's second-half goal put her atop the all-time list Saturday as the Americans dominated feisty Colombia 3-0, guaranteeing a spot in the quarterfinals of the London Games soccer tournament.
Grant Wahl: Wambach bruised, closing in on history as U.S. beats Colombia
Posted by The Editor at 10:09 AM
Spain 0 - 1 Honduras
Great Britain 3 - 1 UAE
Brazil 3 - 1 Belarus
Senegal 2 - 0 Uruguay
Posted by The Editor at 10:01 AM
Off the Ball never rests in its mission to scratch around the underbelly of professional football to find the most bizarre, humorous and inexplicable stories. This week, AC Milan fans hold a mock funeral to mark the death of the club, Tom Hanks' life is incomplete without Aston Villa, Adelaide United announce a new signing that doesn't exist and North Korea don't like the South Korean flag very much, plus a tribute to Pippo Inzaghi, who hangs up his boots.
Posted by The Editor at 9:39 AM