Tuesday, September 10, 2013

USA vs. Mexico, England vs. Ukraine, Blatter Idiotic, Vickery on Chile & Maicon, 100 Years of Highbury

Hey folks. Yes, it's that time of year again. The time of year when we actually give a shit about Columbus, Ohio. Why, you ask? Why would we care about such a boring town in the middle of such a boring state? Because the United States will play an important match against their enemies in said city this evening. It's USA vs. Mexico on The Road to Brazil. Mexico is in turmoil, but the U.S. are suffering from injuries and suspensions. The Bleacher Report has a look at Five Great USA vs. Mexico matches here. Grant Wahl chats with Timmy Howard here. Jeff Carlisle says there's not much between the two sides here. And The Shin Guardian has a preview here. The match can be viewed in the United States this evening on ESPN at 8pm EDT. It should be fun.

OK. What else is going on? Well, other nations are trying to get to Brazil, as well. England, for instance. The lads are in Kiev (pronounced: KEEEEEEEV) and according to Daniel Taylor, Woy is feeling the pressure.
Uhh, sorry Little Pea, but you'd get your ass kicked. Just saying....
Here are some other matches of note taking place across Europe this afternoon.

Gianluigi Buffon. SSN's favorite Alice Cooper look-a-like. He'll equal Fabio Cannavaro's appearance record for Italy tonight but apparently there was a time when he did not want to get out of his car at the training ground. By the way, Italy could qualify for Brazil tonight. As well as... 

Let's not forget about South America. Here's the current situation down there where the big match sees Colombia travel to Montevideo to face Uruguay.

On to our favorite buffoon, Sepp Blatter! Sepp is an idiot. But, you knew that.

Back to Brazil for a second. Maicon was good in Serie A. Maicon was shit for City. Maicon returned to Serie A. Maicon is good again. Maicon can play for Brazil again. Tim Vickery reports. Tim Vickery is busy! He's busy with Chile. They're entertaining, so says he.

The majority of SSN staff happen to be Arsenal supporters. That's fine. We try to keep things relatively neutral -- there are plenty of Arsenal blogs out there to enjoy, after all. Occasionally, however, something comes along that we need to spotlight. Highbury is 100 Years Old. 442 put together a fabulous collection of photographs in honor of the Centenary. Enjoy.

SSN's Editor was lucky enough to be in the stands the day this photo was taken: March 31, 2001. Goals from Pires and Henry won the North London Derby on the day Spurs introduced Glenn Hoddle as their new manager. A wonderful tribute to David Rocastle who had passed away that morning made the match one for the ages.

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