SSN is a digest of the day's soccer/football/futbol articles with a focus on the top European leagues and the United States National Team. Below, you’ll find links to articles and video, as well as additional features and commentary. We locate the top news of the day so you can stay updated with ease.
Hello. It's a fatigued Monday as we attempt to get SSN Headquarters up and running again. We made an extra-strong pot of coffee so hopefully that'll do the trick. Both the Merseyside Derby and the North London Derby finished 1-1. Rooney rolled back the clock and reverted to his old form and got a straight red. Barcelona scored six goals. Schalke upset Borussia Dortmund 2-1. More stuff happened. Let's start in the EPL:
No big surprises in Spain over the weekend. Barca, Real, and Atlético all won with relative ease. Here are Five Things We Learned...and a wee review. More tomorrow with the Scribes.
Some odd stuff in Italy, though. Inter were crap against bottom-side Cagliari, and Milan could only draw with Cesena. Meanwhile, Sampdoria defeated crosstown rivals Genoa, and Juventus and Roma cruised. Here's a look...and here's a wrap!
Back in the States, the assGalaxy destroyed Red Bull to remain at the top of Jeff Carlisle's Power Rankings. And here are Five Things We Learned, among them that Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones enjoyed their weekends.
There is Monday Night Football tonight, and all eyes are on Alan Pardew as he takes Newcastle to Stoke. If Newcastle lose, will Pardew have a job? Here's a preview.