Monday, August 31, 2015

Transfer Deadline Day, Palace Beat Chelsea, Roma Beat Juventus, Swansea Defeat Manchester United, West Ham Win At Anfield, De Gea to Real Madrid

What is up, party people?! We've got loads of stuff to address today, including several shocking results and the end (finally) of the silly season. De Gea, Draxler, Pogba, Lamela, Chicharito, Martial, Borini, Stones, Austin, Januzaj. As noted in the subject line above, Chelsea's season continues to sputter, Liverpool lost at home to West Ham for the first time since the Oliver Cromwell administration, defending champs Juventus have lost consecutive matches to open a campaign for the first time since, well, the Cromwell Administration, and Swansea made LVG and Giggsy look awkward yet again. Let's roll, beginning in England and Wales...

Peter Berlin: Premier League Notes
Chelsea 1 - 2 Crystal Palace: Dominic Fifield at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 1 - 2 Crystal Palace: Three Thoughts
Manchester City 2 - 0 Watford: Jamie Jackson at Etihad Stadium
Swansea City 2 - 1 Manchester United: Stuart James at the Liberty Stadium
Liverpool 0 - 3 West Ham: Andy Hunter at Anfield
Liverpool 0 - 3 West Ham: Three Thoughts

Down in Spain, Real Madrid rocked Real Betis, Eibar beat neighbors Bilbao, and Barcelona edged Malaga thanks to a goal from Messi Suarez Neymar Thomas Vermaelen (?!). Here's a Weekend Review. More on La Liga mañana con El Sid. In Serie A, besides the Roma/Juve clash, Inter beat new-boys Carpi, Sampdoria and Napoli drew, Chievo crushed Lazio, and Milan beat Empoli. Here's a Weekend Review. More on the Italian scene domani con Paolo.

They're playing footie Stateside, don't you know? Here are Five Things We Learned in Major League Soccer this weekend, along with a Recap. Highlights? Here.

That big USA/Mexico match is coming up in October. It'll be at the Rose Bowl. Grant Wahl has an interesting article about it here.

Russia 2018. Shitshow. SPECTRE FIFA. Alec Luhn reports from St. Petersburg.

And about a Gareth Bale goal?



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