OK! Apologies, but with the Internationals taking over we decided to take our own little break and close SSN Headquarters for a few days. We're back, however, and ready to roll. We should get caught up on all those Euros trying to make it to UEFA's big showcase next summer in France. Here's your lot:
The U.S. Men are in action tonight. It's only a friendly, but it is Brazil so you might want to give it a look. Plus, the Yanks need to get their act together ahead of next month's clash with Mexico. It'll go down at the Big Razor in Foxboro at 8:00 p.m. EDT. U.S. TV is ESPN. Jeff Carlisle says Jermaine Jones is ready!
Dood! Didn't take Didier Drogba long to get going in MLS, did it? Hat-trick! Here are Five Things We Learned in Major League Soccer over the weekend.
Podcast! This week it's...On today's Football Weekly, AC Jimbo welcomes Jonathan Wilson, Barry Glendenning and Ian McCourt to the pod to help liven up the discussion of the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Wales need a point to finalise their booking at a 5 star French hotel, but Holland look to have blown it after they lost against Iceland - officially the smallest nation to qualify for a European Championships - and Turkey. What's gone wrong with the Dutch? Our friend Michiel Jongsma explains. There's plenty of other chat about the exploits of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Mighty England, and – perhaps most excitingly – we give you the skinny on Albania, up to 25th in the Fifa world rankings, and on the brink of qualification. And that's about it. But then, it is international week...
It is Tuesday and that means it's time for Marcotti's Musings! This week, Gab is gabbing about Rooney's stellar record, Iceland make history, Arsenal's regret, and more.
SSN Regulars will know that we love us some St. Pauli. Uli Hesse has a great piece about our favorite German club in that great magazine Eight By Eight. Check it.
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