Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bale Breaks Duck, League Cup, Golden Balls in Miami

Whoa Nellie! Let's start in Spain where the midweek action provided quite the fun. Gareth Bale got off the mark with two goals (yes, he did the stupid "heart" thing with his hands), Ronny had three, and Real Madrid whupped Sevilla 7-3. Don't you know Sid Lowe was there and had this to say. Not pleased with just a match report, El Sid also filed a complete roundup. Tite!

There was action in Serie A, too. Napoli won at Fiorentina to cut the gap at the top to two (Roma in action tonight) and Milan and Lazio drew at the San Siro. Here's a recap of the Wednesday action.
All set to support Beckham FC

Stateside we've got a few issues to tackle. David Beckham made a move down in Miami. Golden Balls is going to set up an MLS team and he wants to do it in the Sunshine State. And he wants Brooklyn to play for his team.

Elsewhere in MLS, the playoffs are set after Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson led Seattle to a wildcard win over Colorado. Their next opponent? Portland. Look out! Lattes and espresso for the first 10,000 fans.

In League Cup action in England, Elderly Yank Abroad Brad Friedel went from villain to hero as Tottenham ousted Hull City on penalties. In the evening's other match, Manchester City needed extra time to see off Newcastle.

Here's your draw for the Quarterfinal Round:
Leicester v Manchester City
Stoke v Manchester United
Sunderland/Southampton v Chelsea
Tottenham v West Ham

Speaking of Spurs, they're planning a new stadium. And some of their neighbors aren't terribly pleased with the plans.

From Tottenham to Arsenal, now, and Dennis Bergkamp has a book out. Tom Sweetman quite likes it, apparently. Read.

Have at it.



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