Monday, October 28, 2013

El Clásico, Hart Howler, Howard Heroics, Red Bulls, Michael Bradley's Back, Pato?

Monday Morning. Let's do this. We went into the weekend talking Clásico, so that's how we'll exit the weekend. Barcelona won the thing 2-1, albeit not without controversy. What a surprise. There are Three Thoughts here, along with some nice gifs of the Ronaldo no-call and Sanchez's dirty chip. La Liga expert Guillem Balague takes a detailed look at the match here. And we are honored to present you with Player Ratings. Ten keys to the win for Barcelona? Right.

But who won the Clash of the WAGs?
Over in England, Joe Hart goofed yet again to gift The Special One and his Blues a win over The Blues. The other Blues. Torres continued to improve, Aguero continued to score, and Mourinho continued to try to hog the spotlight, this time by hopping into the stands and kissing some dude. Here's the howler followed by the celebration. Meanwhile, according to John Crace, Tottenham fans had every right to boo another no-show at White Hart Lane, although their side did get all three points in the end. Arsenal stayed top despite playing with 10 men, Sunderland and a strong Yank Abroad Jozy Altidore defeated Newcastle, Yank Abroad Tim Howard saved a penalty and Everton won at Villa, Manchester United came back to win a thriller over Stoke, and Suarez scored three to lead Liverpool. Hit these, yo:

Check out this pretty great little vid from the traveling fans at Villa Park as Yank Abroad Timmy Howard saved Benteke's penalty:

There were some of us here at SSN Headquarters who were concerned about Michael Bradley. Dude got hurt and his absence from the Roma squad coincided with the surge to the top of the table by i Giallorossi. Not to worry! Bradley got a chance yesterday and took it well, netting the winning goal for Roma against Udinese. Here's everything you need to know. And this is good, too. More from Paolo domani.

Goal For Roma. Number 4. Michael Bradley.
This weekend was the final in Major League Soccer's regular season. The New York Red Bulls defeated the Chicago Fire and claimed the Supporters' Shield with the best record. Here's how the weekend went down.

Remember Alex Pato? He was supposed to be Brazil's next big thing. He was not. He's still only 24 but his Milan days seem years away. He had a weekend to forget.

'Til Tuesday.


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