Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aleksandar Holiga on Davor Suker, Sid Lowe in Spain, Minnesota United, Podcast, Kaká, Juan Mata, Major League Soccer

Milan fans are not pleased with Berlusconi...

What is up? A very pleasant Tuesday to you and yours. We're going straight to the Twin Cities this morning where it is expected that the announcement will be made to tell The World that Minnesota United FC will become the newest Major League Soccer member.

Speaking of The World, it's Tuesday and that means it's time for Scribes!

Where? Germany. Who? Raphael Honigstein. What? Could Lucien Favre be Pep Guardiola’s future Bayern replacement?

Where? South America. Who? Tim Vickery. What? The man who took the No. 10 shirt off Lionel Messi

Where? Spain. Who? Guillem Balague. What? Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have weaknesses

Where? Croatia. Who? Aleksandar Holiga. What? Davor Suker: is he doing more for himself than for Croatian football?

Marcotti's Musings, people! Gab's gotta gab. Today he's got...Barcelona claim Clasico points; Man United see off Gerrard and Liverpool. Solid.

Podcast! On today's Football Weekly, AC Jimbo is joined by the motley crew - but not the Mötley Crüe - of Jacob Steinberg, John Ashdown and Gregg Bakowski to look back on a stonking weekend in the wide world of football. We start at Anfield, where Louis Van Gaal - and Steven Gerrard - out-tactic-ed Brendan Rodgers to give Manchester United the win and put breathing space between themselves and Liverpool. After analysing the rest of the action in the Premier League, we dial up Sid Lowe to get the skinny on Barcelona's victory over Real Madrid. Finally, we celebrate Bristol City's Wembley triumph, get up to speed with the Championship promotion picture, and even have a (moderately informed) word about Scottish football.

We're entering a period of international football. The doldrums. In Irons. This article might cheer you up. Maybe.

Juan Mata. What's the deal? Why did it take this long for him to get some playing time at United? And why was he dropped at Chelsea? Barney Ronay takes a look at the little maestro.

With all the hoopla surrounding NYCFCYFCYC's genesis, it's easy to forget that other "New York" team that plays down in Harrison, NJ. Apparently, that's fine with them. Want more Major League Soccer? Good, because we've got it. Here's a Weekend Review (of sorts) and here's an article from Jeff Carlisle on the Earthquakes long journey to their brand spanking new stadium and here's an interview with Kaká. Phew!

And finally...how about a European Team of the Week? Nice, right?



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