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Weekend Recap: May 14-15

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ENGLAND Manchester United clinched their 19th Premier League title with a draw against Blackburn Rovers while Aston Villa came away from the Emirates Stadium with a victory over Arsenal. Chelsea were also unable to get a victory at home against Newcastle United, they had to be content with a 2-2 draw. West Ham United was […]

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  ENGLAND LIVERPOOL V. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (SUNDAY at 11:00 am) King Kenny has truly returned to Anfield, at least for the next three years or so. The manager was given a richly deserved contract extension for his excellent work with Liverpool. Dalglish has been so good he even has Maxi Rodriguez scoring goals for the […]

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Are Creative Players Doomed in MLS?

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In the past few weeks Major League Soccer has seen some of its brightest stars fall victim to tragic injuries. I can’t recall ever seeing a league’s best players get hurt so brutally in such a short time span. With Javier Morales (MLS Best XI last year), Steve Zakuani (one of the best wingers in […]

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Weekend Recap: May 7-9

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ENGLAND The Premier League title is all but decided after Manchester United dispatched Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday. Chelsea was down 2-0 quickly and truthfully they never really looked threatening. Arsenal capped off the red half of Manchester’s weekend by losing to Stoke 3-1. Liverpool continued to go from strength to strength as […]

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Matches To Watch: May 7-8

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Sorry everybody for such a long silence on the site. I’ve been finishing up finals and just haven’t been able to devote enough time to write anything coherent on here. From now on I’ll be posting much more regularly and I would love for any readers to comment on what I’m writing or just email […]

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SCHALKE 04 V. MANCHESTER UNITED Schalke ruined their semi-finals debut with one of the worst tactics I have seen in some time. Playing all eleven players behind the ball at home after twenty minutes has to be by design and it sends a message to the viewer that Schalke did not believe they could win […]

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The Issues of MLS Officiating

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    The past few weeks a lot has been made about the officiating in Major League Soccer. In 110 matches there have 22 Red Cards issued by MLS officials. That translates to one every five matches. That is not really a ridiculous number in itself so it seems that maybe there has been some […]

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Matches To Watch: April 23-24

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ENGLAND MANCHESTER UNITED V. EVERTON (SATURDAY AT 7:45 ON ESPN2 AND ESPN3) Everton have given Manchester United trouble in the past few years, including a memorable win last year. The Toffees have quietly moved up the table and are pushing for the final Europa League place despite their struggles in front of goal this year. […]

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The Weekend Recap: April 15-18

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ENGLAND Most of the attention was on the FA Cup Semi-Finals this past weekend. In a special edition of the Manchester derby City put in a great second half performance to win 1-0 over Manchester United. Yaya Toure scored with a wonderful solo effort and Paul Scholes saw red for a vicious tackle on City’s […]

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Weekend Recap: April 7-10

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ENGLAND Manchester United maintained their lead at the top of the table with a comfortable win at home to Fulham, Nani looked especially dangerous, and Antonio Valencia scored. Chelsea limped to a 1-0 win over Wigan, while Tottenham survived a scare from Stoke City to get all points in a 3-2 victory. Arsenal played well […]

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