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Real Salt Lake Is For Real


Perhaps lost a bit in the return of the Champions League in Europe last week was the historic result achieved by MLS side Real Salt Lake in the CONCACAF Champions League. No MLS side had made it to the finals of the competition since its new format was adopted and in doing so the club […]

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Matches To Watch: April 8-11

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ENGLAND LIVERPOOL V. MANCHESTER CITY (MONDAY AT 3:00 ET ON ESPN2 AND ESPN 3) Liverpool are limping into this match a little bit after a setback against Roy Hodgson’s West Bromwich Albion last weekend. However, the partnership between Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll looks to have some promise and the team has certainly come a […]

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Champions League Knee Jerk Reactions, Part Two

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CHELSEA V. MANCHESTER UNITED Chelsea never really looked like scoring in a game that featured two teams afraid to take a big risk in a first leg match. United were content to let Chelsea have the ball mostly because they knew Chelsea did not have the ability to create chances with it. The tactical move […]

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Knee Jerk Reactions to the Champions League Quarters Pt. 1

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Apologies for not getting the Champions League Quarter-Final previews out in time, unforeseen circumstances (a lot of schoolwork) contributed to me being late. Therefore, for this round I’m going to give my immediate reactions to the matches. I’ll give a short recap of what happened in the game and pick a player, or players, of […]

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Monday Morning Manager: April 2-3

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ENGLAND A weekend full of goals in England’s top league ended with Manchester United firmly in the pole position with the finish line in sight in the race for the title. Thanks to a Wayne Rooney hat trick, United came back from two goals down to beat West Ham United. The win was slightly marred […]

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Matches To Watch: April 2-3

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ENGLAND EVERTON V. ASTON VILLA (SATURDAY AT 10:00) On paper, this might not look like a mouth-watering contest but Everton have quietly put together another impressive campaign while the Villains have two English players coming off a nice international break in Darren Bent and Ashley Cole. Everton have been hit with the news that Louis […]

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Weekend Recap: March 25-27

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EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS Spain went down a goal to the Czech Republic in Madrid, but were able to battle back with two goals from Spain’s all-time leading scorer David Villa. Italy also struggled in Slovenia but were able to finally find a breakthrough courtesy of Thiago Motta. France were comfortable beating Luxembourg 2-0, while the Netherlands […]

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Matches on ESPN’s Family of Networks This Weekend


Friday, Mar. 25 03:10 PM Euro 2012 Qualifiers Serbia vs. Northern Ireland 03:30 PM Euro 2012 Qualifiers Austria vs. Belgium 03:30 PM Euro 2012 Qualifiers Hungary vs. Netherlands 03:45 PM Euro 2012 Qualifiers Slovenia vs. Italy 04:00 PM Euro 2012 Qualifiers Luxembourg vs. France 05:00 PM Euro 2012 Qualifiers Spain vs. Czech Republic Saturday, Mar. […]

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Matches To Watch: International Edition


ENGLAND V. WALES (EURO 2012 QUALIFIER 11:00 ET ON SATURDAY) A home nations encounter is one of the highlights of a weekend of international fixtures. English defenders will be happy to hear that Gareth Bale has been held out of the Welsh squad and that means that there is little chance that the Welsh will […]

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No Games In Spain, No News On The Plains Or The Rain

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In a story that surfaced earlier this week in several news outlets, it was revealed that Spain’s premier division, Liga BBVA, would be postponing their next scheduled round. With the break in most leagues’ schedules due to a FIFA international date coming this weekend the story has not been given the full attention I feel […]

Posted in La Liga | 3,079 Comments

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