Monthly Archives: February 2008

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

To call last weekend a bad one for American soccer plays in Europe would be an understatement. Fulham lost again, as did Reading. Michael Bradley’s Heerenveen blew a late lead and fell to sixth place in the Eredivisie after being … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 39 Comments

Monday Morning Center Back: A rough weekend to be a referee

Good morning folks. It was an emotional weekend in the soccer world. From triumphs like Tottenham’s Carling Cup win, to tragedy like Eduardo DaSilva’s career-threatening leg injury. From an overzealous goalkeeper striking a referee (and I use the term ‘striking’ … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 24 Comments

A Blast from the Past

So it was a lazy Sunday night and the viewing options were aplenty. There are the Oscars (yawn), The Wire (my favorite TV show, bar none, but one I watched later on via TIVO) and a rerun of a Chris … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, Soccer on TV | 18 Comments

Tottenham wins Carling Cup

Defender Jonathan Woodgate’s header in overtime helped give Tottenham a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the Carling Cup final on Sunday. Chelsea opened the scoring with a Didier Drogba strike in the 39th minute but Tottenham equalized in the 70th … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 22 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your running commentary

Good morning all. There will be plenty of action today, including a match with a trophy on the line and some key matches in Spain and Italy. The Chelsea-Tottenham Carling Cup final is the match of the day and hopefully … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 44 Comments

Man U romps, closes gap on Arsenal

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney combined for four goals to lead Manchester United to a 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle United, helping Man U close the gap on Arsenal to three points. Manchester United dominated the Magpies from start to finish … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 16 Comments

Fulham’s slide toward relegation continues

A fluky, and some would say illegal, goal by West Ham midfielder Nolberto Solano in the 87th minute gave West Ham a 1-0 win against Fulham and pushed the Cottagers ever closer to the inevitability of relegation. Fulham is now … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 40 Comments

Bad tackle breaks Eduardo’s leg, ends his season and could jeopardize his career

Arsenal forward Eduardo Da Silva had his left leg broken after a terrible tackle by Birmingham’s Martin Taylor in Saturday’s match between the two. The match ended tied 2-2. Taylor delivered a sliding, studs up tackle at Eduardo’s left leg … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 49 Comments