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45 posts from July 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MLS All-Stars vs. Man U tonight!

Get your soccer fix...MLS All-Stars take on Manchester United (albeit a watered-down version)...read more here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Best PK ever? Take a look!

In case you haven't seen it yet,here's a VERY slick PK....You impressed??

Poll: Do MLS friendly wins over EPL matter?

Are MLS friendly wins over ManU and Man City signifcant?
No, meaningless preseason games for EPL clubs.
Yes, shows MLS can compete with EPL clubs.
pollcode.com free polls

MLS over Man U and Man City!

I'm baaaaaaaaack! Took a few weeks off to breathe (and go on safari!) after the World Cup -- will post a few photos -- but now it's time to keep things going here on the soccer blog. Just because the World Cup is over doesn't mean the fun is over...MLS going on, European and South American leagues will be starting soon, Champions League ,etc..

Did you see that the NY Red Bulls beat Manchester City 2-1? And Kansas City, in front of 52,000 fans at Arrowhead Stadium, knocked off Man U 2-1 despite being down a man for the majority of the game? Does this mean anything? Can we deduce anything from those results? Tell us what you think. I will post a poll asking the same question.

In other MLS news, Thierry Henry, he of the infamous handball, is now playing for the Red Bulls. And there are rumors that Ronaldinho could wind up with the LA Galaxy. You think MLS will benefit from the World Cup buzz that overtook the USA this summer? Share your thoughts.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Final musing on this World Cup...

Here is a look back at a month's worth of World Cup memories..the good, the bad, the ugly...

Final game story...

Here is myfinal game story on the Spain win...

Sunday, July 11, 2010


116 minutes of scoreless soccer..finally, Iniesta scores, Spain takes 1-0 lead...they just need to hang on a few more minutes. Spanish fans going wild.

105 minutes..still nil-nil!

So, here we are, 105 minutes into this World Cup final, and still no score! Lots of fouls and stoppages, but no  goals. Many chances -- more  for Spain than Holland -- but neither team able to clinch it...stay tuned...

Two of the previous four World Cups have been decided by PKs..1994 (Brazil over Italy) and 1998 (Italy over France)

0-0 halftime...

Spain 0, Netherlands 0. Yellow cards 5!

Teams canceling each other out...Dutch playing very physical, Spain doing a lot of passing. Game crying out for a goal

First foul...

..committed by a crazy fan, who ran onto the field before the game, covered the golden World Cup tophy with a red cap and apparently planned to steal the trophy before eight security guards grabbed ahold of him and carried him off the field. Here's a photo from Reuters...