Chelsea easily open with win at Burnley

Published 8/18/2014 in EPL

Chelsea were nice enough to let Burnley have a bit of belief as they marked their return to the English Premier League on Monday. That belief lasted all of about fifteen minutes.  After a shocki…

Manchester United slump to opening loss to Swansea

Published 8/16/2014 in EPL

Well that was disappointing for sure, but I guess you cannot rebuild Rome in a day.  Opening day always brings optimism but the 2014 season began just like last year ended with the once powerful…

First half surge leads Manchester United past Roma

Published 7/26/2014 in EPL

Roma met English giants Manchester United in Denver to open their play in the 2014 edition of the Guinness International Champions Cup.  Sure it is only preseason, but both sides would be lookin…

Ten man FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake behind Fabian Castillo

Published 8/22/2014 in MLS

The two hottest teams in MLS met Friday night in Frisco, Texas amidst a monster crowd and 100 degree temperatures.  A result for Real Salt Lake would leave them top of the MLS Western Conference…

FC Dallas cruises to important win over Colorado Rapids

Published 8/10/2014 in MLS

This was a big game and Oscar Pareja had his boys ready to play.  FCD came out of the gates flying and rolled to a huge 3-1 win over Colorado at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas. Dallas made it eigh…

Shameful Pep Guardiola dampens MLS All Star Game

Published 8/7/2014 in MLS

What an embarrassing display from one of the more respected coaches on the planet.  Pep Guardiola left a bad taste after his Bayern Munich side were beaten by the MLS All Stars Wednesday night i…

Atletico Madrid wins La Liga with draw at Barcelona

Published 5/18/2014 in Champions League

Everything was stacked against Atletico Madrid. They would need to go to Barcelona and get a result at the Nou Camp in front of a monster hostile crowd. Things turned even darker through the first 45…

Real Madrid blasts Bayern Munich heads to UCL Final

Published 4/29/2014 in Champions League

I think it has happened to all of us. That dreaded day from hell where everything goes wrong. Unfortunately for coach Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich their "day from hell" has been ongoing for severa…

Down goes Barcelona felled by Atletico Madrid

Published 4/9/2014 in Champions League

I said it when the draw was announced.  There could have been nothing worse for Barcelona than a matchup with Atletico Madrid.  Then bam!  Barcelona v Atletico Madrid.  Everyone i…

Landon Donovan announces this will be his last season

Published 8/7/2014 in US National Team

Landon Donovan announced that this will be his final season in the MLS and as a professional soccer player.  LD has long been a shining star for American soccer and will be missed as the MLS con…

Tim Howard - A Performance for the Ages

Published 7/2/2014 in US National Team

Forget Ochoa.  It's all about Tim Howard.  A performance for the ages Tuesday against Belgium in Brazil.  A whopping 16 saves.  Many of them of the spectacular nature.  

World Cup 2014 - A look ahead at USA v Belgium

Published 6/30/2014 in US National Team

The US men did it.  They survived the Group of Death with a win a loss and a draw.  Much respect!  But things don't get any easier at all.  A very talented Belgium awaits on Tuesd…

The Best Six Memories of Brazil 2014

Published 7/21/2014 in International

Now that we have had a couple of weeks to digest the greatness that was Brazil 2014.  Here are my Six from Brazil.

1. Germany - The deserving champions.  The best team over the full cour…

Germany win World Cup 2014 over Argentina in extra time

Published 7/13/2014 in International

The game began exactly as we all expected.  Argentina sat back allowing the Germans plenty of the ball in the opening twenty minutes as they looked to play on the counter.  Germany attacked…

Germany destroys Brazil heads to World Cup Final

Published 7/8/2014 in International

What a treat. What a treat.  Brazil v Germany in a World Cup semifinal.  THE two powers of World Cups past.  No two countries have more accolades to their name.  Who would prevail…

North Carolina women win another soccer national title

Published 1/23/2014 in College

Same old, same old.   is on top once again.  The Tar Heels made short work of Penn State in the NCAA championship match winning easily 4-1.

Penn St…

Notre Dame take national title Andrew O'Malley header

Published 12/16/2013 in College

The luck of the Irish were certainly on Notre Dame's side on Sunday in Pennsylvania as they slipped past Maryland 2-1 to win the 2013 College Cup. It was the first soccer national title for Notre Dam…

Indiana claims 2012 NCAA Title over Georgetown

Published 12/9/2012 in College

The powers are back.  Indiana were once the rulers of thecollege soccer world.  After a 1-0 victory over Georgetown Sunday afternoon they are back on top.

It was defense that led the…

Dallas Cup XXXV - River Plate gets Revenge

Published 4/20/2014 in Youth

This was the rematch that River Plate had been gunning for all week long.  After a controversial 3-2 loss to the US U20 National Team on opening night of Dallas Cup XXXV the talented squad from …

US Under 20s get past Fluminense in overtime

Published 4/18/2014 in Youth

The second Friday night Dallas Cup Super Group semifinal offered a real treat as Brazilian powers Fluminense lined up against the United States Under 20 National Team coached by former American star …

Dallas Cup - US Under 20s take care of Tigres

Published 4/16/2014 in Youth

The US Under 20s kicked off their final group match of Dallas Cup XXXV on Wednesday night only needing a draw to win Group C and advance to the semifinals.  In fact, a one goal loss would even s…


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