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England / English Premier League

Portsmouth sack Paul Hart

Premier League bottom feeders Portsmouth have sacked manager Paul Hart.  After missing out on 3 deserved points at Stoke on the weekend, Hart will not be in charge for this weeks visit from champions Manchester United.  Former Chelsea coach, and current director of football at Portsmouth Avram Grant, is the […]

The Final Draw, Dec 4th 2009
World Cup - International

The Final Draw, Dec 4th 2009

Mark your calendar.  The FIFA final card draw that decides the fate of 32 teams for next year’s world cup is being held in Cape Town, South Africa next Friday December 4th where fifa.com will host extensive live coverage of the event.The draw will attract millions of viewers from across […]

Come on you Royals!
Coca-Cola Championship / England / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. Brendan Rodgers thanks the Reading faithful. Reading coach Brendan Rodgers called it “like winning the world cup” after Readingdefeated Blackpool 2-1 at the Madjeski on Saturday. Sure, Blackpool is off to a great start (4th in the league […]

USMNT / World Cup / World Cup - International

The US National Team in South Africa

What do you think is the best line up and formation for the US National Team this summer with Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu not available? My take. Team Roster: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Spector, Steve Cherundolo, Jay Demerit, Edgar Castillo, Chad Marshall, […]

MLS / Union

Expansion draft targets for the Union

A former 18-goal scorer, a U.S. national team starter and the MLS Cup’s game winner are among the unprotected players available to Philadelphia Union in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Here’s a list of the most notable, followed by my predicted picks. Chivas USA: striker Eduardo Lillingston, who led Chivas with eight […]

MLS / Union

MLS releases protected lists for expansion draft

Major League Soccer released the protected lists of all 15 MLS teams. You can read the full list here. I’m still going through the list. Expect a follow-up post in the next hour or so detailing some of the notable names available, such as Real Salt Lake midfielder Robbie Russell, […]

Wigan players to fans: "Our bad."
English Premier League

Wigan players to fans: "Our bad."

via i.telegraph.co.uk Wigan Athletic center back Titus Bramble shows where the ball ended up every time Jermain Defoe beat him on Sunday A large contingent of Wigan faithful traveled to White Hart Lane to watch their beloved boys in blue (actually, they wore day-glo orange) deal a blow to Tottenham’s […]

Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League weekend roundup

Saturday’s matches in the Casa Soccer League‘s Primera division set up a nail-biting final week to the season, with almost every game having playoff or relegation implications.  Week 8 saw first place West Philly FC and 2nd place Deportivo Arsenal fail to pick up maximum points. West Philly narrowly fell […]

MLS / Union

MLS expansion draft protection lists due today

Philadelphia Union will find out today who’s available in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Teams have till 3 p.m. today to provide their protected player lists to league officials. A brief, half-day trade window closes at noon today. Once we have the protected lists – they’ll hopefully be made public today – we’ll […]

Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake

Rimando wins title for RSL

Nick Rimando did it again. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks and benefited from a stunning Landon Donovan PK miss to claim the Major League Soccer title for his squad. I said Monday it might play out like this on PKs, and sure enough, it did. How much […]