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Mancini City: The Dark Art of Coaching

As Mike posted earlier, Manchester City punished Mark Hughes for having inferior hair failing to lead the Citizens into the top 4 less than half a season after a 200 million pound spending spree. Ironically, Hughes was fired after winning a game in which the player who arguably* made him […]

Union link with minor league team
MLS / Reading United AC / Union / USL

Union link with minor league team

Philadelphia Union have brought on Reading United AC as a minor league affiliate, the team announced Monday. “Our technical staff will work closely with the coaches at YSC and Reading United AC to ensure everyone in the program has the best insights to the game we can provide,” Philadelphia Union manager […]

EPL Update
English Premier League

EPL Update

1 Portsmouth 0-2 Liverpool More about this game later today. At this moment, it will suffice to say the better team won and Gerrard put in a Randy Mossesque shift. Fulham 3-0 Manchester United Clint Dempsey has made the biggest impression on English soccer of any American not wearing goalie […]

City sacks Mark Hughes
England / English Premier League

City sacks Mark Hughes

Manchester City have fired Mark Hughes and hired Roberto Mancini to a 3.5 year contract.  City spent $161 million in the summer in an effort to crack the top 4 and grab a Champions League place.    But they currently sit in 6th, six points behind 4th place Aston Villa. […]

Barcelona wins, but South Americans shine
Argentina / Barcelona / FIFA / La Liga / South America

Barcelona wins, but South Americans shine

Soccer and snow – not so good together. So I’m stuck indoors today, watching a brilliant display by Barcelona as it comes from behind to defeat Estudiantes de la Plata in the FIFA Club World Cup. It was one thing to see Pedro score the equalizer in the 89th minute […]

FIFA

FIFA Puskás Award – 2009

Voting is closed… so who will win the 2009 FIFA Puskás Award? A look at the top ten: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjLKTI5dadc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]

Ikea, Xbox and the Union
MLS / Union

Ikea, Xbox and the Union

So you were selected in the MLS expansion draft, but what now? If you are former San Jose Earthquake winger Shea Salinas, you now have to sell all your furniture and move across the country. Shea was recently featured on news site MLS Daily when his Craigslist posting for “Used […]

UEFA / UEFA Champions League

Champions League draw

UEFA announced the Champions League draw for the round of 16 this morning. The results are, with the first team listed in each match-up at home for the opening leg of the knock-out round: February 16/March 10 AC Milan (ITA) v Manchester United FC (ENG) Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) v Real […]

Independence home opener: April 11
Independence / WPS

Independence home opener: April 11

The Philadelphia Independence will open their season April 11 at John A. Farrell Stadium in West Chester, the team announced Thursday night. The Independence, an expansion team in Women’s Professional Soccer, will play a fellow expansion team, the Atlanta Beat. Their second match will come against the Boston Breakers in […]

European designated players for the Union
MLS / Real Madrid / Union

European designated players for the Union

The inaugural Philadelphia Union roster has been taking shape over the last month, and fans have good reason to be excited. Via the expansion draft, they picked up a highly experienced (if a bit dive-y) striker in Alejandro Moreno, a tenacious forward ala-Dirk Kuyt in Sebastien Le Toux, and a […]