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#8 – Playoffs

November 30, 2011 by

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Leave it for an ugly American to suggest football correct its ills by creating a playoff system, right? But I have an excuse, what with having been conditioned to experience nearly all my sports finales after clubs slog through a post-season playoff scheme that many would consider lessens the importance of playing well consistently over […]

Andy Najar – The Prince of Los Catrachos

October 12, 2011 by

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Any sporting triumph for a small country over a larger neighbour brings with it great joy, and a sense of enormous pride amongst the population of the successful nation.Uruguay’s Copa America victory was a magnificent achievement in its own right – the fact the competition had been hosted by Argentina made it extra special. Likewise, […]

The Hardy Tale of Honduran Football

August 5, 2011 by

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By William Heaney The Liga Nacional de Honduras cannot match Argentina’s Primera Division when it comes to the technical ability of its players.  Nor does it possess the flair of Spain’s La Liga or the financial resources of England’s Premier League.  However, it can lay claim to being every bit as competitive as its more […]

The CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011 Preview

May 29, 2011 by

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The CONCACAF Gold Cup begins this coming Sunday, June 5th, with the United States as the host nation. This twenty day tournament should produce  high drama as the teams battle it out for CONCACAF superiority and a Confederations Cup place in 2013. North America, Caribbean and Central America  countries comprise the CONCACAF region.  The competition […]

U.S. Survives first half mare to secure respectable draw with Argentina

March 27, 2011 by

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The United States Men’s national team overcame a soft first half performance to battle out a 1-1 draw with a full strength Argentine side on Saturday. There were three really exciting things about the U.S. v Argentina match. The first was the red kits. They are brilliant, the fans were involved in the re-design of the […]

The Wonderful World Of MLS – part Deux

March 16, 2011 by

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After my stunning analysis of the Western Conference, I make my much anticipated come back for the Eastern Conference . Having grown up in the Midwest of America, I have many biases against many of the cities that I will write about. Some of them have nothing to do with soccer, in fact most of […]

The Wonderful World of MLS

March 15, 2011 by

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The MLS gets under way on March 15 with a cracking match between the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders. -Pauses for cheers-  I had a great idea to write this fantastic article filled with stats and figures that broke down each team and make projections on how the season would go and what to […]