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Random posts from the soccer category:

  • Why don’t we have a soccer blog like this? Check out this breakdown of the pivotal final play in the U.S. basketball team’s win over Spain. Great stuff, showing how a sudden switch to zone defense threw off Spain’s offense. So here’s a question: With so many soccer blogs in the country — I barely know a soccer fan who does NOT double as a ...
  • Are sports better when they’re great or mediocre, but not good? For the first time in my life, I attended a boxing card last night. Two things stood out: 1. The Virginia commission has issues. See my comments at the excellent Boxing Along the Beltway blog if you’re really curious about all that. 2. The early bouts were more entertaining than the two main events, featuring former WBA ...
  • The World Cup 30 ESPNewsreallyquicklygavethe30-manpreliminaryUSroster for the World Cup and talked to U.S. coach Bob Bradley about it. It’ll be cut to 23. If someone’s injured, the roster can yet be changed. Notes: – No fourth goalkeeper. Not really a risk in terms of injuries, since Bradley could always grab an MLS keeper if needed. But still a slight risk. What if ...
  • D.C. doubleheader intrigue: Watching crowd … and Emilio? D.C. United and the Washington Freedom play a doubleheader on Saturday, and it’ll be interesting to see how many United fans stick around for the women’s game. The typical MLS-women’s doubleheader has been ladies first. This one’s reversed. I’ve posted about it at The Huffington Post, tracing what has happened since a Freedom-United doubleheader would ...
  • D.C. United Women and Boston Breakers: A W-League/WPSL friendly The leagues may have a fractious history, but second-year W-League club D.C. United Women welcomed the WPSL Elite League’s Boston Breakers (formerly of the WUSA and WPS) to the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday. Play was a little ragged, as you might expect from one team (D.C.) that barely had time for introductions and another (Boston) that ...
  • I’m back – what’d I miss? My hand is out of a splint after three weeks, though my typing speed is still diminished by a bit of tape on my two still-aching fingers. I may need to put my goalkeeping career on hold for a while. I’m also relatively not sick. I have no idea how I’ve had waves of sinus and ...
  • MLS academy vs. school: So far, school still winning Soccer America raises a few questions about the MLS homegrown program, noting that a lot of players aren’t playing or have already washed out of the league. One irony — a nice exception to the rule this year has been Jose Villarreal, who plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy. His coach, Bruce Arena, is the one who likened ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Kansas City: Time to patch things up On the surface, the Washington Spirit’s 2-0 loss at Kansas City doesn’t look horrible. Playing without five injured players, with one center back still adjusting to new teammates and a star forward barely getting time to meet the team, a loss on the road against one of the top NWSL teams doesn’t look too bad. ...
  • WPS teams move on; WPS does not If you’ve been looking for just a little bit of good news in pro women’s soccer, you got it today. The Western New York Flash and Boston Breakers will play this season, and a couple of well-established WPSL teams (FC Indiana, former WPSer Chicago Red Stars) will be moving into an “elite league” to join ...
  • Sounders fans should blame the duper, not the dupee Seattle fans have had a frustrating season so far, victimized by a couple of late goals and a strange scheduling quirk. One of those late goals came from a controversial call Thursday at Dallas. The only person I’ve seen defending Terry Vaughn’s call is MLSSoccer’s Simon Borg, dissecting the video here: Non-embeddable video clip So we hear that ...
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