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KHenry14
09-12-2012, 08:06 PM
Evidently there's a new soccer magazine coming out called "Howler", and in their first issue they are publishing an article about the state of the USMNT since 1990. IMHO, it's an outstanding analysis of where we've been, and points to where we are going. Highly recommended reading: http://whatahowler.tumblr.com/post/31313126129/what-is-american-soccer

Buzz
09-18-2012, 12:20 PM
Champions League starts today!!! :cheer2:

ioana
09-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Champions League starts today!!! :cheer2:

I'll second the :cheer2:. Chelsea looking scattered at home against Juve, but still ahead and bf is now on the pitch as a late sub for Oscar (who was brilliant in the first half).

ETA: And a that was a very nice 1-2 with Hazard, but shot goes into the side of the net.

NeilJLeonard
09-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Puerto Rico 0 v 0 LA Galaxy

Interesting final. Much better for PR than the 1st game.

NJL

ETA: and Pia coached her last game for the USWNT last night in Denver - USA 6 v 2 Australia.

KHenry14
09-21-2012, 01:41 AM
From a Galaxy perspective there's two thoughts...

1) need to practice finishing

2) an incredibly boring game....

NeilJLeonard
09-21-2012, 12:20 PM
From a Galaxy perspective there's two thoughts...

1) need to practice finishing

2) an incredibly boring game....
#2 says it all......;)

NJL (.....there are times it ain't the beautiful game...:biggrinbo ...)

ioana
09-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Brilliant goal -and assist- from Chelsea's win yesterday. Eys, I'm a very unbiased observer.

http://watchhighlightsonline.blogspot.com/2012/09/video-ashley-cole-goal-vs-stoke-city.html

Wiery
09-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Brilliant goal -and assist- from Chelsea's win yesterday. Eys, I'm a very unbiased observer.

http://watchhighlightsonline.blogspot.com/2012/09/video-ashley-cole-goal-vs-stoke-city.html

He was so happy; it was a fantastic goal!!! :swoon:

NeilJLeonard
09-30-2012, 03:20 PM
NASL season is over for the Strikers. They lost 1-3 to the Carolina Railhawks (whatever that is) in Cary, NC last night in the NASL playoffs quarter finals. This to a team that did not beat the Strikers in 4 games during the regular season.

The Strikers had the worst road record in the NASL in 2012, 1 win in 14 games & generated but 8 points out of a possible 42, and it showed last night. Their performance was pathetic.

On to 2013 & a spring/fall split season. Since next years playoffs involve 2 teams in a 1 game championship game the Strikers have to do do better than a 4th place (2011) or 5th place (2012) finish to even qualify. But, the NY Cosmos join the league in 2013 and that is supposed to make up for everything.

We'll see.

NJL

Buzz
09-30-2012, 06:26 PM
Spurs beat Man U 3-2. Dismal start to the season. *shrugs*
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2210789/Patrice-Evra-says-Manchester-United-deserved-lose-Tottenham.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

NeilJLeonard
10-01-2012, 12:15 PM
Spurs beat Man U 3-2. Dismal start to the season. *shrugs*
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2210789/Patrice-Evra-says-Manchester-United-deserved-lose-Tottenham.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Ah! but look who scored the game winner. Plus which team had 2 of "US" on the field in the starting 11. Never fear, that old man will have MAN U turned around soon, but, after 23 years, Spurs were due a win at Old Trafford....;)

NJL

Buzz
10-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Sniffle...sniffle...oh alright. I'll let Spurs have ths one. And congrats to Dempsey. Nice to see him doing well. Even if it was at my boys expense. :lol:

ioana
10-01-2012, 10:32 PM
Dempsey's goal was actually quite nice (sorry Buzz!). Excellent timing on his part to push that rebound in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrYbE5Mb5x4

I also have somewhat of a silly question about own goals. From what I could understand, as long as a shot is on target without being touched by a defender, it doesn't count as an own goal. Which is why I am confused by some fans who keep saying this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLIO9PMwmn8) was an own goal by Koscielny. Did the rule change recently?

Buzz
10-04-2012, 02:25 AM
Well Man U at least won their CL match.

KHenry14
10-09-2012, 03:10 AM
Major Controversy at the USMNT callups today. Jozy Altidore got snubbed, this despite being in great form with his club team. To replace Jozy (and Terrence Boyd) Klinsmann called up the formely disgraced Eddie Johnson from Seattle in MLS and incredibly...Alan Gordon who doesn't even start for San Jose. This is a major snub to Chris Wondolowski, Gordon's teammate, who is coming close to setting the all time goal scoring record for one season in MLS. If that's not good enough to get a call up, what is?? And I'm not just saying that because I played Little League with Wondo's Dad. :)