By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer After a very enjoyable group stage that saw lots of favorites and heavyweights go down in flames (Ha ha, England, ha ha), the first knockout round of the World Cup saw a bit of a return to normalcy. Of the teams remaining in the competition, only Costa Rica … Continue reading So who will win the World Cup now?
Thanks to Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over FA Cup winner Wigan, Aston Villa get yet another reprieve from a possible relegation from the Premier League. I’m actually a little sad to see Wigan go (and not just because they’re this guy’s favorite team.) Along with playing a fairly attractive style of attacking soccer, Wigan have long … Continue reading … And we barely squeaked by again
1. There is no great team in the MLS this year. At least, not yet. Probably the best team so far has been Kansas City, but they were predictably thumped in LA by the Galaxy in their second match this week and just aren’t scoring as many goals as their domination suggests they should. The … Continue reading What We Learned This Weekend In The MLS
1 (4) Montreal (4-0-0, 9 points). Beat New York 1-0; Beat Toronto 2-1. Montreal No. 1, really? Yeah, I know, but they’re the only team that has performed in every match so far this season. 2 (16) Dallas (3-1-0, 9 points). Beat Real Salt Lake 2-0; Beat Houston 3-2. Until the win over RSL, Dallas hadn’t … Continue reading MLS Power Rankings: March 25
1 (1) Los Angeles (1-0-0, 3 points). Didn’t play. The Galaxy got a week off for Champions League matches, though that now means they have a three-day window between that and the Chivas match. Up next: Chivas USA on Sunday 2 (2) Houston (1-0-0, 3 points). Didn’t play. With Seattle’s Champions League win, the pressure … Continue reading MLS Power Rankings: Birthday Edition
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer It’s Thursday, by the way. Send gifts. 1. Aston Villa beats Queens Park Rangers this weekend. I’ve sworn off watching Aston Villa matches for the rest of the season, but I can still cheer for them. A win in this match could potentially put Villa 6 points clear … Continue reading Three Things I Want For My Birthday
All times Eastern Saturday Toronto vs. Sporting Kansas City, 1:30 p.m. Toronto looked considerably more organized and solid against Vancouver than they have in years. Sporting got off to a slow start and then thumped Philadelphia on the road. Prediction: Kansas City is probably just too good for a Toronto team lacking creative players. Colorado … Continue reading MLS Weekend Preview: March 8