By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood Here are my (informal) predictions from the upcoming Premier League season. The teams are ranked in the order I (kind of) think they’ll finish in, plus I’ve included a little bit of info on each of the teams. Enjoy! Player of the season: Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Top scorer: Sergio Aguero, Manchester … Continue reading Premier League season preview
I’ve been reading some of the debate over the Sounders getting hammered in a friendly, at home, by Manchester United yesterday. A lot of the talk, unsurprisingly, has been along the lines of “Oh, MLS, you screwed this one up again!” Well, I don’t think that’s true, really. I mean, obviously losing by seven goals … Continue reading Seattle’s 7-0 loss to Manchester United wasn’t that bad … was it?
OK, here are the other players chosen by coach Hans Backe to play in the all-star game July 27 against Manchester United. Some of the choices are quizzical, at best, but there is some logic to some of them. Some. Can I say some again? First off, two teams (FC Dallas and Seattle) are playing … Continue reading Backe choses the rest of all-star team and it’s … Tally Hall? Really?
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood At halftime of the Timbers-Sounders game, they announced the “First XI” for the upcoming all-star game July 27 against Manchester United. It’s a bit of a misnomer, as these players won’t necessarily start – head coach Hans Backe will pick the actual starting 11 – but rather, they’re the ones chosen by … Continue reading MLS “First XI” All-Stars announced, and they’re mostly OK
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood Bayern Munich 2, Inter Milan 3 (Inter win 3-3 on away goals): An amazing result for Inter, who become only the second team (after Ajax in, oh, ’96 or so) to win a Champions League knockout tie after losing at home in the first leg. Samuel Eto’o opened with a goal for … Continue reading Champions League recap: Day 7
Tuesday Arsenal v Wigan Athletic: The Gunners helped erase their two-match losing streak with an occasionally impressive win over Aston Villa, in which they dominated for long periods, but still conceded twice and seemed nervy for most of the second half. Manager Arsene Wenger seems to more intent on getting something out of the Carling … Continue reading This week’s Carling Cup preview