In their first season in existence, the Sounders U23s won the toughest division in the PDL, won
their first ever playoff match, and defeated 2009 PDL Champion Ventura County Fusion in the
conference finals. That took them to the national semifinals yesterday in London, Ontario, where
they faced Forest City London, who are on a bit of a cinderella run with the fewest regular season
points of any playoff team.
There is aÂ phenomenon silently being chronicled on our behalf of which everyone is aware and
yet dare not speak it's name the shameful, shameful existence of the 'Full-kit wanker': a grown man
who is happy to be seen, striding around in public wearing a full football kit; shirt, shorts,
socks, even shinnies the whole kit andÂ caboodle.
Roma striker Fabio Borini is 'seriously considering' the opportunity to join Liverpool this summer,
according to his agent.
The Serie A club's sporting director Walter Sabatini confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the Anfield
outfit had expressed an interest in signing the 21-year-old.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers knows Borini well, having worked with him during their time together at
Chelsea and again during a loan spell with Swansea.
A year ago, the Philadelphia Union were competing for the top spot in the Eastern Conference in
their second season of existence. Now, they find themselves fighting just to remain in the hunt for
a playoff spot.
On Sunday, the Union will face the team that holds the fifth and final playoff spot for the
second week in a row when they take on D.
Â£23m is a nifty piece of business for a semi to permanently crocked striker who when he can
play healthy scores. The good thing too is that this bit of business was resolved so quickly before
it became a major drag on the season's start.
Truth be told, RVP has been a peripheral figure in Arsenal's recent existence which explains why
his departure doesn't have the same gut wrenching quality as say Cesc Fabregas last year.
Chelsea, Tottenham & AC Milan are among the big name teams heading to the United States as part
of their Summer preseason.Â These teams will play MLS franchises and each other in what has become
an annual rite of Summer.Â MLS teams cash in on the big gates, the European teams get some
exposure and fans get a chance to see their favorite European teams.
Science made one of its most important breakthroughs today as we came to know what constitutes
matter. It was also the day, Utd made an announcement that it would be listed on the NYSE to raise
$100million in shares in an effort to erase a monumental $661m in debt. It took 50 years from the
time Sir Peter Higgs posited the existence of a sub atomic particle (thereafter called the Higgs
boson) as the binding glue that holds matter together, to its announcement today of its official
Yes, a new day awaits us all. By now you are well aware of the latest development in the brief
but cracking existence of Chelsea Offside. In short, this space, in just a few hours, will be no
more. A redirect and a lovely archive at our new home, We Ain't Got No History will be all that's
left of this small slice of the web I called home for a good long time.
The disciplinary committee of existence soccer's governing carcass is reexamining the played to the
phiz that leaved U.S. forrad Abby Wambach with a sinister oculus during a contest against Colombia
at the Olympics.
From her traumatic maidenhood to being the better goaltender in the existence, Hope Solo is quick
to tell her ghetto tale in her ain mode. Solo talked to NBCOlympics.com about opening up in her
The Philadelphia Union's first run into the later rounds of the U.S. Open Cup in team history
came to an end Wednesday night, but manager John Hackworth thinks the 2-0 semifinal loss to
Sporting Kansas City is a great opportunity for his team to grow.
Yesterday afternoon, a friend of mine texted me, saying he had tickets to tomorrow night's clash
between the Union and German Bundesliga team FC Schalke 04. I considered for a minute before
turning him down, and the only reason I took as long as I did to mull it over was because I hadn't
seen this friend in a while, not because I had any interest whatsoever in the game.
One thing Major League Soccer hasn't been afraid of in it's 17 years of existence is trying new
things. The fact couldn't be more true when MLS Commissioner Don Garber tells reporters that he
supports goal-line technology and that the league could be one of the first to implement it.
"We're interested in being a test league and we hope that we could achieve that,"Â MLSÂ
Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday while speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Wondo, your MVP frontrunner at the turn. Game of the Week San Jose 4, LA Galaxy 3 There have been
moments in the brief flash of light that has been MLS' existence that the league makes you stop for
a moment and marvel. Goals, transfers and individual bits of skill often fill this void, though
these moments of tempestuous brilliance are often kept at a reasonably low rate of return so as
Arsenal Football Club or better known as Arsenal De Sarandi in the Argentinian league won their
first Premier Division title yesterday beating Belgrano, 1-0 through a Lisandro Lopez goal and then
had to wait about 5 nerve wracking minutes as Independiente held second placed Tigre to a 2-2
Xavi says Spain have a "outstanding chance to do yore" as the European and existence champions
intent for a third tourney romp.
Marketing is a difficult task for every business, organization and sports franchise. It takes
skill to not only create interesting and appealing advertising, but executing the campaign is
equally as difficult. Done well, it can change the fortunes of a company. Done wrong, it can make
you the focus of ridicule from consumers.
Our latest guest post sees us very pleased to welcome Paul Harper, co-host of the Totally Tranmere
podcast and the author of an eclectic blog. Here at TTU, we would admit to having covered the
Prenton Park club less than we would like to have done in our three years of existence so to be
able to call upon the services of Paul is something of a boon.
Image: Bauer Griffin. The arguably most talked about couple in Spain seems to be dangerously closer
than ever to having their sexual interactions broadcast to the world. While Shakira's reps
originally denied, denied, denied the existence of any sex tape blaming two of the Colombian
singer's former employees for winding everybody up it's [.
Napoli owner and producer of awful movies Aurelio De Laurentiis has a history of conducting
press conferences the odd way he goes about the rest of his existence. Last year, he unveiled
Gokhan Inler to the press by having the player wear a lion mask. And now, on the final day of the
summer transfer window, he decided to have a bit more fun with the media in a press conference
about Edinson Cavani's future.
As many of you will be aware, recent weeks have witnessed the closure of The Seventy Two - a blog
also devoted to matters football league and a resource that proved to be incredibly popular in the
two years of its operation. Before David Bevan launched the site in 2010,Â The Two UnfortunatesÂ
had bumbled along rather - in our first year of existence, we covered the Championship alone but
took a very laissez faire attitude towards publicity - aside from our then handful of contributors,
my dad was pretty much our only regular reader.
Self explanatory. Hit the jump for images of what the club are imagining a proposed move to
Battersea would look like.
While Chelsea might have hit a roadblock regarding the proposed move to Battersea, it has not
stopped the upper levels of management from pushing forward with their imagined vision for the
club's potential new home.
To be sure, this story is one that is not without precedent.
From the AP....
Brazilian club Vasco da Gama has been ordered by a juvenile justice judge to immediately suspend
activities at its youth training facilities because an investigation found teenage footballers were
living in "slave-like" conditions.
The Minnesota Stars played the Carolina RailHawks to a 0-0 draw on Saturday evening at the
Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis in front of crowd of 8,693. That attendance number is the largest
in the Stars 3-year existence. It's also one of the largest crowds in the 23 consecutive year
history of pro soccer in Minnesota [.