Game Analysis

Toronto FC

No Satisfaction: Red Bulls Settle for 1-1 Draw in Toronto

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Henry Congratulates Solli on His Second Goal in Two GamesA stuttering, disjointed display in Toronto on Saturday was only enough to earn the New York Red Bulls a 1-1 draw and a single point, as they fell two points behind DC United atop the Eastern Conference standings (albeit with a game still in hand).

Some Soccer News for Wed Oct 5, 2011

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Lots of thoughts on MLS post season awards today. See section below.

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Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story - coming soon to Movie Theaters.

Twin Cities
AMC Rosedale 14
-Thu Nov 3
Marcus Oakdale Cinemas
-Thu Nov 10
Marcus Parkwood Cinemas
-Thu Nov 10

Duluth
Marcus Duluth 10
-Thu Nov 10

See the schedule for the whole rest of the country.

Tale of the Tape: Predicting the final standings mid season

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Many of you remember the points per game analysis I did during the quarter mark of the season. At that point the Portland Timbers had just won their 5th straight home game and were riding a huge momentum wave. Well they now are at the lowest of lows just over midway through the season.

Once again the calculations are really easy and I will just quote myself from the previous post:

So to get the calculations I am going to share with you I did some simple spreadsheet math.

Manchester United

Is Gary Neville’s appointment as England assistant coach a step forward or a step back ?

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One of my must do tasks as I start my day off is to catch up on the news from the BBC Sport website and to my surprise this morning, I read that Gary Neville, ex Man Utd and England defender, had accepted a four year contract from The FA to be one of manager Roy Hodgson's assistant coaches.

Man U v Chelsea: Champions League Action!

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Chelsea travel to Manchester today to play in the only quarterfinal match that remains winnable by either side. The Londoners head into Old Trafford a goal down and perhaps lacking the confidence to steal it back. It doesn't help matters that their floppy-haired central defender David Luiz is cup-tied and cannot play, nor that the £50M man up front can't seem to find the back of the net.

Juan Agudelo

Canada Shocks Yanks 2-0 in Olympic Qualifier

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(Note: we were unable to do a post-game chat for this game at the last minute; however, please join us Monday for the critical last group stage match and post-game analysis) All of the warm fuzzies after Thursday's thrashing of ...

Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.

Juanderful!

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Hopefully Michael will give a more detailed post-game analysis. But to me there are two takeaways from the US draw with Argentina tonight. First, that we are better off with a 4-4-2 than a 4-2-3-1. Second, that the second half of the 2 should be Juan Agudelo.

The first half was like a bad display of catenaccio for the US.

Landon Donovan

Some Soccer News for Thu Mar 8, 2012

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COUNTDOWN TO MLS 2012 - SEASON 17 - FIRST KICK









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Tim Howard has signed a contract extension with Everton that will keep him there through the 2015-16 season.

Timbers Tid Bits: Philadelphia Edition

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Tomorrow the guys will take on the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. We all know how poorly they play on the road, but tomorrow's game is a hugely important match up. Looking ahead to the remainder of the schedule (and we'll have more in depth analysis on this later next week) there are only three home games left and, after tomorrow's match, four very challenging away games at the New York Red Bulls, Vancouver Whitecaps (home opener!

Mayday, Mayday: A Quick USA-Argentina Recap

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I wasn't going to write a post on this match, but feel compelled after seeing it live and close to the pitch at the Meadowlands last night. This is one where the box score sort of tells you what happened:

Stats Summary: USA/ARG
Shots 7/13
Shots on goal 4/6
Saves 5/3
Corner Kicks 2/6
Fouls 12/9

Honestly, I didn't even realize that the U.

Mayday, Mayday: A Quick USA-Argentina Recap

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I wasn't going to write a post on this match, but feel compelled to after seeing it live last night at the Meadowlands. This is one where the box score kinda sorta tells you what happened:

Stats Summary: USA/ARG
Shots 7/13
Shots on goal 4/6
Saves 5/3
Corner Kicks 2/6
Fouls 12/9

Honestly, I didn't even realize that the U.

soccer america

Some Soccer News for Thu Jan 26, 2011

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STORY OF THE DAY

James Montague of the New York Times with an article on one of the surprise teams in all of world soccer right now - Ironi Kiryat Shmona in Israel.

Argentine-American Bryan Gerzicich is a key member of the team.

LANDON DONOVAN V CLINT DEMPSEY

FA Cup Match
-Fri Jan 27
Everton v Fulham - live at 2pm CT on Fox Soccer

TEAM USA - EL EQUIPO DE TODOS

The team is done with the annual January training camp.

Some News for Wed Sep 7, 2011

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IN MEMORY OF BOBBY RHINE

Sadly, long time Dallas player and staff member Bobby Rhine died of a heart on Monday while vacationing in Florida with his family. He was just 35 years old, and was married with two children.

Buzz Carrick who has cover Dallas from possibly day 1 directs us to a video of Bobby Rhine speaking that Carrick feels is a great example of who Bobby was.

Some News for Thu Aug 11, 2011

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From Twitter this morning: "Stay tuned" - Freddy Adu

And a few hours later we hear this from the rumor mill - Freddy Adu signing with Philadelphia Union. Reunites with coach he should have listened to a lot more way back when - Peter Nowak!

The story is that MLS signed him and Chivas USA had the first selection to pick him, and as with Benny Feilhaber, they passed.

Some News for Thu Jun 23, 2011

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As you would expect the Gold Cup final is sold out at over 91,000 for Saturday's huge USA-Mexico showdown.

dN

Huge congrats goes out to Santos for winning the South American - Copa Libertadores - championship last night.

THE FIFA SCANDAL STORY NEVER ENDS

Owen Gibson of the Guardian gives us more on the leaked FIFA ethics report that damned Jack Warner into resigning.

VIDEOS: Highlights, cuteness in the stands and more…

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Because we love you, we occassionally bring you the best in LA Galaxy and worldwide futbol videos. Today that means the video highlights from Saturday's game and the recap from the LA Galaxy media team, plus a fun video of one of the youngest LA Riot Squad members leading cheers during the game. And finally, from our friends at Soccer America, a video from last week's internationals, in this case Uruguay vs Ireland.

Some News for Wed Mar 30, 2011

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A Spanish court has ordered the Primera Division to play their games this weekend. The teams had been prepared to walk out over a dispute of TV revenue.

STORY OF THE DAY

The Guardian reports that the Chinese government paid for the rebuilding of the national stadium in Costa Rica.

Game of the week

College Season Game Coverage!!!

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Akron players celebrate their National Championship

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We have decided to do some detailed game analysis during the college season this fall. We will do our best to cover a couple of games on a weekly basis live out of Southern California as well as some games we see on TV (FSC game of the week) or online video feed.

College Season Game Coverage!!!

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Akron players celebrate their National Championship

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We have decided to do some detailed game analysis during the college season this fall. We will do our best to cover a couple of games on a weekly basis live out of Southern California as well as some games we see on TV (FSC game of the week) or online video feed.

FC Dallas

Timbers Tid Bits: Weekend Preview Edition

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Even though the Portland Timbers game vs. D.C. United isn't on until Sunday there's still some choice previews being thrown up around the web. Most notably, most of them point to star striker Charlie Davies as missing Sunday's game altogether. Personally, I'm more than a little disappointed by this.

Late to the Party: Columbus drops FCD 2-0

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Like a record on repeat, FCD drops another one 2-0 to an opponent most felt they should beat, and I'm late on the season to talk about it. Apparently Matchday Live won't let you watch games that are blacked out until 48 hours after they air. Not cool, and will certainly affect how I report on away games this season.

FCD falls 2-1 to Tigres UANL in 1st Leg of Rio Grande Plate

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Our beloved Red Stripes fell last night in Monterrey, Mexico to the UANL Tigres in the first round of what could be the annual Rio Grande Plate. FCD took on Tigres a couple of years back in a home-away set that drew thousands of fans to PHP. The game wasn't televised, and the only real way to follow it other than the FCD Twitter was in Spanish on 1270AM.

Match Musings: FCD vs. Chicago Fire 3/19/11

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Opening night! I have to admit, it feels so good to be back in the thick of things. Speaking of the thick of things...plan on tuning in here every week for a little thing I like to call "Match Musings". Basically it's just me, spouting off my armchair quarterback (or perhaps linking midfielder if you prefer) noise about the previous night's match.

The Rest

Martino will not call the game in a conventional sense. Instead, he will occupy a role "Between the...

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Martino will not call the game in a conventional sense. Instead, he will occupy a role "Between the Benches" during matches with White remaining in the broadcast booth. From this vantage point, Martino is expected to provide unique field level insight in addition to game analysis. NBC currently employs a similar technique during their hockey coverage, using an "Inside the Glass" analyst.

We're Looking for a New Contributing Editor!

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We're Looking for a New Contributing Editor!

Stumptown Footy is now actively looking for a new contributing editor to help us patch some of the editorial holes that Ryan and I just can't seem to get to on a weekly basis (jobs and social lives... damn you for taking up so much time!).

Essentially what we need is for somebody to do at least one training report each week, meaning you'd get to go to the training sessions and interview John Spencer and the players.

Some News for Mon Jul 11, 2011

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My beloved NSC Minnesota Stars brought an end to the Carolina RailHawk's 10 game winning streak on Saturday night! Oh! Yeah!

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Mexico has won the U17 World Cup for the second time in 6 years. They were also the hosts. Damn, its really hard to congratulate them.

Union's Bob Rigby A Perfect Example Of How The Sideline Reporter Role Continues To Expand

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Throughout the first few decades of sports broadcasting, the role of the so-called "sideline reporter" was relatively straightforward, and very limited. They were called upon to conduct brief player and coach interviews at various pauses throughout the action, and, if there were any player injuries, they were also tasked with trying to gather a report from team officials on the exact nature of the injury, its severity, and whether the individual's ability to play the remainder of the game was impacted.

Fire 0 Sounders 0 - Recap and Ratings

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After an entertaining first half from both sides the Fire ultimately concluded another match at home in much the same fashion as the previous four games at Toyota Park, without a full three points. That's not to say there weren't positives to be taken away because there were. Set piece defending was much improved after an emphasis was placed on improving the way the team approaches dead balls during the week.

Match Musings: FCD drops a heartbreaker 2-0 to Quakes

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Apologies for being a tad late on this one...my weekend got the best of me. Nonetheless, not much worth noting, considering our beloved Red Stripes fell Saturday night to the Chris Wondolowski show at Pizza Hut Park. Last year's Golden Boot winner put on a finishing clinic in the first half, netting two goals in the first 23 minutes of a 2-0 loss to the Quakes.

Wise men say only fools rush in

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It is two hours to the home opener and Los Angeles has become the south pacific. My wife laid down in no uncertain terms that I am not subjecting my children to two hours of this weather, not even for our beloved Galaxy. After stepping outside for only a couple of minutes, I am frankly surprised the game is still on.

The Media & Negativity

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What is the role of the media in developing football? Does it even have a role? Should it blindly regurgitate quotes and saws from the great and good as it does with politicians, should it be positively critical or should it be just staggeringly negative?
I had hoped to have put the Young Lions v Geylang United game to bed now.