Notable Statistics Games: 5 Wins: 0 Draws: 1 Losses: 4 Goals For: 3 Goals Against: 7 Goal Difference: -4 Preview Both these sides are coming off victories in their previous MLS matches. The Whitecaps are coming off a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy, a game that saw a massive improvement over previous results.
Notable Whitecaps Statistics Against LA Games: 6 (One match in 2012 MLS Playoffs) Wins: 0 Draws: 1 Losses: 5 Goals For: 3 Goals Against: 14 Goal Difference: -11 Preview The last time the Caps met the Galaxy was in the first round of the 2012 MLS Playoffs when they lost out 2-1 to LA. Vancouver ... Continue reading »
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With five matches left to play, Bayern Munich have already won the Bundesliga title. They have lost only once this season. Their goal difference is 70. They even went six straight matches without conceding a single goal at one point. And as pleased with themselves as they must be, Bayern president Uli Hoeness says that the way in which they dominated the league this season is cause for concern.
We are in the last stage of the EPL campaign , ManUre has just won the league and next week we will have to give them a guard of honour but the main thing which we should worry about (apart from winning) is Goal Difference, because it could end up in a situation where All THREE London team ends up with 70 Points and realistically its a possibility.
Santi Cazorla moved to Málaga at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. The fortunes of
Villarreal nose-dived culminating in relegation. Exactly the opposite happened at Málaga.
Relegation candidates in 2010-11, Málaga finished fourth in 2011-12, qualifying for the Champions
League for the first time in the history of the club.
Former Real Madrid manager Vanderlei Luxenburgo was caught up in this comical brawl at the end of Gremio's 1-1 draw with Chilean side Huachipato in the Copa Libertadores group stage last night as the Brazilian's advanced on goal difference at the expense of their opponents last night.
However Luxemburgo's grinning and smiling seemed to get to Huachipato coach Jorge Pellicier who chased the Chuckling Gremio coach across the pitch before Luxembugo comically slipped and fell as player's rained in to strike him before riot Police and ball boy's got involved in the melee.
Newcastle were no match for Manchester City today, and we were well beaten 4-0 and dropped two places in the league table into 15th position, but our goal difference took a hammering and it's now -15. Silva and YohanCabayestruggle for the ball today We cannot ignore the fact that a number of teams near us [.
With West Ham being beaten 3-2 at home by Tottenham tonight, Newcastle move one place up the league table and we go there by having scored more goals that the Hammers, as we are on the same points and same goal difference of -10. Gareth Bale - another brace at Upton Park tonight And [...]
West Bromwich Albion has been one of the surprises of the season in the English Premier League, standing just goal difference out of fourth place in the league. They will have that impressive position tested when they take on league-leading Manchester United in the day's marquee match-up.
Sir Alex Ferguson's squad has extended the lead atop the EPL to seven points, but the Baggies have been tough all season and will look to test Manchester United's vulnerable defense.
1. Rafa Benitez attempted to throw his weight behind the Roberto Di Matteo protests by encouraging his team to score 16 goals against Aston Villa. 2. You know you're in trouble when you've lost 8-0, your goalkeeper has saved a penalty and was your best player by a mile. 3. Puffa coat-wearing manager watches his [.
There's no doubt that Newcastle's 3-0 win against Wigan on Monday night was monumental for Newcastle and not only did we break our four game losing streak in the league, but we improved our goal difference, which is still only -4, and in the 15 games we've played we have only 17 goals so [...]
At his weekly press conference ahead of this weekend's Aston Villa match, Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United have enough attacking firepower to avoid losing successive Premier League titles on goal difference.
And he reckons Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney will both score 20 goals plus in addition to the contribution of current top-scorer Robin van Persie.
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11 Fulham 3 pts
A 5-0 win and Petric's hat-trick seemed indicating a smooth start for Fulham, but
consecutive away defeats to Manchester United, West Ham, and even Sheffield Wednesday in Capital
One Cup demoralised Martin Jol's side.
Second match of the new season, second draw of the new season. We are still level on the goal
difference chart because we've neither scored any goal nor have we conceded any. Not so good for
the first one but particularly pleasing for the second one.
Shelvey increpa a Ferguson al entrar al túnel de... by rrmisas 1. After all the pre-match diplomatic work to ensure Manchester United didn't burst into their 'Always the victims, it's never your fault' chant, perhaps Jonjo Shelvey shouldn't have followed his two-footed lunge by pointing at Sir Alex Ferguson and saying: "That's your fault!
Sriwijaya v Persidafon 1-1 (Herman Dzumafo; David Laly) 2,234
This result will be a major disappointment to hosts Sriwijaya as they failed to defeat bottom club Persidafon. And they had to come from behind. The side from Papua were bottom...this point lifted them above PSPS on goal difference.
Notable Stats MLS Games: 1 Wins: 1 Draws: 0 Losses: 0 Goals For: 2 Goals Against: 0 Goal Difference: +2 Preview The Whitecaps have never been crowned Voyageurs Cup champions before but they hope that 2013 can be their first. The Caps have only met the Impact in MLS play once back in the 2012 ... Continue reading »
1. Rafa Benitez can relax For once the opposition manager will be disliked nearly as much as him. AVB was never quite the right fit in the Chelsea hot-seat, although he was still a better fit than Benitez. 2. Andre Villas Boas could ponder what might have been... but he doesn't want to John Terry's [.
Three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and the Houston Dynamo. For D.C. United, at least, the Dynamo may be the scariest thing on that list. Since moving from San Jose - RIP Quakes 1.0 and your correct use of blue instead of black as your home color - Houston has been nothing but trouble for United.
Club Tijuana look to continue their impressive debut run in the Copa Libertadores, when Brazilian side Palmeiras come into the Estadio Caliente on Tuesday (9:30pm ET, Fox Deportes) for the first-leg match in the Round of 16.
Though Palmeiras were relegated at the end of last year, they still have a strong squad thanks to their participation in the Copa Libertadores and finished first in their group with three wins in six matches, just edging Argentine club Tigre on goal difference for the top place.
Aston Villa fans might have known that last night's match against Sunderland was going to be a good night from the moment defender Ron Vlaar stepped into midfield and drove the ball into the net from 30-yards. And the skipper's stunning strike ultimately set Paul Lambert's side on the way to a 6-1 thrashing of [.
Brighouse are sitting on top of the table with 81 points from 35 games and have a goal difference of +48. Boro' are 2nd with a game in hand, just 1 point behind and a superior goal difference of +69, our landlords Bridlington Town are then 7 points behind us on 73 from 33 games and they are 2 goals worse off than us with +67, I think one of these top 3 teams will eventually be crowned champions but in 4th place with an outside chance are Worksop Town, they are on 69 points from 34 games and have a goal difference of +30.
Group C ended up as Group A's inverted evil twin – intermittently good at first, collectively allergic to goal attempts at the end. Having praised Eurosport for negotiating Group A's minefield of ever-changing team positions, I felt somewhat let down by the mess into which they mired themselves as Zambia and Nigeria threatened to copy each other into oblivion.
It has been a little more difficult that many fans expected, but Paris Saint-Germain will ente the Ligue 1 winter break as league leaders after beating 10-man Brest on Friday, for their fourth successive win.
PSG are three points ahead of Lyon and Marseille, but their superior goal difference of 24, compared to 13 and three respectively for their title rivals, will allow them to go into 2013 in pole position.
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Oct 11, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Thursday's column, Tony outlines the Galaxy's playoff options, measures negative goal difference, and compares point totals in the Eastern Conference as a feature of an unbalanced schedule. What's the best option for the Galaxy at this point in the season?
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 11, 2012) US Soccer Players – CONCACAF's Group A could become complicated at the end of the night. If things go as the United States expects, three teams should be separated by goal difference. That will take a quick statement of purpose against a team that beat the USA just a few days ago.
Haiti clinched advancement to the next round in qualifying for the Caribbean Championships with a
3-1 win over Bermuda last night. Sporting KC midfielder, Peterson Joseph picked up another cap for
Haiti going the full 90 minutes in the win. Haiti is currently second in their group behind Puerto
Rico on goal difference.
The Interlull is well and truly upon us. The first games take place tomorrow but the lullishness
hangs over us like we were a chip pan fire and it were a kind of urine soaked tea-towel. No, I
don't know what I mean either.
This time last year, this very day in fact, we were fretting over Thomas Vermaelen who had just
undergone surgery on his Achilles.