Spain silence the doubters with imperious display - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Since Barcelona's 7-0 aggregate defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals last month, football in Spain has been written off by many as yesterday's news, with Germany now the fashionable country to admire in terms of footballing philosophy.
Confederations Cup preview: Spain, Brazil and Italy favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2013 Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend in Brazil, with a number of the favourites for next year's World Cup taking part. The mini-tournament only features eight teams, but the hosts, Spain and Italy will look to flex their muscles ahead of the real event next summer.
Juan Agudelo and Kelyn Rowe gave the New England Revolution an early 2-0 lead in Vancouver, but a penalty kick and controversial red card to rookie defender Andrew Farrell in the 24th minute sparked a comeback for the Whitecaps who would go on to win the match 4-3.
New England (5-5-5, 20 points) who looked on track for an impressive road win that would've put them in third place in the East before collapsing after Farrell's ejection, remained in sixth place with the loss.
D.C. United put forth their best defensive effort in quite some time and came out with a point in their 0-0 draw tonight against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The draw extends United's club-record winless streak to twelve matches and keeps them cemented to the bottom of the Eastern Conference [.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution extended their winning streak to three games with a stunning 5-0 victory over the defending MLS Champion Los Angeles Galaxy in front of the biggest home crowd of the season, 19,120, at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night.
Fagundez registered a goal and an assist in the Revolution win.
Consider the demons from last year's Open Cup tournament exorcised.
Nearly a year to the date after the Harrisburg City Islandershanded them ahumiliating third rounddefeat, the New England Revolution staked a dominant 5-1 victory over the Rochester Rhinos in Tuesday's third round Open Cup tilt at Sahlen's Stadium.
Eighteen year-old Diego Fagundez and 20-year-old Juan Agudelo each scored for the second match in a row as the New England Revolution defeated Toronto FC, 2-0, in the rain at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.
Fagundez and Agudelo were the goal-scoring heroes last weeked as the Revolution grabbed a surprise 2-0 victory in Houston and repeated the performance on Saturday's against Toronto with Fagundez giving the Revolution the lead and Agudelo again scoring late to put the game out of reach.
Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez scored his team-leading third goal of the season in Saturday's shock 2-0 win over the Dynamo. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)
A week after the Houston Dynamo's historic, 36-gamehome unbeaten streak came to an end, the New England Revolution sent them toa second straight losswith a2-0 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday.
Ryan Guy celebrates his goal. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ryan Guy gave the New England Revolution a second half lead, but Real Salt Lake stormed back with goals from Devon Sandoval and Olmes Garcia to steal a 2-1 victory from Gillette Stadium in front of 8,040 on Wednesday night.
The New England Revolution fought hard to earn a 0-0 draw away at the Portland Timbers on Thursday night, extending their shutout and unbeaten streak to two games. Darrius Barnes and Bilal Duckett made their first starts of the season, filling in admirably on the left and right flanks, to combine with Jose Goncalves and Stephen McCarthy in ushering the Revolution defense to yet another positive result.
Dwayne De Rosario scored all three goals to help lead D.C. United past the Philadelphia Union 3-1 tonight in their 4th Round match up in the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. With the victory United now moves on to a match up with the New [...]
After falling behind early in the first half to an Eddie Johnson goal, two excellent strikes from Danny Cruz gave the Union a brief second half lead only for Mauro Rosales to equalize for the visitors and set up a tense and chippy finish.
Ben Olsen promised changes to his lineup due toineffective play from some of the players whom he counted on this season. Usual central defensepartners Brandon McDonald and Dejan Jakovic were left on the bench in favor of Daniel Woolard and Conor Shanosky who was making his MLS debut. Well, it really doesn't seem to matter [.
While the effort was better for D.C. United the result was the same. Another loss, this time to 2-1 to FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium tonight in Frisco, Texas. The loss for United, their seventh straight, has now established a new team record in a season that is now quickly evaporating. Je-Vaughn Watsons chested [.
Manchester United wrapped up their 2012-13 season with a dramatic 5-5 draw at West Brom on Sunday. The Old Trafford outfit have cruised to the Premier League title this term, but now will go through...
Arsenal fans had to endure a few nervous minutes at the end of the Gunners 1-0 win in Newcastle on May 19, but all's well that ends well as the club managed to finish in fourth place in the English Premier League this season to earn a berth in the qualifying stages of next season's European Champions League.
This was a very close game this afternoon, and Newcastle can feel a little unlucky to go down by a single second half goal, after the game was very even for much of the time. Koscielny bangs in the winning goal for Arsenal Sunderland managed to be beaten 1-0 at Tottenham, so a late equalizer [...]
Arsenal remains in the driver's seat after a thorough 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic at the rain-soaked Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, May 14. The Gunners just have to win their final game of the season at St. James' Park in Newcastle to ensure themselves of a third or fourth place finish in the Premier League and an invitation to next season's European Champions League tournament.
Yet another surprise with the team today with Steven Taylor missing from the squad and Mike Williamson is back and have Newcastle picked up yet another injury in training this week? This is getting beyond a joke. Mathieu Debuchy has been brought back in place of Danny Simpson at right-back, and Danny [.
Newcastle gained a good point and a clean sheet at West Ham today when we drew 0-0 with West Ham, but Wigan won 3-2 at West Brom in a surprise result, so we are now 2 points worse off than we were before the game today, with Wigan only 2 points behind us with a [...]
Newcastle had a clean sheet and held West Ham top a 0-0 draw this afternoon but Wigan are starting their escape route out of being relegated when they beat West Brom 3-2 at the Hawthorns and cut the point gap to 3 points with a game in hand. And Aston Villa beat Norwich to go [...]
A late brace from Olmes Garcia gave Real Salt Lake (8-5-4) a crucial home victory over LA Galaxy (6-5-4) on Saturday. The other goals came from Khari Stephenson and Landon Donovan, both in the first half.
The hosts came into the game with better form than their opponents, having convincingly beaten San Jose Earthquakes in their previous game.
To say that D.C. United head coachBen Olsen was agitated after tonight's 2-0 loss to the Portland Timbers is a bit of an understatement. Anyconfidence from United stopping their club-record seven-game losing streak with a draw last Sunday against Sporting Kansas City quickly evaporated after falling behind early once again and failing to have the [.
Champions League final: A match of German grudge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Champions League final will be a German grudge match, with Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to go head-to-head at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 25th. Both sides have been good value for their place in the final, with each overcoming top European sides on their way to the last hurdle.
Only 11 days have passed since Sir Alex Ferguson announced his decision to leave Manchester United at the end of the season. The events that have unfolded since, though, have generated the impression that the announcement was given a lifetime ago. We've had the confirmation that David Moyes will replace Fergie, we've had him and [.
I was only seven years old when we lost the league to West Ham in 1995 and I remember shedding bitter, youthful tears as they title slipped by. My dad told me not to worry, "Fergie will be there next season," he said and "we'll win something next season, United always move on." He was [...]
When the fixtures were released today's game was considered to be a potential title decider and few amongst fans of either team would have expected Chelsea to travel to Old Trafford with United already crowned champions. Good job United didn't indeed need a result for their performance was as abysmal as they have produced throughout [.
Arsenal put in another workmanlike effort again at Loftus Road on Sat. May 4, to earn a 1-0 draw against recently-relegated Queens Park Rangers and moved into third place in the Premier League table. The scoring was done before many supporters got to their seats as Theo Walcott banged in the game's only goal after just 20 seconds.