http://youtu.be/QGDusbmCoew?t=3m35s Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom was shown a red card while captaining England Under-21s last night. The Reds right-back kicked out at a Finnish opponent right in front of the referee with 16 minutes remaining in last night's 1-1 draw. A free-kick had already been awarded against Wisdom when showing that his surname might [.
We told you about this incident this morning, but now video footage has emerged. Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini was sent-off after clashing with Rui Caetano during the Magpies' 1-1 draw with Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira. Caetano was also sent-off for his troubles, though we're not sure his involvement was on the scale of Coloccini's.
FK Å½eljezniÄar Sarajevo midfielder Nermin ZolotiÄ‡ suffered the sort of broken leg destined to sicken millions of YouTube viewers during this week's Bosnia-Herzegovina Premier League match with HK Zrinjski Mostar. The 19-year-old ended up with the lower section of his leg trapped underneath the boot of an opponent, with the remainder of his leg at [.
Didier Drogba might have left behind the physicality of the Premier League, but it's now defenders in Turkey who have to contend with his brute force. A good case in point: on Monday night the Galatasaray striker hospitalised Orduspor's David Barral in an accidental clash of heads. In his efforts to get a trademark Drogba [.
Last Friday saw the final of the Saudi Crown Prince Cup Saudi Arabia's equivalent of the the FA Cup being played between bitter rivals Al Hilal and Al Nasr. The match went to penalties, at which point Al Nasr goalkeeper Abdallah Al Enizi decided to unleash just about any form of gamesmanship that [..
Enzo Zidane can expect to get a bit of grief after being shown a red card after just nine minutes on the pitch for Real Madrid under 18s but at least he knows his dad will have to keep his mouth shut! In a petulant act reminiscent of Zinedine, the 17-year-old kicked out at [...]
The thing with a winter break in football is that it forces a hardened card addict like Sergio Ramos to go cold turkey. Let them loose on a football pitch again in January and they're bound to overdose. The Real Madrid defender got his fix during last night's victory over Celta Vigo. He satisfied his [.
Everybody's favourite violent psychopath masquerading as a centre-back, Pepe, has been relatively speaking a reformed character of late. But the Portugal international couldn't resist a return to his former ways during Real Madrid's Copa Del Rey clash with Celta Vigo last night. Pepe kicked opponent Roberto Lago in the Bernabeus during the match.
Craig Levein and his Scottish charges failed to secure a vital home win against Serbia on
Both sides huffed and puffed, but in truth they game lacked a real spark. Man City defender
Aleksandar Kolarov was key to the majority of the Serbs' good play while new Stoke man, Charlie
Adam, did his best to make things happen for the Scots.
Valencia C.F. are the third most successful club in Spain, rich in history and hungry to match former glory. They will be joining compatriots Real Madrid in United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.
Inter Milan, a Serie A powerhouse that has fallen on hard times recently, is a team with everything to prove and will be coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup.
Here's a preview:
August 1, 2013: Chelsea vs Inter, Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium) 8:00pm ET
August 4, 2013:Loser ofChelsea vs Inter will play loser of AC Milan vs Valencia or winner of Chelsea vs Inter will play winner of AC Milan vs Valencia , New York (MetLife Stadium) 4:00pm ET or 6:30pm ET
August 6, 2013: Opponent to be determined, Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET or 9pm ET
August 7, 2013:Opponent to be determined, Miami (Sun Life Stadium), 6:30pm ET or 9pm ET
What to Expect
Inter Milan may not be at their mightiest at the moment, but with new manager Walter Mazzarri at the helm, Inter hope to correct last season's 9th place finish.
Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Iago Aspas Age: 25 Position: Striker Signed from: Celta Vigo Fee: Â£7m Did you know? If, as seems likely, Aspas is a direct replacement for Luis Suarez then this seems like a sensible move. As well as being a great goalscorer, the striker was also [.
Well, three games into the season and still not a single goal. Not a single goal conceded that
is! For the third straight game Arsenal has held its opponent goalless. At this point last season,
we had conceded ten I believe. Okay, so maybe we don't really need Alex Song in the midfield. I
must say, I was impressed by how solid the team looked against what should have been a tougher
opponent in Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers has revealed Andy Carroll missed Liverpool's Europa League win over Hearts with a
Carroll failed to make the squad for the play-off first leg in Edinburgh - despite his presence at
the stadium - with the Â£35million striker linked with a return to Newcastle.
However, Rodgers says the forward was set to start against Hearts and he remains hopeful he will be
fit for Sunday's Premier League visit of champions Manchester City.
As Reading battle against relegation this season, left-back Ian Harte proved he's fighting an individual battle to stay up. The former Leeds man some how managed to fall over during Saturday's defeat to Aston Villa. Under very little pressure, with no opponent near him and without appearing to perform any fancy footwork, Harte just fell [.
Things are really hotting up in the Crappyteam Won Cup, the competition no self-respecting team wants to win. After Premier League side Aston Villa attempted to give League Two Bradford a bye to to the final in their semi-final first-leg on Tuesday night, last night it was the turn of European champions Chelsea to give [.
Oh boy. This could be the start of something or at least some start of mass craziness today on
The North American Soccer League or NASL has announced that in 2013 they will go to a
Beginning in 2013, the NASL's regular season will feature two separate and distinct round-robin
competitions with the winners of each competition meeting in a single game on the weekend following
the conclusion of the second competition.
Throughout the season DC United has pursued a team identity with limited success. Through some
extraordinary individual efforts and occasional combination play by a few players at a time, United
won a good share of points, but never quite seemed as solid as they could be. A certain confidence
In League One this weekend a goalkeeping stalwart kicked a ball directly to an opponent â€“ an
error which resulted in a goal, faced the first public criticism of his long standing spell between
the sticks and was dispatched to the bench.Â I am, of course, talking about Carlisle United's Adam
Collin, whose unbroken run in the Cumbrians goal ended at 149 appearances in this week's JPT clash
with Preston North End.
The Timbers held a short, early practice today before flying to Colorado this afternoon ahead of
tomorrow's game against the Rapids. Practice was closed after a brief warm up as the travel squad
broke off to prepare for the game while the rest of the team played a game of 5v5.
Trialist Pablo Di Fiori and practice player Cam Vickers were the only non-roster players with
the team today.
After every match this season, the staff here at The Bent Musket will be putting together player
ratings. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale, with 5 representing a thoroughly average performance, and 6 a
decent/capable showing. The final ratings will be averages of individual ratings from Steve Stoehr,
Corey Major, and Brendan Schimmel.
10 games without a win. It's the easiest stat to dwell on. And it should be dwelled on. I think
you know why.
But there are other stats from the match that are worth noting as well. From the run of play,
for example, the Revolution and the Philadelphia Union were almost even in all categories except
for two that stand out: Attempts on goal and possession.
The Union midfield did well to silence Fernando Cardenas and the Revolution's midfielders.
(Photo: Walter Silva)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. A game to forget for the both the New England Revolution and the Philadelphia
Union. A dour 0-0 draw where neither team really showed a desire to score a goal or put the
opponent on the back foot.
It was only by the time Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score his second goal for the night, to make
it 2-0 for Real Madrid that I finally managed a sigh of relief. â€˜This wasn't going to end up like
those matches' â€“ I thought, recalling our slip-ups against Valencia and Getafe. There would be no
freakish, frantic comeback for the opponent and no moments of panic for our boys â€“ just absolute
control of the match and further questions if we can manage a 3rd , 4th, 5th goal and so on.
The San Jose Earthquakes just keep on winning and Chivas USA just keeps on bleeding goals and
squandering chances to get into the Western Conference playoff race.
In a result that should have been inevitable considering the form of the Earthquakes attack and
the sad state of the Chivas USA defense, the Earthquakes rolled to a 4-0 victory at Buck Shaw
Stadium on Sunday night.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed down some fines and suspension today.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Gershon Koffie is suspended one game and fined an undisclosed
amount for endangering the safety of his opponent, Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Andy Rose, in the
91stÂ minute of the game on Aug.
The Dynamo's return to the CONCACAF Champions League begins tonight with their first group stage
match against C.D. FAS. It's the Dynamo's third match ever in El Salvador (0-1-1) and their second
match at the Estadio CuscatlÃ¡n ( a1-1 draw vs. Luis Angel Firpo in the 2008-09 CCL).
Just in case you aren't familiar the CCL, here's the basics.
There has been such a positive response to my article two weeks ago on Nani's red card that, after three incidents in the recent FIFA World Cup qualifiers, here are a few more of my thoughts, with the three incidents that produced [.
This is real car crash TV, as during an U-17 friendly between French sides AS Villaret and SOM the goalkeeper receives a back pass and takes on an attacker only to lose control of the ball on the way past the first attacker, before launching himself at the second opponent catching him in the mid drift like a car crash in The Fast and the Furious.
Are you bored with having to rely on luck or the performance of others to win money? Football betting can be fun of course and can win you substantial amounts of money, yet you have ultimately have no control over the results. There are many options provided for us with regards to gambling online out [.
There will be plenty of people who are relieved that Dimitar Berbatov has now left United,
myself included, but there will be varying reasons behind this feeling. Relieved because he wasn't
good enough, relieved because he deserved to play week in week out, relieved not to have to hear
the same moronic criticisms or relieved because he was already on borrowed time.
Title holders Germany are through to the next round of the U-20 Women's World Cup and boy, oh
boy, will they be facing an opponent worthy of the final match-up itself : Japan! The
German girls thrashed Norway 4-0 in Saitama, a squad that has been trying to replicate their 1995
Women's World Cup success for more than a decade.
During the first leg of a cup semifinal between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United, Pirates
defenderÂ Rooi Mahamutsa decided the best way to reach the ball was through his opponent's. He
delivered a kick directly between Thabiso Nkoana's legs and was then shown a red card.
The best part, however, is Mahamutsa's astonishment upon being sent off.