In deepest, darkest November of 1872, England played Scotland in the first ever official international football match at the Hamilton Crescent cricket ground in Partick.
A crowd of 4,000 spectators paid a shilling apiece to watch the match finish goalless.There's more here.
The two nations had actually played each other fives time previous, but FIFA refuse to acknowledge those early games as full internationals as all five of the Scotland teams were merely made up of players draftedfrom the London area.
Someone call a plumber because this backline sh*t stinks! (Leonardo returns for the Galaxy)
... and so it begins, rivalries in full flow, television screen packed with pomp and
circumstance as the familiar elevens gather to do battle on the grassy field. This week we explore
some rivalries, talk about Cascadia and the battle for Los Angeles, and discuss trades that
CARSON, Calif. â€“- Heading into the first rivalry match of the season, things could be going
better for both Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy, but the fact that both teams are struggling
in the standings does not take away from one of the MLS' most heated rivalries.
The Liverpool F.C. and Manchester United F.C. rivalry is one of the oldest and most intense football battles in England. These are two of the most successful football clubs in the English Premier League. Their first derby was held on 28 April 1894. Since then, Liverpool and Manchester United have played one another 191 more times with the United winning 77, the Reds 64, and 51 resulting in draws.
In American college football, the Southeastern Conference has some of the fiercest and most
legendary rivalries in the land; Â fueled by factors familiar to the Premier League â€“ proximity,
history, regional pride, high stakes, top talent, and, above...
Yesterday's defeat against Wigan confirmed that the 1995 Premier League champions have once
again been relegated to the second tier of English football, after 11 years back in the top
So where did it all go wrong for Rovers? I think it is fair to say that neither the owners
Venky's nor manager Steve Kean have been fans' favourites since they took over at the end of 2010
and the plight has been clear for all to see.
The Top 20 Derbies In Europe By Attendance - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Watched by a global TV audience of around 650 million, it's been described as 'the mother of all
derbies' and the second most important game in the world (after El Clasico) but is the Manchester
derby the biggest derby in Europe?
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 1, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Back when Major League Soccer was just a startup, when every team played in someone else's building and the jerseys had the look of Trapper Keeper cover art, a handful of meaningful rivalries formed in the cauldron of the new American soccer League.
An Atlantic Cup match is always a show. The dueling cheering sections always cheer a little louder,
the players are a bit more physical, and the soccer world is reminded that league rivalries can be
just as fierce on the ...
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Chelsea take on an MLS All-Stars side in Philadelphia on Wednesday. As is customary in American
sports, a rag-tag bunch of representatives from the league will come together for one night only.
And on this occasion they'll be facing the reigning European champions. OTP doesn't profess to be
expert on all matters MLS we [.
Kinnear: "When you come here, you kind of learn pretty quickly if your eyes are open." HOUSTON â€”
It was bound to happen. Since the curtain raised on the FC Dallas-Houston Dynamo rivalry, which
Houston now owns with a 5-2 record, minor scuffles and dramatic plot twists have been routine. In a
league with a number of sterilized rivalries created more out of media necessity than real
When Toronto FC joined Major League Soccer back in 2007, the Columbus Crew, one of the league's
ten charter members, became their chief rival. This manufactured-for-MLS rivalry was largely a
conflict of convenience, a function of the lack of any other team in closer proximity to Canada's
largest city and the fact that Reds fans required a destination for road trips.
Tottenham Hotspur make the short trip across north London to the Emirates this Saturday lunchtime for what is recognised as one of the fiercest local rivalries worldwide, and this will be the first selection I make on the Betfred Goals Galore coupon this Saturday, for reasons I'll explain... We have been treated to some spectacular [.
Zack Goldman has your afternoon and lunchtime Cliff Notes right
Out of all of the old rivalries and politically-charged matchups that the European Championships
have thrown up in recent years, this is one of the most compelling.Â Let's sink our teeth into the
second quarterfinal, Greece against their sugardaddies.
Tito Vilanova knows that there are a few things more terrible than being
awkwardly forced to stand next to the man who once poked your eye at an El Clasico game.
With the existing bad blood between these two, UEFA took it upon themselves to place
Mourinho and Vilanova next to each other during the official
photo session at this year's 'Elite Coaches' forum.
Sometimes supposed rivalries between sporting icons are played out in the newspapers and nowhere
else. But relations between the two best footballers on the planet looked decidedly frosty after
the final whistle in last night's Spanish Super Cup second-leg. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano
Ronaldo were keen to shake hands with various opponents and the [.
There is a small humanity in me when it comes to football. I found it in between the transfer
sagas of Robin Van Persie and Joveticâ€”nestled amongst the endless moneyed sagas of a dozen
moneyed clubs, Cristiano Ronaldoâ€”of all the possible peopleâ€”cried out for a sympathetic ear,
and of all the people, this Barcelona fan heard it.
Article by Pedro Gomes
This weekend was full of early goals, fierce rivalries, and beautiful finishing. The action came
fast and strong this weekend as teams all across the league really picked up the pace and the chase
for the top of the standings. There is a new leader atop the Western Conference and almost a new
team atop the Eastern.
Happy Thursday and welcome to today's Musket Rounds. On tap this morning is a look at some
accomplishments for Michael Parkhurst, an election in CONCACAF, backlash over MLS Rivalries, and a
whole lot of really bad officiating. Basically, another day at the office. So, without further ado,
Germany v Netherlands is one of international football's great rivalries, so fans of both teams
will go to great lengths to give their team the edge over their neighbours. Take this enterprising
Dutch fan, for example. He sneaked beneath some security gates in order to place an orange
wheel-clamp on the German squad's bus!
Roy Keane has given a damning verdict of the England set-up and has claimed that as well as
wanting to spend more time with his family, Paul Scholes retired from international football
because of how things worked behind the scenes.
"England have not done well at big tournaments and everyone is intrigued by it, but the
priority for a lot of top players now is not international football," said Keane.
Twitter has had a big impact on the world of football. It's affected the way our clubs interact with us, the way we interact with players and the way journalists get stories about those players. This infographic looks at The Football League According To Twitter, ranking various leagues, players and rivalries based on the number [.
There is great history in Premier League games, many of them come through from old rivalries: born before the premier league was even a glint in our English eyes. So when the Uniteds meet: Manchester and Newcastle it is a ... Continue reading...
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It's hard for any TFC supporter to think about an away fixture at Columbus without harkening back
to that frozen day in 2008 when thousands of hearty Torontonians invaded Crew Stadium.
2012 SEASON PREVIEW â€“ LANCERS OPEN AT COASTAL CAROLINA FRIDAYFARMVILLE, Va. --
After winning the 2011 Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) Tournament Championship, the Longwood
University men's soccer team returns to action in 2012 as a new member of the Big South
"We're looking forward to further developing Big South rivalries," said head coach Jon Atkinson.
After Kerry Andrew opened our Unexpected Rivalries series back in March, we are delighted to
welcome back Andrew Harding, deviser ofÂ an eponymous blog and a man weÂ haveÂ invited to muse on
those clubs likely to get the goat of the average Shrew. True, Hereford remain the most indelible
foe, but in the spirit of the series, Andrew, who can be followed on Twitter here, spreads the net
wider, clearly spoiling for disagreement.
The long-anticipated deal is now complete: Michael Bradley is officially a member of legendary
Seria A side AS Roma. Coming off a fantastic first season in the league with Chievo Verona, the
Roman team paid $4.6 million for the services of the 24-year-old U.S. international.
Bradley made 34 appearances for Chievo in his opening year in Italy, earning the nickname "The
General" for his work in midfield.
The Scottish Football League voted today, all 30 clubs that is, and the verdict is Rangers FC
will begin their lives as the newly reconstituted newco Rangers, in the third division of the SFL.
What a stunning fall. The most titled club in the world having won 54 league championships begins
life in the lowest echelon of their league.
Yes, they do actually play soccer in China. Yes, it is almost as exciting as it is here. Aging
euro-stars that aren't performing up to expectations? Check. Fierce rivalries complete with epic
trolling? Check. All-Star team at the bottom of the table? Check. Interestingly enough, they may
actually have a hooligan problem.
Tomorrow's match between the Sounders and Colorado Rapids is ripe with the kind of drama that
catches national attention and it's no surprise that NBC dispatched Arlo White and crew to
broadcast this one.
Sigi has been coy about the availability of Steve Zakuani, who had a tantalizing appearance on
the bench versus Sporting Kansas City but has not appeared on a gameday roster since.
Round three of the 2012 Cascadia Cup contest between sees the Seattle Sounders head down south
to face the struggling Portland Timbers. In the mini-league standing no team yet stands out as a
leader with the two previous matches ending in draws. The Whitecaps sit in first with two points.
For the Timbers this is probably their only chance at a Cup.
You've read Serie A Sister's tribute to Livorno's Permario
Morosini, where we told you how the family, friends and fans of the player have been
coming to terms with his passing after he collapsed during a Serie B game on Sunday. His funeral
took place in Bergamo this morning and more than 5,000 fans from his former teams, Atlanta and
Udinese, gathered last night to bid farewell to their beloved player.