Soccer Spectating Report 10-15 May


Palermo 2:1 AC Milan (10 May) It’s been a while since I checked in on Italian football so when I saw that my putative favorite Serie A side was hosting the home leg  of the Coppa Italia semi-final, I decided to check it out.  It was a fun game with some  exciting goals and Berlusconi’s…

Soccer Spectating Report 19 April-9 May


The European season is coming to an exciting conclusion while the MLS gets into full swing. Here’s three weeks of soccer highlights. New England Revolution 3:2 Sporting Kansas City (23 April) This game was the culmination of an exciting week – striker Rajko Levic’s first home game, the debut of midfielder Benny Feilhaber and the…

Soccer Spectating Report 22 February – 20 March


Lots of catching up to do. USA 3:2 El Salvador (22 February) I managed to tune in to one match in the 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, this quarterfinal match.  It was odd to watch what looked like a high-school game (albeit highly-skilled) played in a mostly empty stadium in Jamaica.  It got to a rocking…

Soccer Spectating Report 15-20 Febuary


A slow week for me.  Lots of things to do and choppy streams that cut out mid-game. Arsenal 2:1 Barcelona (16 February) The Champions League match started off looking like it was just going to be Barcelona being awesome again with Lionel Messi feeding David Villa for a goal in the first half.  But then…

Soccer Spectating Report 24-31 January 2011


Well, the transfer period is over now.  This week I saw Luis Suarez leave one of my favorite clubs and move to the rival of one of my other favorite clubs.  Not much in positive news for the teams I follow. Ah well.  The games have been entertaining at least. Liverpool 1:0 Fulham (26 Jan)…

Soccer Spectating Report 10-23 January 2011


Liverpool 2:2 Everton (16 January 2011) Everton traveled across town to Anfield for the second leg of the Merseyside Derby.  The Reds dominated the first half with Tim Howard rightly angry with his defenders.  Raul Meireles broke through in the 28th minute to put the home side up by 1.  The Blues came out strong…

The World of Soccer


A lot has happened since my last soccer update. First, there was the draw for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  The USA were drawn in Group C with Korea DPR, Sweden, and Colombia which looks like a tough group.  I expect the USA will probably advance, but I could see a scenario where they…

Thankful for Soccer


I had a busy week of travel for the Thanksgiving holiday but managed to watch a handful of soccer games live and via ESPN 3 replays. South Africa 0:1 United States (17 Nov 2010) Ah, the sweet, sweet sound of vuvuzelas.  The USMNT has played a lot of games in South Africa the past couple…

Socceraholic


I’ve been watching a lot of games lately, and the games keep on coming.  So many leagues, so many competitions.  I’m going to need a break. Canada 1:0 Mexico (8 November 2010): The final of the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup was a bit anti-climactic as both sides had already earned a spot in the 2011…

Soccer Update


I’ve been too busy to watch much soccer lately with Halloween & my son’s birthday one weekend and an out-of-state conference the next.  I’m not complaining.  There are  more important things in life than spectator sports.  With that being said I’m going to use this post to catch up on the teams and competitions I…