Soccer Spectating Report 16 May-6 June


With the Champions League final, the European season comes to the end. I watched a lot of teams and lot of games and determined that the clubs I like best are Everton of the English Premier League and Ajax of the Dutch Eredivisie. Next year I’m thinking I’ll try to watch as many games featuring…

Soccer Spectating Report 31 March-4 April


England 1:2 United States (2 April) Bad news:  The US women’s team is clearly outplayed and loses to a much lower ranked England side.  Good news: It was just a friendly and the World Cup is still months away.  Bad news:  The US team lost to Mexico in the World Cup qualifying and should be…

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…

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…

International Draws


The past week has been dominated by international team games, including Euro 2012 qualifying and both the US men’s and women’s teams hosting friendlies in Philadelphia. USA 1:1 China (6 Oct 2010) – The second of two games versus the People’s Republic as the US women tune up for the World Cup 2011 qualifiers (the…