Monthly Archives: September 2006

Fire Make History! Well, Not Quite.

The Chicago Fire Football Club has a weird affinity for the US Open Cup, the 93-year-old knock-out tournament open to all Fed-affiliated teams in the country. In nine years, the Windy City side has snaked the Lamar Hunt Cup four … Continue reading

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Please Rebuild Peter Crouch to Human Specifications!

Ah, but the oddly constructed Liverpool striker hit a good ‘un yesterday, pushing the generally indifferent Reds past schizoid Galatasaray. The Turkish club may have lost, but still has one of the greatest names in football. Football—that’s right. It’s out … Continue reading

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Red Roses For That Vase?

While only native-born Mancunians and confirmed front-running bandwagoneers have any excuse for backing Manchester United, you’d have to be an inhuman monster not to give some love to FC United of Manchester. The Red Rebels, launched last year by disgruntled … Continue reading

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The Vortex

ITEM: Last week’s New Yorker profile of Bill Clinton, written by genius reporter/editor David Remnick, opens at the World Cup Final. Zidane’s headbutt. Bill Clinton. David Remnick. IT ALL COMES BACK TO FOOTBALL! ITEM: Which team earned probably the first … Continue reading

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Those Were the Days

As Portland Timbers fans contemplate the ruins of the 2006 season—as well as the shattered remains of the relationship between the club’s Front Office and most avid fans and new coach Chris Agnello’s reputation as a team-builder—they can cast their … Continue reading

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The End is Nigh

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

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The West Ham Job

“Money has a wonderful habit of flowing where it feels comfortable.” —Patarkatsishvili, modern sage I love an intrigue-laden cosmopolitan thriller as much as anyone and more than most, and I must say this beats the most feverish imaginings of John … Continue reading

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