Monthly Archives: March 2007

Emilio: Instant Legend?

I’ll admit it: the MLS club I’ve followed most closely over the league’s existence is DC United. For us neutrals in the middle of nowhere (or Montana, as the case may be), the early United sides were by far the … Continue reading

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The REAL Champions League

The so-called Mainstream Media seems determined to ignore this major story…but that’s what us radical, cutting-edge bloggers are for! Tonight, Portland Futsal’s action-packed Third Division comes down to an insane four-team, one-night knock-out jamboree! Early-evening semifinals will produce two championship … Continue reading

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The Plague Reborn

Please, someone get Lord Mawhinney of the Football League on the horn and beg him not to release the shoot-out virus from the lab. It took the heroic efforts of thousands of MLS fans to contain the virus during the … Continue reading

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The Operational Deficit That Ate New York

Last spring, I found myself in New York City shortly after Red Bull’s much-hyped takeover of the erstwhile (New York/New Jersey) MetroStars. New York, of course, is secretly one of the greatest soccer markets in the entire world—a city where … Continue reading

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Cooking with Gaz!

Here’s a shocking development: Zenit St Petersburg is favored to lead the way in the Russian championship this season. Highly coincidentally, Zenit is run by Gazprom, which in turn is run by the Russian government. The government is run by … Continue reading

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Red Destiny! (????) // Who Is In Thuram’s Brain?

Okay, boyos, today is the day. A lead of, effectively, a goal and a half. Big-occasion home crowd. Barca in, if not a freefall, then something of a slough. If Liverpool can’t produce celebration at Anfield today, it might be … Continue reading

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Miracle in Brooklyn

Not the mighty New York borough, but the unassuming Southeast Portland neighborhood home to Portland Futsal, the Rose City’s newborn industrial-chic indoor football venue—where the rattle of a chainlink fence, frigid meat-storage temperatures and the wheeze of passing TriMet buses … Continue reading

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