Monthly Archives: May 2007

Open Cup Awesomeness

The United States Open Cup First Round pairings came out today, a reminder of just how great this criminally underappreciated knock-out tournament is. The Portland Timbers drew a nasty-sounding outfit called the Bakersfield Brigade—an away fixture that sounds dicey at … Continue reading

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Forza APM

Along with everything else, Yer Correspondent has been lax in keeping up on A Pretty Move, our wonderfully written and zealously impassioned cousin in Portland soccer blogdom. Along with Eleven Devils, APM went half-way dark earlier this spring, but their … Continue reading

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Serie A: The Best?

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Can’t be. It’s corrupt. The stadiums are a shambles, the clubs are operated along the same lines as the “neighborhood social clubs” on Mulberry Street and half the big teams got just got nailed for match fixing. Match fixing! … Continue reading

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Buh-Bye, Boys

It’s always a good thing when the team you pull for is playing on the last day of the season. However, not to curse Liverpool before their revenge/revisited triumph EuroCoppa rematch with Milan, but I am getting extremely bad vibes … Continue reading

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At Long Last

Two great sports join forces.

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Mein (Meister)Schaft!

A few weeks ago, the increasingly annoying Tony Soprano mused (and I paraphrase): “After all the complaining and the crying, is this all there is?” Sometimes, the world of football seems so beset by problems, intrigue, oddity, inequity and pure … Continue reading

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DEUCES…MILD!

I call it the Curse of the Simpsons Soccer Episode. You know the one: Bart and Lisa show up at the stadium revved up to check out the World’s Most Popular Sport ™…and get nothing more than “to the center…out … Continue reading

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