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#MLS Playoff Format Follows N. American Model
Major League Soccer unveiled a new playoff format last week and the reviews have not been positive. There will now be 10 teams vying for the league title out of the 18 total teams that make up the MLS. The mantra that “we just need to make it to the playoffs because anything can happen” will surely be an abused saying. It is a mold that follows the general idea in most North...
Nurnberg's Chandler Expresses Interest in Playing...
Timothy Chandler has been gaining confidence for FC Nurnberg in the Bundesliga since October. The 20-year old began practicing with the first team on a trip to Turkey and finally made his debut as a substitute soon after the new year. His playing time has increased steadily over the last few weeks, including starting this past Friday in a 3-0 win over his old team, Eintracht Frankfurt. A...
How not to secure a #MLS team for your city
My current city of residence, San Antonio has caught soccer fever and there are two entities trying to start professional teams. This actually isn’t the first time a group has made this attempt however. Several years ago with the support of the Mayor, a group (can’t remember whom) tried to get the public support ($$$) to get an MLS team in the Alamo City. However it failed because...
What's with the team name?
In case you haven’t noticed, Dortmund has been dominating 1. Bundesliga for most of the year. However, the full name of the team is Borussia Dortmund, sharing a first name with Borussia Monchengladbach. Unless you are a history buff, this may not ring a bell, as is the case with Alemannia Aachen. German squads are also associated with numbers and acronyms. So what is the association? ...
#LaLiga - Barcelona is dropping UNICEF from front... →
Not only is Barcelona adding a sponsor for the first time in it’s 112 year history, they have now decided to push the charity they have sponsored for 5 years UNICEF to the back of their jersey. -Pete
Great Post by Beautiful Numbers Game on the... →