Brian Ching will be a spokesperson for the City of Houston in a campaign designed to get exposure for our fair city. Other notables include Beyonce and former President George Bush and wife Barbara. This is significant for a number of reasons because Dynamo players have become more involved in mainstream ad campaigns and promotion.…Details
American owner Tom Hicks feels as though Liverpool has an inferiority complex when it comes to Manchester United whom recently defeated them. Hicks and George Gillet majority owners of Liverpool have in recent weeks been in the news having a supposedly strained relationship with head coach Rafael Benitez over transfer issues. The clash of ego’s…Details
Maybe the time has finally come for Cesar “Chelito” Delgado to head to Europe. The rumor has sourrounded the talented Argentine for many years but it seems Delgado may be ready to make the move provided the finances are to his liking. He is expected to fly back to Mexico City tomorrow to talk with…Details
My column today in the Chronicle(www.houstonchronicle.com) focused on the most impactful games of the year in my mind. Some of my favorites: U.S. 2 Mexico 1 in the Gold Cup Final Dynamo 2 NE 1 in the MLS Cup Final Real Madrid 3 Barcelona 3 (Lionel Messi hat trick) New York Red Bulls 5 LA…Details
Aston Villa picked off a 4-4 draw against Chelseas in a drama and goal filled boxing day encounter in England. Had the chance to catch this on tv today. A late Gareth Barry penalty (cooly taken) got the point for Villa at Stamford Bridge. Ashley Cole handled a ball on the line leading up to…Details
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AC Milan goalkeeper Brazilian Dida committed one of his patented goalkeeping errors and it proved costly in the Milan Derby. A shot from Argentine Esteban Cambiasso twisted Dida into a tangled mess and proved to be the game winner. How the Brazilian proves to be the first choice at Milan in Europe is mind boggling.…Details
This is must see tv before Christmas. First the breakfast show includes AC Milan against Inter Milan in the Milan Derby. AC Milan is considered the away team at the San Siro Stadium and take on league leaders Inter Milan after coming back from Tokyo as the World Club Champions defeating Boca Jrs. 4-2. Meanwhile…Details
It was to be expected. Top assistants being interviewed in Chicago for the heading coaching job vacated by Juan Carlos Osorio. Probably the top two candidates in the league are Paul Mariner of NE and John Spencer of the Dynamo. Certainly you would look to the assistant coach of both of these teams. There is…Details
Here it is. The greatest league on the planet and we are down to 16 teams: Celtic vs. Barcelona Lyon vs. Manchester United Schalke vs. Porto Liverpool vs. Inter Milan Roma vs. Real Madrid Arsenal vs. AC Milan Olympiakos vs. Chelsea Fenerbache vs. Sevilla Some interesting draws here. Arsenal/AC Milan , Liverpool/Inter and Roma/Real Madrid…Details