On Monday the 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or awarded to the best male player in the world will be handed out in Zurich, Switzerland. The three finalists are Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo who again will likely be disappointed. Of course Leo Messi is going to win this award after…Details
Queens Park Rangers upset Chelsea 1-0/ Suarez one man wrecking crew as Liverpool beat Sunderland 3-0
The new year did not start off well for Chelsea as they were defeated today at Stamford Bridge 1-0 by bottom dwellers QPR. Harry Redknapp’s squad got their goal from substitute Shaun Wright Phillips in the 78th. It was the first QPR win at Chelsea in 34 years! Remarkably, it was only the second win…Details
At one point during the past year Dynamo striker Brian Ching had indicated he wanted to retire after the current season. During an interview I did with him on Soccer Matters radio it was clear Ching had an eye on returning this year. It is tough to imagine a Dynamo squad without the 34 year…Details
When Dynamo striker Calen Carr was diagnosed with a severe knee injury the pressure increased on the Dynamo to find a striker that can stretch defenses. Carr is expected to be out for 8-12 months and the Dynamo have been quick to respond with the signing of Omar Cummings from the Colorado Rapids. The Dynamo…Details
The Champions League draw has taken place for the final 16 teams and English teams have real opportunity and real challenge: Bayern Munich v. Arsenal Real Madrid v. Manchester United Barcelona v. AC Milan Borussia Dortmund v. Shaktar Donetsk Juventus v. Celtic Schalke v. Galatasaray Paris St. Germaine v. Valencia Malaga v. Porto Some key…Details
MLS to link up with USL Pro Let’s see how this all works out but it is encouraging to me that different levels of the game are working together to try and come up with ideas. We have been notorious in this country for operating as individual entities in soccer. Apparently if an MLS city…Details
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When the U.S. Womens National team played at BBVA Compass Stadium this past week I walked away thinking a turn-out of around 15,000 fans was a success. It was a great night with the U.S. Women clearly out-classing China in every category. Yes,C China was simply a “sparring partner” on this “fan appreciation” tour. Quality…Details
Houston Soccer Community, This past weekend the KICK CANCER SOCCER CAMPS took place throughout sites in Houston and also in Lafayette, LA and Richmond Virginia. In Lafayette the camp was run by Danny Foster and Braveheart, in Richmond by former U18 National team coach Bob Jenkins a childhood friend of mine who grew up in…Details
No I did not get up at 4am to watch the Fifa Club World Cup between Corinthians of Brazil and Chelsea but I did record it and watch it today. For the record Brazilian giants Corinthians defeated Chelsea 1-0 behind a goal from Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero (69th) striking a historic moment for South American…Details