Monthly Archives: September 2011

FC Porto 2, Benfica 2: Both Teams Will Be Disappointed

It was a big game as the top two teams in Portugal squared off for the first time this season. Porto was coming off a draw with Feirense as Benfica caught them at the top after defeating Academica de Coimbra.

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2011-12 Serie A Preview

My final predictions for the European seasons is here. Italy got off to a late start with a player strike, and there have already been losses suffered by the favorites. Here is a brief look at the upcoming season in

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Premier League: A Look At The Top Six

It is still early in the season, but the race for the Champions League spots is picking up and the preseason top six candidates are having a wide range of experiences. Here is a look at the top six. Manchester

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2011-12 La Liga Preview

The season has already started, so the preview is late, but here it is nonetheless. Relegation: Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano, and Granada are the promoted teams. Real Betis’ recent experience in the top flight will give them what they need

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Belgium 1, United States 0: Player Ratings

It was a bit of a dull performance for the US as they lost to Belgium 1-0. Belgium controlled the midfield in the first half, but the US defended well including some great saves from Tim Howard. The US was

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Costa Rica 1, United States 0: Player Ratings

It was another up and down performance by the US as they showed moments of brilliance, but also struggled for large portions. The game’s only goal came in the second half when Rodney Wallace headed in a rebound after Tim

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