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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
Saturday's 3-1 win over a weakened Columbus team proved to be a false dawn for RB New York as it crashed 5-2 to Chicago Thursday, and coach Juan Carlos Osorio was under no illusions about the merits of his side's playoff-threatening performance. "After a performance like that, I have a ... Read the whole story
The last three Chicago Fire seasons have ended "in the chilly November air at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.," writes Nick Firchau. This year, at least, with the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New England Revolution being a road game, the Fire's campaign can at the ... Read the whole story
The clock is ticking for a number of the Colorado Rapids' veterans, and as they approach Saturday's Rocky Mountain Showdown (copyright all Denver- and Utah-based media) at home to Salt Lake, they've come over all philosophical about the passing of time, reports Brian Forbes. "You start to feel your mortality," ... Read the whole story
The philosophy of English Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore with regard to his universally scorned plan to play a round of EPL games in foreign cities around the world is similar to that of a small child hankering after an unfeasibly expensive toy. He seems to figure that if ... Read the whole story
Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood has repeated that the club's ownership will stay in the hands of those who have "Arsenal in their blood." He was addressing concerns from Arsenal supporters' groups that billionaire investors such as Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke and controversial Uzbek-Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who between them ... Read the whole story
Nouveau riche west London Championship side Queens Park Rangers has sacked manager Iain Dowie with the season just 12 games old. Its triumvirate of extremely rich owners had demanded Premier League soccer by noon Thursday, and Dowie had been unable to deliver due to the constrictions of time in the ... Read the whole story
"I feel calm. Two or three others deserve the Ballon d'Or. But if you evaluate what each one did over the course of the season I believe I did more than everyone else. What else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or and Fifa award?" Cristiano Ronaldo ... Read the whole story
The Seattle Sounders FC will host open tryouts in three Washington cities in November. Inevitably, the tryouts "will be filmed for a reality-based television show that will be shown in late January of 2009." But if only the base is reality, what will the rest be? Fantasy footie on ice? ... Read the whole story


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