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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Nov. 17, 2008
Salt Lake Coach Jason Kreis was a mixture of frustration and stoicism after his team's 1-0 weekend defeat to New York in the Western Conference Final. On the one hand he's been in the game long enough to know "that's just how the game goes." Referring to his team's failure ... Read the whole story
However you want to analyze the reasons why RB New York has made it to the MLS Cup final, there's no discounting a certain amount of good fortune. Even coach Juan Carlos Osorio acknowledged the role of divine intervention after its opponents, Real Salt Lake, hit the woodwork three times ... Read the whole story
It all went sour when the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year bumped into the MLS Coach of the Year following Thursday's Eastern Conference playoff final. But then Chicago Fire stopper Jon Busch and his former coach, the Columbus Crew's Sigi Schmid, have been at odds ever since Busch complained about ... Read the whole story
"Premier League managers will never respect referees," writes Simon Barnes. "Respect is an impossible idea and the worthy campaign intended to inspire it is doomed to failure." He cites the weekend red card shown to Emmerson Boyce of Wigan Athletic for his foul on Newcastle's Shola Ameobi, which replays showed ... Read the whole story
Al-Ahly of Egypt won the African Champions League Sunday, beating Coton Sport of Cameroon 4-2 on aggregate. It was a record-breaking sixth triumph for the club in the competition, and followed the Egyptian national team's victory in the African Nations Cup at the start of the year. After winning the ... Read the whole story
"This is my system. If you are fit and you are playing, it's possible to be in the squad. He played his last game three weeks ago. If he had played in the [MLS] playoffs, it would have been OK." England Manager Fabio Capello explains David Beckham's omission from the ... Read the whole story
"We have always stated that one of the conditions for us was starting in March, 2010. We will not negotiate on that, and MLS understands our position. Therefore, because the timeframe is relatively short, we expect MLS will make a decision about our franchise in the very near future ... Read the whole story
"Ten wins in 30 games. A goal differential of minus 6. A team with only one road win in the regular season. Your 2008 MLS Cup winner? It might just be the New York Red Bulls." Gareth Wheeler says don't blame New York, blame the system. Read the whole story


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