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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Liverpool FC 2-1 Everton

The Red half of Merseyside Celebrate Reaching the FA Cup Semi Finals

The fans were in full song at Wembley Stadium in London on a lovely sunny day as Merseyside rivals Liverpool FC and Everton clashed in the FA Cup semi finals. Everton reintroduced goal scoring machine Jelavic after he was rested from a starting spot in their midweek home fixture against Sunderland while Liverpool were forced to start their third choice keeper Brad Jones due to their first and second choice keepers facing red card bans. The fans and players observed a moment of silence in memory of the Hillsbrough disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives. Both teams respectfully wore the black armbands in memory of the victims.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coming Up This Weekend: The Cup!

This weekend is a cup weekend! Soccer nuts all over the world will be tuning in to watch the action in England, Scotland and Switzerland while football fans in France, Italy and Germany have already determined the finalists for their cup trophies. The attention will then turn to the second-biggest football stage on earth as representatives from Spain, Germany and England battle it out for a spot in the UEFA Champions League finals in Munich in May.

Title Run Heats Up in Germany

Anyone watch Bundesliga? Yeah, me neither, but I think that this is a league that deserves more attention than it gets. Bundesliga is the top league in Germany, in case there is any confusion there, and is home to some of the best teams on the European stage. Bayern Munich may be the only Bundesliga team you can name off of the top of your head, but you're in the same boat as many soccer-heads around the world.
Germany has always been a dominant force and Bundesliga is hailed among the top leagues on planet earth, but I feel like they are not recognized and as respected as the English Premier League, La Liga or Serie A. "Hey, let's watch some Bundesliga highlights." "Oh yeah! My favorite league! Do you know if Gotze is going to be fit to play on Wednesday?" It's not likely anyone outside of Europe will. For those of you who are among the "I know Bundesliga... well I know about Bayern Munich." people, here are a few things you should know:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Midweek Results in the EPL

Ben Arfa shines for Newcastle

The Midweek Results Are In...

Liverpool played out what was probably one of the most... interesting games in European football to date. With their second string keeper also facing a red card ban now, the Reds are facing a bit of a keeper crisis. The goal of the week was surely the goal against Bolton from Hatem Ben Arfa, using some brilliant individual skills to annihilate the Bolton defense and help his team secure the win that just might be enough to get them into Champions League football next season. Meanwhile the race to avoid relegation continues. A major upset for Wigan against Manchester United and a good result for Queens Park Rangers means that the two teams are temporarily out of the drop zone, but the final decision will come down to the last match of the season in May.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sounders FC Reserves 0-2 Portland Timbers

The Seattle Sounders Reserves Fell to a Strong Portland Timbers Side in an Exciting Match in Tukwila, Washington

Seattle Sounders reserves played host to rivals Portland Timbers at Starfire Sports Complex, losing to the visitors in a bitter home defeat. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

This Week in the EPL...

Arteta celebrates his goal
against Manchester  City

Manchester City’s race for the title hit a road bump at Arsenal thanks to a late goal from Mikel Arteta. Hated rivals Manchester United capitalized on their chances at home against Queens Park Rangers and are now sitting high at the top of the table eight points clear of their neighbors. Tottenham lost their third place spot to their North London rivals after Arsenal’s victory and Chelsea and Newcastle continue to close down on the top four, still in the running for Champions League football next season. The relegation battle at the other end of the table also continues. Wolves remain at the bottom as they fell to Stoke and Wigan and Blackburn Rovers occupy the other three red zone spots. QPR and Bolton are safe for now, but only a point and goal difference separate the sides in the 16th through 19th place positions.