Wednesday’s Upside: Good things

Soccer news and links for Dec 12, 2012.

Their Words

“I just get my head down and I’ve been able to do that because I’ve just focused on the next game – not 100, not 200, not 400 – I just focus on the next game and I think when you do that good things happen.” Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard

Other Sources

MLS faces tougher scheduling issues in 2013 – from Soccer America’s Ridge Mahoney: Team offices are already abuzz….

Feilhaber happy to get fresh start after rough 2012 campaign – from’s Steve Brisendine: He can’t wait.

Tim Ream remains committed to Bolton despite uncertain U.S. future – from’s Alex Labidou: That choice does come with some risks.

Danny Mwanga looking forward to big year with Portland Timbers – from The Oregonian’s Geoffrey C Arnold: Those goals were the highlight of Mwanga’s season with the Timbers.

German clubs to vote on fan measures – from Soccernet’s Stephen Uersfeld: The German football league had come under pressure from German interior ministers who threatened to take the issue into their own hands.

Three games help define the new Old Lady – from Backpage Football’s Steven Bell: Looking at the campaign as a whole, certain results and stats stick out.

The ‘beautiful game’ is at a crossroads: can anyone out there provide the answers? – from The Independent’s James Lawton: They could certainly broach a few questions.

Messi’s Brilliance Transcends His Numbers – from The NY Times’ Jere Longman: “Don’t try to describe him.”

Tweet This

@RunnerLuis – Luis Bueno: If nothing else, Chivas USA fans can say: “My coach has a better nickname than yours.” 


  1. League cups
  2. Club World Cup
  3. MLS drafts
  4. MLS signings
  5. Messi

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