“I don’t think he is in any fit state to talk to the referee about the decision. I think it speaks volumes that I am sat here and not the manager of this fantastic football club.” Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan.
- That red card against Manchester United.
- The issue of intent.
- Houston’s lead in the CCL.
- CCL expectations for MLS.
- Another day of Champions League moments.
Nani red card reveals Fox TV experts are 17 years behind the times – from Soccer America’s Paul Gardner: how often have they read the rules?
Ferguson suffers cruelty of the European Cup – from ESPN’s John Brewin: The effects of Nani’s sending off and the resultant defeat to Real Madrid have a distinct air of finality about them.
Fergie’s Lost Weekend Started Here – from Eoin O’Callaghan: For Fergie and United, the game was a water-shed.
Acid test for Club Tijuana against Corinthians – from Goal.com’s Tom Marshall: The fact Xolos play on synthetic turf is a major advantage in the Libertadores….
Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner learning harsh lesson of Premier League club in freefall – from The Telegraph’s Paul Kelso: The difficulties faced by those who rode the last takeover wave offers another.
Soccer’s Battle for New York – from The Wall Street Journal’s Graham Parker: That pushing has become more pronounced recently.
MLS boss sets sights on Mexico – from The News Tribune’s Don Ruiz: although Garber implied the pay gap isn’t that significant.
Toronto FC continues to re-tool ahead of Sporting KC – from the Toronto Sun’s Kurtis Larson: “As I said, I wish pre-season would go for four or five more weeks.”
Borussia Dortmund Make the Big Leap Forward – from Bundesliga Fanatic’s Gerry Wittmann: there isn’t any that is a nightmarish draw, either.
As Tourist, Hughes Got an Earful of England – from The NYTimes’ David Waldstein: It was not only Hughes’s first foray into professional soccer, it was his first time outside North America….
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