“You know that when you come away from home to Manchester United you are always going to have a long afternoon and you hope that it goes your way. Today it didn’t.” Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.
- Champions League Tuesday.
- Schalke 04 in 10th place.
- Aston Villa out of the relegation zone.
- Manchester City’s title chase.
- MLS camps.
Monday Postgame: Has MLS made WCQs tougher on US? – from MLSsoccer.com’s John Bolster: All told, Jamaica has placed 34 players in MLS since the league’s inception, development that has undoubtedly helped the JFF program.
San Jose Earthquakes to start stadium construction by Feb. 26 – from The San Jose Mercury News’s Elliott Almond: “We want to open for beginning of next season,” Kaval said.
FC Schalke 04: Bluer than Blue after Bayern Blowout – from Bundesliga Fanatic’s Gerry Wittmann: When it rains, it pours.
FÚTBOL IN A BASEBALL PARK – from In Bed With Maradona’s Dave Freeman: The result was hardly greeted with a great deal of surprise amongst the CONCACAF community….
Bale and farewell, Gareth? – from ESPN FC’s David Hirshey: Never mind the economic realities of the Premier League, in which few clubs can afford to turn down an offer of $80 million for their top players.
Manchester City’s demise – and United’s success – is an abject lesson in failing to spot the signs of complacency – from The Telegraph’s Alan Hansen: You can never absolutely say it is over in February, but I see no coming back for City now….
Government must act to protect the game – club owners rarely do – from The Independent’s Glenn Moore: There has never been a golden age of club ownership.
Football match-fixing is no surprise – what we need now are solutions – from The Guardian’s Sean Ingle: Still, at least the issue is lodged in people’s brains.
Italy are not punishing clubs enough for match fixing – from WSC’s Geoff Bradford: They surely cannot have it both ways.
You Say Goodbye, I Say I Don’t Know – from The Wall St Journals’ Gabriele Marcotti: Welcome to the strange case of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
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