“Our season started a little low. It happens over the course of an MLS season, and we are glad it has happened early on, rather than later on. We are starting to figure things out and we know what it takes to win.” Chicago Fire midfielder Patrick Nyarko.
- CONCACAF integrity.
- Spurs win.
- Donovan scores.
- Gulati elected to FIFA Exec Committee.
- DC’s difficulty playing at home.
Warner and Blazer face likely legal cases and FBI probe – from Reuters’ Simon Evans: The confederation is weighing up its legal options and there is certainly no mood to ‘forgive and forget’ among the body’s new leadership.
Sounders’ bye week offers chance to regroup, refocus – from The Seattle Times’ Joshua Mayers: Schmid felt Martins’ quality extended beyond the goal.
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter admits San Jose’s “mosh pit” style of play made it hard for his team – from MLSsoccer.com’s Dan Itel: “And over 90 minutes, you have to be up for it and roll your sleeves up.”
RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando was due for a PK save — and he got one vs. Chivas – from The Deseret News’s James Edward: You know he’s due to save one cause he’s going to save one every couple,” said Grabavoy.
Bayern poised to take Barca’s crown – from Fox Soccer’s Leander Schaerlaeckens: Like Bayern, Barca ran away with their domestic league this year…
Roy Hodgson favours winter break for the Premier League – from The Evening Standard’s James Olley: “For all us football coaches in England who would dearly love to see our season spread out slightly differently….”
Money and conspiracy theories – from ESPN FC’s Phil Ball: Meanwhile, the show goes on and Valencia continue to overcome the perennial sale of their assets….
New stadium is Inter’s best hope – from Goal.com’s Zac Lee Rigg: This is the plight of general manager Marco Fassone, who joined in June.
Liverpool risking reputation with reaction to Luis Suárez bite controversy – from The Guardian’s Andy Hunter: Liverpool have not paid lip service to this latest problem.
Uli Hoeness and the Swiss Bankers – from Bundesliga Fanatic’s Mark Lovell: Meanwhile, the high-profile case is threatening to escalate into a political football.
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