Tag Archives: Concacaf Champions League

Handling the Emotions of Defeat

Sport is a bitch sometimes. It’s a cruel mistress. It’s abusive and demoralizing and disenfranchising. And yet fans continue coming back to it, to their team, to their players, to their city. Regardless of how many times they’ve been frustrated … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 4: Global Tradition, American Appeal

The debate between the so-dubiously-called “Euro-snobs” and the more “nationalistic” American soccer fans has created a clash of philosophies about the sport. Should we become more like Europe and adopt the Old World system of the game completely, or should … Continue reading

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2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League Groups Set

News came out of CONCACAF HQ today in New York for the draw of the eight groups for the next rendition of the region’s Champions League. Announced earlier today was the altered format for the tournament, which starts in August. … Continue reading

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MLS Falling

Now, how is it that so many proven MLS squads can go into matches against lower division teams and wind up getting shown a clinic, many on their home turf? We can claim the sorry old excuse of “congested schedules”, … Continue reading

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