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Só Quaranta E Cinco Minutos Não Dá

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 28, 2011

By Walter Silva

Depois de um exçelente jogo na passada semana o Revolution voltou a caducar, jogando só nos primeiros 45 minutos. E até começou bastante bem a equipa comandada por Steve Nicol, que logo no primeiro remate á baliza fez o seu unico golo da partida.

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Number Seventeen With A Bullet: Could It Be Across The Bow? Plus an Interview with A.J. Soares

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 22, 2011

A VIEW FROM THE FORT: by Jim Dow

Recently a Soccer America article rating the seventeen sites where MLS teams ply their trade placed Gillette Stadium at number seventeen, the absolute bottom of the table.

The capsule justification offered for such an indictment read, “…What is there to say? It’s too big, too far out and burdened by artificial turf. And lately, attendance is no better than in other long-suffering markets.” And, despite a now relatively thriving contiguous mall with actual restaurants serving tasty food and shops jammed with everything from bait to bras, free parking on game days, seating on both sides of the pitch and a number of other improvements, there really isn’t much to offer as a rejoinder.

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Qualquer Uma Das Equipas Podia Ter Ganho

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 20, 2011

By Walter Silva

Foram tantas as oportunidades de golos, que qualquer uma das equipas podia ter ganho o jogo, ou até o empate se açeite, mas por numeros mais elevados.

Um empate a trez ou a quarto trazia mais justiça ao jogo, como o golo é a festa do jogo quanto mais golos melhor a festa.

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Saturday Evening Nightmares in Foxborough and Dallas, plus an Interview with Rajko Lekic

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 7, 2011

A VIEW FROM THE FORT By Jim Dow

This past Saturday offered graphic illustrations of the gaps that exist between the US National Team and top-level seleccionnes and the similar yawning chasm currently between the Revolution and the top half of MLS opposition. Watching both alleged contests made the mutual strengths and shortcomings of the participants crystalline. The question going forward is what can be done about them.

The utter simplicity of the way the Spanish National Team plays football belies the fact that to achieve what they do is of such a subtle complexity that most of the 64,000 people in attendance would have never have put their finger on it had they been given twenty questions to figure it out.

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