On the field and off, the Copa America Centenario has been a massive success. In ten cities around the United States, over 1.4 million fans cheered their favorite teams and players towards the championship of the Americas. In the end, it was reigning champion Chile who defended their title in a rematch against Argentina. Certainly […]
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Overall: A few surprises to close out the group stage. The biggest being Hungary and Iceland coming in 1-2 in Group F in front of Portugal, Wales winning Group B ahead of England, and Croatia ending Spain’s undefeated streak to win Group D. Some quick notes: Hanging up his Euro Boots: Zlatan Ibrahimovic had announced […]
Overall: Few teams (3) qualified early and even fewer (1) were officially eliminated because of the new 24 team format. I side with the people that see this as a tournament largely predicated on tactics of not losing and hoping things work out in the last group match. The other thing this does is that […]
Overall: Little in the way of genuine surprises until the final day of the first games when Hungary and Iceland surprised the favorites in Group F. Some of the other favorites struggled to varying degrees with teams they should have beaten, however the old adage of “this game is not played on paper” always applies. […]
The Copa America Centenario has been a huge success as the group stage wraps up. Before the quarterfinals kick off, there is plenty to review and discuss not the least of which was the accusation before the tournament began about how serious anyone/everyone would take it. Look for no more proof than Paraguayan head coach […]
DOWNLOAD interactive Euro 2016 schedule/standings chart. OVERVIEW This is the first time the tournament field has featured 24 nations, a expansion move that may please UEFA and their sponsors; however, it has definitely been met with some deserved skepticism by coaches, players, pundits and fans alike. While it does allow some […]
The USWNT suffered its biggest loss in almost two years at the hand of Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman earlier this week. Judge Coleman ruled that the players were still governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with a valid and enforceable No Strike/No Lockout clause in the legal dispute between the US Soccer Federation and the USWNT […]