Champions League Final Saturday, Catch it at Skinny Slims

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A true derby, albeit it played on a stage over 600 KM from their common home, today’s Champions League final features Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid. As the Guardian notes – Madrid united and divided by Real v Atlético Champions League final. Whether they are travelling to Lisbon or watching in the Spanish capital, Madrileños […]

The World Cup Starts In 50 Days

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The World Cup begins in 50 days But It Starts in St. Louis First! On May 30th, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ivory Coast will face off at 7:30PM at the Edward Jones Dome as they open their final preparations. Tickets Are Still Available – Buy yours now! I’ve got the access code to an exclusive discount

Friday Can’t Come Soon Enough!

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U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 20 players to begin preparations for the final matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying cycle. The U.S. closes out the Hexagonal with a home match against Jamaica on Oct. 11 in Kansas City, before completing the campaign on the road against Panama […]

Soccer on TV – Week 4

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What other story is there to start the week? Mesut Özil can be Arsenal’s creative kingpin Of course, he’s not the only transfer, we must look at Fellaini, Lamela and Willian: how will the new signings fit in?. The Guardian offers their take but I have to go back to Mesut… Ozil has recorded more […]

Soccer on TV, Week 1

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It’s that time again. I’m going to use the EPL calendar to title this new weekly TV Broadcast post, for a number of reasons I won’t bore you with. That’s the key story of course, the opening of the English Premier League on Saturday morning. NBC Sports and its various affiliates will show all 360 […]

Tommy Tombridge Faces Leo Messi Tonight at 6pm

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Tommy Tombridge, Northwestern 2013/Kickapoo 2009, will be in goal tonight representing “the rest of the world” in the live broadcast of Leo Messi and Friends from Soldier Field in Chicago. Game time is 6:00 pm and it will be broadcast live on ESPN Via the Chicago Business Journal – The list of international soccer stars […]

Gold Cup Preview: Prodigal Son Returns

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The last time Landon Donovan played for the United States was nearly 10 months ago, a dramatic victory over Mexico in a friendly at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.  Since that historic victory, Landon has suffered a few injuries and questioned his passion for the game, leading him to take a break from international soccer.  During Landon’s […]