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Archived Since:June 21, 2011

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Mexico vs. Israel, 2014 World Cup friendlies: Underway from Estadio Azteca

Cuauhtémoc Blanco is getting a tribute game in Mexico's first pre-World Cup friendly, but things should get serious against Israel shortly. While some teams will play several friendlies during the build-up to the World Cup at home, Mexico will play just one match at the Estadio Azteca, Wednesday against Israel. Show More Summary

USA vs. Azerbaijan, 2014 World Cup friendlies: Underway from Candlestick Park

Alejandro Bedoya has taken over the spot vacated by Eddie Johnson, Landon Donovan and now-fullback Fabian Johnson. Will Jurgen Klinsmann's new setup work wonders for the USMNT? United States fans will get their first chance to see the...Show More Summary

FA Cup Final 2014, Arsenal vs. Hull City: Underway at Wembley

Hull City try to win the first FA Cup in their club's history, while Arsenal attempt to win their first trophy in nine years. The FA Cup is always clichéd narratives galore, and this year is no different. Will Arsenal finally end their...Show More Summary

Fiorentina vs. Napoli, 2014 Coppa Italia final: Match underway violence causes delays

Violence outside the stadium in Rome caused the delay of the Coppa Italia final. Napoli fans were injured, resulting in protests by their ultras, but they were convinced to let the match against Fiorentina go forward. Both Fiorentina...Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 36: Everton fighting for top four lives against Southampton

Everton are facing a difficult fight away to Southampton to keep their top four hopes alive. The relegation race heats up later, while Sunday features the round's biggest game: Liverpool vs. Chelsea. Southampton vs. Everton St. Mary's...Show More Summary

Atlético Madrid vs. Chelsea, 2014 UEFA Champions League: A defensive war?

Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone appear to be trying to stall more than anything. Both Chelsea and Atlético Madrid are lined up very defensively. The Champions League semifinals get underway in Madrid on Tuesday, as Atlético Madrid host Chelsea at the Vicente Calderón. Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 35: Fulham inching closer to relegation

Fulham are losing at White Hart Lane, putting them in a position where they might have to get a result away to Stoke in two weeks. But the good news for them is that Norwich play Liverpool on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham White...Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 34: Atlético Madrid take another step towards the title

While the game was likely much closer than Diego Simeone would have liked, Atético Madrid did enough to earn three points from Elche on Friday. The title race rolls, missing one of the three teams in the mix. Atlético Madrid looks to...Show More Summary

Serie A, Round 34: Easter surprise with full Saturday fixture list

All 10 of Serie A's round 34 fixtures are held on a bonanza Easter Saturday. A stunning unbeaten run pulled Parma out of mid-table and into the fight for the final European place in Serie A, challenging Saturday's opponents Inter Milan,...Show More Summary

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2014 El Clásico: Silverware on the line in Copa del Rey final

Carlo Ancelotti and Gerardo Martino are both on the hot seat at their respective clubs. The pressure on one of them will ease up after Real Madrid or Barcelona lifts the Copa del Rey at the end of a Clásico final. Gerardo "Tata" Martino...Show More Summary

Premier League mid-week 34: Arsenal beat West Ham, wait on Everton result

Arsenal are back in fourth place after defeating West Ham on Tuesday. Everton play Crystal Palace on Wednesday, while Manchester City takes on Sunderland. The FA Cup and League Cup suck up weekends well after half (or more) of the Premier League teams have been eliminated from the competition for reasons that can't quite be explained. Show More Summary

Serie A, Round 33: There are games. You might want to watch.

The great excitement this week lies in the sides struggling for safety. Or chasing Europa, if you like that sort of thing. This might be one of the most boring Serie A rounds we've seen in awhile. Not only is there no real marquee game (sorry Emilia-Romagna, your Meat Derby doesn't count), but the table is starting to look rather set. Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 33: Barcelona and Real Madrid in action on Saturday

The second and third place team in La Liga can put some pressure on Atlético Madrid, who play tomorrow. Five rounds remain in the 2013/14 La Liga season. Each team has 15 potential points on the table to, depending on their place inShow More Summary

Premier League, Week 34: Relegation six-pointer is Saturday's highlight

It's FA Cup semifinal weekend and the week of Liverpool-Manchester City, but the big game during the early slate of games on Saturday is the huge clash between Fulham and Norwich City. As a special note, all of the games that would normally kick off at 3 p.m. Show More Summary

UEFA Champions League 2014 semifinal draw: Bayern draw Madrid, Courtois situation gets messier

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will contest a rematch of the classic semifinal from two seasons ago that went to penalties, while Atlético Madrid face Thibaut Courtois' parent club, Chelsea. The UEFA Champions League semifinalists each learn their fate on Friday when the draw is made for the competition's final four. Show More Summary

NWSL 2014 season previews: Getting ready for year 2

The National Women's Soccer League is back for its second season, this time with a new addition. Welcome the Houston Dash. Welcome the Houston Dash, NWSL's first ever expansion franchise. Seemingly taking a page from Paul Riley's Spare...Show More Summary

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Who needs midfielders?

Pep Guardiola doesn't have Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javi Martinez or Thiago Alcantara, so he's decided that Bayern Munich don't need any midfielders to beat Manchester United. Bayern Munich came away from Old Trafford with a less than...Show More Summary

Atlético Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2014 UEFA Champions League: No Diego Costa

Diego Costa is out for Atlético Madrid, making their task against Barcelona much tougher. Barcelona are facing down the potential end of an era in Spanish football. They're trailing Atlético Madrid in the league table, and if the Rojiblancos...Show More Summary

Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, 2014 UEFA Champions League: No way back for BVB

Cristiano Ronaldo won't play for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. And they'll be fine. Dortmund returns home on Tuesday needing to overcome what might be an insurmountable 3-0 Real Madrid lead after the first leg. More...Show More Summary

Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Blues need 2

Chelsea have an away goal and don't have to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but they're still facing a tough task in needing to beat Paris Saint-Germain by two goals. Chelsea will need to replicate their 2012 Champions League comebackShow More Summary

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