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Archived Since:June 21, 2011

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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

Bundesliga, Week 29: Dortmund go ahead of Schalke

A win for Borussia Dortmund and a loss for Schalke 04 means that Der BVB are now ahead of their rivals. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich's undefeated streak came to an end. Every single season, the relegation battle always begins to draw more eyes as the final matches begin to approach. Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 33: Manchester City cruise ahead of Manchester United vs. Newcastle

The pressure remains on Liverpool and Chelsea in the title race after Manchester City dispatched of Southampton. The biggest midday contest is between Manchester United and Newcastle. Manchester City vs. Southampton Etihad Stadium; Saturday,...Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 32: All three title contenders play on Saturday

Atlético Madrid gets things going with a match against Villarreal. Seven rounds stand between 20 teams and the close of the 2013/14 La Liga season. A mere seven games left to decide who lifts the trophy, who claims Euopean spots andShow More Summary

Serie A, Round 32: Inter Milan host Bologna on Saturday

The Serie A fun starts with the Verona derby on Saturday, before Inter Milan host relegation strugglers Bologna. There aren't a lot of terribly exciting matchups featured in Week 32, but with eight teams still striving for a Europa League...Show More Summary

USA vs. Mexico: Underway from Phoenix

Michael Bradley put the USA on the board 15 minutes into the friendly match, scoring on a corner kick for a 1-0 lead over Mexico. With Miguel Herrera and Jurgen Klinsmann feeling like their fringe players could use a game together and...Show More Summary

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