COPA America 2016 – To Possess or Not to Possess?

A true tactical battle awaits soccer enthusiasts this week as two traditional possession-based teams are set to square up against two traditional counter-attacking teams. Could the script have been written better than this? In the World Cup we saw Spain and Brazil lose considerable face while the likes of Colombia and Costa Rica pushed forward.... Continue Reading →

Timbers Shake the Quakes – Again

In perhaps their best team performance all year the Portland Timbers defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, in the fourth round of the US Open Cup, at Providence Park last night 2 - nil. I don't offer that lightly - the Timbers have struggled on both sides of the ball this year - not only in finishing chances... Continue Reading →

Quality in MLS – is it on Par with top European League Teams?

All teams have passed the one-third mile marker this year so I figure I've got enough reasonable information to draw a new comparison for your consideration. How well is Colorado playing this year, in terms of quality, versus some of the top teams in Europe for 2014/2015? I want to look at two ways to answer... Continue Reading →

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