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Chelsea scores in 2nd half, beats A.C. Milan 2-1

July 24, 2009 |

2nd half The stats at half have proven that this has been a fairly evenly matched contest with Milan out shooting the Blues by 5 to 4. The most glaring statistic is that Chelsea has yet to take a corner. Milan has looked menacing from all three of their corner kicks. Seems like the Chelsea [...]

Half time notes

July 24, 2009 |

And we’re off! 3rd minute great ping from 25yards out. 4th minute great piece of skill from Pato has Cole looking for any dignity and forces Cech to smother the cross 5th minute Drogba fans on a gift cross from Anelka on the near post with the nod 7th GOOOAALLLL!! Drogba lasers one into the [...]

AC MILAN AND CHELSEA PRE GAME

July 24, 2009 |

M&T Bank stadium is a wonderful edifice. Big, too. I should know. I spent the better half of an hour circumnavigating it looking for the media “will call” office. Found it, went to what Nestor described as a “sausage party” at Mother’s (granted there were less of the fairer sex on hand, but it was [...]

US TREADS LIGHTLY INTO SEMIS

June 23, 2009 |

And so the US Men’s National Team has done it. They have made it into the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. With one win. And two losses. Hardly the triumphant march down the Via Appia one would dream of in getting to the final four of any tournament. In fact it took the soccer equivalent [...]

CONFOUNDERATIONS CUP

June 16, 2009 |

Anyone watching yesterday’s match up between the soccer juggernaut that is Brazil and an African country best known for pyramids and ancient dynasties may well have been surprised by the games result and the fact that the two teams are meeting in a FIFA-sanctioned tournament a year before the World Cup.  And anyone would be [...]