Absolutely no reason for the title. It’s just as lame as our globe pic this week is, well, wacky. For those new…we feature a cheesy soccer ball graphic on the weekends for no reason and we select a few games to profile. Note: We usually have more depth and use less video.
• Bundesliga: BoMunchen go down the road to FC Cologne
We don’t really follow Baby Bradley all that much
The Official Charlie Davies Watch is On!
Who’s Sochaux playing? Who cares! (They play Lens)
“Davies In, Davies Shot, Davies Goal.
Goal for the United States at Azteca. Only the 4th man to do it for the Red, White & Blue and they’re going crazy in the corners!”
Rennes hope Toulouse don’t cut loose
Good test here for the in-form Boca. French nattie 1st teamer André-Pierre Gignac should square up against Captain America a few times throughout the 90+.
(How come the French video has the tunes you’d expect?)
Aston Villa host Wolverhampton
5:30AM PST – ESPN2
COACH A said: “Once we develop somebody in our team, I’m sure we would do it. We’ve got young PLAYER B, who’s very good in the reserves, I think it’s a natural thing. I think some players can throw the ball decent distances and other players can’t.
Coach A is Martin O’Neill, Player B is Eric Lichaj and I don’t care that he’s just talking about Rory-Delap-like throw-ins. How does Heath Pearce get run out by Coach Bradley, but Lichaj not get a sniff. Care to explain?
Oh, Brad Friedel continues his disarmament of EPL strikers as does Marcus Hahnemann…rooting for 2010 roster players in this one.
Oh and in case you’ve missed it.
Portsmouth attempt to cage Hull
Hull are sporting a new manager hoping to keep them up. It’s gang up on USMNT South Africa opponent Algeria in this one perhaps if Amr Zaki (Egypt) partners Jozy Altidore. They go up against Nadir Belhadj of Algeria. The dynamite fullback for Algeria, who’s been playing in the midfield for Pompey, was rumored to be on Barcelona’s shopping list earlier this year in the January window and is now banned for Algeria’s critical first game of the World Cup against Slovenia.
Lot of drama.
Boom: Nadir Belhadj
Holden-less Bolton wander into Goodison to faceoff with Everton
8:00 AM PST – FSC
…and then there was one. Can Everton and Tim Howard bounce back at home against a listless performance up in Birmingham? Bolton come in with fine form. Tamir Cohen mans Holden’s spot with Chung Yong Lee breaking ankles on the flank.
How can we add Omar Gonzalez to pair with the elder Sylvain Distin in the middle for the Toffees. I like the idea of that duo.
Emirates won’t let the Hammers pass at home
10:30 AM PST – FSC
How can you not watching Barcelona Jr. ball around? Ha…go back a few years ago and you would have flip-flopped that “junior” status.
What do Nasri and Bendtner do for an encore? Will Cesc dazzle in his return?
Better yet, and for me, I’d like to see what lessons Jonathan Spector learned from covering Eljero Elia and how he applies them when a spry Theo Walcott comes fluttering down his pitch…likely out of control.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich
7:25AM PST – ESPN360
It’s Rico vs. Robben and Ribery. Come on Ricardo! Don’t make us start cracking jokes like, “Wow, even with an MLS strike, Ricardo Clark would have got more playing time with the Dynamo….”
VfB Stuttgart vs. Hannover ’96
Does Stuttgart stumble after they Died Roten at Camp Nou? More importantly, is vice-cap Stevie D back on the pitch for the visitors.
Sunday, forthcoming, including the big one Sir Alex’s Red Army vs. Rafa “My Head Is About To Be On A Plate” Benitez’s Reds.