Tearing the roof off

7 Sep

Marco almost taking down an entire island single handedly. Killed it.

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Italy-Estonia: Game settled by set pieces

3 Sep

Starting lineups

A gritty performance from the 2006 champions sees them save face at 1-0 down on their travels to Estonia. Italy came out in a lopsided 4-3-3 with the Sampdoria duo Cassano and Pazzini, with the newly signed Juventus man Simone Pepe manning the right flank. Italy played a fairly flat midfield 3 of De Rossi, Pirlo, and Montolivo. A starting debut for the excellent Mattia Cassani at right back highlighted a frankly shaky back five for Italy, with the young Salvatore Sirigu in between the posts. Continue reading

Filthy/4 loko Friday

3 Sep

don’t mess with the wild.

USA: A change in tactics may be needed.

2 Sep

Classic 4-4-2

Let me preface this article by saying that I am not for or against Bob Bradley as the way forward for the United States. I think he has shown a lot of positive things, but has made some fairly obvious mistakes along the way, which his critics will inevitably use against him. This is not an article about him, but more a viewpoint on what I believe USA soccer needs to focus on doing. Continue reading

Vocal bomb & international break

2 Sep

Cause the zoo is just so close and this track makes me happier than watching Mike Prate trying to draft a fantasy football team. After the international qualifiers/friendly matches tomorrow I hope to have a few posts with tactical analysis up.

Classic Serie A Game of the Day: Palermo punish Milan yet again.

2 Sep

One of the best games I’ve watched in recent memory, this classic Palermo 3-1 victory over Italian giants A.C. Milan helped the Sicilian side clinch a berth in European competition for the 2010-2011 season. This was also the game that helped bring Abel ‘La Joya’ Hernandez to the spotlight, and cement him in the category of great young players in Europe.

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Crisp Beat of the Day: now with eastern influence!

2 Sep

Devastatingly¬†fresh tech house cut of the day in honor of the upcoming Electric Zoo music festival that will surely see many of us commit numerous sins/make awful decisions. Here it is, new release from Butch called ‘Chakra’. Enjoy…