New England Revolution goalchatter
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Dear Mr. Garber,

Lets get right down to business. You blamed Jurgen Klinsmann, the best coach the US national team has had for years, for publicly critiquing the state of Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley’s fitness, and, in your opinion, the state of Major League Soccer. What Klinsmann really said - had you been listening - is that it is more difficult to maintain one’s form in MLS in comparison with some of Europe’s top leagues. A season of English football, for instance, can have about twice the number of possible games as MLS, depending on what stage a team enters, and how long that team remains in, the domestic cup tournaments and European competition. More games results in more playing time, and the high level of players in the Premier League in more competition between them for a spot in the line-up.

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Saturday October 18

Barclays Premier League
TBA (12:30pm, NBC)

Liga Mx
Club America vs Monterrey (6:00pm, Univision)
Leon vs Chivas (9:00pm, Telemundo)

Sunday October 19

Liga Mx
Pumas vs Pachuca (1:00pm, Univision)

MLS
New York Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew (3:00pm, UniMas)

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posted 3 days ago

October 16, 1968

For their first-ever meeting, Brazil and Japan found themselves in Group B at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico. Brazil had won a series of friendly tournaments that year, but their last great success had been winning the World Cup 6 years before. Japan had reached the quarter-finals of the previous Olympic tournament. Fernando Ferreti, who scored two goals for Brazil in the tournament, opened the score on the 9th minute. Masashi Watanabe had the late equalizer for Japan. Although both teams drew in their next games, Brazil finished 2 points behind Japan in Group B and failed to qualify for the knockout round. However, they would win the 1970 World Cup 2 years later. 

Japan finished 3rd in the Olympic tournament, losing 5-0 to eventual winners Hungary in the semi-finals, but beating hosts Mexico 2-0 to take home the bronze. 

Japan’s Kunishige Kamamoto was the top scorer of the tournament with 7 goals. 

Brazil 1-1 Japan
Venue: Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla
Referee: George Lamptay (GHA)
Goals:
1:0 Fernando Ferreti (9’) 
1:1 Masashi Watanabe (83’) 

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posted 1 week ago

by Aleks V

Seven months before the US would officially join the War following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 28th edition of the National Challenge Cup (now known as the US Open Cup) featured two teams that few probably remember today, but both of which were quite worthy of the Cup final. Although the final standings of the 1940-41 ASL-II’s New England Division are unavailable, Pawtucket were at the top in December 1940. The West’s Detroit Chrysler was considered one of the best teams in the Open Cup during the late 30’s and early 40’s. 

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posted 1 week ago

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Saturday October 11

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying
Republic of Ireland vs Gibraltar (12:00pm ET, WatchESPN)
Romania vs Hungary (12:00pm ET, WatchESPN)
Poland vs Germany (2:30pm ET, WatchESPN)
Albania vs Denmark (2:30pm ET, WatchESPN)

Int Friendly
France vs Portugal (2:35pm ET, WatchESPN)

Major League Soccer
New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC (7:00pm, MLS Stream of the Week)

Saturday October 12

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying
Estonia vs England (12:00pm ET, WatchESPN)
Austria vs Montenegro (12:00pm ET, WatchESPN)
Russia vs Moldova (12:00pm ET, WatchESPN)
Belarus vs Slovakia (2:35pm ET, WatchESPN)
Lithuania vs Slovenia (2:35pm ET, WatchESPN)

Major League Soccer
Houston Dynamo vs DC United (3:00pm ET, UniMas)

Int Friendly
Mexico vs Panama (5:00pm ET, UniMas, univisiondeportes.com)