- Video: Inside the SuperDraft Part 3.
- J Hutcherson: The parity question.
- It's a matter of style.
- Video: Lovel Palmer's Goal of the Week.
- SuperDraft talent getting deeper.
- Buddle and Gomez for the US, the discussion continues.
- Ghana's Essien not sure he'll recover in time for Cup.
- A look at Group D with the Australian coach.
- Scottish League attendance woes.
- Get your Dutch on.
- Italian FA reopens match fixing investigation.
- Union forms partnership with Widener University.
- Columbus fans: Passing the bye week time.
- A crash course on Russian football - Part 1 - Part 2
- Video: Post match brawl mars CFU Championships.
- Turkey will play Northern Ireland on May 25, US on May 29.
- The inaugural New York Football Challenge will take place July 22-25. Manchester City, Tottenham and Sporting Lisbon will join RBNY at Red Bull Arena.
|Summer Club Friendlies|
|Tottenham v San Jose||Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA||Sat, July 17|
|Cruzeiro v NE||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA||Sun, June 13|
|AC Milan v Montreal Impact||Olympic Stadium, Montreal, CA||Wed, June 02|
|AC Milan v Chicago Fire||Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL||Sun, May 30|
|AC Milan v DCU||RFK Stadium, Washington, DC||Wed, May 26|
|Juventus v Fiorentina||Rogers Centre, Toronto, CA||Tue, May 25|
|Juventus v RBNY||Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ||Sun, May 23|
|Fiorentina v Montreal Impact||Olympic Stadium, Montreal, CA||Sun, May 23|
Don't know how well the Cruzeiro/Revs match will do as there is a full slate of World Cup matches on that date, but neither the US nor Brasil play on the 13th. The detractors of these friendlies have already been making their voices heard. As most of these are post season friendlies(for the visiting teams), the best players will be off with their national teams preparing for the World Cup, while the remainder of the best, might be inclined to rest after a busy season. I suspect only contractural agreements would have us see any of the top players not participating in the Cup. The one exception is the Tottenham/SJ match which will be after the WC.
The Business of Soccer
- CAF Champions League(Africa)
- AFC Champions League(Asia)
- UEFA Champions League(Europe) - Bayern down Lyon in semifinal first leg.
- CONCACAF Champions League(North America) - Cruz Azul over Pachuca 2-1 in 1st leg of final.
- Copa Libertadores(South America) - Banfield go through.
- Europa League(Europe)