May 7, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
Big Important Story of the Day: It’s come to this for Manchester United: any remaining slivers of true title hope are down to mind games. Sir Alex Ferguson is emptying the bag of tricks now, hoping to pump a little extra inspiration into Queens Park Rangers ahead of this week’s everything-on-the-line visit to Manchester City.
Ahead on the blog today*: Our Monday “Meh” list of slightly overrated or overly praised elements of the game, plus MLS Team of the Week and Player of the Week. Ours, that is. Not that there’s anything wrong with others – we just like our Team of the Week and Player of the Week.
RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Giovanni Savarese
Twitter daps: FC Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez (@hernandezsoccer) on Sunday’s red car: “Sorry to all @FCDallas fans n my teammates for my red card. I feel ashamed to c my team suffer playing 2 men down. They played w great heart”
Philadelphia and U.S. midfielder Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) “Avengers= hands down the bet movie of the year so far. Absolutely amazing”
PST background noise while blogging today: Two MLS matches that went un-watched over the weekend.
We’ll leave you with this: Funny how we keep saying “Manchester City has done it now!” But they haven’t. Because now we’ll talk and write all week about how City still has to take care or business one more time. At least most of the big races in Europe really have been settled.
*Always subject to change; you know how it is
Feb 28, 2015, 11:11 PM EST
18 teams in 13 games to wrap up the 2015 MLS preseason. Your one-stop shop for all the day’s action.
Feb 28, 2015, 9:29 PM EST
As they say, that ball stayed hit.
Feb 28, 2015, 8:55 PM EST
Forget the performance, all John Carver cares about is the three points. Sometimes that’s how it is.
Feb 28, 2015, 7:45 PM EST
Dyke’s frustrated at the resistance to even explore and experiment with technological aids, and he’s 100% right to be.
Feb 28, 2015, 6:27 PM EST
The top of the Championship is as tight as it’s ever been. With only three spots to come up, who’ll be in the Premier League next year?
Feb 28, 2015, 6:04 PM EST
Barcelona keep Spain’s title race close, while AC Milan just hope to finish inside Italy’s top-half.
Feb 28, 2015, 4:43 PM EST
Can Sherwood do the trick, or will his loud ways alienate a club hoping to avoid its first ever trip into the Championship?
Feb 28, 2015, 4:33 PM EST
The Real Madrid outcast scored his ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th goals of the season in pushing Rayo Vallecano into 10th place.
Feb 28, 2015, 4:18 PM EST
It’s goal No. 1 of many for TFC’s $30-million man. Credit to TFC’s other $35-million and $25-million men for the fancy build-up.
Feb 28, 2015, 3:45 PM EST
Both sides of Merseyside are in action against a pair of Top Three contenders as the Premier League sends up two great appetizers.
Feb 28, 2015, 3:11 PM EST
Bayern made 577 more passes than its opponents. That’s bonkers.
Feb 28, 2015, 2:20 PM EST
Koeman’s Saints have scored just once in their last five matches. Can they recover and remain in the top six?
Feb 28, 2015, 2:00 PM EST
Facey, 20, was the captain of Man City’s highly-touted Elite Development Squad and had been on trial with NYCFC since early January.
Feb 28, 2015, 1:30 PM EST
Recaps, analysis, videos and more from the six PL games on Saturday.
Feb 28, 2015, 12:52 PM EST
With an edge on Man City in the UCL and second place to Real Madrid in La Liga, Barca has a chance to do big things if it continues to click.
Feb 28, 2015, 12:33 PM EST
With RVP out injured and Falcao firing blanks, surely Rooney should remain up front…
Feb 28, 2015, 12:10 PM EST
The giant Englishman scored less than a minute after subbing on for Mame Diouf, and Stoke stayed in the top half.
Feb 28, 2015, 12:09 PM EST
Saints fire another blank, as Baggies break them down.
Feb 28, 2015, 12:03 PM EST
The three points moved Swansea ahead of West Ham for eight in the Premier League table.
Feb 28, 2015, 11:57 AM EST
Rooney’s double sees off a stubborn Sunderland side to cement United’s spot in the top four.
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