Posts Tagged ‘Soccer’

EPL Fantasy is back for 2010!

Hey everyone, Not only have we gotten pretty good participation in our past soccer fantasy leagues, but people are having a really fun time. Want proof? Here are some testimonials from past participants. “Hotdog thanks for putting this awesome World Cup league together! I had a ton of fun although there’s no way I could […]

What I noticed in the USA’s 1-0 win over Algeria

If you’re a referee, don’t touch Clint Dempsey. He doesn’t like it. Michael Bradley can change directions like no other. We’re talking a lot about Donovan, but what about Dempsey, who comes to play every day? That Algerian captain and his “who, me?” face deserved to get sent off. Speaking of Algeria, they didn’t look […]

Snakebit No More: USMNT Luck Starting To Change

Landon Donovan’s goal against Algeria in additional time stemmed a trend of frustration for the U.S. Soccer team. Going back to the 2002 World Cup in Japan/South Korea, the Americans have found themselves on the business end of several tough breaks on the world’s biggest stage. Let’s take a look! 2002: Torsten Frings’ handball Woulda […]

2009 MLS Expansion Draft Predictions

After correctly predicting a measly two of 10 in last year’s Expansion Draft Preview, we’re back again and hoping to improve on our record. This year’s it’s the Philadelphia Union’s turn. On Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. PST, the Union will select 10 players to form the core of their new team. The rules are […]

Handicapping the race for MLS Cup

As Major League Soccer heads into the postseason, which team has the best chance to lift MLS Cup 2009? Hotdog & Friends endeavors to find out: The Class of the League Columbus Crew: Last year’s champions still haven’t lost their edge. With Sigi Schmid gone, former assistant Robert Warzycha has stepped in seamlessly and will […]

2009 EPL Fantasy League!!!

Yes, it’s that time again. League name: EPL Fantasy Challenge Password: poop If you want to get beat down by the Miracle in Istanbul, sign up at: http://premierfantasy.soccernet.espn.go.com

Is Bob Bradley the answer for US Soccer?

The United States performance thus far in the Confederations Cup has been disturbing. Obviously Italy and Brazil are no one’s idea of a favorable draw, but Bob Bradley’s team often appears listless and without ideas. Since the 1994 World Cup, the United States Men’s National Team has attempted to build itself with a succession of […]

Giuseppe Rossi is an asshole

First he decides to spurn the country of his birth to play for Italy. And then he scores a stunner against us in the Confederations Cup. Total dick move. You know who else is a dick? Daniele De Rossi. He gets suspended for four games for elbowing Brian McBride in the head and then he […]

Should Sounders FC trade Fredy Montero?

Blasphemy? Perhaps. But I believe Seattle would be well-served to offload Fredy Montero if, and only if, they could replace him with a speedy, goal-nosed striker. Real Salt Lake’s Robbie Findley, the Oregon State graduate, comes to mind. As this article attests, the Sounders have had difficulty finding the right balance with Freddie Ljungberg and […]

Financial Lunacy at the Bernabeu

In the past week, Real Madrid have spent 139 million pounds on TWO players. First, they landed Kaka from AC Milan for 59 million, then splashed out 80 million for Cristiano Ronaldo (see video in next post). (The latter move is pending the player and club coming together over wages.) This is what $205 million […]