CCL 2014-15: Group 1 Preview – Municipal, Pachuca & Real Espana

Talk to  the right people and you can get a pretty good deal  on bed sheets when CCL is over. (soccerbyives.net)

Talk to the right people and you can get a pretty good deal on bed sheets when CCL is over. (soccerbyives.net)

CONCACAF Champions League is coming! Before the group stage kicks off on August 6, OTF’s Austin Fido is on a group-by-group hunt for upsets… Continue reading

How not to screw up CONCACAF Champions League: a guide for MLS

You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (wvhooligan.com)

You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (wvhooligan.com)

CCL 2014-15 is nigh. Austin Fido is here to ease you back in to the CONCACAF Champions League chat with some friendly advice for MLS’s representatives… Continue reading

Brazil 2014: Final – Argentina vs. Germany – preview

What happens if penalties can't separate 'em? The silly hat battle commences.(the-news-daily.com)

What happens if penalties can’t separate ’em? The silly hat battle commences.(the-news-daily.com)

Seems whenever Argentina finds a guy who might be the best player in the world, Germany pops up to mess with his destiny. Austin Fido previews Messi vs. Mannschaft…

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire at New England Revolution #2

Can the Fire snatch anothe draw from the hands of victory or defeat? (Getty Images)

Can the Fire snatch another draw from the hands of victory or defeat? (Getty Images)

OTF’s Jon Denham welcomes UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug Matthew Fondy to the roster in the form of a letter, and Seth Macomber of The Bent Musket explains why he prefers the Revolution score first…

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Daily Cup Check: Day 26

Wake up...actually, no. As you were. Smart choice. (washingtonpost.com)

Wake up…actually, no. As you were. (washingtonpost.com)

Whereas yesterday will be remembered forever, today’s semifinal was one we would like to forget we ever bothered with just about as soon as it was over. Argentina were once again a mess in attack, and the Dutch didn’t even bother until the 85th minute –  and only then because the Argentines forgot Robben doesn’t touch the ball with his right foot. Let’s get through this together…

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Brazil 2014: Semifinal 2 – Argentina vs. Netherlands – preview

Wait, I thought Uruguay was out? (huffingtonpost.com)

Wait, I thought Uruguay was out? (huffingtonpost.com)

Surprisingly, FIFA hasn’t stopped the tournament and declared Germany the World champions. So there’ll be a few more games. Austin Fido previews Argentina vs. Netherlands, the second semifinal… Continue reading