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What is it with this guy? The Sounders hate him. The Timbers hate him. I'm not sure there is a fanbase in MLS that doesn't have some horrific call or non-call they associate Ricardo Salazar with. i...

Penalty Parade: Why Power Plays Have Dropped For The Stars And Their Opponents


Penalties around the league have dropped dramatically throughout the course of this season, something the NHL may be tacitly endorsing as a way to control the speed of the game and head injuries...



We've officially hit rock-bottom. I figured losing 4-1 at home to Bayern Munich to get knocked out of the Champion's League was pretty close, considering we were losing tons of games and were...

The State of Refereeing and Media Pressure in Italy


What a genius plan Secco and Blanc had. Behind the smokescreen of Scudetto talk and Champion's League hopefuls, secretly, we had a plan to wait 3 months after a catastrophic downturn of events-...

Juventus vs Palermo: Previews & Contests


Fire it up you pirate-hookers, Serie A's back in town! Fire what up exactly? I'm not sure. Could be cigarettes, peyodie, an old smelly couch, your ex-girlfriend's busted-ass weave... whatever your...

Penalty Parade: How The Stars Have Slowed Their March To The Box


How have the penalties the Stars have taken and drawn changed since the first quarter of the season? An in-depth analysis of why the Stars and their opponents go to the box.

Paulson quoted on technology in soccer


The possibility of the MLS moving ahead with incorporating technology even with FIFA and CONCACAF dragging behind.

Some thoughts on Columbus-Toluca


The CONCACAF Champions League's knockout stage is here. Black and Red United takes a look at Eastern Conference foe Columbus, as well as other observations.

Don't Blame Last Night's Carnage On Anyone


I've been reading stuff here and there blaming this person and that person for the injuries that took place last night. The fact of the matter is, there is no one to blame because things happen in...

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