1. Arsenal-Celtic Champions League Qualifier: A Minute-by-Minute Report

    Preamble Good evening and welcome to the second leg of the Champions League qualifier between Arsenal and Celtic. The Gunners hold a two-goal lead after dominating the first leg in Scotland and ...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 470 reads 31 comments

  2. An American In Paris: Landon Donovan May Give European Soccer Another Shot

    "Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 664 reads 26 comments

  3. Golden Homers Are Ruining My College Football Preseason

    With his latest ludicrous preseason prediction, Lou Holtz has officially crossed the line between "harmless old homer" and "certifiably insane...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 1,167 reads 62 comments

  4. Total 90: American Football News For Aug. 21

    David Beckham has found a regular space in this column, but his swine flu-stricken teammate Landon Donovan hasn't been creating a lot of buzz...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 223 reads 4 comments

  5. Prepare For Glory: Spartan Linebackers Among Nation's Best

    In a conference that contains the legendary "Linebacker U", it's tough for a group of linebackers from a different school to grab the spotlight and shine...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 472 reads 10 comments

  6. Joleon Lescott's Poor Display Is Only Going To Cost Everton in the Long Run

    What's the point of having a contract if the athlete who signed it isn't going to honor the contract? In the highly fluid world of modern football, the wishes of the individual are all that matter...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 182 reads 7 comments

  7. Bruce Arena Out Of Line With Postgame Comments

    Aren't coaches supposed to stick up for their players? When a player is the victim of a harsh or questionable decision, isn't the coach supposed to stand up for the aggrieved and try ...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 242 reads 18 comments

  8. Total 90: American Football News for Aug. 16

    David Beckham, David Beckham, David Beckham. He truly is the foulest, dirtiest footballer this planet has ever seen. He was shown a red card in the 17th minute of Los Angeles' match this week against Seattle, but if you ask me, it should be a lifetime ban

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 255 reads 6 comments

  9. Position Battles Will Define Michigan State's Preseason Preparations

    Who will replace Brian Hoyer? Who will replace Javon Ringer? Will the Spartans suffer without their productivity? These questions, and a host of similar questions, have been hovering ...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 509 reads 7 comments

  10. Fabregas, Arsenal Make Life Miserable For Everton

    The first shot has been fired in this season's race for a Champions League spot, and with it Arsenal has warned the rest of the league that they will be a force to reckon with. Arsenal rode three first-half goals to victory at Goodison Park today...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 383 reads 15 comments

  11. An Open Letter to Bob Bradley

    Well Bob, it's happened again. We've failed to find a way to win in Mexico City and the U.S. faithful are once again questioning your coaching decisions...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 331 reads 18 comments

  12. European Football: The Ultimate Oligarchy

    Every season starts the same way. People make bold predictions regarding some underdog club breaking up the established hierarchy at the top of the Premier League...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 264 reads 1 comments

  13. That's Greek To Him: Mark Dantonio's Spartans Are Thinking Big Ten Title or Bust

    After just two full seasons in charge of the Michigan State Spartans, Mark Dantonio has completely changed the culture of the former Big Ten doormat. Now, he's got his sights on big things...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 743 reads 16 comments

  14. Total 90: American Football News For Aug. 11

    Total 90 has spent the last week pacing back and forth in eager anticipation of tomorrow's huge clash between CONCACAF giants. I'm talking, of course, about the match between El Salvador and the Soca Warriors...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 256 reads 2 comments

  15. Creature vs. Creature: Why the U.S. Will Beat Mexico on Aug. 12

    This article is half of a B/R Creature vs. Creature series detailing the Mexico-USA match on August 12th. To read Eric Gomez' countering article, click here. t's time for Team USA to get the monkey off its back...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 804 reads 38 comments

  16. Europe Beats MLS Once Again, and It's a Good Thing

    It's becoming an annual tradition for top European sides to make their way to American soil in the mid-to-late summer months and take on MLS sides in pre-season friendlies. Wait, strike that...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 165 reads 22 comments

  17. Total 90: American Football News For August 6th

    Total 90 is back after a lengthy absence! The column had been relegated to the sidelines for many months due to poor form—wait, I'm confusing myself with DaMarcus Beasley again...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 184 reads 4 comments

  18. Team USA Looks to Make History, Claim Victory at The Azteca

    Before suffering a recent one-sided, pride-obliterating blowout in the Gold Cup Final, a US victory over Mexico at the Azteca on August 12th looked like a foregone conclusion. You know what? I'm still not ready to close the book on that possibility...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about almost 5 years ago 108 reads 13 comments

  19. MLS All-Stars Vs. Everton: A Minute-By-Minute Report

    Preamble: Good evening and welcome to what promises to be an exciting evening filled with great football, intrigue and dra—what's that you say? It's a meaningless friendly? Oh. Well, then I can promise that there will at least be football...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 312 reads 4 comments

  20. The Great MLS Road Trip

    It's amazing how far footballers can push their bodies. The top stars in today's game can find themselves playing well over 60 matches per year between obligations to club and country. The constant competition takes a major physical toll...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 97 reads 4 comments

  21. Seattle Sounders Show Great Promise in Narrow Loss to Chelsea

    The Seattle Sounders may have fallen 2-0 at the hands of Chelsea in a friendly today, but they certainly made an impression on the big boys from England. "Today was the best atmosphere I've played in out here for sure," Said Frank Lampard...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 436 reads 8 comments

  22. The David Beckham Effect: Are the Galaxy Better Off Without Their Biggest Star?

    The term "roller coaster" doesn't even begin to describe David Beckham's surreal tenure in MLS. It would probably take a few hours with a thesaurus to nail down an apt term...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 380 reads 22 comments

  23. Odds Stacked Against Everton in the MLS All-Star Game

    The MLS starters for the 2009 All-Star game have been announced, and the smart money is against Everton becoming the first foreign club to taste victory in the annual exhibition...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 2,196 reads 22 comments

  24. Don't Call It a Comeback: Columbus Crew Tearing Up MLS Once Again

    Maybe the aging veterans on Columbus' roster were just waiting for the weather to warm up. The Columbus Crew spent the early part of the 2009 MLS season enduring the worst start ever by a defending MLS champion...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  25. America: Land of Burgers, Big Blocks, and...Keepers?

    Americans know how to do a few things quite well. We can deep-fry the hell out of anything, we can make bigger cars than anybody, and, oh yeah, we produce some fine goalkeeping talent...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 409 reads 20 comments