1. Cardiac Cats Leave It Until Late Vs. BC

    “Things are always better late than never” will be the lesson taken away by the Cats from this weekends series versus No. 9 Boston College...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about over 5 years ago 39 reads 0 comments

  2. Real Madrid @ Mallorca: Halftime Thoughts

    The first half ended 2-0 in favor of the visitors. There has been a lot of talk about Messi coming into his own as the best in the world over the last few weeks and lost has been the absolutely incredible play of Arjen Robben with Real Madrid...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about over 5 years ago 63 reads 2 comments

  3. Vermont-Boston College: Comeback Catamounts Ice the Eagles

    I definitely did not think my first post would be about hockey—especially UVM hockey. But here I am after a weekend where I covered the Cats' two games against Boston College, and all I can talk about is the Catamounts...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about over 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  4. Is Henry Really That Far Over The Hill?

    News reports today stated that Thierry Henry may be on his way out of Barcelona. After recovering from an injury, Henry has been asking for more consistent playing time and, thus far, not receiving it...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 345 reads 7 comments

  5. Fire Finally Back on Track

    It is about time the Chicago Fire showed us what they are capable of. After losing three of their last four games, the firm grip Chicago had on a playoff spot was becoming much more precarious...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 155 reads 2 comments

  6. Thoughts on the Champions League

    Here is a rundown of the past two days at the Champions League. And because I have been really into predictions lately, I will make a stab at who will advance from each group...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 157 reads 1 comments

  7. Quick Champions League Predictions: Match Day 2

    We made it through an exciting first match day of the group stages of this years Champions League and based on the matchups, day two could be even better. Here are my quick predictions: Group E Celtic vs...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 386 reads 1 comments

  8. Quick Champions League Predictions: Match Day 1

    Here is my quick rundown of predictions for the first match day of Champions League: Group A Chelsea vs. Bordeaux — The Blues will be way too much for the French side to handle...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 780 reads 4 comments

  9. Hurricanes Ike and Zambrano Ruin Houston Astros' Weekend

    The Houston Astros have had their share of bad luck the last few days. First they are forced out of their homes as hurricane Ike went tearing through the Texas city, and then, on Sunday ...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 261 reads 2 comments

  10. Barcelona Looking To Follow Chivas To MLS?

    One of the largest clubs in the world may be on its way to the MLS. If reports coming out today carry any weight, it looks like Barcelona president Joan Laporta was recently in Miami ...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 367 reads 11 comments

  11. La Liga Roundtable: Preparing For The Start Of The Season

    On Bleacher Report there is an abundance of writers who specialize in English football and this makes for a fantastic dynamic full or arguments and differing opinions...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 426 reads 9 comments

  12. Spanish Supercopa: Rating Real Madrid

    In the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa, Real Madrid fell to Valencia 3-2. The defending La Liga champions saw an early lead evaporate as their defense could not hold against the dynamic Valencia front line...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 571 reads 7 comments

  13. Leo Messi Is at the Olympics, but Barcelona Are Doing Just Fine

    Earlier this summer when Leo Messi was attempting to get released by his club in order to compete in the Olympics, the Barça bosses said that they could not afford to lose him because of important Champions League matches during the Olympics...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 733 reads 12 comments

  14. Is Landon Donovan Moving To Europe?

    The MLS could be on the verge of losing another one of it's brightest stars to Europe. LA Galaxy and US national team midfielder/striker Landon Donovan has been contemplating a move to the English ...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 600 reads 11 comments

  15. Thanks To Inexperience And Mistakes USA Crash Out Of Olympics

    Maybe it was a dream on my part to think that the US squad had any chance at a medal or to even get out of the group stage at the Olympics...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 313 reads 23 comments

  16. Rivalry Between Chicago Fire and New England Revolution Rekindled

    For the third time this season the Chicago Fire defeated the New England Revolution. The perennial Eastern Conference contenders are currently the top two teams in MLS and both harbor championship hopes...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 414 reads 20 comments

  17. Top Eight In The Days News

    Thanks to the absence of the venerable Nick and Austin from The Looper, I have heard rumors of the blog turning into a “soccer blog...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 318 reads 0 comments

  18. Are The Chicago Fire Better Without Cuauhtemoc Blanco?

    That was a really hard title to write. I am a big supporter of the Chicago Fire and also of Cuauhtemoc Blanco. I think he was one of the best things to happen to MLS and has done wonders for the league...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 588 reads 14 comments

  19. Wesley Sneijder's Injury: How Real Madrid Will Cope

    Good news from Spain's defending Champion, Real Madrid, as their star midfielder, Wesley Sneijder, will only be out for three months and not the previously feared six...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 1,278 reads 12 comments

  20. Brian McBride On His Way to Chicago Fire, Says MLS Commissioner

    During the halftime report at the MLS All-Star game, MLS commissioner Don Garber stated that the Brian McBride saga is over...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 811 reads 11 comments

  21. MLB's NL Central: Sounding Off on the Second Half

    {Writer's Note: This is the first installment of a six part series previewing the second half of the MLB season.} The best division in the NL—and possibly in all of baseball—is stacked, and the stretch run should be a lot of fun...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about almost 6 years ago 279 reads 5 comments

  22. Look Out La Liga: Atletico on The Rise

    When the summer transfer window opens, owners and managers make lists of players they would like to sign, but rarely are they able to complete what they set out to do. That is unless you are Atletico Madrid boss Javier Aguirre...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about 6 years ago 270 reads 6 comments

  23. Rafael van der Vaart Signs with Real

    Spanish newspaper El Marca is reporting that Real Madrid have come to an agreement with 25-year-old Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about 6 years ago 1,354 reads 13 comments

  24. Euro 2008: Breaking Down The Final

    We are finally there. After 20 days of fantastic football and stellar story lines it all comes down to tonight. For years Spain has been marked as the team that couldn't win the big game and were perennial underachievers...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about 6 years ago 148 reads 2 comments

  25. Ballack Out For The Final?

    A report this afternoon stated that Michael Ballack could potentially miss Sunday's Euro 2008 Final against Spain. Soccernet reported that Ballack suffered an injury to his right calf...

    Dakota Rubin Written by Dakota Rubin about 6 years ago 435 reads 0 comments