Brian Brown

There is no greater team in the world than Real Madrid. In the EPL, I will never walk alone. Like many, I have a national pride for the good work of Bob Bradley and the American side but Spain is the land of my youth where I learned about futbol. Aupa! There is only one team in the NFL for me, the Washington Redskins.

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  • 04:59 PM ET  09.24
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From Gabriele Marcotti's article:
"It's a fairly fuzzy idea, but the basic notion is that clubs who wish to compete in UEFA competitions -- such as the Champions' League and the Europa League -- will have to meet a set of requirements aimed at ensuring that "they live within their means."
Generally speaking, that means expenditures on transfer fees and wages will be linked to revenues. The more you make, the more you can spend. And for those clubs who currently carry debt, they will have to work to reduce it over time. The "penalty" for not meeting the new requirements -- which, once they…
  • 11:39 AM ET  08.30
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I counted three shots that just missed from Kaka', four from Cristiano Ronaldo, two from Karim Benzema and another two from Gonzalo Higuain.

Yet Juan Carlos Valeron, one of the most inspiring comebacks we non-blessed soccer fans have never heard of, misses an obvious goal and I am supposed to worry?

I don't think so because like so many of my fellow soccer aficionados, I either am or once was a player. I know just how hard this game is and that being the case, I am a happy Real Madrid fan today.

We are the top spot. Even before Florentino returned to right this ship we were the team that…
  • 10:44 AM ET  08.21
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So here is a list of players that can be considered surplus talent under the new Florentino re-design of Real Madrid; Guti, Gago, Ruud, Rafa van der Vaart, M. Diarra, and Miguel Torres.
Fair enough, no one wants to leave Real Madrid and that is understandable but out of all of those players who does Jorge Valdano decide to cut loose?  Wesley Sneijder.
The amount of expletives and four-letter words that want to spring out of my mouth would make me sound like Andrew "Dice" Clay with Tourette's Syndrome.
Guti, first of all, has never filled the role he was supposed to fill…

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