When writing the Weekend Soccer Preview, usually the focus is on the top matches in the top European leagues, be it England, Spain, Italy or Germany. Now to be fair not much has been written about Italian or German soccer this season since Bayern Munich and Juventus are so far in front of everyone else in their leagues. What I haven’t focused much attention on is the brilliance of Atletico Madrid this season.
The fear and a well-founded fear among followers of La Liga was that the Spanish top flight will turn into the Scottish Premier League where FC Barcelona continue
Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Red Bull New York escaped a late charge
from the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, earning its first
win of the season with a 2-1 victory.
Following a scoreless opening period with little in the way of scoring
opportunities, the Red Bulls broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when
Thierry Henry capped a fine move down the left flank by turning in Roy
Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – Real Madrid secured the Copa del Rey title
on Wednesday, edging rival Barcelona in a 2-1 home win at the Bernabeu.
The Galacticos, who were without star player Cristiano Ronaldo due to the
Portugal international’s leg injury, were in front after 11 minutes when
Angel Di Maria fired a shot past Pepe Pinto at the far post. The Barcelona
‘keeper, who was screened by his own man on the effort, got his hand to the
ball but continue
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced
Wednesday that Atlanta has been awarded the league’s 22nd team.
The expansion side, owned by Arthur Blank, will begin play in the 2017 season
and will play in a state-of-the-art retractable roof stadium to be shared with
the Atlanta Falcons, also owned by Blank.
“We are thrilled to welcome Atlanta to Major League Soccer as our 22nd team,”
Garber said in a statement. “Atlanta is one of the largest and most diverse
markets in North America and has continue
Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Manchester City’s title hopes took
another blow on Wednesday as the Citizens were held to a 2-2 draw by
Sunderland at the Etihad.
City entered last weekend as the title favorite, but a loss at Liverpool on
Sunday meant that Wednesday’s meeting with the Black Cats became a must-win.
It looked as though it would be a stroll in the park for City after
Fernandinho gave the hosts the continue