What a week it was for football.
Spain, long the kings of European club and international soccer, was humbled over the course of two nights in Germany. The shock waves of the thorough beatings received by Barcelona and Real Madrid are still reverberating a week later as we head into the return ties in Spain. Meanwhile, the Premier League saw not only a champion named, but also two sides doomed to relegation. The race for the top four in England also remains interesting, with Spurs and Arsenal seemingly trying to trip out of each others’ way nail down the last slot. The Columbus Crew’s scoreboard caught on fire shortly before its team did in a 3 goal victory over DC United for the Black and Gold. And the biggest news? I scored a hat trick in my coed indoor match midweek. Earth-shattering stuff, right?
So with all of the madness that went down last week, it would have been easy to miss an interesting story or two along the way. As we edge our way towards yet another week guaranteed to be full of even more twists and turns, have a read through some of the best content I gleaned from the web over the last week that might have gone under the radar.
An infographic explaining the NASL’s new Indy Eleven‘s name. – indyeleven.com
One small step for Pittsburgh, one giant leap for USSoccer. – theshinguardian.com
Meanwhile in Sweden, they’re paving over pitches. – whoateallthepies.tv
Honestly, I’d have a hard time fairly judging a Gooner. – guardian.co.uk
Nike have something crazy in store for us. – soccerbible.com
Bravo, Dirty Tackle: a marvelous bit on the Suárez bite. – dirtytackle.net