Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured above) as usual played an instrumental role in leading Real Madrid to victory at the Supercopa.
By Ben Liebing
Ben Liebing is a Cincinnati native with a passion for the world, and the world’s sport. While living overseas, the infectious soccer culture that infects the planet outside of America got a hold of his fanhood. He was exposed to the “beautiful game” and hasn’t looked back. When Ben says “football,” he means soccer…by which he means football. But you get it.
This week in the world of the sport that most of the world refers to as football (a ballgame actually played with feet, not hands and conical pigskins), but which Americans term SOCCER…
THE SPANISH SUPERCUP:
Much to my dismay, Real Madrid walked away with the cup after getting the better of FC Barcelona in the 2nd leg of the aggregate match, which was at the Bernebau in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo was in fine form – especially as he scored early by taking a long ball at midfield, flicking it forward over his head with his heel, and grounding one past Victor Valdez, the keeper for Barça. It was one of those plays you see only from the very best in the world; and from them, maybe only a handful of times per season. Well done CR7. Continue reading
Posted in Soccer
Tagged Aston Villa, Ben Liebing, Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, Cristiano Ronaldo, English Premier League, Everton, FC Barcelona, Fulham, Iker Casillas, Jose Mourihno, Lionel Messi, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Supercopa, Tim Howard, Tottenham, UEFA Champion's League, Victor Valdez
Photo courtesy of prorumors.com. Ryan Braun (pictured above) and the Milwaukee Brewers have a huge series against division rival St. Louis this week at Miller Park.
By Josh Kramer
Just like the rest of you, I am trying to recover from arguably the wildest week transactions wise in sports that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The NFL returned. Then the MLB Trade Deadline came like a world wind. Plus there was big time soccer in the US and the X Games. So after catching your breath, take a look at what is in store for this week.
5. Following the always exciting Brickyard 400, NASCAR heads to Pocono on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson is right in the hunt as usual, but has not won a race since his victory on April 17th at Talladega. Winning in Pennsylvania could go a long way in helping Jimmie Johnson accomplish an amazing six-peat, as Sprint Cup Series champion. In each of his previous five Sprint Cup Series titles, Johnson took home at least five first place finishes. He only has one thus far this year. Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous
Tagged Andy Roddick, ATP, Barcelona, James Blake, Jimmie Johnson, John Isner, Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Manchester United, Mardy Fish, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, NL Central, Ryan Braun, St. Louis Cardinals, World Football Challenge, World Tour Masters 1000