27 November 2010

Unfamiliar territory

The world of football has become lively in these past few months with some surprises that pop out unexpectedly. Just like what happened to the US women soccer team who were in deep trouble when they are thrown into the pit hole with a stunning loss from the feet of the Mexicans in the CONCACAF semifinals. However with strong resilience, they emerge victorious in a 2 game home-and-home playoff with the Azzurres. They have beaten the Italians 1 nothing on both occasions and salvage the last spot for the Women’s World Cup in Germany next year.

The Americans were in an unfamiliar territory since in most instances they easily grab those spot without any problem but this time they were joggling in a different road that most did not expect. They have won the tournament twice and it was their second loss since the 2007 World Cup and this indeed, a strange and unfamiliar territory for the top ranked Americans. They have to play a playoff game in order to clinch the last berth.

While two days from now, your world will be rocked by the first El Clasico match up with a more hype Los Blancos and the resurging Barca. The Merengues are unbeaten and at the top but the Catalans are just 1 point adrift and with the eagerly anticipated clasico, Villareal cut the advantage from the top two with a 3-0 home away win. It started to shape and looks like to be another Real and Barca league but Villareal stay in the hunt, at least for now.

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