Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Return of Terrence Trent D'ouble (updated)

[Photo: RB Leipzig]

Terrence Boyd
scored his first pair of 2.Bundesliga goals, striking the decisive brace in RB Leipzig's 4-1 win over St. Pauli. Both were fairly close range finishes, the first half winner with his head.

: Ta. Da.

Highlights - RB Leipzig 4-1 St. Pauli - 23-11-2014 by AlleTore

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hmm. Could it be?

Is this the first time this season we have had two Americans score a top flight goal in Europe on the same day? I would need to check on that, but know for sure that Conor O'Brien buried his second of the term from the spot to seal a sorely-needed 2-0 Wiener Neustadt victory. So something got in the water over here to end some length of drought for an event we had become fairly accustomed to in recent seasons. And being a stat nerd, you just know I will go check on the last time we celebrated a Euro-brace of scorers, then report back to you .

I am really not sure if or when we will see video, but either way, you all know what a PK looks like.

- Greg Seltzer

The wait is over.

Yup, Aron Jóhannsson has struck 14 minutes in to give AZ a 1-0 lead over visiting Vitesse with his first goal of the season. The game is only just now reaching halftime, so he could add more.

- Greg Seltzer

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Code: Timmay

Line boss Tim Howard has grabbed his second USMNT dude of the year prize. As you saw my Fútbol de Primera ballot yesterday, it is obvious that I agree with the outcome today (I do not vote on the US Soccer award). Jermaine Jones finished second and Kyle Beckerman third.

Also, note that the Young Male and Female nominees are unveiled near the bottom of the article.

- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

That time again.

It did not take me long to fill out and submit my vote for the Fútbol de Primera Player of the Year Award this year. Being that it was a World Cup year, the culmination of four years worth of hard work means shining in Brazil this past summer is the overwhelmingly dominant requirement for mention on my ballot. I will not go the full extent of calling it a World Cup-only trophy, but it is what it is, and we all know not to pretend otherwise.

Is it possible I can tab the winner at the top of my ballot for a third straight year? Is that even allowed? Because my guy this year has never won one of these.

1 - Tim Howard
2 - Jermaine Jones
3 - DaMarcus Beasley

- Greg Seltzer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Your USMNT line-up v. Ireland

Oi... gotta be honest, if the below plays as it is typed, there is not a great deal going on that I am instantly wild about.

- Greg Seltzer