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Manchester United v Fulham by toksuede on Flickr.

offside!

p.s. Ryu Voelkel takes the best soccer pictures!

Inter Milan v AC Milan by toksuede on Flickr.

farewell Cordoba

The ultimate example of the controlling playmaker is Xavi Hernandez. He’ll finish the game with exceptionally high passing figures — last season, he played 110 passes per game with a completion ratio of 94 percent — but he didn’t record a miraculously high number of assists (just seven). Compare that to Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil, who finished with 17 assists, but with only 40 passes per game at 85 percent completion. Their stats are completely different, because they are completely different players who play completely different roles — and yet, they’d both still be referred to as playmakers. (via Playmakers like Samir Nasri and Luka Modric are in high demand in the EPL — Michael Cox - ESPN)

The ultimate example of the controlling playmaker is Xavi Hernandez. He’ll finish the game with exceptionally high passing figures — last season, he played 110 passes per game with a completion ratio of 94 percent — but he didn’t record a miraculously high number of assists (just seven). Compare that to Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil, who finished with 17 assists, but with only 40 passes per game at 85 percent completion. Their stats are completely different, because they are completely different players who play completely different roles — and yet, they’d both still be referred to as playmakers. (via Playmakers like Samir Nasri and Luka Modric are in high demand in the EPL — Michael Cox - ESPN)

(Source: ESPN)

MLS goal of the year.

Whitecaps FC at Seattle Sounders FC - Eric Hassli 2-2 Goal - 2011.06.11 - HD (by WhitecapsHD)