The race to the playoffs gets ever so closer, and now D.C. United can advance out of ConcaChamps group play and get even closer to a playoff berth if they get six points at RFK. But first, let's look back like we always do, shall we?
Recaps of D.C. United's wild 3-3 tie with the Chicago Fire via us, MLSsoccer.com, The Washington Post, CSN Washington, UnitedMania, District Sports Page, Ives and Soccerly. On the flip side, the gang at Hot Time In Old Town look at things from the Fiyur side.
Soft Power: CF97 players revolt over field conditions - Hot Time In Old Town: Hey, thought that you were the only one to bemoan the field Saturday? Nope. Filing under "Mike Magee isn't here to not play on your crap pitch, buddy."
Richmond Kickers 2-3 Harrisburg City Islanders: Bad giveaways doom the Kickers - Black And Red United: Down a level, Harrisburg continues their Cinderella run, with the Kickers being the unlucky victims this time. The City Islanders play Sacramento in the finals. Great run as always RVA.
D.C. United Owner Jason Levien | The Kojo Nnamdi Show: What's this, the D.C. United owner taking calls and emails today? Well, you know what to do then.
Match Report: Burnley 0-0 Sunderland - Probably As Dull As It Sounds... - Roker Report: In partner club news part one, Sunderland and Burnley played to a scoreless draw andndosohege...
Sorry, fell asleep on the keyboard while writing. The Black Cats are just outside of the relegation zone which is...about where I'd find them to be honest. They play Stoke City Tuesday in the Capital One Cup before hosting Swansea City Saturday.
Postmatch Recap & Analysis: Palermo 1-1 Inter - The Offside Inter Milan: In parner club news part two, Inter Milan drew at Palermo Sunday, with Mateo Kovacic scoring for Inter, and Dani Osvaldo denied late to take the road points. Inter is currently tied for sixth with Sampdoria, with Atalanta up on Wednesday.
Gattuso come Malesani: sfuriata contro i giornalisti greci: Speaking of Italian talent, let's watch Gennaro Gattuso handle some questions about his managing of OFI Crete in the Greek League.
D.C. United alumni scoring goals, part 1: Andy Najar scored for Anderlecht in their 3-1 win over Brugge to further extend their league in the Belgian League. What's that? Oh, the video:
D.C. United alumni scoring goals, part 2: Pablo Hernandez. THAT Pablo Hernandez. He plays for Celta now in Spain, and he did this over the weekend. Um, wow.
D.C. United alumni scoring goals, part 3: Christian Gomez gets on the board for Nueva Chicago in their game against Parcial Instituto. Vamos Gomito!
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Saying goodbye to my mom | johnmolinarosblogabouthismom: Sportsnet's John Molinaro (who does some work covering TFC among other soccer topics) writes about losing his mother to cancer in a nice and worthwhile read.
So what else is going on?