MatchDay Memories

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These posts focus on memories of amazing games, moments and events over the years. Plus I have written posts for the many groundhops I have done. I also rant about issues in the game as they come up. I hope the posts stimulate discussion and I welcome your comments.


Philadelpha 2019 (Atlanta United at Philadelphia Union)

Bad Hair, a Historic Run, Crazy Fans and Bad Refereeing (World Cup 2002) Part 1

Kits, Shoes, Tactics and Team of the Tournament (World Cup 2002) Part 2

Fan Experiences in England and the United States


DC United game



Summer 2016

Euro 2016 Final

Euro 2016 Group Stage to Semis

Copa America Centenario

I’m Only Happy When It Rains (Knoxville Force v Nashville FC)

Hammer Down (Birmingham Hammers v Chattanooga FC)

Paging Gianni Infantino (Thoughts on Pro/Rel in US)

Virtual Emotions, Wasted Time (Obsession with EA Sports FIFA game)

Top 5 Games

Confederation Combination and World Cup Expansion

Favorite Manchester United XI

Survey of US Soccer

Champions League Blues


Summer 2015


NPSL Final


Chattanooga FC v Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves

Football Without Frontiers (Euro 2000)

Not Inventing the Pyramid

History of ATL Soccer

Luis Suarez Then and Now at FC Barcelona

Soccer in 1974

Johan Cruyff (Ajax, FCB and Total Soccer)

Manchester United

European Cup 73/74

1974 World Cup


South America

United States


Texas Adventure

Day 1

Day 2 (Houston Dynamo v Sporting KC)

Day 3 (FC Dallas v Colorado Rapids)

Day 4

Day 5

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (Lansing United)

Goals Galore (Last Day of 1988/89 English First Division)

crew game

Legacy of Youth Soccer

Summer 2013

Part 1  Detroit City Football Club

Part 2  International Competitions

Part 3  Summer Reading

Part 4  Labor Day Weekend


Columbus Crew Game

America’s Next Top Soccer Fan

Going Hollywood (Soccer players and their actor counterparts)

The Big Two (FC Barcelona and Real Madrid)

Part 1  History

Part 2  Tactics and Memories

A Fan’s Crisis

Part 1

Part 2

Seattle Sounders Game

Portland Timbers Game

Heaven on Earth (Manchester United Summer USA Tour 2003)

The Old Lady Reigns in Rome (Juventus 1996)

Family and Football

Futbol Time Management

Playing Hooky (World Cup 1990)

Technical Difficulty (World Cup 2010)

What I Did This Summer

22 Old Men Running Around in Funny Shorts

silverback sunset

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