Red Bull on top of the Bundesliga? Friday November 18th, 2016 14:50

800px-rb_leipzig_2010_logo-svgWe thought we’d take a moment and reflect on the Bundesliga standings… Newly promoted side, Red Bull Leipzig just beat Bayer Leverkusen to temporarily go top of the table and remain undefeated after 11 matches. I guess it’s true that Red Bull gives you wiiiiings! Now if only Red Bull New York were still in the MLS Cup Playoffs

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The Best Female Referee Ever? Thursday October 7th, 2010 10:44

Hertha Berlin center back, Peter Niemeyer meant to give the ref a pat on the back, but it didn’t end up that way.

“I meant to give her a pat on the back,” Niemeyer told Metro.co.uk. “She was standing a bit further away than I thought.”

Referee, Bibiana Steinhaus is the first professional female referee in Germany and it just so happened that this match was her first on TV. Niemeyer was not punished for his pat on the back. (Note: Niemeyer was a teammate of Blaise Nkufo at FC Twente)

I wonder if any of the other players will try something similar in future games? Would you?

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Sal Zizzo headed to Chivas USA Wednesday July 21st, 2010 15:37

Via MLSSoccer.com

Sal Zizzo, a 23-year-old US youth international, is now a member of Chivas USA following a weighted lottery which took place on Wednesday evening.

The Goats had the third best chance (16.28 percent) of landing the former UCLA product, who will play in his native California.

Zizzo, who started all five matches for the USA at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, had been playing in Germany since 2007 until his contract with Hannover 96 expired this summer. His stay in the Bundesliga was marred by a left knee injury suffered during training in October 2009.

The California native played two years at UCLA before turning professional with Hannover 96 after the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in July 2007. Zizzo made his senior national team debut later that same summer on August 22 against Sweden.

Four teams opted out of Wednesday’s weighted lottery in which the percentage chances for winning the rights to the player were determined by each team’s record over its last 30 regular season games. The New England Revolution, Chicago Fire, Toronto FC and Columbus Crew did not participate.

By virtue of winning the lottery, Chivas USA will not be eligible to participate in another lottery for the rest of the 2010 season.

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