Tuesday is a day off after the opening round of games in the 2011 Copa América have seen everyone play once. You can find my thoughts on the tournament, of course, over on ESPNSoccernet, where I discuss how remarkably closely-fought the whole thing has been so far. Meanwhile on BT Life's A Pitch, aimed primarily... Continue Reading →

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Two heading for the exit door at River Plate

Radamel Falcao García and Juan Marcelo Ojeda both seem to be on their way out of El Monumental at the end of the Torneo Clausura, after the Colombian striker said that he 'understands' that he's on his way, and interest in the young goalkeeper from Mexican club Atlas continues in spite of complications in his... Continue Reading →

Entrance and exit

On Wednesday, Diego Maradona marked Juan Román Riquelme's birthday by telling the country that Riquelme will still be welcome back in the national team if he wants to return, but might have to explain himself directly to his team-mates. No doubt Riquelme will be unhappy Maradona's not said that to his face. Meanwhile, River Plate... Continue Reading →

River go top

There was a summit meeting tinged with sadness in Liniers on Sunday afternoon, as Vélez Sársfield, top with 13 points but having lost a fan a week ago to the ongoing violence in the country's footballing climate, hosted River Plate for the right to top the table as the first third of the 2008 Clausura... Continue Reading →

A brief roundup

The selección took most of the headlines this weekend, of course, but a few other things were happening. Boca manager Miguel Russo talked of his 'optimism' going into the final rounds of the Apertura, River Plate have lost one of their forwards to injury on international duty, and Almirante Brown have announced their intentions to... Continue Reading →

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