Comparison: NFL to UEFA Champions LeagueFor the past few years, I have put together this fun article to compare America's favorite sports league, the National Football League (NFL), and the world's favorite league, the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The original idea for this exercise was to help get my friends who aren't soccer fans into the sport by giving them an easier way to understand the biggest club competition on the planet. So with each league featuring 32 teams broken up into eight groups of four teams apiece, the following are the comparisons between each NFL Division and Champions League Group.
Upper 90 Soccer Show - Leander Schaerlackens, Kyle McCarthy, PSG, DCU, MLS & Snack FoodThis week on the Upper 90 Show, Robert Bode is joined -- as always -- by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders to discuss the biggest topics in soccer. The guys start off the show discussing the newest squad additions at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and if the French club is a true contender for the Champions League title after acquiring centre back Thiago Silva and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan. D.C. area soccer fans will be able to see PSG this summer, when they face DC United at RFK Stadium on July 28th.
Upper 90 Soccer Show - PSG, Transfer Market & DCU's New Managing PartnersIt was an interesting week in the world of soccer, and the Upper 90 Soccer Show covered just about everything. From Paris Saint-Germain making a huge waves in the European summer transfer market, Chelsea captain John Terry being cleared of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand (brother of Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand), plenty of transfer rumors and big news concerning DC United.
Upper 90 Soccer Show - Spain Euro Champs, Tottenham's New Manager, DCU All-Star SnubsThis week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, Robert Bode is joined by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders, as always, and of course the main topic of discussion was Spain claiming their another European Championship, their third consecutive major tournament title. Despite their dominance, the discussion centers on a very hot topic; is Spain playing a boring game or do they have the possession game perfected? After discussing La Furia Roja, the guys get into a heated debate on just which 23 players to picks for their "Team of the Tournament," followed by a each host selection their best XI.
Upper 90 Soccer Show - Euro 2012, Transfer Rumors and DCU-NYRBOn this edition of the Upper 90 Soccer Show, the hosts Robert Bode, Austin Sanders, Justin McMahan and Brendan Darr review the Euro 2012 quarterfinals and give their preview of semifinals between Spain-Portugal and Germany-Italy.
Upper 90 Soccer - Brandon McDonald and Craig Stouffer InterviewsDC United defender Brandon McDonald and Craig Stouffer, who covers DCU for the Washington Examiner, join the Upper 90 Soccer Show to discuss the season thus far and Sunday's rivalry match against the New York Red Bulls.
Upper 90 Soccer Show: Euro 2012 Preview, Top 40 Euro Players, USA-Brazil and DCUOne of the greatest events in soccer is about to begin, as the UEFA European Championships begin Friday. This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, hosts Robert Bode and Justin McMahan break down each team from all four groups, plus Bode gives his own Euro Top 40 Players list.
Upper 90 Soccer Show: Eric Wynalda Interview, CL Final Recap and DC UnitedThe regular crew of Robert Bode, Austin Sanders and Justin McMahan are back together on this episode of the Upper 90 Soccer Show, and they are joined by their favorite guest in the world, US Soccer Hall of Famer and Fox Soccer Channel analyst Eric Wynalda.
Upper 90 Soccer Show: Premier League Wrap Up, CL Final Preview, DC United This time on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, Robert Bode and fill-in hosts Brendan Darr and Scott Graham take a look back at the wild final matchday of the Barclay's Premier League, with Manchester City dramatically hoisting their first BPL trophy and their first top-flight title since 1968.
Upper 90 Soccer Show: Dave Johnson, Jason Davis, Manchester City vs. Manchester UnitedIn the first full episode of the Upper 90 Soccer Show on 1067thefandc.com, the hosts Robert Bode, Austin Sanders and Justin McMahan interviewed Dave Johnson, the TV play-by-play voice of DC United, and Jason Davis, the co-host of "The Best Soccer Show."