Monday, August 29, 2005

Your Soccer Education

Every year one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the world is played, but gets little attention here in the states.  The Champion's League matches the best of Europe’s teams together for a tournament that takes place concurrently with each country's league schedules. 

That makes life pretty grueling for the players, but more fun for the fans. 
The World Cup matches up the best players from around the world to see what country produces the best of them.  In the Champion's league it's all about the team.  There are certainly a lot of the worlds best players competing, but a team stacked with the worlds best won't necessarily be the winner.  If that were true, Real Madrid would win every year.

But that's what makes it fun.
The games will begin on Sept 13th, and some are generally played on ESPN2 or ESPN Deportivo during the day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Groups of teams have been chosen, and they will play in groups until Winter Break in December.

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