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Manchester United FC

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Soccer Fan Bets His House AND LOSES! (Also, My Weekend Best Bets)

    There's an old saying that when people feel strongly about a sports betting premonition that they should "bet the farm." The phrase is never uttered with the thought that anyone anywhere would literally do that, though. However, apparently Iganga, Uganda is not part of "anywhere." (And internationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Chicharito Impresses [Again] at Reliant: 5 Things We Learned from Friday's Friendly

    International soccer was back in the Bayou City this past Friday night. The Mexican National Team made its annual visit to Reliant Stadium, taking on an unfamiliar foe in Nigeria. Although neither side walked off the pitch with a victory to celebrate, there was plenty to draw from their 2-2 score ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Mexico Struggle (Yes, Struggle) in 5-0 Rout of Guyana

    In today's FIFA/ Coca-Cola World Rankings of soccer, Mexico is 19th in the world. Guyana, Mexico's opponent this past Friday night, was ranked 122nd. By all accounts, Mexico should have had a convincing 3-0 victory that night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Instead, El Tri struggled to win 5-0. And it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Euro 2012 Final: Houstonians Love Fútbol

    According to UEFA predictions, approximately 250 million soccer fans tuned in to watch the Euro 2012 final match on Sunday evening. Compare that to the 111 million that watched this year's Super Bowl, and you get an idea as to the impact and significance of this event. The game pitted reigning champ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Euro 2012: How to Fake a Conversation on Europe's Huge Soccer Tournament

    Wait a minute, your American red blood-soaked brain might be thinking, wasn't there just an international soccer tournament? World...something? And didn't we win that already? Are we going to kick ass in this one, AGAIN? In short:a) two years ago, b) Cup, c) no and d) no, because this tournament is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    English Get The Best of Dynamo; Four From Houston Picked For The MLS All-Star Game

    ​ The Dynamo played their first-ever European adversary Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium; and they came out on the losing end, 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League. The score wasn't as important to the Orange as was the opportunity to see some new talent against a quality ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Magnolia Blossom

    The Brewery Tap's regulars are as hardy and durable as the 100-year-old building itself.

  • Culture

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Face It, Fans: MLS Is A Minor League

    What's that "M" stand for again?​I don't read Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle often. I think of him as a kind of minor league Richard Justice. But I couldn't resist reading him the other day when he did one of my favorite things, piss off soccer fans. Last week, apparently, he made the mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Man Utd Crushes MLS All-Stars: Four Reasons Why

    Landon Donovan -- no YouTube highlights this time​Ed. note: For photos of last night's game, check out our slideshow.There's no sugar-coating the performance of the MLSers in last night's All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium; they simply got spanked. Manchester United, coming off their 2-1 loss to Kan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    MLS All-Star Game: Commissioner, Dynamo Honcho Talk Houston Soccer

    Photo by David Clements/MLSMLS Commissioner Don Garber and Dynamo president Jamey Rootes at ZaZa​Last night, Major League Soccer hosted a party for the who's who in Houston. The evening soiree at Hotel ZaZa had players past and present, corporate honchos, team owners and executives; basically anyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Manchester United vs. MLS All-Stars: Who Will Win?

    No Rooney, no win​The day of reckoning is upon us, when a band of Red Devils from Manchester, England visit our fair city to square off against an outfit of America's best. Well, not necessarily the US national team that played in South Africa, but a group of All-Stars from our domestic soccer lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Manchester United: Five Reasons To Hate Them

    Yeah, yeah -- tradition yadda, yadda, yadda​Manchester United F.C. will be making their first trip to Houston as they play the MLS All-Stars at Reliant Stadium Wednesday. As one of soccer's most successful and most recognizable clubs, Man U is the sole reason why a record-sellout crowd is expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Man U Fans Hate Houston (Or Maybe Just Us)

    Take you stupidly shaped football and go home, Americans!​The MLS All-Star Game is only a day away, where the league's best will take on Manchester United, who are the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, the Notre Dame of soccer: You either love them or hate them.We decided to hate them, just be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    New Playground: MLS Means Well, But Credit Goes To The Volunteers

    Photo by Chasen MarshallPose for the cameras, boys​How many Major League Soccer All-Stars does it take to put in a playground? Apparently only three.Well, three, along with the assistance of nearly 250 sweaty volunteers, most of whom were wearing mud-caked shoes by the end of the day. And don't fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    MLS All-Star Game Build-Up Begins, And Dynamo Start Super Liga Action With A Win

    The man who cheated Ireland out of the World Cup is coming to Houston​The Houston Dynamo officially kicked-off their Super Liga schedule last night with a 2-1 over Mexican rival Pachuca. Joseph Ngwenya was the hero of night with both goals for the Orange. Ngwenya first got on the board in the 19th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    World Cup 2010: Spain Wins Ugly, But Wins

    Spain finally gets the cup​The Spaniards huffed and puffed; and they puffed, and puffed, and ...Well it took 116 minutes of puffing, but Andres Iniesta scored the lone goal Sunday to give Spain their first FIFA World Cup title. And it came off a Dutch mistake in the backline, when they turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    25 Weird And/Or Hilarious Soccer Chants

    ​Rocks Off spent June 2006 in Salamanca, Spain during the World Cup, and we can tell you it's difficult to exaggerate what an event this is to pretty much every country in the world but America. (Although the U.S. is reportedly gaining.) While watching the games, we would leave the window open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Brad Davis Leads Dynamo Over Chivas USA; Man U Coming To Town

    Photo courtesy Houston DynamoNothing like a little Chivas to chase away the blues​Nothing cures a bad loss for the Houston Dynamo like a meeting with Chivas USA. Saturday the Dynamo scored two early goals to beat the Goats 2-0 at the Home Depot Center in SoCal. In the fourth minute of the match, B ... More >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses

    Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Dynamo's Playoff Run Continues Tonight: We Predict Victory

    ​What a wild ride the first rounds of the MLS Cup Playoffs were. Two weeks ago, Hair Balls gave our predictions for that round, and we went a perfect 4-4, sort of. We guessed the winners right, but were a bit off on the aggregate scores.The next round of the playoffs are the conference finals, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    In Honor Of David Beckham's Houston Debut, 10 Of His Not-So-Great Moments

    ​On Sunday, October 18, the Los Angeles Galaxy make their annual trip to the Bayou City to take on the Dynamo. Finally joining the traveling circus that is the Galaxy is English International David Beckham.Beckham is a world-wide icon; he is to soccer what Michael Jordan was to basketball. He's kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    The Major League Soccer All-Star Game Gets The Biggest Houston Stage, But Who's Going To Be On It?

    ​When Major League Soccer announced late July that the 2010 All-Star game would be played in Houston, there was much speculation as to where the event would be held. The Houston Dynamo currently call Robertson Stadium home, but Reliant Stadium is just so much prettier.The Dynamo front office hel ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 6, 2009
  • Dining

    February 26, 2004

    Gastropub Crawl

    The Red Lion isn't just another fake British pub -- it's an authentically fake British pub

  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    Girls with Balls

    The UK's Bend It Like Beckham scores big

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