UT against the ropes; first Europe, then the World
European Champions League game day two is under way at press time. Real Madrid has stormed back with four unanswered goals to stun Roma, 4-2, and perhaps breathe some life into what has been a dreary season thus far. Other games are ongoing as I write this item, but through the miracles of digital technology, the results, standings, and group analyses are already available at "Soccer Watch Online" as you read it.
Next week: back to World Cup qualifying, with action on all five continents picking up Oct. 8-13. The U.S. men could clinch a spot in the CONCACAF final round by winning at El Salvador on Saturday, Oct. 9, and against Panama on Wednesday, Oct. 13.