Bobby Boswell head shot

Dynamo reactions mixed after home unbeaten streak ends


Major League Soccer longest home unbeaten streak is over. Sporting Kansas City’s gritty 1-0 win late Sunday over Houston snaps the Dynamo’s league record home unbeaten streak at 36 games across all competitions.

Sporting KC is the first team to win in Houston in almost two years (since June 18, 2011).

Dynamo president Chris Canetti obviously was not thrilled, but took the night in stride. Via Twitter he said: “The streak is something to be proud of. Had to end sometime. Tribute to players and fan support that we set the MLS record.”

And: “Not used to driving home unhappy. It was only our 18th regular season home loss in 116 home games. We are 65-18-33 all-time at home.”

Houston veteran center back Bobby Boswell tried to add some perspective, suggesting that the streak was always something the rest of us talked about, but that the players inside BBVA Compass Stadium’s locker room attempted not to focus on.

I’ve said this since you guys started talking about the streak. It gives teams that come in here more motivation, it gives them a reason … Have you ever seen a team win a game and have a huddle after the game? And go run around screaming in the tunnel after a game? I haven’t.

They obviously feel like they’ve accomplished something great. Credit to them for getting the result, but that’s not going to break us a team.

“Super computer” predicts final Premier League standings

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With eight games gone and 30 to go in the Premier League, now is the time that those preseason predictions start to get revised and new knee-jerk picks are made.

[ MORE: Klopp’s 10 best quotes ] have run the numbers through their “super computer” — how big is this thing? To me, it’s the size of several rooms… — and the intriguing table will surprise many.

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Manchester City will win the title, pipping Arsenal to the crown, while Manchester United will finish in third and Chelsea will recover to finish fourth. At the bottom, only Bournemouth will be relegated out of the newly promoted teams, while it is looking bleak for Sunderland and Aston Villa.

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Do you agree with the findings of

Click on this link via talkSPORT to see the points tally for each team, as it promises to be a tight race for the title and against relegation.

Predicted final Premier League table

1- Manchester City
2- Arsenal
3 – Manchester United
4- Chelsea
5- Liverpool
6- Tottenham Hotspur
7- Everton
8- Southampton
9- Crystal Palace
10- West Ham United
11- Swansea City
12- Stoke City
13- Leicester City
14 – West Bromwich Albion
15- Newcastle United
16- Norwich City
17- Watford
18- Bournemouth
19- Aston Villa
20- Sunderland

After defying quit calls, Blatter mediates between FAs

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ZURICH (AP) After defying pleas from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately, President Sepp Blatter is continuing regular business at soccer’s governing body, presiding over a dispute between football federations on Tuesday.

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Palestinian Football Union president Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press: “Blatter is functioning well and in a good mood with common sense, a sense of humor.”

According to Rajoub, Blatter ruled at Tuesday’s meeting with Saudi Arabia’s federation that a decision to force the Palestinians to play a World Cup qualifier at a neutral venue was “invalid.”

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FIFA’s World Cup committee initially ordered the Oct. 13 game to be relocated from the West Bank to neighboring Jordan after the first leg was played in Riyadh.

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Rajoub says FIFA has now agreed to postpone the fixture until a resolution is found.