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the wonder and terror of soccer.

We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.

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Thanks to Easter and a home-maintenance emergency, I didn’t watch a single game this weekend, and I’m just now trying to get caught up. Can someone tell me what’s going on in soccer? Did Kasey Keller really get sent off in the first half against Kansas City? Did Ajax really win 7-0? If the ball is first touched by Arshavin and Fabregas, will even MikaĆ«l Silvestre score a goal? Did Bolton really score three in eight minutes against Chelsea? Did Fernando Torres really do this?

I know you guys were watching, so help me put this in perspective. What was this weekend about?

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by Brian Phillips · April 13, 2009

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