Chelsea vs. Arsenal:
A bit of a grudge match, as they are city rivals and tend to knock each other out of competitions (like the Carling Cup this season, in which there was a big fight at the end). However this was simply a fantastic game. Chelsea needed to win to maintain any hope of winning the Premiership title, but in reality they had lost the title a couple weeks earlier, so I was able to just enjoy the game and root for a Chelsea win just because. The way it played out, I feel it was a moral victory to Chelsea in the end, as they were pressing to get the winning goal despite being a man down (Khalid Bouhlarouz made an absolutely boneheaded tackle to get red-carded and give Arsenal a penalty just before halftime).
Then, later today, the New England Revolution hosted the Chicago Fire. The Revolution were missing Shalrie Joseph, suspended as part of a bogus red card sustained Thursday during their game at DC United (a 1 - 1 tie).
The Revs won, 3-1. Chris Rolfe of the Fire scored a good goal from the edge of the area. The Revolution got the first goal of the season from my Man of the Match, Jeff Larentowicz (Brown class of 2004), the first goal of the season from Steve Ralston, and the first goal of the season from rookie Wells Thompson. Nice to see someone other than Taylor Twellman or Andy Dorman score for the Revs. I'll update with highlights when they come online.
Here are the Revs highlights: