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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mike Mcgrath
Borussia Dortmund's impressive display over the weekend earned it first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll on Tuesday.
Fraizer Campbell's two goals in Cardiff's stunning 3-2 win over Manchester City earned him the top spot in the player rankings Tuesday in The Associated Press global soccer poll, while his Welsh club was second behind Atletico Madrid in the team vote.
U.S. Navy Lt. Mike McGrath was just 27 years old, with a wife and two toddler sons in the U.S., when he was shot down and taken prisoner on his 179th bombing mission during the Vietnam War.
Frank Lampard earned the top spot in the weekly Associated Press global soccer poll for the first time after setting Chelsea's career goals record.
Fresh off a second straight drubbing of the once-mighty Barcelona, Bayern Munich was voted the top team in the Associated Press global soccer poll for the sixth straight week.
After dominating the first legs of their Champions League semifinals, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund lead the latest Associated Press global soccer poll.
It's turning into a procession for Bayern Munich in the Associated Press global soccer poll.
Lionel Messi and Barcelona fell from the top of the Associated Press Global Football Rankings this week and were replaced by rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid.
Michael B. McGrath, a trailblazing advertising executive at The Washington Times and doting family man to his wife and two daughters, died Monday after a long fight with lung cancer. He was 41.
"Gareth Bale may be the world's most expensive player and he also scored on his debut, but Lionel Messi still holds the title of world's best player," Mike McGrath of The Sun and Wardles news agency said. "He showed again that he is priceless to Barcelona."
"Fraizer Campbell was their star and I will be looking forward to the rest of the season after that display," said panelist Mike McGrath, of The Sun and the Wardles news agency. "Their result against Manchester City was no fluke, it was down to a detailed game plan and players executing what their manager asked."