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CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET

Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the FIFA crisis. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]

Who is Issa Hayatou, world soccer’s acting FIFA President?

Now that Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world soccer, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities for the next 90 days, Issa Hayatou will serve as the interim FIFA President until a new one is appointed in February 2016 when the FIFA presidential elections happen. But up until now, […]

Juan Arango interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (10.7.15)

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with reporter Juan Arango. During the interview, Arango discusses what the sense of anticipation is like among Mexico soccer fans living in the United States, how the game is being hyped across the US and Mexico, how […]

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini and Valcke from soccer-related activities for 90 days

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke have all been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, after being investigated over corruption allegations. The three are banned from any soccer-related activity in the interim. They deny any wrongdoing. While Valcke has already […]

Eric Gomez and Ross Dunbar interviews; Soccer Morning (10.7.15)

On the latest episode of Soccer Morning, host Jason Davis interviews Eric Gomez and Ross Dunbar. Jason kicks off today’s show with Eric Gomez as they look ahead to the United States’ CONCACAF Cup clash with Mexico on Saturday. Ross Dunbar (DW Sports) then comes on the show to discuss […]

Jeff Carlisle interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (10.6.15)

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with ESPN FC’s reporter Jeff Carlisle. During the interview, Carlisle previews the USA-Mexico game, discusses the 23-man USA roster, analyzes whether Tim Howard or Brad Guzan should be the starting goalkeeper, chats about the importance of this […]

Why I’ll be watching CONCACAF Cup on FOX Sports, not Univision; By Oliver Tse

Ever since I started watching soccer on English-language U.S. television regularly in August 1994 (as a replacement for Major League Baseball, which had a player strike and had to cancel the World Series that year), I have always believed that the development of home-grown North American sportscasters is one small […]

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Jack Grealish picks England over Ireland

Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Highly-rated Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has pledged his future to England after a tug of war with the Republic of Ireland, his club said on Monday. The 20-year-old represented Ireland at youth levels but some strong showings for Villa caught the eye of England […]

Questions for NWSL Year 4: Is the league ready for more expansion?

Over the coming weeks, Stephanie Yang, new contributor to World Soccer Talk, will be tackling a series of major questions facing the National Women’s Soccer League as it approaches its third offseason. In her first installment, Stephanie analyzes the league’s expected partnership with Orlando City SC – potentially the third Major League Soccer franchise to venture into the NWSL. […]

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NASL pursuing litigation against US Soccer; Here’s how it might play out

On Monday, The Financial Times newspaper reported that the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) has launched a legal case against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) regarding first division sanctioning. In a nation without promotion and relegation, USSF is able to create arbitrary standards with the first-tier league MLS to determine […]

When did Jose Mourinho stop being special?

What happened to José Mourinho? He was always arrogant and crass, but at least he was entertaining. He hasn’t always produced teams that were enjoyable to watch, but at least he won things. Whatever entertainment value he had disappeared somewhere in Madrid, and even though this season is still in […]