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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Luke Moore interview; Soccer Morning (10.6.15)

On the latest episode of Soccer Morning, host Jason Davis interviews Luke Moore. Jason kicks off today’s show with Luke Moore (Football Ramble) as they discuss reports linking Jurgen Klopp with a move to Liverpool and Chelsea’s early season struggles. Listen to the episode above or here. You can listen to […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]

Gary Bailey interview: World Soccer Talk Radio (10.5.15)

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Gary Bailey from beIN SPORTS. During the interview, Nate chats with Gary about his time as goalkeeper of Manchester United, how the role as goalkeeper has changed from the 1970s until now, some of his most […]

Brian Sciaretta and Duane Rollins interviews; Soccer Morning (10.5.15)

On the latest episode of Soccer Morning, temporary host Jonathan Tannenwald interviews Brian Sciaretta and Duane Rollins. Jonathan kicks off today’s show with Brian Sciaretta (American Soccer Now) as they recap the United States U-23s first two matches in Olympic qualifying before looking to USA – Mexico. Duane Rollins (Canadian […]

Virgil van Dijk has given Southampton one of the best center back pairings in England

For all his Liverpool deficiencies, Dejan Lovren is actually remembered fondly by Southampton fans as a pacy, reliable, ball-playing defender who surprisingly did very little wrong. Brought to St. Mary’s from French club Lyon for £8.5 million, Lovren’s performances were enough to convince Liverpool to part with £20 million for […]

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USA vs. Mexico: Where El Tri will turn if they lose Andres Guardado

Ankle ligaments. The most buzz-worthy storyline for Mexico and U.S. fans ahead of October’s playoff between the two nations for CONCACAF’s 2017 Confederations Cup berth has revolved all around ankle ligaments; specifically, left ankle ligaments. And more specifically, the left ankle ligaments of Andres Guardado. Ever since the reigning Gold […]

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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 […]