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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]

Premier League review show GW14; World Soccer Talk Podcast

Listen to the World Soccer Talk Podcast featuring Richard Farley and Laurence McKenna as they dissect all of the major story lines from the 9 games during Premier League gameweek 14. This week, Kartik Krishnaiyer is in Germany on assignment. Listen to the show via the player above or via […]

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Jurgen Klopp will continue to be cautious with Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday he will not rush injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge back into first-team action until the England international can prove he is more “robust.” Sturridge, 26, was on the bench for Saturday’s 4-1 demolition of erstwhile Premier League leaders Manchester City, the first time he […]

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Serie A’s best starting XI of all time

Despite it’s recent decline, the Serie A has gifted us with some of the greatest sides in soccer history, from the post-war Torino side to the “Grande Inter” of the 1960’s to Sacchi’s AC Milan, Maradona’s Napoli and Lippi’s Juventus. This XI encompasses players from different soccer eras, but they […]

US Soccer has systemic problems in addition to holding Klinsmann and Gulati accountable

The United States Men’s National Team program has hit a clear tipping point. Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup coupled with the stunning 2-0 loss to Honduras in the CONCACAF U-23 Championship represented a double-whammy indicting the current direction of the program. Poor results and national team […]

David James: Louis van Gaal’s style suppresses Wayne Rooney’s enthusiasm

Former England goalkeeper David James has expressed his concern that Louis van Gaal’s style of management is inhibiting Wayne Rooney. Much of the soccer Manchester United have played since the Dutchman’s appointment in 2014 has been predictable and provided a considerable contrast with the attacking focus so regularly seen under Sir […]