Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City great Steve McManaman shared his thoughts on the World Cup draw with the assembled press in Bristol, CT, USA. including EPL Talk host Kartik Krishnaiyer.
This is part one of two podcasts that will be released with some of McManaman’s public thoughts. Part two will feature Efan Ekoku’s thoughts as well.
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New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp charmed a huge group of assembled media with an entertaining 26-minute press conference. Here are some of the highlights: On cutting short his year-long sabbatical. "I'm back in the race and it's the biggest honor I can imagine. It is the perfect next step for […]
Here is the very definition of irony: Jurgen Klinsmann and Landon Donovan share a common piece of real estate in domestic soccer. Donovan once stood as American soccer’s most divisive figure. He was either a blue ribbon talent who faithfully served his country’s World Cup efforts for more a decade […]
Contrary to most media attention, there have actually been two recent Premier League managerial vacancies. The same day as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool departure, Dick Advocaat of Sunderland resigned from his post, saying the tools he was given to work with weren’t enough to keep the Black Cats in the Premier […]
Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti is a superb manager with an excellent resume. In a coaching career that has spanned more than two decades, he has won the Mexican league with three different teams, being named best manager in one of those tournaments, taken a fourth team to the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup […]
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with Sam Allardyce over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat’s replacement. Despite days of speculation, which has seen the former West Ham boss’ odds for the job plummet, there has as yet been no direct contact, […]
Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield signals a statement of intent from Liverpool. No longer will they be smitten with the flavor of the month manager domestically or try desperately to cling on to past glories. Liverpool are finally acting like the big club they often proclaim to be. But not […]
Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. The German signed his contract, which Press Association Sport understands is a three-year deal, in a city center hotel after flying into Liverpool John Lennon airport on Thursday evening. In a short statement on […]
Today, the countries in South America embark on Round 1 of World Cup qualifying in the CONMEBOL region with several high-profile games being played including Chile vs. Brazil, Colombia vs. Peru, Argentina vs. Ecuador, Bolivia vs. Uruguay and Venezuela vs. Paraguay. If you live in the United States, all of […]
Why is it so big? The number of Americans of Mexican descent is approximately 54 million people, or almost one-sixth of the United States population. The tight balance in the CONCACAF region makes every US-Mexico game a high stakes spectacle between two often evenly-matches teams. Mexico more or less dominated […]
Lionel Messi will stand trial for tax fraud in Spain, a Spanish court ruled on Thursday. The Argentine international and his father, Jorge, are accused to defrauding Spanish tax authorities of more than $5 million, accusations both parties deny. Despite prosecutors requesting charges be dropped, a judge has ruled that “rational […]
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. […]
Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman has sacked CEO Nick Sakiewicz just 24 hours after the MLS club lost on penalty kicks to Sporting Kansas City in the final of the 2015 US Open Cup. In a statement, Sakiewicz said “I enjoyed my time at the Philadelphia Union, and am proud of […]
Stoke boss Mark Hughes was critical of both his players and the match officials after he saw the Potters' two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw with Leicester at the Britannia Stadium. The hosts raced ahead as the fit-again Bojan Krkic marked his first Barclays Premier League start in eight […]
The imminent arrival of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool's new manager has resulted in a clear-out of many of predecessor Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff. Press Association Sport understands assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and first-team coach Gary McAllister – who were only brought in over the summer in an overhaul of coaching […]
Marseille (AFP) – Lyon and France playmaker Mathieu Valbuena has gone to court to claim 568,000 euros ($640,000; £414,000) in compensation from his old club Marseille following a dispute with his former agent. Valbuena, 30, believes the money, which he paid to his former agent, Christophe Hutteau, in May as […]
As the number of soccer games available to viewers in the United States continues to grow year over year, the space is becoming more competitive. There’s more choice now than there ever has been before. But which networks and leagues are doing the greatest job at enticing viewers to tune […]
For the past six months, World Soccer Talk writer Chris Moore and I have spent tens of hours researching, writing and compiling our notes to create an ultimate guide to watching soccer live and legally, to share with you. The comprehensive guide gives readers in the US all the details […]
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly willing to shell out upwards of £250 million next summer in order to pry Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid. The French champions tested the Spanish giant’s resolved this summer with a £110 million bid for the Portuguese forward, and it appears PSG officials have not given […]
beIN SPORTS has launched a new redesign of its beIN SPORTS Connect streaming service, which includes the addition of new channels and an easier-to-use interface. Most importantly, beIN SPORTS Connect now features the beIN SPORTS (English-language) and beIN SPORTS Español (Spanish-language) channels in its offerings as well as 9 other […]
Zinedine Zidane is among the candidates to take charge of the Ligue Un side Olympique Marseille, following the surprise resignation of manger Marcelo Biesla last weekend. Bielsa announced his resignation minutes after Marseille’s opening day league defeat to Caen on Saturday. The 60-year-old was just starting his second campaign in charge […]