Everton and Liverpool Attempt to Breathe Life into Decaying Campaigns
Everton and Liverpool Attempt to Breathe Life into Decaying Campaigns

What a difference a year makes. In 2009 the Merseyside derby represented emerging opportunities for both Liverpool clubs, and all four encounters (two in the league, two in the FA Cup) produced gritty football. Ultimately Liverpool drove deep into Europe and pushed Manchester United all the way to the Premier […]

Finally, a Little Honesty from Captain Steven Gerrard
Finally, a Little Honesty from Captain Steven Gerrard

I really can’t wait to read the December installment of FourFourTwo Magazine. In this issue Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard finally states what we all know: the departure of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid has undeniably damaged the Merseyside club. I would personally like to thank Stevie for a poignant piece […]

Despite Criticism, Carragher Continues to Battle for Liverpool
Despite Criticism, Carragher Continues to Battle for Liverpool

With Liverpool preparing to play Fulham at Craven Cottage in a matter of hours, injury problems continue to plague the the Anfield club. Captain and perennial talisman Steven Gerrard will not play due to his nagging groin injury, while fullback Glen Johnson will miss action because of a thigh strain. […]

The Evolution of Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The Evolution of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

In 2010 Major League Soccer will welcome the Philadelphia Union to its ranks as the fifteenth team to join the division, and thus far the club has been bolstered by strong ticket sales. The league office will hope Philadelphia’s inclusion will create a strong east coast rivalry with New England, […]

What the Portland Timbers Mean to the Credibility of MLS
What the Portland Timbers Mean to the Credibility of MLS

Now that the United States national team has assured itself a place in the 2010 World Cup, the American soccer community can turn its attention back to the domestic game. This season has been unlike any other in recent memory, as both Major League Soccer and the United Soccer Leagues […]

Lucas Leiva: Good Enough for Liverpool?
Lucas Leiva: Good Enough for Liverpool?

If you believe Liverpool manager Raphael Benitez there are few midfielders more suited for the Premier League than Lucas Leiva. After all, Benitez has spent much of his 2009-2010 campaign lobbying on behalf of the twenty-two year old Brazilian. Benitez praises Levia’s work rate and dedication to the team, all […]

Manchester City: a First Class Club with a First Class Atmosphere?
Manchester City: a First Class Club with a First Class Atmosphere?

Fair play to Manchester City, Carlos Tevez, and manager Mark Hughes for a fluid performance against West Ham United at Eastlands on Monday evening. Their 3-1 victory inched the Blues ever closer to the pinnacle of the Premier League table, as City are now only three points away from pole […]

Live from Leeds: United Shine in Carling Cup against Liverpool
Live from Leeds: United Shine in Carling Cup against Liverpool

Somewhere between Leeds and Manchester on the M62 I was able to truly digest my four-day jaunt back to my native land for the third round of the Carling Cup. Working in football in the United States is a great privilege, and in Pacific Northwest the advent of Seattle Sounders […]

Leeds United v Liverpool; Two English Giants Reunite in Carling Cup
Leeds United v Liverpool; Two English Giants Reunite in Carling Cup

Much has been made of the demise of Leeds United AFC. We are all familiar with the tale of gross overspending, Ridsdale’s goldfish, and a descent into the third tier of English football. Football supporters have little sympathy for a club that reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League in […]