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Author Archives: Alexander Fairchild

Liverpool 1-2 Roma: Brendan Rodgers Reflects On A Memorable Night In Boston

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On Wednesday night at Boston’s Fenway Park, 37,169 avid soccer spectators took in one of the most historic nights in the 100 year history of America’s most beloved ballpark. Yawkey Way was packed over two hours before Liverpool and AS … Continue reading

Liverpool vs AS Roma, Friendly: Preview And Open Thread

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Liverpool vs Roma, Today at 6:30 pm ET, ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN3.com With just over a week until their first competitive match of the 2012-2013 campaign in the Europa League, the boys in red cloth from Merseyside will clash with AS Roma in … Continue reading

Liverpool Footballers Have to Adapt to Playing 4-3-3, Says Jay Spearing

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Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing says that Liverpool footballers have to adapt to playing a 4-3-3 system for the upcoming season. “Every manager is going to have their different ways of playing, and he has brought in the 4-3-3,” Spearing told … Continue reading

Liverpool Footballers Meet The Media At Harvard University [PHOTO]

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Liverpool footballers have been training hard all week at Harvard University, in the middle of a summer heatwave. Here are a selection of photographs from Liverpool’s Harvard University training sessions courtesy of photographer Mark Fairchild. (Above, Jamie Carragher sits down … Continue reading

With Liverpool FC at Harvard University; Interviews With Charlie Adam and Dani Pacheco

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One of the world’s most historic football clubs has been training at the United States’ eldest university. On Harvard’s Ohiri Field, Brendan Rodgers has put a young squad through a grueling 48 hours in Boston. Using an American football-esque two-a-days … Continue reading

15 Team GB Soccer Stars Set to Shine in Britain This Summer

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Despite no David Beckham nor Gareth Bale, the first British soccer team to enter the Olympics in decades has plenty of stars and young talent to shine on the world’s stage. Here’s a guide to the Team GB soccer team: Goalkeepers … Continue reading

This May Just Be England’s Time to Shine

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With no Rooney, no Barry, no Cahill, and no Lampard, expectations have never been lower for the Three Lions. EASY was The S*n’s headline after the English were dropped in Group C with the States, Algeria, and Slovenia. Simon Kuper’s … Continue reading

Would This Ever Happen in the English Premier League?

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Imagine it’s May 5, 2012 and Tranmere Rovers — after making an illustrious run — are about to face Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. While Rovers enter the Wembley pitch in their traditional blue and white kit, their counterparts … Continue reading

Swansea 0-2 Newcastle United: Swans Come Undone Against Toon Army

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Oh Swansea, my Swansea. Well, they’re not my team, though they have been adopted as the favored squad of most Premier League neutrals. Silky smooth, yet flamboyantly frustrating, the Swans pass the ball around the park, only for it to … Continue reading

Simon Kuper Interview: Author of Soccer Men

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I recently chatted with Soccernomics co-author Simon Kuper to discuss several topics regarding world soccer. Kuper, whose latest book Soccer Men is now available in stores, talked about what impact (if any) soccer has on politics, as well as how he began … Continue reading

Soccer And Dictatorships: A Love Story

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Twenty-two athletes, two goals, and one ball. In England, commentators refer to it as, “A Funny Old Game,” though for many that statement is far from sound. The game is football, futebol, or in America, soccer. While Americans fervently follow … Continue reading

Premier League News, and Editorial Singing Manchester City’s Praises

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Could it be at all possible that Manchester City could be at the center of more criticism? The answer to that is yes, of course, as the “Noisy Neighbors” have a Argentinean striker that seems to have trouble coming to … Continue reading

Latest Premier League News Plus Rant About Mario Balotelli

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After a day to let the occurrences #EpicSunday settle in, it is time for the renewal of the EPL Talk “Daily Ticker.” This makes the site your one-stop-shop for all things Premier League. The day’s news is all here, along … Continue reading

Why Soccer Has Made It In America

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“Made it in America,” a song released this past summer by Jay-Z and Kanye West, sums up where soccer stands in the United States. Soccer in this country has gone from a laughing stock to a sport of which the … Continue reading

Rebuilding Anfield: Loss of Suarez and Lucas Opens Gateway to Liverpool’s Future

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The Football Association recently banned prized Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for eight matches on the grounds that he made derogatory comments toward Patrice Evra during the club’s fixture against Manchester United. While the Anfield outfit may appeal the ban, the … Continue reading

Donate Soccer Equipment to Help Children In Haiti

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The Beautiful Game is loved by all of us and we all enjoy spreading football across the globe. However, there are some in need right now that would truly appreciate soccer equipment in their area of the world. In addition … Continue reading

Falling In And Out Of Love With Clint Dempsey

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Perhaps Clint Dempsey, the man known as “Deuce,” is the greatest American soccer player of all time. The Texan had an enormous impact on me as a child growing up in the Boston area. Dempsey’s scrappy goals and occasional appearances … Continue reading

Interview With Steve Nicol, New England Revolution Coach

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Steve Nicol, Liverpool legend and manager of MLS’s New England Revolution, was the most versatile footballer of the 1980s. In his time at Liverpool, the Scotland international played 343 times and scored 36 of his career 38 goals at the … Continue reading