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Author Archives: Ben Weich

About Ben Weich

Ben Weich, a Tottenham Hotspur fan based in Manchester, UK, is an aspiring sports journalist and recent Economics graduate. He’s written for a number of blogs and local newspapers, and will begin an NCTJ diploma in sports journalism in September 2014. You can find him on Twitter via @benweich

Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

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With just one week to go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect. World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our … Continue reading

Towns and cities in the USA that have Premier League club names

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Not since The Beatles first landed in 1964 has a British export enjoyed as much success in the United States as the Premier League. Beginning with David Beckham’s stint with the LA Galaxy and continuing with a Gareth Bale billboard … Continue reading

How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool League Cup semi-final on US TV and Internet

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Today’s League Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool promises to be a tense encounter with a chance that it could even go to extra time and penalty kicks given how close the margins are between both sides. Programming note: If … Continue reading

Southampton Manager Ronald Koeman Winning Newfound Respect in England

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The search for the managerial surprise package of this Premier League season surely has to start and end with Southampton manager Ronald Koeman. To be sure, the Dutchman took over the St Mary’s club in adverse circumstances. After losing manager Mauricio … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Preview: Giants Clash in Copa del Rey Second Leg

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After their pride took a knock in their first-leg defeat, Copa del Rey holders Real Madrid look to overturn Atletico’s two goal lead to progress to the quarter-finals at home today at 1:55pm ET on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld (for … Continue reading

DeAndre Yedlin Practices With Tottenham And Impresses In First Training Session

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Having recently swapped Seattle for north London, USA international defender DeAndre Yedlin practiced with his new Tottenham teammates at the club’s Hotspur Way training ground. Yedlin made an immediate impact by showing his pace in training and scoring a goal. Watch … Continue reading

Clubs Silly To Continue Paying Over The Odds For British Players

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It’s often claimed Premier clubs pay a premium for British players – a homegrown tax, if you will. But what does it look like when we actually compare fees for British players with those for their foreign counterparts? At first … Continue reading

Real Madrid’s 2014/15 Black Third Kit Reviewed: [PHOTOS]

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The 2014/15 Real Madrid third kit, to be officially released on August 26, is eye-catching to say the least. This new alternate uniform was created specially by award-winning Japanese fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto, and unsurprisingly, it looks nothing like your … Continue reading

West Ham United Home Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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West Ham United recently released its home shirt for the 2014/15 season. The unveiling of West Ham’s home shirt has been worth the wait. The shirt’s atypical design throws up a number of interesting talking points. Unlike normal Hammers jerseys, … Continue reading

Juventus Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2014/15 Season: Kit Review and [PHOTOS]

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This week Italian giants Juventus released their home and away kits for the 2014/15 season. Nike, who have made Juventus kits since 2003, are teaming up with the Turin club for a final season, before the “keys” are handed over … Continue reading

Inter Milan’s Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2014/15 Season

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Last week, Italian giants Inter Milan released their 2014/15 home kit. With a radical new design and an updated crest, this shirt is something of a break with tradition. As their nickname suggests, the Nerazzurri are known for wearing equal … Continue reading

West Ham United Consider New Club Crest Featuring London

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As they prepare for their 2016 move to the Olympic Stadium, West Ham United are considering a change to their club crest. In an official statement, the East London club have expressed the need to “better reflect and celebrate the … Continue reading

What to Expect From Southampton Striker Graziano Pelle

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has turned to his former club Feyenoord to sign the apparent replacement for Rickie Lambert — the £8million signing of 28-year-old striker Graziano Pellè. Pellè, who has never been capped for Italy as a full international, has had … Continue reading

New World Cup T-Shirts From Futbola Culture; A Soccer T-Shirt Company Making a Big Difference

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To commemorate this most extraordinary of World Cups, soccer clothing startup Futbola Culture have launched a line of special edition t-shirts, available in the US. Proceeds from one of the shirts help to fund non-profit organization YALLA. According to the … Continue reading

Arsenal’s Transfer Signings and New Business Deals Herald a Feeling of Optimism

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With the £30 million signing of Chilean superstar Alexis Sánchez, it feels like a new dawn for Arsenal. With a serious title challenge on the cards, can we say that Arsène Wenger and Ivan Gazidis have finally seen the error … Continue reading

Chelsea and Manchester City Finalize New Signings: Transfer Roundup

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With many players having now returned from the World Cup, transfer season has well and truly kicked off. Here’s a roundup of all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League and major European leagues. First up – a few … Continue reading

Most Memorable Dives of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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From Fred’s opening match flop to Arjen Robben’s repeated feigning against Mexico, the 2014 World Cup has had its share of dives. Who better, then, to judge these theatrical tumbles than skydiving experts and part-time football enthusiasts, GoSkydive? The tandem-jump … Continue reading

Swansea City Home and Away Shirts for 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Last month, Premier League club Swansea City launched their new home and away kits for the 2014/15 season. The kits are designed and manufactured by adidas, while financial services provider GWFX (Goldenway Global Investments) return for a second season as … Continue reading