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Author Archives: Caitlin O'Connell

Manchester United supporter steals the show at Liverpool friendly [VIDEO]

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A Manchester United fan stole the crowd’s attention at a Liverpool friendly in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia over the weekend. Despite being surrounded by Liverpool supporters, this Manchester United fan broke it down in the middle of the Liverpool supporters section … Continue reading

Montreal Impact aquire rights to sign Didier Drogba

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After acquiring the right to sign Didier Drogba, the Chicago Fire have traded the Ivorian national for allocation money to the Montreal Impact according to the team’s official website. Not officially a part of the roster just yet, Drogba must … Continue reading

Shaun Wright-Phillips signs with New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has left the Premier League for New York Red Bulls, according to the team’s official website. After 16 years in England, Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley have joined the Red Bulls and will be available for selection on … Continue reading

Alex Morgan to be featured on FIFA 16 cover with Messi

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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For the first time in the game’s history, a woman will be featured on the cover of FIFA ’16. EA Sports announced today that Alex Morgan will be on the cover alongside Lionel Messi for the game’s United States release … Continue reading

Sampdoria’s jerseys play chants when club crest is pressed [VIDEO]

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Sampdoria have released their new jerseys for the 2015-16 season and have included a small microchip in a limited number of jerseys, which plays soccer chants whenever the club crest is pressed. “It is the first shirt to be technologically modified … Continue reading

Brian McBride interview about US soccer, Steven Gerrard and World Cup dreams

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World Soccer Talk got the opportunity to interview legendary U.S. National Team and Fulham player Brian McBride on his current work with AllState and the changes he has seen within the United States and the growth of the sport. Here’s the interview: … Continue reading

Viewing numbers for Gold Cup coverage on FOX and Univision continue to impress

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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During a successful summer of soccer in the United States when it comes to TV viewing figures, Univision and FOX Sports have been reporting favorable numbers for their coverage of this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Some of the latest numbers … Continue reading

Choice quotes from US Senate panel hearing into soccer corruption

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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On Wednesday in Washington D.C., the US Senate panel hearing took place into corruption in international soccer chaired by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security. Those in attendance were investigative journalist and filmmaker Andrew Jennings, Dan Flynn, CEO … Continue reading

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John Oliver tears down publicly-funded stadiums [VIDEO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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On Sunday’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ John Oliver spent close to 20 minutes breaking down what is wrong with the way stadiums are publicly-funded in the United States. He specifically pointing out how owners and teams regularly manipulate the cities they … Continue reading

Brad Guzan looks set to regain number one spot at Aston Villa

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Despite rumors throughout the summer transfer window that Brad Guzan was heading out of Aston Villa, it seems that the American might be manager Tim Sherwood’s number one choice for goalkeeper for the 2015-2016 Premier League season after all. Guzan … Continue reading

NYCFC and New York Red Bulls to feature floats in USWNT ticker tape parade

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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A ticker tape parade through the streets of New York City to celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory will feature floats from New York City FC and New York Red Bulls despite neither MLS team having any affiliation with the USWNT. … Continue reading

Univision Deportes announces free streaming of Gold Cup group matches

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Univision Deportes will provide free streaming of all group matches in the 2015 Gold Cup without requiring authentication. As a part of its “TV Everywhere” campaign, anyone can download the Univision Deportes mobile app, available for Android and iOS devices, as … Continue reading

Our favorite USA Women’s World Cup fan celebrations [VIDEO]

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There was a lot to celebrate Sunday during the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 5-2 victory against Japan. Between Carli Lloyd achieving the fastest hat trick in any World Cup final to the team’s third title, fans took to social media … Continue reading

Telemundo draws record-breaking audience for Women’s World Cup final

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Over 1.2 million viewers tuned in to Telemundo for the final game of the 2015 Women’s World Cup to watch the highly anticipated rematch between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Japan. Called by the legendary Andrés Cantor and Sammy Sadovnik, … Continue reading

1.5 million tune in for Copa America final on beIN SPORTS

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A total of 1.5 million people tuned into beIN SPORTS for the exciting Copa America final between Chile and Argentina on Saturday, July 4. The match, which finished 0-0 in regular time, was taken into extra time followed by penalty kicks and … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo officially signs with NYCFC to help playoff push

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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After weeks of speculation, Andrea Pirlo has officially signed with New York City F.C., one of MLS’s most recent expansion teams. Pirlo will head to New York and become the third designated player on the roster, alongside David Villa and … Continue reading

Newspaper front covers herald USA’s Women’s World Cup triumph [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Following last night’s 5-2 victory against Japan, the United States Women’s National Team stole the headlines on today’s newspapers across the country. Papers from all over the country featured pictures and headlines expressing the excitement felt after the United States … Continue reading

Who do you think will win the Women’s World Cup? [POLL]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Now that the final Women’s World Cup match is set, there is only one game left to decide the winner of the tournament. As a re-match of the 2011 World Cup final, this game will be a test of physicality as … Continue reading