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Author Archives: Chris Riordan

Russian Football Now Podcast #10: Champions League Review

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the tenth episode of RNF’s podcast. The Russian Premier League made headlines this week when Rubin Kazan beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp. It was the first time since February 22 … Continue reading

Russian Football Now Podcast #9: Premier, Champions League Previews

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the ninth episode of RNF’s podcast. The ninth episode of Russian Football Now’s Podcast is the second consecutive where hosts Chris Riordan and Richard Farley welcome a guest onto the show. … Continue reading

RFN Podcast #8: Germany Downs Russia

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the eighth episode of RNF’s podcast. After months of build-up, the German national team’s trip to Moscow lived up to the hype. Punching their ticket to the World Cup, Germany downed … Continue reading

Russian Football Now Podcast #7: Germany. Russia. Finally.

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the seventh episode of RNF’s podcast. At Russian Football Now, we have been looking forward to this match since our inception. The seventh episode of the podcast celebrates the wait coming … Continue reading

Russian Football Now Podcast #6: Champions League Review

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the sixth episode of RNF’s podcast. It was a better week for Russian football in UEFA Champions League play, with CSKA Moscow getting three points while league champion Rubin Kazan got … Continue reading

Russian Football Now Podcast, Episode #4: The Wake of UCL Disappointment

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In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the third episode of RNF’s podcast. Though defending champions Rubin Kazan continue to roll through the Russian Premier League, the club hit a major stumbling block in Kiev when they lost … Continue reading

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Russian Football Now Podcast: World Cup Qualifying Review

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In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the third episode of RNF’s podcast. Russia’s Mens National team made it through the international break unscathed. Now the stage is set for October 10th’s battle with Germany in Moscow. On … Continue reading

Russian Football Now Podcast: Spalletti, Pavlyuchenko, and WCQ Preview

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the second episode of RNF’s podcast. An active week in papers sees former AS Roma manager Luciano Spalletti take an additional step toward the long-rumored more to Zenit. Meanwhile, Roman Pavlyuchenko … Continue reading

Russian Football Now QuickCast: Rubin Rolls Spartak in Top Two Showdown

Posted on by Chris Riordan

With the Russian Premier League’s most important match of the season in the books, Russian Football Now’s Chris Riordan and Richard Farley took ten minutes to break down the result in their second QuickCast. After their 3-0 victory, Rubin sits … Continue reading

Russian Football Now Podcast: UCL Draw, Spartak-Rubin Preview

Posted on by Chris Riordan

In partnership with a new site, Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the first episode of RFN’s podcast. On Thursday, Russian teams were drawn into two of the more difficult UEFA Champions League groups. Russian Football Now’s Chris Riordan and … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League : Crew v Islanders

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I will be on location in Columbus, Ohio for MLS Talk tomorrow and Tuesday. Tomorrow I will be attending the Islanders training session and I will be in the booth for the match on Tuesday. Unfortunately at this time I … Continue reading

Gold Cup Squad With Olympic Feel

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Watching the USMNT play Grenada last Saturday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, something dawned on me. A strong core of our squad in this installment of the continental championship, played for our country at the Olympics in Beijinlist of players … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup : Players To Watch

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With the Confederations Cup now behind the USMNT, the Gold Cup is on the horizon. Sure, plenty of people have issues with the tournament. Many would like to see the region’s championship every 4 years rather than bianually. The continental … Continue reading

Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

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Dual citizenship, discussions about players being raised in one country, then playing for another have been running rampant the last several days. Some like the new FIFA rule change, some don’t. For some the thought of Guiseppe Rossi playing for … Continue reading

DCU Goalkeeping Rollercoaster : Where Did Wicks Come From?

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The DC United goalkeeping situation is something which has been in flux for quite some time. Ever since the departure of 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Troy Perkins, the club has been searching for an answer between the pipes. … Continue reading

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : SECOND TIME AROUND

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The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League is now over after a short delay, due to swine flu. Atlante are the first evcer CCL Champions, and will be the region’s representative at this year’s FIFA Club World Cup. This was the club’s … Continue reading

Moreno’s MLS Milestone – 100 G / 100 A

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Last night at RFK Stadium, Jaime Moreno set an amazing MLS milestone. The Bolivian striker became the first player in MLS history to tally 100 goals and 100 assists. The feat came at a critical time for United.  Moreno’s beautiful … Continue reading

Promotion / Relegation American Style

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There has been a lot of discussion among fans of the beautiful game in the U.S. about promotion and relegation.  On this site, Daniel Feuerstein supported the idea down the road.   One of his main points was that, once … Continue reading