Drew Farmer

Follow Drew Farmer on Twitter @DrewMFarmer. Drew Farmer is a Manchester, England-based journalist/blogger that writes for World Soccer Talk. Drew also writes his on blog at Soccer Travels. Drew has contributed to Radio Yorkshire MLS Monday, Forza Italian Football, MLSGB and Soccerly. Originally from southwest Missouri, Drew covers Italy’s Serie A, English Premier League, German Bundesliga and the USA’s Major League Soccer.
Teenage striker Antonio Sanabria lighting up La Liga
Teenage striker Antonio Sanabria lighting up La Liga

Antonio Sanabria, now 19, played just two times for Roma in 2014/15. Twice used as a substitute by former Roma coach Rudi Garcia, Sanabria clocked a meager 33 minutes of time. Sent on loan to Spain’s Sporting Gijon ahead of this season, Sanabria has emerged as the premier teenage goal […]

German Denis bids farewell to Atalanta in emotional send-off
German Denis bids farewell to Atalanta in emotional send-off

In four in and half years of service to Atalanta, German Denis became a modern club legend. After 152 matches and 55 goals for the Orobici, Denis signed off as the club’s all-time leading foreign goal scorer. As he set to bid arrivederci to the club on Saturday night, Denis […]

Roma the next to bet on Stephan El Shaarawy’s resurgence
Roma the next to bet on Stephan El Shaarawy’s resurgence

A move to Monaco was supposed to reignite Stephan El Shaarawy’s injury plagued career, but four months on, El Shaarawy is set to return to Italy, on loan to Roma. Frozen out at Monaco after 15 games without a goal or assist, the one-time promising Milan player is still looking […]

These 5 strikers are lighting up Serie A
These 5 strikers are lighting up Serie A

Week 20 of the Serie A season saw 33 goals scored across the league’s 10 matches. Long stereotyped as a defensive league, no game in week 20 finished with a 0-0 score line. On form and fueling attacking soccer, top-class strikers led fans through another exciting weekend of calcio. Now, […]

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race
Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

Napoli were crowned Serie A’s winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli’s current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in. The Scudetto Race Although Napoli and […]

Vieira appointment could forge new MLS path  for European coaches
Vieira appointment could forge new MLS path for European coaches

The conventional wisdom in recent years around Major League Soccer has been to employ head coaches with some kind of North American soccer experience. Whether that’s as a former player or college coach, clubs have preferred to appoint candidates with some familiarity with the league. The thinking has been that these coaches can […]

NPSL announces five expansion teams across United States for 2016
NPSL announces five expansion teams across United States for 2016

Building on the success of August’s National Premier Soccer League Championship Final, the NPSL has announced five expansion teams ahead of the 2016 season. The fourth-tier of American soccer will welcome Grand Rapids FC, North County Battalion from Carlsbad, California, Birmingham Hammers, Little Rock Rangers and Shreveport Rafters FC. With […]

Interview with Chattanooga FC’s co-founder about success and MLS ambitions
Interview with Chattanooga FC’s co-founder about success and MLS ambitions

On August 8, the National Premier Soccer League shocked the US soccer landscape by drawing a record crowd to Chattanooga FC’s Finley Stadium for the NPSL National Championship match. Although many of the 18,227 fans left disappointed after Chattanooga fell to New York Cosmos B, interest in the league and […]

MLS teams must shake things up for playoff push
MLS teams must shake things up for playoff push

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment, that you are the owner or president of a Major League Soccer team. Despite being five points from the last playoff spot, the team is in last place in its conference. Your team is the only team not to win a road […]

Trailing 1-3, Sporting Kansas City mount incredible 4-3 comeback [VIDEO]
Trailing 1-3, Sporting Kansas City mount incredible 4-3 comeback [VIDEO]

Sporting Kansas City completed an historic comeback on Saturday night to defeat Western Conference leaders Vancouver Whitecaps 4-3. Trailing the Whitecaps 3-1 in the 80th minute, Sporting’s Dom Dwyer scored to give the Blues hope. Six minutes later, Paolo Nagamura equalized before getting the winner four minutes into stoppage time as […]

Xherdan Shaqiri continues the Stoke City revolution
Xherdan Shaqiri continues the Stoke City revolution

Gone are the days of Rory Delap’s long throw-ins, Robert Huth’s physicality and Tony Pulis’ route one soccer at Stoke City. Not that there’s anything wrong with that style of play. The traditional refrain of “a rainy, cold Tuesday night,” no longer applies to the side that has been constructed. […]

Sergio Romero makes impressive Manchester United debut
Sergio Romero makes impressive Manchester United debut

On Saturday at Old Trafford, Sergio Romero’s Manchester United career got off to a shaky start thanks to a couple wayward passes. However, the former Monaco and Sampdoria goalkeeper settled down, preserving United’s lead late in the team’s EPL curtain raiser to beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0. Manchester United weren’t great […]

NPSL National Championship: Chattanooga FC vs. New York Cosmos B
NPSL National Championship: Chattanooga FC vs. New York Cosmos B

The National Premier Soccer League National Championship match between Chattanooga FC and New York Cosmos B has been set for Saturday night August 8th. The fourth-tier of US soccer showcases talent from around the country with 65 teams in 12 regional divisions. The NPSL will hold its show piece final […]

Are New York Red Bulls the most intriguing MLS club in 2015?
Are New York Red Bulls the most intriguing MLS club in 2015?

The 2015 season was meant to be one of rebuilding for the New York Red Bulls. Gone were Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill, two players that were expected to bring silverware to the franchise.  That silverware never really materialized, at least not the trophy, the MLS Cup, that matters most. […]

5 players MLS should consider signing
5 players MLS should consider signing

Major League Soccer’s teams have been very active this season searching for designated players to increase the already high profile of the league. With teams like New York City FC going for experienced 30-somethings and LA Galaxy signing a mix of experienced ex-EPL players and internationals, there is a plethora […]

Larin and Feilhaber show it’s not all about the ex-EPL designated players
Larin and Feilhaber show it’s not all about the ex-EPL designated players

Major League Soccer has received mass media attention from all corners for their designated player recruitment this summer.  The likes of Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Giovani Dos Santos have signed lucrative deals to play in MLS; and rumors of more big names in 2016 are […]