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.
Red Bulls’ signing of Shaun Wright Philips is a clever piece of business
Red Bulls’ signing of Shaun Wright Philips is a clever piece of business

Following the success of his younger brother Bradley, former Manchester City, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers’ winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has officially put pen to paper – sealing a move to the New York Red Bulls.  Now with New York’s premier Major League Soccer team, Shaun Wright-Phillips will attempt to do […]

Is Didier Drogba the answer to Chicago Fire’s goalscoring problems?
Is Didier Drogba the answer to Chicago Fire’s goalscoring problems?

It is safe to say Didier Drogba will be playing football somewhere in the coming weeks. Whether he is playing his football in Major League Soccer is still debatable. The Ivorian is in talks with MLS sides Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact, though other teams are reportedly chasing his signature […]

Young star Matt Miazga is attracting attention from big European clubs
Young star Matt Miazga is attracting attention from big European clubs

New York Red Bulls are quickly becoming the team in Major League Soccer to churn out quality, American center-backs. First it was Tim Ream to come through the Red Bulls before joining Bolton Wanderers, where he has enjoyed personal success, winning the club’s Player of the Year Award two years […]

How Freddy Adu is adapting to the latest chapter of his soccer career
How Freddy Adu is adapting to the latest chapter of his soccer career

Freddy Adu’s signing with Finnish team Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) was supposed to rejuvenate his ailing career. It was a move that was supposed to remove the haters and critics, and once again put them on the side of support. That has not happened. Four months since signing with his eleventh […]

Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco is currently the league’s MVP
Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco is currently the league’s MVP

One thing has been made clear in Toronto FC’s opening 12 matches of the Major League Soccer season – the league’s MVP race goes through BMO Field. Sebastian Giovinco’s signing turned heads in the offseason when the diminutive Italian playmaker put pen to paper in a five-year deal worth more […]

A look back at the United Soccer Association in 1967
A look back at the United Soccer Association in 1967

The 1966 World Cup in England opened America’s eyes to soccer. Those wide-open eyes saw full stadiums and supporters frothing at the mouth to watch a sport that was practically unknown to the majority of the USA population. Now with dollar signs gleaming in their vision, a consortium of soccer […]

Kristian Nemeth is proving his worth with Sporting KC
Kristian Nemeth is proving his worth with Sporting KC

Peter Vermes has had a knack for drafting industrious, contributing forwards during his time with Sporting KC. Teal Bunbury, C.J. Sapong and Dom Dwyer were all drafted under the Vermes regime, and at one point, all provided goals for the club. While Sporting KC have drafted and developed good young […]

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli
Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

Much of Rafael Benitez’s two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool. The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at the Stadio San Paolo for delivering very little despite having […]

Interview with Miami Fusion’s Vincenzo Bernardo
Interview with Miami Fusion’s Vincenzo Bernardo

In 2014, after more than six years of playing soccer in Italy, Austria and Guatemala, Vincenzo Bernardo returned to the US. Signed by Miami United FC, Bernardo put together a stellar season for the club during its National Premier Soccer League campaign, scoring seven goals in 12 matches. This season […]

Genoa loan spell has breathed life back into M’Baye Niang’s career
Genoa loan spell has breathed life back into M’Baye Niang’s career

In 38 matches for AC Milan, M’Baye Niang’s stat line was simple – one Coppa Italia goal and two assists in all competitions. A one-time transfer target for Arsenal and Chelsea, the French-born striker was signed by Milan in 2012 at the tender age of 17. In 22 games for […]

Chicago Fire must find cutting edge to become serious contenders
Chicago Fire must find cutting edge to become serious contenders

At one time in the Chicago Fire’s 17-year history, the club were one of Major League Soccer’s most consistent teams. In 11 of the Fire’s first 12 seasons, the club qualified for the MLS postseason. On top of a fantastic playoff record, the Fire appeared in three MLS Cup finals […]

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a player at the crossroads
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a player at the crossroads

When Liverpool shelled out £16 million ($24.6m) for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, the Reds expected a goal return akin to the one the Italian produced during his time at the San Siro. His Rossoneri return was excellent, 26 goals in 43 appearances, despite being labelled as a ‘bad apple’ […]

Sporting KC are scoring goals, but they need to fix defensive frailties
Sporting KC are scoring goals, but they need to fix defensive frailties

Ten points from two wins and four draws has Sporting KC sitting sixth in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. Peter Vermes’ team picked up its most recent draw last weekend at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium in a wild 4-4 Texas shootout. The club’s porous defense was overshadowed by Benny Feilhaber’s late […]