Where Is The Referee Improvement In MLS?
Where Is The Referee Improvement In MLS?

3 Red Cards. A fight. A penalty retaken. These things, when combined, might be seen in one full weekend of action in any other soccer league in the world. Yet it all happened in a single night of Major League Soccer action. Truth-be-told, it all happened in a single game. Last night’s […]

Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Same Old Story For Wenger
Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Same Old Story For Wenger

What’s that saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same?” So was the story for Arsenal fans on Saturday, as Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland squad stifled, squashed, and blocked their way to a point at the Emirates. Everyone has been wondering how Arsenal would cope without Robin van […]

FOX Soccer Acquires US Media Rights to Gold Cup and CCL
FOX Soccer Acquires US Media Rights to Gold Cup and CCL

The CONCACAF Champions League is taking a step towards it’s UEFA counterpart in it’s United States distribution. For American consumers who have enjoyed free, legal feeds from the Confederation’s site, that convenience should soon go away. CONCACAF and FOX Soccer, in a press release issued today, announced that they have […]

Chelsea 2:3 Manchester City – League Champs Prevail
Chelsea 2:3 Manchester City – League Champs Prevail

The excitement of a new season is merely days away, as the friendlies are nearly complete, and the Barclay’s Premier League season will kickoff on Saturday. Today, the yearly tradition of the Community Shield took place at Villa Park, displaced from Wembley Stadium due to the Olympic tournament. Manchester City […]

TV Ratings May Get Even Better For MLS
TV Ratings May Get Even Better For MLS

As we go through this first season of Major League Soccer’s contract with NBC Sports, we’ve read many a story about the way that the league has received increased exposure (here’s one). The move from FOX Soccer to NBC Sports Network (and NBC to a lesser extent) constituted a fundamental […]

Late McInerney Goal Earns Union Big Three Points
Late McInerney Goal Earns Union Big Three Points

The Philadelphia Union punished a wasteful New England Revolution side on Sunday evening, as Jack McInerney notched the late winner to give the Union a solid victory between two teams whose playoff lives hinge on matches like these. The winning goal came in the 90th minute, as the Union applied […]

Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool: America’s Version Of An EPL Game
Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool: America’s Version Of An EPL Game

There have been a number of friendlies over the course of the past two weeks, as teams from England and beyond look to prepare for the start of the league campaign. The difference with most of those matches is that they rarely involve two league rivals — aside from Saturday’s […]

All-Star Comebacks: Pontius and EJ Score To Down Chelsea
All-Star Comebacks: Pontius and EJ Score To Down Chelsea

Debate the meaning, debate the significance, debate the need all you want. The MLS All-Star Game garnered plenty of fine moments, and it was especially pleasing if you are a fan of the comeback. It’s a friendly, of course. If you decided to put on baseball game #97 of 162 […]

Philadelphia 0-1 Aston Villa: Villans Open US Tour With Deserved Victory
Philadelphia 0-1 Aston Villa: Villans Open US Tour With Deserved Victory

The first friendly of Aston Villa’s US tour was a success for newly appointed manager Paul Lambert, as they opened a 3 game preseason set in the United States. Their first stop was PPL Park in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An accurate Nathan Delfouneso strike settled the scoreline 1-0 in favor […]

Wild Finish Gives Union 2-1 Victory Over Montreal
Wild Finish Gives Union 2-1 Victory Over Montreal

A match that appeared to be headed to a scoreless draw came alive in the final 10 minutes, as the Philadelphia Union prevailed 2-1, beating back the Montreal Impact with a stoppage time goal by Carlos Valdes. The tactical match was one of unproductive possession and razor-sharp counterattacking for much […]

Beckham’s Ridiculous ESPY
Beckham’s Ridiculous ESPY

If you’re like me, you put very little credence in the ESPY’s. I can’t remember a time when I’ve sat down after a hard day’s work and said, “Gee, I wonder who’s going to win the ESPY for Outstanding Team???” The idea of an awards ceremony for sports television really […]

Sporting Kansas City Frustrates Philadelphia 2-0
Sporting Kansas City Frustrates Philadelphia 2-0

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup resumed on Wednesday night, with the first semifinal pitting the Philadelphia Union against visiting Sporting Kansas City. The Union had recently pounded Kansas City 4-0 in league play, the first win in the John Hackworth Era. Sporting KC got their revenge this evening, booking […]

Union Finds A Playmaker In Farfan
Union Finds A Playmaker In Farfan

If there are two things that Philadelphia Union fans have craved over the last two seasons, it’s a steady lineup and a playmaking midfielder. It turns out that the first, combined with some shrewd personnel deployment, has begotten the second. Michael Farfan, selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 […]

Montreal’s First Season Sees Challenges To Go With Hope
Montreal’s First Season Sees Challenges To Go With Hope

The Montreal Impact are cruising along in their first season. They were buoyed by a few positive early results and a couple of huge crowds at their temporary home, Olympic Stadium. Now that revamped Saputo Stadium is open and an exciting European striker has signed, the team looks to captivate […]

To The Semis: Union Topples Harrisburg 5-2
To The Semis: Union Topples Harrisburg 5-2

The Harrisburg City Islanders, a USL-Pro side in the third division of the US pyramid, had previously shown that they could overcome a 3 goal deficit against an MLS squad. On Tuesday evening, a repeat of their 3rd Round heroics could not be duplicated, as Lionard Pajoy scored two goals […]

Offense Explodes As Union Pounds KC 4-0
Offense Explodes As Union Pounds KC 4-0

Soccer can be a cruel sport. Dominance doesn’t always equal points, and the last two matches at PPL Park have proven that. After being zapped late by D.C. United to lose 1-0 last weekend while dominating possession and shots taken, the Philadelphia Union turned the tables on visiting Sporting Kansas […]

USMNT Fallout Of The Rangers Collapse
USMNT Fallout Of The Rangers Collapse

Scottish football is currently at a pivotal moment in its illustrious history. While the Scottish National Team has taken a dip (as evidenced by the thrashing the United States awarded the Scots in May), their Premier League has continued to be a mid-level league in Europe. The fate of one […]

Long Since Time For Nowak To Go
Long Since Time For Nowak To Go

Relationships are tough. The wide range of emotions that flood one’s psyche can cloud the senses and make things seem better (or worse) than they really are. Remorse, nostalgia, jealousy, betrayal, lust – well on a soccer blog, that last one may be a little misplaced – but you get […]