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Author Archives: Earl Reed

MLS ’12 Preview – F.C. Dallas

Posted on by Earl Reed

Note: If you’ve noticed, we have temporarily skipped DC United in our 2012 Season Preview. Our colleague and podcast specialist, Chris Riordan, is putting that together. He will have it soon, but until then we will move along with our … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview: Chivas USA

Posted on by Earl Reed

  Team: Chivas USA Coach: Robin Fraser Last Season: 8 – 14 – 12 = 36 points, 8th Place Western, 15th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #ChivasUSA Back to the drawing board - that seems to have been the theme for the 2011-12 … Continue reading

Man United 2-1 Liverpool: The Day Class Left The Stadium

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I don’t care which side you happen to support. If you’re a Liverpool or Manchester United supporter, or just a neutral viewer, this is a dire day in the Barclay’s Premier League. It’s the day we saw petulance win out … Continue reading

Gibson Smash Stuns Manchester City

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For a guy who had a tough time finding the pitch for Manchester United, Darron Gibson certainly helped his former employer on Tuesday. His 19-yard deflected strike beat Joe Hart at the hour mark, and Everton earned the home victory … Continue reading

Le Toux, Mondragón Departures Signal Youth Movement In Philly

Posted on by Earl Reed

- SCROLL FOR UPDATES -  Just when you thought the Philadelphia Union had acquired some key pieces to supplement last year’s playoff team, two unexpected roster moves have left Union fans with questions galore heading into the 2012 season. This … Continue reading

Liverpool Through 3-2 On Aggregate To Carling Cup Final

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Manchester City’s month of January continued to drop like a lead balloon. Craig Bellamy stuffed home the decisive goal at Anfield with just over 15 minutes remaining, and Liverpool set up a Wembley date with Cardiff City in the Carling … Continue reading

Philadelphia To Host All-Star Game

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Less than a year after hosting it’s first playoff game, PPL Park will be showcased on July 25th as the venue for the 2012 MLS All Star Game. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially announced the event at City … Continue reading

Le Toux-dles??? Seba Trials With Bolton

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If Philadelphia Union fans had expected 2012 to be a simple year of growth, they may have another thing coming.   Or a major cog going.   Yesterday, Ives Galarcep broke a surprising story about the potential sale of Sebastien … Continue reading

Need An MLS Fix? Combine Matches Streaming

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We have a little over a week until the MLS SuperDraft takes place. In this short span, MLS will conduct it’s “Scouting Combine” over the next few days. The good news is that a high-speed internet connection will get you … Continue reading

Everton’s Scoring Problem

Posted on by Earl Reed

I spent the last week watching Everton try to squeak out matches by the thinnest of margins. Everton’s brand of football has nearly become dire to watch, and the situation brought itself to a head in today’s 1-2 home loss … Continue reading

Manchester United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers: Tactics

Posted on by Earl Reed

In their second surprise result of the campaign, Blackburn Rovers proved opportunistic, spoiling Sir Alex Ferguson’s 70th birthday at Old Trafford with a 3-2 shocker over second place Manchester United. The home side started the match with a weakened lineup, … Continue reading

Everton 1-1 Norwich City: Tactical Review

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Norwich City grabbed a 1-1 draw in their trip to the northwest to face Everton on Saturday. The home squad lined up in their usual 4-4-1-1 shape, with Louis Saha finding himself up top with Tim Cahill withdrawn in the … Continue reading

Odds & Ends – December 7, 2011

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We haven’t left you there MLS fans. While Daniel has been busy with his podcast keeping things up to date audibly, the rest of us have had various other endeavors to distract us from the relatively quiet start to the … Continue reading

The English Commentator Invasion Of American Soccer

Posted on by Earl Reed

Today, NBC confirmed reports that they have hired Arlo White as their primary play-by-play voice for their brand-new Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer coverage. As many of you know, White has been the voice of Seattle Sounders FC, and … Continue reading

Shake-Up: Twellman To Replace Harkes At ESPN

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In a move that releases a collective, “Hoorah!” from most American soccer fans I know, Grant Wahl reports over at SI.com that ESPN will not bring back John Harkes for color commentary in 2012. Harkes has been a consistent lightning rod … Continue reading

LA Galaxy – Your 2011 MLS Cup Champions

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The second try turned out to be the charm for Bruce Arena and his Los Angeles Galaxy. Landon Donovan’s outside right-foot finish past Tally Hall in the 72nd minute put the Galaxy on top for good. Keane picked up the … Continue reading

Midweek News Topics – November 17, 2011

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It’s Thursday, November 17th. In less than four days, we will crown the 2011 Major League Soccer Cup Champions. Here are some topics that have impacted over the last day or three: MLS Cup 2011 As mentioned above, MLS Cup … Continue reading

Break Time (Or What To Do During The Awkward Two Week Hiatus)

Posted on by Earl Reed

Here at Major League Soccer Talk, we strive to provide the best services to all of our MLS-loving patrons. As fans ourselves, we know that you’re looking at the schedule and saying to yourself, “Do we really need this two … Continue reading