The Hypocrisy of the British Press about Shawcross is Mind-Boggling
The Hypocrisy of the British Press about Shawcross is Mind-Boggling

In a well-known game in England, one footballer slid into another late.  The challenge was poor, two-footed, and probably deserved a card, but there was no malice associated with it.  Unfortunately, the defender missed the ball and caught the other player’s foot, breaking his metatarsal bone.  The injury was hardly career […]

Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal Victimized by “Getting Stuck In”
Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal Victimized by “Getting Stuck In”

Ryan Shawcross had no intention of turning Aaron Ramsey‘s leg into putty when he went into his tackle yesterday.  Martin Taylor had no interest in seeing Eduardo’s leg shattered in two when he went studs up against him two years ago.  Dan Smith took no delight in the crunching sound […]

Fox Soccer Plus Could Have a PR Problem
Fox Soccer Plus Could Have a PR Problem

As the Setanta era of soccer broadcasting in America comes to a close, and Fox Soccer Plus looks to fill in its spot, the good people at Newscorp will have to wrestle with one important difference between Setanta and Fox Soccer – the Fox brand. Will consumers spend money for […]

The FA Cup That Killed Portsmouth
The FA Cup That Killed Portsmouth

  Since 1996, every Championship Trophy and FA Cup has rested in the trophy case of either Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool with one singular exception.  All 30 of those pieces of silverware have gone to the Big Four except for the 2008 FA Cup, which has been ensconced […]

Charlie Davies Heads Back to Football
Charlie Davies Heads Back to Football

  If he is on the plane to South Africa this summer, Charlie Davies will be the story of the tournament.  It was only four months ago that Davies was in a horrific car accident that killed one passenger and savaged Davies’ body.  His face was smashed, leg and arm […]

Who is to Blame for Foolish Arsenal Goal?
Who is to Blame for Foolish Arsenal Goal?

Porto’s second goal against Arsenal in today’s Champion’s League game is destined to live forever on any number of football blooper DVDs.   It was a comedy of errors that resulted in a goal that any 7 year old could score. In order, these were the errors that occurred: Sol Campbell […]

Donovan Will Make a Permanent Move to Everton
Donovan Will Make a Permanent Move to Everton

To call Landon Donovan’s loan to Everton a success is to call the Grand Canyon a decent-sized hole.  Tthe loan has exceeded everyone’s expectations.  Beyond fitting in well from the start, starting every game, scoring one and creating a good handful, winning over the Goodison crowd and being several commentators’ […]

Landon – This Saturday is Why You Went to Everton
Landon – This Saturday is Why You Went to Everton

On Saturday morning, Landon Donovan will board a bus at Goodison Park, the stadium at the top of the photo amid all the working class houses, and travel about a mile to Anfield, the stadium at the bottom of the photo amid all the working class houses.    Escorted by a […]

Landon Donovan Puts One in the Net as Everton Cruises
Landon Donovan Puts One in the Net as Everton Cruises

Landon Donovan gets to put a check mark next to “Score a Goal” on his loan to-do list as he neatly put one in the net and almost had a second in Everton’s comfortable 2-0 win over Sunderland. After Tim Cahill put Everton up 1-0 in the 7th minute, Donovan […]

US 1 Honduras 3 as Bob Bradley Looks to Fill Some Holes
US 1 Honduras 3 as Bob Bradley Looks to Fill Some Holes

As the US took the field to play Honduras Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, nobody was any under illusions about the nature of the game.  It was a friendly in the friendliest sense.  The pregame party in the parking lot was full of good cheer.  The Honduras fans, […]

Buy Bornstein’s Boots and Help Haiti
Buy Bornstein’s Boots and Help Haiti

Here at MLStalk.com and EPLtalk.com, we are working on a soccer-centric way to help the youth of Haiti that we will be announcing next week.  In the meantime, if you want to make a major contribution to the Red Cross relief effort and grab a super-cool piece of US Soccer […]

Clark to Frankfurt.  Dempsey to Avoid the Knife.  Other US News.
Clark to Frankfurt. Dempsey to Avoid the Knife. Other US News.

For most Europeans, the January transfer window is all tease and no touch.  Very few moves of true import happen in January, and that is especially true in a World Cup year, where players would rather see if the tournament can up their stock.  However, for American soccer stars, the […]

The Glazers Have Done a Fine Job of Managing Manchester United
The Glazers Have Done a Fine Job of Managing Manchester United

Jesse Chula is not alone in thinking that the Glazers are a blight on Manchester United’s proud history.  It is almost conventional wisdom that the Glazers represent an uncomfortable trend – wealthy foreign interlopers with more money than passion buying English clubs and, through a combination of debt and unfamiliarity […]

Sepp Blatter is a World Class Weenie
Sepp Blatter is a World Class Weenie

In a FIFA sanctioned event of great importance to the football world, the African Cup of Nations, the Togolese team is attacked by a bunch of machine gun wielding whackos.  Three people are killed and two players are shot and in serious condition.  The rest of the players feel fortunate […]

Everton Unlucky, Donovan Solid in Debut
Everton Unlucky, Donovan Solid in Debut

Landon Donovan may not have put all the doubts to rest, but on a frigid day in North London, he clearly showed that he has the skills to play against a top team in a top league.   Everton should have strolled out of the Emirates with all three points against […]

Arsenal vs Galaxy
Arsenal vs Galaxy

As both an Arsenal fan and a longtime Los Angeles Galaxy season ticket holder, I have been asked how I reconcile my support for two different teams.  I always reply that supporting Arsenal and the Galaxy is like having two friends who are destined never to meet.  This Saturday at […]