Matt has been writing for World Soccer Talk for more than two years, contributing pieces about myriad topics and regularly lending his voice to the podcast.
Matt has covered games live for the website from a host of venues, including Wembley, London and the ANZ Stadium, Sydney. He is a regular at Goodison Park where he watches his beloved Everton, but harbours an unyielding interest in all aspects of European soccer.
You can get in touch with Matt via e-mail at email@example.com or on Twitter @MattJFootball
After last weekend’s action saw a number of alpha outfits in their respective leagues reassert their dominance in the race for titles, the potential pretenders for prizes will be out to fight back. That’ll certainly be the case in Italy, where the long-time leaders face a testing away game after a heavy loss on Sunday. Elsewhere, the battle for the Champions League spots will be on the agenda in two games in Spain and one in Italy. Major League Soccer also features in our selection for the first time this year, as two teams with serious playoff hopes meet early ... Read more
There are certain weekends in a domestic football schedule that have the potential to shape the course of a season. In Italy and Spain, this feels like exactly that. Especially in Serie A, where six of the top seven sides will go up against one another, meaning the race for the title and the Champions League spots may look a whole lot different come Sunday evening. In Spain there’s a similar feeling as on Sunday the top two sides will meet, with the potential there for a title battle to be reignited. Meanwhile, in the Premier League the defending champions ... Read more
Some days are just made for soccer, aren’t they? This Sunday is one. There’s a cup final, a big rivalry on the field and a feud poised to be ignited off it too in this week’s selections. Additionally, there are battles between big names in Germany and Italy, as the race to secure UEFA Champions League football for next season hots up. All kick-offs are in Eastern time. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the games. MANCHESTER UNITED VS. CHELSEA Sunday, February 25, 9:05 a.m. ET, NBCSN, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier How long have we all been ... Read more
After a long week with UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches as well as plenty of midweek games from around the world, we have five intriguing matches in store for us this weekend. All kickoffs listed are Eastern United States time zone. EIBAR VS. BARCELONA Saturday, February 17, 10:15 a.m. ET, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Espanol, iGol, Sling Latino, Sling World Sports and fubo Premier If there is to be a La Liga title race in the final weeks of the season, you feel as though Eibar will need to produce something special at Ipurua against Barcelona ... Read more
For those wanting a title race to enjoy in one of Europe’s top five divisions this season, Serie A is the last salvation. There are two teams going toe-to-toe at the summit of the table, with both sides winning their last seven in succession; there’s just a point between them ahead of what should be a key weekend. The side in second, the defending champions, can move to the top on Friday night before the leaders are in action on Saturday. Elsewhere, there’s a huge derby encounter in the Premier League on Saturday and another massive game on Sunday. The ... Read more
The race for second place in a number of European leagues is currently more exciting than the battle for the top. So it’s no surprise this week’s feature includes a number of tussles involving those sides. Indeed, in Germany, Spain, France and England there are four matches involving eight sides who will be hopeful of being the best of the rest. There’s also one of La Liga’s most intriguing derbies involving the league leaders. All kick-offs are in Eastern time. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the games! BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH VS. RB LEIPZIG Saturday, February 3, 12:30 p.m. ET, FOX ... Read more
The Premier League takes a backseat this weekend, with the fourth round of the FA Cup the focus of the country’s biggest clubs, not to mention a few humble ones too. On Friday, two worlds will collide, as a fourth-tier outfit will host one of the top flight’s juggernauts, who are set to showcase their new big-money acquisition. Sunday will see the Premier League leaders travel to one of the best sides in the Championship in 2017-18. In terms of league matches, there’s a standout game from La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 to finalise the selections. All kickoffs ... Read more
With just one title race still being run in earnest across European football’s top five divisions, for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign we’ll have to take enjoyment from games in isolation. The one title tussle of major interest is in Italy, although what looked at one point like it was going to be a five-horse race is on the verge of becoming a two-way scrap. The leaders face a tough challenge on Sunday, while one of the sides seeking to cling onto them will face high-class opposition. Elsewhere, there are games from England, Spain and France that may not ... Read more