MLS, Players Union Still Talking…For Now
MLS, Players Union Still Talking…For Now

After a couple of days worth of meetings in Washington D.C. with federal mediator George H. Cohen, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union agree on only one thing: There isn’t a work stoppage. Right now. Here’s the net result of the meetings so far, a joint statement about […]

Donovan Asks Galaxy To Extend Everton Loan
Donovan Asks Galaxy To Extend Everton Loan

According to multiple reports, Landon Donovan is asking his MLS employers, the L.A. Galaxy, to extend his loan stay at Everton. “I have told Galaxy what I want; they know what’s going on and I speak to my manager there often,” Donovan told the Telegraph. “Both clubs know how I […]

MLS, Players Union Agree To Mediation
MLS, Players Union Agree To Mediation

On Friday afternoon, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union announced that they will meet next week in Washington D.C. to resume labor negociations. And they’ve accepted an offer of mediation from George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. What’s this mean? Since I didn’t read […]

Premier League Preview – March 6-8
Premier League Preview – March 6-8

While Cheslea will spend the weekend trying to advance in the FA Cup, Manchester United will have the chance to climb over the Blues and claim the top spot in the Premier League table. Standing in the way is Wolverhampton and a trip to Molineux. Making it three:  United already […]

How Will The U.S. Squad Shake Out For The World Cup?
How Will The U.S. Squad Shake Out For The World Cup?

In the aftermath of the United States’ 2-1 loss in Amsterdam to the Netherlands Wednesday, it’s time to start thinking about which 23 players will be on the plane that leaves Philadelphia on May 29 for South Africa and the 2010 World Cup. Of course, coach Bob Bradley still has a couple […]

Garber confident that MLS will avoid work stoppage
Garber confident that MLS will avoid work stoppage

Is it posturing, or is it genuine optimism? Hard to say, but Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber likes his league’s chances of starting the 2010 season without either a lockout or strike. He spoke at the SoccerEx convention in Manchester, England, on Tuesday, telling the Associated Press, “We will […]

MLS, Union Playing The Waiting Game
MLS, Union Playing The Waiting Game

The MLS season opener is 24 days away, and as of right now, it’s going ahead as scheduled. Of course, the “as of right now” part of that sentence is key. The collective bargaining agreement expired last month and it’s hard to envision a scenario in which two sides are […]

Premier League Preview – Feb. 27-28
Premier League Preview – Feb. 27-28

Hi Roberto, welcome to life in the Premier League. Once upon a time, Roberto Mancini rode in on a white horse, donned a dashing scarf and sparked hopes of not only sneaking Manchester City into the top four, but winning a trophy of some sort to snap decades worth of […]

U.S. 2, El Salvador 1 – The Morning After
U.S. 2, El Salvador 1 – The Morning After

It was a performance unlikely to show up on any clinic videos any time soon, but the United States notched a 2-1 win over El Salvador in a friendly Wednesday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Midfielder Sacha Kljestan snapped a 1-1 tie with an injury time goal after […]

U.S. squares off with El Salvador tonight
U.S. squares off with El Salvador tonight

There are a couple of different ways to look at tonight’s friendly between the United States and El Salvador (ESPN Classic and Galavision, 7 p.m.). The first is to write it off as a meaningless affair. After all, there might be four or five guys out of the 20 in […]

Labor Woes Pushing MLS to the Brink
Labor Woes Pushing MLS to the Brink

The Major League Soccer season is scheduled to start on March 25 when the Seattle Sounders host the expansion Philadelphia Union. Of course, with the owners and players trying to hammer out an collective bargaining agreement to replace the one that expired back in January, that date is hardly written […]

Can Freddy Adu make the World Cup team?
Can Freddy Adu make the World Cup team?

The 2010 World Cup is 111 days away and, at the moment, the U.S. national team has its share of questions. Will Clint Dempsey, Oguchi Onyewu and Charlie Davies be healthy enough to contribute? Will there be room on the roster for Brian Ching, Jose Francisco Torres or Edgar Castillo? […]

Premier League Preview – Feb. 20-21
Premier League Preview – Feb. 20-21

Until the Premier League institutes a playoff for the fourth Champions League, we’ll have to settle for matches like Sunday’s clash between Liverpool and Manchester City to decide the fate of the league’s final golden ticket into Europe’s glamour competition. City is a point ahead of the Reds with a […]

Premier League Preview – Feb. 6-7
Premier League Preview – Feb. 6-7

Another Big Four match and the Merseyside Derby highlight this weekend’s slate, but really, the one key question is this: Will Arsenal fall from title to contender to afterthought in a week’s time? That may sound a bit drastic, but after falling to Manchester United last weekend the Gunners now have to cross London […]

Premier League Preview – Jan. 30-Feb. 1
Premier League Preview – Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Two of the top three teams in the Premier League table will clash on Sunday when Manchester United come to London to face Arsenal. You won’t want to miss it, and if you check out the EPL Talk TV schedule, you won’t. It’s a huge match for both clubs, but […]

Premier League Preview – Jan. 23-27
Premier League Preview – Jan. 23-27

It might only be for five days, but Manchester United has the chance to jump Arsenal and Chelsea in the league standings when it welcomes Hull City for the only Premier League game scheduled for the weekend on Saturday. It’s an FA Cup weekend, after all. But there’s still plenty […]

Premier League Preview – Jan. 9-11
Premier League Preview – Jan. 9-11

So, will he or won’t he? Will Landon Donovan, now on loan at Everton, get on the field at the Emirates this weekend? He’s easily the most polarizing figure in American soccer and the debate on whether he’s the best player ever to pull on a national team shirt or […]

Premier League Preview, Dec. 26-27
Premier League Preview, Dec. 26-27

Happy Holidays! It’s Christmas Eve, so I would be remiss if this week’s preview didn’t have a Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Ashura theme. I’m more of a Christmas kind of guy myself, so that’s the direction I’ll be heading in first. It may not have come upon a midnight clear, but this is the […]