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Author Archives: Randy Capps

MLS, Players Union Still Talking…For Now

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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 … Continue reading

Donovan Asks Galaxy To Extend Everton Loan

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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 … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Agree To Mediation

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – March 6-8

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Garber confident that MLS will avoid work stoppage

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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 … Continue reading

MLS, Union Playing The Waiting Game

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Feb. 27-28

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

U.S. squares off with El Salvador tonight

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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 … Continue reading

Labor Woes Pushing MLS to the Brink

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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 … Continue reading

Can Freddy Adu make the World Cup team?

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Feb. 20-21

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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. … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Feb. 6-7

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Jan. 30-Feb. 1

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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, … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Jan. 23-27

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – Jan. 9-11

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Preview, Dec. 26-27

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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 … Continue reading