Premier League Preview, Dec. 19-21
Premier League Preview, Dec. 19-21

The season chugs on towards the half-way point, and while this weekend’s fixture list might be lacking a marquee matchup, the need for points is still critical for all of the teams. Here’s the TV schedule. And now, on with the preview: Portsmouth vs. Liverpool Fratton Park is the venue for […]

Premier League Preview, Dec. 12-13
Premier League Preview, Dec. 12-13

  How many “Liverpool must win” stories can be written about this year’s squad? Well, at least one more. Already 12 points adrift of Chelsea and headed for the Europa League, the shine off the 2009-2010 campaign is fading fast. At least Sunday’s latest all-or-nothing fixture with Arsenal is at […]

Premier League Preview, Dec. 5-6
Premier League Preview, Dec. 5-6

A clash of the wealthy highlights this weekend’s schedule as Chelsea pay a visit to the blue side of Manchester to face City. And no, there’s no truth to the rumor that Mark Hughes will be on hand in South Africa for the World Cup festivities. I can understand where […]

Premier League Preview, Nov. 28-29
Premier League Preview, Nov. 28-29

It hasn’t been a great week for Liverpool, with its elimination from contention for the knockout stages of the Champions League casting a larger shadow on a season that’s already looking a bit dim. It hasn’t been a much better week for Everton, with a 3-2 loss at Hull in […]

Premier League Preview, Nov. 21-22
Premier League Preview, Nov. 21-22

After an International break that completed the 32-team field for the World Cup next summer in South Africa, the EPL surges back to action this weekend with an important fixture at Anfield. That game is on ESPN in glorious high definition. Here’s the entire TV schedule. Now, on to the […]

Premier League Preview, Nov. 7-9
Premier League Preview, Nov. 7-9

Does it get much better? Manchester United visits Chelsea this weekend with first place on the line. I could stop there, but then this wouldn’t be much of a preview, would it? Before we get into the games, check out the TV schedule. And don’t forget to tab the winners […]

Premier League Preview, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Premier League Preview, Oct. 31-Nov. 1

The North London Derby highlights this week’s slate of games as Arsenal prepares to entertain Tottenham Hotspur this weekend. Somebody in Bristol is smiling today, as the early match on ESPN figures to be the most-watched game yet on the network. It’s on at 8:45 a.m. on ESPN2, if you’re […]

Premier League Preview – Oct. 24-25
Premier League Preview – Oct. 24-25

It’s hard to look at the table and see a “9″ in the “played” column and call the next match on the schedule a must-win. But that may just be the case for Liverpool on Sunday when Manchester United visits Anfield. The Reds are already seven points adrift of table-topping […]

Premier League Preview – Oct. 17-19
Premier League Preview – Oct. 17-19

The international break is over, so it’s time to get back to work for the guys in the EPL. The weekend starts with a bang as Chelsea makes the trip to Birmingham to face Aston Villa and wraps up with a battle of bottom dwellers on Monday when Hull City […]

Premier League Preview – Oct. 3-5
Premier League Preview – Oct. 3-5

A clash between the second- and third-place teams in the Barclays Premier League is set for Sunday at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea entertains Liverpool. Sounds like fun, right? But first, check out the TV schedule here. Now, on with the previews: Chelsea vs. Liverpool Oh, no big deal. Just two […]

Premier League Preview – Sept. 26-28
Premier League Preview – Sept. 26-28

If it’s lonely at the top, you wouldn’t guess it by watching Chelsea run rampant through the Premier League in the early stages of the 2009-2010 campaign. With a perfect 18 points in six matches and a +12 goal difference to boot, the Blues aren’t letting their recent transfer ban […]

Premier League Preview – Sept. 19-20
Premier League Preview – Sept. 19-20

It’s time for another edition of the Manchester Derby, and City must already be lamenting its bad luck. With Emmanuel Adebayor suspended, Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz definitely out with injury and Carlos Tevez a serious doubt with a knee injury, the upstarts may be hurting for strike options in […]

Premier League Preview – Sept. 12-13
Premier League Preview – Sept. 12-13

The international break is over and it’s time to separate the men from the boys. Can Spurs keep up their blistering start? Check back after their date at White Hart Lane with Manchester United. Can City keep up in its race to crack the top four?  A home game with Arsenal […]

Premier League Preview – Aug. 29-30
Premier League Preview – Aug. 29-30

Can Spurs be stopped? Will the real Liverpool, Manchester United and Aston Villa please stand up? When will Pompey spend some of their new found wealth? Oh yeah, we have our first Big Four clash of the year with Arsenal visiting Old Trafford this week as well. Perhaps this week […]

Premier League Preview – Aug. 22-24
Premier League Preview – Aug. 22-24

Have a look at the table. Go on, have a look. It’s always interesting to glance at a Premiership table and see Tottenham at the top while Manchester United sits mired in 10th. Take heart, Red Devil fans. The season is still very young. On the tube Don’t miss the […]

Premier League Preview – Week One
Premier League Preview – Week One

Finally. The 2009-2010 English Premier League season is less than 24 hours away and, for the next few hours, everybody is in a Champions League spot. Of course, a pessimist would point out that everyone is also in the drop zone. Whatever. Let’s get into some previews for week one, […]

Can the U.S. national team ride the wave?
Can the U.S. national team ride the wave?

Today is a good day. The sky is a bit more blue, the air carries a hint of possibility and the birds are signing Better Than Ezra tunes. Because today is the first day of a new era of American soccer. Of course you know that the United States beat […]

Confederations Cup Overview
Confederations Cup Overview

The official dry run for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is upon us, as the 2009 Confederations Cup is under way. ESPN and its family of networks will be showing every game of this competition of champions from every region of the planet. Here’s what you need to […]