David Goldblatt Discusses His New EPL Book at Nevada Smiths
David Goldblatt Discusses His New EPL Book at Nevada Smiths

Most people around the world get soccer. It comes at them packaged in so many ways for their consumption: on television, online, in print. They get it. It is available all the time. In fact, it is even more than available. It is there to indulge in, to feast on, […]

New York Red Bulls Edge One Step Closer to Playoffs
New York Red Bulls Edge One Step Closer to Playoffs

Last night at Red Bull Arena, the New York team’s playoff dreams took a step forward, while those of Toronto dimmed, especially with the Columbus Crew win against the Philadelphia Union. It is a close race to the finish this year with DC United at the top of the Eastern […]

New York Red Bulls CONCACAF Champions League Attendance Highlights Problems
New York Red Bulls CONCACAF Champions League Attendance Highlights Problems

For all the international games played in New York this summer, it was nice to have one that actually counted toward something larger. All those World Cup preparation games, those friendlies that were meant to prepare teams for Brazil, or the pre-season competitions that ended in a trophy ceremony, all […]

Bradley Wright-Philips And Thierry Henry Star For New York Red Bulls
Bradley Wright-Philips And Thierry Henry Star For New York Red Bulls

Last night in front of a very select crowd of 17,891 fans, leading MLS goalscorer Bradley Wright-Phillips tied the New York Red Bulls and New York MetroStars record for goals in a single season. His 74th minute effort was provided to him by marquee man Thierry Henry. In the closing […]

Yankee Stadium Is Not Ready For MLS Soccer
Yankee Stadium Is Not Ready For MLS Soccer

If there are two lessons that Manchester City and the New York Yankees can take out of the game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, it is that there were a whole lot more Liverpool fans in New York, and that there is a lot of […]

Liverpool’s Personal Touch on the US Tour Creates a Lifetime Bond
Liverpool’s Personal Touch on the US Tour Creates a Lifetime Bond

Liverpool is in New York City, in preparation for its sold-out game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday against Premier League rival Manchester City. My son and I attended the Liverpool practice yesterday in Princeton. It was a quietly whispered open practice with just a few hundred fans there, and the […]

New York Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Lessons Learned By Both Teams
New York Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Lessons Learned By Both Teams

On Saturday evening, the New York Red Bulls faced Premier League side Arsenal at Red Bull Arena in front of a sold-out crowd. Or at least it was sold-out on paper. The empty seats that dotted the arena were from season ticket holders who had the game as part of […]

Tim Cahill Makes Return to MLS In RBNY’s 2-2 Draw With Toronto
Tim Cahill Makes Return to MLS In RBNY’s 2-2 Draw With Toronto

Major League Soccer, after a break from its season for the World Cup, has returned. With the eyes of the world focused on soccer, where here in the US where fans are turning out to watch the games on television and online in record numbers, the MLS has an opportunity […]

Portugal and Ireland Walk Away From Friendly With Plenty of Positives
Portugal and Ireland Walk Away From Friendly With Plenty of Positives

Last night, over 46,000 fans showed up at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, hoping to catch a glimpse of something special, something that they could take home with them like a gift that they could open and peek at during the games played by Portugal in Brazil. They wanted a […]

Enthusiasm Among USMNT Fans Is Building Ahead of Game Against Turkey
Enthusiasm Among USMNT Fans Is Building Ahead of Game Against Turkey

This afternoon the USMNT held an open practice at Red Bull arena. It drew a crowd that probably equaled the one that was here on Memorial Day for the Serbia against Jamaica friendly. Outside the arena over an hour before the gates opened, the lines grew longer and longer, weeding […]