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23 Americans to South Africa

In the next few days, USMNT Coach Bob Bradley will begin showing his cards and send out invitations to 28-30 players to join his camp in Princeton later this month.  Before those invitations go out, it is time for all the fans, pundits and blowhards to pipe in with our […]

MLS Wrap and Other Notes

This weekend’s MLS action was tainted by the continued insistence of the league not to break or at the very least reduce its schedule for international matches. Landon Donovan, Brad Guzan, Mo Edu, Frankie Hejduk and Rico Clark should not have to take a long flight after one international match […]

Sunday Morning MLS Review

Amado Guevara’s signing has turned Toronto FC from a laughing stockinto one of the top teams in the league right now. That’s what a Latin flavored #10 can do when surrounded by legitimate European talent that has survived in tougher leagues than MLS. Moreover, the success of TFC shows that […]

US National Team: Looking Ahead

The 2006 World Cup was a page turner for the United States. Not only because the result didn’t fulfill the pre-tournament expectations of many, but because of a coaching change and the departure of arguably four of the United States five most skilled players. (Eddie Pope, Claudio Reyna and Brian […]

Guzan’s Future Bright

Call it baptism by fire. Brad Guzan’s first year as a professional was with an expansion team, perhaps the worst team in the history of MLS. The highly touted Goalkeeper who had an excellent College career at the University of South Carolina but many thought may not have a national […]

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Middlesbrough Unveils New Away Shirt For 2008/2009 Season

Middlesbrough has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2008/2009 season with a design that’s manufactured by Errea and sponsored by Garmin. The blue and black striped shirt is reminiscent of Inter Milan’s home shirt. But interestingly, according to the Middlesbrough web site, “the new shirt sees a return of […]

Match Notes: Stoke 1:2 Chelsea

Stoke City vs Chelsea FC at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, 3pm local time. Conditions: pitch good, weather fine. Line-ups Chelsea: Cech, A Cole, Terry, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ballack, Malouda, Kalou, Mikel, Lampard, Drogba Stoke City: Sorenson (Simonsen), Faye, Collins, Huth, Higginbotham, Delap, Shawcross, Etherington, Whelan, Kitson (Tuncay), Beattie (Fuller) 1st Half […]

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance After Injury

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, England’s most dangerous, speedy and unpredictable footballer who can cut through defenses, suffered a knee ligament injury on Wednesday during a friendly against Ecuador in Miami, and may be out of the World Cup depending on the severity of the injury. The Arsenal and England attacking midfielder suffered […]

Pre-Show Open Thread: EPL Talk Podcast, Week in Review Show

The EPL Talk Podcast’s review of the Premier League’s fourth weekend will record at 10 p.m. England-time (5 p.m. Eastern, 2p.m. Pacific). This weekend’s Match of the Week – Everton’s comeback against Manchester United – will be high on the agenda, as will the performances from Chelsea, Arsenal, and the […]

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