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The Agony and Ecstasy of Brian Ching

It’s always a drag when work gets in the way of your retirement dreams.  On Wednesday as millions of us were travelling to Thanksgiving dinner, the Montreal Impact selected ten players left unprotected by their fellow MLS clubs and, for the most part, their picks were quality and unremarkable.  However, […]

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 […]

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half hour of overtime, the Galaxy did not trudge off the […]

After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding of the teams. By beating the San Jose Earthquakes on […]

Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach

The English Premier League is one of the most popular football leagues in the world for many reasons, especially its coaching soap opera. No other league has managed to turn coaching vendettas and spats into a complex, highly entertaining mix of both low and high art in the manner 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 […]

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Uruguay 2-3 Holland: In Pictures

There was something about the game between Uruguay and Netherlands that was sublime. And it wasn’t just the goals – even though all five were glorious. It was the way that both teams played their hearts out and the incredible ending where it seemed that the injury time kept on […]

Watch Setanta Sports News On U.S. TV

Setanta Sports will debut Setanta Sports News in North America on January 1, 2008. The news program will be aired at 5pm, 10pm and 1am eastern time. The news program is the same Setanta Sports News that launched in the UK on November 29, 2007. The 24/7 rolling news channel […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 27: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: West Ham vs Crystal Palace, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Jim Beglin Man United vs Sunderland, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Daniel Mann & Andy Hinchcliffe Burnley vs Swansea, 10am, NBC Sports Live […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]