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Brian McBride on the World Cup, Landon Donovan and Giving Back to the Community

Brian McBride spoke with World Soccer Talk about Allstate’s community outreach program, Good Hands F.C., the U.S. National Team’s chances in Brazil and what it was like to go to McBride’s bar in Craven’s Cottage.   What motivated you to start playing soccer? “When I was a kid, I just […]

American Grit

Keller/ from Getty Images McBride/from SI.com Pundits around Britain will no doubt be discussing Fulham’s great escape in the upcoming weeks. Seemingly dead, the London side strung together some improbable results, particularly away from Craven Cottage to escape relegation on goal difference. Was it Jimmy Bullard’s return from injury, the […]

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 […]

EPL Yanks: Weekend Review

Harry “Houdini” Redknapp who has been one of my favorite managers since his days at West Ham has taken Portsmouth to the top of the table! Pompey has played great this season and the acquisitions of wily veterans Kanu, Sol Campbell, David James and Andy Cole will make Pompey a […]

McBride retires from National Team

Brian McBride the second all time leading scorer for the USA with 30 international goals has announced his retirement from the national team. McBride scored once in World Cup 98, twice in World Cup 2002 and took a vicious elbow in a 1-1 draw in World Cup 2006. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Is the English Premiership Relegation Battle Over?

Is the relegation battle over now that Middlesbrough defeated West Brom yesterday? Middlesbrough’s win moved them five points away from West Brom. Now Sunderland and Portsmouth look destined for the drop. The only question is whether West Brom or Birmingham will end up in that final third from bottom place. […]

Real Madrid reach agreement to sign Argentina u-20 goalkeeper Augusto Batalla

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with River Plate for Argentina under-20 goalkeeper Augusto Batalla, according to the Spanish publication AS. Batalla is rated the best goalkeeping prospect in the country and an official announcement from both clubs is expected before the Spanish transfer window closes. The reigning Club World […]

Where Does Your Team Stand In The Championship?

We have just passed the quarter mark on the season and it’s time to take a look at how the clubs are faring.  This is the first of three installments covering each of the 24 clubs in the nPower Championship.  I hope you will feel free to add your comments […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]