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Score One For the Bundesliga!

Have goals ever been so important? With two games remaining, points are only marginally more important than goal difference in the hunt for survival, Europe and even the Meisterschaft. Wolfsburg silenced the critics and showed their professionalism by keeping their outstanding home-form (remember the only points dropped at the VW […]

What is wrong with the Bundesliga?

Whilst reading the latest football gossip recently, a story about Bayern Munich tracking Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc in a £7m summer swoop caught my eye. Now, why Bayern want to sign a man who must currently be considered the dodgiest keeper in British football is a whole article in itself – […]

Could Cinderella Ruin The Bundesliga’s Ball?

With Hamburg’s win today over Energie Cottbus, the Dinosaurs join Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in a three way log jam in second place behind surprise front runners Hertha Berlin. All four are four points behind the pace with upstarts Hoffenheim a mere five points off the pace with just ten […]

A Good Week in Europe for the Bundesliga

It was a pretty good week for the Bundesliga in European competitions. Let’s start with the disappointing. Wolfsburg followed a 2-0 road loss with a 1-3 loss at the VW to PSG of France. While PSG has been a self-imploding team over the previous two campaigns, contending with relegation both […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! (a look back at round 20 of the Bundesliga)

1. Hertha Berlin (2-1 home win against Bayern) Just think how good this team could be with half their starters back. Actually it probably wouldn’t be much better as those injuries haven’t been significant to their back line, and that is where the strength of the Old Lady lies. I […]

Bundesliga Scores and Notes

Hertha Berlin 2-1 Bayern Munich As we all expected, Hertha go top after a typical home victory over Bayern Munich. Not! Congratulations to all Hertha fans. It is time to start talking about this fairy tale rather than Hoffenheim. And Rafael Benitez shows that his ability to judge strikers might […]

Money League: Bayern 4th and closing fast!

Club Wealth Real Madrid €365.8m Manchester United €324.8m Barcelona €308.8m Bayern Munich €295.3m Chelsea €268.9m Arsenal €264.4m Liverpool €210.9m AC Milan €209.5m AS Roma €175.4m Inter Milan €172.9m Juventus €167.5m Olympique Lyon €155.7m Schalke 04 €148.4m Tottenham Hotspur €145m Hamburg SV €127.9m Olympique Marseille €126.8m Newcastle United €125.6m VfB Stuttgart […]

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 5 TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Sunderland vs Spurs, 8:30am, NBCSN and NBC Universo Leicester vs Aston Villa, 11am, NBCSN SEE MORE • Where to find Premier League Extra Time and how to use NBC Sports Live Extra Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the […]

Wolves Struggle To Cope With Premiership Demands

I have to admit if there is one name in the bottom six that surprises me by being there this season, then it has to be Wolves. Arriving back to the Premiership as Championship winners, they currently stare upward towards Birmingham City and Burnley. West Ham and Portsmouth have struggled […]

Klose Could Miss Out On Final World Cup Fixture

Germany’s Miroslav Klose, who is on the verge of breaking the World Cup goal-scoring record, could miss out on Germany’s third-place playoff game against Uruguay on Saturday. Should Klose miss the match, he will then most likely miss out on his last chance to equal Ronaldo’s 15-goal record for World […]

World Soccer Talk Celebrates 8 Years Of Soccer Coverage

This month, World Soccer Talk marks 8 years of continuous soccer coverage. We launched World Soccer Talk (then known as EPL Talk) in November, 2005. So much has changed since then in the world of soccer, including the popularity of the sport in the country where we live — the […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]