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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 […]

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with a hand full of poor cards.  I don’t believe that […]

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There passing was poor, their link-up play was stilted, and their […]

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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Manchester City readying bid of £50 million for Raheem Sterling, says report

Raheem Sterling resumed training at Liverpool on Friday, Press Association Sport understands, but that did little to quell the considerable speculation over his future. The unsettled winger failed to report to the club's Melwood base for pre-season work on Wednesday and Thursday, citing illness. That came after the 20-year-old was […]

Barca Win Despite Going Down to Nine-Man

The Blaugrana continued their steady march towards retaining la Liga title after defeating Getafe 2-1 at the Camp Nou. The Catalans had two players sent-off as Gerard Pique received his marching orders after 26 minutes with the score 1-0 in Barca’s favour. The star for the Barca side was the […]

House Notes from EPL Talk

Here are some important updates from EPL Talk: >> I’ll be the guest co-host on the Soccer Shout podcast tomorrow night. The episode will be available via iTunes or from http://www.soccershout.com late Thursday night. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Soccer Shout, now is your perfect opportunity. […]

Torino manager confirms Matteo Darmian transfer to Manchester United

Torino manager Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that defender Matteo Darmian is now officially a Manchester United player. The news was broken by Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano this evening. “Darmian will play in the Champions League with Manchester United,” Ventura told Sky Italia. “Matteo deserves a top team and always dreamed […]

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Everton vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN; Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN; Arlo White & Lee Dixon Swansea vs. Spurs, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; […]