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Jurgen Klinsmann, Jozy Altidore and theories of dark motives; By Steve Davis

Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t like MLS players, right? It’s so obvious! (Well, except for all those he took to Brazil last year … way more than Bob Bradley took to South Africa in 2010. But never mind that!) Jurgen Klinsmann plays favorites with some agents and, therefore, favors their clients, right? […]

Klinsmann’s complaints about fitness of MLS players has validity but masks his own failings

US Head Coach and Technical Director Jürgen Klinsmann has made a habit out of challenging the established orthodoxies about Major League Soccer. His latest salvo involves match fitness of several of his US National Team players who ply their trade in the domestic top-flight league. Speaking with MLSSoccer.com, Klinsmann took exception […]

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Chelsea Sack Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti. In a statement from Chelsea, this is what the club said regarding the departure: “The owner and board would like to thank Carlo for his contribution and achievements since taking over as manager in July 2009, which included winning the Double for the first […]

Premier League News, Daily Ticker: Aug. 11

` Fulham Say Schwarzer Will Not Go To Arsenal Fulham has taken steps to assuage rumors that goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has requested a transfer to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had a £2 million bid rejected earlier in the transfer window for the former Middlesbrough man. “The club has not received a transfer request […]

Jonathan Wilson Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson is best known for his knowledge of Eastern European football as well as his tactical and formation analysis. On this episode of the EPL Talk podcast, the author of Sunderland: A Club Transformed (uk, us), Behind the Curtain (uk, us), Inverting the Pyramid (uk, us) joins […]

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Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]