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Is The Beckham Rule a Farce?

For years Major League Soccer has protected its financial records with a ruthlessness that is both admirable and somewhat worrying. Outsiders can only speculate as to whether the league’s financial health is good or not, and to whether teams actually adhere to salary cap. Much positive press was generated this […]

MLS Power Rankings Week 1

Thanks to everyone who participated in this weeks power poll. Shoot me an email if you’d like to participate in the future. First place votes are in the parenthesis. 1- Houston Dynamo (8)2- DC United3- LA Galaxy (1)4- Chivas USA5- FC Dallas6- Chicago Fire7- New England Revolution8- Colorado Rapids9- Toronto […]

MLS 2007 TV Details

For the first time in MLS history, the league has gotten a substantial fee for its television rights. (Rather than buying time on networks.) Here is a breakdown of each networks programming. ESPN/ABC ABC will show the opening game from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park between DC United and Colorado tomorrow, […]

MLS Western Conference Preview

Super scorer Carlos Ruiz once again leads FC Dallas With Contributions from Michael Haley1. FC Dallas When Colin Clarke was fired and his opponent ex Arsenal man Steve Morrow was promoted, many believed little would change in philosophy at Pizza Hut Park. Well just about everything has changed this off […]

MLS Eastern Conference Preview

The venerable Jaime Moreno returns for yet another title run with DC United. 1. DC United The signature franchise of Major League Soccer got even stronger this off season with the dumping of malcontent Freddy Adu and two key international signings. Head Coach Peter Nowak resigned to become Bob Bradley’s […]

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Sheffield United Condemned to Championship Again

With the decision by the arbitration panel today ruling against Sheffield United, the precedent has been set for clubs to be deceitful in the future regarding transfers, face the penalty of getting fined but avoid a points deduction. If West Ham United can do it, what’s stopping other teams from […]

Everton Home Shirt For 2012-13 From Nike [PHOTO]

A photo of Everton’s new home shirt for 2012-13 has been leaked on the Internet. Everton supporters have been waiting patiently for the highly anticipated new design by Nike, who is replacing Le Coq Sportif as the official kit designer and manufacturer for the Merseyside club. As you can see […]

28 down, 4 to go…

By this time tomorrow, we’ll have seen all 32 teams play their opening match. Right now, the only teams we haven’t seen play yet are tomorrow’s Spain versus Ukraine, and Tunisia versus Saudi Arabia. What’s interesting is that there hasn’t been any team that has looked like a definite champion. […]

Hull boss Steve Bruce plays down sack talk

Hull boss Steve Bruce has dismissed speculation that his job may be under threat and vowed to fight on in a bid to rescue the Tigers from the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Last week's abject 3-0 home defeat to Newcastle was the club's third in succession and left them […]

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Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from football on Friday at the age of 34. Vidic won five Premier League titles and the 2007-08 Champions League in an eight-year spell at Old Trafford, but conceded injuries had forced him to call time on his career. The Serb […]

USWNT Olympic qualifiers to be shown on NBC Sports

NBC Sports will be broadcasting all 15 women’s soccer qualifiers for the 2016 Summer Olympics. “We’re pleased to provide coverage of the Olympic qualifying tournament in women’s soccer, featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team,” said a NBC Sports Group spokesperson. NBC Sports will be broadcasting every game live on its streaming […]

Watch/listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Ross Dunbar

Today’s Soccer Morning features a discussion with Ross Dunbar about this weekend’s Bundesliga games. You can watch Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page every weekday at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call […]