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Promotion & Relegation: Good Business For MLS, Terrible Business For EPL

The much beloved promotion/relegation system is apparently being threatened in England.  Recent news reports suggest that foreign Premiership owners (several Americans in the list) have asked for the elimination of the promotion/relegation system and an adoption of a franchise system more reminiscent of American sports leagues.  The decided reason behind […]

Robbie Savage Headed to Vancouver?

Vancouver will start its MLS journey in a few months, and the Whitecaps may be doing so with some imported talent. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Derby County’s Robbie Savage is considering making the move to MLS. “The presentation they made to me was brilliant. To be honest, it […]

Help Bring Major League Soccer Back to South Florida

For those of you who’ll be in South Florida this weekend, I’d like to invite you to an important meeting with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber. The meeting begins at 1pm Saturday, January 8th in Fort Lauderdale. Commissioner Garber will be there to meet with Miami Ultras and soccer fans […]

Transfer Buzz: Gallas and Keane to MLS?

With MLS clubs signing up more designated players than ever before, fans should start getting used to European players being linked with moves to America. A pair of Tottenham players, William Gallas and Robbie Keane, have been linked recently with potential moves to the U.S. Gallas, who moved to White […]

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 2

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg   Avg +/- Home Teams  2006   15,938  NA  New England  Dallas  Houston  DC United  2007   19,838   24.47%   New England  Chivas USA  Houston  DC United  2008   19,444   -1.99%   Chicago  Columbus  Houston  Chivas USA  2009   21,526   10.71%   Chicago […]

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La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday evening with a 2-0 debacle against Espanyol, where Sevilla would […]

Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid are prepared for their latest challenge

Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid’s consistency and ability to accept new challenges will benefit the team during the knockout stages of the European tournament, speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 encounter against Bayer Leverkusen, Simeone has always preached to his players to play every match like it is a cup final, […]

Martin O’Neill: I Am The Best Man for Sunderland, No One Else Can Do a Better Job: The Daily EPL

Martin O’Neill is under pressure to deliver results, which makes today’s home match against Reading a must-win for the Black Cats. A loss for Sunderland could see them drop to second from bottom. With the pressure on, O’Neill has come out fighting. The Northern Irishman says that he’s the best […]

Chelsea Need To Exorcise Mourinho’s Demons

In life, attitude is everything. You can be one of the most gifted artists in the world, but unless you’re willing to work hard and have the right attitude, your chance of success is slim. The same applies to football. A perfect example of this is at Stamford Bridge where […]

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Premier League Saturday, 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): Crystal Palace vs. West Brom, 7:45am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Jim Beglin Manchester City vs. Newcastle, 10am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan Sunderland vs. West Ham, 10am, USA; David Stowell & Neil McCann Aston Villa vs. […]