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Interview with Ian Plenderleith, author of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the NASL’

In September 2014, Ian Plenderleith’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League hit bookshelves around the world. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer is a portrait of the original North American Soccer League and the salad days of the professional game in the US […]

FOX Sports exec shows little understanding of US soccer history

The same FOX Sports executive who hired Gus Johnson and tried to turn him into a soccer commentator, and who is arguably the most powerful soccer TV exec in the country given that FOX has the rights to the World Cup for the next 11 years, demonstrated this week how out […]

Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer

The recent events regarding Frank Lampard have brought the question of foreign ownership in the U.S. professional soccer leagues back into the spotlight. The Lampard saga has highlighted a growing trend of investment from foreign owners into the United States professional game. New York City FC (NYCFC) is the most extreme […]

Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York

These days New York’s baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams are as blah as a slice from one of Manhattan’s now-ubiquitous 99-cent pizza joints. The Yankees have missed the playoffs for the past two seasons and have a roster older than Wilford Brimley’s Cocoon crew. The Mets have been selling hope longer than […]

Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side will keep the Bundesliga race tight this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player I had hoped several Premier League sides would pursue instead, ended up with the European runners-up as somewhat of an afterthought. On Saturday in his Bundesliga debut he recorded a hat trick, made […]

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Portsmouth to Wear Special Away Kit For FA Cup Final

Man, it’s been quite a year for wonderful football stories this season. First, there’s Fulham who have made it to the Europa League Final. And we also have the incredible Portsmouth who have reached the FA Cup Final (to be played May 15) against Chelsea. In honor of Portsmouth’s FA […]

Is Rafa Headed Out the Door?

Rafa Benitez gave a bizarre interview to the Times yesterday, and Liverpool fans should be worried that the pressure may be getting the better of their leader.  When a manager spends time talking about the support he is getting from the management, threatening to quit, and talking about the legacy […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]