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Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalez this week and discussed his partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he’d like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men’s National team and more. Here’s the transcript of the exclusive interview: Caitlin O’Connell (CO): So tell us about Pass the Love and […]

The LA Galaxy…Wow

  After completing two convincing road wins against Colorado and Seattle last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy have continued a simply jaw-dropping beginning of the 2010 season.  Although the Galaxy are on the brink of losing Landon Donovan and (probably) Edson Buddle to the World Cup after Saturday’s game at […]

Donovan Shines, Brazilians Sputter as Galaxy Beat Revs on Opening Day

  There is a world-wide assumption that, when it comes to a ball, Americans can only throw and catch while Brazilians can do the samba with the ball at their feet and never miss a step.  Every time a Brazilian joins a MLS team, the fans greet those players like […]

Random Thoughts on the MLS Cup

After that cesspool of a result in Paris on Wednesday, it is nice to turn our attention to a league where the sportsmen are pure, the referees are beyond reproach and the game is always played with a spirit of manly honor – the MLS.  Or something like that. Sunday’s […]

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Luka Modric returns to Real Madrid squad against Schalke 04; Odegaard ruled out

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed midfielder Luka Modric will be back in his squad against Schalke 04 next week, but went on to reveal that Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard will not be named on the Champions League roster. Ancelotti has repeatedly stated Modric would return to the lineup in March – […]

UEFA Introducing Changes To Champions League Seeding; Top Seeds Go To Title Winners Only

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed that the European governing body will introduce changes to the Champions League group-stage, so that only the winners of the highest ranking leagues and the title holders will be among the top-seeded teams. Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of results, leaving domestic champions […]

Croatia no longer the Dark Horses of Euro 2008?

  Before this tournament started a lot of people had Croatia down as their dark horses to cause a major upset in the European Championships and who cold blame them after Slaven Bilic’s side came through a tough qualifying group to make it to this years competition. But having watched […]

Playing Your Rivals: Why Losing Is Not An Option

As the Chelsea versus Manchester United game approaches, the office banter reminds me how many fans  come out of the woodwork around the time of the big matches regardless of the team they follow. Beating a rival or top club is about more than league position to most, whenever two teams that have support in the […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]