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Huntelaar Headed To Real Madrid

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Real Madrid CF have announced a pre-transfer window agreement with Ajax for striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar. The move is intended to cover the long-term injury of Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has undergone surgery as I reported earlier. The Spanish champions … Continue reading

European Football vs American Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My colleague at the Champions Soccer Radio Network, Daniel Feuerstein has a very interesting take on what now seems like an age old question: Has Soccer arrived? Much along the same lines as my column over the weekend about how … Continue reading

MLS Cup Ratings Fall: A Call to Action

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This past Sunday’s MLS Cup Final on ABC received a 0.7 Nielsen rating. Last year’s final between Houston and New England received a 0.8 rating. From my vantage point this is a disappointing number considering the game started at 3:30 … Continue reading

Garber Speaks: Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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Thoughts on the Hexagonal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States got a rude welcome to 2009 this morning. A day after agreeing to a friendly with Sweden to conclude the traditional January camp, Bob Bradley’s men were handed an opening date of qualifying versus Mexico at home. … Continue reading

Fernando Morena Interview- Pt.2

Posted on by Juan Arango

 La Liga Talk interviewed former Rayo Vallecano and Valencia star Fernando Morena about world football.    In this second part he talks about his career, his experience in Spain, and how Uruguayan football seems not to be taking off. [display_podcast]

Will the Carling Cup have a winner from outside the top flight?

Posted on by Chris Rivers

It has been 40 years since a side from outside the top flight of English football has won the League Cup, when Swindon beat Arsenal 3-1 way back in 1969. However the lose of Liverpool and Chelsea last night has … Continue reading

Can the Crew Do it?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

If Columbus wins tonight, we’ll have our first ever MLS Cup Final that does include DC United, the LA Galaxy, Houston/San Jose or Chicago.  MLS can rightly claim it is more competitive than I ridiculed it for not being just … Continue reading

Unión Make History In Copa

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Unión gave the shocker of the year at the Bernabéu as they eliminated reigning league champs Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey.   Many people in the Spanish media thought that logic would once again rear its head … Continue reading

SI Layoffs Mean Less Footy Coverage?

Posted on by Juan Arango

One of the biggest moments in my short “writing career” is when I saw that Sports Illustrated took a liking to the sport I love.  They began giving a damn to the game more than once every four years or … Continue reading

Donovan to Bayern: The Right Move

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan is arguably the greatest footballer ever produced in the United States. This past MLS season, Donovan dominated the opposition, despite being on one of the worst teams in the league. Now Landon Donovan begins the nest phase of … Continue reading

Wolves Stay Top Of Table

Posted on by Shakira Graham

Wolves kept up there winning ways with a 2-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Burnley at Moleniux putting pressure on Birmingham to keep pace. The Blues however could not equal Wolves win only managing a 1-1 draw with bottom of the … Continue reading

Soccer Trivia & Replica Jersey Giveaway

Posted on by Juan Arango

For most, Thanksgiving is about turkey and pumpkin pie, peaceful (or not) meals gathered around the family table, and long naps in your favorite recliner. But not at SoccerPro – we’re going to spend this Thanksgiving month celebrating the rabid … Continue reading

Interview- Fernando Morena

Posted on by Juan Arango

La Liga Talk recently interviewed former Rayo Vallecano and Valencia star Fernando Morena. In part one of our interview we talk to the former Uruguayan international about the status of the game in his country.

We are working on having an English transcript and will do our best to have it up ASAP. Continue reading

MLS TV Ratings Continue Decline

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Maybe I was simply delusional. Perhaps I was drinking the Kool Aid. This past April on EPL I had engaged in a back and forth dialogue with the publisher of that site, Christopher Harris (aka the Gaffer) arguing the … Continue reading

Boothroyd gets the shaft after Watford’s mismanagement of funds

Posted on by Chris Rivers

So the 12th longest serving manager in the football league is finally given the push after a poor start to the season. However despite the Hornets currently languishing in 20th position is Aidy Boothroyd being made a scapegoat for the … Continue reading

Catching Up on the Weekend’s News

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I apologize once again for the infrequent posts and also the lack of attention I have been able to pay to Football lately. This situation should change later this week. I did catch Thursday night’s New England-Chicago match and was … Continue reading

Championship Fixtures November 1-2

Posted on by Shakira Graham

October has come and gone and another month dawns on the Championship. Here are the fixtures for the clubs battling for the three lucrative promotion slots to the BPL. I will also be giving my predictions (in bold) on these … Continue reading