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DeRo’s Brace Puts Canada into the Group of Death

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dale Mitchell’s Canadian side continued its rise in CONCACAF with a 4-1 victory over St Vincent on Friday night and now enters the group of death in CONCACAF with Jamaica, Honduras and presumably Mexico. It can be strongly argued (as … Continue reading

Interview With Guillem Balague

Posted on by Christopher Harris

La Liga Talk writer Jose Maria Malo de Molina Galan had the chance to interview Guillem Balague recently. Balague, for those of you who don’t know, is an accomplished writer, author and broadcaster who is an expert on Spanish football … Continue reading

Second Weekend Fixtures Released

Posted on by Shakira Graham

Here are the fixtures for the second weekend of the CCC season, to be played on August 16th. Barnsley v Coventry City Bristol City v Derby County Burnley v Ipswich Town Doncaster v Cardiff City Norwich v Blackpool Preston NE … Continue reading

The Fixtures Are Out!

Posted on by Shakira Graham

The Football League released the footballing fixtures today. The final schedule for teams won’t be out for another two weeks due to TV coverage beign chosen for matches and fixtures being re-arranged for other reasons but the opening day fixtures are … Continue reading

Sporting and Málaga Join Numancia In La Liga

Posted on by Juan Arango

Two of the more historic teams in La Liga officially made their return to the Spanish First Division after Sporting (Gijón) and Málaga  beat Éibar and Tenerife by the same 2-0 result. These two teams will join Numancia in the … Continue reading

Read This Piece!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Please read Steve Goff’s piece on Santino Quaratna. Once the great hope of American Soccer, Quaranta faced injury, addiction and deceit before finally kicking all of it and emerging as a better person and yes a decent footballer. This is … Continue reading

Kempes Leaving ESPN?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Image details: Mario Kempes of Argentina celebrates scoring a goal served by picapp.com According to sources, former World Cup winner and current ESPN analyst Mario Kempes is expecting to make a move back to his native Argentina to join the … Continue reading

Carling Cup First Round Draw for CCC Teams

Posted on by Shakira Graham

Preston North End v Chesterfield (Lg 2) Sheffield United v Port Vale (Lg2) Crewe (Lg1) v Barnsley Derby County v Lincoln City (Lg 2) Notts County (Lg 1) v Doncaster Rovers Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham (Lg2) Wolves v Accrington Stanley … Continue reading

Revs, Chivas USA, and Islanders:CONCACAF Champions League Draw

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With DC United and Houston receiving byes directly to group play in the CONCACAF Champions League, the other three representatives from the United States found out their draws today. Chivas USA (MLS Supporters Shield runners up) vs Tauro FC (Panama) … Continue reading

Final Player Ratings for Friendlies

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Beginning with the first Barbados match we’ll keep a running average of performances during qualifying. PLAYER Vs England Vs Spain Vs Argentina AVERAGE Tim Howard 6 6 9 7.0 Brad Guzan 6 6 X 6.0 Steve Cherdundolo 2 5 4 … Continue reading

Championship Players At Euro 2008

Posted on by Shakira Graham

After extensive research ie a quick visit to Wikipedia I found that 3 players who ply thier trade in the Coca-Cola Championship are on a countries roster for Euro 2008. For the Czech Republic are Midfielder Marek Matejovsky who players … Continue reading

Spain 4 – Russia 1, Villa Bags a Hat-Trick

Posted on by Garrett Rodriguez

Well here we are, the last group to get underway and we see the first Euro hat-trick in eight years courtesy of David Villa. His inclusion in the squad until now had been mostly as a sub, but after today I … Continue reading

Spain v Russia, Halftime Thoughts

Posted on by Garrett Rodriguez

Spain are off to a great start against the Russians, here are some of my observations this far. Spain are two goals ahead from David Villa, who looks sharp and full of confidence today. There was no way he could … Continue reading

ESPN Fútbol Channel?

Posted on by Juan Arango

A few years ago there were rumors milling in Bristol, CT about the possibility of ESPN trying to buy Gol TV. That rumor evaporated alongside the Dave O’Brien experiment. With the Worldwide Leader in Sports trying to justify that self-proclaimation, … Continue reading

MLS Operating in a Vacuum

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We want this league to succeed. For the future of the sport it must not only survive but thrive. However, as the European Championships heat up, Brazil is about to face Argentina in a critical COMNEBOL qualifier, the African nations … Continue reading

USA-Spain Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Join me right here in this space from 4 pm ET/1 pm PT for a live running commentary of the US-Spain match from Santander.

The View From London: Afternoon Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sky News ridiculed Sven Goran Eriksson possibly taking the Mexico job, and T&T was written off as a “weak opponent”. This shows the general contempt the UK based media has for CONCACAF Don Garber was interviewed on Sky News about … Continue reading

The View From London: Afternoon Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sky News ridiculed Sven Goran Eriksson possibly taking the Mexico job, and T&T was written off as a “weak opponent”. This shows the general contempt the UK based media has for CONCACAF Don Garber was interviewed on Sky News about … Continue reading