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Busquets Makes Catalunya Debut

Posted on by Juan Arango

Sergi Busquets will make his debut for Catalunya on December 28th when they face Colombia.  Busquets become one of the latest of the many successful stories that have come out of the blaugrana youth teams. He became one of the … Continue reading

Site News and MLS Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Beginning in January, Major League Soccer Talk will be undergoing a major overhaul. Bi-weekly podcasts will accompany nearly daily commentary and analysis about the latest happenings in MLS and the wide world of American soccer.  We aim to be your … Continue reading

Spain Jump On World Cup Bid

Posted on by Juan Arango

Sky Sports reported that the president of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar confirmed that the country is ready to go take the next step and host the World Cup yet once again.

Nice Year For Mario

Posted on by Juan Arango

The season might not have been all that impressive for Mario Martínez and his Numancia teammates, but all of that negative was sandwiched by two impressive moments in his professional and personal life.

Valencia and Depor Get Favorable Draws

Posted on by Juan Arango

      The surviving Spanish sides got two accessible opponents in the knockout stage of the UEFA Cup. Valencia will face off against Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev while Deportivo will do the same against Danish side Aalborg. Valencia could end up … Continue reading

Our Champion League KO Predictions

Posted on by Juan Arango

You think you are better than us, well you probably are.  Hey I have no clue, so I will leave it to you all. I want to see which one of you can guess correctly the CL KO matchups. Send … Continue reading

Why Hispanic Media Ignores College Soccer

Posted on by Juan Arango

Maybe this is not the type of topic that quite fits in a place like LLT, but I believe that it does generate opinions in one way or another.  I heard through a few colleagues at my other writing gig … Continue reading

Furious End Of Year For Spain

Posted on by Juan Arango

The Spanish national team ended 2008 being the best national team in the world for a fifth consecutive month.  The top two did not change, but La Furia’s advantage over second place Germany widened by 38 points. Reigning world champs … Continue reading

Pompey Accept Madrid Bid For Diarra

Posted on by Juan Arango

One of the major needs of the Madrid midfield is a person to come in and protect the the Merengue backline.   That type of player has been missing from the Spanish giants ever since Claude Makelele.  One of Madrid’s prodigal … Continue reading

Casillas Stops Eto’o- For Malaria

Posted on by Juan Arango

On Saturday, one of the biggest rivalries in the world was played.  One of the subplots of this drama came in with 20 minutes left and Iker Casillas denied Samuel Eto’o from scoring on a penalty kick.  A few minutes … Continue reading

Barcelona Drool For Lyon

Posted on by Juan Arango

In the United States collegiate sports system, the biggest tool to recruit some of the best possible talent in the land they use recruiting trips as a primary tool.  Kids from all over the country come to a particular university … Continue reading

Champions League KO Scenarios

Posted on by Juan Arango

Well if precedent has taught us anything, this upcoming round of the Champions League is usually the most exciting and action-packed. There is a possibilty of seeing yet another Chelsea-Barcelona matchup in the works or Real Madrid- Manchester United or … Continue reading

Are the English sides once again the teams to avoid in the next round of the Champions League?

Posted on by Chris Rivers

With only three places left in the next round of this seasons Champions League and with only five teams capable of filling those spots it seems like a good time to look ahead to the draw for the knockout stages. … Continue reading

So Long Davino: Another Mexican Flop?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dulio Davino becomes the latest former Mexican National Team star to more or less flop in MLS. Sure some Hoops fans will say “he helped solidify our back line when healthy,” but for his $400,000 salary I can think of … Continue reading

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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