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Hot Down Below

Posted on by Juan Arango

Numancia, like Real Madrid, ran away from the pack and are just one point away from returning to the first division.  The big battle for promotion is being fought between Málaga, Sporting, and Real Sociedad.   Málaga have a slight advantage … Continue reading

Keita’s Hello Is Deco’s Adeus

Posted on by Juan Arango

Seydou Keita’s signed his contract with Barcelona on Monday. He might as well just signed Deco’s walking papers in order to give people the same message. The Mali international, one of the players requested by new blaugrana coach Josep Guardiola, … Continue reading

Welcome and Goodbye to the Championship

Posted on by Shakira Graham

The playoffs are almost done and only two more teams will be vying for promotion to League One, Rochdale and Stockport. What is known after today are what teams will be leaving and coming into the Championship for next season. Gaining … Continue reading

The Eve of the Final

Posted on by Shakira Graham

First off let me congratulate Manchester United on winning the UEFA Champions League on the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. Now onto the Championship Playoff Final between Bristol City and Hull City. Tomorrow these two surprise teams will … Continue reading

Perea Gets Call Up

Posted on by Juan Arango

Luis Amaranto Perea was called up for duty by coach Jorge Luis Pinto.  Colombia will play Ireland and France before they play Peru and Ecuador in World Cup qualifers. Goalkeepers: Agustín Julio (Santa Fe), Róbinson Zapata (Ateaua Bucarest-ROM) Defenders: Camilo … Continue reading

Beaten To The Punch- Again

Posted on by Juan Arango

After previous speculation that Barcelona were on the fast track to obtaining Racing defender Ezequiel Garay, Real Madrid sealed the deal and sign the Argentine international. The dealmaker apparently for Real was he fact that they were able to pay … Continue reading

La Liga Wrap

Posted on by Juan Arango

Well another La Liga year came and ended. It was quite disappointing for the most part, but there were quite Team of the Year- Real Madrid. Look, anyone that says that there was another team needs to have their heads … Continue reading

The Top Eight Foreign Players in MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Guevara has accomplished more than just about any current MLS player in this league Inspired by our buddy Martin Rogers list of the top players overall in MLS, we’ve come up with a list of the top eight non US … Continue reading

Show Schedule

Posted on by Brian Koski

Apologies, it turns out there will be no new Championship Talk shows for the remainder of this football season. I’m really sorry about the continued recent false alarms of the show starting back up again soon. The lack of new … Continue reading

Playoff Musings after the First Legs

Posted on by Shakira Graham

The first leg of the CCC playoff semi’s are all said and done, both Bristol City and Hull are in the drivers seat to punch their tickets to Wembely. I thought both matches were fairly well played but the Bristol … Continue reading

The consequences of the humiliation

Posted on by Jose M. Malo de Molina

Hello there!! First of all I would like to thanks The Gaffer for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with EPL talks. I’m Spanish and I’ll try to give you not just good information, but also the atmosphere of this … Continue reading

Wembley Bound

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As many of you already know I will be attending the US-England friendly at Wembley Stadium on May 28th. For those of you interested in corresponding with me specifically about that match or who may also be attending please email … Continue reading

American Soccer Spot First Month MLS Best XI

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Major League Soccer season is a month old, and it’s time to roll out the MLS Best XI for the first month of the season. GK     Dario Sala, FC Dallas D        Bakary Soumare, Chicago D        Jack Jewsbury, … Continue reading

Will The Premier League Supercede MLS and the Mexican League in the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My simple answer is no, not a chance. However others feel differently. Here is a recent give and take I had with “the Gaffer” from EPL The Gaffer is a friend of mine and generally a very good guy. … Continue reading

MLS Thursday Primetime Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dave O’Brien is now doing the Boston Red Sox games on NESN, and Eric Wynalda has been replaced by John Harkes. MLS Primetime Thursday on ESPN2 will have a different flavor this season, also because at CSRN we will have … Continue reading

American Soccer Show Related Material

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My cost-host Dave Denholm has begun his podcast for the new MLS season. It’s insightful and worth a weekly listen. Check it out at: Brian Zygo who  contributes to our program and also has his own podcast has an … Continue reading

Steve Morrow Speaks the Truth

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Nowhere in the world does MLS face the sort of criticism for standard of play that it does in here in the United States. In this country we have many fans of the game who have become deeply affected by … Continue reading

US Squad for Wednesday’s Friendly @ Poland Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This friendly will mark the return of Cory Gibbs, injured in a pre World Cup tuneup in 2006 to the US squad. Gibbs was, prior to his injury the US’ best left footed defender. GOALKEEPERS (2): Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), … Continue reading