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La Liga Roundup Gameweek 23: Barca’s Six of the Best

Posted on by Michael Barnes

Six different players got on the score sheet for Barcelona on Sunday as the runaway leaders thumped Getafe 6-1, while Real Madrid had a convincing win over Sevilla but remain 16 points behind the Catalans. With coach Tito Vilanova convalescing … Continue reading

FA Cup Fifth Round Saturday: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The FA Cup tournament is back. This time it’s the fifth round, which should be filled with plenty of drama today for very different reasons. Kicking off the proceedings is the early match between Luton Town and Millwall. After the … Continue reading

2013 MLS Season Preview – A Tactical Switch

Posted on by Earl Reed

Eighteen football stadiums have lain dormant for long enough. We begin the march towards Season Eighteen of the United States’ and Canada’s top division, Major League Soccer! We here at cannot wait for the commencement of the next chapter … Continue reading

Why MLS is Not Immune From Match Fixing

Posted on by Robert Hay

Joe Thomas is a (fictional) 23 year old defender who is in his second year playing in MLS.  He was drafted out of a local university in the second round.  He is from a blue collar family and his father … Continue reading

United States Have Little Room for Error in World Cup Qualifying

Posted on by Michael Cage

Looking at the Concacaf World Cup qualifying group table is a strange sight for United States fans currently. Not many would have bet that Honduras would have beaten Jurgen Klinsmann’s men in the opening fixture, however due to the 2-1 … Continue reading

Is ‘Victory Grows Out of Harmony’ Relevant to Arsenal Anymore?

Posted on by Jamie Hubner

To some Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger is a genius; the only man for the job. To others, he has become the straggler left at your house party that doesn’t seem to want to leave. Or perhaps in a more Wenger-like-style … Continue reading

How River Plate Missed Out On Signing Lionel Messi

Posted on by Connor Parry

Lionel Messi — best ever? Let’s leave that argument for another day. Let me tell you the unusual story of how some childish schoolboy behaviour stopped him from signing for Argentine giants River Plate. As a kid he was diagnosed … Continue reading

Are Manchester United worth a bet to win the Champions League?

Posted on by Michael Cage

If you are a Man United fan and a sport bettor, then you should have had a great season and you should have made a tidy profit, but unfortunately the reds are not currently very highly favoured to do so … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s been a while since we’ve had an opportunity to wake up to a classic Premier League encounter on a Saturday morning (for you North American readers), but today we have it — high-flying Tottenham Hotspur against the revitalized Newcastle … Continue reading

Odds on Barcelona to beat AC Milan and go on to win the Champions’ League again

Posted on by Michael Cage

Barcelona next play AC Milan in the Champion’s League on 20th February, and Barcelona, the home side, is the clear favourite at 4/7. AC Milan are priced at 6/1 with a draw at 3/1. However Massimiliano Allegri might have a … Continue reading

Championship Football Betting: Cardiff and who else?

Posted on by Michael Cage

Although the Premier League is considered to be the best, or possibly the second best depending on your viewpoint, football league in the world for many of us it is just a little too predictable as it is always dominated … Continue reading

Remaining Matches Draw, Lessen The Sting Of US Loss

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The result in the afternoon tilt between the USA and Honduras was not a pretty one. After reasonably positioning themselves in the first half, the second stanza could have been brilliant with a second goal or at least a possible … Continue reading

The Hex Begins With Disappointing 2-1 Loss For US

Posted on by Earl Reed

There are those times when it seems everything possible can work against you to turn the average day into a complete and utter failure. The circumstances surrounding the United States’ opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Round … Continue reading

USA Men’s National Team Home Shirt 2013 Leaked [PHOTO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Photos of the new US men’s national team (USMNT) home shirt for 2013 have been leaked on the Internet. The centenary shirt, to mark 100 years of US soccer, features the new centenary crest on the front of the shirt … Continue reading

Offside Rule to be Re-Worded to Avoid Misinterpretation: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller

Soccer is a simple game with very few rules, which is one of the reasons we love it so. But bring up the topic of offside and whether a footballer is interfering with play or not, and it gets complicated. … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 22: Madrid Crash, Barca Stumble

Posted on by Michael Barnes

Real Madrid’s dismal showing at Granada on Saturday, capped by Cristiano Ronaldo’s own goal, encapsulated all that has gone wrong in a disastrous season for Jose Mourinho’s side. Barcelona could only draw at Valencia, while Atletico Madrid won 1-0 against … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 25: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

With no midweek league or cup competitions during the upcoming mid-week (other than international friendlies), it means the Premier League are squashing more games into today than normal. Eight, in fact, while the remaining two are scheduled for tomorrow. Take … Continue reading

Altidore Handles Racism In His Own Way

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It comes to no surprise how much we Americans love this game and love our players who are making themselves better across the Atlantic, south of the border, or in South America. We try to follow their process through the … Continue reading