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MLS ’13 – A Pivotal Year For Landon Donovan

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

When we’re starting to take down those 2013 calendars in order to prepare for 2014, one would imagine that the landscape for the US Men’s National Team and Major League Soccer could be quite different than it is right now. … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 24: 300 Up For Messi

Posted on by Michael Barnes

Lionel Messi hit his 300th goal in a Barcelona shirt as the runaway leaders of La Liga came from a goal behind to defeat Granada on Saturday. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both won on Sunday to maintain second and … Continue reading

MLS ’13 – Accepting MLS as a Feeder League

Posted on by Robert Hay

In the United States, we are used to the best.  The best cars, the best electronics, the best TV shows, everything we have is the best.  Even if we did not make it or create it, we still want it … Continue reading

Who’s Better, Andres Iniesta or Zinedine Zidane?

Posted on by Connor Parry

Who’s better, Andres Iniesta or Zinedine Zidane? Both players have graced La Liga but which one is better, I’m talking overall here not just in la Liga, here’s my view on Iniesta and Zidane. After growing up watching Zidane I … Continue reading

MLS ’13: Which Teams Improved Most This Offseason?

Posted on by Drew Farmer

The New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC seemed to be the only teams to get their signings done early, and much was in the works or finished before the 19 clubs in MLS began preseason training. Sporting began back … Continue reading

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
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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 MajorLeagueSoccerTalk.com 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
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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