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Conference Semifinal Second Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Earl Reed

I thought I’d start an open thread this evening, as we are about to encounter three second leg matches in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs: 8 PM – NBC Sports Network – New York vs. D.C. United (tied 1-1) 9 … Continue reading

Freddy Adu’s Failure Illustrates USA’s Inability to Understand Soccer Development

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In the summer of 2011, numerous US soccer pundits lauded the return of Freddy Adu after a two-year absence from the men’s national team. The spark that ignited the fire was Adu’s midfield pass that began a counterattack. Though the … Continue reading

EPL Talk Celebrates 7 Years of Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Today, EPL Talk celebrates seven years of bringing you soccer coverage. The independent website began life in early November, 2005. Since then, we’ve been through a lot. We launched a print magazine in 2006 as well as our EPL Talk … Continue reading

Home Dates For DC/NY Swapped Due To Sandy

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The damage that super Hurricane Sandy has done to the North East has been incredible. With winds blowing at or over 90 MPH, the devastation it left in its wake has been unthinkable. Seeing many towns from Maryland all the … Continue reading

Will MLS Benefit From NBC’s Premier League Deal?

Posted on by Earl Reed

On this week’s MLSTalk podcast, we spoke of NBC Universal acquiring the US broadcast and digital rights for the English Premier League. For those of you who would like an excellent primer on what NBC envisions for this deal, Jonathan … Continue reading

Adidas miadidas x EPL Talk

Posted on by Laurence McKenna
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  EPL Talk love getting mail so when the post guy knocks on your door and hands you a huge box with a German stamp on it, it’s time to smile. Especially when you know that it’s personalised boots. Something … Continue reading

Feuerstein’s Fire #122 On Tuesday

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Feuerstein’s Fire #122 Tuesday, October 30th 8PM EDT – 5PM PDT My Guests: Hosea Cheung of 24 hours Vancouver Newspaper talking about the Whitecaps MLS Talk Writer Robert Hay Jr. talking about DC United NASL Segment: Dir. of Communications Kartik … Continue reading

Welcome to the Redesigned EPLTalk.com

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Welcome to the redesigned EPL Talk website. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been small tweaks here and there after rolling out a completely new website design. As with any change, some people will prefer the past, but there are … Continue reading

37% Of Top 100 Soccer Blogs Recommended by The Guardian In 2011 Are Now Defunct

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On New Years Eve in 2010, The Guardian published a list of the top 100 soccer blogs worth following. The list was an unbiased review of the best soccer blogs on the planet. Now, almost two years later, a shocking … Continue reading

MLS Supporters’ Shield Still Has Few Guarantees and Little Significance

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In the 16 previous Major League Soccer seasons, nine different franchises have lifted the top prize in United States and Canadian soccer – the MLS Cup – following the league’s playoffs. Since 1999, the league has given a secondary trophy … Continue reading

Feuerstein’s Fire Friday CONCACAF Champions League Review

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League Round 6 Review show Friday, October 26th 8PM EDT – 5PM PDT Reviewing games involving Houston, Real Salt Lake, Los Angeles, Toronto FC & Seattle Listen to internet radio with Feuersteins Fire on Blog Talk Radio

Antigua 1-2 US: EJ Bails Out Klinsmann…Or Does He?

Posted on by Earl Reed

As the clock pushed on towards the 90-minute mark on Friday night, most United States Men’s National Team supporters were dreading the worst. A 1-1 scoreline against the weakest team in Group A, yet another disappointing away result for a … Continue reading

Klinsmann’s Odd USMNT Roster Antics

Posted on by Earl Reed

The way that Jurgen Klinsmann has managed the selection and publicity of this weekend’s World Cup Qualifying roster for the Men’s National Team, you’d think this is a simple friendly and not a win or bust set of games. Last … Continue reading

Why Jozy Altidore’s Omission From The US National Team is a Good Thing

Posted on by Nathan Nipper

This week some American soccer fans have decried Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to leave Jozy Altidore off the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala.  Altidore’s omission is a wise … Continue reading

Can You Flick It? A Subbuteo Story [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Spain doesn’t just rule the world in soccer, but they’re also champions in Subbuteo, the table soccer game that has long been a tradition in England and around the world. In this 30 minute documentary entitled “Can You Flick It? … Continue reading

Unbalanced Schedule Could Hurt MLS in The Champions League

Posted on by Earl Reed

So last night, overcoming Al Gore’s altitude prediction models, San Jose all but secured the Supporters’ Shield with a big 4-1 victory at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against the Colorado Rapids. As pointed out by Earthquakes beat writer Robert Jonas, … Continue reading

Midweek Recap – Chicago Stumbles Again, Whitecaps Continue Chivas USA Misery

Posted on by Earl Reed

Two matches on Wednesday night, two completely different results for the playoff teams involved. Chicago 1:3 Philadelphia What is happening to Chicago? This is the second match in a row where the Fire looked outclassed. While that kind of result … Continue reading

Red Bulls News – Erik Soler Demoted For De Bontin

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

With three league matches remaining in the 2012 MLS Schedule, the New York Red Bulls have made a surprising switch at the top level of their club. Erik Soler has been demoted into an advisory role, and New York’s new … Continue reading