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Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of a number of mediocre and lackluster performances from him in […]

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one Freddy Adu, watching his team take on a Rennes’ squad […]

Tuesday Quick Hits

Brad Friedel’s red card suspension has been rescinded and he will play versus Manchester United in two weeks. Marcus Tracy scored his first league goal for AaB yesterday. Watch the goal here, and recall last week we discussed Tracy critical late match performance for Aab in the UEFA cup tie […]

Rough Weekend For Americans in Europe

European Football swung back into action this weekend with the start of (English) Premier League season as well as that of the Bundesliga. With the exception of an outstanding performances by a trio of American Goalkeepers in England and a solid performance by Jonathan Spector for West Ham the weekend […]

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RFN Podcast #8: Germany Downs Russia

In partnership with Russian Football Now, EPL Talk presents the eighth episode of RNF’s podcast. After months of build-up, the German national team’s trip to Moscow lived up to the hype. Punching their ticket to the World Cup, Germany downed the upstart Russians 1-0, leaving hosts Chris Riordan and Richard […]

Want To Grow Soccer In The US: It Takes Honest Criticism Not A Pollyanna Approach

Labor Day has come and gone, the sun is setting earlier, and, even here in Houston, the air contains a slight fall crispness. Yes, the Summer of Soccer is over, and what an interesting summer it has been. Back on Father’s Day, like a Phoenix, the US National Team rose […]

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

There are some soccer rivalries that go beyond what occurs on the field. The needle between some of the game’s most illustrious names spans across various cultural and historical demographics, with deep-rooted factors contributing to the angst between those out on the pitch and the supporters in the stands. For […]

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