One week from today, the US Men’s National Team will play South Africa in a friendly in Cape Town, and Bob Bradley has yet to release his squad for the match. The friendly comes at a bad time for most players – it is right in the middle of the […]
Because of the vagaries of the Premier League schedule, we’re faced with something exceedingly rare: a massive, massive Wednesday night in the Premiership, featuring eight (!) games. We’ll of course be focusing in on the biggest match of the day, the Manchester Derby, where United fans will, non-ironically, accuse City […]
Love it or hate it, Fox Soccer Channel is the number one source for Premier League matches on U.S. television. Sure it could be better. But I don’t believe it’s ever going to be Sky Sports or BBC, or even ESPN. But what it does do is provide essential viewing […]
The news that Wolves and U.S. national team keeper Marcus Hahnemann is open to retuning to MLS in 2011 got me thinking about other Americans abroad. As the MLS has matured in a good and competitive soccer league, it is no longer absurd to think a world-class player could play […]
The first installment of this season’s Manchester Derby takes place on Wednesday at Eastlands. Manchester United are coming off of a dramatic win at home where South Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park bagged a brace with the winner coming very late on. It was one of those weekends in the Premier […]
Anyone who watched last Saturday’s match between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur on television would have seen Tom Huddlestone’s deliberate stamp on Johan Elmander. The numerous TV replays of the incident saw Huddlestone take out his frustration by stamping his foot down on the calf of Elmander (fast forward to […]
Chelsea may be one of the richest clubs in the Premier League, but their matchday attendances are definitely not in the same league as the Big Four of English football. Rival clubs Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool all have bigger attendances. The problem for Chelsea is not their […]
Three of the four top seeds are out of the playoffs after this weekend’s conference semifinal action around Major League Soccer. Joining to be to talk about the past week’s results is Jeremiah Oshan. We look at the four conference semifinals as well as talk about the two teams we […]
For those who took part in our live EPL Talk Podcast yesterday, you know how much fun we had. Now it’s time to bring it all to MLS Talk: Feel free to go to UStream directly to interact with the show OR stay here and, with the player above and […]
As if mimicking Gob while The Final Countdown blared in the background, Major League Soccer hass made the wrong things disappear. At least that’s what you’d be led to believe if you listen to the dissension of fans, with Major League Soccer finishing it’s second playoff weekend with four Western […]
Tuesday, November 9th 8:00PM EDT – 5:00PM PDT Guests: Patrick Quinn Colorado Rapids Supporter NASL Segment: Ignacio Rodriguez of Miami FC Tom Grady: Wilmington Star News Reporter talks about the return of the Wilmington Hammerheads Harvey Ranola returns to discuss the Earthquakes Goal Aggregate victory against the New York Red […]
Barely have you had chance to draw breath and it’s time to do it all again. There’s a full midweek programme of Premier League fixtures, game week 12 is upon us already, and it’s going to be tricky selection wise as several managers may opt to shuffle their packs. Tie of […]
The 2010 World Cup was one filled with potential for Germany. Players like Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Holger Badstuber, Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng emerged as some of the most promising young players in world football. Before the tournament, the entire German national squad played their club football […]
Tomorrow night two of the promoted sides from League One Millwall and Norwich, face each other in a division where making the step up from the division below, does not automatically limit the ambitions of that club to securing safety.
This season two previously established Premier League sides and a London team at peace with it’s less than wholesome image, have set out to prove that in the Championship, you are only as good as your last performance and clamber their way towards the promised land of the Premier League.
So with a third of the season already under their belts how have the three promoted teams fared so far?
The partisan nature of football is one of the greatest things about the sport. It gives us the chance to get behind one team, to share banter with opposing fans and feel that ecstatic high when our team wins. But do we take things too far? I am not talking […]
As with most local derbies (national derbies such as El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Le Classique between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, De Klassieker between Ajax and Feyenoord, etc. excluded), the derby means a little more to one club than the other. While Arsenal always wants to defeat their […]
With four kids, business meetings galore, writing for EPL Talk and managing the bloggers who write for the other eight sites in the network, my home life can be a bit of a shambles at times. I finally did my 2009 taxes in August. The house is a mess. My […]
The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg Avg +/- Home Teams 2006 15,938 NA New England Dallas Houston DC United 2007 19,838 24.47% New England Chivas USA Houston DC United 2008 19,444 -1.99% Chicago Columbus Houston Chivas USA 2009 21,526 10.71% Chicago […]