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  1. Give Us Our Yanks!

    Jason Davis of Match Fit USA is leading a collective effort of those of us in the blogosphere who cover and support the USMNT to take action to help ensure maximum exposure for the US-Mexico qualifying match at Azteca on … Continue reading

  2. La Liga team of the decade

    Since we are approaching the end of a decade, and since it’s summer,I thought I would offer up my La Liga Team of the decade. I set my team based on the best actual season had by a player in … Continue reading

  3. Why Do Players Prefer Spain over England?

    Beginning in December of 2008, rumors filled the web with information on Manchester City’s supposed done deal in signing Kaka from AC Milan, which at that time (before CR9’s transfer) would have made him the most expensive player ever with … Continue reading

  4. First XI Mania

    Yesterday, we learned the First XI for the MLS All Star Game versus Everton on July 29th. Everton has lost its two most recent matches against MLS sides in Chicago last year and Salt Lake the year before. (I bet … Continue reading

  5. MLS Talk Podcast #97: CONCACAF Gold Cup

    The CONCACAF Gold Cup, our continental championship has been in full swing across the country in the last week. Adam Beasley from the Miami Herald joins us to discuss the competition, as well as Oguchi Onyewu’s massive transfer to AC … Continue reading

  6. What Makes A Classic Football Match? Part 1

    In Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby tells us what a match requires to be “really, truly memorable.” He wants as many of the following as possible (and I paraphrase): goals, bad refereeing decisions, a noisy Crowd, rain etc, opposition misses a penalty, opposition … Continue reading

  7. Grant Wahl’s The Beckham Experiment: A Review

    Excellent sports’ writing is not simply about analyzing players, teams or organizations. It’s largely about painting a picture that fits into society’s perceptions of the surrounding world. It’s about writing a narrative and properly explaining the parts. It’s about playing … Continue reading

  8. Blackburn v Burnley – Friends reunited?

    Unless you are familiar with both towns it would be easy to confuse an image of  Burnley for its near neighbour Blackburn. Both share the marauding rows of tight Victorian terraced housing, offering a window to England’s past and evoking … Continue reading