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  1. Lessons of the London Snow: MLS Has it Right

    With the proliferation of domestic interest in the Barclays Premier League, calls have intensified for Major League Soccer to move its schedule to what is misrepresented as the international calendar. While I have repeatedly stated that I have difficulty accepting … Continue reading

  2. Raúl Eyes Retirement

    After equalling Real Madrid legend Alfredo DiStefano this past weekend, Raúl is starting to focus on the eventual end of his career.  According to an interview with Spanish sports daily As, he said he believed he has “two or three … Continue reading

  3. What Now For Joe Hart?

      When Manchester City signed Shay Given from Newcastle on Sunday, most at Eastlands will have been pleased by this capture. But not quite everyone.  Given will instantly become City’s first choice goalkeeper, displacing Joe Hart. This in turn will … Continue reading

  4. Super Bowl Sends Powerful Message

    This past Sunday’s titillating Super Bowl underscores what Soccer in the U.S. is missing.  The entertainment value was remarkable.  Even without a rooting interest for millions of fans, it is the sport that comes through under pressure.  This past Super … Continue reading

  5. Countdown to Columbus: Mexico’s Squad Revealed

    Mexico Manager Sven Goran Eriksson has named his squad for the February 11th qualifier against the United States in Columbus. Goalkeepers : Oswaldo Sanchez (Santos Laguna), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jose de Jesus Corona (Tecos) Defenders : Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America), … Continue reading

  6. Serie A Roundup – Week 22

    Week 22 witnessed a change near the top of the table as Juventus lost its 2nd straight match and slipped to 3rd in the standings. Cagliari took advantage of poor central defending from Juve to score 2 goals in the … Continue reading

  7. An Interview with Steven Wells

    Steven Wells, scholar of punk, smasher of football’s sacred cows, and scribe for, FourFourTwo and Philadelphia Weekly, is not one to mince words when it comes to the prejudices held about football on both sides of the UK/USA divide.  … Continue reading

  8. Eat My Snow, English Football

     The FA Cup tie that could have been. Twenty-five football matches scheduled for today have been canceled due to…snow?  What?  Some puffy white water falling majestically from the sky?  This is particularly ironic considering the prognosticators of climate change doom … Continue reading

  9. US Bid for 2018 World Cup Strong

    The decision by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to bid on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could possibly be seen as a blow to the attempts to coronate England as host of the 2018 event. It’s no small … Continue reading