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USL’s Legacy Will Continue into the Future

With yesterday’s announcement that the Rochester Rhinos will be joining the yet to be officially sanctioned (new) North American Soccer League (NASL), further gloom undoubtedly spread over Tampa about the future of the United Soccer Leagues (USL). The Rhinos are a classic franchise and should they and the other NASL sides not […]

More Teams Join the NASL

Yesterday the Rochester Rhinos announced they would leave the USL in favor of the new NASL for the 2010 season. This more-or-less leaves the USL First Division dead in the water for next year, although you should fully expect their lawyers to be on the case. This is a sign […]

Premier League Supports Controversial Three Strikes Bill In UK

If you want to better understand the Premier League’s position on digital rights, go ahead and read Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore’s letter that was published in The Guardian last week on the topic of The Digital Economy Bill. The proposed legislation would kick accused, not convicted, file sharers […]

Questions Please For Ron Davies, Southampton Legend

Later this week I’ll have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Ron Davies, a football legend who achieved incredible success at Southampton and Norwich City, as well as playing for Manchester United and several other clubs. In fact it was while playing for Southampton against Manchester United at Old Trafford in […]

Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

As expected Lionel Messi succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of the Ballon d’Or award. The Barcelona star comfortably won the prize but he admitted his surprise at the margin of victory as he received 240 points more than Cristiano Ronaldo who finished second. Messi was quite close to winning all 480 points  possible […]

Manchester City Vs Arsenal: Round Two

Well if there was one game I couldn’t wait for the return leg this season so far, then Manchester City vs Arsenal was the one. Now thanks to the magic of the League Cup draw, we get an extra episode in this intriguing match up. There is no doubt that […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 14

The best way to sum up the action this past weekend is more of the same.  The top 4 remain the top 4 (with one switch) and those looking in danger of relegation still look in danger of relegation.  However, a few major lessons were learned this week on (and […]

ESPN Promotes World Cup Draw And Group Of Death

I want to take a break for a minute from the whirlwind Premier League season to remind everyone that the World Cup Draw is happening this Friday, December 4th, and will be televised live around the world. For soccer fans, it’s one of the most exciting days every four years […]

Hodgson and Fulham Set To Continue The Good Work

Over the years since he bought an ailing and abject club, Mohamed Al Fayed has certainly made some “interesting” decisions over the years. Whilst Mickey Adams was rewarded for taking the team up to Division One by being sacked in September 1997,  after Al  Fayed deemed him “not high profile […]

Soccer By the Numbers: Soccernomics Book Review

Over the past decade or so, there has been an odd trend of political and financial analysts, economists and behaviorists writing books analyzing sports.  Some of these books have shifted the paradigm in those sports like Michael Lewis’ baseball analysis Moneyball.  Some of these books found very creative ways to […]

Burnley’s Away Day Woe Continues

Another away game and another game which could have been closer ends up running away from Burnley. Similar to the match against Tottenham, when they had a dubious offside decision against them, Burnley pushed West Ham close for the first 15 minutes, conceded a goal and ended up finding themselves […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carles Puyol the Differences as Barcelona Edges Past Real Madrid

The hype, the pomp, the circumstance.  All of these rose to a higher level for this episode of El Clásico at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening.  Coming into this match, FC Barcelona turned their fortunes around in the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan.  The […]

EPL Talk: Gary James (Football Historian And Author)

Gary James is the guest interviewee as he dives into a whole host of fascinating topics such as: * Getting the record straight on the history of Manchester City and how they were founded, * The history of Manchester Central FC — the other team in Manchester other than City […]

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