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MLS TV Ratings Are Doomed Because Of Euro Football

TV ratings for Major League Soccer in the United States are doomed. Why? Because most soccer fans such as ourselves have been programmed to watch European football. Let me explain. On a typical weekend or weekday, European football matches kick off in the morning or mid-afternoon. So, with our DVRs […]

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United’s Berba Necessity

The year is 1996. The All New Manchester United juggernaut has just driven relentlessly to the Premier League and FA Cup double, sneering past the wheezing, spluttering, broken down Alfa Romeo of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle on its way. The chance arises, that summer, to buy a young starlet from France, […]

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To Dive or Not To Dive? That is the Question.

With the recent issues surrounding diving and simulation in the box and elsewhere, once again we are in a broiling debate over the use of re-play video technology to assist referees. This week, Eduardo clearly dove in the box against Celtic and it flat changed the game. Perhaps, had Celtic […]

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Inter Send Out Warning to Rivals

In the first Milan derby of the season Inter Milan sent out a clear warning not only to AC Milan but also to any potential title challengers that they don’t plan to give up their title without a fight. Inter Milan run out 4-0 winners at the San Siro as […]

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Can Spurs Cope Without Modric?

Spurs have been the surprise team so far this season with some great performances. I don’t say surprise in that they are not expected to play well but they have already beaten Liverpool, admittedly at the moment they aren’t playing the way they did last season, and look extremely strong […]

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USL at a Crossroads: Building USL

Over the next several days and in conjunction with Brian Quarstad (who wrote most of this piece and whose counsel on USL matters is invaluable)  I will be presenting to you a multi-part series on the United Soccer Leagues. Where it has come from, where it might be going as […]

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Fantasy Premier League: 15 Tips To Get You To The Top

With four Fantasy Premier League gameweeks already down, managers are starting to get an idea of whose scoring points – and whose not. With the forwards scoring points, the summer transfer window closing soon, and a two week international break upon us, there are a number of factors to take […]

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First Impressions of Real Madrid and the Second Galacticos Era

The much-anticipated return of La Liga began with a scintillating match between the new galácticos of Real Madrid and the pesky Deportivo La Coruña, who always gives Madrid a run for their money, literally.  Because of the continued suspension of Pepe and the tendinitis suffered by Sergio Ramos, the Real […]

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