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Valencia on the brink?

A sixth place finish in La Liga and a place in next season’s Europa League may be satisfying on the face of things. But a limp end to the season, discontentment on the terraces, and growing financial problems only darkened the thick storm clouds already lurking above Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium. […]

Burnley Coming To United States This Summer

Burnley FC, the newest team promoted to the Premier League after beating Sheffield United in the Championship Play-Off Final, are coming to the United States this July to play three friendlies on the west coast. Managed by Owen Coyle, the team from Lancashire will kick off their American tour on […]

Sunderland Away Football Kit, 2009-2010 Season Revealed

Sunderland have unveiled their new away kit for the 2009-2010 season. Pictured above, Sunderland’s new away football kit is white with carbon-coloured sleeves and a yellow trim. The color scheme is completely different than the away strip Sunderland wore during the 08-09 season, which was blue and black. Sunderland’s new […]

Is TFC’s Failure bad for Canada?

Duane Rollins whose work I respect a great deal has stated that Toronto FC’s failures hurt the growth of football in Canada.  The other night Vancouver took a giant step towards becoming the second consecutive USL-1 side to represent Canada in the two year old CONCACAF champions League. You’d be […]

Five Referees at Every Europa League Game

Without a lot of herald or press coverage, UEFA announced at the start of the week that there will be five referees on the pitch for all Europa League matches next season.  An additional pair of eyes will be stationed behind each goal, focusing on incidents in and around the […]

Quick Hits

My focus as announced last week is on the US National Team for the Summer. I apologize for the lack of MLS coverage. The site while called MLS Talk has created a niche where we cover all aspects of the American game from the national team, through MLS, USL, WPS […]

Manchester City: The Next Chelsea FC?

It wasn’t so long ago, I was completely outraged by Chelsea FC’s spending. 16.6m for Mekelele. 24.4m for Essien. 19.8m for Carvalho. 24m for Drogba. As a business, the club could sustain a 140m loss on a year because Roman Abramovich was there to bankroll the transfers. This was bad […]

Best Of EPL Season Awards: Winners Announced

The voting for the inaugural EPL Awards has concluded, and the Best of the Best of the 2008-2009 Premier League season can now be revealed as voted by you, the readers. More than 60,000 votes were cast to identify the best footballers, managers, blogs, podcasts, books and more. All of […]

Bradley’s Big Decisions

Well the big day is upon us. Beginning tomorrow and culminating with the Gold Cup Final late next month the United States National Team will be in almost constant action. No friendlies are on the schedule in this period. Just deadly serious World Cup qualifiers and competitive tournament matches. Bob […]

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