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  1. Important Notes From The Gaffer

    1. Want to win a free copy of the World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 video game for PS2 or XBOX? Go ahead and download a free copy of the EPL Talk Magazine, and enter the trivia contest that’s mentioned in … Continue reading

  2. Put Your Tracksuit Back on Walcott

    Phew! Theo Walcott was five minutes away from starting for England in their next match. If Sweden hadn’t scored in the 85th minute to beat Paraguay 1-0, the result of Tuesday’s England v Sweden match would have been meaningless for … Continue reading

  3. World Cup Player to Watch: Part Eight

    By The Scout Spain – Carles Puyol The 28 year-old defender is the captain and inspirational leader for his club team FC Barcelona. For the Spanish national team, Puyol also plays a big leadership role. Having come up through the … Continue reading

  4. World Cup Player to Watch: Part Seven

    By The Scout Brazil – Lucio As the focus is always on the ultra-skilled attacking players of the Brazilian side, their defense rarely gets talked about. Lucio (his full name is Lucimar Ferreira da Silva) is Brazil’s best defender and … Continue reading

  5. Waldo’s World

    Eric Wynalda is a breath of fresh air on ESPN and ABC American soccer is still in its growth stages and throughout the evolution of our national team, ESPN and ABC have essentially employed yes men and rally around the … Continue reading

  6. Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

    Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter the racism that is prevalent in many … Continue reading

  7. 28 down, 4 to go…

    By this time tomorrow, we’ll have seen all 32 teams play their opening match. Right now, the only teams we haven’t seen play yet are tomorrow’s Spain versus Ukraine, and Tunisia versus Saudi Arabia. What’s interesting is that there hasn’t … Continue reading

  8. A Milestone I never thought I’d see

    Today France’s Vikash Dharasoo became the first player of Indian descent to ever play in a World Cup match. He entered the match in 84th minute and almost scored the game winner in the 89th minute. France and Switzerland drew … Continue reading

  9. World Cup Coverage in America, Day 5

    ABC/ESPN’s coverage was better today, probably because Dave O’Brien and Marcelo Balboa took the day off. JP Dellacamera did a fine job, as did the team of Adrian Healey and Tommy Smyth. Some points regarding today’s coverage: ESPN’s World Cup … Continue reading

  10. World Cup Player to Watch: Part Five

    By The Scout France – Franck Ribéry In the 23 year-old, we are featuring another attacking midfielder player. My next profile will be a defender, I havent forgotten about that side of the game, I promise! Ribery currently plays for … Continue reading

  11. American Spirit? Where is it?

    There was one aspect of yesterdays game versus the Czech Republic that I didn’t see, and that was passion. The players didn’t seem to have a passion to play today. As Americans, we are a very proud country. Remember Lake … Continue reading

  12. For Your Reading Pleasure

    If you’ve caught the World Cup fever and want to take up a few more notches, be sure to download issue two of the EPL Talk Magazine, the free soccer magazine that’s available for you. Read interesting articles about experiencing … Continue reading

  13. GolTV: Analysis From The Heart

    If you’re sick of the sugar-coated World Cup Live show by ESPN and want some real analysis by soccer experts, give GolTV from Germany 2006 a try — every night at 8pm ET on GolTV. The show features honest analysis … Continue reading

  14. Relief for Depressed U.S. Fans

    The new episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is out, and it features a great interview with Max Bretos, the lead play-by-play commentator at Fox Soccer Channel. During the interview, Bretos discusses his first memory of a World Cup, what … Continue reading