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Has Sky Sports Acquired the FA Cup Rights In UK?

It appears very likely that some or all of the FA Cup matches will be shown on Sky Sports television in the United Kingdom this season. Setanta Sports UK had the rights to the FA Cup last season until they closed its doors this past summer. Hello, I’m just writing […]

Tell Us How EPL Talk Can Improve

I received an enthusiastic e-mail last week from EPL Talk reader Jake Islas who asked me for advice about how he could create a blog and a vibrant community similar to mine here at EPL Talk. I was tempted to warn him not to venture into the field. The pay […]

Juventus, Roma Suffer Major Injuries

UPDATE – Goal.com is reporting that Felipe Melo will also be out for this weekend’s match against Sampdoria. Two large Italian clubs received huge injury news today as they sought to climb up the Serie A table. Juventus star and striker Vincent Iaquinta revealed today that he has a torn […]

After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding of the teams. By beating the San Jose Earthquakes on […]

Premier League Catches Up With “Big Four”

Just two months into the 2009-2010 season, the “big four” of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have lost 10 matches combined. Compare that with 18 matches lost by the league’s elite combined in the entirety of last season, and it’s clear that either the big four are weaker, or […]

Americans In The Premier League: A Recap

It was a weekend with mixed results for the Americans who apply their trade in the Premier League. All U.S. players who saw action or are on current rosters were only able to manage a point with their respected sides. Fulham striker Clint Dempsey came out on top of the […]

Arsene Wenger’s Moneyball Strategy

When Michael Lewis published Moneyball in 2003, it instantly became one of the most influential books about American sports in a generation.  Michael Lewis, normally a financial writer, analyzed how baseball’s Oakland A’s managed to consistently produce highly competitive teams despite a payroll that was a fraction of their biggest […]

Quick Note to Canadian Readers

A quick note to our Canadian readers (and residents of other countries who are interested). EPL Talk will be interviewing Canadian football legend Paul Peschisolido tomorrow, so if you have any suggested questions about his international or club playing career, please post them at http://epltalk.com/questions-please-for-paul-peschisolido/12148 Peschisolido is currently the manager […]

Win FIFA 10 For the Xbox 360, Wii or PS3

During the next two weeks, we’ll be giving away copies of FIFA 10 — the new game from EA — as well as three different football books as prizes, so be sure to keep on coming back each day to see when the next contest is announced. Today, for the […]

Atlético Madrid Hits Rock Bottom

Halloween will arrive in a few days, but for Atlético Madrid, this season has been a complete nightmare from the beginning.  Los rojiblancos hit their low point with a dull thud on Saturday when they could not fend off a nine-man Mallorca team and settled for a 1-1 draw at […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 32

The final regular season numbers look like this… 5 year comparison   Final Week YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2005   18,417     6   15,108     192   2006   20,277   10.10%   6   15,504   2.62%   192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7   16,770   8.17%   195   2008   17,338   -15.73%   7   16,460   -1.85%   210  […]

Final MLS Table

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire Before we start previewing […]

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