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  1. Adu Makes Benfica Debut

    Freddy Adu entered Benfica’s Champions League qualifier versus FC Copenhagen in the 37th minute. Rui Costa scored a goal in minute 86 to give Benfica the 2-1 victory in the first leg.

  2. Podcast Episode 12 Now Availible

    Episode 12 of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast featuring a look at former MLS players now plying their trade in Europe is now online. You can download the show via itunes or via direct download at

  3. US Roster for Sweden Friendly named.

    Goalkeepers: Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, England), Tim Howard (Everton) Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, England), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England) Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers, … Continue reading

  4. Fox Soccer Match Day: Two Thumbs Up


    Now that I’m home recovering, I’m living in a bizarre world of not knowing what any of the scores were from this past weekend’s opening season. Reason being is that I don’t want to spoil the pleasure of knowing the … Continue reading

  5. 2007/2008 Premier League Predictions

    The past few weeks for EPL Talk have been extremely hectic (and that was even before the hospital episode). In addition to helping launch two new podcasts (La Liga Talk and Serie A Talk), I’ve been working on the redesigned … Continue reading

  6. Madrid go Dutch

    After much speculation from the pundits (myself included) that Real Madrid would sign Arjen Robben, the club took a sidestep in their pursuit of some Dutch flair. On Monday, the club unveiled Dutch duo Wesley Sneijder and Royston Drenthe as … Continue reading

  7. The Gaffer: It's Good to be Back

    During the past few days, I’ve felt like I’ve been stranded on a deserted island. Instead of being in the Caribbean however, I’ve been stuck in a hospital after being rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night diagnosed with blood … Continue reading

  8. Roig To Anounce Riquelme Future Tomorrow

    A season’s worth of doubts and displeasure should come to an end when Villarreal president Fernando Roig announces what is to be done with their disgruntled star Juan Román Riquelme. The Argentine international has been at odds with the coaching … Continue reading

  9. Adu Named to Benfica Match Squad

    Freddy Adu has been named a reserve for Benfica in tomorrow’s Champions League Qualifier versus FC Copenhagen. “Adu has only had seven days of training, but he has enormous potential and he is available,” Benfica coach Fernando Santos said.

  10. US-Brazil Match Likely

    A source has indicated to me that the US will play Brazil in Chicago during one of the international friendly dates this year. We’ll post an update when an announcement is made. UPDATE 3:15 PM EST : THE WASHINGTON POST … Continue reading

  11. Riquelme To Atlético Still In The Works

    uan Román Riquelme´s days at Boca are officially over- for now. So several different clubs in Europe have either been rejected or show no interest in the Argentine playmaker. Riquelme will be arriving on Tuesday to join Villarreal in order … Continue reading

  12. Rough Weekend For Americans in Europe

    European Football swung back into action this weekend with the start of (English) Premier League season as well as that of the Bundesliga. With the exception of an outstanding performances by a trio of American Goalkeepers in England and a … Continue reading

  13. Beckham Debut Causes Ratings Jump

    Last night’s DC United-LA Galaxy match attracted a 0.8 rating on ESPN2 the highest rated MLS regular season game of the season and more than twice the normal rating for ESPN’s Thursday Night MLS package.

  14. Rosenborg light it up

    Second round qualifiers wrapped up this week and the most eye-catching result was Rosenborg BK putting 7 goals past FC Astana. Rosenborg coast through to the third round on a 10-2 aggregate score. The seven goals came on the strength … Continue reading

  15. Real Madrid sign Drenthe – is Robben next?

    Defending Spanish champions Real Madrid signed one of the summer’s hottest prospects, wing-back Royston Drenthe from Dutch club Feyenoord. The club did not give the terms of Drenthe’s transfer but sports daily AS report that a fee of €13 million … Continue reading