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  1. Estadio Saprissa: CONCACAF Dungeon

    Estadio Saprissa has been an unwelcome sight for many a CONCACAF visitor through the years. On the club level it has become nearly impossible for Mexican or American sides to go down to San Jose and expect a result. But … Continue reading

  2. Makelele Blames Terry for Mourinho Exit

    Claude Makelele’s grit in Chelsea’s midfield and ability to play a quick pass made him the fitting example of the ‘Claude Makelele’ role, whatever that means.  It’s even been said that he’s managed to define the holding midfield position as … Continue reading

  3. FA Cup Final Live Blog: Everton v Chelsea

    The last dance of the season, of every season, the FA Cup Final is the jewel in the English Football Crown. Last year’s final between Cardiff and Portsmouth was arguably the exception, but this year’s certainly isn’t: Underdogs Everton come into the … Continue reading

  4. The FA Cup: Everton Can Win

    I was completely seduced by last year’s FA Cup. Barnsley and Cardiff City charged toward the final in a gripping giant-killing warpath. They toppled Liverpool, Chelsea and Middlesbrough in their wake. (Boro were still a mid-table Premier League side, so … Continue reading

  5. Evaluating Wolfsburg’s title triumph

    The profile of Germany’s champions cannot be more different from that of the winners of the other major European leagues. Few eyebrows were raised by Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan winning their respective league titles, but the Wolves’ triumph … Continue reading

  6. FA Cup Final Preview

      With the Premier League race done and dusted and the Champions League trophy spending the summer in Catalonia, there’s only one more piece of silverware on offer in the 2008-2009 season, and either Everton or Chelsea will lay claim … Continue reading

  7. Congratulations David Moyes

    No no I am not jumping the gun about the result of FA Cup Final. But even if Everton lose on Saturday David Moyes can have the consolation of collecting  a personal piece of silverware this season – The LMA … Continue reading

  8. Hejduk’s Injury Hurts (UPDATED)

    Frankie Hejduk’s injury suffered on Wednesday night before an MLS match was disastrous as the US enters the most important stretch of matches since 2006. It was Hejduk who was the best US player at World Cup 1998, and filled … Continue reading

  9. 5 Reasons Why Barça Made History

    Ladies & Gentlemen as you well know FC Barcelona completed their greatest season ever by defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League Final. The win gave them their 1st ever treble as Barcelona became the 1st Spanish … Continue reading

  10. Major League Soccer Talk Podcast #83

    Episode 83 features a roundtable discussion moderated by host Kartik Krishnaiyer. Panelists for this discussion include Brian Zygo of 1560 the Game in Houston, and the Houston bureau of MLS Talk, Chris Webb of United Mania and Chris Riordan of … Continue reading

  11. EPL Talk Podcast: Jon Champion

    Legendary British Football Presenter Jon Champion joins host Kartik Krishnaiyer on the EPL Talk Podcast. Champion currently works for Setanta Sports, ITV and TWI International. While presenting the match, Mr. Champion will be tweeting the FA Cup final at Hear … Continue reading

  12. EPL Talk: Jon Champion

    Legendary British Football Presenter Jon Champion joins host Kartik Krishnaiyer on the EPL Talk Podcast. Champion currently works for Setanta Sports, ITV and TWI International. Hear Champion’s thoughts on this Saturday’s FA Cup Final, his coverage of the Premier League … Continue reading

  13. The Return of the Old Lady?

    After years in the Serie A wilderness, Italian football could be set to witness the return of Juventus as a legitimate force at the top end of the table. Following another dismal campaign in which La Bianconeri failed to present … Continue reading

  14. Gulf In Class Exposes Weary United

    I think it’s fair to say that the Barcelona ‘passing carousel’ was out in force last night. Even fairer to say that the United midfield wasn’t really out in any force. After a bright start, where Anderson looked to have … Continue reading

  15. Website Announcement

    Beginning today with my visit to the US National Team training camp here in Miami until the end of the Confederations Cup my focus of this website will be almost entirely on the US National Team. With a minimum of … Continue reading

  16. Barcelona v. United: Final Thoughts

    Football is often at its best when it revels in simplicity. And Barcelona used a simple principle to win yesterday’s final: if you never give your opponent the ball, he cannot beat you. Sounds like something out of the Art … Continue reading