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  1. Should FIFA Use Live Video Review?

    Yesterday, I considered the question of the name of our sport, football vs soccer. Today I jump on another question regarding the purity of the beautiful game: should we implement live video review? Please use the comment section to weigh … Continue reading

  2. EPL Talk Podcast: Setanta Sports Update

    Setanta Sports Shane O’Rourke joins host Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss the status of the network in North America on the day Setanta UK went into administration and stopped broadcasting. O’Rourke also answers questions about Setanta-i, their new broadband product, as … Continue reading

  3. MLS – SuperLiga, In SUM We Trust

    Well, the start of the 2009 SuperLiga has jumpstarted the familiar conversations about it’s quality, purpose, players’ shares if an MLS club wins, among others. One major issue has been partially addressed, i.e.; schedule congestion with short rosters by way … Continue reading

  4. FA Releases Statement About Setanta

    The English Football Association (FA) has released a statement regarding Setanta UK going into administration. “The FA will now consider options to find the best platform to broadcast those fixtures contracted to Setanta,” said FA Chief Executive Ian Watmore. “These … Continue reading

  5. Setanta UK Goes Into Administration

    Setanta UK has gone into administration this morning after failing to make payments to the Premier League and losing the Premier League TV rights in the UK for the 2009-2013 seasons. The administrator Deloitte said that it would shortly cease … Continue reading

  6. Football or Soccer?

    After the 2006 World Cup I launched a one-man campaign to change the name of American Football to All-American Pig-Pile. It was time this country embraced the sport’s true name, I thought. I received many chuckles but few converts. One … Continue reading

  7. The ESPN Empire Strikes Back

    On English language websites yesterday the big news surrounding ESPN is about the network acquiring Setanta’s package to air Premier League matches in the UK. But perhaps bigger news was made stateside as ESPN returned to showing regular European league … Continue reading

  8. What Will Happen To Setanta US?

    With Setanta UK on the verge of going into administration after losing the TV rights to the Premier League through 2013 in the UK as well as losing the TV rights to the Scottish Premier League, the demise of Setanta … Continue reading

  9. Jay DeMerit: Difference Maker

    Jay DeMerit’s story is well know to most US Soccer supporters. From the Chicago and the PDL to a pub league in England to the Premier League, DeMerit’s grit and determination have transformed a player nobody wanted in MLS or … Continue reading