Wayne Rooney looks like he’ll start for Manchester United this Saturday in their match against Wigan Athletic. Rooney, who has just returned from a sabbatical in the United States, will be stepping on to the turf at Old Trafford since October 16 when he played in the 2-2 draw against […]
Watching the MLS Western Conference Final on ESPN2 Sunday night, I couldn’t believe how poor the TV production was. When the ball was on the far side of the field from the camera, it felt like I was watching a game from the nosebleed section of Home Depot Center. When […]
I don’t envy supporters of Liverpool Football Club. The stark reality for supporters, some of whom have not yet accepted it, is that Liverpool is a major transition period and it’s going to do take a few years to regain stability before they can begin progressing again. In the past […]
Over the Weekend and over the season there have been numerous fouls that, taken purely on fact, have been the same but have resulted in differing punishments. I refer to the ‘last man’ foul, or denial of a ‘goal-scoring opportunity’ to quote FIFA’s rules. The punishments meted out in these […]
This week Jay Bothroyd went one better by receiving his first call up to the senior squad to reach a new peak in what has been a somewhat chequered career.
Described by his own manager as ‘high maintenance’ the road to international has not been an easy one for the 28 year old striker who has been described by Arsene Wenger as one of the most talented strikers to play at the club.
Congratulations are in order to FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids, winners of the Western and Eastern Conferences who will meet in Toronto for MLS Cup. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast, myself and Jeremiah Oshan talk about this weekend’s two conference finals. In the East, […]
I was thinking of doing a BundesligaTalk FIFA 11 competition on XBOX 360. My first idea was to get seventeen readers and myself to randomly be assigned a Bundesliga side, and then see who comes out victorious in a knock-out style tournament. I’m not sure if you can do it […]
The Major League Soccar Talk podcast will be recording at 9 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Pacific, but if you want to get involved in the live show, you can listen through the UStream player … … visit the Talk family’s Ustream site, and get involved via the chat room, below. […]
Sunderland’s shock win at Stamford Bridge has sent shockwaves rippling through English football. How could a side that are a usually so brutally clinical be out-played and out-classed in their own backyard? In many ways it would be unfair to be overly critical of Chelsea’s display because it would take […]
The LA Galaxy are MLS’s most glamorous team in its second largest market. It is coached by the most successful American soccer coach of all time, is captained by the most famous American soccer player today, and employs if not the most famous soccer player in the world, certainly the […]
EPL Talk reader Dave C posted an excellent suggestion the other day in ideas for articles as part of EPL Talk’s Readers Choice Month where we’re allowing readers to suggest story ideas. He was curious to know how you found EPL Talk in the first place. Was it a recommendation […]
Tuesday, November 16th 8:00PM EST – 5:00PM PST Guests: Patrick Quinn Colorado Rapids Supporter Previewing USA Roster At South Africa NASL Segment: Discussing their Proposal for Division II Status Mark Fishkin of the Seeing Red Podcast joins me to review the Red Bulls 2010 season Thursday, November 18th 8:00PM EST […]
Reading and Norwich traded blows to draw 3 – 3, whilst Burnley overcame Watford in a thrilling in a game where the lead changed hands 3 times. However the game this week that left pulses racing featured a club that is no stranger to the ups and downs of football in recent times, Portsmouth FC.
They lost 3-2 to Doncaster Rovers in a thrilling encounter!
Did we see what happened in the MLS Cup playoffs? Did we just see what happened at the Home Depot Center? We saw FC Dallas put three goals past the Los Angeles Galaxy and have earned their first trip to the MLS Cup Final. After such a fabulous start to […]
La Liga Jornada 11 Review: Barcelona Produces a Complete Team Performance In Their Defeat of VillarrealLeagues: La Liga Uncategorized
A select few matches each season define the league in terms of pecking order and/or overall footballing ability. Obviously, the two editions of El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona usually determine the fate of La Liga’s crown. More specifically, in the past five seasons, the team that won the […]
It may seem like a bizarre question for some of you, but seriously, what did you and I do before the Premier League existed? Depending on how long or new you’ve been following the league, your answers will vary greatly. But based on the amount of attention we give to […]
The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Quarterfinals Totals(both legs) Avg +/- Teams 2006 12,736 NA CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY 2007 17,041 33.81% CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY 2008 14,960 -12.22% CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL 2009 […]
The funny thing about the Premier League is that you never quite know how things will turn out until matters play out on the pitch. Before the weekend, many were waxing poetic on Chelsea’s very realistic chance of thrashing Sunderland by four, maybe five to Sunderland’s sad nil. Sunderland failed […]