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Predicting the MLS Best XI

MLS has already announced its award finalists for the 2010 season and throughout the month will be slowly unveiling the winners of each award (congratulations Andy Najar and Donovan Ricketts).  On November 15, MLS will announce the Best XI for the year, and few things get soccer fans as excited […]

No Eye-catching Italian players?

As the World Cup is attracting all headlines related to soccer, there’s always a small echo of transfer market news which now, after Italy’s elimination from the World Cup, becomes much more than an echo for Italy fans. And as you read about transfer rumors and deals, you hear the […]

Mission Accomplished!

Today the US progressed, and not just to the next round of 16 in this World Cup. They progressed in the ranks of world football. Their status, their pedigree was elevated. How so? They did something that they as a nation have never done before. Something that Brazil, Argentina, Germany […]

USMNT: Moving On To Algeria

With the news that controversial match official Koman Coulibaly has received a rating of “poor” after his expedited evaluation following his shocking display in the now infamous United States – Slovenia draw and is likely to be relieved of his World Cup duties on Monday it’s time we shift our […]

Who Will Advance from the World Cup Group Stage?

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to make your predictions for the 2010 World Cup. Who will advance from each group, and who will go on to win the tournament? The top two teams from each group will advance past the Group Stage and into the round of 16. Then it’s […]

US Fans Are Too Concerned With Beating England

England will meet the US squad on June 12th at Rustenburg in South Africa and fans in the US are already anticipating what will probably be one of the most watched games in the States. Unfortunately, history is not on the US squad’s side. England have appeared in thirteen tournaments and made […]

Sirius/XM Radio To Broadcast All 64 World Cup Matches

ESPN’s saturation of World Cup coverage into the United States has added another source. Sirius/XM radio announced today that the sattelite radio provider will broadcast ESPN Radio’s coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. ESPN Radio’s coverage will be spearheaded by American announcer JP Dellacamera, the primary play-by play announcer […]

Ballacks Pain Of Missing The World Cup

  You have to feel for a player of the calibre of Michael Ballack and for fans of Germany. Things haven’t always gone swimmingly for Ballack at Stamford Bridge since he joined in 2006, but there is no doubt he is Germany’s most accomplished player of his generation. Be it […]

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Diving: A Cardinal Sin?

Much has been said about Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva’s dive against Celtic during last Wednesday’s 2nd leg of the Champions League pre-qualifier. One split-second incident has led to questions about Michael Platini’s proposed system of 5 referees, TV technology, retrospective charges and just exactly what is it that constitutes […]

Data Representation Of Arsenal's 3-1 Victory Against Chelsea

You may be wondering what the above picture represents. Well, it’s the entire 90 minutes plus stoppage time of yesterday’s match between Arsenal and Chelsea. It’s a “dataclock,” which is a data representation of the two teams where it measures key moments in the game, passes, shots, fouls and more. […]

Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

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