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    NEC vs. PSV, 10:45am ET, NGSN

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    Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 11:30am ET, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO.

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    Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid, 12:15pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

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    Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

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    Pachuca vs. Puebla, 8pm ET, NBC Universo

Celtic Park Is Set To Rock For One More European Night

Celtic are facing a win-or-go-home scenario when they host AC Milan in Tuesday evening’s Champions League group stage match. A win could see Celtic catapulted into second place; a loss would effectively eliminate the Hoops from this season’s European competition. For those who haven’t seen a Champions League match from […]

Vote – What Was the Goal of the Week

Niccolo brings up an interesting debate in his weekend review post that I wanted to put to a vote.  This weekend we saw two incredible goals in Serie A, and I will throw it out to the readership to vote on which one was the best. Contender #1 – Ilicic’s […]

How Italy Will Beat Slovakia

Despite Italy’s lackluster performance in their first two group stage matches, the Azzurri have the chance to advance into the next round of the World Cup with a win or a tie plus help.  Some excellent analyses of the Italian team’s weaknesses have been published over the last few days, and […]

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly the best keeper in the world could actually miss the […]

Who Are the Starting 11 for the Azzurri?

An ESPN interview with some of the Italian national team players shows that not even the squad seems to know who will be on the pitch on Sunday when they kick off versus Paraguay.  Marcello Lippi has been tight-lipped about who will start and what formation the Azzurri will play, […]

Pirlo Injured, World Cup Status Unknown

Update – ESPN.com via Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Pirlo plans to be fit by the final group stage match against Slovakia. Add Andrea Pirlo to the growing list of World Cup injuries. The Italian midfielder and AC Milan star could miss an undefined number of matches after suffering […]

How Milan Can Become Great Again

It’s been a perculiar, unpredictable season for Milan as the side have endured great levels of torment from humiliating defeats to the likes of Inter and Manchester United, and they have found themselves looking desperately blunt on other occasions, often with dramatic late goals saving them from further embarrassment. Huntelaar’s […]

Does Chelsea have a Frank Lampard problem?

After 10 games, one might think that Frank Lampard, the engine and inspiration behind most of Chelsea’s offensive production over the past 5 seasons, has run into a torrid patch of form.  This is mostly due to his low goal return – one in the Premiership and one in the […]

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

Juninho Puts On Free Kick Scoring Clinic, Lyon 3 – 2 Nice

On Saturday Juninho showed why he is the master of the free kick after bringing Lyon single-handedly back into this one, with a clinical display of scoring from the deadball situation. While waiting for Inter – Catania to start I decided to turn the dial to TV5 and have a look-see of French Ligue One with Lyon vs. Nice. I wasn’t disappointed as […]

Phil Scolari Set to Sign…Everyone

Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari stirred the footballing pot when Chelsea announced an agreement with him to become their next manager, at the termination of his Portugal contract after Euro 2008. Throwing even more chum into the water, are the ever truthful transfer magicians, who now have just about everyone […]

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Premier League Saturday Gameweek 23 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

On a chilly day in England and Wales, there were plenty of goals and highlights worth watching in Premier League gameweek 23, the Saturday edition. Here are the video highlights (US readers, only). Manchester City vs Fulham Video: Manchester City v Fulham Premier League Highlights 01/19/13 Liverpool vs Norwich City […]

Pep Guardiola charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA for an incident of non-sporting nature. In all its wisdom, European football’s governing body has elected to take issue with Guardiola for wearing a t-shirt which promoted a campaign for justice surrounding the death of an Argentine journalist during his pre-match […]

MLS Talk Is Now Hiring

Microsoft, Home Depot, Harley Davidson and even Halliburton have all announced they’re having layoffs, but here at Major League Soccer Talk we’re one of the few places that are actually hiring. If you’re interested in writing for Major League Soccer Talk or any of our eight sister sites covering the […]

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Chelsea boss Hiddink pleads for Friday night Euro relief

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink pleaded with the Premier League to introduce Friday night football in an effort to maximize his side’s chances of Champions League success. Hiddink’s team face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday in a tough last-16, first-leg match-up having played on Saturday evening when they […]

First Pep, then Klopp: Augsburg relish ‘dream’ games

Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, […]