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Valencia Unnecessarily Drops Another Two Points

Based on their records coming into this fixture, the Valencia – Atlético Madrid Saturday fixture did not look to be an appetizing match, but knowing each team’s penchant to go forward, their stature in Spanish football, and their performances over the past few years, this game was the one to […]

La Liga in the Champions League: Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

The group stage of the Champions League began on Tuesday evening, and two La Liga outfits looked to initiate the exorcism of their personal demons. Real Madrid and its galácticos played its first Champions League match of the season against an upstart FC Zürich team who, before the match, seemed […]

Atlético Madrid Continues Their Stumbling Start

Atlético Madrid prolonged their faltering start with a 1-1 draw against Racing Santander on Saturday.  Even with a man advantage for the majority of the second half, they lacked the finishing touch to nip the win from a feisty Santander side.  Racing came off a 4-1 drubbing at El Sardinero […]

Heitinga Transfers to Everton

Dutch international right back, Johnny Heitinga, has accepted a transfer from Atletico Madrid to Everton, completing a physical just under the transfer window deadline which closed at 5pm yesterday. It’s a loss for Atleti and a serious loss for the Champions League competition (Everton competes in the Europa League but […]

Champions League 2009-10: Anderlecht and Celtic Looking For Miracles

After strong showings in the first leg of the playoff round, both Lyon and Arsenal are in a comfortable position to enter the group stage. Lyon can claim a tenth consecutive group-stage appearance unless they completely fall apart. The French club overwhelmed RSC Anderlecht 5-1 last week, while a 2-0 […]

Bundesliga Attendance Figures Dominate Europe

RheinEnergieStadion I used the stats feature at ESPN Soccernet to calcluate the clubs with the best attendances. Out of the top 20 attendances in Europe, Germany had 9 clubs. This post is to equip you with a tool to help promote our great league. Because, while we are in a […]

Everton Announced As The Opponent for MLS All-Stars

Major League Soccer has announced Everton as the opponent for this year’s MLS All-Star game. “We are very excited about Everton FC agreeing to be the opponent for the 2009 MLS All-Star Game,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a league statement. “Everton is an elite European club that features […]

Champions League Matchday 4 — Tuesday Preview

Matchday 4 should be a pivotal one as many groups may well be decided once the games are completed. Who needs a win and who can afford to slip? Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games. Group A Roma need to win at home against Chelsea but that is looking […]

Champions League: Your Running Commentary

The group stage of the Champions League begins today with several intriguing matches as well as the return of Chelsea and Liverpool to continental football. Be sure to set your DVRs for the following matches on TV today in the United States (all times eastern). Bordeaux vs. Chelsea: 2:30pm ESPN2/ESPN360.com […]

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups ahead (Real Madrid – Juventus springs to mind as does […]

Expert Football Coverage From Around The Leagues

While you’re enjoying EPL Talk, don’t forget to check out the sister sites in our network for a taste of German, Italian, Spanish, European and American soccer. Bundesliga Talk has the statistics comparing Schalke to Atletico Madrid for the most enticing Champions League third round qualifying match. Another new article […]

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 31: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Arsenal vs Liverpool, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra Man United vs Aston Villa, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sport Live Extra Everton vs Southampton, 10am, NBC Sport Live Extra Leicester vs West Ham, 10am, NBC Sport Live Extra Swansea […]

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