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US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski titled the American version of their new book Soccernomics (review is here), but their title for the release in the UK is Why England Lose.  In the book, Kuper and Syzmanski identified the US as a rising power in soccer and England as a permanent disappointment […]

A Weekend of Drama in the English Premier League

Fans of the English Premier League need little reassurance that the English top flight consistently provides excitement and interest that is matched by no other domestic league.  Any dissenters or doubters just had to tune into some EPL coverage over the weekend to be rewarded with a full slate of action […]

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Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard benched by Real Madrid Castilla

Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard has been benched by Real Madrid Castilla for the team’s past two games. The reason the talented teenager has not featured for the club’s reserve side stems from a clause in the player’s contract. Odegaard signed a six-year contract in January for a fee of around £2.3 million. His […]

See Real Madrid-Barcelona and/or Man United-Man City In Person Before Tickets Sell Out

Reminder: The registration deadline for the World Soccer Talk European Experience closes today. Just 10 days ago, we launched the World Soccer Talk European Experience where we offered you a chance to go see Chelsea-Arsenal, Real Madrid-Barcelona and Manchester United-Manchester City. The packages to the Chelsea versus Arsenal game have already sold […]

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 […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]