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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 […]

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Patrick Barclay Interview: Video Trailer

Watch the short trailer for EPL Talk’s upcoming interview with Patrick Barclay, one of the top soccer authors and journalists in the United Kingdom. The complete interview — conducted by EPL Talk’s Laurence McKenna — will be released in its entirety in the near future. During the interview, Barclay covers […]

The Independent Retracts Story About Gary Megson Sacking

The Independent newspaper has publicly acknowledged that it got its facts wrong in a story about the future of Bolton manager Gary Megson, which was originally published on April 8, 2008. The newspaper originally wrote that the club was “planning an overhaul in its management structure and was set to […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]