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Tag Archives: Brazil

Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of … Continue reading

US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Posted on by Eric Altshule

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 … Continue reading

Italy Named World Cup Top Seed

Posted on by Robert

In an announcement Wednesday that will not come as much of a surprise to followers of soccer, Italy was named one of the top seeds for the 2010 World Cup, joining host nation South Africa, Brazil, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

Dempsey, Howard And USA Put Up A Great Fight In 3-2 Loss To Brazil

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Q: Why did he mention Dempsey and Howard in the title? A: It’s a sneaky writer’s trick. He name-dropped Americans who play in the Premier League to justify writing about USA v Brazil for EPLTalk.com. Q: Is that why he … Continue reading

Italy: Confederations Cup Disaster

Posted on by David Schiavone

As the final of the Confederations Cup approaches, the tournament for one team in particular has been an unmitigated disaster. Coming into the competition, as World Champions would surely mean an easy route to the semi-finals at least, however Italy … Continue reading

Italy Meets Brazil Today In London

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Kickoff for today’s international friendly will be at 7:45 pm London time, and 2:45 pm on the east coast in North America as the Azzurri take on Brazil in a high profile friendly at the Emirates Stadium, the home of … Continue reading

Amauri Finally Gets The Call

Posted on by George Metellus

Juventus’ goal poacher, Amauri finally received the call to play for A Seleção. Dunga called Amauri to the team for the friendly against Italy on February 10th after original call up Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano ruptured two ligaments in his … Continue reading

Surprises on Brazil Roster For Italy Friendly

Posted on by George Metellus

VS. The 5-time World Champion (and official national team of the Metellus Family) Brazil announced their roster for the highly anticipated Feb. 10th friendly vs. 4-time and current World Champion, Italy. Its a roster that was surprising due to its … Continue reading

Another Reason To Hate NBC's Olympic Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Watching Brazil against Argentina in the semi-final of the Olympic games this morning, I felt like I was in a timewarp back to the late 1980′s. That’s because NBC, in their infinite stupidity, are breaking for TV commercials in the … Continue reading

Rafael and Fabio Da Silva: Players To Watch

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This week, two Manchester United players made their debut for the club in quiet circumstances during a 2-0 friendly win against League One side Peterborough United. The match was noteworthy because of the debut for two of United’s rising stars, … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Jol at Hamburg

Posted on by Mark

Fred Rutten isn’t the only new Dutch manager in the Bundesliga, as ex-Tottenham Martin Jol took over the reigns of Hamburg earlier this month. It’s been nearly 30 years since Jol’s last appearance in Germany. He made 9 appearances for … Continue reading

Liverpool Does the Right Thing: German Clubs Do Not

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

On the European Continent and on the British Isles the view of the Olympic football Tournament is completely different than in the rest of the world. In Europe the tournament is seen as more of a nuisance than anything, while … Continue reading

Ronaldo, I’m so ashamed

Posted on by Kevin Walker

  Reuters – Brazilian football star Ronaldo admits being ashamed after a motel run-in with three transvestites in Rio de Janeiro.In his first public appearance since the scandal broke Ronaldo described the episode as the “worst decision in his personal … Continue reading