I remember when the January transfer window first came to football. Forgive me if I can’t remember the exact year but I remember FIFA decided that it was a good idea to help all the small clubs hold onto their top players for larger parts of a season. Nobody could […]
Part of the problem Major League Soccer has on television is undoubtedly the amateur nature in which the Disney family network has treated the league for years. We’ve had shows come and go like MLS Extra Time, and MLS Soccer Saturday. We’ve seen the TV ratings go down almost every […]
Mark Clattenburg will referee his first Chelsea match in six months this Sunday after being accused of using a racist slur in Chelsea’s game against Manchester United from October, 2012. Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was the center of the storm after accusing Clattenburg of using inappropriate language in his […]
On behalf of all of the bloggers on Major League Soccer Talk, I’d like to wish you Happy Holidays during this special time of the year. During 2009, Major League Soccer Talk has continued to grow in popularity thanks to bloggers such as Kartik Krishnaiyer, Chris Riordan, Eric Altshule, Peter […]
Cesc Fabregas believes he is playing the best football of his career – and puts his scintillating form down to the quality of his Chelsea team-mates. The Spain midfielder moved to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in the summer, insisting he had ‘unfinished business’ in the Premier League having previously spent […]
This week Jay Bothroyd went one better by receiving his first call up to the senior squad to reach a new peak in what has been a somewhat chequered career.
Described by his own manager as ‘high maintenance’ the road to international has not been an easy one for the 28 year old striker who has been described by Arsene Wenger as one of the most talented strikers to play at the club.
Here is the very definition of irony: Jurgen Klinsmann and Landon Donovan share a common piece of real estate in domestic soccer. Donovan once stood as American soccer’s most divisive figure. He was either a blue ribbon talent who faithfully served his country’s World Cup efforts for more a decade […]
Contrary to most media attention, there have actually been two recent Premier League managerial vacancies. The same day as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool departure, Dick Advocaat of Sunderland resigned from his post, saying the tools he was given to work with weren’t enough to keep the Black Cats in the Premier […]
Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti is a superb manager with an excellent resume. In a coaching career that has spanned more than two decades, he has won the Mexican league with three different teams, being named best manager in one of those tournaments, taken a fourth team to the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup […]
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with Sam Allardyce over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat’s replacement. Despite days of speculation, which has seen the former West Ham boss’ odds for the job plummet, there has as yet been no direct contact, […]
Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield signals a statement of intent from Liverpool. No longer will they be smitten with the flavor of the month manager domestically or try desperately to cling on to past glories. Liverpool are finally acting like the big club they often proclaim to be. But not […]