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7 England Footballers Who Should Join Heskey in Retirement

English footballer Emile Heskey did the noble thing this week by announcing his retirement from international football. Despite lots of criticism, Heskey was a stalwart for England, making 62 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2010 and contributing a large number of assists and seven goals. He’ll be remembered […]

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Unveiled for New York

First there was Brand Beckham going to Hollywood. Now we have King Henry coming to the Big Apple. While MLS is getting that knack as a semi-retirement league for the world’s greatest stars (Frank Lampard has mentioned it as well), Henry’s signing is still a major deal for the young […]

The L.A. Galaxy – You Win Some, You Draw Some

No Donovan.  No Buddle.  No Beckham.  No problem. The L.A. Galaxy continued their astounding early season form this evening with a 4-1 bulldozing of the Houston Dynamo this evening at the Home Depot Center.  The Galaxy continued their absolutely torrid pace and are still undefeated with 10 wins and 2 […]

England Match Memories: Which Games Do You Remember?

Every country has its historic matches that will never be forgotten and England’s rich World Cup history provides many celebrated games. Say phrases like “1966 World Cup”, “hand of God”, “David Beckham free kick”, “Gazza”, or “losing to penalties” to an England fan and watch his eyes light up with […]

Do Top European Players View MLS as a Retirement League?

England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard recently stated he’d consider pulling an Eddie Murphy in the 1988 John Landis vehicle Coming to America, and, well, head stateside and over to the prestigious MLS in the future. The only problem with super Frank’s comments were that they were followed by the […]

The England Outsiders#2 Full-Backs

With less than 3 months to go until England’s first group game against the U.S.A on June 12th in the World Cup and one particular pair of positions are causing more problems than anyone envisaged. At full strength, the English full-backs picked themselves with Ashley Cole easily making a case […]

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

After Landon Donovan’s empathic goal at Goodison Park yesterday, he was carried by teammate Jack Rodwell into the corner nearer the crowd so he could receive the plaudits from the fans more directly.  That the crowd started chanting USA-USA-USA was not surprising.  English supporters have taken up the famous cheer […]

Lessons Learned From Giornata 19

We have reached the halfway point of the season, and it seems like the race for the scudetto is over (whether it is or not you can debate).  The big story from this past weekend was Milan’s thumping of Juventus but of course there are numerous subplots and stories that […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 18

Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, Italian soccer has returned to our airwaves, and this week’s matches saw the return of David Beckham, the goal of the year, and some good calcio as well.  As reports roll in of players leaving Italy in transfers, the question is […]

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Worst players of the season?

Norman Hubbard of ESPN Soccernet has written an interesting article on who he thinks have been the worst players of the season so far. Personally, most of the article is spot on but there are a few choices that I don’t agree with. Liverpool – Peter Crouch. Has Hubbard not […]

West Ham United 09/10 Home Jersey Leaked

West Ham United’s new home kit won’t be released until Monday, but we have a leaked picture of what is presumably it thanks to Football Shirt Culture. Designed and manufactured by Umbro and sponsored by SBOBET, the new jersey features a checkerboard design on the front in claret, and a […]

A Weekend to Forget? Not So Fast, My Friend

If you’re a neutral observer like me, this weekend’s slate of games really doesn’t have any compelling storylines or reasons to get excited, at least from the outside. None of the big teams are playing each other and there are no rivalry games. The closest thing to a true derby […]

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Why I’ll be watching CONCACAF Cup on FOX Sports, not Univision; By Oliver Tse

Ever since I started watching soccer on English-language U.S. television regularly in August 1994 (as a replacement for Major League Baseball, which had a player strike and had to cancel the World Series that year), I have always believed that the development of home-grown North American sportscasters is one small […]