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Donovan Shines, Brazilians Sputter as Galaxy Beat Revs on Opening Day

  There is a world-wide assumption that, when it comes to a ball, Americans can only throw and catch while Brazilians can do the samba with the ball at their feet and never miss a step.  Every time a Brazilian joins a MLS team, the fans greet those players like […]

Everton Continue To Be Overlooked

You’ve got to feel for David Moyes and the never ending injury situation at Goodison Park. Since they finished fourth in 2005, it seems every season starts in December due to the injury affliction that seemingly curses the Toffees. Thankfully, we’re past the days when teams blamed gypsy curses for […]

How an EPL Club Can Conquer America In 7 Easy Steps

There is talk that Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur could be playing friendlies in the United States this summer. It’s music to my ears and I’m sure many other soccer fans in America. But while teams in the past such as Chelsea, Everton and others have tried to […]

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 […]

Hull City Search For A Hero

In a strange yet understandable move, Hull City Chairman Adam Pearson has removed Phil Brown from his position as manager at the struggling side. It strikes me as strange as Brown has been moved on after an impressive, if limited, performance against Arsenal on Saturday. Removal after the dismal showing […]

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 […]

Moyes Continues Everton Midas Touch

On August 15th 2009, Everton faced Arsenal on a sun drenched, season opener and lost 6-1. Joleon Lescott pulled on a royal blue shirt that afternoon despite reinforcing his desire to leave Goodison Park and angering manager David Moyes. The team were without influential performers such as Phil Jagielka and […]

BBC Sport Erases Everton's Victory Against Man United

What’s wrong with this picture above? Read the caption to see how BBC Sport accidentally erased Everton’s impressive 3-1 victory against Manchester United on Saturday. Since the BBC is based in The Old Smoke, maybe it’s a London bias against teams from Merseyside? Thanks to reader Griff for the news […]

Jack Rodwell Puts Himself In Shop Window Again

If you can’t beat them, buy them. That has often been Manchester United’s strategy when the club has lost pivotal league games against smaller English clubs and/or have been embarrassed by Premier League players who display incredible raw skill. United has often gone on to purchase many of those footballers. […]

Arteta, Everton Suffer From Tim Duncan Syndrome

When Tim Duncan was a senior at Wake Forest University, his teammates often utilized a very basic strategy: 1.) get the ball to Duncan, and 2.) watch him play. A 7-footer can only do so much on a basketball court, however, and the lack of real help from Duncan’s teammates […]

Ruminations on Landon Donovan: a Yankee Perspective

Donovan.  Another solid performance.  While all the nay-sayers are stewing, waiting for him to stumble, donning the ill-got rep they bestowed on him after a couple short stints in Germany, I want to see him score goals.  I don’t care if Everton go down in a smoking mass of decaying […]

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Latest News From EPL Talk

If you’re looking for live commentary of Manchester United v Aston Villa on the internet, go here. The third-round FA Cup match kicks off at 9am ET. The audio is courtesy of Eat Sleep Sport (thanks for the tip BCjohn).EPL Talk has published the U.S. TV listings for matches involving […]

ESPN and Univision confirm FIFA excluded them from World Cup 2026 bidding

ESPN and Univision have officially confirmed what World Soccer Talk revealed earlier today that neither TV network had been notified that the FIFA TV rights for 2023-2026 (including FIFA World Cup 2026) were being handed to FOX Sports and Telemundo instead of going through the typical closed bidding process. Presumably, the […]

Russia Unveils Official Emblem For World Cup 2018

The Organizing Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has unveiled the official emblem in Moscow. “The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here in four years,” said FIFA President Sepp Blatter. See more — […]

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