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German Agency Declares Vanishing Spray a Health Hazard

A German inspection agency has come to the conclusion that the now famous vanishing spray used during 2014 World Cup matches contains parabens, a chemical linked with health issues. The agency, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TueV), issued a statement on the concern saying, “In its present form, the product is not usable […]

FIFA Votes to Ban Third-Party Player Ownership

FIFA has recently announced that it will soon ban third-party player ownerships. While the association made the sensible decision to bar the sketchy involvement of third parties, the ban will not be effective immediately. Following a meeting on the issue, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated, “We took a firm decision […]

Jerome Champagne To Run For FIFA Presidency Next Year

Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has announced his intention of challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at next year’s elections. Last week, Blatter announced that he would seek a fifth term in office as the head of world football’s governing body, citing ‘unfinished business’ as the main reason to […]

Cable TV No Longer The Future For The Soccer Viewing Fan

With cable and satellite prices continuing to increase, many people are joining the cord cutter movement and ditching their television provider services. In fact, 7.6 million Americans have ended their cable/satellite subscriptions according to USA Today. In the report, the newspaper claims that “about 6.5% of households nationwide have cut […]

Chuck Blazer Steps Down from CONCACAF

CONCACAF general secretary, nemesis of Mohammed Bin Hammam, and tabloid story-filler Chuck Blazer announced today he would step down from his role in the soccer federation at the end of the year.  Blazer had been involved in CONCACAF’s leadership for two decades and his resignation is certainly the end of […]

Are England And The USA FIFA’s Contingency Plan?

The dust is just beginning to settle on a week that could forever change the footballing world. The decisions to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cup’s to Russia and Qatar has left a sour taste amongst all the unsuccessful bidders. But was FIFA’s snubbing of bids from England and […]

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Vito Mannone Shows Arsenal What They Have Been Missing

Roy Hodgson has not taken long to turn Craven Cottage into a difficult place to play.  Far from the day when Lawrie Sanchez was dragging Fulham close to the drop zone, an extremely resolute back four anchored by Brede Hangeland have turned the Cottagers into a difficult proposition. For Arsenal, […]

Fact or Trash! Jan 2008 – Round 1

Before I get started, a quick correction on yesterday’s post – QPR’s deals for Connolly and Ephraim are permanent moves and not just loan deals. I also neglected to mention a couple of “future star” signings that were made by Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United as well as deals […]

La Liga Roundup – Week 27

The Top 3 of La Liga remained intact but the race for 4th place and the final Champions League spot got a bit tighter.  Villarreal gave up a 2-0 lead at the Vicente Calderon to Atlético Madrid and lost 3-2 with Antonio Lopez scoring the game winner in the 83rd […]

Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalez this week and discussed his partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he’d like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men’s National team and more. Here’s the transcript of the exclusive interview: Caitlin O’Connell (CO): So tell us about Pass the Love and […]

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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 […]