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  • Friday, February 12

    Sporting Gijon vs. Rayo Vallecano, 2:30pm, beIN SPORTS en Espanol and fuboTV

  • Friday, February 12

    Mainz vs. Schalke, 2:30pm ET, FS1 & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Friday, February 12

    Carpi vs. Roma, 2:45pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

Mazzarri takes on Napoli job

After Napoli’s disappointing start to the season, president Aurelio De Laurentis has decided to “dismiss” Roberto Donadoni as head coach, and has now hired Walter Mazzarri. Napoli were looking forward to a successful season, with new signings such as Quagliarella, De Sanctis, and Cigarini. Napoli looked ready to shine with […]

Can Diamanti Emulate Di Canio?

Can West Ham United’s new Italian talent have the same impact on the Hammers as club legend Paolo Di Canio did between 1999 and 2003? Gianfranco Zola signed Alessandro Diamanti for a fee of around £6 million in the summer. Big money for an untested player especially in light of […]

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with a hand full of poor cards.  I don’t believe that […]

Darren Bent’s Rant Goes A-Twitter

When I first heard of Twitter, I thought it was a dirty verb, like: “Get Twittered!” or “Go Twitter yourself!” (And maybe there’s still potential for that.) Turns out it’s a social networking website. And it has undeniably become the Next Big Net Thing. In addition to allowing friends to keep up with each other’s day-to-day goings-on, all […]

Do We Really Need A New Football?

Football’s magnificence lies in it simplicity. The rules, the tactics, the culture have adopted their own complexities over the years, but boots, nets, linesmen, banners and songs all become luxuries when we acknowledge the lovers of the game would play in the mud in bare feet if they had to. […]

Who is the target demo for MLS?

Who is the real target demographic of professional soccer in the U.S.? Is it Soccer Moms?  Is it Soccer players?  Is it Latino people? Sure, Soccer Moms, Latinos and Soccer players make up some of the peripheral targets, but who makes up the core target? One U.S. pro soccer fan thinks he’s the core […]

Serie A Match Day Six Results

Some surprises as Juventus, AC Milan and Roma all lose ground on the top teams and especially Inter. Lazio required a late goal by Simone Inzaghi to keep their place atop Serie A and maintain their home record of zero loses.  A quick look at match statistics reveals just how lopsided the Lazio-Lecce […]

Match Day Three – Serie A Italian Calcio

Arrival of Match Day Three for Serie A fans will see several key players missing including, Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso for Milan (both injured), Massimo Maccarone for Seina and Sulley Muntari for Inter (both suspended), forward David Trezeguet for Juventus and forward Ezequiel Lavezzi for Napoli (both also injured). I’ve provided a recap of my predictions from […]

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SI Layoffs Mean Less Footy Coverage?

One of the biggest moments in my short “writing career” is when I saw that Sports Illustrated took a liking to the sport I love.  They began giving a damn to the game more than once every four years or to show Americans that “their sports”  were better than the […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]