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  • Tuesday, February 09

    Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen, 1pm ET, ESPN Deportes & ESPN3

  • Tuesday, February 09

    West Ham vs. Liverpool, 2:30pm, FS1 & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Tuesday, February 09

    Stuttgart vs. Dortmund, 2:30pm ET, ESPN Deportes & ESPN3

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Heidenheim vs Hertha Berlin, 1pm ET, ESPN3

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Bochum vs Bayern Munich, 2:30pm ET, ESPN Deportes & ESPN3

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Peterboro vs. WBA, 2:45pm ET, FS1 & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Valencia vs. Barcelona, 3pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

The Resurrection of AS Roma

Ever since Sampdoria’s surprise championship-winning campaign during the 1990/1991 season, the Serie A trophy has found itself outside of the cities of Torino or Milan for only 24 months as Juventus, Inter and AC Milan have dominated Italian calcio. The only respite from this dominance occurred at the turn of […]

Rossi Named to Italian National Team

Marcello Lippi announced the provisional Italian national team roster today on the FIGC website (official website notice here, Goal.com English summary here).  Few controversies were expected, as the Italian squad won the last World Cup and looked to return most of that roster.  There were however a few items of […]

Seven Keys to the AS Roma-AC Milan Match

The most anticipated match-up of the weekend is the AS Roma-AC Milan contest to decide which club can challenge Inter for the top spot in Serie A.  While the loser still has an outside shot at the scudetto, an Inter victory over Genoa would make it a tough task. Rather […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 20

After this weekend’s action, the eyes of Italy will be on its largest metropolitan city.  The Milan derby could move AC Milan within striking distance of first or could help Inter Milan put some distance between itself and its rival.  And the two clubs are approaching this game from opposite […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 13

Totti was a star in the 3-1 win over Bari For Italian soccer fans, the international break was excruciating.  The national team had two friendlies (which Arsenal fans would not consider too friendly) and watched to see who else would qualify from Europe.  Thankfully, the action from this weekend was […]

Nike’s CTR360 Trequartista AG Boots/Cleats Product Review

Nike is a relative newcomer to the boot game. What Nike has lacked in substance they’ve usually made up in style. Their autumn ad campaign channels Irvine Welsh’s finest prose by asking us to choose; choose control, choose speed, choose accuracy, choose touch or choose 5-a-side. I chose control, specifically Nike’s CTR360 […]

Juventus, Roma Suffer Major Injuries

UPDATE – Goal.com is reporting that Felipe Melo will also be out for this weekend’s match against Sampdoria. Two large Italian clubs received huge injury news today as they sought to climb up the Serie A table. Juventus star and striker Vincent Iaquinta revealed today that he has a torn […]

Serie A Talk Golden Boot Poll

For information on European Golden Boot Winners see – European Golden Boot and for previous top goalscorers in Serie A, Top Scorers Season by Season don’t forget the previous poll –Who will win the Scudetto?  is still open until Match Day One so place your votes, AC Milan are currently leading. (picture […]

Italian Super Cup – Mourinho Wins Again

It took more than 90 minutes but the outcome was similar to their last win back in 2006, as Internazionale are winners of the first Cup of the season, walking away with Super Cup silverware yesterday evening. New signing Sulley Muntari scored first for home-side Inter in the 18th minute (what an […]

Baptista Is A Romanista, A.S. Roma Welcomes The Beast

Roma have signed offensive threat Julio Baptista, to strengthen a Totti short lineup, doing so with little time to spare.  Over the last 3 weeks readers have clearly indicated the depleted status of Roma as a concern with several poll results placing the Giallorossi on top for change. [1] It is a significant move by […]

Most Expensive Injuries In Serie A

The 2008-2009 season starts end of month but several big names will be missing come opening day.  AC Milan especially are showing their weakened status with several poor performances in pre-season, including a 0 – 5 loss to London’s Chelsea last week in Russia.  Who do you think will be the most […]

Champions League Odds and Sods 2 April 2008

Liverpool and Arsenal had an Oscar and Felix feel.  Both clubs are each other’s bogey teams.  Arsenal’s Frenchified fancy dans cannot break down disciplined defenses and remain prone to adept counterattack.  Lump and pray Liverpool struggle when forced to play chess on the ground rather than checkers in the air.  […]

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EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 4

Once again, all 10 matches are available on television in the US, once again 6 live and 4 delayed. Note the date change on Everton-United; the channels remain the same. I do enjoy getting those early morning matches on Saturdays. **** Must-see. Cancel all other activities. Do not even DVR […]

Premier League Finale Podcast And House Notes

A few important house notes before this long holiday weekend (Memorial Day in the United States, and a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom): The latest episode of the highly-recommended Soccerlens Podcast, hosted by Stephen Darwin, features an interview with yours truly about the final weekend of the Premier League, […]

All-star teams named for Steven Gerrard testimonial match; Players include Suarez, Torres and Henry

Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher revealed the two All-Star teams which will feature during the upcoming Steven Gerrard testimonial match to be held on March 29. Tickets for the event went on sale today and immediately sold out. The proceeds raised from the game will help fund the Liverpool FC Foundation’s […]

Manuel Pellegrini is Next Best Thing for Manchester City After Pep Guardiola: The Nightly EPL

Well-respected journalist Sid Lowe of The Guardian writes in his column tonight that Manuel Pellegrini would be the next best thing for Manchester City after Pep Guardiola. With Guardiola taking over at Bayern Munich this summer, and Malaga manager Pellegrini looking to leave the Spanish side, everything is coming together nicely for […]

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Premier League fans plot mass walkout, says report

Football fans in England are considering a mass walkout in protest at rising Premier League ticket prices, the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday. An estimated 10,000 Liverpool supporters left Anfield in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland in protest over plans to introduce a most expensive match […]

Premier League unveils new logo for 2016/17 season onwards

The English Premier League unveiled its new, sponsor-free “visual identity” on Tuesday, which will take effect from the 2016-17 season onwards. The money-spinning English top flight is ending its 12-year association with Barclays bank in favor of becoming a ‘clean brand’ and will from now on be known simply as […]