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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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Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup in New York/New Jersey

As any soccer fan will tell you, while watching your favorite club on television is pretty great, seeing their favorite club live, in the flesh, is a luxury. As I watched the thousands of eager fans stream into Red Bull Arena for the 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) matches earlier […]

Podcast Update

Episode 23 featuring an interview with “Ipswich Mick” has been released. Episode 24 featuring an interview with Scott French regarding the September/October issue of Major League Soccer magazine will be released last Friday. Episodes 25 and 26 will be released on Tuesday and Friday of next week. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

English Premier League Review: EPL Talk Podcast

With Manchester City’s loss at Wolverhampton, the predicted Big Three has emerged in the Premier League. Will Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United continue pulling away going forward? That’s the question that starts this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, where myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna the continued early season […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]

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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the FIFA crisis. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]

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