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Best Goal: Henry, Nguyen or Villareal?

Last night’s games certainly did not lack offense.  Excluding the Seattle friendly, eighteen goals were scored in the seven MLS games and only two teams (not coincidentally, both playing midday) failed to score a goal on Wednesday.  And anytime you have close, exciting games with a number of goals, there […]

Score One For the Bundesliga!

Have goals ever been so important? With two games remaining, points are only marginally more important than goal difference in the hunt for survival, Europe and even the Meisterschaft. Wolfsburg silenced the critics and showed their professionalism by keeping their outstanding home-form (remember the only points dropped at the VW […]

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Best of 2009-10: EPL Talk Podcast

As we at the EPL Talk Podcast shift into World Cup gear, it is a good time to look back at some of the audio highlights of the season. Thanks to the efforts of Paul Scanling (who you may know as the user Atlanta Pompey), we bring you a Best […]

FSC Treats Viewers to Soccer Saturday from Sky

Viewers to Fox Soccer Channel on Saturday were pleasantly shocked and surprised to see live coverage of Soccer Saturday, the weekly show from Sky Sports. It was one of those rare Saturdays where Fox Soccer Channel had no Premier League matches on-air while Setanta Sports had the two matches from […]

Parity in Football

By Chris Riordan The detractors of MLS are very quick to point out the leagues’ deficiencies. However, there is something that MLS has, which a lot of Europe ’s top flights don’t … parity. Sure, it’s a bit frustrating seeing the level of team’s play fluctuate so much, week to […]

England Have Renewed Hope after Croatia Crushing

It may only be one victory but England’s comprehensive beating of Croatia on Wednesday night could represent a dramatic turn in fortunes for the famous footballers who for so long have failed miserably to live up to their nations’ expectations. Not quite good enough under Sven Goran Eriksson, an absolute […]

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Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]