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MLS Cup 2010 – The Live Blog

Beginning at 8:30 Eastern, MLS Talk will be live blogging the 2010 MLS Cup.  Join us here to discuss the players, coaches, BMO Field, ESPN, and everything else around the fifteenth MLS Cup.  Insightful analysis will be welcome, as well as humor and pop culture references. I look forward to […]

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 2

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg   Avg +/- Home Teams  2006   15,938  NA  New England  Dallas  Houston  DC United  2007   19,838   24.47%   New England  Chivas USA  Houston  DC United  2008   19,444   -1.99%   Chicago  Columbus  Houston  Chivas USA  2009   21,526   10.71%   Chicago […]

MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles

In the first part of our 2009 MLS Cup Final preview, the Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy players were assessed and compared, with a slight advantage being measured for the Galaxy. In this continuation of our analysis, attention is paid to the coaches and intangibles for both clubs. […]

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The Only Thing Slowing Real Madrid Down Is The International Break

The only thing preventing Real Madrid from completely running away with La Liga is the fact that Carlo Ancelotti’s side stumbled out of the starting blocks; losing to Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid during the opening weeks of the Spanish campaign. Since their loss in the Madrid derby on September 13th, […]

Latest TV Ratings For ESPN2’s EPL Coverage

The Nielsen Ratings for ESPN2’s most recent Premier League match have been released. For the October 3rd game between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, the network achieved a 0.2 rating with an audience of approximately 265,508 viewers. The Bolton against Spurs game garnered the fifth highest Premier League TV ratings […]

Will Diego Costa Ruin Chelsea’s Champions League Dreams At Stamford Bridge?

Didier Drogba spoiled Chelsea fans. The Ivory Coast international arrived at Chelsea in July 2004 for the bargain price of £24 million and made an almost immediate impact, helping lead the club to its second-ever top-flight league title in his first campaign.  Throughout his tenure with Chelsea, Drogba consistently bailed […]

Will Barcelona or Real Madrid win El Clasico?

All eyes will be on the clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid with the magnificent Camp Nou playing host to this top of the table meeting of the eternal rivals. Without disregarding or belittling the history behind this intense rivalry which extends beyond the football pitch to engulf social and […]

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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 […]

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET

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 […]

Who is Issa Hayatou, world soccer’s acting FIFA President?

Now that Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world soccer, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities for the next 90 days, Issa Hayatou will serve as the interim FIFA President until a new one is appointed in February 2016 when the FIFA presidential elections happen. But up until now, […]

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini and Valcke from soccer-related activities for 90 days

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke have all been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, after being investigated over corruption allegations. The three are banned from any soccer-related activity in the interim. They deny any wrongdoing. While Valcke has already […]