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3 Theories About Jerome Champagne’s For FIFA Presidency

Since Friday, when it became apparent that former French diplomat and FIFA insider Jerome Champagne was running for FIFA President, I have heard various theories about his candidacy from well-connected sources in the game. Champagne is a world soccer insider whose relationships with current FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA […]

beIN SPORTS to send Ray Hudson to el Clasico and select Serie A games in Europe this season

During an exclusive interview following a press conference to announce beIN SPORTS’ coverage plans for La Liga, Serie A and Ligue Un, beIN SPORTS lead co-commentator Ray Hudson revealed to World Soccer Talk that the plan is for him to be sent on-location to co-commentate el Clasico games this season […]

As Good as it Gets

Tonight’s 6-1 win for the US Under 20 team at the U-20 World Cup (formerly the FIFA World Youth Championships) was as good a performance as I have ever seen by any US team against respectable opposition in a FIFA or CONCACAF event.(note I excluded COMEBOL events because the 3-0 […]

Win the "Once In A Lifetime" Paperback

Each day this week, we’re giving away a different prize from the new movie, “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos.” Today’s prize is a brand-new paperback copy of the excellent book written by Gavin Newsham. To be the lucky person to win the copy, […]

Carles Puyol considering joining New York City FC or Qatari team

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has resumed training and is rumored to be considering coming out retirement in order to play in the United States or sign a lucrative deal in Qatar. Puyol, after struggling struggling with persistent knee injuries, retired from soccer last May following fifteen years at his boyhood club. […]

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Euro 2016 qualifying, group stage results: Netherlands eliminated as field grows to 20 [VIDEO]

The Netherlands became the biggest casualty of the 2016 European Championship qualifying cycle on Tuesday, with a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic confirming the third place finishers at the 2014 World Cup would not qualify for UEFA’s preeminent international competition. Even if the Dutch had won, their status would have also been […]

Everton progress report after eight Premier League games

It’s been 20 long years since Paul Rideout scrambled a goal home to win the FA Cup for Everton against Manchester United, and since then the Blues haven’t won another piece of silverware. They have, though, for the past decade been in a very comfortable position, first started by David Moyes […]

Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]

Manchester United defender McNair remains hospitalized in Finland with abdominal injury

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is to remain in Helsinki for another night for further assessment on the abdominal injury sustained on Northern Ireland duty. Press Association Sport understands the 20-year-old is still being monitored at a hospital in the Finnish capital. McNair was injured in the 13th minute of Sunday’s […]