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Book Review: The Global Game

The Global Game – Writers on Soccer. Edited by John Turnbull, Thom Satterlee & Alon Raab. Bison Books. 296 pp. $19.95. Living in the States, you are about as likely to find a good book about soccer/football right off the shelf at your local bookstore as you are to get […]

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Happy Fourth Of July

On behalf of Major League Soccer Talk and all of the bloggers who work diligently on this site, I’d like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth Of July. It’s been one of the best build-ups to a Fourth of July in quite some time for soccer fans […]

The Derby Rules The FA Cup Fourth Round Proper

Two big derby match-ups are the key draws of the FA Cup Fourth Round Draw. When the first tie drawn is Liverpool v Everton, you know something special was in the air. The other derby of the round takes place at Pride Park where Derby County will host Nottingham Forest. […]

Fabricio Coloccini Heading Out of Newcastle United; Doesn’t Want to Play Another Game for Club: The Nightly EPL

Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini appears to be on the verge of heading out of the club after reaffirming his desire to end his stay at St. James’ Park. According to an exclusive in The Independent, Coloccini does not intend to play against Aston Villa in Tuesday’s crucial relegation battle […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]