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EPL Games Temporarily Return to Setanta Sports USA

Setanta Sports USA will televise two high-profile Premier League games this weekend, according to its website, which was updated late Friday. Both the Arsenal versus Everton (Saturday, 10am ET) and West Ham versus Wolves (Sunday, 8:25am ET) games will be shown on Setanta USA, as long as mother nature cooperates […]

Arsenal vs Galaxy

As both an Arsenal fan and a longtime Los Angeles Galaxy season ticket holder, I have been asked how I reconcile my support for two different teams.  I always reply that supporting Arsenal and the Galaxy is like having two friends who are destined never to meet.  This Saturday at […]

Fox's New Channel to Be Baptized Fox Soccer Plus?

With the exclusive story earlier this week reporting that Fox Soccer Channel is in talks with Setanta Sports to acquire the US company, EPL Talk has found evidence that Fox has trademarked the name Fox Soccer Plus (and also the variation Fox Soccer +) as well as acquired the domain […]

Why ESPN's BottomLine Ticker Annoys Soccer Fans

If I had to count the number of times that ESPN has ruined Premier League games for me this season by running latest scores on their BottomLine Ticker while I’m recording games on Fox Soccer Channel or Setanta Sports, it would be definitely number more than a dozen. Yes, before […]

Looking Ahead to the FA Cup Third Round On US Television

Without a doubt, the third round of the FA Cup is one of the highlights of the calendar year for football supporters. It’s a golden opportunity to see the giants of football compete against amateur teams made up of people with ordinary professions such as postmen, labourers, accountants and policemen, […]

Are The Days Of Cable and Satellite Providers Numbered?

In the past decade, we’ve seen plenty of changes but one of the biggest ones has been that middle men have seen their power stripped away because of the Internet. Record companies are no longer as powerful as they used to be. Authors are self-publishing their books. Filmmakers are releasing […]

What’s Your Saturday Premier League Routine?

Listening to the excellent radio program This American Life recently on National Public Radio, I became deeply enthralled by a segment they played about an improv group from New York that often played mind games (which, for some bizarre reason, is something I love to do at times). In this […]

Just How Much Trouble Are Setanta In?

More news seems to be filtering through over the continued rumours that Setanta Sports are in financial difficulty here in the UK and are desperately trying to find some finance to help them through after they only won one of the six Premier League Packages for the next deal that […]

Early Goals See Top Two Advance to FA Cup Semi-Finals

Thanks to early first half goals from Didier Drogba and Carlos Tevez, Chelsea and Manchester United weakened the will of their opposition and saw out relatively elementary victories to advance to the FA Cup Semi-Finals. Yea, Coventry City then Fulham folded up cheaper than any cheap tent or umbrella. If […]

ESPN Loses Premier League UK TV Rights Battle

Breaking news: The Premier League has announced that out of the six TV packages available for bidding in the UK for the 2010-2013 seasons, Sky Sports won five of those packages with Setanta getting the sixth and final one. That means that ESPN’s attempt to bid on the rights ended […]

ESPN and Setanta To Team Up To Beat Fox?

The Guardian newspaper is reporting that ESPN and Setanta Sports are expected to team up to try to win the U.S. TV rights to the Premier League from Fox Soccer Channel for the 2010-2013 seasons. The relationship between Setanta and ESPN is already close. In October 2008, Setanta Sports sub-licensed […]

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USL 2 Title Game Preview

We’ll have a full preview of Saturday Night’s USL 2 Championship match this Friday on the American Soccer Show. The Charlotte Eagles take on the Cleveland City Stars from Krenzel Stadium, Saturday at 8pm ET on FSC. Included in the show will be an interview with Cleveland City Stars Head […]

Hodgson Needs to Look to Ferguson For Inspiration

Regarding Roy Hodgson and the job he’s done at Liverpool thus far, let’s get all of the criticisms out on the table. In the past few weeks, I’ve heard complaints that “small club” managers, such as Hodgson from Fulham, don’t do well at “big clubs,” Hodgson is hopeless tactically, he hasn’t won any […]

There Will Be Goals – What Makes A Goal Celebration Great?

If you’ve been a supporter of the Premier League for just a few months, or, since it’s inception in 1992, you’re sure to have one thing in common:  you’ve definitely seen some incredible goals. There’s been hundreds over the past 18 years and ultimately too many great ones to count. […]

Poll: Who Do You Want To Win The Big Race?

Tomorrow in the United States will be the biggest day in the history of the country for several years. But if you had one choice between the candidates, who would you want to win the race? <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1070829/” >If you only had one vote, who would you want to win […]

An Open Window

In previous years the January transfer window didn’t mean a whole lot for MLS. The league for all intents and purposes retreated from the international transfer market after the 2000 season, a year when MLS was extremely aggressive in bring top international talent from European leagues to MLS, and in […]

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Jurgen Klopp has agreed 3-year deal with Liverpool; Press conference scheduled for tomorrow

Jurgen Klopp has agreed to become Liverpool’s new manager and will officially sign his contract when he flies into Merseyside on Thursday evening. Press Association Sport understands all negotiations have been completed with the former Borussia Dortmund boss and confirmation from the club is likely to follow later today. Liverpool’s […]

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 […]