What's New

  • Sunday, February 14

    NEC vs. PSV, 10:45am ET, NGSN

  • Sunday, February 14

    Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 11:30am ET, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO.

  • Sunday, February 14

    Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid, 12:15pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Pachuca vs. Puebla, 8pm ET, NBC Universo

How Popular Is The World Cup?

As the 2010 World Cup approaches like a runaway train down a slick international track, a mob of detractors and naysayers are queuing up a mile long to have their say against the legitimacy of soccer in the USA and across the world. At times, the very purpose and existence […]

Simon Kuper Interview: World Cup Buzz Podcast

One of the co-authors of Soccernomics, Simon Kuper is also an expert on Dutch soccer. On this edition of the World Cup Buzz podcast, I talk to Simon about the romance surrounding the Oranje, when we learned about the team from Euro 2008, and whether he feels a suspect defense […]

US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski titled the American version of their new book Soccernomics (review is here), but their title for the release in the UK is Why England Lose.  In the book, Kuper and Syzmanski identified the US as a rising power in soccer and England as a permanent disappointment […]

Soccer By the Numbers: Soccernomics Book Review

Over the past decade or so, there has been an odd trend of political and financial analysts, economists and behaviorists writing books analyzing sports.  Some of these books have shifted the paradigm in those sports like Michael Lewis’ baseball analysis Moneyball.  Some of these books found very creative ways to […]

Premier League Stories You May Have Missed: 6 February

If you’re bored with the same old story lines in the Premier League that are repeated on blogs and websites around cyberspace, choose from the following Premier League-related articles that you may enjoy instead: ECB Abandon Plans for English Premier League (The Cricket Blog). We can now thank the Credit […]

What's Rising

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

Today’s Soccer Morning features an interview with a soccer expert. Plus we’ll be taking listener calls to discuss what’s on your mind. You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to […]

Televisa Launches New Soccer Network, Planeta Futbol

Just when you thought there weren’t enough room for another soccer network, Televisa will soon be launching Planeta Futbol. The new network, for Spanish-speaking countries, will feature the Premier League, Mexican tournament matches and La Liga. Planeta Futbol will be available through foreign cable and satellite providers. According to Variety, […]

Recent Comments

Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for news and soccer TV schedules

* indicates required

What's Hot

Chelsea boss Hiddink pleads for Friday night Euro relief

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink pleaded with the Premier League to introduce Friday night football in an effort to maximize his side’s chances of Champions League success. Hiddink’s team face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday in a tough last-16, first-leg match-up having played on Saturday evening when they […]

First Pep, then Klopp: Augsburg relish ‘dream’ games

Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, […]