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USA vs. Slovenia Preview

When looking at the prospect of a nation of 300 million people battling a nation with just 2 million, it would be easy to slip into the classic David vs. Goliath cliché. But it really doesn’t fit here. The United States takes on Slovenia Friday at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Website Interview: Classic Football Shirts

If, like me, you’re always looking around the Internet for those hard to find football shirts from your past, frustrated as someone gazumps on you on e-bay for the classic 1987 Tottenham away kit with 3 seconds to go, then there has to be only one website for you to […]

Superb League Cup Coverage from Setanta Sports

In the last round of the League Cup, Setanta Sports treated us to coverage from Crewe against Manchester United, and Chesterfield versus West Ham United. While both matches were entertaining to watch, I wrote how impressed I was that Setanta showed all of the footage from SkySports. While soccer fans […]

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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 […]