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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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Ferguson Relief As Preston Beat Ipswich – Roy Keane Under Fire

Darren Ferguson will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight as his Preston side recorded their first victory in seven games with a solitary Iain Hume goal.

Unfortunately Middlesbrough’s victory over high flying Cardiff means that the Lilywhite’s remain grounded at the foot of the table, but they are now within two points of safety as Scunthorpe fall into the drop zone due to the postponement of their game against Nottingham Forest.

Nominations Now Open for Best Soccer Blogs, Podcasts, Footballers And More In 2014 World Soccer Talk Awards

It’s the time of the year to nominate the best-of-the-best of the 2013/14 soccer seasons in the 2014 World Soccer Talk Awards. This year, we’ve expanded the Awards, making it our biggest one ever. In addition to recognizing the best talent, media and footballers in the Premier League, we’re also […]

Fantasy Premier League Tips, Gameweek 38

Some friends and I went to the movies last night to see Thor.  We were all rather excited because the movies featuring the Avengers started off very well with Iron Man.  To add to the excitement is a pretty strong cast around the relatively unknown titular character including Anthony Hopkins, […]

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John Terry keen to prolong Chelsea stay

Chelsea captain John Terry reiterated his desire to extend his contract with the Premier League champions on Sunday, a week after announcing he would leave at the season’s end. Diego Costa struck in injury time to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on […]