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Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to last night’s action. After absences last season for perennial Champions […]

Noir Being Shopped Around

Boca Juniors’  striker Ricardo Noir is the latest gem to emerge from the club’s prolific youth program that exported players in recent years like Fernando Gago, Ever Banega, and Carlos Tévez, .   After a thunderous start to his first-team career, he is now being looked at by various Spanish teams […]

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Why Are Premier League Crowds So Quiet?

Watching last night’s match on television between Manchester United and Portsmouth, I was dumbfounded by the lengthy periods of silence I heard from the crowd of 74,895 at Old Trafford. Sure, this is nothing new. Sir Alex Ferguson has described the atmosphere created by the Old Trafford fans as a […]

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Traveling through Bali in search of soccer

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer Oliver Huddlestone is currently traveling throughout Asia and is sharing travelogues with us from the countries he visits. So far, he’s shared his observations regarding trying to watch or play soccer from Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today’s post is on Bali. Bali quickly found its […]

More than 1.8 million soccer fans in US watched El Clasico across beIN SPORTS networks

Saturday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona delivered an average of 1.8 total viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, according to Nielsen. A total of 1,106,137 watched the game on beIN SPORTS en Español, while 768,445 watched the game on the English-language beIN SPORTS network. “We […]