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Whitecaps Looking Up for 2012

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ first season in MLS ended as so many other “expansion” teams’ season have ended in U.S. leagues throughout the years: basement and struggling to build for the future.*  After the near immediate success of recent MLS additions like Seattle and Philly, as well as the late playoff […]

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Measuring The Quality Of The EPL

If you took the 20 clubs in the English Premiership and had to sort them into three different categories (“Masterful,” “Mediocre” and “Anti-Soccer”), which teams would go into what buckets? Interesting question, right? My point is that wealthy clubs such as Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool have created such a […]

Free Champions League Viewing Parties in NYC, Boston and DC

ESPN360.com and Verizon have teamed up to offer free viewing parties for this week’s Champions League matches featuring the second leg of the quarter-finals between Porto and Manchester United, Chelsea versus Liverpool, Arsenal against Villarreal and Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona. The free viewing parties will be hosted in Boston, New […]

Manchester United Dismiss Chelsea’s £10million Plus Player Bid For Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have rejected Chelsea’s initial bid of £10million for Wayne Rooney plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz, according to BBC Sport. The Old Trafford club remain insistent that Rooney is not for sale. Wayne Rooney returned to Manchester United’s training ground today to begin treatment on the hamstring […]

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Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]