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ESPN Releases Second World Cup Commercial

With South Africa vs. Mexico only 49 days away  the promotional machine at ESPN is in full swing. Their first TV spot titled “Robben Island” was released a few weeks ago and highlighted the history of South Africa along with the importance of 2010 being the first World Cup to […]

5 Reasons World Cup South Africa Will Be the Best

The 2010 world cup in South Africa looks promising to be the best yet.  There’s huge quantities of talent spread out across the Groups.  In addition to the football being played on the pitch, here are five reasons this summer’s world cup will be the best yet for the fans. […]

ESPN Launches 2010 World Cup Advertising Campaign

ESPN unveiled the next phase of their advertising campaign Wednesday to promote its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. The campaign is entitled “One Game Changes Everything.” The first video, see “Robben Island” video above, began airing across ESPN networks on April 7 and tells the true story of how […]

Football Commentators Launch England World Cup Song

England manager Fabio Capello may have forbidden an official England World Cup song, but that hasn’t stopped some of the biggest football commentators in England from recording a song to support their country’s team in this summer’s World Cup. Problem is it’s one of those songs that is grating the […]

The England Outsiders #3. The Centre Halves

Well it’s not been the best season for either of England’s first choice centre halves so far. Enough has been written about John Terry’s problems and Rio Ferdinand’s chronic back injury to have caused meltdown on Google through searching for both issues. Thankfully, Terry’s form seems to be picking up […]

Get Your England World Cup Shirts, Home and Away

Today marks 100 days to go until the World Cup kicks off in South Africa. If you haven’t bought your England World Cup home shirt or England World Cup away shirt yet, now is the time to do it. The away shirt (pictured above) is available for pre-order so you […]

Inter Lining Up Mourinho Replacement

It looks like another scudetto wouldn’t be enough for Inter Milan’s management. ESPN Soccernet is reporting that Inter owner Massimo Moratti wants former Manchester United and French national team star Laurent Blanc as his manager next year if the squad fails to advance to at least the finals of the […]

England Legends Star In New World Cup Commercial

England legends from yesteryear star in a new World Cup TV commercial. Players such as Peter Shilton, Martin Peters, Stuart Pearce and Viv Anderson are featured and describe what it feels like to represent your national team on the world stage. The legends also describe putting the jersey on, the […]

In Winning the Battle Against Athletic Bilbao, Deportivo La Coruña May Have Lost the War in La Liga

The use of war imagery for the headline may not be appropriate during these sensitive times, but it aptly describes Deportivo La Coruña’s predicament as they conclude the first half of their season tied for fourth place, the final UEFA Champions League spot, with Mallorca on thirty-four points (Mallorca holds […]

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Arsenal’s August-September Progress Report

Team Strengths: Arsenal’s team strengths are ironically their midfield and forward depth (something that the Gunners have had issues with in the past) and passing ability. When all of the Gunners are healthy, the team has Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, and Yaya […]

Two Academy Subs Would Be a Mistake

According to an article on ESPNsoccernet, the Premier League will explore the possibility of implementing a rule that would require its 20 member teams to include at least two academy graduates from that particular club in the seven available substitutes on gameday. This was one of the options put forward […]

USL At A Crossroads Part III: Negotiations Breakdown

Yesterday, Simon Evans of Reuters confirmed  that the disaffected TOA clubs are seriously contemplating forming a breakaway league. We also learned of the Ottawa Fury’s application to move from the PDL to USL-1. Inside Minnesota Soccer and Major League Soccer Talk continue to provide the background that brought us to this […]

MLS Power Rankings

1- New England Coming from a two goal deficit late to salvage a draw shows the character of a winner. 2- Chicago A week off and a week to focus on the possibility of brining in Brian McBride. But do you really want to upset the chemistry of this side […]

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