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Tag Archives: World Cup

Can Deportivo La Coruña be “Super Depor” Again?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

An impressive 1-0 win by Deportivo La Coruña over Sevilla on Saturday raises Depor to a tie of third place with Sevilla at fifteen points, four points behind league leaders FC Barcelona.  Los blanquiazules have won five of their first … Continue reading

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Switching On To Football: An American Supporter Awakes… Part 1

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

After hearing from fellow Americans who follow the Premier League, I’ve been pondering the idea of coming to English football as an outsider. Here’s how my own love affair from distance got started… Part 1: Inhaling the World Cup… Back … Continue reading

Do We Ask Too Much Of Our International Sides?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Yesterday, I asked the question of implementing live video review in football. Today’s question is: are our expectations too high for international football? I enjoyed your responses to yesterday’s article. Please weigh in with your feelings on international football in … Continue reading

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as … Continue reading

It’s Arrogant to Call Internationals Boring

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Gentleman, let us put away childish things. Yes, international breaks can provide some godawful football.  Yes, it doesn’t seem fair for a player to risk injury for a team he plays with only five times a year and miss games … Continue reading

This Week On Mad About Fútbol

Posted on by Juan Arango

Goal.com and SI.com’s South American guy Greg Sica will chat with the guys about the upcoming CONMEBOL qualifiers as we as the most recent developments in Copa Libertadores play. Juan also interviewed former ESPN International play-by-play man Randall Álvarez to … Continue reading

Interview With Roger Hunt: Questions Please

Posted on by Christopher Harris

England and Liverpool legend Roger Hunt will be interviewed this week for an upcoming episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview show on the Internet. Roger Hunt was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning … Continue reading

Diego Maradona Returns to the International Football Scene

Posted on by James Harris

As Diego Maradona prepares to return to the forefront of international football it is quite fitting that he will make his managerial debut of the Argentine national squad in the cauldron of all English hatred, Hampden Park.  Anyone that can … Continue reading

Rare Football Memorabilia On Auction In London

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This Tuesday and Wednesday in London, several hundred rare football collectibles are being sold by auction through auctioneer Graham Budd. Among the collection are rare medals, programmes, tickets and a treasure trove of football shirts, photographs and rare pieces of … Continue reading

Impossible is Nothing: Adidas’ Video for Kahn’s Farewell

Posted on by Mark

As you may know former longtime Germany and Bayern no. 1 Oliver Kahn had his testimonial exactly a week ago in Munich. The match, between Bayern and Germany, ended 1-1, but the score was less important than the man honored … Continue reading

FIFA Needs To Revamp International Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s time for FIFA to rethink international football. In 1992, UEFA changed the European Cup to the Champions League and transformed European club football into a more entertaining product that generates vast sums of money. It also didn’t hurt that … Continue reading

How Chelsea Ruined Shaun Wright-Phillips

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The way Chelsea Football Club ruined Shaun Wright-Phillips is a travesty. Go back in time to 2005 and the dimunitive winger was tearing down the right wing at the City Of Manchester Stadium. The player was such a joy to … Continue reading

Spot The Difference: New Rangers Away Shirt vs 1980-83 England Home Shirt

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Many Glasgow Rangers fans may not be too pleased with the new design of the club’s away shirt. Manufactured by Umbro, the shirt looks very similar to the classic England shirt that the national team wore in the 1982 World … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Klopp at Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Mark

Continuing our series introducing the Bundesliga’s newest gaffers is Jürgen Klopp now with Borussia Dortmund. For those of you at home wondering why Klopp was chosen to follow Klinsmann wonder no more. Was it to juxtapose the long-serving Klopp with … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why The European Football Championship Is Better Than The World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Ask any soccer fan about their favorite World Cup memory and you’ll immediately see a smile on their face and hear the enthusiasm in his or her voice. My favorite memory was my first World Cup when I saw Archie … Continue reading

How England Or The United States Can Win The 2018 World Cup Bid

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The United States announced this week that it’s interested in hosting the 2018 World Cup. No surprise there. They’ve been talking about bidding for the 2018 World Cup for quite some time although an official campaign launch isn’t expected until … Continue reading