Author: Adrian Houghton

Sporting Kansas City 0-3 D.C United (Photos)

D.C United fired themselves to top sot in the Eastern Conference, following a rampant first-half that saw them claim a routine 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. Goals from Fabian Espindola, Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen came in an eight-minute burst, meaning that the game was all but over just after 30 minutes had been played. Here are the photos from World Soccer Talk photographer Mark Shaiken:

Premier League Managerial Changes Are Cure For The Summertime Blues

When Crystal Palace began celebrating a return to the Premier League for the first time in eight years, it signaled that slightly depressive thought – a world without soccer. Only this summer brings an air of intrigue unlike previous off-seasons, triggered by a series of managerial changes at the three leading clubs. Former Everton stalwart David Moyes has replaced the irreplaceable, Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. During Moyes’ 11-year tenure at Goodison Park he was regularly praised for achieving results with a limited budget. With a mega transfer kitty at a powerhouse outfit, his transfer moves will be magnified ... Read more

Preview: Championship Playoff Final Between Watford and Crystal Palace

The revamped Wembley Stadium is once again flourishing as the hub of major football occasions. On Monday, the home of football will turn its attention to the most lucrative football match on the planet. It’s not the just-played Champions League Final. It’s the Championship playoff to decide which club will be promoted to the Premier League. Watford and Crystal Palace will fight it out for a £90 million payout, and more importantly a coveted position among the Premier League elite. The Championship play-off final is a game that radiates drama and passion in volumes. One way or another, there will ... Read more

Swansea City Exceed Expectations For Second Season In A Row

Well before Swansea City secured a first major trophy in their 101-year history with a League Cup demolition of Bradford City, probing questions were raised about life after Brendan Rodgers. Why people chose to fear the worst is curious when you consider the replacement’s football philosophy. “Sometimes the easiest thing in football is a simple five or eight yards, it can be the most effective. A man synonymous for embarking on a mazy run made that tactical judgement – Michael Laudrup. But the sentiment is precisely the same passing model Rodgers brought the club success with, and so it has ... Read more