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Manchester United 0:1 Leeds United: Post Match Reaction

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Full coverage of today’s War of the Roses result on other websites. Set Piece Analysts on the match. EPL Talk on the match My pre-match thoughts on the renewal of one of England’s… Continue reading

Further USL/TOA Thoughts

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Since the announcement from the USSF on Wednesday, I have spoken to many concerned parties both inside and outside of the game and most (but importantly not all) reject the conspiracy theories related… Continue reading

The Roses Rivalry Returns

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The decade that began with Leeds United atop the Premier League table has ended with the very same club spending its third successive season, in the third flight of English Football. Much like… Continue reading

Set Piece Analysts Podcasts: USL/NASL/TOA Situation

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On Wednesday, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) announced that neither the NASL nor the USL has been approved for play as the second division of soccer in the United States, rejected the NASL… Continue reading

USSF Rejects NASL

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We’ll have much more on this developing story as the day progresses. I apologize for the lateness of my thoughts in advance as I have been on the road to watch the University of… Continue reading

Mancini Makes Promising Start

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Let me be upfront and honest. I do not like  British managers being replaced with foreign ones. I also do not like players from the British Isles being replaced by players from the… Continue reading

Is Second Division Soccer Neccesary in the USA?

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Let me preface this article by stating I do not subscribe to the view that I am about to write about. But enough MLS fans have expressed concern to me about what they consider a piddly minor… Continue reading

SPA Daily: 2009 International Awards

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On the Wednesday version of Set Piece Analysts’ daily podcast, SPAs Jeff Kassouf, Johnathan Starling, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Richard Farley hand out their end-of-year awards for the international world, following-up on Tuesday’s club… Continue reading

Alejandro Bedoya Called into US Camp

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Former Weston Fury Youth player and St Thomas Aquinas Alumnus Alejandro Bedoya has finally been called into the US National Team. He will be attending the January camp at the Home Depot Center… Continue reading

USL/TOA/NASL Update

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The gag order placed by the USSF on parties involved in the dispute between USL and several of its (former?) clubs  has precluded fans of the clubs and reporters from gathering much information… Continue reading