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Set Piece Analysts: Mexican Final Review, Premiership Weekend

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SPA Daily features Richard Farley and Kartik Krishnaiyer discussing the FMF Apertura Final series won by Monterrey over Cruz Azul as well as the all the weekend action from the Barclays Premier League.… Continue reading

Kick This ! Show with Devo

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Jeff DeVeronica, the dean of beat reporters who cover USL, will have myself and IMS Brian Quarstad on his Kick This! show at 11:30 AM ET today. If you are in the Rochester,… Continue reading

Mexican Apertura Final First Leg

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I had originally intended to cover last night’s Mexican Final at this site, but the quality of the match and some of the online reaction led me to post at the more visible… Continue reading

Holiday Book Recommendations

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and nothing makes a better gift for an American footy fan than an insightful and analytical book about the beautiful game. The following ten football books are… Continue reading

NASL and TV

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TKR has learned that despite being unsanctioned at this time, that the newly formed NASL has moved forward with its plans to broadcast its inaugural season on Television. Two sources confirmed to us that the league has leveraged… Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: USL Sues Rochester Rhinos, Tampa Bay and Baltimore For Breach of Contract

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Florida court documents filed on Tuesday indicate that the United Soccer Leagues have sued the Rochester Rhinos and two other clubs for breach of contract. The Rhinos had allegedly committed contractually to play 2010 in… Continue reading

St Louis NASL Moves Forward

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Despite the continued difficulty the NASL is having with the appropriate sanctioning bodies, St Louis United and Jeff Cooper took massive steps forward today in bringing soccer back home to its roots. AC… Continue reading

USSF Errs on Release, and Other TOA/NASL/USL Thoughts

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The USSF released a short statement regarding the USL-1 Team Owners Association Breakaway League: High-ranking members of U.S. Soccer met with representatives from the United Soccer League and North American Soccer League to… Continue reading

SPA Daily Podcast: ESPN, Serie A Weekend, Discussion of Italy and Germany in the World Cup

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On Monday’s edition of the Set Piece Analysts podcast, Brian, Johnathan and Kartik talk about Kartik’s experience in Bristol that turns into more broader discussion about our expectations of ESPN’s coverage of the… Continue reading

SPA Podcast Special: World Cup Draw

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Set Piece Analysts brought you immediate reaction after Friday’s draw. Now, with a few days to review what transpired on Friday, Johnathan Starling welcomes fellow Set Piece Analysts Kartik Krishnaiyer and Richard Farley… Continue reading