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Algeria and Slovenia Pose Danger

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The jubilation many US fans felt with the World Cup draw was justified. The US drew the lowest seeded team (England), the weakest team in Pot three (Algeria) and Slovenia who is one of… Continue reading

Match Fixing in Europe

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With the recent arrests of several suspects in Germany, the specter of Match Fixing has come front and center yet again. Outside then Lines on ESPN today at 3pm ET/Noon PT will be doing a… Continue reading

NASL Retrospective: 1979 Attendances

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The NASL is either romantcised or trashed in contemporary American soccer circles, with little ground in between. It seems everyone has an opinion on the old NASL, whether it is grounded in facts,… Continue reading

Drogba for World Player of the Year

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I’m not looking to win any popularity contests, and were I looking to do so, I would be officially eliminated with this headline. So disliked is Didier Drogba and by extension Chelsea FC in many… Continue reading

American Club Football in Crisis? 2010 Will Tell the Story

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We’re not quite there yet, but the situation is much worse than a great number of American footy fans would like to admit to. First tier Major League Soccer may have officially hailed… Continue reading

NASL: What Does it Mean?

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The NASL is back, bringing nostalgia crazy American soccer fans into a semi frenzy. In recent polls both at our partner site Inside Minnesota Soccer and at Major League Soccer Talk, the NASL… Continue reading

The Return: NASL is Back

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The still unsanctioned TOA breakaway league has smartly selected the name of the historic North American Soccer League for the league. While the TOA has applied to the US Soccer Federation and Canadian… Continue reading

USL/TOA Dispute Updates

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The move of Crystal Palace Baltimore to the TOA from USL has been confirmed. We’ll have further updates on this and the USL AGM all weekend long. Tampa Bay has also switched for… Continue reading

Reviewing my World Cup Picks from 2007

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After the World Cup Qualifying Draw in November 2007, I made picks for each of the confederations as to who would make the final 32 field for South Africa. Let’s see how I… Continue reading

France-Ireland UEFA Playoff: Complete Coverage

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Thierry Henry’s hand of god 2.0 goal ( thanks to Ginge Talks the Footy for that terminology) has the world of football abuzz. But here at the Kartik Report and at our partner sites,… Continue reading