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Honduras 1-Peru 2: FT Live Commentary

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Welcome from Land Shark Stadium in Miami. Honduras prepares for its first World Cup since 1982 with a friendly versus Peru. Honduras lineup: Valladares-Sabillion-Bernaez-Norales-Izaguirre-Thomas-Palacios-Turcios-Martinez-Pavon-Suazo Peru Lineup: Butron-Valverde-Ramos-Contreras-Galliguio-Isomodes-Ballon-Torres-Palacios-Fano-Rengifo Finally underway here. Peru’s side is… Continue reading

Ireland Far From Finished

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Prior to Saturday’s first leg of the UEFA World Cup Qualifying playoffs, the conventional wisdom was that the Republic of Ireland would be successful in the first leg at Croke Park. But leaving… Continue reading

Algeria-Egypt Part III is problematic

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This topic as well as reaction to Don Garber’s state of then league address, and Scotland’s sacking of George Burley, discussed at the Set Piece Analysts Podcast.

Ireland 0 – France 1: A Cruel Fate For Trap’s Superior Side

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Irish eyes are crying after an unjust result at Croke Park threatens to eliminate a national team that many neutrals wanted to see in South Africa. Irish fans add something to every tournament… Continue reading

Full World Cup Qualifying Coverage

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Coverage of most World Cup Qualifying related topics has been shifted to Set Piece Analysts. At that site you can listen to our pre-match and post match thoughts on SPA Radio, and read… Continue reading

Costa Rica’s Failures Highlight CONCACAF’s Weakness

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CONCACAF is considered by many a European football pundit the weakest Confederation that gets a full spot in the World Cup. For years, I have argued vociferously against this attitude, claiming among other things that… Continue reading

USL/TOA Situation Updates

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No new reporting on my end, but a some interesting nuggets from other websites and newspapers. The always irresistible Jeff DiVeronica, one of the best reporters that consistently covers USL, on the TOA and the Rochester Rhinos… Continue reading

Dax McCarty Could Get First Full National Team Cap

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Dax McCarty, who has featured regularly for the US U-20 team and also replaced fellow Floridan Nathan Sturgis who was injured for the Olympics has an opportunity to earn his first full US… Continue reading

Kartik on IB Soccer

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A great show covering all of the world of football in a an action packed hour! IB SOCCER

Vedad Ibisevic puts PDL in the spotlight again

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In a story that has been missed  by  much of the American soccer press, former USL PDL player and NCAA Soccer star Vedad Ibisevic is two matches away from going to the World… Continue reading