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Remembering Robert Enke

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I apologize for the time it took me to finally write this post. When a player you have watched for years apparently commits suicide in a dramatic and public way, it’s difficult to find proper… Continue reading

TOA “Breakaway” League Moves Forward (UPDATED)

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UPDATE FROM USL USL has responded to the application by the TOA members with a somewhat predictable press release. But most interesting is that USL in opposing the new league’s application is alleging a certain… Continue reading

Set Piece Analysts Podcast

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Manchester United’s annual trip to Stamford Bridge was marked by controversy as a contested John Terry goal put the Blues five points clear of the Devils and Arsenal. On the inaugural edition of… Continue reading

Honduras Coming to South Florida (AGAIN)

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It’s no great shock to see the Honduran National Team train in Fort Lauderdale or play a friendly locally. But when the Honduran team arrives in these parts on November 15th to prepare… Continue reading

Detroit and Tampa Bay: USL’s Trump Cards?

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Few markets are as under-served, yet as rich in soccer potential as Detroit. Yesterday, USL’s leadership decided to add Detroit as a first division club, bringing the grand total of teams The nation’s… Continue reading

Thoughts on American TV Ratings: FSC and ESPN on Different Courses

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Fox Soccer Channel released its Nielson ratings for the public this week, and it showed growth in almost all areas of football coverage on the network. The biggest winner was the Barclays Premier… Continue reading

USL/TOA Update: Lawyers Entering the Picture

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As the saga between the USL and the TOA enters its third month, lawyers are now being summoned potentially to play a big role in the outcome. We can report that the TOA… Continue reading

Manchester City: Searching for Answers

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              Manchester City’s return to glory 2009-10 campaign has officially ground to a halt. Four successive draws coupled with some unattractive football have the critics coming out… Continue reading

What are Europe’s Most Popular Football Clubs?

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Simon Kuper about his new book Soccernomics, which in classic Kuper style is an educational and page turning must read. Kuper has an interesting table in… Continue reading

USL/TOA Saga……the Latest

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As our friend Brian Quarstad at Inside Minnesota Soccer reported yesterday, posturing and retractions were the items of the day. Here is what I can report today: The inevitability around a breakaway league is building.… Continue reading