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Abandoning Thousands of Fans Means USSF Must Make Changes

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There is poetry behind seeing the backs of Don Garber (right) and Sunil Gulati, in light of the USSF’s decision on Wednesday regarding second division soccer. (Photo: Flickr/-jk) Thanks increased commercial viability, soccer… Continue reading

FMF Interliga Preview

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Chivas players Javier Hernandez and Ramon Morales celebrate winning the 2009 InterLiga. (Photo: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) With the two remaining Mexican spots in the 2010 Copa Libertadores on the line, InterLiga will start… Continue reading

Bayern Forced to Decide on Indecisive van Gaal

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The Louis van Gaal-watch is the 48-point-font headline in the Bundesliga, and although mid-week speculation held the Dutch coach needed a win over Schalke to retain his job, Saturday’s 1-1 draw exhibited enough… Continue reading

CSKA Moscow Tries to Derail Rubin Kazan Title Run

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The Russian Premier League is in its final three rounds, which (thanks to the international break) will extend through November. Coming into this weekend, Rubin Kazan held a one point lead over nine-time-champions… Continue reading

USL Podcast with Brian Quarstad (and Kartik)

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On Wednesday’s edition of World Soccer Reader’s Inside the Six, I welcome Inside Minnesota Soccer’s Brian Quarstad to update my listeners on the news surrounding the United Soccer Leagues. As readers of this… Continue reading

Tyler, England, and Diversity: The Need to Broaden the U.S. Horizons

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ESPN pulled off a minor broadcasting coup this morning, announcing that they will have Martin Tyler heading their coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. We can expect Tyler to be… Continue reading

UEFA Playoff Match-Ups: Europe’s Last Four for the World Cup

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This morning in Zürich, FIFA drew that UEFA’s top eight group runners-up into the four two-legged ties which will determine the final European participants in the 2010 World Cup. Those match-ups are: Republic… Continue reading

Kartik, Richard on Russian Football Now #9

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Even after the disappointing loss the Germany, Russian football goes on, and so does the Russian Football Now podcast. This episode will be of particular interest to those who frequent this site, as… Continue reading

World Cup Saturday – Live Blog

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All times Pacific. 9:14 p.m. Ryan and Me, one more time, post the great U.S. result: [ mp3 ] 9:09 p.m. The U.S. is through to South Africa. It’s just starting to sink… Continue reading

WCQ Preview: Ecuador versus Uruguay

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It’s because of the mess that Argentina is in that more attention is not being paid to Uruguay. Talk to people who follow the team or live down there and you hear tales… Continue reading