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SPA Daily Pod: January 6th

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On the Wednesday edition of the Set Piece Analysts Podcast, Brian, Kartik and Johnathan discuss: 1) FIFPro came out on Tuesday with another statement in favor of the MLSPA. We discuss this second… Continue reading

USSF Seeking Compromise

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The USSF convened a meeting today between representatives of the NASL and USL to try and forge a compromise in the battle for second division sanctioning. As we reported yesterday, the subject of… Continue reading

Turkish national team – Coaching rumors

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The Turkish national team has not had a head coach since the last of the World Cup qualifiers was ended in October.  With Fatih Terim’s resignation, there have been plenty of rumors going… Continue reading

Tournaments needed in Texas, Florida and California

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Open Cup tournaments year to year for pro and semi-pro clubs of the individual states of Texas, Florida and California should be the norm, just as these same clubs participate in or try… Continue reading

SOURCE: St Louis Situation Overblown

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This morning, our friends at Inside Minnesota Soccer had a good piece concerning the background of Tony Glavin who has been reported to hold the key to reconciling USL and the TOA/NASL before the USSF… Continue reading

Manchester United 0:1 Leeds United: Post Match Reaction

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Full coverage of today’s War of the Roses result on other websites. Set Piece Analysts on the match. EPL Talk on the match My pre-match thoughts on the renewal of one of England’s… 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

Further USL/TOA Thoughts

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Since the announcement from the USSF on Wednesday, I have spoken to many concerned parties both inside and outside of the game and most (but importantly not all) reject the conspiracy theories related… Continue reading

The Roses Rivalry Returns

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The decade that began with Leeds United atop the Premier League table has ended with the very same club spending its third successive season, in the third flight of English Football. Much like… Continue reading

Set Piece Analysts Podcasts: USL/NASL/TOA Situation

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On Wednesday, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) announced that neither the NASL nor the USL has been approved for play as the second division of soccer in the United States, rejected the NASL… Continue reading