Is Second Division Soccer Neccesary in the USA?

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Let me preface this article by stating I do not subscribe to the view that I am about to write about. But enough MLS fans have expressed concern to me about what they consider a piddly minor… Continue reading

SPA Daily: 2009 International Awards

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On the Wednesday version of Set Piece Analysts’ daily podcast, SPAs Jeff Kassouf, Johnathan Starling, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Richard Farley hand out their end-of-year awards for the international world, following-up on Tuesday’s club… Continue reading

It’s time for Texas to have its own pro Soccer league

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Phil Rawlins, team owner of the Austin Aztex, take note.  As one of the only stable entities left in USL and someone who has the rare affiliation with a professional team outside the United States… Continue reading

Alejandro Bedoya Called into US Camp

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Former Weston Fury Youth player and St Thomas Aquinas Alumnus Alejandro Bedoya has finally been called into the US National Team. He will be attending the January camp at the Home Depot Center… Continue reading

USL/TOA/NASL Update

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The gag order placed by the USSF on parties involved in the dispute between USL and several of its (former?) clubs  has precluded fans of the clubs and reporters from gathering much information… Continue reading

SPA Daily Podcast: Yearly Club Awards.

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On the Tuesday version of Set Piece Analysts’ daily podcast, SPAs Jeff Kassouf, Johnathan Starling, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Richard Farley hand out their end-of-year awards for the club world, walking through 2009’s beat… Continue reading

The Hughes Sacking at Set Piece Analysts

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Mark Hughes was sacked hours after Manchester City’s 4-3 victory over Sunderland Saturday. Read my thoughts on the sacking and hiring of Roberto Martinez at Set Piece Analysts. Also check out this excellent… Continue reading

Manchester City 4:3 Sunderland- Post Match Thoughts

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In a match that represented a microcosm of City’s season thus far, Craig Bellamy and Roque Santa Cruz, the two players in the side who had previously played for Mark Hughes stepped up to try… Continue reading

Hughes Should Stay

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Mark Hughes time at Manchester City has not been smooth by any stretch of the imagination. The side is currently underachieving after the manager asked his critic to judge him based on this… Continue reading

USSF Must Respect St Louis In Decision

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  We are perhaps only a day or two away from a final compromise brokered by the USSF with regards to the dispute between USL and some of its team owners. USL has… Continue reading