Barclays Premier League Set To Begin

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IIAugust 12, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Michael Owen of Manchester United in action during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 8, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Well it's that time of the year again as we get ready for the greatest soccer league in the world. The Barclays Premier League is the best league in the world hands down and also has the most recognized team in Manchester United.

As I am American, soccer (or as every other country calls it, football), was never a big thing for me growing up. I enjoyed playing it with friends but never watched it or even heard of the Red Devils. But, as I got older and my son started playing soccer I started following it more and more.

My son plays for the local high school and is playing on a travel team, and I have started loving the game. I watch the old matches from last year and try to catch up on my knowledge of the sport.

I have decided to focus this year on the Barclays Premier League, and I am looking forward to blogging about the upcoming season and giving my impressions of teams and certain players.

The season kicks off on August 14 with eight matches followed by one on each of the next two nights.

I will do my very best to cover every team and also to give as many stats as I can. So please check back or follow the blog to get all the latest news and scores. I will also have a lot of breaking news articles from different websites like Fox Sports Soccer or and of course from the Barclays Premier League homepage. On these articles I will just copy word for word what the reporter stated. I feel that these guys are all talented writers and should not be misquoted or worse.

Also, please leave comments about what you think of the current season and the future of the game. 

Thanks for your time