1. Celebrating Manchester United's 18th Title With Houston's Red Army

    Most people look forward to setting their alarm clock back a few hours at weekends, but long lie-ins are not a luxury enjoyed by devoted football fans across the United States...

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  2. Didier Drogba in WWE Switch?

    Chelsea's gravitationally challenged striker Didier Drogba is renowned for his comical over-selling of the slightest physical contact, which could explain recent rumours reaching Hawksport ...

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  3. Following a Minority Sport in New York City

    Football may be viewed as a minority sport in the U.S., but in a city as multicultural and monolithic as New York, there are hundreds of thousands of soccer fans following the action from Europe and South America every week...

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  4. Fox Soccer Channel Needs To Step Up MLS Coverage

    An irreverent look at FSC’s Game of the Week Fox Soccer Channel announced last Monday that it had acquired the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in the United States—a privilege held by ESPN since 1994...

    Ian Thomson Written by Ian Thomson about over 5 years ago 152 reads 2 comments

  5. Seattle Sounds Out A Warning

    Seattle—the Emerald City based in the Pacific Northwest, famed for coffee, grunge music, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle—could soon be adding to its list of attractions with the name of Seattle Sounders FC...

    Ian Thomson Written by Ian Thomson about almost 6 years ago 157 reads 1 comments

  6. Major League Soccer 2009 Preview

    Predicting the Major League Soccer champions days before the new season begins is an unenviable task. Firstly, strict roster restrictions and salary caps guarantee a certain level of parity among the league’s 15 franchises...

    Ian Thomson Written by Ian Thomson about almost 6 years ago 363 reads 2 comments

  7. Adrian Heath's Austin Aztex Prepare For USL Debut

    Austin Aztex, the newest professional team in the U.S., continued their preparations for their inaugural season in the United Soccer Leagues First Division—North America’s second ...

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  8. Mexican Domination Continues in CONCACAF

    The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals took place this past week with Mexican teams continuing their dominance of the region’s premier cross-border club prize...

    Ian Thomson Written by Ian Thomson about almost 6 years ago 151 reads 2 comments

  9. Melbourne-Adelaide: Melbourne Captures Title, While Adelaide Regain Pride

    Melbourne Victory completed a clean sweep of Australia’s domestic titles last Saturday with a narrow 1-0 win over Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League Grand Final...

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  10. United Victory over Inter Milan Far from a Foregone Conclusion

    Manchester United’s stirring performance in the San Siro on Tuesday night has provoked two polarised views of who will progress to the Champions League quarterfinals...

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  11. Landon and Bayern Struggle As Hertha Goes Top

    Landon Donovan suffered an afternoon of frustration as Hertha Berlin moved to the Bundesliga summit with a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday...

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  12. After 2-0 Victory, USA on The Way To South Africa While Mexico Falters

    The fourth and final round of CONCACAF’s convoluted World Cup qualifying process began last week with six remaining nations competing for three automatic places in next summer’s Finals...

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  13. U.S. Soccer: A Kljestan Of Time

    There was much to be admired in the USA’s 2-0 win over Mexico in their World Cup qualifier last night—a passionate pro-American crowd in Columbus, another authoritative ...

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  14. David Beckham: Good, but Not That Good

    On Monday’s Fox Football Fone-In show in the US, regular Milan-based guest Hyder Jawad gave a refreshing take on David Beckham’s tenure in Serie A by describing it as no more than ordinary...

    Ian Thomson Written by Ian Thomson about almost 6 years ago 513 reads 17 comments